Family of Strangers

by The Nogar Family Band

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released August 13, 2012

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The Nogar Family Band Portland, Maine

The Nogar Family Band is a 4-piece acoustic set based in Portland, Maine, & consists of Dan Nogar (Vocals/Mandolin/Guitar/Ukulele), Kelley Nogar (Percussion/Ukulele/Vocals), Justin Beth (Bari Sax/Vocals) & Abriel Ferreira (Trumpet/Vocals). NFB's unique instrumentation is highlighted in their repertoire - a creative collection of original story songs written by songwriter & music teacher Dan Nogar. ... more

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Track Name: Runaway
Early mornin', I'm tired
Stayed up too late last night
Cable TV, video games
I guess things they could be worse
But how much more can I take
I go crazy I start to hate
Everybody I see standing on the streets

Find a new life
Far from here
Find a new life
To make me
Happy (happy, happy, happy!)
GO!

Ah how much more can I take
I go crazy I start to hate
Everybody I see standing on the streets
There's gotta be some place to go
Secret place where dreamers go
Live and love, live and love!
Forever

Find a new life
Far from here
Find a new life
To make me
Happy (happy, happy, happy!)
GO!

Forever a place to live
A place where I can dream
Forever a place to love
Where the dreamers are free to dream
Oh I can't stay
Another day
So runaway
With me

Find a new life
Far from here
Find a new life
To make me
Happy!
Track Name: Die A Little Death
Die a little death each day
Die a little death each day
Die a little death each day
The only way to love
Is to die a little death each day

Easy come, easy go
Love will always flow
Through your heart and through it all
Through the big and small
The bass beat and life
The joy and harmony
The only way to love
Is to die a little death each day

Throw me down, finish the job
Lay me down my soul to keep
My lord has gone to sleep
Oh have I wasted wasted
Wasted all these days
The only way to love
Is to die a little death each day
The only way to love
Is to die a little death each day

Feel the sun the magic of the moon
A near death experience every afternoon
Oh have I lost my mind
To the other side
To hell and back
We're all about to crack, oh no
To hell and back
We're all about to crack, oh no

Die a little death each day
Die a little death each day
Die a little death each day
The only way to love
Is to die a little death each day
Oh the only way to love
Is to die a little death each day
Track Name: Dancing Shoes
I'm sick I'm lyin in bed
Nearly pronounced oh nearly dead
I went to the doctor and this is what he said

Put on your dancing shoes
The only way to chase away them blues
You dance out all your demons and you
Shake up your soul

Take his temperature the old fashioned way
It's highly suspect, oh, someone should pray!
There's only one thing that we can do
We've got to change his shoes


Put on your dancing shoes
The only way to chase away them blues
You dance out all your demons and you
Shake up your soul

Put on those dancing shoes
The only way to chase away them blues
You dance out all your demons and you
Shake up your soul
(Shake it up)

I arose from the bed
It's a miracle that I was not dead
Put on those dancing shoes and I was
Saved

Put on your dancing shoes
The only way to chase away them blues
You dance out all your demons and you
Shake up your soul

Put on those dancing shoes
The only way to chase away them blues
You dance out all your demons and you
Shake up your soul

You dance out
You dance out all those demons and
Shake, shake, shake, shake
Shake up
Your soul!
Track Name: Old Green Snake
Sitting alone, me and TV
I feel like I've done something wrong
I watch all the news
And some cartoons
But as per usual there's nothing on

To think about life is very mundane
What is there left to think about?
My mind's getting fat, like my belly
And all my thoughts are surrounded by money

When we go wrong
Isn't there more to life?
I need a hand full of green dollar bills
So I can sleep at night
It's that old green snake in the middle of the road

Supposed to go to college to earn more money
Education's got nothing to do with it
Supposed to read the papers to stay informed
Because if you don't you'll have nothing to talk about at dinner
And nothing to talk about at dinner
Well that's sad!

When we go wrong
Isn't there more to life?
I need a hand full of green dollar bills
So I can sleep at night
It's that old green snake in the middle of the road

If you look back
Into your life
What is the worst day you'll find?
For me it's the day
That money became
The only reason that I'm alive

It is the truth
That I fear
It's the truth
That I fear

Where did I go wrong?
Isn't there more to life?
I need a hand full of green dollar bills
So I can sleep at night

The old green snake in the middle of the road
It's all about the money
Track Name: Mermaid
Like a sailor I left my home
For adventure on the high seas
The sailing was rough and the sea relentless
Eventually, I wanted land
and eventually

Land Ho!

I built a house with my own two hands
And filled the rooms with treasure
My blood and sweat were not enough
The house was so cold
The house was so cold

A lady's touch does so much more
Than a man's can do alone
A lady's touch makes everything alright
A lady makes a house a home

So
Like a good sailor I tried saving damsels
Whose distress I made may own
Little did I know when you fix a broken wing
That little bird flies away
That little bird flies away

My mind made up I'd just go it alone
Just me and all that treasure
So I load up my boat I head out to sea
Love sick was me
Love sick at sea

A lady's touch does so much more
Than a man's can do alone
A lady's touch makes everything alright
A lady makes a house a home

Then out of the water
A mermaid appears
Out of the water a mermaid appears
I saw her oh and she saw me
And it was love at first sight
Love at first sight

Well
We didn't waste time getting acquainted
Now we're together, never separated
Engagement was asked, the answer was yes
My house is now a home
My house is now a home
I'm home
I'm home
I'm home

A lady's touch does so much more
Than a man's can do alone
A lady's touch makes everything alright
A lady makes a house a home
Track Name: Bike Ride
Into the sky
Sail with the birds
Around the sun
Angels on high

Pedal faster, here we go!
Into the dream with purple snow
Tears of joy, tears of laughter
Bike right up the mountainside and into forever

Stars we roam
Nowhere, don't care
Love is home
It's the big, big
The big big bang!

Pedal faster, here we go!
Into the dream with purple snow
Tears of joy, tears of laughter
Bike right up the mountainside and into forever

What is this?
Never ending day
My legs are never tired
My thirst has gone away

Pedal faster, here we go!
Into the dream with purple snow
Tears of joy, tears of laughter
Bike right up the mountainside and into forever
Bike right up the mountainside and into forever
Bike right up the mountainside and into forever
Track Name: Family of Strangers
All of us in a family portrait
Eyes looking up
Smiles to the sky
We've been together my whole life
I know these people from the outside
We are the family of strangers
Oh the time goes by
And oh the time goes by

We get together on the holiday
The same old story like history on replay
New babies are born
Someone's gotta die
I've known these people my whole life

And oh how we fight
Don't get along
I don't know why everybody's always wrong
Oh how we fight some more
Till we feel bad
Hug each other with tears and smiles
We are the family of strangers
All the time goes by
All the time goes by

Lucky for us we got food on every plate
And lucky for us we got love under hate
Some go to church but
Some can go to hell
Well there's one thing for sure
Ain't nobody here ever gonna change

We are the family
That familiar family
We are the family of strangers
Woah
We are the family
That familiar family
We are the family of strangers

All the time goes by
And all the time, all that precious time, goes by

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