Big Day


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BIG DAY, the Bandees eclectic but seamless pop-rock emerges all new millennium fresh original and shiny.”

[Rick deYampert, Entertainment writer/News Journal, Daytona Beach, FL]

BIG DAY

It's the day I fell to earth, The day my mother, she gave birth
My Birthday, BIG Day
I was late or so they said, I popped out upon my head
On my head, My BIG head

My BIG, BIG Day
BIG DAY

It's the day I celebrate, December 28th
I celebrate that day
Have some ice cream on my cake, will I get a bellyache
On my day, My BIG DAY

My BIG, BIG Day
BIG DAY

It's the day I slid, the day that I became a kid
I'm really, really glad I did
On my BIG DAY

I did not know who would be God
Would my name by Joyce or Bob?
Still the stars aligned just right for me
I did not know who would be king
I did not know much anything
Still the stars aligned just right for me.

If my mom had been a nun, My Big Day would not have come
My Big Day, No way
My friend Kirk it's his day too, wonder what he's gonna do
On his day, his BIG day


Words and Music: Stephen Dees
Copyright SLDees Music/BMI





Kids Go Out and Play

When I was growing up you might say life sucked
My ma and my dad no they didn't care much
Rejected and confused, betrayed by lust
We were innocent but they took it out on us

All I ever heard my parents say; Kids go out, go out and play
Take your toys; get out of my way
Kids go out, go out and play

Is it any wonder I'm so screwed up
Dysfunction is the word that they hang on us
We were insecure, cause we didn't have trust
That isn't any way for a kid to grow up

All I ever heard my parents say; Kids go out, go out and play
Take your toys; get out of my way
Kids go out, go out and play

There isn't any cure for an ignorant mind
There should be a law against parents like mine
Now I'm finally free, I served my time
I did the punishment, but what was the crime

All I ever heard my parents say; Kids go out, go out and play
Take your toys; get out of my way
Kids go out, go out and play


Written and produced by: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI




Workin' for My Car

Got me a job, sometimes it's steady
Got me a house keeps me dry when it rains
Life ain't too bad. It could be better
If I had just one wish it would be
I wish my car would never break down
I'm loosing weight in my wallet every week
Transmission, rack 'n' pinion
Tires, breaks & oil aren't free

Take my money from a jar
They'll repair my broken car
What you need is cold hard cash
Or you'll be sitting on your ass

I'm workin' for my car
Workin' for my car
Workin' for my car, workin' for my car

Now down at EJ's, they claim to fix things
It's working just like a top so they say
So what's that noise, I hear a sputter
Seems like a government plot, this intrigue
Now my grand daddy he likes to tell me
How in the old days cars were built to last
Don't need computers, for our commuters
All that stuff ain't nothin' but trash

Take my money from a jar
They'll repair my broken car
What you need is cold hard cash
Or you'll be sitting on your ass

I'm workin' for my car
Workin' for my car
Workin' for my car, workin' for my car

Take my money from a jar, They'll repair my broken car
Take my money, yeah. Take my money, oh yeah
Take my money, take my money, take ALL my money
I'm workin' for my car. . .

Words & Music by: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





Turn Around

Why do some people become such a pain?
Pretending their friends when they don't know your name
Holding you up in the middle of the street
Bending your ear as they stand on your feet
No they won't give you a hunch or clue
They only want what they can't get from you
How can they act so incredibly vain
What can you do but to laugh in their face

Turn around walk away, you don't hear what they say
Doesn't matter anyway
Turn around, turn around

Driven insane by the threat of corruption
No ones immune to the damage it does you
Forced to conform when you don't think it's right
Told what to do and you don't want to fight
Seems everyone has a cross to bear
What can you do when they stop and stare?
And tell you your crazy; you don't know a thing
What can you do but to sit down and scream

Turn Around?

When a bad situation comes your way
You can avoid it no reason to stay
Don't let it take you and rip you apart
Forget all the sorrow; get out of the dark
Remember the words of the wisest man
Love conquers all and with love we'll stand
When negative force gets the better of you
Take this advice and you'll know what to do.

Turn Around?


Words & Music by: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





That's What the BIG Man Said ! ! !


Worked 25 years to gain my pension
Sailed the sea as a navy ship man
If you want a guaranteed life like me
You better listen up son and take it on the chin

Put your head to the grindstone boy
Throw away all of your toys
Forget your dreams, become a marine
Put your head to the grindstone, to the grindstone

That's what the big man said, take it from Uncle Fred
That's what the big man said
Can't fit a round hole with a square peg
That's what the man said

From the drowning pool of mislead ambition
Word up, listen, it's my intention
To set you straight, put you right,
Dreams were meant for sleep at night

Fix your eye on the brass ring now
Don't forsake the sacred cow
There's a world to see, so join like me
Keep your eye on the brass ring, on the brass ring

That's what the big man said, take it from Uncle Fred
That's what the big man said
Can't fit a round hole with a square peg
That's what the man said?

