Junior Boys’ New Album – Begone Dull Care – Parallel Lines + 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

If you found the words, would you really say them?
Or sliding through the verse,
With a lot more punctuation?
Remembering the line, an empty metaphor
That you savor by yourself
You’re never cured
If I forgot the lines, is it easy enough to fake it?
Or do you need a moment to rememorize
And model it like a curse half disguised?

Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears
That final taste before you’re taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It’s all right to say it
Just as long as you don’t really think so

Give me a little room
To get on with concentration
Just enough to know
What I’m missing in education
Borrowing all the hours that you gave to me to
It’s a wonder I could ever breathe
Under all our thoughts
We’ll hear the final answer
Of all the things you are that have been paralleled
All the voices that were raised and finally fell

Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears
That final taste before you’re taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It’s all right to say it
Just as long as you don’t really think so

Lights
No show
No sex
That’s all you get
No wait
No calls
No remittance for what you know

Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears
That final taste before you’re taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It’s all right to say it
Just as long as you don’t really think so

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

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