Zach Steel – Enuff – Live-Looping in Pajamas

100% live with no overdubs.

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Lyrics:

I try not to bring it up but I always remember when you’re being bad to me
I should try and forget my heart and kill whatever’s left of this fantasy
I wake up mad every morning wishing you were the kind of girl that would dance
Then you wouldn’t have to complain that I’m not giving you enuff romance

If you want love
Well I don’t feel it baby
I like you fine, but it just ain’t enuff
I can pretend, and you won’t notice maybe
That this won’t work
Cause we’re different and stuff

My dark side’s been here this whole time hidden under relief I might not always be alone
And you may always hate me, but I owe you proving I’m not completely stone

I’ve had enuff, I think it’s over.

Zach Steel Live Tracks – Genghis Cohen 3/26/15

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Zach Steel – Around

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Lyrics:
How pathetic is that
Years later I’m still thinking about it
I can’t stop my mind
I can’t find nobody else that fine
This thing with you
Looking forward to a day when it don’t make me blue, and I’m not
Locked away from all that lovin’, cause I
Spend all my time worrying about nothing

There’s nothing to say
You know we’re just a heart beat away from
Maximum rage, so it goes unspoken
I didn’t know you, thought you had a heart beat under there
Funny you’re with me now I don’t even want you
Around

20 years maybe this is more than just a bad mood
I call it speaking from the heart, and you call it crude
Know what it’s like not to have anything in common
Not just with someone, but with all women and all men and I am
Sick of all the things I used to do
Go out and talk to beautiful women, but that don’t make it true
Everything you like
I just want to mock
Losing this battle dominated but such small talk

There’s nothing to say
You know we’re just a heat beat away from
Maximum rage, so it goes unspoken
I didn’t know you
Thought you had a heartbeat under there
Funny you’re with me now I don’t even want you
Around.

Zach Steel – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover)

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My countrified take on the Whitney Houston classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

Written by George Merrill & Shannon Rubicam

Arranged, produced and performed by Zach Steel.

Zach Steel – I’m Only Gonna Miss Your Dog

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Lyrics:
You drink every single day
So you don’t have to drive to my side of town
You say you don’t like my country music
You prefer those jam band hippie clowns
You really say that you got to know me
Having me over for just one night a week
You think that bachelors in psychology
Let you discover the missing link

Please believe when I tell you
I’m only gonna miss your dog
I’m through trying to explain myself for
Living so high on the hog

I’m only gonna miss your dog.

You don’t like any of the clothes I wear
But that just makes me like em even more
I like having an x-ray to see if you actually care what’s underneath, or
If you’re too trivial to even explore, me
Yeah I’m a little different, now that I got back from Japan
But in a way that’s creepin’ closer to the best version of who I really am

Hope you believe when I tell you
I’m only gonna miss your dog
Cause I need more than just living to spend and
Sitting here spinning like a bump on a log

I’m only gonna miss your dog.

Zach Steel – Borderline (Madonna Cover)

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My countrified take on the Madonna classic “Borderline.”

Written by Reggie Lucas. Arranged, produced and performed by Zach Steel.

Show – Genghis Cohen 3/26/15

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Zach Steel – Hearoes Of The 90s

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Lyrics:
Looking out on the desert skyline, you know it looks so pretty to me
Don’t mind the dirt I can bathe in the sunshine, no place to go but there’s places to stay for free
No steady woman and I ain’t gonna have one, ain’t got no job cause money don’t mean nothing to me
I’ll keep on pushing until one day I find it. I hear a voice saying -

To dream.
The impossible dream.
Things.
Aren’t as hard as they seem.
Going faster and stronger and harder and longer than you’ve ever known before.
Destroy the old, and leave the young wanting more.

I’m movin – up the ladder till I touch the sky, leaving the straights with blank expressions wondering why
Sweat glisten and I’m up on the dance floor, making the room harder than it ever was before
Got no commitments and I ain’t gonna have none, ain’t got no office but business will be coming to me
I keep on pushin until one day I find it
I hear a voice saying -

To dream.
The impossible dream.
Things.
Aren’t as hard as they seem.
Going faster and stronger and harder and longer than you’ve ever known before.
Destroy the old, and leave the young wanting more.

CAUSE YOU CAN’T BACK DOWN, YOU’RE A HERO OF THE 90s
They’re burning alive, but you’re already out the door
And I really think you’re a super-duper American
Flying high like an eagle over the mountain

I’m sorry mama but the window is closing
I wish I didn’t have to go so far away
But in order to do, all these things that I want to
I’m gonna have to keep myself to dream…

Zach Steel – Come Back To Me – Live

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Back around 2006 I wanted to start a big band with back-up singers. I called it Montacore. Because that was the name of the tiger that attacked Roy from Siegfried and Roy.

Vox and keys – Zach Steel
Drums – Geoff Robbins
Sax – Bobby Greiert
Guitar – Garett Sakahara
Bass – Joel Bunn
Bkg Vox – Jessica Littlefield
Bkg Vox – Jordanna Joaquina

Words and music by Zach Steel

Lyrics:
Don’t you know I’ve got police on the phone, and they hate today
Just close your eyes and pretend to pretend, that it’s all ok
Try not to think about the state of the world today Uncle Sam has left for me
Baby’s voting evil to forget the dead, cause they’re history
Everywhere
That I go
All of the things that I do
I’m dreaming that you
Come back to me – I’m begging baby please
It’s Christmas day but outside, it’s 80 degrees
Tell mother I won’t be coming home this year if you think you could please
I’ll be watching – dry air with some shrapnel scars and some burning cars
CNN took their dancing shoes to Fallujah, it’s the most fun that they’ve seen so far
Everywhere
That I go
All of the things that I do
I’m dreaming that you
Come back to me – I’m begging darling please

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Zach Steel – Heartt

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Brand new Steel born on 2/7/15. Guitar and vocals recorded on an Iphone 5 in one take (but the 14th take) with some overdubbed vocals and EQ via ProTools.

Lyrics:
Don’t you run away this time on me / just when you’re about to see / who I really am / best things are hard to understand and so am I / you say that people they don’t get you yeah / aren’t you glad I try / you know for years I thought it all was just a lie / days spent planning spectacular ways to die

these motions / of emotions / like oceans / I’m throwing up all over the side / of this boat / one big love note / a frog in my throat / but I won’t run and hide

these things I thought I knew / turned out to be the glue beneath my feat / and if nobody cares or if they all stop and stare / I’ll still think it’s neat

cause everyone will know / I’m still gonna show / my HEARTT.