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ANOTHER KEY WEST NIGHT  

Written by Nick DiBlasio, Lucy Malia, and Matt Quinton
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Bass: Kjell Benner
Lead guitar: Joseph Tutlo
Rhythm guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton

woke up with a nasty feelin’ in my head
i rolled onto somethin’ that i realized wasn’t my bed
i was talkin’ to this chick, I think, from somewhere in Maine
then, too many shots, another walk of shame,
aw hell… not again.

it seemed like a good idea at the time
out for just one, and make sure i’m home by nine
a casual drink, yea, that was the plan
but, one, turned to two, turned to six, turned to three a.m.

chorus
it’s just another Key West night
just another Key West night
blew all my money goin’ in for the score
now i’m here with my face on the floor
that’s just another… Key West night

learned my lesson, now i’m never drinkin’ again
gonna lay low, take some time off, and then…
the boys roll up to take me em down to the scene
dive bars, strip clubs, and everything in between

chorus
it’s just another Key West night
just another Key West night
swore i wouldn’t drink anymore
but, that kinda thinking’ went right out the door
that’s just another… Key West night
Joey Tutlo, take it home!

bridge 
I’m pretty hammered, but… I can’t quit
Jump on a ship that’s going down quick
Everybody, come along…
WE’RE GOIN’ TA DON’S!!!

chorus
it’s just another Key West night
just another Key West night
no use trying to fight it anymore
even when it rains, we pour
that’s just another… Key West night
here comes another… Key West night

MY PRIVATE ISLAND

Written by Matt Quinton
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Bass: Kjell Benner
Hammond Organ: Chris Thomas
Guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton
Extra vocals: Kyle Quinton

well it’s, 85… in the shade
looks like another perfect day
the sun is shinin’, this breeze is great
sure beats the winter chill in Green Bay

it’s time… to crank the music,
no one really wants to hear you sing
and it’s time… to crack a cold one…
raise it up and forget everything
nothing like ridin’ with the wind through your hair,
hop on in to the captain’s chair, and let’s…

(chorus)
ride… out to my private island.
tropical scenery everywhere to keep you smilin’
all aboard that’s coming aboard,
leave all your worries behind on the shore

I found… this little place
in the middle of nowhere one day
looked around… said: “this is perfect”,
fell in love & it was anchor’s away!
I left the world a little friendly note:
“if you’re lookin’ for me, i’ll be out on the boat, and you can…

(chorus)
find… me on my private island
kickin my feet up & chillin to the sound of a steel band
find… me on my private island
i’ll be writing songs, and working on getting mean tan
all ashore that’s coming ashore,
this is more than we could ever ask for

last week I was freezin’ my tail,
now i’m fillin’ up the cooler, and I’m settin’ [A]sail, so let’s…

(chorus)
ride… out to my private island.
tropical scenery everywhere to keep you smilin’
ride… out to my private island
Anytime you go, you know, is always perfect timing
ride… out to my private island…
ride… out to my private island…
ride… out to my private island…

10,000 CIGARETTES

Written by Brian Bortnick
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Bass: Kjell Benner
Guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton

Won’t you, open up your eyes tonight
we can drive the ragtop to the river and go skinny-dipping’,
but I ain’t the best swimmer
who knows where from there, alright?

I hear the ponies have been pretty lucky
from a couple a’thugs at the bar last night
we can head to Vegas where the fever’s contagious
and watch the Elvis impersonators
jump from their planes, singing’ “are you lonesome tonight”

(chorus)
Hey, yea, yea! I’m livin’ free, I’m on a free ride
Hey, yea, yea! I wanna take all the rules and break them twice
Hey, yea, yea! I’ve got pesos to burn and a match to light my
10,000 cigarettes, I don’t even exhale…

Attraction… where the lights are low, and our eyes have met
Reaction… my heart beats so fast, it’s jumping’ out of my chest
Desire… I wanna hod you close and never let you go,
but, my love, the slower we take it, the faster it goes

(chorus)
Hey, yea, yea! I’m livin’ free, I’m on a free ride
Hey, yea, yea! I wanna take all the rules and break them twice
Hey, yea, yea! I’ve got pesos to burn and a match to light my
10,000 cigarettes, I don’t even exhale…

I don’t wanna follow rules, I don’t wanna be cool,
I don’t need a bunch of fake friends
gonna close this place down, raise a ruckus, paint the town
rock it all night long, while we get our drink on
and play some metal riffs on my guitar…

(chorus)
Hey, yea, yea! I’m livin’ free, I’m on a free ride
Hey, yea, yea! I wanna take all the rules and break them twice
Hey, yea, yea! I’ve got pesos to burn and a match to light my
10,000 cigarettes, I don’t even exhale…

LONELY AFTERNOONS

Written by Matt Quinton
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Organ/Steel Drums: Chris Thomas
Bass/Guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton

(chorus)
evenin’ time a-come and i’m a-waitin’,
nightime come around we have some fun
mornin’ time a-come and you’re a-leavin’,
afternoon i’m lonely again.

I sit round and I wait for you.
I’m so lonely, i don’t know what to do.
you get here later and you take me straight to bed,
leave me next mornin’ and i’m hangin’ by a tread

(and i seh…)

(chorus)
evenin’ time a-come and i’m a-waitin’,
nightime come around we have some fun
mornin’ time a-come and you’re a-leavin’,
afternoon i’m lonely again.

