STRANGE LOVELIES

by Strange Lovelies

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This is the debut LP from Strange Lovelies.

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released January 20, 2017

Michael Slovenkay – Vocals/Guitar
Erin Slovenkay - Vocals
Christopher Bartone – Guitar/Vocals
Jake Anderson – Bass
Jim Drake – Cornet
Jon Drake – Drums/Harmonium/Keys/Backing Vocals

Recorded at Pencilface Studios
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
Released February 2017
Produced and engineered by Jon Drake
Mastered by Carl Saff
Cover Art and Design by Cheri Lee Charlton
Photo by Zach Anderson / Jon Drake
All music and lyrics by Strange Lovelies
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℗©2017 Strange Lovelies
All rights reserved.

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Strange Lovelies Chicago, Illinois

Strange Lovelies: 21st-Century-New-Wave-Garage-Rock.

Strange Lovelies are: Michael Slovenkay, Christopher Bartone, Jim Drake (of Jaime Rojo, Elephant Gun, Mucca Pazza), and Jon Drake.

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Track Name: Anyplace But Here
All we have is our own selves
Some love you can buy but you can't sell

I was living like a pile of dirt
So many ran away and I left hurt
It don't matter where you go
The good times come but they don't stay
I shoulda known better
Shoulda left that day
It's so harder when you're old

All we have is our own selves
Some love you can buy, but you can't sell

Well life gets turned around
Hung up left bad mixed up
Spun down left dead being strange
So stuck
Why does it stay that way?
And I've been fucked around
So long changed my mind
I wont go anywhere other than
Where I cant go this time I leave today

Anything, anyone, anyplace but here
Anything, anyone, anyplace but here
Track Name: Visions
I’m having a vison
You see them as a face without a name
In a war of attrition
Where you’ll be the last one who remains

So baby listen when the sun lies down
And the nights roll round
Through the quiet out on the street
Hear the broken hearts just trying to beat

And some may struggle through it
And some may find a path and some may stray
And some will never do it
And some may endure until the memory fades

So baby listen when the sun lies down
And the nights roll round
Through the quiet out in the street
Hear the broken hearts just trying to beat

I’m having a vision, baby

Baby listen when the sun lies down
And nights roll round
Through the quiet out on the street
And maybe when there’s no one around
And you hear a sound like an echo that’s played on repeat
Maybe it’ll never bring you down
Or ever knock right off of your feet
Hear the broken hearts just trying to beat

I’m having a vision
Track Name: Say Okay
Truth has come around to me
It's plain that I can only see the lies now
And everyone who knows of you
Has done all that you've asked them to
Is a shadow

And they'll say okay
They lost
And they'll say
They are fine you've won

And so I try to wait and see
What is, and isn't supposed to be
But I don't care
The day returns with the sun
I know you're the only one
Who thinks it's fair

So if you say okay
I'm yours
And if you stay
I will lock the doors

And I'll say okay
I've lost
And I'll say I am fine
You've won
Track Name: From A Machine
When the night comes and I know I'm going nowhere
And that's just somewhere I don't want to be without you
You're the one who takes me out and makes me happy
And it's just sad if I try to do it on my own

If I thought you wanted to be
The girl of my dreams then I'd think that
I'd be going somewhere with you

In the night you say you're coming but you're nowhere
And that's just somewhere I can't be without you

If I thought you wanted to be
The girl of my dreams then I'd think that
I'd be going somewhere with you

But I know you, I know your kind
And I can see all the signs
But I refuse to be resigned to the truth
And I can tell, I can tell I saw your letter on the shelf
And I could read it by myself but I don't want to
So I asked my computer "Can you read this thing to me?"
Maybe it won't seem what it seems from a machine
Track Name: City Song
I love the smell of the city at dusk
Working metal beams and concrete dust
And the rows of glass and grids of rust
They say “Go big or go home bust”

And I want to work with my bare hands
And I’ll learn to create from the land
And I’ll build a structure for this life
She said “Baby don’t give yourself to the night”

Big city misery so eager to welcome me back
Maybe I’m just walking into a trap

I got my start my on highway 9
I was pulling freight up and down the line
With the roads that run out of view
She said “Baby I don’t wish it was true”

And I want to work with my bare hands
And I’ll learn to create from the land
And I’ll build a structure for this life
She said “Baby don’t give yourself to the night”

Big city misery so eager to welcome me back
Maybe I’m just walking into a trap
Big city misery so eager to take me back
Maybe I’m just falling into a trap
Track Name: Keep it in Your Lungs
Well I don't know where my mind has gone
Been on the country side since she's been young
Breathe in the summer air to keep it in your lungs

What made you turn your back?
Whatever made you lose your spine?
Where trouble lives, it lives too long
And I don't know where my mind has gone

I don't know where my mind has gone
I don't know where my mind has gone
Trouble lives, it lives too long
Trouble lives, it lives too long
She grew up on the country side
Ever since she's been young
And breathing in the summer air
To keep it all inside your lungs

To keep it in your lungs
These moments feel like days
Track Name: Virginia
Yellow is the color of my skin
And oh, how you have worn it thin
Green is the shade of my heart
From all the lovers who keep us apart

Grey is the curtain on my days
What I would give to see it raise
Blue is the shadow on my soul
What I would do to see it go

Virginia, now you know I won't forget you
Virginia, now you know how hard it is to go
Virginia, now you know I can't forgive you
Virginia, now you know how hard it is to say no
Track Name: Alabama Death Song
We drowned where we could
Leaving the sun out of frame
Until the nights run together
Separated by the rain

Alabama angel
My ocean sweetheart
Send me to your burial mound
So I can watch ya
From underground

And they'll come aboundin'
Same as they always do
Hungry eyes aglowin'
And the smell of the air
Really gets 'em going

Oh Alabama angel
Oh my ocean sweetheart
So I can watch ya
From underground