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released January 31, 2011

The Breakers are:
Toke Nisted: vocals
Anders Bruus: guitars
Jackie Larsen: bass
Klaus Højbjerg: guitars
Thomas Stølsvig: drums

Arranged and Produced by Stevie Van Zandt
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain

Recorded at Stratosphere Sound, New York 2010
Engineered by Geoff Sanoff
Assistant engineer: Atsuo Matsumoto
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
"Riot Act" mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
"The Jerry Lee Symptoms" mastered by Dave McNair at Sterling Sound

All tracks published by Cosmic Boogaloo Music, Inc.
Administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Backing vocals: Jackie Larsen and Thomas Stølsvig
Keys: Mark Alexander
Additional backing vocals on "Riot Act": Genya Ravan & Ed Stasium
Guitar on "Baby Blue": Stevie Van Zandt

Design: Louis Arzonico
Photos: Robert Thomsen, Per Lange

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Track Name: Start The Show
Hey clowns, come on down
There's a circus waiting for you in the underground
Follow the sound the juke will be blowing out Soul Man
You come looking for trouble baby, that's what you'll find
The girls do the go-go leave the world behind
It's a nightly revolution, rock and soul's last stand

Raise your hand if you understand
Tell me are you with me tonight?

Hey ho, start the show, don't try to stop me 'coz I gotta go
Hey ho, start the show, don't ask me how I got here, 'coz I don't know
Tonight

Little rich girls with hungry eyes
Looking for poor boys for the exercise
While the heat and sweat purifies the darkest obsessions
Liar's thieves, cons, deaf, dumb and blind
Looking for redemption they may never find
Don't be surprised if you see bartenders giving confessions

Raise your hand if you understand
Tell me are you with me tonight?

Hey ho, start the show, don't try to stop me 'coz I gotta go
Hey ho, start the show, don't ask me how I got here, 'coz I don't know
Tonight
Track Name: The Jerry Lee Symptoms
My shirt is torn and sweaty, my voice is torn and frayed
My heart is burnin' fuel like a Rocket 88
My moves are hard to handle, my feet just won't keep still
My balance is out of order, it's working against my will

I got the rock 'n' roll pneumonia and the aching lovesick blues
I got the burnin' hot soul fever and the boogie-woogie flu
Doctor, doctor, doctor, I don't need no help from you
I've got the Jagger disorders, the Otis infection
and the Jerry Lee symptoms too

Yeah I feel alright
I feel just fine

I've got sticky fingers, got a monkey on my back
I'm running round in circles trying to get back on my track
I've got a taste for pretty ladies, uh I've got an aching sweet tooth
I've got no sense of direction and the devil in my shoes

Doctor, doctor, doctor, I don't need no help from you
I've got the Jagger disorders, the Otis infection
and the Jerry Lee symptoms too

Yeah I feel alright
I feel just fine

People say I'm crazy, mama says I'm a fool
Papa thinks I'm lazy but my baby thinks I'm cool
I got the rock 'n' roll pneumonia and the aching lovesick blues
I got the burnin' hot soul fever and the boogie-woogie flu
But doctor, doctor, doctor, I don't need no help from you
I've got the Jagger disorders, the Otis infection
and the Jerry Lee symptoms too

Yeah I feel alright
I feel just fine
Track Name: Rainy Day
A 'gull cries in the distance, dawn's softly breaking on the shore
There's a girl in the mirror but you don't recognise her no more
Your instinct is impeccable 'cause things ain't what they seem
The ride's been nice but you've been living somebody else's dream
You know it's time to run again, cause this just ain't your scene
But you better save your tears don't waste them

Save 'em for a rainy day
A rainy day
Let the cold wind blow your tears away
Save 'em for a rainy day

You swallowed whole the fantasy, you rode the pirate ship in cinnamon pink
Pleasuring the servant girls was easier than having you think
You lost your faith in your old poetry that was your biggest sin
You burned through all your dignity then stole the rest from him
You became intoxicated by the scent of your own skin
But don't let your tears betray you

Save 'em for a rainy day
A rainy day
Let the warm wind blow your tears away
Save 'em for a rainy day

Now the phone is ringing, it's three AM who is it there on the line?
It's a broken little girl that was so wild and free once upon a time

