Lily Vakili Band · Oh Alright

Lily Vakili Band - Oh Alright cover
  1. Oh Alright
  2. Summer So Far
  3. Lovey Come Down
  4. Daddy’s Home
  5. Warn Dog
  6. Quiet Lover
  7. PLJ
  8. Dreamy Dreamers

All songs @2018 Lily Vakili (ASCAP) and published by SoundKlaxon Inc. (ASCAP). Lyrics reprinted by permission.

Recorded at Magic Door Recording, Montclair, New Jersey. Engineered by Ray Ketchem. *Summer So Far recorded by Jim Tyndall, mixed by Ray Ketchem.

Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music, Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

Album design: Bruce Hanson

Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Lily Vakili
Lead Guitar: Ben St. Jacques
Bass: Jim Tyndall
Drums: Gordon Kuba
Harmonica: Joel Dorow
Keyboard & Moog: Carl Baggaley
Back-up vocals: Cecile Williams-Yoo
Additional instrumentation: Joel Dorow, Ray Ketchem, Gordon Kuba

Lyrics

Oh Alright

You get up, oh alright, get yourself a cup of joe
You suit up, you head in, wonder what you’re fighting for

They’re gonna tell you ‘you’re not quite the type’
They’re gonna tell you ‘you ain’t qualified’
But they don’t know what you got deep inside
You’re a heartbreaker, dream-maker
And you don’t take no anymore

Headline says times are changing again
Back to, back to the way is was before
Thing is, great seems to mean, to mean something else
If you’re a woman, you’re black or if you’re poor

They’re gonna tell you ‘you’re not quite the type’
They’re gonna tell you ‘you ain’t qualified’
But they don’t know what you got deep inside
You’re a heartbreaker, dream-maker
And you don’t have to take that anymore

Go on and tell them that you got the right
Keep them nervous - put a fight
All you need you got deep inside
Cuz you’re a heartbreaker, a dream-maker
And you don’t have to take their shit anymore

You’re a heartbreaker, a dream-maker
You’re the star this world is waiting for

Summer So Far

Taking babies from their mothers’ arms
Kept in cages in an old Walmart
I think that’s how revolutions start
And it’s summer so far

He says the press is the enemy
Of all America apparently
One man takes it literally
And five souls move on
And it’s summer so far

Hey women, listen now
One more vote on the highest court
And your bodies won’t be your own no more
I think that’s how revolutions start
And its summer so far
It’s summer so far

Sisters, brothers, gather around
Raise your fist or kneel down
Its not right to get shot down
Just because you’re black or brown
That’s how revolutions start
And it’s summer so far

Hey, students, show us how
To be an angel Gabriel
Lead the way to glory now –
That’s how revolutions start
And it’s summer so far
It’s summer so far

Lovey Come Down

Lovey come down, Love come down
Lovey come down, Love come down
Come down off of your high horse,
Lovey, Lovey come down

I’m gonna hold your hand in mine
I’m gonna kiss and hold you tight
I’m gonna make your world alright
Show you what loving oughta be like
Show you what loving oughta be like

Lovey come down, Love come down
Lovey come down, Love come down
Come down off of your high horse,
Lovey, Lovey come down

Got you a lap to rest your head
Got you a tub to soak your bones
Got you a bed to lay down on
Made you a home to call your own
Made you a home to call your own

Lovey come down, Love come down
Lovey come down, Love come down
Come down off of your high horse,
Lovey, Lovey come down

I’m gonna hold your hand in mine
I’m gonna kiss and hold you tight
I’m gonna make your world alright
Show you what loving oughta be like
Show you what loving oughta be like
Show you what loving, Lovey

Lovey come down
Lovey come down
Lovey come down

Daddy’s Home

Keys are jiggling from a belt on his waist
I see you twitch, I can’t wait
I’m gonna tell him, gonna tell him everything you did
Gonna tell him, gonna tell him, you know I will
Better hide, better run, Daddy’s home

