Bag of Toys Invited To Perform with O.A.R!

The boys in the Bag will be providing main support at the 3,000 seat Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Thursday, October 11th, as well as at the 3,500 seat St. Augustine Amphitheater on Friday, October 12th.

Bag of Toys have been big fans of O.A.R. for years and it's an honor to be asked to share the stage with such an accomplished group of performers and songwriters.

Bag of Toys Release new Studio CD!

We're happy to announce the release of our 3rd studio CD on June 28, 2011. It's currently avalable through iTunes and will be available on all fine digital download services soon. You can also order our CD directly through us.

Bag of Toys Releases Original Xmas Tune!

Bag of Toys is happy to announce the release of their new single "Santa, Bring More Beer". You can light up a big fatty, kick back and get ready for a little holiday spirit.

You can Check it out here:   iTunes >   AmazonMP3 >

New Bag of Toys CD "Stripped Alive" available now!

Steve Cowgill and Robert Tait were always happy with the sound of the Bag of Toys songs while kicking back in a patio chair with an acoustic guitar and a few beers. The new CD features these two (vocals and guitars) playing live in the studio, rocking their favorite BOT songs the way they were written. Also included on this CD is a brand new track called "Song for Sam"

Check it out here: iTunes > | AmazonMP3 > | Zune >

Four Bag of Toys songs featured in upcoming Universal Pictures movie!

Bag of Toys is excited to announce that four of the band's songs will be prominently featured in the upcoming Universal Pictures film "ParFection: The Golf Movie" (or called "Hole in One") . The film is a lighthearted and raunchy comedy about beer, girls, college and of course, golf.

Parfection (Hole in One) will be released in 65 countries and is targeted for a US domestic release in July, 2010. The film will include almost 10 minutes of Bag of Toys hits including "The Raven", "Surf Song", "Roll With the Punches", and "California".

See an extended trailer of the movie backed up by the Bag of Toys song "The Raven".

Check it out here: You Tube >

"Surf Song" featured as opening track in the motion picture "Beethoven: The Reel Story".

"Surf Song", the first track on the debut Bag of Toys album "Nooner" is being featured on the new Universal Studios movie "Beethoven: The Reel Story". The song is the opening title track to the upcoming film which stars Jonathan Silverman.

Check out some cool reviews of the new Bag of Toys CD "Afternooner"....

  1. Rave Magazine >
  2. EKC Online (Kansas City Online Entertainment Magazine) >
  3. Crud Magazine >

Bag of Toys releases 2nd Album "Afternooner"

Bag of Toys is proud to release their 2nd full studio album "Afternooner". You can find it available on any of these fine retailers:

Bag Of Toys Signs Licensing Deal With Reelcomp For The Track 'surf song' Of Their Debut Album 'Nooner'

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (Top40 Charts/ M. Loring Communications) - M. Loring Communications announced today that San Francisco-based acoustic rock band Bag of Toys has licensed 'Surf Song' to REELcomp.com. The single from their hit debut album 'Nooner' (released in 2006) will be used in the surf category on REELcomp.com.Hailing from northern California, Bag of Toys is quickly becoming known as the hottest acoustic surf rock artist to hit the music scene in years.Their album 'Nooner' has been sold in all 50 states and 20 countries worldwide, propelling them to the top of the rankings for unsigned acoustic artists on MySpace. Bag of Toys also received national attention from their song 'Share' being featured on the Microsoft ZUNE commercials throughout 2007. Now, kicking off 2008, Bag of Toys has licensed 'Surf Song' to REELcomp.com.

'I chose 'Surf Song' because it really captured the mood of the day, and the mood of the event as a whole. Even though there was a $50,000 cash prize, the vibe of the event was very laid back. All the competitors had smiles on their faces. 'Surf Song' definitely sets the same mood and good vibes!' says Mark Cernosia, creative director of REELcomp.com.

Up next, Bag of Toys will be releasing their sophomore album entitled 'Afternooner' on July 1, 2008. For more information on Bag of Toys please visit www.bagoftoysmusic.com or www.myspace.com/bagoftoys.

Bag of Toys Set to Release Sophomore Album "Afternooner"

(May 30, 2008) - San Francisco's acoustic surf rock group Bag of Toys will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album "Afternooner" internationally on July 1, 2008. Recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz, the full-length album was self-produced by the band and mastered by John Cuniberti (Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith), featuring 13 infectious tracks musically ranging everywhere from acoustic reggae to surf rock.

"Afternooner" features a fresh sound that Bag of Toys has made completely their own. Featuring two acoustic guitars, the music offers a relaxed vibe supported by a catchy groove and a rock-oriented rhythm section. Riding on the success of their debut album "Nooner," Bag of Toys hit the studio again to give fans their highly-anticipated second full-length album. After a recent music licensing deal with surfing website Reelcomp.com, and presales coming in not only across the nation, but from various countries all over the world, the album sales are expected to reach new heights.

"Our first album was fairly minimalist with a guitar or two and pretty simple bass and drum lines, but with very catchy melodic hooks. 'Afternooner' will have keys, percussion, more guitar layering, and even a trumpet on a tune. The sound is fuller and more mature. We're all excited about the early response it's getting," shares drummer Robert Stadler.

In 2006, the Bay Area group released their debut full-length album "Nooner" propelling them to the top of the rankings for unsigned artists on MySpace.com. In less than one year from its release, the album was sold nationally and in over 20 different countries. In 2007, "Share," one of the band's original songs from "Nooner," was prominently featured on a national TV commercial for the Microsoft Zune media player.

For more information, visit: www.bagoftoysmusic.com or www.myspace.com/bagoftoys.

For all media requests please contact Robert Tait at For record promotion, music licensing or corporate sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jennifer Lyneis at

Band

Bag of Toys is a high energy four piece acoustic surf-rock band founded in San Francisco in 2005 and currently based in Wilmington, NC. The band has sold more than 20,000 copies of their three albums across the globe and has delighted fans with hundreds of successful live shows throughout the western and southeastern United States.

They have also had the distinction to share the stage with bands including O.A.R., Fishbone, Pato Banton, Mike Pinto, The Expendables & Sean Kingston (to name a few).

In addition to impressive album sales, Bag of Toys has amass more than 1.2 million streaming song plays online, over 750,000 YouTube plays and has had their original music licensed for use on a national Microsoft commercial, an episode of "Bones" on the Fox network, two Universal Pictures movies as well as numerous surfing DVDs and online videos. The band has been fortunate enough to work with respected industry recording professionals such as Dave Collins (Jack Johnson, No Doubt, Ben Harper), John Cuniberti (Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith), and Todd Burke (Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Ben Harper).

Bag of Toys is...

  • Robert Tait - Vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Cowgill - Lead guitar
  • Brandon Hawks - Bass
  • Justin Gaines - Drums

Discography:

  • Nooner (full lp) - release date 2006
  • Afternooner (full lp) - release date 2008
  • Stripped Alive (full lp) - release date 2009
  • Santa, Bring More Beer (single) - release 2010
  • Access 10 (full lp) - release date 2011

Discography

Access 10 (CD Released 6/28/11)
UPC: 884501549226

Track Listing:

  1. That's The Girl (by Tait)
  2. The Expat (by Tait)
  3. Eternal Optimist (by Tait)
  4. Smile Like That (by Hawks)
  5. Let That Love Out (by Tait)
  6. Tear Your Dress (by Cowgill)
  7. I Could Die Now (by Tait)
  8. Get It Up (by Tait)
  9. Morning Glow (by Tait)
  10. Take What You Need (by Cowgill)

Liner Notes
Robert Tait: Vocals, Guitar, Uke
Steve Cowgill: Guitar, Vocals
Brandon hawks: Bass, Vocals, Uke
Drums: Chase O'Neal at Archetype Production at North Star Post & Sound
Mixed: Todd Burke
Mastered: John Cuniberti
Produced: Robert Tait & Bag of Toys

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Santa, Bring More Beer! - Single (Released 2010)

Track Listing:

  1. Santa, Bring More Beer! (by Tait & Cowgill)

Liner Notes
Robert Tait: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Cowgill: Guitar
Brandon hawks: Bass
Drums: Greg Philips
Mixed: Karen Kane
Mastered: John Cuniberti
Produced: Robert Tait & Bag of Toys

