American Goblin

by Sailor Boyfriend

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Songs about living inside a TV show, Brazilian dance-fighting, jagoffs in the DIY community, and a show tune

It's our first EP. Please be gentle with it.

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released February 14, 2017

Recorded & produced by Sailor Boyfriend
Mastered by Dan "Cap'n" Aleman at Wild Iris Music

Tracks 1-3 written by Alex Mercuri and Andy Waldron, except for "Science Fiction/Double Feature", written by Richard O'Brien

Front cover is an interpolated version of Kenneth McGowan's "Kermit" (1979)

Back cover features a piece by Steve Heller

Sailor Boyfriend would like to thank their sweeties and haters – especially their families, Dan Aleman, Conor Brennan, Avery Mandeville, Emma Murphy, and the kind, attractive folks at WCPR: Castle Point Radio in Hoboken, NJ.

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Sailor Boyfriend New Jersey

Going for it, doing our best, having a good time. It's Sailor Boyfriend, aka Alex Mercuri on guitar/vocals & Andy Waldron on synth/vocals.

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Track Name: Teleplay
Your red burns through my head
Before I close my eyes
Records
Of the real world

I had dreams
Of what seemed
Oh-oh
Like the real world
Like the real world

You make me watch chemistry
Test patterns that we can’t see
It’s all that you writ
It’s all in the script
Of the teleplay

I heard they can get by through
Life without drugs
Oh-oh
In the real world

They don’t need to pause their scene
To regain their normalcy
I know
I know
I know
I know

You make me watch chemistry
Test patterns that we can’t see
It’s all that you writ
It’s all in their script
Of the teleplay

If
We’re so off
Why can’t we turn it on
Going through motions
Till’ we break static dawn
Channel flipping
Tidal-shifting
Should we stop?
Track Name: Capoeira Class
Don't feel bad, it's really not your fault
I just hate everyone, when I'm alone too long
And I can try and dance around it all
But I can’t be cool if I’m dodging your calls

Fell asleep at the bar
and woke up in
Capoeira Class
I was wearing your lipstick I think
Capoeira Class
Capoeira Class
Capoeira Class
Capoeira Class

You left your eyelash on my chest
I kept it there, love being your mess
Tried to sleep, but potential's in my head
Stared at the wall while thoughts ran 'round the bed

Fell asleep at the bar
and woke up in
Capoeira Class
I was wearing your lipstick I think
Capoeira Class
Capoeira Class
Capoeira Class
Capoeira Class
Track Name: American Goblin
Down, down in the underground
He's looking so profound
Lack of chill with a five band bill
He booked

These guys from out of state
Are running unfashionably late
The American goblin
Hobbles back to look

And see if Suzy Lee
Has answered his 8 texts
While his PA plays
Some Replacements

Complains in vain to some
Friend through his vape pen
“This is what The Scene’s all about:
None of the twist but all of the shout!”

"Come thruuuu"

You can tell by the overalls,
Devilock, insecurity
All he's sewn proudly on his sleeve

Halfway through a Facebook post
Beggin' for community
She walks on by with a bass,
His gaze reaches to her knees

Asks the girl in the Erg tee shirt
If she's heard Mikey Erg
She sighs and rolls her eyes, see ya’s and bee lines

He can’t believe
She’s the instrumental lead
The only thing built to spill
Out his dictionary mouth:

“Come thruuuuuuuu”
(Please please please let him be misunderstood)

"Please please please let me be misunderstood"
"She's actually pretty skillfully"
"Tattoo across my left shoe: Morrissey, Mac, Jeff and Magnum, Brian
Tattoo across my left shoe: Rivers, Issac, Henry"

He’ll gargle his strife
To cut through the noise like a butter knife
In a funhouse
Mirror to an audience of one

We’ll bite our tongues to sing
Without doing anything
Pay to play our place; the space
Is safe if it is for him
Well, whatcha gonna do?

Come thruuuuuuuuuuuuu
(Please please please let him be misunderstood)
Track Name: Science Fiction / Double Feature
Michael Rennie was ill
The Day the Earth Stood Still
But he told us where we stand
And Flash Gordon was there
In silver underwear
Claude Rains was The Invisible Man

Then something went wrong
For Fay Wray and King Kong
They got caught in a celluloid jam
Then at a deadly pace
It Came From Outer Space
And this is how the message ran…

Science fiction (ooh ooh ooh) double feature
Doctor X (ooh ooh ooh) will build a creature
See androids fighting (ooh ooh ooh) Brad and Janet
Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet
Wo oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show

I knew Leo G. Carroll
Was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot
When I saw Janette Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills

Dana Andrews said prunes
Gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But When Worlds Collide
Said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills
Like a…

Science fiction (Oooh ohh ohhh) double feature (Wanna go)
Doctor X (Ooooh oooh ohhh.) will build a creature (R.K.O)
See androids fighting (Ooooh ooohhh) Brad and Janet (The back row)
Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet

Wo oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
At the late night, double feature, picture show
I wanna go
To the late night, double feature, picture show
In the back row (Wo oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh)
To the late night, double feature, picture show