Full Frontal Nudity
J. Witte

Story

Recorded in Jeff's living room.  The backup singers are Dave, Jeff, Al Darago (writer of "Let It Go"), Al III, and Al III's friend.

 

 Jeff: This is the oldest original song that we do (pre-dating FFN by about two years).  The reason that it's still around is only slightly due to Dave's insistence, but it is mainly because this was the first of my songs that my best friend (Dave's cousin) sang back to me.  I must say that because I wrote the song (which is not necessarily my favorite original), so I should know the truth.  I will say that out of all the versions we've done so far, this one is my favorite.

 

Lyrics

You Can’t Take It Away From Me

 

Well, I do what I want

Any time I please

`Cause people like to talk

And people like to tease

Rock `n’ roll and good times

Well, they don’t come for free

But when the evening rolls around

Hey, I’m a sight to see

 

No, no, no…you can’t take it away from me

You can’t take it away from me

If I want to stay out `til two or three

You know, you can’t take it away from me

 

`Cause I stay out late

Go from bar to bar

I don’t care if my buddy doesn’t drink

He can drive my car

I’ll be in the back room with Sally now

Gettin’ the love I need

Then I’ll take in a nudie show

And walk away with sweet Darlene

 

Hmm, you can’t take it away from me

No, you can’t take it away from me

If I wanna hang `round Baltimore Street

You know, you can’t take it away from me

 

Drugs don’t do nothing

Don’t need a needle in my arm

`Cause I get high around the ladies

That’s when I start layin’ down the charm

 

Wo-o wo-o!

 

You can’t take it away from me

Yeah, you can’t take it away from me

When I start drinkin’, you know I can’t see

But you can’t take it away from me

 

Turn the music up loud

Let me set the mood for the night

Just a bottle of Jack

Will make this boy feel alright

I don’t need somebody

Tellin’ me to let it be

Been hurt too many times before

And this time, you won’t take it away from me

 

`Cause I do what I want…

Full Frontal Nudity
J. Witte

Story

This is a demo recorded when Dave was still living in PA.  The story is mostly true.

 

Lyrics

Wendy’s Comin’ Into Town Tonight

 

She’s on a midnight run…gonna see someone

With thirteen hours to go

Got the drop top down and the music up loud

Rockin’ with the radio

Mama’s all a-mess…said she tried to do her best

But she slipped away somehow

Daddy’s freakin’ out…”Oh, what’s it all about?

Where’s she run off to now?”

 

Call the cops! Call the lawyers!

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

Tearin’ down the lanes like a burnin’ flame

And drivin’ all through the night

They put out a tri-state A.P.B.

Just in case they get her in their sights

She’s headin’ eastbound with the hammer down

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

 

Sister’s got me on the phone…says she’s got to call home

“Let her know we’re all worried sick

She didn’t leave a note, and she’s damn near broke

So we better catch up with her quick”

Husband made the call…said “She’s gone AWOL!

No blip on the radar screen”

Threw her ring in the river…Lord, please forgive her

She said I made her weak in the knees

 

Call the cops! Call the lawyers!

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

Tearin’ down the lanes like a burnin’ flame

And drivin’ all through the night

They put out a tri-state A.P.B.

Just in case they get her in their sights

She’s headin’ eastbound with the hammer down

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

 

When she hit the state line, she dropped a quarter and a dime

Told `em she’s had as much as she could stand

Said “Don’t you dare cry `cause I’m waving bye-bye!

So long, y’all…I’m off to the promised land!”

 

Call the cops! Call the lawyers!

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

Tearin’ down the lanes like a burnin’ flame

And drivin’ all through the night

They put out a tri-state A.P.B.

Just in case they get her in their sights

She’s headin’ eastbound with the hammer down

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

 

She’s headin’ eastbound with the hammer down

Wendy’s comin’ into town tonight

Full Frontal Nudity
J. Witte

Story

This is a demo by Jeff.  The song was written for Dave to sing, since it is written with him and his girlfriend, Jaime, in mind.

 

Lyrics

I Found A Love

 

Did you hear a heart break

When you left the room that night?

Was it a mistake?

Were you wrapped a little too tight?

You said you found someone new

Well, girl…I’ve found somebody, too

She won’t leave me on the line

And I do believe it’s time…that…

 

Chorus:

I found a love who won’t let me down

I found a love who’s here to stay

She won’t run when I come around

I found a love who won’t be walkin’ away

 

Well, does he tell you

All the things you need to hear?

Does he hold you?

Does he keep you from all fear?

You say that we can still be friends

But those words won’t save ya when heartache kicks in

With her, I don’t put on a show

I just let my feelings flow…`cause…

 

(Chorus)

 

Bridge:

She’s on my mind every day of the week

When she’s close, I can hardly speak

I must admit she’s got a certain kind of style

Only takes a look to drive me half-wild

And in the middle of the night

When I’m holdin’ her tight

I whisper in her ear,

“This sure feels right.”

 

(Chorus)

 

I found a love

I found a love

I found a love

Full Frontal Nudity
J. Witte

Story

Recorded on Jeff's 8-track.

 

Jeff: This song started life as "You Suck," a silly song from FFN past.  Dave made a suggestion to revisit some of our silly songs and try to rework them into something more serious.  This is the result.

 

Lyrics

Broken Promise

 

I've been tryin' all night to get you outta my head

And stop thinkin' about the words that you said

You don't love me no more...no more

It was "We have each other, and babe...that's enough

There's nothin' in this world that'll break our love"

Then you walked out the door...the door

 

And that's one broken promise too much

That's one broken promise too much

 

You got the whole town talkin' about you

And the way that you took flight

It was without warning...not a single clue

You're just another thief in the night

And that ain't right

 

Well, I thought I had it figured out

Thought I knew what you were all about

But you threw it away...away

We took another chance and went another round

I turned to look, and you were not to be found

Though I begged you to stay...to stay

 

And that's one broken promise too much

That's one broken promise too much

 

We all have our faults...I know I got mine

But I've heard that wounds heal better with time

There's nothin' so bad that we can't work it out

But you say that it's too late now

It's too late now...

 

And that's one broken promise too much

That's one broken promise too much

 

I've been tryin' all night to get you outta my head

And stop thinkin' about the words that you said

You don't love me no more...no more

Full Frontal Nudity
J. Witte

Story

 

Recorded on Jeff's 8-track.

 

Jeff: The song is about someone that I considered a friend.  She betrayed that trust.  I have forgave, but I will not forget.

 

 

Lyrics

Superficial Girl

 

You were sweet when I met ya

Now the tide has turned

Gotta sleep with one eye open

From the lessons learned

You thought you held me

In the palm of your hand

Better check yourself at the door

I ain't that kind of man

 

Oh...oh, oh

Just thought you'd like to know

 

Chorus

Superficial girl

Your emotions don't run deep

It's all surface, baby

No...you don't fool me

You want to keep it all hid

But no matter how you try

You're superficial, girl

You're just one big lie

One big lie

 

You think it's all fun and games

`Til it happens to you

I've seen that sympathy card

Played a time or two

You better watch your mouth

Think about what you say

`Cause I heard you lost

A lot of men that way

 

Oh...hey, hey

The wrong man saw the message today

 

(Chorus)

 

One big lie....