Make Me Motor

by The Dice Cubes

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    Call this what you will - Contempory Rock and Roll, Modern Rockabilly, Ameripolitan! Labels don’t matter! These are fun, energetic guitar based tunes, built from the love of 1950’s rock mixed with a raw punk rock aesthetic. Recorded live-of-the-floor, then mixed and mastered by the great Stew Kirkwood at his studio Sound Extractor! This record is alive from the opening beat to the terminus pulse! This album has been pressed on glorious black 180 Gram Vinyl for your listening pleasure!

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    Call this what you will - Contempory Rock and Roll, Modern Rockabilly, Ameripolitan! Labels don’t matter! These are fun, energetic guitar based tunes, built from the love of 1950’s rock mixed with a raw punk rock aesthetic. Recorded live-of-the-floor, then mixed and mastered by the great Stew Kirkwood at his studio Sound Extractor! This record is alive from the opening beat to the terminus pulse!

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1.
Well Ride up on my tail cause I’m a goin’ slow Man, pass on by, if you got’s to go I’m driving fifty-five in a sixty zone Ain’t no one gonna rush me, when I’m on my own (I wanna) Live slow, Die Old Leave ‘em wanting more Get your, Greasy Kicks off my back door ‘Cause I plan to Stay and have a ball And live slow, die old And leave them nothing at all That’s me in the food court tapping my toes The light bulbs off but nobody knows Nothing up top not a strand of hair If I could remember I wouldn’t care! Live slow, Die Old Leave ‘em wanting more Get your, Greasy Kicks off my back door ‘Cause I plan to Stay and have a ball And live slow, die old And leave them nothing at all All I want is to take my time All I need is just to make her mine All I want is just to take life slow And lay her down and love her so I'll have a private nurse to tend to me Stacked up like a loaded Christmas tree She's taking my pressure, it’s a looking as good As the hardware purring under her hood Live slow, Die Old Leave ‘em wanting more Get your, Greasy Kicks off my back door ‘Cause I plan to Stay and have a ball And live slow, die old And leave them nothing at all
2.
Fat City 03:26
Driving with the top down, Acting like a class clown Girl called me up and her parents are outta town Heading to the city, Hummin’ a new ditty Seeing the girls looking oh so pretty Fuzz pulled me over, Pegged me as a rover Said move it on just a little bit slower That’s Fat City Yeah! Well That’s Fat City Yeah! Couldn’t plan it better if I had the rest of my life When everything is going right And things are getting better tonight! Drinkin’ in the shower, Sleep another hour Put it to the floor and listen to the power First day of real spring, When you let your heart sing She’s wearing something hot, that’s really got a tight cling Smell of a downpour, Getting outta your chores Pick it up and put it on the dance floor That’s Fat City Yeah! Well That’s Fat City Yeah! Couldn’t plan it better if I had the rest of my life When everything is going right And things are getting better tonight! Shooting for a home base, Happy just to make face Sometimes the catch, really vindicates the big chase Never gonna forget, On the night that we met How you made me purr and how you made me sweat Think it the best day, Never gonna fade away Not many things in the world can make you say…. That’s Fat City Yeah! Well That’s Fat City Yeah! Couldn’t plan it better if I had the rest of my life When everything is going right And things are getting better tonight!
3.
Make me motor Make my engine run Got more power Then you could ever imagine You got me locked and loaded under your spell If I was a praying man then I’m going to hell Make me motor Make my engine run You gotta tight shirt, mini skirt V-neck dropped until I hurt Hoisted Straped in Don’t make me beg again Dolly’s ready, Ken is sore Got me all night screaming more Minnie, Micky Come on darling, Let’s get tricky Make me motor Make my engine run Got more power Then you could ever imagine You got me locked and loaded under your spell If I was a praying man then I’m going to hell Make me motor Make my engine run Time to call shotgun Everybody make a run Outline of your frame Burning into my brain I can feel you on my arm The parts that add to your charm Caught peeking again Something’s gonna get a sprain Make me motor Make my engine run Got more power Then you could ever imagine You got me locked and loaded under your spell If I was a praying man then I’m going to hell Make me motor Make my engine run Are those homegrown or Did you take out a loan? Wanna hit the high seas Is it meant just for me? But I’m just a cream puff Looking for some ear muffs I can see through the night Because you brought your headlights Make me motor Make my engine run Got more power Then you could ever imagine You got me locked and loaded under your spell If I was a praying man then I’m going to hell Make me motor Make my engine run
