ZERBERT

Smarter Than The Speaker

(smarter than the speaker, smarter than the speaker)

smarter than the speaker it gets weaker every time I freak it out
she's all about it, she's been screaming I've been meaning to say..

she says she loves me but she lives so far above me
now it's raining when it's sunny I've got bloody money through the day

moving up a level gimme a game in my mind
I've got time to just sit back and chase the cares away

now you hate me so just sit there and debate me
never really care but act like that because I always know you will stay

(smarter than the speaker, smarter than the speaker)

(oooohhhh, I'm coming!)

I'm comin' up, I'm coming..

smarter than the speaker it gets weaker every time I freak it out. hey, hey, hey
smarter than the speaker it gets weaker every time i freak it out, hey, hey
smarter than the speaker it gets weaker every time I freak it out. hey, hey, hey
smarter than the speaker it gets weaker every time i freak it out, hey, hey

(oooohhhh, I'm coming!)

I'm comin' up, I'm coming..


Gremlins

Am I talking to someone?
You know I cannot see
It's all been undone
Man it moves so quickly
Feelin' crazy
Please don't ask me why
Don't act so shady
Man you look awfully high
Are you talking to someone?
Cuz you don't seem so sure
They're turned around now
Walkin' out that door
I love it

Ooooh
Everybody is alive and singin'
Ooooh
Please don't ask me why

Welcome to the party
You can come for free
Just bring your body
This is you and me
Am I talkin' to someone?
You know I cannot see
It's all been undone
Man it moves so quickly
Feelin' crazy
Please don't ask me why
Don't act so shady
Man you look awfully high
Are you talking to someone?
Cuz you don't seem so sure
They're turned around now
Walkin' out that door

I love it
Ooooh
Everybody is alive and singin'
Ooooh
This is you and me

1925

(heeey-eeeey hey-ey-ey-ey - heeeey-eeey hey-ey-ey-ey)

You can shake it like it's 1925 cuz you know it is
(hey-ey, dedubdupdeheyey)
You're mistake was when you thought you were alive because you've never been
(hey-ey, dedubdupdeheyey)
You can shake it like it's 1925 cuz you know it is
(hey-ey, hey-ey)
Give and take it takes a big surprise to make me give up give up give up

Here I go, look I'm passed out on the floor come and gimme more
(move and shake... up all night so you sleep all day)
Think for a second, check out before you check-in, it's a million bucks to keep a wreckin' ball
from wreckin'
(Get out the way.... what else can you really say... what can you say?)

(heeey-eeeey)

You can shake it like it's 1925 cuz you know it is
(hey-ey, hey-ey, hey-ey)
All that's fake is real inside my mind I mean this, I mean this
You can shake it like it's 1925 cuz you know it is
All that's fake is real inside my mind I mean this, I mean this, I mean this, I mean this
You can shake it like it's 1975

(heeey-eeeey hey-ey-ey-ey - heeeey-eeey hey-ey-ey-ey)

give up, give up....

Here I go, look I'm passed out on the floor come and gimme more
(move and shake... up all night so you sleep all day)
Think for a second, check out before you check-in, it's a million bucks to keep a wreckin' ball
from wreckin'
(Get out the way.... what else can you really say... what can you say?)
(heeeey-eeey hey-ey-ey-ey)

give up, give up....

look at how they come and how they go
look at how they come and how they go

The Rules

Oh oh oh
you said those were the rules
my babe

Hippy chick
comes with it quick
oh yes she moves in all directions

She leaves a note
that she wrote
without love but with affection

Oh oh oh
you said those were the rules
my babe

famous hang with famous
kids admire
quoted often
yet uninspired

make it stick
seems like a joke
jack be quick
jack be mixed with coke

(we flyin' high)

action is reaction to distraction you see
don't waste one waking moment on conventionality

(we flyin' high, high, high, high, high)

you learned the rules
now let them go
follow the directions you are programmed to know

(let's go!)

Oh oh oh
you said those were the rules
my babe

50 miles
takes a while
when you move in all directions

(heyy)

missed the show
missed the blow
but we made all the connections

Oh oh oh
you said those were the rules
uh huh
uh huh
uh huh
uh huh

the total is now equal to each one of it's parts
every time you finish you are back at the start
sometimes the sugar is not so sweet
hearin' sirens, seeing lights out on this one way street

action is reaction to distraction you see
don't waste one waking moment on conventionality
you learned the rules
now let them go
follow the directions you are programmed to know

(let's go!)

