"Dangerous Game"

by The CRY!

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“Dangerous Game” from The CRY! is rooted in the great things about 50’s and 60’s rock and 70’s power pop and punk but the album sounds fresh. The songs are catchy and the performances full of life and energy, capturing some of the feel of their live shows which are a vibrant experience. The CRY! will restore your faith in the future of rock n roll."
-Terry Currier
Owner, Music Millennium


“On their second album, Dangerous Game, these boys from Portland, OR bring more of those authentic glam sounds for which they've become known, adding just a touch of maturity while still rocking the roof off the place! Excellent stuff!"
-David Bash, Founder CEO,
The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival


“A breathless collection full of high energy songs colored by a punk vocal aesthetic and good old-fashioned rock 'n' pop chops. The hooks are strong throughout; the backing vocals are top-notch; the album flows like fine wine with a kick. I predict big things for this album. Anyone with even a passing interest in high-energy pop 'n' roll is going to go crazy for your latest effort!”
-Alan Haber
Pure Pop Radio

"The CRY! represent everything that’s awesome, true and righteous with rock 'n roll. Their new album ("Dangerous Game") captures every ounce of effort and excitement that makes the music-loving soul in me stir and shake. It's the best thing I've heard in this new, young year of 2014 but the releases that will follow in the coming year are gonna have to work hard to supplant its present premiere positioning."
-Bruce Brodeen
Pop Geek Heavan/Not Lame


This album is hot! What I've loved about this band from the very beginning is that its songwriting and vocal arrangements are steeped in the timeless traditions of oldies and doo-wop. In a day and age when high-tech trickery and turd-polishing gloss rule the productions of the music industry, it's great to hear a band focusing on writing great songs and actually singing well.
-Lord Rutledge
Faster and Louder

“The CRY! has caught lightening in a bottle with their sophomore release: Dangerous Game. Their music is a refreshing blast of upbeat guitar riffs and vocals that made me feel like that first day of summer and their lead guitar work compliments the songs like the sun in the sky. They came to rock and that’s exactly what they do! If you’re a fan of music, there is no doubt that you’ll be a fan of The CRY! after listening to Dangerous Game.”
-John Wood
WoodBangers Magazine


“The CRY! are back in full swagger on their second LP Dangerous Game. The band dissects the dangerous game called love every which way in 10 tracks that showcase a GS Scooter-full of guitar riffs, handclaps, and tight vocal interplay that includes backing harmonies, call-and-response volleys and shout-along choruses. We saw The Cry! play fantastic shows in Youngstown and Cleveland in 2012. Here's hoping they make the 2,500 mile trek again. We'll know where to go.
- Barry Eisenberg
Dirty Phoenix Productions

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released March 1, 2014

All original compositions arranged and performed by The CRY!: Brian Crace, Ray Nelsen, Dave Berkham, Evan "Maus" Mersky

Produced by Evan Mersky and John Nelsen
Recorded at Red Lantern Studios, Portland OR ( Evan Mersky, Engineer)
Mastered January 2014 by Daniel "Hajji" Husayn at North London Bomb Factory.

Cover Art: Dave Berkham (Photo: Johna Nelsen)
Back Cover: Photo by John Keel

All right reserved: 2014, The CRY!

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The CRY! Portland, Oregon

The CRY! Is a band from Portland OR. Founded in 2011, The CRY!’s S/T debut album is in it's fifth pressing and has earned rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Maximum Rock’n’Roll and dozens of other industry sources.

The CRY! recently completed their second full-length LP. Titled "Dangerous Game" is, as one record executive said: "Epic!"
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Track Name: Discotheque
I went down to the discotheque as she was holding court down on the floor
T. Rex played on the stereo all the young dudes shout for more
She walked down and looked at me and I was shaking like the leaves on a tree
She said honey you look so fine won’t you spend a little time on me

My jaw dropped to the floor I wanted to hear more I couldn’t tell if she was teasing me
And the chance I couldn’t miss so I tried to steal a kiss she pulled right away from me
She said “baby if you want my love you’ve gotta buy me a drink.”