From Istanbul to the China Sea; I've tasted the fruit from many a tree
From East to West in every land; Money and power makes the man

Put your head to the grindstone boy
It's time to make some noise
Keep your lid down tight, sit to the right
Keep your head to the grindstone, to the grindstone

That's what the big man said, take it from Uncle Fred
That's what the big man said
Can't fit a round hole with a square peg
That's what the man said?

Words & Music by: Stephen Dees/Kirk Andrews
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





Breaking the Surface

Seeking the light on a ship lost at sea
Pray we don't sink in foul waters
Violent waves lashing out, drowning all hope
Pulling us down to the bottom

We hold our breath, you take our hands
Lifting us towards the surface
From your voice we hear songs without words
They're guiding us to our purpose
And the message is clear

We're crossing the line, expanding the circle
As we open our minds, we're changing the future
We're crossing the line, expanding the circle
In Gods own time, we'll discover our purpose
We're just breaking the surface

Confused by our doubt and a lingering fear
We'll stumble and fail in our journey
Saved by a faith that resides in our souls.
With love we find strength and true meaning

We hold our ground against the tides, of darkness that swells before us
Angels of light won't you give us a sign
In spirit I hear your sweet chorus
And the message so clear

We're crossing the line, expanding the circle
As we open our minds, we're changing the future
We're crossing the line, expanding the circle
In Gods own time, we'll discover our purpose
We're just breaking the surface


Words & Music by: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





Slow Fade

Today I woke up to a sound, a voice I never heard
it seems so strange, he knew my name, I hung on every word
Said you better wake up get out of that bed
You've got things to do
and don't you know that it's a crime
to stand accused of wasted time.

Suddenly I realized that it was me talkin to myself
and my inner fear, that it's clear, time is running out
Now don't you be guilty of wasted life
My silence spoke aloud
You gotta to turn your head around
Now can't you see what's going down

Just a little bit everyday my life's become a slow fade
Catch me now before I slip away
It's just another case of slow fade

Like a photograph from a Polaroid, left on a windowsill
it fades away, everyday
and that's about the way I feel.
Ask any old soldier that you see, he'll tell you that it's true
How time can get the best of you
and no there's nothing you can do.

Just a little bit everyday my life's become a slow fade
Catch me now before I slip away
It's just another case of slow fade

But I'm not gonna let it get me down,
now what can be the point in that
I'll live for today, it's the only way
No I'm never gonna look back.
Cause I took it on the run now I took it on the chin
I'll take it any way I can.
There's something deep inside of me
has got to keep fighting.

(Chorus Out)


Words & Music by: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





Serious

Hey brother, what's been going on
I know there's something wrong with you
Is there anything I can do
It's so hard being in your skin, to know the shape you're in
And your falling much to fast, but don't crash

It's no big deal, don't be so serious
See it in your face, you look so furious
It's no big deal, don't be so serious, furious with me

Hey sister, you're running into walls
Heading for a fall
You've had enough you're through with us
I hear anguish in your voice, I know it's not your choice
Holding on you cry, but don't cry

It's no big deal, don't be so serious
See it in your face, you look so furious
It's no big deal, don't be so serious, furious with me

To look into your eyes is scary, it's become the ordinary.
And your falling much too fast, but don't crash

It's no big deal don't be so serious...

Lighten up your way!


Words & Music by: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





Talk about it

So many people lack discretion
Using their words like a deadly weapon
They do, do they know they do
Patting your back as their picking your pocket
Invading your space like a nuclear rocket
They do, that's just what they do

We can talk about it; Talk, talk, talk about it
We can talk about it
Let's talk, talk, talk about it now
Lets talk about it now

Wet with the tears of the worlds injustice
We cry out loud at the fear upon us
We do, that's just what we do
With a little intelligent conversation
We can change that situation
Let's do, I know that we can do

We can talk about it; Talk, talk, talk about it
We can talk about it
Let's talk, talk, talk about it now
Lets talk about it now

Stimulation, conversation
A little bit of communication
Talk about it now

We can talk about it; Talk, talk, talk about it?



Words & Music by Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI





Happy Tones Cool Sounds

Now I've been asked what makes me tick
What do I like, what does the trick
I get amused just to think about it
This music thing that keeps me lit
And makes my world go round and round
Makes life easier, some way, somehow
What lifts me up, when I am down

It's those Happy tones and Cool sounds
Happy tones and Cool sounds
It's those Happy tones and those Cool sounds



Words & Music by Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music





Cheers

And so we come to the end of our journey
Arriving once again at the beginning
Until we meet again, we wish you Happy tones and Cool Sounds
And hope every day is your BIG DAY.

Cheers

Music By: Lucy West and Patricia Ann
Words By: Stephen Dees
Copyright © SLDees Music/BMI

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