Getting Closer

(oooohh)

Well i've been around this planet now a hundred times
and I've seen all that you can see (ooh ooh ooh)
Though you'd never understand it I will tell you why (I'll tell you)
You just got to, (yea) you need to believe
I've seen it (I've seen it)

An hour or two is all that it took
and i didn't even leave my front door (no no no)
I've got the power (yea) and you can come take a look
If you're feeling the need to explore (gimme more)

Oh the sky, the water the mountains
colors of green and blue (green and blue)
we can find the fountain
that will keep us alive oh yes I'm telling the truth I've seen it

gettin' a little (closer everyday)

Well now everybody's singing all these songs of love
and it keeps ringing out in my ears
Oh just as sure as there are stars up in the sky above
I can dry away your tears

Cuz i've been picking up the pieces of the love that we lost
and it reminds me of what I used to be
anything was possible no matter the cost
now there's a timeline we need to complete

(Now we all know there are some problems in the world these days

So we ask ourselves what can we do?
We can sing and play all of our cares away and just hope that everybody's gonna join in too)

because the sky, the water the mountains
were created for me and for you (me and you)
We got to climb up to the fountain
at the top of the world o yes I know we can do it I've seen it

gettin' a little (closer everyday)

Chatte Lunatique

Chatte Lunatique
Chatte la-la-la-lunatique

It's a little scary when you see the sign

You picture him hairy and quite mean inside your mind

Try your luck, open the gate

You temp the beast and now you're tempting fate

Chatte La-la-la-lunatique

Chatte Lunatique

C'est un peu effrayant quand vous voyez le panneau

Vous l'imaginez tout poilu and vraiment mauvais (dans vot tetes)

Bonne chance si vous ouvrez le portail

Tentez la bete, et vous tentez (le destin)

Chatte.....

The Toolbelt

I take the toolbelt out tonight
Time to tune and tweak twelve trillion troubles it ain't right
Can't catch a wink night after night
Forget those bugs I've got some bedsharks and they bite

I'm like a chicken, got my head chopped off
You're like a dog, you're just chasing your own tail
You get the story from the paper
I'm in a hurry just to keep them off my trail

Ooooh
Look what they've done to me man
Ooooh
I can hardly believe it
Ooooh
Look what they've done to me man
Ooooh
I can hardly believe it

Oh my god! Look at my brains out on the floor!
(Oh my god, look at my brains out on the floor)
Can anybody tell me where in the world I gotta go if I'm lookin' to
find me some more
(hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
My god! Everybody get down on the floor
(Oh my god, everybody get down on the floor)
I tell you it's a serious thing, if you're delirious sing
I gotta get around these gremlins and material things
(hey hey hey hey hey)
Oh my god! Look at my brains out on the floor!
(Oh my god, look at my brains out on the floor)
Can anybody tell me where in the world I gotta go if I'm lookin' to
find me some more
(hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
My god! Everybody get down on the floor
(Oh my god)
I tell you it's a serious thing, if you're delirious sing
I gotta get around these gremlins and material things
(oh oh oh ooohhh)

I take a look round every corner
I take a glance down every hall
Before she speaks I try to warn her
All she's gonna do is back us up against a wall
She looks at me like I am crazy
I look right back like I am mad
Now my vision's gettin' hazy
What can I do just to get back what we had?

Ooooh
Look what they've done to me man
Ooooh
I can hardly believe it
Ooooh
Look what they've done to me man
eh eh eh eh eh eh eh said Ooooh
I just can't believe it

Oh my god! Look at my brains out on the floor!
(Oh my god, look at my brains out on the floor)
Can anybody tell me where in the world I gotta go if I'm lookin' to
find me some more
(hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
My god! Everybody get down on the floor
(Oh my god)
I tell you it's a serious thing, if you're delirious sing
I gotta get around these gremlins and material things
(Oh oh oh ooohhh)
Oh my god! Look at my brains out on the floor!
(Oh my god, look at my brains out on the floor)
Can anybody tell me where in the world I gotta go if I'm lookin' to
find me some more
(hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
My god! Everybody get down on the floor
(Oh my god, everybody get down on the floor)
I tell you it's a serious thing, if you're delirious sing
I gotta get around these gremlins and material things
(hey hey hey hey hey)
Oh my god! Look at my brains out on the floor!
(Oh my god)
Can anybody tell me where in the world I gotta go if I'm lookin' to
find me some more
(oh oh oh ooohhh)
My god! Everybody get down on the floor
(Oh my god)
I tell you it's a serious thing, if you're delirious sing
I gotta get around these gremlins and material things
(oh oh oh ooohhh)

Lookin’ Tough Feelin’ Good

Turn outside the inside outcrybaby
Now outshout the out crowd ouch our lady
Don't get pissed you're twisted and misunderstood
Just get tough you look it and you're feelin you're feelin good

Get out the womb
Cut the chord

Test what's next and guess all the best you can be
Just expect the rest to connect what you see
Twist and turn the worm squirms and burns through the wood
Just get tough you look it your heads reelin', you're bed's feelin good

uh oh!

Turkuaz

Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who—even on an off night—can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom. Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage, the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is the performance.