Buh Ba Ba Ba

by Shagg

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Pop/rock that gets a groove on. Two finalists in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a CMJ editors' pick for the American Music Awards.

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released May 11, 2005

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Shagg Brooklyn, New York

Started by five friends living in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, Shagg is rock/pop that gets a groove on. We've twice been a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a CMJ editors' pick for the American Music Awards.

"[Shagg's] musicianship is tasteful and tight, and the songs are a seamless and highly recommended soul-rock mélange." – All Music Guide
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Track Name: Walk Through Me
Take me down to your rivers on the weekend
Drop in the waters, 'til I'm swimming in your love
Without a sound, I slipped into your evening
Breathe me in; I'm the coolness in your air

You only call my name when you feel your body weaken
My mind tells me, you got much more to spare

Deciding
To keep hiding
And I don't mind it
If you walk through me

I taste the air in the temple of our familiar
Where once we possessed the secret of joy
Bastard emotions are pearls that dropped into the sea
Embraced by the gifts of the past, leaves me wanting
more

Out of sight, I slipped into your daylight
Tease me with your sense of optimism

Denying
You'll be relying
And I don't mind it
If you walk through me

Dare to tread the path to an unknown tomorrow
Bravery seeks a place among our sorrows
Stand up and be counted with the wreckage of the night
that follows
A requiem of words is hard to swallow

Deciding
To keep hiding
And I don't mind it
If you walk through me

Denying
You'll be relying
And I don't mind it
If you walk through me
Track Name: Peach
Chaotic calamity collides with calm composure
So easily, you can die from overexposure
Unevenly, the will is propelled to desperate acts of soul
Regeneration!

Balance the sea with the earth
Simplicity is sublime to the undefined mind
Light feels his rebirth!

I beseech you discreetly I repeat
Replete with back-beat and the need to plant seeds
Earth sun and rain
Wind storm and pain
Can drain your brain if you don't retain a frame of reference

There was a young boy living on an island
His evil aunts never had him smiling
His only friend was a tiny spider
And in a giant peach is where he chose to hide
James, James, James!

In defense of the defenseless, my best guess to is stress
Change, change, change!

Evolution revolution restitution
Is the solution to the pollution of a collective heart

I beseech you discreetly I repeat
Replete with back-beat and the need to plant seeds
Earth sun and rain
Wind storm and pain
Can drain your brain if you don't retain a frame of reference
Track Name: Just Ain't Enough
Tell me that you understand
Takes more than a smile to be a friend
Love and honor and protect the soul
Keep it safe for years untold
Strength in the end is all you need

Catastrophic thoughts will mesmerize
Hate and rage will hypnotize
Everybody can groove at the same time
So open up your heart and free your mind
Shake off the chains, you know you can

Hugs ain't enough
Words ain't enough
Love ain't enough
Just ain't enough

Sometimes I feel that nothing is real when
Crying ain't enough and lying ain't enough but
Check all that stuff when nothing I say is
Just enough 'cause it just ain't enough

Simple solutions will save the day
Rip and tear those cobwebs away
The heart is a muscle with a mind
So don't think you're wasting time
Wishing upon a star
No matter how near or far
Faith in yourself is all you need
I said, faith in yourself is all you need

Hugs ain't enough
Words ain't enough
Love ain't enough
Just ain't enough
Track Name: Between Words
When I look to the sky, it
Opens up and falls down

No more beautiful stars singing
Out in harmony

The moon and all its light, bathes
My mind when I chew my herbs

Back down on earth, I see all the tragedy
In common moments,

That precious space
Between words

Then I saw a comet that was so bright and
Beautiful

My eye dropped a tear into a cup that was
Already full

That precious moment
Between words

Now the light goes down, I see my eyes open to
The evening sky

The moon it keeps on smiling, but sometimes it
Looks like a frown

Now I'm back on earth, I spend all my time
On my back

Then I sing a song and I start to cry

That precious moment
Between words
Track Name: Michael Thought He Could Fly
Many, many years ago
A mighty captain roamed the skies
He was just a little boy
That took many by surprise
He lived for his imagination
And told everybody to kiss his behind

Michael thought he could fly
He knew he'd touch the sky
Closed his eyes, spread his wings
And he sailed away
Every cloud knew his name

Now he's much older baby
He's got a family of his own
His little boy is just like he used to be
Some say he's like a clone
Superman cape, a bowl of fruit loops
And a Saturday morning cartoon
Sometimes you can't forget how it all started

Michael thought he could fly
He knew he'd touch the sky
Closed his eyes, spread his wings
And he sailed away
Every cloud knew his name
Track Name: Shade of Melancholy
There's a deep blue melancholy
Hiding inside my head
The weight of the world's upon me
But I just smile instead
What am I doing?
Crying in the night
Can I tell the world
How I feel inside?

