The Contract/ She's (Not) In Parties (single)

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The Contract 03:25
Employment law is very complex When you employ a minefield of wrecks They come in late, they come in when they're rough They top themselves when the going gets tough If only, hey, there was some way to legislate and legally protect us from the downtime that's occurred. So if you could just keep a lid on your despair And then sign here - you're ready to go! Contractually you're bound by the company laws So get to work - enjoy your day! I signed myself and never looked back All those dark thoughts were gone in a flash! It stops you feeling ever so grand It's not despair, it's the hope I can't stand Now that's life - still horrifying but (for me) contractually now fine. I have no mouth and I must scream. So if you could just keep a lid on your despair And then sign here - you're ready to go! Contractually you're bound by the company laws So get to work - enjoy your day! I am in hell but at least - for now - I'm still alive And company stock continues to rise The only thing truly mine has been taken away So get to work - enjoy your day! Care about everything or care about nothing. But anything in between is pointless and insulting. We know you care and you show it by how much you cry, until it impacts your leisure time. You can ignore the polished brutality reflected in your telephone screen. I have a voice but I cannot scream any more, because if I start then I'll never stop. My conciousness is not mine to own anymore. It's soldered to your TV set.
2.
My friends would say I’m anti-social, if I had any friends But I know that I’m in the right - that’s where this song should end When party season comes around you know where I’ll be found You’ll find me in the kitchen, not in someone else’s house The noise, confusion, crosstalk, bafflegab and god forbid Exhaustion feigning interest in someone’s bloody kids Exhaustion being int-resting – all thinking up new words Then when you think you’ve got it sussed - it suddenly gets worse because Some guy gets his guitar and starts playing ‘Wonderwall’ Some girl says she loves this one and tweets it to us all This guy knows all the chords and shows me them as well That’s why I’m not in parties “Everyone loves parties” is the lie that I was sold I’m counting down the four more hours until I can go home A firestorm of boredom, awful music, strangers, schmooze Conversational one-upmanship, no one explains the rules All my life The Party’s been romanticized and hyped Anticipation amplified, anxiety denied Reality’s a bunch of over-stimulated fools Without a thing in common bar they’re all in the same room And then... Some guy gets his guitar and starts playing ‘Wonderwall’ He thinks that I’m impressed so he plays it more and more That girl thinks I’m impressed and moves me to the door That why I’m not in parties I heard that joke I heard that story Last time it was pretty dull Out in the cool night air relief is palpable That guy with his guitar is still playing ‘Wonderwall’ That girl’s still hanging off his every clanging chord That’s why I’m not in parties
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Employment law is very complex When you employ a minefield of wrecks They come in late, they come in when they're rough They top themselves when the going gets tough If only, hey, there was some way to legislate and legally protect us from the downtime that's occurred. So if you could just keep a lid on your despair And then sign here - you're ready to go! Contractually you're bound by the company laws So get to work - enjoy your day! I signed myself and never looked back All those dark thoughts were gone in a flash! It stops you feeling ever so grand It's not despair, it's the hope I can't stand Now that's life - still horrifying but (for me) contractually now fine. I have no mouth and I must scream. So if you could just keep a lid on your despair And then sign here - you're ready to go! Contractually you're bound by the company laws So get to work - enjoy your day! I am in hell but at least - for now - I'm still alive And company stock continues to rise The only thing truly mine has been taken away So get to work - enjoy your day! Care about everything or care about nothing. But anything in between is pointless and insulting. We know you care and you show it by how much you cry, until it impacts your leisure time. You can ignore the polished brutality reflected in your telephone screen. I have a voice but I cannot scream any more, because if I start then I'll never stop. My conciousness is not mine to own anymore. It's soldered to your TV set.

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released November 29, 2013

Composed, performed and produced by Jenny McLaren & Ricardo Autobahn.
Mixed by Ricardo Autobahn
Published by 23rd Precinct Music Ltd/Copyright Control

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Spray Lancashire, UK

Ric and Jen were members of 21st century pop terrorists The Cuban Boys, who topped John Peel's Festive 50 and the UK singles charts.

Their offshoot project Spray predicted the electropop boom, unfortunately much too early for them to cash in. They released two albums in 2002 and 2006.

In 2016 they released their first full length studio album in 10 years - 'Enforced Fun'.
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