The Dollyrots

by The Dollyrots

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James Linton
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James Linton This album beautifully exhibits the simplicity and pure joy of homemade pop and Rock and Roll. Favorite track: Twist Me to the Left.
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Rog My kinda shit ... more please!
Jean-Jacques Alain
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Jean-Jacques Alain The joy of this album is that it doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is... pure unadulterated bubblegum teen pop. Add to that the Dollyrots funded this excellently produced album through fan donations, kudos to them, and me for now owning a copy! Favorite track: Hyperactive.
Tom Calhoun
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Tom Calhoun There is so much to love about this album from the catchy single Twist Me to the Left to my favorite track on the record, the ukulele based South of the Border. The Dollyrots first crowd funded effort shines with creativity and inspiration. The future of DIY music is bright and Luis and Kelly are leading the way. Favorite track: South of the Border.
Eric Siegel
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Eric Siegel Full of catchy, awesome songs! Everyone needs to get this album! Favorite track: South of the Border.
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w.robbie.scott reminding us why youth rules/sux Favorite track: Hyperactive.
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released September 18, 2012

Written and Performed by Luis Cabezas & Kelly Ogden
Produced by John Fields at Studio Wishbone
MIxed by Paul David Hager & John Fields
Assisted by C. Todd Nielsen
Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters


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The Dollyrots are a female-fronted rock n' roll band from California.