4.
Wading 03:31
We’ve Been discarded in the water Lead like lambs to the slaughter We’ve got to stick together and try Holding on to each other It all keeps getting harder When you’re pulling me down to stay dry Currents getting stronger I don’t know how much longer I can keep my head above the waves I head in your direction But I mis-read your affection And you’re pushing me away I’m wading for you The stream is pulling you too But I’m heading to the ocean No way I’m going to drown But the only way you’re heading is straight straight down The torrent has us now We’re missing every bough I struggle hard to go on and reach You slap away my grasp Why it’s getting hard too ask As lovers swell high upon the beach The waves are moving faster I can sense disaster Out of every word that you speak Travelling side by side Fighting with the tide Has made my motions so weak I’m wading for you The stream is pulling you too But I’m heading to the ocean No way I’m going to drown But the only way you’re heading is straight straight down Now I’m treading water Downward sinking on You’re looking kinda calm Like you used me all along I’m wading for you The stream is pulling you too But I’m heading to the ocean No way I’m going to drown But the only way you’re heading is straight straight down I’m pulling on ahead Through the courses that we tread Trying hard to shake off your grasp Rising from your gaze ’ve lost you in the haze You finally surrender your clasp Not going down with your ship I’ve had enough of your whip I think it’s time to release your stone You’re doing pretty fine Snagged another on your line Think it’s time for me to go on alone I’m NOT wading for you The stream is through with you too But I’m heading to the ocean No way I’m going to drown But the only way you’re heading is straight straight down
5.
Got Lucky 02:30
I got lucky the first time that I met you I got lucky when you said you’d be true I got lucky when you said you loved another I got lucky when you said we’re through. First time was in my beater Third time was in your van Fifth time we broke by the road and didn’t have a plan You were never much for talking Actions - louder than words I knew if I’d done right or wrong just by the noises heard I got lucky the first time that I met you I got lucky when you said you’d be true I got lucky when you said you loved another I got lucky when you said we’re through You loved those fuzzy dice You handled gear shift too I loved the things to you did to keep me warm the whole night through You spoke with you body You spoke with your bliss But we never spoke to one another outside of a kiss I got lucky the first time that I met you I got lucky when you said you’d be true I got lucky when you said you loved another I got lucky when you said we’re through Well I know I loved your body I know that I loved you But you didn’t give a damn for me, and you found somebody new I got lucky as the rabbit’s foot Dangling from my keys Left to die in some cold cage, hacked down at the knees I got lucky the first time that I met you I got lucky when you said you’d be true I got lucky when you said you loved another I got lucky when you said we’re through Now it’s time to give that luck to someone new
6.
Tell me does it matter where you pray at night? What drives you wild, or what your god looks like? How your skin is tone, How your pace is won Try and guess my race by my skeleton! Jimmy likes to Wail Suzy likes to moan But under their skin, They’re all shiny & chrome Fightin’ with a master living over your head Are you any better than your best friend? What about your neighbour from another clan Who’s to say, who’s the better man? Jimmy likes tail Suzy likes the bone But under their skin They’re all shiny and chrome Tell me do you know what keeps one up at night? Try to understand one anothers plight. Sharing the time like we’re sharing the land Nothing to hold to but giving a hand Suzy likes to wail Jimmy likes to moan But under their skin They’re all shiny and chrome Fightin’ with a master living over your head Are you any better than your best friend? What about your neighbour from another clan Who’s to say, who’s the better man? Susy likes tail Jimmy likes the bone But under their skin They’re all shiny and chrome
