Greg Hoy & The Boys

by Greg Hoy & The Boys

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about

Recorded at Tiny Telephone SF, Greg Hoy & The Boys double LP took close to a year to complete with 22 of the 30 rock pop gems making it to wax and digital output.

The Boys are currently drummer Jason Slota (John Vanderslice, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), producer Jacob Winik (Magnetic Fields, Bells Atlas, JV), Strings by Tony Rogers (Jennifer Jackson, Waterloo Trio), Organist Paul Labrise, and guest horns by DJ Purple.

About the last GH&TheBs album 'Fomo Yolo Ono', Divide & Conquor wrote 'FOMO YOLO ONO is a shining example of why rock and roll will never die, filled with catchy riffs and great instrumentation as well as lyrics that document the struggles of the common man.' And Delusions of Adequacy says 'Everything flows; his albums never sound like a disjointed collection of tracks'.

Celebrating his 15th year of 'official' recording output, Greg's releases this year include the solo, acoustic LP 'The Palmist' in January, work on the mysterious Dos Tacos Amigos EP, and a four song jam with his louder band The Royal Panics in July. — Loretta Sweet

credits

released November 16, 2018

Greg Hoy - guitars, vocals, many other things
Jason Slota - drums
Adam Joseph - bass, bass synths
Jacob Winik - engineering & manipulations

with
Vic Rosales - percussion
Paul Labrise - organ, piano, farfisa
DJ Steve 'Purple' Hays - saxophones
Anthony Lee Rogers - string arrangement on 'Are You Listening?'

Basic tracks recorded to 2 inch tape at Tiny Telephone San Francisco
Additional tracking, mixing, and final embiggening at Earhopper by GH

All songs written by Greg Hoy
© BMI / 30 Peak / Hi Glo Tunz
'Hello Digital Listeners' co-written by Tom Petty

This recording is available, and is recommended to be heard on, vinyl LP

Thanks to Jason Slota for being Jason Slota, Jacob, all the folks that performed on this endeavor, the sometimes live 'Boys' (Carmen King, Brandon Essex, Shawn Miller, Brad Stark, Harris Pittman, David E. Richman), The Royal Panics (Mark and Dennis), Bottom of The Hill, Hotel Utah, Bender's, Sea Jay at Winters (Sonora AND Pacifica), All Day Breakfast (the band), Sean Murphy, Kristen Dallara, Angus/Lily, Jason Hemerka, the family, all the folks that have been in the goofy videos, and everyone else that's been so supportive in the past years.

Dedicated to my Mom, the real artist in this family, and instilled in me the drive to create. My dad was nice about it, too (sorry I quit sports to be in the high school musical).

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Track Name: Someday Could Be Today
Wake up falling down
Yr head's still in a cloud
Check the clock running late
Straighten up it's a big debate

Nothing to lose something to prove
Different drummer with familiar groove
What is truth? What's delay?
Push it off in another way

Someday could be today
Someday could be today

Keep up it's a scene
Illusion of a shiny sea
It's life on demand
Yr always yr biggest fan

Catching up catching waves
Take comfort in your cage
What's the truth? What's the lie?
Don't give the reason why

Someday could be today
Someday could be today
Track Name: Brilliant Jerk!
Hey man, you're the life of the party!
Think you're so big with all your words
I see it must be a form of rejection
It's the one that I never heard

Well, I just want to...
I just want to say
You're a brilliant jerk

You got stories from your United Nations
All your trips in your limosine
I think maybe you got preoccupation
Cause the words you use are all obscene

Well, I just want to...
I just want to say
You're a brilliant jerk

All the girls here they wanna be with you!
All the men they wanna be you!

Well, I just want to...
I just want to say
You're a brilliant jerk

You got the names in your phone of the important people
All the men in your life
They give you things no one else can follow
Man, I hope you buy yourself a wife!

Well, I just want to...
I just want to say
You're a brilliant jerk

Sometimes yr preferred pilot just isn't available!
Sometimes yr car just doesn't arrive when you want it to!
Track Name: Tied Up For Last
He got an itchy trigger finger
He thinkin he Dirk Diggler
Won't be ignored
See, that's what he came for

Make something out of nothing
A fake out repercussion
Celebrates the trash
But he's pissing just for cash... just for cash...

Run from the past
Tied up for last

Such subtle dedication
Take a torch to a nation
Gonna burn it all down and watch em all drown
Just like a movie!

