Shut Up!

by Gas House Gorillas

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Recorded at Retromedia Sound Studios in Red Bank, NJ (June 2015)
Engineered by Adam Vaccarelli
Produced by Gas House Gorillas
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Joe Lambert Mastering in Jersey City, NJ
Cover art by Oscar Rodriguez, and Crusher Carmean
Cover design by Rick Fink, Oscar Rodriguez, and Crusher Carmean

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released November 20, 2015

Gas House Gorillas:
Rick Fink – vocals, guitar and existential angst.
Crusher Carmean – bass, vocals and vicious diatribes.
Oscar Rodriguez– guitar, vocals, piano and enigmatic brilliance.
Eddie Everett – drums, percussion and comedic asides.

Additional Personnel:
Piano on “Rock & Roll Revival” and “Tangerine” performed by Raphael D'Lugoff.
Horns on “Cookin’ With Gas” and “The Thing That Swings” arranged by Oscar Rodriguez and performed by Big Beat

Big Beat Personnel:
Lead Trumpet - Ben Hankle. Trumpets - Jovan Alvarez, Sean Weiss, Ted Chubb
Trombones - Adam Machaskee, Caleb Rumley, Collin Banks. Bass Trombone - Will Newrock
Saxophones - Danny Raycraft, Phil Engsberg, Matt Tischio, Dane Alexander, Kaitlyn Fay
Additional Horn Production - Ryan Tomski

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Track Name: Cooking With Gas
YOU KNOW HOW TO CALL ME
JUST PUCKER UP AND BLOW
ON MY KNEES, BABY PLEASE
TELL ME THAT YOU WANT IT AND I’LL BET MY BOTTOM DOLLAR ON IT

YOU CAN SIT THERE IN THE QUIET, TAKE A SEAT AND TAKE A PASS
BUT HEAR THE RHYTHM, COME ON AND TRY IT
IF YOU WANNA FEEL THE HEAT YOU GOTTA GET UP AND DANCE!

STOKE THE BOILER, TEMPERATURE'S RISING
FEET START CHUGGING OUT ONTO THE FLOOR
YOUR KETTLES BOILING, IT'S NOT SURPRISING
YOU’RE RED HOT BABY AND YOU'RE READY FOR MORE

YOU KNOW HOW TO CALL ME
JUST PUCKER UP AND BLOW
ON MY KNEES, BABY PLEASE
TELL ME THAT YOU WANT IT AND I’LL BET MY BOTTOM DOLLAR ON IT

DANCE FLOOR'S LOOKING LIKE A HOT GREASED GRIDDLE
PEOPLE JUMPING AND MOVING FAST
BODIES BUBBLING, SMACK IN THE MIDDLE
WE’RE TURNING UP THE HEAT AND NOW YOU'RE COOKING WITH GAS

STEAM HEATS BUILDING, IT'S A PRESSURE COOKER
THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN FAST AND LOOSE
YOU'RE A HOT POTATO AND I MEAN A LOOKER
NOW JUMP INTO THE FIRE AND LET ME COOK THAT GOOSE

HEAT WAVES COMING OFF THE CROWDED DANCE FLOOR
HOT TO THE TOUCH I GRAB YOUR WAIST
MORE PEOPLE PILING INTO THE DANCEHALL
STRIKE THAT MATCH LET’S TORCH THIS PLACE

YOU KNOW HOW TO CALL ME
JUST PUCKER UP AND BLOW
ON MY KNEES, BABY PLEASE
TELL ME THAT YOU WANT IT AND I’LL BET MY BOTTOM DOLLAR ON IT

SMOKING HOT AND SET TO SIZZLE
LIKE A JUICY STEAK NO MAN CAN PASS
ORDER UP I'M BLOWING THE WHISTLE
CAUSE WE’RE TURNING UP THE HEAT AND
NOW YOU'RE COOKING WITH GAS
Track Name: Party On The Second Floor
Sweet fat Safronia and dirty Caladonia,
Punched a ticket to the wild side.
Little Jimmy Davis is a baller with a status,
As a ladies' man personified.

You'll find him in the kitchen,
With a bottle and a mission,
And every Betty surely knows the score,
So bring your face to the place.
There's a party on the second floor.

Bobby's in the corner kind of lookin' like a goner,
But he's smoking like a house on fire.
Suzie's kind of boozy and a sentimental floozy,
Who can shake it with a mad desire.

You don't need a reason,
For the times they are a pleasin',
Till the cops are bangin' at the door,
Just bring your face to the place.
There's a party on the second floor.