I still remember that last summer on the beach a thousand years ago
But the things you wouldn't tell me were the things I had to know
But I never let my feelings show

I saved 'em for a rainy day
A rainy day
I let them all blow away
I saved 'em for a rainy day
A rainy day
I let 'em all blow away
The blues came home to stay
I saved 'em for a rainy day
Track Name: Riot Act
Højbjerg/Van Zandt
Track Name: If You Please
I've been loving you with open eyes, but recently I realized
I've been such a fool
I've been so busy running, I never saw it coming
I always believed in you
I tried to make you happy, but haven't got there yet
I wanted you so badly, I took what I could get

Baby if you please (please please me)
Baby if you please (please please me)
Baby if you please (please please me)
'Cause I can't please you

They cut back at the factory, but that didn't crack me
I thought together we could make it through
You told me honey: you don't care about the money
But I believe you do
I thought I could make you happy, but that's not a very good bed
So I'm trying to cut my losses, better take what I can get

Baby if you please (please please me)
Baby if you please (please please me)
Baby if you please (please please me)
'Cause I can't please you

The loving part was always good
It was the living part that we never understood
So now you can have al your secrets back, protect them like a thief
And I guess there's only one thing left to ask before I leave

Baby if you please (please please me)
Baby if you please (please please me)
Baby if you please (please please me)
'Cause I can't please you
'Cause I can't please you
Track Name: New York City
Another closing time, another cigarette
Feeding a bad jazz habit and it ain't satisfied yet
Shake it up, break it down, New York City has its own sound
Shake it up, break it down, danger watching all around

Steam is rising, glimmering from the broken streetlight glass
It's the boulevard where the old priests sold salvation after midnight mass
Shake it up, break it down, New York City has its own sound
Shake it up, break it down, pleasure waiting all around

Say what? I couldn't quite hear you
You looking for something? Are you talking to me?
You better know what you want, and how to defend it
In New York City

Feel and hear the naked fear after the laughter stops
Take your pleasure where you can, terrorists on every block
Shake it up, break it down, New York City has its own sound
It ain't over, it don't end, New York City's born again

Say what? I couldn't quite hear you
You looking for something? Are you talking to me?
You better know what you want, and how to defend it
In New York City

The hunger's always palpable, the memories bittersweet
There's endless possibilities, the city seeks fresh meat
Did she fall or was she pushed? Somebody call CSI
Just another dream denied, just another sidewalk chalk line
Desperation, stick ht, the wrong word starts a fight
Lust and crime in equal measure, it's the concrete jungle on a summer's night

What? I couldn't quite hear you
You looking for something? Are you talking to me?
Say what? I couldn't quite hear you
You looking for something? Are you talking to me?
You better know what you want, and how to defend it
In New York City
Track Name: Soulfire
Stop the world for a minute
Is that a tear I see in your eye?
From the outside everybody's a stranger
But guess what, we're all connected deep inside
I've seen 'em all come and go
And each one takes a piece of your heart
But I know what your dreams are made of
I'll wait patiently and play my part

If I hear a cry of desperation
And you can't find a way clear
When there's nobody left to depend on
I'll be right here, right here
Lighting the Soulfire

The world out there is changing
Mean-spirited and insincere
But if the sky falls down and the rivers dry up
You know what? I'll still be standing right here
You know, the predators will feed on your innocence
They'll try to turn your heart to stone
But I'll be your angel, I'll be your protection
I'm your soul brother down to the bone

When you've lost your way in the darkness
Scared, confused, and on your own
Well, you might feel betrayed and abandoned
But you're not alone, we'll find your way home
We'll follow the Soulfire

And when you feel you're drowning in hopelessness
Take my hand, there's a place that I know
It's where they heal the broken hearted
And you can call me when you're ready
When you're ready
When you're ready to go

Look outside the world is changing
And not for the better no no
I know we're stronger together then we are apart
And guess what, that's all that I know
Come help me light the Soulfire
Track Name: If You Need Someone
If you need someone to lean on, honey lean on me
Yeah if you need someone to lean on, baby lean on me
Whenever you're downhearted no peace of mind
Whenever your love light refuses to shine
If you need someone to lean on, baby lean on me

And if you need someone to turn to, sugar turn to me now
Yeah if you need someone to turn to, oh sugar turn to me now
When the world locks you out and you can't find the key
When the day turns it's back and just leaves you be
If you need someone to turn to, you can turn to me

