For All the Boys and Girls

by Sidewalk Driver

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released October 3, 2009

TAD McKITTERICK: Vocals, Keys; KATE MURDOCH: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele; ALEX "GUMBALL" GARRIDO: Electric & Acoustic Guitar; A.J. LOCKE: Drums, Percussion, Vocals; DANIEL SULLIVAN: Bass

Produced by Alexander "The Greek" Hatziyannis & Sidewalk Driver. Engineered & mixed by Alexander "The Greek" Hatziyannis at Old Folks Home Recording, Wilmington, MA. Mastered by Adam Rourke at Red Room, Waltham, MA.

All songs published by Sidewalk Driver (ASCAP). All rights reserved. All songs written by Tad McKitterick & Sidewalk Driver except Track 7, written by Alex Garrido.

© & ℗ 2009 Sidewalk Driver

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The music of Sidewalk Driver is high energy, highly-infectious, hook-driven, Rock with a capital 'R.' The sound is modern but the heart of the band seems to be more in line with 1970s rock culture - the Bowies & the Belushis of the world. The songs always come with some odd bent but not one that repels; rather, they welcome you to join in the celebration like a carnival barker hyping a freak show. ... more

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Track Name: Dancing with Her Friends
I got a girl
You know what I mean
It’s alright if you don’t, ‘cause ABBA did when they were writing “Dancing Queen”
Sometimes she calls in sick
Takes the day off
Clears off the bedroom floor, locks the door, dances all day like Baryshnikov
And then she goes out dancing
She goes out dancing
She goes out dancing with her friends
She goes out dancing
She goes out dancing
She goes out dancing with her friends
And I stay at home
I leave the door unlocked
I think back to summer camp, the little vamp scared all the boys with the dirty talk
But out in the tents
Among the trees
I was so nervous then, but I knew when I saw her dance, she was what I need
And now she goes out dancing
She goes out dancing
She goes out dancing with her friends
She goes out dancing
She goes out dancing with her friends
And it makes you cry
You’re going out, it’s a Friday night
With my photograph, you clutch so tight
You know that it’s alright
I see you dance in the moonlight
And the way you move, it looks like flying, flying
I got a rock ‘n’ roll band
We never quit
Sometimes when I’m on stage, in a haze
I have been known to shake my sh*t
But when we both get home
She turns out the lights
Clears off the bedroom floor, locks the door, dances for me alone all night
That’s why I don’t mind
When she goes out dancing
She goes out dancing
She goes out dancing with her friends
Track Name: Radio
I listen for you every night, you know
I’m the attic with my radio
Turning knobs just like some spaced-out rose of Tokyo
I hang a wire up the tallest tree
To try to pick up on your frequency
And let it flow…
They try to off your radio
They try to off your radio
They try to off your radio
But the waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
Waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
Waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
But there ain’t no sound (ain’t no sound)
Well I’ve been hearing you around, you know
Like in the feedback at the Frank Black show
And in the sound of distant thunder, nice and low
Where did you go, my friend?
I pushed record and then
You let the drum beat go…
They try to off your radio
They try to off your radio
They try to off your radio
But the waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
Waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
Waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
But there ain’t no sound (ain’t no sound)
All your brothers come and they bring their receivers
Some of them mystics, some are non-believers
When we get together and we shine
That’s when you come through just fine
That’s when you come through just fine
They try to off your radio
They try to off your radio
They try to off your radio
But the waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
Waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
