Pop Girls Etc

by April Blue

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released June 4, 2016

Ozz LP: Vocals & Guitar
Ian Morcher: Vocals & Bass
Jazzy Drums: Drums
Sarah Payne: Keyboards

Additional drum programming and synthesizers by Ozz LP and Ian Morcher. Skits by Bob Power.

All songs written by Ozz LP and Ian Morcher. Recorded at Fishbowl Studios and Jazz Creative Studios. Produced by Ozz LP and April Blue at Fishbowl Studios. Mastered by Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering.

Artwork by April Blue.

With love and many thanks to our friends, family, supporters, and everyone who's inspired us to create. Thanks for making this album a reality...we hope you enjoy it.

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April Blue England, UK

April Blue's songs of life, lust and loneliness spring from a bed of brooding electronic soundscapes. Frontman Ozz LP's soulful vocals drive the music, guided by the sultry grooves of the band, who masterfully walk the line between laid back sleaze and gritty Rock. Their original sound has earned them recognition as 'Best Pop Artist' at the NMG awards and backing from BBC Introducing. ... more

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Track Name: Signs
Verse 1
I knew she'd cheat on me with him, with him, with him
I knew she'd cheat on me with him, with him, with him
But I've been harbouring feelings, feelings, feelings,
I've been harbouring feelings for new

And I should have never said those things I said to hurt you, to hurt you
I should have never said those things I said they weren’t true, they weren’t true,
But you've been messing with my head, my head, my head
You've been messing with my piece of mind

Chorus 1
And it seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever, Though I never, ever realised in my own time
It seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever,
Though I never, ever realised, I know this time,
I'll find a way to read the signs...

Verse 2
There's nothing on the news but killing, killing, killing
Nothing on the news but killing, killing, killing,
The weather always bad for us, for us, for us
The weather always bad, so full of rain

And who know the truth? No-one, no-one, no-one,
Who knows the truth? No-one, no-one, no no-one,
So what we fighting for? What's there? What's there? What's there?
We keep fighting 'till there's nothing left

Chorus 2
And it seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever, Though I never, ever realised in my own time
It seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever,
Though I never, ever realised, I know this time,
I'll find a way to read the signs...

Middle 8
Mistakes we made like scars they fade, we try to change but we're still the same
Mistakes we made like stars they fade, we try to change but we're still the same

Chorus 3
And it seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever, Though I never, ever realised in my own time
It seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever,
Though I never, ever realised I know this time...

Chorus 4
And it seems so obvious although I never, ever, although I never, ever, Though I never, ever realised in my own time
It seems so obvious after it's over, I replay it in my mind
I know this time, I'll find a way to read the signs
Track Name: Valentine
Verse 1
Well I can't see the stars but these lights will do
Been looking for love in the city when all I need is you
And you've been walking for a minute through the gutter just to hold my hand
And the light from the glass on the ground man it's a strange romance

Pre-Chorus 1
So let's just stay at home
Cos you are all I need
This life can be so cold
Heat me up

Chorus 1
I don't want you as my valentine
All I want is that you spend your time with me
I don't want to live like you are mine
I just want to love you free
Please take your time with me

Verse 2
Well this buzz from all around is kinda cool
But you been hummin' all night like a bee on honey and I feel it too
These roses on the bed might set the mood
I'm far more fascinated by the way you talk and move

Pre-Chorus 2
So let's just stay at home
Cos you are all I need
This life can be so cold
Heat me up

Chorus 2
I don't want you as my valentine
All I want is that you spend your time with me
I don't want to live like you are mine
I just want to love you free
Please take your time with me

Middle 8
There's nothing material in this world that I would put above you
No place in the world that we could go to make our love grow stronger You are the only thing I need to feel at home right now
Take my hand I'll show you how

Chorus 3
I don't want you as my valentine
All I want is that you spend your time with me
I don't want to live like you are mine
I just want to love you free
Please take your time with me
Track Name: Cowboys & Indians
Verse 1
White horses chase me up the beach
I never know who's gonna win
And these days taste like lemonade
Nostalgia knocks and I let her in

Pre-Chorus 1
That's got me thinking
What's wrong with pretending? Yeah...

Chorus 1
Are we too old, are we too young
To be playing, just playing
Are we too old, are we too young
To be playing, just playing...Cowboys & Indians

Verse 2
So call me a tourist of my memories
Cos after all that's all we have
And I, won't be a prisoner of reality
Just wanna know how to get her back

Pre-Chorus 2
See that's got my thinking
What's wrong with pretending?
See that's got me thinking yeah
What's wrong with pretending?

