YEAH NO FINE

by SOPHIE STRAUSS

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The Eclection
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The Eclection Sophie's honesty shines through on this record. from beginning to end she wears her heart on her sleeve. This is 'girl on her guitar' done how it should be - heartfelt, bold, and elegant in its simplicity. Favorite track: Warm Bed.
Jeff Strauss
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Jeff Strauss All right, I'm her Dad (if the name weren't a total give-away) but this EP really blew me away. I love the poetry, the honesty, the emotion, I love the humanity in her voice... I love it all but particularly love Walk Easy and Quiz in a Magazine, too! Favorite track: In the Freezer.
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released April 21, 2016

Vocals, ukulele, cajon: Sophie Strauss
Guitar: Mo Reynolds
Drums: Cam Johnson
Bass: Henry Gammill
Keyboard, synth, piano: Mike Harris, Joel Goldschlag

Produced by Jeff Elmassian and Sophie Strauss

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grant Cornish at Endless Noise Studios

Artwork by Bella Parisot

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Track Name: In the Freezer
He said “hey I get your music”
I said “hey I’m getting tan”
Guilt creeps in through my gums now
I keep them healthy when I can

If you feel reckless
Then I’m doing something right

You said “I’m afraid they’ll see us”
I said “Let them, we look great”
Everything I saw that summer
Brought me to your door

If you feel reckless
Then I'm doing something right

Let’s park and talk and talk
Take me down the street
Let’s park and talk
About the California heat
I’ve got a rabbit in the freezer
If you want something to eat

Sometimes all I like is leather
Sometimes I like looking cheap
And when I find I’m lonely for you
It must be time to go to sleep

If you feel crazy
Then I'm doing something right

Once you walked a mile for me
Once you let me take an inch
And oh how I swore I was lucky
To have an inch all to myself

If you feel crazy
It's cause of what I said last night

Let’s park and talk and talk
Til someone starts to shout
Let’s park and talk
About the California drought
I’ve got a rabbit in the freezer
And he’s dying to get out

Let’s park and talk and talk
It’s starting to feel better
Let’s park and talk about
The California weather
I’ll be seventeen
And this can be a game
I don’t really need you
And I think that’s a shame
If you don’t leave a message
Then I won’t know you came
I am never guilty
I will shrug off any blame
I’ve got a rabbit in the freezer
I’ve got a rabbit in the freezer
I’ve got a rabbit in the freezer
And he’s calling out my name
Track Name: Quiz in a Magazine
Magdalena
Such a shame to
Think of the sketches you left in your room
If your parents haven’t found them yet
They’re sure to find them soon

To avoid a stare that lingers
Check the length of your skirt with your fingers

You took a quiz in a magazine
You took a quiz in a magazine
And wondered if it was enough
Oh to be a girl is tough

Magdalena
Not in vain you
Took a cab home from the bar
I know you live real close by
But tonight it’s just too far

And the driver he says you’re pretty
As he takes you alone through the city

You took a quiz in a magazine
You took a quiz in a magazine
And wondered if it was enough
Oh to be a girl is rough

What isn’t already going for ya?
What isn’t already going for ya?
What isn’t already
Isn’t already
Going for ya?

Magdalena
Agrees that pain is
Nothing and he isn’t mean
Plus it’s just a game she says
She learned from a quiz in a magazine
Track Name: Walk Easy
She’s on the phone for hours
She’s a giant and she towers
Over all the men who take her back to bed
A witch, a witch, a gypsy
But none of them with powers
Strong enough to take back what she said

I feel like the devil, I feel I’m possessed
Have you ever met a woman who was better dressed?

You get me
With your hands on my neck
And I’m drunk
Don’t remember to check
If this is the way that you hold me so sweetly
Or if this is the way
That you leave me completely
You get me

This is us in cotton
Or have you forgotton
There ain't a scratch on your skin?
Walk easy it’s summer
Walk slowly you’re not in
A hurry to let anybody in

This is us in our miserable prime
And we're going down so damn hard, did you have a good time?

