Streaming Audio/Lyrics

Uncle Pumpkin
08/31/2014
Dan Grennes

Story

Written by Dan Grennes

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Andy Gerold

Mastered by Brian Lucey at Music Garden Mastering

Dan Grennes: Vocals, bass, guitar

Andy Gerold: Guitars, drums

Lyrics

Williamsburg

Big city
Old school and all used up
It's so used up
L-E-S
Was cool but now it's not
Just check your watch

Get on your custom bike
And ride with me
Across the bridge into
The indie scene

Let's move to Williamsburg
to join our race
Let's go to Williamsburg
To claim some space
Manhattan island's so last week
It's time we turned the other cheek
And move to Williamsburg today

So corporate
No room to call our own
It's not our own
Pads we had
Have expiration dates
We cannot stay

Just pack up some ironic coffee mugs
Fire up your Vespa
Grab your Pure-bred Pug

Take the rough and
Morph it into cool
Build it up but
When it's done
It's ruined
That's when we're moving

Good money is in my bank account
Yet I dress down

Will once be done just like
The Hindenburg
But just for now
We're going to Williamsburg
Because for now...
It's our new place

Uncle Pumpkin
11/30/2013
Dan Grennes

Story

Dan Grennes:  Vocals, guitar, bass

Michael Aarons:  guitar

Alan Childs:  drums

 

Music and lyrics by Dan Grennes

Produced by Dan Grennes

Engineered by Dan Grennes and Jason Froberg

Mixed by J.R. McNeely

Mastered by Brad Blackwood

Drums recorded at Desert Moon Studio in Las Vegas, NV

Lyrics

The ComputerRoom

 

It doesn't matter if you can't play guitar

Doesn't matter if you can't sing in tune

All you need is a pretty face

We'll do the rest in the computerroom

 

We'll autotune your vocals

Till you don't sound human

Take someone else's drum tracks

And crush out all the groovin

Till they're ruined

 

 

Don't take no music lessons

Don't practice scales

Learning an instrument just

Takes too much time so don't prevail

Sexy computer voices

blow little minds

Forget the soulful vibe it's

Just not divine

 

Human elements you speak of are so overrated

Shoot your voice through here and let me decontaminate it

Degrade it

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Wasting My Time



I've been trying to catch the sun
Though I know that it can't be done
Always looking for things to come
And there's so many things to do

While the masses of people grow
I  See them blowing around like snow
And I'm dying to get back home
Just to waste all my time with you
I should be wasting my time with you
I should be wasting my time...

And the powers-that-be want to bring us down
They don't want our creative minds in this town
A 9 to 5 in a daily grinding high rise
Would surely be the death of me

We're so caught in the push and shove
We're so busy but so alone
And the summer can get so cold
Till I'm wasting my time with you
I should be wasting my time with you
I should be wasting my time...

Can't be a burned out robot marking time
While buckets of life are washing by
Someone tell it like it is...

Never taking the time to play
Always saving for rainy days
My vacation will start today
When I'm wasting my time with you
I should be wasting my time with you
Should be wasting my time with you
I will be wasting my time

Working and Saving and Wasting Away....

Wasting Life away,
Saving up but never time to spend....




Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Bash Away

Here Comes Your Anger Again
You’re Firing it out through the halls
Through the walls of yourself
It’s all in the sound of your voice
It’s not in the notes or the words you are saying
Who cares

Cause happiness, it isn’t cool to love it anymore
The hippies died in ’69 now we’re back to war

Bash Away, Bash Away
Bash Away until you reach Nirvana
Bash Away
You got your anger from someone else

It’s so convenient to be
So mad at the word when the radio
Spits out that noise
Just follow the formula then
You’ll have more free time watching
Sports at the bar with your boys

Pop out your head, reveal your face, just like when you were born
You’re hiding on the other side of a prison door

Bash Away, Bash Away
Bash Away until you reach Nirvana
Bash Away
You got your anger from someone else

Is it coincidence everyone’s mad today?
Or is it because they’ve got nothing to say?

