Pushing My Buttons

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Several years ago I was working on a new tune called "Nightful". It had some fairly strange lyrics. I remember working on the song in the early hours of the morning in my basement studio. I admit that my TR808 drum machine was pounding pretty heavily. My wife came down to the studio from our second story bedroom and asked, "What are you doing???" I evidently had woken her up. My answer was not the best. I said, "Well, that's really interesting because I'm working on a song about things that keep people awake at night!" I was sorta enthusiastic about it, but it didn't go over real good. I still haven't released that tune, but maybe one day I will. I like it.

So . . . that's what "Pushing My Buttons" is basically about. Welcome to my secret world.

The painting that I did for the album cover is also called "Pushing My Buttons". It has some references to what might be going on when I'm making sinister sounds late at night.

lyrics

Pushing My Buttons
by Wilfred Kozub

She lies awake when I stay up too late
I’m working on my signature sound
Foolin’ around, makin’ a rhyme,
Being obsessed and wasting some time
That’s how I get it done

And I have fun
Pushing my buttons

I don’t know much, so I write what I know
And I luck out every once in a while
Make a good sound, sing it in time
Get it pressed on my own dime
That’s how I get it done

And I have fun
Pushing my buttons

She tosses and turns with every sound I make
Doesn’t hardly get a wink
Rolling around, messing up time
Sinister sounds, overactive mind

Fooling around, makin’ a rhyme
Being obsessed and wasting my time
That’s how I get it done (pushing my buttons)
And I have fun
Pushing my buttons


I gave up long ago on the glory days (so long ago)
I couldn’t get arrested
And I still try but I barely get by
And at least some friends think I’m alright

Fooling around, making a rhyme
Being obsessed and wasting my time
That’s how I get it done

Pushing my buttons . . . and I have fun

Make a good sound, sing it in time
Getting it pressed on my own dime . . . pushing my buttons



Copyright, ©, 2015 by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)

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from Passing Through Time, released January 20, 2017
Wilfred Kozub - vocals, guitars, synths
Daryl Kozub - additional vocals

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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Edmonton, Alberta

Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Canada. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group reliably offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant new songs of imagination and depth.

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