Tabacco & DiMauro Presents Brian Rivera : Tragedy@ Hand

by John Tabacco

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ND’S OVER INDULGENCE THEORY JT : It’s a dirigible. ND : Steak and lobster. $7.95. JT : Sounds good. ND : It’s at Stardust, ya wanna just go there? JT : I like it. Yeah. Let’s go there. I’m just, I’m just hungry for it. I’m gonna over indulge. What the hell? How often am I gonna do this? I could be starving next week, which I am. ND : You’re gonna do it ... you’re gonna do it continuously for the rest of your life. You’re gonna over indulge. All the time JT : I don’t know.. ND : ...and never stop... JT : Ya think so? ND : You’ll go on and on and on. In some fashion they’ll be some substance because you feel there’s such an empty hole in your life. For the fact that the only thing you do is tunes and you don't have any - anything else in your life... There’s such a huge hole in your life because of your humanity, that you are forced to fill it with chocolate ice cream and lobster. ‘Cause you just feel so alone in the world. JT : Alright. Well that sums up a lot. ND : Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... JT : He has a point there. ND : (coughs) And that’s why you’ll always pick one thing or the other to over indulge in. You’ll pick the next thing. You’ll go well, this time it’s stake and lobster. I will over indulge JT : Alright. ND : ...like crazy. JT : Ok. ND : He goes alright, alright. Ok. Enough. How much can I take?
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HE’S FROM JUPITER MOON No NO! HE DOESN'T WATCH TV SMOKE, DRINK, OR SIT IN A BAR HE'S NOT MUCH FOR PARTIES HE'S FROM JUPITER MOON He’s from Jupiter Moon HE WON'T EAT ANYTHING WITH MAYONNAISE ON IT THERE'S ONLY 2 FILMS HE'S EVER REALLY LIKED HE'S HAD THE SAME HAIR SINCE HE WAS FOUR HE'S FROM JUPITER MOON He’s from Jupiter Moon Ohh Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh HE'S FROM JUPITER MOON he's from jupiter moon Ohh Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh FROM JUPITER MOON he's from JUPE^. HE WORKS TILL SIX AM IN THE MORNING ON TUNES HE WILL NEVER LET YOU HEAR SPENDS HIS BED TIME FLOATING IN THE ASTRAL PLANE HE'S FROM JUPITER MOON – He’s from Jupiter Moon... Ohh! HE'S GOT A SISTER FROM A NEIGHBORING PLANET TOGETHER THEY CAN'T SIT STILL AT A HOCKEY GAME AHH, HE'D JUST LOVE TO THROW A WHOLE RACK OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AT A RELIGIOUS STATUE HE'S FROM JUPITER MOON - He’s from Jupiter Moon - Chorus - HE'S ALWAYS SCROUNGING FOR MONEY REFUSES TO GET A JOB (9 TO 5) HE'LL DRAW YOU A NERVOUS DEAD BUNNY TAKES NITROUS AND GET YOU TO DRIVE ! NO! OH! HE WON'T HANG OUT FOR MORE THAN A FEW HOURS HE FINDS CERTAIN MECHANICAL MOVEMENTS RATHER OBJECTIONABLE HE'S HAD ENOUGH OF HIS FRIENDS AND HE KNOWS IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO MAKE AN INCREDIBLE CHANGE HE'S FROM JUPITER MOON He’s from Jupiter Moon - Chorus - HE’S FROM JUPITER JUPITER JUPITER JUPITER JUPITER...
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BABY’S CHIEF DISTRACTION Baby's chief distraction Comes when anyone calls out her name She's the local girl attraction And she's anything -- but more of the same It's like a chemical reaction She's my little catalyst Yeah, she drives me to distraction Near the corner of confusion and bliss I guess it's just her fashion To treat me like a risk Something in her sends me crashing, Reeling, laughing what is this? Baby's chief distraction Never had a bearing on me ‘cause Baby's main attraction is she'll Never be distracted by me Not by me - No - Not by me yeah - Not by me - No Baby's chief distraction Comes from anything she sees on TV Her idea of interaction Is what ever makes -- a fool outta me She's got such self satisfaction She can be both contra and pro But she's not into covert action She says "hell no - baby let's blow!" Maybe my reaction is to her equality But that still leaves me with my passion Gasping, thrashing can't she see! (CHORUS)
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THE GIRL'S ON FIRE They say she wants to be a real party goer She doesn't like to sit at home She sits around the parlor with her french hair blower Lickin' ketchup off of polished chrome She's got a twtichin' and her legs all furry She's floppin' on the styrofoam She keeps a cooler in her pocket loaded with her favorite beverage And the stuff inside'll make ya groan Dear God! Sad how she twists and turns but never really gets enough Who would have thought the burns would produce the proper muscle for such magical stuff? THE GIRL'S ON FIRE THE GIRL'S ON FIRE DA DA DA THE GIRL'S ON FIRE THE GIRL'S ON FIRE The girl's got no respect for food and fine religion No sense of what is wrong or right I caught her just the other day with my new rosaries in the kitchen Strappin’ turkeys down with all her might Is there nothing sacred in this world of lust and degradation? How’'s this scuzzy kind of crab cake for a friend? She always leaves the windows open even when we're on vacation Gets mascara in my perfect coffee blend Dear God! Sad how she twists and turns but never really gets enough Who would have thought the burns would produce the proper muscle for such magical stuff? THE GIRL'S ON FIRE THE GIRL'S ON FIRE DA DA DA THE GIRL'S ON FIRE THE GIRL'S ON FIRE
