The Rotation

The Rotation

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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The Rotation is an energetic sax rock band from Madison, WI. A rock-style rhythm section fused with saxophones creates their unique sound. With enough music to please any crowd, The Rotation plays a variety of lyrically progressed originals as well as covers. More info @ www.therotationband.com

Biography

The Rotation is an energetic seven-piece band playing an array of instruments, all living in the Madison Area. Being close friends and drinking buddies over the years, they would eventually form The Rotation in 2009.
With years of professional music experience, they bring a wide range of styles which create their unique sound. They are influenced by many genres such as rock, ska, reggae and R&B.
With enough music to please any crowd, The Rotation plays a variety of lyrically progressed originals as well as covers from Reel Big Fish and Sublime to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their versatility allows them to perform at numerous venues. The Rotation has performed many festivals including Bratfest and Milwaukee's 2011 Summerfest.

Lyrics

Wake Up

Written By: Nic Mason


Easier to get then get out,
I’m drunk again and I’m livin with doubt
I’m sorry I don’t see what all the fuss was about,
But its 2am and I’m ready to shout,

Wake up around a quarter to 2,
And I think I know what you’re going through,
Cause I swear I’ve been there before,
Livin in a fantasy, my escape from reality,
I swear I’ve been there, I’ve been there before.

How do I get myself, Stuck in these situations,
I’m not, leaving here without some sort of complication,
There’s no, Need to shout we should just have a conversation,
Tho I can’t find the words, due to my lack of innovation.

Wake up around a quarter to 2,
And I think I know what you’re going through,
Cause I swear I’ve been there before,
Livin in a fantasy, my escape from reality,
I swear I’ve been there, I’ve been there before.

Just another pawn in your evil games,
And I’m just another face that you can’t put with a name,
I said it looks like sunshine but you only see the rain,
When you’re just another tourist leaving on the next plane

Wake up around a quarter to 2,
And I think I know what you’re going through,
Cause I swear I’ve been there before,
Livin in a fantasy, my escape from a tragedy,
I swear I’ve been there, I’ve been there before.

Want You Tonight

Written By: Nic Mason

We both have our insecurities,
That’s why I will leave the keys,
In the same place they were before,

Here I am saying baby please,
I hope that you would be the thief,
That was trying to break down my door,

And I see you in the back of my mind,
About the time I’m doing fine,
Is when you decide to show your face,

After a few drinks and due time,
You’ll be replaced by some salt and a lime,
But nothing could get rid of that taste.

Because I want you tonight,

So you want to know how I feel,
But some things you should just conceal,

Cause it’s all self-inflicted pain,
By now I might as well be a pro at the game,

See I don’t know how you get shit confused,
We got on the same damn pair of shoes,
Running the same race we’re about to lose,

And I sent you a text from the bar,
If I could only find my keys id be in my car,
And I would be headin on over to you,

Because I want you tonight

Packing Bags

Written By: Nic Mason

Traveling down this dead end road,
Just a trying to get somewhere,
And I’m about to explode,
And somehow I know you don’t care

The Hardest thing I’ll ever do,
Is turn my back on you,
Pack my bags and leave this town,
But not before I turn this place upside down,

It’s taking a long time,
To figure out where I’m suppose to be,
It doesn’t have to be a crime,
Trying to make you happy.

The Hardest thing I’ll ever do,
Is turn my back on you,
Pack my bags and leave this place,
Never believe the look on your face.

Lie to me but don’t,
Pretend to be something you’re not,
Cause I’ve tried the best I can,
I’ve given all I got.

Can’t drink out of my head,
What am I suppose to do,
I think I’ll get high instead,
Getting over you.

Trying To Get Out

Written By: Nic Mason

We headed out on the horizon,
Where translations get lost,
The sun setting behind us,
We won’t stop at costs,

She’s searching for the answers,
About where things went wrong,
Stayed up all night asking questions,
As we drove til dawn.

I’m trying to get out,
From here,
But you’re holding me down,
I can’t see clear,
And I’ll never back down,
No, I’m standing my ground

We gotta be gettin close now,
To the point of no turning back,
Or should we stop pretending,
That we were off the beaten path

I’m trying to get out,
From here,
But you’re holding me down,
I can’t see clear,
And I’ll never back down,
No, I’m standing my ground

I don’t know how we got here,
Must have drifted along the way,
Ain’t it funny how things are no different,
Same you, same me, different day

I’m trying to get out,
From here,
But you’re holding me down,
I can’t see clear,
And I’ll never back down,
No, I’m standing my ground
And I’ll never back down
I’ll never back down
I’ll never back down
No, I’m standing my ground

Mr Mr

Written By: Marcus Mcquade

Mister yes mister
What do you want from me
My home my head
My wine my bread
My money and family

Mister yes mister
What do you want to see
The world the sky
All of mankind
Living in your misery

Woo uh hoo
Shame on you
Woo uh hoo
We're coming to get you

Mister hay mister
What do you want to be
Someone who helps his present time
Out part of history

Mister yes mister
We don't care we're you
Came from
Don't care were you been
Were not gonna be your passenger
To armageddon

Wu ooh hoo
Shame on you
Woo hu hoo
We're coming to get you

Some things take a long time
Others ain't so slow
If you don't change your ways
My friend we will be
Telling you to go

Mister I say mister
What do you want from see
The earth the sky
All of mankind
Living in your misery
Living in your misery