"Songs About Girls" [2010]

by Elijah Should

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about

the LONG of it:
'Songs About Girls' is a semi-autobiographical album curtailing the usual externalization of pain and abstract prose (that is the norm for Jay Sharp) and cleverly dishes up some subjective observation. Based on poems from one of his "little black books" from the Winter of 2010; the primary bulk of the music was written over the course of a three day period in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The record focuses on a diverse array of subjects; from the demure: a girl working the late-night shift in a Checkers fast-food restaurant "the Saddest Girl in Brooklyn, New York", to the wild life of "the Fastest Bartender in Greenpoint New York" (An Asian girl who worked at Coco 66) Unlike Sharp's other works this album focuses on the acoustic sounds of pianos and synths in a lo-fi manner not unlike the musical solo-project of musician Owen Ashworth (Best known for his work as 'Casiotone for the Painfully Alone'). Ashworth's music was characterized by the use of electronically produced beats, cheap keyboards, and slow, frank lyrics. While those elements all appear on 'Songs About Girls' there are also samples and sparse guitar- but they do not paint the full sonic landscape.

Under the guise of "Elijah Should" (with guitars and a live-band sound taking a backseat) Sharp is able to communicate both the confessional and cerebral to great emotional effect. An album sure to be known as an exploit of his sexual conquests, wants and failings from his College years through now; what will soon be known as his 30s.

the SHORT of it:
Elijah Should - Songs About Girls is a concept album. . . about girls.

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released September 1, 2010

All songs by J Sharp unless otherwise noted. Produced by Jay Sharp

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Jay Sharp Brooklyn, New York

Jason was born in 1981 and started his first band when he was 19. Since then he has played in almost 19 different bands. He has appeared on 27 full length albums, 1/2 of which he was the principal songwriter, others as a band-member (bass player, lead guitar, vocalist, etc.) Currently completing the 3rd LP by the Mighty JSE, J also produces records for other artists in and around NYC so HMU! ... more

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Track Name: HELLO Darling! (misogyny is here to stay)
Hello darling what a beautiful day
misogyny is here to stay
hello darkness my true friend
i'm seeing cockroaches that aren't there again

but i'm terribly attracted to your spirit and your
shoes / I'm terribly attracted to you

she mumbled something as she got down on all fours
she mumbled something on the floor
the floor
I love it when we fuck
fuck on the floor
Track Name: (INTRO) Who is Elijah Should?
(sometimes I get crazy…
crazy in love)

yes you heard correct
don't try to adjust your ipod
don't touch your apple anything
it's a new album by
Elijah Should
We've got Songs about Girls
the new album by Elijah Should starts now
(little kid voice: who's Elijah Should?)
Track Name: Addicted to Sara (Now I Feel Filleted)
We were mad and young and high on fumes
we found bags went to bed at noon
these memories of yesteryear
move like sparrows through my mind

splashing droplets of puddles to observe
these days I'm seared and sizzled sure
a little regret and a secret wish for more
filleted like some crazed congo fish
that's not at all advised safe to eat
my secret wish

you never stop to say 'hello'...
now you don't stop to say 'hello'
now you don't stop to say 'hello'
now you don't stop to say 'hi'

when you see me on the street
by all those pessimistic kids I'm just dying to meet
i'm sick to death of these radio cures
so I sing la la la la la
la la la la la
Track Name: BETTERS? You're the BEST
check it out baby oh yeah
you're the betters / you're the best / at the beginning / not at last
the way you stroke your ukulele makes me wish that I were it
the way you said you have to kiss to see if you feel something
makes me loose my shit /makes me loose my shit
it makes me loose it / loose my shit
you're the betters / you're the best / at the beginning / not at last

this is the middle 8 / I thought I was early but I'm late
you're the betters / you're the best / at the beginning / not at last

sexy woman, take me to your bedroom
let me show you how I work work work work work work
let me show you how I work work work work work work
work work work work work work work work work work
work work work work work work work work work.

