Girl Talk

by Middle Class Fashion

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Middle Class Fashion's debut full length. Full download comes with Hi-Res album art.

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released 14 January 2012

middle class fashion is
jenn malzone: piano, vocals
brad vaughn: drums, guitar, vocals
brian mcclelland: bass, casiotone, vocals

all music and lyrics by jenn malzone except
jamie, by jenn malzone/brian mcclelland

produced and mixed by brian mcclelland
mastered by paul bordeaux
drums and basic piano tracks recorded by jimi gunn @ brewhouse studios, st. louis, mo
overdubs recorded by brian mcclelland @ the all metal mother, maplewood, mo, and raccoon trax, st. louis, mo

strings on “july 31” and “sweet” arranged by brien seyle and performed by brien seyle, emma tiemann, and dominique hamilton

album art by brian mcclelland

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Middle Class Fashion St Louis, Missouri

Female-fronted minor key piano pop trio Middle Class Fashion marries breezy, hook-infused pop melodies with slightly dark, classically influenced arrangements and a penchant for complex, joyous vocal harmonies. Picture Tegan and Sara scoring a Tim Burton film with Danny Elfman. ... more

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Track Name: Lightning Bugs
LIGHTNING BUGS | Quiet blocking, people talking, has it been two years? | With connection, my direction made me end up here | Will this go away if I hide my face? | Can I trap it in a jar like lightning bugs in my backyard? | Feel the tension stirring, I'm disturbing what was here | In your nice neat life, there's me outside, I can't see clear | Will this go away if I hide my face? | Can I trap it in a jar like lightning bugs in my backyard?
Track Name: Powder Blue
POWDER BLUE | Just stay away, don't let it hit you | Sleep like a guest in hotel powder blue | Brought up once again like dirty legends | Feels like I know you, but we have never met | Talking through walls, answer back | Photo finished, welcome mat | Playful with a somber side | Built a wall behind your eyes | You can't stop me, I calculate your moves | Woven in parts, encircled through and through | Drive 'til you get to an abandoned state | Cross out your plans, meant to abbreviate
Track Name: My Attack
MY ATTACK | I propose we drop these walls once and for all | Rewrite those words we said out of anger | Lately I've felt sick, infected with bitterness |
Aren't we ready to feel a little bit better? | But you won't do it, rather throw a fit | Think you like falling down so I'll stick around | And I don't think I like you anymore like that | Starting today when I see you I will look away | Now every time I see you I will look away | Take that, take that | Starting today when I see you I will look away | Now every time I see you I will look away | Take that, take that | That's my attack
Track Name: Fun Whoa
FUN WHOA | I wasn't even half-shocked | When I came home to find the door unlocked | My sugar habits cleared you out | We're running out of things to talk about | You only liked me for my hooks | I only liked you for your albums and books | Your daydream record was released | I much prefer you on the CD sleeve | I'm spinning, you are just gyrating | I'm in it, you're always complaining | It was fun while it lasted but I'm already past it, whoa | It was fun while it lasted but I'm already past it, whoa | Fell in love, broke it up, wrote it off, played it, so what | It was fun while it lasted but I'm already past it, whoa | I wasn't even surprised | To find your letter waiting outside | I thought of lighting it a blaze | A burning tribute to our brighter days
Track Name: Jamie
JAMIE | Jamie won’t call when she says she won’t call | I stay in and wait, pound my head on the wall | Jamie, dear girl, doesn’t suit me at all | She gives names to the closets of blame | I’ve stored at her place, kept them out of the way | Till Jamie appeared and
my circuitry tamed | It’s a tall order coming back from this great fall | Jamie won’t write ‘cause she’s out every night | Tiptoes to the box, puts not a thing inside | Ticks time on the clock for our hearts misalign | Now we’ve crashed and we’re not gonna last | She’s kept driving past this scarecrow with me inside | Left strewn in debris till the cop cars arrive | Jamie won’t call when she says she won’t call | She’s no nothing at all but a sun-sick and foolish girl | Who’s trailing my heart like red streamers unfurled
Track Name: Girl Talk
won’t call | She’s no nothing at all but a sun-sick and foolish girl | Who’s trailing my heart like red streamers unfurled | GIRL TALK | It's a car crash, it's a train wreck, it's an excuse | It's a symptom, it's an act out, it's a bad mood | It's a liar, it's a faker, it's a charlatan | It's a riddle, it's a puzzle, it's a panic | Girl talk, her walls, girl talk, she falls | Girl talk, it's all, it's all in her head | And I'll slam the door if I want to | And I'll ask for more if it suits me | Fond of wearing scalps | Fond of throwing out what I do not need | Girl talk, she's sweet like sugar | Girl talk, she's wet like rain | The two can't mix or drowning happens | Cut through to sustain | Girl talk, she's harsh like lightning | Girl talk, she's quick like pain | mix or drowning happens | Cut through to sustain | Girl talk, she's harsh like lightning | Girl talk, she's quick like pain | We spin and spin, no thick and thin | I will not lose this game | It's a throwback, it's a bitch slap, it's some bad news
