Shakin' Off The Shock

by Turbine

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Musically the band heads in a new direction on their fourth studio album. It's more groove oriented, with elements of electrofunk and dance, but with a classic Turbine spin on things.

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released 29 April 2015

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Turbine Brooklyn, New York

"Their sound is exhilarating, with flurries of melodic guitars and wailing harp propelling complex improvisations." -Relix

"Their music wails, whispers and directs our thoughts to the deeper mysteries of life." -Americana UK

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Track Name: Hard Way to Make an Easy Living
Hard Way to Make an Easy Living

it's a hard way to make an easy living
it's a hard way to make an easy living

i started out running alone
i went out in the great unknown
now i'm coming in, coming in hot
i don't even know what i got
count my stars the world is wide
and though we'll never make it out in time
i want to live before i die
so even if it takes all night
i'm just trying to get what's mine

and it's a hard way to make an easy living
it's a hard way to make an easy living

sunlight is warm to the touch
and i don't think that you ask too much
out the door don't know what's in store
i only know i always wanted more
quick as lightning a lifetime goes past
starts with a bang and it's gone in a flash
can't see ahead and you can't turn back
it never seems to go so fast
as when you're trying to have a good thing last

and it's a hard way to make an easy living
it's a hard way to make an easy living

i wear my heart on my sleeve
if it's beating i still believe
now i'm going back, back out again
i couldn't tell you where i've been
i started out in the early dawn
and i ended up with a song
now i'm looking for something strong
that's gonna keep me hanging on
you'll never know what you've found 'till it's gone

and it's a hard way to make an easy living
it's a hard way to make an easy living
it's a hard way to make an easy living
it's a hard way to make an easy living
Track Name: Trouble in a Bottle
Trouble in a Bottle

When the sun goes down and you're looking for some fun
careful what you wish for, you're playing with a loaded gun
it's hard to walk a straight line each and every day
you might find temptation but you could lose your way
talkin' bout trouble in a bottle
talkin' bout trouble in a bottle

Let me hear your sad tale, we'll go round and round
listen to me brother can't keep a good man down
i try and do the right thing though you can never tell
i would trade my story if you care to sell
talkin' 'bout trouble in a bottle
talkin' 'bout trouble in a bottle

if you didn't learn your lesson the second time around
it might drive you crazy you might lose your mind
i would take my money i would place a bet
somewhere there's a woman at the bottom of it

at the bottom of it there's a woman you can bet
at the bottom of it there 's a woman you can bet
(somewhere you can bet)
at the bottom of it there 's a woman you can bet
(somewhere you can bet)
at the bottom of it there 's a woman you can bet
(somewhere you can bet)
talkin' 'bout trouble in a bottle
talkin' 'bout trouble in a bottle
talkin' 'bout trouble in a bottle
talkin' 'bout trouble in a bottle
Track Name: Mystic Wanderer
Mystic Wanderer

all night stars grow in size
like diamonds when they crystalize
you're sure there's something more than you can see
but there's nothing making you believe

searching for signs that point to another land
just ask the mystic wanderer you'll understand

there's secrets buried in your heart
and this feeling ancient and dark
you know that sometimes you'll find truth
it's not with your eyes you'll find proof

searching for signs that point to another land
just ask the mystic wanderer you'll understand
Track Name: Soothsayer
SOOTHSAYER

Aint nothing gonna hold us down
from what have to do
but times like these i'm wondering what you're up to
you know i never see your face
or the stories that you say
but you don't even know the things i did just the other day

Cause i'm a slide on an old guitar
and im a needle on a record player
im a dial on a radio
and i'm the truth from an old soothsayer
i'm the lines on an open road
now im playin' out your back seat speakers
i'm the lights on a UFO
while youre runnin' out in your brand new sneakers
you know where to find me
Cause ill always be there
I'll always be there, i'll always be there

Will we remember all those times?
you know how it fades away
but would we really want those things to be happening today
it's not that i wont see you around
that wouldn't be fair
and maybe we'll collect the space between us out of the air

Cause i'm a slide on an old guitar
and im a needle on a record player
im a dial on a radio
and i'm the truth from an old soothsayer
i'm the lines on an open road
now im playin' out your back seat speakers
i'm the lights on a UFO
while youre runnin' out in your brand new sneakers
you know where to find me
Cause ill always be there
I'll always be there, i'll always be there

Cause i'm a slide on an old guitar
and i'm a needle on a record player
im a dial on a radio
and i'm the truth from an old soothsayer
i'm the truth from an old soothsayer
Track Name: Stereo (Advance the Dance)
Stereo (Advance the Dance)

i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i go down downtown studio
yes i'm down down to domino
i go round round round rodeo
i go out when i want to go
dont you know i get up
up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up i get up i get up now

advance the dance can it be it's not by chance?
this connection isn't happenstance
oh wont you come and take my hand

advance the dance can it be its not by chance?
wind is blowing, the night is bright
oh wont you help me realize

i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up i get up i get up yes i do
i get up up up stereo
i get up up up stereo
i get up i get up i get up i get up
Track Name: Black Limousine
Black Limousine

