Remix Update

I finished the Jeunes remix and they love it. It’ll hopefully be an extra track on a future CD of theirs, I’ll post up more info when I find out.

I’ve just got a copy of a Swedish fanzine called En Garde. I did an interview for it a while back and it’s in issue 9. Makes me wish I could read Swedish :-( I’ll post up an address to get it from once I’ve confirmed it with the author.

EDIT
There’s no safe postal address I can give out but En Garde’s head honcho is Anton Gustavsson and his email address is:

antongustavsson@spray.se

December 7, 2004. posted by Jyoti. News.

Remixes!

I’ve just started work on a remix for ace band The Jeunes. It’s gonna be difficult cos I like the original but I’m going to try and push it in some cracked direction.

I also should be remixing electropop freakazoids Totally Radd!! soon, so look out for that. I’m planning to Boystown that track till it pops.

September 25, 2004. posted by Jyoti. News.

Bzangy Groink Studio

The good news is that my new Bzangy Groink studio is 96% done. I’ve still got a fair bit of soldering and general fixing to do but the builders have gone and all the major structural work is done.

Thanks to my mate Daz, I’ve tested it out with live drums and you can barely hear them outside. So I can now start recording all kinds of crazy shit without disturbing the neighbours.

Finally, I can resume working on the next WT album, which has been greatly delayed because of all my house moving/lack of studio turmoil. I’ve no idea how it’s going to sound but I do know I want to get cracking. I’ve got loads of songs I want to record!

I’ve got a US label lined up for the next release (and possibly a German one?) but I’m still looking for other indies in other countries so if you’re an interested label, please get in touch.

August 20, 2004. posted by Jyoti. News.

Wahey!

Thanks to Keyvan for doing this swish new WT site. Now’s everything’s been moved over to WordPress, it’ll be much simpler to post stuff and hence keep everything updated.

Cheers, Keyvan!

August 20, 2004. posted by Jyoti. News.

Women In Technology Lyrics

1. Undressed (4.17)

Let me help you get undressed
I’m no better than the rest
And I know you can see through
All I’ve said today
But for an hour maybe two
It will just be me and you
We can find a place where no-one
Ever wants to go
I can make it if you stay
I can’t take it if you go

I’ve had too many one night stands
I’ve had too many broken plans
Now when I need someone I find
Myself alone
And I know it’s the same for you
You’ve told me all that you’ve been
through, We can put the past behind
All we’ll share today
I can make it if you stay
I can’t take it if you go

Let me help you get undressed
I’m no better that the rest
And I know you can see through
All I’ve said today
But for an hour maybe two
Let’s pretend I’m the man for you
It will almost seem like nothing
Ever, ever changed
I can make it if you stay
I can’t take it if you go
I can make it if you stay
I can’t take it if you go

2. Thursday at the Blue Note (2.48)

Well I don’t think that I know you
I’ve never seen you here
Before all though I could be wrong
And though this music doesn’t move me
Thrill or even soothe me
I think I might dance to just this one song

Is that your brother dancing with you?
He’s giving me some funny looks
I though you said you were on your own
Look, I know I’m no oil painting
But my face doesn’t need re-arranging
And I’m quite attached to all my bones.

This isn’t the way things were meant to be
Now he’s waiting outside with his mates for
me. “Thursday at the Blue Note”.

3. A Week Next June (4.17)

You’re crying, cos I’ve spilt your paints
again, But in a few short years,
You’ll understand true life pain
When those baby eyes of yours,
Have turned the brightest blue,
And boys fall into them
You just won’t know what to do.

And I can see you trying.
To make him understand,
And I can see him ask why
He can’t be your man.

Now winter’s around us.
And your kisses keep me warm again,
but when the spring brings the flowers,
Will they wash away with the rain?
And when the land is wrapped in white,
We’re as happy as kids could be.
I’ll let you win every snowball fight,
If you’ll only stay with me.

And I can see you trying.
To make him understand,
And I can see him ask why
He can’t be your man.

I see you’re leaving,
Has March really come so soon?
I don’t want to pressure you.
But can we make a date a week next June?
And I never understand.
Why you run away
Because I know he’s waiting for you,
Every sunny, cloudless day.

And I can see you trying.
To make him understand,
And I can see him ask why
He can’t be your man.

And I can see me trying.
To make you understand,
And I can see me ask why
I can’t be your man.