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TIME WILLTELL I been tryin' hard to make it But I've waited far too long Never know how far to take it I always end up on the lawn (Time will tell) Even a shadow knows his name (Time will tell) Time will take you places That you've never been before I was never one to fake it Guess temptation was too strong Ya bend your life but never break it I guess I'll ask the girls to sing this song Talkin’ about (Time will tell) Even a shadow knows his name (Time will tell) Time will take you places That you've never been before And every now and then before you've waken A voice will come and speak to you Tell you though you feel you've been forsaken Time is never good for you, Unless you know just what to do I've been tryin' hard to make it Maybe I should change my plan What's a rule if you can't break it I guess it's time to take a stand Talk about (Time will tell) Even a shadow knows his name (Time will tell) Time will take you places That you've never been before
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QUEEN ELIZABETH NEEDS DISCOVERING Queen Elizabeth needs discovering Lost her ass a long time ago Maybe she's recovering I don't know She's out in the garden watching her tv She's waiting Jesus He's on channel 3... channel 3 She thinks her own future Can we have one too? That priest on the tube set He's laughing at you Queen Elizabeth needs discovering Lost her ass a long time ago Maybe she's recovering I don't know I don't know... Politics and rhetoric Thine will be done Watch as she talks on her phone Party chairs and look, who cares? She's in control Maybe she'll die on the throne Lizzy speaks: "Unless of course you meet my demands, I shall be forced to blow you and your compatriots to kingdom come!" "Nary a soul shall survive the terrible wrath which shall ensue... Mr.bond." Queen Elizabeth needs discovering Lost her ass a long time ago maybe she's recovering I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. "Hallelujah... Hallelujah...
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PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! Bossa Nova type of music plays, occasionally interjected with big old Robert Palmer rock drums. Underneath this quaint rhythmic confectionery an old princess phone bell rings insistently. At the same time, Uncle Charlie (the late William Demherest) from the 1960's classic TV sitcom "MY 3 SONS" is in the bathroom keeping himself busy. He can't pick up the phone and neither can the late Fred MacMurray, best known as Steve Douglas, the father of the household. And so we hear... PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! COME ON WILL YA? FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! I FOUND A FORE HEAD IN THE SINK LAST WEEK. IT LOOKED A LOT LIKE MRS. PINK. SHE'S ON HER WAY TO ALCATRAZ. I SAW HER SPILLING HER GUTS AND ALL THAT JAZZ. COME ON...PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! JESUS...AH, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! (A twisted version of the theme from the popular 60s sitcom "My 3 Sons", is played here with utmost confidence by Blufire guitarist Chris Pati. (Tabacco made him do it.) CAN'T A MAN MASTURBATE IN PEACE? CAN’T A FELLOW DO SOMETHIN’ FOR HIMSELF? CAN’T A FELLA MAKE SPAGHETTI WITHOUT NOISE? AHH FOR GODS SAKE STEVE! COME ON! FOR GODS SAKE STEVE! AHH- AHH THE HELL WIT YA... DEAR LORD, MARY, AND JOSEPH WHAT'S A FELLA SUPPOSE TO DO? AH COME ON STEVE. AHH...AHH COME ON PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE. PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! NOW WILL YA DO IT? PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE, STEVE! PLEASE!!! THE RINGING'S DRIVING ME CRAZY! IT'S GONNA COME OFF THE WALL! I'M GONNA DRIVE YOU INSANE STEVE. AHH FOR GODS SAKE !... THAT'S IT. I DON'T CARE ANYMORE. HEAR WHAT I'M SAYIN? I DON'T CARE ANYMORE! I'VE HAD IT! THAT'S IT! TELL THAT SONOFABITCH CHIP TO GO TO HELL! I DON'T GIVE A DAMN IF HE CAN GET A DATE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT OR NO! AH, FOR GODS SAKE STEVE. HOW THE HELL OLD ARE YA? YA CAN'T FIND A DATE ON A SATURDAY NIGHT? WHAT ARE YA, FUNNY BOY? YEAH THAT'S IT. SOFT SPOT. AHH, THE HELL WITH YA STEVE! GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM... YA WHORE!