So punch a hole in the sky, make it black and blue
All the kids are taking hints, wanna be like you

Bash Away, Bash Away
Bash Away until you reach Nirvana
Bash Away
You got your anger from someone else

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Deadman

Deadman
Be careful what you get man
Demons in your head man
Deadman

You’re preppin for the show
Just how high can you go
Don’t try to hide the blow
Now everybody knows

No plan
Ever think ahead man
Bills are in the red man
Deadman

The needle’s what you need
You’re sharing what you bleed
Now a rocky purple haze
Has crowded round your yesterdays

New life, new soul, new needs, new role
Screw your old friends, begin your end

Deadman
Hair is soaking wet man
You’re going to the shed man
With another deadman

The party’s in your head
You’re eyes are turning red
Maybe you’ll make the news
Another deadman’s learned the truth

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Goodbye Radio

Transmitting from the southern region
Warming hearts through bitter seasons
Transistors red hot
Pushing the speakers that pump the rock and
Are you alive or on recording
Through someone’s corporate reporting
Your mouth is on a shelf
Feeding on words left by someone else and

Now Big Brother Is Watching the Show

Goodbye To My Radio
What a shame, the machine took your life for the status quo
Goodbye To My Radio
What a shame, now the suits took your soul to a death below
Goodbye Radio, Goodbye Radio

Now you’ve become so regulated
Predictable and overrated
And you’re becoming prone
To speaking in words that are not your own and
You used to be so celebrated
But now your suits are getting dated
And now the kids are gonna trade it
For Limewire..

(CH)

Nothing to do with your heart at all
Nothing to do with your soul
Nothing to chose from your endless vaults
Nothing to dedicate, nothing to celebrate

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Sara Ann Michelle

Sara Ann Michelle
She is floating through a place
And her words are like a play
from Aristophanes

Sara Ann Michelle
Spicy lips of cherry red
Always slips into my head
When she's not next to me, ooohhh...

When the sun comes down she's ready to play
Some say, she never gets any sleep
She is so profound she never says no
She always goes, to all the clubs down the street

Sara Ann Michelle
Paints the sky a stormy grey
Always got good things to say
About the older days

Sara Ann Michelle
Like a star she radiates
Buying gifts along the way
To every holiday

Halloween comes round and everyone knows
She can't control, her need to tremble and scream
When scary movies come out no waiting in line
She always finds, a way to get in for free

Hangin out at the Roxy with so many
Billy Idol, Steve Stevens and Queen Freddie
Every night she got ready to go for a ride
Latin singing and dancing the night away
Sara sings with the power of Janis J
And I know that one day she will be a big
And I know that one day she will be a big
And I know in my heart she is such a big star so far

Sara Ann Michelle
She is floating through a place
And her words are like a play
from Aristophanes

Sara Ann Michelle
Spicy lips of cherry red
Always slips into my head
When she's not next to me, ooohhh...

When the sun comes down she's ready to play
When she floats downtown she radiates
Sara bathes in the glory she creates

When the sun comes down she's ready to play
When she floats downtown she radiates
Sara bathes in the glory she creates

ahhhhh....ahhhh...,



Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

No One Really Knows

He’s a man that no one really knows
Till he slips into his other clothes
He’s a man that no one really knows
He’s a star
He’s a man that no one really knows
Till he goes backstage and changes clothes
He’s a man that no one really knows
He’s a Star

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Gonna kick a little ass tonight

Outside his audience awaits his voice
Backstage he medicates his pain
10,000 stages bought some hefty toys
10,000 lawyers took away

He’s a man that no one really knows
When he creeps into his empty home
Right behind his shiny summer glow is a storm
He’s a man that no one really knows
No companion waits in silken robes
Underneath his bulging leather coat he is torn

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Gonna kick a little ass tonight

10,000 women want to share his bed
He knows he’ll never let them stay
Cause they don’t really understand his songs
Or what he’s really trying to say

He wants to be a different man tonight
He only needs a single fan tonight
He’s got a very different plan tonight

Everything is gonna be alright
Everything is gonna be alright
Gonna kick a little ass tonight

Outside his audience awaits his voice
Backstage he medicates his pain
10,000 stages bought some hefty toys
10,000 lawyers took away

He’s a man that no one really knows…


Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Dirty Little Secret

Lying on a frame, tracing every curve
Motion and finesse, calculate her worth
Swinging from a branch, dancing in the breeze
All her labor’s fruit’s – on forbidden trees

And when she’s older she’ll be told to move along
Returning to her man pretending nothing’s wrong

She’s got a dirty little secret
Dirty little secret
She’s got a dirty little secret
Dirty little secret

Working through the night, difficult to please
Her secondary job – brings her to her knees
Speaking different tongues, learning how to breathe
Confidence inside, was deep within her dreams

She’s so successful being someone that she’s not
But naked truth will reach the ones she couldn’t stop

The one she loves is in the east
But in the west is where she makes believe

Streaming on the web, looking for a thrill
Rising with the hour, a credit card bill
Gets the one he wants, then he sees her face
Pressure’s in his blood, pumping up his hot veins –
Stirring up a hurricane
Outro:
And when she’s older she’ll be told to move along
Returning to her man pretending nothing’s wrong
She’s so successful being someone that she’s not
But naked truth will reach the ones she couldn’t stop


Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Feeling Better


You can’t imagine what you’ve lost
Or calculate the cost
Of losing me
It takes a certain type of soul
For you help you take control
Of sanity

But you thought you’d try to see
If you could conquer me
Look what you’ve done

I’m feeling better now
As I fly beyond your kind
I’m feeling better now
I found the light above your sky

I had to swallow so much pride
There was no more room inside
For identity
You had a knack for grabbing hold
You seemed to have control
Of gravity

But karma’s finally saving me
From your insanity
It’s coming around

I’m feeling better now
As I fly beyond your kind
I’m feeling better now
I found the light above your sky

Once you held my glance
Nearly broke the glass that kept my pride inside
But you, you and all your kind
Will all serve your time eventually

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

The Big Picture
I am like a giant sponge, absorbing all the images
Spilling over values
Filling with opinions
Races, faces losing love, ignoring common lineage
Only to demise
a wealth of unheard cries

The picture
Lies before your eyes
In color
Just open up your mind
And see it from all sides

Points of View stick into you like darts from all directions
There’s no right or wrong
Fighting carries on
Pondering humanity with words that cure infections
Seeing armies gone
Defenses all withdrawn

The picture
Lies before your eyes
In color
Just open up your mind
And see it from all sides

The Big Picture hangs in front of your face
But your perception is a bit out of place
You can share it if you want to display
The reflections inside you

Digesting rhetoric with a full head of steam
Don’t judge what others say till you know what they mean
Your neighbor cuts and bleeds the same as you and me
Just look at everyone
The picture
Lies before your eyes
In color
Just open up your mind
And see it from all sides

The Big Picture hangs in front of your face
But your perception is a bit out of place
You can share it if you want to display
The reflections inside you


Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Hey Uncle Pumpkin

Hey Uncle Pumpkin
You may be alone but your still on your throne
Hey Uncle Pumpkin
Your secrets are safe can tell me today
Hey Uncle Pumpkin

I always knew that you could tell me everything about love
Find everything in your mind and put it in my cup
I always knew that you could tell me everything about love
About love

Hey Uncle Pumpkin
You may be alone but your still on your throne
Hey Uncle Pumpkin
Your secrets are safe

They always said that you could tell me everything about love
Just fill me in on everything so I can be a stud
I always knew that you could tell me everything about love
About love

What happened to that girl, the one you called Desiree
No one has seen her now for maybe 6 or 7 weeks
I only thought I’d ask, cause there’s some blood upon your cheek

You dirty, you dirty
You dirty
You dirty, dirty

You’re so dirty
You’re so dirty
You’re so dirty
Oh so dirty

Hey Uncle Pumpkin
You may be alone but your still on your throne
Hey Uncle Pumpkin
Your secrets are safe can tell me today
Hey Uncle Pumpkin
I said you may be alone but your still on your throne
Hey Uncle Pumpkin

Go have your fun
Don’t get your gun
Go have your fun
Don’t get your gun

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Someone Else

Everybody’s got a virtual twin
A different address with the same color skin
It’s predetermined that I’m not gonna win
Your embraces; take it on the chin now

If that’s the case I might as well search all the rest
Collecting images that rank with the best
My first impression is replaced by the next
I’m back to – a clean slate – without you

Everybody Looks Like Someone Else
Everybody Looks Like Someone Else
Cause I know if you leave me like a
Certified-preowned home stereo
Everybody Looks Like Someone Else

This realization brings the kid out of me
I see Ground Hog Day unfold like a dream
I’ll get at least another chance to achieve
The key to – your heart and – your bedroom

Everybody Looks Like Someone Else
Everybody Looks Like Someone Else
Cause I know if you leave me like a
Certified-preowned home stereo
Everybody Looks Like Someone Else

If I lose my grip
I’ll find another place   
To find the one like you
Who’s got a different taste for ones like me








Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Online Dating

I like to runaround in the nude, now are we telling the truth
I got so good at doctoring and altering my face
To trim my extra weight
I probably drink to much but I’m ready to love
I haven’t had any luck with online dating, so far

Now I swear I’m not a psyco
But I got caught watching my 16 year old neighbor last night
No big deal, right?
Now I’ve got a question for you
Are you accepting of a man’s great need to please himself outright
Whenever the time is right

I don’t like much sports, I don’t like tea
I don’t swish or floss between my teeth
My stomach condition gives me gas
In the morning my room smells like ass

I like to runaround in the nude, now are we telling the truth
I got so good at doctoring and altering my face
To trim my extra weight
I probably drink too much but I’m ready to love
I haven’t had any luck with online dating, so far

In my bed your picture lies
I undress it with my eyes
And I love you
That is I’ll do just what it takes to be above you

