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January 1, 2014

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Mark Ruester

Mark Ruester
and Greg Teresi

Keyboards, Electric Bass,
Electric Guitar, Percussion
and Vocals

Lead Guitar

Flute

Alto Saxophone

Copyright 2014 - Mark Ruester & Greg Teresi - All Rights Reserved
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Criminal Mimes

Criminal Mimes is the second album in the continuing saga of the Adventures of Marcel and Mimi Mime.  This album finds Marcel and Mimi just trying to survive after falling on hard times.  Marcel has lost his job; they’ve completely depleted their savings and finally, lost their home.  They are living on the streets and worst of all, it’s Christmas!

At this point in the Mimes On Rollercoasters™ timeline, their debut CD The First Date, released December of 2012, has enjoyed good reviews and international success.   This encouragement is what drove us right back into the studio in January of 2013 to begin writing and recording Criminal Mimes.

Mark, the founder of Mimes On Rollercoasters™, insisted on creating a more edgy sound for Criminal Mimes than was found on their debut CD.  To this end Mark turned to his old friend Greg Teresi for both inspiration and collaboration.  Together they’ve managed to crank out several tracks that deliver just the sound needed to bring the story to life. Greg’s guitar work is featured on the tracks: I Woke Up, Breaking Up, Alone In The Night and Doing Hard Time.

In some of the more unique aspects of the music, Mark continues to utilize the haunting sounds of the flute.  Chessie returns on this album to provide her expert interpretations of rock flute.   Providing such a unique sound when used in rock music, the flute can convey anything from a creepy sound such as you will find in The Creepy Stalking Of Mimi Mime to a mysterious sound as found in Doing Hard Time or somber sound as in Hold Me, and finally to the up beat and happy sound of Making Up. But edgy, mysterious, creepy, somber and happy were just not enough for Mark.  Always pushing the boundaries Mark still needed something more.  A touch of jazz perhaps?  Enter Adeline.


Criminal Mimes marks the debut of Adeline’s amazing alto saxophone with the Mimes On Rollercoasters™.  Featured most prominently on Making Up, Adeline also contributed greatly to the backbone of Doing Hard Time.  Coming from a jazz background, Adeline has provided that extra “something more” that Mark was looking for.  Watch for her name on future album credits!

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Lyrics


Criminal Mimes

He can’t seem to sleep for wondering The happening of things to come
The kerosene candle’s wick’s burning thin As another day’s dawn has begun

Their freedom is gone with the glitter of dawn Handcuffs are strong and there’s no way to run
The strobe lights are on; an alarm plays its song Now they’re serving time to make amends

Mimi and Marcel were busted They lifted some things that they needed
Disguised they were stealing on Christmas evening They were desperate for something to eat

Their freedom is gone with the glitter of dawn Handcuffs are strong and there’s no way to run
The strobe lights are on; an alarm plays its song Now they’re serving time to make amends

Sunlight beams through tiny windows His shadow is soon to rise
Stuck in a cell where the bars are all real The life of a criminal mime

Their freedom is gone with the glitter of dawn Handcuffs are strong and there’s no way to run
The strobe lights are on; an alarm plays its song Now they’re serving time to make amends

Their freedom is gone with the glitter of dawn Handcuffs are strong and there’s no way to run
The strobe lights are on; an alarm plays its song Now they’re serving time to make amends

Their freedom is gone with the glitter of dawn Handcuffs are strong and there’s no way to run








I Woke Up (A Thousand Million People)

I woke up and there were a thousand million people staring at me.
I woke up and there were a thousand million people waiting for me.

They were standing beside one another.
I was the one to say hey what are you doing?

I woke up and there were a thousand million people cheering for me.
I woke up and there were a thousand million people listening to me.

They all had sanity within their minds
I must have been the only one who what out of my mind!

Then I slept and I began to dream.
I dreamed of a starving world,
where all the people had everything they want,
but they still were hungry for more,
They were so very, very poor.
What were they living life for?

I woke up and there were a thousand million people going my way.
I woke up and there were a thousand million people waiting to say.

Fame and fortune are in the mind.
Brotherly love comes from the heart!








Guilty As Charged

It's hard to really say just how he went astray
His destiny was just a candle in the wind
Trying to survive and keep them both alive
The verdict has just come in.

He was found guilty as charged
He was found guilty as charged
He was found guilty as charged
He was found guilty as charged

There's nothing more to say, they're leading him away
The sentencing is in; they threw the book at him
She looks him in the eye and then begins to cry
Can I have a word with him?

He was found guilty as charged - Guilty
He was found guilty as charged - Guilty

He was found guilty as charged - He knew he did the crime and now he'll do the time!
He was found guilty as charged
He was found guilty as charged - Just trying to survive and keep them both alive.
He was found guilty as charged

He was found guilty as charged - Handing him his fate, he knows he can't escape
He was found guilty as charged
He was found guilty as charged - Tears are in her eyes as she begins to cry
He was found guilty as charged - There's nothing she can do for him










Breaking Up

Why do we fight every day that we’re together?

Where did you go? Don’t you know?
I love you more than before. All of my hope is nearly gone.
What can I do to get you to realize that it’s you I was singing to all along?

Can I still trust that you will be there forever?

Where did you go? Don’t you know?
I love you more than before. All of my hope is nearly gone.
What can I do to get you to realize that it’s you I was singing to all along?

That’s it! But Mimi.
Go Marcel, Go!
But Mimi! Leave!
Just Go!

