Roots Rock Element

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released November 24, 2015

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The Whips Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Power-pop sleaze, glammed-up garage, raw surf and unlimited hooks with innocent self-aware knack for pop, while harnessing the spirit of pre-punk and 50's rock rebellion.

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Track Name: Got a Friend
Hey do I know you do I know your name
Aren't you so and so
You've got to explain
Aren't you so and so
You wanna talk for an hour and a half
Aren't you so and so
Come meet me at half past
Aren't you so and so

I gotta friend who looks like you looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you really looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you

Hey I'm Joe the Drummer
Aren't you so and so
Man, You ever heard of Joe Strummer?
Aren't you so and so
Didn't you go to Bishop Allen?
Aren't you so and so
Well didn't I see you on Jimmy Fallon?
Aren't you so and so

I gotta friend who looks like you looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you they really look like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you

Mandy, Brandy, Carly, Chris
Really look like you
Roxy, Roger, Tania, Trish
Really look like you
AJ, Feldman, Chelsea, Justin
Really look like you
James Joe Grey and Rusty
Really look like us!

I gotta friend who looks like you looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you really looks like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you they really look like you uh huh huh
Gotta friend who looks like you
Track Name: Coo Coo Coo
Hey baby I wonder do you feel the same?
Oh Yeah
With our courage you don't gotta play no games

Coo Coo Coo Coo

I'm the ocean, to swim right in
There's no pain
You'll never be embarrassed again
With our love there is no shame

Coo Coo Coo Coo
Yeah outta my mind
Coo Coo Coo Coo
Yeah outta my mind

Come for me
Wider and deeper
With every kiss the sky gets clearer
Better and Better
Say your name
Say your name in refrain
Your the water to my tree
together we can be free
do you trust me

YES

Coo Coo Coo Coo
Yeah outta my mind
Coo Coo Coo Coo
Yeah outta my mind

(solo)

Coo Coo Coo Coo
Yeah outta my mind
Coo Coo Coo Coo
Yeah outta my mind
Track Name: Don't Be Such a Drag
I never knew things could get so bad
Well don't you think you tend to over-react
Everyone knows that life ain't fair
So quit your whining cause nobody cares

Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Don't be such a drag!

You don't like parties you think they're boring
Gotta go to work, wake up in the morning
You keep saying you wanna go home
But when you get there you just bitch and moan

Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Don't be such a drag!

Well who asked you anyway?
Don't be such a drag!

You wanna know what your problem is
You've gone and got yourself in a fix
Hanging out now is hit or miss
You gotta go pick up your kids

Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Waaaaannnnnhhhh
Don't be such a drag!
Track Name: All The Time
I feel like
I'm being discarded
I feel like
A pile of garbage
No one else
Understands it
I want to kill myself

Oh how could you
You don't really mean it
How long have you felt this way

All the time

I feel like
Your stepping on my toes man
I feel like
Crumpled dollar bills
Well how far along have you gotten along anyway?
And you wanna hang it on the shelf?

Oh how could you
You don't really mean it
How long have you felt this way

All the time

All the time
How long have you felt this
All the time
How long have you felt this
All the time
How long have you felt this
All the time
How long have you felt this
Track Name: Don't Talk That Way To Me
Don't talk that way to me
Don't talk that way to me
Don't talk that way to me
Cuz I'm a success that you'll never be

Do the things you want not because you could
Take the wheel because you should
Pet the puppy when it's good

Don't talk that way to me
Don't talk that way to me
Don't talk that way to me
Cuz I'm a success that you'll never be

Verb to the noun
Now write this down
Me and the boys are getting out of town
Watch me work
I'm not your jerk

Don't talk that way to me
Don't talk that way to me
Don't talk that way to me
Cuz I'm a success that you'll never be
Track Name: Beach Heather
I like your neighborhood
I should go there
Do something good
Daytime in the sun

Alone together on the Beach Heather

My rusty car wheels
Fit perfect in the groove
Forgotten train tracks
Smooth afternoon cruise