4. Your Woman (4.18)

Just tell me what you’ve got to say to me,
I’ve been waiting for so long to hear the truth,
It comes as no surprise at all you see,
So cut the crap and tell me that we’re through.

Now I know your heart, I know your mind,
You don’t even know you’re being unkind,
So much for all your highbrow Marxist ways,
Just use me up and then you walk away,
Boy you can’t play me that way.

Well I guess what you say is true,
I could never be the right kind of girl for you,
I could never be your woman.

When I saw my best friend yesterday,
She said she never liked you from the start,
Well me, I wish that I could claim the same,
But you always knew you held my heart.
And you’re such a charming handsome man,
Now I think I finally understand,
Is it in your genes?, I don’t know,
But I’ll soon find out, that’s for sure,
Why did you play me this way?

Well I guess what you say is true,
I could never be the right kind of girl for you,
I could never be your woman.

Well I guess what they say is true,
I could never spend my life with a man like you,
I could never be your woman.

5. White Town (2.21)

I can’t understand
After everything that we planned,
How you could turn around to me and
whisper goodbye. Well I’ve been dropped before
But not so high off the floor
And I just can’t seem to pick myself up
again. If it’s something that I said
That made you feel this way,
Then I take back every word from the first
hello, But most likely I know.
Your parents said baby no
And the boy you told your friends about
just had to go. Well it’s a white town
with green trees. And nothing in love is free
So if it’s not worth fighting for It’s worth nothing at all.

6. The Shape of Love (5.20)

Here’s the best I can do
So far away from you
As the ocean holds the sky
So I try to hold your eyes

And I know the world is turning
I know it’s yesterday for you
But the shape we’re giving love
Could never be untrue

Choose the way you want to be
That doesn’t mean him or me
Love is so much more that flesh
How to hurt and how to kiss

And I know the world is turning
I know it’s yesterday for you
But the shape we’re giving love
Could never be untrue

I wish I’d known you when
I could have made a change
I would have been a friend
I would have given you anything

As you touch near your heart
Are we really far apart?
Yes I know distance kills
But it can’t fight love’s will

And I know the world is turning
I know it’s yesterday for you
But the shape we’re giving love
Could never be untrue

And we know the world is turning
We know that yesterday is due.
But this shape we’re giving love
Can never be untrue.
This shape can never be untrue.

7. Wanted (4.23)

(by Ann Person)

You didn’t notice I existed that night
I jumped & I waved
Even shouted your name that night

But it’s all the same
You’ll never see me again
All I wanted
You see my face
But it’s all the same
You’ll never see me again
All I wanted

You’re so pretty
You turn me inside out
And I only say this
Because I know I’m not

But it’s all the same
You’ll never see me again
All I wanted
You see my face
But it’s all the same
You’ll never see me again
All I wanted

And now I’m standing
And you’ve left me with what?
And now you thank me
for what you’ve got

But it’s all the same
you’ll never see me again
All I wanted
You see my face
But it’s all the same
You’ll never see me again
All I wanted

8. The Function Of The Orgasm (2.24)

It’s half past eight, and I’m waiting
In a beautiful place
Anticipating everything we’ll do
And all we’ll say.
Till your father sees you again

Now I don’t know just what you’re doing
Is it me or him
That you’re screwing?
But I don’t care and you don’t care
When you’re here

Now the storm is here
I see you running
Your face full of tears.
So red and burning
And I can’t work out
How you spend
Another day with him

Just say the word
You know I’ll do it
I’m waiting for you
Just let me do it
And we can run away to another place.
Less full of fear.

9. Going Nowhere Somehow (5.21)

Take a look at where you’re going
Do you know where you come from?
Seems like you’ve spent your life just
searching, In the length of just one song

But you know you’re going nowhere
Like so many of your age
This has gone on far too long now
To be dismissed as another phase

Well you can turn the clock back
Pretend that you’re still young and
unaware. But everyone that you lack
weighs upon your mind, When she’s not there

I don’t want to break your heart,
I don’t want to let you down
It’s just that I always thought
Life would be more than just
Going nowhere somehow.

Now your friends are disappearing
They’re getting scarcer day by day
You’ve only got yourself to blame for
that, You always wanted things that way
Cos it’s easier being lonely
Than being let down again and again
When you’re standing on edge of
things, It means you never have to pretend.

Well you can turn the clock back
Pretend that you’re still young and
unaware. But everyone that you lack
weighs upon your mind,
When she’s not there

I don’t want to break your heart
I don’t want to let you down
It’s just that I always thought
Life would be more than just
Going nowhere somehow.