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Stripped Alive (CD Released 2010)

Track Listing:

  1. Ooh La La (by Tait & Cowgill)
  2. More Sex Than Me (by Tait)
  3. Share (by Tait)
  4. Smile So Wide (by Tait)
  5. She Said (by Cowgill)
  6. Roll With The Punches (by Tait)
  7. California (by Tait)
  8. Everybody Says (by Tait & Cowgill)
  9. Good Time (by Tait & Cowgill)
  10. Last Wave (by Tait)
  11. Surf Song (by Tait)
  12. The Raven (by Tait)
  13. Song For Sam (bonus) (by Cowgill)

Liner Notes
Robert Tait: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Cowgill: Guitar, Vocals
Recorded & Mixed: Andy Zenczak at Gadgetbox
Produced: Robert Tait, Andy Zenczak & Bag of Toys

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Afternooner (CD Released 2008)
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Track Listing:

  1. Ooh La La (by Tait & Cowgill)
  2. Something (by Tait)
  3. Smile So Wide (by Tait)
  4. Everybody Says (by Tait & Cowgill)
  5. Feel It (by Tait & Cowgill)
  6. How You Gonna (by Tait)
  7. Here She Comes Again (by Tait & Schewe)
  8. Burn It Down (by Tait & Cowgill)
  9. Rollin' (by Tait)
  10. Good Time (by Tait & Cowgill)
  11. She Said (by Cowgill)
  12. Beautiful (by Tait & Cowgill)
  13. Free (by Tait)

Liner Notes
Robert Tait: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Cowgill: Guitar
Joe Schewe: Bass, Vocals, Uke
Drums: Robert Stadler
Recorded & Mixed: Andy Zenczak at Gadgetbox
Mastered: John Cuniberti
Produced: Robert Tait, Andy Zenczak & Bag of Toys

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Nooner (CD Released 2006)
UPC: 837101128995

Track Listing:

  1. Surf Song (by Tait)
  2. Roll With The Punches (by Tait)
  3. Share (by Tait)
  4. The Raven (by Tait)
  5. Blueprint (by Tait)
  6. More Sex Than Me (by Tait)
  7. This Stuff (by Tait)
  8. Unmistakable (by Tait)
  9. So Cold (by Tait)
  10. California (by Tait)
  11. Had A Dream (by Tait)
  12. Last Wave (by Tait)

Liner Notes
Robert Tait: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Cowgill: Guitar
Joe Schewe: Bass
Drums: Robert Stadler
Mixed: Kelly McGuire
Mastered: Dave Collins
Produced: Robert Tait, Andy Zenczak & Bag of Toys

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Lyrics

Nooner:

01. Surf Song
02. Roll With The Punches
03. Share
04. The Raven
05. Blueprint
06. More Sex Than Me
07. This Stuff
08. Unmistakable (for Jim and Eva)
09. So Cold
10. California
11. Had A Dream
12. Last Wave

Afternooner:

01. Ohh La La
02. Something
03. Smile So Wide
04. Everybody Says
05. Feel It
06. How You Gonna
07. Here She Comes Again
08. Burn It Down
09. Rollin'
10. Good Time
11. She Said
12. Beautiful
13. Free

Access 10:

01. That's The Girl
02. The Expat
03. Eternal Optimist
04. Smile Like That
05. Let That Love Out
06. Tear Your Dress
07. I Could Die Now
08. Get It Up
09. Moring Glow
10. Take What You Need

01. Surf Song

Cruising to the beach in my piece of shit
Got my surfboard jammed in and it barely fits
The sun pouring down and it floods the dash
Hula girls sways as I find my stash

Thumping hands tap to the beat of the street
The back sweating hard sticking to the seat
Got the Sublime pumping on the stereo
But my heads still thumping from the night before

But that's Okay, That's okay another day on it's way

Well the window's rolled down and the peddle to the floor
But the fog bank looms just a mile off of shore
It's only 10 am and the beach is packed
The girlies in thongs got my mind all sacked

Well the new swell is here and it's starting to show
Got the offshore winds and they're ready to blow
Pull out the board, wax up the stick
The duct-taped dings seem to do the trick

But that's Okay, That's okay another day on it's way
It's a beautiful day (yeah)
It's a beautiful day

Paddle out and dish it up, pull it back again
Rip it up and pull it up, feel like a friend
Find another day,
Complain another day,
Cuz everything melts away in a wave
Until you pour it out and pull it up, give it what you've got
Jack it up and fill it up, take it to the next notch
Take it all the way it's a beautiful day
Take it all the way, Yeah,
It's a beautiful day (yeah)
It's a beautiful day
Na, na, bla, bla, bla...

Sprinting across the sand, burn off my feet
Hit the surf running and don't miss a beat
Take my place bobbing, out in the swell
Turn and spin and paddle like hell

Feel the wave grabbing and jump to my feet
A bottom carve turn like I've never seen
Six quick snaps and a floater inside
kick out the back, a nice fucking ride

But that's Okay, That's okay another day on it's way
It's a beautiful day (yeah)
It's a beautiful day

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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02. Roll With The Punches

Well I'm a poor man/I feel no pain
Struggled half of my life a going against the grain
But I think I guess I only get a one shot at this
I'm gonna diiig every single second I've got, I've got to live
Another second/another went by
I killed another second, minute, hour, waisting my life
I'm gonna spend my waking hours doing something with myself
playing with the cards from the deck I'm dealt

gotta roll with the punches/run down the highway
Gonna turn all the pages/Gonna do it my way

I got the surfboard/got the full tank of gas
I'm gonna say goodbye to everyone as I pass
There gonna wonder where I'm going and when I'll be back
As they waist away their lives working for the man

I'll get some shit job/when I need some cash
I can always strum my guitar when I need a stash
I'm gonna check out what we've got on the far west coast
california's great but so is mex-i-co

Ocean Beach, Point Reyes, Waddel Creek, Steamer Lane
Fort Point, Cardiff Reef, Ocean Side, Pacific Beach
Morro Bay, Manhattan Beach, Rockaway, La Jolla Reefs
Todos Santos, Rosarito, Ensenada, Down to Cabo....
Yeah, You might find me there...

I won't pay taxes/I'll pay no rent
I'll never vote again, so fuck the government
well, I'll get myself some piece of shit micro bus
I'm gonna live off the coast, the most of both of us

I won't need TV/Or Girlfriend
I've got a big ol' stack of porn-o that would scare my friends
I think I'll sleep in every morning and I'll surf all day
Maybe strum my guitar, I think I'll live that way

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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03. Share

You've got to share / Share the moment
You've got to share...Share the love
You've got to share
Share your time together...
Cuz you never know when that will come to pass

You've got to love / Love one another
Until it's time, time to let them go
You've got to hold / On to each other
While you can, Cuz you just never know

Sitting in the grass, pass/sucking on the wet ass
end of a fat blunt / taking in the warm front
Sipping on a cold beer / breathing in the clean air
Chilling with my good friends/Here's to hoping that it never ends

You've got to take / Take those chances
Dig inside your heart to find a clue
You've got to make
Make your time together...
All that it can be to see you through

Sitting in the grass, pass/sucking on the wet ass
end of a fat blunt / taking in the warm front
Sipping on a cold beer / breathing in the clean air
Chilling with my good friends/Here's to hoping that it never ends

Chilling n' spilling the loving I'm feeling / I'm holding the tone that I'm always believing
Flowing, unknowing meticulous growing / Last of the circle to get what your doing
Dealing with feelings, but take what you get
Your falling in love, but you only just met
If I got the chance to do it, man, i'd do it all over again

If I had, If I had, If I had that chance...

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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04. The Raven

Wake up in the morning / a suicidal warning
Pull the shades back up to expose the sun
Walk outside or get a ride just get your ass there on time
Cuz we'll leave without everyone

we never did.

Everyone knows where to meet/Just behind pier 23
Don't forget your 12 pack of beer
The weathers great I have to say It's gonna be a perfect day
And we haven't lost a single life yet
we never did...never did, never did, never did...

Oh! Drink it on up, tilt it on back and pass the rest on
Oh, Don't let these days pass you by, cuz they won't last that long

Rich is making drinks down stairs / Pass him down the empty beers
Could someone pass another one up?
Kinda sacked, the boat is packed / Christeen's puking off the back
If the coast guard see's us, man, we're fucked

but they never did.

