Say It With Cobblestones!

by The Uncontrollable Few

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"If variety is the spice of life, The Uncontrollable Few surely packs a flavorful punch! This explosive Chicago-based indie rock group offers an addictive pop sensibility, drawing from influences all over the musical map. Their latest release, Say It With Cobblestones!, shows off their range while tackling the array of reactions triggered by love/hate relationships with romance, society, and even oneself.

It all started in Westmont, an uneventful suburb of Chicago. A few friends got together to play a variety show at their high school in 2003. After some more shows, a few line up changes, and a graduation from obscure covers to original songs, they released the All-American Apathy EP just in time for the 2004 election. By early 2005, their first LP, Paper, Scissors, Rock was released. Though a raw and imperfect effort, PSR showed amazing potential for a group of kids ranging from 18 down to 14.

After high school, as many things, the band started to disassemble a bit, but the songwriting core of Charlie Crane and Megg Sorensen never lost their drive. With a lot of time and effort, they wrote, arranged, recorded, produced and released Say It With Cobblestones! in 2008.

Its title taken from graffiti of the 1968 riots in France, Say It With Cobblestones! is a different kind of pop album. Light-years ahead of their previous releases, it impressed their audience and was described as their breakthrough. It explores a personal yet universal look at the battles between love and hatred through music that's both catchy and unique. Influences from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, and Blondie to The New Pornographers, The Pixies, and The White Stripes can be heard. But among these great influences, The Uncontrollable Few still maintains their thrilling originality.

Currently, The Uncontrollable Few has an energetic new rhythm section and is frequenting Chicago venues, including their performance as part of the 2008 International Pop Overthrow Festival. Crane and Sorensen continue to write great new tunes, and The Uncontrollable Few continues to rock their way through the exciting Chicago scene."

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released April 1, 2008

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Track Name: Questions & Damn Good Answers
i was lookin' at the sky today
it really brought me down
the sun never seems to shine round here
it's always in some other town

it was feelin' so slow today
a listless reverie
i almost climbed on an old boxcar
just to see where it would take me

i got as far as the station
when i was stopped in my tracks
and i felt a certain hesitation
and decided to head back

i was searching for a clue
i was searching for something to do
searching for a catalyst or some advancer
searching for questions and finding damn good answers

i was talkin' to a friend today
and i asked him to explain
he said everybody gets bored once in a while
even god on the seventh day

well i know this world is cryptic
and that nothing's as it seems
some say it's post apocolyptic
but i think that's a little extreme

i was searching for a clue
i was searching for something to do
searching for a catalyst or some advancer
searching for questions and finding damn good answers

so i went up to a clergyman
and asked him to give his take
he just compared me to adam and eve
and said ennui was my snake

idle hands are the devil's tool
you've gotta occupy your time
when don't you get a little exercise out of the way
before you find you're past your prime

i tried to take his words in earnest
though i'm not a religious man
but i don't think the lord would burn us
maybe boredom's part of his plan

i was searching for a clue
i was searching for something to do
searching for a catalyst or some advancer
searching for questions and finding damn good answers
Track Name: Seeing Green
i told myself i was over you
ready to move on and try something new
i told myself i was doing fine
your memories were stricken from my mind
i thought for sure that i'd cleaned my slate
i watched the bitter feelings dissipate
but when i heard the words you said
I TURNED RED! I TURNED RED!

i've been feeling blue, i'm not over you
so tell me what did you mean
i'm about to crack, my world's turning black
because i'm seeing green

sometimes i think that it's for the best
it's b z z etter to have loved and lost i guess
sometimes i think that all i can do
is stay away and hope the best for you
most of the time i try not to be
an asshole so consumed by envy
but when i hear the things i dr ad
I TURN RED! I TURN RED!

i've been feeling blue, i'm not over you
i'm too yellow to be mean
but sometimes jealousy gets a hold of me
so now i'm seeing green

so now you say we should still be friends
i guess that means this'll never end
well, hip hurray! this'll sure work fine
i'll always be there but you'll never be mine

too many years of the dating game
i get the feeling that it's all the same
too many times i will give my heart
stoically watch as it breaks apart
i tell myself that i don't need love
it's an illusion it's just a drug
but to this drug i am addicted
NOW I'M RED! I'M TURNING RED!

i've been feeling blue, i'm not over you
so tell me what did you mean
i'm about to crack, my world's turning black
and now i'm seeing green
now i'm seeing green
now i'm seeing green.