The Occupational Side Effects

The Occupational Side Effects

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
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Dirty, sexy, funkadelicious love songs made to be played at maximum volume.

Biography

THE OCCUPATIONAL SIDE EFFECTS – BIOGRAPHY

Stephen Clarke has been working as a session bass player for over 25 years playing in numerous recording and live projects. Born in Barbados, Stephen has been playing music since the age of five. It started off with piano lessons and by the time he was 13 he had been playing bass, guitar and drums. He was the youngest professional bass player on the island at the time and won several local talent contests for best original songs. At 16, Stephen moved to Canada to further his studies in music and focus on building a career in the music business.

At the age of 22, while living in Toronto, Stephen landed a gig playing for a band, which was signed to Universal Records and toured Canada and the U.S. for several years. After the band broke up Stephen moved to Ottawa and started playing sessions, touring with other bands including one that relocated to L.A., while all along writing songs for a solo project.

Over the next number of years, Stephen recorded five solo records under the stage name “J.J.Antrobus” and in 2003 his second album was number one in Australia on Mp3.com.au for six months. At this stage in his career and on record number six, it was time to branch out and focus exclusively on his latest band “The Occupational Side Effects”, which is a moniker for playing and supporting other artists. With the offering of his latest release “Not Your Dealer’s Friend” intended to be played at maximum volume, it just might be a diamond in the rough you have been looking for.

Lyrics

Animal

Written By: S.Clarke

In my hell
We are lovers, sometimes that, is what it is,
It feels right
Like no other, but we both know that it's a mistake,
Why is it?
What is it, that makes us do, things against fate,
When we come through...
And face the day, that's when it becomes,
Clearer when we break,

Meet my animal,
Thats the one I'm made of,
Meet my animal,
Come on put your love on,
Meet my animal,
That's the one I'm made of,
Meet my animal,
Come on put your hate on,

What you say...
Does not really matter, you know I'm going to do,
What I want anyway,
You want to play....
Play with fire, you know you’re going to get burnt,
Is that ok,
Why is it?
What is it, that makes us do, things against fate,
When we come through...
And face the day, that's when it becomes,
Clearer when we break,

Meet my animal,
That’s the one I'm made of,
Meet my animal,
Come on put your love on,
Meet my animal,
That’s the one I'm made of,
Meet my animal,
Come on put your hate on,

2012 Freddy the cow music (SOCAN)

Bottle Rocket

Written By: S.Clarke

I'M LOCKED DOWN IN A PRISON THAT YOU'RE RUNNING
I'M AN S.O.S TIED TO A BOTTLE ROCKET
AND WHEN YOU PUSH ME THE LIGHT INGNITES THE FUSE

SADLE UP THERE'S NO WAY TO STOP IT
IT'S LIKE PUTTING MY FINGER IN A SOCKET
AND WHEN I'M GONE THE JOKE WILL BE ON YOU
CAUSE WHEN YOU TIE ME DOWN, TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY, I'VE GOT TO GET BACK
WHEN YOU TIE ME DOWN, TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY, I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY FROM YOU

YOU SAY THE WHOLE WORLD HAS GOT YOU IN IT'S POCKET
YOU TURN TO ME AND YOU WANT ME TO SLOVE IT
I'LL TELL YOU BABY, THERE'S NOT MUCH I CAN DO

ARE YOU PARINOD NOW, I THINK YOU'VE GOT IT
DON'T STEP TO ME, CAUSE YOU KNOW I DON'T WANT IT
I'M JUST AN S.O.S THAT'S TIED TO A BOTTLE ROCKET

CAUSE WHEN YOU TIE ME DOWN, TO YOUR RAILROAD TRACKS
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY, I'VE GOT TO GET BACK
WHEN YOU TIE ME DOWN, TO YOUR RAILROAD TRACKS
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY, I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY FROM YOU

I'M LOCKED DOWN IN A PRISON THAT YOU'RE RUNNING
I'M AN S.O.S TIED TO A BOTTLE ROCKET
AND WHEN YOU PUSH ME THE LIGHT INGNITES THE FUSE

SADLE UP THERE'S NO WAY TO STOP IT
IT'S LIKE PUTTING MY FINGER IN A SOCKET
AND WHEN I'M GONE THE JOKE WILL BE ON YOU

CAUSE WHEN YOU TIE ME DOWN, TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS
I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY, I'VE GOT TO GET BACK
WHEN YOU TIE ME DOWN, TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS
I'VE GOT TO BREAK AWAY, I'VE GOT TO GET AWAY
FROM YOU...

