Shampoo Or Gasoline

by Reto Burrell

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released April 6, 2018

All songs written,produced & recorded by Reto Burrell
Recorded at EPM Studio
Drums at Soma Studios by Yannik Sandhofer & Dave Hofmann
Mixed by Alan Benz & mastered by Rob Viso at SonicCourtyardStudios

Reto Burrell: Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica
Ewald Heusser: Electric Guitars
Thomas Kull: B3, Piano, Wurlitzer, Juno60, Accordion
Toby Bachmann: Bass
Chris Filter: Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

‘Like Zombies And Toys’ performed by Maple Tree Circus:
Sebastian Schwarz: Banjo
Fabio Erni: Acoustic Guitar
Lukas Bircher: Fiddle
Kevin Emmenegger: Upright Bass

Front Cover Photo by Gordon Bell
Art Design by Sonja Rogger

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Track Name: Rising To The Bait
Rising To The Bait

Missing the clock ticking five past twelve
We're placed in line like books on a shelf
Nothing seems true, all based on lies
Hiding behind false alibis

Look away is what we do best
Ignoring the signs
You're better off if you can't read
So you don’t know what’s between the lines

All we do is wait
Turn when it's all too late
All we do is wait
Rising to the bait

Look at it like a wonderbra
Fake the truth and bend the law
The only ones that give a damn
Get locked away, what a scam

Promises falling down the stairs
Politics just tricks
Rather believe in Peter Pan
Than another rich lying black suited man

All we do is wait
Turn when it's all too late
All we do is wait
Rising to the bait

But I'm not ready to give in
Or look away
I'm not ready to make nice
Not today, not ever
Keep fighting for the better

All we should do

All we should do is not wait
And turn when it's all too late
All we should do is not wait
We're rising to the bait
Track Name: Shampoo Or Gasoline
Shampoo Or Gasoline

Bouncing like puppets
Who's pulling your strings?
What once was independant
Is floating down main stream

Shining like white pearls
All tied to a chain
Fit in a row and section
It’s the rules of their game
Selling out for a glimpse of fame

I don't wanna be how you want me
Fitting in your perfect scheme
The question is a sense of meaning
Is it shampoo or gasoline
Burn it down or wash it clean

Call it bad manners
A rage against the mold
Prediction still is rising
And hard to hold

Walk it like you talk it
Beyond the level of your heart
Never turn or back down
This ain't just a fancy show
Shivering down your backbone

I don't wanna be how you want me
Fitting in your perfect scheme
The question is a sense of meaning
Is it shampoo or gasoline
Burn it down or wash it clean
Shampoo or gasoline
Burn me down or wash me clean

I don't wanna be how you want me
Fitting in your perfect scheme
The question is a sense of meaning
Is it shampoo or gasoline
Burn it down or wash it clean
Shampoo or gasoline
Burn me down or wash me clean
Track Name: On Top Of The Moon
On Top Of The Moon

We all know it
Not many years from today
We might just blow it and say:
’Shit happens, look at us now’

A ticking timebomb
Nobody ever hears
Hop on a spaceship
I don't wanna miss this blasting

On top of the moon
Looking down
Watching the whole world falling apart
On top of the moon
What a view

I'll tweet a selfie
The armageddon and me
Excited about the 'likes' for posting
Now who’s the enemy?

On top of the moon
Looking down
Watching the whole world falling apart
On top of the moon
What a view

On top of the moon
Hear the big bang
Of the ending coming near
On top of the moon
Sad but true

„If you don't stand for something
You'll fall for anything“

On top of the moon
Looking down
Watching the whole world falling apart
On top of the moon
What a view

On top of the moon
Hear the big band
Of the ending coming near
On top of the moon
Sad but true
Track Name: Blind (Everything Is Fine)
Blind (Everything Is Fine)

Dangling on a tree
While some smart ass cuts it down
I wonder why
Wearing a green shirt
With a peace sign and birds
Giving a high five

To a carefree life
On a west bound flight

I wish I would't mind
And don't care to find
Truth within the lies
I wish I was naive
So I can still believe
Everything is fine

Pretending I'm a child
With a hunger gone wild like fire
Damn the rules
Served with wings and fries

No I don't wanna hear
What I already know

I wish I would't mind
And don't care to find
Truth within the lies
I wish I was naive
So I can still believe
Everything is fine

Rather play dumb
Become numb or laid so low, zero

I wish I would't mind
And don't care to find
Truth within the lies
I wish I was naive
So I can still believe
Everything is fine
As I go blind
Track Name: Where Is Robin Hood?
Where Is Robin Hood?

What ever happens to this place
There's a lifetime warranty
And a bonus, if you pay the fees

This ain't like what momma told me
When I was just a kid
Standing barefoot in deep shit
Walls come tumbling
Is this it?

But I won't wail
No, I just keep on striking back for good
Solutions paid with bits and coins
As if it ever could
Where is Robin Hood?

Another hundred years from now
We’ll all been gone by then
So why worry, amen

Living individually but posing just the same
In a game way on ego parade
Dueling against your own shade

But I won't wail
No, I just keep on striking back for good
Solutions paid with bits and coins
As if it ever could
Tell me where is Robin Hood?

Hey man, where is Robin Hood?

