Eight Days Across America

by Grapefruit Sound Lab, Amuka, Gina Volpe

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(Sarah) Don't you know through history I'm the girl that goes first, So I'll make this quick, for my sisters' next and they need to have their stories heard. But no one knows how thirsty you are trying to sell, So start calling in sick, get your cracked screen fixed, lest you trip on your selfie stick. Cause I know the type we're looking for, I know them very well. Just look for Ladies-Quotes-A-Lot, then leave them by themselves. Cause the time has come to put it down and pick it up again: Let's start calling in sick, get our cracked screens fixed, gonna take right left to it ever so quick! (Bobby) Desperdicias tu juicio con extravagancias, Pero todo es resultado de las circunstancias. Si te quejas de tu imagen demasiado, Es ridiculo creer que todo está garantizado. Realeza, grandeza por una eternidad. Pobreza, tristeza por la celebridad. Piensa, actúa, enfrenta la realidad: ¿Qué te hará cantar una canción sobre la libertad? (Amuka) Send your selfies to the landlord, that's the way you make him score. Isn't anything worth fighting for, or are you just another whore? Sit there every day taking pictures of your junk, But what you got to say about the minimum wage? Better earn that buck, better take it to the landlord. Now it's time to check this party acting like a stuck up sorry Spent though your secure deposit and the landlord's there to fix your faucet. Life goes by in someone's room your paycheck only knows? Let's take it to the landlord one last time cause you don't need the internet to know which way the wind blows. Freedom: sweet, sweet freedom. It's a song about freedom: Sweet, sweet freedom. Don't send it all asunder, it's the only thing left for you. It's what you gotta think about before they take it from you. Freedom: sweet, sweet freedom. (fin) (You waste your time with silly luxuries, But it is only a matter of how you came to be Consumed by your own brand identity, Convinced that everything in life is free. Glory and greatness for an eternity, Poverty and misery exchanged for celebrity. Think, act, it's time to face reality: What will it take to sing the song of liberty?)
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Before the bombs go off Maybe one more time And I only hope to make you mine Before the sun goes down And with the break of dawn If I could show who I've become And I'd even ask Whitney Just to sing it for you But I don't got a million dollars to pay And you and I both know How good it would be But oh, how she passed away... Before the nights grow longer I just wanted to say That when we were much younger We could have known each other yesterday. Before we hitch that ride I just wanted to say Let's spend this time together Maybe I'll remember your name. Before this song comes on Maybe one more time And I only hope to make you mine Before the sun goes down And with the break of dawn If I could show you who I've become And I'd even ask Frankie Just to play it for you But I thought I had forever and a day And you and I both know How good it could be, But oh, how he passed away... When the moon grows new Among the midnight sky And when the stars shine through I'm gonna keep my head held high Until a new day comes Maybe one more time And I only hope to make you mine Until the sun goes down And with the break of dawn I wanna show who I've become And I'd even ask Whitney Just to sing it for you But I don't got a million dollars to pay And you and I both know How good it would be But oh, how she passed away... Before the sun goes down Before the break of dawn...
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Thank you Lord for giving me another day! Intro C'mon y'all I got something to talk about here. You with me? Now check it out y'all And it goes like this: I Gonna take it nice and slow and don't get carried away with it. What is it about that makes you always want to stay with it? Like busting out of jail and you're back wholesale, can't hide from it. You think you're two steps ahead but you could end up dead don't fall for it. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. I'll tell you one more time cause I fell for it. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. It'll mess with your mind, almost does it every time. Don't fall for it, don't mess with it. It'll mess with your mind, almost does it every time. But don't fall for it, don't play with it. If I tell you one more time, cause I fell for it. Chorus And now I'm a little bit older now, A little bit bolder now. A little bit leaner, Little bit meaner, Little bit wiser now. Another day going down, A better way comes around Now that you found love is what it's all about. II Don't make the same mistakes that I've been making, what I'm saying: don't fall for it. Had this feeling all the time in the back of my mind and I fell for it. You only come up to my knee and I'm six-foot-three but I fell for it. Superstition read like Stevie Wonder said: don't play with it. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. I'll tell you one more time, cause I fell for it. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. It'll mess with your mind, almost does it every time. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. If I tell you one more time, cause I fell for it. Chorus And now I'm a little bit older now A little bit bolder now A little bit leaner Little bit meaner Little bit wiser now Another day going down A better way comes around Now that you found love is what it's all about. III “If you're coming for me, then you're gonna be meeting with my fist. You better check yourself before you wreck yourself and that's it.” And I know that's what you're really wishing for me to say, But this time around you sad-faced clown? I don't give a shit. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. I'll tell you one more time cause I fell for it. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. It'll mess with your mind, almost does it every time. Don't fall for it, don't play with it. If I tell you one more time, cause I fell for it. No more con man flim flam, I'm taking matters in my hand Now it's finally time to understand Chorus And now I'm a little bit older now, A little bit bolder now. A little bit leaner, Little bit meaner, Little bit wiser now. Another day going down, A better way comes around Now that you found love is what it's all about. Thank you Lord for giving me another day!
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Ave Maria 05:09
