Overture

by Hooray for Our Side

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1.
Twenty Homes 03:06
Twenty homes and I'm still not home I lie in bed outside my comfort zone Sleep inside unfamiliar walls I want a place to call my own But I've been made a stowaway And the seas are not so kind these days I've fallen overboard And I'm pretty sure I've forgotten how to swim At night I dream of better days Not lived paycheck to paycheck To pack my things and run away I'm growing up through burning out Still don't understand what I'm about And rest assured that I'm not fine I'm showing off to cover up I don't know what I'm made of Hope my true self shows up in time Shows up in due time So thank you to the friends that I still got Apologies to all the ones I've lost I hope the ones who stuck around Can lead the way for me because The color's fading from my sense of sight I'm making lists of the problems in my life Start waking up at noon to the sounds Of tsunami sirens wailing in the distance Tonight we drink to better days Not spent paycheck to paycheck To pack our things and fly away
2.
Blood runs deep Hold onto all the pints that you don't leave From the worst of you all splattered on the ground Collect yourself please There's a better side of you to see Forget everything and let music take you there Find your noise Fills the hole inside yourself Gives you slack to hold onto Find your sound When the world kicks you around It keeps you ticking through and through It keeps you ticking through and through Oh, self control Your lack of it will start to eat your soul So make the best of you before you're in the ground For there is harmony Buried down past your cacophony Listen closely now and maybe you can hear It keeps you ticking through and through It keeps you ticking
3.
Valerie 03:19
Well, sometimes I go out by myself And I look across the water And I think of all the things, what you're doing And in my head I paint a picture Well, since I've come on home, Well, my body's been a mess And I've missed your ginger hair And the way you like to dress Won't you come on over? Stop making a fool out of me Why don't you come on over Valerie? Valerie Valerie Valerie
4.
I remember for the first time Being locked inside that dark room Collapsing under weight of self-inflicted shame Then everything went black And when I woke I found myself in shock that I had kept myself intact There's a science that holds me together Synapses formed to stop my melting mind Ties to my old self I have severed So 'scuse me while I kiss that life goodbye 'Cause I am alive And I am aligned I'm walking back on steady ground I've bandaged up those broken bones I've come back home I'm coming back around Now I've truly started over I made a change in chemistry In saving me I've learned from my own history There's a science that held me together In spite of my own goddamned troubled mind Ties to my old self I have severed So 'scuse me while I kiss that life goodbye 'Cause I am alive And I am aligned I might still look the same Despite the changes in my brain I'm holding fast in a world gone insane I've been pushed to the edge That's where chapter one ends Now I'm back and I've brought all my friends It's an accident I found my purpose I keep myself about my person, yeah I am alive And I am aligned I am alive
5.
Don't Panic 02:30
Where have you gone? A direction I never expected It seems your new job's A profession I never respected Who are you now? Who writes your path? Is it you? Did someone take the pen from you now? I know you wanna skip to the ending The future's still unwritten Why spoil the mystery? If you're so shaken by the light Maybe you spent too long inside Can you really call this life When you're just wasting time? Been looking for a sign Of all the ways you shine Man, you should realize That there's a brighter side It's so pitiful The way we fall Sometimes you wonder if you were ever really standing up at all Who are you now? Where have you gone? Were you really this broken all along? I'm beginning to think that you want this So please do something that's gonna prove me wrong So please don't panic Oh no Step out into the light And leave this all behind Now that you've got it right I know that you'll be fine You've finally seen the signs Of all the ways you shine Now that you realize That there's a brighter side There's a brighter side (x8)
6.
Observing from a distance To get to know each other Without saying a word We're just peering through these little windows Moments last for only seconds Diversions turn into obsessions Without so much as a word We're just peering through these little windows The little windows The little windows That don't let in no light I'm feeling kinda fed up Well, thank you for the mention It's nice to feel included But if the feeling was real I could smash to bits all these little windows Back in the day we always used to try Now lost the will for us to aim so high But this is what we choose to do with what we got We choose to be the thing we want but what we're not Yeah The little windows The little windows That don't let in no light I'm feeling kinda fed up The little windows Yeah, yeah, alright They don't let in no light I'm feeling kinda fed up I'm feeling kinda fed up I'm feeling kinda fed up They don't let in no light I'm feeling kinda fed up, yeah
7.
Looking Up 03:00
Well, things are looking up I got champagne in my cup And I got you On my mind again But I've been feeling kinda strange I tried to rearrange But my heart Looks for you, girl, again Well, I'm on the up and up I got champagne in my cup And I got you On my mind again So tell me what it's worth To move the heavens and the earth To get you By my side Oh, babe, I need you Well, I don't know what I was looking for All I know is that I wasn't looking High enough But then you walked into my life And now I've finally seen your light Whoa Babe, I tell you things are looking up
8.
Way Out 02:59