There's a party on the second floor.
There's a party on the second floor.
There's a party on the second floor.
There's a party on the second floor.

Kick off your shoes,
Cause I heard the news,
Your daddy's comin' back for more.
So bring your face to the place.
There's a party on the second floor.

Drop the needle on the vinyl if you're feeling suicidal,
For tomorrow we will surely die.
Pull the shades and break a sweat,
And build a horny silhouette,
For all the neighbors who are still outside.

All the food is on the table,
If you're willing young and able,
To feel better than you did before,
Just bring your face to the place.
There's a party on the second floor.
Track Name: Perfect Cage
Beyond the monkey's brain,
Uncoils the cosmic chain.
The light behind his eyes,
Reveals the soul inside.

A man can be enslaved,
From cradle to the grave.
When buckled by the strain,
He's taught to be ashamed.
Unsettled by his need.
Embittered by his greed.
He's locked in a perfect cage.

The sound the monkey makes,
Foretells the bough that breaks.
As he climbs toward the sky,
And dreams that he may fly.

A man can be enslaved,
From cradle to the grave.
When buckled by the strain,
He's taught to be ashamed.
Unsettled by his need.
Embittered by his greed.
He's locked in a perfect cage.

Beware the monkey sage.
He fills up every page,
With words that light a fire,
And squash his own desire.
Track Name: Rock And Roll Revival
This is my Rock & Roll revival.
This is my Honky Tonk review.
I wish the world sweet survival,
And a whole lotta lovin',
Between your lover and you.

What in the world has got you now?
Is it something you can't change?
What situation's got you bound?
And will you take the blame?

This is my Rock & Roll revival.
This is my Honky Tonk review.
I wish the world sweet survival,
And a whole lotta lovin',
Between your lover and you.

What does it mean to say I do?
Could we be happy you and me?
What complication’s got you blue?
Was it meant to be?

This is my Rock & Roll revival.
This is my Honky Tonk review.
I wish the world sweet survival,
And a whole lotta lovin',
Between your lover and you.

What do you see when you're alone?
Is it a face that you can't hide?
What revelation's have you known?
And will they be denied?
Track Name: Ain't It The Life
I got a hole in my pocket.
Where my dough outta be.
I'm a man without a purpose,
In the land of the free.

Hey Baby, ain't it the life?
Money's getting' cheaper for a man and his wife.
Hey Baby, ain't it the life?
Money's getting' cheaper for a man and his wife.

I got a dollar's worth of quarters,
But I ain't got no sense.
'Cause I'm hanging by a shoestring,
From a white picket fence.

Hey Baby, ain't it the life?
Money's getting' cheaper for a man and his wife.
Hey Baby, ain't it the life?
Money's getting' cheaper for a man and his wife.

I got good lovin' to give,
But you won't give it back,
'Cause I can't find a job,
To put me back in the black.
And I'd die for you, Baby,
Beggin' down on my knees.
But I can't bring home the bacon,
'Less the bacon is free.

I got the weight of a building on me,
Cause I'm back on the dole,
And the truth won't set me free.
Track Name: Pursuit Of Love
Mistakes born on the wings of bad breaks.
You can be sure that sad face,
Is all in the pursuit of love.

Hog tied or hanging like Jesus, arms wide,
You can believe your own lies,
Are all in the pursuit of love.

It's just a sentimental state of mind,
That you can't reach.
It's just a billion dollar movie,
And you're the star,
Drowned on the beach.

And your heart longs to be broke in two parts.
One to be held in the dark,
And one in the pursuit of love.
Track Name: Chase The Moon
There’s a darkness in the valley
And the shadows are taking
There’s a house alone and empty
I leave behind
I leave behind

It’s a long lonely road
And it’s dark and the wind is cold
And the moon is hanging low
So far to go
so far to go

(Chorus)
It’s a cold white light that guides me
I follow through the night
leading me to ruin
with no more strength to fight
Creeping in the corners
hiding in the shadows by day
Waiting for the night time
To come and take me away

The nights are getting longer
I’m so tired down in my bones
And I’m feeling so terribly low
I chase the moon
I chase the moon

The night is gone and the sun is rising
And the sky is pale and blue
and I feel the fever cooling
I’m going home
I’m going home

Put me down in a plain pine box
Put me down in the soft cool earth
where I’ll lay forever knowing
I chase the moon
I chase the moon
Track Name: Big Fat Pig (Dedicated To...)
Large in the middle like a big bass fiddle.
He's a cheap wily turd.
Suckin' the marrow from the bones of a
sparrow.
He's a dog undeterred.
The smell still lingers on his fat little fingers.
His glutinous needs conferred.

