Thunderfunk

by Gang Of Thieves

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1.
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
2.
Ambition 03:12
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
3.
Cocoa Mocha 03:31
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
4.
King In Deed 03:51
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
5.
Landmines 03:08
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
6.
Soul Child 04:04
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
7.
Rise 03:23
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
8.
Thunderfunk 03:18
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
9.
Gunslinger 03:00
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
10.
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

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released April 20, 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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Hailing out of 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.

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