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CLEANING RABBITS #1 Most of the milk in the tiny cartons was used for cleaning rabbits. Then lower, lower, lower the twisted hen into a round about box about the size of a pastry maker. Erect like a boy with no chin. Consequentin' the robot like arms were suspended in contraptions of most hideous form. And the wires did entangle themselves about his nostrils in the efforts to keep him from breathing the own oxygen of the rear exit of a door marked "Electro Bug". These were symptomatic of the diseases marked - marked by radio waves. And I can't read this! What does this say?
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XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU FEELIN’ LIKE A LAME-O STEALIN UP THE PAY ROLL SLAPPIN’ THE PIG WITH THE BACK OF MY HAND... WELL IT’S XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU YEAH, IT’S XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU WELL I WAS JUST ON THE BEACH ON THE 4TH OF JULY CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I SEE WITH MY EYE WELL IT’S XMAS... COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU YEAH IT’S XMAS TV guy : “Installation. Install your oven using these twelve simple steps for countertop use. Step one” FEELIN’ LIKE A LAME-O STEALIN UP THE PAY ROLL SLAPPIN’ THE PIG WITH THE BACK OF MY HAND... WELL IT’S XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU YEAH, IT’S XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU WELL I WAS JUST ON THE BEACH ON THE 4TH OF JULY CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I SEE WITH MY EYE WELL IT’S XMAS... COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU “AW, PLAY YA GEETARR JOHNNY...” Yeah! (Unprecedented Lame-o solo plays here) Yeah, alright, alright, alright, stop, stop, stop man. JT : What? What’s the matter? ND : Nice job. Really. JT : I don’t know how to play this! You play it. ND : No. WELL IT’S XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU WELL IT’S XMAS COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU WELL I WAS JUST ON THE BEACH ON THE 4TH OF JULY CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I SEE WITH MY EYE WELL IT’S XMAS... COMIN’ DOWN ON YOU YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH! Tell me about it Santa Claw. Come get me with your big bad Choo Choo. Take me away! Take me away Santa. Put me in your big bag and drive me to heaven in a crystal colored car. Ha Ha Ha Ha! Woo whooo....
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LOVE TIME I"LL MAKE YOU MINE YOU ALWAYS TAKE FROM ME THIS TIME I'LL TAKE FROM YOU YOU THINK YOU SET ME FREE WELL I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU YOU'VE GOT SOME STUFF OF MINE I WANT IT BACK REAL SOON 'CAUSE NOW IT'S PARTY TIME DIDN'T MEAN TO BURST YOUR BALLOON BROKEN TIES WHITE POWDER LIES MIDNIGHT CRIES I CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR DISGUISE LOVE TIME I'LL MAKE YOU MINE SHOW ME HOW MUCH YOU CAN HANDLE LOVE TIME I'LL MAKE YOU MINE SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT LOVE TIME I'LL MAKE YOU MINE COME ON GIRL TIME TO SURRENDER NO. NO IT CANNOT BE DENIED SO GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME THE NIGHT IS HEATING UP IT'S TIME TO MAKE MY MOVE THERE'S NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT I'LL GET YOU IN THE GROOVE DON'T WANT TO WAIT MUCH LONGER IT'S GETTING HARD TO BREATHE MY HUNGERS GETTING STRONGER COME ON GIVE ME WHAT I NEED LOVE TIME I'LL MAKE YOU MINE SHOW ME HOW MUCH YOU CAN HANDLE LOVE TIME I'LL MAKE YOU MINE SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT LOVE TIME I'LL MAKE YOU MINE COME ON GIRL TIME TO SURRENDER NO. NO IT CANNOT BE DENIED SO GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME
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FORGET ABOUT IT I don't want to tell you How I feel about you I know you think you're crazy Stuttering and shaking There's nothing I can give you Nothing that's so simple as you tell me (I never felt like this before) I don't want from you What I know you want from me And I know you might be true But forget about me set your self free I don't want from you What I know you need from me And I know you must be true But forget about it Forget about my love Say it's just a question Salvation or redemption I don't really listen I don't have a reason Just because you say so Doesn't mean I have to give in (I've never seen this face before) I don't want from you What I know you want from me And I know you might be true But forget about me set your self free I don't want from you What I know you need from me And I know you must be true But forget about it Forget about my love
