Other People's Hits: Vol. 1

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Paul Coenen Excellent cover versions of these songs! Hope there's a Vol. 2 at some point. Favorite track: She's Not There.
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"Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" They heard me singing and they told me to stop Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock These days my life, I feel it has no purpose But late at night the feelings swim to the surface 'Cause on the surface the city lights shine They're calling at me, come and find your kind Sometimes I wonder if the World's so small That we can never get away from the sprawl Living in the sprawl Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains And there's no end in sight I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights We rode our bikes to the nearest park Sat under the swings and kissed in the dark We shield our eyes from the police lights We run away, but we don't know why Black river, your city lights shine They're screaming at us, we don't need your kind Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small That we can never get away from the sprawl Living in the sprawl Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains And there's no end in sight I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights They heard me singing and they told me to stop Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small Can we ever get away from the sprawl? Living in the sprawl Dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains And there's no end in sight I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights I need the darkness, someone please cut the lights
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What makes you think that it won't grow back In a day or two? Husbands in winter, they know the truth But what can they do? I don't like girls the way they are So shave their legs And make them look like movie stars Then we can pretend it's natural Put on whatever makes you attractive If it's not you then do it for the sake of fashion Your friends like a certain you That's who you've got to be Junior high legs, blonde hair gone brown From removing it Waxing since thirteen, wisdom from a beauty queen Her tiara diggin' deep in her head Put on whatever makes you attractive If it's not you then do it for the sake of fashion Your friends like a certain you That's who you've got to be That's who you've got to be I'm starting to think that I'm kind of shy or at least I'd like to be Winter legs give me heart attacks So take it off with lasers, so it never comes back Then we can pretend it's natural Read more: Pedro The Lion - When They Really Get To Know You, They Will Run Lyrics | MetroLyrics
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"She's Not There" Well, no one told me about her The way she lied Well, no one told me about her How many people cried But it's too late to say you're sorry How would I know? Why should I care? Please don't bother trying to find her She's not there Well, let me tell you 'bout the way she looked The way she acts and the color of her hair Her voice was soft and cool Her eyes were clear and bright But she's not there Well, no one told me about her What could I do? Well, no one told me about her Though they all knew But it's too late to say you're sorry How would I know? Why should I care? Please don't bother trying to find her She's not there Well, let me tell you 'bout the way she looked The way she acts and the color of her hair Her voice was soft and cool Her eyes were clear and bright But she's not there But it's too late to say you're sorry How would I know? Why should I care? Please don't bother trying to find her She's not there Well, let me tell you about the way she looked The way she acts and the color of her hair Her voice was soft and cool Her eyes were clear and bright But she's not there
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"Holland, 1945" Two... One, two, three, four... The only girl I've ever loved Was born with roses in her eyes But then they buried her alive One evening 1945 With just her sister at her side And only weeks before the guns All came and rained on everyone Now she's a little boy in Spain Playing pianos filled with flames On empty rings around the sun All sing to say my dream has come But now we must pick up every piece Of the life we used to love Just to keep ourselves At least enough to carry on And now we ride the circus wheel With your dark brother wrapped in white Says it was good to be alive But now he rides a comet's flame And won't be coming back again The Earth looks better from a star That's right above from where you are He didn't mean to make you cry With sparks that ring and bullets fly On empty rings around your heart The world just screams and falls apart But now we must pick up every piece Of the life we used to love Just to keep ourselves At least enough to carry on And here's where your mother sleeps And here is the room where your brothers were born Indentions in the sheets Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore And it's so sad to see the world agree That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes
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"What The Water Gave Me" Time it took us To where the water was That’s what the water gave me And time goes quicker Between the two of us Oh, my love, don’t forsake me Take what the water gave me Lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow Pockets full of stones Lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow And oh, poor Atlas The world’s a beast of a burden You’ve been holding up a long time And all this longing And the ships are left to rust That’s what the water gave us So lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow Pockets full of stones Lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow ‘Cause they took your loved ones But returned them in exchange for you But would you have it any other way? Would you have it any other way? You couldn't have it any other way ‘Cause she’s a cruel mistress And a bargain must be made But oh, my love, don’t forget me When I let the water take me So lay me down Let the only sound Be the over flow Pockets full of stones Lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow So lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow Pockets full of stones Lay me down Let the only sound Be the overflow
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"Inbetween Days" Yesterday I got so old I felt like I could die Yesterday I got so old It made me want to cry Go on go on Just walk away Your choice is made Go on go on And disappear Go on go on Away from here And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn't be me and be her Inbetween without you Without you Yesterday I got so scared I shivered like a child Yesterday away from you It froze me deep inside Come back come back Don't walk away Come back come back Come back today Come back come back Why can't you see Come back come back Come back to me And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn't be me and be her Inbetween without you Without you

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This is a cover EP featuring tracks by Arcade Fire, Pedro the Lion, The Zombies, Neutral Milk Hotel, Florence + the Machine, & the Cure.
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released May 6, 2014

All songs recorded & produced by Quiet Company. Covers used by permission.

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