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Rollo Time

Rumspringa

by Rollo Time

Released 10/31/2018
Released 10/31/2018
"Rumspringa" the newest single from Rollo Time grabs you by the short hairs from the get-go, exploring difficult subject matter surrounding the unique coming-of-age customs of the Amish. This track has many twists and turns along the way. Enjoy!
  • 04:20 Story Lyrics Rumspringa

    V1: Why can’t I be modern?

    I’m lighting the garden, to see where I fit in

    I’m getting bombarded, my world is unguarded, my life is just starting

    I never thought about, just getting what I need

    It’s always been about our community, it’s hard to understand…

     

    V2: I’m not working the harvest

    I’m not reading my verses, I’m just scratching the surface

    They call it Rumspringa, and it’s a cruel teacher, it’s a brow-beater

    I get to mess around, go drinking have a ball

    Don’t have to worry’ bout, pretty much anything at all, it’s hard to understand…

     

    V3: And it’s a big party

    My mind’s a bit foggy, there’s no escaping my responsibility

    To make my decision, about my religion, they give me the option

    I’ve got to keep in mind and realize the only life I know

    It’s hard to walk away from freedom’s sway but where would I go?

    It’s hard to understand, oh oh, it’s hard to understand

     

    Br: How a man, could do a thing any bigger

    Oh oh, to make it through this Rumspringa

    Oh oh oh, it’s hard to understand

    How a man, could do a thing any bigger

    Oh oh oh, than make it through this Rumspringa

    Oh oh oh, it’s hard to understand, oh oh oh

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New Block On The Kid

by Rollo Time

Released 11/01/2017
Independent
Released 11/01/2017
Independent
Rollo Time's "New Block On The Kid" delivers a healthy dose of high octane power pop, with crunchy guitars, a tasty melody and a retro vibe that will jump start your day!

Spider in the Hole

by Rollo Time

Released 04/02/2017
Released 04/02/2017
Power pop to the core from the first chord to the end, 'Spider In The Hole' is the first new single from Rollo Time in over 5 years! This is quintessential power pop from the midwestern USA with crunchy guitars, a punchy melody and a positive message.
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This was a live soundboard recording of Moth & Butterfly at Rollo Time's show with Big Head Todd & The Monsters at the Tivoli Theater earlier this year on April 25, 2014.  It's a bit unbalanced but it captures a bit of the energy of that night.  Enjoy!

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This one is the longest groove of the week we've posted yet.  Recorded just a few weeks back, this one clocks in at over 13 minutes!  Great for streaming - we've also enabled this as a free download.  Enjoy!

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07/30/2014
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Another weekly installment of our freaky, weekly funk jams for your audio enjoyment!

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Jon Raleigh

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These are just some clips from some new songs we've been working on.  Hope you like them!  We'd like to get in the studio soon!

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02/03/2014
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Another improv snippet from Rollo Time!

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Lyrics

 

ON THE GROUND
I’ve seen guns and violence, too much to mention
They’ve ruined lives regardless of their intentions
They tear our sons and daughters’ hearts out
There’s gotta be another way of releasing tension
Br: Wanna know, do things have to be this way?
Wanna know, is there some way to set things straight?
Ch1: You and I are victims of the crown
We’re bearing arms to keep the G-men down
Do yourself a favor look around
You and I are victims of the crown, of the crown
I’ve had lots of chances to show my dissension
But freedom is the mother of this invention
Wanna know, wanna know if there’s any way to stop it
Any way we can move in another direction
Bridge
Ch2: I’m tired of seeing victims on the ground
Tired of suffering and deadly sounds
Do yourself a favor look around
Let’s stop this senseless killing on the ground, on the ground

ON THE GROUND

 

I’ve seen guns and violence, too much to mention

They’ve ruined lives regardless of their intentions

They tear our sons and daughters’ hearts out

There’s gotta be another way of releasing tension

 

       Wanna know, do things have to be this way?

Wanna know, is there some way to set things straight?

 

You and I are victims of the crown

We’re bearing arms to keep the G-men down

Do yourself a favor look around

You and I are victims of the crown, of the crown

 

I’ve had lots of chances to show my dissension

But freedom is the mother of this invention

Wanna know, wanna know if there’s any way to stop it

Any way we can move in another direction

 

Bridge

 

I’m tired of seeing victims on the ground

Tired of suffering and deadly sounds

Do yourself a favor look around

Let’s stop this senseless killing on the ground, on the ground

 

 

 

 

 

Rollo Time
Words and Music by Jon Raleigh

Story

This is a song/story about a con-man who lives life by taking advantage of others.  After his latest scheme is exposed to the police, he tries to flee the country but gets caught near the border and ends up in an infamous prison in Arizona.  It features some nice dobro work by the engineer/producer of "Victims", Doug McBride.

