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S10 E1009 | FULL EPISODE

Outer Vibe

One of West Michigan’s most sought-after acts, Outer Vibe features catchy pop and alternative rock music. Playing more than 100 shows a year, Outer Vibe has performed with groups like REO Speedwagon, The Tubes, and We The Kings. A band that lives by the mantra of “live life and play music fearlessly,” their performance features the hits “Hoka Hey,” “Million Dollar Smile,” and “Turn Me Up.”

AIRED: January 04, 2020 | 0:56:46
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(upbeat music) (audience applauds)

(audience cheers)

- [Announcer] Ladies and gentlemen please welcome

to the stage, Outer Vibe.

♪ She came up from the water

♪ She came up, she came up, from the water ♪

♪ She came up from the water

♪ She came up, she came up, from the water ♪

♪ Paint chips on her fingernails ♪

♪ She wears the labor of her love ♪

♪ Dressing like a rummage sale

♪ She bathes in a clawfoot tub

♪ She's so sweet like

♪ Watermelon, apple pie

♪ She is the diamond in the sky ♪

♪ Desert flower, lonely night

♪ She is the finest one in sight ♪

♪ Watermelon, apple pie

♪ She is sweet to the rind

♪ Sweet to the rind

♪ Sour grapes they hypnotize

♪ She's the sweetest on the vine ♪

♪ In a four square plantation home ♪

♪ I dream we do reside

♪ And when I get a tangled, worried mind ♪

♪ She slows me down and takes her time ♪

♪ And I just hold on to her tight ♪

♪ 'Cause life can be sweet to the rind ♪

♪ She gimme

♪ Watermelon, apple pie

♪ She is the diamond in the sky ♪

♪ Desert flower, lonely night

♪ She is the finest one in sight ♪

♪ Watermelon, apple pie

♪ She is sweet to the rind

♪ Sweet to the rind

♪ She came up from the water

♪ She came up, she came from the water ♪

♪ She came up from the water

♪ She came up, she came up from the water ♪

♪ Sweet to the rind

♪ Sweet to the rind

♪ Watermelon, apple pie

♪ She's the diamond in the sky

♪ Desert flower, lonely night

♪ She is the finest one in sight ♪

♪ Watermelon, apple pie

♪ She's sweet to the rind

♪ Sweet to the rind

♪ She came up from the water

♪ She came up, she came up from the water ♪

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

- All right.

Thank you all for being here, this is so awesome for us

so yeah we did this at home a bunch of times

and it's way more fun with you in front of us.

(audience laughs)

If you guys all want to come to our house

that would be great but it's a lot smaller yeah.

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ Always try

♪ Always try to escape

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ Away from the conflict

♪ Away from the pain

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ Not to be right

♪ Not to win

♪ I'm just running and running and running ♪

♪ In circles again

♪ So running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running ♪

♪ To be free

♪ To get away from you

♪ Or to get away from me

♪ I get distracted by my own reflection ♪

♪ Just like a dog in the mirror ♪

♪ Your always talking while my minds a-walking ♪

♪ Guess I know who's to blame here ♪

♪ So Running and running and running ♪

♪ And running and running and running ♪

♪ And running and running and running ♪

♪ And I'm running and running and running ♪

♪ And running away

♪ I'm running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running ♪

♪ And running and running from something ♪

♪ And I'm running from nothing

♪ Or just running from myself

♪ Gotta get away, gotta get away ♪

♪ Gotta get away, gotta get away ♪

♪ Gotta get away, gotta get away ♪

♪ Gotta get away, gotta get away ♪

♪ Gotta get away, gotta get away ♪

♪ Gotta get away right now

♪ Gotta get away right now

♪ You're always talking while my minds a-walking ♪

♪ You're always talking while my minds a-walking ♪

♪ You're always talking while my minds ♪

♪ Out trying to be free

♪ So I'm running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ Running and running and running and running away ♪

♪ From me

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

Thank you.

I went to a high school where if you were like,

healthy and full grown and a man

they just sent you on the football field,

and I wasn't very aggressive obviously

'cause I think it was my second game of junior varsity

career I broke my leg.

And I was like forget this, and I just picked up

guitar instead, and went towards music

because I've always been into arts and music,

and thankfully I broke my leg I guess.

