Mama Bear

by Cisco Caesar

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Released on March 23rd 2014, Mama Bear is the first single from Cisco Caesar's upcoming debut LP.


James Cisco doesn't write songs so much as he waits for them to appear.

Mama Bear found James one very hot summer while he was working in a plant nursery in central Illinois. While breaking his back all day mulching in a new shipment of maple trees the pattern of a close by sprinkler caught his attention. It cycled perfectly like a drum loop and had a great stutter feel to it. By the end of the day Mama Bear had nearly finished itself.

The lyrics speak of fire flies, marching bands, pickup trucks, and the lovelorn bittersweet happenings of a blue collar summer.

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MAMA BEAR

Well Mama Bear's been gone
And now we're barely hanging on
We're spilling honey all over the road

We'll have a jamboree
That's where everyone will be
Leave your pickup at the fork in the road

Watch the fireworks fly
On the fourth of July
Won't you hold my hand
Watch the marching band
I wanna let you in
I wanna be your friend
I wanna be your sugar
Sweetest Evelyn

Five years to the day
Since the bottom fell away
Now there ain't another place you can go

You gotta take some time
Better find a piece of mind
Cause the one you got is ready to blow

Don't you wonder why
All the fireflies fly
Can't you live without
Anything but doubt

I wanna hold your hand
I wanna be your man
Wanna be your lover
Sweetest Evelyn

Ohhh I
Don't wanna be your clown
Ooooooooh ohhhh yeah
Ohhh I
Don't wanna let you down
And bring the whole thing round....yeah

Back up and jump real high
Throw some water in the sky
You gotta swing like never before

You gotta swim right out
Yep, you gotta leave the crowd
Until your feet can't touch any more

Don't you wonder why
All the fireflies fly
Can't you live without
Anything but doubt

I wanna hold your hand
I wanna be your man
Wanna be your sugar
Sweetest Evelyn

credits

released March 23, 2014
Written by: James Cisco
Recorded and Mixed by: Jason Torrens at Debasement Studios
Photo Credit: Lilli May Waters

Track: James Cisco - vocals, guitar; Jacob Cole - guitar; Paul Slattery - vocals, bass; Jason Torrens - drums.

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Cisco Caesar Melbourne, Australia

Cisco Caesar is an alt-blues foursome heavily influenced by old soul, funk, vintage rock and country. Their ridiculous amount of talent combine to make music that's not just catchy, it's downright viral. If you like songs with plenty of vibe and swagger - this band is for you. ... more

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