Grande Nationals

Grande Nationals

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The Grande Nationals are willing and able to knock you on your collective butts. They play REAL Detroit rock-n-roll in a day and age when, unfortunatley, the phrase has become nothing more than a fancy logo slapped on an inferior product. Their live show is unparalleled, in Detroit and beyond.

Biography

The Grande Nationals were formed in the smoky bar scene of Detroit Michigan late February 2003, drawn to each other through their addiction for music.

A few months after forming, the band was selected out of hundreds to perform at the 2004 Rock City Music Festival . The Grande Nationals impressed a crowd of over 3000 of their growing fan base with their dynamic stage performance. They followed there performance with an opening slot on the legendary Grande Funk Railroad show at the famed DTE Energy Music Theater, The 2005 MCM Conference, Detroit's premier music conference, and the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. Keeping themselves busy, Grande Nationals embarked on their own self booked, self promoted east coast tour during the summer. The band continues to gain recognition with press write-ups and airplay from stations such as 88.7 FM and 94.7 FM in Detroit.

Initially, the Detroit quartet produced a Self Titled demo consisting of seven songs, which includes the original raw sound of "John The Baptist" and "Meet Me at the Hotel". They have since sold almost 1000 copies of the basement quality demo and gathered quite a following.

Channeling retrofitted rock ‘n roll, catchy riffs, and pop beats, their sound captures the familiarity of timeless rock, but remains eminently fresh and original. The Grande Nationals blend together irresistible hooks, Intense Lyrics, and raw energy to create an addictive sound forged by an eclectic array of musical influences.

The Grande Nationals will drag you into their wall of sound, surrounding you with music once heard only on 70’s vinyl records. They will make you dance and sing along. This is music for all the music-lovers. For those who want more than listening pleasure, but those who actually want to feel it, to breathe it, to live, and to experience it.

Lyrics

Little Girl Lollypop

Written By: Grande Nationals

Little Girl Lollipop

Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
 
Little Girl Lollipop to bite would be a sin
A week with out your sugar fix and it makes my blood run thin
Smiling on a Sunday and there’s just one reason why
Your bubble gum center, to my knees like a sinner, this I testify
 
With all the flavors out there, cherrys what I need
Sour apple chicks, throw rocks and spit!
 
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
 
Sweet young thing I can’t ignore,
my sugar fix will send me straight to your door
To pick you up about nine,
and take you out girl ... cuz your so fine
no words are spoken and I realize to my surprise
Blow pops are dynamite, midnights alright if we can see daylight
 
With all the flavors out there, cherries what I need
Sour apple chicks, throw rocks and spit!  
 
My bellyaches but I want more
she’s got a sweetness I can’t ignore
Pull the wrapper off nice and slow
And reveal the side ... that I want to know
When you hold my hand i smile
Like a sucker so juvenile
Get down to the center, time a beginner
You know it’s all worthwhile
 
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
(She’ll make your heart stop, make your heart stop)
Little Girl Lollipop
 
24 reasons to make my day
I wouldn’t want it any other way 
I need my sugar girl won’t you stay 
My Little Girl Lollipop O.K.

Meet Me At The Hotel

Written By: Grande Nationals

Wrenchin’ on a Sunday and Racin’ on a Monday
I got nothing to do!
I write it on a Friday to play it on a Saturday
I got nothing to do!
I met her on a Sunday and left her on a run day
got nothing to do!, got nothing to do!

Meet you at the hotel
With the Valium
So that we can sleep all day
Meet you at the hotel
Baby alright!

Meet you down in Detroit
Where the sunlight doesn’t shine that much today
Meet you at the hotel
Baby alright!

I got nothing to do!

She said she was leavin cuz I wasn’t achevin’
I got nothing to do!
Her trigger fingers lazy my eyes are gettin’ hazy
I got nothing to do!
Even when I’m high I could not have testified
I got nothing to do, got nothin to do!

Meet you at the hotel
With the Valium
So that we can sleep all day
Meet you at the hotel
Baby alright!

Meet you down in Detroit
Where the sunlight doesn’t shine that much today
Meet you at the hotel
Baby alright!

See you walkin along with your best friend
pull up aside to let you in
Don’t want to be with me i know
See you dancing along with you 8 track
your body movin like a heart attack
Don’t wanna be with me I know
What I know...What I know say

I got nothing to do!
I got nothing for you!
I got nothing to do!
I got nothing for you!
For you!

Meet you at the hotel
With the Valium
So that we can sleep all day
Meet you at the hotel
Baby alright!

Meet you down in Detroit
Where the sunlight doesn’t shine today
Meet you at the hotel
Baby alright!
I got nothin to do

Discography

Grande Nationals - Self Titled e.p.
Grande Nationals - Brass Knuckle Heartbreak (May 2006)
Sweet Sounds of Detroit Vol. 1 - "Little Girl Lollypop"
Detroit Rocks CF - "Don't Go In Alone"

Set List

Our set time usually ranges from 30 - 45 minutes, depending on our slot, and what the venue calls for time wise. We play all originals, every once in a while we throw in some covers. We have covered...
The Ramones - Just Wanna Have Something To Do
Kiss - Come On and Love Me
The Stooges - Johanna
Rick Springfield - Jesse's Girl