Merry and the Mood Swings

Merry and the Mood Swings

 Dallas, Texas, USA
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Heroically indie with a twist of old-school, they're women run amok in the rock gene pool!

Biography

Five women rock out to original rock, pop, blues and the inexplicable. 2010 Grammy contenders. Fun sense of humor, solid musical chops with sax, flute, guitars, bass & drums. Plays festivals, events and clubs. Is it the caffeine, or the Mood Swings?

Lyrics

Trailer Park Living

Written By: Mary Hestand

Trailer Park Living
copyright 2005 Mary Hestand

You asked me to get married
Put a down payment on the ring
Our anniversary's coming up
And I still ain't seen the thing

Trailer park living,
Lord I'm carrying a wide load
Because your paycheck's gone already
And we ain't paid half the bills that we owed.

A man's home is his castle
That's your point of view
But we ain't living in no palace
And our rent is overdue.

Trailer park living,
Lord I'm carrying a wide load
Because my paycheck's gone already
And we ain't paid half of what we owed.

Said you'd bring home the bacon
All I had to do was fry it up
But all our refrigerator holds
Is a couple a cans of Bud

Trailer park living,
Lord I'm carrying a wide wide wide wide wide load
Because your paycheck's gone already
And we ain't paid half of what we owed.

Place ain't big enough for the both of us
Getting smaller ever day
Now all that we need’s another mouth
But I think one is on the way

Trailer park living,
Lord I'm carrying a wide load
Because your paycheck's gone already
And we ain't paid half of
Because my paycheck's gone already
And we ain't paid half of
Because your paycheck's gone already
And we ain't paid half of what we owed.

Metrosexual

Written By: Mary Hestand

Metrosexual
copyright 2006 Mary Hestand

Cause he’s a metro metrosexual
He looks better than me
He’s a metro metrosexual
What a man is he.

He waxes his back
He plucks his eyebrows
He exfoliates
He keeps his sharp eyes on the prize
A shot at getting laid

Cause he’s a metro metrosexual
He looks better than me
He’s a metro metrosexual
What a man is he.

He wears Calvin and Ralph Lauren
Armani suits him fine
There’s not a place in his world for a
Polyester tie

Cause he’s a metro metrosexual
He dresses better than me
He’s a metro metrosexual
What a man is he.

He’s looking for Barbie cause he looks like Ken
He’s got no clue about the state he’s in.

Cause he’s a metro metrosexual
He looks better than me
He’s a metro metrosexual
What a man is he.

Pick Up Your Socks

Written By: Mary Hestand

copyright 2005

Pick up your socks
Clean up your room
Go take a bath
Don't make me come in there.

I'm not gonna tell you again
And then I'm counting to three
I'm going to lose my tenuous grip
On my sanity.

I'm not the maid
I'm not a waitress
Do I look like your slave?
Pick up your socks!

I'm not gonna tell you again
I'm starting that count to three
I'm going to lose my tenuous grip
On my sanity.

One two
Pick up your socks
Two and a half
Pick up your socks
OK three
Pick up your socks
Please!

Match Not Made in Heaven

Written By: Mary Guthrie

Match Not Made in Heaven
Copyright 2008 Mary Guthrie

I’ll say I love your pickup truck and laugh at all your jokes
If you listen close to all my dreams and buy me rum & Cokes
I’ll hide my extra 20 pounds behind a flirty smile
I’ll close my eyes and not scrutinize your Donald Trump hairstyle

Chorus:
It’s a match not made in heaven, it’s more like made in China
Like second-hand smoke or a day-old Coke or "Wipeout" in A-minor
It’s a match not made in heaven

You know, I’ve got my standards--but tonight they don’t apply
To you I’m just some beauty queen, to me you’re just some guy
This thing has worked for me a time or two in the past
Let’s get it straight, this ain’t a date, it sure ain’t meant to last

(Chorus)

I’ll overlook your paisley tie and your 70s Fu-Man-Chu
If you overlook my slight mustache and my 3..7..8.. tattoo
As long as we don’t look too close I think we’ll do just fine
This time of night you look just right in fact you look divine

(Chorus)

Reach Out

Written By: Diane Harris

I can see that you really don't want me
I can tell that you really don't care
You're not here, you're never there
I can't find you anywhere
So many times I tried to send you the message
Did I reach your mind, did I?

Go on, go back to the place that you came from
I don't wanna know you anymore
How could you marry when you don't care for me
I cannot live with your apathy.
So many times I tried to send you the message
Did I reach your mind, did I?

Chorus
Reach out
Reach out
Reach out
Reach out

Instructional World

Written By: Mary Guthrie (c) 2008

We interrupt this program for these important messages:
Product does not really fly
Driver does not carry cash
And some / restrictions / apply.

This is a limited time offer
One size fits all
Prices higher in Alaska
This is a long-distance call

This is your last issue!
To leave a message press one
Your password has expired
You may have already won

Pull up, then down
Push in, then twist!
Action figures sold separately
Use at your own risk

Sanitized for your protection
Shake well, open with care
See enclosed di-rec-tions
Apply only to hair

No shirt no shoes no service
Avoid contact with skin!
This drug may make you n-n-nervous
Need not be present to win

For recreational use only
Allow three weeks for delivery
Your results may vary
Limit one / per family / pleeeeeeaase….

Wireless network detected
Must be 18 to use
Apply to area affected
Replace! With the same size – fuse!

Do not tip the attendant
Dogs must be on a leash
Ring bell for service
May prevent heart disease well

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
Do not try this at home
May be too intense for some viewers,
Do not pass go

We’re not responsible for your belongings
Please, keep of the grass
Do not disturb
Do not pass go-o,
Do not pass
Do not pass
Do not pass
Do not pass!

Batteries not included!
Colors! In time may fade!
May be too intense for some viewers,
Check box if paid
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- End Instructional World -

Discography

Attack of the Mood Swings

Set List

Typically one 2 hour set or two 1 hour and 30 minute sets.

Original music:
Busy Body
Carousel
Chickenheaded Thing
Crazy Over You
Don't Come Back
Don't Get Angry
Eyes of Stone
Father Time
Handsome Guy
Instructional World
Match Not Made in Heaven
Metrosexual
My Man
Pick Up Your Socks
Reach Out
Sleeping
Southern Drawl
There
This Is a Song About Sarah
Trailer Park Living
Unh - When I Sit Down
Walls
Who Is She
Witch Joanie

Current playlist of covers:
1985, Bowling for Soup
Baby I Love You
Cold Shot, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Dream On, Aerosmith (Fisher version)
House Is a-Rockin', Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
I Got You (I Feel Good), James Brown
Local God, Everclear
Love is Alive, Joan Osborne
Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini
Pink Cadillac, Bruce Springsteen
Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash
Stormy Monday, T. Bone Walker
This Is Love, P.J. Harvey
Twist Barbie, Shonen Knife
Twist and Shout, Beatles
United States of Whatever, Liam Lynch
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