So steady as she goes
Yea we keep our eyes closed
Never had a doubt they'll sort it all out
When the heavens rain down

Run from the past
Tied up for last
Track Name: Lashes
Folded lines surround
Like a spiral bound
Lives in infinite
Universe within

No maps can navigate
Nothing to fill this space

To initiate
This cerebral fate
Language all our own
Space invaded drone

No maps can navigate
Nothing to fill this space
Track Name: (Keep Feeling) Caffeination
Well I turned up looking for the show down
Turned into a macho bro down
Looked at my watch says it's 9 o'clock
Got another drink 'cause we never stop

Keep on feeling caffeination
Just another freak sensation

Live for now or live for later
Looking like Luke but I'm feeling like Vader
Took another leaf from the giving tree
Just don't mess with the symmetry

Well
Keep on feeling caffeination
Just another freak sensation
Track Name: Baby, The World's On Fire
Baby the world's on fire and you're talking 'bout your hair
Shiny and twisted spread out everywhere
Baby the world's on fire and I do believe it's true
As we softly reject it between me and you

Nobody tells you maybe it's time to go home
Secrets to sell in a late night foggy world
Slowly rejected slightly neglected stuff
The whole world is listening they never can get enough

Baby the world's on fire and you're talking 'bout your hair
Shiny and twisted spread out everywhere
Baby the world's on fire and I do believe it's true
As we softly reject it between me and you

Teasing yr selfie a filter of false confidence
Pretending yr wealthy bringing in all this stuff
Nobody tells you maybe it's time to hang up
Media sells you ya never can get enough

Baby the world's on fire... Baby the world's on fire...
Track Name: Danger Zones
Just let the freak flag fly
Tomorrow we may die
There was a chance to save the day
But it's all gone away

This time is not our own
We live in danger zones

Take another chance
Rely on circumstance
Distracted all the time, it seems
Even in our dreams... in our dreams...

This time is not our own
We live in danger zones

Take a look outside
Nowhere left to run and hide
Track Name: Plenty
I got you right between the eyes
There is a look with no disguise
There is a whiter shade of pale
Take a deep breath but don't exhale

Take me and know there's plenty

I walked you home and said goodnight
Yr hair and clothes are outta sight
I say your name it sounds like spring
This ain't some Cinderella thing

Take me and know there's plenty

If something's wrong do best to mend
I'm gonna be that kind of friend
Not like a bug won't crawl around
Won't tie you up I won't bring you down
(unless that's what you want...)

Take me and know there's plenty
Track Name: Take A Long Look
May I remind you it's a drive thru?
Complication... situation.
Another virtue 'cause somebody hurt you?
That's not a reason for the treason

So step in focus a hocus pocus
Different combos yea to do the mambo
Make yr decision through yr derision.

So take a long look, baby, tell me
do you like what you see?
Come on and tell me

Be the hero of the menu
Take a short risk... you get the big fish
Order by number
before you slumber

So take a long look, baby, tell me
do you like what you see?
Come on and tell me
Track Name: Paper Millionaire
Paper millionaire
You've got enough to share
Instead you sit and stare
Into your pipe dream screen
Wondering what it all means

Paper Millionaire
Maybe it isn't fair
Sometimes you don't seem pleased
Like there's a missing need
Though we're all at your knees

Paper Millionaire
Thinks it's a noble goal
To have complete control
Like it's conceivable
Yet unbelievable

Paper Millionaire
Just don't look over there
The price is never free
with your technology
and most will never be a

Paper Millionaire
Maybe you'd lend a hand?
Here comes catastrophe
But it'd be blasphemy
To help the world believe
Track Name: Got Yr Number Tattooed On My Sleeve
Feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe!
Got yr number tattooed on my sleeve

Dotting my 'i's
Crossing my 't's
Doing that thing
Dancing with me

Good advice it's hard to heed
Take from those that have and give to those in need

Feeling some feelings you wouldn't believe!
Got yr number tattooed on my sleeve

Dotting my 'i's
Crossing them 't's

Got yr number tattooed on my sleeve
Got yr number tattooed on my sleeve
Got yr number tattooed on my sleeve
Yea.
Track Name: Ready Rock Steady
She's stealing the lines, stealing the lines
Stealing the lines from her face again
She's running the lies, running the lives
Running the lies keeping pace

Oooo so ready, yea
Oooo rock steady, yea

He's dreaming in signs, dreaming in signs
Speaking the language of fate again

They're taking the time, taking the time
Taking the time on the dime again
Keep it inside, keep it inside
Showing the teeth all over again

Oooo so ready, yea
Oooo rock steady, yea

She's stealing the lines, stealing the lines
Stealing the lines from her face again
She's running the lines, running the lives
Running the lies keeping pace

Oooo so ready, yea
Oooo rock steady, yea
Track Name: Participation Award
Baby, yr gonna get
a participation award
for all the hard work you did here today

Baby, you won't regret
Just what you came for
and you can smile while yr walking away...
smile while yr walking away

Saving all my tears for another day
when love has gone away
It's a tiny little bit between love and hate
and nothing's left to say

On my knees, guarantees
Take a pencil out
The 50 seas if you please
time to think about

... all the days you wasted
... all the ways you faked it
... all those lies you said

Here's yr award for everything you are
here's yr award for everything you are
a shiny little star

in someone else's bar
keep in a jar... a little jar

... all the days you wasted
... all the ways you faked it
... all those lies you said
Track Name: Ticking Away
Making plans full of your indecision
Everyone has their own self derision
Keep your pride as you dodge every issue
Pardon me if I don't share a tissue

