You'll Need Somebody​.​.​.

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This song is about how people with starry eyes for Hollywood stardom end up making dirty films.

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Ain’t felt so good yeah I don’t know when
I may never feel this good again 1
I’ll be feeling even better
As the day grows dim

Jody Foster in the 70’s
Raised the bar too high for starlets
Men will spin that tale
Of stardom on that scale

You’ll need somebody to look after you

Don’t need more cowgirls out in Hollywood
You’d come riding in from Arkansas
To join a line of freckled girls
Doing the Georgia Crawl 2

Young and pretty gets it every time
I know some guys who know some other guys
So give the camera what you got
Give the people what they want

So put your faith in me
We'll get your act off the streets

California’s rich, showing skin
Ain’t that something we can do
Here on our own?
Well I can’t help what men will pay for

There's a coked-up Santa Claus on center stage
Taking half of what his chippies made
They’re all half-dressed and half his age
I should be Santa Claus3


1 From a mishearing of Cheap Trick lyrics (“C’mon C’mon”).
2 Arkansas and Georgia are southern states. There is no such thing as “the Arkansas Crawl”, unless you and your partner want to invent one.
3 I assume that all pimps that survive into old age have white beards and rosy cheeks…and maybe something of a small fortune.

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from Island of the Dolls, released November 22, 2014
Lyrics N, Music N w/ K P S
S - Main vocals, guitar & organ
N - Bass
P - Drums
N, P, K & Queen Raj - backup vocals

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American Sinner is a rock n' roll stiletto switchblade dance along the edge of a knife that opens up for stabbing. They are not your run-of-the-mill musical tricksters in harlequin unitards holding bouquets of flowers behind their backs. No!...they got it all -manliness like Bowie and femininity like Tina Turner. They got it all so when these boys are randy to rock, you better let 'em. ... more

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