Lickpenny Loafer

Lickpenny Loafer

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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A progressive new rock band driven by soaring vocals, unique guitar lines and expressive bass melodies, Lickpenny Loafer exists in a place where Nick Drake, Wilco, and Jeff Buckley might meet for a cup of coffee.

Biography

"It is time to take this flight / Knowing that the hour is ripe
I got this feeling that we'll run away / ...Feed the need
There's freedom in a fool's release..."

Lyrics from “Bonded,” Lickpenny Loafer’s first recorded song...

The bright energy and optimism of their first song continues to propel Lickpenny Loafer’s work. Today the band still feeds that need to write and perform, finding freedom in rock music that challenges conventions, yet speaks to the listener’s soul.

In 1998, Lickpenny Loafer began as a songwriting adventure that happily led to a substantial and loyal fanbase, live shows across the Toronto area including the venerable Horseshoe, Lee’s Palace and The Reverb, radio appearances, a studio EP (self-titled) and, most recently, the full-length studio album, People Will Talk. The band is excited to share this 2011 album with listeners, and looks forward to more live dates to celebrate its release.

The music: layered…surprising...an arresting take on progressive pop and rock driven by soaring vocals, unique guitar lines and expressive bass melodies.

The influences: diverse...contrasting. One might hear the sonic fingerprints of the likes of Nick Drake, Wilco, Jeff Buckley, The Smiths, and Radiohead throughout LPL's songwriting.

The show: high energy...pushing boundaries. LPL lives to play live, inviting the audience to join them in a dynamic ride ranging from raw hard rock to ethereal ballads.

(416) 356-4920

lickpennyloafer@gmail.com

Website:

www.lickpennyloafer.com

Lyrics

Keys To The City

Written By: Lickpenny Loafer

Alligator spy planes, smoother than crocs
This is evolution we can be proud of.
Don't tell anybody about the hole in the sea,
We're sitting on a landmine.

Guard these keys to the city,
With violent light and sonic boom!

Newsman- tell me something new today,
Is there a superman fighting off a meteor?
Darkman with the cape and cowl,
How long does this war, how long does this war go on?

So guard these keys to the city,
With violent light and silver streaks.

See the world just as another world that's trapped inside the moon's reflection.

The walls of the future will grow high,
Until we rise... until we rise...
Here we go!
Can you feel it?
It's about time!

In Retrospect

Written By: Lickpenny Loafer

This is tragic flaw at it's clearest,
It's a painful case of hubris,

What are you trying to hide?
Will this fear subside?
All I want is an honest life,

So jealous...

Unnecessary suspicion,
Unfortunate deception,
A desperate lack of connection,
A torrid, consuming dissension,

It can't be love if you're morally blind,
It can't be love if you're playing the spy,
You think this practice will protect you from pain,
But you're destroying all the good in you,
So won't you think again,

What are you trying to hide?
Will this fear subside?
All I want is an honest life,

So jealous...

Star Explorer X (In The Event Of Its Maiden Voyage)

Written By: Lickpenny Loafer

You could fall into a sunrise,
You could awaken at dusk,
In the world you must be open,
In this world you can't find fault,

You might realize we're changing,
You might realize I'm wrong,
In this world you can't be frozen,
In this world you might fall short,

Alien nights...

Cover it up, hover on up, get in this spaceship rocket,
Remove it from park, set it for far, put on your antennae,

Explode warp speed!
This ain't a picture at the drive-in,
This is your life flashing back.

Hover on up, cover it up, get in this spaceship rocket,
Remove it from park, set it for far, put on your antennae,

Alien dreams,
In alien nights,
With alien lovers,
Living alien lives.

Pistachio

Written By: Lickpenny Loafer

Bright lights, these are big city candles,
And your eyes remain sparklingly silent,
On the west side sirens whir,
On my side you stir,
Once we finish up this champagne,
We'll call it a night.

I'm drunk in my dream of you...

This ain't just another lovesong,
It's been the real thing all along,
We don't look like the rest of those,
You're my pistachio,

Slow down and fall into my rhythm,
I'm not the looker that I once was,
But I'll make you quiver,
Ahh, but I am not a fancy man,
I will stick with simple plans,
So once we finish up this champagne,
We'll call it a night.

I'm drunk in my dream of you...

This ain't just another lovesong,
It's been the real thing all along,
We don't look like the rest of those,
You're my pistachio,
And this ain't just another metaphor,
I'm so tired of keeping score
And hiding from what the world ceases to believe

I fought you so hard,
But you won me with a left hook
To my cheek!

This ain't just another lovesong,
It's been the real thing all along,
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We don't look like the rest of those,
You're my pistachio,
And this ain't just another metaphor,
I'm so tired of keeping score
And hiding from what the world ceases to believe,
Is it a dream?
We're gonna make it on our own,
So lucky- we're gonna make it,
Pistachio.

Lost and Found

Written By: Lickpenny Loafer

I awoke to a startling reality,
A Roman arch gathers only leaves it needs,
A pre-historic soul am I, yeah I respect time,
I looked in the mirror babe, and slowly started to wonder,

Was this really happening?
Or was this just another type of matrix?
When this world comes tumbling down,
Will we find our peace?

Pass the novacaine,
I got sick again,
(I'm sick of)
But I don't feel the same,
When I find my love in the
Lost and found.

But now I'm right back in, back into the thick of things,
I've learned to stay the hell away from exploding atoms,
Have a look in the mirror babe and ask yourself why

You gave me everything but your love,
And what does that really amount to in the end?
Don't forget there's a sky up above,
That is limitless.

Pass the novacaine,
I got sick again,
(I'm sick of)
But I'm a touch insane!
When I find my love in the
Lost and found.

When I look back, I look back on it fondly...
It was a nuclear experiment!

When I find my love in the lost and found.
(You'd better wait till you're lonely)

Bonded

Written By: Lickpenny Loafer

Innocence has removed herself
We can't go back to the way things were
Instill a sense of openness
Theory aside, we can't escape the world
We live in the absurd.

It is time to take this flight
Knowing that the hour is ripe
I got this feeling that we'll run away
And feed the need
There's freedom in a fool's release.

So cut it loose...

A stranger's words never spoke so clear to me
While the senator's watching for a weakened harmony
Tall in all is all we need to heal

It is time to take this flight
Knowing that the hour is ripe
I got this feeling that we'll run away
Expose the lies
And drift on through the universe

So cut it loose...

Hope! it's a fighter's dream
Gotta get away, gotta get away, gotta get away from the same old things
Girl we oughta make a break
Explore the seas
Take a step back, take a step back, and cut it
The future never looked so free

It is time to take this flight
Knowing that the hour is ripe
Girl we gotta get away
And feed the need
There's freedom in a fool's release.

Discography

People Will Talk (Jan 2011) [full length album]
Introducing Lickpenny Loafer EP (2007)

Set List

1. Star Explorer X
2. Slow Pour
3. King Henry VIII
4. Bonded
5. Nowhere Road
6. Whole Lotta Love
7. The End of the Fair
8. Lost and Found
9. In Retrospect
10. Pistachio
11. Keys to the City