Circulation

by JPNSGRLS

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Also available on CD / 12” vinyl via Light Organ Records: www.lightorganrecords.com/store/music/jpnsgrls-circulation/

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released July 15, 2014

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JPNSGRLS Vancouver, British Columbia

JPNSGRLS — pronounced "Japanese Girls" — formed in Vancouver in 2010 with a lineup that includes Charlie Kerr, Oliver Mann, Chris McClelland & Graham Serl. They made their debut with The Sharkweek EP in 2013, on Light Organ Records. For debut LP, Circulation (summer 2014 on Light Organ), the outfit teamed up with producer Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties) and engineer Greg Calbi (Tame Impala). ... more

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Track Name: Smalls
SMALLS

Gimme entertainment
Like the shadows on the wall
They look like animals I've never seen
But I recognize em all
When the glory's fading
And the innocence wore off
And I think it's more than that and it's sorta bad that you never seem to cough

So let's make out like lovers do there's more to life than getting used
So hold me under, hold my breath and hold my hand if I go deaf... from the noise

Gimme entertainment
Like the shadows on the wall
That look like kitty cats and it makes me laugh 'cause the kitty gets so small
When the glory's fading
And the high is wearing off
I think it's more than that and It's sorta sad when you go and call the cops

So let's make out like lovers do there's more to life than getting used
So let's make out like lovers do there's more to life than getting used to death

Ingest whenever you're depressed
You're killin' me smalls
Take two to get closer to you ow ow
You're killin' me smalls
So let's make out like lovers do there's more to life than getting used to death

You're killin' me smalls

Gimme entertainment
Like the shadows on the wall
That look like kitty cats and it makes me laugh when the kitty gets so small
When the glory's fading in and the high is wearing off
Kudos to the contraband of the modern man that never learned to crawl
Track Name: Tiger
TIGER

Easy tiger
Take a swim and your skin will never feel clean
A reminder
That she's not your girl and she'll never be
I'm happy beside her when she fumbles her lighter

Who... who
Who's that trespassing on my lawn well I won't stand for it
The big bad teeth of loyal dogs will rip right through a kid

Who... who... who... who

"Go get 'em tiger"
Says MJ to pete and then pete's on his way
I'm a spider
I wanna crawl up your legs girl don't make me beg
'Cause I'm happy beside her
'Cause my love is a lifer

Who... who
Who's that pixie giving me second thoughts
Well I can't help but think
The rips in her adidas were just for me and her favourite colour's pink
Who's that fossil telling me I can't dance? That I can't dance for shit
I bob my head and stare at the ground and squint my eyes like this
Who's that fossil telling me that I can't dance? That I can't sing for shit
The big bad teeth of big bad wolves will show you who they're with

Like the stripes of a tiger
Like the legs of a spider
And the splash of a diver
Got all over your highness

My love... my low

Who... who... who
Track Name: Brandon
BRANDON

Brandon wants to cut her hair
But she's scared
She really likes the girl in the black
They cut themselves on blades of grass

She won't call you names
You won't have to be afraid honey
She won't call you names
And you won't have to be afraid at all
She's such an outdoorsman
She kissed her out of boredom
Left her outta sorts when she took it with a grain of salt

'Cause Brandon really understands
Just what it means to be a man
Oh I think she really understands
Just what it means to be a man

She won't call you names
You won't have to be afraid honey
She won't call you names
And you won't have to be afraid at all
So find the one you love
And tell them that you do
And try to be yourself
I know that that's confusing

When everybody picks a side...
Like divorce
And I finally saw the blue in your eyes...
At the morgue
Track Name: Circulation
CIRCULATION

I don't know
What hurt you more
The things I said
Or the heels you wore

Insensitive
Some would say
And tentative
Was one complaint

My circulation's cut off by a tie
I don't get what you're saying and I can't read minds
So we chalk it up to... we're both kinda shy
Now her situation's no harder than mine
It's just harder and farther to fall behind
When I'm talking to you... and you say we'll be fine
(well I don't think so)

A glass of wine
Made your Sunday calm
I think it's asinine
To say that nothing's wrong

Insensitive
Some would say
Tentative
Was one mistake
(I made a huge mistake)

I said that my circulation's cut off by the tie
I don't get what you're saying and I can't read minds
So we chalk it up to...we're both kinda shy
And her situation's no harder than mine
It's just harder and farther to fall behind
When I'm talking to you... and you say we'll be fine
(but I don't think so)

I'm counting Mississippis til it’s convenient
You say you don't really don't really I think you fiend it
You are my lover and you are a genius
You said you liked me, could you please repeat it?

