Mark David Chapman

“There’s way, way, way too many bands. Way too many bands, not enough Mark David Chapmans. Let’s work on this … Do it for your country! Start with me!” – Urine, Coachella Music Festival, May 2004

“If John Lennon is the god of music then it stands to reason that Mark David Chapman is the devil. Right now all music is stagnate and horrible and overpopulated with crap that never fails bad enough to go away…I think it is time to pull out the big guns and have the devil eradicate the earth of all these cookie cutter, bullshit acts.” – Urine, The Omega Order, January 2009

Official Releases:
Studio Version (3:14) – If
Radio Edit (3:14) – If (Clean Radio Edit), Evening Wear / Mark David Chapman
Demo Version (3:16) – MySpace Exclusive

“Mark David Chapman” began development in 2005. In 2007, Urine conducted polls asking fans what they would like to hear in the song. The demo was made available as a digital download via the band’s MySpace page and the final studio version appears as the fifteenth track on “If.” It was later released as a split single with “Evening Wear” and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles chart.

Lyrics:
indistinguishable from one another
no possible intention to even bother
it don’t matter what is said or how we say it
coincidentally we all sound exactly the same
we all want to swindle kids out of their money
if you’re still doing this cause you believe in it
you are so fucking lame
hey
when the world’s overrun
with too many bands
who is it time for?
Mark Chapman
hey
when they all seem absurd
who will thin out that herd?
ladies and gentleman
Mark Chapman
now
there is no heart
there is no fear
we all just cry
the same old tear
don’t look to me
I do not lead
I’m just in front
and they’re all following
some other motherfucker
without the balls or cahones
to take a hold of the reins
and use them
why is something so obvious so elusive?
there is nothing on the menu that will turn abusive
I am part of the problem
not the solution
I’m just a prisoner
in the same prison as you
we wait for other shoes to fall into position
already obsolete
no one will miss us at all
hey
when the world’s overrun
with too many bands
who is it time for?
Mark Chapman
hey when they all seem absurd
who will thin out that herd?
ladies and gentle man
Mark Chapman
now
there is no awe
there is no fear
we all just cry
the same old tear
I cannot tell
is it just me?
or do we all
look just like
Adolph Fucking Hitler
with this swoopy emo-boy dreamy haircut
dangling in our faces
making us all indescribably indistinguishable
from each other?
or maybe I’m just another megalomaniac …..
Reginald release the hounds

Live Version:
“Mark David Chapman” has never been performed live, though the band has rehearsed it.

Official Video:
“Mark David Chapman” was directed by Mike Dalquist and was released in January 2009 to coincide with the promotion of “Evening Wear / Mark David Chapman.”

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