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LK 205, "Get Down" was produced, recorded, and mixed in 1998 by Craig Silvey and Robert Shimp at Toast (formerly Coast) Studios in San Francisco. It was mixed by Craig at Konk Studios, London.

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released January 4, 2018

Get Down:
Players: John Denery (vocals, guitar), Chris Imlay (guitar, vocals), Steve Faine (bass guitar), Gary Guttfeld (drums), and guest Russel Quan plays harmonica on "She Makes Me Good"
Produced and mixed by Craig Silvey
Engeneered by Robert Shimp

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The Hi-Fives San Francisco, California

The Hi-Fives were John Denery, Christopher Imlay, Steve Faine, and Gary Gutfeld (& also Jess Hilliard, Julie Rose, Evan Mendel, and Danny Seelig). They were a underground garage-punk band in the late 1990's on Lookout Records.

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Track Name: I'd Be So Pleased
I’d Be So Pleased

The sound that you make betrays the way that you move.
I’ll trade seeing for believing, if you’re longing for proof.
Could I believe, that you might see in me, someone whom you could pursue?
And while I’m pining away, must you give me what-for?
If my affections at a ceiling, it’s a state you adore.

‘Cus i can’t see what you’d see in me.
But were it true, and it could be you: I’d be so pleased!

I’ll hope against reason if my intentions undue.
‘Cus I got a funny feeling, and it isn’t the flu.

‘Cus i can’t see what you’d see in me.
But were it true, and it could be you: I’d be so pleased!
Track Name: Conversations Like These
Conversations Like These

“I can’t get it off with a mop” she said
She got a certain sort of way of wording what’s in her head
Conversations like these
It’s no wonder why I’m ill at ease

I start thinking that maybe my life’s a wreck
But I know it all depends on what she'll say next

Baby’s on the kitchen floor
I think she’s scrubbing but I can’t be sure, because
I just get confused
I just get confused when she talks to me

“I can’t get it off with a mop” she said
She a certain sort of way of wording what’s in her head
Conversations like these
It’s no wonder why I’m ill at ease, and

I just get confused
I just get confused when she talks to me
Cuando habla a me

Baby’s on the kitchen floor
I pray she’s scrubbing but I can’t be sure, because

I just get confused
I just get confused when she talks to me
Cuando habla a me
Track Name: She Is the One
She Is the One

We each lay on pillows
Startled to find
Left shame in a discoteque and not
Not on our minds

The smell of a hair tie
A whisper in ear
The salt in a tear-eye
Might be what makes it appear that

She is the light
She is the one
She teaches the light, you know
Her pupil is the sun

Surrounding eclipsed
How softly we sup
The lips in the sips that she can cull
Cull from a cup

It’s not what she’d say
Would prompt my acclaim
That she’d a way in which that I
Well I must proclaim

She is the light
She is the one
She teaches the light, you know
Her pupil is the sun

She is the one
Only one

We each lay on pillows
Startled to find
Left shame in a discoteque and not
Not on our minds

The smell of a hair tie
A whisper in ear
The salt in a tear-eye
Might be what makes it appear that

She is the light
She is the one
She teaches the light, you know
Her pupil is the sun
Track Name: Won't Take Much
Won't Take Much

I walked in and duly noted
That I hardly had to notice
That it won't take much
Yeah it won't take much

A lost thought
A moments passing
A cracked beer was the last thing
‘Cuz it won't take much
Because it won’t take much

Not saying I’m getting bored
I'm only saying we don't got much of a chore
‘Cuz it won't take much
It won't take much
It won't take much for you and I to
Fall asleep and
Fall so deep in love

Like a smile that's got a dimple
Our love’s so pure and simple
And it won't take much
And it won't take much

A single breath
A forty-five
That’s all it took to realize
That it won't take much
That it won't take much

That night i concocted
A photograph for your love locket
And it won't take much
And it won't take much
And it won't take much for you and I to
Fall asleep and
Fall so deep in love

I walked in and duly noted
That I hardly had to notice
That it won't take much
Yeah it won't take much

A lost thought
A moments passing
A cracked beer was the last thing
‘Cuz it won't take much
Because it won’t take much

Not saying I’m getting bored
I'm only saying we don't got much of a chore
‘Cuz it won't take much
It won't take much
It won't take much for you and i to
Fall asleep and
Fall so deep in love
Track Name: When You Destroy Our Love
When You Destroy Our Love

Well I’d never, but I knew you would
I'd consider, but it's you who could
And there's nothing that I can do
To stop you from destroying our love
Stop you from destroying our love

Well I’d try, and you might give in
I could walk and you might choose to listen
But there's nothing that I can do
To stop you from destroying our love
Stop you from destroying our love

