Kings of the Soul Punk Swing

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Steve Moramarco (former leader of Hill of Beans, whose indie-radio hit “Satan, Lend Me a Dollar” was featured on Showtime’s “Weeds”) ditches the acoustic guitar for a ten-piece band, complete with horn section and sexy back-up singers. The band combines the passion of Soul, the intensity of Punk, and the melody of Swing to create their own Genre.

The ALS have toured and played with such heavyweights as Beck, Weezer, Presidents of the USA, Cake, Neil Hamburger, Tenacious D, and have been featured on taste-making radio stations such as KXLU and WFMU.
CD features keyboards and horn arrangements by Steve Gregoropolis of Lavender Diamond.

“Absolutely INFECTIOUS music,” Babysue.com.

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released June 1, 2007

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Track Name: Kick the Can
KICK THE CAN

Intro - riff

-- riff--
Well everybody’s playing this crazy game
A C A
It’s called kick the can
-- riff --
They’re doing it in LA they’re doing it in Spain
D F D
It’s called kick the can
B
Come on sir and ma’am
(no chord)
This game is called kick the can!
E
Kick it!


Verse 2 /

Bridge
D A
It’s kind of like hide and seek but you can peek
D A
You don’t need to have no plan all you’ve got to do is kick the can
(repeat)

keyboard solo over verse
Back to intro riff

Verse 3
Track Name: Terrifying World
Terrifying World

Intro – bass riff, guitar tones

Chorus
A G A
It’s a terrifying world in which we live in
A G F# G A
Bad things happen ev-e-ry day
A G A G
Let me hold you in my arms, let me sing you this song
E G E G A
Every thing is going to be ok-ay


Verse
A G A F# G A
I I I don’t want to die
A G A Ab G Fm
I just want to get high

(repeat)

G A
And fly away

Chorus / Verse 2 / guitar solo over chorus / Verse 3

Coda
A Bm E F# A A
Fear death, don’t fear life
Track Name: Waiting for Something to Happen
Well life is just a game, a game every single one of us must play
And you've got to roll the dice, every single day
Well you can go forward and you can go back
But just don't stand still wating for something to happen!

Running running running running running every single day
But the faster that your run, you cannot run away
Well you can run forward and you can run back
But just don't stand still waiting for something to happen!

Pin codes bar codes dues and taxes
Email your cell phone all your faxes
Letters and numbers symbols and signals
Lots of copies but no originals
Fall down a chute, climb up a ladder
Try your best, nothing seems to matter
Resumes, curriculum vitaes, applications and references
It's up to you to choose all your preferences

Well you can go forward and you can go back
But just don't stand still waiting for something to happen
Track Name: You Can't Polish a Turd
Well, I grew up in a part of town
Where mediocrity was a four-letter word
The folks all knew it was true
The line between good and bad was not blurred
My momma said “son, if there’s one
Thing that I said that you heard
It’s that ‘you can’t polish a turd'”

"Word!"

Now I’m grown and I’m on my own
I’m living the way my mama always preferred
“You’ve got to call ‘em as you see ‘em,
Flush ‘em if they’re BM,” that’s what my papa
Always murmured
He said “There’s no doubt,
You can scream and shout but
Modern science has concurred
That you can’t polish a turd!”

"Word!"
(Break)

My mama said “son, if there’s one
Thing that I said that you heard
It’s that ‘you can’t polish a turd'”

"Word!"

You can’t polish, you’ve got to abolish
I know this sounds absurd
You can’t polish a turd
Track Name: The Silverlake Stomp
Silverlake Stomp!
Track Name: Family and Friends
I’ve got my family and friends
Family and friends
Family and friends and you

I don’t know what I would do
Without my family and friends and you

I’ve got my mom and dad who I love so bad
My brothers and my sisters too
I’ve got my dog, my cat and the local laundrymat
And of course there is you

If you put them all together, it may not be a lot
But they’re all I need and they’re all I got

I’ve got my family and friends
Family and friends
Family and friends and you
I don’t know what I would do
Without my family and friends and you

I’ve got Sam and Gil and Chip and Bill
Larry, Mary and Terry
I’ve got Ward and Will and Jack and Jill
Gary, Kerry, Rosemary
And you…
Track Name: I Don't Need a Bag!
When I go out to the supermarket
Every time I go there, well what do I get?
Whatever I buy, no matter how small
They're trying to give me something I don't need at all

I don't need a bag!