2012 Freddy the cow music (SOCAN)

Waited For You

Written By: S.Clarke

IF YOU'RE WALKING ON A TIGHTROPE
WITH NO SPOTTER ON THE LINE
WHEN YOU SUNK SO DEEP IN SORROW
THAT YOU CANNOT SEE THE LIGHT

WELL I FELT LIKE THAT ON MOST DAYS
AND I JUST HOPE'D AND PRAYED
THAT YOU'LL COME MY WAY
NOW I WATCH THE SHIPS GO BY
AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY
IS I'M GLAD I WAITED
I'M GLAD I WAITED FOR YOU

WHEN THE MOON THAT CAST A SHADOW
HAS CANCLED OUT YOUR SIGHT
WHEN YOUR THOUGHTS THEY SEEM TO FOLLOW
THAT YOU CANNOT LEAVE BEHIND

WELL I FELT LIKE THAT ON MOST DAYS
AND I JUST HOPE'D AND PRAYED
THAT YOU'LL COME MY WAY
NOW I WATCH THE SHIPS GO BY
AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY
IS I'M GLAD I WAITED
I'M GLAD I WAITED FOR YOU

I FELT LIKE THAT ON MOST DAYS
AND I JUST HOPE'D AND PRAYED
THAT YOU'LL COME MY WAY
NOW I WATCH THE SHIPS GO BY
AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY
IS I'M GLAD I WAITED
I'M GLAD I WAITED FOR YOU

WHEN I WATCH THE SHIPS COME BY
I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME NOW
WHEN I WATCH THE SHIPS GO BY
I THINK ABOUT YOU, I THINK ABOUT YOU...

2012 Freddy the cow music (socan)

Long Way Down

Written By: S.Clarke

WHERE DOES IT START NOW
AND WHERE DOES IT END
GIVE ME A SECOND, TO CATCH MY BREATH
I'M WALKING DOWN SIDE WALKS, LOST IN MY HEAD
LOST IN THE MOMENT

YOU SAY WE NEVER HAD A CHANCE
FROM WHERE I STAND, I'M ON THE FENCE
CRAZY CONFUSION, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
WHEN LOVE ENDS IN TRAGEDY

IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN
IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN
IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN
TO PICK UP YOUR HEART IN BROKEN PIECES

SCATTERED FRAGMENTS, ESCAPE THE MIND
FLOWING OUTWARDS, TOWARDS THE LIGHT
THE SHINNING CLEARITY, LOOKS SO SLEEK
BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN ..REALLY

IF I STOOD UP HIGH, IF I HAD REGRETS
NOTHING WOULD CHANGE THAT, THIS WAS FOR THE BEST
STILL CRAZY CONFUSION, EXPLODES ON THE SCENE
WHEN LOVE ENDS IN TRAGEDY

IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN
IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN
IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN
TO PICK UP YOUR HEART IN BROKEN PIECES
IF GIVING UP IS WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

IF YOU TRIED YOUR BEST AND NO ONE EVER SEES IT
IT'S ALL A LIE, IT'S YOU, YOU SHOULD BELEIVE IN
PICK IT UP YOUR HEART IS STILL BEATING...

Discography

Number Four - Love Song (Coming Late 2013)
Not Your Dealer's Friend - 2012
Sophomore Baby - 2006
Pets That Chase Their Shadows - 2005
J.J.Antrobus - 2004
Fast Freight Train Demo - 2003

Set List

Solo Show Acoustic Set list:

Running on One Wheel
Let You Go
The Bug
Bottle Rocket
Waited For You
The Storm
Dog With A Bone
Radio
Oh My My

Full Band Rock Set List:

Deal With The Devil
Bottle Rocket
The Bug
Let You Go
Is That The Thanks I Get
Radio
Running On One Wheel
Dog With A Bone
Number Four Love Song
The Reasons
Waited For You
Animal

Encore
Oh My My
Long Way Down