Silent Girl

by Red State Soundsystem

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Inspired by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's brilliant comic book series PHONOGRAM. A sort of pastiche of/tribute to Britpop in general and Pulp in particular. Featuring Julia Indelicate of the amazing British band The Indelicates (www.indelicates.com) on backup vocals!

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Silent Girl, why won't you talk to me?
I see you spinning records every weekend on a Sunday
I think of you when the radio plays
Ah, but who listens to the radio nowadays?

We are so young, we are so goddamn pretty
Living in this faded town that never quite became a city
Put on your red shoes, we can dance these blues
It doesn't matter, I've got nothing left to lose

We were born into a world of browns and grays
Staring out our classroom windows, counting down the days
Till we could get away, as far as we could run
Oh, just to end up right back in the place where we'd begun

We are so young, we are so goddamn pretty
Living in this faded town that never quite became a city
I'll stop the world and I'll melt with you
It doesn't matter, I've got nothing else to do

I dream that someday you will open up your mouth
And say 'Hey, let's get on a train that's heading somewhere south'
We'll open up a record shop in the dirty part of town
Just promise me we'll never, ever settle down

Silent Girl, why won't you talk to me?
You never talk to anyone, as far as I can see
But you don't have to speak as long as you can spin
When you drop that needle, all the world begins again

We are so young, we are so goddamn pretty
Living in this factory town, so many miles from the city
Keep feeling fascination, looking, learning, moving on
We may not matter, but tonight, at least, we belong

We belong

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released January 20, 2012
Joshua Ellis -- lead vocals, guitars, bass
Julia Indelicate -- background vocals
Aaron Archer -- drums

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Red State Soundsystem was born in a cave in Asia Minor in 33AD and hasn't stopped since.

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