Love Of A Salesman

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Love Of A Salesman is a work detailing the trials and tribulations of a used car salesman who falls in love. It was written and recorded on 19 April 2006. I had decided only a day before to do an album.

I didn't have an idea for the concept when I started, so I just recorded music. After 7 hours or so, I decided that I should do an album that is the back story to a plot in a science fiction story I am working on. After 11 hours, I came up with the salesman idea, and moved forward from there. I can't tell you how easy it is to paint yourself into a corner when you decide the songs are all being told from a car salesman's point of view.

I wrote all of the music in order, then did most of the lyrics in order (track 9 came before 7 and 8). In the end, I think it's a pretty interesting work.

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released April 19, 2006

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Track Name: Salesman's March
Why haven't you answered me?
I've been waiting for your reply
It's important oh can't you see?
that I need you to sign

on the dotted line
initial here
and here

are you going to answer me?

Do we have a deal or not?
I have another buyer
Coming into the lot
and I cannot deny her

this offer won't last forever
so you'd better act now
Track Name: Service Contract
you and me
we're part of team

you've entered into a contract with me
and I won't let you down
I have got the finest guarantee
the best deal in this town

stick with me my fine lady
I promise you'll go far
I have found that loving may be
as easy as selling cars

haha haha haha
haha haha haha
ha


now already there are problems
but I'm here to help you solve them
tell me what's been troubling you
and I will see what I can do

Oh I'm sorry, can't do that
because that's not in your contract
you opted for a lesser model
I'm sorry but my hands are full

I'm afraid, you see
you chose not to upgrade me
I will look at women often
unless you buy the faithful option

I can offer you an upgrade here
but I must say it will cost you dear
now I am willing to do this thing
because Service is my middle name

uh huh uh huh
uh huh uh huh
Track Name: Fixer Upper
Maybe I was wrong
to believe I couldn't lose
I had a love, but now she's gone
she traded me in for someone new

now I know how it feels
to have my tires kicked in
I can't believe that this is real
and I have to start again

I will fix myself up
maybe put on a new coat
go in for my regular checkup
and put an ad in the auto show
Track Name: New And Improved
Check me out
I'm new and improved
I got everything
to make you swoon

Here I am
And I look like me
is there anything else
you'd like to see?

I have got new hair
and I have got new underwear
and I have got a fat wallet
and I am not afraid to use it

Check me out
I'm new and improved
I got everything
to make you swoon

Here I am
And I look like me
is there anything else
you'd like to see?

I can choose a fine wine
and I am not afraid to cry
if that's what you like then I will be
anything just please love me

Check me out
I'm new and improved
I got everything
to make you swoon

Here I am
And I look like me
is there anything else
you'd like
anything else you would like
can I be what you'd like to see?
Track Name: Something Different, Something Else
An open letter to single men;

To all the men who have tried to impress women with fancy clothes, with knowing about fine dining or sophisticated entertainment. To all the men who have tried to impress women with how much money you make, or pretending that you make much more than you really do. To all the men who believe that a woman will only like you if you have a full head of hair. To all the men who watch chick flicks, or walk dogs, or attend cooking classes with the sole purpose of picking up women.

To all of those men: it doesn't work. That it not what a woman wants. She doesn't want something more than that, but rather something different, something else.

Something different. Something else.
Something different. Something else.
Something different. Something else.
Track Name: Fall For You
Let's break some hearts...

Why do you look at me
like I'm your special one?
well sure I like to see you
but we're just having fun

I didn't fall for you
it was you who fell for me
I am not responsible
for your affection's vacancy

I am flattered that you love me
but I think that we're just friends
I didn't realize you perceived it
as a means to an end

I didn't fall for you
it was you who fell for me
I am not responsible
for your affection's vacancy

I've had time to think it over
and I agree you should be my lover

I think I've fallen for you
but I sent you away
if only I wasn't so nearsighted
I would have you with me today
Track Name: Angel In The Sky
Now you see my story
is coming to an end
No storybook romance
just another broken man

Let this be a warning
to those of you who
would follow my example
without thinking through

All that shines can be yours
if you want something to hold
but don't forget what's already yours
may be the truest gold

You might go out searching
for that angel in the sky
but you may find what you want
is right before your eyes

You might go out searching
for that angel in the sky
but you may find what you want
is right before your eyes