You're the betters / you're the best / at the beginning
not at last (not at last)
You're the betters / you're the best / at the beginning / not at last
(you're the betters, you are the best)
Track Name: the Fastest BARTENDER in Greenpoint Brooklyn
she looks so sweetly
don't you know
know I want it
take me home and sit on it
meet the parents
you're the fastest bartender in greenpoint brooklyn
you play the violin when no one is listening
you serve with no razzle dazzle
but before the night is through
my heart goes to you
it's a vicious cycle
don't you, know you want it
take me home and sit on it

she's the fastest bartender in all of brooklyn
all of brooklyn, new york
all of brooklyn
all of brooklyn, new york

but before I pay
I can't see anymore coz my glasses are broken
I can't see anymore all my visions are shattered

her room is too modern for her heart
her room is too modern for her heart

when no one is listening she likes to play the violin
when no one is listening she likes to play the violin

but before you tip, shit-
I can't see anymore coz my glasses are broken
I can't hear anymore all my thoughts have been…

sailed by, say bye bye- to the beauty of you
(time, time is not on my side)
I change shapes just to hide where I've been
but I know I'm still an animal
an animal
Track Name: Hipster Haven
I can't believe we're at Trash Bar again

you better tip the bartender coz he is a nazi

can i get a PBR?

it's like a hipster haven

I always wanted to make a bootleg zipline

dirty butt pirate

do you think if I flash the bartender I could get a free drink?

(hey natalia)
(I don't know anyone here)
he bass player is wearing a diaper I think (this place kind of sucks)
(i'm not good at improv)
I know absolutely no one here
(can you get me another PBR?)
(look at that sarcastic hair)
(I need some H, you know where I can get some, uh, heroin?)
yeah man, that's bad news- my friend Tony told me he almost died from that
(dirty rockers with eye patches)
(here we go again)
why did you run away from me every day? I knew you I knew you la la la la la
why did you run away from me every day? I knew you I knew you I- (blah blah blah)
why did you run away from me every day? I knew you I knew you I- (wah wah wah wah)

alright listen, nobody panic the open bar will be going until 10 after
yeah great, crap drinks for free
Do you have any cosmopolitans? Can I please have one?
Track Name: the Fight Song / Make Up Sex
Girl you give me Diarrhea
you make me want to shit my pants

I love it when you put up a fight
you know I love it when you put up a fight
gbfsbh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAahhhhhh
hgjhgjjjjjjhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

take off those sexy panties for Jay
and show your world to me

it's all about the make-up sex
the make-up sex, you know?
Girl, you know exactly what I'm talking about
Track Name: MY DIZZY DIVA
She woke up dizzy
She's kind of a diva
She's no dummy, she just wants whiskey for breakfast
She pays four times more than she could afford

her rent
she pays four times more than she can afford
it's the biggest dry spell our parts have ever seen
that's right, bumping uglies
dry

she woke up dizzy
she's kind of a diva

she's no dummy, just wants whiskey for breakfast
she pays four times more than she can afford
Track Name: SIDECAR
the biggest dry spell our parts have ever seen
A girl without a car is like an angel with no wings
I would shit myself for you
I would break my fast for you
I would do one hundred and one mountains of blow for you
(maybe 102)
no one in this sidecar is gonna stop you
no one in this here sidecar is gonna stop you now
Track Name: THE SADDEST GIRL IN BROOKLYN NEW YORK
Hello, i'm the saddest girl in Brooklyn NY
on a Saturday night, just after midnight
I'm stuck at work until two. I'm feeling kind of blue
I don't smile / I don't need to

I'm never gonna ask "do you want fries with that?"


there was a time i wanted to believe
believe in my health believe in my home
but it's all so far away

the warm synths climb up like a bath
these phat beats are scorching hot
and I'm still making minimum wage
and i'm trying to keep my man out of jail
and that's why I'm the saddest girl in Brooklyn New York
I'm the saddest girl in Brooklyn New York
Track Name: Naked Amy Came In Through The DORM ROOM Window
[stormy night]

Naked Amy:
whoa. i'm so glad i closed the windows when I went out
not that I even care about this place.
College is so lame.

Elijah Should:
Soo lame.

Naked Amy:
You go to College to make the stupid possible.

Elijah Should:
Whats this you're playing?

Naked Amy:
Oh it's a song I wrote! Do you want to hear?!