There's nothing that I can do
You’ll decide what you want to
And all that i can do is watch it fall down
When you destroy our love

Well I’d never, but I know you could
I'd consider, but it's you who would
And there's nothing that I can do
To stop you from destroying our love
Stop you from destroying our love
Track Name: She Makes Me Good
She Makes Me Good

I can’t remember, did i surrender up my yesterdays?
Where’d they go? I just don’t know, but I hope they stay away

No more bloated trips or candy coated lips.
Baby’s done what no one could
I think it’s understood: She makes me good

Well I’m a hunch she’s betting on
There’s a stump for getting on
Close my eyes, hope to die
Put an axe right through my side
‘Cause baby’s splitting wood, and the closer that she gets
Sets me straight like no one could
I think it’s understood: She makes me good

I can’t remember, did i surrender up my vacant space?
Where’d it go? I just don’t know, but I hope it stays away

No more bloated trips or candy-coated lips.
Baby’s done what no one could
I think it’s understood: She makes me good

Well I’m the one she’s betting on
There’s a stump for getting on
Close my eyes, hope to die
Put an axe right through my side
‘Cause baby’s splitting wood, and the closer that she gets
Sets me straight like no one could
I think it’s understood: She makes me good
Track Name: Contemplating Coups
Contemplating Coups

A healthy learning curve, and the grain of truth
We'll get what we deserve, if it's the last we do
Like a warm returning to the lovers bed
Or the sitter's yearning to get out again
I can taste the waning chaste for you
It lay in wait contemplating coups

The sleight of hands turning all heads to you
Why don't we adjourn back to the drawing room
Cause I can’t take the wanting haste with you
It lay in wait contemplating coups

Is it healthy, wealthy, wise, or don’t you know
If this new union should be left alone?

I can taste the waning chaste for you
It lay in wait contemplating coups
Cause I can’t take the wanting haste with you
It lay in wait contemplating coups
Track Name: Back Again
Back Again

Here's what I know
It's all I know
No one could ever take your place
Occupy my time and space
And that's all I know
So here I am
Back again
Trying somehow to define a way you'll understand that I’m here today
and I'm back again
And I'm here to report back that it was cold, damp and my Kodak could never capture the moment of knowing enough that I have no business being here when you’re not
So l'm back again
Track Name: Don't You Know?
Don’t You Know? (Now That’s A Girl!)

Well you know I’ve tried to find some peace of mind
But don’t you know, now that’s a girl
And it seems like just the thing - if I could bring into my world, now that’s a girl!
And she Is cute, but the point is mute, until I know, now that‘s a girl!
Now I just don't want to try to deny what's begun, now that's a girl!
’Cause you know we're telling lies that I can’t buy, what's become, now that's a girl!
Well she is cute, and if it's love to boot, then I'll know, now that's a girl!
And when it comes all down to foes trading blows, don't you go, now that's a girl!
Seems big blue eyes beget lies, and don't you know, now that's a girl!
Track Name: In the Meantime, Please Don't Leave
In The Meantime Please Don’t Leave

It's not that I don’t see you
I'm just trying not to stare
but when I look over your way
It's your friends who fill you in

And it's not how it's supposed to be
I need a little more time you see
I need a little more time
To slow my heart beat down
I need a little more time
Before I come around
And in the meantime please don't leave

Just stay right there
I'll put me back just as I came
When I wasn't aware
That you could blow my mind away

And I need to recover from what discovered
Recover from the swelling up inside my heart
Which led to a transplant and a brand new start
And in the meantime please don't leave

It may sound funny but my heart rings out to you
These complications are nothing new
Track Name: Cat and Comb
Cat and Comb

I sleep well wrapped up on the floor
Try not to be what nature abhors
Feeling like I’m holding something but my hands are free
Breathing in the little spaces between your feet

Shoulder it yourself and it grows
Until it starts to breathe on its own
Reeling in the golden promise where two minds meet
Feeding all the little spaces between your teeth

I’m not at home with your sense of what's alone
Nor with a cat and her comb
Now I’ve just stopped waiting at all

Just for the record I still think of you
I’d like to thank my parents too

Feeling like I’m holding something but my hands are free
Breathing in the little spaces between your feet

I’m not at home with your sense of what's alone
Nor with a cat and her comb
Now I’ve just stopped waiting at
All this to say I’ve told you so
I don’t know. I don’t.
Nowhere is difficult to go
So I won’t.
Track Name: It Won't Happen To You
It Won’t Happen To You