11. Death of My Desire (4.53)

Here my child
Rest your head on me.
Cos I’m the safest man you’ll ever meet.
I’ll tell you a story
I won’t expect you to believe
About a boy who lost his reason to deceive

It’s the death of my desire

While I grew up I hid behind a smile.
I was never allowed to be an average child.
And now the years have forced
me to be a man. I find I can’t go
Along with this meaningless sham.

It’s the death of my desire.

I want to find a new way
But I can’t make it on my own,
I want a partner in crime
So I don’t feel so alone.

So come to bed,
I won’t disturb your sleep.
Cos I’ve a secret I’m determined not to keep
I see you understand my point of view,
You’re safe because there’s nothing I
need from you.

It’s the death of my desire.

12. Once I Flew (4.24)

Once I flew
And it made my fingertips sing
I was more like a God than a King
Now I can’t believe that was true

Once I flew
Though you don’t believe me I know
You look where I’m standing now
You can’t believe I left the ground.

Look up to the bright blue sky
Can’t you feel life passing by
If you could wouldn’t you
Try to soar over everything?
All the pain this world can bring
Once I flew now I’ve lost my wings
Now I’m down here with you
Now I’m down here with you

Once I flew
And the angels were my friends
They would grant me every whim
Now I can’t believe that was true
Once I flew
Though it’s easy to forget
I don’t seem to have managed yet.

And I don’t think I ever will

Look up to the bright blue sky
Can’t you feel the life passing by?
If you could wouldn’t you
Try to soar over everything?
All the pain this world can bring
Once I flew now I’ve lost my wings
Now I’m down here with you
Now I’m down here with you.

<Astronauts>

And in my dreams I am happy again
You’re in my arms and we’re flying
again, Flying away.

June 26, 2004. posted by Keyvan. News.

Peek and Poke Lyrics

1. Another Lover (3.35)

I think I need another lover
I think I need another lover

I think I need another lover
Like I need a hole in my head

Why do you chase me and play hard to get
When you know very well that I couldn’t care less?
I could never find a girl like you
Appealing

With your soft-boiled head
And hard-boiled views
You’re a baby Maggie Thatcher in trendier shoes
It would make me laugh
If it wasn’t quite so depressing

Do I really have to tell the world

I’ve already found my perfect girl?

I see you’re furious cos I’m staying calm
Well, my fidelity is not prey to your charms
I bet you never thought someone who looks like me
Could be so choosy
So go back to the bar and I’ll stay here

In the same little corner I’ve stood for years
With the geeks and the freaks
My unfashionable clique
Of losers

Do I really have to tell the world
I’ve already found my perfect girl

Is it so hard to understand
Look at my third finger
Left hand

2. Why I Hate Drugs (3.57)

You’re living life fucked-up every single day

And now I can’t remember the last time you were
straight
You’re a joke but no-one’s laughing any more
You’re the face that closes every open door

I’m telling you, you’ve got to change

I saw your boyfriend he never wants to see you again
And the sunglasses didn’t fool his friends
You had a good thing there
The best it’s ever been
But your new, hip friends didn’t think he fitted in

I’m telling you, you’ve got to change

I don’t mind you stealing money from my house
I’ve known you far too long for that to matter now
But I will not take the lies and disrespect
With all the things you’ve given
What you gonna get?

I’m telling you, you’ve got to change

3. Duplicate (3.44)

I can’t hear a single word you’re saying
Well perhaps it’s time you started using your brains
This arrangement you’ve made,
do you know the risk you’re taking?

Look, I understand every pleasure needs its pain

You know I could never compete
With someone
Whose heart is so indiscreet
You never
Know what she’s going to say or do

Every time you talk to her
I lose

How can I be sure?
I know you’ve felt this way before
It seems the only thing to do
Is find a duplicate of you

All my life this has been my favourite dream
So you should be glad I’ve made it flesh for you
But now that we’re here, I don’t like what I’m feeling
Well we’ve gone too far so now you’ve got to choose

You know I could never compete
With someone

Whose heart is so indiscreet
You never
Know what she’s going to say or do
Every time you talk to her
I lose

How can I be sure?

