Sound System

Operation Ivy, Operation Ivy

Contributors
Bass, Backing Vocals: Matt McCall
Guitar, Backing Vocals: Lint
Drums, Backing Vocals: Dave Mello
Vocals: Jesse Michaels
Lyrics

Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on
Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on

Try to describe to the limit of my ability:
It's there for a second then it's given up what it used to be
Contained in my music somehow more than just sound
This inspiration coming and twisting things around

Because you always know that it's gonna have to go
You always know that you'll be back in the cold.
Point of departure sublimated in a song
It's always coming to give me that hope for just a second then it's gone, but

Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on
Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on

Static pulse inside of music bringing us escape
It's always temporary changing nothing in its wake
Just a second where were leaving all this shit behind
Just a second but it's leaving just this much in mind:

To resist despair that second makes you see
To resist despair because you can't change everything
To resist despair in this world is
what it is, what it is, what it is to be free

Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on
Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on

Sound system
Sound system
Sound system

Wake up, turn my box on, bust the shade, let the sun in
times getting tougher 'bout time to start running
Box in my hand, music by my side
Skanking to the rhythm of the music by my side

Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on
Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on

Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on
Sound system gonna bring me back up
One thing that I can depend on

Sound system
Sound system

Artist Bio

Operation Ivy

Operation Ivy

Hellcat Records has released a remastered self-titled album from iconic ska-punk group Operation Ivy. Originally distributed by Lookout! Records as a compilation in 1991, which ...

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