Junior Boys’ New Album – Begone Dull Care – Bits & Pieces + Lyrics

This is the duo’s third album, and the title is a reference to a short film by Norman McLaren, the pioneering Oscar-winning animator and electronic composer, who was fond of direct film animation (the technique of physically manipulating or painting on film frame by frame) and stop-start animation. His meticulousness is much like the band’s process of composing and sequencing their music. There’s a measured restraint that’s rarely employed in modern pop music and it’s the precision and restraint in the arrangements that serves to magnify what is there. And what is there is exceptional.

Track Listings
1. Parallel Lines
2. Work
3. Bits and Pieces
4. Dull To Pause
5. Hazel
6. Sneak A Picture
7. The Animator
8. What It’s For

Every bit has its time
Too many pieces to keep over
With every shape and design that won’t fit in

That’s the best of your peers?
If you can make it through the summer
Forget the paint on the walls that dizzy you
There’s barely the room

I see it better when the lights are on
I see it better when the lights are on
Just give a second and I’ll figure it out (yes I will)
Because practice is over

Click-stop…
So we know how to keep this thing on moving now
We were jammed, cursed so it wouldn’t begin
Find a space on the floor
Tape down the edges of your waist coat
Remember the words, the lighting cues
It’s all up to you

I see it better when the lights are on
I see it better when the lights are on
Just give a moment and I’ll figure it out (yeah I will)
Because practice is over

I see it – I see it better when the lights are on
I see it – I see better when the lights are on
I see it – Just give me second and I’ll figure it out (yes I will)
Because practice is over

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Posted on March 29, 2009, in Junior Boys, Lyrics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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