The Toluenes

The Toluenes

 Morristown, Tennessee, USA
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We're a southwest band from the southeast who isn't looking to change the world; just to make it a little more fun.

Biography

Since cutting his teeth on the Nashville music scene, Toluenes vocalist & songwriter Jamon Scott has narrated his tales of love and alcohol on stages from Asbury Park, N.J. to Los Angeles, CA, including the legendary Rainbow Room on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. With comparisons to John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffet and Steve Earle, Jamon has garnered Best Male Vocals and Best Lyrics awards on Garageband.com. Scott also made his small screen debut in the 2007 Indie Gathering Film Festival winner for Best Television Pilot, “Bottle Rockets”. In addition to co-writing and co-starring in the episode, Jamon performs several songs. “Bottle Rockets” was screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and garnered top awards at the 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival, the Accolade Television Awards and the World Independent Film Expo.

Guitarist Brian Blush got his first taste of success in 1995 when his band, The Refreshments, were accepted into the South By Southwest music festival. The appearance resulted in the band being signed by Mercury Records. Their debut release for the label, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy, garnered two Top 20 hits, including the Top 10 Banditos. The Refreshments also wrote and recorded the theme song for FOX TV’s King Of The Hill.

“…The Ramones meet Tom T. Hall”, “…a band with an attitude that’s all beer and backbone.” and “…one of those rare bands that makes you feel good, thoughtful and contemplative all at the same time” are just a few of the words reviewers have used to describe The Toluenes. Their latest c.d., “Quatro Hello”, was recorded in Nashville and co-produced by Jim Allison, who wrote such hits as Reba McEntire’s “What Am I Gonna Do About You” and LeAnn Rimes’ “Fade To Blue”. Their songs have received airplay on various independent and internet radio stations while their videos have logged thousands of views on YouTube. The self-proclaimed Southwest band from the Southeast is a 2010 Hossey Music Award finalist and the official spokeshombres for Kentucky’s own Ale 8 One soft drink.

Lyrics

Her Way Or The Highway

Written By: Jamon Scott

She got a way with me
Everytime she's near
She makes my motor run
When she whispers in my ear

That it's her way or the highway
Everything is fine as long as nothing is my way
She don't like to play unless she wins
So, it's obey or just go away
If ever there's a question then the answer is no way
Her way is where the highway begins
And I'm on the road again

Now she got caution lights
Four-way stops and a toll booth, too
But out here on the open road
The ponies do what they want to do

Because it's her way or the highway
Everything is fine as long as nothing is my way
She don't like to play unless she wins
So, it's obey or just go away
If ever there's a question then the answer is no way
Her way is where the highway begins
And I'm on the road again

Everytime we disagree
There's an exit sign
To where she wants to be
So, she goes her way and I go mine

It's her way or the highway
Everything is fine as long as nothing is my way
She don't like to play unless she wins
And so it's obey or just go away
If ever there's a question then the answer is no way
Her way is where the highway begins
And I'm on the road again

Love Keeps Getting Away

Written By: Jamon Scott

She said, "Mister, could you give me a light?
I've had one too many to drink tonight.
If you don't mind, I could use an ear.
Why don't we get the hell out of here?"
So, I took her to my Chevy and we drove around.
She said, "I hate my life and I hate this town.
And this ain't where I wanted to be.
But love keeps getting away from me."

She said, "I came here running from a broken heart.
Had it together, but it tore apart.
Just one more time when my heart got crossed.
And they say it's better to have loved and lost.
It gets so lonely when you're on your own.
It ain't no fun being all alone.
No, that ain't how it's supposed to be.
But love keeps getting away from me."

Call it fate; call it destiny.
Call it anything you like,
But something brought her straight to me,
Straight to me.

So, I spent the night with a beautiful girl.
I took her home and I rocked her world.
We looked out the window at the moon and stars.
I fell asleep with her in my arms.
Woke next morning; all I found was a note.
It said "I'm sorry"; that was all she wrote.
No, this ain't where she wanted to be.
And love keeps getting away from me.

Hello You

Written By: Jamon Scott

I've been everywhere
I've seen 48 states and Mexico
Made me a lot of real close friends
A senorita in every port
And I've been known to drink too much
And when I do, I'm ten feet tall
Before they cut me down to size
I get while the getting's good

Yeah, I go out on a high note
I've been solo for so long
But so long solo
Hello you
Hello you

Now, I never gave my heart
But I lost it a time or two
Had me a couple of real close calls
Where I was lucky to walk away
One was looking to cut my throat
And one was looking to save my soul
They wore me down and they tied me up
But I was packing a razor blade

Yeah, I go out on a high note
I've been solo for so long
But so long solo
Hello you
Hello you

Goodbye gray skies
Hello blue
Goodbye pistols and switchblades
Hello you

Discography

Four Chords & A Pack of Lies (2007)
Singles: Mexico, Adios New Mexico
Off The Wagon and On The Lam (2008)
Singles: El Diablo, Drunk & Naked
Cervezas, Senoritas, Etc., Etc. (2010)
Singles/Videos: Middle of Nowhere, Bones
Quatro Hello (2011)
Singles: Her Way Or The Highway, Heaven Or Mexico