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The opening title track “Instant” (an update from the Oregon Bootleg Tapes version) is a whomping funk rock/disco workout (with deep-soul backing vocals by Freedom Bremner) that tells the tale of a woman on the run from an abusive relationship – doubting herself, doubting her friends, and looking for answers.

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lyrics

Instant
(Music: SAS - lyrics: Daniel Ramirez © 1984)

Won’t you tell me please, oh what’s your hurry?
We know you’re the life of the party

I like to put you on like I wear my clothes
Take a one-year pill with no weight to pull

I like your hair - I love the way that you dress
It’s money, muscle, booze and ah – tenderness.

So won’t you tell me please, oh what’s your hurry?
We know you’re the life of the party

Hey – what’s your hurry?
She won’t neglect you...

Got no time for truth, no patience for lies
Ain’t no time to doubts that lay deep inside 


You won’t force your time, you even pretend
Not aware of pay for things that you said 


You’re past your golden age, your time is so short
Minimum’s the wage, it’s all you can get 
 


Rug from under goes and still you go on
Face in the mirror and it’s you all alone 
 


Hey – what’s your hurry? 

He won’t neglect you

You’re the life of the party 

She won’t neglect you 


Now you’re running on your own - UH HUH (x 4) 


Just can’t take now I feel like crying
Rug from under goes to hell from trying 


Gone and dashed your dreams the night just before

Cover up and say that you love him more

Go to work with bruises blue on your skin
Tell the story that’s so purposely thin 
 


Family and friends give silent glances
Why won’t they just say it, you long to tell them?

Hey, what’s the hurry? 
 

He won’t neglect you 
 


You’re not happy though you breathe the same air
What is justice, now where is it fair?

Go to work with bruises blue on your skin
Tell the story that’s so purposely thin

Rug from under goes and still you go on
Face in the mirror and it’s you all alone 
 


Go to work with bruises blue on your skin
Tell the story ‘cause the blame the victim. 


 

You’re the life of the party 


He won’t neglect you...

Now you’re running on your own - UH HUH (x 8)

credits

from INSTANT, released November 5, 2015
Lead Vocal Sari Morninghawk
BG Vocals Freedom Bremner
Rhythm Guitar Dan Ramirez & Tomek Miernowski
Lead Guitar Tomek Miernowski
Bass David Soule
Drums Will Ridenour
Samples/FX Will Kreth
Percussion Will Ridenour & Will Kreth
Alto Sax & Horn Arrangements Dan Lipsitz
Bari Sax Bob Wenzel
Trumpet Ivan Rosenberg

Original horn line written by Robert "Xeres" Shepard

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Stick Against Stone Brooklyn, New York

Stick Against Stone is a funk-injected post-punk/no wave band from Pittsburgh, PA that resided in Pittsburgh; Brooklyn, New York; Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco and remained active (in no less than six incarnations) between 1980 and 1990. The band incorporated elements of no wave, world music, free jazz, reggae, avant-funk, rap, spoken word, ska, dub, African, and art-rock into their music. ... more

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