Emergency Songs

by Monk Turner + Fascinoma

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This is a letter to the Los Angeleans with trepidation I write this song I have lived among you many years and never before have I felt so compelled But my heart trembles for our future I come to you now as friend and sister Blessed with talents you've brought joy to many but now it's time to preempt despair October 17th or any day there may be a massive earthquake that will throw our lives into a crisis We've seen Haiti but haven't witnessed friends and family buried, hurt or thirsty Privilege has made us blind may we open our eyes
2.
Once again Caught up in the daily grind Where’s my horse Got my nice house and my wife But my heart’s made of stone Cuz everything is where it belongs The sun is setting very soon I'll be there All I need is somewhere else to go But I’ll drive to work tomorrow I was made for Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back A warrior In my suitcase is my gun Hung I'm hung Like a door-- I need a journey tonight The sun is setting in a day I’ll be old The fire in my lungs has turned to coal But I"ll drive to work tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow Wait a minute I want to do it all over again I want another chance I want it to be different I want to be a robot (it’d be better) I want to be a ham sandwich (it’d be better) Give it to me (2x) What do you want me to be A creature so under your control But the gun is in my hand And my horse Is waiting by the door Next to the driveway For the ride of a lifetime And I will ride I will ride Sunset Here I come West!
3.
Say you’ll be with me forever Say you’ll never gonna leave my side Say you’re with me in a fever Say you’ll stand beside me through the night Trust is just a word you use. . .today But does it matter what you say When trouble comes along will you stick around My favorite fair-weather friend Say you love me from the deep end Say that you love me from the depths of your heart Send me a letter with your promises Will you feel better if you make it long Trust is just a word you use today And does it help you get your way In good times look at all your friends and loved ones What if they disappear
4.
I’m taking it back Everything back You’ll wonder where I’ve gone Taking it back Everything back Won’t you remember me at all Tomorrow There’ll be someone else Leaving a picture on your pillow Soon I’ll be gone It won’t be long I’m out the door Everyone says I can’t do this Anymore Tomorrow There’ll be someone else Leaving a picture by your window Memories I’ve got you covered Maybe you’re my family Memories I’ve got you covered Maybe you’re my family Oh (oh. . .) Reprise Tomorrow There'll be someone else Leaving Memories I’ve got you covered Maybe you’re my family Memories I’ve got you covered Maybe you’re my family Oh
5.
All we need is water and love, all we need is water and love.
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HOLD ON! 03:20
Don’t know what To ready for The walls are down The broken doors-- Can’t Hold On Anarchy is a sweet perfume Burning up The living room Can’t Hold On Get out get out while you can Don’t look back ever again The world we’ve built has just fallen It all goes in a second Panic is An open door We’re sliding through Don’t know what for Can’t hold on Everything’s in Gasoline Our policies Are burning Can’t hold on, hold on Get out get out if you can Don’t look back ever again The world we’ve built has fallen It all goes in a second No wingman No telescope The temple has No window rope No sugar For my bread today What prayers Can you say now Wake me up Three feet of rain You got up On the wrong day Can't Hold on Batter down In the diamond ring Sleeping in the stadium Can't Hold On Get out get out while you can Don’t look back ever again The world we’ve built has just fallen It all goes in a second Freedom comes at a price Americans Get in line Americans Smell the gas Americans Anyone got a match?
7.
Lover won’t you hold me Hold me in the dark Lover won’t you hold me While ambulances run Lover won’t you hold me Hold me in the dark The police won’t notice What we do Discreet desire Is not discreet Discreet desire In shadows meet Lover won’t you hold me Hold me through the night Keep your back against me And rest for awhile Help me keep on breathing Until the morning light Keep your arms around me Let your hands surround me Won’t you keep me close to you Discreet desire Is not discreet Discrete desire In shadows meet The night is all we have The city sleeps Lover won’t you hold me Hold me in the dark Lover won’t you hold me While ambulances run Help me keep on breathing Until the morning light Keep your arms around me Let your hands surround me Won’t you keep me close to you Lover won’t you hold me. . .
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Prisoner 03:27
I’m taking it easy There’s nothing to do The blood on the freeway Isn't yours I was wanted for murder But fate set me free When something big happens It’s just a little misdeed The judge found me guilty And I was locked, on my way But then the bus started shaking On the open highway The bruises and black eyes I’ve already seen My family abuses From a life that has been I’m walking the freeway And I will walk till the end Right into the ocean It was always my plan The judge found me guilty And I was locked, on my way But then the sky started shaking O the open highway Give me a chance Life is the strangest romance With good luck and bad The city is sad But thanks for looking out for me I’m taking it easy There’s nothing to do The cops on the freeway Are drinking beer I should be in prison Wasting away But oh my the mercy Of this beautiful day Give me a chance Life is the strangest romance With good luck and bad The city is sad But things are looking up for me I’m taking it easy
9.
Fold a blanket And say good morning The neighborhood On the freeway Is bright Cook your eggs on my Engine kitchen Come by later For story-time Hey Whatcha doing (2x) Honey doesn’t it Feel like vacation All we need Is to find Some shade Waking next to the trees Isn’t so bad All our troubles were so Man-made Hey Whatcha doin (2x)
10.
After disaster We never talked You never called me again After disaster Did you forget? We almost had Love? After disaster Everything changes After disaster It’s not the same After disaster You changed your name Or changed your mind All the same After disaster You broke my heart You never saw The pain After disaster Everything changes After disaster It’s not the same After the disaster, I did everything I could do to find you I called your name from rooftops I used flares I even used those annoying-ass air horns they use at the Dodger’s game alas you never came to me I only have one last thing I could possibly resort to and that’s to sing this song right here. I hope that one day you hear it. . . After disaster Nothing is the same.. . But I’ll wait As long as I have to Cause I’m not Giving Up On you Yeah, yeah, yeah, After disaster You’ll call my name I’ll always feel the same. . . After disaster I want to hear you After disaster I’m dreaming of you After disaster Nothing’s the same It’s after disaster
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Someone says Pack your bags Pack everything you need You never know What misery Will come to you Someday Maybe Never Someday Maybe Tomorrow Interlude O say can you see the future (3x) Is it bad? O say can you see the future (3x) Is it good?
12.
Start Again 03:55
Start again Start again Begin Start again Everyone Open book Open world We don’t know what will come We just hope Everyone Say good-bye To your old life It’s a brand new world A new beginning It's the end Be my friend Begin Don't forget Anyone Just a look Open world We don’t know what will come We just hope Everyone Say good-bye To your old life It’s a brand new world A new beginning A brand new day

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Emergency Songs: Before, During and After

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released March 1, 2011

All songs written September 2010 - November 2010. All songs recorded December 2010 - January 2011. Mastered by Pete Min at Chimp Is A Band (Studio City, CA USA). All songs published by Rabid Hit Music (ASCAP) and Fascinoma Records (ASCAP) except "Lover Won't You Hold Me?" published by Rabid Hit Music ASCAP), Fascinoma Records (ASCAP), and MCBrasil Publishing (ASCAP) and "Start Again" published by Rabid Hit Music(ASCAP), Fascinoma Records(ASCAP), and Soundbloom Publishing(ASCAP). Cover design by Monk Turner. For more information about Fascinoma, please visit fascinoma.bandcamp.com. For licensing or more information, please use contact form.

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