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Recorded live at the Blue Saloon in North Hollywood, California on October 31, 1998.


Words and Music: Eddie Star, Anthony Griffith, Calvin Popejoy, Kelly Vaught

Verse #1

Mental shutdown I can’t think.
If I thought about what’s going on.
It would drive me to drink.
I just can’t deal with reality
I’m not a recluse or naïve.
I’m just trying to protect my sanity.


Shot myself with Novocain.
My heart and soul are Numb.
I can’t feel the pain.
Shot myself with Novocain.
I feel like I’m going insane.

Verse #2

Crime and violence everywhere
None of the politicians seem to care.
Ask yourself don’t you feel?
Or do you deny anything that’s real.
Sometimes life can be so strange
A revolution is coming I can feel a change.


Guitar solo

Verse #3

Every time I turn on the TV news
I have to change the channel cause I get the blues
I have to be numb I just can’t cope.
Sometimes I wonder if there is any hope.
Sometimes life can be so strange
A revolution is coming I can feel a change.


Ad lib till end.

© 2013 Ton-Up, Inc.


from Live From Hollywood, released October 8, 2013
Eddie Star & The Zero Effect are:

Eddie Star - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars
Kelly Charles - Lead Guitars
Vince D'Alessandro - Bass
Don McCurdy - Drums


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EDDIE STAR New York, New York

Eddie Star is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is best known for his work with the 90’s Rock/Punk band, Eddie Star & The Zero Effect.

In 2013, Star debuted his new band, JoyBox, at artist William Quigley’s New York Art Gala, “The Pleasurist.”

JoyBox’s long-anticipated debut album titled “Informal Deviance” will be released August 28, 2015 through Ton-Up.
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