Dan Grove

Dan Grove

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Dan plays guitar some, sings when necessary, and occasionally commits songwriting . . . . He wishes the Potomac had coral reefs, and hopes all your dreams are coming true!

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Biography

Dan Grove was born in DC and raised in Arlington, VA. After knocking around the planet for a while, including working on two Smithsonian guitar exhibits, he's now in mid-life. That's when previously stable testosterone-based life forms are supposed to go squirrel-headed, get motorcycles, and explore exotic open roads, but Dan managed all that when he was twenty. So, to tackle something even more adventurous and scary, he took up songwriting. Yikes!

Lyrics

Guys Be Wise

Written By: Dan Grove

(In appreciation of Sippie Wallace, who wrote Women Be Wise)

Guys be wise, keep your woman happy,
Make her moan and quiver every night.
Take my advice, keep her smilin’,
And she’ll tell the world you’re doin’ right.
'Cause women these days, aren’t discreet like us men,
They tell everything to all their friends.
So guys be wise, keep your woman happy,
And she’ll advertise you all over town.

Yeah, guys be wise, keep your woman happy
It’s the same all over the world.
She’s gonna tell all her friends
She’s so grateful that she’s your girl.
She’ll say you’re made to fit together; built to misbehave.
You’re an outie, she’s an innie, you’re convex and she’s concave.
Yeah, guys be wise, like a hand in a glove,
She’ll say you were made for love.

Guys be wise, keep your woman happy,
She’ll advertise the things that you do.
Take my advice, keep her smilin’,
And she’ll try to make you happy, too.
But if love should go wrong, well, you won’t have to pine,
All her friends will be waiting, they'll be shoving in line!
So guys be wise, keep your woman happy,
And you’ll never be lonely again.

My Podium Kiss-Kiss Girl

Written By: Dan Grove


My baby was a podium kiss-kiss girl in the Tour de France.
One time she got to do that kiss-kiss thing with Lance.
I know that I shouldn’t be jealous, just one kiss on each cheek,
But then she didn’t wash her face for one entire week!

I thought her infatuation would end all in due time,
And she would soon return to earth and once again be mine.
But I’ve begun to lose that hope, the first clue that I got:
She changed her name to Guineveire… ‘cause she thinks of Lance a lot!

Lance a lot! She thinks of Lance a lot!
She gazes at his photos, and refers to him as “Sir!”
Lance a lot! She thinks of Lance a lot!
Her knight in yellow armor, slaying dragons just for her.

My baby was a podium kiss-kiss girl in the Tour de France.
One time she got to do that kiss-kiss thing with Lance.
Our love life went off track that day, and now I’m feeling poor.
Our happy road to man and wife just took a France deTour.

How can I win her back? I came up with a plan
To make her look at me again, and tell me I’m her man.

I went and got a bicycle, and put on cycling shorts,
Then I donned a yellow jersey, and went out on the porch.
I stood up on a wooden box as my baby came back home.
She laughed and blushed and kiss-kissed me like I had never known!

Lance a lot! She thinks I’m Lance a lot!
She gazes at me sighing, and addresses me as “Sir!”
Lance a lot! She thinks I’m Lance a lot!
I’m her knight in yellow armor, slaying dragons just for her.

My baby was a podium kiss-kiss girl in the Tour de France.

Take Me Down Plug Me In (the Hard Rock Cafe Guitar Song)

Written By: Dan Grove

(Pipeline)
I once woke up the country to my sweaty, panting truth
I seduced all of your daughters, and made your sons mis-spend their youth
Hot young hands caressed me back in my former life
But now I'm stuck here in this glass case, an old restaurant's trophy wife.
(Summertime Blues)

Do you recall under the boardwalk going crazy in the sand
That was me there on the radio, with the backbeat from my band
Your tan lines drank the moonlight in that night out on the dunes
It was more than teenage wasteland, it's the world's most ancient tune.
(Day Tripper)

chorus: (generic Keith Richards riff, Sunshine of Your Love, Pipeline, generic Chuck Berry riff)
So take me down
Plug me in
Tune me up
Let's do it again
Come on (come on) come on baby
You must remember this
Wake up again to the music
Don't be so serious
(Money)

Now you sit there at your power lunch in your grey suit and white shirt
Your schedule's booked for weeks ahead, you try to keep your mind alert
Your tan lines faded years ago, and you don't hear at all
The truth I'm singing out to you from up here on the wall.
(Satisfaction)

chorus - “Come on, give us a kiss” on repeated last line
(Pretty Woman)

Discography

No recordings, but some songwriting awards . . .

Great American Song Contest:
"Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting" - 2000 (Acoustic/Folk), 2001 (Rock), 2003 (Special Music, co-write);
"Honors" - 2004 (Acoustic/Folk, co-write), 2005 (Special Music)

Mid-Atlantic Song Contest:
"3rd Place" - 1999 (Rock)
"Finalist" - 2001 (Open), 2005 (Open)
"Honorable Mention" - 2003 (Open, co-write), 2005 (Pop)