Perks

by Redspencer

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    Home to a melange of "quasi-nihilistic guitar pop", including singles 'Ride It Out, 'Fuss' and 'Rainbows'. Cover artwork by super-talent Guy Yanai, back cover by Dusty Anastassiou.

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Debut LP from Melbourne four-piece Redspencer.

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released November 18, 2016

Produced and engineered by David M Turner, esq. (Tourist Dollars).
Mastered by Josh Bonati (Mac DeMarco, DIIV, Wild Nothing).
Artwork by Guy Yanai.

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Track Name: G-Talk
No need to worry
Nothing to fear
I’m in no hurry
Just changing hemispheres

'Cos everybody dies
But I’m not really scared, 'cos that seems miles away
I wanna go out tonight
I’m burning bright

When things get blurry
I’m thinking clear
Just smoking durries
And sinking a little beer

'Cos sometimes it feels like life’s a shitty sport that we’re forced to play You woke up on the field one day not knowing what to do
There’s nothing to compare it to
And won’t find the answers on the evening news
When you got the blues
I’m telling you

Sitting alone in silence
Keeping you up all night
Weighing it up in my head
It’s anything but light

'Cos everybody dies, closes up their eyes and just flies away
No matter how hard they try
Everybody dies but I’m not gonna try to get it my own way
I wanna go out tonight
I’m burning bright
Track Name: Spare Me
No better time to bury that lie and head into infinity
Underneath the waves there’s nothing to change
But that’s so easy to ignore
You get home from work it all hurts
You’d think you need a miracle
Or maybe just a dart straight to the heart
I can’t use that anymore

'Cos I’ve been working it out
I know you’ve heard it before
So spare me if you have any doubts

How the hell you been?
You know what that means
From someone who pretends to care
Show me what you’re worth reality’s flirt
I can’t do that anymore

'Cos I’ve been working it out
I know you’ve heard it before
So spare me if you have any doubts
'Cos now I just don’t care anymore
I’ll be laying around
While you’re standing out in the crowd
Track Name: Rainbows
Through somebody else’s eyes you got it right
Look at you on the move
Swiping at a screen
Saying what you mean
No more knocking at the door asking ‘what is it for?’
You could miss all the twists and generosity from reality television

When midnight comes to blow your candle out
Throw up your hands
Fall on through the couch to the floor

Sunshine everything is fine purely divine
Daily gift of boundless bliss
Alcohol induced happiness and truth forevermore

When Jesus comes in riding on a cloud
To understand if there’s to be no doubt
Whether you had gall enough to figure out who to call

Rain is falling all the time
It’s your heart that keeps you dry
Rainbows forming everyday
Silence took our dreams away

Yelling at a screen
Saying what you mean forevermore

When Santa comes in riding on a slay
Give up your plans
Throw your ideas away
You were never free enough to have a say anyway
Track Name: Hard Work
Getting ruthless picking up the speed
Heading for ruin in the backseat of an old car
On the outskirts of a small town

It’s coming back to me
Back on the track you’ll see
I’ve never felt so

Free, spoiled human sitting in the sun
Wish you knew it
Everything you have in your life
Is from the hard work of someone else

It’s coming back again
Back on the track my friend
I have a hand to lend and I want to use it
But most everyone I know
They’re putting on a show
Making it up as they go

It’s coming back to me
Back on the track you’ll see
I’ve never felt so free I can hardly stand it
So go look for someone new
To pull you heart in two
If there’s nothing else to do
Track Name: Perks
What a lovely day for you to come and stay here in bigot paradise
If you’ve only seen it in the magazines you haven’t lived a full life
To witness all the perks generated by jerk circles around a coal mine
See they knew it first but never to reverse nightmares materialised

Those in power falling over each other with laughter
Got a PHD in climatology
Must be making shit up
It’s an emergency for the economy
Give BHP another tax cut

Looking forward to greener pastures or whatever comes after
Those in power falling over each other with laughter

No use dreaming for ever after while we’re headed for disaster
Those in power are falling over each other with laughter
Track Name: Petrol
We heard the news
Gary’s on a rampage with the cops in pursuit
Ripping down old Grey Street to the Caltex pumps
Head to toe in petrol threatening to blow it all up
Blow it all up including hostages
The neighbourhood stirred and got evacuated

Well me and my friend had to go and see just what was happening Nothing crazy ever seems to go down in Glen
Over fences through some paddocks just to see a man
Holding a light screaming all night
‘Can I get a phone to call my wife’

We needed a better view
Not thinking of the mess we could get into
Got up on the back porch of some neighbour's house
With all attention set on turning the sensor light out
The own came home to get alcohol
We notice and froze
The temperature rose
Track Name: Ride It Out
Maybe it’s ok if you don’t know the way
Maybe it’s ok if you don’t care
If it’s not too late we can celebrate
For you are lost in space
Haven’t found your place
You have come this far
And don’t know who you are

Maybe it’s ok to hesitate
Maybe something good will come along
But there will come a day when you feel so strange
So you check your brain but it’s gone insane
So you call my name but my number’s changed
When I’m old and grey I’ll know what to say

Maybe it’s ok if you lost some time
But you don’t know where you don’t know why
I know it’s a shame that you lost a friend
You will meet again right around the bend
With some time to spend
You’ll be happy then
You will be reborn in another form

Ride it out
Track Name: Some People
Some people go inside their shell
Some people want to run and hide
Some people want to give it up
Because they feel so paralysed

All around there are people peeling on out
But that’s just somebody else’s problem for now

Some people want to throw it in
Some people want to fade away
Trying to find the hope within
To get up and face another day

All around there are people peeling on out
Surely someone will ease their suffering
No doubt

So you turn it down
Then you turn it off
Just to shut it out
Don’t wanna know about it

Some people just don’t give a fuck
Whatever concerns me and mine
Long as I got a drink in hand
Easy to keep an absent mind

Run your mouth like you’ve earned your freedom somehow
Never thinking of what you’re talking about
Track Name: Convenience
Do you wanna hang around
Everybody needs friends in a crowd
We could even date a year
'Til you wanna see to your career

I hope you never felt like I was controlling you
That’s the last thing I was trying to do

Though it will be transient
65% convenience
We could have a change of pace
See how many feelings you can fake

I hope you never felt like I was controlling you
That’s the last thing I would wanna do

I don’t see the appeal of letting something stew
But sentimentalism finds a way of creeping up on you