Time to Motivate
Typhoon Ferri was formed in the spring of 1999 and officially hit the road a year later. The band performed at various college stadiums around New England and shared the stage with the Lemonheads, Rustic Overtones, and God Street Wine. The band describes themself as a "classic rock-influenced band with a little blues/funk flavor." The band's popularity spread when The Boston Globe reported that their song "Infamous" was the number one downloaded song on their www.Boston.com MP3 Music section in March of 2000. Typhoon Ferri released their debut album in April 2000 on the Wishbone Records label. Their song "Overcome" has a nice, soulful electric-acoustic drive and solid beat, sporting nuanced singsong lyrics almost in the style of early Cake, though with a sound more similar to the legendary 90's indie pop band, the Barenaked Ladies. I've transcribed the first two verses below: Well your daughter's home alone And your shuttin' off the phone So they won't bother you this time. You're running up a tab Never calling for a cab Say one drink is no time. Deep inside you wanna quit but the corner where you sit They breed intoxication There's so many things you've planned and the motive is in hand, But you lost the motivation Everyone knows you've got a heart Now what's it for? No time for left for small time any more The call is reigning out from here to Kingdom Come Time to overcome. Well you're living with your man And you're doing what you can To cover up the bruises. You almost told a friend but you left her in the end wondering what the news is. You'd like to pack your things find out what the future brings but you're scared how he'll receive it and the only tricks you write when you're wearing something tight it's a mess, you've got to leave it. Everyone knows you've got a heart Now what's it for? No time for left for small time any more The call is reigning out from here to Kingdom Come Time to overcome.