Wake Up (EP)

by Dukes of New York

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released July 11, 2014

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Dukes of New York UK

Dukes of New York are a Pop/Rock band from the UK.

The latest single Nails delivers a soulful vocal with lyrics that have a dark edge.

The 2014 EP “Wake Up” showcases their full band sound, featuring 3 pumping tracks. “Wake Up the Make Up” (a reflection on mis-placed snobbery), “José” (unrequited love with a twist) & “Ventura” (inspired by tangled love lives) this EP is bound to entertain.
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Track Name: Wake Up The Make Up
My friend we've got a situation
Somebody's got ideas well above their station
Put up your hands - we have you surrounded!
For we're not guilty of lowering the standard

Don't take people down the garden path
If you don't like where it leads
Tread softly on the broken glass
If you don't want to bleed

Oh! So big and bold
You're standing tall
We don't wanna wake up the make up
Oh! So big and bold
You're standing tall
Was it ever really beautiful?

Have you played the game of blame?
Written a list but missed off your own name
Who is responsible who knows the truth?
Everyone in the world but you

Don't take people down the garden path
If you don't like where it leads
Tread softly on the broken glass
If you don't want to bleed

Oh! So big and bold
You're standing tall
We don't wanna wake up the make up
Oh! So big and bold
You're standing tall

I don't buy this beginners luck
What we've got's gonna leave you unstuck
Say I'm better than I really am
How would understand?
How could you understand?

Don't take people down the garden path
If you don't like where it leads
Tread softly on the broken glass
If you don't want to bleed

Oh! So big and bold
You're standing tall
We don't wanna wake up the make up
Oh! So big and bold
You're standing tall
Was it ever really beautiful?
Track Name: José
I think it was a year today
I met you in the usual way
No twist of fate
You wanted to know the tricks of the trade

There was nothing that I said
You put those words in your own head
You're looking for a special friend
But that ain't me
Coz we share different biology

Hey! Jose!
Hey! Jose!
Hey! Jose!
How can I tell you I don't like you in that way?

I met a man from the Bay
I think he said his name was Jose?
He had a clearly marked game
And it was me in the frame

But I lost his admiring stare
For my friend had more fierce hair
I could tell by the smile on his lips and eyes of fire
There's smoke in the air and it smells like desire

Hey! Jose!
Hey! Jose!
Hey! Jose!
How can I tell you I don't like you in that way?

Hey! Jose!
Hey! Jose!
Hey! Jose!
How can I tell you I don't like you in that way?
Track Name: Ventura
You must have had a good time
We've read it nationwide
Found a co-conspirator put passion to the crime
There's nothing much to do here on a Saturday night

Spent up all that energy
In a small room built for three
Breaking down the barriers of old monogamy
Cheap thrills are a plenty but they don't come for free

We're desperate people, from a desperate land
All you melonfarmers wouldn't understand
Blame it on the boogie - or the drink in my hand
We're under strain - oh
Another bad case of DNA

What if our lovers learn about this love affair?
Better make a story up of women in despair
He hurt us your honor - better give him the chair

We're desperate people, from a desperate land
All you melonfarmers wouldn't understand
Blame it on the boogie - or the drink in my hand
We're under strain - oh
Another bad case of DNA

Just one more thing Columbo
There's something you should know
Your Romeo - filmed the show
All on his camera phone