Upcoming Concerts

  • Apr 20
    420 Show at Slim's
    San Francisco, CA
  • May 24
    Occidental Center for the Arts
    Occidental, CA
  • May 25
    BottleRock Music Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN Festival
    Arrington, VA
Apr 20
420 Show at Slim's - San Francisco, CA
May 24
Occidental Center for the Arts - Occidental, CA
May 25
BottleRock Music Festival - Napa Valley, CA
Aug 23
LOCKN Festival - Arrington, VA

Moonalice News

  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
  • Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
Moonalice To Play At Slide Ranch Grand Opening Of New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
  • Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
  • Nov 25, 2018 / Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz)
    According to Moonalice legend, the climate is changing. After decades of being chill, the climate is get...
  • Dec 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
    According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
  • Nov 30, 2018 / Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
    According to Moonalice legend, we have long been fascinated by the Independent Organization of Odd Fellow...
  • Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
  • Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
  • Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
  • Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 12, 2018 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)
Dec 16, 2018 / The Saint (Asbury Park)
Dec 14, 2018 / The Capitol Theatre (Port Chester)
Nov 25, 2018 / Moe's Alley (Santa Cruz)
According to Moonalice legend, the climate is changing. After decades of being chill, the climate is get...
Dec 1, 2018 / The Reel Fish Shop (Sonoma)
According to Moonalice Legend, tonight is our final concert of 2018. It has been a mind blowing year ......
Nov 30, 2018 / Odd Fellows Hall (Auburn)
According to Moonalice legend, we have long been fascinated by the Independent Organization of Odd Fellow...
Dec 15, 2018 / Gypsy Sally's (Washington )
Dec 17, 2018 / Still Partners (Sea Cliff)
Jan 10, 2019 / Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, this is a new year. They are calling it 2019, but a friend of ours hopes ...
Dec 13, 2018 / MilkBoy (Philadelphia)
Dec 12, 2018 / The Rising Sun Barn (Telford)

Foxtrot Uniform

Credits: 
Roger McNamee
Credits Lyrics: 
Roger McNamee
Credits Music: 
Roger McNamee

She wrote me a message, on paper that was torn
“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform”
I focused on the page … trembling in my hand
It took me a minute
Then it took another minute
It took a lot of minutes for me to understand

It meant that she don’t love me, she don’t love me any more
It meant she wants to break my heart and nail it to the floor
But the only thing that hurts me, that breaks my heart in two
I’m pretty sure the man she loves looks a lot like you (5)

I sent her back a question, got a message in return
“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform”
I looked again in silence at the message in my hand
It took me a minute
Then it took another minute
It took a lot of minutes for me to understand

It meant that she don’t love me, she don’t love me any more
It meant she wants to break my heart and nail it to the door
But the only thing that hurts me, that breaks my heart in two
I’m pretty sure the man she loves looks a lot like you

Bridge
I can’t believe she loves you after all that we went through
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
I-O-U (5)

So I’m writing you a message, a message not so warm
“Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Yankee Oscar Uniform”
I hope it all confuses you and messes up your plan
That it takes you a minute
That it takes a lot more minutes
A lifetime of minutes for you to understand

If Constellation Rag was my attempt to write a ragtime blues, Foxtrot Uniform was the solution to a puzzle: how do say what you feel in a song, if what you feel is something you cannot say on air? I was thinking about clever songs from the past - "Makin' Whoopee," "Hold on, I'm Comin'," "Take A Whiff On Me" and a zillion others. For some reason the NATO alphabet was lurking at the edges of my mind, so I started spelling out a certain phrase. Then I realized I could make it scan, which meant it could be lyric. From that point forward, the lyrics came out in a rush . . . All I had to do was think about the people who were my "partners" at Silver Lake. I'm a cheek-turner, and I had never told them what I think of them. It was very therapeutic.

Roger McNamee

Tribe Comments

larzap1545's picture

I really enjoy hearing this song, a catchy tune.