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Track listing:

1. White Russian Galaxy
2. Lasinoco
3. Girl Just Died

Scroll down for lyrics!

Single opener White Russian Galaxy appeared previously on a Klutzville demo CD as "Who Knows" and is almost unchanged here. Which is no bad thing, being a head-bobbing, bass-driven slice of poetry with as many possible meanings and nuances as lines. There's even deeper bass on Lasinoco, tempered by echoey vocals and honeyed guitars which give credibility to the word 'soundscape'. Bringing us back down to earth, Girl Just Died showcases Davey's wry wit in a song about infidelity. Backed by very infectious and well-timed guitar / harmonica riffs, it could easily have been a successful A-side and is probably my favourite track here.

All in all, this single (released on Double Dragon) is an impressive follow-up. If I could level but one criticism, it would be nice if the cover art was more relevant. Such things can often serve to attract the more casual purchaser, and this is a band assuredly worth listening to!


WHITE RUSSIAN GALAXY

Straight out of high school, went into the jungle
Searching for Tarzan, who might be dead
You kick like a mule, short of an oscar
And screaming blue murder at newly-weds

CHORUS:
Who knows what goes on in her pretty little head (x2)
Who knows (x4)

You talk like a fish, in nonsensical bubbles
And blow the word 'bitch' through your smoke-ring
You cause only trouble, and bring only suffering
Just get in the spaceship and stop (bleating)

CHORUS

Won't you tell me what you never sing in church on Sunday
Why won't you ever go all the way
You're floating towards heavenly hell
Hanging from the rafters like a church bell

You're light years away from reality
Lonely, and lost in a White Russian galaxy

Who knows (x4)

Who knows what goes on in her pretty little head (x4)

Who knows what goes on {x8}

Who knows what...


LASINOCO

I would like you to know... it was stupid of me
To not notice the world on your shoulders

I would like to say also... it was wrong of me
To laugh when your skin grew colder

CHORUS:
It was a black day in old Lasinoco
When I believed I could see through her eyes
It was a black day in old Lasinoco
When I believed I could see through her eyes

We hated each other from the moment we met
She was scared of the dark; I was black as a pot bellied pig.
It was sink or sink; it was kill or be killed
It was: "I'm going and you're coming... with me."

CHORUS

Lasinocoooo...  (x2)

CHORUS

It was a black day in old Lasinoco
When I believed I could see through her eyes
It was a black day in old Lasinoco
When I believed...


GIRL JUST DIED

Seven different girls, seven different worlds I curse myself,
Always waiting for the bombshell to arrive
Seven different crimes, seven different times I cursed myself,
Always waiting for the goldrush to arrive

I come in two halves,
Really good and really bad
I come in two halves,
Really good and really bad

CHORUS:
If you wanna see my happy side
Better tell me that my girl just died
If you wanna see my happy side
Better tell me that my girl just died

Girl just died.

Seven different Santas and seven different shops at the same time,
All scared that the real one will arrive
Seven different Gods and seven different churches at the same old time,
All scared that the real one will arrive

I come in two halves,
Really good and really bad
I come in two halves,
Really good and really bad

CHORUS

Girl just died (x2)

CHORUS (x2)

My girl just died


All lyrics are, naturally, copyright the band.

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