The Gear

The Gear

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Featuring a dynamic pop blend from such diverse influences as Stax Records, British Rock and MoTown, this music is a perfect blend of smart lyrics, catchy tunes, and straight-ahead rock and roll.

Biography

Meeting on vacant street corners, hanging in smoky coffee houses, The Gear began writing songs over a perpetually half-full glass of wine in 2006. After playing Kinks covers in coffee houses, Ray and Jim teamed up to write songs. It came easy enough; so much so that they brought in their friend Jake to play bass and also had a slew of songs in need of rock and roll. The Gear was formed, and recorded the first 11 of those songs on their first CD, "The Gear"

Lyrics

Just Another Girl

Written By: Ray Cook, Jim Connelly

She looks for meaning in a busted window
And stares at traffic on a sunny day
It’s a pity that, nobody told her how to run away
It’s getting harder to relax when I’m around her
It’s been a long time since we’ve come of age
Sure takes a lot to love, someone who’s gone and pawned
The rest of her days

“Sammy, I love you, why do you treat me so?”
“Sammy, I need you, why do you have to go?”
She’s never been to the country
Hardly walks by the sea
She’s just another girl who lives in Chelsea

We know that angels don’t come round here that often
And when they do, they’re usually heading for home
Up past the boulevard, where they can sit and nurse their broken bones
The lights at night are just like stars in the heaven
They fell to Earth as she was crying alone
They’re red and black and blue
She knows just what to do
When her wish comes true.

“Sammy, I love you, why do you treat me so?”
“Sammy, I need you, why do you have to go?”
She’s never been to the country
Hardly walks by the sea
She’s just another girl who lives in Chelsea
And if you don’t mind, I’ll tell you
Exactly what its supposed to mean
She’s just another girl who lives in Chelsea

And that’s what her old man tells me.
La la la la la.

She’s never been to the country
Hardly walks by the sea
She’s just another girl who lives in Chelsea
And if you don’t mind, I’ll tell you
Exactly what its supposed to mean
She’s just another girl who lives in Chelsea

And that’s what her old man tells me.
And that’s what her old man tells me.
And that’s what her old man tells me.
La la la la la.

Discography

"The Gear" (2008)

Set List

Generally perform 20 songs. We have 45 originals, with the occasional Kinks cover (ex "Till the End of the Day")

Just Another Girl
Glorious Mistake
Poison Arrow
Plenty of You
Abby Made a Fool
The Boys who wave Goodbye
In My Heaven
Once I had a Guy
I Don't Wanna be a Ghost No More
The First Time I told a Lie
Tour Bus Driver
The Other Side
All Night Tonight
Who's Been Trying
No One Around
Take Me for a Fool
The One you Need
This Town's Been Good to Me