Like Greta Garbo EP

by Miss Danby & The What

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1.
You call yourself a friend You call yourself a friend You should be ashamed of yourself Ashamed of yourself RPT over When you roll Like pigs in the dirt all day There’s no need to be clean Why pretend to be nice And smile to my face With all that filth up your sleeve They say who needs enemies with friends like these I say who needs enemies with friends like you You’re damned if you don’t You’re damned if you do Some people will believe what they want about you Even if it’s not true Oh it wasn’t true I know the things you said I know the lies you spread All those lies, lies, LIES Have you got no self respect? Oh you’ve got no self respect You call yourself a friend You call yourself a friend You should be ashamed of yourself Ashamed of yourself When you roll Like pigs in the dirt all day There’s no need to be clean Why pretend to be nice And smile to my face With all that filth up your sleeve They say who needs enemies with friends like these I say who needs enemies with friends like you Oh it reminds me of the Black Dinner Where invited was my ancestor He acquired varying stab wounds And a splitting Headache Via an axe in his “pin up” face Life is too short Too short for this Oooh life's too short Too short for this Life is too short for bullshit Now cut the crap! You’re damned if you don’t You’re damned if you do People will believe what they want about you Even if it’s not true Oh it wasn’t true I know the things you said I know the lies you spread All the lies, lies, LIES So it wasn't just your legs then In your sordid affairs! When you roll Like pigs in the dirt all day There’s no need to be clean Why pretend to be nice And smile to my face With all that filth up your sleeve They say who needs enemies with friends like these I say who needs enemies with friends like you
2.
There was a man And he lived Across the hall Behind a hole Who drilled the hole in the bathroom wall? There was a girl Only sixteen years old And she moved Across the hall From the man behind the hole In haste she left her family home To sort out her teenage angst To deal with the pain from the past Is that too much to ask And she only vanted to be alone Like Greta Garbo When bath-time came to call Something was stirring across the hall It imagines her skin like porcelain Smooth, milk-white and innocent The tap it it drip dripped The tap it it eerily dripped The girl she nearly slipped Girl get a grip Don't you slip As the tap it dripped It eerily dripped And the tap it dripped It eerily dripped And the tap it dripped drip drip drip drip And it drip drip drip drip drip drip drip dripped And then it dawned He drilled the hole in the bathroom wall He drilled the hole in the bathroom wall
3.
Lemon Seed 05:07
If I was to swallow the lemon seed Would there grow inside of me The bitter tree Roots travel deep within the deep Bruised black and green Fades into sleep With every second ticking by It makes no sense here as I lie Alive to the deep But dead to the world Was the tree that was once a girl There's such fragility There's such a fine line Between real life and fantasy Is this what it seems Is this life a dream Is this life a dream If I was to swim into the sea Would you follow me Beyond the shore Amid the misty furore Like the grains of sand Falling from my hand All lost at sea There's such fragility There's such a fine line between real life and fantasy Is this what it seems Such a fine line between real life and fantasy Is this life a dream There's such fragility Is this life a dream Is this Is this a dream Is this life A dream Is this life A dream Is this Is this a dream Is this Is this a dream Do the androids only dream of electric sheep?
4.
Humdinger 03:30
You are just about the most despicable human You make me wanna hum Scourge of sub-humanity Enraptured by your vanity You know you are a You really are a humdinger You make me wanna run Rotten to the core I've never come across before Don't think I pity thee In your everlasting ennui You really are a humdinger But it's not all doom and gloom Because oh baby you're so cool Gallery Of Wonder skulls think too Because since you have walked into my life And my cheeks they ache from an army of smiles And it goes on for miles and miles And they beam on for miles and miles and miles And miles and miles and miles You really are that cool! You're really not a humdinger Scourge of sub-humanity You're the scourge of sub-humanity Rotten to the core a whore I have never come across That before You really are a humdinger You really are a humdinger You really are a You really are a humdinger
5.
It was fine For a while We were floating In a little love bubble Moving with the tide Until I Saw you And you made Me feel like my heart Had an extra beat You gave me butterflies It was fine For a canny while Oh we were floating moving towards unknown Stormy skies And then I Saw you You passed me by Like a ship Like a ship In the night And if you Don’t want me In your life Please stop Stop giving me butterflies Ain't it funny how Someone can make you feel That your heart has sank Into your stomach And it’s like They don’t even know That you exist Flutter by My papillon Flutter by My beautiful one And if you don’t want Me in your life Please stop Please stop Please stop Please stop Stop giving me butterflies
6.
I watched you walk the shore line From the sand dunes in Blyth You left your footprints in the sand They told the weight of your life Although you’re dead my friend Your spirit’s still alive I know you’re dead my friend But your spirit’s still alive Still alive Deep within my heart Is where the truth lies It’s hidden behind my eyes And is as riddled as the tide Although you’re dead my friend Your spirit’s still alive I know you're dead my friend But you’re spirit’s still alive Still alive I wanna run I wanna run I wanna run I wanna run I wanna run I wanna run I wanna run With you Again I wanna run with you again

about

Miss Danby & the What are a four-piece band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne assembled by local musician and singer/songwriter Miss Danby. The line-up is completed by Stu Coles on lead guitar, Fran Knowles on drums and Alex James on bass/vocal harmonies.

With an alternative indie sound; shades of shoegaze, punk rock and a riot grrl edge, MD&TW have already recruited admirers and won plaudits with their darkly charming, honest and nuanced take on post-punk - played with “all the panache of Siouxsie Sioux on a long weekend break with X-Ray Spex." (The Crack Magazine).

Their latest release on Clarty Cat Records, ‘Like Greta Garbo’, bursts, fizzes and sparks to life with ‘Who Needs Enemies’, a searing and breathlessly brutal appraisal of human relationships whilst ‘Stop Giving Me Butterflies’ flutters sweetly and gently between the feelings of love, longing and loss. ‘Like Greta Garbo’ is a six-track punch to your face, at once both sweet and harsh, with soft kisses to soothe the bruises.

credits

released October 31, 2017

Song Writing Credits:

Tracks 1, 5 and 6 written by B. E. I. Danby
Track 2 written by A. T. James, S. J. Coles and B. E. I. Danby
Tracks 3 and 4 written by S. J. Coles and B. E. I. Danby

All songs written and performed by Miss Danby & the What 2017

Miss Danby - Vocals, Guitar
Stuart J. Coles - Guitar, Effects
Alex. T. James - Bass, Backing Vocals
Francesca Knowles - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

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