Delusions Of Grandeur

by The Grande Machine

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credits

released August 19, 2014

Mash Ando - Vocals/Guitar
Vic Champion - Guitar
Robbie Dee - Bass
Ernie Piccolo - Drums

Recorded and Produced by Eric Pierson at Yer Mom's House Minneapolis, MN
Mastered by Tyler Gottschalk at Bobaguin studio

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The Grande Machine Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Glam without the eyeliner"--Classic Rock Magazine

In 2008 a band came together consisting of four veterans of the Minnesota Rock scene to began playing bombastic, huge rock and roll. Though times change and members have come and gone, the Machine rolls on strong!!

Think MC5 and The New York Dolls drinking with Kiss and Bruce Springsteen and arguing about the Dead Boys, the Ramones, and Slade.
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Track Name: What You Want
So glad to know you
I come here every day
It's all the same thing
I get payed to play
You wanna get with us
Gotta come to one of our shows
Once you hear this band your minds gonna blow

Whoa oh
Cuz it's what you want
I know it's what you need
It's what you want
Come on

We bring the big noise
We bring in the crowds
They love to hate us cuz we love it loud
You wanna get with us
Gotta come to one of our shows
Once you hear this man you'll never wanna go

Whoa oh
Cuz it's what you want
I know it's what you need
It's what you want
Come on
Track Name: Rock Action
East coast, west coast
Top of the heap
Four star hotels
Living as I please
C'mon sweet sister
You wanna rock awhile?
We're gonna party all over
We're gonna party tonight in style

All night rock action
All night get some action
get some rock action

In the central states
We had a lot of fun there
Robbie Dee's home KC
Shooting dice out on the square
I know a girl named Sherri
I know a girl named Jen
They're always playing the numbers
We're gonna play the odds and win

All night rock action
All night get some action
Get some rock action

I met her at a party up in Columbia Heights
She blew me away
Then she turned out the lights
I met her at a party up in Columbia Heights
She blew me away

All night rock action
All night get some action
Get some rock action
Track Name: Saturday
Saturday she said to me
there's something that I'd like to see
I don't know just what it was
cuz i was only seventeen

We hopped in my car to the park
it got late and it got dark
I don't know just what it was
I was only seventeen

someday I think I'd like to learn to break the rules
Please tell me I don't know what to do

Saturday
Saturday
Saturday when I got made
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Track Name: Rock N' Roll Mags
She's picking up rock n' roll mags at the newspaper stand
She's always up on all that's fab
She's watching rockin bands at the clubs on the ave
She's feeling good and looking so bad

She's always dancing down at the front of the stage
She's at every gig we ever played
Her leather jacket's full of rock n' roll pins
She buys the band a round of drinks

My heart's hers if she'll have it
Rock n' roll boys are a nasty habit
She's got the keys to the scene
She's read all the rock n' roll magazines

She's got a body built for boys named Brady
I say "yes" and she says "maybe"
She loves Martin Sexton and Michael Monroe
And tomorrow at noon I'm waking up alone

My heart's hers if she'll have it
Rock n' roll boys are a nasty habit
She's got the key to the scene
She read all the rock n' roll magazines
Track Name: Riot Tonight
Pretty girl out on the strip
I love the taste of your cherry lips
Your boyfriend's gone on a saturday night
I've got no reason to stay home tonight
Come over here and I'll make it alright

We're all gonna fight tonight
C'mon baby make it right
We're all gonna start a riot tonight

Pretty girls outside my window
They all want me so I won't go alone
The stars are out and the girls are a go go
Got no reason to stay home solo
The moon is high and I won't say no no no

We're all gonna fight tonight
C'mon baby make it right
We're all gonna start a riot tonight
Track Name: She Don't Want Me Around
My life's a mess
I'm always depressed
It's a good day when I can get myself dressed
She says she's
Sick and tired
Sick and tired of my wasted life

I love her more than she knows
She don't want me around anymore

I like sleeping in
And I like drinking
Chinese takeout is my kinda thing
The less I give
The more I get
My girl, she just doesn't get it

I love her more than she knows
She don't want me around anymore

I'm a hopeless case
A complete disgrace
My girl says I'm just one big waste
I can't change
Can't stay the same
I just wish someone else would take the blame

I love her more than she knows
She don't want me around anymore
Track Name: Last Time In This Town
There was a man with a band and his band had a plan
Every single note was one that I could understand
They played across the river where the clubs got bigger
Every single note was just like pulling on the trigger
It was something almost spiritual, something like a miracle
Some nights it got close to gospel
The good news spoke of hard times out there on Riverside
Caffeine, nicotine, close calls and crimes

Every single thing that turns gold in this town
Ends up breaking down
It was taboo to talk about "Fiestas" and "Soft Rock"
When the band loaded out