Like I'm counting Mississippis til it’s convenient
You say I'm nothing baby, we're in agreement
Head on the ground and my tongue scrapes the pavement
Someone go scream out now that's entertainment

You had your turn now pass the revolver
She's got a brand new gentleman caller
Sick of the rain she moved to Seattle
She's got an ego big as the apple
Track Name: Mushrooms
MUSHROOMS

We're just a parasite
Oh we're just a parasite
Oh we're just a parasite
They say
We're staying outta sight
Oh we're staying outta sight
Oh we're staying outta sight
And the shades for us
We hardly edible
We are inedible
We are inedible
On your taste buds

We are the furniture
We are the pale and the soft
We're in and out of secure
We are the hope is not lost

The little or nothing
The little or nothing
The little or nothing
We get to say...
In the late of the evening
Late of the evening
Late of the evening
The grains had made way (for us)
Oh by early morning
By early morning
By early morning
We're here to stay...

We are the furniture
We are the pale and the soft
We're in and out of secure
We are the hope is not lost

This town doesn't sleep and neither do we
United we stand, We're tied at our stems
I'm high as the alps and I want my scalps honey...
United we stand, tired of our stems like oh oh oh oh oh

We are the furniture
We are the pale and the soft
We're in and out of secure
We are the hope is not hope is not hope is not lost!
Track Name: From The East
FROM THE EAST

You play guitar and I play the drums
You think it’s charming when we get drunk
'Cause you say nothing but I like that
And I said something but I took it back

Our hometown is not big enough
It could never hold the both of us
You know things your girlfriends taught
Well hold that thought baby hold that thought

She walks around like she's in heat
She makes it sound like she's in heat
She's breaking curfew just for me
So I know better than to try and speak

When she's going home when the streetlights glow
And the moon is full and her mother knows
'Cause she done the same when she was her age
So she don't complain when she acts that way

I bob and weave just like a boxer
Avoiding heartbreak from the east
I never been much of a talker
Avoiding heartbreak from the east
I get the feeling that I lost her
Avoiding heartbreak from the east

Happy hunting, she's such a gem
Cranberry somethings, she had a lot of them
And boarding schools have got the best cocaine
And I'm warning you you're gonna be okay

Til she's going home with another guy
'Cause its murphy's law and it's a matter of time
She's gonna grip the sheets before she screams his name
He's gonna burn his hands on my former flame

Now bob and weave just like a boxer
Avoiding heartbreak from the east
I never been much of a talker
Avoiding heartbreak from the east
I get the feeling that I lost her
Avoiding heartbreak from the east
Avoiding heartbreak at least

Then call me up when you're weak
Track Name: Tennis Shoes
TENNIS SHOES

Chalk up the board and leave a mark
The words read fine but the ending's dark
Anna sings me right back to sleep (and)
Can I be brave just for this weekend?

It's a grey area
It's a bad idea
It's gonna wake suburbia and shake the curlers out of your hair
Because there's no likeability
In a lack of ability
Until you stop hitting me I'll smack the white off your tennis shoes

My city burnt its pretty lights
My city burn but the warmth was nice
And suddenly I'm at your mercy
And you did your best to make my nose bleed

On the grey area
It's a bad idea
It's gonna wake suburbia and shake the curlers out of your hair
Because there's no likeability
In a lack of ability
Until you stop hitting me I'll smack the white off your tennis shoes

She said “I told you to leave me”
She said “don't you police me”
She said “I told you to leave me”
She said “don't ya boy beat me into poetry, That's not fair to me”
Well that's fine

‘Cause It's a grey area
It's a bad idea
It's gonna wake suburbia and shake the curlers out of your hair
Because there's no likeability
In a lack of ability
Until you stop hitting me I'll smack the white off your tennis shoes
Track Name: Southern Comforting
SOUTHERN COMFORTING

She pulls her socks up to her knees almost smiles and says to me
"I don't regret it if you don't regret it"
We'll find the perfect patch of sun, she'll breathe the fire out of her lungs
And "I don't regret it if you don't regret it"

And I know we had our second chance
And I heard we blew our third and fourth
She's got another boy itching
To keep her little voice that hoarse (that hoarse)
She says "maker's mark is mother's milk isn't it?"
And these feelings is only coincidence....

