Keiko Takamura and the Shebangs EP

by Keiko Takamura and the Shebangs

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THANKS TO: Keiko's Mom<3, James<3, Jamie<3, Carla<3, Linden Lab, Seven & Jen & Meissa (7Seas Fishing), Jd Michaels, Robert Keller & RadioRK, Giovanni Tweak, Meesha Kesey, Janey Suen, Bethany Heart, Phemie Alcott, Laurence Simon/Crap Mariner, Raspbury, Gabe Wachob, Sean McPherson, Mr. Jonze, Shu Akiyama aka Shu Watanabe, Max Kleene, Yummi Burrito, Alysa Parvane, Summer Sneerwell, Michael Garcia, Stephen Zaragoza, Dari Damone, Dean Pence, Mike Carson, Dean Hall, June Stormcrow, Zachary Knoles, Demolicious Wonder, Anna Sanouvong, Robin Yukiko, and Bailey, our little moose friend.

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released 08 August 2010

vox - Keiko Takamura
bass - Julian Contreras
rhythm guitar - Jason Sanchez
lead guitar - Charlie Parker
drums - Dana Parker

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Track Name: Grayscale
Grayscale

I don’t need to take it with me
I don’t need to bring it along
I don’t need to have reminders
How everything that could have gone wrong went wrong

I don’t need this inhibition
I don’t need to freeze in my tracks
Living with my own suspicions
There’s no need in bringing it back, in fact

That’s how they’ll all record it
Looking at my pay scale
Look at it through grayscale
That’s how I self-distort it
Looking at my pay scale
Look at it through grayscale

I don’t really need to suffer
To make me feel I’ve earned what I have
And I don’t need a social buffer
I’m really much more charming than that
And I don’t need someone’s approval
To step right up and have a good time
My inner critic’s far too brutal
And I’ve got far too much on the line this time

That’s how they’ll all record it
Looking at my pay scale
Look at it through grayscale
That’s how I self-distort it
Looking at my pay scale
Look at it through grayscale

You got one down, over the other one
One down, over the other one
One down, over the other one
One down. (Repeat 4x)

That’s how they’ll all record it
Looking at my pay scale
Look at it through grayscale
That’s how I self-distort it
Looking at my pay scale
Look at it through grayscale
Track Name: Rice Belly
Rice Belly

I've got bad eyesight
And I wear it like a pro
But if somebody asks me why
I really have no reply
My hair is thinning
Due to years of constant stress
But if somebody tells me so
I'll tell them where they can go

I know from what I have seen
That I'm no glamorous queen
On the cover of your magazine
There's no point to being this mean

I've got a rice belly
You can call it what you want, it don't matter what you got!
I've got a rice belly
Run another lap, girl, all that rice is getting to you!
I've got a rice belly
You can call it what you want, it don't matter what you got!
I've got a rice belly
I'm not proud of it, but I'll make do
Thank you

You've got a mirror?
It turns out, I have one too!
If there's a flaw that you want to show
Don't you think I already know?
I am not perfect, but I do the best I can
And I do it all on my own
So leave me the hell alone

My clothes look like they could rot
In my shoes you wouldn't get caught
Now as you sit and you scoff
Let me tell you what else I've got

I've got a rice belly
You can call it what you want, it don't matter what you got!
I've got a rice belly
Run another lap, girl, all that rice is getting to you!
I've got a rice belly
You can call it what you want, it don't matter what you got!
I've got a rice belly
I'm not proud of it, but I'll make do
Thank you

Get yourself out of here with all your hate
I'd run a marathon if you'd go away
Get yourself out of here with all your hate
I'd join a gym now if you'd just -
GO! GO! GO!

I've got a rice belly
Osuki na you ni yobaretemo ii yo!
I've got a rice belly
Debu debu kobuta, chotto undou sureba?
I've got a rice belly
You can call it what you want, it don't matter what you got!
I've got a rice belly
I'm not proud of it, but I'll make do
Thank you
Track Name: Hang On
Hang On

Don’t expect me to understand
It isn’t worth it to get upset if I
Don’t seem to comprehend the workings of a broken doll
Tell me what you want
And I’ll do my best to make it happen for you, dear
But if you keep this up,
There’ll be nothing left of me at all

You know we can make it if we keep trying
You have to help me help you out
I’m not gonna take it, so doll, stop crying
He’s the only thing I have to keep me hanging on

Let’s make a compromise
I’m willing if nothing else to sacrifice and do
Whatever it takes to make things right
Between us all again
Maybe I am too naïve
Just as you say – I’m blind to what is there
But is it unreasonable to
Want this all to fucking end?

You know we can make it if we keep trying
You have to help me help you out
I’m not gonna take it, so doll, stop crying
He’s the only thing I have

It’s the caffeine and the lack of sleep
It’s the want for him and the hate for me
The asphyxiation that makes you sane
Take some time, unwind, sit down, explain (x2)

You know we can make it if we keep trying
You have to help me help you out
I’m not gonna take it, so doll, stop crying
He’s the only thing I have (x2)
To keep me hanging on…
So hang on…
Track Name: Spillin Out The Sides
I am intangible
And I am magical
And if you like them apples
I have a basketful (repeat 1x)

And oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides

I am remarkable
And I'm unstoppable
And all my melodies
Are rock-and-poppable (Repeat 1x)

And oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out, spilling out, spilling out the sides

I am intangible
And I am magical
And if you like them apples
I have a basketful (repeat 1x)

And oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides...

When you're gone you leave me heartbroken
When you come and see me, I overflow again

I am intangible
And I am magical
And if you like them apples
I have a basketful (repeat 1x)

And oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out the sides
Oh, I'm spilling out, spilling out, spilling out the sides
Track Name: Double Bypass
I heard your band in a record store
I got so mad, wanna do it all
And it tears my heart out
I heard your band in a record store
I got so mad, wanna do it all
And it tears my heart out to see
It tears my heart out from me

I give you trust, but then you tell me
It’s not your problem, not responsible
And it tears my heart out
I give you trust, but then you tell me
It’s not your problem, not responsible
And it tears my heart out to see
It tears my heart out from me

And if you believe we can make it better
You and me, we’ll make it better
You and me, we’ll make it better
You and me, we’ll make it better

You fill your head with a grand design
I hate to tell you it’s impossible
‘Cause it tears my heart out
You fill your head with a grand design
I hate to tell you it’s impossible
‘Cause it tears my heart out to see
It tears my heart out from me

And if you believe we can make it better
You and me, we’ll make it better
You and me, we’ll make it better
You and me, we’ll make it better