Coney Island Ride

by Knock 'Em Alive

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released 16 June 2008
CONTACT: John Q. Gruber, Knockemalive@gmail.com

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John Q. Gruber (aka “Knock ‘Em Alive”) will be forever indebted to music. He writes and records songs as a form of pay-back (with interest), hoping to add to the long-term value of the vault. Nothing loaned him more inspiration than New York City between the years 1977 to 1984. It was gritty, grimy and explosively-charged. These were the times of a near-bankrupt city, the reign of Th ... more

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Track Name: Dance Around The Issue
VERSE:
Its your last stoic September
You plan to play it perfectly cool
Before your intended adventure
For eons you've been standing still

PRE-CHORUS:
You got your finger on the pulse
And your finger on the trigger
But you can't put your finger on it, go figure

CHORUS:
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say

VERSE:
More nerve than you ever remember
You worries are far between and few
You get one off-color comment
You ratchet down a notch or two

PRE-CHORUS:
Its on the top of your brain
And the tip of your tongue
But you can't shout it out from the top of your lungs

CHORUS:
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say

OUTRO:
You dream of being a card carrying member
But you still, but you still, but you still
Dance Around The Issue, Dance Around The Issue
Track Name: Golden Bulletproof Parachute
VERSE 1:
Atlas when you pick up the globe again
We’ll be out all night gallivanting
Testing out our hypothesis
To get at the root of our differences
We’ll perform a regression analysis
We don’t want to miss the shift if it happens
Pencil us, com on and pencil us in


CHORUS:
Golden bullet-proof parachute, dropping you down to
A love séance, we might be called upon, so lets tie one on La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom

VERSE 2:
Pull a 180 come back around
You got it down to a science
Salute your hero and come off as defiant
Transcend bend and never leave the ground
You think you found your guidance
Aligning the stars if you can
Leap at the leap, leap at the chance


CHORUS:
Golden bullet-proof parachute, dropping you down to
A love séance we might be called upon, so lets tie one on La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom


BRIDGE:
La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom

CHORUS:
Golden bullet-proof parachute, dropping you down to
A love séance we might be called upon, so lets tie one on La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom
Track Name: Good To The Core
VERSE 1:
Back then you were my perfect match
It took a Hail Mary Pass to get through The Alphabet
Then you cleaned up your act
Today its a well known fact
You're a drag at best

CHORUS:
Tell the highfalutin children to keep on moving
Their taking your edge off
Leave a few counterculture students in every single building and you'll return to form
A punk rock heart
That's good to the core, good to the core, good to the core once more

VERSE 2:
The District is crying, its a run-of-the mill scence
Sex And The City Crowd, with twice the amount
Of the Devils' Dandruff

CHORUS:
Tell the highfalutin children to keep on moving
Their taking your edge off
Leave a few counterculture students in every single building and you'll return to form
A punk rock heart
That's good to the core, good to the core, good to the core once more

BRIDGE:
Now that you found your balance
Its become quite apparent
The ledge you teetered on
Gave you, your charm

CHORUS:
Tell the highfalutin children to keep on moving
Their taking your edge off
Leave a few counterculture students in every single building and you'll return to form
A punk rock heart
That's good to the core, good to the core, good to the core once more
Track Name: Some Summer
VERSE:
From a pedestal the momentum can swell
My God you're incomparable
Indelible, impeccable glow
Make your mark on the world

PRE-CHORUS:
Sky write it, spray paint it in graffiti
Its gonna be

CHORUS:
The hands down highlight of the summer
Well surf the swing states
To heaven gates
We'll feel the breeze kick in

VERSE:
A meteoric start to a night that's off the chart
Rock a resolute deliverable
Put your stamp on the word

PRE-CHORUS:
Carve in concrete
Draw it in chalk on the street
Its gonna be'

CHORUS:
The hands down highlight of the summer
Well surf the swing states
To heaven gates
We'll feel the breeze kick in


