Songs About Girls

by Prince Perry

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When I decided to record this, my first record I wanted it to be a tribute to the music and the people that had the most influence on my life. Each of the covers represents an artist or band that I admire and looked up to. Of course there are many others but there had to be room for my own stuff too haha.

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released December 12, 2009

Perry Gladstone - Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Mitch Girio - Bass, additional guitars, keys and percussion, backing vocals
Mike Gasselsdorfer - Drums/ percussion
Meher Steinberg - Electric organs, Wurlitzer electric piano, melodica, Pianet
Lorraine Muller - Backing vocals
Toby Hughes- Alto saxophone
Patrick Tevlin- Trumpet, tenor saxophone

Also featuring:
Steve Davis - Lapsteel (Time for Signs), electric guitar (His Latest Flame)
Terry Fowler, Shelly Fowler, Cynthia Webb- Choir (Walking on the Moon)
Al Bee- Drums (tracks 3, 8, 13)
Brendan Bauer – Bass guitar (tracks 3, 8, 13)
Ralph Pastore- Organ (tracks 3, 8, 13)
Ian Herold- Electric guitar (tracks 3, 8)

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Prince Perry Uvita, Costa Rica

Charismatic, compelling and peripatetic, Prince Perry channels his coming of age idols of Elvis Costello, Terry Hall and Joe Strummer into a unique blend of passionate, ska-infused rock and roll that leaves you feeling like it’s not too late to be happy with your life. Or at least someone else's whom you know well enough to borrow their car. ... more

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Track Name: Haven't Met You Yet
Haven’t Met You Yet - Perry Gladstone 2003

Out on the streets I can feel you near
I think I see, I think I hear
A passing glimpse, a shout afar
Was it you I saw in the back of that car

I smile at you each chance I get
A pretty face, a friendly chat
Can’t take the chance of passing you by
You’re all I want, you’re my whole life

Chorus:
It’s been so long since we got along but I haven’t met you yet
I cried so long about all my wrongs but I haven’t met you yet
I’d do it all, if you’d just call but I haven’t met you yet
Its clear to me our destiny and I haven’t even met you yet

Your a redhead, blonde, brunette and bronzed
Olive, ivory or ebony
Your Asian eyes, make me sigh
You’re a perfect island beauty

I’ve spoken your name over’n’over again
It only makes me messy
Won’t let you go, ‘cause all I know
Is that I’m still here and waiting

Chorus
Track Name: Eleanor's Eyes
Eleanor’s Eyes (Perry Gladstone)

The bird had no idea
That she sat on a ledge just above the walk
The temperature was below zero
The washing on the line was frozen where it hung

When Eleanor left her apartment
It was a crisp winter morning and her hair was done
The washing caught her attention
She looked into the sky and it came undone

Chorus
She lept, it sprang and the branch did sprung
The tiny icicle it began its plunge
Eleanor looked up to the sky
The Doctor said it was his very best glass eye


When Eleanor walked home from the clinic
She stood at the cross walk and looked one way
Mrs. Mellonby’s wash was still hanging
And She was on the ledge waiting for new prey

A cardboard box and some tuna
Was all it took to coax her from her perch
Eleanor went to the toy store
She bought matching perfect marbles then went straight to church

Chorus

Sign on the door says keep the cat in
The Doctor’s by the punch bowl and so proud of his work
Eleanor’s guests don’t know her secret
But cat can’t see as it trips under foot

Chorus

Copyright 2006, Perry Gladstone
Track Name: Girl On The Bus
Girl on the Bus (Ian Herold)

This is a message to the girl on the bus
Don’t know your name, but maybe you could tell me
All about you though really there’s no rush
A conversation would really make me happy

You sit in front of me or maybe right beside
With your long pretty legs and crazy wavy salad
I check you out I don’t even try to Hide
But we don’t talk so nothing going to happen

Chorus
You look at me that way, makes me want to come out and say
Hey girl-your so fine, we should have some fun sometime
If it would be all right I just wanna take you out tonight
But you just said no…..

Intro

This is a message to the girl on the bus
Ya the one who pretends she doesn’t notice
I admit it I guess I got a crush
Maybe I just don’t know how to show it

You sip your coffee and I take a drink of mine
Sitting so close but hardly ever speaking
Reading a book or sleeping sometimes
Try to read you mind and wonder what your thinking

You look at me that way, makes me want to come out and say
Hey girl-your so fine, we should have some fun sometime
If it would be all right I just wanna take you out tonight
But you’ve got a date….

This is a message to the girl on the bus
I wrote this song to tell you what I’m thinking
I’m disappointed ‘cuz they’ll probly be no ‘us’
What would you want with a skanky musician

You look at me that way, makes me want to come out and say
Hey girl-your so fine, we should have some fun sometime
Just want to be your friend, but you turned me down again
So I bought a car…

Copyright 2003, Ian Herold. All rights reserved.
Track Name: Sweet and Dandy
Sweet and Dandy (Toots Hibbert)

Etty in the room a cry
Mama say she must wipe her eye
Papa say she no fi foolish
Like she never been to school at all
It is no wonder
It's a perfect pander
While they were dancing in that bar room last night.

Johnson in the room afret
Uncle say he must hold up him head
Aunty say she no fi foolish
Like a no time fi him wedding day
It is no wonder
It's a perfect pander
While they were dancing in that bar room last night.

