Everything's Dancing

from by These Are Our Demands

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She said “Listen up,”
So we left
She’s still hanging out
In her party dress
Watching for the mythical boy she once glimpsed
Who probably never existed
And on the way home she persuades herself
If he’d appeared, she could have risked it

As she leaves without a sound
As they switch the scenes around
As she closes down

Thirty nothing
She’s a big girl, a big girl
She can save herself
Thirty nothing, a big girl
It’s a sad world, a cruel world
She must save herself

Once she was a wedding song
sang on a weekday
not water in a wine glass
not a single place laid
So hosed in perfume and dressed for defence
She disguises the truth from the others
At mirrors she tries on new faces and smiles
But soon all she’ll see is her mother’s

As the music leaves a bruise
As it beats her black and blue
As she gets confused

If only she could get that boy
She'd hold him to her bosom
She'd kiss him like a poster
And so we'll leave her dancing there
Dancing like a difficult birth
Dancing, dancing

The lights, the lights, the distance in her eyes
The pills she likes are leaving her with nothing
Say nothing now


from The Mess We Inherited, released February 1, 2016
Sample from 'Labyrinth', TriStar Pictures 1986.



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These Are Our Demands Oxford, UK

Keeping things sparse, fast & loud, 'These Are Our Demands' are a post punk/newwave trio who love Joy Division, Pixies, The Smiths, Nirvana, The Cure, Savages, Interpol etc along with a load of more obscure (or embarrassing) bands. We love a melody you can whistle, but we also love a fuzzbox set to strip paint. We will sweat for you! ... more

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