Nothing Doing

by The John Sally Ride

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1.
Embarrassingly Single All the men out there Leave her so cold and so umimpressed Such moronic hair And like a giant kid they are dressed People set her up Saying that she is such a catch She won't raise her cup She's seen what they think is a match She's embarrassingly single ( but not a certified spinster yet ) Embarrassingly single She sees couples pass And there is no envy at all The guy looks like an ass One for whom she would never fall She's embarrassingly single ( but not a certified spinster yet) Embarrassingly single In every photo she looks like crap That's why she's never tried out a dating app It's such a trap Her last relationship Was more than one decade ago Her mother give her lip "You'll be an old maid don't know" Bad boys were never her cup of tea Grown men with their act together she'd love to see But where can they be? She's Embarrassingly Single
2.
I Won't Let Failure Go To My Head I won't succeed and won't cry again But I will keep on hanging in there All those old tears are dry again You name the lowest point, I've been there My upper lip can't be more stiff This chin can take a mighty bashing The smell of success, I can't get a whiff Those smashes never started smashing I'm going to dismiss those hurtful words I read I won't let failure go to my head Lose all reminders of the poor campaign I led I won't let failure go to my head Those passing grades are passing me by Good thing I'm used to such rejection Just take a peek, you can see why I see it in my own reflection The deepest, darkest thoughts I would take to my bed I won't let failure go to my head What used to drag me down, no longer do I dread I won't let failure go to my head I wish I had a fear of success But what can't happen doesn't scare me at all How would I be? I won't have to guess I'm sure that fate's gonna spare me that call Complete discouragement, It's about time I shed I won't let failure go to my head I hope I do believe all of the things I said And not let failure go to my head I won't let failure go to my head
3.
Nothing Doing I'd never say "Nothing Doing", to doing nothing with you I could sit and watch coffee brewing with you All the flies could still fly around, as long as I am shooing with you No, I'd never say, "Nothing Doing", to doing nothing with you I'd never say, "Nothing Doing",to doing nothing with you It is all applause and no booing with you I'd prefer no one else around, just a private viewing with you No, I'd never say "Nothing Doing", to doing nothing with you But you want nothing do to with me It appears that you're through with me There's no fat that you'll chew with me Won't share a cold brew with me I'd never say, "Nothing Doing" to doing nothing with you Lots of ahh-ing and lots of ooh-ing with you I would go to the dollar store, if only to be queueing with you No, I'd never say "Nothing Doing", to doing nothing with you But you want nothing to do with me It appears that you're through with me This is all nothing new to me But I still picture you with me I'm nothing with you, but nothing without you I'm nothing with you, but nothing without you One more call goes ignored I'm nothing with you, but nothing without you I'm nothing with you, but nothing without you This will go unexplored I'm nothing with you, but nothing without you I'm nothing with you, but nothing without you But you are still adored
4.
You Wear Your Heart On Both Sleeves You wear your heart on both your sleeves And you refuse to roll them up, you are not a person who deceives You wear your heart on both your sleeves They could be short or quarter-length, we'll be well aware of all your peeves People know where you stand And it makes them run You always show your hand Before the game starts, we know they've not won You wear your heart on both your sleeves And it is clearly on display when they're playing What A Fool Believes I've heard some people say "We find him pathetic " But we think you're okay We understand you, we're sympathetic You wear your heart on both your sleeves ( do you think it would be best if you were dressed up in a vest or a tank top might be smart it could be a place to start so we cannot see your heart? )
5.
Watching Fingers I would stare at pictures of the legendary kings Studied all the shape they made while touching certain strings When someone who played guitar would show up on TV All the close-ups never were close enough for me I kept on Watching Fingers, I kept on Watching Fingers I worshipped all six-stringers, and kept on Watching Fingers Like sign language, I could not communicate that way Till someone gave me a book written by Mel Bay I would count the days until my calluses would form This obsessing on guitar I figured was the norm I kept on Watching Fingers, I kept on Watching Fingers I would ignore the singers, and kept on Watching Fingers Today I watch long solo breaks My eyes are focused to detect the small mistakes Now I'm teaching what I know to kids who want to play I get paid to do what I'd be doing anyway But the brightest that my star has ever got to shine Is when the students that I have keep their eyes on mine We keep on Watching Fingers, We keep on Watching Fingers The fascination lingers, We keep on Watching Fingers
6.
Consider It Considered Your plans I'm entertaining, My interest isn't waning I can't make a decision right now I'll keep my options open, I wonder how you're coping There's only so much I can allow I confess, you're convincing But this won't be an easy thing I know of your intentions, And everybody mentions That I better make the right call I'm sleeping on it nightly, I'm looking so unsightly Am I heading straight for a fall? In my deep contemplation I believe that I'll never win. Consider it Considered, Consider me considerate Consider it Considered, I promise I'll consider it As I keep consulting, I hope I'm not insulting That's not my intention at all I tend to overthink things, And all the strain that it brings Has me always dropping the ball I'm not deliberately deliberate One day I'll get the hang of it Consider it Considered, Consider me considerate Consider it Considered, I promise I'll consider it Please don't try to get your hopes too high I'm known as quite an indecisive guy There are answers that I'm soon to find And when I do I'm bound to change my mind Consider it Considered, Consider me considerate Consider it Considered, I promise I'll consider it