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Track Name: Starting Over
Please don’t raise any suspicion
You’ll jeopardize the mission
We might as well go home
Step way back into the darkness
Behind the glowing spotlights
And now we’re on our own
And you keep Standing on your ground
And I’ll keep Us from falling down
No apologies No economy
We are scavenging
Making enemies
The buildings fall
Emergency calls
Doesn’t matter
Start it over again
Track Name: I Wanna Go
Trapped in a box and I'm feelin' lonely
Day's really long and the clock moves slowly
Give me a break I'm not getting any
All for the sake of a pretty penny
Who's waiting for me
Who's waiting for us
I wanna go
Somewhere that isn't here
I wanna go
You coming with me dear
I wanna go
Let's drop it into gear
I wanna go
Just get me outta here
Gave me that look that says yeah I'm ready
Check for the exits pulse unsteady
Saving myself from the life suck monster
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Down in the front hands up in the back
Hands up in the front and don't you come back
Down in the front hands up in the back
Hands up in the front and don't you come back
Track Name: Hyperactive
I’m so moody and they’re so moody and
We’re unstable and so unable to
Calm our bodies or keep shut quiet
Hormones raging no time for waiting
I’ll feel it in the morning
I totally deserve it
We are we are
We are we are
Like animals
We’re wild
Magnetic attractive kinetic hyperactive
So Lesley’s shaking and
Kind of making out
With the townie that’s at the party
I’m just dizzy and kind of horny it’s
Way too early so just take warning
Make it the most Explode
Better bring it close Implode
Take off your clothes Explode
It’s our duty to shake our booties and
Be fantastic but kind of tragic
Life’s a movie it’s not our choosing I’m
Self-inflicted but still your victim
All we’re living for is to die So let’s enjoy the ride
Track Name: Satellite
The flowers falling from your hair
They left a trail behind you
With just one look with just that stare
I’m paralyzed a statue
So please just stay
Don’t go away or make it hard to find you
Needle come back from the haystack
And draw my blood to write you
Breathe it in
Don't look back and just begin and
Breathe it in
The past is passed it's been turned in
On a Tuesday
In October
Can I waste your time with a cheesy line
It was cloudy
You were moody
Not a star in site so we wished on a satellite
And though I know we haven’t spoken yet
I’m sure you’re witty
Just sneak me out through my window
And take me to the city
We’ll drive the streets
Our song repeats
As time flashes by too fast
On our way home we’ll find a park
And roll around in the grass
Chaotic burning sparkling attracting falling dissolving 10 9 8 0
Track Name: Twist Me to the Left
Wake up with my makeup on
Clothes still from the night before
Saw the sun come up again
Chicago maybe Baltimore
Only chick upon this ship but
Brothers make it less homesick
Showtime comes so here we go
Take a shot head to the door
Here comes your moment Own it
Shimmy fizzy jump up and down
Shimmy fizzy hop all around
Pop me off like a bottle cap
Twist me to the left
You gotta twist me
Twist me to the left
See those faces look at me
Shining in the sea of black
Radiating energy
I’ll turn it up and throw it back
For you I’ll give my everything
I’ll bleed and sweat and kill my brain
We’ll fight the common enemy
Cause you and me we’re all the same
Here comes your moment, come on now
Lose our minds
Like it’s 1965
Pop me off like a bottle cap
Twist me to the left
You gotta twist it for me
Go on and do it baby
After the show we’ll swap some love
Have a few and then some more
Until it’s time for us to shove
Off into the night unsure
Of where or what tomorrow brings
All I know is that I’ll sing
Wake up and do it again
Track Name: Time Will Stop
Never growing a day older on your shoulder lie my head
Stare into the sky I wonder are we alive or are we dead
Frozen we’re suspended and the World is black and white
We’re the only one’s in color just like moths drawn to the light
Now we're alone and there’s only two Me and you You and me
Searching for some things that we’ll never find Never find Never see Collide with me Two turning into one
We will save time in a bottle
Seal it up and time will stop
For us
Not one minute but this one wrapped up in arms of glowing light
Snap a picture for our lockets that will keep us safe and tight
Pretend it’s the future 50 something years ahead
We will run into the ocean as the sun sets hand in hand
Not one minute but this one
Floating and weaving and
Bobbing and turning
A train to nowhere that takes us to somewhere
Turn Back I’m right there
Sticking so tightly
Right where you found me
Track Name: So Wrong It's Right
Instead of just calling ahead
You should be calling and making amends
So should I be playing nice
Or should you be ready to say you’re sorry twice
Haven’t you heard a word I’ve said
Thinkin’ that that I’m givin’ you a green not red cos
It’s so wrong it’s right
Nothing’s ever gonna change my mind
So come on and try
Do you really wanna lose a fight
You shouldn’t be in my neighborhood (Got in trouble)
I should’ve known you’d be up to no good (Burst my bubble)
So where does it go from here
Leaving lipstick on your mirror
Your sweat tastes like my tears, my tears
Whatchoo gonna do (Cat got your tongue)
Whatchoo gonna say (Oh how this web is spun)
How’s this gonna be (Cat got your tongue)
Do you really wanna play (You’re not the only one)
What the Hell was that Don’t give me no crap
Track Name: F U Famous
Backstage at the Troubadour
