On TV.

by Joe Vallina

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The newest release from Joe Vallina, known for stints in Washington DC area bands The Heavy Editors, Wiley Sonic, My Life on Hold and WV alt-rockers The Feast of Stephen.

"On TV" features six songs ranging from '70s-tinged guitar rock to Americana-esque singalongs. Recorded in his Silver Spring, MD, studio, the current home of Implant Records, "On TV" keeps feet tappin' and air guitars blazing.

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released July 15, 2014

Joe V: all guitars, bass, drums, keys, vocals.

©2014 Implant Records/Joe Vallina all rights reserved.

Recorded with real tubes in real Yellowhead amps.

Thanks to Jenny, Sylvia, and Mr. D. for the support and Jonathan Mason and John Rapoza for the feedback and inspiration. This one's for dad.

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Track Name: On TV
On TV

I'm on the level baby isn't it great
I can save you from yourself
We'll hit the high road and we ain't comin' back
We don't need nobody else

A bottle of whisky girl and I'm doing fine
We'll be the Bonnie and Clyde now, of venom and wine

Well just get out your stereo, lose that MP3
Get out your daddy's records girl and play them for me
That's the way
That it's done on TV

Jump down and turn around
we're getting it straight, I can tell
They say we're livin' in heaven
but we're livin' in hell

Well just get out your stereo, lose that MP3
Get out your daddy's records girl and play them for me
Well just get out your stereo, lose that MP3
Get out Exile In Guyville girl and play it for me
That's the way
That it's done on TV
Track Name: Humble Days
Humble Days

Well I told her what she wanted to hear
I guess man that wasn't good enough
But the truth was just too near
The the place that hurts so bad inside her heart

But if she's looking for that someone
Well they couldn't be farther away
And she'll be crying in my arms again tonight
Trying to escape these humble days

Well it's painful but it's needed
Sometimes separation turns out worse
I'll admit, I've had some practice
But I always try to make it look unrehearsed

But if she's looking for that someone
Well they couldn't be farther away
And she'll be crying in my arms again tonight
Trying to escape these humble days
Track Name: Naked and Saved
Naked and Saved

It's just another factory of fear
It's gonna lead you out of here and break you down

Hanging on the bars of the subway
Making all the strangers feel strange
Naked and Saved

Thinking everything is abated
Making all the strangers okay
Naked and Saved
Track Name: Heaven
Heaven

She never gives it all to me
She never gives it all to me
In the 7-11, we were in heaven
In the 7-11, we were in heaven, we were in hell
Track Name: Suzy Said So
Suzy Said So

I found it hard to believe
When she said you were leaving me
I didn't want to own up to the disaster at hand

But now you're gone and I hate her damn predictions
Guess I'm lucky, wasn't much a surprise

But I guess it's just a little hard to swallow
A bitter pill, more like a fairy tale
But if she's right, well there won't be no tomorrow
Suzy said so, so it's got to be true

Well she's laughing out loud
As she sits there in her basement
Dishing it out to whoever comes along
Well I hope I can see, I hope I can be there
'Cause sooner or later Suzy's gonna be wrong

But I guess it's just a little hard to swallow
A bitter pill, more like a fairy tale
But if she's right, well there won't be no tomorrow
Suzy said so, so it's got to be true

I asked her once if she was crazy
That didn't seem to bother her
And then she had the nerve to ask me
If her visions were a gift or were a curse
Track Name: Nowhere To Be Found
Nowhere to be Found

Well I told you I was coming
But you left town anyway
Was that just a ploy for my emotions
Is there anything left to say?

I bend to all your willful demands
And search you out
But the last nail in my coffin
Turn me in and turn me out

You were nowhere to be found

I sentenced you to memory
Signing all the same
And a simple paranoia
Is all I've got to my name

A personal attention
But I'll have to give you this
I'd have settled for your number
And a simple goodbye kiss

But you were nowhere to be found