The Singing Bois

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The Singing Bois' debut EP offers a ray of hope in a time of political polarization and struggles for social justice. Six tracks of retro pop bliss showcase the band's special blend of dapper charm, swoon-worthy swagger, and pointed critical commentary. A rallying cry for love in its many forms, this EP celebrates living life across and beyond gender and racial boundaries.

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released April 2, 2018

THE BAND
Terezia Orosz, voice
T. Carlis Roberts, voice, percussion
Rhonda Kinard, guitar
Vassilisa Johri, drums

GUESTS
Jesse Strauss, bass
Robert Shelton, keyboards (Tracks 1, 2, 4, and 6)
Sand Chang, backing vocals (Tracks 1 and 6)
JJ Omelagah, backing vocals (Tracks 1, 4, and 6)

ALBUM CREDITS
Recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios, San Francisco, CA
Engineered and mixed by Robert Shelton
Mastered by Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA
Produced by T. Carlis Roberts
Cover design by ARC and TYPE design
Cover photos by Catrina Marchetti

SONG CREDITS
Tracks 2, 4, and 5 by T. Carlis Roberts © 2018 T. Carlis Roberts
Track 1 by Al Cleveland, Renaldo Enson, and Marvin Gaye (MGIII, NMG, FCG, Stone Agate, Jobete)
Track 3 by Elof Loelv, Justin Parker, and Mikky Ekko (Sony/ATV)
Track 6 by Prince Rogers Nelson (Universal)
℗ 2018 The Singing Bois. All rights reserved.

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The Singing Bois is a retro quartet based in Oakland, California. Part boy band, part Rat Pack, they perform new and vintage styles including R&B, soul, rock, hip hop, and Latin genres. Their signature sound blends catchy hooks, lush vocal harmonies, and an infectious groove. Fresh, fun, and downright dreamy, The Singing Bois offer a soulful take on songs of love and liberation. ... more

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Track Name: All Comes Back to You
I've always been a dreamer
Intrigued by what's to come
Living life feeling that I could have
Anything under the sun
So I set off drifting
Couldn't seem to settle down
Rather walk away than have to face
The refuge that I'd found

But you could always see into my every mood
So tell me, baby, what am I to do?

I've walked a thousand miles
There's no place can rival your smile
Knocked on a dozen doors
But I turned away cuz they were not yours
Wandering a nowhere town
Didn't know what else to do
Cuz it all comes back to
All comes back to you

The freedom I desired
I fought to manifest
In a world that told me I could want
What was handed me at best
So I pushed back on all the stories
That I thought would fence me in
I pushed you by the wayside
When I should have let you in

But you could always see into my every hue
So tell me, baby, what am I to do?

I've walked a thousand miles
There's no place can rival your smile
Knocked on a dozen doors
But I turned away cuz they were not yours
Wandering a nowhere town
Didn't know what else to do
Cuz it all comes back to
All comes back to you

[Instrumental solo]

But you could always see into my every wound
So tell me, baby, what am I to do?

I've walked a thousand miles
There's no place can rival your smile
Knocked on a dozen doors
But I turned away cuz they were not yours
Wandering a nowhere town
Didn't know what else to do
Cuz it all comes back to
All comes back to you

[Repeat chorus]
Track Name: Stay
All along it was a fever
A cold sweat, hot headed believer
I threw my hands in the air
I said show me something
He said, "If you dare, come a little closer"
Round and around and around and around
We go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now
You know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It's not much of a life you're living
It's not just something you take, it's given
Round and around and around and around
We go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now
You know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Oh, the reason I hold on
Oh, 'cause I need this hole gone
Funny you're the broken one
But I'm the only one who needed saving
'Cause when you never see the light
It's hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay
Track Name: Every Day
Every day and every night
I work harder to keep you here by my side
But when the space between us changes and you’re feeling out of reach
Don’t know how much longer I can give you what you need

Buried under stories of ones that came before
And here we are just stumbling to open up the door
Look into each other’s eyes and hope to find a friend
Sometimes we look right past instead, our wounded hearts defend

Every day and every night
I work harder to keep you here by my side
But when the space between us changes and you’re feeling out of reach
Don’t know how much longer I can give you what you need

Harder
I work harder
I work harder

I’ve had a million questions about how it’s supposed to be
Fast romance, sweet slow dance, or something in between
Finally let my guard down and settle in a groove
But there’s no guarantees in this life and when I’m still you move

Still there are times when the smallest embrace
Can send our hearts racing and the fears I can face
Life is short, I love you, I see it all so clear
Then the moment’s gone and the questions return

You see once upon a time I was told there was a princess
Travel through the worlds I could have her, that was my wish
I was never taught that she'd possess hopes in her own mind
Desires, dreams, flaws, secrets to find
And all the challenges that I bring to the table
Lord, I thought this would be fun but now I don't know if I'm able
To be here with all the good and bad and keep my loving true
But when I've said and done it all, my mind goes back to you

Every day and every night
I work harder to keep you here by my side
But when the space between us changes and you’re feeling out of reach
Don’t know how much longer I can give you what you need

Every day and every night
I work harder to keep you here by my side
But when the space between us changes and you’re feeling out of reach
Times like this we both just need a little space to breathe
Track Name: A Lonelier Woman
Open highway
I hear some say
It gets better someday
Tell me is that true
'Cause in each moment
I’m less woman
Oh, my body’s changing
And I can’t find myself

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Never gonna touch
Never gonna feel
Never gonna come
Never go
Never gonna find a man, no
Never gonna pass
Never last
Never settle inside of me

I tried dealing
Squash my feelings
But each time I’m stealing
From the little love I’ve got
So this is goodbye
Don’t think you’ll cry
I don’t wanna die
But I won’t say I’m sorry

Never gonna touch
Never gonna feel
Never gonna come
Never go
Never gonna find a man, no
Never gonna pass
Never last
Never settle inside of me
Never have enough
Never come around
Never wait to see
Never be
Never cry because I’m not free
Never gonna lie
Never try
Never make it reality

A lonelier woman
A lonelier man
Won’t take my chances
'Cause pointless is what that is

This song goes out to all the youth struggling to survive
In the war on trans lives and communities
I stand as a real live trans adult and say
Don’t give in to the hype of conformity
You are beautiful
You are beautiful
You are beautiful as you are
To your hopes, desires, and dreams we say

Yes you’re gonna touch
Yes you’re gonna feel
Yes you’re gonna come
Yes you’ll go
Yes you’re gonna find a man, oh
Yes you’re gonna pass
Yes you’ll last
Yes you’ll settle inside of you
Yes you’ll have enough
Yes you’ll come around
Yes you’ll wait to see
Yes you’ll be
Yes you’ll cry because you’re not free
Yes you’re gonna lie
Yes you’ll try
Yes you’ll be a reality

[Repeat chorus]

Open highway
Just turn away
It’s true it’s not easy
But I can sing for you
Track Name: Take Me with You
I can't disguise the pounding of my heart
It beats so strong
It's in your eyes, what can I say
They turn me on

I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with you

Come on and touch the place in me
That's calling out your name
We want each other, oh, so much
Why must we play this game

I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with you

I don't care if we spend the night at your mansion
I don't care if we spend the night on the town
All I want is to spend the night together
All I want is to spend the night in your arms

To be around you is oh so right
You're sheer perfection
Drive me crazy, drive me all night
Just don't break up the connection

I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with you

I don't care if we spend the night at your mansion
I don't care if we spend the night on the town
All I want is to spend the night together
All I want is to spend the night in your arms

I can't disguise the pounding of my heart
It beats so strong
It's in your eyes what can I say
They turn me on

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