The Situationist International

The Situationist International

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A deafening, organized assult on everything we find offensive in ourselves and the world around us.

Biography

The Situationist International was formed in 2004 by Geoff Lenox who has been compulsively driven towards the rebellious nature of rock n' roll since childhood.

The goal has always been to make loud, agressive music that is centered around catchy grooves. Music that invigorates: dance music, fight music, music for make up sex, music that will get you a speeding ticket. Never joking, never completely serious. The music is instantly captivating, intense to swallow, and impossible to forget. Although we may present ugliness or rage at times, it is for the purpose of catharsis, cleansing the listener of all that eats away at us during our dull, daily routines. Our goal is for everyone at a performance to leave feeling empowered and uplifited.

What sets TSI apart from other bands is a combination of intelligence and humility. We strive to walk the line between stupid, meathead, cock- rock, and artsy pretentiousness. Our music is fun, catchy and simple, but carefully thought out. Likewise, we never want to be so caught up in making statements, or take ourselves so seriously that we loose touch. No point lost, no notes wasted. We are just a rock n' roll band, and we are there to entertain.

Influences include: AC/DC, The Sex Pistols, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Billy Idol, Rob Zombie, The Stooges, The Cramps, The Replacements, The Rolling Stones, U2, etc.

Lyrics

Radical

Written By: Geoff Lenox

RADICAL


THE HOLLAND TUNNEL
THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN
I NEED TO DUMP SOME BODIES
I’M OUT TO STAKE MY CLAIM

(CHORUS)
STRAIGHT UP AHEAD IM A
RADICAL (X4)

IN A BOWERY BASEMENT
UNDERNEATH MY KNIFE
WE ARE THE POLITICIANS
WE’S SHAPIN’ LIVES

CHORUS

THIS AIN’T NO BIG SCREEN
MOVIE
NOBODY FOOLIN’ AROUND
STILL TONIGHT’S GONNA BE
YOUR BIG BREAK
THEY GONNA WRITE YOUR STORY
DOWN

FROM THE FIELDS OF
MISSISSIPPI
TO THE FREIGHT YARDS OF
CHICAGO
TO THE MEADOWLANDS IN
JERSEY
OUT TO THE DESERTS OF EL
PASO

-THAT’S WHERE I HIDE MY
REVOLUTION
GOT MY OWN QUIET REVOLUTION
SO MANY REVOLUTIONARY
DESTINATIONS
I SEE THE TRACES ON THE
LATE NIGHT NEWS

AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN
MIRICALS
AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN PAIN
WELL, I HOPE THAT YOU’LL
COME FIND ME
SO WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE

I TIE THE WICKED TO THE
BEDPOST
I LAY TO WASTE THE THINGS I
HATE MOST
I MAKE A LAST STAND FOR THE
PRACTICAL
STRAIGHT UP AHEAD I’M A
RADICAL

New York Drone

Written By: Geoff Lenox

NEW YORK DRONE

I SIT AROUND MAN,
I TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK –‘ BOUT ANYTHING I HEARD FROM SOMEONE SMARTER

GIVE ME A CALL MAN,
WE’LL CORDINATE JACKETS SO WE CAN ALL GO OUT IN DIFFERENT PLASTIC LEATHER

WELL I’VE GOT YOU NOW
I’VE GOT YOU NOW

SOME DISCO ROCK N’ ROLL,
I HEARD IT ON MY RADIO,
I THINK THAT SOMEONE JUST TOLD ME I LIKE IT

I FIND MYSELF SO FASCINATING,
BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING DECLARED HIP I HAVEN’T BOUGHT YET

BUT I’VE GOT YOU NOW
I’VE GOT YOU NOW

(chorus)
HOW CAN YOU TALK TO ME?
WITHOUT A WORD OF YOUR OWN.
HOLD YOUR HEAD ABOVE ME?
YOU CAN’T STAND UP ON YOUR OWN.

ANOTHER LATTE TO THE BRAIN
-IT WON’T MEAN ANYBODY’S HOME

NEW YORK DRONE
NEW YORK DRONE

I EAT MY TOFU,
I GO TO YOGA SCHOOL,
I’VE GOT MY PAIR OF WEEZER GLASSES

IT’S NEW YORK CITY BABE AND IF I FOLLOW ALL THE RULES THEN I MIGHT BE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ASSHOLE.

