The Marina Beat

The Marina Beat

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The Marina Beat is a four piece Indie/Rock band from the shores and suburbs of Seattle Washington
U.S.A. Their music is a fusion of American Indie Rock songwriting mixed and textured with Afro Cuban
beats and rhythms. The band's influences in West African and Latin polyrhythmic pocket grooves is
backed by an ever-loving indulgence of electric guitar riffs and high voltage solos.

Biography

The Marina Beat was founded by Rob Jimenez and Daniel Benitez in the Spring of 2011, although the pair had
previously performed together in other projects, The Marina Beat would prove the breeding ground to
their signature sounds. Backed by Jonathan Lor'ee on Bass and Blake Radley on Electric guitar the
band would lay down tracks for their debut EP, "Ready,Set,Beat!" (2013) which highlighted lead
singer/songwriter Rob Jimenez's catchy songwriting and Daniel Benitez's thundering drumming. With a
stage show that will surely hype up even the calmest of crowds The Marina Beat now set their sights
on performing often both in and around Seattle as well as throughout the entire U.S. and beyond!

Lyrics

On My Way

Written By: Rob Jimenez

Wishing that I could get somewhere today
Wishing that I could somehow find a way
I've been dreaming' that I was livin'
I've been livin' while I was dreaming'
And lately I don't really seem to care

Maybe one day they'll make it to the show
but cynics are always cynical, I know
Im not waiting longer and this rhythm is getting stronger
And hoping never gets me anywhere..

Im on my way, on way, here I go I'm on my way,
Feeling strong, here I go I,m on my way
And I don't care what they say nothings getting in my way
Here I am, here I go, I'm on my way

Felling like i got nothing left to lose
And rhythm's the only thing I really choose
Yeah!. It won't let me just forget it,
And I can't say that I regret it,
Like a starving musician through and through..

But on my way, on way, here I go I'm on my way,
Feeling strong, here I go I,m on my way
And I don't care what they say nothings getting in my way
Here I am, here I go, I'm on my way Oh!

I'm on my way, on way, here I go I'm on my way,
Feeling strong, here I go I,m on my way
And I don't care what they say nothings getting in my way
Here I am, here I go, I'm on my way

Hey!!!!

Wooo!

Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

Seattle Hipster

Written By: Rob Jimenez

Whoa! Were getting lazy a little lately
One time's enough to make you crazy
For all the moments, that come and leave us
This one's for all the nonbelievers

Nobody fakes it,nobody breaks it
but these kids all swear they're gonna make it
I thought I told ya, I thought I warned ya
Forget all the stories that I told ya

We screamin' let's go
straight from the get go
If stars fall, they fallin' on the west coast
And are holding', the bars are open
And this town is steady rock n' rollin'

Nobody breaks it, nobody fakes it
but these kids all swear they're gonna make it
I thought I told ya, I thought I warned ya
Forget all the stories that I told,

And you're so cruel
But you're so cool
Seattle hipster got it goin' on!

Nobody fakes it,nobody breaks it
but these kids all swear they're gonna make it
I thought I told ya, I thought I warned ya
Forget all the stories that I told

But you bleed Seattle Hipster
...you bleed Seattle Hipster
...you bleed Seattle Hipster
...you bleed Seattle Hipster

Oh!

Kingston

Written By: Rob Jimenez

I look out the window today
And I see its gonna be a good day
We crack jokes all the way to Edmonds
And I know we soon be on our way, yeah!

And she knows we got the heat and..
And she we the lead and..
And she knows we got the beat and..
If she wants she can just meet up

Cuz we gone, we on the ferry
Goin' all the way to Kingston
And I know we coulda' waited
But we on our way to Kingston

The fish jumping' outta' the water
Blue sky ain't got no clouds today, no way!
Cute girls up on the deck got
Nice smiles and nicer things to say, yeah!

And she knows we got the heat and..
And she we the lead and..
And she knows we got the beat and..
If she wants she can just meet up

Cuz we gone, we on the ferry
Goin' all the way to Kingston
And I know we coulda' waited
But we on our way to Kingston

Wooo

Yeahhhhh!

Yeah we gone, we on the ferry
Goin' all the way to Kingston
And I know we coulda' waited
But we on our way to Kingston!

Yeah we gone, we on the ferry
Goin' all the way to Kingston
And I know we coulda' waited
But we on our way to Kingston!

Woo!

Hey Josephine!

Written By: Rob Jimenez

GO!
Girl, you know they're always kinda late
And that they're always kinda lame
Cuz they don't now anything thats not the same

And oh, it doesn't matter what they say
You're gonna make it anyway
Just live you're days
Forget about their games

Spending your days singing' Strokes "Someday" (we fall apart)
Rotting away on the couch, lonely, someday, No way!!

We livin' today yeah, and we be okay
We livin' today yeah, and we be okay
Believe a little baby, and breathe a little darlin'
I swear we gonna make it
Just hang on a little longer, Oh!

Oh, you know that haters gonna hate
They've always got somthin' to say
But you and me, we got songs and songs for days
And oh, you've got that special kind of way
You make this band begin to play
Don't ever let anybody take your style away

Spending the day singing' Strokes "Someday" (we fall apart)
Rotting away on the couch, lonely, someday, No way!!

We livin' today yeah, and we be okay
We livin' today yeah, and we be okay
Believe a little baby, and breathe a little darlin'
I swear we gonna make it
Just hang on a little longer, Oh!

Hey Josephine! Hey Hey! Josephine!
Hey Josephine! Hey! Hey Josephine!

Heeeeeyy Josephine!!
Heeeeeyy Josephine!! GO!!

Big Booty Judy

Written By: Rob Jimenez

Woo!
I never wanted, I never needed
The kind of girl thats too high maintenance and conceited
I never wanted, I never needed
The kind of friend that only sees me as deleted

Then she wanted me to stay
And I didn't know what to say
So I grabbed her by the waist
And we danced the night away

Then she wanted me to stay
And I didn't know what to say
So I grabbed her by the waist
And she was dropping' it like...

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it,
Cuz she's got the king size booty

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it,
Cuz she's got the king size booty

She never wanted, she never needed
The kind of hips that make the boring guys believe it
She never wanted, she never needed
The kind of curves that make them skinny jeans reveal it

Then she wanted me to stay
And I didn't know what to say
So I grabbed her by the waist
And we danced the night away

Then she wanted me to stay
And I didn't know what to say
So I grabbed her by the waist
And she was dropping' it like...

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it,
Cuz she's got the king size booty

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it,
Cuz she's got the king size booty

Woo Hoo!

(Hey)
(Then she wanted me to go, then she wanted me to stay)
(Then she wanted me to go, then she wanted me to ....)

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it,
Cuz she's got the king size booty

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it,
Cuz she's got the king size booty

She's got the king size booty
She's got the king size booty
Big booty Judy can do it
Cuz she's got the king size booooty

Wooo Hooo!

(Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey)

Discography

Ready, Set, Beat! (EP) 2013

Singles: "On My Way", "Big Booty Judy", "Hey Josephine!"

Bonus Download Track: "See You Later"

Set List

1. On My Way
2. Kingston
3. Seattle Hipster
4. Hey Josephine!
5. My Dear Watson
6. 100 Lies
7. Big Booty Judy
8. Singing Bleach
9. Party On The Ave.

Encore:
10. Gimme Love
11. See You Later

Occasional Covers:
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Diamond On The Soles Of Her Shoes (Paul Simon)
Gimme Hope Joanna! (Eddy Grant)