John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds

John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds

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"These folks take the heart and soul of early punk and new wave bands and effectively push the music into the twenty-first century arena." - babysue.com

Biography

The 8 Year Olds were conceived over the largest glasses of afternoon spirits John and Dug had ever seen. Clearly the bartendress at Lotus was green. If she had just been fishing for a big tip, that would've been one thing. But this was clearly an error. All the better, they thought.

Veronica walked in, daring the boys to make a crack about her Neil Diamond concert t-shirt. She took note of the fact that John was wearing his spectacles and wondered if they were necessary or accessory. She'd demanded to meet in a public place to ensure that she wouldn't end up in trunk somewhere. A girl's got to be cautious.

Pinky was pulling tricks out of her sleeve like a magic clown at some society brat's Bat Mitzvah. Damn, could she work a room. And when the lights went out, she was the one who knew what to do. "I had to wire up my apartment by myself." she said. "It teaches you a thing or two."

Lyrics

Road Rage

Written By: John Frazier

Maybe
You're
Feeling
Scared

All right

Maybe
You're
Feeling
Scared

All right

Maybe you're feeling
All
Top
Shelf

As you
Jerk
Your satisfaction
Out
All over
Yourself

But don't forget
To question
Authority

Don't forget to be
Suspicious of
Power

Don't
Forget
To
Question
Authority

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Maybe you feel
Disconnected
From this
Modern age

Maybe you feel
Disconnected from
The planet

And it manifests itself
In a minute of
Road rage
Damnit

Life of the Party

Written By: John Frazier

I don't mind
Being the life of the party

It isn't so bad
After all

Being the life of the party
Being the life of the...

I get to meet so many
Fascinating people

And we exchange so many
Intimate stories

Filled with details to illuminate all points of view

Just to let everyone know
That we're so sinister
And clever
And cruel

So it isn't so bad
After all

I'm learning all about you

And if you want to learn something about me, too

Learn that I'm so tired
Of being the life of the party

Gina's Secret

Written By: John Frazier

Gina might have a drinking problem
She thinks nobody's watching her
Nobody notices

Cause they all have problems of their own
Yeah, they all have problems of their own
And the earth it keeps spinning around
Yeah, the earth it keeps spinning around

She wants to be free
to dance away
all the night
to the radio

Gina's says that she's all right
But she won't say what happened last night

But we all have secrets of our own
Yes, we all have those secrets of our own
And the earth it keeps spinning around
The earth keeps spinning around

She wants to be free
To dance away
All of the night
And all the day

And the earth it keeps spinning around
Yeah, the earth it keeps spinning around

The earth it keeps spinning around

And she tries to be strong
For her friends and her family
Cause that's how she was raised to be
It's how she was raised to be
She was raised to be right
Not wrong

But we all have problems of our own
Yes, we all have such problems of our own
And the earth it keeps spinning around
The earth keeps spinning around

She wants to be free
To dance away
All of the night
And all the day

And the earth it keeps spinning around
Yeah, the earth it keeps spinning around

One Night

Written By: John Frazier

You're so afraid
Someday I'm gonna hurt you
You put infidelity on the level of murder

Though I'll do everything in my power
Not to hurt you

Only a fool would deny
Temptation has ruined many a better man than I

Now I never want to cause that sort of sorrow
But intentions can fall to instinct from time to time

And if one night can darken all of our tomorrows

Only a fool would deny
Temptation can ruin many a better man than I

People play dangerous games every once in a while
And dance with the flame of desire

The heart draws them in

That's how we begin
And the room starts to spin
Turning in thrall to the fire

But no one ever wants to cause that sort of sorrow

Discography

John Frazier and the 8 Year Olds: 'Boogieman' (LP/CD) 2009