Chorus 2
Are we too old, are we too young
To be playing, just playing
Are we too old, are we too young
To be playing, just playing...Cowboys & Indians

Middle 8
My heart beats like ranger,
But it bleeds like a Cherokee
I don't know what the hell I'm running from, maybe it's me
My heart beats like a ranger
And it bleeds like a Cherokee
I don't know what the hell I'm running from, running from

Chorus 3
Are we too old, are we too young
To be playing, just playing
Are we too old, are we too young baby
To be playing, just playing...Cowboys & Indians
Track Name: Perfect Part of Me
Verse 1
Feels like I'm moving slowly
As time is running fast
The lessons that I'm learning
Are lessons from the past

Everybody's living
And they're in each other's arms
I'm waiting for the world to end
She's waiting for a dance

Pre-Chorus 1
Everybody wants to be
What everybody wants
Everybody wants to be yeah yeah...

Verse 2
And daytime doesn't last long
I'm hungry in the night
I'm feeling like a sinner
But I don't believe in Christ

I buy an image of the Buddha
To bring a little peace
I don't want no salvation
Just hoping for release

Pre-Chorus 2
Everybody wants to be
What everybody wants
Everybody wants to be yeah yeah...

Chorus 1
So remember when you're down and out
I'll be right there waiting
Right there where you left me
So remember when you're down and out
I'll be right there waiting
Trying to find the perfect part of me

Verse 3
So I'm told that you were sent here
Because you feel the same as me
And by sharing our frustration
We might set each other free

But I don't wanna fall for you
And with those hips I might
I'm lonely as I'll ever be
And that's OK tonight

Pre-Chorus 3
Everybody wants to be
What everybody wants
Everybody wants to be yeah yeah...

Chorus 2
So remember when you're down and out
I'll be right there waiting
Right there where you left me
So remember when you're down and out
I'll be right there waiting
Trying to find the perfect part
So remember when you're down and out
I'll be right there waiting
Right there where you left me
So remember when you're down and out
I'll be right there waiting
Trying to find the perfect part of me
Track Name: Red Eyes
Verse 1
I've been chasing my headlights
I've been looking for you all night and all I've found
Is another mystery, to be solved
But I don't have the time now
I don't even know what the time is now

Pre-Chorus 1
And all I ever want is to just forget it all
I wanna be in control, just wanna be comfortable

Chorus 1
Red eyes in the morning
More lies in the morning (x2)

Verse 2
I've given in to grid love
Too many times to think of but all I've found
Is I'm not looking for something
I'm looking for anything to take my mind off everything

Pre-Chorus 2
And all I ever want is to just forget it all
I wanna be in control, just wanna be comfortable

Chorus 2
Red eyes in the morning
More lies in the morning (x2)

Middle 8/Rap
And I'm waking up alone...together, whatever, wherever I am I seem to see the stormy weather with these red eyes I'm lying on the red eye tonight, won't get no sleep cos my conscience isn't right,
Nothing wrong doing I'm just true to my heart, leaving water vapour traces as I skate in the dark, flying further from the fundamental truth of being lonely only easy to forget it when I'm asking you to hold me, wait,
Only love show me sentiments from up above.
Hesitate and I'm feeling like I'm falling fast, make a pass, make it last, chase a chance to change a heart, you can lead the way girl I'm a sucker for an hour glass,
But love never made a mockery of taking time, to tell the truth I'm telling lies to make you mine for tonight only,
Hold me solely I'm controlling, you can only know me if I'm leaving in the morning...

Pre-Chorus 3
And all I ever want is to just forget it all
I wanna be in control, just wanna be comfortable

Chorus 3
Red eyes in the morning
More lies in the morning (x4)
Track Name: Bending Backwards
Verse 1
Oh Mr Painter, would you paint my portrait?
Ain't got no money, would you do it for the love of it?
Oh Mr Painter, you must be living the dream,
Making pretty picture for the world to see

Oh Miss Teacher, would you learn my children?
They need to read and write, would you do it just for the fun?
Oh Miss Teacher you must be living the dream,
It must be easy just show them on the screen

Pre-Chorus 1
So if you want quality,
Why do you expect it all for free?
A favour is a mighty thing to ask
Of someone you don't know yeah

Chorus 1
And we're bending backwards
We're bending backwards
We're bending backwards
We're bending backwards
Why you wanna break me?