7.
All Or Something Coming on too strong or too weak Is a fear that isn't unique I know how to be patient, I will wait for my turn to speak Little can go a ling way with me No need to spend the whole day with me I'll take whatever is given, and that will be okay with me Nothing is worse than nothing at all Sounds like a dumb thing So when it's time you're ready to fall I will be fine with all or something I will be fine with all or something Sure I may be besotted by you And anytime that's allotted by you Whatever will be our story, it will be plotted by you Nothing is worse than nothing at all Sounds like a dumb thing It's looking like it will be your call And I will be fine with all or something I will be fine with all or something Nothing is worse that nothing at ll Sounds like a dumb thing You can act now or you can just stall I will be fine with all or something I will be fine with all or something I'll take all or something
8.
I Usually Eat Alone You need something to eat So let me buy it for you We can go down the street I'll break my diet for you Let's try another place This one's looking way too empty It's too dark to see your face So that I can let it tempt me Don't like the looks of that joint So let's just keep on driving I hope we get to the point When we say we're arriving I don't think I'm a funny guy So maybe that is why I'm funny So people really try And that just makes them tragic honey I'm saying things that really should stay unknown Forgive me please, I usually eat alone I usually eat alone If the truth should be told I'm not a person who courts If I could be so bold I mostly eat in my shorts Before you came around I thought I was the one in trouble But now it seems I found Someone who can make it double If the check's too high, I might ask you for a loan Forgive me please, I usually eat alone I usually eat alone I talk about everything except what I want to talk about Like when I first looked at you I knew there was not an ounce of doubt I told myself, "There she is. That's the girl I'm in love with. She is the only one I can be hand in glove with" I should hold back, but now all my cards are shown Forgive me please, I usually eat alone I usually eat alone
9.
I Know, But I Haven't Been Told Well I know, but I haven't been told, Yes I know, but I haven't been told Hope I live before I get too old Yes I know, but I haven't been told Well I know, but I haven't been told, Yes I know, but I haven't been told All the methods did not take ahold I know, but I haven't been told Not that I would listen anyway Won't pay the price that so many pay As I buy into so many things that can't be sold Yes, I know, but I haven't been told Well I know but I haven't been told, Yes, I know, but I haven't been told, No one would bring me into the fold Yes, I know, but I haven't been told Not that I would listen anyway I don't expect to have any say Finding warmth in the things that I heard are awfully cold Yes I know, but I haven't been told I guess it's all instinctual And you become just what you will The perfect teacher I have sought But the best lessons are self-taught Well I know but I haven't been told
10.
The Laughs We Had Don't say you don't understand This did not go as I planned I will not bother you anymore, don't fear And all the names you were called are what you won't hear Seeing you is hard enough Don't think I'm calling your bluff I had to face you and tell you that we are done It wasn't always easy, but we had fun All of the battles fought were pretty bad I have a plan before it gets too sad I keep remembering the laughs we had Both up and down on my knees You heard all my desperate pleas You said I wasn't the man that you once fell for It soon turned into a contest of who'd yell more We mastered how to drive each other mad I always hated when you called me "Dad" I keep remembering the laughs we had Guess this relationship was just a fad There really isn't more that I can add I keep remembering the laughs we had I'll try to forget the tears, I'll try to forget the tears We cried And try to forget the years, And try to forget the years We tried
11.
Don't Flatter Yourself I see that you're at it again So when will you ever say when It seems that you can't take a hint Like somebody offers a mint I think we know how this will end I don't see a break in the trend It's something I cannot defend But you never did learn how to bend Don't Flatter Yourself I hate to burst your bubble, it is one huge bubble That's in need of popping You have caused such trouble, All this causing trouble It's time to be stopping Do you know what is true, Can you tell what it true? Are you a denier? Maybe no one told you, Someone never told you What you sell has no buyer Don't flatter Yourself, Don't flatter Yourself What gave you the big idea That you're playing what they want to hear? You must have a huge pair, I must say a huge pair To try what you are trying And a brashness so rare, a brashness that is so rare To eye what you are eyeing Don't flatter yourself, Don't flatter yourself What gave you the big idea That you're saying what they want to hear? You are not the first choice And not the third one Can you hear your own voice? It's no assured one Don't Flatter Yourself
12.
I Love You, Minnie Moore I see your lovely smile, It's wider than a mile I can't believe you're walking down the aisle You're gonna marry me, Yes, ugly, scary me I can't believe you're gonna marry me You're gonna say, "I do", You're gonna say, "I do" I can't believe I'm gonna say it too I love you, Minnie Moore, I love you, Minnie Moore I love this day and will for many more I may not be so well groomed, but I am gonna be your groom As we're exchanging our vows, I'm over the moon Soon we'll be somewhere laughing, and our mothers will be right there But we'll just keep on dancing, let everyone stare I love you, truly you, I love you, truly you I can't believe you me truly too We'll have a family, we'll have a family Great little kids who come from you and me I see a bunch of children wearing hats, running all around We're outside celebrating the love that we found I see a picnic table, both of us blowing up balloons I'd say that's not so bad for a couple of loons You're gonna marry me, You're gonna marry me I can't believe you're gonna marry me You're gonna marry me, You're gonna marry me I can't believe you're gonna marry me

