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  • Save the Date

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on June 2nd, 2011 (All posts by )

    Looks like my band will be playing in Chicago on July 15, 2011, first time since 2007.

    Details to follow.

    (Here is the original of “Arrogance” by the Neighborhoods. (1979). And here is a recent version, three decades later! ‘Hoods 4 Ever!)

    Words to the original:

    Dawn makes Jimmy realize that his heart beats
    despite last night’s attempts to make it stop
    Now as he arises from a deep sleep
    watch him pick up where he left off

    As he combs his hair and casts a glance
    his every move spells arrogance
    pretty girls in cars play an important part
    he picks a lot of fights but he never ever gets beat up

    down main street at a slow pace
    its all a boy can do to pass the time
    night finds Jimmy restless and quite irate
    I can sense his urgency to die

    now that the street gang’s gone he tries to carry on
    its so hard to grow up when there’s so much to live down
    futile stance, worthless life
    arrogance, arrogance, arrogance, arrogance

    (We added guitar solo and a final verse:

    Now you see him downtown back on the street again
    There isn’t much left of his arrogance
    Those years behind bars, those days gone by
    He’s just another washed-up tough guy who had his day)


    6 Responses to “Save the Date”

    1. Dan from Madison Says:

      Dude! I am making this happen. I don’t care if I have to pull an all nighter to get into work the next day.

    2. Lexington Green Says:

      That’s the spirit.

    3. Carl from Chicago Says:

      Hey it’s Friday night if Dan can find his way into town I can make it too since it is likely not too far from where I live

    4. Lexington Green Says:

      Most excellent. Details when I get them.

    5. Jonathan Says:

      Holy cow!

    6. onparkstreet Says:

      I’ll be there! This will make up for missing Phoenix and Bat for Lashes and other bands (and potential Chicagoboyz meetups!) at Lollapalooza the past few summers….grumble, grumble, grumble.

      I’m such a kid about this stuff. It really bothered me that I couldn’t go because I HAVE A JOB AND GROWN UP RESPONSIBILITIES and everything :)


      Anyway. This sounds fun :)

      – Madhu