Sing a song
Write a word
Everything is gonna be alright

We laugh at all the folly
'Cause folly disguises pain
I don't want to tell the story
But it's screaming inside my brain
The doctor gives me pills to keep me happy
But I still cry in the night
Can I tell the world
How I feel inside?

Sing a song
Write a word
Everything is gonna be alright
Track Name: Renewal
Having used every subterfuge
To shake you, lies, fatigue or even that of passion,
Now I see no way but a clean break.
I add that I am willing to bear the guilt.

When I cry and I cry

You nod assent. Autumn turns windy, huge.
A clear vase of dried leaves vibrating on and on.

When I try and I try

You don't know me, but I know you,
All the things you say, and the things that you do.
Bitter is the contradiction of an over-ripened fruit,
With fruitless gains in our endless pursuits.

When I try and I try

We sit watching, as love buries us,
To the hilt, blinding my third eye
I don't want anymore pain in my life
Renewal comes when we end the strife.

When I try and I try
Track Name: Your Golden Rule
There's no denying the undeniable
There's no relying on the unreliable
There's no sleeping on the unsleepable
There's no creeping on the uncreepable

Take your golden rule and put it far away
I am not your fool, I will not dismay
I speak for the meek, the meek are not weak
The truth is what we seek
Listen to the words that I speak

There's no believing the unbelievable
There's no achieving the unachievable
There's no teaching the unteachable
There's no reaching the unreachable

Take your golden rule and put it far away
I am not your fool, I will not dismay
I speak for the meek, the meek are not weak
The truth is what we seek
Listen to the words that I speak
Track Name: Butterfly Kiss
New day is dawning, sun burns my eyes
Stretch in the morning, yawning; now I may rise
I'll seize the day before it beats down on me
Victory of the heart is my revelry

My wish is a smooth butterfly kiss
Love and war is the same
If you approach it like a game

There was a garden where my heart grows
Outstretched petals where love overflows
Here we are facing the world without a net
Trials and tribulations make you want to forget

I can save you from a far worse fate
But from my own demons I can't escape
You say you believe in me
While I drown in misery

Got to have foundation or something to hold
Solitude is always so long and cold
There's strength in numbers and I rolled my numbers
When I looked into your eyes

I want to bathe you in golden shards of light
I didn't fade you into the night
You say you believe in me
While I drown in misery
Track Name: Leila Rose
She means everything in this world to me.
I love to hear her laugh when she's on my knee.
My little girl's love is so pure, it brightens everything
I see; I can't believe she's a part of me.

Her smile to me is like the morning sun,
Leila Rose.

She looks just like you they say as we walk on by.
I say that's my girl, but, she's got her mama's style.
Her baby talk is our lullaby. I can't believe I ask the
Reasons why.

Her smile to me is like the morning sun, Leila Rose.

Smiling, laughing, loving
Leila Rose!

I look back on a time when she wasn't in our lives.
My love grew so strong for my wife. We extended our
Hearts to the heavens above and down came this girl
Made from love.

Everyone who sees you wants to be a part of your life.
Just one touch of your hand, warms like sunlight.
Your bright shiny eyes reflect the sky. I can't believe I ask the
Reasons why.

Your smile to me is like the morning sun, Leila Rose.
Track Name: Buh Ba Ba Ba
I stand on top of the world
Looking down at you
It's such a pitiful world, with all
The things that you can do

I can push a button, when I want to get me some
I'm your sweet daddy, when I want to get me some

Virtual reality stinks of a big brother scheme
I use Afro-sheen, to get into your cyber-jeans

I can push a button, when I want to get me some
I'm your sweet daddy, when I want to get me some
Track Name: City in the Sky
City in the sky
Keeps me reeling
I feel so high
Now I'm dreaming
Why do I feel so cold?

City in the sky
People screaming
Why oh why
Can't fight this feeling
Why do I feel so old?

Shards of light
Cascade down on my windowpane
A gentle flower
Drinks the rays
Hoping to grow
Another day

Where's my city?
Why?