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Off The Floor (Live)

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WATCH THE LIVE VIDEOS:
Bad for Business: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqd38RfileM
City of Strangers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZxnXuvuuPU

No edits. No overdubs. No Island.

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released 01 May 2013

With new members and new songs to show you, the five of us got together one April evening to film and record a couple tunes live off the floor. Here are the audio tracks for free, because we love you!

THE BAND:
Andy Rice (lead vocals/keyboards)
Keith Sinclair (lead vocals/guitar)
James Wilfred Martin (saxophone)
Jay Esplana (bass/vocals)
Max Ley (drums)

Bad for Business was written by Andy Rice and James Wilfred Martin.
City of Strangers was written by Andy Rice and Keith Sinclair.

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Filmed and recorded live on Friday, April 19, 2012. North Vancouver, BC.

Filmed by: Keith R. Martin
Recorded by: Jay Esplana

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Modern Vintage Rock. A new flavour of rock that blends inspiration from the timeless sounds of the '70s with the innovative sounds of contemporary indie rock, blurring the lines between genres and generations. Funky bass lines punch their way through a thunder of drums while vintage keyboards and ferocious guitars lay a foundation for dual vocals, soaring harmonies and scorching saxophone. ... more

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Track Name: Bad For Business
You're looking like a bigshot on a barstool with your belly full of beer
The king of first impressions takes his throne.
Finding new excuses to throw your weight around
And act just like the bar is yours to own
How did you become the ticket to the top?
It’s time to put a stop to all your

Scheming in the daytime, scamming in the night
You’ve got the cash but you won’t pay the bills.
Staring through a shot glass, looking for a fight
Your temper flares and blood is going to spill.
How did I become your partner in crime?
Well you can fix this mess yourself this time

'Cuz I’ve held my tongue for long enough,
It’s time to call you on your bluff
Your ways are wrong, this can’t go on.
They tried to warn me, now I know it to be true
That it’s bad for business being with you

Under the table you offer your cigar
Shake their hand and move in for the kill.
Filthy little fingers prying for the dirt
Burning midnight oil at the rumour mill
How did I become your partner in crime?
Well don’t be blowing the smoke at me this time

'Cuz I’ve held my tongue for long enough,
It’s time to call you on your bluff
Your ways are wrong, this can’t go on.
They tried to warn me, now I know it to be true
That it’s bad for business being with you

The show is almost over but your game has just begun
The lights go down and trouble takes the stage.
Armed with ill intentions, hunting in the dark
You trap another victim in your cage.
How did I become your partner in crime?
Well don't be counting on me to help this time

'Cuz I’ve held my tongue for long enough,
It’s time to call you on your bluff
Your ways are wrong, this can’t go on.
They tried to warn me, now I know it to be true
That it’s bad for business being with you.
Oh it's bad for business.
Track Name: City Of Strangers
Tires are spinning on the open road as a signal combs the sky.
A map unfurls on an empty screen in the frozen hands of time.
Destinations roll together now regardless of design.
Ain’t it funny how the world’s the same no matter where you rest your eyes.

In a city of strangers I saw my name in lights;
I’m a fool for the dangers that plague this kind of life.
In a city of strangers I’ll make my home tonight.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

A velvet curtain climbs toward the sky like the rising of the sun.
A thousand voices seem to call my name but I hear them all as one.
“You don’t belong here,” says a voice inside me, "this seems ahead of time."
But ain’t it funny how your life can change before your life can change your mind.
[Life can change your mind.]

In a city of strangers I saw my name in lights;
I’m a fool for the dangers that plague this kind of life.
In a city of strangers I’ll make my home tonight.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

In a city of strangers I saw my name in lights;
I’m a fool for the dangers that plague this kind of life.
In a city of strangers I’ll make my home tonight.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

City of strangers
Don’t let me down
City of strangers
Don’t let me down

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.