Sad Bastard Music

by Zulu Panda

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changjus At times whimsy and at times so realistic it hurts. Sad gritty topics mashed with honey velvety voice; the album is filled with contradictions in the best possible way. Favorite track: Amy Don't Play Me.
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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
The Sun 05:02
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
3AM Pizza 03:17
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
8.
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
9.
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

about

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]

credits

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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Zulu Panda Vancouver, British Columbia

Zulu Panda is the indie folk-rock project of singer-songwriter Wesley David Scott.

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