She pulls her socks up to her knees almost smiles and says to me
"I don't regret it if you don't regret it"
She'll find the perfect patch of sun she'll breathe the fire out of her lungs
And "I don't regret it if you don't regret it"

The liquor habit fills the liquor cabinet
But we still blame our folks
And those hipster bastards with their goddamn catch-phrases
When I don't get the joke then they say
"Southern comfort is comforting isn't it?
When your feelings aren't feeling magnificent"

She pulls her socks up to her knees almost smiles and says to me
"I don't regret it if you don't regret it"
We'll find the perfect patch of sun she'll breathe the fire out of her lungs
And "I don't regret it if you don't regret it"
I don't regret it if you don't regret it

She pulls her socks up to her knees almost smiles and says to me
"I don't regret it if you don't regret it"
We'll find the perfect patch of sun she'll breathe the fire out of her lungs
And "I don't regret it if you don't regret it"
No, I don't regret it if you don't regret it, no
And I don't regret it cuz you don't regret it
I'll start forgetting the moment it sets in you're done

We'll find the perfect patch of sun she'll breathe the fire out of her lungs
Track Name: Laughing Gas
LAUGHING GAS

Diminish the grimace and put me back in power babe
Replenish the menace and make sure he's a heavyweight
Feed that little tyrant grapes
Feed that little tyrant grapes
Yeah

The media is laughing gas

So you write another song about war
Because its tried and tried and trubadour-ed
So you write another song about her
But tell me really what’s it worth?

The media is laughing gas

'Cause the south hates the north
So I hate you of course
And the hates back and forth
Like my face hates my nose and yeah
The drummer speaks in morse code
The drummer speaks in morse code

So gimme blue eyes
So people care when I cry
Like I want an out
Like I feel ashamed yeah
Trapped inside a heart and brain
Trapped inside a hardened brain

You say its all doom and gloom
But its just not that bad
So lets repaint your room
And then I'll call you a cab
You say its all doom and gloom
Man this place is a drag
So lets repaint my room
And then ill draw you a bath

The media is laughing gas
Track Name: Brace Yourself
BRACE YOURSELF

Tell your crooked teeth not to brace themselves
For better or worse I will embrace this hell
'Cause talking's great but I won't force you to
Yeah talking's great but talking's torture too

So tell your big grey eyes not to stare at me
'Cause when they lock with mine they take care of me
And you look great in knee-high leather boots
But you look great in grandma's sweater too, so you can choose
(but it's between the two...)

You speak with your eyes
And stutter when you blink
I know you're not mine
But I reserve the right to think
Everything you say to me is a signal
Everything you've done to me says you're single

So tell your big grey eyes not to stare at me
'Cause when they lock with mine I'll need therapy
I'm glad your overcoat is leopard print
These animal instincts have been setting in, now I can think
(of a couple things we can do)

You speak with your eyes
And stutter when you blink
I know it’s mine
But I reserve the right to think
Everything you say to me is a signal
Everything you've done to me says you're single

So tell your crooked teeth not to brace themselves
For better or worse, I will embrace this hell
'Cause talking's great but I won't force you to
Yeah talking's great but talking's torture too
Track Name: David and Goliath
DAVID & GOLIATH

I got no wings but I'm learning to fly
I got nothing but revenge in my eyes
Well I got a contraption that goes "tick tock tick tock tick tock goodbye"
Well I got a contraption that goes tick tock tick tock

Armed with a slingshot
Against a giant
I am a longshot
But I am a lion

The blood on your hands, well it won't wash away
You think we're different, but we're one in the same
We got contraptions that go "tick tock tick tock now you're awake"
We got contraptions that go tick tock tick tock

Armed with a slingshot
Against a giant
I am a longshot
But I am a lion

Build it to break it down

The roles are reversing
And I think I like it
When your name is David
And mine is Goliath
Track Name: Oh No Echoes
OH NO ECHOES

And the face of revenge is my boots on your welcome mat
And the state that I'm in is a friend that I welcome back
'Cause I been thinking to myself that I'm gonna get some help someday
'Cause I been talking with myself and that can't be healthy

Oh no... echoes
Down the hallway
To drown them... okay
And I know you're so sore
About the whole thing
And I know there's no hope
You can't hope for nothing
For nothing

And the words on the curb match the words in your epitaph
If I die tonight and you die tonight well I won't really give a damn
'Cause I don't got the blues but the blues got me for sure
And the ribs stick out like shivs when you're hungering for more
(and more and more and more and...)

Oh no... echoes
Down the hallway
To drown them... okay
And I know you're so sore
About the whole thing
And I know there's no hope
You can't hope for nothing
For nothing

'Cause the face of revenge is my boots on your welcome mat
And the words on the curb match the words in your epitaph

Huh?