'shy​-​CITY​,​' VOL. 1: pyramid

by Baby Money and the Down Payments (feat. the Bribes)

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We’ve got to hand it to you teenagers!

You sure know how to pick your rock ‘n roll!

'shy-CITY' is an epic, apocalyptic trilogy--a detailed diagram of the inner workings of this machine as explored by those who could never see inside. A story of the blind leading the bound leading the bland leading the brilliant.

'VOL 1: pyramid,' is the oldest of the three, ancient and impossible, secretive and powerful. The volume enclosed by a pyramid is one third of the base area times the perpendicular height. As a formula: Where b is the area of the base of the pyramid and h is its height. The height must be measured as the vertical distance from the apex down to the base.

Don't be surprised, folks. Like most “show-folk”, Baby Money (and her Down Payments) didn’t just show up on your mama’s doorstep!
'shy-CITY' is inspired by vintage soul and gospel, and is blended with a whiskey-drunk, surfy, western flair. 'pyramid' offers a combination of femininity and grit, layered with tight harmonies, reverb-soaked electric guitar, Motown-inspired bass, punchy drums and a handful of fantastical tricks and treats.

Look forward to 'VOL 2: pillar,' and 'VOL: 3, prism,' out later this year!

This is the basic twist.
Many variations are possible.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Baby Money (aka Pamela Maurer) was born in the Rust Belt before it rusted over, behind the mirror and in the belly of a great beast – a wild west futuristic Wednesday Addams, a Firestarter. She speaks languages, plays instruments, carries cash, and is very excited for this moment. And also this one. Baby Money loves your face.

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released February 4, 2016

Recorded by Jamie Fillmore at Burn the Furniture Records/ Mixed by Jon San Paolo/ Mastered by Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs/ All songs written and performed by Pamela Maurer(aka Baby Money) and performed the Bribes (aka Philip J Toscano, Joe Blickenov, Bryan Purcell) with support from Jamie Fillmore and Michael Tolva/ Produced by Jamie Fillmore and Burn the Furniture Records/ Photographics: The photo booth at High Dive (preserved by Amy Grace Batzell)/ Original Artwork and Art Direction: Pamela Maurer(aka Baby Money)/ Layout and Print: Pamela Maurer(aka Baby Money). For the finest reproduction of this ultra high fidelity recording use the RIAA curve position. Burn the Furniture Records, Pilsen, Chicago, IL, USA.

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Baby Money (aka Pamela Maurer) was born in the Rust Belt before it rusted over, behind the mirror and in the belly of a great beast – a wild west futuristic Wednesday Addams, a Firestarter. She speaks languages, plays instruments, carries cash, and is very excited for this moment. And also this one. Baby Money loves your face. ... more

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Track Name: Oh Boy!
OH BOY!
Gx4

G D Em
oh boy why you wear your hair so long
Em
we never talk about it
G D Em
oh joy you know the time it flies
Em
we can’t go on without it
G D Em
oh oh you know that you can stay with me
Em G
stay with me tonight
D C
you know the time it binds
C
can’t go on without a

D C G
oh oh oh you make me weak
D C G
oh oh oh you make me weary
D C G
oh oh oh you know that i

D C G
i need a little shelter i need a little love to survive
G D Em
hey hey oh i need some change today
Em
can you spare some reason
G D Em
i need i need a little soul
Em
i need some rock and roll
G D Em
oh please please give me a little shelter
Em G
a little shelter do you
D C
do you have the peace of mind
C
to keep it safe and warm and

D C G
oh oh oh you make me weak
D C G
oh oh oh you make me weary
D C G
oh oh oh you know that i
D C G
i need a little shelter i need a little love to survive

oh me can you help me help me please
i don’t know where i’m looking
i know that i never knew the strain
i need to rearrange
oh oh i know you want some peace and quiet
i’d like to try it with
you know you know it’s strange
i can’t go down without a
D C G
oh oh oh you make me weak
D C G
oh oh oh you make me weary
D C G
oh oh oh you know that i
D C G
i need a little shelter i need a little love to survive (repeat final line)
Track Name: Do You Want My Love or Do You Want My Money (slow down low down)
DO YOU WANT MY LOVE OR DO YOU WANT MY MONEY (slow down low down)

