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Brain On Tap

by The Pandemics

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Intro 00:49
Brain On Tap 03:46
Another Night, spent out on the street. My soul is tired and so are my feet. And I... I could use a reprieve... Hey Brother! What do ya know? I know more than anyone's supposed to know! And I... I think it's time to go... And I know that I've got to be sure, And I've been warned about the dangers of having one more! I'm past my limit! And I'm about to blow! Just one for the road. I mean what could it hurt? It wont make me explode! Just one more, to reach that 'happy glow'... And it seems my brain's on tap, In every bar you know. So knock another back, Before it's time to go. And it seems my brain's on tap! In every bar you know. Toast the good will of strangers, before its time to go! I feel the dogs. They're nipping at my heels And this nightmare of a dream has gotten way to real! And I...I could use a reprieve. Hey Brother, what do ya see? I've seen more than anyone's supposed to see! And I... I think it's time to leave... I heard what you said about that rolling stone, But if you stand here waiting well you'll wind up alone, Cause I ain't got... no place to call home. And when I call you, I'll be calling collect, because I ain't got nothing, cashed in all my respect. I'll throw ya two bucks, when I've got the dough. Ya do the one, two, brew step! And then you'll never come home...
Chelsea 02:45
Time stands still in a blue collar world. I'm a blue collar boy, she's a blue collar girl. Hanging out with the hooligans! With The Mods; Punk Rockers; The Rudies and Skins! She wears a fringe and a flag with pride. Says she's got nothing to hide. Then there's me outside of it all, Watching on as the skinheads brawl. She's got her black docs with eleven eyes. She stomps around like she's one the guys, In her mini skirt and her button shirt. She's got the sixty nine spirit like the very first. She walks by with her head held high, But I don't quite know why she's with this guy. So I'll hang round for another day, Even though I won't have nothing to say. Chelsea! I'm just a guy in blue. Chelsea! I'm the one for you! Got no white laces, I got no braces, I'm just a guy in blue! A fashion sense is what she wants in a guy. You know I don't look the part but I never lie. I'm just a guy with nothing to hide, But I still got my pride! I am who I am and you are who you are! You know this rude girl really looks the part. I'm not saying I'm the better man. I'm only doing the best I can.
Movin' 03:20
Never knew it could take so long And there's so much left to do That at this rate A legless blind man would win a race before I'm through And I'm getting nothing done I've got so much to do I'm not procrastinating But procrastination's all I ever do, yeah! Hey! So we gotta keep movin! Hey! There's a lot more left to do! Hey! So we gotta keep movin! On and on we must pull through, yeah! And I woke up this morning But the day was halfway gone And at this rate I guess I'll lose my job. Where did I go so wrong?
You know it's been a long long time Since last time you came around You went your way, I went mine But now I see you're back in town And I can tell by the look in your eyes, That you got no illusions, it wont be no surprise You knew from the start, just what this would be So tell me baby, won't you come home with me? I said 'Baby!, What'll it be?' I said 'Baby!, Won't you come home with me?' I said 'Darling, What'll you choose?' I said 'Honey, Whatcha got to lose?, on this one night stand' You had that sparkle in your eyes, When you walked into the bar. And having drinks felt like old times Like when we barely made it to my car! But that was then and this is now So, hey, what do ya say? Should we head out? Just one more time is all it would take, So what do ya say? One more for old time's sake?
Skaramanga 03:25
Clock watching, man it's getting late I hear the same old song at the same old place grab my drink and then I start the chase It was a dirty martini with a twist of fate I came up quiet but it turned to face with his dagger sharp teeth and his mind erased Pulled out the shotty feeling my heart race but before I pulled the trigger I told him where to go Es La Rhumba de los Muertos and you've lost all control best watch your head and look out for the dead cause first they eat your brains and then they eat your soul Might be crazy, maybe lost my mind but that living dead girl is lookin so damn fine my head is screaming I should run and hide but she smells of chanel and formaldehyde She crept up beside me at a frightening pace think she might kiss me or just eat my face bit my ear and asked about my place can't say no to that smile I told her where to go Es la Rhumba de los Muertos And you've lost all control Best watch your head and look out for the dead because they're dancing on your graves and skanking on your soul Suburbia was a place of hysteria There was chaos and disarray Until I heard a crack and my world went black and I started craving brains I guess it's alright the undead party all night I guess it's ok she snacked on my brains Doesn't matter got laid.
Hey You! 02:59