You get me
With your hands on my neck
And I’m drunk
I don’t remember to check
If this is the way that you hold me so sweetly
Or if this is the way
That you leave me completely
You get me

You're a man of style
And you say "It's been a while"
And I picture myself wearing all your clothes
Like your jacket and the distance
Oh my mouth it fills with bile
Are you better? Cause I'm better and it shows

If there’s a boy that you adore
Don’t let him come around you
Don’t let him have you anymore

Bring me something I can fix
Baby sister, pick up sticks
Build a fence
A house of bricks
I need a fix

You get me
With your hands on my neck
And I’m drunk
Don’t remember to check
If this is the way that you hold me so sweetly
Or if this is the way
That you leave me completely
You get me
with your hands on my neck
I'm drunk I don't remember to check
if this is you loving me completely
or if this the way it feels when you leave me
You get me
You get me
You get me
Track Name: Warm Bed
I can’t wash away the hopeless history
Of our cracking ribs and biting teeth
and your hand on my knee

All my tasty marrow I want to give away
But my blood just pumps through my veins
So my skin won’t decay

August was a lifetime I’m not living anymore
I tell myself that a warm bed
Is a warm bed
Is a warm body

Later in the car you hold my hand and say it’s hard
You say that circumstance is driving wedges
stronger than we are

Crawling up the crashing coast you let it burn out fast
But for something to be good
It doesn’t always have to last

August is a lifetime I’m not living anymore
And I tell myself that a warm bed
Is a warm bed
Is a warm body
I tell myself that a warm bed
Is a warm bed
Is a warm body

But I can’t wash away the hopeless history
Or the stupid, honest, drunken bliss
We found in lukewarm bathtub water
Track Name: The Flood
Got a bag of sugar
Can't trade it in for salt
Dinner's rotting in the kitchen
But I know it's not my fault
I gave the dog your rations
Cause you promised me you'd stay
Mama said the flood would wash it all away

Started drinking coffee
Cause you hate the bitter taste
Started letting Jimmy
wrap his arms around my waist
I'm saving all my money
Cause I've got debts and bills to pay
Mama said the flood would wash it all away

Grabbing what I can
Before the water breaks the levee
But I'm leaving you behind, kid
Your bones are just too heavy

Maybe I could make a killing
California's not too far
I'm desperate and I'm willing
and I'm lowering the bar
I used to try for happy
Now I just try for okay
Mama said the flood would wash it all away
God, won't the flood come and wash it all away
Track Name: Backbone
It’s like diner coffee in a shot class
It’s like selling your baby teeth to your wife
It’s like a thief running backwards
It’s like pouring kerosene on a fire blanket

It’s like lingerie from your sister
Like switching perfumes ‘til he remembers
It’s like he’s just too damn nice and I don’t like nice

It’s like writing just for the money
It’s like getting to the start of your rope
It’s like snake tongue-in-cheek

It’s like eggshell rain boots and a sunburn
It’s like booming nightlife in the Valley

It’s like all you left is backbone
All you left is backbone
Armageddon and I’m a-runnin’
All you left of me is backbone
Track Name: We Were Cool
(Hi, well I just called you to let you know that there's an eclipse of the moon...And if you look out to the east...well..I guess you're not taking calls...)

A phoenix rose
Up from the stove
Holding at a simmer
It was an omen
Oh yes an omen
So we boiled it for dinner

Never was I much of a believer
But then Percy’s Song comes on in the hills
And I see a roadmap and a skyline
and the doctor gave me pills

Write it once cause we were cool
Get home late cause we were cool
Light a match and throw it out
Cause we were cool

At work we like
To say a knife
Is never what’ll get you
I’m holding out
That you’ll be nice
I think you might forget to

Never was I much for leaving early
But I already said I’d bring the cake
And I see your wife and I see diamonds
And I wonder if they’re fake

Write it once cause we were cool
Get home late cause we were cool
Light a match and throw it out
Cause we were cool

Do you
need a mirror?
It’s been a year of expensive reflecting
I look tired
Cause you are tired
Babe, we call that projecting

At 5pm I should be in a church
She invited me to come inside the church
You know I didn’t make it to the church
And I wasn’t in the Grand Canyon at sundown

Never was I much for telling lies
But then lightning’s striking heavy in July
And I saw it all in pictures
All in pictures and goodbyes

Write it once cause we were cool
Get home late cause we were cool
Light a match and throw it out
Cause we were cool

Write it once
Stay out late
Light a match
And throw it out