It seems strange to me when some person might need
To leave behind streets so precious and mean
To trade them for clubs that never existed
To compromise and decompose fact into fiction
It felt something like betrayal when things got stale
I blame New York and Massachusettes
The proverbial wars in the midwestern states
Turn heroes into cowards and friends into flakes

Every single thing that turns gold in this town
Ends up breaking down
It was taboo to talk about "fiestas" and "soft rock"
When the band loaded out
Track Name: Kitty Kitty
I like your spacesuit
You're looking out of this world
you spin me around and around baby
Got my hair up all in a curl
Come On

She's a mover mover
She's a groover, groover
Here kitty kitty
Got you by the tail

Did it hurt when you fell?
Cuz I think heaven is missing an angel
Don't look at me with no eyes of a curse
You might be going home with a brand ne purse
Come on

She's a mover mover
She' s a groover groover
Here kitty kitty
got you by the tail
Track Name: Big Mistake
She makes my motor run
She shoo-shoo-shoot a shotgun
Then she blew my mind
Then left me behind
Then left me behind

She took a little piece of me
She took a little piece of me
She took a little piece of me
She made a big mistake
When she took a piece of me

She likes to rock n' roll
She nearly stole my soul
Now she's out of control
Then left me behind
Then left me behind

She took a little piece of me
She took a little piece of me
She took a little piece of me
She made a big mistake
When she took a piece of me

She paint her rocket red
She aimed it at my head
She left me for dead
Then left me behind
Then left me behind

She took a little piece of me
She took a little piece of me
She took a little piece of me
She made a big mistake
When she took a piece of me
Track Name: Birthday Party
The face in the mirror
Every day is less familiar
I feel like twenty-nine
I look like forty-five

I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna birthday party
I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna birthday party
I don't wanna special day
Why don't you just go away?

When I was seventeen
I had no responsibilities
I had a job that wasn't work
I wasn't such a jaded jerk

I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna birthday party
I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna birthday party
I don't wanna special day
Why don't you just go away?

Now I got a job, bills to pay
Lawns to mow, decisions to make
Social events I don't wanna keep
Everybody get away from me

I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna birthday party
I don't wanna
I don't wanna
I don't wanna birthday party
I don't wanna special day
Why don't you just go away?
Track Name: Maggie
Seventeen and far too young
I don't know what to say
You grew up and never grew old
I'll miss you every day
Memories they hang around
Feeding birds in the park
Riding on that carousel
At the beach, in the dark

When I look into the sky
I see Maggie smiling at me

I wish I could be with you and see you one more time
Hanging out another day out at Riverside
The sunsets in a western sky
An angel on the ground
Angel flies and must go home
Angel wings are found

When I look into the sky
I see Maggie smiling at me

Maggie's gone from this earth, her spirit is alive
I know she's in a better place
Standing in the light
The sun sets in a western sky
An angel on the ground
Angel flies and must go home
Angel wings are found

When I look into the sky
I see Maggie smiling at me
Track Name: Find My Own Way
Dress it up just how you want
Give me the script and let the curtain rise
I'm as pretty as I'm gonna get
There's a pretty good chance I'm gonna flub my lines

I got so much that got lost
So the memory will have to do
I don't feel like I'm better off now
Give me the keys I'm gonna do what I do

Run away
Run Away
I'm gonna find my own way home
Out of the car
Put your hands on the hood
Find your own way

Tick tock pissed off at the end of it all
Doors locked somebody stop this car
Frustration, complication
We gotta split and it's gonna go far

I got so much that got lost
So the memory will have to do
I don't feel like I'm better off now
Give me the keys I'm gonna do what I do

Run away
Run Away
I'm gonna find my own way home
Get outta the car
Put your hands on the hood
Find your own way
Track Name: St. Mae
S-T -M-A-E MAE!!

One last rum and coke
And a half a dozen smokes
Before they hang us out to dry
My friends all went home
And I'm stuck here all alone
Man I sure had some fun tonight

I spent all my cab fare on whiskey and cheap beer
Hey Mae can you help me home
The door at the Underground
Yeah it's holy ground
Where St. Mae stands alone

In the corner squeezing cheeks
But that's not what you think
She's just making nice with the crowd
And in between the shows she's handing out her Marlboros
To every single loser band in town

I spent all my cab fare on whiskey and cheap beer
Hey Mae can you help me home
The door at the Underground
Yeah it's holy ground
Where St. Mae stands alone

S-T-M-A-E MAE!

I spent all my cab fare on whiskey and cheap beer
Hey Mae can you help me home
The door at the Underground
Yeah it's holy ground
Where St. Mae stands alone
Where St. Mae stands alone
Where St. Mae stands alone

<can I have another drink ticket?>