House’s quiet when he’s not around
Why be good when he’s outa town
Car’s got a driver, don’t gotta ask
Girls got their boys in the sack
It’s all fun until, Daddy’s home
Better hide, better run, Daddy’s home

Keys are jiggling from a belt on his waist
House is quiet when he’s not around
I’m gonna tell him, gonna tell him everything you did
Why be good when he’s outa town
It’s all fun until, better hide, better run
It’s all fun until Daddy’s home, Daddy’s home, Daddy’s home

Warn Dog

Like a dog chained in the yard too long
I howl at anything that comes along
I wait in misery, that’s all I do
For one sign, one small return
For all the love I gave to you

You come around, no telling what I’ll do
Bite like the warn dog you turned me into
You pull my chain, no telling what I’ll do
Bite like the warn dog you turned me into
Ruf, ruf, ruf, ruf

What’d I do to make you treat me so bad
Gimme some love that’s all I ask
All I want is to be with you
You say you’re coming but you don’t follow through
You say you’re coming but you don’t follow through

You come around, no telling what I’ll do
Bite like the warn dog you turned me into
You pull my chain, no telling what I’ll do
Bite like the warn dog you turned me into
Ruf, ruf, ruf, ruf

Quiet Lover

I don’t think you heard me say that I love you
Cuz you didn’t even turn around
And now I don’t think that I got much of anything
Much of anything going on

So head out to that bright light city
And have some fun running around
I’ll be waiting here just where you left me
Trying to say these words out loud

I wanted to tell you that I really love you
And if you were here I’d tell you now
Maybe next time I’ll get it just right
Maybe next time I’ll make you proud

I don’t think you heard me say that I love you
Cuz you didn’t even turn around
And now I don’t think that I’ve got much of anything
Much of anything going, going on

Hey, babe, I’m sorry for this bad communicating
I’m sorry that I let you down, guess I’m not much one for talking
I just want you and I just want you around
I want you around, I want you around

So head out to that bright light city
And have some fun running around
I’ll be waiting here just where you left me
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you

So head on out to that bright light city
And have some fun running around
I’ll be waiting here just where you left me
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
Trying to say these words out loud – I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you

PLJ

What about Peace, what about Love, what about Justice
Makes it just so hard?
What about Peace, what about Love, what about Justice
Makes it so damn hard?

You see that brother, he stands beside you
You know that sister, reach out your hand
You see that child waiting for you
To lead the way and shine a light

What about Peace, what about Love, what about Justice
Makes it so damn hard?

Well it ain’t easy when hope is broken
You must raise your voice and fight
But it ain’t easy when hope is broken
You must raise your voice and fight

Open your hearts, my dear beloved
Open your minds, glorious friends
We have each other in this lifetime
The time is now to make it right

But it ain’t easy when hope is broken
You must raise your voice and fight
But it ain’t easy when hope is broken
You must raise your voice and fight

What about Peace, what about Love, what about Justice
Makes it so damn hard?
What about Peace?
Well, it ain’t easy
What about Love when hope is broken?
What about Justice?
You must raise your voice and - 1-2-3-4- fight!

Dreamy Dreamers

I like people who dream in color
I like people who show they care
I like people who say I’m sorry
I didn’t know that I caused you so much pain

Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers
I stand with you in your fight to believe
Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers
I stand with you in your quest to believe

In justice tempered by compassion
Truth without deceit
Where everyone can say without hesitation
That black lives really matter and
Power ain’t righteous when it’s ruled by greed

Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers
I stand with you in your fight to believe
Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers
I stand with you in your quest to believe

I like people who dream in color
I like people who show, show they care

Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers
I stand with you in your fight to believe
Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers
I stand with you in your quest to believe

In justice tempered by compassion
Truth without deceit
Where everyone can say without hesitation
That black lives really matter and
Power ain’t righteous when it’s ruled by greed

Dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers, dreamy dreamers