This Is It

by Thermal And A Quarter

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1.
This Is It 03:12
Go on squeeze the last drop Out from this little spot of limelight ‘Cause tomorrow the hipsters of hop Will be the concubines of cool And for all you know This may not be that special show So watch yourself in huddle time And don’t forget to keep in touch This is it Our time Has come And gone It’s the way Of the dinosaur And who knows maybe someday We’ll find Plan B In a hit movie We’ve got three R’s in the band But somehow we only Read and wRite We got lost in number land It’s not a pretty sight So turn up that old tube drive Step into the light Look into those front row eyes Make your little goodbyes This is it Our time Has come And gone It’s the way Of the dinosaur And who knows maybe someday We’ll find Plan B In a hit movie
2.
You’re an angel in the morning And you like your eggs Sunny side up Like you like everything Your touch is gold, lady And Midas couldn’t hold a candle To your butterfly And it’s crazy, crazy, crazy How I got a ticket on this ride It’s like a one-way return, warm inside Tell me the secret alchemy of the move How can I get your groove Tell me when you see the sunset Do you think he goes To an afterglow Somehow I don’t know You spread it around so very well Your sacred sunshine I watch the luminous trail And yet I feel special, special, special How I got a ticket on this ride It’s like a one-way return, warm inside Tell me the secret alchemy of the move How can I get your groove It’s always on it’s always on Like everything is spinning round How I got a ticket on this ride It’s like a one-way return, warm inside Tell me the secret alchemy of the move How, how can I get your groove
3.
Holy Jose 06:17
Holy Jose got it all worked out He’s the man with the plan He’s on a bullet train to heaven It’s made in Japan Watch his eyes for a sneak preview Don’t have to wait Don’t you go kill his kangaroo It’s a leap of faith He’ll have you climb the walls on Sunday It’s a holiday He’ll have you eating out of his hand That’s the way, that’s the game that’s the way He plays Holy Jose got ice and spice And a snazzy goatee He’s getting hot, he’s dripping cool But nothing comes for free He’s on TV, he’s got style Got vim got verve Got a smile like a crocodile Watch for that curve He’ll have you climb the walls on Sunday It’s a holiday He’ll have you eating out of his hand That’s the way, that’s the game that’s the way He plays
4.
Jimmy didn’t hear a thing Poor puppy dog earthling The Big Dipper went out for a while As The Dealer came in He’d just been on a round trip From Thetis’ moons to Sunset Strips Sold all his magic stardust And wiped the evidence from his fingertips His eyes glittered like sapphires His buttons were made of steel He was heading out to Empire’s For a midnight meal * He’s messed with so many minds Peddled imagination and fine wines He knew every highway in space And an alley or two Knew the law, some lawyers too There was a deal to make tonight He had to hide from the satellite Can’t keep the customers waiting To see the light Put on some cruise music Maybe catch the late night flick When this deal goes down There’ll be another dream in town The soaps are now religion The news is out of sight The ghosts of all our passions Ran from the kryptonite * They waited one night at perigee The mind police of democracy They were quick, but he was quicker It was a mockery He slipped into a parallel universe Where freedom was the only curse He threw back his head and laughed… For he was captain fascination and he didn’t worry about no retribution… *
5.
You were born on a pleasant night Your tiny cries a melody While this world’s lonely satellite Threw away his smiles for circularity Was it all written down right then In bold, black, flowing lines All your lives, all your loves All the forces you would entwine… Ch: Don’t believe in the book of destiny But how the hell did you find me Don’t believe in the book of destiny But how the hell did you find me Am I another scrawl upon the pages Don’t let, don’t let the ink run dry Far away you were so far away Seven seas, seven ships, latitudes And here you are, you found your way To my little habitude Where is the rhyme where is the reason For my lips to speak so many smiles This song writes itself as I watch It’s not another one for the files Ch: Don’t believe in the book of destiny But how the hell did you find me Don’t believe in the book of destiny But how the hell did you find me Am I another scrawl upon the pages Don’t let, don’t let the ink run dry Was it all written down right then In bold, black, flowing lines All your lives, all your loves All the forces you would entwine… Ch:
6.
Fly 05:56
Fly You Float The ground is but a memory Memory is a bit of the past And the past never did exist Fly Lighter than air Heavier than experience Gravity Can you wear my weight on your skin Today Fill your breath with magic and call me in the morning You can call me, call the doctor, call me Did you wake up on the ceiling, do you think you’re dreaming Don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down Are you worried are you tense Can you understand, can you understand That suddenly levitation has no defense Just don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down Fly You’ve got to fly Don’t lose the meaning Just don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down, don’t look down Are you worried about the morning after What kind of medication can you take for this condition Fly You’ve got to fly