I know you’ve felt this way before
It seems the only thing to do
Is find a duplicate of you

Well she looked at me
As I ran far the door
There was nothing between us any more

As I pressed the key
I could see her heart
Starting to beat
While yours had stopped

How can I be sure?
I know you’ve felt this way before

It seems the only thing to do
Is find a duplicate of you

4. Every Second Counts (4.08)

Can you hear the seconds passing by?
Every moment one less to try
Daily, weekly, see them change

In your mirror
Re-arranged

5. Anyway (4.02)

You see it all started out
With the very best of my sincere intentions
So I thought anyway

But that day that we got lost
I could tell she had
Penetrated my defences
But I carried on anyway
And then the moment that we came I could tell we would
Never be the same again

More so anyway
Now feel the burden of my shame
As I try to make some sense out of this brittle life
Oh, anyway

I thought I was strong enough to be everything
You could ever want or need or need of me

Anyway

So then they questioned all my friends
And tooth by tooth they extracted their confessions
So called anyway
Then they read all the books I’d read
And tried to link the authors to my known profession

They failed anyway
But then they put her on the rack
And they broke her perfect back
Into tiny pieces

She never talked anyway
Then they squeezed me till I cracked

And one by one I gave away all her secrets
Forgive me anyway

I thought I was strong enough to be everything
You could ever want or need or need of me
Anyway

And the words that I hear are the lies that you say
I’m not listening to you any more anyway

6. In My Head (5.48)

Should be enough to love someone
Just be happy they’re alive
Do you have to know what they’re doing

Like a job from nine-to-five?

But the big, bad wolf is coming
Singing ‘he-la-la’ what’s new?
He’s going to blow our fragile house in
And run away with you
Oh won’t you stay

Here for a day
In my head?

And a walk is such a long way
When you have to get to her
An infinily of individual steps
Separates you from that girl

But the big, bad wolf is coming
Singing ‘he-la-la’ what’s new?
He’s going to blow our fragile house in
And run away with you
Oh won’t you stay
Here for a day

In my head?
All the things you tried to do
All those times you could never see it through
Everything you thought that you knew
Melted away
Left you no truth

Should be enough to love someone
Just be happy she’s alive
Do you have to know that she hates you
Like a job from nine-to-five
And every time you talk to her
She seems to like you less

Was it all a misunderstanding
Just a big elaborate test?

But the big, bad wolf is coming
Singing ‘he-la-la’ what’s new?
He’s going to blow our fragile house in
And run away with you

Oh won’t you stay
Here for a day
In my head?

7. Bunny Boiler (1.00)

Everything you try to do
Always seems to turn to shit

Every plan and stupid scheme
Can’t you just give up and quit?
Take it away
Just take it away

So don’t phone me when you are down
And don’t send me your joke emails

I’m not your friendly safety net
In fact I’m happy when you always fail
Take it away
Just take it away

I’m standing here
I can hear your voice

I don’t want to any more
But it looks like you have given me
No choice

8. She Left for Paris (4.10)

I was only searching for you
We didn’t have much time

Then I saw you blind to everything
But the beautiful grime
You showed me landmarks, famous statues
And all the time I could see
With every café and tiny bookshop
You were further from me

It’s all my fault
I should have known
I should hove seen
She’d fall In love
But with the city
Not with me

I’m in the station
The train is waiting
Will you leave with me?
There’s a commotion
A woman running
But you’re nowhere to be seen

So don’t take your
Love to Paris
Unless you’re sure of her heart
It’s all a question
Of understanding
The city may rip you apart

It’s all my fault
I should have known
I should have seen
She’d fall in love
But with the city
Not with me

10. I’m Alone (2.16)

Stay with me till the clouds are gone
Understand, you’re the only one
I feel your closeness like a missing key
You’ve got me all over you
You’re all over me

I’m alone

In the lay-by we wait for cars to pass
In the sunshine we always wait for dark
In the classroom you avoid my eyes
When you kiss me I can’t hear you lie

I’m alone

Her face is fading it will soon be gone
But there’s part of me that will never move on
Her words are falling through the sky like snow
I hear them calling now it’s time to go

11. The Story of my Life (3.31)

I finished the story of my life
About three a.m. last night
It’s the best thing I’ve ever read
And though the start seemed to drag
You know the middle really wasn’t bad

And the end turned out okay

If I had to edit anything
I might reign those chapters in
I spent miserable and afraid
But you know I love the book as a whole
I wouldn’t mess around with its soul

Pull a thread and it might come undone

June 26, 2004. posted by Keyvan. News.

New site

Welcome to the new White Town site.

The site is now powered by WordPress and will hopefully be easier to manage.

Please let me know if you experience any problems with the site.

June 24, 2004. posted by Keyvan. News.

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