Got my bass on ready to go
And I don’t care if there are celebrities at the show
Motivation exploitation empty to the very core
You’re a porn star rock star
6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other
I’m not trying to be famous
I’m not trying to be famous
Not my style Cause it makes me sick
I’m sorry if I’m not impressed with glitz and glitter
Some tabloid Hollywood disaster
VIP’s red carpets just everything about it
I want something more
Not trying to be famous
Don't give me a vacant future I got things I wanna say
Don’t care if you like it hate it
To me it’s just the same
Superficial when you’d kill for pretty things you can’t afford
You’re a monster under
Makeup and designer clothes
Sounds like a nightmare
Why would you want that
You’re outta your gourd man
No ‘effing way
I’m sorry if not impressed with glitz and glitter
You burnout Hollywood disaster
Chewed up by the system
Another fashion victim
We want something more
Track Name: Pretty on the Outside
She's got a face that rivals Marilyn Monroe
With the lips begging for kissing oozing perfection from her pores
She'd win Miss USA
With the legs that go for miles like an interstate
Manicured nails Breath is minty
Never eats right
But she's skinny
If she swallows her make-up
Will it make her pretty on the inside
If I follow her equation
Will I just be pretty on the outside
Come on
Her hair is super silky and it shines
Wakes up perfect isn't frizzy and she doesn't need a flat iron
Curves like an hourglass
With teeth so f'in bright they'll give you whiplash
Long eyelashes
Skin is sun-kissed
Never catch her With a blemish
Who do you see
Mirrors can lie so don't believe that reflection
Is it plastic or genetic
Just too perfect I don't get it
Track Name: South of the Border
Wish I was south of the border
I really wish I was south of the border
With my head down
In the city
Dirty sidewalks
Nitty gritty
Do I really wanna play this game
Racing like a rat around a maze
With the red lights
Skies are smoggy
All the headlights sitting idly
And you know I’m not a hurricane
But I could blow it away just the same so
Take me take me away now
Cause I wanna be South of the border
Cause all the girls will dance along with me
And then we’ll all go surfing in the sea
Green iguanas
In the palm trees
Stick my straw in
Coconut drinks
Not a worry running through my brain
Watching waves wash away my footprints
Hear the night life
Insects buzzing
And I’m buzzing warm and fuzzy
Fling my clothes off dancing in the rain
Now I’m never gonna be the same
Never going home gonna smash my stupid phone
All I need is sun and a hottie on my arm
Skinny dipping at night underneath the moonlight
I’m on the first flight leaving in the morning
Is that you Mary Jane
I’m just waiting for a hurricane
Pick me up and carry me away
Track Name: After 2012
When the buildings fall to water
The hills are all on fire
The zombies rising up
You’ll be with me and remember
21 of December
An asteroid shot by
And you know
I’ll never let you leave me
And I know this might sound kinda crazy
You and I won’t end in 2012
We will hide inside our bunker
Machines have taken over
And melted down our guns
Please just tell me Mr. Martian
Why satellites keep falling
No calling 911
So confused
This thing I just can’t undo
On Earth or wherever I’ll find you
Be with me be with me won’t you
Existing unending
Unwilling to give in
Unwilling to give up in 2012
Track Name: Starting Over Again
Picking up after it's over
Shrapnel confetti soldiers
We've given all we’ve got
Sleep walking or awaking
Dazed confused forsaken
Not givin' nothing up
And you a figment of my mind
And we've got nothing left to hide
No apologies no economy
We are scavenging making enemies
The buildings fall emergency calls
Doesn't matter starting over again
Had sickness needed curing
Beating down and pouring
Through windows breaking up
Did we lose or were we heroes
Last chance for all the weirdos
One revolution round
And you kept standing on your ground
As I kept us from falling down
I held on and held my breath and
I fought back and got arrested
I held on I held on
Smoke is blocking the sun from shining and
We are scavenging making enemies
The buildings fall Martial law
Doesn’t matter starting over again
Track Name: Because I'm Awesome (2012 Single)
I’ve got the new style, uh huh
And I’m walking right down your street
I’m on your speed dial, you know
The one everyone wants to meet

I always tell you how great you dress
It’s cause I’m fashionably socialized
You’re smarter, better, no, the best
Just look at me

I’m a leader, I’m a winner, And I’m cleaner
Cause I’m awesome
I don’t need you cause I’m neato and I beat you
Cause I’m awesome
That’s right

They say I’m gifted, uh huh
Well I’m a certified prodigy
I’m gonna own you, uh huh
I’m gonna bring you to your knees

I always tell you how smart you are
It’s cause my brain is really supersized
You’re an academic superstar
Just look at me

I’m a leader, I’m a winner, And I’m cleaner
Cause I’m awesome
I don’t need you cause I’m neato and I beat you
Cause I’m awesome
That’s right

Got a career plan, uh huh
Gonna make lots of money
And bought a self tan, uh huh
Don’t I look healthy?

I always tell you how great you smell
It’s cause I’m naturally deodorized
You’re stronger, faster and can spell
Just look at me

I’m a leader, I’m a winner, And I’m cleaner
Cause I’m awesome
I don’t need you cause I’m neato and I beat you
Cause I’m awesome
That’s right (2X)

Rah rah rah rah rah rah rah! (3X)
I don’t need you
Cause I’m Awesome
Uh huh

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