If you ask me, well I think it's dumb
To give someone a sack of plastic for gum
And a bag of chips, it's plain to see
Come's in a motherlovin' bag already!

You don't need a bag for a bag!

I don't need a bag if you please
I'm doing my part to save the trees
I don't need a bag baby can't you see
I'm doing my thing for the ecology, economy, biology

Well the supermarket clerk takes what I got
Sticks it in a bag like a funky robot
You think as a customer I'd have some kind of choice
But I've got to scream at the top of my voice:

I DON'T NEED A BAG!

The United States is coming to a stand still
There's no room in the funky land fill
The next time you're in a convenience store
Please think twice before

You ask for a bag. You don't need a bag!

I don't need a bag if you please
I'm doing my part against industrial disease
I don't need a bag baby can't you see
I'm doing my thing for the ecology, economy, biology
Track Name: Dulce de Leche
Dulce de leche, cremoso juguete.
Que gusto tocarte.
Sabroso besote. Ay, que pasote.
Saltamos al postre.

Dulce de leche, fruta sorbete.
Goloso es verte. Vanilla Sorpresa, canela con fresa.
Pongamos la mesa.

Dulce de leche, fruta y ponche.
Siempre enganche.
Caliente helado, bien abrigado.
Calor enchufado.
Track Name: Short Drive to Crazy
(She said:)The day that I first met you, I remember it well. It was a sunny day. It was oh, so gay. But soon that sunny day, well, it turned to gray, and I turned blue... from you!

(He said:) Well it's a short drive to crazy, when I'm behind the wheel. 'Cause you're stupid, dumb and lazy and you lost all your sex appeal. Well you ruined my life, but that's all right, 'cause I ruined yours too.

(He said:) I don't know what I was thinkin' when we went and got hitched; it happened oh, so quick. You were oh, so slick. Well you walked down the aisle with your great big smile, but then you switched into a bitch!

(She said:) Well it's a short drive to Crazy, when I'm behind the wheel. 'Cause you're stupid, dumb and lazy and you lost all your sex appeal. Well you ruined my life, but that's all right, 'cause I ruined yours too.

(We said:) Hang on, honey, 'cause we're almost there. I can see it in my sights. A little trip to Crazy is what I need to make me feel all right.

Thirty years later and you're still the same, and you haven't changed. You are oh, so lame! But I'm lame too, it's a shame it's true, but I love you!
Track Name: Water Under the Bridge
It was a long time ago
The last time I spoke to you
I can’t remember what we said, but we were through

Now a day doesn’t go by
I don’t think about us
If I could just tell you from the other side of the ridge
It’s just water under the bridge

It’s just water under the bridge
My friend
What happened won’t happen again
Water under the bridge my friend
No beginning and no end

It was even longer ago
When I first laid eyes upon you
I’m so much older, you’re older too
What were we thinking then

Life goes by too fast
To burn all your bridges to the past
Ours is still standing across the ridge
And there’s water under the bridge

It’s just water under the bridge
My sweet
One day again we will meet
Water under the bridge my sweet
Bubbles under our feet

Going and going and always flowing
Flowing and flowing and always growing
Growing and growing and always going...
Track Name: Thank You, Goodnight
Thank you, goodnight
We hope you sleep tight

We had a few laughs, sang a few songs
Drank a few beers and now it's "so long"

Thank you, goodnight
We hope you sleep tight
We'll see you again because
It Never Ends...
...but until then

Thank you, goodnight!