The Susan Rumors

by The Susan Rumors

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released February 1, 2017

Joe Furnari - guitars
Johnny Macko - drums
Mark Nuzzi - vocals, guitars
Steve Peckman - saxophones
Gino Scelza - bass guitar, vocals
Bruce Tunkel - vocals, keyboards, guitars

Produced by The Susan Rumors
Recorded at Beanland
All Songs © 2016 Written by Joe Furnari, Mark Nuzzi, Bruce Tunkel

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The Susan Rumors New Jersey

The Susan Rumors was conceived in the back room at the Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe in Somerville, NJ by Joe Furnari, Mark Nuzzi and Bruce Tunkel.

The secret of the band’s name may be found at the Dragonfly.

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Track Name: Everywhere
I've been away since Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
on and on
Nothing is the same here since I've been gone
These dreams don’t make it alright

I'd rather be with you
I'd rather be anywhere with you
than everywhere, everywhere without you

I swagger through the bar crowd, the beers flow, cheers loud
I stagger to the stage to play another someone's favorite now
my mind rides another wave

I'd rather be with you...

I'm cruising in my car down to another dead end chase
She tells me how far I've been running in place
I never knew I could fly this high...

I'd rather be with you...
Track Name: Found Some Good
I never want to get that way
a squinting grimace on my face
with words of building walls
and hateful cattle calls
I've never seen much darker days

Anger in their eyes
a fistful of white lies
a child lends a hand
to a weary tired man

I found some good
I found some good again

The mean are always damaged goods
from somehow broken childhoods
The selfish mask a fear
they use to commandeer
always so misunderstood

I sense a light
In every soul I meet
I focus on that shine
As if that is all I see

I found some good
I found some good again

Every day brings everything with hope
Everyone's got something to help them cope
It’s in reach i know

I found some good
I found some good again
Track Name: Don't Mind The Mess
Ooooo, careful baby
I'm a crumpled valentine
Oooo, I'm tan like brandy but I taste like turpentine
Step light girl, sit down there
shove the laundry off the chair
Don't mind the mess it's just a decompression from love

Ooo carpets soiled, soda cans pilin’ trash
Strewn 3 months mail, and pizza crusts line a path
Don’t bother with your little white glove dance
ain't nobody got no time for that
Don't mind the mess it's just a plain progression from love

Soo-oon…they’ll be remnants of my not so distant past
Oooo, it all plays like Oprah but it reads like Kerouac
You may well be the first prize winner of this newer brighter better me
...until then
Don’t mind the mess
It’s just a hard-learned lesson from love
Don’t mind the mess
It can’t keep me away from love
Track Name: Blondie Boo
He sits on a stool singing train station blues
croons earnest with his wits soaked in drool
for the blonde in the room
her aura abounds on every sound

Blondie Boo
Can’t you see he’s got it bad for you
Don’t you know that every single body here can see the truth
Every single body, that is, except for you

There's a buzz in the crowd as you're milling all about
with your tea and a smile
Every face that you greet
is feeling the heat of his fixed spotlight

Blondie Boo…

I just want you to look my way
We’ve got to find a place to start
My hope’s the only thing holding me together
Don’t let me fall apart

The night’s winding down and he’s gazing sadly
As you walk out the door

Blondie Boo…
Track Name: Sally Calicocookie
The way she twirls her rosary around her thumb
The way she swirls the jolly rancher round her tongue
I saw her steal a jump rope
knot it up like a noose
string up her barbie doll
a baby devil on the loose

Sally Calicocookie, ca-calicocookie
Running down the halls with the scissors in her hands
Dodging all the nuns, cutting up the air
I knew right there and then I had to
find a way to be her man

"This Piece Be With You" scribbled underneath her skirt
she lifts it to the boys kneeling there in church
she spiked the holy water
with dad's Kentucky rye
flirting with the priests in the
confessional to get the wine

Sally Calicocookie, ca-calicocookie
Slinking down the stairs with her ciggies in her hand
Cursing at the principal and making heathen plans
I knew right there and then I had to
find a way to be her man

All those afternoons chasing you down the hall
I fantasized about pushing you against the wall
Our eyes would meet and our lips would touch
I should have known then that you were just way too much

Another parent's night at my daughter's school
She swears to me her English teacher's really cool
I sit and wait and wonder, what could she mean
then Sally enters singing "God Save The Queen"
The mother's mouths aghast
the father's drooling drawls
She keeps me after class
to pass her flask of fireball

Sally Calicocookie, ca-calicocookie
Preaching to the students 'bout the power people have
Dancing down the halls, a trail of children laugh
I knew right then and there I had to
find a way to be her man
Track Name: Girl Band
Wednesday night numb from work's craze
I missed my stop on the train
I got out at the next town
A sound pulled me out of my haze
There in a nondescript bar
Her voice called to me from afar
A song of her passionate crush
With her delicate touch on guitar

