Hard Headed

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The 3rd release from The Pandemics also denotes the debut release of Lonely Atom Records! This was also our first professionally recorded studio record, which features our best work to date!

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released April 30, 2015

The Pandemics are:

Chris Malone - Lead Vocals / Trombone
Brian Kennedy - Guitar / Vocals
James Fulfaro -Baritone Sax / Backing Vocals
Paul Chestnut - Alto/Tenor Sax
Chris Mandato - Trumpet
Chris Quintero - Trumpet
Will Harris - Bass
CJ Dunaieff - Drums

All Music performed and written by The Pandemics
All music arranged and transcribed by Brian Kennedy
Vocals written by Chris Malone and Brian Kennedy
Piano/Organ performed by Brian Kennedy
Additional Writing and vocals on Change Your Mind and Stop & Get Frisky by Greg Steiner

The Pandemics would like to thank: Our fans, friends families, wives, girlfriends and everybody whose continued to support us over the years. Special thanks go out to Greg Steiner for his years of dedicated service and showmanship that helped us get to where we are today. To Jim & the crew at Sabella Studios. To Christine Wagenhiem for wearing so many hats and for getting in the van, all with a smile. To the Dunaieffs, Kennedy's, Mandato's and Quinteros. To Dima Kay and Jayson Nugent for their advice and insight.

Produced by: Will Harris, Brian Kennedy, Chris Malone
Recorded and Mixed by Will Harris at Sabella Studios
Mastered by Jim Sabella at Sabella Studios
Assisted by Matt Murphy
Album Artwork by T Cameron Morgan

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Track Name: Hard Headed
You can bet your bottom dollar on your dying day
That you're never ever gonna see it my way
I'm Hard Headed! (Hard Headed Whoa Oh)
Baby, you said it! (Hard Headed, don't you know?)

You can whine all you want, eat up all my time,
But you're never ever gonna change my mind!
I'm Hard Headed! (Hard Headed, Whoa Oh) Baby, you said it! (Hard Headed, don't you know?)

You can spend all day, and part of the night
Doin' everything you can to show me you're right
But you're better off, not wasting your breath
Cause' I heard it before and I know best!

I'm Hard Headed! Don't feed me no lines!
I'm Hard Headed! So treat me kind!
I'm Hard Headed! Every day.. I just gotta do things in my own way...

Every now and then I hear somebody ask
'Why can't you deviate from your daily tasks?'
I'm Hard Headed! (Hard Headed Whoa Oh)Baby, you said it! (Hard Headed, don't you know?)

You know I tried that once and I must confess
It got me into a real big mess!
I'm Hard Headed! (Hard Headed Whoa Oh)
Baby, you said it! (Hard Headed, don't you know?)

Oh it was Bad! And it took all day!
Each unexpected turn hit me with delay!
All because, I tried to be nice.
That's that last time I'll take anyone's advice

I'm Hard Headed! Don't feed me no lines!
I'm Hard Headed! So treat me kind!
I'm Hard Headed! Every day.. I just gotta do things in my own way...

So it went, until I took a spill
And rolled rag doll down a big ol' hill
It I'd only listened, not ignored your cries
I might have seen the warning signs...

He's Hard Headed, Yeah he's goin down!
He's Hard Headed, six feet underground!
Now he's headed, to the cemetery,
Where forever he'll rest in peace

He's Hard Headed, well he ain't no more
He's Hard Headed, yeah, til he hit the floor!
So take care and, whatever you do,
Don't be so Hard Headed, it could happen to you
Track Name: Change Your Mind
1 2 3 4!

I hear a lot of talkin', sometimes dumb things fall out of your mouth and then,
You hear the bar start rockin, that's just you, getting it wrong again!
While you were sittin' back, and relaxin', thinkin' ska was dead and gone,
Guess who just came back and wrote your favorite fuckin' song?

And the drums start bumpin...
And the trumpets start blowin...
And people start stompin'
If you're thinkin that the ska is dead, we're gonna ch ch ch change your mind!

We're gonna change your mind!
We're gonna! We're gonna!
Change your mind!
if you're thinkin that the ska is dead, we're gonna change your mind!

To the fans who kept believin', while we were gainin' steam and
Rollin' down the window, blast your stereo
You were running around, to that New York City sound,
Gettin' left behind by the people you know

Don't stop! (Don't stop!), Keep it movin'!
Feel the beat bangin', see all the people groovin' and
We're on top! (On Top!), keep improvin',
If you still say ska is dead, we'll show ya!

And the people start showin'
And the liquor starts flowin...
And the party gets goin'
If you're thinkin' that the ska is dead, we're gonna ch ch ch change your mind!

We're gonna change your mind!
We're gonna! We're gonna!
Change your mind!
And if you still say ska is dead, we're gonna change your mind!

