Face The Heat is a 2010 record album by the rock group Buzzy Tonic. Learn more about the project here.


(Here Comes That) Heat Wave

Ev'ryone is in the sun and having fun
Dance and sing and party all day all night long
Tomorrow's gonna get up to a hundred and one (Tum tee tum-tum)
As a rule we hit the pool
But the beach ain't out of reach
Anyway girl you look so fine having a good time
And Santa Claus is swimming cuz the North Pole can't be saved

Cuz it's heat wave, yeah a heat wave
C'mon heat wave, here comes that heat wave, look out!
Here comes that heat wave, hey a heat wave
Yeah it's a heat wave oh yeah

Ev'ry fool is out of school and stayin' cool
No one's gonna work today whatcha gonna do
Tomorrow's gonna get up to a hundred and two (Shoo-be do doo)
Think I'll have an ice cold drink
Not too far hit the bar
Anyway girl you look so good that I know we could
And Santa Claus is drinking cuz the North Pole can't be saved

Cuz it's heat wave, oh yeah a heat wave
C'mon it's a heat wave, here comes that heat wave, look out!
Here comes that heat wave, yeah a heat wave
Hey a heat wave yeah yeah

You and me time to party feelin' free
Oceans rising endless summer come to be
Tomorrow's gonna get up to a hundred and three (Shoo-be do bee)
And Santa Claus is swimming the North Pole can't be saved

Cuz it's heat wave, oh yeah a heat wave
C'mon it's a heat wave, here comes that heat wave, look out!
Here comes that heat wave, yeah a heat wave
Hey a heat wave yeah yeah

Baby baby ...
I feel the ice is slowly melting ...
Sometimes I feel I want to run away ...
Your love is like a heat wave ...
Yeah!

--  John Szinger, 2006


Earthbound

I wanna fly up in the sky
Like a butterfly or a swan
I wanna fly away up high
Rising closer to the sun

Concrete canyons
Rooftop roadways
When the rain appears
Slush melts into Gotham gullies
And washes out to salty seas
Like tears

Subterranean
Stone stairways
Under watchful gargoyles
Navigate a cryptic maze
Vaulted like the heavens only Earthbound
Long slow climb out of the underground
Alight and dream of flying

I wanna fly up to the sky
Like a butterfly or a swan
I wanna fly way up high
Rising closer to the sun

Glassy cages
Steely windows
A tyranny or rectangles
Sometimes the sun still shines
Silver splinters strike the street
Forming angles
That kindle hopes of warming

No moon in our sky
No stars in our night
We're in the dark side of the year
Helicopters hang in hazy red light
Plasma prisms dance down on Broadway
Sweet young vampires come out to play
And drink of dreams of dying

I wanna fly up to the sky
Like a butterfly or a loon
I wanna fly way up high
Waxing closer to the moon

I wanna fly up to the sky
Like a butterfly or a swan
I wanna fly way up high
To the perihelion

It wants you, it's never thru
Colossal tempting troubling teeming
Pulsing flashing glowing gleaming
Pale of darkness, dearth of dreaming

I wanna fly up to the sky
Like a butterfly or a swan
I wanna fly way up high
Rising closer to the sun

I wanna fly up to the sky
Like a butterfly or a swan
I wanna fly way up high
To the perihelion

I wanna fly up to the sky
Like a butterfly or a swan
I wanna fly way up high
Rising closer to the sun

--  John Szinger, 2009


Who Can Fool Me

You can't fool me
This time won't be same
I see you play your game
I've heard it all before
This time I'm keeping score and
You give me the runaround but

You can't fool me
You're pretty good at lying
I'll give you points for trying
This time my mind's made up
It's rain in a paper cup and
You can try to steal my sound but

You can't fool me
Although you make rules
But still I know what's true
Yeah I've been there and back
This time I'm keeping track
You can try to lead me on but

You can't fool me
Although you're so much stronger
You've been around much longer
You want to push me 'round
I'm gonna stand my ground
You can try to knock me down but

You can't fool me
And now you're playing cupid
You know I'm not that stupid
And I can see right thru
Know what I have to do
You can try to make me dance but

You can't fool me
I don't buy your fantasy
Leave me alone already
You fooled me once before
I'm hungry for some more
I might even take that chance but

You can't fool me
No, you can't fool me
Only I can fool myself
Said I can fool myself
You can't fool and honest man and
You can't fool me

--  John Szinger, 2008


(River Flows Like) Fine Red Wine

I love you woman
We've been together for a long time
We've had our ups and down
River flows like fine red wine

Woo-hoo!

