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This Is Rock and Roll (2010)

by FLAtRich-Rich La Bonté

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Nothing Is Left Here Words and Music by Rich La Bonte Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonte (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Wake up this mornin' and somethin' is missin' Birds aren't singin' and the air is stale Future is filled with lack of ambition Skies are gray and my eyes are pale. Chorus: Nothin' is left here, world ain't right Everything broken, in the night Nothin' is workin', something went wrong Nothin' is left here, everything's gone. Pull on my jeans, reconnoiter the outside Streets are empty, all the trees are bare Car won't start, my cellphone is fried Don't see no people, anywhere. No cats or squirrels or dogs to chase them No blades of grass or jetplane contrails No flags unfurled and no policemen No radio or siren wails. I can't explain what's happening here My world has just crumbled away overnight And I can't talk to you about it, baby Because you ain't here either. Solo Sidewalk fades out, right before my eyes The street is deserted, quiet as a tomb City is vanished from the horizon The sun is hidin' behind the moon. Mountains are flattened, wind refuse to blow Bridges are fallen, rivers dried away Nothin' ahead, got no place left to go Losin' hope I'll see another another day Chorus
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Just Like Music In The Heart Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. You know we said we'd never part Before we finally closed that door It's just like music in the heart That plays for ever, evermore. We met a long, long time ago The world was different than today Our expectations weren't so low No wind could blow our dreams away. We took a chance and grabbed the ring Our spinning futures all a whirl Where are the songs we used to sing? Whatever happened to that girl? You know we said we'd never part Before we finally closed that door It's just like music in the heart That plays for ever, evermore.
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I Can't Do That Words and Music by Rich La Bonte Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonte (BMI). All Rights Reserved. I saw you ridin' down the street in your fine car you really Blew my mind away I waved you smiled it was a near collision I made a quick u-turn to follow you but cops were on my tail they asked me What's your hurry? Put my foot down, wrong decision. I kept on lookin and I found you with your girlfriends in the Shopping mall I said hello you smiled again my heart went thumpin. I asked you out you were shy I persisted girlfriends wide-eyed you resisted What's your hurry? Disappointment, girl you're somethin. Chorus You always say-in I can't do that You always waitin 'Til tomorrow Please don't postpone it I can't do that I can't wait another day You know you're drivin me insane. Break I showed up at your house and knocked on your door Your mama come out and says What are you standin there for I said I'm just lookin for that Sweet thing inside She said Hey, brother You better Run and hide. You always say-in I can't do that You always waitin 'Til tomorrow Please don't postpone it I can't do that I can't wait another day You know you're drivin me insane. I sneaked around the house threw rocks at your wall Your window shade went up I started to call (Hey, baby!) Your daddy's gun came out And he's shootin at me! I'm tryin to tell you girl That's not the way it's supposed to be. I took you walkin in the park one sunny day the birds were chirpin Everywhere the sky was blue you smiled and then you changed your mind and Ran away the clouds were dark the dogs were barkin crows were callin me hey What's your hurry? Disillusioned, what's your problem? I watched you dancin' in the front row at the rock show boys were playin You were swingin to the beat you smiled my feet aren't so Accomplished I tried to keep up you had eyes only for the singer I thought finally What's my hurry? I give up girl, what's your story? You always say-in I can't do that You always waitin 'Til tomorrow Please don't postpone it I can't do that I can't wait another day You know you're drivin me insane.
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It's Bringin' Me Down Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. My lady talkin' about gettin' satisfaction From buyin' everything she say that she need My creditors are threatenin' me with legal action. It's bringin' me down. The doctor askin' me for high renumeration For givin' me a clean bill of health Hardly livin' on my cat food ration. It's bringin' me down. (Break) Police accuse me of a standin' violation For parkin' on the wrong side of the road No insurance so they took me to the station. It's bringin' me down. The judge returned me to the penal institution Make license plates and become a better man It's all a part of a social revolution. But it's bringin' me down.
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This Is Rock 'n' Roll Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Everybody talkin' bout a New way of dancin' Better choose your partner Get some new romance in This is rock 'n' roll This is rock 'n' roll Teddy and Betty do the Swim and the Stroll But Patric and Pricilla Know that's way too cold This is rock 'n' roll This is rock 'n' roll Come on everybody Have ya heard the news? Toss that phone Put on your dancin' shoes This is rock 'n' roll This is rock 'n' roll
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Insects 01:52
Insects Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. What's that tapping on the window What's that sneaking down the hall What's that crawling on my ceiling Just above my head and just about to fall. What's that slithering in the bathtub What's that grinning in the mirror What's that walking on my toothbrush Making little footprints, buzzing in my ear. Insects, insects, insects, insects Insects, insects, buggin' me. Insects, insects, insects, insects Insects, insects, buggin' me. Insects, insects, insects, insects Insects, insects, buggin' me. Why they're here, I don't know But these bugs gotta go! Won't someone explain to me How these creatures came to be Little eyes and wings and legs Now they're laying little eggs. I like Boris, he's OK Til he brings his friends to play Need exterminator man Things are getting out of hand.
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Miss Penny 01:00
