Sad Bastard Music

by Zulu Panda

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Wesley David Scott AKA Zulu Panda never ceases to reinvent himself. The perpetually evolving musician navigates a different persona on all material while remaining true to himself. He tangles a creative tapestry that envelopes imaginative details in his music.

Zulu Panda's album entitled "Sad Bastard Music" was inspired by his being described by a producer as ‘moody lyrics with a candy coating’ and paraphrases one of his favourite films - High Fidelity. Much like the film (and book), the record takes listeners on a scenic walk through heartache, internal-discovery and self-deprecating hilarity.

Each body of work explores a different audacious concept that he executes in a relatable manor. He pulls from all kinds of interesting ideas yet he remains consistently vulnerable, enticing and clever. His musical execution is complex and evokes a sentimental and emotional response that isn’t corny. Zulu Panda's influence from Jeff Tweedy, A.C Newman and Neko Case is palpable but not overbearing in his work.

The songs on the record intentionally explore very different genres. The track ‘When I Get Home’ is an homage to his love for grunge and psych rock, ‘Amy’ is a heartfelt groovy disco tune while ‘On My Own’ is a bonafide EDM track. The record isn’t whimsically diverse, it sharply explores different genres at no expense. According to Zulu Panda: "I’d rather be weird and dynamic with my music than worry about fitting into any suggested standards." [Excerpts taken from Citrus Magazine, August 3, 2019]

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released November 15, 2019

SAD BASTARD MUSIC ℗ & © Zulu Panda / Wesley David Scott, 2019.

All songs written by Wesley David Scott.

All songs recorded at Flash Recording in Vancouver BC; except "Amy Don't Play Me" recorded at Little Island Studio on Bowen Island BC, "Space Force" recorded at Suna Studios in New Westminster BC and "On My Own" recorded at Rob Fillo Studio in Richmond BC.

All songs produced by Andrew Conroy, Winston Hauschild & Wesley David Scott; except "Space Force" produced by Justin Stadig, Kyle Kary & Wesley David Scott and "On My Own" produced by Rob Fillo & Wesley David Scott.

Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs.

Album artwork by Bret Taylor.

For more information visit zulupanda.com

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FANS, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND
ANYONE WHO OFFERED US A STAGE OR A PLACE TO SLEEP

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Track Name: When I Get Home
When I get home I just start drinking
When I get home I can’t stop thinking
About every mistake I’ve made since the fourth grade
And all the mistakes yet to be made
Doesn’t really matter I feel them all the same
Yeah

I’m on a ferris wheel that’s caught on fire
Burning away while I get higher
Just a matter of time before everything falls
But at least I’ll have the best view of it all
Doesn’t really matter don’t think I can change

Hey mama don’t you worry
Yes I’m sad but I’m not in a hurry
To let you down you said life is a journey
Doesn’t really matter I’ll hang tough anyway
Yeah
Hang tough anyway
Yeah
Hang tough anyway
Yeah
Hang tough anyway
Yeah

Got a box full of pills that I keep in a drawer
That I don’t take but they make me whole
Just having them there in case I need more
Or if I decide I can’t take more
Doesn’t really matter I keep them anyway

Hey mama don’t you worry
Yes I’m sad but I’m not in a hurry
To let you down you said life is a journey
Hey mama hey mama
Hey mama don’t you worry
Yes I’m sad but I’m not in a hurry
To let you down you said life is a journey

Doesn’t really matter I’ll hang tough anyway
Doesn’t really matter
Track Name: Amy Don't Play Me
Amy don’t play me
Tell me the truth
You’re the one who knows
Where she’s going to
And Amy
Yeah she’s your friend
But if she’s cheating on me
You know it’s got to end
It’s got to end
It’s got to end

Hundred times before she stared me in the eyes
She said nothing’s going on that she’d never lie
I might be wrong but it’s eating me inside
And I think you know it too she’s got another guy

Amy don’t play me
Tell me the truth
You’re the one who knows
Where she’s going to
And Amy
Yeah she’s your friend
But if she’s cheating on me
You know it’s got to end
It’s got to end
It’s got to end

But I catch her here and there she forgets she’s not alone
When she gets a text and she smiles at her phone
Her eyes get wide her face begins to blush
She playing with her hair she’s typing in a rush

Amy don’t play me
Tell me the truth
You’re the one who knows
Where she’s going to
And Amy
Yeah she’s your friend
But if she’s cheating on me
You know it’s got to end
It’s got to end
It’s got to end