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Feel Like Love Tonight The moment I met you I knew inside my heart it was forever Tried so hard to get you To hold you in my arms and feel you close to me I need you in my life and girl you know it’s true I know deep in my soul that you want me to want you Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight When we come together all at once the passion starts to flow Giving you pleasure Watching as we both start to let go It’s worth everything to see that look in your eye Both of burning, now I can’t deny that.... Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Hiiiiiiiii... Feel like love tonight Waking up together, our hearts beat as one Can we keep this precious moment alive? Then I hear you calling out my name And I know I’m here for you again Now I know that we were meant to last forever Hiiiiiii feel like love tonight Hiiiiiii feel like love tonight etc...
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TRAGEDY AT HAND As the day light breaks me I think about a room in my head Something gray and ugly Is it all the light I've been fed? Could it be that I'm not crazy for you? Could it be that I'm not crazy for you? As the moon light wakes me I light a little fire in your bed Is the moon light hasty? Maybe it should wake you instead Could it be that I'm not crazy for you? Could it be that I'm not crazy for you? Oh whoa oh whoa... ON AND ON I FEEL MY HEART RETREAT AND FORGET ABOUT THE PAST ON AND ON I FEEL MY LIFE'S COMPLETE IT'S A TRAGEDY AT HAND As the head lights chase me Is it really true what you said? Is it really true what you said? I hope it isn't true what you said Could it be that I'm not crazy for you? Could it be that I'm not crazy for you? Oh whoa oh whoa... ON AND ON I FEEL MY HEART RETREAT AND FORGET ABOUT THE PAST ON AND ON I FEEL MY LIFE'S COMPLETE IT'S A TRAGEDY AT HAND ON AND ON I FEEL MY HEART RETREAT AND FORGET ABOUT THE PAST ON AND ON I FEEL MY LIFE'S COMPLETE IT'S A TRAGEDY AT HAND I know I'm asking far too much of you this day But I can't help but hope you'll be there any way Could it be that I have made myself some Holy Wonder? ON AND ON I FEEL MY HEART RETREAT AND FORGET ABOUT THE PAST ON AND ON I FEEL MY LIFE'S COMPLETE IT'S A TRAGEDY AT HAND ON AND ON I FEEL MY HEART RETREAT AS I GAZE INTO THE PAST ON AND ON I FEEL MY LIFE'S COMPLETE IT'S A TRAGEDY AT HAND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON ON AND ON ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON Crazy..Crazy.. I'm not crazy for you..ohh.. Crazy..Crazy.. I'm not crazy for you Could it be that I’m not crazy for you Crazy..Crazy.. It's crazy...
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WET SEPTEMBER IN THE MORNING - WHILE YOU'RE SLEEPING I'VE BEEN WATCHING - EVER WONDERIN' I'VE BEEN THINKING - HERE FOREVER WILL SHE WAKE UP? - MAYBE NEVER AND IF I ASK YOU ONCE TO LAY DOWN FOR THE NIGHT WOULD YOU TELL ME EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE ALL RIGHT WELL IN THE EVENING - WHILE YOU'RE DREAMING I AM FALLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER IN THE BACK ROOM - OF THE BASEMENT CARELESS CORNERS AND - WASTED STATEMENTS YOU'VE BEEN ASKING - TOO MANY QUESTIONS I CAN'T ANSWER - YOU DIRECTLY AND IF YOU ASK ME ONCE TO STAY HERE FOR THE NIGHT BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT NOW YOU TELL ME YOU DON'T WANNA FIGHT WELL... I AM FALLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER I AM CALLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER BABY USED TO SAY I WOULD BE OK IF I WOULD LET YA SPEAK YOUR MIND AND KEEP THE SCREAMING DOWN WELL YOU GOT YOUR WAY NO ONE HAS TO HEAR YOU SAY... A WORD...NOT HERE...NOT NOW... AND IF YOU ASK ME ONCE TO STAY HERE FOR THE NIGHT BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT NOW YOU TELL ME YOU DON'T WANNA FIGHT IN THE HALLWAY - BIGGER FOOTSTEPS SIRENS BLAZING - IN THE GARDEN I COULD HOLD OUT - HERE ALL NIGHT BUT I'VE BEEN SANCTIONED - BY A WET SEPTEMBER AND IF YOU ASK ME ONCE TO STAY HERE FOR THE NIGHT BUT I CAN'T TELL YOU EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT NOW YOU TELL ME YOU DON'T WANNA FIGHT WELL... I AM FALLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER I AM CALLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER I AM CRAWLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER I AM FALLING I AM CALLING I AM CRAWLING ON A WET SEPTEMBER
