City Beats / JJ

by Thelma Blankenship

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released June 23, 2016

Written & recorded by Thelma Blankenship.
Mixed by Mike Makowski and Thelma Blankenship,
Mastered by Mike Makowski at LivinLiveStudios, NYC.
Cover by Joanna Jelly.
THB003
℗ 2016 Mo.Mi. Records

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Thelma Blankenship started somewhere in the mid zeroes, producing at first home made electro pop songs, then later on forming as a proper band. They tend to blend pop melodies with electric and electronic sounds and rhythms, building songs with samples, loops and vocals. Their live performances are more dynamic, with guitars, laptops, bass and synths marrying new wave aesthetics with dance music. ... more

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Track Name: City Beats
I’ve been a new kid in the town
Running on and losing ground
Living still in 93
When I bought my first cd

I’ve been a geek and been a freak
I guess I still am, so I don't speak
I wanted to be a cartoon
Or maybe Paddy McAloon

Adolescent changes
I hate them like blank pages
Why did we have to choose
Like Parker Lewis, he couldn’t lose

There is no explaining
The sun shines but it's raining
Music was so great then
It still is, i'm just complaining

I looked up to the sky / and the rains
The aeroplane flied high / fell down on the plains
Computers where ok / and we got along
It took me time to say / although it was wrong

I’ve been a new kid in this town
I ran around and covered ground
Living still in 99
When i thought the world was mine

I’ve been a downer, been away
Guess i had too much time to play
I wanted to be on TV
Just say my shit and then break free

I looked up to the sky / and the rains
The aeroplane flied high / fell down on the plains
Computers where ok / and we got along
It took me time to say / although it was wrong
And i felt safe
I looked up to the sky / away from there
The aeroplane flied high / just breathing the air
Computers where ok / with nowhere to stay
It took me time to say / just for a day
Track Name: JJ
Μaybe it was the photographs
of all those cars
or the freckles on your face
like tiny fading stars

Ι wouldn’t know what to say
Ι ain’t so good at that
when i speak to you
l’m like a small blind cat

Αnd through pixels i tried
to make my way to you
spent my time in the black lodge
till the light came through

Cause you 're radiant like the sun
you could light up the earth
if we all were drugs
you would be blue meth

Where clay dolls come to life
and want to flee forever
where plush toys are in love
one-sided though as ever

Yeah it’s so nice to dream
d’you make it without
you ‘re that kind of girl
people write songs about