Specific (feat. Jack Mergist)

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They told me that I'm too specific and that's why I've got no appeal
(Try singing more about peace and love and California, buddy)

They told me "Lewis you're such a pessimist"
I was like, maybe you don't realize who you're messing with
I've been calling out the whole world from an SM57
Ever since I was a minor and you called me Clift

Back in Nazareth, Blue Eagle freshman
Wrote a song about some older kids that I thought would get my ass kicked
Called it Rappin Minivan it was my first quote "hit"
We were Peyronies I was hype man to Chris Wojcik

I was a product of the homophobic 90s
Post-Ricky Vasquez Pre-Glee find me
Before it was cool to wear glasses
Before CNN told my atheist friends what LDS meant

Post-grunge pre-9/11 bleached tips The Infinite
Sadness was gone, we had nothing yet to be angry with
I kept my head down cranked a few tunes out
And took the first chance I got to move out

They told me that I'm too specific and that's why I've got no appeal
(Try singing more about peace and love and California, buddy)

I was a Provo rookie can you picture this
Innocent pop-punk kid misfit?
Not the kind who wear eyeliner and a Misfits shirt
C. Montgomery Clift, kinda reminds you of that selfless elf dentist

Those were the days when every band in town was named after its frontman
So I thought it would be funny if a punk band
Did the same thing to get some more exposure
Maybe try and trick some young fans

Who never knew us into thinking the Chance Lewis Project was just like
The newest chill acoustic group of students making music
And the truth is when Matt Lewis heard about what I was doing with his name
He was too pissed, but now it's who you know me as

They told me that I'm too specific and that's why I've got no appeal
(Try singing more about peace and love and California, buddy)

Shoutout to my east coast natives turned Provo transplants
With stage names and changed plans, throw up those hands
(Chance, that only applies to you and Allred)
Alright then, here's to our ten years of 100 block handstamps

(They told me that) I shouldn't sing about my band face
Cuz I would alienate my fanbase
Always a little too on the nose
Tried to write jingles but instead I kept coming up with long prose

Check out my single and listen to how this song goes
Anyone who's been around me long knows
There's no mystique to me, I'm just an honor rock & roll
Band nerd with the ego of a rapper in the wrong clothes

They told me that I'm too specific and that's why I've got no appeal
(It won't suffice to say I was born now I made it up to here)
They told me that I'm too specific and that's why I've got no appeal
(Try singing more about peace and love and California)

credits

from We're Just Happy To Be Here, released December 12, 2012
Written by Chance Clift and Joel Pack
Produced by Chance Clift
Additional vocals by Jack Mergist
Contains a sample of "I Bought A Rope" by John-Ross Boyce & His Troubles, from the album Black Shuck, Old Crow
Contains a sample of "Walking The Rat Race" by Abby Normal, from the album The Future Repeats Itself
Contains a sample of "Rappin Minivan" by Peyronies, from the album Get Out And Push
Contains a sample of "Poor Us" by Abby Normal, from the album The Future Repeats Itself
Contains a sample of "A Life You Won't Miss" by Broke City, from the album No Thanks For The Ride
Contains a sample of "Dared To Wake Up" by Broke, from the album Love Is Never Enough
Contains a sample of "Content" by Short Sword, from the album Soundtrack of My Summer
Copyright 2012 BMI

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Chance Lewis Provo, Utah

Chance Lewis is a singer/songwriter turned rapper/producer from Provo, Utah. His latest album, "We're Just Happy To Be Here" was released on 12-12-12.

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