WARNING! Catchy Tunes

by Formerly Un-Named

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"WARNING! Catchy Tunes" is a musical journey with very few pit stops. Seamlessly flowing from one mood to the next, twisting genre on its head. This journey follows a man who is fed up with his dead end job and a life that is void of love and acceptance. Until one day when the man decides to walk away from the life he knows in search of a new beginning. A turn down an old country road leads him to his new home where he finds true love with the girl next door. Only to have her stolen away by a local "hero" who warns her about the dangers of city boys. Crushed, disillusioned and losing all of his hair, the man leaves the comfort of the country and moves back to the city that he once left behind. But this time, he's going to live life on his terms. With late nights, alcohol, drugs and women, the man pushes life to the limits. Becoming an unapologetic, obnoxious, womanizing jerk who only cares about himself. Then one night, while the neighbors were asleep, the man quietly disappeared into the shadows. Never to return. Leaving behind an empty and neglected home where only the garage shows any evidence of his existence. A dark, clandestine existence. As we try to piece it all together, we're left with more questions than answers. Where is he? What is he doing? And...what pushed him over the edge? Was it the catchy tunes???

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released 25 November 2011

All songs written, arranged and performed by Formerly Un-Named
All tracks recorded, mixed and produced by Formerly Un-Named at Habooyee & The Captain's Cave
Engineered by Dave & Dave
p & c 2011 F.U. Tunes. All rights reserved.

The following people are Formerly Un-Named:

CRAIG COSTELLO: vocals, synthesizers, trumpet, melodica & percussion

DAVE SPRINGALL: guitar, electric piano, melodica, drums & percussion

DAVE HUYCK: bass & guitar

ERIC FIELD: drums


special guests:

"Just Joe" Altier: vocals on "I Am Alright" and "Love Her and Leave Her"

Robyn Stockdale: vocals on "Minimum Wage Woman"

Mike Walls: saxophone on "Minimum Wage Woman"

Tim Sullivan: co-writer, electric piano & guitar on "Minimum Wage Woman" and Reprise

Nick Casale: CD Artwork

Mary Lafever: Model

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Formerly Un-Named Syracuse, New York

Formerly Un-Named began writing and recording in the Summer of 2008. The plan? To hang out every other Sunday, fiddle around in the studio and see what happens. The result? An eclectic mix of classic sounds, soaked in grunge, and wrapped up in a quilt comprised of undergarments that were thrown on stage at a Frank Zappa concert. You'll love it. ... more

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Track Name: Overtime
Over time the anger subsides
and you hang with guys that you'd otherwise despise
You avert your eyes and pervert your heart
We know that this ends here but where did it all start?

You can't feel my rage.
I've got to turn the page of this book that I'm caged in.
You can't feel my rage.
I've got to veer away from the road that betrayed me.

Every time I walk that line
I feel my mind march off step and then out of time.
I can't win this war within without a sin.
My wherewithal is wearing thin.

You can't feel my rage.
I've got to turn the page of this book that I'm caged in.
You can't feel my rage.
I've got to veer away from the road that betrayed me.
Track Name: I Am Alright
I am alright
with what you do and dislike
Sometimes you are blind
and when you're not you lose your mind

I am alright with what you don't like
I am alright
I am alright with what you call life
I am alright

You're not fine with my kind
we make you cringe and whine
In time you might find
that what I do won't screw with your life

I am alright with what you don't like
I am alright
I am alright with what you call life
I am alright

You can't see my way
I can see your way
and you will never see mine.

I can't find any time
to care at all about your life
But if I did I'm sure I'd find
that what you do is a waste of my time.

I am alright with what you don't like
I am alright
I am alright with what you call life
I am alright
Track Name: The Beaten Path
I've been down that road hauling that load.
It's not a place that I wanna visit again so I guess I'll just pull over
to the side of the road, unhitch the load,
turn around, get outta town and never look over my shoulder.

I've been on the beaten path and I want to get off
Leave this high way in the past and make my stressors lesser.

I've been livin' alone, a truck for my home.
I think it's time to leave behind the yellow lines and find a new stone
to conquer, I might wander or even roam.
But when I find that piece of mine I'm never letting go.