Hey You! Ya know I'm talking to you? You got your head up in the clouds and, You're shooting off your mouth and... Hey You! That's right, I'm talking to you! And if you told me about your problems, I might wanna help you solve em! I know life's hard and things look bleak! But it's gonna get better! Ya gotta believe! Ya gotta have faith in me! No matter what happens, we'll see it through! We're gonna get past this, just me and you! You'll see what I say is true... No man is an island... One isn't a family! I know it's a leap of faith, but you can place your trust in me! A moment of silence... Can be an eternity! So take my hand and understand, one day we'll be living free! Hey You! What do you want me to do? I'm trying to put you through your paces So wipe that dumb look off your face and... Hey You! Is any of this getting through? It wont matter what I mention, If you can't pay attention... It can be hard to find the words to speak When all you know, is how to be meek How to be oh so weak Just keep your chin up, we'll make it through! Because together we've got the strength of two! We'll do what we gotta do! You gotta try! You never give in! You gotta try! You never give an inch! I always try! I never give in! I always try! I never give an inch! You gotta try! Never give in! No you never give up! You can put your faith in me! I always try!
15 Days 03:07
"15 Years! 15 YEARS!!!" "Built upon my blood and sweat and tears!" Cried Seamus to his daughter When his rent was one week late Came the tax man along to take To take away his home upon the water... He said 'Come now Seamus, fair is fair!' 'Can't you tell change is in the air?' Gentrification, tradition has been slaughtered! Progress! Make way for progress! Progress for who? I wont forgive! I won't forget! That someone's getting screwed! 15 Days! In 15 DAYS!!! My whole neighborhood was signed away! To the man who had it all! (but wanted more!) On the lot where I grew up Stands a Starbucks, slinging coffee cups! Signs say they're gonna build a Mall! Progress! Make way for progress! Progress for who? I wont forgive! I won't forget! Not everyone makes progress! Progress! Not everyone make's progress... It's sad, but true So have a heart, and try to start, walk in someone elses... They'll build another one, They'll build another one, They'll build another one, Till we are dead and gone... What happens to us all, when they fall? And where is everyone? And where is everyone? And where is everyone? Who can't afford to see the sun? Fallen by the wayside everyone Progress! Make way for progress! Progress for who? I wont forgive! I won't forget! Not everyone makes progress! Progress! Not everyone make's progress... It's sad, but true So have a heart, and try to start, walk in someone else's shoes!
Its been two years Since we parted ways Not a month's gone by That I don't miss those days Back when we would sit and play Now things don't feel the same... Way back when, We were young, Things were great And Life was fun But after six years on the run I was content, but you were numb To my affections and my needs And all my selfless deeds It was someplace you had to be Just running out the clock For one more second, one more song Why couldn't we get along? It's not my fault! I gave you all I got!!! A few missed calls, A lack of wings, Time spent waiting on the phone to ring While other's wished to hear angels sing I just longed to hear your voice... To hold you close To see your face To feel the warmth of your embrace But now these thoughts seem out of place All silenced but not by choice... It left me hardened and jaded All fucked up, under appreciated You wasted all my time! You still occupy my thoughts! Your accomplishments and fame Keep putting me to shame... Spinning me round, Like some kind of top... Right now! I need to believe Somehow! This is a fantasy I feel! I'm bursting at the seams! I blister and I bleed! Right now! I just need a friend Just one Who can help me mend This heart! Whose gonna be there til the end! Two more years pass Since you been gone I finally feel like I am moving on My heart it sings no more sad songs About when I saw you last I've left the house And gone on dates But something makes me hesitate I'm not sure if you can relate I'm still tethered to our past... It comes out of nowhere Something sets me off I wonder if you still care about me the way That I care about you... You know I heard through the vine That you're doing fine But I've hit a wall A wall I can't break through... There was a time... That I saw something in you... But your memory... It blocked out the truth... And at the time I couldn't see Exactly what had been done to me You watched me scream, You watched me bleed, Well Fuck Off!, Now you can watch me leave!
It happens to me from time to time Sleep interrupted, but I don't mind Spending Sunday in a sleepy New York City The streets are empty and no birds sing A world wrapped in twilight that skyscrapers bring On Sunday in a sleepy New York City Now don't get me wrong, I like to stay out late And have some drinks, trying to tempt fate But I find myself every once in a while Cruising empty streets and I gotta smile On Sunday in a sleepy New York City Just try it yourself and you will see Exactly what's gotten in to me On Sunday in a sleepy New York City When the cabs are few and street parking's free With only dog walkers for company On Sunday in a sleepy New York City I know on Sunday we like to sleep in Stone faced and hung over from Saturday's sins But try it yourself and you will see There ain't no place that you'd rather be On Sunday in a sleepy New York City A trip the city can be a chore When it's congested and crowded With traffic galore! But Sunday's got no worries! It's got no cares! It's a playground of concrete and unpolluted air! On Sunday in a Sleepy New York City
Outro 00:50
My baby sat me down, she's got somethin to say and I ain't got nothin but time to listen I'm not doin much but hanging round her anyway Then I started thinkin how the sun's out side and I'm just sittin here waitin for her to decide what will she do now? will she go or will she stay? You know, you know, you know my girl told me She's done with me You know, you know, you know my girl told me She's gonna leave Well she been talkin now for hours, maybe 3 or 5 Pour myself a glass of vodka so that I can survive And the sun is going down out side Well that cross on her chest is looking mighty nice Reminds me of a man who made himself a sacrifice That's when I realize This woman just ain't mine.


