The Four Degrees

The Four Degrees

BandRockAdult Contemporary

The Four Degrees have over 100 years of combined musical experience. These guys lived through the era of music they are dedicated to keeping alive. They play just the right mix of classic and contemporary rock to bring any crowd to their feet rockin' the house for more.

Biography

Omaha’s own, The Four Degrees independently released their first CD titled “Red On Red On Red”, June 1, 2006. These four guys are red hot and retro hip, blending the sound of the British invasion with the classic sound of Southern California. Their music is just the right mix of classic and contemporary rock, country, and adult alternative certain to bring any crowd to their feet rockin’ the house for more.

The Four Degrees have been playing music since their childhood, learning well the lessons of their trade by performing in numerous bands over the years. While pursuing careers as professionals, they have kept their love for music alive. Six years ago, the forces of fate began to bring the Four Degrees together and a new band was formed. Since then, the band has taken on a momentum all its own and has been rapidly building a following of people, young and old, who love the sound these guys deliver.

The songs the band has written for their new CD combine energy, good sense of melody, catchy hooks, and strong vocals and musicianship. Lyrically, they explore themes relevant to the human condition: launching grown children into the world, looking forward and looking back, life, death, old love, new love, anger and forgiveness, as well as, loneliness and disillusionment, “all passion and glory since faded away and dreams lost in the gray, on "the loneliest road in America.”

It’s been said The Four Degrees have a knack for “making the old sound new and the new sound old”. Classic! We invite you to give the band and its new CD a listen for yourself.

Lyrics

So Tell Me Please

Written By: Tim Streff

Here she comes soon to be my new baby
There’s no doubt in my mind I won’t accept maybe
Even though I’ve never met her she kinda drives me crazy
I don’t wanna work I can’t concentrate
But I’m not lazy.

(Chorus)
So tell me please
I really wanna know
Do you feel the same way I do
Will you let it show
So if you don’t mind
I gotta know right now
I wanna feel you next to me
Just give me a sign.

Why should we wait even one more minute
It’s so obvious I don’t think I can contain it
So tell me right now don’t you wanna be with me
Fate is fate and nothing else matters
Don’t you see.

Chorus
Solo
Chorus

Here she comes soon to be my new baby
There’s no doubt in my mind I won’t accept maybe
Well here she comes soon to be my new baby
There’s no doubt in my mind I won’t accept maybe.

The Loneliest Road in America

Written By: John Cannon

Somewhere between here and there,
I made some bad turns
Somewhere between lovin’ and losin’ you,
you’d think I’d learn
All passion and glory’s since faded away,
Dreams lost in the gray
On the loneliest road in America

Somewhere between a city of angels
and a valley of fire
That’s where dreams are bought and sold,
fools gold takin’ the wagerin’ higher
The rhythm of a thousand lost generations,
poundin’ in my soul
On the loneliest road in America

(Chorus)
Like a downtown bell you’re ringin’
You’re in my sleep I hear you singin’
Bringin’ me closer to home again
This trail of tears I have wandered
and miles of fears pullin’ me under
There’s no place on Earth, I can’t escape
You’re only a beat of my heart away

Solo

Somewhere between hope and
faith lies the truth
And truth keeps turnin’ me around
familiar ground searchin’ for you
The promise of love, the promise of
freedom poundin’ in my soul
On the loneliest Road in America

Chorus

In America, In America,
In America, In America,
In America, In America,
In America, (repeat…..)

By the mile I’m learnin’,
to know the big sky
Break waters turnin’
with every sunrise
On sacred mountains
and blue grass valleys
This land
And I keep wanderin’,
listenin’ and talkin’
Mackinac Island and
Big Easy walkin’
From a spirits whisper,
to a midnight choir
This land
This land and this time,
this and yours and mine
From California and
the Great Divide
Through heartland prairies
to the Carolinas
Oh this land cries out
for you and me
This land cries out
to you and me
Oh this land cries out
to you and me
This land's a land for you and me

Red on Red on Red

Written By: John Cannon

Red clings to me like August heat
red all around me all I can see
Anger in my eyes keeps no disguise,
red on red on red
Flame in a fire, caught in a red light
Siren’s piercing song, cuts through the night
Match head and cigarette lipstick and sunset,
red on red on red
Thru change after change all that remains
Red on red on red on red,
red on red’s the same