I've been on the beaten path and I want to get off.
Leave this highway in the past and make my stressors lesser.
I've been on the beaten path and I want to get off.
Leave this highway in the past and make my best much better.
Track Name: Springfield Badger Hike - Movement 1: Pickin'
Finger pickin' guitars on the front porch stairs
we can do some kissin' if yer daddy ain't there uh huh
We'll just tell him we were pickin'

Pig pickin', corn pickin', I don't care
I don't really care if you pick down there uh huh
Yer just pickin'

Pumpkin pickin', apple pickin', cherry pickin' too
there's so many things I wanna pick for you
I just love pickin'

All you really need are your fingers
and you can be a country singer too.
Just as long as yer pickin

We're pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin', We're pickin!
We're pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin' pickin', We're pickin!

and as long as I'm pickin'...I'm pickin' you!
Track Name: Springfield Badger Hike - Movement 2: Moonshine Valentine
She was my moonshine valentine
the prettiest girl in town
At least on that night she was
as I was swillin' that moonshine down.

It started off quiet and innocent like as she asked
"Can I offer you a pour?"
Well I said yes but I learned real fast
never accept booze from the girl next door.

I could tell right away that this girl was dim
with her hair like hay and a toothless grin
what got me were her jugs, one with the plug still in,
the other half-chugged, I said "Hey give me a swig!"

The shimmer of the stars glimmered in her eyes
and distracted me from why she should have worn a disguise.
She gave my thigh a rub and said "I think I'm in love"
I said "Any more hooch? Cause I'm gonna need some."

So our story ends. You probably think that it's sad
that I got outta dodge and made the mad dash
or headed for the hills and ran for my life
but you're wrong, I made her my wife.

She was my moonshine valentine
the prettiest girl in town
At least on that night she was
as I was swillin' that moonshine down.
Track Name: Springfield Badger Hike - Movement 3: Honky-Tonk Hero
Lose that city slickin' zero, get yerself a honky-tonk hero
I know there's more than one of us around
who will treat you like a lady, always say yes, not no or maybe
until yer dead and they put you in the ground

Might be me...Might be my son
All I know...is it's not the one
who's been courtin' you...he ain't supportin' you
he calls you his baby but soon he'll be abortin' you

Lose that city slickin' zero, get yerself a honky-tonk hero
I know there's more than one of us around
who will treat you like a lady, always say yes, not no or maybe
until yer dead and they put you in the ground

I might be wrong...but I think I'm right
so test this hunch on your man tonight
When you feel his hand...just push it away
I'd bet the farm that he'd cause you harm if he don't get a roll in the hay

Lose that city slickin' zero, get yerself a honky-tonk hero
I know there's more than one of us around
who will treat you like a lady, always say yes, not no or maybe
until yer dead and they put you in the ground

UH HUH

come and get it
what's your fetish?
we can wet it
right here
we take credit
and you won't regret it
so come and get it
right here
Track Name: Springfield Badger Hike - Movement 4: Hell Toupée
Is that a coon skin cap or a roof of thatch
that's perched up atop of your head?
You need some help today
You lost all your hair and for it you've paid
a hefty price but that piece ain't nice
you've got a hell toupée
that there is a hell toupée
you live with this hell...
toupée
Track Name: Minimum Wage Woman
a little left to the imagination
is always nice makes reality a surprise
it is amazing what a little piece of cloth can do
makes you behave like you have different eyes

very similar to a sip or two
it makes many things look better than good
except in this case it works out well
and things look just like they should

Mystery woman not a mystery at all
the curtain falls and you can see back stage
this woman's something not nothing at all
it's like getting benefits while earning minimum wage

movement so subtle so sensitive to sight
manipulating thoughts dance in the light
silent verses in a song so uptight
tell the story of a woman who's right

Mystery woman not a mystery at all
the curtain falls and you can see back stage
this woman's something not nothing at all
it's like getting benefits while earning minimum wage
Track Name: I May Offend
I may offend
if you pretend to be somebody else
if you're lacking some mental health
if you tend to be harder to mend
things change but in the end I may offend

if your mamma is your only friend
is she counting every penny you spend?
you're gonna live at home until she's dead
things change but in the end I may offend

When you get to know and love me
you won't know whether to hug or shove me down
that's just the way I am
I don't care if there's a god above me
unless he's willing to show me he loves me right now
Is that too much to ask?

I may offend
if you're unwilling to admit you're a mess
and walk around like there's an "S" on your chest
meanwhile your brain is like a nippleless breast
things change but in the end I may offend

if you're working for minimum wage
no benefits and you're twice my age
you have faith so God takes the blame
things change but in the end I may offend

When you get to know and love me
you won't know whether to hug or shove me down
that's just the way I am
I don't care if there's a god above me
unless he's willing to show me he loves me right now
Is that too much to ask?

