Rock & Roll on Bones

by Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers

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released June 1, 2016

All songs written by Tom Mansi except for "Too Much", which was written by Ilana Sheli

Tom Mansi - vocals/double bass
Paul White - vocals/guitar
James Johnston - drums/percussion 

Lucy Grimble - additional vocals on „No Comment“

Recorded live at Shock & Awe Studios (Barnet) by Stevan Krakovic

Assistant Engineer: Emi Agbo

Mixed at Shock & Awe Studios (Hornsey) by Stevan Krakovic and Tom Mansi

Mastered at Air Studios by Ray Staff

Photos by James Johnston

Artwork by Dickie Spielzug

Produced by Tom Mansi

We would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout the last ten years and especially those who helped so generously with our Kickstarter campaign.

© 2015 Metric Acorn Ltd.

Catalogue Number MAV105

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Rock n roll blues alternative originals 3piece fronted by howling doublebass player with drums and guitar. New album coming soon...

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Track Name: Rock & Roll On Bones
You may take my freedom
You may take my gold
You may strip me
Of all I've ever owned

You may leave me hungry
You may leave me cold
But you may never make me leave
What I have found myself

Rock and Roll on Bones X2
Them Bones
Them rock and roll,rock and roll
Rock and roll, rock and roll
Rock and roll bones

And I maybe queuing
And I maybe fuming
And I maybe late on a date
That is 10 years old

But I won't be wishing
Cause I won't be missing
I got these grooves cut down
Deep down

Rock and Roll on Bones X2
Them Bones
Them rock and roll,rock and roll
Rock and roll, rock and roll
Rock and roll bones
Track Name: Felicity
She got a tattoo of a tiger on her chest
It's paws and claws are on her left breast
She got a ring through her nipple
Got one through her nose
She once was a designer of babies clothes

Felicity, Felicity
Don't you make a fool out of me

Dating a traveller at age 13
One year later she was living the dream
She learnt to breath fire
Learnt to juggle flame
She took a trip to orbit 
Just to learn her name

Felicity, Felicity
Don't you make a fool out of me

She left the circus when the tents burnt down
Started car jacking with Freddy the Clown
Well that bad business 
Well it didn’t last long
Now Freddy's in jail
And she's in Saigon 

Felicity, Felicity
Don't you make a fool out of me

Now she pickles snakes
In whiskey and rum
Smoked a pipe when I can along
We started going steady but a bless my soul
She's not really into rock and roll

Felicity, Felicity
Don't you make a fool out of me
Track Name: Year As A Ghost
Living underground
In a foreign town
Been on the cards
Since I touched down
Started that night
When I lost all the ground
And my words 
They made no sound

A Thousand miles I roam
Trying to find a place to call my own
In a house that's not a home
Spend the year as a Ghost

Rats scurry above my head
But they wont bite 
Unless I'm dead
Lit blue by the light
Of a TV screen
And there's no windows
Or doors

A Thousand miles I roam
Trying to find a place to call my own
In a house that's not a home
Spend the year as a Ghost

And as the winter closes in
I haunt the places 
Where I have been
Now just a shadow that moves at night
On the road
By dawn


A Thousand miles I roam
Trying to find a place to call my own
In a house that's not a home
Spend the year as a Ghost
Track Name: Heart Break Hooligan
Everything you ever wanted
Everything you ever need
Everything to make a modern day chick click
I got
So come on baby give me a try
Come on baby now don’t be shy
Turn up the volume 
And kick off your shoes
Let down your hair you got nothing to loose
I'll be your self help book, so
Come on baby
Give me another look

Cause I'm a 
Heart break hooligan
Catch me if you can
Heart break hooligan
I'm a one man band

What does it take to 
Make you happy
What does it take to
Make you sing
What does it take when you know
I got
Everything
Now I'll level with you honey
I ain't got much money
But what I don't have
You don’t need
And if you want me to stay
You'll plead
I'll help you through It all
Just give my number a call

Cause I'm a 
Heart break hooligan
Catch me if you can
Heart break hooligan
I'm a one man band

Whenever your feeling lonely
Whenever your feeling blue
Whenever your feeling like
You got Nothing to lose
Well I'm on the end of the line
You can be my empress divine
Come on baby lets drink some wine
Let's have a good time