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CLEANING SOME MORE RABBITS Most of the milk in the tiny cartons was used for cleaning rabbits. But some was always kept in a little jar above the attic for the peanut boy. You know about the peanut boy? The chap who came by on Wednesdays with frog stuck to his cheeks. He was a whimpet of a luvla and most of the kids in the neighborhood settled around bongo-ing him with breasts. Now, if you'd like to try some of this write to P.O. Box Mouse Mouse Mouse One Niner Five Niner Two. And please disclose the unreleased sharpening tool in a wretched existence not unlike the crevasses of a small muffin boy. Round a bout and twisted up in a catalytic converter. See as the sponging material...
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Gonzo Eve 02:11
GONZO EVE Uncle Charlie polishes up his act and sells out: A higher form of life makes a snicker bar management Cow punk the bohunk - cycle for infringement Take more you get more - the cookie goes crumble And I can’t get enough of that awful squeeze pimple I’m tired of pickin’ the panties up for Katie Douglas And serving the rancid onions for a pizza face Chip Ernie - Ernie get yourself a good attorney ‘Cause here comes a pen with no ink in your eye lid An authentic feamle rapper voxes here: And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down... It’s over ‘cause i don’t like you! Ahh, blasty ass bastard bashed out the banjo While Steve and Dotty dance the “pandemonium tango” Every time a glass breaks - every time the earth quakes Someone’s lookin’ to punch old Uncle Charlie in the nuts! Go go gravy gettin’ lazy awful hazy Makin’ another mess will make your liver go crazy Push up the splash up - cast off no enema And tell MacMurray I don’t need his stupid show Go blow! And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down... Aww, here comes another one! And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down... It's over 'cause I don't like you! And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down... Aww, here comes another one! And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over Yeah! And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over Aw no! And after knockin’ em down it’s over - it’s over and after knockin’ em down... Well it's over 'cause I don't like you!
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ND & JT : Dizzy wuz screamin' And Coltrane was bleedin' And the gun shots were boomin' "Cause somebody started something' Alright, that's our little... That's our little ah.. Thelonium... Thelonium... Dizzy wuz screamin' And Coltrane was bleedin' And the gun shots were boomin' "Cause somebody started something' Oh oh...
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HEARTLESS WONDER Something about her gets me crazy and I can't say why Makes me feel silly I hang around her neck like jewelry sparkles in my eyes And everything's trippy Tell me how do I convey the wonder of a perfect day The beauty of my lover's kiss - her perfect splendor She's a heartless wonder baby And she steals from me A heartless wonder baby Nothin's ever free A heartless wonder baby No matter what she be I can’t stop feelin' this way! Cradle a picture golden Tuesday we lit up the sky Could I be dreaming? I never knew life could be so easy with her by my side Somebody pinch me But there's a message in her smile I haven't seen it in a while I can't remember what it is, oh I remember... She's a heartless wonder baby And she steals from me A heartless wonder baby Nothin's ever free A heartless wonder baby No matter what she be I can’t stop feelin' this way! I can’t stop feelin' this way!
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BACK TO BOOT ROAD AGAIN (EVERYTHING SUCKS) ND and JT fake scatting to Chet Baker.... ND : I'm so depressed. More silly scatting... JT : I'm a big white horse ND : I'm a big white whore... I don't get it so... JT : Ah ha... ND : Where the hell? She hasn't even gone on yet. JT : I think he wanted to take them out to lunch this way he could see... ND : Under their dresses JT : Under their dress ND : I wanna take a look under your JT : Under your dress... Whoaaaaaa. Ha ha ha ha ha, hah... (Sings a parody of Donald Fagen's "Maxine") : Some folks say we're restless.. ND : You've definitely ahh JT : (continues singing) : They say we're much too... ND : You've smoothed out so much. JT : ... young... What ? ND : You. You've mellowed. JT : In what way? ND : Well you're not as... this, this trip doesn't bother you as much. JT : Oh, it bothers the shit out of me. It's just that who wants to hear somebody complain all day long? ND : Nah, nah, nah, nah... You can’t. There’s no way. Ya, you couldn’t stop yourself from complaining if you were that - upset about it. JT : Ah, what are you talking about? ND : You’re not as upset about