Verse 2
Oh Mr Builder, would you build me a house?
We need somewhere to live big enough for all of us,
Oh Mr Builder you must be living the dream,
Knowing that your day is done when your hands are clean

Oh Shopkeeper would you feed my family?
It's your responsibility when we all get hungry
Oh Shopkeeper are you living the dream?
Doing what you love without a day between

Pre-Chorus 2
But if you want quality,
Why do you expect it all for free?
A favour is a mighty thing to ask
Of someone you don't know yeah

Chorus 2
And we're bending backwards
We're bending backwards
We're bending backwards
We're bending backwards
Why you wanna break me?

Middle 8
Cos we're used up, bending to breaking point
Sho nuff, can't share the cup til it's filled up
I don't know why you don't value the beat of my heart
Cos we're used up, bending to breaking point
Sho nuff, can't share the cup til it's filled up
I don't know why you don't value the beat of my heart

Chorus 3
We're bending backwards (bending backwards)
We're bending backwards (bending backwards)
We're bending backwards (bending backwards)
We're bending backwards
Why you wanna break me?
Track Name: Don't Look Back
Verse 1
We were born before the change
When people thought that they were living in the real world
The heavens were still owned by man
And no-one's eyes were open wide enough to see

We were born before the change
When different times meant different lies in parliament
But now we're growing old and grey
With bridges burned and ashes blown so far away

Chorus 1
Don't look back, don't look back, don't look back baby
Hindsight's twenty twenty so they say
Don't look back, don't look back, don't look back baby
Look forward and look for what you can change

Verse 2
We were born before the change
When people caused each other poverty and pain
Intelligence was still in chains
They couldn't see for greed that they were all the same

Chorus 2
Don't look back, don't look back, don't look back baby
Hindsight's twenty twenty so they say
Don't look back, don't look back, don't look back baby
Look forward and look for what you can change

Middle 8
You'll believe me when you see it (when you see it)
Right now just take my word (take my word)
I'll see you in the future (in the future)
Right here on my planet eart

Chorus 3
Don't look back, don't look back, don't look back baby
Hindsight's twenty twenty so they say
Don't look back, don't look back, don't look back baby
Look forward and look for what you can change

Verse 3
We were born before the change
Skeletons on flags and flags on coffin cases
I'm in that windmill on the hill
And I write these words to read as changes to my will
So don't look back
Track Name: Jenga
Verse 1
I'm in love with you
Still in love with you
And every time I fall to pieces
You build me back again

With your affection
No misdirection
I'm following the sound of your heartbeat
You've got to bring it back to me

Pre-Chorus 1
Ooh maybe just a little touch
Be careful not too much
I guess I better warn you baby
Today I feel like...

Chorus 1
Jenga
Please don't knock me down
I'm just a slip away from kissing the ground
And I don't want to fall baby fall, fall, fall

Verse 2
Oh I'm feeling weak today
And other people say
Every time I fall to pieces
I'm pushing you away
I know we're making
True foundations
I wanna love you like you love me,
You're my stability

Pre-Chorus 2
Ooh maybe just a little touch
Be careful not too much
I guess I better warn you baby
Today I feel like...

Chorus 2
Jenga
Please don't knock me down
I'm just a slip away from kissing the ground
And I don't want to fall baby fall, fall, fall

Middle 8
I don't wanna hurt you baby
And I don't want you thinking that I'm crazy
Just need a little time to stand up by myself
Don't put me on a pedestal
Don't build me up too tall
Just just enough so I don't feel like...

Chorus 3
Jenga
Please don't knock me down
I'm just a slip away from kissing the ground
And I don't want to fall baby fall, fall, fall
Jenga
Please don't knock me down
I'm just a slip away from kissing the ground
And I don't want to fall baby fall, fall, fall
Track Name: Stay Pt. 1
Verse 1
Don't go...don't go...don't go
Try to make her stay (stay)
Cos it would take too long to find another
You're settled in your way (settled in your way)
And the universe ain't that kind

(don't go)

I know it might seem strange (I know it might seem strange)
Like things have been the same way forever
But that ain't no shame (that ain't no shame)
When this was once your dream

Pre-Chorus 1
Cos life don't tend to turn out how we dreamed it
These myths are too strong in our minds
I've seen better or worse, happy or sad,
But I've yet to come across perfect
You be lucky if you're doing alright

Chorus 1
Cos you've seen her best
And you've seen her worst
She gave you all you need
If you care at all
Better put her first
Or she's going to want to leave

Verse 2
Don't go...don't go...don't go
You're wasting your days (days)
Cos there ain't nothing wrong with your lover
If you want a change (if you want a change)
Change something that's holding you back

(don't go)

You've made mistakes
Haven't we all, haven't we all made mistakes
So free her from blame (free her from blame)
Cos blame is how we got here in the first place

