WORD ON THE STREET

by DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS

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released January 5, 2016

Guitar/Vocals: Dany Laj
Bass/Vocals: Jeanette Dowling
Drums: Lewis Handford

Keyboard
Jay Lemak: tracks 1, 5

Additional Vocals

Sean Dignan: track 2
Laura Hermiston: tracks 2, 4, 5, 8
Samantha Martin: tracks 2, 5, 8
Heather Mazhar: tracks 2, 4, 5
Anna Mernieks: tracks 4, 5
Zero: track 10

Additional Percussion
Sean Dignan: tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

Engineered by: Brendan Howlett at Stu-Stu-Studio (Toronto ON Feb 2014)

Produced by: Dany Laj, Jeanette Dowling, Brendan Howlett

Mixed by: Sam Gemme

Album cover: Geoff Marshall

Beck's beer: Dustin de Bris

Music and Lyrics:
Dany Laj

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Dany Laj Montreal, Québec

Dany Laj’s heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj’s powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south. ... more

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Track Name: SMALL TOWN KID
small town kid

he's a small town kid prone to disaster
an unlikely rebel filled with desire
spends every dime in the jukebox, babe
he's got a knack for making you scream

armed with power chords and a pawn shop electric
ripped up jeans, high-heeled boots
he won't give it up while they keep on draggin' him down
he's gotta get out of here

you've gotta take this down to another town
they're gonna kill you here, follow the yellow line

he moved to a city to render delusion
working for the man while he can
hone the tricks of the trade, you gotta get paid
sometimes you gotta see the light

you've gotta take this down to another town
they're gonna kill you here, you've gotta let it shine

and if i let them have it
i'd be dead

you've gotta take this down to another town
they're gonna kill you here, follow the yellow line

i've got my band behind me and a party up front
this town's pretty cool and the people are wild
i don't want to give this up but i gotta get out of here

i've gotta take this down to another town
and if i let them have it i'd be dead inside
Track Name: I KNOW YOU WANT OUT
i know you want out

my eyes don't see you coming, just like everybody's
i can't see you dreaming for anybody

i'm going places you won't go
i know you want out
i'm breathing air you won't breathe
i know you want out

i'm just a little weirdo, just like everybody
i have no patience for losers, just like anybody

you signal red, i signal green
i know you want out
you found a place for envious anger
i know you want out

you can't climb the ladder if you're scared of heights
you can't be helped if you're sinister

my eyes don't see you coming, just like everybody's
i can't see you dreaming for anybody

you can't climb the ladder if you're scared of heights
you can't be helped if you're sinister

i'm going places you won't go
i know you want out
i'm breathing air you won't breathe
i know you want out
i signal red, i signal green
i know you want out
you found a place for envious anger
i know you want out

i know you want out
i know you want out
Track Name: MR. REBOUND
mr rebound

hey mr rebound
hey mr chamberlain
give me your number
so i can swallow the pain, swallow the pain yeah

give me an hour
let's make it stiff
let's have a shower
and wash away the shame, wash away the shame yeah

you are the answer
give me some more
there is no reason
to walk out the door, walk out the door yeah

i'm mr rebound
i'm mr chamberlain
Track Name: WE KNOW
we know

we know what you're after
we know what you're chasing

we know what you're after
we know what you're looking for
Track Name: WHERES THE LOVE
where's the love

there's people dying just trying to be heard, it's just the word on the street
there's people poking just to ease the pain, it's just the word on the street
there's people picking and singing for change, it's just the word on the street
whereas i'm afraid i can't help this at all, it's just the word on the street

jurisdiction is led by liars, it's just the word on the street
the policemen are aiding the scare, it's just the word on the street
destruction ahead and detour here, it's just the word on the street
the rich get richer, the poor get dumped, it's just the word on the street

where's the love
have you been looking?

where's the love
have you been looking?

