why does nothing never happen

by John and Betty

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1.
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!
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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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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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