Live in Paris

by the David Garlitz Trio

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This is the debut recording of the David Garlitz Trio, recorded live on June 27th, 2014, at a charming little bar in Paris called the Chair de Poule. It was only the band's second performance together in front of a live audience, and it is a testament to the abilities of the rhythm section (Karl Jannuska on the drums and Matyas Szandai on the double bass) that the tunes were already so gelled and grooving. We had a great crowd, and a great sound engineer, Nicolas David, who captured the energy of the night in crystal clarity (despite a less-than state-of-the-art sound system).

We recorded the show just for our own uses, and to maybe share with club owners and the like, but the tunes were so cookin' that we felt we just had to put them out into the world. We hope you like 'em!

- Dave


released March 6, 2015

david garlitz - guitar & voice
karl jannuska - drums
matyas szandai - bass

alison young - vocals on track 5

recorded live at the Chair de Poule, Paris, France, on June 27th, 2014.

sound recording and mix by nicolas david
mastering by thomas vingtrinier

all music & lyrics by david garlitz
© 2015 all rights reserved
cover art by david garlitz (based on photos by Yvan Fontaine & Nicholas Mead)

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Track Name: Another Man's Groove
Another Man's Groove

You should have known that I would lie
You should've known that I go on until I'm satisfied
But maybe now you hear the danger lurkin'
Maybe catch a whiff of sulfur on the air
Don't even matter 'cause your mojo's workin'
Shake it like you just don't care
You better shake it like you just don't care

Chorus :
One man's trash is another man's treasure
One man's rut is another man's groove
Now you're gone and you're gone forever
Now that you're gone all I want is you

Well we can see it in your eyes
We can see that you've been waking up at sunrise
And now we know where all the cool kids get it
When they can flip you for a nickel or a dime
Two in the morning you'll be drunk and out ridin'
Spendin' all the money you can find
Wastin' all your motherfuckin' time


I always knew there'd be a time when you'd be walkin' out my door
We always knew that it was over from the start
But when the morning breeze comes blowin'
And when the morning sun comes shinin'
Play it like you mean it, baby
Make like it's for real

Track Name: Take it Slow
Take it slow

Somebody say money is time
Tell 'em money's just a lie
It's a schoolyard joke that we're all in on together
It's a figment, an illusion
A string of binary code
It's a world held together on the strength of a soldering iron

And they say money talks
But only time will tell
And though I could be wrong
I don't know either one very well

Chorus :
Just take it slow, baby
Ain't nobody in a hurry tonight
Just take it slow, baby
If you wanna do something
Do it right

Somebody say money is time
Tell 'em time don't run in a line
There ain't no before and there never was an after
It's all polyrhythmic tension
Between layers on a plane
It's all there ever was and there ever will be
Run together

And they say time will tell
Unless the money starts talking first
And though this is then and that was now
We still go from bad to worse


What the hell is this song about?
What on earth can we be speaking of?
What it all comes down to, my friends
Is that it's all the same in the end
And in the words of a poet
"All you need is love"

Track Name: You Gotta Move
You Gotta Move

You gotta move
Baby boy, you gotta move
You gotta move
Sweet baby, you gotta move
You been takin' your time and I don't mind
But now you gotta change your groove

You got that penthouse apartment
You know it shines like gold
You got that penthouse apartment, baby
You know it shines like gold
You get down every night, babe
But you wake up all alone

You got that sweet sugar mama
She's givin' you all that you need
You got that sweet sugar mama
She's givin' you all that you need
She give you all the sugar in the world
But she won't set you free


When you get down to the crossroads
You better bring something to trade
When you get down to the crossroads
You better bring something to trade
Eleggua's gonna meet you there, boy
And he will do the same

Track Name: Hide the Pocket
Hide the Pocket

That's when I knew she loved me
We were in a Cuban jail
That's when I knew she loved me
We were in a Cuban jail
Said "You follow me through this jungle, baby
You'll follow me straight to hell"

You got drag strip courage, baby
Doing all the things you do
You got drag strip courage, darlin'
Doing all the things you do
If we ever make it out alive, girl
I'm gonna stick next to you

She said
"You Play a mean game of hide the pocket
And I don't say that to the other boys
Some see a groove and they just rock it
But you throw it in the back with the other toys"

I'm workin' for the devil now
You know I gave him everything I had
I'm workin' for the devil now, baby
You know I gave him everything I had
I know I make it look so easy, darlin'
But it takes a lot of work to be so bad

But maybe you can save me, baby
Maybe I can be redeemed
Maybe you can save me, baby
Maybe I can be redeemed
Maybe that path to paradise
Ain't as long as it seems


And I said here's my heart and soul
Down to every last note
She said ain't nobody care
About a thing that you wrote
Cheer up, Jojo, now don't you know the score?
Ain't nobody listens with their ears no more

Track Name: I Like the Way You Move
I Like the Way You Move

You don't even know how to do the Watusi
You can't dance the boogaloo
when the boys on your street start to want to move their feet
They don't come runnin to you

Your idea of the früg is like a softshoe routine
A throwback to the golden age of the silverscreen

But you can
Shake it like a Babylon sister
Shake it like a polaroid picture
You ain't got nothin' to prove
You put your heart into the groove
Oh-oh-oh baby
I like the way you move

You almost got the hang of the fandango
'Til your feet got in the way
You're still mystified by the electric slide
And you can't spell YMCA

Your partner's just a simple victim of circumstance
You do the cha cha cha like Interpretive dance


You do the rumba when everybody's rockin
Then the band plays a charleston -
You're poppin and lockin

I've never been the kind of guy to criticize
Everybody's got their faults
But when the boys in the band go into a gentle tango
You proudly swing into a waltz

When they do the hokey pokey you just shake it all about
You mix the robot with the worm and turn it inside out