Greg Naughton

Greg Naughton

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Soulful singer-songwriter pop-rock. For fans of Train, Counting Crows, John Mayer, Van Morrison.

Biography

Greg lives near New Paltz, NY, however, NYC is his musical home base, where over the past few years he has emerged as a standout new voice, winning a devoted following and being hailed as “one of NY’s best kept secrets” by local press (-The NY Resident). Greg recently headlined the famous “Bottom Line” before it was closed down, and regularly headlines Sold-Out shows at the popular “Joe’s Pub.”
Greg began extensive touring for the first time last year and co-wrote two tracks for GEFFEN records new artist RICH PRICE’s debut release due out soon. Greg’s own independently released debut CD “DemOgogue & the Sun Songs” has been hailed by Performing Songwriter Magazine as “A rough & tumble Folk-rock gem and one hell of a record.” Greg is currently working on recordings for his 2nd release. For more information about greg’s music and upcoming performances, visit “gregnaughton.com”.

Lyrics

I Got The System

Written By: Greg Naughton

I Got the System
in Quadraphonic Stereo
I got the System
Auto Play & Remote Control

And tonight, we're gonna listen to the System
Let it take us away
To a different place
To a distant galaxy
So bring a bottle and your favorite CD
Cause I got the System

I got the System
The latest thing in Audio
I got the System
The Daddy Mac of the Digital

And Tonight, we're gonna listen to the System
Let it take us away
To another place
To a far off galaxy
So bring a bottle and your old LPs
Cause I got the System

BRIDGE
I got the System
in Quadraphonic Stereo
I got the System
The Daddy Mac of the Digital

And tonight, we're gonna listen to the System
Let it take us away
To a different place
To a whole ‘nother galaxy
So bring a bottle and our best friend Maryjane
Cause I got the System
Yeah I got the System
Everything else I have is shit
But it can all go to Hell
Cause I got the System

The Ballad of Valley Forge Rd.

Written By: Greg Naughton

In a daydream
Behind a city
There's a road out the backside a small town
Down by a reservoir
Winding through the dark
Headed out, Nowhere at all

He was younger
I remember
Sneaking out the cellar door
To his old Dodge
Push it out the drive
And head it out, My Lonely Road

After a Rainfall
And through a dark fog,
Grayscale sky, pale half-moon
Turning through a starless night
And burning down that road
Daring wheels to hold
Try'n to figure out, somewhere to go

-- SOLO--

Now across a timeline,
Touchdown from my mind
Find I'm winding out one city
Greater destinations glow
And even though it seems strange
On this black highway
The whole world laid out before me
My horizon painted gold
Guess I still need My Lonely Road

AND IN A DAYDREAM, I KEEP RECALLING,
MY LONELY ROAD/ (MY LONELY ROAD)
AND AFTER A RAINFALL, AND THRU A DARK FOG,
MY LONELY ROAD/ (MY LONELY ROAD)

In a daydream, I keep recalling
That old road out the backside my home town
Down by a reservoir
Put me on, My Lonely Road.

Plastic Vagabond

Written By: Greg Naughton

You got the money but you just can't pay the rent
You got your health but you just can't do their plan
You got a lot of things that you wanna do today
Seems a shame to let a good day go to waste

You got your baby, but she likes nice jewelry
You think you maybe bout to hit the lottery
Another dollar don't seem too much to play
And right about now you could use a get-a-way

HEY YOU/ PULL YOUR HAT DOWN LOW (Open Your Back Door)
AND SLIDE AWAY ON A POLYMER HOLIDAY
HEY HO (Some day) YOUR GONNA GET THAT BILL (And You Know You Will)
BUT UNTIL THAT DAY YOU'RE GONNA MAKE SURE YOU GET YOURS...

Another town, another time to start again
A little while before the junk mail's coming in
Another day another dollar, starts to get old
And why work for dimes when your credit is platinum gold?

HEY YOU/ PULL YOUR HAT DOWN LOW (Open Your Back Door)
AND SLIDE AWAY ON A POLYMER HOLIDAY
HEY HO (Some day) YOUR GONNA GET THAT BILL (And You Know You Will)
BUT UNTIL THAT DAY YOU BETTER LOOK OVER YOUR BACK SHOULDER. . .
Ah, you rascal you/ What you gonna do now that the line is drawn?
You know its time to move along
Aww you, PLASTIC VAGABOND.
Aww you PLASTIC VAGABOND

Now who'd a guessed it, just a boy from Waterloo
Decked out and vested with a four star habitude
It's just your piece, you say, of the pie they baked for you
(You're All American)
But lately your redder, than you're white and blue...

Repeat CHORUS 1

outro: Plastic (Plastic) Vagabond. . .
Plastic (Plastic) Vagabond Lay down but you better keep your boots on
Plastic (Plastic) Vagabond And skate off when the time comes to move on
(etc.). . .

Discography

Self-released full-length debut "DemOgogue & the Sun Songs" (Various tracks have begun to receive airplay at half-a-dozen known radio stations in as many states)

Set List

Sets vary according to venue and whether headlining with backing band or opening solo. A typical club headline show (ie. "Joe's Pub") features 40 to 90 minutes of originals. 2 Set and longer shows, like Greg & SNS's popular residencies at NYC's Bleecker St. "Red Lion" feature 22+ songs (2+ hrs) with occasional covers including original takes/arrangements of The Police's "So Lonely", Stevie Wonder's "I Believe (When I Fall in Love)" Elton John's "Benny & the Jets".