Left alone you are prone to your vices
Another part of 'identity crisis'
The blackest hole that can't let any light in
The surest waste but you just keep on fighting

Time and I are not on your side
Tick tick tick ticking away now
Tick tick tick ticking away

Taking turns with your latest sensation
Every day is another vacation
Catching waves or the newest adventure
So much 'yes' that you can't even censor

Spilling out everyone's out to get you
The target's always on you in your worldview
Sadly gone is my span of attention
Catch another relief from this tension

Time and I are not on your side
Tick tick tick ticking away now
Tick tick tick ticking away
Track Name: She's My Cocaine
She's my cocaine
I feel her in my veins.
I take as much as I can to alleviate this pain
She’s a big deal, my happy meal
that special prize between her thighs,
a warmth that I can feel... she’s my cocaine!

She’s my caffeine
I take it long and lean!
Her buzz is always hyping up the scene
She’s like the sun, lighting everyone,
caz her shadow’s tall, her head is small
and her body’s built for fun!
She’s my caffeine!

She’s my saline!
She comes moist and clean
I may be seasoned but with her I am so green
Cut down to size, her staring eyes
I’m like a junkie for her denim tight blue thighs!
She’s my saline!

She’s my propane!
The engine of this train
She burns so hot we can only travel when it rain
Got me on fire, turn me into a cryer
But that girl is mine, she is so fine
no one else can call me sire
Track Name: Superposition
It was a double slit experiment
and everybody knows what that means
easily seen observations
with classic bit oscillations

One could plainly see
this technology
is all about

Superposition... superposition, baby, yea
Superposition... superposition, baby, yea

She hid her face in embarrassment
The equation of the impact hadn't measured yet
A diffraction of all probability
Two states seeking out capability

One could plainly see
this technology
is all about

Superposition... superposition, baby, yea
Superposition... superposition, baby, yea
Track Name: Are You Listening?
Hey mom
I think you'd like this song
Things you said stuck in my head

Keep on
I know you'd get along
with this girl
(she rocks my world)

So long
not feeling very calm
The world's all going wrong

Are you listening somewhere?
Are you listening somewhere?

Hey mom
what's it like in the beyond?
Days already gone but I carry on
There's a finger on the bomb
It's just Vietnam
or whatever

Mom
first class is long gone
Gonna pack my bags
and fly

Are listening somewhere?
Track Name: Bunny
Bunny
Why you acting funny?
Here's the situation
I need you for vacation

Simple
Can't you be more simple?
Everything's a wrinkle
Yr acting Rip Van Wrinkle

Sooner
Can't you get well sooner?
Yr not another victim
This disposable system

Vicious
and you're looking so delicious
Why do you need assistance?
You offer all resistance

Aw Bunny I love you so
You need a little get up and go

Yea Bunny!
Track Name: Ex Coozie
Days turn into numbers
and a life just passes by
Break the golden slumbers
with the blink of a weary eye

No one's in danger
in the silence of the night
I'm my worst stranger
like a quiet satellite

So ex coozie
Will you tumble for me?
Can I take you with me when I go?

Complicated relations
Everything will work out fine
Rely on the spirits
to get ya through the night

Well, ex coozie
Will you tumble for me?
Can I take you with me when I go?
Track Name: Everything's Right Now
Heaven
falling over me
the forest and the trees
at 99º

Heaven
shines so bright today
just a holiday
excuse to celebrate

Everything's right now
Everything's right now

Sometimes
the words so hard to find
daily bump and grind
feeling so behind

Guilty
of another crime
different from last time
but still the same

Everything's right now
Everything's right now

(Jerry Cantrell solo)
Track Name: The Last Song
This is the last song ever written
No more time to explore the conditions
Dear mother kept in a choke hold
Carving out the pieces they sold

This is the last song
every right
turned every wrong
This is the last song
This world survives
after we are gone

Too late to see past the mirror
all the signs they couldn't have been clearer
Every chance for reciprocity
Just adding more toxicity

This is the last song
every right
turned every wrong
This is the last song
This world survives
after we are gone

Dear world
I'm sorry we forgot
Sustaining any after thought
Focus on the frivolous
One day you'll have forgiven us

This is the last song
every right
turned every wrong
This is the last song
This world survives
after we are gone
Track Name: Make Her Mine
I couldn't make her mine
I couldn't find a way
she had 1000 lies
It was a Saturday

No matter how I tried
Her eyes still look away
I couldn't break inside
a fucked up price to pay

I couldn't make her mine
like I wasn't there
I looked 1000 times
She didn't have a care

No matter how I tried
Her eyes still look away
I couldn't break inside
a fucked up price to pay

I couldn't make her mine
I couldn't find a way
she had 1000 lines
It was a Saturday

No matter how I tried
Her eyes still look away
I couldn't break inside
a fucked up price to pay

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