One pound ten for the wedding cake
Plenty bottle of cola wine
All the people them dress up in a white
Fi go eat out Johnson wedding cake
It is no wonder
It's a perfect pander
While they were dancing in that bar room last night.
Track Name: Karina is a Surfboard
Karina is a Surfboard (Gladstone 2006)

She lives in my make up world
where everything’s blue and gold
And I can’t help- but fall

A genie I thought was mine
all thoughts from another time
painful lessons never learned- and it still burns

Please see me for who I am
my actions are all I can
And I can’t
Help myself
Help myself
Help myself

This sorry troubadour
has lost his new surfboard
And waves come
crashing down

So no more make up world
and no more tales of gold
the path is clear
so help yourself
help yourself- the path is clear
Track Name: PROFIT
P-R-O-F-I-T (Perry Gladstone)

Now here’s your job so do it
Don’t make a fuss or fight
Just keep on making money
And all will be alright

Here’s your food so eat it
Its made to grow itself
Don’t worry how, or think of what
It might do to your health

Chorus
P-R-O-F-I-T that’s how they spell democracy
P-R-O-F-I-T that’s how they spell democracy

One party to the left
One party to the right
The vote that really matters is your dollar
So use your wallet to fight

Profit motive is the system
It tells you what you can do
The reality that tomorrow brings
Is up to me and you

Chorus

Here’s the news that you should know
And nothing you should not
It spins a web of fear and lies
To make sure you stay caught

Now here’s your life’s ambition
So you can save the time
Of thinking for yourself and
Get back to making mine- my life!

Chorus

The profit machine has society
Locked up in a Corporacracy
Track Name: Train in Vain
Train in Vain (The Clash)

You say you stand by your man
Tell me something I don't understand
You said you love me and that's a fact
And then you left me, said you felt trapped

Well some things you can explain away
But the heartache's with me till this day

[Chorus]
Did you stand by me
No, not at all
Did you stand by me
No way

All the times
When we were close
I'll remember these things the most
I see all my dreams come tumbling down
I can't be happy without you around

So all alone I keep the wolves at bay
And there is only one thing that I can say

Did you stand by me
No, not at all
Did you stand by me
No way

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me

Did you stand by me
No, not at all

Now I got a job
But it don't pay
I need new clothes
I need somewhere to stay
But without all these things I can do
But without your love I won't make it through

But you don't understand my point of view
I suppose there's nothing I can do

Did you stand by me
No, not at all
Did you stand by me
No way

You must explain why this must be
Did you lie when you spoke to me?

Did you stand by me
Did you stand by me
No, not at all
Did you stand by me
No way
Did you stand by me
No, not at all
Did you stand by me
No way
Track Name: His Latest Flame
His Latest Flame (Marie's the Name)

A very old friend came by today
'cause he was telling everyone in town
About the love that he just found
And marie's the name of his latest flame

He talked and talked and I heard him say
That she had the longest blackest hair
The prettiest green eyes anywhere
And marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burning
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returning
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And marie's the name of his latest flame....
Track Name: Time for Signs
Time for signs (Gladstone 2006)

A song about greed rips through my mind
A reaching glow across the tree-torn sky
Glossing over the times that stung
filling our spaces with the promise of fun

I’d like to be in a mood carefree
I’d like to take a little time to dream
No more saluting of bureaucracy
New world rhythms are way off beat

Chorus (instrumental)

A shift to the right marks the sign of our times
Election and selection are a march of dimes
A ballot in the box just another blue pill
Independence co-opted as we market free will

Chorus

Put me back in a mood carefree
Tell me more about my hopes and dreams
Scare me straight about democracy
And remake our world in the image of greed
Track Name: Happy Without You
Happy without you (Gladstone 2006)

Why don't you call for me, Like I call for you
What will I ever do If I can't be with you
Will I ever learn to love myself
Enough to stay on course keep my mental health
Will I ever learn how to take my turn
To let the past be free, live harmoniously


Chorus
I know we decided that this was best but now I’m left with a hole in my chest
Where you once were is now all flat, the wind blows through and sets me back
All I see and all I do is look around and see its you
Here and there your brown blond hair, your curvy shape your gentle stare

When will you come to me
Baby can't you see
I see you on the streets
I see you in my dreams

Come take this pain from me
Dilute it in the sea
Where mother takes me in
Her ocean sets me free

Chorus

Bridge
All these crazy thoughts
Dull my sense for naught
For I can only grow
When I let you go

Chorus- x2
Track Name: Walking On The Moon
Walking On The Moon (Sting)

Giant steps are what you take
Walking on the moon
I hope my legs don't break
Walking on the moon
We could walk forever
Walking on the moon
We could be together
Walking on, walking on the moon

Some may say
I'm wishing my days away
No way
And if it's the price I pay
Some say
Tomorrow's another day
You stay
I may as well play

Walking back from your house
Walking on the moon
I'm walking home from your house
Walking on the moon
My feet don't hardly make a sound
Walking on the moon
Feet don't hardly touch the ground
Walking on, walking on the moon

Some may say
I'm wishing my days away
No way
And if it's the price I pay
Some say
Tomorrow's another day
You stay
I may as well play

Tomorrow's another day
Tomorrow's another day
Tomorrow's another day
Tomorrow's another day
Track Name: Bee On The Bus
Bee On The Bus (Gladstone)

The windows were open with spring in the air
My beauty walked on after paying her fare
And paid she no mind, a bee in her hair
The seats were all taken but one by the stair

Cut at the knee commanding a stare
The season anew a skirt she did dare
With hands at her sides, she bent for the chair
And sat on the bee as it took to the air

Chorus
A bee bit my ass on the bus
A bee bit my ass
A bee bit my ass
A bee bit my ass!!!!

My beauty lept up a curse thrown about
Taken aback at what came from her mouth
The passengers shocked it was beyond doubt
Too late for the bee who’s life had gone out

Chorus

Repeat first verse

Chorus