Instant Sensual Gratification

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Recorded at an R Band gig at Travis AFB, California in

(lyrics & music by Chris Watson, Copyright ©.)

This song describes a selfish focus on physical pleasure.

[instrumental verse]

[chorus]
Instant sensual gratification — want to feel good now.
Instant sensual gratification — and you don't care how.
Instant sensual gratification — you must pay the price.
Instant sensual gratification — and it isn't nice

[verse]
to see in your memory: the things you've been, the things to be,
broken families. You choose what you want to see
like a fool and his money, soon parted, broken-hearted.
It ain't even funny; the party's over before it started.

[chorus]
Instant sensual gratification — want to feel good now.
Instant sensual gratification — and you don't care how.
Instant sensual gratification — you must pay the price.
Instant sensual gratification — and it isn't nice.

[verse]
You know you will regret, but still you manage to forget
your past and what will last. Your life is moving much too fast
to slow. It's time to go. You hit a rock; you stub your toe
and trip. You slip away. You want to feel good today.

[instrumental lead verse]

[chorus]
Instant sensual gratification — may not be the way.
Instant sensual gratification — you will have to pay.
Instant sensual gratification — feel it every day.
Instant sensual gratification — what more can I say

[verse]
to you and the things you do? You try to keep from feeling blue
but still, it's overkill, when you try to avoid the bill.
Annoyed by what is real, try to control the way you feel.
We'll soon be dead. We all must learn to look ahead.

[chorus]
ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh — you must take control.
ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh — set yourself a goal.
ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh — you can still have fun
ahhh ahhh ahhh ahhh — in the long run.

[verse]
Think of the long run! Right now!