You don't tell us where you go at night But you're a ghost, a master of the dark You thought you'd hide behind the guns and knives To cut and shoot without leaving a mark Because you don't have a name and you don't have a soul You work for whoever gives you the gold A sellsword and a gun for hire Who's got the water when you started the fire? Fast cars and laser beams Machine guns and beauty queens You took the wrong way in And now there's no way out I should've listened to myself and all my doubts I took the same way in To find the wrong things out I took the same way in And now there's no way out You took this world and you flipped it upside down When you play to win There's no way out No way out You made your breakout from your cell last night But left a trail and evidence behind The cigarettes, the blood and bullet holes The fingerprints you thought we'd never find Because you don't have a name and you don't have a soul You work for whoever gives you the gold A sellsword and a gun for hire Who's got the water when you started the fire?
9.
Oh, what an awful day Look at the mess you made While the soundtrack to your mistakes Rings out like explosions in the background There's not much left to say You've proved that you can't play Embarrassed and afraid like children You know you gotta get out right now Right now Somehow Look at the mess you made Oh, get out right now Right now Somehow There's not much left to say You gotta get out right now Oh, what an awful day Stuck in the mess you made While the voices in your head Scream like the breaking glass A shattered glass don't hold no water Just like the words you can't piece together When you're embarrassed and afraid like me And I know I gotta get out right now Right now Somehow Look at the mess you made Oh, get out right now Right now Somehow There's not much left to say You gotta get out right now
10.
So the plans are set in motion You can lock yourselves in and wait it out These are the last days All in, you've played and lost the game No place to go, no more place to stay If it's all the same, my friend It'll all add up to nothing in the end (If you don't do anything) What's worth saving And what's worth letting go? You never really think about it Until it's time to go Will someone save us? Or will they let us die? Somebody out there cares, I know it Somebody out there cares, I know This planet needs a hero This planet needs a hero Wildfires extinguish downtown lights Highwaymen terrorize the night Looking for their lowest low (the lowest, the lowest, the lowest of the low) How the hell we got here, well we'll never know Madmen outstanding in their field Bloodstained alleys and backstreets had revealed (The heroes, defenders, protectors of life) Would find themselves cut down at the end of a knife You could save this whole wide world Hero to all good boys and girls But on the couch, you'll still remain Watching reruns and wondering What's worth saving And what's worth letting go? You never really think about it Until it's time to go Will someone save us? Or will they let us die? Somebody out there cares, I know it Somebody out there cares, I know 'Cause you know your life sucks When you're down to ten bucks And a bottle full of sin You don't know how the fuck You wore down your luck And you boxed yourself right in But you still put on your mask And when they ask, you'll say, "I'm here" I'm here I'm here I'm here And then the world will know There's nothing to fear 'cause you're here I'm here I'm here I'm here What's worth saving And what's worth letting go? You never really think about it Until it's time to go Will someone save us? Or will they let us die? Somebody out there cares, I know it Somebody out there cares, I know This planet needs a hero This planet needs a hero This planet needs a hero
11.
Outatime 04:24
From suburban homes in RSM To faithlessness and a punk rock band I didn't think that it'd all go by so fast Community service and late night shows I'm not sure where my time goes I didn't think that it'd all go by so fast It goes by so fast Go! So stay if you want Or you can just go My high self-esteem's hit an all-time low It seems once again That I've lost a friend My mind's in the red Where has everybody gone? They're missing out on all my songs I think I'm doing something wrong There's no one left to sing along Somewhere along the way I lost it, yeah 'Cause I didn't think It'd go by so fast I used to be first but now I'm last And I used to think that I had some class One second here, now it's all in the past 'Cause I didn't think It'd go by so fast If I was out there I know I would not last And I used to think that I had some class One second here, now it's all in the past So hand me a pen I'll write down these words Put my thoughts on paper So you can be sure If it happens again You won't lose a friend With means to your ends Here's what I said: They're missing out on all my songs I think I'm doing something wrong There's no one left to sing along Maybe that's the way I want it Yeah, yeah, yeah So look at me now What do you see? I'm everything I want to be Did I fail? Did I succeed? I didn't turn out perfectly I fought the bullshit I fought the smears I wrote these songs for my own ears The ticking clock's what I most fear We're out of time, I'm sorry dear 'Cause I didn't think It'd go by so fast I used to be first but now I'm last And I used to think that I had some class One second here, now it's all in the past 'Cause I didn't think It'd go by so fast If I was out there I know I would not last And I used to think that I had some class One second here, now it's all in the past (I'm sorry dear) (x4) One second here, I'm sorry dear
12.
Hey (hey) What's the matter with your head? Yeah Yeah Hey (hey) What's the matter with your mind and your sign and oh Hey (hey) Nothin's the matter with your head, baby, find it Come on and find it Hell with it baby, 'cause you're fine and you're mine And you look so divine Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Hey (hey) What's the matter with your feel right? Don't you feel right, baby? Hey, oh, yeah Get it from the main vine, alright I said find it, find it, darling, love it if you like it Yeah Hey (hey) It's your business if you want some, take some Get it together, baby Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now Come and get your love, come and get your love, come and get your love now Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Hey (hey) What's the matter with your feel right? Don't you feel right, baby? Hey, oh, yeah Get it from the main vine, alright Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na (Come and get your love) Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, woo (Come and get your love) Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na (Come and get your love) Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na, ha (Come and get your love) Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get your love Come and get it