this trip as you used to be. I know it. Ya media beat now. JT : I think that I realize... ND : Look at him. He can’t! He can’t! JT : There’s no way that I’m more mell... I was downstairs yesterday, I was gonna cry. I was sitting there trying to write something and people were talking - I’m like, this is what I’m doing. What am I doing? WHAT AM I DOING? ND : Making money. JT : THIS IS NOT WHAT I’M DOING! I’M NOT MAKING ANYTHING HERE! ND : You are. You are. JT : There’s nothing. I’m, I’m not gonna get anything from this trip. It’s nothing. ND : $155.00 JT : It’s gone. It’s gone for something I don’t even care about. ND : Yeah, but.. JT : I got nothin’ to show for it... ND : But you had to come up with it somewhere. JT : Here’s what I have to show for it. A bunch of tape running that I could laugh at. That’s the only thing. ND : Well, it’s more than a lot people have. JT : I’m so... I’m not, I haven’t mellowed out. I’ve died. That’s what happened. Ya see? I died. The last couple a trips, that’s it. I’ve realized this is all I’ve amounted to and no one will ever hear anything I ever do and things totally suck! And there’s nothing I can do. Re - resigned to that fact. Nothing I can do. I will sit here and eventually I will not be here. I realize that. So, that’ s not mellowing out. That’s coming from a realization that everything sucks. So I guess in a way I’m a little happier now! If anything. ND : (laughs) JT : There’s nothing to worry about. Everything totally sucks. I realize that. There’s nothing I can do. If Victoria Principal came into the room and sat on my face, it wouldn’t even make a difference. It really wouldn’t. ‘Cause I would go home and still be that little nothing that makes no difference at all. It’s ok though. It’s alright. I’m telling myself it’s alright. ND : Oh.. JT : And that’s - and that’s where I am. Right now as we speak. Going to Boot Road for the I don’t know for the 50th time perhaps? 50 times. 50, 60 times? I don’t know. (Continues singing Fagen’s song “Maxine”) : Some folks say we’re restless. They say I’m much too dumb! I don’t know. Alright.
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DON’T EVER SAY Don't ever say I don't love you Don't ever say I don't care I've been waiting here by the phone You're not even there Don't ever speak in whispers (not alone) Whispers are hard to define When you whisper goodbye in my ear There are papers to be signed I never asked you for roses They bring a funeral state of mind I've often wondered how you manage to survive Why not take all of me? (solo...perhaps some suave whistling) I never asked you for roses They bring a funeral state of mind I've often wondered how you manage to survive Why not take all of me?
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I KNOW FROM YOU You want your life back You want to be free But you never asked me You'll stay in touch yeah, You'll get back to me I'll wait patiently But I know from you This Ecstasy this 1-2-3 I can't believe And I know from you this Count on me - Emergency this “Can't blame me” And I know from you I know from you I know from you And I can't understand It I know from you - I know from you - I know from you And I can't understand what you're sayin' You want to keep me Under your thumb You want the final say But you'd be stupid To think me so dumb I learned the hard way But I know from you - This Ecstasy - this 1-2-3 I can't believe And I know from you this Count on me - Emergency this “Can't blame me”... And I know from you I know from you I know from you And I can't understand It etc... (“An Act of Violence” GUITAR solo PLAYS HERE) -chorus-
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Soldier Town 04:39
SOLDIER TOWN IN SOLDIER TOWN THERE'S PLENTY TO SEE ALL AROUND YOU SO COME ON DOWN TOWN - WHERE WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE LET YOU (DON'T THINK IT'S CENSORSHIP) DON'T YOU WORRY I'M TOO HIP (SCREAM SHOUT NEVER MIND) I'LL JUST KEEP MY PLACE IN LINE (SIT BACK ENJOY THE SHOW) MY DAYS ARE JUST A HAZY GLOW BUT JUST WHO SLAVES TO MAKE IT SO I DON'T WANNA KNOW IN SOLDIER TOWN THERE'S PLENTY OF CLOWNS IN THE STREETS WELL IN SOLDIER TOWN BABY THERE'S NEVER A FROWN SO ORDER AROUND ALL AROUND IN SOLDIER TOWN THERE'S PLENTY OF WORK LOOK AROUND YOU BUT KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE GROUND OR WE'LL LEAVE YOU RIGHT WHERE WE FOUND YOU (WE KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU) SOMETIMES I BELIEVE IT'S TOO (WE'LL SAY HOW MUCH YOU NEED) PLEASE LET IT BE ENOUGH TO EAT (YOU'LL GET WHAT YOU DESERVE) WORKING PAST MY LAST RESERVE SOME ARE ONLY MADE TO SERVE AND TO SAY YES SIR, IN SOLDIER TOWN - LAND OF PLENTY THERE'S PLENTY TO EAT WELL IN SOLDIER TOWN BABY YOU'LL ALL COME AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND AND AROUND... JESUS SAVES IN THE BLOOD OF SACRIFICE MONEY TALKS BUT IT'S NOT AFRAID TO FIGHT SO WHO CARES IF A FEW HAVE GOT TO DIE FOR OUR RIGHTS LIKE OUR RIGHT TO THIS LIFE IN SOLDIER TOWN THERE'S PLENTY OF BLOOD IN THE STREETS WELL, WE WASH THEM DOWN BABY AND IT KEEPS THEM NICE AND NEAT IN SOLDIER TOWN ALMOST ANYONE CAN BE BOUGHT CHEAP WELL IN SOLDIER TOWN BABY LET'S FIRE A ROUND ALL AROUND
