Thunderfunk

by Gang Of Thieves

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Thunderfunk by Gang of Thieves is sure to steal your ability to stand still and leave you wanting more! Catch The Gang in a town near you!

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released 20 April 2014

All Songs written , performed and recorded by Gang of Thieves
Lyrics written by Michael Reit

Gang of Thieves is:

Michael Reit - Vocals/Violin
Nick Wood - Guitars
Leonard Sokol - Guitars
Tobin Salas - Bass
Deven Massarone - Drums
Nate Reit - Trombone

Prouced/Engineered/Mixed - Michael Rosen at East Bay Recorders

Album Mastering - Ken Lee

Additional overdub recording by:
Steve Jankowski at Jankland Recording: Trombone/Trumpet (tracks 3/8)

Tim Ouimette at his personal studio: French Horn (track 7)

Deven Massarone proudly endorses Noble & Cooley Drums

Horn Arrangements by Nate Reit and Michael Reit

Guest Musicians:

Peter Reit: French Horn, track 7
Steve Jankowski - Trumpet, tracks 3,8
Patience Funk - Woof, track 10
Phil Bennett - Hammond B3 Organ

Album Art/Design - Nicholas Heilig
Thunderfunk Logo Design - Rachel Severance
Back Cover Text Illustrator - Alex Riddle

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Gang of Thieves Burlington, Vermont

Gang of Thieves is an unstoppable funky rock and roll machine! Hang on to your hats and get ready for an unforgettable live performance when this funky crew comes to town. Hailing out of Burlington, Vermont, the Gang has become the pinnacle of the modern day touring lifestyle, spending up to 9 months on the road each year. ... more

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Track Name: Sexy Star Circus
SEXY STAR CIRCUS
I could barely see as we crashed into town
Steppin' down in the lights I could feel the bass droppin' all around
Walkin' wide-eyed to the scene, dancing girls came right over to me
And then I cashed their energy
Wild thing let it swing
We got your groove and you're connected
Bass fling in the ring with the king
Kick your feet out
Hey Gang step inside
We got more seats and you're selected
Ride that funk divide
Open wide

It occurred to me that a jam might go down
Well It occurred to me that we might bring that sound
Come out to the party where rhyme and groove will take you off the ground
So dance and shake that thing around

Wild thing let it swing
We got your groove and you're connected
Bass fling in the ring with the king
Kick your feet out
Hey Gang step inside
We got more seats and you're selected
Ride that funk divide
Open wide
Kick that beat out

Whatcha got on your mind yeah girl let me know
Well if you wanna get out then come get down after the show
Listen to the melody, let the music take you off the ground
So dance and shake that thing around

Wild thing let it sing
We got your groove and you're connected
Bass fling in the ring with the king
Kick your feet out
Hey Gang step inside
We got more seats and you're selected
Ride that funk divide
Open wide
Kick that beat out

Wild thing let it sing
We got your groove and you're connected
Bass fling in the ring with the king
Kick your feet out
Hey Gang step inside
We got more seats and you're selected
Ride that funk divide
Open wide
Kick that beat out
Track Name: Ambition
AMBITION

I wake up to start my day pull the covers off my back let Satie lay
But before I can bless the morning sky a ripple on the radar hits my eye
Somewhere out west I can smell a new fur coat laid out on a golden chest
And i know that the crew could use a few hours out in open air to show their quality

Bold and hungry
Flyin’ on the edge I‘m living
Bold and hungry
A devil on the prowl

Singin’ songs of setting suns is only gonna kill the fun
So sing for the girls who dance all night
And soothe your soul deep in their light
The power to live happily is conscious of your apathy
So if you would be your own relief
Know Your Enemy

Bold and hungry
Flyin’ on the edge I’m living
Bold and hungry
A devil on the prowl

Gold by the bone
What ya got is what I need
I've been here before
But I can't rest no more

Foreigners beware the sky where flags fly proudly for a price
It's not just a cruise you sign on to
When you sign up your soul signs too so pick your poison