Pre-Chorus 2
Cos life don't tend to turn out how we dreamed it
These myths are too strong in our minds
I've seen better or worse, happy or sad,
But I've yet to come across perfect
You be lucky if you're doing alright

Chorus 2
Cos you've seen her best
And you've seen her worst
She gave you all you need
If you care at all
Better put her first
Or she's going to want to leave

Verse 3
Don't go...don't go...don't go
Try to make her stay
Cos it would take too long to find another
You're settled in your way
And the universe ain't that kind

(don't go)
Track Name: Jaded Nights
Verse 1
Jaded nights never quite worked out how we planned
Jaded life never properly learned how to stand
So shade the light when other hearts are involved
Cos black and white so unsettling, and grey can melt the mold

Pre-Chorus 1
Trying to be good's got me broken down
Don't know how to act this time around
We're never as close as I wanna be
And I love you too much to let the whole world see
I won't let you go...I'm never gonna let you go

Chorus 1
These rights to life that I do not own, just tear them up
To try to smile or feel worthwhile is not enough
If anyone was listening, I'd pray for a kiss
But you're my goddess these days, and you will never hear this

Verse 2
Strangers might make out to be the perfect friends
Never known, no no baby, who to trust until you make a mends
Oh, so cop a fight, the fascination lies in the struggle
And coppers might (yeah, and you know they will) cos there ain't no laws allowed where there's hustle
So listen...

Pre-Chorus 2
Trying to be good's got me broken down
Don't know how to act this time around
We're never as close as I wanna be
And I love you too much to let the whole world see
I won't let you go...I'm never gonna let you go

Chorus 2
These rights to life that I do not own, just tear them up
To try to smile or feel worthwhile is not enough
If anyone was listening, I'd pray for a kiss
But you're my goddess these days, and you will never hear this
These rights to life that I do not own, just tear them up
To try to smile or feel worthwhile is not enough
If anyone was listening, I'd pray for a kiss
Cos you're my goddess these days, and you will never hear this

Outro
Jaded nights...jaded nights
Track Name: Fold Me Up
Verse 1
Fold me up in a box under the stairs
Fold me up with my knees around my ears
You might wonder why I'm trying to hide
I'm not hiding I'm just biding my time

Fold me up put me under your skin
Fold me up between your collar and your chin
You might wonder why I'm scared again
I'm not scared I'm just deliberating

Chorus 1
Ain't it true
I never have to speak with you
When I do
Quiet is the love we fall to

Verse 2
Don't tie me down to a life that we both know
Don't tie me down at all my wings have grown
You might think you'll change my world tonight
I won't change but I'll still be alright

Chorus 2
Ain't it true
I never have to lie with you
When I do
Heavy is the love we fall to

Middle 8
Ooh carry me
But let my feet do all the work
Ooh carry me
But let my feet do all the work
Ooh carry me
But let my feet do all the work
Ooh carry me
But let my feet do all the work

Verse 3
So lift me up into the night
Lift me up and let me float just like a kite
You might wonder why I'm trying to run away
I'm not running I'm just tired of today

Chorus 3
Ain't it true
I never have fly with you
When I do
Heaven is the love we fall to
Ain't it true
I never have to fly with you
When I do
Heaven is the love we fall to
Track Name: That's Alright
Verse 1
What if we forgot each other?
What if I couldn't recall your name?
Wouldn't you have something to say?
Or would you be satisfied again?

I'll oil the hinges on the door
If you move that door wedge from the floor
Unhook the shackles from the frame
And take down that dartboard from my name

Chorus 1
If I made you laugh, if I made you laugh
That's alright now, that's alright now
If I made you smile, if I made you smile
That's alright now, that's alright now

Verse 2
Remember the photographs we took
We hid them all in that yellow parchment book
I still picture you dancing in the rain
Oh and does your bedroom, does it still look the same?

Chorus 2
If I made you laugh, if I made you laugh
That's alright now, that's alright now
But if I made you cry, if I made you cry
Let's not fight now, it'll be alright cos the only one I want, the only one I want, is you...

Middle 8
And I went to the place that we once lived in
Remember the place where your friends were
And I went to the phone box outside our room
And I called you, just wanting to hold you
If nothing's wrong, what has changed?
I know that it was long ago, but even so
I'll find a place where we can be rearranged

Outro
That's alright...that's alright...that's alright with me
That's alright...that's alright....that's alright with me
That's alright...that's alright...that's alright with me
That's alright...that's alright....that's alright with me
That's alright...that's alright...that's alright with me
That's alright...that's alright....that's alright with me