Going Nowhere

from by Erica Corbo

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An earthling's crazed theatrical musings on modern life, American Popular Music, and how in many ways, human society has not evolved much since the Age of Celebrity Modernity began in the 1920s.

Derived from and inspired by Cole Porter's "Anything Goes"

lyrics

I am riding my bike
I will do what I like
I am going nowhere
I will climb the glass stair
If I drop my burden
I will be a-hurtin’
For that stair will crumble
In a mighty rumble

I, I, I! Me, Me, Me!
I can sing Do Re Mi
I must be entitled
Come to my recital
I will sign a contract
Then I will be paid back
For this heavy burden
Boy, am I a-hurtin’

Persistent integration of what he gives to you
Just swallow what is given, or else define the food
No one can take this from me, and put it on the shelf
I must walk the valley. There is nobody else.

I am riding my bike
I will do what I like
I am going nowhere!
Why does nobody care?
Someone must repay me
For the weight I carry!
So I walk my glass stair
Stamp my feet without a care



Any way the wind blows
You can see through my holes
Fame, it blows my hair back
I am on the fast track
Oh! Dear me! You haven’t heard?
Crystal steps I do deserve
I proceed hastily
So no one can catch me

When I lay down to sleep
All my fears, they grow deep
With no one to impress,
My life seems a strange mess
The stair grows slippery
Won’t somebody help me
Try on my fancy dress
To escape this duress

Consistent degradation of what was once held true
Just swallow what is given, or else define the food
Examine my denial of that beyond myself
I will stand my trial. There is nobody else

I am riding my bike
I will do what I like
I am going nowhere!
Why does nobody care?
Someone must repay me
For the weight I carry!
I’ve broken my glass stair
Stamped my feet without a care
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from I, America, track released February 15, 2017
Written and performed by Erica Corbo, Pietra Piano, and Viva Voice


Photograph by Paul Reitano

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Erica Corbo Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Captain E. Corbo 022487, is a human being hailing from the Earthly metropolis of Philadelphia. Capt. Corbo composes and performs her original music with the aid of Berta, the time machine, and her brave and loyal crew: trusty co-pilot: Pietra Piano, adept maintenance woman: Flora Flute, and Erica’s very own alter ego: Viva Voice. ... more

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