Cause I'm a 
Heart break hooligan
Catch me if you can
Heart break hooligan
I'm a one man band
Track Name: Too Much
I smoke too much
That much is true
I think it helps me
Get over you
I drink too much
Same reason as before
I sleep too much
Can't wake up
Well what's the point
What's the point
It's all too much
It's all too much for me

I dwell too much
That much is true
It doesn't help me 
Get over you
I waste my time
That doesn't help
Either
I think too much
Just can't stop
Well what's the point
What's the point
It's all too much
It's all too much for me

It's all too much
And not enough
My situation is
One as such
That it's all too much
It's all too much for me
Track Name: Leave It Alone
You got to leave it alone and forget about it
Leave it alone and forget about it
You got to leave it alone and forget about it
You just got to move on

What's the use in all this trouble
What the use in hitting the wall
It doesn't matter if its double
Scales on your eyes like poor old Saul

You got to leave it alone and forget about it
Leave it alone and forget about it
You got to leave it alone and forget about it
You just got to move on

You can't get it back and you can't change it
The pieces are scattered here to Istanbul
The monkey on your back is throwing marbles
Under you feet as you fall

You got to leave it alone and forget about it
Leave it alone and forget about it
You got to leave it alone and forget about it
You just got to move on

She's a crazy little lady but she won't give you love
Not the sweet kind that you're thinking of
I can tell by your eyes that you'll never give up
But she might break you in two

You got to leave it alone and forget about it
Leave it alone and forget about it
You got to leave it alone and forget about it
You just got to move on
Track Name: No Comment
Rats off a sinking ship
Push comes to shove
Jump in the thick of it
I will sink or swim
To a land without green packages
Awash in teenage dreams

What part of no don't you understand?
You're particularly diligent in a parallel land
Abundantly redundant, a rock in my hand
What part of no don't you understand?
Yes bruv, don't you know?
You speak a little louder
As her hips swing down the hall
My face would open doors
Electronical reassurance
Beeping from the walls

What part of no don't you understand?
Your particularly diligent in a parallel land
Abundantly redundant a rock in my hand
What part of no don't you understand?

Lesson twenty one
Lesson three & four
I missed lesson two
As I fell through the floor

Shatter well place plans
Of coasting down the middle
To a grown up land
Seven months spent on the tube
Didn't learn a single thing
Didn't think I would

What part of no don't you understand?
Your particularly diligent in a parallel land
Abundantly redundant a rock in my hand
What part of no don't you understand?
Track Name: Little Black Box
There's a little black box
Hidden in the corner
Of a room where nobody goes
And the walls are painted black
So you can't see it
And they're all the windows
And the room's in a house 
At the bottom of the street
That is falling into the sea
And the sea is turning black
Like the tarmac
That's in-between you and me

Oh sweet thing you got to dive a little deeper
Dive a little deeper than this
And oh my my, breathe a little harder
breathe a little harder than this
All this time been a stumbling and a searching
Looking for a place to be
And that little black box on the bottom of the ocean
That separates you and me

Roll over rocks
Roll through the gulleys
The sea is silver tonight
And the little black box
At the bottom of the ocean
Reflects no pale moonlight
And they say it's full of silver
They say it's full of gold
They say it buys company
But all this treasure
Cannot change the weather 
That's in-between you and me
Woah Yeah!

There's a little black box
Track Name: Sea of Tranquility
When things just ain't right
And nobody, nobody puts up a fight
And it all goes wrong in the end
Well I can't pretend to comprehend

Well I guess it comes right down
To how hard we all hit the ground
Search for possibilities
Like sailing on the sea of tranquillity

When the crunch
Comes crushing down
And there no one to blame
'Cause they've all skipped town
And they leave with all the profits and gold
So I've been told its been foretold

Well I guess it comes right down
To how hard we all hit the ground
Search for possibilities
Like sailing on the sea of tranquillity

Save your money 
But what a price
When god's in heaven 
Well he's throwing dice
The situation is driving you crazy
You'll never know till you're pushing up daisies

So keep on keeping on
If you can't stop it 
Let it roll on
Let it pass, it will set you free
And you'll sail the sea

Well I guess it comes right down
To how hard we all hit the ground
Search for possibilities
Like sailing on the sea of tranquillity