AND I’VE GOT YOU NOW
I’VE GOT YOU NOW

(chorus)
DON’T PREACH TO ME
-I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE
DON’T POSE FOR ME
-I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

WHEN ALL THE BOOKS YOU HIDE BEHIND
- THEY DON’T MEAN SHIT WHEN YOU’RE ALONE

NEW YORK DRONE
NEW YORK DRONE

(breakdown)
COULD BE THE WRONG TIME
COULD BE A BAD TIME –
I KNOW
I KNOW

COULD BE A BAD TIME
COULD BE THE WRONG TIME –
I KNOW
I KNOW

COULD BE THE WRONG TIME
COULD BE A BAD TIME
COULD BE THE WRONG TIME, BE A BAD TIME, BE THE RIGHT TIME

MAY BE A GOOD TIME, MAY BE THE RIGHT TIME, MAY BE A GOOD TIME BE THE RIGHT TIME FROM THE RIGHT GUY

(chorus)
DON’T TALK TO ME
WITHOUT A WORD OF YOUR OWN.
HOLD YOUR HEAD ABOVE ME?
YOU CAN’T STAND UP ON YOUR OWN.

YOUR INDIVIDUALITY
- IT’S FUCKING EVERYWHERE I GO

NEW YORK DRONE
NEW YORK DRONE
NEW YORK DRONE

Twister

Written By: Geoff Lenox

TWISTER

SHE SAYS “BABY DO YOU LIKE MY MOVES?”
I SAID UH…UH…HUH…HUH…HUH

“DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE GONNA DO?”
I SAID UH…UH…HUH…HUH…HUH

SHE SAYS “PUT DOWN THAT CIGARETTE”
“I’M LIQOURED UP AND YOU MIGHT GET WET.”
“I’LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING THAT YOU WON’T FORGET
- NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY.”

(chorus)
OOOH, SHE’S A TIWSTER,
TEARING ACROSS THE PLAINS
RICH MAN AND POOR MAN,
SHE GONNA RIP THEM UP THE SAME

YEAH SHE’S A TWISTER MAN,
YOU KNOW SHE CAN’T BE CONTAINED.
SO MANY WASTED, BUT SHE’S
STILL TAKING NAMES.

I CAN FEEL HER CUMMING BUT I – I STAY IN PLACE.
THOUGHT I COULD HANDLE,
JUST THE SMALLEST TASTE.

SHE’LL MAKE IT HARD.
MAKE IT HARD ON – YOU.
KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS,
SHE KNOWS WHAT YOU WANT TOO.
SHE’LL SUCK YOU IN BUT MAN WHEN SHE’S THROUGH SHE’S GONNA LEAVE YOU HALF ALIVE.

(chorus)
OOOH, SHE’S A TIWSTER,
TEARING ACROSS THE PLAINS
YOU AIN’T THE FIRST MAN,
BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

OOOH, SHE’S A TWISTER,
SHE’LL GET YOUR HEART PUMPING CHAMPAGNE.
AND WHEN YOU’RE WASTED,
WELL WE ALL KNOW WHO TO BLAME.

(whispered)

OOOH, SHE’S A TIWSTER,
TEARING ACROSS THE PLAINS
YEAH, SHE’S A RUSH ALRIGHT BUT YOU’LL PAY TWICE THE PRICE IN PAIN.

OOOH, SHE’S A TWISTER,
AND SHE AINT NEVER GONNA CHANGE.
SIT BACK AND WATCH HER,
BUT STAY THE FUCK OUT OF HER WAY.

(loud)
YEAH SHE’S A TWISTER MAN,
YOU HEAR WHAT I SAY.
I’M A SURVIVOR JUST TRYIN’ TO HANG ON DAY BY DAY.

YEAH SHE’S A TWISTER,
BORN WHEN GOD LOOKED THE OTHER WAY.
BUT IF YOU SEE HER,
WOULD YOU SEND HER BACK TO ME?

Discography

The Situationist International - EP released on Summer Air Records, 2005

Set List

Songs we choose from:
Make it Mine
I'll be Here Standing
Mess You
Twister
Baby Don't Play
Trail of Tears
Doesn't Matter
Radical
Homicide (999 cover)
Left Behind
Hands Off My Rock N' Roll