Why is it so?

by Julius Sumner Miller

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The debut album from punk rock party machines, Julius Sumner Miller, is a gratifyingly stripped-down and unabashed romp.

Named for the Hilarious House of Frightenstein’s famed Professor, Julius Sumner Miller deliver their music just as the Professor delivered physics lessons: defiantly, in double-time.

But while the Professor asks “Why is it so?” as a means of inciting curiosity, the band asks this question in celebration of the absurdity of their subject matter. From scenesters to sword fights, hardship to heart attacks, JSM pull no punches, declaring a war of wit on anyone in their path to party time.

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released May 20, 2016

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Julius Sumner Miller

No politics. Some science. A lot of fun.

You see, the band is named for the Hilarious House of Frightenstein’s famed physics Professor, Julius Sumner Miller. They deliver their music just as the Professor delivered physics lessons: defiantly, in double-time. ... more

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Track Name: Japanese Sword Fight
No use for kung fu

That shit is old school

Our blades are sharpened up real tight

You see us coming

You best start running cause

we’re gonna slice your arms off right

No hands no nun chucks

Cut your head off fuck

Cause you bit off more than you chew tonight

Japanese Sword Fight
Track Name: Be Memorable
Your mouth is open… Introduction is spoken

You think I’ve been token… The way I’m looking at you

Realization is growin’… Disappointment is showin’

Explanation not owing… When I’m looking at you

I have no clue (I don’t know you?)

I have no clue (I don’t know you?)

I don’t know

Who the fuck you are

I don’t know you

Your mouth is open… Introduction is spoken

You think I’ve been token… The way I’m looking at you

Realization is growin’… Disappointment is showin’

Explanation not owing… When I’m looking at you

I have no clue (I don’t know you?)

I have no clue (I don’t know you?)

I don’t know

Who the fuck you are

I don’t know you
Track Name: Heart Attack in '67
You were born in America

‘cept your father was from Latvia

And your mom spoke 12 languages

Had us askin Why is it so?

Called Professor Wonderful

Hands up to those who don’t give a shit

Summer School Of Science

Cadbury Chocolate

Hilarious House of Frightenstien

And of course a…

Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack in 67

Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack in 67

Wrote books about Millegrams

And word games for all your fans

Too bad about the Leukemia

Now you got a scholarship

That hair would never be hip

But who cares you were the man

Summer School Of Science

Cadbury Chocolate

Hilarious House of Frightenstien

And of course a… Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack in 67

Heart Attack Heart Attack Heart Attack in 67
Track Name: Glen Ten Dance Party
You call me now ask if can come to the show, can you get on the list? but I just don’t want to

You come around, you won’t pay for a show, you think we care, but we just don’t need you now

Right Now Right Now

You call me now ask if can come to the show, can you get on the list? but I just don’t want to

You come around, you won’t pay for a show, you think we care,but we just don’t need you

You call me now ask if can come to the show, can you get on the list? but I just don’t want to

You come around, you won’t pay for a show, you think we care,but we just don’t need you now

Right Now Right Now

You call me now ask if can come to the show, can you get on the list? but I just don’t want to

You come around, you won’t pay for a show, you think we care,but we just don’t need you

You call me now ask if can come to the show, can you get on the list? but I just don’t want to

You come around, you won’t pay for a show, you think we care,but we just don’t need you now

Right Now Right Now right fucking Now
Track Name: Change
I got a Jingle in my pocket and an aching heart

Two pairs of boots and one guitar

Few things out there left to find

Never really was the searchin’ kind

First time I saw you was like breakin glass

You can’t unbreak it and it comes down fast

Ever start a fire with too much gas

And start running when you light the match

I always thought things could stay the same

Spent my last dollar and half my good name

Might change it up maybe head out west

It’s getting so change is all I have left

Gets pretty lonely from time to time

Listen to the neighbours on the party line

I was talking to a guy said he sings the blues

He was blowing that harp and I was thinkin’ bout you

I’ll get a second hand suit and an old briefcase

I could find some work and maybe keep this place

Punch the clock and make the wheel go round

Or I could meet you back in your home town
Track Name: Dangerous
I’ve got a 9 volt battery

And I’m gonna fucking lick it

I’ve got super glued fingers

And I’m gonna fucking stick it

We boil water

in paper fucking cups

We keep ourselves logged in

Cause we don’t give a fuck

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

I order my chicken

Mid fucking rare

Smoke darts at Gas pumps

Without a fucking care

Introduce our girls to Johnny

On the first fucking date

Show up to work on Wednesdays

15 minutes late

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

We’re standing on the roof

We’re standing on the roof

We’re standing on the roof

We’re standing on the roof

… tonight

We’re jumping off the roof

We’re jumping off the roof

We’re jumping off the roof

We’re jumping off the roof

… alright

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS

Cause we are DANGEROUS
Track Name: Katie Holmes Invasion
Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Whoa Ohh Whoa Oh Katie Holmes

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Fuck You and I

Fuck You and Die

Whoa Ohh Whoa Oh Katie Holmes

Fuck you and Die
Track Name: Three Times a Week
I was watching you watch me play

A song that had you kind of a sway

I wish we were dancing real slow

If there was a prom for the scene

I’d be king and you’d be queen

And we could let everybody know

I love her heart cause it’s as cold a mine

No sleeves and bored looks all the time

I love her heart cause it’s as cool a mine

No sleeves and bored looks all the time

This will last as long as she book my band

At least three times a week

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And now we think we run the show

beards and beer and who was the know

the others would follow us along?

She sponges me from head to my toes

I guess the emperor’s new clothes

should be the name of this song

I love her heart cause it’s as cold a mine

No sleeves and bored looks all the time

I love her heart cause it’s as cool a mine

No sleeves and bored looks all the time

This will last as long as she books my band

At least three times a week