It doesn't bother me anymore.

I always like to sing in private,

I had one of those little cassette recorders

for taking notes, well it wasn't mine

it was my step-dads and I'd sneak it away

and I would just kind of practice listening to my voice,

back and hearing what it sounded like.

So I always kind of liked singing quietly,

I never spoke so my parents were shocked

when I first started singing.

♪ Paint chips on her fingernails ♪

I don't know, years later, when I picked up a guitar

somehow my parents found out

and it was all a big secret for years and years

that I was singing, 'cause I was extremely shy.

- I first kind of got to hold a guitar

when I was about 12 years old at my friends house

and tried to play it, I fell in love with it,

I begged my parents for a guitar for years.

They finally got me one, I got a guitar on a Friday,

started lessons on the following Monday,

and I had lessons ever since, very religiously.

I had to practice all the time.

I was definitely never considered a natural

by any of my teachers I would say.

(trumpet blaring)

- My first instrument was trumpet,

and I started getting really serious about music

probably in high school, marching band,

all the possible bands I could get my feet wet with

and then I pursued music in college,

and that's where I met Nick and Sean.

At Grand Rapids Community College,

and then from there I transferred to Michigan State

where I got a Bachelor of Composition and Music Theory,

and also a Master of Music Theory.

(upbeat drum beats)

For years in the band I played trumpet and keyboards,

and I would sing backup vocals,

and pick up what ever instrument I needed to play,

and then when I decided to take over drums

I said well I don't wanna give up trumpet,

that's what I love, that's what I've always done.

So we kinda got creative and we said

how can we make this work with three of us?

And we said, well we've got six hands, six feet

and three mouths, we'll just do what we need to do

to get the job done.

(upbeat music)

Outer Vibe kind of adapted the name Outer Vibe

because the music has always been kind of outside

of what's normal.

♪ Work, oh, oh, oh, oh

It was just kind of like what are some words

that can describe us, and we kind of wanted

to be kind of different, and out of the box,

and kind of outer space is always cool.

And then vibe which is interesting

'cause vibe became an extremely popular word.

I feel like in the past five years,

and this name we came up with it was 15 years ago,

maybe more.

(upbeat guitar music)

- Describing our music I think there's always

something fresh, something exciting,

we're really into energy, making people feel good,

good vibes, upbeat, we like to make people move.

(audience applauds)

♪ Hey there I'm talking to you

♪ Sometimes you got me confused ♪

♪ On a sunny day when everything seems okay ♪

♪ All you wanna do is sing the blues ♪

♪ You know I've got your back

♪ And even though you've got a one track mind ♪

♪ We've got some history

♪ I like your company

♪ And your always the life of the party ♪

♪ Have you ever loved somebody

♪ More then they loved you

♪ If you think you're ready for the truth ♪

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Sometimes you tell me I'm rude ♪

♪ I'm affected by your attitude ♪

♪ You got yourself convinced that you're always the victim ♪

♪ My God, do you have yourself fooled ♪

♪ Sometimes you like to assume

♪ The world revolves around you ♪

♪ I'm sorry it's my fault when your life falls apart ♪

♪ And leaves your fragile ego bruised. ♪

♪ When you've worn out your last excuse ♪

♪ And you're wondering what's in it for you ♪

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah

♪ Have you ever loved somebody more then they loved you ♪

♪ If you think you're ready for the truth ♪

♪ Hey, I'm talking to you

♪ Hey, I'm talking to you

♪ Hey, I'm talking to you

♪ Hey, I'm talking to you

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ I'm talking to you

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ Hey, I'm talking to you

♪ Just put yourself in my shoes ♪

♪ Hey, I'm talking to you

♪ My shoes, talking to you

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

All right this song is called "Kitchen Dancer"

and it's kind of about just kinda

hanging out in your kitchen, cooking something nice,

you know maybe having a drink and just kinda

taking it easy, and maybe get a little boogey on.