DO YOU WANT MY LOVE OR DO YOU WANT MY MONEY (slow down low down)

(A)
E/Em
do you want my love or do you want my money (slow down x3)
E/Em
do you need my heart oh do you need me honey (slow down x3)
E/Em
do you want the sky up above my head (slow down x3)
E/Em E/Em G A
are you living for fun or so you won’t be dead (slow down slow down slow down

(B)
A
love ain’t nothin if the lovin’s not free
B
it’s pay to play and the mark up is steep
A
all you get is your name and your needs
B
all you know you’re free to believe

C
A E
and you you take it too fast
E A
you take it too slow
A E
you take it too easy
A E
oh you you take it too serious
E A
you take it too serious
A B
you take it for free

(A)
E/Em
deep and wide is the great divide (hold fast x3)
E/Em
if you want to keep living for the rest of your life (hold fast x3)
E/Em
no one knows about it in the news (hold fast x3)
E/Em Em G A
the new world hysterical american news (hold fast hold fast hold fast)

(B)
A
love ain’t nothin if the lovin’s not free
B
it’s pay to play and the mark up is steep
A
all you get is your name and your needs
B
all you know you’re free to believe

(C)
A E
and you you take it too fast
E A
you take it too slow
A E
you take it too easy
A E
oh you you take it too serious
E A
you take it too serious
A B
you take it for freeee

(repeat progression from b)

A
do you want my love or do you want my money (slow down x3)
do you need my heart oh do you need me honey (slow down x3)
do you want the sky up above my head (slow down x3)
are you living for fun or so you won’t be dead (slow down x3)
Track Name: Sorry for You
I’M SORRY FOR YOU

E
it’s much too late to say i’m sorry
E
it’s much too late to say it’s true
Am
but i can’t stand for silence
E
i’m sorry for you
E
it’s much too late to beg the question
E
it’s late to swallow and chew
Am
excuse my sad expression
E
i’m sorry for you

Am
every day in every way i’m so
E
tired tired tired
Am
i don’t know how you manage to manage a smile
E
every day in every way i’m just
Am
tied up twisted and tied
C
in knots in bows who knows what happened to you (WALK DOWN)

my mother wants me married
in a dress red white and blue
but i can’t stand for flowers
i’m sorry for you
my radio keeps quiet
my radio’s been blue
‘cause i can’t stand for riots
i’m sorry for you

every day in every way i’m so
tired tired tired
i don’t know how you manage to manage a smile
every day in every way i’m just
tied up twisted and tied
in knots in bows who knows what happened to you

there is a path that leads to darkness
it is a path you know it’s true
but i can’t stand for darkness
i’m sorry for you
it’s much too late to say i’m sorry
it’s much too late to say it’s true
but i can’t stand for silence
i’m sorry for you
no i can’t stand for silence
i’m sorry for you
Track Name: Wait
WAIT!
ADAD

A D
oh let me wait
D A D
my time is getting cheaper
A D
oh let me wait
D A D
my debt is getting deeper
E D A
and i try i try i try
E D F#m
i try i try and i
E
can’t let the moment go
D
don’t you know i’m running out of
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime

A D
oh let me say
D A D
i miss you in the morning
A D
so many days
D A D
so many restless nights
E D A
and i try i try i try
E D F#m
i try i try and i
E
can’t let the moment go
D
don’t you know i’m running out of
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
continues underneath
(A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime
A E D
tiiiiiii-iiii-iiiime)

AED

D A E D
won’t you give me a sign
A E D
won’t you swallow whole
E D
won’t you breathe me to life

D A E D
i’ve really got to go
D A E D
i’ve really got to go

end here (or repeat first verse….?)