why does nothing never happen

by John and Betty

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WHY DOES NOTHING NEVER HAPPEN est le 3ème EP 5 titres du groupe John&bettty sorti au printemps 2013.
A cette occasion, ils collaborent pour les arrangements et la production avec un autre musicien, Gunnar Ellwanger (SOMA D / KESIENA) dont les apports personnels (lignes de basse, guitares, chœurs et monotron) restent fidèles à la ligne directrice épurée du duo. Depuis Gunnar Ellwanger est devenu membre permanent de la formation.

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released March 2, 2013

All songs by John and betty
Production by Gunnar Ellwanger
arrangements by the three of them

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Johnandbetty Paris, France

Dogme Lo-Fi oblige, JOHN & BETTY, adeptes de la scène anti-folk (Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis, Herman Dune…) chantent des chansons qu’on dirait réchappées du Velvet Underground N°3.
Oui mais comme s’il avait été produit par Lee Hazelwood !
Une certaine idée du bonheur...
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Track Name: Morning Battle
MORNING BATTLE

You could read or listen to the radio
You could go and eat or smoke a bit of grass
I’ve had such a hard day yesterday, don’t you see
I’m too tired to play with you

Why don’t you let me sleep in the morning
Why don’t you let me sleep in the morning
Why don’t you let me sleep in the morning
You’re so selfish!

You could turn on your side and stick to me
I wanna tell you all the dreams I had last night
I can’t sleep anymore, you can’t say
You’re too old to play with me

Why don’t you wanna play with me
Why don’t you wanna play with me
Why don’t you wanna play with me
You’re so selfish

You could read or listen to the radio
I can’t sleep anymore and I need to speak with you
You could go and eat or smoke a bit of grass
I wanna tell you all the dreams I had last night
I’ve had such a hard day yesterday
I’m too tired to play with you

Why don’t you let me sleep in the morning /
Why don’t you wanna play with me
Why don’t you let me sleep in the morning /
Why don’t you wanna play with me
Why don’t you let me sleep in the morning / Why don’t you wanna play with me

You’re so selfish!
Track Name: Barefoot in the sand
BARE FOOT IN THE SAND

We’re stuck inside
We’re stuck inside
While it’s pouring outside
I’m bored all day long
I wanna go to the sea
And I don’t wanna get out

Walking bear foot in the sand

I feel like a king
I feel like a king
In front of the ocean
Behind my window
Sunset and dreams
You’re too romantic
Walking bear foot in the sand

Pa pa papa pa pa

It’s getting late
It’s getting late
Light is fading out
I told you it’s too late
Seagulls flying above
Who cares about the seagulls
Walking bear foot in the sand

It’s nearly night time
A man is swimming in the pool
Cold and dark
Track Name: Best years of my life
THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE

I should have planted a little oak tree
Watching it growing peacefully
Cutting it down when it started to be
So big that it blocked my view down to the sea

I would have made with all that wood
A kind of shack as well as I could
A shelter from the windy rainy days
For the best years of my life

For the best years of my life

And maybe one day I would have met
A girl with whom I could watch the sunset
Sitting on a bench at the top of the hill x
Just having fun with some time to kill

Playing my guitar with a bunch of friends
Writing songs till the night ends
This would have been without any doubt
Just the best years of my life

Just the best years of my life


Travelling down through the old world
Picking up there some funny new words
Riding till the time has come
To start to feel like a coming home

Just the best years of my life
Just the best years of my life
Track Name: The good life
SUCH A GOOD LIFE

I’d wake up slowly in the bedroom upstairs
I would hardly hear him downstairs
I’d try to go on with my last dream
I would wonder if it’s sunny outside
I would imagine him drawing plans of the house
I would smell the coffee in the kitchen
I would look for my glasses
I’d think about getting up and just would not

It could be, yes it could be
It could be such a good life x2

I would try to make breakfast without any noise
I’d even avoid using the coffee machine
I would look once again at her pictures on the wall
When she had a life without me around
I would sat on a chair with a cup in my hand
I would think about a new song to write
I would turn off the light
When the morning sun comes through the window

It could be, yes it could be
It could be such a good life x 2

I would worry a bit about the children
I would plan a brilliant future for them
I would think about the lawn that needs to be mowed
And he would stand at the door in the half-light

I would sneak back in bed, I wouldn’t move I wouldn’t speak
I would make my skin burning on hers
I would hope for a new love
I’d dream of building a past with you
Track Name: Fucking machine
FUCKING MACHINE

Feeling fat and ugly, press one
If you think you’re out of time, press two
Nobody laughs when you make a joke, press three
Planning on murdering the cheerleader? Press four
Press four

If you feel bad and sad press one
If you’re depressed and lonely, press two
You have no friends and no lover press three
If you wanna jump out of the window
Press four

Is there anybody at the other side of my moan
Is there any human being somewhere in the neighbourhood
I wanna jump and I also really want to be saved
But the problem is that I have
No phone

Fucking machine X4

Si vous êtes triste tapez 1
En dépression, tapez 2
Jamais d’ami tapez 4
Avant de sauter par la fenêtre
Tapez 3

allo allo,
y’at’il quelqu’un à l’autre bout du fil
Y a-t-il un être humain quelque part dans le coin
Je voudrais sauter mais je veux surtout être sauvée
Mais voilà je n’ai pas de téléphone

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