7.
I’m listening and we’re kissing You don’t know what your missing By staying with someone like me But I must give you up And let you be free You’re too cool For a loser like me How did I ever end up to be The one who takes you home at night And I wrap my arms around you tight I’m wishing and I’m thinking Into your arms I am sinking While thoughts run around in my head Well ignore what I’m say And stay with me instead You’re too cool For a loser like me How did I ever end up to be The one who takes you home at night And I wrap my arms around you tight
8.
The Beater 03:03
She’s taken a beating, She taken them all There nothing I can do that she ain’t seen before She doesn’t get uptight if we make a mess I’ll tell you she never will fail to impress A little rust on the outside but upholstery is fine She is beat all to hell But she’s all mine If I had model straight off of the floor I’d worry I’d ding her straight out of the door A new make all slender and shiny and chrome Don’t do it for me when I’ve got her at home A little rust on the outside but upholstery is fine She is beat all to hell But she’s all mine She’s seen some good times She’s seen the bad Sometimes mistreated Sometimes been had A little rust on the outside but upholstery is fine She is beat all to hell But she’s all mine I didn’t always take the care that I should Didn’t always pay attention underneath the hood But she has stuck with me through fat times and lean Which is more than I could say for some trailer queen A little rust on the outside but upholstery is fine She is beat all to hell But she’s all mine She’s seen some good times She’s seen the bad Sometimes mistreated Sometimes been had A little rust on the outside but upholstery is fine She is beat all to hell But she’s all mine
9.
She strutting like a peacock on her way to the ball She’s like a trailer strapped in for the long haul Her heels riding up a quarter mile Hills and Dales and a wicked smile There’s something about that girl What it is man? There’s something about that girl What is it man? Is it the lies in her eyes Is it the shape of thighs There’s something about that girl She’s burning like a barbecue hot of the grill Her phaser burning bright, loaded, set to thrill She was made for loving’ this I know Just not for me I’m pretty sho’ There’s something about that girl What it is man? There’s something about that girl What is it man? Is it the swing in her step Is it the pop in her pep! There’s something about that girl That girl is the berries on the bush of life She’s sharp as the blade on the end of a knife Tail tied tight like a tiger taught I’m a loose as a goose already caught There’s something about that girl What it is man? There’s something about that girl What is it man? Is it the lies in her eyes The shape of thighs There’s something about that girl
10.
Friday night, all alone, no action to be had Mean streets feeling more lonely than ever truly mad Muffled fights and neon lights pull me in the city’s cracks I saw you through the crowd of sin and you stopped me Dead In My Tracks! What’s a girl like you doing in a place like this What I wouldn’t give for a piece of your heart, what I wouldn’t do just for a kiss? Greasy spoon, After hours, you stuck right close me I’ve been alone for such a time , I could use the company Not giving in, to such high hopes, heading from the condiment rack You’re where I left you, sitting tall and you stopped me Dead In My Tracks! What’s a place like this doing ‘round a girl like you What I wouldn’t give to be your everything What I wouldn’t give just to be true (to you) Back to my place, it ain’t much, you don’t mind the stairs I had a time I won’t forget in a thousand million years Eyes are heavy, dozing off, I see her and I see wax You’re still there when I open them and you stopped me Dead In My Tracks!
11.
Death Of Me 01:55
I can’t help but notice when she wiggles when she walks Turn into a puddle when she giggles while she talks Can’t help but stare and I’m trying not to gawk Does she even wonder why I circle ‘round the block You’ll be the death of me! Strutting in those ripped blue jeans Striking in that tight white tee You got me down on my knees And I can hardly breath And veryone can see You’ll be the death of me It ain’t no surprise that it was lust at first sight Couldn’t keep my cool though I tried with all my might It’s getting hot in here and my collars getting tight If my doctor could have seen me well he would’ve had a fright You’ll be the death of me! Strutting in those ripped blue jeans Striking in that tight white tee You got me down on my knees And I can hardly breath And everyone can see You’ll be the death of me My heart it is a racing like a dragster on a run The shoes have popped off of my feet, my heels are freshly spun You got me cocked and ready like the barrel of a gun The sweat is pouring down my neck, I gotta stop the fun You’ll be the death of me! Strutting in those ripped blue jeans Striking in that tight white tee You got me down on my knees And I can hardly breath And everyone can see You’ll be the death of me
