In a last-ditch effort to make it, two aging musicians hire a charismatic teen to front for them in a bogus music video.  But when the video goes viral, all three are in way too deep with a sinister music mogul.

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SONG DEMOS

(Songs would be performed by established artists or selected newcomers.) 

(c) 2017 Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)

(510) 898-1979

WHEN THE DEVIL CALLS YOUR NAME - Ira Marlowe
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BROTHER TIME

(vocal: Tommy Banks)

 

Brother time

won't you slow down?

won't you slow down?

and give me a minute

to get back in it

catch my breath

I'm still goin'

but I could use a little rest

 

Brother time

you know you used to be my friend

a big blue sky

that went on without end

a slow-rolling boxcar

on a steady uphill climb

I could see where I was going

I could hop off any time

 

But now

everything's changed

Now

You got yourself an aeroplane

and you fly, you fly, you fly

Brother time

Brother time

Brother time

 

 

Now, I'm not asking

for some machine

to take me back

take me back

I'm still strong

I'm strong and I'm ready

And I'll take on this world

if this world'll just hold steady

 

But now

everything's changed

Now

it's not the same

you fly, you fly, you fly

 

Brother time

won't you slow down

slow down

and give me a minute

give me a minute

to catch my breath

I'll be fine

you go ahead

Brother time

Brother time

Brother time

SIXTEEN DOLLARS AND FIFTEEN CENTS

(vocal: Tommy Banks)

Audition and work-montage sequences

 

Want no trouble but it comes my way

fifth of each month like judgement day

scrapin' by is how you play

try to make do, try to make my way

I keep up with the day's events

but each day leaves me in suspense

in spite of all my good intents...

 

Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents

I got sixteen dollars and fifteen cents

 

Not like I don't know the deal

keep my shoulder to the wheel

pushing harder everyday

All it does is roll away

I can say in my defense

I can't live at no expense

look at all the evidence

 

Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents

I got sixteen dollars and fifteen cents

 

But there's a place somewhere

Where it aint what you got, it ain't what you got

but what you share

So if you need it

you can have it

it's all there

I paid my bills, I paid my rent

Here it is: what I ain't spent

             

(Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents)

Bangin' 'round here collecting dents

(Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents)

Here it was and there it went

(Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents)

Can't live without those dead presidents

(Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents)

American dream got a 'lectrified fence

(Sixteen dollars and fifteen cents)

WHEN THE DEVIL CALLS YOUR NAME

Armani Exchange montage

When the devil calls your name

he always call you "Slim"

When the devil calls your name

he always calls you "Slim"

He's nothing like his pictures

but you always know it's him

 

When the devil calls your name

He's talkin' 'bout deal

He's spittin' threats, epithets

what a loser wants, what a sucker gets

and somethin' 'bout a deal

All those things you hear about

Well, some of them are real

 

You got yourself into this

Can you get yourself out?

You got yourself into this

Can you get yourself out?

Just sit back and don't say jack

Just sit back and don't say jack

Just sit back and don't say jack

 

SOLO

 

You found yourself a game

One you thought would pay

the sentimental favorite

to kiss it all away

Lips as cold as anything

you ever thought you'd say

 

CHORUS

 

When the devil calls your name

you hardly hear a thing

When the devil calls your name

you hardly hear a thing

Just a tickle in your bones

and that old familar jingling

 

CHORUS

JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT'S OVER

Sam's work-in-progress, later heard in its 

finished form

There are no magic spells

Only tales you tell

Tell yourself to get you through your day

But if you tell 'em right

and you hold on tight

You're gonna find to your susprise

you've found a way

Just when you think it's over

the whole thing starts again

Just when you think it's over

the whole thing starts again

and you better be ready

you better be ready

You try to keep your grip

All ten fingertips

And when you slip

That's when you just dig in

'Cause when it's upside-down

It's gonna turn around

It's only just a matter of when

CHORUS

you better be ready...

for the stars to shine so bright from time to time

you'll say, "I was so blind to never see"

for the world to open up so proud

and shout out loud

there's always been a place for me

CHORUS

JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT"S OVER - Ira Marlowe
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SOMETHING TRUE - Ira Marlowe
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FOREVER - Ira Marlowe
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SHOW ME SOMETHING TRUE 

"Sonny Stone cover", heard at festival

I won't stand to be the victim of a cruel joke

While you hang around and dangle all your false hope

Smile that smile

Move that way you do

Take it on home

or show me something true

 

I won't take another puff on that pipe dream

Telling me things are all they seem

Let me down

it's all they seem to do

But you could still surprise me

and show me something true

 

So tonight

I'll dream myself to sleep

Even if it's all

skin deep

 

I won't stand to be the victim of a cruel joke

And you ain't gonna fix it if it ain't broke

No, I suppose

I suppose it works for you

And it's too much work

To show me something true

 

Still tonight

I'll dream myself to sleep

Cause you could still surprise me

Yeah, you could still surprise me

And show me something true

Something true

Something true

BROTHER TIME (Tommy Banks vocal) - Ira Marlowe
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$16.15 (Tommy Banks vocal) - Ira Marlowe
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BROTHER TIME

(vocal: Tommy Banks)

 

Brother time

won't you slow down?

won't you slow down?

and give me a minute

to get back in it

catch my breath

I'm still goin'

but I could use a little rest

 

Brother time

you know you used to be my friend

a big blue sky

that went on without end

a slow-rolling boxcar

on a steady uphill climb

I could see where I was going

I could hop off any time

 

But now

everything's changed

Now

You got yourself an aeroplane

and you fly, you fly, you fly

Brother time

Brother time

Brother time

 

 

Now, I'm not asking

for some machine

to take me back

take me back

I'm still strong

I'm strong and I'm ready

And I'll take on this world

if this world'll just hold steady

 

But now

everything's changed

Now

it's not the same

you fly, you fly, you fly

 

Brother time

won't you slow down

slow down

and give me a minute

give me a minute

to catch my breath

I'll be fine

you go ahead

Brother time

Brother time

Brother time

FOREVER

Sam's stolen song, heard on the street...

I hope your dreams come true

at least a chosen few

the ones

you wanted after all

I hope your head is high

no matter how they try

to make you feel

so small

I hope you dance each day

in some peculiar way

past the others

marching single file

And I hope

you live forever

for awhile

 

I hope the river flows

the way you want to go

I hope

the wind blows from behind

and all the mighty trees

are waving in the breeze

to say a sweet hello

as you go by

I hope the sky can see

the majesty

of everything beneath it

running wild

And I hope

you live forever

for awhile 

 

I hope you will be kind

and there I know you’ll find

your answer

whatever it should be

I hope your dreams come true

you know, I really do

and when they do

I hope you see

And maybe time will teach us

not to hurry

but know each step

of every mile

And I hope

we live forever

for awhile

Yeah, I hope we live forever

for awhile

Song demos for

"ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN" and "BURN"

coming soon!

BURN!

Big Boy's smash opening number

(AUDIO COMING SOON)

Trouble's like a dog            

Run, he's only gonna chase you

I just turn around

look him up and down

say I dare you

That old paper devil

Had me so long

Strike a match he's gone

Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh

Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh

BURN

BURN

(rap:)

And they thought they could do it again

they try to kick another brother to the bottom of the pigpen they overestimate how long a man can wait

make him listen to the noise and the hate and the--

 

Monster in my head

Took so long, took so long to shake it

Sticks and stones to break my bones

Tellin' me

I ain't gonna make it

Liar, liar, just FUEL FOR THE FIRE

Strike a match, you're gone

Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh

Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh

BURN

BURN

BURN

BURN

BURN