♪ Tick tock it's nine o'clock

♪ I'm drinking alone

♪ Sitting in the kitchen hoping and a wishing ♪

♪ It was you that was ringing on my telephone ♪

♪ If you

♪ Got nothing to do

♪ Then I

♪ Got

♪ Something cooking for you

♪ I don't wanna turn the lights out ♪

♪ Without you I'm, no just a touch ♪

♪ And everything is electrifying ♪

♪ With your love

♪ Everything is mesmerizing

♪ Come on over

♪ Dance in the kitchen with me

♪ Be my romancer

♪ Drink the wine, and keep me company ♪

♪ And be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ My candle's lit, the lights are dim ♪

♪ Friday moon

♪ Got some tanqueray or some Cabernet ♪

♪ And we can make a tangled floor in my living room ♪

♪ If you are looking for fun

♪ I can't push on your sun

♪ I don't wanna turn the lights out ♪

♪ Without you no

♪ Just a touch and everything is electrifying ♪

♪ With your love everything is mesmerizing ♪

♪ So come on over, dance in the kitchen with me ♪

♪ Be my romancer

♪ Drink the wine and keep my company ♪

♪ And be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Yeah, yeah

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Turn the lights down low

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Turn the lights down low

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Be my kitchen dancer

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

A lot of the songs are, they're sweet melodies

and that's something that I care about

is giving the melody that people can sing,

and have it stuck in their head,

and they relate it with something that they

are close too, and I want people to relate to us

'cause we've had quite a journey as musicians

and we're still on that journey.

And we've been through a lot of ups and downs

♪ Turn me up, turn me up with the money ♪

We touch on a lot of different topics,

it's kind of an inside joke but we always say,

the meaning of it is we're always trying

to kind of touch on mortality a bit.

And so we always say that we try to add a touch of death

to our music in the most positive light possible

because it's the concept of life is short

and so we like people to have a good time,

be in the moment.

Something that we're always striving to do.

- You know it's about delivering the song

and having people leave the show feeling better

then when they go there.

That's what we like to do,

and that's, I think we have the best job in the world.

To be honest.

One of the newest songs that we're playing tonight

is called "Million Dollar Smile".

I wrote the song because I was

inspired by some of the women in my life

that I really admire.

It's a song kind of about she's got a million dollar smile

that could light up the sky.

She's got everything that it takes to bring

her dreams to life, and we all know what it's like

to feel insecure sometimes, and to maybe

second guess yourself or have doubts.

And the people that I admire have that too,

but it doesn't seem like they do to me.

It's like I wanna be like them when I grow up

because they really seem to have it all together,

and I look at them and I'm like man,

I wish I could be like them.

But it's kind of a song about,

I mean nobody's perfect but you just go get it,

you go after it.

So it's kind of my own expression of my feelings about,

even myself sometimes but then I look at these people

and I can relate to them,

and sometimes you don't realize how much

like yourself they are.

So it's go chase your dreams,

you've got everything you need.

♪ My neighbor drives an electric car ♪

♪ I see her coming down the street ♪

♪ She passes by, flashes a smile ♪

♪ Playing it cool with the rolled up t-shirt sleeves ♪

♪ And her fluorescent white teeth ♪

♪ Everything about her is a mystery ♪

♪ She's got it all figured out from what I see ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ That can light up the sky

♪ She's got everything that it takes ♪

♪ To bring her dreams to life

♪ Yeah

♪ All that she says

♪ All of her news feeds

♪ Tell everybody else including herself ♪

♪ Exactly who she hopes to be

♪ Everything about her is a mystery ♪

♪ She's got it all figured out from what I see ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ Million dollar, that can light up the sky ♪

♪ Million dollar

♪ She's got everything that it takes ♪

♪ To bring her dreams to life

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ That can light up the sky

♪ She's got everything that it takes ♪

♪ To bring her dreams to life

♪ Come on

♪ Hey

♪ Oh she's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ She's got a million dollar smile ♪

♪ She's got everything, oh yeah ♪

(audience cheers) (audience applauds)

We're gonna play a song called "Shining like a Diamond".