Bold and hungry
Flyin’ on the edge im living
Bold and hungry
A devil on the prowl
Track Name: Cocoa Mocha
COCOA MOCHA
Are you looking for a dance hermosa
Your body's talkin and it wants to come closer
Well it’s getting cold at night
And I feel your desire won’t you
Take a moment to flourish your style
It’s late and you've got be wild
Well it’s getting cold at night
And I would drink the fire in your

Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
Covolita loca ya got me askin you for more
Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
I can see that it’s passion you need
And girl I got the cure

When you move girl your body's a heater
Drown me in your rhythm your hips are my speakers
Well it’s getting cold at night
And I feel your desire wont you
Ayudarme con esta cosa
Nena te ves como una diosa
Well it’s getting cold at night
And I would drink the fire in your

Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
Covolita loca ya got me askin you for more
Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
I can see that it’s passion you need
And girl I got the cure

Calientame florecita
Muestrame la passion de tu vida
Well it’s getting cold at night
And I would drink the fire in your

Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
Covolita loca ya got me askin you for more
Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
I can see that it’s passion you need
And girl I got the cure
Cocoa coca Mocha honey maple ganja coffee baby
Covolita loca ya got me askin you for more
Track Name: King In Deed
KING IN DEED
Now is all we got come on and
Try just a little bit more to be like a king in deed
We need to take command of our disease
I wanna bring the world our key
I wanna share the wealth, unite us under one community
Dont you ever wish for a throne
Away from the panic sewn on every single screen you see

Blaze on with the revolution
Raise hell when it comes up knockin at our door
Waist deep chasing evolution
Gaze out at the Mother world her voice is yours

Gauge how you wanna live out your days
And then step right up and give it back to those who walk the night
Blame is the fruit of jealous ways
And it wants your soul so I would build that fire high
Yeah I'd build that fire high
Build that fire high

Blaze on with the revolution
Raise hell when it comes up knockin at our door
Waist deep chasing evolution
Gaze out at the Mother world her voice is yours

The only way we can truly make this world a better place
Is by working together to support the local communities that surround us
We gotta hold on to our families and look out for our neighbors and friends
Trade our faith in differences for respect and common sense
We are One People
United we stand, divided we fall

Blaze on with the revolution
Raise hell when it comes up knockin at our door
Waist deep chasing evolution
Gaze out at the Mother world her voice is yours
Blaze on with the revolution
Raise hell when it comes up knockin at our door
Waist deep chasing evolution
Gaze out at the mother world her voice is yours
Track Name: Landmines
LANDMINES

Landmines await, landmines await
A call to fall and advance the wall today
Landmines await, landmines away
My body heat will endorse the teeth of hate
When you’re ten feet tall a little sympathetic call from your uncle Sam is all they need to come and stay
But when you lose it all they've been waiting for so long
I know that you see and I know that you hear me but do you really understand?

I'm calling out from a beggar to believer while the guns go blaze away
Water and wine make bullets divine so no one can stand in our way
Calling out from a beggar to believer while the guns go blaze away
Arrested for peace but I can't believe that you'd just lay down and pray

Hellfire away, Hellfire away
Burn the enemies they throw your way
Ten miles a day, ten miles to pay
A man becomes a memory today

I’m calling out from a beggar to believer while the guns go blaze away
Water and wine make bullets divine so no one can stand in our way
Calling out from a beggar to believer while the guns go blaze away
Arrested for peace but I can’t believe that you'd just lay
Down

I'm calling out from a beggar to believer while the guns go blaze away
Water and wine make bullets divine so no one can stand in our way
Calling out from a beggar to believer while the guns go blaze away
Arrested for peace but I can’t believe that you'd just lay down and pray
Track Name: Soul Child
SOUL CHILD
I found my soul child getting off a train in the Dark Star City
She danced on the pavement floor lookin sharp and talkin pretty
Well I found my soul child, but her heart is nailed to New York City

Yeah she walked like a wildfire, eyes were diamonds in the rain
Said she was satisfied, but a pretty smile couldn't hide her pain
Well every time I try, deep inside she makes a fool out of me

I tried to keep my heart alive but I got lost along the way
She set my soul on fire but I left her cold for the devil's stage
Well that's what you get when you're born and raised in the Dark Star City