Look at the boiler on that big fat pig.
Look at the boiler on that big fat pig.
Look at the boiler on that big fat pig.
Big fat pig. Big fat pig.
Track Name: The Thing That Swings
Save your dimes,
For a ticket on a coaster ride.
Shoo them butterflies.
It's all about the thing that swings.

It'll lift you high,
Or it'll drop you like a porcupine.
When it's closing time,
It's all about the thing that swings.


It'll heat you up,
Like a burning coal.
It'll cool you down,
Like an Eskimo.
Another day another dollar.
Life's a bitch in a sequined collar.

And so you see,
You can carp about your history,
Or get hip like me.
It's all about the thing that swings.

It'll heat you up,
Like a burning coal.
It'll cool you down,
Like an Eskimo.
Another day another dollar.
Life's a bitch in a sequined collar.

And so you see,
You can count up all your used to be's,
Or stay rich like me.
It's all about the thing that swings.
Track Name: In A Different Life
I got a call about a week ago,
From a girl I thought I didn't know.
She said she'd seen me load a gun and jump in my car,
And that she knew just what I used it for.

I said, "Bitch, you must be crazy. Do you know who I am?
I'll be damned if I'll let you bring me down."
"Then shut up," she said, "and hit the bar downtown,
If you want to know exactly what I'm talkin' 'bout."

I swear I recognize that voice.
I swear I know that kind of vice.
I swear that girl has played me before,
In a different life.

Sittin' quiet in that crowded bar,
Wonderin' 'bout the girl I was waitin' on.
Palms all sweaty, knot in my throat,
Finger feeling up the 45 in my coat.

Then BAM! The door flew open and the wind rushed in.
One glance and I jumped right out of my skin.
She was a killer!
She was a sinner!
Doomed from the moment that that girl walked in.

I swear I recognize that voice.
I swear I know that kind of vice.
I swear that girl has played me before,
In a different life.

She reaches in her coat,
And I reach into mine.
And the crowd hits the floor,
As the shots go flying.

Lying bloody, full of lead,
A single verse away from being dead.
She came and stood right in my dying light,
And my eyes went wide.

"I swear I know you," said my final glare,
"But I just can't recall from when or where."
She said, "Was I your sister? Was I your friend,
Or maybe just some kind of twist at the end?"

I swear I recognize that voice.
I swear I know that kind of vice.
I swear that girl has played me before,
In a different life.
Track Name: Tangerine
I'm not persuaded.
I don't believe.
I can't be jaded,
By your decrees.
You know I love you,
My tangerine.

I felt so lonely,
When you were gone.
I want you only.
Is that so wrong?
You know I want you,
My foolish one.

But that's the way the cookie crumbles you see?
I'm a man without a choice,
By any means.

I'm not persuaded.
I don't believe.
I can't be jaded,
By your decrees.
You know I love you,
My tangerine.

You kept me waiting.
You set me free.
My hope is fading.
When you're not with me
You know I love you,
My tangerine.
Track Name: Low
Steal that ounce of pain.
That aching soul.
Don’t let it turn to tears.
Now and then,
You’ll want to die alone.
Unbroken by the years.

Don’t let your heart subside.
That fading high,
Will leave you low.

Babe, receive this heavy,
Dose of death.
Don’t lie there bored and still.
Heaven’s sterilized and waiting.
Hell’s all boarded up and chilled.

Don’t let your heart subside.
That fading high,
Will leave you low.

Let the boredom,
Paralyze you,
Let your fever leave.
It failed you once,
And now you’re broken.

Steal that ounce of pain.
That aching soul.
Don’t let it turn to tears.
In the end you’ll die.
Your fears untried.
Too tired to face the mirror.

Don’t let your heart subside.
That fading high,
Will leave you low.
Track Name: Come Back Baby (It's Christmas After All)
Snow is falling all around.
I'm a fool for being down.
Come back Baby,
It's Christmas after all.

Decorations on a tree,
Only keep reminding me.
Come back Baby,
It's Christmas after all.

I hear sleigh bells ring a ling.
Carolers singing endlessly.
Boys and girls waiting for Santa's sleigh to come.

Stockings hung above the fire,
Fan the flames of my desire.
Come back Baby,
It's Christmas after all.

All I need for Christmas cheer.
Is your love throughout the year.
Come back Baby,
It's Christmas after all.

Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas.
Please come back home.