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“Fionna”

Playfully telling a story with a cross-section of conversation, “Fionna” dances around expectations in a colorful tale of temptation. The retro bass and drums pair this modern soul track with a vibrant after-party and a temptress that knows what she wants.  Highlighted by the irresistibly playful hook, The Outer Vibe manages to bring you into their world of cinematic trumpet and surf guitar and back again. A clear and focused track that mixes classic recording elements with the freshness of a modern pop band.

Lyrics

“Fionna”

I’ve had a real nice time, thank you for the wine, Fionna
I’ve made my bed, right over there on the sofa
And yes I’ve got a girl, she’s my world, and I’m thinking of her
Sounds like a night to remember but I’ll pass on the offer

 

Now my mind is wondering what it would be like
And I know the difference between wrong and right

 

Fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna
Fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna
She don’t wanna go to bed alone tonight
She just wanna fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna

 

What’s this record your playing
It sounds real easy
Essential oils
With your touch, don’t tease me

 

She’s dancing around the kitchen in her tight sweatpants
And now she’s got her eyes on the entire band
Cause she don’t wanna go to bed alone tonight
But I know the difference between wrong and right

 

Fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna
Fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna
She don’t wanna go to bed alone tonight
She just wanna fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna

 

Now I lie alone in my sleeping bag
But I notice that she left her bedroom door cracked

 

Fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna
Fu fu fu fu fu fu fu Fionna
She don’t wanna go to bed alone tonight
She just wanna fu fu fu fu fu…

“Pink Moon”

Sounding like a sunny day in Southern California, ‘Pink Moon‘ is a tribute to all the young professionals on the daily grind. The narrator’s ghostly voice, glazed with the naiveté of someone new to the city of angels, paints a picture of many characters from different walks of life and how they are all chasing the same dream. The disco strings, along with the bass and drums, give this track a bouncy feeling that will keep you singing and dancing along. Overall, Pink Moon is a feel-good dance track with a hook that isn’t easily overlooked

Lyrics

“Pink Moon”

 

He moved to LA with an arrow in his heart
New sheriff in the west living free and dressing sharp
And the fresh flowers bloom up and down the 2
Dancing on a rainbow and called by the tune

 

Of a Pink Moon

 

She’s a wild eyed lynx serving up drinks
rich as ink against flamingo pinks
And we’ve been traveling for so very long
And we’ve been waiting for this time to come

 

So get what you want, get what you want, baby

 

Tall skinny palms, she moves and sways
On a hotel roof give me Alabama Shakes
And the endless summer on the 101
We’re all lost in the jungle trying to be someone

 

Walk along the stars with the hollywood ghosts
Fell to the spell of a lonely coast

 

And we’ve been traveling for so very long
And we’ve been waiting for this time to come

 

On a Pink Moon

“Sweet To The Rind”

Has anything or anyone ever made you feel so good that you want that feeling to last forever? The Outer Vibe crafted ‘Sweet to the Rind’ as an ode to love worth holding on to. An intimate intro, guided by the triangle instrument and rich vocals, builds into a bass-driven, head-bobbing groove that mirrors the beat of a heart as it begins to race. The trumpet and the guitar dance around each other, intertwine, and build into a mesmerizing climax, which is concluded by a soothing outro reminding us that the simple things in life are worth savoring. Overall, ‘Sweet to the Rind’ leaves you with the feeling of passion, and the warm reflections of a beautiful summer day.

Lyrics

“Sweet to the Rind”

 

She came up from the water

 

Paint chips on her fingernails
She wears the labor of her love
Dressing like a rummage sale
She bathes in a clawfoot tub

 

She’s so sweet like

 

Watermelon, apple pie
She is the diamond in the sky
Desert flower, lonely night
She is the finest one in sight
Watermelon, apple pie
She is sweet to rind

 

Sour grapes they hypnotize
She’s the sweetest on the vine
In a four square plantation home
I dream we do reside
And when I get a tangled, worried mind
She slows me down and takes her time
And I just hold on to her tight
Cause life can be sweet to the rind

 

She gives me

 

Watermelon, apple pie
She is the diamond in the sky
Desert flower, lonely night
She is the finest one in sight
Watermelon, apple pie
She is sweet to rind

“Why Don’t You Listen?”

