The Takeover UK

The Takeover UK

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3 part harmonies that are unabashedly pop — though their punk attitude comes shining through with thick power chords and vocals that teeter between sugar and snarl.

Biography

On Saturday nights, 21st Street, Manhattan’s notorious strip of clubs peddling fourhundred-
dollar bottles of vodka to Paris Hilton wannabes and nouveau riche hedge fund
managers, is a nightmare. “It’s like mardi gras. You’ve got a street filled with beautiful
girls in short skirts, but we ain’t offering what they want. I shovel horseshit for a living,”
shrugs Nic Snyder, guitar player, singer, and heartthrob of The Takeover UK. He has the
good looks of a mid-western serial killer — you could see him playing against Sissy
Spacek in a Hollywood epic.
The rest of the gang also carry the charisma and gravitas that comes with living in
Pittsburgh and getting the hell out. Besides Nic, among them are Mark and Adam, both
office drones, and Josh, an out of work pizza delivery boy. Together they have cemented
a bond as tough as anything that has come out of a town famous for forging steel.
The Takeover UK have been recording here on 21st Street, putting the finishing touches on
their debut, , a bold, brash pop masterpiece. They make no bones
about it, they are unabashedly pop — though their punk attitude comes shining through with
thick power chords and vocals that teeter between sugar and snarl. In a world of color-bynumbers
pop performed by painted faces and hand-picked record company doll babies,
The Takeover UK stand out in sharp relief — whatever territory they have “taken” they
have earned inch by inch, with sweat and raw talent. They are lucky to have two singersongwriters
working as one, blessed with an incredible depth of compositional tools – how
is it even possible to come up with so many good songs? And every one of them takes
unexpected twists and turns across an album brimming with angst, happiness, anger,
confusion, and humor. It does not hurt that they can play their asses off.

Lyrics

The Lonely Ones

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

Here's what you get from me
A shiny little melody
That shit don't grow on trees
At least not every night

I think it's safe to say
No cop car has ever been
As calm and warm as when
You're in it by my side

I'll be the Lonely One
You'll be my crime

Fuck if he cares for you
My blood's running black and blue
My backseat was made for you
If only for tonight

So I guess I'll wait for you
That's all I ever do!
Seems like I'm always waiting on some stronger tide

Never Been So Sick

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

I’ve never been so sick before You’ve never been dope sick before I never felt so sick before ’Cause I’d never been dope sick before I never been so sick before You never been dope sick before I’ve never been so fucked before ’Cause I’d never been dope sick before Oh you come around knocking on my door Say you never been so sick before I can’t recall my life before When I’d never been dope sick before
Oh, when you go Let me know I traded it all in for dope I’m a fool Such a fool I’ll always be singing for you I’ve never been so sick before I’ve never been dope sick before

Ah La La

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

In many ways I’d be the perfect man
I’ll fuck you over, you won’t understand
Come on and let it out
You know I’m right
Whatever gets you through the long dark night

(Singin’)
Ah la la la la la la la
Over and over till ya get my point
Ah la la la la la la la
And it’s you I’m dreaming of
I’m thinking of
Yeah

I’ll bet the boys’ll never leave you alone
True love won’t come in the cab ride home
C’mon and let it out
I know you’re free
I’ve done the worst I’ve done it to me

(Singin’)

Over and over till ya get my point
Over and over till ya get my point
Over and over till there is no point
Over and over and over and over

Running With The Wasters

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

Of all the ways that you could fall Well ya fell right into me You were born to waste my time And ya knew it When I move all around You can move behind me It’s a trap, It’s a chance Build your world around me When I fall, And I’ll fall We’ll be bruised and broken I said it all, After the fall Girl, Put those eyes away ’Cause I, I just don’t know And we sing Whoah oh oh oh You’re running with the wasters now Whoah “ “ You’re running with the wasters now No the city ain’t your friend It’s where you lost the whole damn plot I was born to let you down When we’re down and we still sing You’re running with the wasters now You’re running with the wasters now And if ya like we’ll show ya how You’re running with the wasters now