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Sweaty, disgusting, fat, old, women with cellulite on their thighs. And tired, stupid, old, men with piped tobacco on their breath. Huh... This is Hootsville. It’s a nonchalant little hole in the wall with twisted remembrances of Summers and spending like mad. And they all go screaming down some hill to be first in line at the door for the free butterscotch sandwich. Huh... Hoards of cackling flight attendants. Uncontrollable, pressing their way onward to purchase little red bicycles for children who can’t even walk. Children in wheelchairs for God’s sakes. It’s a disgusting display of wine merchants and Barbie dolls.
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HEY, HEY, PAULA Hey, Hey, Paula Is it really your mother they found on the lawn ? And.. Hey, Hey, Paula Was it really your father, filleted on the beach? I’m so sorry about it you know And I know just how badly you must feel But... You know how it goes when it goes When it goes with so little money Hey, Hey, Paula Is it time to go out or withdraw to within? And.. Hey, Hey, Paula What you see in the window... A box with a lid I'm so sorry about it you know And I know just how frighten you must be But you know how it goes when it grows And what grows is eating your kidneys Hey, Hey, Paula (A beautiful, dreamy Brian Wilson like interlude plays here, while slow motion footage of the actual murders make for a nice back drop for a Bevis and Butt Head conversation...) Hey, Hey, Paula Is it time to go out Paula? Hey, Hey, Paula Is time... or what? (Our proud troubadour waltzes away scot free. It’s the law!) Of limited interest: This song was our first attempt at writing a children’s tune. So much for that endeavor... Maybe we could get Barney the stupid purple dinosaur to sing it when he’s looking to do a comeback.
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Everybody wants to screw but they don't want to end up with aids Everybody wants to swim but ya gotta hold your breath a real long time Everybody wants to play guitar and be a rock star but they may be assassinated just like John Lennon was a long long time ago Everybody wants to drive but they're afraid they might end up in a terrible crash Everybody wants to ride the railroad but look what happened on the 5:33 JT : That's our protest tune (laughs) ND : Yeah, or something. Our complaining tune. JT : Our complain... ND : Or whatever. JT : (laughs) He just complains... the song... ND : What style of tunes do you guys do? JT : Complaining... ND : We write complaints JT : Complaints. Federal. State complaints. Anything you want. You wanna complain about the sewage? ND : I'm angry about zoos. What about you? I've been trying hard to make it (repeat ad infinitum)
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ND : Hey, Santa's on Blitzen again. Oh oh, you give him the bad news! I'm sick of giving him the bad news. JT : It's like old vaudeville or something... IT'S XMAS TODAY It's Xmas today Guess who's on his way Owes us lots of money and some presents - Hooray We suffered all year Now he's going to pay Big old fat ass Santa makes us slave our lives away Played a trick on Santa - didn't keep his reindeer fed Hope he's got some on reserve - Why? I think this one - well he might be dead It's Xmas today Guess who's on his way Owes us lots of money and some presents - Hooray A nightmare all year But he doesn't care We made Christmas dinner - Hope he likes his reindeer rare It's that special time of year Lot's of disappointed kids screaming in his ear Santa's only fear is another crazy elf who's been drinking lots of beer It's Xmas today Guess who's on his way? Owes us lots of money and some presents - Hooray We suffered all year Now he's going to pay Big old fat ass Santa makes us slave our lives away It's Xmas day - today!
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Brian Rivera covers a myriad of musical styles on this collection and he handles them with panache and precisioned passion. Why the hell not? As Brian was once quoted as saying (actually screaming with raw hamburger meat under his arm pits): "You're gonna freakin' die someday so you might as well get used to it and make the best of it assholes!"