It's better to die standing proud on your feet
than live your life down on your knees
But I tell you honey you're gonna fall if you go it alone
It's better to die standing proud on your feet
than live your life down on your knees
So if you need someone let it be me

If you need someone to reach for, baby reach for me now
If you need someone to reach for, baby reach for me now
Wherever you chose to put your suitcase down
Wherever you roam I promise I'll be around
If you need someone to reach for, baby let it be me baby let it be me
Track Name: Baby Blue
Baby Blue! Listen this one's for you
I'm here to help you through, I ain't much but perhaps I'll do
I know you haven't noticed but I have been around
Waiting for the moment when love would let you down

Baby Blue! Don't let it all get to you
So you've lost a few well I've been down that road too
Love's a slippery notion and we all walk the line
You gotta pick yourself back up girl and give it one more try

So you've got nothing to say, I got nothing to do
It may not be a lot but hey this one's for you
Oh my Baby Blue

Baby Blue! You say you just need a clue
Well you just missed your cue but hey that ain't nothing new
I'm not sayin' I'm the one to fix your broken heart
But I can say: throw it all away and maybe that's a start?

So you've got nothing to say, I got nothing to do
It may not be a lot but hey this one's for you
So you've got nothing to say, I got nothing to do
It may not be a lot but hey this one's for you
Oh my Baby Blue
Track Name: Union Street
There's a train movin' on down the line
It carries folks of all creeds and kinds
Saints and sinners losers and winners
Girl you gotta get on board
Get on board

There's a song playing on the radio
Every word echoes deep in your soul
Your heart's desire feeds the fire
Come on babe now sing along
Sing along

La-la-la-la-la-la - ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, la-la-la-la-la-la

There's a place where all good people are free
I got a ticket that takes you where you wanna be
Don't fight it, feel it just get down with it
It's an old fashioned song (sing along)

La-la-la-la-la-la - ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la - ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, la-la-la-la-la-la
Hey! Get on your feet and follow the beat
There's something going down downdowndowndown
Down on Union Street

You've been waiting your whole life girl
Do you hear that sound?
Time is right girl and it's calling you

La-la-la-la-la-la - ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la - ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, la-la-la-la-la-la
Hey! Get on your feet and follow the beat
There's something going down downdowndowndown
Down on Union Street
Track Name: Temptations
Temptations everywhere I go
Temptations at the movie show
Temptations every sign on the road
Temptations alright

The devil must be loosing sleep coz he's always chasing me
Ain't got nowhere to run, I ain't got nowhere to hide

Temptaitons on the TV show
Temptations on the web at home
Temptations on the telephone
Temptations alright

I'm just a singer in a rock 'n' roll band, but baby your love is like quick sand
But I keep coming back for more an dmore and more and more

Temptations when I shop for clothes
Temptations when you strike a pose
Temptations when I blow my nose
Temptations alright

Baby I don't know if you're heaven sent, or the most deadly sin
But baby all I really know is I'm running outta discipline

(T-E-M-P-T-A-T-I-O-N-S)
Somebody somebody help me please

Temptations everywhere I go
Temptations at the movie show
Temptations every sign on the road
Temptations on the TV show
Temptations on the web at home
Temptations on the telephone
Temptations when I'm home alone
Temptations alright
Track Name: Forever's A Long Time Gone
Put another coin in the jukebox
I wanna hear that song again
I wanna hear the Highwaymen
Now I've never been accused of being educated
But I always kept my word
Guess I don't fit in this world

My soul is torn and frayed
And I won't be back this way
Never may be a long time
But forever's a long time gone

All my life I fought the good fight
It was always just one more
Now I wonder what it was all for
Bartender, one last round gotta feed the jukebox
I wanna hear Johnny Cash
I wanna hear Cowboy Jack

My soul is torn and frayed
And I won't be back this way
Never may be a long time
But forever's a long time gone

I wish I could thank all the angels
They kept me working all those years
And to all my outlaw friends riding limbo's highway
I, long ago, ran outta tears

A truck, a horse, or a motorcycle
I'll disappear into the rain
Nobody's gonna remember my name

My soul is torn and frayed
And I won't be back this way
Never may be a long time
But forever's a long time gone

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