I went down to the record shop just looking for a brand new beat
There she was standing all alone thumbing through the b’s and the c’s
I walked up and got real close and she said “long time no see
what you doing here pretty boy I think you owe me a drink”

So we started walking trash we were talking I pulled out my flask and gave her a drink
We walked right by the place where I first saw her face she looked right up at me
She said “baby if you want my love you’ve gotta buy me a drink.”

The night was nearly over and I was far from sober I turned around and all I could see
Was this little vixen on someone else she’s kissing the words I heard I couldn’t believe
When she said “baby if you want my love ”She said “baby if you want my love”
She said “baby if you want my love you’ve gotta buy me a drink.”
Track Name: Hanging Me Up
You now the silly little things you say
They’re leaving me without a clue
You know the stupid little things you do
They’re making me want somebody new
I really don’t know how long I can fake it
Babe I really can’t take it much more
But when your crying starts to ruin your makeup
Just don’t know if I can walk out that door

When you’re hanging me up with your fake little tears
You’re holding me down with your sad soaking eyes
Hanging me up with your hopes and your fears
You’re holding me down with the way that you cry

Really don’t know why I’m hanging around
I should have left a long time ago
Maybe it’s all of your prescription pills
Making my brain work too slow
Or maybe it’s the way you move your body
You know of it I just can’t get enough
But when reality kicks me in the teeth
I realize I don’t need none of that stuff

(Chorus)

But when you call me at midnight
Saying baby call 911!
I realize a whole lot sooner
That I should’ve just cut out and run
Well suicide’s never the answer
You really should know by now
That I just can’t leave you hanging up
You know I don’t know how

(Chorus)

Hanging me up with your fake little tears
You’re holding me down with your sad soaking eyes
Hanging me up with your hopes and your fears
You’re holding me down with the way that you cry
You’re holding me down till the day that I die baby
Track Name: Nowhere To Go
Well I’ve been down on the boulevards on a hunt for a familiar face
Streetlights are flickering on and I know that I ain’t got no place

And I ain’t got nowhere to go
And I ain’t got nowhere to go
You see I’m stranded and I’m all alone with no place to go

All the kids are hanging around they’re sniffin’ glue in a park downtown
Ain’t gotta worry bout tomorrow babe cause it’s days like this that I know it

That I ain’t got nowhere to go
And I ain’t got nowhere to go
You see I’m stranded and I’m all alone with no place to go

And I ain’t got nowhere to go

You see I’m stranded and I’m all alone
With no place to go
No, no place to go
Oh no, no place to go
See I’m stranded and I’m all alone with no place to go
Track Name: Dangerous Game
I don’t wanna ride alone on the subway
Come pick me up in your mommy’s new car
I’m so tired and I’ve had such a long day
Don’t ring me up cause I aint going too far

Chorus: In this dangerous game called love
Dangerous game called love
Dangerous game called love
And I don’t know why but I just can’t get enough

Got me goin out my mind trying to please you
Everyday I work my fingers to the bone
And it seems as though there’s nothing that I can do
You leave me stranded baby standing all alone

(Chorus)

You know I always loved you
But you never felt the same
Ripped my heart out of my chest
And you didn’t feel an ounce of pain
Well I played with fire and I got burned
Wish I could say my lessons learned
But that’s the way it goes
I aint lying to you no, no, no
I said that’s the way it goes
And it’s the only way I know

See you strutting round in high heels and lipstick
Top it off with a little white bow
Got me wishing my libido had a kill switch
Cause when I’m with you I feel like I might explode
(Chorus)
And I don’t know why but my heart’s still stuck
(Chorus)
And I don’t know why but I just can’t get enough
Track Name: Toys in The Attic
It’s been a while now since I’ve seen your face
The kids have all grown up and moved away
I saw you in a dream last night
It woke me up and gave me quite a fright
Toys in the attic are all turning grey

You made my winter so much colder
And you dropped a big weight on my shoulders
Well since you left things have changed
Since you’ve gone away they’ve never been the same
Toys in the attic are all turning grey

I still have my photographs
And memories that make me laugh
I just can’t seem to escape my past
And we never got to eat at Changs
And I forgot to give you your change
And now I just don’t know what to do
I was told time heals all wounds