Alone together on the Beach Heather
Alone together on the Beach Heather
Alone together on the Beach Heather
Alone together on the Beach

Night falls, there's nobody else alive
Our only witness, an empty sky
guided footsteps by lightning bugs
hear the surf singing La la la la

Alone together on the Beach Heather
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach Heather
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach Heather
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach Heather
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach
La la la la
Alone together on the Beach
Track Name: B-S-L (Broad Street Line)
Ridin' the BSL Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line

It's cold
And it smells like dirt
Cold steel
Beneath the earth

Ridin' the BSL Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line

Gotta get home from center city
Gotta get back to my part of the city

Ridin' the BSL Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line

It's Friday night
Go to a show
I ain't got no wheels
But that's no problem though

Ridin' the BSL Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line

Come on Grey, give us that Philly subway sound!

Ridin' the BSL Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line

I hear the train whistle blowin'
If I miss this one its ok
I'll catch the next one in about 30 minutes or less

Ridin' the BSL Broad Street Line
Broad Street Line
Track Name: Thru Hell
I don't know what I'm doing anymore
Let me take you back to before
I'm sorry for the bad things that I've done
Fooling around like i'm the only one

I try so hard just to enjoy myself
I don't but we can make it if we try

I don't know where I'm going anymore
Somebody point me to the door
I want this just as bad as you
But we got a lot of work to do

I try so hard just to enjoy myself
I don't but we can make it if we try

Why cant we make amends (together)
we said that we'd be friends (forever)
We both know that just ain't true
If you don't you've got no clue

I know I've put you all through hell
Found my way back and so can you

I try so hard just to enjoy myself
I don't but we can make it if we try
I know I've put you all through hell
Found my way back and so can you
Track Name: Cryin' In Your Sleep
You brought me in to your life
Came over for dinner with your wife
what was the point of all this now that you've given up

I'm so frustrated Aaaaghhhhh
I worked so hard this time
I know you hate yourself and that's just fine
It wasn't your thing and now it's not even mine

Now you won't even say hello
Pretending you don't know
We could've had this but now you won't even try

I'm so frustrated Aaaaghhhhh
I worked so hard this time
I know you hate yourself and that's just fine
It wasn't your thing well now it's not even mine

Now we're back to square one
but i'll still make it happen
cause this is my life and I don't need you

I'm so frustrated Aaaaghhhhh
I worked so hard this time
I know you hate yourself cause you'll never be me
You've got your own thing but you're crying in your sleep

I'm so frustrated

So frustrated

I'm so frustrated

So frustrated

I'm so frustrated
So frustrated
So frustrated
So frustrated
Track Name: Baby's Comin' Home
My baby's coming home
My baby's coming home tonight
Tonight
When she walks through the door
I know everything's alright

I got her a big bouquet
I picked for her the other day
from the garden
I even removed the thorns
nothing can hurt us anymore babe
anymore babe
anymore
more
more more more more

My baby's coming home
My baby's coming home tonight
Yeah tonight
When she walks through the door
I know everything's alright
Track Name: Help Me Out
If I fell off this ledge I don't think I would die
Desperate man innocent boy
In the time we would fly just care for me answer me
let it be and you will see just what your favorite rock band means
they say

Help me out, Help me out, Help me out, Help me out

Everything is alright
It's so easy
Everything is alright
When you know how
Everything is alright
It's so easy
Everything is alright
It's so easy

As you arrive in the Hollywood Hills
You used to get red while you relay how you used to mow lawns for guitars
And the grass was the only thing you ever thought about besides the girl next door
And now we're big big stars who don't give a fuck no more
So

Help me out, Help me out, Help me out, Help me out

Everything is alright
It's so easy
Everything is alright
When you know how
Everything is alright
It's so easy
Everything is alright
It's so easy

It's too early to fly home now
bury me to sleep so long and how
Always saying Yes overload
It's easy to rely on
Thank you friends but I've had enough
You've been a good crowd

Help me out, Help me out, Help me out, Help me out