Track Name: Abomination
ABOMINATION | When you touch me it is abomination | Across these states on every station | I tell you there's some complication we're fighting | We pass them on city streets, leave them seething | Touch your hand, we just have to keep breathing | If we made a life out of leaving, would you like that? | I wasn't born to fight back | Tried to come to terms but they were never willing | Damage done, these are walls we've been building | Honestly it
was not as fulfilling as you | Changed these words in attempt to validate | Looked to her, maybe I could replicate | All there was, didn't mean to let it break | Do you hate that I wasn't born to fight back?
Track Name: Vacation
VACATION | Vacation ended earlier than we had planned | Took off my jacket, when did we decide I'd be the man? | I know I said I'd cross that bridge for you | But girl this is exactly what your ex said you would do | Don't tell me I haven't changed | I wrote the rules you display | Don't act like I walked away | I just returned to sender | I think we will both be better off this way | The gift-wrapped package had a tag I couldn't see | Surprise, it is July and you are picking fights with me | I never said I wouldn't lift you up | But hurricanes and blindless blame is not what we discussed
Track Name: July 31
JULY 31 | Clocks hitting twelve, my insides swell and
boil over | Gathering here, our hideaway, never felt closer | Knew I would end up crushed but I could not give up | Lines that I put down, your sigh is cold now | Does July 31 ever lurk into your mind? | Secrets and power waiger into this status | You see what you want, take notes, then quietly grab it | That's how you operate, but what did it create? | When you helped me to make my desperate break? | Does July 31 ever lurk into your mind? | You give the harshest sentiments |
If you're too kind they will forget
Track Name: Griffin
GRIFFIN | You taught me to laugh and I taught you to paint in dark blue | You looked at me and said there's got to be human in you | I'm a puzzle you spread out and tried to assemble | The pieces all jumbled but you can't remember | Just what made you take on the task | I was always afraid to ask | Goodnight Griffin | I know that you tried | Night falls short | I can't afford to cry | Take it all back, play your messages on looped repeat | Hidden inflections in whispers, please don't leave | Walking down streets of brick houses, this history | Not sentimental, but part of it twisting me | Never heard your voice so harsh | Until we dropped hands and retreated into dark | But you can't go taking back | What was lost in this attack | On the phone, we wait at home | But I will never cut this slack
Track Name: Barbarella
BARBARELLA | You grabbed me by the hair | Thought I could take you there | Adoration leaves me cold | Empty spaces, words not sold | I write this all for you | Choked on cliches a few | A stupid plan, I know | My friends say let it go | Searching for ghosts where there's just black smoke | Seeing faces where white walls exist | Tearing it away from the heart of the thing | But there is nothing lurking in this | In this | The things I try to hide | Seems you see right inside | Try to drive myself away | It's a fucked up game I play
Track Name: Sugar Hrt Candy
SUGAR HRT CANDY | You're my sugar heart candy | You'll just give me cavities | It's pretty clear you're no good for me | You rot out my mouth, rot out my mouth | And you're breaking my heart, breaking my heart | I heard you're leaving town, oh no | Your suitcases are packed and ready | There's not any chance, not any chance |
Cause you're my sugar heart candy | You'll just give me cavities | It's pretty clear you're no good for me | But I follow around, follow around |
Track Name: Sweet
SWEET | Man you should hear all my witty retorts | Thrown at your back once that you've closed the door | I have thrown the remains at the floor | You turn your back, kiss off my image | Call me, throw me away, you
do what you like to do | You stall me | I'm good for waiting, I always knew you would | I'll show you sweet, I'll show you sweet | My game plan must have seemed crystal clear | But I prefer staying alone up here | Spewing faux innocence 'til I'm blue | Make quite the racket, perfectly in your view
Track Name: Birthday
BIRTHDAY | On my birthday you got me drunk | I went to sleep early, you stayed awake next to me | I've never felt so young as this | Was there something you wanted to say? | You took out two glasses then put them away | I was trying my best not to like you in my stupid way | I chewed up my pen, now there's ink in my mouth | They are whispering, what are they talking about? | The soles of my feet feel so stagnant and grounded | Too bad I've let myself get completely surrounded | I'm as obvious as a strip club | And you're a casino where nobody's won | It is late and I'm tired of glitter and liars, give it up | On the first day I got real drunk | Sang everyone songs right before I threw up | No it's cool, cause right now I'm feeling much more grown up