House of Reprehensibles

House of Reprehensibles

BandR&BFunk

Modern funk rock with political satire.

Biography

A funky mix of political satire and contemporary danceable beats sure to brighten up your day. We'll tell you how we feel, but in a humorous and non-confrontational way. Winning numerous awards for their writing and musicianship, these players all have extensive and impressive individual bios. Together they are sheer dynamite. Quite simply, the best of the Northwest. Several songs are currently being played on the "Thom Hartmann Program" on Air America radio as well as other radio shows. The "House" recently did Marlee Walker's Blues To Do's T.V. show.

Lyrics

FAITH BASS

Written By: Rob Moitoza

NOW, DAD BAPTISED ME CATHOLIC
MAMA RAISED ME PRESBYTERIAN
BUT I JUST FOUND THE WHOLE PROCESS
MIGHTY MIGHTY WEARYIN’

LITTLE CHILDREN FALLIN’ ASLEEP
WE NEVER UNDERSTOOD A WORD
BUT WHEN I STARTED PLAYIN’ THE BASS
THE TRUTH WAS FINALLY HEARD
I PUT MY FAITH IN THE BASS
FAITH IN THE BASS

FAITH BASS, HAVE YOU GOT IT
FAITH BASS, YOU KNOW YOU NEED IT
FAITH BASS, IF YOU AIN’T GOT IT
FAITH BASS, I’LL GIVE IT TO YA

NOW, MUSLIMS WANT A JIHAD
AND CHRISTIANS... ARMAGEDDON
BUT EITHER WAY THE TRUTH BE KNOWN
THE GRAVE IS WHERE WE’RE HEADIN’

SO, AFTER EVERYBODY’S DEAD
AND THE CHURCH HAS FINALLY GOT ‘EM
I’LL BE DOWN AT YOUR LOCAL JAM
JUST HOLDIN’ DOWN THE BOTTOM
(CHORUS)

NOW, WE’VE ALL GOT OUR OWN IDEA
OF SOMETHIN’ CALLED FAITH BASS
BUT I HAVE FOUND MY OWN GOOD WAY
TO SAVE THE HUMAN RACE
SO, PUT DOWN ALL YOUR WEAPONS
AND NEVER MIND THE PRAYIN’
JUST GRAB YOURSELF A FENDER BASS
AND LET’S ALL DO SOME FAITH BASS PLAYIN’
(CHORUS)

CHICKEN HAWKS

Written By: Rob Moitoza

Chicken Hawks
Chicken Hawks
Chicken Hawks
Chicken Hawks

Trent Lott, he didn’t serve
Dick Cheney, he didn’t serve
John Ashcroft, he didn’t serve
And George Bush was AWOL
(Chorus)

Karl Rove, he didn’t serve
Phil Gramm, he didn’t serve
Newt Gingrich, he didn’t serve
And George Bush was AWOL
(Chorus)

Rush Limbaugh, he didn’t serve
Tom Delay, he didn’t serve
Dick Armey, he didn’t serve
And George Bush was AWOL
(Chorus)

GEORGE BUSH NATIONAL PARK

Written By: Rob Moitoza

Welcome to George Bush National Park
Where the air smells just like diesels
And there ain’t no animals left around here
Except snakes, skunks, rats and weazels

Now, we ain’t got no waterfalls or rivers
This environmental stuff gives us the shivers
We don’t need Yellowstone or Carlsbad Cavern
‘Cause all the wildlife we need is in the tavern

(Chorus)

Now, we sure kicked the ass out of the Constitution
And we made sure our skies were pure pollution
We made the EPA sit on it’s tushes
And you cain’t see the forest for the Bushes

Well, you ain’t got to worry about barkin’ up the wrong tree
‘Cause we ain’t got no trees left to bark up
And we ain’t got no limit on the hunting you can do
“Cause the only endangered species left is you

So, set your tent up right there on the asphalt
We ain’t no grass or filthy soil
Cast your fishing line into the manhole
And catch yourself a salmon full of oil

(Chorus)

Yeah, there ain’t no animals left around here
Except snakes, skunk, rats and weazels
And a whole lotta bull
And a few chickenhawks

TAG YOU'RE IT

Written By: Rob Moitoza and Felix Misch

Remember democracy starts with you
Tag! You’re it!

The president kicked democracy out the door
And he shipped it off to a foreign shore
Giving birth, instead, to a holy war
I don’t know why those Iraqis got so sore
We only killed a hundred thousand or more
It’s called “collateral damage” when you’re waging a war

Bringing democracy back to the U.S.A.
‘Cause it’s slippin’ further and further away
And remember democracy starts with you
Tag! You’re it!

What would Jefferson do; what would Jefferson say
If he saw his democracy fading away
And corporate power and greed ruling the day
Well, it’s too high a price for America to pay
Our constitution tells us we must disobey
Or this government of the people will be swept away

Bringing democracy back to the U.S.A.
‘Cause it’s slippin’ further and further away
And remember democracy starts with you
Tag! You’re it!

WORLD ON FIRE

Written By: Craig Ingraham

Look at mother nature on the run
Yes, I know I’m a fortunate son
Everybody’s pissed and they’re calling for war
They want revenge and not much more

I’ll tell you the truth
Baby, I’m no liar
Nobody wins with the world on fire
Nobody wins with the world on fire

Every day when I look around
I see what we need is common ground
We need to understand what we fear the most
Or evil will prevail from coast to coast

Baby, I love you
You’re my heart’s desire
Nobody wins with the world on fire
Nobody wins with the world on fire

There’s a beast outside and he wants you dead
But you didn’t pay attention to the things he said

A sneak attack on a sunny mornin’
You didn’t see the signs
Didn’t heed the warnin’

I’m lucky to live in the U.S.A.
I’m a California boy to my dyin’ day
You’d better learn from the past
Or you’re bound to repeat it
For whatever it is, we’ll never defeat it

Peace and understanding
That’s what we require
Nobody wins with the world on fire
Nobody wins with the world on fire

Discography

"Speak Out!" Rob Moitoza
"Rob Moitoza's Cavalcade of Stars"
"Quiet Might" Rob Moitoza
"Trouble Maker" Rod Cook and Toast
"I Ain't the Fool" Rod Cook and Toast
"What I Do" Paul Richardson

Set List

Sets can range from 10 minutes to two hours.
45 minutes to an hour is a typical set length. We don't do cover material, accept for an occasional song that might fit a specific event we are playing for. Here are some of the songs we are currently playing:
1. Faith Bass (A song about the bass featured at "Mt. Baker Blues Festival 2007)
2. Let's Rage (A song about finding positive outlets for your anger)
3. Moonlight Music (A song about Viet Nam era May Day protests)
4. George Bush National Park (Satirical song about Bush environmental policies)
5. Doin' It For You (A song about why we play music, recorded a few years back by San Francisco's "Sons of Champlin")
6. Chicken Hawks (A song about war-hawks. Currently getting airplay on Air America radio)
7. Bottoms Up (Dance tune)
8. Veterans for Peace (A rocker for peace)
9. Keepin' Secrets (Original dance song)