Mom’s doin fine she keeps the wolves at bay
And that thing you built me broke the other day
Well I’ve been doing everything I can
Just trying to hold my head high and to be a man
While toys in the attic are all turning grey
Track Name: Smirk
Oh girl I see through your lies
Though you hide them well under your disguise
I see you talking and trying to pry
But these tear stained pictures tell no lies

There’s nothing you can do I’m so bored with you
I really hope that I Just wiped that smirk right off Of your face

I can see what you’re doin to me
By bringing back all those memories
I won’t sink in your amphetamines
You know I’m packing my bags
And it’s time to leave

Aint gonna see you again don’t try to talk to my friends
It’s too late for amends just wipe that smirk right off

Years later we will meet again
But I know better we just can’t be friends
I never knew forever had an end
So I’ll just keep walking trying to pretend

That everything is fineLike you were never mine
I really hope that I just wiped that smirk right off
Track Name: Shakin'
Kids are all coming from miles around
Yyou in the suburbs take the bus downtown
Even my parents wanna make the trip
But if they find out what we’re doing it would make them sick
We’re just dancing and doin it right
Pop some blues, we’ll be up all night
Goin inside, outside, upside down
And we ain’t gonna stop until we hit the ground

We’re shakin, shakin like a vibrator
Burnin, burnin like the radiator
Come on, come on, come on a little closer to me
Shakin, shakin like a vibrator
Burnin, burnin like that radiator
Come on, come on give what your mama gave you to me

Don’t gotta worry bout catching the bus
You’ll be fine come and stay with us
We’ve got plenty of smokes we’ve got plenty of Schlitz
We got a stereo baby, playing all those hits
If you get bored we can go to my pad
Just careful not to wake up mom and dad
Sneak upstairs and into my room
And I can show what’s inside my fruit of the looms
(Chorus)
Track Name: Seventeen
Yeah, you’re only seventeen
But listen honey that’s fine by me
Cause you know I never get no relief without you here by me
It’s not just the way you dress
It aint about the way you cut that hair
You know you really got me hooked on you
It tears me up when you’re not there

You’re so far away and I heard your mommy say
Don’t let your daddy find out or else he’ll tear my heart out

Your folks say it’s not true romance
Your daddy wouldn’t even give me a chance
Your mommy says that boy’s no good
He just wants to get inside of your pants
People tell me that you’re too young
People saying that my songs been sung
Well I’m just trying to have some fun, fun, fun
And maybe baby I can make you come

Along for the ride so won’t you come inside
Don’t let your daddy find out or else he’ll tear my heart out
Don’t let your daddy find out or else he’ll tear my heart out
You’re only seventeen
Track Name: He Said, She Said
Things sure changed since I’ve seen your face
Oh sweet girl I’ve got no time to waste
With that he said, she said
With that he said, she said
I know what you’re thinking about
Don’t let those words come out your mouth
With that he said, she said
With that he said, she said

Time has come and I don’t feel right
Guess I’ll pay the price
You can’t even look at me
Can’t look me in the eyes
I said not even in the eyes

People always talking bout
How me and you won’t work it out
But that’s all he said, she said
Oh it’s all he said, she said
Your mom and dad don’t like me now
But I don’t care anyhow
Cause it’s all he said, she said
Oh it’s all he said, she said

(Chorus)

And it’s he said, she said
He said, she said
It’s all he said, she said
He said, she said
It’s all he said, she said, he said

(Chorus)
And it’s he said, she said
Track Name: Same Old Story
It’s the same old story now
When I saw you walking down the street with your new boyfriend in hand
Looked so happy with a smile on your face
I never could forgive myself for letting you go
My esteem is certainly low it’s the same old story now

Many times I listened to your lies and you stabbed my back in the end
And I don’t think I can live with trying to just remain your friend
Those words, felt so angry and sad
The hate, feelings I’ve never had
It’s the same old story now

You know I tried so hard to get you girl and I just can’t get you off my mind
But I find it hard to understand how can I forget you when you’re so unkind

Gave my heart to you, you used it awhile
Another number put away in your file
How many more hearts must you go out and break
And now I know it was a big mistake
Tried to fall in love with you
Now I’m so glad we’re through
It’s the same old story now

Well it’s the same old story now
Well it’s the same old story now
Oh it’s the same old story
Same old story
Same old story now