Banned from the Zoo

Banned from the Zoo

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Banned from the Zoo is a 5-member rock band from New York. Although still in their infancy, expectations are set high for this energetic, talented group of musicians. With an eclectic mix of rock, reggae, hip-hop and R&B this band will please any venue with a variety of feel good songs and energy.

Biography

Banned from the Zoo is a 5-member rock band from New York. Although still in their infancy, expectations are set high for this energetic, talented group of musicians. Originally established in 2010, the creative collaboration between dual front-men Andrew & Sanchez sparked the group's birth.
With the support of back-up vocalist and ukuleleist DaveO, Tej and Chez would go on to perform various shows and venues while writing and performing original songs and covers. Eventually gaining local notoriety for their own unique & entertaining pop covers, the trio was in need of a solid bassist and drummer to complete the group. In early 2011, the addition of power-duo Anthony and Mike completed the quintet, providing the band with the solid rhythmic backing needed to start moving the masses.

All 5 members have growing, successful careers at their respective jobs in Marketing, Branding & Graphic Design. The culmination of these skills only enhancing the creativity already abunduntly flowing from this young group of professionals. Unfortunately the band can only gather after long work-days or during hectic weekends, the 3 city members often having to brave the trecherous LIRR to Anthony's Long Island studio.

The band has already had several live shows in both the city and the island. They have just recorded and released their first album "The BFTZ Demo". So take a moment and go to the music page to listen or download. All for free.

Lyrics

Fish Tacos

Written By: BFTZ

Fish Tacos 

I know it’s getting late but see I’m talking anyway. At night the sky here 
glows just bright enough for taking off your clothes
Ill, put it on the list just help me bottle this first kiss. I think I need it most when 
everything around me turns to coals

This world is full of good surprises
Ignore me all you want I know you liked it
Let’s move to California, and open up a stand that sells fish tacos.
La da da da da ...

It, always comes to this the silver scars that kiss your hips.  And still I take my time, 
the things I’ve done I never thought I’d try.
Let’s, head to Greenwich Ave, biker’s run over by a cab.  I’m glad I broke that line my 
former self was getting hard to find

This world is full of good surprises
Ignore me all you want I know you liked it
Let’s move to California, and open up a stand that sells fish tacos.
La da da da da ...

There’s got to be an early flight, just pack your shit and leave tonight
it’s easy don’t you tease me
I know it hasn’t been that long but think on it I wrote this song, just say someday
you’ll visit me at my stand that sells fish tacos

Turn on Me

Written By: BFTZ

Turn on me 

If I could change the world
I’d start with you
If I could change your mind
I’d start with me

So please just turn down the lights
and turn on me
Cause you, always turn on me
just when I think we’re changing sides

*********
If I could rewind
I would for you
If I could take back
the things I do

But you just turn away
don’t hear what I say to you
And you always turn on me
just when I think we’re changing sides

Black Out Betty

Written By: BFTZ

Black Out Betty

It’s early evening and I lean to catch the breeze, you don’t know
Cause you’re somewhere out there reaching for the trees, how it goes
Crack a bottle for emotion never shown, then check the phone 
In the hallway I know that someone else is home

Black out Betty let’s go home already
There’s nobody here and I’m feeling unsteady
I’ll never take the back way home again in case you. see. me.

The last time I wrote a verse
I found my first would never last
At best, I'll lose my worst
And at worst, I'll keep my past
And now I'm frontin' when I'm spittin'
Twice shy, cause I've been bitten
Given more than I've been gettin'
And if you choose to pay attention
I'll impart that part of my heart is frostbitten
But the rest is for you (rest is for you)
And this is all brand new
Unexpected but it's true
The rest will have to do

We'll patch it here on the mattress
Don't rehash the past bits
I get that passion's attractive
But you know I can't match it
But faults are my strength
So when tomorrows are bleak
Swing by, bring why
Take wings and take flight
The last time I felt pristine
Think I could see me in your face
Now I'm caught here right between
This rock song and a guarded place
So pass the bottle down
We'll sit here hand-in-hand
Just avoiding being found
Planning to destroy our plans

I like you better when you’re lonely, full of possibility
Every word you write just screaming to be seen, you’re such a bitch
No refrigerator light it’s gonna cut my early flight 
Can’t find my phone, and your eyes will never be my own

Black out Betty let’s go home already
There’s nobody here and I’m feeling unsteady
I’ll never take the back way home again in case you. see. me.

Black out Betty let’s go home already
There’s nobody here and I’m feeling unsteady
I’ll never take the back way home again in case you. see. me.

Encore

Written By: BFTZ

Encore

When I move, you only whisper truth
But I can see the stains from mixing beer with your make-up
And it seems, everybody dreams
But waking up with you’s enough to bring back the breakdown

Don’t be mean, in any other scene
A pretty girl like you could take a man for his tight luck
Can’t you see? Only PHC
Repaint the walls but you can’t paint over this

But nothing ever stays the same, take me back to Mission Bay
Another year is gone and I’m barely here
We never got our own PA, Potter brought the fans anyway
Play it again and I’ll sing it again now, play it again for you

In a funk, I like my girls half drunk
In the end the other 100% crazy
What can I do?  I only picture you
This bar don’t close at 2 and I’m not out of my money

Let it go, remember that it snows
And everything’s so quiet I can hear my own reggae
And it bleeds, more at higher speeds
Brooklyn over Queens in case you’re looking for something

But nothing ever stays the same, take me back to Mission Bay
Another year is gone and I’m barely here
We never got our own PA, Potter brought the fans anyway
Play it again and I’ll sing it again now, play it again for you

Discography

"THE BFTZ DEMO"

1. Fish Tacos
2. Turn on Me
3. Black Out Betty
4. Encore