BRIDGE:

OUTRO:
Its gonna be
Its gonna be
Some Summer, Some Summer
Some Summer, Some Summer
Track Name: Split The Difference
VERSE 1:
I heard the story several different ways
Pour me another version, standard deviation
Get the story straight
I'll try to keep up to date

CHORUS:
Call me at some ungodly hour
You need my undivided attention
A staunch wing-man for your mission
We can split the difference
Down the middle path if the aftermath
Doesn't rattle and scare you into confessing

VERSE 2:
Each chapter takes me by complete surprise
I'm all ears, I promise not to cover my eyes
I'll adhere to the alibis
Just give me the green light


CHORUS:
I'll meet you sunshine or rainshowers
Take the stand as your star witness
Please the fifth and beg for forgiveness
We can split the difference
Down the middle path if the aftermath
Doesn't rattle and scare you in confessing

VERSE 3:
Word will spread from borough to borough
And it won't be easy to swallow
But I'll have peace when my head hits the pillow
You're own whistle and I know

CHORUS:
You'd return the favor in an instant
And we can split the difference
We can split the difference
The Difference
Down the middle path if the aftermath
Doesn't rattle and scare me in confessing
Track Name: Coney Island Ride
VERSE:
And if you put me on red alert
Is the trouble all its really worth
The lower case matters escalate
A fool, I let my guard down anyway

My propensity still over shadows me


CHORUS:
Its been a Coney Island Ride
Since that magical time
I sang to you Wonderwall
The greatest love song of all
And looked you dead in the eye
And tried to deny that I didn't want to be down with you all the time

PRE-CHORUS:
My propensity still over shadows me

VERSE:
So take the tainted look off your face
Forget the sore points of yesterday
Meditate on your luck thats out-of-place
I'm optimistic we'll be okay


CHORUS:
Its been a Coney Island Ride
Since that magical time
I sang to you Wonderwall
The greatest love song of all
And looked you dead in the eye
And tried to deny that I didn't want to be down with you all the time
Track Name: Big Bang Blast
VERSE 1:
You make yourself and invited guest
Never leave a trail or a spec of a trace
You're a million mega-pixels of faith you make it easy to pull rank

PRE-CHORUS 1:
You keep three dots per in
Whip off, all your finger prints
Leave clues, drop several hints
But without overwhelming evidence

CHORUS:
I'm tempted to fly the flag at half-mast
You only answers to questions, if you ask
And grab a front row seat during the big bang blast
The Big Bang Blast, oh yeah

VERSE 2:
If it seems like I had to land the Hindenberg
In a highly implausible place
I would experiment to see if you show up
Without me begging first

PRE-CHORUS 2:
You keep us at arms length
No forwarding address to send a card of thanks
Was the sea that parted, part of of cruel prank
interrogated you still draw a blank

CHORUS:
I'm tempted to fly the flag at half-mast
You only answers to questions, if you ask
And grab a front row seat during the big bang blast
The Big Bang Blast, oh yeah

BRIDGE:
They celebrate and vote for you in droves
Hoping to score and encore of
The Miracles of Loaves and Fishes
Or get an extra helping of well-wishes
At a quasi Feast of Assumption
But until I'm 100% sure its you
I'm not making any presumptions

CHORUS:
I'm tempted to fly the flag at half-mast
You only answers to questions, if you ask
And grab a front row seat during the big bang blast
The Big Bang Blast, oh yeah
Track Name: 3rd And C
INTRO:
It was a New York Phenomenon
That burst onto the scene


VERSE:
At the Peppermint Lounge the crowd was getting down
to Burning Down the House
The attention poured up at The 54
But you, you had the fever that I caught
For the long haul

CHORUS:
Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop
I'm making records spinning records, breaking records now
I bold over by what I found
God bless the rest they need to hear this sound
They need to hear this sound

VERSE 2:
Kid were beat boxing with the mouth
Spinning on their backs
She was flirting in a half-shirt, a crucifix on
With tenacious charm, pushing demo tapes of her songs
Some one, put it on.

