When We Were Blonde EP

by Brimstone Blondes

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about

The debut EP by notorious youngsters Brimstone Blondes.

"[Brimstone Blondes are] a wonderfully addictive fusion of sleazy garage rock and modern indie-pop."
- Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News

"[Brimstone Blondes'] jangly surf rock is brash and, for lack of a better word, fun... fun enough to dedicate a song to a neighbor that looks uncannily like Christian Bale.”
- Nick Sessanna, buffaBLOG

"Brimstone Blondes’ lo-fi, light-hearted introduction is reminiscent of Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, or The Exploding Hearts. Check it out ."
- Michael Moretti, WBNY

"Brimstone Blondes are like this secret club that you want to be a part of... kind of."
- Andrew McDermott, English teacher

credits

released 05 February 2013
Brimstone Blondes are:

Matthew Danger Lippman - vocals/guitar
Alex Mersinger - bass/vocals
Joseph Barth - percussion/vocals
Jacob Cohen - violin/vocals

Featuring Olivia Hastings - vocals/guitar

Produced by Brimstone Blondes.

Mixed & engineered by Justin Rose.
Recorded at GCR Audio.

All songs written by Matthew Danger Lippman except:

"Reunion Tour" written by Matthew Danger Lippman/Jacob Cohen.

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Track Name: Reunion Tour
After the band breaks up and the money's spent
We're gonna try to make it last
We used to live for the future, then the present
And now we live for the past

We'll play the songs and then you'll get on the floor
We'll play the hits and then you'll beg us for more
On our reunion tour

We'll be so old we'll have to write the chords on our hands
We're not even gonna wait until the comeback's in demand
Break up at 20, return at 23
The sellout life is the life for me

And there are some out there who claim
That it's better to die young
But I believe in the Bee Gees' classic 1977 single "Stayin' Alive"
Because there's still songs to be sung

When I'm a millionaire and I've got seven jets
I'll have Olivia to sing a duet
On our reunion tour

And there are some out there who claim the joke's on us
"You should have quit before!"
And I say, "hey man - I'll see you at the show tonight
The show on our reunion tour."
Track Name: Ghost Girl
I've got this ghost girl, she really comes and goes but
When she's here, she leans in right up close and tells me
Sweet nothings - but one thing that I've noticed now is that
She disappears when my fifteenth minute's down

I guess I'll just keep loving the illusion
'Til my girl starts giving me confusion

Ghost girl, you're such a ghost, girl
You leave the lights out when you go up to your ghost world
You're such a ghost girl, don't mean to boast, girl
But I'd be so much better off without you

I've got this ghost girl that I can see right through but
This apparition girl's giving me déjà vu and though she
Ignores me, the story that I know is true is that she'll
Come around next time I play a song or two

I guess I'll just keep having her ignore me
'Til my girl starts writing other stories
Track Name: The State of Things
Is there some kind of disturbance?
Is there something in the air?
We used to deal by drinking bourbon
But now we hold our hands in prayer

There was a kid who'd punch your lights out
But now he's helping me cross the street
There were the kids who'd fly their kites 'round
But now their kites lie at their feet
We used to "Stand Up For Your Rights" now
But now the people are taking seats

These days the boys can't go insane
They go conservatively off-the-chain
And the Riot Squad just stands around
And the nudists dress in Sunday gowns

And now the cause has swept the nation
It's a sovereign affair
The press has called it a sensation
But no one seems to care

The press has called a conference
A meeting to discuss
The cause that's swept the nation
And gotten into all of us
But the conference was canceled
Cuz it would be too big a fuss

These days the boys can't go insane
They go conservatively off-the-chain
And the Riot Squad just stands around
And the nudists dress in Sunday gowns

And the whole wide world's a sequel
And every man is equal
You've got no cross to bear tonight
Cuz you've got no one left to fight

These days the boys can't go insane
They can't feel anger, fear, or pain
And the Riot Squad can't stand on guard
Cuz everyone's got guns buried in their yards

And the whole wide world's a sequel
And every man is equal
You've got no cross to bear tonight
Cuz you've got no one left to fight
Track Name: My Neighbor Looks Like Christian Bale
My neighbor looks like Christian Bale
Especially when he's drinking
When I tell my friends what he looks like
They ask me what am I thinking

They say he looks more like Mark Wahlberg
But I disagree, he looks more like Christian Bale to me

My neighbor looks like Christian Bale
Especially if you're squinting
But instead of winning Oscars
He works at factories printing

Well maybe they're cousins... or something
But he is kinda pale, maybe he's not related to Christian Bale