“Why Don’t You Listen?” begins with a sparse yet urgent metronomic beat, and draws you in with the intimacy of a singer pleading to be heard. Inspired by the teeth-gritting frustration of not being able to get your point across to someone you care about, the urgency of this message is tangible as soulful vocals weave through colorful layers of wurlitzer piano and guitar, building tension that abruptly launches into a wall of sound in the chorus, ending with a glimmer of hope.

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Full Circle

“Full Circle” was created in collaboration with producer Brad Dollar (Grateful Dead, Keb-Mo, The National) and mastering engineer Joe LaPorta (The Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Vampire Weekend). Upon its release in May 2015, “Full Circle” was supported by a national tour, along with radio airplay in 11,000 retail stores, commercial radio airplay in 5 midwest states, and airplay on 200+ college radio stations.

Full Circle

Lyrics

On and on we run, run from what we’re dying from
Well maybe it’s your wife, or belligerent bosses, maybe getting old from natural causes
I heard a man say, you leave this world the same damn way you came on in, bald and wet, bloody and screaming

Well, it’s time I’d say, I come around Back to my old ways, I’ve come full circle

I used to believe, the only thing I’d never need Was a fridge full of fruit and rum, slip-on Vans, and the sun Then I was jerked around, ended up in the lost and found Until a voice from a mystic place, blew a bong hit in my face

I’mma on my way, pina colada

Sometimes I’m afraid, my brain looks like a panty raid The garbage shoved into my face looks so good I forget to taste and then it don’t take long, til it’s regurgitated in this song now everybody clap your hands, come on and sing along

Shining Like a Diamond

Lyrics

Like diamonds and gold when pressure takes its toll we shine

Bruises and stains, some hard to explain, but they’re mine

With my lady at my side, my boys at my back, I can’t be stopped

Not a dime in my pocket I fly like a rocket laser guided to the top

And I’m shining like a diamond

And I’m shining like a diamond in the night

My dreams can’t be sold, what you throw away I call home

All your Hollywood glitz is eclipsed by the smile from a soul

You can keep your bank rolls your luxuries and loans don’t impress me

my treasure is my work, from the sweat and the dirt, from the holes in my soles, and the stories to be told

And I’m shining like a diamond

Throw your diamonds in the fire

watch them burning brighter

feel the heat I’ll never tire

pressure building higher

Left it all behind to chase my dreams on down

And I’ll give you all I have, cause what goes around comes  back around

And one day I’ll become dust, but my love will never rust, tarnish, or fade

Rose Colored Shades

Lyrics

Have you heard ‘em say, all you need is love

I will draw you a picture of my view, of me and you

in my rose colored shades

At times I’m surprised we’re still hanging on

brush off the dirt we still stay strong, heads high

we march on like a parade

And have you heard ‘em say these are the glory days

so much love, so little pay

it’s a trade, we’ll miss so badly some day

Tune out the sound of cities burning down

at the bottom of the bottle is a resounding joy

when you look through rose colored shades

It’s luxury, felicity

a summer day, your smiling face

the fridge is stocked, the door’s unlocked

come look through my rose colored shades

Have you heard ‘em say, all you need is love

I will draw you a picture of my view, of me and you

through my rose colored shades

Come look through my rose colored shades

On and on we run, run from what we’re dying from
Well maybe it’s your wife, or belligerent bosses, maybe getting old from natural causes
I heard a man say, you leave this world the same damn way you came on in, bald and wet, bloody and screaming

Well, it’s time I’d say, I come around Back to my old ways, I’ve come full circle

I used to believe, the only thing I’d never need Was a fridge full of fruit and rum, slip-on Vans, and the sun Then I was jerked around, ended up in the lost and found Until a voice from a mystic place, blew a bong hit in my face

I’mma on my way, pina colada

Sometimes I’m afraid, my brain looks like a panty raid The garbage shoved into my face looks so good I forget to taste and then it don’t take long, til it’s regurgitated in this song now everybody clap your hands, come on and sing along

Mystery

Lyrics

Like a tidal wave she hit me, so young and so pretty

curious looks and hardcover books, a glimpse is all it took

a conversation with our eyes left me electrified

she was standing on the campus lawn

rang through me like a song, and she was gone, long gone

Her name is Mystery

and she’s all mine, she’s all mine

Now she’s the subject of my dreams, a bittersweet fantasy

Love rising like the tide, in a perfect story line that I’ve designed, in my mind