Waves keep running around (waves keep running around)
But there ain’t no sound (ain’t no sound)
Track Name: Jenny Don't Really Like the Boys
Jenny is a powerhouse
Jenny likes the back door
Jenny can’t decide between a husband or a wife but
I got the scissors, baby, I got the knife
Jenny is a watch dog
Jenny is a burglar
Jenny is a jewel and I really wanna steal her
Jenny, Jenny don’t really like the boys
Jenny, Jenny don’t like the girls
Well, I got a love’ll make your toes curl,
So, Jenny, Jenny, don’t like the girls
J-J-J-Jenny makes me stutter
Jenny makes me get down
Well, Jenny got a special way of passing the night and
I got the scissors, baby, I got the knife
Jenny is Monopoly
Jenny is Twister
Jenny is a game and I really wanna play her
Jenny, Jenny don’t really like the boys
Jenny, Jenny don’t like the girls
Well, I got a love’ll make your toes curl,
So, Jenny, Jenny, don’t like the girls
Jenny, Jenny, pinch a penny, do you got a dime?
Jenny, Jenny got so many things to make her fine
Jenny, Jenny laughs so sexy that she starts to shine
(Oh, Jenny, why you so unkind?)
Jenny, Jenny pinch a penny, doesn’t got a dime
Jenny, Jenny, I’d do anything to make you mine
But, Jenny, Jenny, I don’t think the world has got much time
Oh, Jenny, please make up your mind
But whatever she decides
I’ll gladly abide
‘Cause I’ve been looking for you, Jenny, all of my life and
I’ve got the scissors, baby, I got the knife
Jenny, Jenny don’t really like the boys
Jenny, Jenny don’t like the girls
Well, I got a love’ll make your toes curl,
So, Jenny, Jenny, don’t like the girls
Jenny, Jenny don’t really like the boys
And I don’t know what to do
But whatever my Jenny decides
I’d cut it off for you, I’d cut it off for you
Well, I’d cut it off for, I’d cut it off for
I’d cut it off for you
Track Name: Tornado
Your eyes were deep and gray and lightning white
Tornado, tornado
You had my people running for their lives
Tornado, tornado
Well, the story sucks if everyone survives
Tornado, tornado
And the dying only hurts those left alive
Tornado, tornado
You kissed my neck and forced yourself inside
My girlfriend’s gone till late tonight
You pushed me down and made me close my eyes
You want more, I know
Tornado
Well, the story sucks if everyone survives
Tornado, tornado
And the dying only hurts those left alive
Tornado, tornado
You left me wet and wrecked with shame tonight
Tornado, tornado
But I’ll go on and pray for bluer skies
And kiss my tornado goodbye
Kiss my tornado goodbye
Well, the story sucks if everyone survives
Tornado, tornado
And the dying only hurts those left alive
Tornado, tornado
You’ve been wrecking me most of my life
Tornado, tornado
And the dying only hurts those left alive
Tornado, tornado
Track Name: Memo to Mrs. Tindle
Dear Mrs. Tindle, please pardon my penmanship
I have always felt that one should be aware of matters that concern them
The matters this memo pertains to are the matters of my thoughts
And the events that have transpired since July the fifth
It would be a lie to say I’ve been in possession of my entire mind
I fear I’ve left half of it with you between your eyes and your lips
Or down along the hem of your dress or up to your perfect hips and
Mrs. Tindle, you look wonderful today
I cannot even send my faxes without
Both of my eyes rolling your way
Your power suit is making me so crazy like nobody’s business
I won’t tell our secret
Whether you stole them or I gave them to you
The fact remains that my thoughts are with you
Anyhow, the whole of it has
Left me fidgeting and twiddling my thumbs,
Anxious for the next time we can be alone
Mrs. Tindle, you look wonderful today
I cannot even send my faxes without
Both of my eyes rolling your way
Your power suit is making me so crazy like nobody’s business
I won’t tell our secret
Mrs. Tindle, you look wonderful today
I wanna see you at the nightclub
You’ll say, “Oh my God, that little boy can play!”
Don’t you wanna be with me?
Your man will never know
‘Cause I won’t tell our secret
I won’t tell our secret
Track Name: The Sun Shines
You said you wanted me to
Write a love song for you
Something short and sweet
With a quick, danceable beat