Can you tell I’m kind of hairy?
I used to shave it all off but it gave me rashes where the sun don’t shine
And it grew back just fine
People say I’m kind of scary
Because suppressing my feelings can make me want to knock out someone’s lights
When I’m drinkin right

I don’t have a degree, I don’t like school
I don’t like most things that people do
I don’t like to spend money on my food
But I could spend the night with you

I like to runaround in the nude, now are we telling the truth
I got so good at doctoring and altering my face
To trim my extra weight
I probably drink to much but I’m ready to love
I haven’t had any luck with online dating, so far



Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

 Advantages (of Getting To Know You) 
by Dan Grennes

Something’s creeping in
Slipping through my skin
Something’s drifting in to my soul
Residing against my will
Controlling my motor skills
Shifting my focus and my role

My heart goes faster
When I walk past her

There’s Advantages of Getting To Know You
I’m just waiting for my cue
There’s Advantages of Getting To Know You
And I’m out of my league but I’m beginning to see the truth
There’s Advantages of loving living my life with you

Ignoring our differences
Beware what your best friend says
I’ll grow on you like your favorite jeans
If you could just hang with me
Away from these city streets
Out where the air is cool and clean

I’ll win you over
My four leaf clover

There’s Advantages of Getting To Know You
I’m just waiting for my cue
There’s Advantages of Getting To Know You
And I’m out of my league but I’m beginning to see the truth
There’s Advantages of loving living my life with you

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes
Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Good Guy

Everyone knows that’s how it goes
You catch every woman’s eye when you got
That typical bad boy look
I’ve gone to the gym to pump up my skin
I’ve tried everything but I can’t seem to get
Those parts of you that you shook

I’m gonna sit with Bradley Pitt and I’ll practice my tough guy stuff
But I submit that I should quit, cause I’ll never be tough enough

I’m the Good Guy who wants to be the bad guy
Even though I never have the balls to say it
The Good Guy who wants to be the bad guy
Never even know how badly that I want your hand
And I’m not so bad

I wanna flirt, give you some dirt
Wanna show you things that I don’t wanna hide
I’ll give anything to try
To get up the nerve to handle your curves
And there’s much more that you’ll find deep inside
Kept in my dirty mind

I’m gonna try to tell a lie
Gotta make up a hero tale
About a guy that almost died till I turned up to save the day

I’m the Good Guy who wants to be the bad guy
Even though I never have the balls to say it
The Good Guy who wants to be the bad guy
Never even know how badly that I want your hand

Why do you like those men who
Treat you like a statue
Never pay you any mind

I watched you as you shot a glance at that football player
Your hungry eyes were hypnotized as you talked to him after class

I’m the Good Guy who wants to be the bad guy
Even though I never have the balls to say it
The Good Guy who wants to be the bad guy
Never even know how badly that I want your hand
Take the Good Guy with the Bad Guy
Cause I’m not so bad




Uncle Pumpkin
written by Dan Grennes

Lyrics

Rise and Fall

Severed communications, signal just hit the wall
Look for the fluctuations Rise and Fall
Enter a wealthy nation, waving and standing tall
Victim of deviation Rise and Fall

Please don’t tell me, I don’t want to know

Towers and markets crashing, business is at a crawl
Policy starts to crumble Rise and Fall
Nuclear invitations, making a final call
The fleecing of mother nature Rise and Fall

I can’t listen to the radio
Don’t tell me I don’t want to know

And the news speaks to loud, gets me down
Watching television
I walk around, through the crowds in an urban prison
Trying to sound fairly proud as I speak to others
Feeling as down as the ground

Severed communications, signal just hit the wall
Look for the fluctuations Rise and Fall

I can’t listen to the radio
Don’t tell me I don’t want to know
I don’t want to know
I don’t want to
Religion, politics and the media
On the TV and the radio
Religion, politics and the media

Uncle Pumpkin
written by Glenn Martin Tilbrook, Christopher Henry Difford

Lyrics

 Separate Beds

 

Tonight I take her from her parents
I came along to her rescue
Without a word about arrangements
She came along without a clue
So I said my love I want to take you
A place I have inside my head
And so it seemed I had to love you
With some cards and separate beds

Her mother didn't like me
She thought I was on drugs
My mother didn't like her
She'd never peel the spuds
So we took off together
And stayed at Mrs. Smith's
Breakfast at half seven
Where you can view the cliffs

The moon was full and in our window
I could see her turning in her bed
I was loved but all in limbo
There was time to pass but not to spend
Soon I saw that this was silly
Spending all my wages on this peach
When we could sit so very pretty
And get our heads down out on the beach

Her father seemed to like me
I helped him fix his car
My father seemed to like her
And I couldn't see the harm
In going off together
To see the pier and lights
So we could be together
In separate beds tonight