♪ Like diamonds and gold

♪ When pressure takes its toll, we shine ♪

♪ Bruises and stains

♪ Some hard to explain, but they're mine ♪

♪ With my lady at my side

♪ My boys at my back, I can't be stopped ♪

♪ Not a dime in my pocket

♪ I fly like a rocket laser guided to the top ♪

♪ And I'm shining

♪ Like a diamond

♪ And I'm shining

♪ Like a diamond

♪ And I'm shining like a diamond in the night ♪

♪ My dreams can't be sold

♪ What you throw away I call home ♪

♪ All your Hollywood glitz is eclipsed ♪

♪ By the smile from your soul

♪ And you can keep your bank rolls ♪

♪ Your luxuries and loans don't impress me ♪

♪ My treasure is my work from the sweat and the dirt ♪

♪ From the holes in my soul and a story to be told ♪

♪ And I'm shining

♪ Like a diamond

♪ And I'm shining, shining, shining ♪

♪ Like a diamond

♪ Throw your diamonds in the fire ♪

♪ Watch them burning brighter

♪ Feel the heat I'll never tire ♪

♪ Pressure building higher

♪ Left it all behind to chase my dreams on down ♪

♪ And I'll give you all I have

♪ 'Cause what goes around comes back around ♪

♪ What goes around comes back around ♪

♪ And I'm shining

♪ Like a diamond

♪ And I'm shining, shining, shining ♪

♪ Like a diamond

♪ And I'm shining

♪ I'm shining

♪ Throw your diamonds in a fire ♪

♪ Watch them burning brighter

♪ Feel the heat I'll never tire ♪

♪ Pressure building higher

♪ And one day I'll become dust

♪ But my love will never rust, tarnish, or fade ♪

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

- When I'm onstage performing I am really feeling the music

and trying to perform, especially on the drums.

I feel like it's my role to make people move and feel,

so that's usually what my focus is.

I'm very absorbed in the energy that's coming out of

the rhythm section.

I've always been kind of introverted and quiet.

I get onstage and I become a different person.

I think music really comes through me.

It's definitely a part of who I am.

- When I'm onstage performing I'm trying to think

as little as possible.

I would like to, ideally when I'm onstage performing

just be conveying what the music feels like.

♪ My friends always boogey down ♪

- We love performing, and so usually there's this

bundle of energy onstage, and we're just trying

to throw it at the crowd.

- It's almost impossible to be in the moment

but when we're on stage and when we're creating

that's when we're in the moment.

So we want people to, in their way, also be there.

- We're always shooting for the,

the synergies there between the three of us

and the audience, that's the ultimate goal.

Everything sounds great we're all on the same page,

that's one of the best feelings in the world.

If we can do that together, and then people get to be there,

and we get to share with them that's a home run for us.

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

♪ I was sent to a devil

♪ Below sea level, drowning slowly ♪

♪ 'Til I saw you there

♪ Glowing like a flare in the night sky ♪

♪ You filled my lungs

♪ Broke the chains with your love ♪

♪ You set me free

♪ No way in hell that another love spell ♪

♪ Will ever keep us apart

♪ 'Cause you're my oxygen

♪ I'll die if I can't breath you in ♪

♪ Go on, take everything I've got ♪

♪ Without you my heart will stop ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ If you were to tell me

♪ You wanna split and call it quits ♪

♪ Well I wouldn't let you

♪ All of the waves in the sea can't keep me from you ♪

♪ Nothing can keep me from you

♪ Without you I'll be sick

♪ Without you I'd be drinking like there's no tomorrow ♪

♪ If you walk away, I'll be on my knees gasping for air ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ 'Cause you're my oxygen

♪ I'll die if I can't breath you in ♪

♪ Go on take everything I've got ♪

♪ Without you my heart will stop ♪

♪ You're my oxygen

♪ I'll die if I can't breath you in ♪

♪ Go on take everything I've got ♪

♪ Without you my heart would stop ♪

♪ And everywhere you go

♪ Everywhere you go

♪ Everywhere you go I'll be there ♪

♪ You're my oxygen

♪ I'll die if I can't breath you in ♪

♪ Go on take everything I've got ♪

♪ Without you my heart will stop ♪

♪ You're my oxygen

♪ I'll die if I can't breath you ♪

♪ Go on take everything I've got ♪

♪ Without you my heart will stop ♪

♪ Without you my heart will stop ♪

♪ Without you heart will, heart will stop ♪

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ I will carry the weight my love ♪