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The second album by The John Sally Ride.

Here's what was said about the debut release, A New Set Of Downs

"One of the 10 best albums of 2017"- Michael Giltz- Popsurfing-Huffington Post

"Whimsical, sardonic tunes with ear catching melodies"-Top Albums of 2017-John Borack-Goldmine Magazine, Shake Some Action 2.0

"Kinks-esque Brit Pop that once it starts it's hard to take off. One of the top five Power Pop Albums of the year" DW Dunphy- Popdose.com

"More harmonic pop than power, imagine a cross between Squeeze and The Monkees"- Top Albums of 2017-Don Valentine- I Don't Hear A Single

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released December 8, 2018

All songs written by John Dunbar

Produced By Len Monachello and The John Sally Ride
Recorded and Mixed by Len Monachello at Soundtronics, NY
Mastered by Paul Gold, Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY

Sal Nunziato- Drums, Background Vocals, Percussion
Sal Maida- Bass, Percussion
John Dunbar- Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion

Cover design- Jim Santo

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The John Sally Ride New York, New York

Each time John Dunbar put out a new solo album he first played it for his close friend, and fave drummer, Sal Nunziato, He always hoped Sal would ask to play on the next record. Each time Sal heard a new Dunbar record, he wondered why he was never asked to play on it. They both always dreamed of playing with mutual friend, Sal Maida. After the unspoken was spoken, The John Sally Ride was formed. ... more

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