Elijah Should:
would it even matter if I said 'no' you stupid bitch?

Naked Amy:
what!?

Elijah Should:
no- no nothing

Naked Amy:
I'm afraid to follow my dreams
afraid I'll fail and fall prey to schemes
afraid I'll fall in the shower and be
eaten by hungry house cats
'for help press zero' sounds convenient
and easy in theory, so grand- fact-o-the matter is
no one's ever there

[both]
and the suicide help line can't help -
Naked Amy: Me
Elijah Should: You

Naked amy strips because her mother died in may

Naked Amy:
laaaaaaaast may

Elijah Should:
wow you really suck at that

Naked Amy:
shut up

Elijah Should:
Now she wants to make her dad pay
pay for her abortion, pay to fix her car
pay for her HIV exposure pills

Naked Amy: PEP Pills

Elijah Should:
and various other cheap thrills

Naked Amy:
Wa-hoo!


Elijah Should:
Naked amy is sick of seeing skulls and crossbones everywhere.

Naked Amy:
I want to celebrate life. Enough with this death. Let's celebrate the living for a change
People should smile more. Everyone looks beautiful when they smile.
(pretty pretty)
Sometimes they look like baby pit bulls.

[Both]
oh you. miserable you. (pretty pretty happy happy pretty pretty )
oh you. miserable you. (pretty pretty happy happy pretty pretty )
miserable

Madonna:
no one's ever there when you need help
no one's ever there when you need help
no one's ever there when you need help
no one's ever there when you need help

Elijah Should:
You go to college to make the stupid possible
you have nothing in your head
Go to college to make the dumb possible
you have nothing in your head- box head
you've got nothing
nothing in your head

Naked Amy:
Now I want to make my dad pay
pay for my abortion, pay to fix my car
pay for my HIV exposure pills -PEP Pills

Elijah Should:
and various other cheap thrills
Naked Amy strips because

Naked Amy:
my mommy is dead

Elijah Should:
her mother died from cancer last may
now she wants to make her dad pay
pay for her abortion, pay to fix her car
pay for her HIV exposure pills and various other cheap thrills
Naked Amy is a slut with nothing going on in her head
who wants to spend most of her days in bed

Naked Amy:
I sure do!
Track Name: SHE'S SO WEIRD (is she poison?)
I'd be totally shocked if she never hooked up with Naked Amy

she's painting in her room all alone

(she's gotta be a lesbo!)

she's so white
she's so white

I'd be totally shocked…
she's so weird
she's so weird

(did you see what she had for lunch yesterday?)

I'd be totally shocked if she never hooked up with Naked Amy
because she don't want me?
is she poison to the night?
is she poison to the night?
is she poison to the night?

she's so weird
oh she's so weird
oh she's so weird
oh she's so weird

is she poison is she poison is she poison is she poison
is she poison is she poison is she poison is she poison
is she poison is she poison is she poison is she poison
is she poison is she poison is she poison is she poison
is she poison is she poison is she poison is she poison
is she poison is she poison is she poison to me? to me...

...and so i've been drinking more you'd be so proud of me…
Track Name: Pepsi Neglects Their SCULPTURE GARDEN
you used to sing
when no one was listening
you used to sing when I was around

your collage is a masterpiece
the things that earn and attract money in this world must be wrong
because you're not rich and filthy
you used to sing for me

i'm here standing just outside your door
Well papa, you didn't have to stand right outside my door
i'm here standing just outside your door (I can hear you)
Well papa, you didn't have to stand right outside my door

again again again again sing for me again
please
sing for me again, please-please
like you did when we were tripping in Pepsi
they neglected all of their pretty sculptures in the garden
you see this song is a metaphor for our love
this song is a metaphor for our love

you used to sing as if no one was listening
i'm here standing just outside your door
I can hear you
(papa you didn't have to stand right outside the door)
they are watching can't you see? don't you hear me telling you!?
I am standing just outside your door

Well papa, you didn't have to stand right outside the door
you didn't have to stand right outside the door
with your whiskey in hand
I can't stand
I, I can't stand
Oh, I can't stand

again, sing again
Track Name: End Credits
[Instrumental]