Brady's got the music wired / The Bob Marley's still required
To get this vessel all in the mood
Get to Sam's is all we've plannned / Docking we could sure use a hand
Before the waitress brings us our food
she never did...never did, never did, never did...

Oh! Drink it on up, tilt it on back and pass the rest on
Oh, Don't let these days pass you by, cuz they won't last that long

I'd like to see, be it, feel it, need it,
Don't repeat the shit your seeing, dealing with the feeling that your needing (its a)
long ride, high...tide...brain's fried, I think it's done, I think it's leaking out the other side
Go low, so-lo, ain't got no posse cuz their getting loaded on the boat
I'd like to see, be it, feel it, need it,

Oh! Drink it on up, tilt it on back and pass the rest on
Oh, Don't let these days pass you by, cuz they won't last that long

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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05. Blueprint

It's such a lonely world / So many chances to mess it up
And she's such a lonely girl
Stirring her drink never looking up
Well this bar's full of people who never will meet
the just stare at each other cuz their too shy to speak
you can bend them break them, never relate them
there's just something wrong with the blue print

It's such a lonely world / So many chances to mess it up
And he's such a lonely boy
He's got 23 years left in lockup
Well he's raised in the projects, lost his dad at just 4
Grew up in jail after he settled the score
You can bend them break them never mistake them
there's just something wrong with the blue print

Well these crimes they are signs
It's just all in the lines don't you know
Nobody's perfect it's all just design of the mold - oh no
You can fight it all you can
But you're only a man

It's such a lonely world / So many chances to mess it up
And he's such a lonely man
Finds it hard just to get up
Cuz he lost his wife sitting by the side of her bed
He's two hours late now he's wishing he's dead
You can bend them, break them never relate them
There's just something wrong with the blueprint

Well these crimes they are signs
It's just all in the lines don't you know
Nobody's perfect it's all just design of the mold - oh no
You can fight it all you can
But you're only a man

He's lonely, She's lonely, Someone's more lonely than you
He's lonely, She's lonely, Someone's more lonely than you
He's lonely, She's lonely, Someone's more lonely than you

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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06. More Sex Than Me

Every night I'm down/I'm down I take it
Listening to the sounds, the walls their shakin'
Bang/Bang/banging on floor boards
That shit is driving me crazy

Can't stand the rumors but they're coming on
Might as well just lay down and get it on
Banging on the town and down you make it
One more sound I hear, I can't take it

It always seems like everybody/Everybody I know/
Every body's getting more sex than me
It always seems like everybody/Everybody I know/
Every body's getting more sex than me
I said Hey! I said Ho! Fooling around I said/Fooling around
I said Hey! I said Ho! Fooling around I said/Fooling around

Every morning, afternoon and evening
Big o pieces Plaster falling from the ceiling
It's a crack down / Down to the floor boards
Every day reminding me to get more

Everyone's talking about their all night session
Work is all a buzz, a buzz of confessions
and all I got are tales of shit that I heard
(through the walls) God damn I need to get a girl

It always seems like everybody/Everybody I know/
Every body's getting more sex than me
It always seems like everybody/Everybody I know/
Every body's getting more sex than me
I said Hey! I said Ho! Fooling around I said/Fooling around
I said Hey! I said Ho! Fooling around I said/Fooling around

I got the tension, did I mention
my twisted point of view to you
Cuz it's nothing I can't get through
It's just this banging, that I'm hating
Always reminding me of you
and the shit that we we used to do...
It's got me falling, all recalling all the balling and the stalling

It always seems like everybody/Everybody I know/
Every body's getting more sex than me
It always seems like everybody/Everybody I know/
Every body's getting more sex than me
I said Hey! I said Ho! Fooling around I said/Fooling around
I said Hey! I said Ho! Fooling around I said/Fooling around

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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07. This Stuff

I met this girls family, her mother had it in for me
Daddy thought i drank to much but he's a tool
I could take them out for free, but jail don't sound to good to me
I guess I'll find myself another girl
Every day's another chance another girl another glance
another shot to clear my mind It happens all the time
just when I think I've got a link, I gotta pour myself a drink
cuz something goes wrong, like every time

Another girl I liked a lot, fake blond hair but really hot
Unfortunately she turned out to be a bitch
A girl who liked to play the games, broke my heart but that's okay
Life goes on anyway, damn i gotta switch
Every day's another chance another girl another glance
another shot to clear my mind It happens all the time
just when I think I've got a link, I gotta pour myself a drink
cuz something goes wrong, like every time

I/Don't/Need/To/Be/Holding on to this stuff
I/Don't/Need/To/Be/Holding on to this stuff
I/Don't/Need/To/Be/Holding on to this stuff
Cuz life is too short/got lot's of fish in the sea
I'm casting out another line to see what comes swimming to me

a Different girl way back in school was kinda nuts but kinda cool
I've always had that soft spot for red hair
Little then did i know, cute little thing would turn psycho
And stalk my ass, after class, damn, she had no fear
Every day's another chance another girl another glance
another shot to clear my mind It happens all the time
just when I think I've got a link, I gotta pour myself a drink
cuz something goes wrong, like every time

I/Don't/Need/To/Be/Holding on to this stuff
I/Don't/Need/To/Be/Holding on to this stuff
I/Don't/Need/To/Be/Holding on to this stuff
Cuz life is too short/got lot's of fish in the sea
I'm casting out another line to see what comes swimming to me

©copyright 2005, Robert Tait

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08. Unmistakable (for Jim and Eva)

Ya gotta take the time to look, took another look
to find the one you need
They Finally found a chance to ground,
ground themselves around, around the ones they need

I've seen that look in their eyes and the fires,
the desires if you try and it's unmistakable
They got the love and it's right on this time,
if you look you will find it's unmistakable
Ya gotta take the time to look, took another look to find the one you need

I think you've seen the two i mean,
i mean that's the reason why, we're all here
To join their two lonely soles, patchin' up all the holes
when it's cold and it seems crystal clear

I've seen that look in their eyes and the fires,
the desires if you try and it's unmistakable
They got the love and it's right on this time,
if you look you will find it's unmistakable
I think you've seen the two i mean, i mean that's the reason why, we're all here

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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09. So Cold

Turn around, I doubt it
Never would I live without it
Shelling out my money for the love I can't live without
Here she comes again
She says he's just another friend
But that's one friend I know I can live without

She's got my mind in line
And Lying to me every night
Pushing out the pieces and pull em' all back again
Pick her up at home
She's always on that telephone
Chatting to another man, catting and it's oh so cold...

And it feels so cold
And it's getting old
How could I be
That I don't know

Ditched that girl eventually
Listened to the things they told me
Finally found some fool to take my own advice
Here I am at home
Watching TV all alone
Bored out of my skull bored out of my mind

Couldn't take it, Had to break it
On the floor, more, more times than I could stand it
Couldn't fake it, had to shake it
out the door for more drinks than I could handle...

And it feels so cold
And it's getting old
How could I be
That I don't know

Turn around, I doubt it
Never would I live without it
Shelling out my money for the love I can't live without
Here she comes again
She says he's just another friend
But that's one friend I know I can live without

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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10. California

California's got the sunshine, year round, cheap wine
Fresh waves / Hot babes, Lather on the sunscreen
Warm days, Cool nights, Everything is just right
Soft Sand, last tan, sleepin' on the rooftop

California, California...he said I ain't never leaving you

California's got the girl I love, the mountain's rising up above
The beach scene, so clean, parties raging every night
The clean air, millionaire, breathtaking swimwear
Fake boobs, boob tube, something's always going on

California, California...he said I ain't never leaving you.

California's got the earthquake, mudslides keep awake
big sharks, homeless parks, traffic jams round the clock
No rain, insane, all the kids on cocaine
Crap luck, dumb struck, man i think i love this place
When i get drinking, man i'm always thinking that...

my states better than your states,
better than my states, better than all the states put together

California's got the porn stars, strip clubs, wild fires
Hot bods, street rods, everybody's packing heat
The wet sand, rock band, out to get a nice tan
tan lines, parking fines, gotta do what you can
California's got the nudist beach, freak shows for the world to see
Height Street, bare feet, Democrats, they own this state
Divorce rate, sounds great, unless you've got yourself a mate
rocks stars, cool bars, come once you're never far from

California, California...he said I ain't never leaving you.