7.
Hot Day 04:42
The sky looked like butter mother made You looked like a tall cool glass of lemonade It’s a hot day You’re hot and bothered, just like me And the sweat on your soft white shoulder says politely It’s a hot day Understated Up-to-dated Woman please Sip your Earl Grey On the plane to Bombay But don’t give me that whirl… * You’re wearing much too much my darling Wrapped up in that thing you’re doing Would you let me down this way Am I all alone in this emotion Am I to believe no man is an island When you’re all around me On this hot, hot day… Can you take the time to look at the mercury Quiksilver climbing so steadily It’s a hot day You’re hot and bothered, just like me And the sweat on your soft white shoulder says politely It’s a hot day Understated Up-to-dated Woman please Sip your Earl Grey On the plane to Bombay But don’t give me that whirl… *
8.
Without You 06:10
I’m all curled up like the letter ‘Q’ I can’t say a single word without U It’s raining and the water’s getting in Wouldn’t happen if I had you under my skin The clock on the wall has hands that never meet Why do you walk on the other side of the street How can you look right through me I’ll be more than just a window If you’ll just open the door… * Am I a pawn in your game Can’t you see without you I am lame Remove all the pieces, let me remain The fat little bowman’s taking aim But that to you, it’s all the same… I’m a book on the shelf won’t you take me down Under the covers I’m quite a clown Like a record player stuck in a groove You’re gonna have to make me move Most of the time, people don’t look at me When I’m with you I’m a performing flea… How can you look right through me I’ll be more than just a window If you’ll just open the door… * Am I a pawn in your game Can’t you see without you I am lame Remove all the pieces, let me remain The fat little bowman’s taking aim But that to you, it’s all the same… Everybody has a story About a love gone wrong Should I believe it all Forget the happy ending.
9.
Then and Now 05:12
There’s an emptiness in between The distance of your tiny dream That space between now and then An instance out of control You and me entirely Why do we lose ourselves Lose our way Tell me why does the sky Have to be so high… History, a merry-go-round Carousel spinning turning Where are you what have you become Brighter stars still shine the light On the ceiling of the darkest night Shine a light on the distance of the dream and what’s real As I was looking up at the stars Saw someone I forgot Don’t know where but somewhere there The seed was planted found its trail You and me entirely Why do we lose ourselves Lose our way Tell me why does the sky Have to be so high History, a merry-go-round Carousel spinning turning Where are you what have you become Brighter stars still shine the light On the ceiling of the darkest night Shine a light on the distance of the dream and what’s real
10.
Whispers in my head, like autumn leaves Something you said, silently weaves Words in a story, nobody wrote Can anyone hear me, do I have to shout The lines on your face, miles and miles Pack up your suitcase, we sail in a while Moon on the water, so high Give me a daughter, to tell me why Words and pictures, simple shackles, Do we have to hold on so tight Feel it, taste it, love it, leave it In the end, it’s all into white White Doo-doot-doot-doo.. So many ways I couldn’t tell you It’s all in your mind Tell me what you find So many ways I couldn’t tell you Doo-doot-doot-doo.. The baby is crying, walk lightly around When you are flying, don’t wish for the ground You’re always with me, then you walk out the door Can anyone hear me, do I have to shout Words and pictures, simple shackles, Do we have to hold on so tight Feel it, taste it, love it, leave it In the end, it’s all into white White Doo-doot-doot-doo.. Woah

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released February 20, 2009

All songs - lyrics by Bruce Lee Mani, Music by Thermal And A Quarter, except Then and Now – lyrics by Rzhude David, Music by Thermal And A Quarter

Guitars, Vocals – Bruce Lee Mani
Bass, Vocals – Rzhude David
Backing Vocals – Rajesh Mehar
Drums, Percussion – Rajeev Rajagopal

Recorded at Mahati Studios, Chennai, by Didier Weiss
Mixed at AM Studios, Chennai by Jeff Peters. Mastered at Joe Gastwirt Mastering, USA

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Thermal And A Quarter Bengaluru, India

"Thermal And A Quarter (TAAQ) is on the vanguard of the Indian Rock Scene" - NPR, USA

Founded in 1996, TAAQ is an eclectic, irreverent (but usually relevant) band that considers itself and its music as bastard children of the world. At home everywhere, belonging nowhere. Always true, tight, intense and ready to laugh.
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