So I got my pen and paper
To write my love out for you
Then my little love song
Started taking so long
I won’t finish soon
As the paper fills my room
Maybe I could show you
Something more infinite like
The sound of the ocean
Maybe I could refer you to
Something more infinite like
The way the sun shines
All the words came quickly
About what you mean to me
I wonder how long it took
For me to fill three notebooks
I’m not trying to write a symphony
‘Cause you know that sh*t just ain’t me
But the movements keep on flowing
The song just keeps on growing
It plays forever, I think
Another pen runs out of ink
Maybe I could show you
Something more infinite like
The sound of the ocean
Maybe I could refer you to
Something more infinite like
The way the sun shines
You said you wanted me to
Write a love song for you
Well I tried, I promise
But there’s just too much content
Maybe I could show you
Something more infinite like
The sound of the ocean
Maybe I could refer you to
Something more infinite like
The way the sun shines
Track Name: Small Talk (Social Butterfly)
I’m flattered that you’re here
And your inquiries are pointing my way
You’ve got so much to say
I was wondering how you’ve been
It’s been so long since we’ve had this time alone
Sorry, I have to go
Why don’t we get together sometime?
And I think that I’ll get by
If I clip the wings from the social butterfly
It’s your fault you got too high
And I think that I could fly
If I clip the wings from the social butterfly
Sorry, babe, you have to die
You sound so sincere
I’m sure you care how my last three years have been
I can see it in your grin
So how are things with school?
Are you homecoming queen or just another fool?
I’m glad that things are cool
Why don’t you call me tomorrow?
We could grab a cup of joe
And I think that I’ll get by
If I clip the wings from the social butterfly
It’s your fault you got too high
And I think that I could fly
If I clip the wings from the social butterfly
Sorry, babe, you have to die
Track Name: Marianne
Marianne, you always said we were two sinners
On the long, long road to hell
Well, Marianne, there was times when you put me through there
But I made it just as well
Marianne will still look good when she’s older
Marianne will still look good when we’re through
Marianne - no one could ever hold her
Don’t tell me my love ain’t true
Marianne, my choice is you
Marianne, you left me when I had nothing
But the memory of when you cared
Well, Marianne, sometimes at night I get bitter
But I come back not even scared
Marianne will still look good when she’s older
Marianne will still look good when we’re through
Marianne - no one could ever hold her
After all you put me though
Marianne, my choice is you
And you ask me how I made it through the ocean you gave me
Well I did what I could do
Marianne, you always said we’d be together
Sometime after we both passed away
Well, Marianne, the thing is that I’m not leaving
Not until the Judgment Day
No, mama, I’m here to stay!
Marianne will still look good when she’s older
Marianne will still look good when we’re through
Marianne - my ring could never hold her
After all you put me through
Marianne my choice is you
I’ve wasted half my life, it’s true
But, Marianne, my choice is you
Track Name: Fremont, NE
My town is like an island
In a sea of wheat and interstate
Been shipwrecked here my whole damn life
My parents think the place is great
My grandma told me stories about dancing on the ocean shore
Her voice cracks like the peeling paint
That's dying on the kitchen floor
On Friday nights, the football boys
All gathered in the parking lots
And laugh and shout of brotherhood
And boast about the girls they’ve got
The letters on their jackets meaning something about how they play
But destined to mean yesterday with tomorrow rocketing this way
And they say,
“I don’t wanna stay in Fremont, Nebraska
Although it’s OK in Fremont, Nebraska
Everybody jump in Fremont, Nebraska
Shackled up with love in Fremont, Nebraska”
I dreamed of you in halls of gold
Dewdrops on your eyelashes
Lilac lips so soft and full
Diamonds at your fingertips
No one understands these visions