Girl band singing to me
Like angels in heaven's limelight
Tonight my life's saved by a girl band

I looked to her left on the stage
To the bassist in hypnotized rage
Singing her harmonies high
Her style made me feel half my age

Girl band boomin' through me
Rhythm and melody bridged
To my life that I've hid
till the girl band saved me

With nothing surrounding my walk through life
But the bars around me in my cell to survive
There's something about their lioness love
That makes me break free from this cage and run

I heard the drummer count four
Her rumble shook me through the floor
Her pounding power to heal
I need to feel forevermore

Girl band synced my heartbeat
Awakened my castaway dreams
and made me believe I’m a new man
I'm a new man

Girl band singing to me
Like angels in heaven's limelight
Tonight I’ve been my life's by a girl band
By a girl band

Girl band
Girl band
Girl band
Filling my dreams
Singing to me
Track Name: Wherever You Are
Relax I'm always here with you
Sit back I'll help you follow through
Perhaps the wind will hover crows above
Everyone knows a crow of black precedes a pure white dove

Wherever you are
Wherever you are
I’ll always be the one for you that’s never far
Wherever you are

Look back on all that we've been through
from acts of gold to careless words of blue
Our love gets hungry at our door for sure
we led it ‘round the grounds and watched it drown on tireless shores

Wherever you are
Wherever you are
I’ll always be the one for you that’s never far
Wherever you are

Don't ever count me out (I’m your stowaway)
Don't ever count me out (I’m yours everyday)
Don't ever count me out (I'm yours now)

Relax I'm always there for you
Relax and let your dreams come true
The sun is finally lighting up the sky
And I take it as an omen of our lives

Wherever you are
Wherever you are
I’ll always be the one for you that’s never far
Wherever you are
Track Name: All I Am
I'm a little bit Marlon Brando
I'm a little Al Pacino too
I like a little of the Carlos Mambo
Mrs. Manicotti liked it too

I'm a little bit Lenny & Squiggy
But I'd rather be the Big Ragu
Gotta get me some Coke and Poprocks
Hey Mikey - he likes it too

All I am baby is what you see
But all I am darlin’ is not all I'll be

Sometimes I’m hot and sweaty
Sometimes I’m cool and calm
I’m not afraid to play the fool
Or to sing you a song

I’m a little bit 3 stooges
I’m a little 3 musketeers
I like to bluff and win at poker
Bobby Dylan likes it too I hear

All I am baby is what you see
But all I am darlin’ is not all I'll be

Atomic batteries to power
Turbines to speed
You're gonna wanna stick around now
And listen to me

All I am baby is what you see
But all I am darlin’ is not all I'll be
Track Name: Damn Too Many Places
Call me citified
Steppin' down a gritty street
Far from satisfied
'Cause you're not steppin' with me
I walk subway stairs to cobblestone
'round Bleecker, Mercer, Wooster, Centre
I got friends but I feel alone
I'm missing your kissing and listen
I've been loving you too damn long
From damn too many places

Voodoo in the room
Po' boy at the bar
Feeling deja vu
from bourbon in a mason jar
I got psychedelic silly on
St Louis, St Peter, St Charles, St Ann
A sole man in a hurricane
I was slippin', trippin', flippin'
I've been loving you for too damn long
From damn too many places

Hot, sticky Memphis night looking for some food
Molly’s La Casita got me in the mood
But southern hospitality
Ain’t always what it’s cracked up to be

Touchdown LA town
party in the hills tonight
Top down drive around
take it to a whole new height
I got backstage access VIP
at Whiskey, Roxy, Viper, Rainbow
Only thing not here with me
your shakin', bakin', quakin'
I've been loving you for too damn long
From damn too many places
Track Name: Get Along
I'm down, I'm down, I'm down to my final dime
I filled my pockets with tickets for a rock and roll run
I'm done, I'm done, I'm done with the wasted time
Why worry 'bout the years in the rear view gone

So many, so many, so many roads to ride
Get along life's got a new dawn for you
yeah you …

Been runnin' and runnin' and runnin' through a lightning strafe
Don’t matter if sun never comes through those clouds
I’ll get flying and flying and gliding above the rain
My only rule of thumb now is never look down

So many, so many, so many roads to ride
Get along life's got a new dawn for you
yeah you …

And I know I can’t go back
Or change the way I am
Bags are packed and the window’s down
I’ll do the best i can

I know, I know, I've known from my dawning days
My guilty prison's where I've honed my vision for years
Let go, let it go and throw it to the stellar blaze
Get on living let my dreams be delivered to me

So many, so many, so many roads to ride
Get along life's got a new dawn for you
yeah you …