BIG Something

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The self-titled sophomore effort from North Carolina rockers BIG Something is an 80-minute party filled with everything jam fans love – an expertly-played, eclectic mix of rock, funk, jazz, reggae and more spaced over 12 songs, each with its own distinct vibe. Opening track “The Curse of Julia Brown” tiptoes in with a touch of synth, then lets loose a thunderous guitar riff and bass line, giving way to a tidal wave of horns. Combined with Nick MacDaniels’ commanding vocals, it gives every indication that this album is about to rock your face off. “The Undertow” feels like a day at the beach with its airy sax and sunny reggae rhythm. Raise-your-lighters-in-the-air ballad “Bright Lights” is the perfect closer. One listen brings on an urgent desire to see this tremendous six-piece tear it up live. – Relix Magazine

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released 26 November 2013

All music written and performed by BIG Something
All lyrics written by Paul Interdonato and Nick MacDaniels
Album cover and design by Patrick W. Howard
Booklet Illustrations by Tim A. Webster
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by John Custer in Raleigh, NC
Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B in Charlotte, NC

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BIG Something Burlington, North Carolina

Fusing elements of rock, pop, funk, jazz and hip hop, Big Something takes listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles.

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Track Name: The Curse of Julia Brown
Ooh that muddy river
Its gonna take Julia Brown down down

It was 1915 on the bayou
But the legend still lives today

She put a curse on the town with her voodoo
And it struck as a hurricane

Oh you can hear her singing its Julia Brown
It was just a little song she didn't mean no harm
But the voodoo came true when they laid her down
And now the pearly gates are calling

She's gonna take the whole town down down down
She's gonna take the whole town down down down
She's gonna take the whole town down down down
She was a hurricane named Julia Brown

Don't awaken the spirits within
The voodoos breeding ground
She sang this little song
'I'm gonna take the whole town down down down'
Track Name: The Glow
Let it glow let it burn real bright
Let it glow like the stars at night
Up above and all around
I can see into the night

I never thought it would have happened this way
I never thought it would have been like this
I never thought it would have happened this way
Like this

Let it glow let it burn real bright
Let it glow like the stars at night
Up above and all around
I can see into the night

My eyes are open now I see you in the light
I like to watch the days turning into night
I never thought I'd see a light so bright
With you
Track Name: The Undertow
Well I've drifted across
This land of the brave and free
Just to wash up again
In the same old place I didn't wanna be
Feels like I washed up every sunrise
Just one too many times
Down by the same damn shore
I only wish I, I only wish I
Would have washed up at your door

Cause now she's drifted away
And I paddled to save her
But in this big drink
The tide it pulls you under
It pulls you down

Keep on wading
Keep on wading through the undertow
Keep on wading
Keep on wading but it won't let you go

Cause now she's drifted away
And I paddled to save her
But now I'm lost in this paradise
Cause the tide it pulled me under
It pulled me away

The politicians they won't help you now
But they'll try and persuade you
The TV preacher he won't save your soul
Cause you can only save your own

Keep on wading
Keep on wading through the undertow
Keep on wading
Keep on wading but it won't take you home
No it won't take you home
No it won't take you home
Track Name: My Volcano
Tell me what are you gonna do
Are you gonna run
Or will you stay
And join the fun?

Its breathing fire from the ground
Its blowing smoke all around

Its my volcano
Its my volcano
Blowing up my volcano
Its my volcano

Its my favorite way to pass the time
Bring your umbrella and I'll bring the wine
We'll fill the sky up with big black clouds
And we'll watch the world come burning down
Track Name: Illuminated
Waiting for the time is right
I see you step out into the light
Illuminated you're a sight
And its you
I think it might be you
Yea its you
I think it might be you

And as I scan for answers why
I see a twinkle in your eye
And its you
I think it might be you
Yea its you
I think it might be you

Now that I got you in my sight
The clouds break and the lightning strikes
Now that I got you in my sight
for the very first time
Track Name: Vibrations
Oooo good vibrations are all around and around and around
Oooo I can feel it coming round and around and around

Just wanna see you set yourself free
Cause we all need to feel something true
Cause we are made of vibrations
Can't you feel them spinning around
Oh yes its feels so right
Oh yes it feels so right I could do this every night
With you and the moon up above

