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    Auburn, CA
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Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest - Auburn, CA

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Full Moonalice @ TxR Sep 4 w/ Stu Allen & Friends!
Twins Celebrate Their Birthday at Cloverdale Show!
GratefulWeb story about Days Between Festival! (With Photos!)
Full Moonalice’s Jason Crosby is out on tour with Jackson Browne!
T Sisters to release single from their new album!
Blues Blast Magazine features Lester Chambers in cover story
Full Moonalice Tour Returns!
Fan Creates Awesome Line Dance to Full Moonalice song, “Woo Woo”
Photos from Full Moonalice livestream for Relix on Twitch!
Shelter-in-Place Tour: Statistics from the First 365 Days of Shows

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  • Aug 28, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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Aug 21, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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Aug 14, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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Aug 7, 2021 / Petaluma Music Festival - Festival Stage (Petaluma)
According to Full Moonalice legend, the sun shines brightly here in Petaluma. The corn in the fields is h...
Sep 11, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
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Aug 28, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
First time played: Someday, Paradise, Reunion, Sunshine, Bucky, Flat Earth Boogie Second time played: Ca...
Aug 7, 2021 / Petaluma Music Festival - Acoustic Stage (Petaluma)
Angle of Repose through Fifteen Cadillacs pre-recorded at Howling Moon Studio. Handle With Care through ...
Aug 6, 2021 / The Days Between @ Black Oak Ranch (Laytonville)
According to Full Moonalice legend, there are days. There are days between. This is one of them. H...
Sep 5, 2021 / Bottlerock Music Festival (Napa Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, we are living in a time warp. Outside this festival, it is Labor Day Week...
Aug 20, 2021 / Friday Night Live Concert Series (Cloverdale)
According to Moonalice legend, wildfire season has filled the air in too much of northern California with...
Sep 3, 2021 / Saturday Stream on Friday (Howling Moon Studio)
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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.