Where’d they come from – not from here
Where you’re cute in the wedding dress
You’re sharing with our daughter, dear
What a fantastic year!
I don’t wanna stay in Fremont, Nebraska
Although it’s OK in Fremont, Nebraska
Everybody jump in Fremont, Nebraska
Shackled up with love in Fremont, Nebraska
Track Name: Never Quit
I stood there, drunk, and hit your man
Ain’t that too much for you to stand?
I’ve stayed on your couch so many nights
And never once have I paid rent
You set me straight but I’m still bent
It can’t be easy, putting up with all my sh*t
You might stop awhile, but you never quit
You never quit
Dan’s got a party, let’s all go
You’ll be in town for the weekend show
You get all dressed up and halfway through the night
I’ve messed up your hair
But at the end of the evening, you’re still there
I just lay there smoking, even though you throw a fit
I might stop awhile, but I’ll never quit
Never quit
The toaster’s broke and there’s no bread
Just an empty plate of what you said
You don’t think I’m serious enough for you to stay around with me
This kitchen’s cold and I’m too old to wait and see
You hold up a target you know I’ll never hit
I might stop awhile, but I’ll never quit
Never quit
Track Name: Seeds & Stems (Just Like Angels)
There was a time when I left my friends behind
To see what I could find
A world tense and tight, if you’re different then you fight
I tried to speak my mind
At night I lay and dream of all my friends
‘Cause you know they’re just like angels
Coming down on me
‘Cause you know they’re just like angels
That’s what I believe
Live for the Judgment Day
Don’t trust no one, they say
But why should we obey?
I’d gladly suffer for my sister or my bother
I know they’d do the same
I look at you and know I won’t leave again
‘Cause you know you’re just like angels
Coming down on me
‘Cause you know you’re just like angels
That’s what I believe
And they dress so nice in their golden robes
And they look at me like I’m a bad man
I'll defend my life and the friends I chose
I sleep at night - and never alone
Don’t you ever even think of judging on my friends
‘Cause you know you’re just like angels
Coming down on me
‘Cause you know you’re just like angels
That’s what I believe
‘Cause you know you’re just like angels
Coming down on me
‘Cause you know you’re just like angels
That’s what I believe
That’s what I believe
All you soldiers and you lovers
Make out with one another
And when I reach the end
And all I got are seeds and stems
I look towards my best friends...
Track Name: Wake Up, John!
Forget about your mother and get on the boat now
We’ve got a brother to resurrect now
It’s been too long and I’m feelin’ weak
So shut your mouth and take a seat
I mixed the juice and found the solution
The missing piece of our revolution
I sold the crystal and I sold the gold
To buy a blanket in case he’s cold
And just forget about the plans you’ve made
I brought the shovels and spades
Let’s go to the grave
Well, he’s a straight-shootin’ mother, yeah
Wake up
And he knows which songs to cover, yeah
Wake up
Everybody’s gonna be there
Wake up
He’s an answer to our prayer, yeah
Wake up, wake up
Wake up, John! It’s gonna be a riot
A broken rocket with a wired pilot
Chocolate donuts and some Cadillacs
We’ll yell at demons and they’ll yell right back
We’ll drink the honey that the queen bee sent and
We’ll shoot the horse to piss of the sergeant
We’ll bring the lights and we’ll bring the sound
We’ll shake the island till it’s goin’ down
And don’t you worry about getting bored
I brought your Samurai sword
And a song to record
Well, you’re a straight-shootin’ mother, yeah
Wake up
And you know which songs to cover, yeah
Wake up
Everybody’s gonna be there
Wake up
The whole island’s goin’ under
Wake up, wake up, wake up
Well, you may be gone
But rock ‘n’ roll lives on
Well, you’re a straight-shootin’ mother, yeah
Wake up
And you know which songs to cover, yeah
Wake up
Everybody’s gonna be there
Wake up
The whole island’s going under
Well, he’s a straight-shootin’ mother, yeah
Wake up
And he knows which songs to cover, yeah
Wake up
Everybody’s gonna be there
Wake up
The whole island’s goin' under