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The Price of Admission

from Factory Settings by Pop Co-Op

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Look at you now, lookin’ new now, all dressed up for confessing
Tell me the truth now,
come in the booth now, for me to give you my blessing
Let’s begin, tell me your sin, let me know how you did me
It’s off your chest, you’ll get your rest, when you outbid me
You’re clear, my dear,
Thanks for your contrition
Your relief, stole like a thief
That’s the price of admission

What‘s that you say, now? What should you pay now?
How much should I extract?
To clear the book, get you off the hook, and keep your conscience intact?
Some sympathy from me for the way that you feel
What's the bail to tip the scale helping you to heal
What's the sum it takes to numb
Your sad condition, hot here, my dear
That’s the price of admission

You didn’t start out to rip my heart out, but you know that you thought it
It was just what you meant,
this was no accident, but you broke it you bought it
So take your stand, play your hand, and I’ll call your bluff now
Roll the dice, pay the price,
but you’re not tall enough to ride this ride or justify your position
Too late to compensate
That’s the price of admission
Mmm, the price of admission


from Factory Settings, released April 1, 2020
Music: Stoeckel
Lyrics: Stoeckel, Gordon, Carson, Tinnel

Steve Stoeckel: lead vocals, electric guitar, bass
Bruce Gordon: backing vocals
Stacy Carson: drums
Joel Tinnel: electric guitar
(Guest) Alexander Tinnel: piano

Mix: Stoeckel


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Pop Co-Op

Pop Co-Op are:
Steve Stoeckel (Spongetones),
Bruce Gordon,
Stacy Carson, &
Joel Tinnel.

Fresh, all original powerpop/pop/rock songs.

2nd most played artist on This is Rock 'n Roll Radio, Syracuse.

Aired on Rodney Bingenheimer's Sirius XM show & the Mickey Bradley Show on BBC Radio Ulster.

"Best of 2017" on WKVA 88.1 Oregon's Snap, Crackle, POP!
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