French / Funeral

by Vox Pop

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released 20 December 2012

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Vox Pop Brooklyn, New York

James noodles on multiple instruments and sings

Katherine plays bass, sings and performs atonal synth improvisations on request

Nicko 'Sneako' plays synths and sings

Alex is the beat master

Eric rocks the trombone

Guitars, cellos, violas, snare drums, synthesizers, medieval harmony and glockenspiels are often deployed in their sound. They are currently based in Brooklyn
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Track Name: Cutting Corners
We'll go outside
People will never know
We're cutting corners in the world, but it won't show
You'll go outside
See somebody you know
They're cutting corners in the world, but they don't show
La la la la...

You'll do it all, you'll do it all before you die
You're cutting corners in the world, why don't you try?
You'll do it all before you die
You're cutting corners in the world, but you wont cry
You're cutting corners in the world, but you won't
Cry cry cry...

You followed them all
You followed them to their homes
You're cutting corners in a world you'll never know
My body's torn, so now I think that I can dance

You never knew -- somebody got their head around you
And now you're doing what they said because you think you should do
I never thought, but suddenly a star is born tonight
Your psychologist is bored -- don't tell him that I told you
He's cutting corners but, oh God, don't tell him that I told you

No I'm not sad though people you'll never know are dying
You're cutting corners in the world you never knew
You want to say something you'll never say
You're cutting corners in a world you don't believe
You're cutting corners in a world you don't believe
La la la la...
Track Name: Paper
In the sun
You had everything to give
So they took you home --
A high school lady with Nietzsche quotes
On the morning run
The middle classes catch the sun
In a world of love
You hate too much so your time is done

But I was like skin
And you were like blood
But we were like paper
It wasn't enough...

In those days
You could get away with that
You could sit and pray
That a low-fat diet wont make you fat
You're a simple soul
You'll plant a garden when you're old
You're a subsistence operator
And you do what you are told

But I was like skin
And you were like blood
But we were like paper
It wasn't enough...

And I was like skin
And you were like blood
But we were like paper
It wasn't enough...
Track Name: Hero Lesson
I never changed my mind
Never made it in time
They’ll take us to the beach
So we don’t forget our lines

I want to fall in love
And I’ll win the argument clearly as well
But I don’t want to see you like that

I’m a fool this time
Can't you see what you've done?
On the back of my hand is a Roman gun
I don’t think that you need a hero lesson, hero lesson

I’d rather be a fool than believe your lies
And should wait here 'til they die
And I don’t think that you, a hero lesson, hero lesson

You were always strong
So tell me where the rules have gone
I don’t think anyone will know

Listen to my words
Cos I think that yours are absurd
And I don’t want to think about them now

Can you feel their touch?
They can feel your cold
They're taking everything they think you know
But I don’t think that you need a hero lesson, hero lesson

And I'd rather be false
Than believe your lies
So I will wait here 'til they die
And I don't think that you need a hero lesson, a hero lesson

Cover your face when they tell you to
Open your eyes like your brothers do
When will you believe that you need a hero lesson, hero lesson

I’m four days down and I’m four days cold
But I will see you when I'm old
Cos I don’t think I need a hero lesson, a hero lesson
Track Name: Frederick's Bible
Betty knows the truth
Makes her feel aloof
Talks me into bed
Doesn't need the proof

Cos I'm impassive
I'm too idle
To play games with Frederick's Bible

Freddy knows the truth
Told me not to move
Held the gun and said,
'Baby, here's the proof'

Cos I'm impassive
I'm too idle
To play games with Frederick's Bible