This eclectic collection proves just that.

Even when Queen Elizabeth or Uncle Charlie are complaining in the mix Brian is there still riding on top of it all, confident, collective and hungry, singing through some very memorable melodic dishes.

Give this collection a run through. You'll see why "Baby's Chief Distraction" was number 1 on an Australian chart for over 200 weeks! Or hear the story of an unfortunate burn victim taking her losses and turning them in to a hip new dance step. Learn how to clean rabbits when that unexpected muffin boy comes to visit. It's all here waiting to infiltrate your memories.

Let's face it. Brian Rivera knows all about you. So it's probably in your best interest to buy this collection and hear the ugly truth.


Note:

Nick and I took a break from each other around 1987. We didn't write together for about 2 years. I went to work for Chris Pati at his 24 track studio in Huntington and Nick along with his brother and Paul Barkan set up a cosy midi studio in Stony Brook that I eventually would live in for a spell. When we did get back to write, it would be in collaboration with Chris Pati. The results: Our one and only Billboard Dance Hit: GO HOUSE YOURSELF, followed by a much more sophisticated commercial dance extravaganza : PUMP HOUSE.. Eventually Nick and I broke away from Chris and started to produce and engineer people like Jeneane Claps, Mike Crum and Jim Dexter to name a few. We also started the foundation for BRIAN RIVERA; the perfect vehicle for our varied musical interests and experiments. The 2 year break we had did us good. We both grew up in many positive ways.

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released September 13, 2014

Nick DiMauro : Lead vocals, Programming, Recording, Mixer
John Tabacco : Rhythm guitar, Back Up vocals, Programming, Recording, Mixer
Jim Dexter : Electric Guitar
Gerry Palisi : Electric Guitar
Cheryl Palisi : Back up Vocals
Meryl Mathews : Keyboard
Stan Delman : Sax
Anthony Pomes : Electric Guitar
Chris Pati : Sampler

Bob Ball : SA3 Mastering
Recorded at Modern Voices Recording Studio, Centerport, NY
Sonic Underground Studios, Stony Brook, NY

Lots of bonus tracks : Produced and mixed by Nick DiMauro and John Tabacco except where indicated.

CD design © 1995 by Farben Fosfeen Artwerks

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John Tabacco Stony Brook, New York

John Tabacco is a composer, singer-songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and visual artist.

Like an unfolding musical diary / puzzle, Tabacco’s music and art are constantly being re-worked, juxtaposed and intertwined.

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