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Forget About the Girl

by Ideal Social Situation

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With their Forget about The Girl CD, I.S.S. ("Ideal Social Situation") successfully re-injected the Boy Band genre with the magic and marvel it once knew with the Beach Boys and the Four Freshmen. Ideal Social Situation has that ‘timeless’ sound from the golden years of pop music that you just don’t hear anymore. Full-bodied orchestrations, 4-part vocal harmonies, visceral songwriting and a solid sense of humor make this a fitting tribute to the pop music of yesteryear.

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released January 1, 2002

Tim Smolens - Vocals, Bass, Piano, Production
Joel Robinow - Vocals, Keyboard
George Smith - Vocals, Mandolin
Joey Ryken - Vocals
John Whooley - Vocals, Sax
Timb Harris - Violin, Whistling
Douglas Smolens - Drums

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Track Name: Remember What we Had
I try to meet you all by myself
Something in your eyes just tells me
You're the one I want to be with
Babe I know that I
I'll never get to say 'remember what we had'

Late at night and the feelings so right
What do you want from me?
But have you seen her?
Have you seen her glistening eyes
And sun soaked hair
Just a thinking about the days we coulda shared

Something in your eyes just tells me
You're the one I want to be with
Babe I know that I
I'll never get to say remember what we had

You don't know why you're really here baby
But I can show you if you don't understand why

Outside, through my, dusty window pane I see her
And I would like to get to meet her someday too
I saw her walking down the street last sunday
The sight I saw made me think it was monday

Late at night before we say goodnight
I would hold you close to me
But have you seen her?
Now the sun is shining down on me I know

Something in your eyes just tells me
You're the one I want to be with
Babe I know that I
I cherish you every day thinking what we had

The sun in your eyes
tell me no more lies and feelings
And I would like to go home with you each day

Here I am Im just a little baby
It feels so good when Im with my old lady
You're looking so fine and my pretty baby
I was alone until you came here to save me
Track Name: Mari
Mari oh Mari oh Mari
I long for your sweet understanding
The way that you left broke my heart in two
Still I long for your sweet soul tonight

I travel to the stars, just to find, just what you're thinking

The way that you left made me cry
Still I long for your sweet heart tonight

When you're by my side
Things just seem so right
Like I'll never be lonely anymore
Tears that I've cried
My pinto beans done died
Your love is now only in my dreams

Mari oh Mari oh Mari
I long for your sweet understanding
The way that you left broke my heart in two
Still I long for your sweet soul tonight

I look into your eyes, and I feel, what you're feeling

The way that you left made me cry
Still I long for your sweet heart tonight
Track Name: Bad Doggy
I said baby, why do you think that I, smelled so fine in this afternoon sunshine
She said, I don't know, but your duffle bag hurts my nostrils so

My bad doggy, but I love her so
She stays by my side everywhere I go
But last weekend I left her all alone
Just like you, but my dog couldn't call me on the phone

You fell down and you cut yourself on the hard cold ground
You needed bandaides, but I couldn't, get out the money
To go to the store to buy you the things you need
So you thought I was just a greedy man, keeping it all for myself
But darling I love and Im gonna take your books off the shelf

So I tell you straight up baby
It's time to play patient for me
Taste my lips and I can feel your heart beat
But she still says I don't know
Track Name: Small Ones
I was still a boy, when my friends turned into men
They laughed, they stared, through a hole in his underwear
He's got small ones

Small ones isn't small ones anymore
I just had a wonderful weekend with a girl

I made her food while she scanned flowers
soap operas for hours, what a good day
You'll never know her like I do
You'll never love her like I do

You made my baby cry when she saw the printouts of the letters
that we wrote when we were young and in love

Small ones isn't small ones anymore
I just had a wonderful weekend with a girl
Track Name: Forget About the Girl
Lovers can be so unsatisfactory
I should know because now she is gone
I didn't see that it was coming to me
Now I don't know what I've done wrong

Baby when you left me that's when I took the fall
You walked out on me now I'm staring at the wall

Forget about the girl, Forget about the girl

Poor boy like me, never had a lady
Who would need someone to walk her home
These days I can't seem to find the girl of my dreams
Cuz she walked out the door and she's gone

The last time that I saw you, you said you'd come on by
By now you've changed you're mind girl these rivers run dry

Forget about the girl, Forget about the girl

Lovers can be so unsatisfactory
I should know because now she is gone
I didn't see but it was coming to me
But I know that I need to move on

Baby since you left me I've just no sense at all
Walk out on me now I'm staring at the wall
Track Name: Sarah's Song
Lately I've been shaded in
The shadow of a happy man
With golden hair and twinkling eyes in bloom

