The Anonymous Band

The Anonymous Band

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Biography

"Every now and then you stumble upon a musical group that is truly refreshing. A group that solely wants to be known for their music and creativity, The anonymous band doesn’t feel that names or faces are important. As musical genres continue to expand, cross, and fuse together – Anonymous is a prime example of musicians who are taking advantage of this era. For a group creating music with so much personality, the name Anonymous almost seems contradictory, but their music is their personality."

- The State Theatre, Falls Church VA

"Names don't really mean much in a band called 'Anonymous', and that's okay. After all, this group wants to be known for its music."

- Burlington Times News, Feb. 2008

"Anonymous clearly has an epic feel in mind, constructing songs that are meant to be fully fleshed experiences in themselves, even if you go far away and back again in the process."

- Bryan Rodgers, Home Grown Music Network, Feb. 2008

"With their hands in bluesy guitar solos, precise synth loops and darkly subsonic low-end and sizzling horns, each number takes on a completely different personality than the one before."

- Yes Music Weekly Band of the Week, Jan. 2009

Lyrics

Graham County Courthouse

Written By: MacDaniels


3. Graham County Courthouse

Lining up on the curb today,
With all the bums outside the courthouse.
Man they seem to love this place.
So full inside this poor old room.
Graffiti carved all over these wooden chapel pews
God knows its true.

Misdemeanors and citations keep the money rollin in.
Turn em loose then bring em back again.
Gotta get that docket full by 9 am.

Ain't it just such a shame when you're nothing but a number with a name.
Ain't it just such a shame when you're nothing but a case with fines to pay.
Cause its just another day for the judge and the DA.
While I'm sitting with the losers, the bums, and all the boozers
Waiting on my verdict down at Graham.

Just sitting down gotta wait all day.
Cause if you ain't pleading guilty they still try to make you pay.
Well your honor I'm not sure, but I don't really understand
Just how you're solving any problems with that mallet you got in your hands.
There's got to got to be a better plan. Cause this ain't working.

Misdemeanors and citations keep the money rollin in.
Turn em loose then bring em back again.
Gotta get the docket full by 9 am.

Cause its just another day for the judge and the DA.
While I'm sitting with the losers, the bums and all the users
Waiting on my verdict down at Graham.

Porta Party

Written By: MacDaniels

1. Porta Party

The time has come. There ain't no doubt.
Does anybody know whats really going down?
There's so much more you can see
But you're living in a dream.
Time is making, making a scene.
Too much living in a dream.

Wake up. It ain't right to close your eyes.
Wake up. It ain't right

Just goin back and forth and back again.
Keep talking nothing's happening.
Keep watching nothing's happening.
Just leave it to another man.
Is that your plan?

I'm just wondering. I'm just wondering
When you ever gonna change your mind?
And break the line.

Time has come. Its come and gone.
And you can't ignore what's really going on.
There's so much more you can see
But you're living in a dream
Time is making, making a scene
Too much living in a dream.

Pinky's Ride

Written By: MacDaniels, Interdonato

Got my gun cause I like shootin.
I like to drink and I love my women.
I like to boogey and stay up past one.

Got my woman and we be cruisin.
See johnny's lights and we get movin.
I got a hemme under my hood its gonna out run the law

With my ride, my woman, and my sixshoother to LA.
We cruisin. We be cruisin. Yea we cruisin.

Woke up next morning half past one.
Got my sunglasses to hide from the sun.
I got my keys. Got my strut.
I got my ride its time to turn her on.

In the Middle

Written By: MacDaniels

Take me to the middle of nowhere.

Big city, small town - there ain't no difference.
All they got to offer is just the same old system.

I wanna know I wanna know why its gotta be this way.
I wanna go I want to go to how it was in the first place.

So believe me when I tell you
to the barrel of your gun
You can put me back into the ground
I'm not afraid of where I'm from.

Take me to the middle of nowhere

And everywhere on the highway
It all looks the same
City circles growing in to the small towns
With food chains and pharmacies
Big lights show you what you need.

I wanna know I wanna know why its gotta be this way.
I wanna go I want to go to how it was in the first place.

So believe me when I tell you
to the barrel of your gun
You can put me back into the ground
I'm not afraid of where I'm from.

Is there something pretty in this picture? Do you want to see it if you can? Now we the ones who get to reinvent the plan.

So move on if you're old and you're not gonna grow. Shoot the messenger if he just wants a show.
Move on if you're old and you're not gonna grow.

All the greedy people at the top of the world try to get higher but they don't know.

All the greedy people at the top of the world just chasing the light like a mosquito

Thinking they don't know that they need the ground.

Thinking they don't know that they need the sky.

Thinking they don't know they need the world and that is why -

They call it the middle of the nowhere.

They call it the middle of the nowhere

If I was a Dancer (part 2)

Written By: Jagger

I stand accused of talking
But I feel that we are falling
In the same old groove
The radio is playing
Spitting out the same old news

It's time to get up, get out
Get out into something new
Time to get up, get out
Out into something new

Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams
Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams

If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night
If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night
If I was a politician, make sure I was the best in sight
If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night

The poor man eyes the rich man
Denigrates his poverty
The rich man eyes the poor man
And envies his simplicity

Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams

If I was a movie star, five million dollars would be my price
If I was a trucker, I'd drive for seven days and seven lonely
nights
If I was a drummer, I would never miss the beat
If I was a dancer, y'all would never see my feet
If I was a hooker, a thousand dollars would be my price, all
right
If I was a candidate for President, I'd make sure I had a
steady wife
If I was a millionaire, I'd spend all my money in one crazy
night

I am what I am
I'll be my boss
I am what I am
My dreams can't be bought

Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams
Everybody want somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams

Amanda Lynn

Written By: MacDaniels, Interdonato

It was late last night.
I could barely stand up right.
I couldn't remember her name.

She told me twice.
Yea she told me two times,
But it just wouldn't stay in my brain.

God damn woman what is your name?
Good god damn woman
what is your name?

I was smoking a cigarette
That's when she looked in to my face.
She told me again and I just nod my head, but that name of hers it just wouldn't stay.
God damn I love you baby, I don't even know your name.
I might remember in the morning time but I can't really promise anything.

God damn woman what is your name?
Good god damn woman
what is your name?

Discography

"The Handout EP", 2009

"meet anonymous", 2007

"All We Have is Now", 2001

Set List

Originals

A simple vision
Big City Song
Josh's Disco
Amanda Lynn
Pinkys Woman
Pinkys Ride
Pinky goes to Jail
Graham County Courthouse
Saturday Night Zombie
In the Middle
Hangover
Dub Synth
Illuminated
Let it Glow
The Curse of Julia Brown
Pnuts Song
It Comes Around
Track One

Covers:

The Cars - Lets Go
The Police - Too Much Information
Talking Heads - Making Flippy Floppy
Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven
Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
Bob Marley - Soul Shakedown Party