You say you’re not involved but she claims to have been with you
Every night this week and last week too
And when she’s headed out dressed to nines
Showing that much skin that's a warning sign

Amy don’t play me
Tell me the truth
You’re the one who knows
Where she’s going to
And Amy
Yeah she’s your friend
But if she’s cheating on me
You know it’s got to end
It’s got to end
It’s got to end

I’ve become the jealous type
She’s had a toll on me
Left her mark on me
Don’t you give me only hype
I’m begging Amy please
Tell me what I need

Amy don’t play me
Tell me the truth
You’re the one who knows
Where she’s going to
And Amy
Yeah she’s your friend
But if she’s cheating on me
You know it’s got to end
Amy don’t play me
Tell me the truth
You’re the one who knows
Where she’s going to
And Amy
Yeah she’s your friend
But if she’s cheating on me
You know it’s got to end
It’s got to end
It’s got to end
Whoah-oh
Whoah-oh
Track Name: Space Force (Featuring Pedler)
Trump's gonna build a space force to Mars
He's gonna make the rockets go really far
Space force space force to Mars
He might look like a giant cheeto
But he's gonna turn NASA into GIJoe with the
Space force space force to Mars

School shootings war on drugs won’t bring him down
He’s gonna get this thing off the ground
New York Times says he’s just a clown
But it’s all fake news any how with the
Space force space force to Mars
Space force space force to Mars

Was Star Wars a thing of the past
Reagan’s ghost is back to kick some ass
Space force space force to Mars
Sure the Reds have come and gone
But who’s gonna keep UFOs off our lawn
Space force space force to Mars

The government and Google want to track your phone
There’s 2000 satellites up there alone
If we wanna kill terrorists with our drones
Then we gotta put that space force in the zone
The space force space force to Mars
Space force space force to Mars

Trump did say he’d build a wall
And that Mexico will pay pay for it all
When the space force does come true
The Martians will have to chip in too
2 3 4
Space force space force to Mars
Space force space force to Mars

Trump's gonna save the human race
By launching all the liberals into outer space with the
Space force space force to Mars
No one left to cause a fuss on Earth
Corporations will show us what we’re really worth with the
Space force space force to Mars

Climate change and poverty we can ignore
When those Martian rockets are clear to soar
Ask not what the country owes to you
But what the president’s gonna do with the
Space force space force to Mars
Space force space force to Mars
Space force space force to Mars
Space force space force to Mars
Track Name: The Sun
You are the sun shining through my cloudy day
You always find a brighter way
And if that rain cloud comes back around
You pull me out before I drown

Well it’s cold outside
I’m headed home
The wind creeps through my coat
And into my bones
But I keep moving on
I’m almost there
Just a few more miles now
With a hope and a prayer
So many times
I’ve felt alone
But with the warmth of your touch
I feel whole

You are the sun shining through my cloudy day
You always find a brighter way
And if that rain cloud comes back around
You pull me out before I drown

In my darkest hour
I’ve said some things
I’m not proud of
And I’m sure it stings
But you’ve stood by me
Kept that light alive
Without your love
How could I survive
I want you to know
What you mean to me
You are my shining star
And help me see

You are the sun shining through my cloudy day
You always find a brighter way
And if that rain cloud comes back around
You pull me out before I drown

Sitting by the fire now
We dry my clothes
You’re with me through
The highs and lows

You are the sun shining through my cloudy day
You always find a brighter way
And if that rain cloud comes back around
You pull me out before I drown

You are the sun shining through my cloudy day
You always find a brighter way
And if that rain cloud comes back around
You pull me out before I drown
You pull me out before I drown
Track Name: Risk It All On Me
Risk it all on me
There’s no guarantee oh no
I’m not some kind of Casanova
Might be what you need
Risk it all on me
Risk it all on me

Got out of high school but never left town
Stayed in the same place your friends were around
But now you’re alone tied and bound
Roped to the rails dying to be found
I don’t have the answers can’t give you a crown
But life’s too short just to count it down

Risk it all on me
There’s no guarantee
I’m not some kind of Casanova
Might be what you need
Risk it all on me
Risk it all on me

With a roll of the dice we’ll shake our ghosts
We’ll hop on a plane move out to the coast
But if we get bored we’ll jut pick up roots
Because ours is adventure with nothing to lose

Risk it all on me
There’s no guarantee
I’m not some kind of Casanova
Might be what you need
Risk it all on me
Risk it all on me

I know it’s hard to take another shot
Another chance give up what you got
But I’ll be right beside you every day and night
Hold you close until you feel alright
I don’t have the answers can’t give you a crown
But life’s too short just to count it down