California's got the earthquake, mudslides keep awake
big sharks, homeless parks, traffic jams round the clock
No rain, insane, all the kids on cocaine
Crap luck, dumb struck, man i gotta ditch this place
When he get's drinking, man he's always thinking that...

my states better than your states,
better than my states, better than all the states put together

©copyright 2005, Robert Tait

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11. Had A Dream

I had a dream the other day
I didn't cry, didn't try, didn't know what to do
I had a dream the other day
(that) They're shooting from the buildings and they're dressed in civil clothes
and I'm trying to take their guns, but who's got em' no one knows

And those bad mother fuckers with their pain and their struggles
and the things that they do to you, the things that they do to me
I couldn't cry, couldn't try, couldn't know what to do
Cuz we're just pawns and their pieces, we're just pawns in their pieces
In their games and their struggles, and their names are all muddled
Because we never know, never know what to do

pulling down the covers now/pulling down the covers now
nothin's gonna make it now/nothin's gonna shake it now
And the dreams of this war/ and the dreams of this war...
Cool down...Cool down...Cool down

I had a dream the other day
I couldn't breath, couldn't see, couldn't keep the sand from my eyes
I had a dream the other day
(that) There's explosions all around and they're shooting on the ground
and the bad guys are clinging to their guns, ears are ringing

And those bad mother fuckers, they're insane with rebuttal
and the things that they do to you, the things that they do to me
And they're cruising down the street like a runaway freight train
Killing everything in sight, I'm proud I think, but that ain't right

pulling down the covers now/pulling down the covers now
nothin's gonna make it now/nothin's gonna shake it now
And the dreams of this war/ and the dreams of this war...
Cool down...Cool down...Cool down

I had a dream the other day
That the world was in love, and I thought I saw a dove
And the boys all came home and no one was alone

but those bad mother fuckers, in their ties and their lovers
Sitting safe at home cuz they voted that I go
to some place far away and blow away my enemy
while the politicians talk about it, and the politicians talk about it
four more days and four more ways to die and four more days four more days to die
4 more years, 4 more years, I got 4 more years of this...

©copyright 2004, Robert Tait

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12. Last Wave

When I go I'm gonna take this wave off into the sunset
When I get there man, I'll never get wet
Gonna step right off into / into the other side
And then I'm gonna take in and then I'm gonna make it in

Gonna take this time gonna take it all to
Find my mom / gonna find out
how she's been / And tell her how much (how much) I've
missed her since she's gone

I'm gonna take this wave / Man I hope they're waiting there
With open arms, and a case of beer
But first I'm gonna shake hand of everyone before me
Everyone I've ever known, Everyone I've ever met.

take your time / Face it all some day
Your another player in this life and man you've got to play
can't just sit there waiting for life to pass you by (gotta)
gotta catch it from behind /and take/ it for a ride

Oh...you've got to live your life
you've got to make it count
before your time

Before I go I'm gonna need some time to say goodbye to all of my
family and friends, cuz i'm just parts of them
and all the shit i've picked up / from each one of them
and every thing I've given back / and all the times I got off track

give my shit / gonna give it all to
someone who / ain't got no-thing
And maybe they'll have better luck making
something better of themselves

I'm gonna find some kid / who's wants the music in his sole
and give him all my guitars / cuz I don't need them no
more where i'm headed / and man I think you get it
Cuz I'm never coming back, and I'm never headed back

take your time / Face it all some day
Your another player in this life and man you've got to play
can't just sit there waiting for life to pass you by (gotta)
gotta catch it from behind /and take/ it for a ride

Oh...you've got to live your life
you've got to make it count
before your time

The video games / The TV & the movies
Waisting all you time / The pop-op ads are useless
Useless time spent / The useless times are fruitless
Poinless times / A waist of life / It's not too late to change your life

Oh...you've got to live your life
you've got to make it count
before your time

©copyright 2005, Robert Tait

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01. Ohh La La

Sitting in the sand like a stretched out A rubber band
Chillin to the music and the waves along the strand
(it's a) oh, no
they don't
break now
I'm gonna sink I'm gonna
Cut back and I'm burning, sweatin' so i'm turning
and i'm hopping in the the water cuz the waves have got me yearning
but it's cold now
hop out...
heading to my towel where I blow another hour singing...

Ooh la la, said, Ooh la la, said a Ooh la la, la
I watch the girls and go
Ooh la la, said, Ooh la la, said a Ooh la la, la

She goes and cuts em' in, time again, her fist is out to do him in
She's passing off another thing, tugging on that little string
Pulling on this dream you see, Drinking in the scenery
Sipping on the the thoughts of the pretty girls that i can see

Ooh la la, said, Ooh la la, said a Ooh la la, la
I watch the girls and go
Ooh la la, said, Ooh la la, said a Ooh la la, la

I'm happy just to be here now
Sharing this world with you all
The sky above the earth below
But if I had another round
I'd take it down and share it with you all

(SOLO AREA)

Digging through the cooler looking for the coldest brew (i)
need another shot, i gotta lot-a time to kill
I think I'll Kick back
Re-lax
Fade back
It's gettin' late and now the
The sun is sinking low, I think i'll pack my STUFF and go
so I'm headed home to get ready for some more
Hit the shower now...
Hop out...
Heading to the bars to blow a few more hours singing...

Ooh la la, said, Ooh la la, said a Ooh la la, la
I watch the girls and go
Ooh la la, said, Ooh la la, said a Ooh la la, la

I'm happy just to be here now
Sharing this world with you all
The sky above the earth below
But if I had another round
I'd take it down and share it with you all...na, na, na...

Share it with you all...na, na, na...

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02. Something

There must be something in the water that's making me feel so good
There must be something in the sky above, the moon the sun some love
There must be something in the way, the way i see the world
There must be something out there man, cuz i'm really feeling good

But it's got to be something...but man i can't figure it out
it's got to be something...but it's blowing my mind out

There must be something in the sand the falls between my toes
There must be something in those waves out there, but man who really knows?
There must be something in the sun that's beating down upon my face
There must be something out there, something somewhere, it's got to be this place!

But it's got to be something...but man i can't figure it out
it's got to be something...but it's blowing my mind out

I'm just dreaming bout kicking back scheming out
Living for the moment like the wind i wish i owned it
Gotta a feeling like i'm flying high / Reaching out to touch the sky/ Go! / Go!
I'm just dreaming bout kicking back scheming out
Living for the moment like the wind i wish i owned it
Gotta a feeling like i'm flying high / Reaching out to touch the sky/ Go! / Go!
Yes I'll Go, Yes I'll Go, Yes I'll Go,

(SOLO AREA)

There must be something in the architecture making up this day
There must be some kind of cosmic forces to make today today
There must be something in the blood that's coursing though my veins
There must be something out there man, for my life i can't explain

But it's got to be something...but man i can't figure it out
it's got to be something...but it's blowing my mind out

I'm just dreaming bout kicking back scheming out
Living for the moment like the wind i wish i owned it
Gotta a feeling like i'm flying high / Reaching out to touch the sky/ Go! / Go!
I'm just dreaming bout kicking back scheming out
Living for the moment like the wind i wish i owned it
Gotta a feeling like i'm flying high / Reaching out to touch the sky/ Go! / Go!
Yes I'll Go, Yes I'll Go, Yes I'll Go,

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03. Smile So Wide

I got some luck last night / You can take a bite
Met a little cutie she was looking for ride
Now who am i not to oblige / When a crazy little lady goes n' hops inside
I got my pants on the table / Got my shirt on the floor
She's ripping off her clothing / That's one girl your can't ignore
She's knocking down that freakin' door / Said Damn that
girl is hot / Gonna get me some more

Baby's got a big ol bag she pulls out of the drawer
Wondering what it is exactly that she's got for me in store
Praying that it won't be painful, someday we'll see...na, na, na,

I got a smile so wide / Everybody's gonna party inside
I've got a smile so wide / All gonna come, gonna come inside
I've got a smile so wide / Everybody's talking bout climbing inside
I've got a smile so wide / Ever-gonna, ever-gonna, ever-gonna get inside