Dreams do die as lives grow old and
Plans that were made are quickly sold
And you don't know where they've gone
Now you're wondering what went wrong
Well take a look around that's me standing there
I've been standing in your shadow going nowhere
Just waiting for a chance to put it back intact

‘Cause l'm in love with you girl
More than I can do girl
And all I gotta say
It won't happen to you

There's a remedy I could prescribe
To stop all the breaking things inside, it’s
Just a simple cure
For another dream deferred and
It's only a moment's glance away
Just a simple look and I’m on my way
That's all you gotta do
l promise baby it won't happen to you

Because l'm in love with you girl
More than I can do girl
And all I gotta say
It won't happen to you

You'll never sink
Into the bay
And have to think
“Why'd it end this way?”
‘Cause l'm not willing
To risk spilling
You along the way

Because l'm in love with you girl
More than I can do girl
And all I gotta say
It won't happen to you
Track Name: Class Dismissed
Glass Dismissed

This class is dismissed
There’ll be no looking back
This class is dismissed
And I'm only sorry that
I didn‘t listen long ago to my own advice
I dished out to you collated and stapled too

This class is dismissed
But first before you go
And get dignified and old
Here's one thing you should know
I'm leaving all of this behind
I'm packing up and now it's time
Time to say goodbye to you: Goodbye

I didn‘t listen long ago to my own advice
I dished out to you collated and stapled too

This class is dismissed
But first before you go
And get dignified and old
Here's one thing you should know
I'm leaving all of this behind
I'm packing up and now it's time
Time to say goodbye to you

This class is dismissed
This class is terminated
This class is dismissed
Go now let’s not delay it
This class is dismissed
The’ll be no looking back
This class is dismissed
This class is gonna be my last
Track Name: Red Hot
Red Hot

My girl is red hot
(you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat)
Whoa!
My girl is red hot
(you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat)
Well, she ain’t got the money
But man, she’s really got a lot

Well I got a girl, six foot four
Sleeps in the kitchen with her head out the door
My girl is red hot
(you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat)
Well, she ain’t got the money
But man, she’s really got a lot

My girl is red hot
Well, she ain’t got the money
But man, she’s really got a lot

My girl is red hot
(you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat)
Whoa!
My girl is red hot
(you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat)
Well, she ain’t got the money
But man, she’s really got a lot

Works all night
Talks all day
Kinda girl who likes to have her way, yeah
My girl is red hot
(you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat)
Well, she ain’t got the money
But man, she’s really got a lot
She’s really got a lot
Track Name: Misery
Misery

The world is treating me bad: Misery!

I'm the kind of guy, who never used to cry
The world is treating me bad: Misery!

I've lost her now for sure. I won't see her no more.
It's gonna be a drag: Misery!

I'll remember all the little things we've done.
Can't she see she'll always be the only one, only one

Send her back to me, cause everyone can see
Without her I will be in misery!

I'll remember all the little things we've done.
She'll remember and she'll miss her only one, lonely one.

Send her back to me, cause everyone can see
Without her I will be in misery!
Track Name: Sometimes
Sometimes

Sometimes, I gotta get outta here
Sometimes, I lose myself in my beer
Sometimes, It helps if I just get away.

Sometimes, When i go out all alone
Sometimes, I see you're not on your own
Sometimes, It hurts when I see you this way.

If you knew, what you're putting me through,
oh oh oh, It would make, not an ounce of difference to you
oh oh oh, And i know, what I'm heading for!

Sometimes, It may not be crowded yet
Sometimes, I can't say aloud that it's
Sometimes, It hurts when I see you this way.

Sometimes, In the back of my mind
Sometimes, You're one of a different kind
Sometimes, Seems like it's some time away.

If you knew, how you've driven me too
I wonder who, you would try so hard to be
But I know, what I'm heading for!

Ba ba ba etc...

If you knew, what you're putting me through,
oh oh oh, It would make, not an ounce of difference to you
oh oh oh, And i know, what I'm heading for!
Track Name: Certain Year'd Something
Certain Year’d Something

I've got a certain year’d something,
and i think its a Dodge yea.
It sits inert,
in my folks garage-uh.
It's got four tires, and a big beige steering wheel
The outside's gold, but the interior is teal!

(short beeps)

My old lady’s ultimatum
was to get any car.
An’ all my gearhead buddies said
“Solve it with Mopar!”
I’ll tell you what, I don’t think they’re being mean
I guess it takes more parts to solve anything

More parts to solve anything

(beeps)

Now the ol’ lady left,
it’s just me and the Swinger.
I got Mopar,
but less parts for dinner.
And though i may not be quite licensed to drive
It’s that Certain Year’d Something keeps the hope alive.

Certain Year’d Something keep hope alive.