(trombone solo)

And if you're thinkin' that the ska is dead, we're gonna ch ch ch change your mind!
We're gonna change your mind!
We're gonna! We're gonna!
And if you're thinkin' that the ska is dead, we're gonna ch ch ch change your mind!
We're gonna change your mind!
We're gonna change your mind!
And if you're thinkin' that the ska is dead...
Track Name: Chains
Way back when I was a kid
No matter what I said or did
Just couldn't get my dreams up off the ground
Though I didn't know it at the time
And I couldn't place that high pitched whine
It was my hour glass, turned upside down...

But now... that I'm older
Somehow.. life seems colder
Weight of the world... on my shoulders
You gotta go to bed early, wake up on time
Your dreams stay locked up in your mind

These Chains!
I got em wrapped around my neck
These thoughts running through my head
Sayin' act my age...

And I!
Don't wanna grow up yet
Or live without a safety net
And change...

It seemed to happen overnight,
My future was no longer bright,
As it was... When I found the scene...

No longer fresh-faced or a slob
But with bills to pay and a steady job
No longer had the time
Though now I have the means

Who knows... why it happens?
It just shows... that God is laughin',
At you and I... better stop slackin'...
Before you know it, your rent is due
Don't laugh so hard, it'll happen to you

These Chains!
I got em wrapped around my neck
These thoughts running through my head
Sayin' act my age...

And I!
Don't wanna grow up yet
Or live without a safety net
And change...

Every Day, I fight the good fight
To keep the spark, in my flash light
And every day, these thoughts seem less right
You gotta break away from your ivory towers,
Even for just a half an hour

These Chains!
I got em wrapped around my neck
These thoughts running through my head
Sayin' act my age...

And I!
Don't wanna grow up yet
Or live without a safety net
And change...

These Chains...
You gotta break those chains...
Break your chains!!!
You gotta brake
Track Name: Stop & Get Frisky
Hey mister officer, I'll make this perfectly clear
You say you work for us, but we're still livin in fear
I said 'Hey Officer!, What's that look in your eyes?', like you're gonna fuck us over with your hearsay and lies
Where's your evidence? Yeah where is the proof
you care about that CPR and not just the loot
I said 'Hey Officer, whatcha got to say?'
Well karma's a bitch and you'll get yours someday!

Where's the love?
Where's the respect?
You hold above,
your intellect?
There comes a place,
There comes a time,
Where you will pay,
for all your crimes

This ain't the way,
It's gotta be,
The way things are
With you and me
Just take your time
And get things straight
Just do what's right
Its not too late!

Policia! Policia! What's your excuse?
You say it's for safety, I say it's abuse!
I've heard em all! So don't feed me no lines!
Don't want no excuses, these numbers don't lie!

The stop rate for whites is nearly 6 times for black
Stop & Frisk! This is the impact!
What do you see when you look in my eyes?
A look of contempt, not a look of surprise!

Where's the love?
Where's the respect?
You hold above,
your intellect?
There comes a place,
There comes a time,
Where you will pay,
for all your crimes

This ain't the way,
It's gotta be,
The way things are
With you and me
Just take your time
And get things straight
Just do what's right
Its not too late!

Beat him Down!
Go to Town!
Don't mess around!
Read that boy the riot act,
So you can hear the sound of it!
Bones are breakin'
Community's shakin'
Call your army for the rich
And dress it up as politics...

No I'm not shocked but I'll say I'm dismayed...
Who stops the police, when police misbehave?
Time to shut it down! Time to call it quits!
Or it's a matter of time, til you get what you give!

Where's the love?
Where's the respect?
You hold above,
your intellect?
There comes a place,
There comes a time,
Where you will pay,
for all your crimes

This ain't the way,
It's gotta be,
The way things are
For you and me
Just take your time
And get things straight
Just do what's right
Its not too late!

You know it's not too late!

No!

Just show respect!
It's not too late!
Before it breaks!
Show respect!
It's not too late!
Before it breaks!
Show respect!
It's not too late!
Before it breaks down!
Track Name: Timmy's Song
You had a laughter no one could resist
You had a smile ever bright
You had a knowledge of the streets
But you never had to fight

You were the brightest star in the whole damn sky
You were the kindest soul I knew
But you had a demon in your heart
And you knew not what to do!

You'll never know, how it ended up this way
All you ever knew is gone, and you got nothing to say

You went the way, so many went before
And I hope it was a blast, before they found you on the floor

You had an itch you couldn't scratch
You had and urge you can't fulfil
You had a one track mind and a bulging vein
But I hope you got a thrill...

You had a need for something more..
Something else you couldn't find...
But you never thought for an instant,
About what you'd leave behind....

You'll never know, how it ended up this way
All you ever knew is gone, and you got nothing to say

You went the way, so many went before
And I hope it was a blast, before they found you on the floor

Lyin still with a Met cap on, you really did it good
You took your last walk through the neighborhood!

It was a shock but no surprise to me
When I heard it on the phone
You had a long deep seeded wish,
To one day go alone

You had a spider on your neck
And bugs under your skin
You couldn't take it anymore
Though it truly is a sin

You'll never know, how it ended up this way
All you ever knew is gone, and you got nothing to say

You went the way, so many went before
And I hope it was a blast, before they found you on the floor