I found my soul child getting off the train in the Dark Star City
She danced on the pavement floor lookin sharp and talkin pretty
I found my soul child, but her heart is nailed to New York City
Track Name: Rise
RISE
I saved every silver tear she cried
Change follows every sacrifice
Trade my conscience for a chance to live
The leaves keep on dying but I still got life to give
Blow it all away and take me there alone
Lay me down above the clouds to dream of coming home

Rise and take me higher
To a lovely, lovely place
And let it slip away

Rain makes me wanna play with fire
Faith is more than just some blind desire
Shower me with falling stars but don't deny my day
Raise your voice to dynasties and carry us away

Rise and take me higher
To a lovely, lovely place
And let it slip away
Rise, take me higher
And as I float away
Softly hear it say

Form in the sands of time
And soar with no desire
Form in the sands of time
And soar with no desire

Rise and take me higher
To a lovely, lovely place
And let it slip away
Rise and take me higher
To a lovely, lovely place
And let it slip away
Rise take me higher
And as I float away
Softly hear it say
Track Name: Thunderfunk
THUNDERFUNK
Wild for a piece of the priest in me
Reaching far behind I wake in a new form of reality
Tell me baby what I need

The Thunderfunk hits like the beat of the drum
Dropping bass up in my face
I’m feelin like the mystery of the world
Is deep inside the air I breathe

Walkin' beating harmonies align
What a beautiful mind
Walkin' beating harmonies align

Well take it away for a minute so I can reload
Passion like a bomb make ya explode
I’m a tick-tockin funk-rockin animal man
hold on baby, understand
You’re a secondary, temporary, systematic flow
To feed the demon, to feed the demon (hey yeah)
To feed the demon
OH!

Walkin beating harmonies align
What a beautiful mind
Walkin beating harmonies align

Feed on...
Feed on...
Feed on, feed on, feed on

Takin a wild invitation to chase the dream
Sippin at my soul like a whiskey stream
I stick it to the pages and set the scene
One more time I'm walkin on the water
Why is it so hard for you to believe?
Sound will evolve and electrify me
Feed on, feed on, imagination run free
Finally I can get up and see

Walkin beating harmonies align
What a beautiful mind
Walkin beating harmonies align
GO!

I take the wicked to the whip
I gotta find out
I take the wicked to the whip
I gotta find out
I take the wicked to the whip
I gotta find out
Track Name: Gunslinger
GUNSLINGER
Name the demon thats breeding in a world that's breaking
Face the legion
The region's lookin' fucked up lately
Another time, a different place
But it all just looks the same
The past rolls back and the future is black
The beam is pulling me away

My beholder is bolder with each step I'm taking
Guide me over, the soldier in my blood is waiting
A desperate urge
Memories surging in to keep me moving
No matter the cost or what I have lost
The Tower calls and I obey
Long days and pleasant nights yeah
Words are cheap, but never free
Bound by curiosity
Long days and pleasant nights yeah
but not for me
The air I breathe has poisonous authority
Lazy writer, the spider waits while discord rages
Slay the fires conspiring to burn your pages
Another time, a different place
But I got nothing to lose
Ignorant son, our palaver is done
The Tower calls and I obey
Track Name: Cobble Mountain Critter
COBBLE MOUNTAIN CRITTER
Way up in the hills in a shack by the reservoir
There lived a friend of the goddess, a whole new breed of music man
Deep in the woods he sat workin on his rhythm
To a misunderstood Massachusetts mountain jam

He’s got more soul than James and Otis shifted
Got more song than Dylan every day
Sings the blues to mother earth in the morning
So If the world is down on you today
Jam the pain away

Well the maple trees got their own kind of love they're giving
And the pines yeah the know how to listen to what you got to say
The voice of the wilderness is alive in his fingertips
Waiting for a friendly face to come and play

Hes got more soul than James and Otis shifted
Got more song than Dylan every day
Sings the blues to mother earth in the morning
So If the world is down on you today
Jam the pain away

Hes got more soul than James and Otis shifted
Got more song than Dylan every day
Sings the blues to mother earth in the morning`
So If the world is down on you today
Jam the pain away