Coney Island Ride

by Knock 'Em Alive

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
02:40
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
03:30
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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
12.
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:
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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

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released June 16, 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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