I'm not the type of guy that tries to pull off the tough thing
and even while high I never went for the love thing...no.
Hell no!
I ain't looking for someone to hug me
I just want someone who ain't gonna bug me right now
Is that too much to ask?

When you get to know and love me
you won't know whether to hug or shove me down
that's just the way I am
I don't care if there's a god above me
unless he's willing to show me he loves me right now
That's not too much to ask!

Words have definitions but the meanings change
all depends on who's listening and if they're deranged
if you think this sounds strange and you need it explained
that's cause I'm talking about you, now get out of my way!
Track Name: Lumbersaur - Movement 1: Drill Hammer
Drill Hammer yeah!
Drill Hammer...no.
Drill Hammer yeah!
Drill Hammer...no.
You're the tool for the job and everybody thinks so.

Ya ever need a hammer but you only got a drill
it'll work as a hammer but vise versa never will
Ya gotta swing it like a hammer and forget that it's a drill
if the nail won't drive impose your will

it's a
Drill Hammer yeah!
Drill Hammer...no.
Drill Hammer yeah!
Drill Hammer...no.
You're the tool for the job and everybody thinks so.

So many tools operated by fools
Don't have what you need? Don't lose your cool.
Just grab a drill hammer and use it how you do
Just wear safety goggles like they taught you in school.

it's a
Drill Hammer yeah!
Drill Hammer...no.
Drill Hammer yeah!
Drill Hammer...no.
You're the tool for the job and everybody thinks so.
Track Name: Lumbersaur - Movement 2: Love Her and Leave Her
Ya ever had a girl?
the kinda girl who rocks your world
but ya never seem to find the time
to let her know the thoughts inside your head

Then you're standing face to face
ya figure this must be the place
to say I love you
but I know I'm gonna leave you for dead

yeah
Love her
and leave her
then you love her
just to leave her again

So comes another day
and you feel another way
and you want her back
into your life and out of your head
so you call her on the phone
and you say I'm sick of being alone
and I love you
but I know I'm gonna leave you again.

yeah
Love her
and leave her
then you love her
just to leave her again

I want you back now
just go away
I ain't never gonna leave you
I ain't never gonna leave you
oh! double negative means that I'm gonna leave you again

Love her
and leave her
then you love her
just to leave her again

Love her and you leave her just to love her again
then you leave her and you love her just to leave her again
then you love her just to leave her then you love her again just to leave her again

Yeah!

no.
Track Name: Lumbersaur - Movement 3: Tug the Plug
When you're all out of love
and you ain't got drugs
Just tug the plug
yeah give it a tug
tug it tug it

This ain't a song about pulling your pud
and I never said you should pull the plug

we interrupt this song for a public service announcement
if you think your child is going to kill themselves because a rock-n-roll song told them to...

you're dumb
Track Name: Garage
There's a man in the garage
painting his white car black
he's going for a ride
and may never come back
to the garage
where he does things that aren't garage things
there's press clippings on the wall
and pictures of missing girls on the ceiling

He is getting away with it
and you don't know

There's a man with a garage who keeps it very clean
it's full of fertilizer and loaded with gasoline
with red wires and blue ones too
it goes kaboom

He is getting away with it
and you don't know

There's a girl in the garage
kissing the exhaust pipe
she's not trying to get high
she plans to end her life
in the garage
she's doing things that aren't garage things

She is getting away with it
and you don't know
yes they are getting away with it
and we don't know

No matter what they do
No matter what you say
you cannot take the garage away
Track Name: Minimum Wage Woman (Reprise)
You think you're beautiful and so do I
but I don't know you
So let's just concentrate on what's on the outside
that's all I'm going to show you
The last thing I want is to be in your life
I don't want you to know me
I've seen enough where I can make it alright
If you're not willing to show me

Mystery woman not a mystery at all
the curtain falls and you can see backstage
this woman's something, not nothing at all
It's like getting benefits while earning minimum wage

You've revealed so much to me, made my problem arise
even with every piece that you've chosen to hide
even without you it won't take long
I'll just fill in the blanks and make it a song
make it up as I go along

Mystery woman not a mystery at all
the curtain falls and you can see backstage
this woman's something, not nothing at all
It's like getting benefits while earning minimum wage