My Sunday Song – “New Position” by Soul Sirkus

For My Sunday Song #283, we are going to dissect the song “New Position” by Soul Sirkus which was a Jeff Scott Soto side project with Neal Schon (Journey), Marco Mendoza (The Dead Daisies) and Virgil Donati on drums. They had only one album called ‘World Play’ back in 2005. If you get the European edition of the release, there is a DVD with the video for the song as well. The song was technically a single, but I don’t know if it charting.

The song was written by Neal Schon and Jeff Scott Soto. It is seems to be about a woman and is full of sexual innuendos with the title alone. The singer has aching for this woman and so wants her and believes he can show her things that she may have forgotten about…hmmm…I wonder what that could be!! This isn’t rocket science lyrics, no sir. It is rock & roll baby!! Keep it simple, sexual and jamming…and they do just that.

Musically, the song opens with a machine gun barrage drum fills from Virgil showing he means business. Marco’s bass is slamming helping give us a fiery, groovetastic, good time song that will rock your ass off. Neal Schon’s guitar mastery is on full display as he lays down some killer riffs and don’t get me started on the solo. Man, he is killing it. Jeff Scott Soto is full of swagger and confidence as he delivers a stellar vocal full of harmonies and so much power. This album is a showcase of his talents and why Neal tapped him to lead Journey on tour, sadly, no album was ever done before Jeff was dismissed.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I think it is solid, melodic rock with a modern sound and all great rock & roll. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

New Position”

I been runnin’ around, tryin’ 2 make u see
I can’t , can’t seem 2 find the cure 4 my disease
No way, I aint buyin’, your version of paradise
Someday gonn’ pack my bags, one desire, 2 see the other side

Can u see the, the writings on the wall, & I know 4 sure
I could show u things u thought were long gone, nothing left 2 say
New position, calling 4 a new day, come along with me
New position, giving u the right-of-way

I got, got no time 4 another phony friend
Why do, do u insist-a, making me pretend
No shame, how do u live, with fooling yourself
No game, u lost your crack, get off my back, I wish u well

Can u see the, the writings on the wall, & I know 4 sure
I could show u things u thought were long gone, nothing left 2 say
New position, calling 4 a new day, come along with me
New position, giving u the right-of-way

Loose lip talking, send u walking
Words you’re saying, your style I’m slaying
So revealing, ill I’m feeling
I can’t help myself, I say come on….

Solo

No one’s caring, what u declaring
What I’m finding, your shit is blinding
So revealing, I’ll I’m feeling
Let me tell u it’s 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2 u!
Yes, it’s up 2 u.

Can u see the, the writings on the wall, & I know 4 sure
I could show u things u thought were long gone, nothing left 2 say
New position, calling 4 a new day, come along with me
New position, giving u the right-of-way

Written by Jeff Scott Soto and Neal Schon

29 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “New Position” by Soul Sirkus

    1. I have my opinions which I will cover, but it is months away. Jeff was told recently it was because it wasn’t the direction they wanted to go, but honestly, Jeff is a song writer and a good one. I think Neal felt threatened that Jeff might take on a little control with the band. Jeff wouldn’t just sit back and be told what to do I don’t believe.

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  1. “I been runnin’ around, tryin’ 2 make u see
    I can’t , can’t seem 2 find the cure 4 my disease”
    With dropped ‘g’s / u vs. you / 2 & 4 vs. words, it appears that in 2005 they anticipated a twitter world where saving characters in text was essential!

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  2. Nice. I recall reading about this back at the time. I really wish Schon would have stuck it out with Hardline as that debut was killer(bad timing killed that album from doing anything)
    Not on Apple Music. damn guess Schon buried it lol

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  3. I’ve got some questions : is it free to create a website (wordpress) ? is it easy ? Is it hard to make something with a nice presentation ? My family has enough to hear me talking ’bout things that they don’t really like and they tell me to do something like that to share my passion.

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                    1. I’m sure they’ve improved since then. At least, I’d hope they have. I remember trying to pass a slow car on a wide-open prairie road and them just speeding up so I had to get back behind them. Sigh.

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