White Sugar

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released March 18, 2016

Tango Alpha Tango is:
Nathan Trueb, vocals, guitar, mellotron; Mirabai Carter Trueb, bass; Joey Harmon, drums.
Recorded at Supernatural Studios
Mixed and Engineered by David Pollock
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves
Produced by Nathan Trueb & David Pollock
Executive Producer, George Ghiz

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Tango Alpha Tango Portland, Oregon

Original rock n' roll from Portland, OR, by Nathan Trueb (guitar/vocals), Mirabai Carter (bass), and Joey Harmon (drums).

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Track Name: I Gotta Girl
I Gotta Girl

You're like a water moccasin dancin' on the river
the venom in your fangs is a silent killer
the way you walk on water make a grown man shiver
the way you walk on me is just an arrow in your quiver

CHORUS
mind in a tangle grin in a headlock
the sun's at an angle look at all the geese flock
hands on the clock stop people wearin' fast food
got in on the next crop to get me in the right mood

You just came out of the fog
hypnotized my howling dog
don't put the bang before the trigger
you make a grown man bigger

CHORUS

I gotta girl with the ray ban shade tan
she shake and rattle like a rattle snake spray can
I gotta girl with the ray ban shade tan
she shake and rattle like a rattle snake spray can
I gotta girl, I gotta girl, I gotta girl, I gotta girl,
I gotta girl, I gotta girl, I gotta girl
Track Name: Don't Tell My Baby
back then you said we could be just friends
asked who I was where it was that I had been
I was in love wasn't lost your hand held mine
wanton thoughts travel down a wordless line

hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up

don't tell my baby don't tell my baby don't tell her no
don't tell my baby don't tell my baby don't tell her no
don't tell my baby don't tell my baby don't tell her no

CHORUS
baby don't tell my baby on me
baby don't tell my baby on me
baby don't tell my baby on me
baby don't tell my baby on me

So there we were in a foxhole climb
Your bayonet stare fixed in double time
I'm a man not your man on the side
I'll be damned if it didn't cross my mind

don't tell my baby don't tell my baby don't tell her no
don't tell my baby don't tell my baby don't tell her no
don't tell my baby don't tell my baby don't tell her no

CHORUS

I had suspicions about you
but I didn't force your palms on the wall
white denim framed in my vision
you knew you'd have me if I had any at all

CHORUS
Track Name: People
people always try to tell me
that they know what's right and then
people always try to tell me
I don't need no mother hen

I know you want to
sneak around with someone else
I know you want to
sneak around with someone else

CHORUS
mama always told me I could be a better man
be a better man than you
mama always told me I could be a better man
be a better man than you

people always try to tell me
at the point of their gun
how to live my life completely
through contradiction

I know you want to
sneak around with someone else
I know you want to
sneak around with someone else

CHORUS

I wanna be a better man (mama always told me)
I want to be a better man (mama always told me)
I want to be a better man, oh no

people always try to tell me
that they know what's right and then
people always try to tell me
I don't need no mother hen
Track Name: Wolf Pack
you never told me you loved me
you never told me you cared
you never even hugged me
but that don't matter that don't matter no more

I saw you hit my mother
and my sister too
you even hit my brother
but that don't matter that don't matter no more


it's gonna be a cold night, gonna be a cold night, gonna be a cold night, gonna be a cold night

CHORUS
I'm runnin' with a wild wolf pack
and I'm gonna hunt your body down
like a full-metal jacket
your empty shell hits the cold, hard ground

you never told me you loved me
you never told me you cared
you never even hugged me
but that don't matter that don't matter no more

I saw you hit my mother
and my sister too
you even hit my brother
but that don't matter that don't matter no more

it's gonna be a cold night, gonna be a cold night, gonna be a cold night, gonna be a cold night

CHORUS

until your body is dead in the ground
up at the full moon I'll bark and I'll howl
until your body is dead in the ground
up at the full moon I'll bark and I'll howl
Track Name: Lonely
of all the things I've done and seen
the most tragic are the fickle dreams
they manifest and melt the beams
tear your life apart from seam to seam

I meant no harm when I disarmed
with molten hands a scene so charmed
stars align even some divine
every line can't be defined

CHORUS
but I can tell you what I'd do if you were lonely
I would leave you lonely too
but I can tell you that I've never been so lonely
I'm not the only lonely fool

don't you dare ever call my name
don't you dare scream it out loud
don't you dare be ashamed of yourself
I don't mean to act so proud

CHORUS

you don't care about me
I don't care about that
you'll never see
another one like that
so run along little girl
run along baby
I try to leave
but I can't be seen
Track Name: Gasoline
still like the smell of gasoline
or the way I feel from nicotine
what can I do to break this routine
everything I love is always tryin' to kill me
uh huh, oh yeah, ooh ooh

still like the feel of two wheels on the ground
feels more real being lost than being found
if my cup ain't empty I'll certainly drown
I'll keep on chasin' you all the way down

CHORUS
you might be the last thing that I need
I'll take you any way I please
you might be the last thing that I need
I'll get you even if it kills me

they all told me you weren't one to be tamed
somethin' about a bird not needin' a cage
I'm not tryin' to be guilty or blamed
my love for you I'll certainly try to assuage

CHORUS

still like the smell of gasoline
or the way I feel from nicotine
what can I do to break this routine
everything I love is always tryin' to kill me
uh huh oh yeah ooh ooh

you might be the last thing that I need
you might be the last thing that I need
you might be the last thing that I need
you might be
Track Name: White Sugar
white sugar this ain't how I planned
white sugar slipped right through my hands
white sugar all I want was a dip
white sugar bit me on the lip

white sugar met me on the streets
white sugar blood was on my sheets
white sugar 52nd & steele
white sugar tryin' to find Lucille

CHORUS
my white sugar
my white sugar

white sugar like a knife in a sheath
white sugar by the skin of my teeth
white sugar I got the phone to tap
white sugar sat right on my lap

CHORUS

white sugar calls
green dollar falls
white sugar calls
green dollar falls falls falls

white sugar I'll wear my grandfather's cap
white sugar pack a bag that's fat
white sugar ain't white she's black

CHORUS
my white sugar
white sugar
sugar
white sugar
my white sugar
Track Name: The Devil's Mark
I've had a tear in my eye for days
waiting for it's fall much like a stubborn rain

CHORUS
the devil has already left his mark on me
the devil has already left his mark on me

you are, you are, you were
you were so close to me

so go ahead and disappear
along with everything that I held dear

CHORUS

you were, you were, you are
you are a ghost to me
a ghost to me
you are a ghost to me
a ghost to me
you are a ghost to me
Track Name: I Won't Tell
could be something going on
hear the hollow echo swell
rippled water on the pond
I won't tell if you won't tell

I can't bend the truth
I've never had the stomach
a creature of habit with the habit of a preacher
but I can keep a secret as long as it don't reach her

CHORUS
I am just my father's son
I can't unring this bell I've rung
there's nothing left
nothing but your salty tears
and nothing that's been done can be undone

tell my lover that I'm gone
save me from this wicked spell
they say that David was taunted by a giant
here I am lord at your door I'm not your only client

CHORUS