Bleecker and Broadway

by Alexei Shishkin

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1.
(source: Genius) I took a plane, I took a train (Ah, who cares, you always end up in the city) I said to Carl, "Look up for once" (See just how the sun sets in the sky) I said to John, "Do you think the girls here (Ever wonder how they got so pretty?) Oh, well I do!" Look out upon the myriad harbour Look out upon the myriad harbour Look out upon the myriad harbour All the boys, with their home-made microphones (Have very interesting sounds) All the girls falling to ruin, dropping out of school, breakin' daddy's heart (Just to hang around) I walked into the local record store and asked for an American music anthology It sounds fun They tore off my skirt and stuck it on the walls of PS1 I took a plane, I took a train (Ah, who cares, you always end up in the city) Stranded at Bleecker and Broadway Looking for something to do Someone somewhere asked me, "Is there anything in particular I can help you with?" (All I ever wanted help with was you) Look out upon the myriad harbour Look out upon the myriad harbour Look out upon the myriad harbour Look out upon the myriad harbour
2.
Jackie 02:55
(source: Genius) Jackie, you yourself said it best when you said There's been a break in the continuum The United States used to be lots of fun Back when the man and the myth Of the sands and the cliffs Composed a symphony to good works and better business Jackie, you yourself said it best when you said One day we'll look upon a washed up Atlantic Get our kicks on an ocean of antics And making history has never been so easy So visualize success but don't believe your eyes There's a world of wisdom and pain to despise When people get paid just to set you straight it means Are you gonna start the sunshine? (Who is gonna stop the sunshine?) And you're gonna start the sunshine (Who is gonna stop the sunshine?) Visualize success Visualize success Visualize success but don't believe your eyes What is a version of the world without the will to despise it? And when people get paid just to set you straight it means...
3.
(source: Genius) She was only ever passing through She's only ever passing through Cartilage and Sinew Was the name of her act And it's true To love her Is all I can do In a world that's beaten everything Black and blue They holler Silver Jenny Dollar Silver Jenny Dollar Silver Jenny Dollar We're only ever passing through We were only ever passing through Cartilage and Sinew Was the name of her act And it's true you noticed It's all I can do In a world that's beaten everything Black and blue They holler Silver Jenny Dollar Silver Jenny Dollar Silver Jenny Dollar The winter's over The war is over A parcel of land Men are scum, it's true They'll love you
4.
Chump Change 04:35
(source: Genius) I stole a page from your book and a line from your page And flew into a lesbian rage Cursing mine and my own rotten luck Another nude descends a staircase to get fucked up A city scene, darkness falls Now skate hard down the gallery walls Explore those themes I heard your work's informed by queens Hey so is mine now There's a plague on There's a rat-tailed ensemble Burying all of our heads in the sand The saints and her desert use their heads The saints and her desert use their heads Now, wipe that look from your face The world is that which is the case It's okay to be seen, don't dethrone the drama queen Just for putting everybody in their place There's a plague on There's a rat-tailed ensemble Burying all of our heads in the sand The saints and her desert use their heads The saints and the desert use their heads Now, wipe that look from your face The world is that which is the case It's okay to be seen, don't dethrone the drama queen Just for putting everybody in their place Yeah, wipe that look from your face The world is that which is the case It's okay to be seen, don't dethrone the drama queen Just for putting everybody in their place Go, don't stay, just throw it all away There is you and then there is your body Go, don't stay, just throw it all away There is you and then there is your body Go, don't stay, just throw it all away There is you and then there is your body
5.
(source: Genius) Should you go looking For a testament to youth in verse? Variations on the age-old curse You blame the stations When they play you like a fool And like a fool, you get played with Baby, think twice Maybe it's not all, maybe it's not alright Maybe it's not all, maybe it's not alright Finally a decent picture of the exodus I don't know much but other singers know less, and Can we control ourselves for once? Keep our hands off each other And keep our minds on the sum Keep our hands off each other And keep our minds on the sum of each other So should you go looking For a testament to youth in verse? Dedications to the same old curse Don't blame the stations When they play you like a fool And like a fool, you get played with Baby, think twice Maybe it's not all, maybe it's not alright Maybe it's not all, maybe it's not all... Oh my sweet witness, can't you hear the voices? They're telling the children to rock for their choices, oh The bells ring No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no No, no, no

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here i am playing 5 of my favorite New Pornographers songs. what a formative band they were for me!

i did my best with these, and if you're reading this, hopefully you like them too!

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released June 8, 2020

All songs originally by The New Pornographers
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Bass by Dave Kahn
Drums from The Drum Broker website (hiphopdrumsamples.com)
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