♪ The weight my love

♪ Three little phone

♪ Tell me what's wrong

♪ Want you to feel better

♪ Let me sing you a song

♪ The lightest ones

♪ Crash like a gong

♪ To hot to hold

♪ Beneath almost love

♪ All I feel for you

♪ I really do

♪ Don't hide your crying

♪ Don't hide your crying

♪ I still feel for you

♪ Don't you worry

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ I will carry the weight my love ♪

♪ The weight my love

♪ Troubling days

♪ Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do ♪

♪ Ooh, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do ♪

♪ I'll say a prayer

♪ And light the sage

♪ I'll bring the medicine to ease your pain ♪

♪ I'll bless your soul

♪ Your weary bones

♪ I'll play the music on my vibraphone ♪

♪ You've been lost, so this bruised, ♪

♪ A spell has taken over you

♪ Don't you worry now

♪ I've got a lot of love to give yeah ♪

♪ I gotta lot of love to give

♪ Just tell me what to do

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ I will carry the weight my love ♪

♪ The weight my love

♪ Troubling days they come

♪ I'll bring the medicine

♪ Days they come

♪ To help you ease your pain

♪ Weight my love

♪ You're just crying out

♪ Weight my love

♪ Oh troubling days

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

♪ Didn't know I wanted

♪ 'Til I had a little taste.

The lyrics are written almost equally by everybody

and I really enjoy singing Nick and Lisa's lyrics,

kind of takes a little pressure off of me,

and I'll take their lyrics and sometimes I'll kind of

mold them so that it sounds like it's coming from me

'Cause I'm the one singing it.

But yeah it's a group effort.

♪ Back town, where I come from

- To me music is a means of expression,

it is a way to communicate,

it's a way to express how I feel,

it's an outlet.

There's nothing that beats playing drums

if I'm feeling strongly about something.

It can be angry, it can be excited,

it's really, really something that drives my soul.

- Music for me is a way to convey how I feel,

and to express myself.

Music's sort of in a lot of ways I would say

cathartic for me, like my guitar playing.

My guitar is one of my closest friends.

- Once I met Nick, I pretty much spent

most of my time over there, that was my rehearsal space

and his family was pretty much the number one

supporter of our group.

- My house was constant music playing,

constant band going on, banding,

and even in high school you know,

were were first starting out.

- His dad actually told us if you can find a drummer

I'll buy a drum kit.

(smooth harmonica music)

- He was the one who, when there was three of us

standing in the dining room or the living room

or the family room playing with no drummer,

he said well if you find a drummer

I'll but a drum set.

So there was a drum set at the house for practice.

- Nicks dad passed away in 2010,

he always rode a motorcycle and so we decided

to kind of create a motorcycle group.

And so we all bought motorcycles, and we took a trip

to Yellowstone and to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

in South Dakota.

- Along the trip we picked up a Lakota phrase,

Hoka hey, and it means

live each day as if it was your last.

That's one of the more commons translations I think

of the term.

- One of the stories is Crazy Horse would shout it

to his troops saying if we die today,

we die doing what we're meant to do.

- To us that as pretty powerful,

it's a nice kind of like carpe diem, seize the day.

It's kind of like let's go, today.

You have today kind of a YOLO kind of thing,

that's what we learned.

So we kind of took that and applied it to our situation of

kind of dealing with our own grief at the time

and things like that.

So yeah, it still means a lot to us.

♪ Broken arrows and dead pharaohs ♪

♪ You and I will fall like ancient Rome ♪

♪ So cock the hammer back and give that whip a crack ♪

♪ On this chariot of chrome

♪ Take a bullet, take a stand

♪ Now or never take my hand

♪ Lie down or resist, blow a kiss, throw a fist ♪

♪ Come on, come on, come on,

♪ Now tell me what's on your bucket list ♪

♪ Hoka hey, hoka hey

♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Hoka hey, hoka hey

♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ The west ain't wild in a magazine ♪

♪ And we can't touch through a touch screen ♪

♪ You get what you gave,

♪ Before you know it grass covers your grave ♪

♪ You say tomorrow, well, I say today ♪

♪ Take a bullet, take a stand

♪ Now or never take my hand

♪ Lie down or resist, blow a kiss, throw a fist ♪

♪ Come on, come on, come on,

♪ Now tell me what's on your bucket list ♪

♪ Hoka hey, Hoka hey

♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Hoka hey, hoka hey

♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ We've got a lot of love to give ♪

