If you enjoy these songs, you can donate any amount to help us pay for mastering of these singles into our next great album!  Donations are optional but very much appreciated.  

Let's Pretend We're Dead 110520June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Let's Pretend We're Dead

This was supposed to be our big Halloween hit, but a snafu with our web developers caused a delay in the song’s release.  Our lawyers are certainly planning to rectify the situation.  So, instead, you can think of it as a fun distraction from viruses and elections, maybe even from life itself.

 

Lyrics

Another miserable day, but I’ve got a new game to play

Dressed in black, why are they looking so sad, digging, digging, digging our graves 

 

In this fantasy, I see Our obituary 

It’s so wrong, they were much too young, Such a horrible tragedy,  

 

Let’s pretend, let’s pretend we’re dead, Let’s pretend that this is the end

LIfe will be so much easier when, When we're lying dead

No more arguments, No one’s getting under my shriveled skin

Everyone claims to have known me.  Suddenly, I have so many friends

No need to be mad, No way to shake this boney fist

No fear, no complications.  Nothing hurts When you don’t exist

So… Let’s pretend, let’s pretend we’re dead.  Let’s pretend that this is the end

Never need to get of this bed, When were lying dead

Now I’m being embalmed, but It doesn’t hurt at all

There’s no pain in this rotting brain, and How our Problems seems so small

While you’re set a blaze in this Industrial furnace

Can’t wait to see their faces at our beautiful funeral service

Lying underground nothing gets you down I have no need to be upset

Hey! What ya say, No more bills to pay and To my children, I leave all my debt

And now we'll leave the earth With only good things to say

There’s no fighting in heaven, Assuming we’re heading that way

Let’s pretend, let’s pretend we’re dead, Let’s pretend that this is the end

We could face this world alive, but instead, Let’s pretend we’re dead

Wake Up DanJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Wake Up Dan

A prayer can be a song and a song a prayer.  Pat wrote this for his best friend while he was in a coma after a horrific car crash this summer.  Please join us as we hope, wish, sing and pray for his full recovery.  

If you enjoy these songs, you can donate any amount to help us pay for mastering of these singles into our next great album!  Donations are optional but very much appreciated.  

Man vs. MIDI June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Man VS MIDI

A modern day tale of (hu)Man VS. Machine and the depression that follows when you realize you're loosing. 

 

Lyrics

I’ll never be as good as a machine

Really what’s the point, I can’t even compete 

I’ll never sound as clean as a machine

Push a few buttons, spits out a MIDI masterpiece

 These clumsy analog hands 

Against the digits of the digital man          

This home grown tone is trash    

It’ll never match what comes out of a can

My fingers are too fat and I can't keep a beat

While your quantized perfection seems quite like a cheat

Why learn my scales, I'm only bound to fail

Cuz your beats in 7/8 somehow still sound great

I’ll never be as good as a machine

Really what’s the point, I can’t even compete 

I’ll never sound as clean as a machine

Push a few buttons, spits out a MIDI masterpiece

 

Your synthetic but you sound so real

I know your soulless, but what touch and feel

I strive and stress to make this art

But the people can’t even tell us apart

 

I'm tone deaf as you can be

and I sing right out of key,

why did I buy in all this gear, nobody wants to hear,

because next to you it sounds so cheap

 

I’ll never be as good as a machine

There Really is no point, I can’t even compete 

Xray glasses Final 061820June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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Ever wanted to be able to look through the clothing of that cutie next door?  Or see what’s inside that safe without having to turn those pesky knobs?  Have we got the product for you!!  X-Ray Glasses!!!!   If you call before midnight tonight we’ll throw in a bullet proof vest, free of charge!  Now how much would you pay!?   

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Quarantined

What does quarantine mean to you?  How have you held up so far?  Are you screaming at your governor to set you free?  Or are you playing it safe, staying within your allotted amount of space, waiting for the coast to be clear?  We are all grappling with the consequences of this sudden lifestyle change.  Will we be alright?  Looking back at how we acted before March, it makes you feel like it was some distant dream.   Here is a look at how we’ve been feeling in the last few weeks. 

 

Lyrics

Quarantined doesn’t have to mean that I’m all alone

Still have my TV, all my social needs are Here on my phone

 

To me  Life  isn’t all that different

 

Except the quiet peace of these empty streets, As Anxiety fills my bones

No Cause for Concern, When will normal return, Forever Stuck in this home

 

Suddenly  life  is so different

Will we be alright, or is this permanent?

 

Being trapped together, brings us closer than ever, All in this same boat,

So much family time, too much family time.  We’re at each other’s throats

 

To me Life  isn’t all that different

Quarantined doesn’t have to mean, we’re in trouble

To keep the family strong, Pretend there’s nothing wrong, Just stay in our bubble

 

Cuz Maybe life  is  so different

I think we’ll be alright, only hope it isn’t permanent

Certainly  life  really is so different

Was it just a dream we were living in?

Wash Your HandsJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
00:00 / 01:01

Wash Your Hands

In the spirit of education, public safety and recycling, we created this little ditty.  No, we're not the first to whip up a tune you can whistle while washing away.  But this may have the edge you're looking for.  If this tune sounds familiar to you, you’re right!  We've updated another one of our instructional songs to reflect modern times.

You Don't Get It June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
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You Don't Get It

We hope you are all safe and sound during this strange and scary time.  With schools shut down and families stuck at home, many parents and children are feeling the perpetual struggle of screen addition and generational warfare.  You Don't Get It is a mix of straight-ahead rock and roll with a haunting, ethereal and psychedelic sound, and features Chris' son, Damian Bradley, on euphonium and lyrics co-written by Alison Abbruzzi. 

Monochrome 022720mixBJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
00:00 / 01:35

Monochrome

Who likes talking about the weather?  And why would you ever write a song about it?  Well, some days are just that inspiring.  Some have said that this is our version of "Here Comes the Sun" (The Beatles).  

 

So, slip into your pajamas, grab a warm cup of tea and take one minute and fourty-four seconds to embrace the gloomy days with this cheery little number.  

With Her Eyes.m4aJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
00:00 / 02:57

With Her Eyes

The single, With Her Eyes, is the first single of the new decade.  It was written for and musically inspired by our pal, Chris Butler, from post-punk heroes, The Waitresses

Contains an explicit chorus.  Please listen responsibly.   

Hands of a Working Man Final 110619.mp3June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
00:00 / 02:37

Hands of a working man

A new pop song tackling that age-old schism between the generations with the perceived laziness and spoiled nature of the “entitled” youth of any given day.

Flush the Toilet Final.mp3June Cleaver and the Steak Knives
00:00 / 01:02

Flush The Toilet 

The Bradley's blend light jazz with a pinch of death metal, in an attempt to teach children an important life lesson.     

Fresh CoffeeJune Cleaver and the Steak Knives
00:00 / 01:46

Fresh Coffee -our first ever single.

This song explores the deep love/hate relationship the authors have with their morning brew.     

Guest Musicians- Byron "Brown" Bradley -Sax, Damien Bradley -Euphonium

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