Denise

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

Deecie, don’t you need me?
Nothing more would please me
Every little smile I fake
Tryin’ not to look your way
Please, no one remind me

Deecie, don’t you need me?
Lay down here beside me
You know your man is second rate
I am gonna take his place
Please, love, don’t deny me

There is something you must understand
You are gonna have to leave your man
Here I am darlin’ take my hand
You’re gonna have to leave your man

Oh Denise
You’re the only thing I need
Oh Denise
You’re the only thing I need

Deecie, don’t forget me
Please, love, don’t regret me
Every little sigh or shake
I could make it better babe
Please just don’t deny me

Oh Denise
You’re the only thing I need
Oh Denise
You’re the only thing I need

Distant Shores

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

She’s my sister I’m your brother We don’t need much We love each other Awake in the morning Bells are ringin’ I got so low I woke up sinking Oh, and we’ll meet again someday On distant shores where clouds are gray ’Cause all my reason I don’t need a reason It won’t even matter at all She’s my sister I’m your brother We don’t need much We love each other Awake in the mornin’ Bells are ringin’ We got so high We felt like singing Ooh ooh oh Oh, and we’ll meet again someday Won’tcha stick around boy and stay On distant shores where clouds are gray Won’tcha stick around boy Oh, you’ll find love in stranger ways Won’tcha stick around boy and stay Just to meet on brighter days Won’tcha stick around boy ’Cause all my reason I don’t need a reason It won’t even matter at all I will sing alone
I will sing alone
I will sing alone ’Cause all my reason I don’t need a reason It won’t even matter at all She’s my sister I’m your brother We don’t need much We love each other Awake in the morning Bells are ringing We got so high We felt like singin’ I will sing alone I will sing alone I will sing alone

Kill Me Dead

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

I was just a boy with nowhere to go Where ya gonna sleep kid? I don’t know Well I went down there by the bay But no one’s hanging there today Drank my pay away and there’s nothing left It only gets worse when you give your best Good times they are so few It comes and goes and leaves you through Down below ya Never say I never warned ya I’ve been on the phone to stall ya Just ‘bout everyday Well, Hey!!!

I’ve been staying out all night And I just thought that you should know I’m a man of simple pleasures Why don’t we have a go? She’ll be fine In record time But hesitation’s got me on a noose today Hey!!
I was just a boy with nothing left The nights are worse but there’s no best Ran myself all ragged All over town Kill me dead Hey!!!!! Well I’ve been staying out all night And I just thought that you should know I’m a man of simple pleasures Why don’t we have a go? She’ll be fine In record time But hesitation’s got me on the news today Hey!!!!!!!!

Sleep It All Away

Written By: Nic Snyder / Mark Solomich

I park my jeep by the sulfur creek
And we both climb in the backseat
We fall in beat with the rain
Believe me babe, Believe me babe

It's like 3WS just knows
As “Ebb Tide” flows from the radio
I'd have it no other way
Believe me babe
Don't leave me babe

I'll just Sleep it all away
Well so much for you
So much for you

Sleep - my favorite pastime
The one thing keeping ya off my mind
You gave me no reason or rhyme
To leave me babe
Believe me babe

I dream we never came undone
You, the one lover I really loved
Ne me quitte pas
Believe me babe
Don't leave me babe

I sleep through you like I do
I sleep through you like I do
I sleep through you like I do
Sleep it all away

I'll sleep through you like I do
I'll sleep through you like I always do

Discography

Running With The Wasters - Rykodisc (March 24, 2009)
It's All Happening (EP) - Rykodisc (May 20, 2008)

Set List

Running With The Wasters/Ah La La/ Golden Age/ The Lonely Ones/ Main Street Crush/ Kill Me Dead/ Don't Wait Up
Typical set is 6 or 7 songs. On average, most songs clock in at 3-3:30. Sets are usually a half hour but we can play for over an hour as our catalog is easily 40 + songs.