♪ But not a lot of time to live ♪

♪ We've got a lot of love to give ♪

♪ But not a lot of time to live ♪

♪ You say tomorrow, I say today ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Every hour glass runs out, every clock gets unwound ♪

♪ If you never get lost, you never get found ♪

♪ A straight and narrow road tells tales that soon grow old ♪

♪ So chase those twists and turns ♪

♪ 'Til your story's carved in stone ♪

♪ Hoka hey, Hoka hey

♪ Hoka hey, hoka hey

♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Hoka hey, hoka hey

♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Take a bullet, take a stand

♪ Now or never take my hand

♪ Take a bullet, take a stand

♪ Now or never take my hand

♪ Come on and take a stand

♪ Now or never take my hand

♪ Take a bullet, take a stand

♪ Now or never take my hand

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

♪ I woke up early morning in my baby's arms ♪

♪ There ain't no way this could get better, better ♪

♪ I've got it all right here

♪ Nothing to fear

♪ Until I fell under another lover's charm ♪

♪ I wonder if things could get better, better ♪

♪ I've got it all right here

♪ It's crystal clear

♪ Around every corner

♪ Out of the blue

♪ The latest model

♪ Shiny and new

♪ Didn't know I wanted it 'til I had a little taste ♪

♪ Didn't know I love you 'til you showed up in this place ♪

♪ Never know it 'til I've fallen on my face ♪

♪ Didn't know I wanted it 'til I had a little taste ♪

♪ I never knew that I was barely scraping by ♪

♪ I met a girl who came from money, money ♪

♪ Wine and cheese and all them fancy things ♪

♪ We took her daddy's Maserati for a ride ♪

♪ And now I'm all up into fashion, fashion ♪

♪ The diamonds in her ears are crystal clear ♪

♪ Around every corner

♪ Out of the blue

♪ The latest model shiny and new ♪

♪ Didn't know I wanted it 'til I had a little taste ♪

♪ Didn't know I love you 'til you showed up in this place ♪

♪ Never know it 'til I've fallen on my face ♪

♪ Didn't know I wanted it 'til I had a little taste ♪

♪ I need it, I need it, I need it, I need it ♪

♪ I need it, I need it, I need it, I need it ♪

♪ I need it, I need it, I need it, I need it ♪

♪ I need it, I need it, I need it, I need it ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ Didn't know I wanted it 'til I had a little taste ♪

♪ Didn't know I love you 'til you showed up in this place ♪

♪ Never know it 'til I've fallen on my face ♪

♪ Didn't know I wanted it

♪ Didn't know I wanted it

♪ Didn't know I wanted it 'til I had a little taste ♪

♪ Didn't know I love you 'til you showed up in this place ♪

♪ Never know it 'til I've fallen on my face ♪

♪ Didn't know I wanted

♪ Didn't know I wanted

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

Okay, thank you very much.

This song is called "Crossroads of Desire,"

and it goes like this.

♪ I'm on fire, I'm on fire I say ♪

♪ I'm on fire, I'm on fire I say ♪

♪ Skip the fine print and I'm signing my name ♪

♪ Trading my soul for fortune and fame, that's right ♪

♪ And I never thought twice

♪ When the devil came to me, I was living a slave ♪

♪ He said, "I'll break your chains if you can pay the price" ♪

♪ And I said, "That sounds nice" ♪

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire

♪ Hey I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ Well, it all started out when she looked my way ♪

♪ She gave me a smile and I felt like I could fly ♪

♪ And I couldn't get much higher ♪

♪ The guitar sang through the radio waves ♪

♪ The jukebox played the soundtrack of our lives ♪

♪ And I never felt so right

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm watching people let their lives blow by ♪

♪ Walk in straight lines until the day they die ♪

♪ And I never know why, no I never know why ♪

♪ I'm on fire, I'm on fire I say ♪

♪ I'm on fire, I'm on fire I say ♪

♪ Skip the fine print and I'm signing my name ♪

♪ Trading my soul for fortune and fame, that's right ♪

♪ And I never thought twice

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire

♪ I'm on fire at the crossroads of desire ♪

(audience applauds) (audience cheers)

Thank you very much everybody, we're Outer Vibe.

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