I remember the night we met
Sharing tequila and partying on
Well times they sure have changed
I believe the best is still to come

Wheel turning round and round
The River!

I remember the day we wed
The look in your eyes just said it all
I knew you love me too
You are so beautiful

Big wheel keep on moving along

I love you woman
Let's be together for a long time
We'll have our ups and downs
River flows like fine red wine

Let's go get Mexican food
Tequila!

--  John Szinger, 2007


Making Miles

Getting over bridges are burning
Taking over tides that are turning
Looking nowhere, I see you everywhere and
I wish that I were there
Making miles, break the silence with my song
It helps me move along

Keeping secret all that I'm learning
See the sails on the ships now returning
Looking blindly, I hear your voice behind me
I wish that I were there
Making miles, break the silence with your song
It helps me move along

Sing your song to me, and let the harmonies flow free
I know where they're going
Sing your melody, it's like a mystery to me
That I'm never knowing
But I remember all the dreams
It seems that you were just a breath away from me
Oh lord, lord can it be?

Blowing over storm winds that turn me
Winning over friends on the journey
Looking 'round me, when I was lost you found me
I wish that I were there
Making miles, break the silence with a song
It helps me move along

Sing your song to me, and let the harmonies flow free
I know where they're going
Sing your melody, it's like a mystery to me
That I'm never knowing
But I remember all the dreams
It seems that you were just a breath away from me
A part of me, oh lord can it be?

--  Martin Szinger


Touch The Ceiling

Light side of summer ready to roll vivid perfect day
Song playing over the radio with nothing to day
Land upon the lunar surface streets and I'm on my way
Going out to spend tomorrow's half of next week's pay

You gotta go with the feeling
Avoid disbelieving
If you can't touch the ceiling
Reach as high as you can

Waiting for the weekend takes so long then it's gone too soon
Young night lit by ancient stars and pie-graph moon
Strange invitation you go it alone and the evening seems to loom
Searchlight eyes meet a similar gaze from across the room

You gotta go with the feeling
The moment revealing
If you can't touch the ceiling
Reach as high as you can

Work live for paper pagan reward it's the modern way
Stress cynicism all from the game what a price to pay
Plan for tomorrow but don't forget to enjoy today
Do what you know is right in your mind it's the winning play

Making the scene what does it mean what does it say?
Too many flaws plaguing the laws that we obey
Don't let the sight of golden lights lead you astray
Life can be hard just let the the cards fall where they may

And go with the feeling
Avoid disbelieving
If you can't touch the ceiling
Reach as high as you can

--  Mark Colicchia


Green Glove

Once I found my own true love
Beneath a shady apple tree
And while green apples fell on my head from above
She wore a green glove
Green glove

Once I found my one true love
Beneath a sunny lemon tree
And while sweet lemons fell all around from above
She wore a green glove
Green glove
Green glove

And so we've grown our own true love
Sheltered in that apple tree
While shiny apples fall on our home from above
And all the while she wore a glove
Green glove green glove
Green glove green glove

--  John Szinger, 2009


The Nine

The nine rode forth from the black gate
Once they were kings of men who above all else desire power
The quest now stands on the edge of a knife
Stray just a little and it will fail
The fellowship is breaking; it has already begun

--  John Szinger, 2007


Angel or Alien

Walking home alone the other night
When looking up the sky ahead I saw a light
I quickly identified it at as a UFO
But what it really was I don't know
Was it an angel or an alien ?
Or was it something else again ?

Hover above the world we weave with our machines
One giant step or small leap it's of our means
For what could be more human than to
Make a thing to do the thing you do ?
But is it a demon or is it a dinosaur ?
Is it something more ?

Walk on said the man in the moon
Why do the stars in the sky ?
Walk on said the man in the moon
Moonchild teach me to fly
They know you've walked miles alone
All that has shone upon soon will be shown
Walk on said the man in the moon
Go home, go home yeah

Twelve thousand years that they've been gone
An outer orbit on that big wheel one time 'round
But they're on their way now, yeah they're coming home
The stars are aligned man in the moon will leave his light on
All night long

And do they come to enlighten and set us free ?
Or to blind us with bling and enslave us with TV ?
And will they bring death to the world of illusions
Ideas categories ambitions confusions
A shooting star is just a rock falling thru the sky
So is a meteor a metaphor or just a lie ?

Look up said the man in the moon
How can the stars in their turn ?
Look up said the man in the moon
Moonchild teach me to learn
They know you've walked dark years in dreams
Look deeper and see that it's not what it seems
Look up said the man in the moon
Go home, go home yeah

--  John Szinger, 2007


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