Ghengis Green

Ghengis Green

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We've gone bombastic, we can be fantastic because we tend to bend genres like elastic. Ghengis Green is everything you thought you knew about music, turned upside down.

Biography

"I’m personally anxious to see Ghengis Green. A band that mixes genres like greens in a salad, it’s tough to tag them in a specific musical niche. They have a jam-band sensibility, while musically shunning the tag at the same time." - Life on the C-Bus

"Ghengis Green refrains from representing the everyday, ordinary band - refraining from typical MTV generational sounds. The local group continues to grow with quality live performances, booking numerous monthly shows since their first show in February, 2006." - Out of the Blue Magazine

Lyrics

Barricade

Written By: Ben Ahlteen

Kids running wild, gonna tear down this whole town!
It's all the rage! it's all their age!
And the people want to know how the tigers got loose now!
They broke the cage, I bet they broke the cage

And when hell breaks loose from the oil well
When the floodwalls break to the barricade.
My barricade.
My barricade.

Try all you want but you can't tear this wall down,
It's made of sticks and it's made of stones!
And you can YELL ALL YOU WANT but I still can't hear a sound,
They'll break your bones, they're gonna break my bones!

And when hell breaks loose
when the damn EXPLODES!
When the bottom falls to the barricade
My barricade
My b-barric-cade

People banging pans trying to drown out this ringing
Well it's in my ears! It's all I hear!
And there's people turning knobs! trying to turn down this singing
That's what I feared, that's my biggest fear

When the virus breaks through the fire wall
When the clients down to the barricade
When emissions eat through the ozone layer
When my sticks burn up there's no barricade
My barricade
My barricade :(

Little Molotov

Written By: Ben Ahlteen

Wanted to say before I go
I love you still but you should know
Used all of my words and really
It's all I can do
I'm only one man it's silly
You're just dirt on my shoe
Said all I can say
Let's call it a day

Little molotov
Your lessons come so hard to me, ya see
Little molotov
It would behoove you to behoove me
Little molotov
Nothing that you said is ringing true
When you laugh at me
Remember now who's laughing back at you
Look who's laughing back at you
Cuz you're laughing now for two

You want me to go, I'll be on my way
I'm bound to fade eventually
My car's in the drive and I'm just leaving
Light that fuse blow me away
Little molotov
Little molotov

I'd love to stay but there's the door
And I can't take the heat any more
Used all of my breath and really
It's all I can say
My words only die like flowers
That wither away
There's no tricks up my sleeve
I'm ready to leave

Little molotov
Your lessons come so easily to me
Little molotov
It would behoove you to leave me be
Little molotov
Nothing that you say is ringing true
When you laugh at me
Remember that you're laughing now for two
Yeah you're laughing now for two

You want me to go, I'll be on my way
I'm bound to fade eventually
My car's in the drive and I'm just leaving
Light that fuse blow me away
Little molotov
Little molotov

Now's The Time

Written By: Ben Ahlteen

It's clear enough in my mind
That now's the time to be blind
To be blind
It makes enough sense in my head
To be said that I'd rather be wrong
Than dead

You can reach me now
You're just reaching out
Into your thin air
So beware that I'd rather just stare
Than to be aware

Don't tell me that you love me now
Now's not the time
Please don't say that you love me now
I'm still trying to find out why
I keep holding you in my dreams
Time after time
Don't act like you know just what I mean
I'm still trying to find out why
Find out why, find out why

[repeat]

You didn't say what I was getting myself sucked into
Say what I was going to have to go through
Say what I was getting myself sucked into

You didn't say what I was getting myself sucked into
Say what I was going to have to go through
Say what I was getting myself sucked into

Bound To Explode

Written By: Ben Ahlteen

We're all potentially able to see
Potential to cease to be
What's not entirely empty can be
Entirely threatening

So take your shell off unload
I'm bound to explode
Put yourself in a choke hold
I'm bound to explode

So you'd better just do what you're told
You might as well wait till you get old
You'd better just wait till it get's cold
Because i'm bound to explode

I'm not entirely like you
But i'd entirely like to be
Not entirely normal
Live life entirely too formally

So you'd better just do what you're told
You might as well wait till you get old
You'd better just wait till it get's cold
Because i'm bound to explode

bug

Written By: ben ahlteen

you act
like you've got a hole in your head
like you've got a bug in your bed
like you can't relax

it seems
like you found a fork in the road
but you don't know where you should go

you've been crawling up the walls to long you've been staring at it all to long and you know it.

you do tend to do it to yourself
it's hard enough to offer any help
when you do tend to do it to yourself

you and i
we each had our foot in the door
but we don't know what we're doing it for

Set List

Barricade
Bound To Explode
Bug
Cardiac Arrest
Crooked Lines
Gypsy Magic
I Don't Care
I'll Show You A Loner
Jaundice
Little Molotov
Not Going Back
Now's The Time
Out Of Orbit
Run Away
Speak Easy

Songs we've covered:
Lady Madonna (The Beatles)
Clint Eastwood (The Gorillaz)
Where Is My Mind (The Pixies)
What I Got (Sublime)
Mellow Yellow (Donovan)