Risk it all on me
There’s no guarantee
I’m not some kind of Casanova
Might be what you need
Risk it all on me
Risk it all on me
Risk it all on me
Risk it all on me
Track Name: Warm Beer & Alphaghetti
Warm beer and alphagetti is what I had for breakfast
Left it on the counter the night before
I’m lonely and horny and all kinds of broke
Scouring my ashtray for a joint to smoke

Sit down on the couch now with this borrowed guitar
Just thinking what it’s like to be a star

Just want to write that song
Basic white girls will sing along
Or walk down the aisle to
Get drunk and grind to
So I can buy that sea-doo
Do everything I wanted to
With that Oprah money
Life would be so lovely

Grab my best shirt from the laundry and head out the door
Got to find a job now bills are piling on the floor
There’s a restaurant in the valley that’s wanting a cook
Know how to use a microwave might be worth a look

When I get my first paycheck I’ll buy this guitar
I’ll be that much closer to a star

Just want to write that song
Basic white girls will sing along
Or walk down the aisle to
Get drunk and grind to
So I can buy that sea-doo
Do everything I wanted to
With that Oprah money
Life would be so lovely

The world will never change with a song
But would life as a one-hit wonder be so wrong

Just want to write that song
Basic white girls will sing along
Or walk down the aisle to
Get drunk and grind to
So I can buy that sea-doo
Do everything I wanted to
With that Oprah money
Life would be so lovely
Track Name: 3AM Pizza
Going out for pizza at 3am
Wasted from the night before
A little slice of heaven there in my hands
Always seem to want a little more

There’s so many times I felt excited sitting in my room
Just thinking about the next time I can hang with you
You say let’s paint the town break the law there’s nothing we won’t do
We could steel a car or hit the bar yes maybe even screw
Because this town can’t contain us and our politics of youth
We’ll party hard and make our mark and then we’ll find some food

Going out for pizza at 3am
Wasted from the night before
A little slice of heaven there in my hands
Always seem to want a little more

Fuck calories I’m in love this feeling is so new
My heart’s about to take off and tear my chest in two
And when you wear that red dress my mind is oh cuckoo
And when you hold me closely you come to my rescue
Because this town can’t contain us and our politics of youth
We’ll party hard and make our mark and then we’ll find some food

Going out for pizza at 3am
Wasted from the night before
A little slice of heaven there in my hands
Always seem to want a little more

We both have scars that shine like stars we can’t cover with tattoos
But they’re ours to bear and we don’t care if others are confused
Because this world won’t contain us and our politics of youth
We’ll party hard make our mark then we’ll find some food

Going out for pizza at 3am
Wasted from the night before
A little slice of heaven there in my hands
Always seem to want a little more
Always seem to want a little more
Track Name: She'll Be Gone
When I think about her I feel so small
When I think about her it’s like I’m going through withdrawal
I’ve never felt a needle deep in my veins
But I don’t know if I can live with this pain
No no

When I think about her the sun don’t shine
When I think about her demons running through my mind
I’ve never met a preacher that did right by me
And Jesus ain’t the one to teach me how to see
No no

Well I’m trying to forget her
But the memory lives on
And my best friend always tells me
Just write another song
And she’ll be gone
And she’ll be gone

Know I’ve got a problem there’s a whole in my chest
I know I’ve got a problem but I’m doing my best
To patch things up one day at a time
But ain’t no doctor here no nurses by my side
No no

Well I’m trying to forget her
But the memory lives on
And my best friend always tells me
Just write another song
And she’ll be gone
And she’ll be gone

Well I’m trying to remember
What used to make me smile
And I’ll get there in good time
It might just take a while

Well I’m trying to forget her
But the memory lives on
And my best friend always tells me
Just write another song
And she’ll be gone
And she’ll be gone
Track Name: On My Own (Featuring Rob Fillo)
Skyscrapers coming down on me
Casting shadows on the TV screen
No sunshine left for me to see
Feel the humming of the city streets

I’m heading out on my own
Wherever I am I am home
And I don’t feel so alone
When I’m out on my own

Must be time for me to leave
A chance to feed my curiosity
Not about to miss a beat
More to life than work or sleep

Out on my own
Wherever I am I am home
And I don’t feel so alone
When I’m out on my own

Send my money to a charity
Cause I’ve got much more than I need
My head in the clouds my feet in the sea
Molly’s got nothing on this extacy

I’m heading out on my own
Wherever I am I am home
And I don’t feel so alone
When I’m out on my own

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