I got the drip drip, drop drop, checking on the mountain top
Only think i'm thinking bout / checking out that flip flop
Down...on the beach... sitting in the sand soaking up the summer heat
Down...by the reef...surfing all day just my buddies and me

I---'ve got to go...quit my job, leave this place head out on the road
I---'ve got to go...quit my job, leave this place head out on the road
Praying that it won't be painful, someday we'll see...na, na, na,

I got a smile so wide / Everybody's gonna party inside
I've got a smile so wide / All gonna come, gonna come inside
I've got a smile so wide / Everybody's talking bout climbing inside
I've got a smile so wide / Ever-gonna, ever-gonna, ever-gonna get inside

(SOLO AREA)

I've got a whole lotta love / Enough for all of us
If you need a little, take a little you can be my guest
Now who am i not to help out / When you need
something, man, i'm there no doubt
You can keep my stuff / If you think it'll get you by
Otherwise leave it for the next one there in line
Everytime i go and try / To help the ones a little
less / Fortunate in life

Something about their smile warms me up inside
Knowing that i did a little bit to get them by
Praying that it won't be painful, someday we'll see...na, na, na,

I got a smile so wide / Everybody's gonna party inside
I've got a smile so wide / All gonna come, gonna come inside
I've got a smile so wide / Everybody's talking bout climbing inside
I've got a smile so wide / Ever-gonna, ever-gonna, ever-gonna get inside

Gonna get in side...
Gonna get in side...
Gonna get in side...

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04. Everybody Says

Man I tell you baby / Got-ta go and take it
Got-ta keep on pushing / Man you gonna make it
This time, this time, this time you can make it through

I'm taking a bets / That you can't forget
You won't feel hate / Hope you relate
It's the sun and sky shining down on you

Everybody says / That they know what's best
But how could that be? / Cuz they don't know you
Everybody claims / That they know who to blame
But how can they blame anybody / They haven't a clue

Life can drive you crazy / Things (shit) can end up hazy
Dreams can often Vanish / Leave you sitting lazy
But man i know, i know you can make it through

I'm here to try / To help you on this ride
Just takes some time / Set free in your mind /
It's just that something out here wants to see you through

Everybody says / That they know what's best
But how could that be? / Cuz they don't know you
Everybody claims / That they know who to blame
But how can they blame anybody / They haven't a clue

I'm sitting round waiting for / you...to heal your mind
If you need someone then baby, I'll sit with you
I'm hanging round waiting for / (you to) feel just fine
If you need someone then baby, I'll sit with you

(solo area)

Everybody says / That they know what's best
But how could that be? / Cuz they don't know you
Everybody claims / That they know who to blame
But how can they blame anybody / They haven't a clue

I'm sitting round waiting for / you...to heal your mind
If you need someone then baby, I'll sit with you
I'm hanging round waiting for / (you to) feel just fine
If you need someone then baby, I'll sit with you
If you need someone then baby, I'll sit with you
If you need someone then baby, I'll sit with you

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05. Feel It

Do you care what people say when they're standing in your way
Not walking in your shoes / Even when they say ...They feel it
No matter what they do / Or what they put me through
Advice they wanna give / Gonna make it through ...And feel it

Turn it up loud, downtown where the beat began
Open up the windows and listen to the groove within
Turn it up loud, now, turn it up loud, now turn it up loud!

Do you hear the drums lock / the bass they tick tock
Feel it in your chest / They hear it down the block ...They feel it
There's something in your soul / Going overload
Feeling like your chest is ready to explode ...You feel it

Turn it up loud, downtown where the beat began
Open up the windows and listen to the groove within
Turn it up loud, now, turn it up loud, now turn it up loud!

Because I've got no money / I've got no time
I got no fancy job / But baby that's alright
I've got a crap load of friends and ice cold beer
I've got a nice 6 string / & nothing to fear

Because I waste my life / The one I choose
Spend half my life buzzed off cheep booze

I've got a crap load of friends and ice cold beer
I've got a nice 6 string / & nothing to fear

Can You Feel it? Can you Feel it?
Aw man I feel it!

(MUSIC/SOLO AREA)

Oh no, whatchya gonna do / Everyone's trashed in this entire room
Oh man, i think that you can take it / No time for me to explain it

Everybody's talking about everybody else
Nobody's looking back at themselves
Everybody's burning out / Everybody's churning out / Everybody's getting down

Do you hear it in the night / Damn that stuff is tight
The Beat is sounding Fat / Guitars are sitting right ...I Feel it
Something hanging round / The vibe in this old town
Put a smile on my face / Whenever she's around ...I Feel it

Turn it up loud, downtown where the beat began
Open up the windows and listen to the groove within
Turn it up loud, now, turn it up loud, now turn it up loud!

Can You Feel it? Can you Feel it?
Aw man I feel it!
Can You Feel it? Can you Feel it?
Aw man I feel it!

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06. How You Gonna

It's been a long day / got nothing to say
Nothing wrong with kicking back and drifting on your way
But you may find yourself gone, to old and gray
Wishing that you didn't go and waste your life away

I said now how long, how much time you think you've got
could be 80 years or right around the block
because it's ticking, ticking, time it never stops
what the hell you doing man is that the best you've got?

How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around for the life to pass you by
How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around for the life to pass you by

This one girl i dated, man was she sedated
Locked in her inside her little world of TV where she waited
She had no hope, no dreams, no life, no aim
No love, no hate, no time to wait

I said now how long, how much time you think you've got
could be 80 years or right around the block
because it's ticking, ticking, time it never stops
what the hell you doing man is that the best you've got?

How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around for the life to pass you by
How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How ya gonna spend your life
Waiting around for the life to pass you by

(Solo Area)

The rich mans shot, same time upon the clock
Poor man loses out only if he chooses
Equal times gained it's how you play the game
dealing with the time your given man it's all the same

Well, some day when i go... Man i think i know
If I make it there, clouds will fill the air
Angels gather round, with that loving sound
And those big ol' wings, They'll turn to me and sing
And they'll sing

How DID you spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around for life to pass you by
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around for life to pass you by
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around for life to pass you by
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around, i said waiting around to die
How DID you spend your life
Waiting around for life to pass you by

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07. Here She Comes Again

Oh, here she comes again / Just what i needed
This time, I can not pretend / That I don't need her

All this time i acted like a fool
Pretending I don't need you
Passed you up and went on my own way - damn i'm sorry

Never need everything to go and be alright
Needed time to spend alone to think 'bout shit tonight
Burned it down, smoke wisped away, Blowing through these city streets
Took a while, but now I'm smiling, and every thing's just nice n' sweet

Oh, here she comes again / Just what i needed
This time, I can not pretend / That I don't need her

All this time i acted like a fool
Pretending I don't need you
Passed you up and went on my own way - damn i'm sorry

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08. Burn It Down

What makes you a better man?
What makes you a better man than that old man sitting in the park
Beggin' for your change cuz that's all he's got
What makes you a better person?
What makes you a better person than that same man 30 years ago
He's got the perfect life and a perfect home

Looking back you see, but don't believe me...
Man, we're all the same as anyone can see

So, go (a)head and burn it down
go head and light it up
Burn that down got that wall that separate us all
oh...oh, oh, oh
Burn down that thinking/ man you got me drinking?
It's a mighty long way to get back where you're kickin' it back home

What make you a lesser woman?
What makes you a lesser woman than that pretty girl in the magazine
Anorexic, superficial, coked up queen
What makes you a lesser soul than?
What makes you a lesser soul than that, young, man, of cloth,
spent his whole damn life trying to make stuff up

Looking back you see, but don't believe me...
Man, we're all the same as anyone can see

So, go (a)head and burn it down
go head and light it up
Burn that down got that wall that separate us all
oh...oh, oh, oh
Burn down that thinking/ man you got me drinking?
It's a mighty long way to get back where you're kickin' it back home

(SOLO AREA)

Hey, oh, whatchya gonna do
I'm gonna get a oneway ticket and i'll send you back to school
Down, line, take it every time
Cuz your going, but now knowing what your doing with your life
Enter/tain me is all you ever say
Why don't you drop another drink until you slip on your way
Cuz exist...resist...persist...exist
I said now oh....

So, go (a)head and burn it down
go head and light it up
Burn that down got that wall that separate us all
oh...oh, oh, oh
Burn down that thinking/ man you got me drinking?
It's a mighty long way to get back where you're kickin' it back home

OH...

