Lonnieclaire 2​.​0

by Lonnieclaire

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"This is our best with what we had" says the band. "It won't appeal to many listeners (with drums recorded via smart phone mic) but we're still very proud to be D.I.Y. and LO-FI - sort of like Springsteen channeled through R. Stevie Moore"

Inspired by, and even very loosely chronicling the bands's mostly "off-again" existence going back twenty years, the release contains 7 tracks which would probably be best described as bluesy garage rock.

Lonnieclaire was formed twenty years ago and at that time recorded a handful demos and played some local gigs. The band survived only a few years, but the spirit has lived on morphing Lonnieclaire eventually into more of a "recording project".

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released April 15, 2017

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tags: rock New York

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Lonnieclaire New York, New York

Born out of the DC rock scene in the mid-1990s, NYC-based Lonnieclaire proudly waves a "Garage Band" banner but does so with its own special charm. Their sound might be is striped down and raw but its surprisingly dynamic and original.

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Track Name: The Blue Fly
The Blue Fly

Here's that new 'Blue Fly' song
Do the Blue Fly swing
Hear Blue Fly Rock right now
Beat the Blue Fly ring
Let's do the Blue Fly hop..the fun has begun

Hear that Blue Fly Bell
it sounds just like 'Jingle Bells'
The Blue Fly chime is sounding all the time
As we're dancing and
prancing singing this Blue Fly rhyme

(ew...) the Blue Fly's landed on your back
Careful of that Blue Fly bite
Try to swat her off right now
Try with all of your Blue Fly might
Let's dance the Blue Fly Dance
The fun has begun
Track Name: Creating a Mixdown
Creating a Mixdown
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Oh you can't hurt me this time by running away
I'm too alive to be afraid
You're not gonna have the luxury this time to run away

What can we do when our sound's drown out by those waves? and these feelings are never gonna change

Oh and I can't save myself today by pushing you back
I'll paint it in black  
Nobody's going anywhere today but straight to hell these days

Around the world
A thousand strong
Bounced from door to door
We won't take of it anymore
I gotta say its long way just to get back to just to being the same
But if we long to say
Things could really change
Up and down of the day to day
and these feelings never gonna change

Oh and we couldn't get the pain this time by gunning for the vein
By feeling disdain
You're not gonna have it in the stomach  this time to wish it away

So You can't hurt me this time by running away
I'm too alive to feel afraid
You're not gonna have the luxury this time to run away

Around the world
A thousand strong
Bounced from door to door
We won't take of it anymore
I gotta say its long way just to get back to just to being the same
But if we long to say
Things could really change
Up and down of the day to day
and these feelings never gonna change

copyright Lonnieclaire
Track Name: Smiling
Smiling (14)

Intro f-c-f-c
F                       Am
You were knocked down but not knocked         --------Dm 
out ••• more than enough left for 
Am                        C
another round ••• living on the 
                       F                              
edge to fight another day ••• You 
                                    FCFCFC
wouldn't want it any other way 

Well life can be cruel just look at the story of me and you
afforded every chance in the world to make it right
it wasn't pretty but we never lost our way
You can't really swallow the pain

C F G C
In my dreams you are flying 
F G C F C F C
I bet you are smiling down at me 

Things went bad and it was me who needed a friend
I cried on your shoulder and you extended your hand
but I couldn't give you what you deserved
living in my tiny little world 

Then I heard it was you who was slipping on the ice 
and you couldn't dig in hard enough to safe your life 
Skating on ice that way too thin but I knew you would never give in

In my dreams you are flying
I bet you are smiling down at me

piano solo

chorus
Track Name: The Story of the Monster
The Story of The Monster

When you're looking around for one of your easy streets
Don't forget that we'll always have that special safe place to meet
He'll eat rubber tires and even steal from the old man's apple cart
and I'll hand over to you a shoebox with your throbbing heart

The wolf's in the woods
and he's looking for you
His eyes are cold and black
His nose is gross, there's a lot of snot, reminds me of like a leaky smokestack

I was so happy living posh in this big ole' shoe
Loved cooking my huge pots of black crow home-made stew
but something lured that angry beast from the cold dank cave
he's pulling bones from all the shallow graves

A thorny tail
A lecherous wail
A horrible smell
Straight from hell

Still he turned to not be such a bad bad guy
We sometimes sit around and share lemon pie
but I never let him get to close to my kids
'cause he's still a monster 'neath of all that rotten skin

copyright Lonnieclaire Songs
Track Name: Not A Crook
Not a Crook
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Why lately you're treating me I'm like a pinball machine headed towards a tilt?
When you're like that angry flower that'll never wilt
Sentenced for life but I didn't commit no crime
Gonna walk these holy books into the clouds of wintertime

Rip out my heart and you know I still bleed
Tear up my books but you know I'll still believe
Oh you can take away my car but you know I will still speed
You can cut off your love but you're still the one I need

I'm not a lier, crook, scoundrel or a common thief
Yeah I've got a long story to tell but I'll try to be brief
I'm sick of being on the losing end of all this take and give
just look a the chains and you know who's being here held captive

So why is my brain funneling out all this putrid silver fog
When i could just sit on my couch and swill the Little Sumpin' grog
Just what feeling are your really hoping to evoke
Sleeping naked 'neath a canopy closed forever with your scented oak

'Not Crook, Scoundrel or Thief' song index #67678555 copyright 2014 Lonnieclaire Songs
Track Name: What Remains? (LIVE)
what remains?

d bass notes then c e f d

Is this what remains?
It lost in the flames?
when the creek was ankle deep
we shoveled more sand
it rose past the roof
and forced us to choose
the memories to keep
or the nightmares to lose

am (then am with f bass?)

d c a#
and how do you explain that it washed all away
or can you comprehend
that is was sent from the heavens
I don't think a day could go by
where I wouldn't shake my fist
and curse at the dirty sky, the sky, the orange and red

dm
dirty sky

used our last prayer
stuck in a nightmare
when it was ankle deep
and we shovel more sand
our souls then got trapped
in a November thunderclap
we smoked our lucky but everything was shattered
God had a plan
for us to be the grains of sand
and just float away
with nothing to say

copyright Lonnieclaire songs