But I won't wail
No, I just keep on striking back for good
Solutions paid with bits and coins
As if it ever could
But I won't wail
No, I just keep on striking back for good
Solutions paid with bits and coins
As if it ever could
Tell me where is Robin Hood?
Track Name: In A Bucket With A Hole
In A Bucket With A Hole

The sky above is glowing
But it ain't real moonlight
Neon signs are all that shine from you

A song's buzzing in my head
My mouth won't sing it out
I rather buy a blade and cut this world in half

But I'm not tired of this carrying
Got my hopes all tied to my back with a rope
I'm not angry at you laughing
When you watch me crying these tears of gold
In a bucket with a hole

Gonna build us a rocket
Peek at the earth from above
Wave goodbye and dive into the night

But I'm not tired of this carrying
Got my hopes all tied to my back with a rope
I'm not angry at you laughing
When you watch me crying these tears of gold
In a bucket with a hole

Spirit's gonna fade
How about you?
Are you still drowning
In a bucket with a hole?
Track Name: Shout It Out
Shout It Out

Did something crack your faith lately
Tired of fighting for change
Life has its way of teasing
Extending its own rage

A generation overcome
With them digital roots
True shit is a long way walking
With blisters from your boots

Shout it out
If you want 'em to hear ya
Shout out loud
It starts with one, then ends in a crowd

Pile up money that you can't eat
Cutting rich from the poor
A scratch on a car, it won't bleed
What a material whore

Shout it out
If you want 'em to hear ya
Shout out loud
It starts with one, then ends in a crowd

Shout it out
If you want 'em to hear ya
Shout out loud
It starts with one, then ends in a crowd

Time is here and now and aching
For the next level to come
Talking 'bout a revolution
Come on all, give it some

Shout it out
If you want 'em to hear ya
Shout out loud
It starts with one, then ends in a crowd

Shout it out
If you want 'em to hear ya
Shout out loud
It starts with one, then ends in a crowd
Track Name: Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why

Tell me, tell me, tell me why
Don't the stars fall from the sky?
Why do we all have different voices?
And why does love just hurt somtimes?

Tell me, tell me, tell me why
Where do all the colours come from?
Why can't we see things in the dark?
Why does a fire start with a spark?

Son, I don’t know all the answers
But I sure live to try
Your open heart will teach you
All the lessons and the answers in your life
Tell me, tell me, tell me why

Tell me, tell me, tell me why
Do we all have to die?
Why is Santa not a woman?
Why do we fall asleep at night?

Tell me, tell me, tell me why
Can't the sun shine all the time?
Why is there hate, why is there war?
Tell me, what is the killing good for?

Boy, I don’t know all the answers
But I sure live to try
Your open heart will teach you
All the lessons and the answers in your life
Tell me, tell me, tell me why

Hey Dad, tell me
Why did they ban good music from the radio?
Why are mom & you no superheroes?
And who put the holes into the cheese?

Son, I don’t know all the answers
But I sure live to try
Your open heart will teach you
All the lessons and the answers in your life
Tell me, tell me, tell me why

Tell me, tell me, tell me why
Tell me, tell me, tell me why
Track Name: She Says She's American
She Says She's American

Silent water's deep
Bright blue fades to black
Freedom don’t come cheap
On her runaway track
Leaving all behind
She can't go back anymore

She says she's american
Good looking but you can tell
The way she rolls her eyes
For a western paradise

From a swiss point of view
As narrow as its valleys
Fencing minds and borders
Hate keeps spreading
Here's not enough space to stay
So good luck on your getaway
Just go away

She says she's american
Good looking but you can tell
The way she rolls her eyes
For a western paradise
She's american
Like the ones she's seen on screen
Her face seems older
She's only seventeen

What a pity of who we are
Melting wealth into golden bars
Love thy next but only feed yourself with greed
Let fear take in control

Let fear take in control

She says she's american
Good looking but you can tell
The way she rolls her eyes
For a western paradise
She's american
Like the ones she's seen on screen
Her face seems older
She's only seventeen
Track Name: Carried Away
Carried Away

Away, carried away
Away, carried away

Sitting next to a slim bug called Mighty Steve
Flying off our free miles on a loose leaf
Smoking a packed bone in a wind sleeve

Away, carried away
Away, carried away

Gliding over a drab concrete covered world
Spitting down and watching my dribble swirl

Away, carried away
Away, carried away
Away, carried away
Fine for now

No I won't touch down
Till I'm outta town for new years eve
No I won't turn around
I'm nowhere bound with Steve
Track Name: Leaving Scars Behind
Leaving Scars Behind

Pack in your arguments and fuck off
Is this the best of who you are
This world will never turn around you
Not in any way go far

Now we are only guests
Who’ve lost respect
And we should be ashamed
We will be vanishing
But leaving scars behind

It's way too easy blaming nature
Or a fish catching a fly
Dare to move, ask your mirror
Why do creatures have to die for your joy

Now we are only guests
Who’ve lost respect
And we should be ashamed
We will be vanishing
But leaving scars behind

It's a bleeding wound
Scratch it up again and again
And again and again and again
Track Name: Like Zombies And Toys
Like Zombies And Toys

Most good people stay quiet
Let the bad bring the noise
Running down them numbers
Anger soon destroys

Thus we say nothing
We care nothing
We do nothing
Save being dead like zombies and toys

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