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09. Rollin'

Well i'm mutilated, compensated all the shit i ever hated
Everything i ever needed all the times i've been sedated

Don't drink much / i don't know why
always seems like i'm too drunk to drive

But that's ok, i moved away and sold my shit the other day
And now i'm sitting in the car waiting for you

you don't miss me / but damn she's fine
It always turns out to waist my time...

So i'm rolling, Yes I'm rolling

I took a cooler in, a fifth of gin and mixed it with a little grin
And shared it all night with a sexy pretty little thing

I'd kinda like to see / Maybe it's just me
Streaking through the halls of this of this lobby

Cuz i don't drink that much / Sometimes i lie
Always seems like i'm too drunk to drive

Because you don't miss me / but damn she's cool
I always turn out to play the fool

So i'm rolling, Yes I'm rolling, So i'm rolling, Yes I'm rolling

Well I raised the bar and crashed my car and drove it to a foreign shore
and pushed that little fucker until it wouldn't go no more

I sold that beast / And hitchhiked home
Stuck with a phycho and no telephone

But that's alright, I lived in spite to tell the tale of that night
And now i'm sitting in the bar waiting for you

Getting trashed / But that's just fine
Nothing else good to do with my time

So i'm rolling, Yes I'm rolling

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10. Good Time

I was sitting up all night / waiting for you last night / for you to come around
But you never did / must have been FAKING IT (talking smack/shit) / when /
When you said that you would
I was tired of getting lied to / take it in stride to / tired of being tied to/
tried to be through... from me and you

So I called up an old friend / just to console in / she said that she'd swing by
It started off innocent / talking 'bout the government / thought it'd clear my mind
But the next thing you know / we were taking of our clothes
...rolling on the floor / tearing up the night
going back for more / going back for more

We had a good time / a good time
Everybody's talking about the good time that we
had last night / When we were giving it a try
Running through the motions and tearing up the night
A good time / a good time
Just...thought i'd tell you that you can...
get back / get back / get back on that track
Get back you can go if you've got to go

Next morning when we woke up / felt a little awkward / until i saw her smile
Wondered how we'll play this / Wondered how we'll say this - this all went down
We decided just go back / Like it all was back / Like it all was the day before
When we were friends...nothing more.

Could i say I want to go back?
Could i say I wish i'd never played this game at all?
Could i say I want to go back to that flow
Before the hook up and my good luck, man/hell no

We had a good time / a good time
Everybody's talking about the good time that we
had last night / When we were giving it a try
Running through the motions and tearing up the night
A good time / a good time
Just...thought i'd tell you that you can...
get back / get back / get back on that track
Get back you can go if you've got to go

(SOLO AREA)

Could i say I want to go back?
Could i say I wish i'd never played this game at all?
Could i say I want to go back to that flow
Before the hook up and my good luck, man/hell no

We had a good time / a good time
Everybody's talking about the good time that we
had last night / When we were giving it a try
Running through the motions and tearing up the night
A good time / a good time
Just...thought i'd tell you that you can...
get back / get back / get back on that track
Get back you can go if you've got to go

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11. She Said

(steve...I need lyrics)

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12. Beautiful

Left the coast by a / half past five and i
don't need to believe/ in the things that she says
...oh no cuz she's beautiful

Freed my mind with a / long ass drive to the
spot where we met and/ talked and sweat our love
...oh no cuz she's beautiful

Every time i see her i just loose my mind when she comes near
Everything, everything, I see you...oh, no, no, cuz she's beautiful

Took the time to stay / up all night to be
Breaking stuff that you left sitting round here
...oh no cuz she's beautiful

Broke the TV and Smashed those CDs and
Trashed everything that you held in your heart as dear
...oh no cuz she's beautiful

Every time i see her i just loose my mind when she comes near
Everything, everything, I see you...oh, no, no, cuz she's beautiful

I feel! / Lost myself when ever she is oh...
So Near! / Blown away the pieces that you leave
Reveal...EVERYTHING I FEEL CUZ SHE'S BEAUTIFUL!

(SOLO AREA)

Every time i see her i just loose my mind when she comes near
Everything, everything, I see you...oh, no, no, cuz she's beautiful

I feel! / Lost myself when ever she is oh...
So Near! / Blown away the pieces that you leave
Reveal...EVERYTHING I FEEL CUZ SHE'S BEAUTIFUL!
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL

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13. Free

Oh, I need... To get outside so i can go and
Feel the breeze... Blowing through my soul
Until I feel at ease.... & Disappear into the distance

Oh man, whatchya gonna do this time
Stuck inside, cuz you can't hide, for your whole life
Dig down, way down deep inside
Strap it up and fill it up and take a ride (I said now oh...)

Oh...I need... To strip on down to basics just
Once, you'll see... You don't need that fancy STUFF (shit)
To feel free... Just friends and love and shelter

Hey man, do you really live like that
Materialistic / Pessimistic / All that crap
Let go / Slow mo / Just relax
Possessions own you if you let them (I said now oh...)

OH.....I FEEL FREE.
OH.....I FEEL FREE.

I don't / Need to / Be the one that holds you back
I don't / Need to / Be that monkey on your back
I don't / Need to / Get outside and push you through
I got / My own / Stuff going on, good luck to you!

Oh, go ahead / Sell your STUFF (shit) or give it back
Everything I own is just a joke a toy a waste of time!

OH.....I FEEL FREE.
OH.....I FEEL FREE.
YOU SHOULD TOO SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE

(SOLO AREA)

Op-en dreams... Don't give up on the things you'd like
To achieve... Nothing is impossible if
You believe... In yourself when you're on your own

Hey man don't you wanna a try?
For all that STUFF (shit) that you can't fit into your life.
Lazy / Crazy / Hypnotize
Coasting through this life is such a waste of time (I said now oh...)

OH.....I FEEL FREE.
OH.....I FEEL FREE.
YOU SHOULD TOO SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE
YOU SHOULD TOO SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE
YOU SHOULD TOO SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE
YOU SHOULD TOO SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE

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01. That's The Girl

Well i'm just thinking about the girl i met
Just last week, sitting on that old swing set
She could get up, get up but she couldn't get down
Her ass was too trashed for that merry go round
Said oh....oh....yeah....she's everything i ever wanted
Said oh....oh....yeah....i couldn't nail it down

Every time i'm thinking bout that girl back drinking
She just a chug, chug thinking, always glug, glug drinking
Cuz she got, got, get down, falling like a clown
Spending all her time trying to get across town
Singin'...oh....oh....yeah....she's everything i ever wanted
'...oh....oh....yeah...i couldn't nail it down

I've got the feeling, you've got the feel!
I'm just hoping that this shits for real
I've got the feeling, you've got the feel!
Blowing through my head like a cold stiff breeze

That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night
That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night
That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night
...Na, na, na, yeah, yeah, yeah...

I'm just cutting out / Back talk / Rubbing out
Laying in the sand / Flip back / Leaving little doubt
Sun beats hard, chard burning through her back yard
Set me up, ya got some luck, leaving me a little scarred
Gleaming, beaming / Ripping through the ceiling
With the force / That of course / Make appealing
Falling, Calling / Left me here a crawling
Hot sun, well done / It's all in....
Na, na, na....yeah....she's everything i ever wanted
Na, na, na....yeah....i couldn't nail it down

That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night
That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night
That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night
...Na, na, na, yeah, yeah, yeah...

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE / SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN GET
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE / SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN GET
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE / SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN GET
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE / SOMEBODY THAT THEY CAN GET

La, da, da....
La, da, da....