우박 메리, 은혜가 가득! 주님은 당신과 함께 계십니다. 당신은 여자 중에 복 되시 며, 자궁의 열매 인 예수님을 축복합니다. 성모 마리아, 하느님의 어머니, 우리 죄인들을 위해기도하십시오. 그리고 우리가 죽은 시간에. 아멘 Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum. Benedícta tú in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus. Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc, Et in hóra mórtis nóstrae. Ámen. Hail Mary, full of grace: The Lord is with thee! Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, And at the hour of our death. Amen.
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The flavors of tears, Something 'bout the flavors of tears. The flavors of tears, There's a natural flavor that lingers through all of our tears. It's just the flavors of tears, The flavors of, Something 'bout the flavors of, What the Angels try'n to tell you with tears. Tears of sorrow, tears of ecstasy. Tears of sorrow that only a mother could know. Tears of laughter, laughter in the acid rain, Something 'bout the tears of laughter It's what we need more of these days. Tears in the morning, mourning for a happier day. Tears in the sunshine, for tomorrow is a brighter day. The flavors of tears, Something 'bout the flavors of tears. The flavors of tears, Something 'bout the flavors of, What the Angels try'n to tell you with tears. Tears of joy! Don't forget those tears of joy! They're the flavor of joy 'cause I never have to see your face again. The flavors of tears: Tears are often misunderstood. The flavors of tears; When the Angels appear is when these Tears they've never tasted so good.
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Love Cards 04:37
One, the Magician who the Fool comes upon Shows him all his secrets while the Priestess looks on Two, all her wisdom for the Fool to possess Three, then Empress gives him love as her test Four and five, for His kingdom he will never forsake Six steps in and the lovers we'll make Now he starts to walk among the ladies and lords When he opens up his eyes he's got twenty-one love cards Twenty-one love cards lay it all out With Pixie in her habit, never was there a doubt She sighs simply with the signs all around She got twenty-one love cards to feed a nervous breakdown Twenty-one love cards are laid out before Her whole life ahead of her with something in store It's as if these words have never been brokered When the men in charge are dealing twenty-one jokers. Driving that train like a chariot With the strength for the man to reach the holy land You've been spinning that wheel only ten more times When justice hands it to the hanged man Twenty-one love cards lay it all out With Pixie in her habit never was there a doubt She sighs simply with the signs all around She got twenty-one love cards to feed a nervous breakdown Twenty-one love cards laid out before Her whole life ahead of her with something in store It's as if these words have never been brokered When the men in charge are dealing twenty-one jokers. Thirteen pips on a dead man's chest And know you'll never ever doubt yourself again Rise right up and face it down and look right past that crumbling tower Twenty-one love cards say it again With Pixie in her habit never reading in vain She sighs simply with the signs all around She got twenty-one love cards to feed a nervous breakdown Rise right up above the Moon and follow the guiding star Rise right up with the sun and the angels will show you the world will never be far. Rise right up. Twenty-one love cards one more time With the world taken over by organized crime We sigh simply with the signs all around We got twenty-one love cards to feed our nervous breakdown Twenty-one love cards laid out before With our whole lives for living and they're coming for more It's as if these words have never been brokered When the men in charge got twenty-one jokers. Rise right up.
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Dum Dum Gun 04:13
Gather 'round every one, Put down that dumb, dumb gun. It's something we all should know Is how this story goes: Boom boom bang and the bullet goes bang Should be playin' but you're waving it, it's always the same Like a big bad bum, are you ever having fun? Watch your quakin' when you're shakin' up a dumb dumb gun Boom boom bang another bullet goes bang When you hear the sound it's makin' everyone is busy shakin' It's a black powder boom in a flower child's room But they're in it for the ratings and the revenue. Through all of their thoughts and prayers Are thousands more Wall Street shares Sold by those billionaires From their artificial boardroom chairs. Boom boom bang and the bullet goes bang Should be playin' but you're wavin' it, it's always the same Like a big bad bum, are you ever having fun? Watch your quakin' when you're shakin' up a dumb dumb gun Boom boom bang another bullet one more From a small bore ricochet it's bouncin' round the store And a boom boom bam bite the bullet old man When right, wrong really don't matter no more Boom boom bang and the bullet goes bang Should be playin' but you're waving it, it's always the same Like a big bad bum, are you ever having fun? Watch your quakin' when you're shakin' up a dumb, dumb gun Boom boom bang another bullet goes bang When you hear the sound it's makin' everyone is busy shakin' When they're in it for the ratings and the revenue. It's a black powder boom in a flower child's room When the battle is lost or won Oh will we come undone? A message for everyone: Put down that multi-megaton gun! Boom boom bang and the bullet goes bang Should be playin' but you're waving it, it's always the same Like a big bad bum, are you ever having fun? Watch your quakin' when you're shakin' up a dumb, dumb gun Boom boom bang another bullet goes bang From a hollow-headed barrel full of swagger and slang It's with a bam boom bell bite the bullet old gal It's time we faced this little silver bullet song so well

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Robert Cotnoir of Grapefruit Sound Lab teams up with the #1 Billboard recording artist Amuka, the incomparable Sarah Naughton and NYC's battle-tested punk rocker Gina Volpe of "Lunachicks" fame for a collection of new songs for the times. "Eight Days Across America" is an album for playing through both before and after a night out, and is at once an album for staying home with friends during troubled times. Including the Billboard chart-topping single "Don't Fall For It" and the hauntingly poignant "Dum Dum Gun", this work presents a rich and diverse style and sound that does not disappoint.

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released September 11, 2020

Tomoko Akaboshi – violin
Amuka – vocals
Layonne Holmes – vocals
Fung Chern Hwei – violin
Ron Lawrence – viola
Tristan Marzeski – percussion
Sarah Naughton – vocals
Andrew Synowiec – electric guitar
Tomas Ulrich – violoncello
Gina Volpe – vocals, electric guitar

Mixed by Mike Degen at Stimulant Sound, NYC
Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, London

Produced by Robert Cotnoir

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