Lyrics

He’s driving cross the country in his late model car

He listens to the ladies as he puffs his cigar

His clothes are whipping in the wind like flags on a pole

There’s nothing quite as valuable as baring your soul

He didn’t have far to go, just a mile or two to Mexico

He didn’t have lots of dough, they stopped him on the side of the road

 

It’s off to Eyman Prison where they gave him some clothes

They fed him bread and water yeah you know how it goes

They gave him television and a book for the time

They gave him solitary and they messed with his mind

 

He didn’t have far to go, just a mile or two to Mexico

He didn’t have lots of dough, they stopped him on the side of the road

 

Chorus:         Now he’s busting out of Eyman Prison

He’s got an alibi and a mission

He did a little crime his decision

Busting out of Eyman Prison, prison

 

There’s nothing he can talk about, you don’t hear a sound

Because of all the positives and negatives ‘round

He’s frowning ‘cause he’s drowning like a fish in the surge

And often times he’s drooling when he’s feeling the urge


He didn’t have far to go, just a mile or two to Mexico

He didn’t have lots of dough, they stopped him on the side of the road


Chorus

 

Bridge:          Ba da da, ba da da da, ba da da, ba da da da….

 

He stated that he’s plated every car in the city

He’s saving every penny for his own little kitty

His license operation leaves the others to waste

But a wall of separation keeps him far from the taste

 

He’s busting out of prison just to get him some space

But a wall of separation keeps him far from the taste

He dreams about the ladies wearing leather and lace

But a wall of separation keeps him far from the taste

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(c) (p) Prints Positiv Music

Story

This is a song about Sean's demise.  It's a secret really, but we joke about it all the time!

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Words and Music by Jon Raleigh

Story

This was the first single released for "Victims of the Crown".  It was tracked at Gravity Studios in Chicago.  We hope to release a lot more singles soon!

Lyrics

Never gonna know, never gonna show

Yet I can’t believe it, can’t complete it

Then you’re on the phone, leaving me alone

On my own

You can talk but I can’t sort it through
I’ve lost my way but I’m too scared to move
Either way I lose

When you tell me what to do, to do

 

When you gonna go, when’s it gonna flow

Can you paint a picture, quote some scripture

Say the words again, they’re finally sinking in

To my head

 

You can solve what I just call untrue

Can’t help but be amused

When you tell me what things to choose, to choose

 

You can talk but I can’t sort it through

I’ve lost my way but I can’t sort it through

 

It might have been but it never crossed the line

I’m not blind it was a different time

Where have you been now?

You can’t convince me

I’m never gonna go, never gonna go, never gonna go…

You can talk but I can’t sort it through
I’ve lost my way but I’m too scared to move
Either way I lose

When you tell me what to do, to do

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Words/Music by Jon Raleigh

Story

This is a song Jon wrote for his wife and soul mate, Karen.

Lyrics

You won’t find a better buy

This kind of deal is hard to find

Think of all the time you’ll save

Knowing that you’re not a slave

 

You’ll never have to paint again (she’s maintenance free)

She’s guaranteed to stop the rain (she’s maintenance free)

Just in case you change your mind (there’s nothing on me)

We’ll refund the purchase price (there’s nothing on me)

 

Ch:       I can seek, I can hide, I can find the other side

            I can be, I can do, I can fall in love with you

 

This one’s going to change your life

Think of all the extra time

Time you wasted in the past

It’s yours because she’s built to last

      

Now it’s time to take her home (she’s maintenance free)

We offer zero interest loans (she’s maintenance free)

Just in case you change your mind (there’s nothing on me)

We’ll refund the purchase price (there’s nothing on me)

 

Chorus\

 

Br:        And though the brand is not well known

She’s in a class that’s all her own

She won’t scratch or chip or dent

You won’t spend another cent

Can’t beat the economy

She comes with a warranty

 

She’s Maintenance Free

She’s Maintenance Free

There’s nothing on me

There’s nothing on me

 

 

Chorus (last line: That’s why I’m in love with you) – She’s Maintenance Free

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Jon W. Raleigh

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This is a song about Jon's sister in law, who just a few years ago sold everything she had and backpacked across Europe for several months.

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Words and Music by Jon Raleigh
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Words and Music written by Jon Raleigh

Story

This is a song about "row row row your boat" and how, if you look at life in the right way, you can enjoy the boat ride as you "merrily" go through it recognizing that life is "but a dream".