That's the girl it's like...It's like
A hot summers day getting drunk on a friday night

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02. The Expat

Well my boss is always ridding me / My girls sleeping round
The things I take for granted are starting to to wear me down
Well I'm dreaming at my desk / burn this place to the ground
Packing up my quiver and gonna leave this shit behind
Gonna quit my job / Quit this life / Quit this shit I never liked
Ain't gonna settle till I get it right
Gonna quit this town / Quit these bills / Quit this stuff I never felt
Give it up before I die

I'm gonna / Take me down.../Heading off to Costa Rica lose my mind
I got the place / Picked Out.../ Pacific coast Sam-ara is where I'll waste my time

Well the traffic's a fucking nightmare/ The rent is two months late
The landlord's riding my balls I'm sneaking in past the gate
The line-up's a total shit show / Can't catch a single wave
Sma-shing into each other like we're on the interstate
Gonna quit my job / Quit this life / Quit this shit I never liked
Ain't gonna settle till I get it right
Gonna quit this town / Quit these bills / Quit this stuff I never felt
Give it up before I die

I'm gonna / Take me down.../Heading off to Costa Rica lose my mind
I got the place / Picked Out.../ Pacific coast Sam-ara is where I'll waste my time
I'm gonna / Take me down.../Heading off to Costa Rica lose my mind
I got the place / Picked Out.../ Pacific coast Sam-ara is where I'll waste my time
Cuz I don't want to wait....too long
Cuz something keeps a telling me I don't be-long
Cuz I gotta roll on, I gotta goal on
I got something that you just can't see

(SOLO AREA)

Cuz I don't want to wait....too long
Cuz something keeps a telling me I don't be-long
Cuz I gotta roll on, I gotta goal on
I got something that you just can't see

Well, winter's bumming me out/ clouds are always gray
Packing up all my shit To head out on my way
Well digging out my passport / sneaking out the gate
Heading to the airport The tension melts away
Well I'm kicked back at the flybar/ People running by
They scramble past each other for a better spot in line
Bitching about the window seat/ whining about the wine
This is exactly why I'm leaving You can keep this kind of life
Gonna quit my job / Quit this life / Quit this shit I never liked
Ain't gonna settle till I get it right
Gonna quit this town / Quit these bills / Quit this stuff I never felt
Give it up before I die

I'm gonna / Take me down.../Heading off to Costa Rica lose my mind
I got the place / Picked Out.../ Pacific coast Sam-ara is where I'll waste my time
I'm gonna / Take me down.../Heading off to Costa Rica lose my mind
I got the place / Picked Out.../ Pacific coast Sam-ara is where I'll waste my time

Cuz I don't want to wait....too long

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03. Eternal Optimist

I've got big fat fresh blank under my arm
I've got the jet black neoprene keeping me warm
I've got that ten mile stare (just a) sweeping the coast
I've got a hot jug of water waiting in the trunk

I've got the baby blue lightning with one hubcap
I've got ten pounds of sand scattered in the back
I've got some old junk in the trunk from years ago
But the piece of shit gets me where i want to go

You can hate me / break me / shake me / put me down
You can trash me / bash me / (man) it won't bum me out

I've got a little shit apartment old 3rd floor
I've got a blue trim surfboard always smack on the door
I've got a crazy ass owner always wander the halls
I've got the bass drum thumping right through the wall

I've got a crappy little fridge always stuffed with beer
I've got the dust so thick it always fills the air
I've got a killer little view of the bank next door
and the chicks walking by as they come and go

You can hate me / break me / shake me / put me down
You can trash me / bash me / (man) it won't bum me out

Well it's a sunny day / Life's ok
Feeling good / Cuz i'm on my way
Feeling just a bit of it / Enjoying every little bit
Sliding to the side / digging every inch of it
The sun is up / High above
Holding on / To that happy song
Loving every part of you / anything you want to do
Open my eyes and breath in this whole world!

I've got little job singing if you call that work
I've got a bunch of guitars, whatever that shits worth
I've got a crappy twenty five inch tube TV
That i don't really watch, so that's OK with me

I've got a good batch people that i call my friends
I've got a whole lot of love i hope will never end
I've got a sweet little girlfriend that we live in sin
I've got a hand me down world that i'm breathing in

You can hate me / break me / shake me / put me down
You can trash me / bash me / (man) it won't bum me out

Well it's a sunny day / Life's ok
Feeling good / Cuz i'm on my way
Feeling just a bit of it / Enjoying every little bit
Sliding to the side / digging every inch of it
The sun is up / High above
Holding on / To that happy song
Loving every part of you / anything you want to do
Open my eyes and breath in this whole world!

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04. Smile Like That

I remember clearly as the sun rise
Waz overhead n glassy, for a week or two
Eezed on up to the bar / Huevos rancheros
A cold beer and There you were

I never saw a smile like that
No never saw eyes stars don't shine like that
No no no no no no......hips don't sway like that
I will always love u

How'm I ever gonna go on with out u
And I don't even know ur name
How'm I ever gonna go on with out u girl
And I don't even know ur name

I will always regret the fact that I don't even know ur name
It might as well've been hallelujah

Caz I have never been the same since that day
Been all around this world Lookin for ya

Been 10 long years since now / To my growing shame
Convinced myself an illusion u were / A mermaid just the same

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05. Let That Love Out

I gotta hot bed / brick red / Sign on my forehead
Spend a little time making sure i gotta clean head
Tough luck / Dumb struck / My wallet got a little shrunk
Spread around the love make the world just a little drunk
(Because) I feel so high...
But not high enough to let my love nosedive
(Because) I feel just right
Because i'm spending all my time trying to spread the good vibes

Ya gotta Stop...Man, let that love out
Everybody show the world what we're all about
Show them how our love will lead the way (yeah, yeah)
Ya gotta Stop, Man, let that love out
Everybody show the world what we're all about
Show them how our love will lead the way (yeah, yeah)

I got a shit car / Go far / Cheaper than my guitar
Don't need to blow a million dollars at the free bar
Cool down / Roll 'round / Serving up the big sound /
Set it up again / Spread the loving all around
(Because) I lose my mind...
From all the a-holes who doesn't spend a little time
Making this life...
Just a little bit better for you and I.

Ya gotta Stop...Man, let that love out
Everybody show the world what we're all about
Show them how our love will lead the way (yeah, yeah)
Ya gotta Stop, Man, let that love out
Everybody show the world what we're all about
Show them how our love will lead the way (yeah, yeah)

(Rock Hole)

(Because) I feel so high...
But not high enough to let my love nosedive
(Because) I feel just right
Because i'm spending all my time trying to spread the good vibes

Ya gotta Stop...Man, let that love out
Everybody show the world what we're all about
Show them how our love will lead the way (yeah, yeah)
Ya gotta Stop, Man, let that love out
Everybody show the world what we're all about
Show them how our love will lead the way (yeah, yeah)
Let us lead the way...

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06. Tear Your Dress

Well we had a good run
It was a short one
But at least you know we both had fun
Then you went out and you left me

I wish you nothing but the worst now
And I don't know how
You've got my mind turned around
But I guess I'll just let things be

I hope you tear your dress
I hope your hair's a mess
I hope you fall and scrape your knee
And I hope that you miss me

I hope you stub your toe
I hope your tires blow
I hope it hurts you when you pee
And I hope that you miss me

Well we had a good run
It was a short one
But at least you know we both had fun
Then you went out and you left me

I wish you nothing but the worst now
And I don't know how
You've got my mind turned around
But I guess I'll just let things be

I hope your coffee's cold
I hope that you feel old
I hope that your dog gets some fleas
And I hope that you miss me

I hope you woke up late
I hope you over ate
I hope that your foot falls asleep
And I hope that you miss me

I hope you tear your dress
I hope your hair's a mess
I hope you fall and scrape your knee
And I hope that you miss me

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07. I Could Die Now

Talkin' bout the floozies / Out back in the jacuzi
Grabbing some coronas / To drink out in the hot tub
The ladies got their tops off / The party's going non stop
Everyone's jokin' n' smokin' n taking it all in

And i know, and i know, and i know I've got her
And i know, and i know or maybe she's got me...
Never know what's going on, but that's okay i float along

Drinking before the big show / Heading out to Bimbo's
Dancing with some cutie / Slow dancing to the fast tunes
Waking up at her pad / My pants are on backwards
Hazy n' crazy n' everything i ever needed

And i know, and i know, and i know I've got her
And i know, and i know or maybe she's got me...
Never know what's going on, but that's okay i float along

I could die now, I could die now, that's all right by me
Cuz i lived my life in just one night, at least that's the way it seems
I could die now, I could die now, that's all right by me
Cuz i lived my life in just one night, at least that's the way it seems

Heading on a beer run / Chilling in the hot sun
Picking up some cold brews / Should get the job done
Burning out the back seat / Floating on some good weed
Floating like an innertube / Drifting down a fat creek
Feeling like a freight train / Flying on an airplane
Bound for a getaway / Bound for a warm place
Searching for that feeling / Riding on the ceiling
Riding on a big wave / Ter-rif-ied of leaving

I could die now, I could die now, that's all right by me
Cuz i lived my life in just one night, at least that's the way it seems
I could die now, I could die now, that's all right by me
Cuz i lived my life in just one night, at least that's the way it seems

LA, LA, LA, LA....
LA, LA, LA, LA....

