ebenezer

ebenezer

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from "hear a pin drop" quiet to "ball of sound" sonic servings, this one man performance is for those seeking something inspired and out of the ordinary. a mix of electric and acoustic, raw indie rock, folk, blues, and a pinch of the great white way. www.mikegermaine.com

Biography

ebenezer is songwriter/producer/filmmaker michael germaine. best known for his work as the driving force behind the bands tsunami poets and the lucky charms, michael was immersed in the underground boston music scene for nearly a decade. he also founded and managed the box, a thrift store/performance space/arts production center, that housed noisy revolution records and hand-me-down entertainment which produced lo-fi tv. laying low as a filmmaker/composer for the past seven years, ebenezer is michael's return to the footlights.

Lyrics

cook is in the kitchen

Written By: ebenezer

why's it seem that you burn the butterbeans,
when all it takes is match, salt, stove and steam.
i don't know what you're missing,
just, pay attention 'cause the cook is in the kitchen.

and while it seems that you work real hard and your apron's clean.
your hair's tied back, you punch the clock,
never later than seven-fifteen.
i don't know what you're missing,
just, pay attention 'cause the cook is in the kitchen.

always, drive me crazy,
way you chop the 'taters, baste the turkey, mix the flour, stir the gravy.
i don't know what you're missing,
just, pay attention 'cause the cook is in the kitchen!

angry man

Written By: ebenezer

here is my song
it must be sung
to get things out
to get things done
a catharsis of sorts
that's my plan
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man

i'm an angry angry man
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man
i'm an angry angry man

inner city kids with guns
when i was growing up
fireworks were fun
we'd light the wick
we'd hear a pop
we'd run away when we saw a cop

i'm an angry angry man
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man
i'm an angry angry man

this epidemic we call aids
is taking on the world
in a terrifying way
wrap it up
don't share your pin
know your lover or it may do you in

i'm an angry angry man
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man
i'm an angry angry man

did i mention the system
well here i go
the bipartisan's fucked
that i know
read the paper to catch the daily trick
republicans and democrats can suck my dick

i'm an angry angry man
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man
i'm an angry angry man

i feel bad
i feel worse
sometimes i feel
we've been cursed
to know so much
yet to be so blind

i'm an angry angry man
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man
i'm an angry angry man

i'm an angry angry man
stay out of my way
cause i'm an angry man
i'm an angry angry man

it will be alright tonight

Written By: ebenezer

and while away
the birds of prey
circle in the sky
eat up on the mice
it will be alright tonight

and if the golden age
seems to melt and fade
bead up and decline
no water into wine
it will be alright tonight

and if the seldoom seen
and seldom heard
show up on the steps
seeking money, milk, and bread
you don't give it they will fight
it will be alright tonight

time away
bills to pay
castle made of sand
crumbles to the sea
sugar in your tank
it will be alright tonight

slash your wrist
cut off your ear...yeah!
looks better anyway
in fact it is your right
it will be alright tonight
it will be alright tonight

Discography

"Crown Heights Forever" EP
"Ten Dry Acres" EP

Set List

taken from a catalog of over one hundred personal compositions and from a choice batch of chestnut covers, an ebenezer set can range from the twenty-five minute showcase to the all night sing-a-long.