Masquerades on Saturdays (Single)

by Venice Sunlight

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The second single from our album, "Vs. the Swingers and the Saints." Get down with getting down.


released June 28, 2016

A. Brown - Drums, percussion.
S. Krostyne - Bass, backing vox.
D. Cohen - Lead guitar, backing vox.
J. Verdibello - Lead vocals, rhythm guitar.


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Track Name: Masquerades on Saturdays
I've spent a lot of time looking for lust
But the only thing I found was a bride
I spent a year or two courting these hawks
But the last thing that I felt was alive

I spent some nights passed out on the couch
And I guess I'd say that I've survived
I know the feeling of a mouth full of Jack
And I'm amazed I never fell off the plank
I'd like to say it was a war story
Cranking Justice until three AM
But in my old age it wasn't war I waged
And I'm always done by a quarter to ten

And it's all a pretense in these
Masquerades on Saturdays

I've spent a lot of time looking for love
But I found her with her legs in the air
She told me that she'd spent some time in a band
And so she had me in the palm of her hand
Now I'm a rapscallion, a villainous man
But I couldn't shake the sense that I'd met my match
Cause she was bad news and I just couldn't refuse
And I couldn't choke the flames of discontent

And there was no pretense here
Yeah, we're going down

Masquerades on Saturdays

She was a digital love, daft and untamed
And when I saw her in stockings well I couldn't be blamed
But I could hardly speak, yeah, and I could hardly breathe
So I crawled into my bottle to give my soul a slight reprieve

Masquerades on Saturdays

Yeah, we're going down
Track Name: Turntable Blues (Alex's Mix)
Get home, turn on, tune in, let the needle drop
Unwound, but I can't exhale 'til the music stops
So Kellie moans, "Let's dance 'til the morning comes"
And I put on I didn't see it coming

Now the record spins and she gets off the couch
I sit in stride and then we keep on rocking

At six, she runs downstairs to get a six
At nine, she comes back up with her bag of tricks
She won't back down and I tell her I'd never
When she's in town or even when she's better

Yeah, the records spin and Jenny's stumbling 'round
The girls can't win and they reject the sounds
In stereo, but it's only rock and roll
And I like it, yeah I like it, yes I do

She won't back down
She won't back down
Reject those sounds
She won't back down

The records spin and we're all lingering
The girls can't win and they reject the men
In stereo, but it's only how they roll
And they like it, yeah they like it, yes they do

It's cold out, so we saunter over to a bar on Park
One round, wondering where Casey went after dark
It's two drinks down and we figure she's locked out
But no one takes pause to think that she's locked up

The records spin and Kellie's just passed out
So we can't win and we reject the night
In stereo, but it's only rock and roll
And we like it, yeah we like it, yes we do