Its something in the air I can feel it spread from you to me
Not just in my head I can feel it blowing in the breeze
And blowing in the trees
Track Name: It Comes Around
When I'm down down down
I know its all gonna come back around
It comes around around around
And I feel good feel good again

And all I can say is that this was meant to be
And all I can see is that all we've got is time
The truth is simple and I'm here tonight
So don't ask no questions why

I've searched for answers
But I haven't made up my mind
Cause you never know what you mind find

I just wanna take a picture in my distorted memory
And I hope this one will last the test of time

When I'm down down down
I know its all gonna come back around
It comes around around around
And I feel good feel good again

The one thing we can't control is time
So don't think about it
The one thing we can't control is time
So don't think about it
The one thing we can't control is time
Track Name: The Moonshine
Well I don't need too much these days
I got my dog and my pick up truck
And everything is gonna be a-okay

Cause all I need is my fishing rod and a beautiful day
I learned a long time ago
You got to appreciate the simple things

Like sippin' on the moonshine
Having a good time
Watching the river flow on down the stream

I watch the sunset every day and listen to crickets sing
And the forest comes alive it comes alive with mystery

And I thought I saw my daddy walking in the trees
But it must have been his ghost
I swore I saw him walking down by the river streams
Where we used to go

But it must have been the moonshine
Having a good time
Watching the river flow on down the stream
Track Name: Good Man
I run hide they seek
I gotta play this game you see
I pray when I lay to sleep
Oh lord take care of me

Cause I'm a good man
Can't you see
A hard working man
Support my family
And I get by on the skin of my teeth
Oh its a good life but it ain't easy
And it gets so hard
Always trying to keep up the beat

We getting by on what we can
Everyday is a struggle can't see no end
Been on the block for so damn long
Ain't nothing changed since my daddy been gone
And after all is said and done
I hope the one thing my children learned from me
Is how to love

Cause I'm a good man
Can't you see
A hard working man
Support my family
And we get by on the skin of our teeth
Oh its a good life
My daddy taught me everything
But it gets so hard
Always trying to keep up the beat

He was a good man
He was a good man
My daddy was a good man
Track Name: Jose's Pistola
If you ever go down to Mexico make sure you know where to go
I got a señorita I hope she's waiting for me at a little drinking hole
So I head down to that cantina where I met a man named Joe
He was a fast talker he put them down even faster
Sat down next to my stool
He leaned over and mumbled in my ear
I don't come around here without mi pistola oooo mi pistola

I can feel all the eyes upon me
And all they want is my bounty
So I went down south and crossed the border
Now I can feel Jose is looking over my shoulder

Well the bartender came over and he poured Jose a shot of tequila
He looked me dead in the eye and then he whispered in Joe's ear
That's when Jose got up and pointed his gun
And now I'm staring down the spiral of Jose's Pistola
I'm looking down Jose's Pistola

I can feel the crazy look in his eyes
With one finger on the trigger and his gun in the sky
But he don't know where I come from
I pull my sixshooter and I let one ring for my freedom

Well I wake up at the crack of dawn and I finish my tequila
Jose he didn't last very long and now I'm riding in his el camino
I can hear the coyotes in the distance I can hear them singing my songs
Baby I can hear the coyotes in the distance and I know that this is where I belong
Out in the desert its a hundred and fifteen degrees
And there ain't nothing out here except for the cacti and tumble weeds

I can feel that this is where I belong
I hear them singing my songs
Yea this is where I belong
I can feel this is where I belong
Track Name: Bright Lights
Its getting warm and the stars are out
So won't you come walking with me
Its warm tonight and the stars are bright
So won't you come walking with me

I know place where we can go
Just you and me
Its a little place where the moon is bright
And the stars shine for you and for me

So won't you come with me
Cause all we need is here can't you see
See that glow its shining for you and me
So true so true

And the fireflies they light up the night
And they twinkle for you and me
And its you and I in the moonlight
Like it was painted in our dreams

Hurdling through space
Yea we're hurdling through space
Yea we're just hurdling through space
On this little blue marble we call the Earth