there's people dying just trying to be heard, it's just the word on the street
there's people poking to ease the pain, it's just the word on the street
there's people picking and singing for change, it's just the word on the street
whereas i'm afraid i can't help this at all, it's just the word on the street

this jurisdiction is led by liars, it's just the word on the street
policemen are aiding the scare, it's just the word on the street
destruction ahead and detour here, it's just the word on the street
the rich get richer, the poor get dumped, it's just the word on the street

where's the love
have you been looking?
Track Name: BEST THING IN TOWN
best thing in town

put them arms around what's arguably the best thing in town
the best thing in town, going round and round
not just a staple that holds them pages together
as you're reading my memoirs line after line

i champion all the things i've done, the trophy shelf is full
my love will have mercy when i'm next to you

it's all so clear to me in a rational thought
what's said is said and what's done is done
not here to fake you out, i'm not gonna stash the truth
keep my head under the sand like a stupid fool

i am my own destiny, i'm the chosen one
if some folks don't like it, i'm still staying true

i champion all the things i've done, the trophy shelf is full
my love will have mercy when i'm next to you
i am my own destiny, i'm the chosen one
and if some folks don't like it, i'm still staying true

put them arms around what's arguably the best thing in town
the best thing in town, going round and round
Track Name: WOODY/DREAMERS
woody/dreamers

i had to leave in the morning, i had to leave
i can see your face
all over the place

i left my keys on the table, i left my keys
i can see your face
all over the place

i'm a tiny little boy from a tiny little town with my tiny little dreams
he's such a dreamer
you're a tiny little girl with a big city heart with your own little dreams
i'm such a dreamer
put your tiny little hand in my tiny little hand, we'll make tiny little plans
and be dreamers

you were my first drink, i was your last call
come right back
i can't, i'm working for the man
come right back
relax, i think it's killing me
come right back
shit, i think i spilled my drink
but that's okay 'cause i'm in love with you

you were my first drink, i was your last call
come right back
can't, i'm working for the man
come right back
relax, i think it's killing me
come right back
shit, i think i spilled my drink
but that's okay 'cause i'm in love with you
Track Name: KILLING THE PLEASURE
killing the pleasure

you bring around the pain, it's not that bad
it's not that bad at all, and you
won't feel the same, it's not your loss
it's not your loss at all

it makes me feel so dumb
and they'll say i've tried so hard

it brings in the fear, it makes me cheap
it makes me cheap, penniless, and i
won't feel the same, it's pretty bad
it's pretty bad, my friends

it makes me feel so dumb
they'll say i've tried so hard

it seems to me you can't control your ego
the little voice that tells you you're a hero

it's not that bad, so why'd you bring your gun?
to kill the pleasure

it seems to me you can't control your ego
the little voice that tells you you're a hero

it's not that bad, so why'd you bring your gun?
to kill the pleasure
the pleasure
Track Name: QUEEN ST WEST
queen st w

the queen street girls want all the attention
but all they really do is put on their makeup
the queen street boys, they all look crazy
and all they wanna do is get fucked up

the mayor at the hall wants to be humorous
all he ever does is feed us with bullshit
there's someone else who wants to be recognized
and all i really do is put on my makeup

it's too late
it's too late
it's too late for me

i'm sitting all day in my downtown apartment in toronto
and all i can do is think of you
you're at work and i really want to go
down to the park before i have sex with you

it's getting late
we can't hardly wait
i really want to go

it's getting late
we can't hardly wait
i really want to go
Track Name: CARL LE FOU
carl le fou

t’es qui toi? t’as les culottes toutes déchirées
t’es qui toi? t’as oublié comment être aimé?
t’es qui toi? t’as la tête toute échevelée
t’es qui toi? t’as oublié comment être aimé?

il faudra un verres de vin, pour déguisé ton chagrin
car le fou fait rire les fins, tôt le matin.

t’es qui toi? une vision de coeur abimé
t’es qui toi? un mortel égaré
t’es qui toi? un chef de peuple abimé
t’es qui toi? un chien qui a perdu sa place

il faudra un verre de vin, pour déguisé ton chagrin
car le fou, fait rire les fins, tôt le matin