Solo

Rosa Lee loves her red cotton dress
Leaves home by five walks
the miles in distress
Spent all her pleas the sun steadily beats
Red on red on red
Thru change after change
all that remains
Red on red on red on red,
red on red’s the same
Blind man bled tears stain
the sky while I rest
And all who would think ill of me
forgive and forget
Jasmine and ivory try in vain
to awaken me
Red on red on red
Red clings to me like August heat
I cannot dream more than I see
Crippled is a cry burnin’
mirrors cannot hide
Red on red on red
Thru change after change
all that remains
Red on red on red on red,
red on red’s the same (repeat…)

One Last Look Around

Written By: Tim Streff

Hey Baby can we turn this car around
Cause I really think we done left something back in town
Hey Baby can we turn this thing around
I really think you and I should take one last look around
There’s a chance we may never come this way again
So what do you say can we just take one last look around
Hey Baby one last look around
Hey Baby before we blow this town.

(Bridge)
Our way of life passing through the night
Twenty years of ties that bind
The tug and the pull won’t let us go
Until we’re out of sight
And so as we pass one more time
Through the streets of this old town
I’m thankful for the time we just spent
Taking one last look around one last look around.

Solo

Hey baby you’d better slow this crazy thing down
Cause I think the wind it just blew our rag top to the ground
Hey baby the heat on the highway
The sun and the wind our silly grins
And we’ve really nothing to say
Young and free lifted by the breeze cruising down our own highway
So what do you say hey maybe baby one last look around
Hey baby one last look around
Hey baby before we blow this town.

You're Alright in My Book

Written By: Tim Streff

I met you on Friday by Monday I knew
You’re alright in my book
I flew down to Mexico you followed me there
You’re alright in my book
Cloudless days starry nights
Ocean breezes harbor lights
You’re alright in my book
You’re alright in my book
Tequila and sand water and sun
You’re alright in my book
Your indifferent to the looks that you get
You’re alright in my book
Seems that we forgot to go home
It’s you and me and we’re all alone
You’re alright in my book
You’re alright in my book.

(Chorus)
Hours and days weeks and months
I roam around in my pickup truck
Local fisherman chew on their line
The weather’s here it suits me just fine.

Solo
Chorus

You never ask about the time of day
You’re alright in my book
The locals call us by our names
You’re alright in my book
We don’t even have a telephone
Can’t remember our way home
You’re alright in my book
You’re alright in my book
You’re alright in my book
You’re alright in my book
All it took was one look
You’re alright in my book.

Johnny and the Numbers

Written By: John Cannon

They got Detroit Haze,
his Strat goes kind of crazy
when he rips through his power chords
No one seems to mind,
it’s such a good,
good time with all the
dancers out on the floor
Communicating all day,
you know the boy comes
to play with his bag full of licks
Haze plays guitar makin’
music beautiful music

Charlie’s on the drums,
he’s always havin’ fun,
drivin’ the band to and fro
When he locks it in,
he really grabs a beat,
he ain’t about to let it go
A father, a builder,
a teacher never yieldin’
the cat’s really in the flow
Charlies on the drums,
makin’ music beautiful music

(Chorus)
Johnny and the Numbers,
Johnny and the Numbers
together since way back when,
Johnny and the Numbers
turnin’ strangers into lovers
listen, they’re playin’ again,
Johnny and the Numbers,
Johnny and the Numbers
still the best of friends,
Johnny and the
Numbers thru the years
they’ve stayed
together playin’ music to believe in

Solo

They got long tall Tim,
on stage he seldom grins,
when he does he
brings down the house
And when he’s
singin’ pretty women,
they start believin’ they
all start getting’ aroused
At work he’s Clarence Darrow,
though his wife calls him Ted,
he’s got melodies not heard yet
Tim sings and plays guitar
makin’ music beautiful music

Doc can play anything and
when you hear him sing
you know he’s bringin’ it from the heart
He started early, he started young,
he said he got a good, good start
He’s helpin’ others til
themselves,
swears he has everything
Doc plays and sings makin’
music beautiful music
Chorus

Discography

The Four Degrees
(CD) "Red On Red On Red"
"The Loneliest Road In America" and "So Tell Me Please" were released this fall to 4,800 internet radio stations and 2,500 college, commercial and non-commercial stations.

Set List

90 minutes of original material