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08. Get It Up

Well, i shot me angel with a gift for gab
She was a hot little momma with a plastic bag
and / I got a little feeling that I'm gonna be needing
to spend a little time with her

Well, i shored up the walls of that great big heart
It took a little while but i finally learned that part
but / Something inside just told me its right
and to stop - dicking round

I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
(You got) to find all those pieces that fill up the spaces
To make you life a better thing (1)

Well, i traded in my coat for an old surfboard
Ditched Chicago / in my beat up Ford
And i headed out west cuz i thought it was best
To keep - from losing my mind

Well, i made it to the coast with a trunk full of crap
Beat up six string / clothes on my back
And a brand new attitude, zip code and latitude
making out a fresh new start

I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
(You got) to find all those pieces that fill up the spaces
To make you life a better thing (2)

Let that sun shine on your face!
Let it remind you of the places you've been to
Let that warmth, swallow you whole
As you Disappear through the air
Like a cloud on a chair
Like a big wave slapping on a pier

I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
(You got) to find all those pieces that fill up the spaces
To make you life a better thing

(SOLO AREA)

So i bit the bullet, took that great big plunge
Headed down south down highway 1
Jumped of the back with a great big smack
And I landed on a brand new plan

checked out the waves as i packed the car
Headed back home to my favorite bar
Called up my lady / let her I'm crazy
and please, please come back home

I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
I Said GET it up, LET it up, i said SET it up
(You got) to find all those pieces that fill up the spaces
To make you life a better thing (4)

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09. Morning Glow

I woke up feeling good this morning
I woke up, man and without warning
I woke up and the darkness fade away

I can't believe my luck is changing
I can't believe life's rearranging
I can't believe the mood I'm in today

I'm feeling good / I'm feeling great / I think I'm over it
I'm feeling like I never felt before
I'm feeling swell / I'm feeling rad / I washed away the bad
I'm feeling like a walk down to the shore

There's something about the sunlight streaming
There's something in my eyes are gleaming
There's something telling me that life's OK

I ditched my car and walk the long way
I ditched that shitty feeling today
I ditched my shoes and felt the earth at play

I'm feeling good / I'm feeling great / I think I'm over it
I'm feeling like I never felt before
I'm feeling swell / I'm feeling rad / I washed away the bad
I'm feeling like a walk down to the shore

I Can, I Can - feel it coming on (yeah)
I Can, I Can - Feel it envelop me (yeah)
I Can, I Can - Feel again (all right yeah!)
I'm feeling Life again, I'm feeling High again
I'm feeling everything, I feel it all... yeah, yeah (2)

SOLO (through both main changes)

La-da-da-Da-da-da-da-da La-da-da-Da-da-da-da-da

I'm feeling fine / I'm feeling new / I think I'll get a brew
I'm feeling like the suns is warming me
I'm feeling love / I'm feeling amped / I feel I got unclamped
I'm feeling like someone just set me free
I'm feeling Life again, I'm feeling High again
I'm feeling everything, I feel it all... yeah, yeah (4)

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10. Take What You Need

She never gets lonely
She tells me that she never gets sad, oh no
But I don't believe her
She's always lying to me like that

You take what you need sometimes
And you save the rest for another life
You take what you need sometimes
And you save the rest for another life

She likes beer and cigarettes, and that's alright by me
We get drunk on Sunday afternoon
Three hours later as the sun sags in the sky
We check out each others' new tattoos

You take what you need sometimes
And you save the rest for another life
You take what you need sometimes
And you save the rest for another life

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Bag of Toys is...
   Robert Tait - Vocals, rhythm guitar
   Steve Cowgill - Lead guitar
   Brandon Hawks - Bass
   Justin Gaines - Drums

Bio

Bag of Toys is a high energy four piece acoustic surf-rock band founded in San Francisco in 2005 and currently based in Wilmington, NC. The band has sold more than 20,000 copies of their three albums across the globe and has delighted fans with hundreds of successful live shows throughout the western and southeastern United States.

They have also had the distinction to share the stage with bands including O.A.R., Fishbone, Pato Banton, Mike Pinto, The Expendables & Sean Kingston (to name a few).

In addition to impressive album sales, Bag of Toys has amass more than 1.2 million streaming song plays online, over 750,000 YouTube plays and has had their original music licensed for use on a national Microsoft commercial, an episode of "Bones" on the Fox network, two Universal Pictures movies as well as numerous surfing DVDs and online videos. The band has been fortunate enough to work with respected industry recording professionals such as Dave Collins (Jack Johnson, No Doubt, Ben Harper), John Cuniberti (Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith), and Todd Burke (Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Ben Harper).

Bag of Toys is...

  • Robert Tait - Vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Cowgill - Lead guitar
  • Brandon Hawks - Bass
  • Justin Gaines - Drums

Discography:

  • Nooner (full lp) - release date 2006
  • Afternooner (full lp) - release date 2008
  • Stripped Alive (full lp) - release date 2009
  • Santa, Bring More Beer (single) - release 2010
  • Access 10 (full lp) - release date 2011

Here is a sampling of venues Bag of Toys has performed at:

Azalea Fest, Wilmington, NC
The Beachside Tavern, New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Blind Tiger, Charleston, SC
Boom Boom Room, San Francisco, CA
The Brick, Charleston, SC
Cane's Bar & Grill, San Diego, CA
DiPiazza's, Long Beach, CA
Filthy McNasty's, Vero Beach, FL
Guanabanas, Jupiter, FL
The House (5 Points), Columbia, SC
The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa, CA
Mavericks Big Wave Surf Event, HMB
Molly Malone's, Los Angeles, CA
The Ocean Deck, Daytona Beach, FL
Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL
The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL
St. Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA
The Shore, Hermosa Beach, CA
Slims, San Francisco, CA
Surf & Saddle, Solana Beach, CA
Tavern on 4th St., Greenville, NC
Union Street Fair, San Francisco, CA
Winston's, San Diego, CA
The Whiskey, Wilmington, NC

Some Bands We've Been Proud To Rock With

O.A.R.
Sean Kingston
Fishbone
John Cruz
Pato Banton
The Expendables
The Supervillians
The Mermen
Mike Pinto
The B Foundation
Don McCloskey
Pat Jordan Band

Contact

Info:
Booking:

OR

Robert Tait
BAG OF TOYS
408 S. 5th Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401

Street Team

Email us at StreetTeam@bagoftoysmusic.com with "Street Team" in the subject line, and we'll shoot you an email with some standard questions and some some killer ideas to help.

For You!

Everyone that signs up to be a Bag of Toys Street Teamer (Baggies), will be eligible for these things:

  • Some FREE merch made for you guys cuz we love ya
  • Sporadic contests
  • Potential for spots on guest lists at shows
  • Invites to our bi-yearly BBQ
  • Chances to hang with the band
  • Knowing that the band will be forever in your debt
  • Anything else we or you can think up

For Us!

Since we're doing this whole band thing "Grass Roots" style, every little bit helps, so if you can help with these things, we welcome you aboard:

  • Spread the word of The Bag where ever you can
  • Hop on Discussion Boards (ie. Jack Johnson, G. Love, Slightly Stoopid... you get the idea... )and talk up The Bag
  • Put up Posters/Flyers at local shows, surf shops, skate shops or anywhere you think The Bag would be welcome
  • Request Bag of Toys at your Local record stores
  • Request Bag of Toys at your local radio station (Surf Song & The Raven)
  • Think we should play your town? Who with? Where?

Downloads for you to use:

Use these for spreading the love of the bag. Keep in mind that some cities have laws about posting posters/flyers in certain places. pease check this out so we don't get screwed

BAG OF TOYS: Nooner

 

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Andrew Walak, You kick serious ass dude. thanks!

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Contact

Booking

Publicity Contact

Robert Tait:

Record Promotion/Corporate Sponsorship Contact

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General Questions

Snail Mail

BAG OF TOYS
408 S 5th Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28401

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