I’m going  my own way now. Have a good life!

Where did you go? Don’t you know?
I love you more than before. All of my hope is nearly gone.
What can I do to get you to realize that it’s you I was singing to all along?









Alone In The Night (You Can Scream)

At a time in your life, when all things change, and there’s nothing to hold on to.
You need something special to re-arrange, the depression that’s holding you.

And the nights seem so empty, when you’re alone.
Only then you can know the way that you feel.
And the truth isn’t always easy to face.
But you must face it before you can sleep.
When you’re alone in the night you can dream.
Alone in the night you can scream.

When you’re lying awake, through the whole night and you feel so all alone.
Deep in your mind your thoughts they run wild and your brain is on overload.

And the nights seem so empty, when you’re alone.
Only then you can know the way that you feel.
And the truth isn’t always easy to face.
But you must face it before you can sleep.
When you’re alone in the night you can dream.
Alone in the night you can scream.
When you’re alone in the night you can dream.
Alone in the night you can scream.

When you look to the past and see all the best but the future has left you behind.
The plans that you made for the life that you lead leaves a taste in your mouth,
like a cheap glass of wine.

And the nights seem so empty, when you’re alone.
Only then you can know the way that you feel.
And the truth isn’t always easy to face.
But you must face it before you can sleep.

When you’re alone in the night you can dream.
Alone in the night you can scream.









Doing Hard Time

He sat around and watched the world go by.
Waiting for someone to be the image in his eye.
He contemplates the telephone and sighs.
Looking back he saw his past or was it all a lie?

Living, for the future, he’s longing for his past.
Waking, to the present time, he wonders if he’ll last.

Feeling down he wished he had it made. 
Waiting for the money tree to lose him in its shade.
Happiness has long since been mislaid. 
Sour feelings, broken dreams all add up to his rage.

Living in the future, longing for his past.
Waking, to the present time, he wonders if he’ll last.

He wrongly thinks that no one is a friend.
He’ll stand, alone for what he is until the bitter end.
He borrows luck and wishes he could send.
Its sad to see him realize that luck one cannot lend.

Living, for the future, he’s longing for his past.
Waking, to the present time, his life has gone too fast.
Living, for his future, he’s longing for his past.
Waking, to the present time, he wonders if he’ll last.
Living, for his future, he’s longing for the past.
Waking, to the present time, he wonders if he’ll last.
Living, for in the future, he’s dreaming of his past.











The Creepy Stalking Of Mimi Mime

Who did you say you were?  And what did you say you are?
Where are you going?  What have you done so far?
You don’t have to answer, it’s written on your brow.
Now that we’re together, it’s better somehow.

Down through the ages the questions have been asked.
Still we turn the pages, knowing love will last.
It’s written in the story, a burning desire.
Like flame from the candle, my heart is on fire.

You are the sounds that sing in my ears.
You are the sights that dance in my eyes.
Your wit and wisdom, I hold so dear.
Together we belong, side by side.

Can it be so simple, the two of us a pair?
Like shoes on the wrong feet, will people stop and stare?
It really doesn’t matter, who cares what they might say?
As long as we’re together; together to stay.

You are the sounds that sing in my ears.
You are the sights that dance in my eyes.
Your wit and wisdom, I hold so dear.
Together we belong, side by side.










Hold Me

Hi. Hello. How are you?
I'm well, thank you for asking.
I missed you. Yes, so have I.
It's been such a very, very long time.

The days were long, the nights were cold, I dreamt of your arms around me.
The simple life is empty now, Baby come here won't you hold me?

So. I know. I want to say...
It's okay I know what you're thinking.
Let's start again. Mimi: Forget the past.
Pretend that it never happened.

The days were long, the nights were cold, I dreamt of your arms around me.
The simple life is empty now, Baby come here won't you hold me?

The days were long, the nights were cold, I dreamt of your arms around me.
The simple life is empty now, Baby come here won't you hold me?

The days were long, the nights were cold, I dreamt of your arms around me.
The simple life is empty now, Baby come here won't you hold me?

The days were long, the nights were cold, I dreamt of your arms around me.
The simple life is empty now, Baby come here won't you hold me?










Making Up

Look in her eyes; she is smiling.
The wind blows laughter through her hair.
The Sun rises to warm her day.
It’s light is every-where.

They’re making up and mending hearts, with every single move.
Marcel and Mimi together again, a love forever true.

Reflecting on a bad decision,
Marcel has paid his dues.
He won her heart for a second chance.
A heart he’ll never lose.

They’re making up and mending hearts, with every single move.
Marcel and Mimi together again, a love forever true.

They start again, live with the wisdom
That natural instinct holds
They live their lives, as they coincide
Their future now unfolds.

They’re making up and mending hearts, with every single move.
Marcel and Mimi together again, a love forever true.

They’re making up and mending hearts, with everything they do.
Marcel and Mimi together again, a love forever true.








Coming Home (Freedom)

Lying there awake in a quiet anticipation.
It seemed as if tomorrow; tomorrow will never come.
Freedom's almost here, so close that they can taste it.
Marcel has done his time, and he's finally coming home.

Ending the injustice life has dealt him; they know that he will never be the same.
Riding on a wave of emotion, at last Marcel will soon be free.

Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.

Marcel, it's time to go.

When you're feeling lonely and lost all control.
You'd better step up and learn to survive.
There're friends that you make and friends that you keep.
All that really matters is that we are free.

Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.
Freedom is all we really need; freedom is all that we seek.







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