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Hooray for Our Side's first full-length album, new for 2016! Crowdfunded through Indiegogo, "Overture" features new material from H4OS, featuring a healthy mix of their own brand of ska-punk and soul-rock inspired tunes, including a newly re-recorded version of their fan favorite "Outatime".

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released December 30, 2015

Katon Guinen - lead guitar/backing vocals
Branden Herron - tuba/sousaphone
Kevin Heydman - bass guitar
Drew Pedersen - trombone
Keith Roberts - drums
Corey Simmons - trombone/backing vocals
Evan Wohrman - lead vocals

Additional personnel:
Brian Chapman - backing vocals
Tahlena Chikami - backing vocals
Veg Crash McCoy - backing vocals
David Parris - backing vocals
Vincent Walker - keyboards/tambourine/additional percussion

Produced and recorded by Vincent Walker
Mixed and mastered by Tristan Dolce at Gower House Productions, Los Angeles, CA

Track 3 written by Boyan Chowdhury, Abigail Harding, David McCabe, Sean Payne, and Russell Pritchard
Copyright EMI Blackwood Music Inc OBO EMI Music Publishing, Ltd.
Originally performed by the Zutons
Based on an arrangement by Mark Ronson

Track 12 written by Lolly Vegas
Copyright EMI Blackwood Music Inc
Originally performed by Redbone

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