The debut full length release from NY Ska Powerhouse, The Pandemics! Arriving to rave reviews from some of the most genre relevant blogs/news sites and ravenous fans a like, Brain On Tap is a "stroll through some 60-odd years of ska music, containing well-approached songs for each period (and then some)." (Connor Maoil, www.dyingscene.com). 14 tracks of unabashed fun that will be sure to wear holes in the soles of even the most well padded dancing shoes!


released July 27, 2012

Brain On Tap!


1.) Intro (0:50)
2.) Brain On Tap (3:46) - Malone / Lo Bianco
3.) Chelsea (2:45) - Kennedy
4.) Movin (3:20) - Kennedy
5.) One Night Stand (3:33) - Malone
6.) Skaramanga (3:25) - Malone/The Pandemics
7.) Rhumba De Los Muertos (3:45) - Kennedy
8.) Hey You! (2:59) - Malone / Lo Bianco
9.) 15 Days (3:07) - Kennedy
10.) Living In Your Shadow (5:04) - Malone / The Pandemics
11.) Separate Parts (4:13) - Malone / ThePandemics
12.) Sleepy Sunday (New York City) (4:05) - Malone / The Pandemics
13.) Outro (0:50)
14.) HeMan Woman Hater's Club (4:10) - Kennedy / Steiner / Chestnut / Schultz

Lyrics on tracks 2, 5, 8, 10 & 12 by Chris Malone
Lyrics on track 4 by Greg Steiner
Lyrics on track 3 by Brian Kennedy
Lyrics on Track 9 by Chris Malone & Greg Steiner
Lyrics on Track 14 by Greg Steiner & Chris Schultz

The Pandemics Are:

Chris Malone - Trombone, Vocals
Greg Steiner - Bass, Vocals
Brian Kennedy - Guitar
CJ Dunaieff - Drums
Chris Chatterton - Trumpet
Chris Mandato - Trumpet
Paul Chestnut - Tenor Sax, Alto Sax
James Fulfaro - Baritone Sax

Additional Instrumentation / Guest Musicians:

Krystle Davis Williams: Vocals on track 7
Chris Schultz: Vocals on track 14
Eddie Torres: Auxiliary Percussion on tracks 5, 6 7, 11, 12 and 14
Jared Kaplan: Keyboards on tracks 4, 6, 8 and 12
Brian Kennedy: Keyboards on tracks 2, 3, 6, 12 and 14
CJ Dunaieff: Marimba on track 11

Lyrics available at www.ThePandemics.net
Tracked and Mixed by Jesse Litwa at Cellar Door Studios (Amityville, NY, USA)

Mastered by Mitch Rackin of Seaside Lounge Recording Studios (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Interludes Written and Engineered by Greg Steiner at Wiseman Studios (New Rochelle, NY, USA)

Pandemics Management: Player 2 Entertainment
Contact: Admin@ThePandemics.net // Booking@ThePandemics.net

Produced by Greg Steiner, Chris Malone, Brian Kennedy & Jesse Litwa

All songs Arranged by Brian Kennedy

Special Thanks to our families and close friends (you know who you are), Barbara Kennedy, Ed Kennedy, Frank Malabe, Katelyn Stoehr, Randy and Randi Dunaieff, Barbara Steiner, Tim Malone, Leigha Taylor, Ariana O'Neill, Jason Schorr, Amanda Accardi, Chris Schultz, The Nigerian Prince who left me $7.82 Million Dollars (Still waiting on that Haziz!!!), Krystle Davis- Williams, Eddie Torres, Jared Kaplan, Deidre Flood, Jesse Litwa, Mitch Rackin, Cole Vaccaro, Michael Anderston, Boston, Traves Myers, Lauren West, Andy Porta, Gosha (ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA!), Nell Mellon, Steve Pang, Surge and the Turntable.FM Crew, Nerds and Geeks everywhere, Eli Whitney and the Sound Machine, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, The Jukebox Romantics, Two Fisted Law, Uzuhi, American Pinup, Mustard Plug, Hub City Stompers, Flatfoot 56, Spider Nick and the Maddogs, Bigger Thomas, The Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Charlie Mertens, Wendigo Productions NY, Otto's Shrunken Head, The Bronx Underground, All those bands we played with that one time and it was totally awesome, All those bands who inspired us, The promoters who continue to take a chance on us, Everyone who comes to our shows, brings their friends and buys our stuff. We couldn't do it without you!

Find The Pandemics on the web!: www.ThePandemics.net

Album Artwork and Design by: Boston

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