"The Adventures of Johnny Gravity, Part 1: New York Disco Heaven"

by Knock 'Em Alive

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released October 1, 2011

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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: You Still Listen To Disco
DJ INTRO:

VERSE 1:
Thirty years have passed
Thousands of records smash
Mom and Dad are glad
Their kids are rockers

They chose to ignore
The endless four on the floor
Must be the neighbors next door
Ain't it a shocker

PRE-CHORUS:
Why do you hesitate
You know you can hardly wait
To move with the drums and bass
Until your body aches

CHORUS:
You still listen to disco
Don't let let anyone known
You keep the radio low
You still listen to disco

VERSE 2:
Bumble gum sing-along
Are cool but you don't belong
You hearing a different song
So tired of faking

Don't ask and please don't tell
Give them a rebel yell
But we know what rings your bell
When no one's looking

PRE-CHORUS:
Bar on the edge of town
Inside a dancing crowd
Thought you might try it out
Lets just remove the doubt

CHORUS:
You still listen to disco
Don't let let anyone known
You keep the radio low
You still listen to disco

BRIDGE:
Your cover has been blown
To smithereens, oh no
Your either in or in the way
'Cause the musics here and it here to stay

CHORUS/OUTRO:
You still listen to disco
So let let anyone known
Put up the stereo
You still listen to disco
Track Name: Heaven's Architecture
VERSE 1:
The ticking you hear is coming from a cluster bomb
That's about to be dropped by God's firing squad
Everybody keep calm, keep calm, keep calm
You'll be totally fine except every facade will be entirely gone

CHORUS:
'Cause heaven's architecture has been rearranged
The holy rollers might feel short changed
I'm sure they're gonna complain
'cause heaven's architecture has been rearranged

VERSE 2:
Even Saint Augustine will have to be converted again
Despite his many accomplishment
Get ready for the advent, advent, the advent
Its a shame that you put yourself through all that torment

CHORUS:
'Cause heaven's architecture has been rearranged
The holy rollers might feel short changed
I'm sure they're gonna complain
'cause heaven's architecture has been rearranged

BRIDGE:
Heaven's even better than a Friday Night


CHORUS:
'Cause heaven's architecture has been rearranged
The holy rollers might feel short changed
I'm sure they're gonna complain
'cause heaven's architecture has been rearranged
Track Name: New Jersey Just Isn't New York
VERSE 1:
Robert Moses had a grand plan
But the bridges and tunnels are so jammed
Its great seeing you and holding your hand
But this culture shock, I can't stand

CHORUS:
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
I'll take a blood test and you'll see why
NJ just isn't NY, I tried

VERSE 2:
We started off without a hitch
A simple three miles became such a bitch
Said I love you, oh I let that slip
Now come back with me on a one way trip

CHORUS:
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
I'll take a blood test and you'll see why
NJ just isn't NY, I tried

BRIDGE:
I gave you over a dozen reasons but it doesn't (3x)
Make you wanna move to my side of the Hudson

CHORUS:
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
I'll take a blood test and you'll see why
NJ just isn't NY, I tried
Track Name: Christmas Is Overrated!
VERSE 1:
Christmas Is Overrated
Only to those in the jaded, crowd
We’ll remind them what its all about
Get them to sing, sing out loud

CHORUS: (2x)
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
On top of that, best wishes
In the brand new year
Times Square be prepared
Get ready ‘cause the confetti
Gonna be so heavy it will open every
Single cynical heart
Yeah, and that’s just the start

VERSE 2:
Its okay to be jolly
Cultivate your melancholy
At some other party
‘Cause its Christmas time
Put on your best threads and shine
Up your shoes, turn off your 24 hour news
Silence your phones, decorate your homes
Inside and out, while you shout

CHORUS:
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
On top of that, best wishes
In the brand new year
Times Square be prepared
Get ready ‘cause the confetti
Gonna be so heavy it will open every
Single cynical heart
Yeah, and that’s just the start