A snapshot in my mind is all she left behind

Everything’s a melody, ringing with possibility

to amaze my lady

Never Meet Again

Lyrics

If we never meet again

it will be the best thing to happen

you’ll remain a mystery

forever in my memory

we’ll never fall out, we’ll only fall in

If we never meet again

oh all the things that could have been

and all the things we could have done

we can only imagine

but sometimes it’s better to pretend

You passed me by on the road

I fell in love with your ghost

I never got to say goodbye

but then again, I never said hello

If we never meet again

It will be the best thing to happen

and you can live in my dreams

we’ll wonder what we could be

but you’ll stay beautiful until the end

If we never meet again

Waits For Me

Lyrics

I’ve got a woman

named Destiny

with a flower in her hair

she waits for me

And there’s a home

maybe in Tennessee

I’ve never been there

but it waits for me

And there’s a Heaven

or so they say

up in the clouds, baby

or in the Frisco Bay

I’ve never seen it, no

but it waits for me

I’m saving up for my salvation

by treating my brother right

it’s gonna be a celebration

when the dark turns to light

And there’s a family

and a family tree

I’ve never met them

but they wait for me

Yeah they wait for me

And there’s a memory

if I stay true

and when I’m gone

It will wait for you…

Glass

Lyrics

Your candied dreams, so easily shattered

I love you like a queen, my words hit you like a hammer

A trail of ex lovers left behind, your beauty left them blind and dazzled

Not in your wildest dreams, would you believe you’d be

so cold, alone, and fragile

but I don’t want to crush us

I don’t mean to rush us

can you feel my love

A castle in the wind, denying the truth

all of your words reflected back at you

Your heart of glass, didn’t mean to scratch

I was the first to crack your heart of glass

Your heart of glass, you seem so smooth

but I see right through your heart of

Your palace starts to fall, you’re reaching out in vain

I’m tearing down your walls and driving you insane

Unlike the times before, you’ve never lost a war you’ve started

but I will never crawl to your beck and call like all the broken hearted

I, I, I see through, I, I, I see through you

You’re broken on the floor, pieces in the dark

I try to pick you up, but you are too sharp

Sold My Brain

Lyrics

Heartbeat races on a halfpipe in my head

Skate the edge razor thin

A trick, I trip and fall from grace

Can’t bail out in outer space

Help, I’m wasted away

Help, growing harder every day

I sold my brain, I’m going M.I.A.

Changed my name, I’m going M.I.A.

Wanna see it clear, beyond the atmosphere

Gonna find what I left behind, going M.I.A.

Slip and slide in a cosmic tailspin

Running out of oxygen

Help, I don’t believe I’m strange

Help, I don’t recognize my face

Big Bad Machine

Lyrics

She’s a big bad machine

Shaking that tambourine

She’s a big bad machine

my my my my gypsy queen

Suited up and slicked back

Customized and calculated

Greased up and lubricated

Shakin’ up and resonated

el disco matador

kill it on the dance floor, this is what I’m living for

She’s a big bad machine

Coca-Cola grenadine

She’s a big bad machine

En fuego como gasoline

Oh that bounce that needle pop

she sets the room on fire

shaking up the earth like a big T-Rex

flying down the road fueled by sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex

She’s a big bad machine, oh yeah…

This is what I’m living for

Oh that bounce that needle pop

she sets the room on fire

She’s shaking up the earth like a big T-Rex

flying down the road fueled by sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex

She’s a big bad machine….

Take It Slow

Lyrics

Gonna buy a retro motorcycle

I’m rising like a Scorpio

‘cause all this technology will be the end of me

Father, Son and Holy Ghost

I’m going to a place where the elevation

Is higher than the population

I’m gonna take it slow

Throw out my cell phone, I know it’s helpful

but I don’t want it anymore

So if you want my time, send a hand signed

letter to my bungalow

you can reach me somewhere between intoxication

and southwest exploration

Back in the day

there was a little more mystery

Tall tales and dreams

let imaginations run free

But now it’s all high speed

Media force feed

Television HD

Sex with your PC

Back in the day

there was a little more mystery

Tall tales and dreams

let imaginations run free

Take it back to a simple time and space

where I can recognize my own face

La da da da da…