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Gotcha’ (full length club mix*)"

Do you believe in love at first sight? Gotcha’ is a song about meeting someone for the first time and it seems as though you dance in perfect sync. Johnny Jace wrote the lyrics to paint a lyrical picture of the New York club scene circa 1985.

Mark Regula composed the music and produced the track as a club mix to convey the dramatic and superficial behavior of those who were looking for love at the dance clubs. The band had intentions of producing this track for a ‘Miami Vice’ episode; however their lawyer (at the time) had dropped the ball on getting it placed. 

This song was influenced by several sources: A few tracks from the Hall & Oates album: ‘Big Bam Boom’ as well as Nik Kershaw’s album: ‘The Riddle’, The Human League, The Power Station and Animotion

* This full length track features:  a bass solo by Ivan Elias who was the original bass player for Patty Smyth and Scandal - a sax solo by Richie Cannata: the original sax player for Billy Joel - as well as a guitar solo by Tony Novarro.

* This full length version has been enhanced and remixed with overdubs: Lead and background vocals. 

  •  Mark Regula: Vocals, electric piano, synthesizers, percussion. 
  • Tony Novarro: Electric guitar.  
  • Ivan Elias: Bass
  • Richie Cannata: Saxophone
  • Joey Bruno: Electronic drums
  • Michael Carbone: Percussion

Produced by: Tony Novarro & Mark Regula

Lyrics: Gotcha'

Your eyes were made for mine
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Our bodies intertwine
Under the stars above in the night.

And now I Gotcha’
Right where I want you
Now I’ve Gotcha’
And you need me just as much
‘Cause now I’ve Gotcha’
And I’ll never let you go, no no no

This night was made for us
This whole affair was planned all in advance
There’s nothing to discuss
It’s like we’re making love when we dance.

And now I Gotcha’
Right where I want you
Now I’ve Gotcha’
And you need me just as much
‘Cause now I’ve Gotcha’
And I’ll never let you go, no no no

I’ve dreamt this all before
Yes I know who you are de ja vu
It left me wanting more
I thank the heavens when I met you.

And now I Gotcha’
Right where I want you
Now I’ve Gotcha’
And you need me just as much
‘Cause now I’ve Gotcha’
And I’ll never let you go, no no no

 Words & Music by: Johnny Jace & Mark Regula
From the CD: How Much More?’ by Ivory Tower Project
© ℗ 2016 Guerrilla Records + Rockamagula Music
* (Edited version is from the CD: ‘Red Hot’ - © ℗ 2008 Guerrilla Records + Rockamagula Music)
Lyrics reprinted with permission

 

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