Medford Grrls

November 6, 2011 5:19 PM

A little tune about some teenage girls I know who could easily kick my ass. I've been working on a session of drum tracks I had my brother do before going into the peace corp for two years, and this is the first song nearing completion. Still getting used to working with real drum tracks. Any pointers and criticism would be great!

we will wake at dawn and paint our numbers on. file our teeth down sharp and take ourselves to town. We will fight like dogs over table scraps while the dream resembles nothing we can have.

We'll put on blinders and make kissy-faces at the firing squad. We'll bite our tongues and make us bold with the taste of blood.

So when we talk shit: every head will tilt, every ear will prick and folks will cross the street.
Yeah when we talk shit: every head will turn, every ear will burn for our every word.

And if you get what I mean you're going to get what's coming to me. You'll see. You don't fuck with queen bee.

Holy mother maria propped up in half of a bath tub and painted blue and white, watch over us. St. Christopher, protect us in the back of some boys car. Parole officers and ex-boyfriends stock us at each bus-stop.

You don't fuck with queen bee.

posted by es_de_bah (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Love that dirty water guitar sound.

And love these lyrics, they're creative and evocative. You've done a great job of fitting phrases that don't have a clear rhythmic structure into a musical setting that works just perfectly. Also love that oddly unlikely drum fill around 2:52 that brings the band back in full tilt. Fucking cool.

Any pointers and criticism would be great!

Stay outta Medford. Tough old town.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:25 PM on November 6, 2011

Great feel! Reminds me a bit of Marah meets Smashing Pumpkins. Also reminds me why I didn't spend much time in Medford!
posted by platinum at 4:33 PM on November 7, 2011

Great guitar riff and sound, and terrific lyrics.
posted by unSane at 3:08 AM on November 8, 2011

Love it man.
posted by snsranch at 4:25 PM on November 9, 2011

This is great.
posted by threeants at 12:18 AM on November 10, 2011

...Why are you at my bus stop? And isn't that bathtub shrine creepy?
posted by maryr at 12:57 PM on November 15, 2011

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