It's there every time I close my eyes
The lights of the happy life
A smiling girl and a beautiful wife

Now it has begun, the battle of gods for angels
To make her happy
But Im alone and she's wondering where's her daddy

Sarah you know Im still your daddy
Though you dont know what's going on
All these things in my dusty room
The rope swing that I made for you

You can not know how I am lonely
So close to christmas and all
And the gifts under the christmas tree
They aren't from santa they're from me

Both hands were touched by hands
The handshake of a happy clan
And Sarahs eyes reflected blue on blue on blue

The lights of the happy life
Appear to fade in your fading sighs
The leaving car the dim of argument subsides

Now it rages on, the people once sworn as lovers
tear each other, and sarah cries in suspended slumber

(repeat CH)

I know that someday you'll be with me
As the car fades from view
But Santa's coming down the shoe
I wish that he was bringing you
It's not enough to just dream of us
And these pictures of you turn to dust
Track Name: I'm a Fool For You
If there wasn't nothing to say
I'd still love you anyway . . . Im a fool for you
When I'm uninspired I just can't get tired
Then I see that picture of you
Even if there's snow on the ground
I'd keep you warm all year around
Im such a fool, a fool for you

Baby let's not fight it
I get so excited
Every time you walk into the room

You know you don't make it easy
You know I've got to be strong
You know it could be easy
If we could live as one

Her eyes speak of stories untold
Universes start to unfold
Im a fool

It's cold it's late Im by her
Sitting by the fire, hold her close and look into her eyes
Tim it seems that something has changed
In you I see a man rearranged, you're a fool

Baby let's not fight it
I get so excited
Every time you walk into the room
The look on your face, that I watch
As you're sleeping at night, so bright
Why don't you stay

You know you don't make it easy
You know I've got to be strong
You know it could be easy
If we could live as one
Track Name: Only in My Dreams
You were, so sweet
I trembled at your feet
Wanting just to hold your hand tonight

The way, we were
The beauty inside her
Flowers never smelled so sweet at night

If what we had was not real, could he make it
We found ourselves camped so close to him
I told her twice that it was now or never
So I wait

There's people sleeping outside
But we're pillow talking
Inter-twined as we fall apart
I feel your love a python
Grow tight around my neck
Fine by me

On the phone Im, barely clothed Im, following something
But singing, don't run away cuz then you're only in my dreams
Don't run away don't be only in my dreams

He watched us whisper as we, played about it
I laid her, down went my dreams but now
You took me out into the desert and left me there for dead
Still I wait

White as snow please, take me home from
The vultures have found me
Mumbling 'Don't run away cuz then you'r only in my dreams'
Don't run away don't be only in my dreams
I don't know why everybody's, searching for something
Just take my hand and we'll be part of a greater something
Just take my hand if it's where you want to be
Track Name: Amazing Stories
They're amazing stories
They're amazing stories
They're amazing, they're amazing
they're amazing yeah

I'm a smooth talker
On a free ride
I'm a night stalker
And you better not run from me

I'm an easy rider
Riding all the time
Like a hand glider
And you better not run from me

They're amazing stories
They're amazing stories
They're amazing, they're amazing
they're amazing yeah

Everybody's always talking
As I'm walking down the street
With fear in their eyes
They know they better not run from me

I'm a fearless fighter
Fighting all the time
Like apple cider
Yeah, you know it tastes good to me

(Repeat Chorus)

Stories thrill me
When they're lived by me

These days I take it easy
Just thinking about the past
Amazing stories in my mind
That will always last

When I think of all the people
Who's lives I've horrified
To me it all seems worth it
Cuz these stories will never die

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: I'm Growing Old
I'm growing old now I see just what you mean
I'm tired of standing alone by myself

When you would call me on the phone
I was glad just to hear your sweat voice
Now you are gone I will miss you
And I'm sure that you're in heaven
What would I do without
And I'll see you when Im there

My days are lost soon I'll be gone
I'll be with you

Thinking about your powers
What would I do without you
I'm growing old and alone by myself

So follow me home into my heart
And never leave my side
I would be sad every day that you're gone
I'd even cry until I see you
What would I do without you
And I'll see you when I'm there, in heaven
Track Name: Lonely Without You
Lonely without you, so lonely without you
All my dreams are of she
Always wake up before she kisses me
It's lonely without you, so lonely without you
Lonely without you, so lonely without you

We tried to pretend, but now we have nothing
And Im missing too and you're doggy too

Lonely, God how it's lonely

Don't know why she had to go, I don't know
Tell me why is it so,
Is this another love just come and gone

Lonely without you
I miss the things you do
Oh my baby's gone and I don't think I'll see no end
But I'll get her back with all the flowers I will send