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Living In A Frame

by Sevendys

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    Sevendys' 3-song "Living In A Frame" EP on pristine 10" vinyl!
    Limited edition of 500 copies.
    A portion of proceeds from this release go to AIDS United (aidsunited.org).

    This is a split 10", with Jobriath's 3-song "Amazing Dope Tales" EP on the flip side (jobriath.eschatone.com). The package features two front covers and includes a sheet of liner notes. Vinyl purchase includes a download of both the Sevendys and Jobriath audio.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Living In A Frame via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released October 29, 2013

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Cover photo by Sarah Pezanowski

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Sevendys is a multigenerational Justice League of Rock featuring members of Collider and Avi Buffalo, plus legendary bassist Chuck Rainey and percussionist Jerry Marotta. Dang!

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Track Name: Living In A Frame
The pinup poster on my wall
The shape and secret of it all:
Grow up
Put a frame around it and call it a work of art

Am I art now to your eye
After ten years’ life gone by
Come home
To the echoes of songs about waiting by the phone

Hey, this is living in a frame
Under the glass
Over and over
Hey, these are strangers on a train
Under the bridge
Over each other
And here we go again

Should we pretend that we don’t see
The stupid kids we used to be
Boxed in
By the black matte of time
And the white glare of might-have-been

Trash to art and boy to man
All framed up and here I hang
Alone
With this great new song about waiting by the phone

Hey, this is living in a frame
Under the glass
Over and over
Hey, these are strangers on a train
Under the bridge
Over each other
And here we go again

Where’ve I been?
It’s like I’m looking from the outside in
It’s like remembering what I really am
Had I forgotten or did I just never really know
Here we go again

Hey, this is living in a frame
Under the glass
Over and over
Hey, these are strangers on a train
Under the bridge
Over each other
And here we go again
Track Name: Northside
You come on softly as a spring night
Into honeysuckle silence, blue-white moonlight
And the paper lanterns dim behind us
Strolling down the driveway
Round the block you guide us
Past the Northside gates, the playground swings
Fence cut down so we slip in
Tudor neighborhood­—I don’t belong here
But I can’t help following
Your windswept hair and oversized jeans
Your laughter at the stuff nobody else found funny
And our hands so close they could be touching
Yeah but I’ve already done enough trespassing
This could be the one and only time
Watch you like I’m going blind
Padding barefoot on the pebbled pavement
Like it’s cool seafoam or silky sand

Ten years nigh
Standing by
Catch my eye
You’ll see why

There’s a hole in my life where you should be
Some asshole by your side where I should be
Don’t waste your time on a dream
Of some boy who’s never seen you barefoot on the Northside playground

Ten years nigh
Standing by
Catch my eye
You’ll see why.
Track Name: Congratulations
Congratulations
You almost made it
You asked for nothing
You got me now

Don’t go
It’s too wet and cold
Now it’s getting late
And it looks like snow
I can play it straight
I can be a man
I can set it straight
Yes I know I can

Oh God I have broken my staunch code of honor
You’re free to move on
So walk out if you wanna
But if you stick with me
I swear I won’t do this again

Congratulations
You almost made it
You asked for nothing
You got me now
Don't go

Don’t go
In this bitter storm
Home may not be sweet
But it’s dry and warm
You’ve long since forgotten what it was about me
So pack and unpack
But if you can’t get out
When your life is a shambles
You’ll never be ready to go

Congratulations
You almost made it
You asked for nothing
You got me now

Don’t go
It’s too wet and cold
Now it’s getting late
And it looks like snow
I could be a man
I could play it straight
Not on a red-eye flight
Gone without a trace

No ribbon no rose no tuxedoed presenters
When you win the contest
That no one else enters
So don’t play the victim
You’re here ’cause you want me to
Break you like my bullshit code of honor

Congratulations
You almost made it
You asked for nothing
You got me now
Don’t go.

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