All i do is sit & watch “real housewives”.
maybe a cartoon & talk show, too
go into da kitchen & cook dinner.
occupy my time waitin’ for you

(chorus)
evenin’ time a-come and i’m a-waitin’,
nightime come around we have some fun
mornin’ time a-come and you’re a-leavin’,
afternoon i’m lonely again

all of this just to get laid,
but I do my job right, mon I get paid!

weekend come around and you no workin’,
i try to see you much as i can
but you get on my nerves and I can’ wait, now,
till Monday come and go trough dis again

(chorus)
evenin’ time a-come and i’m a-waitin’,
nightime come around we have some fun
mornin’ time a-come and you’re a-leavin’,
afternoon i’m lone…
when you coming’ home…
afternoon, i’m lonely again

VACATION

Written by “Big Kenny” Alphin, Kenny Chesney, Matt Quinton
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Bass: Kjell Benner
Organ: Chris Thomas
Guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton

Monday morning came way too early
I really don’t feel so good
This hangover’s rendered me surly
There’s something I need more than food

(chorus)
i need a vacation from my vacation
I need a little rest & relaxation
i been up every night gettin’ tanked & tight,
like a rock star rockin’ the tiki bar lights
havin’ so much fun out in the surf & the sun,
I’ve done about hurt myself
the only solution to this situation,
i need a vacation from my vacation

What in the Hell was I thinking?
These locals were too much for me
I tried to keep, keep up drinking
I earned myself a flight-change fee

(chorus)
i need a vacation from my vacation.
I need a little rest & relaxation
i been up every night gettin’ tanked & tight,
like a rock star rockin’ the tiki bar lights
havin’ so much fun out in the surf & the sun,
I’ve done about hurt myself
the only solution to this situation,
i need a vacation from my vacation

well i know that it’s happy hour somewhere
But, i’m sorry to tell you that I won’t be there

(chorus)
i need a vacation from my vacation.
I need a little rest & relaxation
i been up every night gettin’ tanked & tight,
like a rock star rockin’ the tiki bar lights
havin’ so much fun out in the surf & the sun,
I’ve done about hurt myself
the only solution to this situation,
i need a vacation from my vacation
the only solution to this situation,
i need a vacation from my vacation

SUN & MOON

Written by Bryen O’Boyle
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Bass/guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton

If there’s a time in your life,
when you need things to be right
and set your mind at ease
Just think of what we had,
and trace the road from good to bad
you’ll find that everyone agrees

Trying to make it through the night
and somehow learn to fight
this demon inside my soul
but it was harder than you think
and when I began to sink
where were you to pull me through

there was a time in my life
when i needed things to be right
and send my thoughts away
so i pushed our worlds apart
to prevent a broken heart
you’ll understand why someday

but if it was only u and me
could i be happy?
oh i could never tell
cause i cant take the chance
at finishing this dance
the music doesnt match
the steps and choices i must make

we are the sun and moon
forcing the tides ashore to wash away the dunes
but if we stay, above the waves, we’ll…
turn out ok, yeah we’ll all turn out ok

GONNER

Written by Matt Quinton
Drums/percussion: Kevin Soffera
Bass/guitars/vocals: Matt Quinton

Lookin’ back,
you were so good to me, then
you walked out
whoa, can somebody tell me when
she’ll come home
I want her back where she belongs

(chorus)
I’ll still stare at your picture
I’ll count the tears that I have cried for you
you think you’re getting over me
but, you’ll be looking’ back, baby
when i’m gone

so confused
her yesses slowly turn to no
i won’t give up
get on my feet and track you down
like a dog lookin’ for his bone
i’ll get you back where you belong

(chorus)
I’ll still stare at your picture
i’ll count the friends that i have lost for you
you think you’re getting over me
but, you’ll be looking; back, baby
when i’m gone

my friends say
you’re feeling sorry out on your own
change of heart
the grass ain’t greener, and you’re all alone
why can’t you just pick up the phone
it’s ok to say that you are wrong
we can prove this love is strong
i’ll get you back where you belong

(chorus)
I’ll still stare at your picture
i’ll count the times that i have waited for you
there ain’t no getting over me
but, you’ll be lookin’ back, baby
when i’m gone

Recorded, engineered, and produced by Kevin Soffera
at Hybrid Studios, Nazareth, PA
Mastered at Disc Makers, Pennsauken, NJ

Artwork: 

Shannon Gaudio, Darlene DeVault, & Bailey Rice

Inspirations: 

“Another Key West Night”: Kevin Nearey, Chris Poehlman, Kelly & Gale Nelson

“My Private Island”: Rob Hardman

“Vacation”: Everyone that has ever stepped foot in Key West

Thank you, In no specific order: To my ever-supportive family, I love you! You are the best! Phlock of South Jersey, Sam & Gina Densler, Wes Loper, Bob Karwin, Kelly McGuire, Justine & Mike Bohaczyk, Dave & Terri Hood, Tracey McGowan, WN & Karen Bunch, Derik Reay, Shannon Gaudio, Darlene & Ed DeVault, Kelly & Gale Nelson, Eric Elliot, Jennifer “J-Wags” Wagner, Thomas A. Razzi, Keith Kline, Jason Henthorne, Rob Hardman, Tom Cullen, Matt Avery, Thomas “Trainwreck” Miller, Adam Greenough (Web-guy-extraordinairre), And especially to all of the weird, quirky, and creative people in Key West that have taught me not to give a shit what other people think.

This album is dedicated to the memory of DJ Jeff Allen who introduced me to a lot of the great people in the trop rock world, and inspired me by asking: “what are you waiting for?”.

  1. Another Key West Night
    (Diablasio/Malia/Quinton) 3:57
  2. My Private Island
    (Quinton) 4:18
  3. 10,000 Cigarettes
    (Bortnick) 4:04
  4. Lonely Afternoons
    (Quinton) 2:56
  5. Vacation
    (Alphin/Chesney/Quinton) 3:52
  6. Sun and Moon
    (O’Boyle) 4:42
  7. Gonner
    (Quinton) 3:38
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