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Guess You're Outta Luck Carlotta Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2009 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. She can't ever have a friend or lover Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Can't expose emotions under cover Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta She's evil Might kill you She's evil To the end. Has her way with you for information Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Works her wiles without infatuation Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta She's ruthless Don't trust her She's ruthless To the end. It was just a dull assignment Ascertain the next consignment She seduced a lowly soldier And reported what he told her. Suddenly she could not fight it Feeling that the boy ignited Carelessly her heart defected In the end they were detected. Banished to Marseilles for restitution Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Smiling on her day of execution Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta Guess you're outta luck, Carlotta She's evil Might kill you She's evil To the end.
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Nineteen Seventy Nine Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. My baby called me on the telephone Said let's go dancin' when the moon is high Put on your spandex and your shoulderpads A little glitter and we'll really fly. I said no She said yes She said you'd better move out on the floor I said no She said yes We gonna dance til our feet get sore I said I'm way too old for this stuff She said you dance or I'm gonna get rough I said no She said yes You better party like it's nineteen seventy nine. We took a taxi to the local dive Paid twenty dollars just to get inside The band on stage was loopin' synthesiser noise Nobody dancin' cause it sounded so jive. (Break) I said I'm way too old for this stuff She said you dance or I'm gonna get rough I said no She said yes You better party like it's nineteen seventy nine. We found a club with a DJ man My baby asked him for The Jackson Five She want KC and The Sunshine Band Boney M, Sister Sledge and Bee Gee's Stayin' Alive. I said no She said yes She said you'd better move out on the floor I said no She said yes We gonna dance til our feet get sore I said I'm way too old for this stuff She said you dance or I'm gonna get rough I said no She said yes You better party like it's nineteen seventy nine. (Break)
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Life After Living Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Rivers of darkness flood the underworld Betrayal and dispair Eons of ashes suffocate the night And death is everywhere Life after living is love Love after living is life Buried alive three thousand years ago Forbidden love his sin And yet he stirs beneath the desert sand His ghostly cries within Life after living is love Love after living is life Rises his evil spirit to avenge But now his love is lost Cursed are all who meet his hollow stare Obsessed at any cost Life after living is love Love after living is life
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Come The Daybreak Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Fade the starshine The nightside Turn away High the moon Drifting Lost And so far away Come the daybreak Her face is Everywhere Sing the birdsongs With meaning That she will never hear High the clouds Drifting Far So far away Come the daybreak Her face is Everywhere [Break] High the clouds Drifting Far So far away Come the daybreak Her face is Everywhere Her face is Everywhere Her face is Everywhere
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Why Do Men Wear Ties? Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Little strips of cloth Hanging in a row. Knotted at the top Or a boring bow. Why do men wear ties? Ties! Why do men wear ties? Ties! Stiffened collar buttoned Tie and tails affair. Formal attire only Sorry tie required. Why do men wear ties? Ties! Why do men wear ties? Ties! Dull or polka dotted Thin or wide or droop. Clip-on double Windsor Stained with chicken soup. Why do men wear ties? Ties! Why do men wear ties? Ties! Flacid silk and cotton Flapping in the breeze. Strangulate the fellow Whether knit or tweed. Why do men wear ties? Ties! Why do men wear ties? Ties!
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Robin 02:24
Robin Words and Music by Rich La Bonte Copyright 2010 Rich La Bonte (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Robin There was nothing I could ever do or say Robin I saw you You haunt me And it always takes my breath away Robin Your spirit Decending through The mysteries of the mind Robin I'm keeping This melody for you I'm watching As you fly
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Miss LA 02:30
Miss LA Words and Music by Rich La Bonté Copyright © 2009 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved. Sun and fun in California That's where I should be I miss L.A. God, I miss L.A. All the boys and girls are runnin' Down the boulevards of fame Brazen ghosts beg for a dollar Cuppa dreams to end their pain Outside the Chinese theater Elvis mimes and Miley clone Hookers line the House of Pancake Got their agents on the phone Chorus I miss L.A. God, I miss L.A. Cock roaches and the crows are circlin' Roadkill sleepin' on your star Death hands you preview tickets From the window of his big black car Palms swinging in the Santa Ana Buildings quakin' in a Big One soon Tinsel town is a tired illusion End of days in a dirty room Girls and cars in California That's the place for me Sun and fun in California Where I'd rather be
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John Ford 02:03
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Remastered 2016. The 2010 release of this album is no longer available in CD format on Amazon.

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released January 12, 2010

Music, lyrics, vocals, real, synth instruments and editing by Rich La Bonté (BMI).

Produced by Rich La Bonté.
Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté.
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Rich La Bonté (1946) - American musician. 9 Bandcamp LPs. Released the seminal electronic Mayan Canals LP and co-wrote Kim Fowley's Son of Frankenstein (1980s). Lead singer of the upstate New York band the huns (1965-66). Played bass and sang in the original NY and LA casts of Godspell (1971-4). Mozart in "Mozart In Love" (Dir: Mark Rappaport 1975). More info - free MP3s & stuff on his website! ... more

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