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The Wedding Present - Brassneck

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Brassneck

Feb 1990 - UK 7" (RCA PB43403)
Feb 1990 - UK 12" (RCA PT43404)
Feb 1990 - UK MC1 (RCA PK43403)
Feb 1990 - UK MC2 (RCA PK43404)
Feb 1990 - UK CD Single (RCA PD43404)

1 Brassneck (4.22)
2 Don't Talk Just Kiss (3.18)
3 Gone (2.41)*
4 Box Elder (2.14)*
Total Time: 12.44 (* 12", CD Single & MC only)

The first 3,000 copies of the 7" came in numbered sleeves, each individually painted by members of the band themselves. 'Brassneck' is a new version, 'Box Elder' is a Pavement cover.

Sleeve

Brassneck No, I sent you that letter
To ask you if the end was worth the means
Was there really no inbetween?
And I still don't feel better
I just wondered if it could be like before
And I think you just made me sure!
But then that's typically you
And I might have been a bit rude
But I wrote it in a bad mood
I'm not being funny with you
But it's hard to be engaging
When the things you love keep changing

Brassneck. Brassneck.
I just decided I don't trust you anymore
I just decided I don't trust you anymore

First time you came over
Do you remember you saying that you'd stay for good?
No I didn't think you would
Well we couldn't've been closer
But it was different then, and that's all in the past
There I've said it now at last!
You grew up quicker than me
I kept so many old things
And never quite stopped hoping
I think I know what this means
It means I've got to grow up
it means you want to throw up

Brassneck. Brassneck.
I just decided I don't trust you anymore
I just decided I don't love you anymore

I just know, you weren't listening, were you?
Oh please go, whenever you'd prefer to
I said it means a lot, when you use an old phrase
But then so what? We cant have it both ways
I know, you're not bothered, are you?
Even so, I'm not going to argue
He wont object! Keep writing to me
Just don't forget you ever knew me

Don't Talk, Just Kiss He didn't see me, he sort of looked uneasy
But I'm sure he didn't guess
Oh, he's never liked me, and yes okay it might be
A bit better if you left
Oh was it me who said that? No please, come straight back
You've got to stay with me somehow
Well say you missed your train. What have you got to gain
By leaving here right now?

If you're worried he's so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh why would I say that?
Look everybody lies about this
Don't talk, just kiss!
If you're worried he's so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh why would I say that?
Look everybody lies about this
Don't talk, just kiss!

I want to wake up near you, oh yes of course I hear you
But you're just off back to row
Well put yourself above him, look if you really loved him
I don't think you'd be here now
Oh come on what do you care? He's probably not even there
Oh yes I'm sure he'd sit and wait
Its just whenever you touch, oh God I want you so much
And you can't say it's too late

If you're worried he's so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh why would I say that?
Look everybody lies about this
Don't talk, just kiss!
If you're worried he's so near you might as well go back
You were never here, oh why would I say that?
Look everybody lies about this
Don't talk, just kiss!

Don't talk, just kiss
Don't talk, just kiss
Don't talk, just kiss
Don't talk, just kiss

Gone You could tell me how he saved the world again
Well I'm sorry, but I just think he's dead boring
And it can't be time already for your train
It just seems like we've only started talking

I finished sorting out here yesterday
And I've found some things of yours you left behind
I won't start, but I still feel the same way
If you want to come back home then I don't mind

You always went too far
Now you've just gone

You always went too far
Now you've just gone

Aah

Box Elder (Pavement) Wasn't the question you asked me
It wasn't the answer I gave
That made me feel like I was on a train
Was a distant voice
Made me make the choice
That I had to get the fuck out of this town
'Cause I got a lot of things to do
A lot of places to go
I've got a lot of good things coming my way
And I'm afraid to say that you're not one of them.

Last time I was there
You were out on the couch
Pressed into a little electric 2

It was the way that you smiled
Made me know at once
That I had to get the fuck out of this town

'Cause I've decided to make a stand
And I'm not gonna take your hand
I'm taking the next bus outta here, I'm gonna head for Box Elder, M.O.

 

©2005 Chester Severien ([email protected])