Red door, red balloon
I think you got the place but you got to prove it
whiskey, burning blue
I heard someone calling it the living room blues
it's going down tonight like you've never seen
it's a sound bit you won't believe
and I swear I made such a scene
when you stepped inside that black limousine
i saw you pull around looking like you owned the whole damn town
i could see my reflection, it was in the glass 'till you put the window down

i'm on the outside looking in
you're as cold as ice, tell me what it is?
and i swear i had just had you near
then into the night you disappeared

it's like the cover of a magazine
you're in the backseat of a black limousine
i'm on the telephone but you keep stallin'
i want to know where you're gonna go and if I'm losing you
i'm on the telephone but you keep stallin',
i want to know why you've got to go
i lost my head, 'cause i rolled the dice on you again
keep doing things the same
you'll find yourself crazy if you think they'll change
it's going down tonight like you've never seen
it's a sound bit you won't believe
and I swear I caused such a scene when you said goodbye, goodbye

it's like the cover of a magazine
you're in the backseat of a black limousine
i'm on the telephone but you keep stallin'
i want to know where you're gonna go and if I'm losing you
i'm on the telephone but you keep stallin',
i want to know why you've got to go
Track Name: Shakin' Off the Shock
Shakin' Off the Shock

i'm shakin' off the shock i don't know what to say
i'm shakin' off the shock please don't walk away
God i'm feeling strange it's slowly sinking in
won't you tell me now if it's really happening

out in the pouring rain i want to turn away
i'm shakin' off the shock

i'm shakin' off the shock i need a little time
feels like i got volts running through my mind
where lightning's gonna strike no one ever knows
got to take it all in stride it's just the way it goes

out in the pouring rain i want to turn away
i'm shakin' off the shock

i'm shakin' off the shock got to find some solid ground
i'm shakin' off the shock let water cool me down
God i'm feeling strange it's slowly sinking in
won't you tell me now if it's really happening

out in the pouring rain i want to turn away
i'm shakin' off the shock
Track Name: Cherry Tree
Cherry Tree

Down in the middle of central park as the sunset turns to dark
Somewhere over by a garden green I saw a girl that I’ve never seen
suddenly she was at my side my heart beating ten feet wide

Without any warning she began to dance as if she was in a trance
she got a little white dress that had no sleeves and eyes the color of summer leaves
underneath the cherry tree my time was short but it sure was sweet

a little bit later we went downtown just to hear the night time city sounds
well i had a feeling she'd never stop as she caused a rumble on the table top
the last i saw her was on Mulberry street, i still shake my head in disbelief

look out now you'll see the storm is rolling in, it might get rough
we can go another time around my friend but if you had enough
just say when, then again let me tell you that

i love the way she turns her toes by the cherry tree on garden grove
well the people passing might stop and stare but i don't think that she would care
it's had to find the words to say if i ever make it back that way

fiddler plays a tune on a golden string you can hear him come calling you can hear it ring
i've been searching up high and low, just want to fill my cup before i go
anywhere that you may roam, where i hang my hat is where i call my home
Track Name: Man to Machine
Man To Machine

man to machine machine to man
man to machine machine to man
man to machine machine to man
do it right just do it right

man to machine is always good
he works the cylinders he should
he's pumping out another one
do it right you got to do it right do it right

do it right with the right machine
he's got no excuses no excuses
get in line with the right machine
he's got no excuses no excuses

man to machine is all you need
you count on it when the going gets rough
people say you got you got you got
you got to get it right there's no excuses

man to machine machine to man
he's keeping time with steady hands
you got to work it to understand
do it right you got to do it right

this neighborhood it grows and grows
up with the sun nows she's got to go
she's gonna pick a wine in the afternoon
drinks it when she sees the moon glow

there's someone calling that's no excuse now
you got to do it right do it right
you got no excuses no excuses
man to machine machine to man

she paints the future she paints it loud now
the neighbors say that she better keep it down
she will say we don't we don't we don't
don't want to keep it down this is the future

man to machine machine to man
do it right you got to do it right do it right
there's no excuses there's no excuses
there's no excuses
man to machine machine to man
the creator becomes the created now
Track Name: Golden City in the Sky
Golden City in the Sky

Hop on if you want to catch a ride
don’t just stand there trying to decide
you’ve a got a notion to take flight
i just keep climbing all the time
trying to reach the golden city in the sky

if you’re searching you just might find
you can catch a glimpse in the blink of an eye
if you’re not some idle passer by
as you keep climbing higher and higher
Trying to reach the golden city in the sky
in the sky, in the sky in the sky

sweet illusions sweep away
dissonant confusion in the light of day
all of creation gets organized
i follow the image in my mind
Trying to reach the golden city in the sky
in the sky, in the sky, in the sky

people come to see what they will find
Some seeking wisdom, some second sight
some to fulfill their heart’s desire
they're climbing up the mountain side
Trying to reach the golden city in the sky
in the sky, in the sky, in the sky
gonna climb way up high in the sky
Track Name: Chateau le Puy
CHATEAU LE PUY

chatau le puy come follow me
there's innocent dalmations walking down the street
in the clouds i see rich tonalities
in a sunset soaked in red wine floating on the breeze
yes here it seems time's just a common thief
to be captured in a painting as the light recedes
at chatau lepuy you'll walk with me in gardens green
in good company we could cause a scene

leaving all my worries in a hiding place
i was only living halfway
now i am still in love with a crazy dream
though tomorrow seems not so far away

now it's you and me, we don't have to leave
'cause here we'll find some endless curiosity
at chatau lepuy you'll walk with me in gardens green
even if it's make believe it's all i need