12.
Come With Me 02:11
Roll my sleeves, Cuff those jeans Grab my switchblade comb! You gotta come out, Come with me You gotta come out, Come with me The night is young and there’s so much here to see Slay me now, I don’t need no more You’ll have them rolling down in the grocery store You gotta come out, Come with me You gotta come out, Come with me The night is young and there’s so much here to see Tear it up D! Roll that Pomp, Hoist those girls Keep on working on your pretty curls You gotta come out, Come with me You gotta come out, Come with me The night is young and there’s so much here to see We’re high, fly and too wet to dry Soaking it up to the sky You gotta come out, Come with me You gotta come out, Come with me The night is young and there’s so much here to see Break it down, AC! I say put it here on the here and now Here’s to that here’s how You gotta come out, Come with me You gotta come out, Come with me The night is young and there’s so much here to see
13.
If the world ends, don’t tell me, I’ve got too much to do If your heart breaks don’t mend it, the way you always do When you’re looking down upon me, As I’m laying on the floor Don’t think I’m looking up for something, That wasn’t there before I’m haunted By the days we knew And the thoughts That you could be untrue Bad times That we all went through And I’m haunted By the memories… The memories of you If your pockets overflow with wealth beyond your means Don’t think that I would pray to you and drop down to my knees If your looking for a damaged soul in disrepair Don’t think that’d it’d be easy molding something from a square. I’m haunted By the days we knew And the thoughts That you could be untrue Bad times That we all went through And I’m haunted By the memories… The memories of you If fame would only come to the ones who need it most I wouldn’t have to spend this night with nothing but your ghost For even though the sheets surround the recall of your frame My memories crave one more fleeting movement with your flame I’m haunted By the days we knew And the thoughts That you could be untrue Bad times That we all went through And I’m haunted By the memories… The memories of you
14.
Night Tide 03:28
This ‘burben life has got me down and feeling lonely Waiting for that stretch of open sea There’s no way she’s anything but my one and only But is there more to this life for me I wanna ride again Ride again Wanna take my time Gonna save my pride I wanna ride again Ride again In the night time By the night tide Saunter homeward feeling worse for dead soldiers Face is burning like some unloved flag I want nothing more in this world than just to hold her Instead of a drive down this main drag I wanna ride again Ride again Wanna take my time Gonna save my pride I wanna ride again Ride again In the night time By the night tide The cold night air clears away all my foggy feelings Heading all at once for the comfort of bed She’s at the door and it’s raining from the ceiling And I know I have nothing to dread I wanna ride again Ride again Wanna take my time Gonna save my pride I wanna ride again Ride again In the night time By the night tide

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released May 9, 2020

The Dice Cubes - Make Me Motor

The Dice Cubes:
James Harapiak - Vocals
Dawson Walker - Guitars
Andrew Cook - Bass
Tim Resaul - Drums

All Lyrics by James Harapiak
All Music by The Dice Cubes
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Stew Kirkwood
@ Sound Extractor in Edmonton, Alberta.
Layout by James Harapiak
The Dice Cubes copyright 2020

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Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well! The irresistible beat has been rooted deep in our musical consciousness. This is why The Dice Cubes seem both familiar and shockingly new. The Dice Cubes tap into this vibration while shaping their own distinct beat.
While The Dice Cubes have other styles of music at their fingertips, it is that bedrock pulse laid down in ’57, that resonates through their music!
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