The Acetates EP

by The Acetates

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released 26 May 2014

Produced by The Acetates
Mastered by Steve MacMillan
Recorded/Engineered by Oren Klein

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The Acetates Los Angeles, California

We are The Acetates, a five-piece Hollywood band where American folk roots clash with ol' fashioned Rock and Roll. From nostalgic 50's style grooves, to hard hitting growling blues, this band's unique influences help craft a sound that is unmistakably raw and refreshing. ... more

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Track Name: Self-Portrait
Headed out west to start a new life
Got forty dollars my watch and my knife
Headed on down that road
I'm a travelin’ boy who’s got soul
Never said that I could sing the blues
Listen to me honey,
I got em blue suede shoes
Blue suede shoes...

Love to listen to that Rock and Roll
Come on everybody
I’ll teach you how it goes
Listen to me once, and listen to me twice
We can boogie on down all through the night
Oh no!

Love to listen to that country honk
‘Cause em honky tonk women wrote this song
I come from the land that's deep in the roots
From the Mississippi River
On down to your boots
Love em good times and I let 'em roll
Rollin on down and not rollin slow
Hoppin’ on a jet plane we’re goin to France
Floatin’ away in a dream like stance
I know how to smile and I do it best
When I’m playin good music my soul’s at rest

Blue suede shoes...
Track Name: Hey Sister!
Hey sister,
Where'd ya go?
You went down to the rodeo

Hey Jane,
I'm going insane..
By the way, did i tell ya that i lost my brain?

And after-hours
When you left me
I don't wanna talk to you
Don't want your sympathy
Stay away child, you won't choke me anymore
With your sinister smile, in the candy store!

Hey brother bill!
Throw me a thrill,
I'm chasing buffalo and my eyes are sinking low

Hey Peggy Lou
What do ya wanna do?
Have ya been around town?
Where the trees make no sound

You've stayed to long,
Will ya please go away?
What do ya want from me?
When the leaves turn to grey
Stay outta my room
You're not wanted anymore
Get outta my head!
And close the black door!

Cause I’m floating in a river
A lake of fire
She’s got rotten teeth
That play with desire
Avalon lives in a blind paradox
Weaving away his brain
Living out of a box
Cause I’m floating in a river
A lake of fire
She’s got rotten teeth
That play with desire!

Hey, Brother Mike,
Why'd ya hit me with a spike?
Straight into my head,
Are you alive when your dead?

Hey, Karla Marla
Are you really rock n' roll?
Well, its kinda hard to move fast
When the sidewalks movin' slow!

And after tonight,
I'll climb over the moon in ecstasy
I'll get away from them memories
I'll hop on the train
Heading down the track
I’ve got a one way ticket and I’m never coming back!
Track Name: Half 'n Half Blues
If I happened to have a nickel for every song that didn't come true
If I blamed all of my problems on the rich like you all do
If I grew up without a penny or a shirt on my back
I'd say this is what life is and this is where I'm at

This is life, so let it be
This is life, for you and me

If I grew up to be wealthy with a silver spoon in my mouth
And I had all of the riches you could dig up from the South
If I grew up to be pampered i would sit around and get fat
I'd say this is what life is and this is where I'm at

This is life, so let it be
This is life, for you and me
Track Name: Great Escape
Hey Miss Mama dressed in pain
Coming at me half insane
Hey there Marlboro, cowboy at dawn
Won't you sing me your best folk song?

Hey oh hey, my oh my
Stay away honey, I'm alright

Hey Mr. Moonlight, how you shine so bright
Wont you fill my heart with delight
Hey Miss Mother Earth, and all them gifts you bring
Thank em heavens for all them diamond rings

Hey oh hey, my oh my
Stay away honey, I'm alright

On a river bed, heard my baby
She was laughing and I was lazy
On a desert plane, saw a great escape
Saw the sun as it shown up on my face

Hey oh hey, my oh my
Stay away honey, I'm alright
Track Name: Bearded Bums
Sittin' on the sun, drinking all day long
Sittin' on the moon, awaiting my doom
My hair is growing gray, but I've got nothing to say
And everybody's in the house of broken sin
I can't recall your name did you really enjoy the fame?

'Cause every Saturday the children come and play
In my garden field with the rose peels and the seals
'Cause we are the bearded bums, laughing all day long
We are the youthful men who have nothing to spend

Chillin' at the bone as the blue birds moan
Grass is growing high, teardrops flood her eyes
The sound escapes her cheeks, and I'm left in the streets
Thinkin' to myself, how can I get out of hell?
I wanna see the sky, I wanna see you fly

'Cause every Saturday the children come and play
In my garden field with the rose peels and the seals
'Cause we are the bearded bums, laughing all day long
We are the youthful men, who have nothing to spend
Oh we are the bearded bums, come and sing our songs
We are the sinful men, who have come to repent

Oh we're the bearded bums, come and sing our songs
Hey we're the bearded bums, come and sing our songs