CHORUS:
Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop
I'm making records spinning records, breaking records now
I bold over by what I found
God bless the rest they need to hear this sound
They need to hear this sound
Track Name: Golden Bulletproof Parchute (Love Seance Radio Remix)
VERSE 1:
Atlas when you pick up the globe again
We’ll be out all night gallivanting
Testing out our hypothesis
To get at the root of our differences
We’ll perform a regression analysis
We don’t want to miss the shift if it happens
Pencil us, com on and pencil us in


CHORUS:
Golden bullet-proof parachute, dropping you down to
A love séance, we might be called upon, so lets tie one on La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom

VERSE 2:
Pull a 180 come back around
You got it down to a science
Salute your hero and come off as defiant
Transcend bend and never leave the ground
You think you found your guidance
Aligning the stars if you can
Leap at the leap, leap at the chance


CHORUS:
Golden bullet-proof parachute, dropping you down to
A love séance we might be called upon, so lets tie one on La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom


BRIDGE:
La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom

CHORUS:
Golden bullet-proof parachute, dropping you down to
A love séance we might be called upon, so lets tie one on La-da-dom, Lad-da-dom
Track Name: 3rd and C (Gentrified Fried Remix)
INTRO:
It was a New York Phenomenon
That burst onto the scene

CHORUS:
Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop
I'm making records spinning records, breaking records now
I bold over by what I found
God bless the rest they need to hear this sound
They need to hear this sound
Track Name: Dance Around The Issue (Empulsive Radio Remix)
VERSE:
Its your last stoic September
You plan to play it perfectly cool
Before your intended adventure
For eons you've been standing still

PRE-CHORUS:
You got your finger on the pulse
And your finger on the trigger
But you can't put your finger on it, go figure

CHORUS:
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say

VERSE:
More nerve than you ever remember
You worries are far between and few
You get one off-color comment
You ratchet down a notch or two

PRE-CHORUS:
Its on the top of your brain
And the tip of your tongue
But you can't shout it out from the top of your lungs

CHORUS:
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say
You dance, you dance around the issue
What you do supersedes, what you say, what you say

OUTRO:
You dream of being a card carrying member
But you still, but you still, but you still
Dance Around The Issue, Dance Around The Issue
Track Name: Some (Jazzy) Summer
VERSE:
From city windowsills out to the cornfield
Today is indelible
Make your mark on the world

PRE-CHORUS:
Sky write it, spray paint it in graffiti
Its gonna be

CHORUS:
The hands down highlight of the summer
Yes, its gonna be
Some Summer
The hands down highlight of the summer
Yes, its gonna be
Some Summer
We'll feel the breeze kick in

VERSE:
A meteoric start to a night that's off the chart

Put your stamp on the word

PRE-CHORUS:
Carve in concrete
Draw it in chalk on the street
Its gonna be'

CHORUS:
The hands down highlight of the summer
Yes, its gonna be
Some Summer
The hands down highlight of the summer
Yes, its gonna be
Some Summer
We'll feel the breeze kick in


BRIDGE:

OUTRO:
Track Name: Some Summer (Feel The Breeze Kick In Remix)
VERSE:
From a pedestal the momentum can swell
My God you're incomparable
Indelible, impeccable glow
Make your mark on the world

PRE-CHORUS:
Sky write it, spray paint it in graffiti
Its gonna be

CHORUS:
The hands down highlight of the summer
Well surf the swing states
To heaven gates
We'll feel the breeze kick in

VERSE:
A meteoric start to a night that's off the chart
Rock a resolute deliverable
Put your stamp on the word

PRE-CHORUS:
Carve in concrete
Draw it in chalk on the street
Its gonna be'

CHORUS:
The hands down highlight of the summer
Well surf the swing states
To heaven gates
We'll feel the breeze kick in