The Grown Ups Are Talking

by The Serious Adults

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released May 30, 2016

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FROM A TOWN WITHOUT A TESCO (GOOD OR BAD THING: YOU DECIDE)

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Track Name: Your Face On TV
I SAW YOUR FACE
I SAW YOUR FACE
I SAW IT ON TV
I DID A DOUBLE TAKE
I THOUGHT "MY EYES MUST DECEIVE ME"
I SHOUTED OUT "I KNOW HER"
BARMAN SHOUTED "SIT BACK DOWN"
I MOVED TO SIT
I MISSED THE SEAT
I CRASHED DOWN TO THE GROUND
THEY THREW ME OUT
SAID "DON'T COME BACK"
I WALKED HOME IN THE RAIN
COULDN'T GET THE THOUGHT
OF YOU ON TV OUT MY BRAIN

YOUR FACE ON TELEVISION
YOUR FACE ON TELEVISION

YOUR FACE ON TELEVISION
YOUR FACE ON TELEVISION
Track Name: That's My Property
THE SAME RULE APPLIES
TO EVERYONE FROM PAUPERS TO KINGS
THAT NOBODY COMES BETWEEN ME
AND MY BELONGINGS AND THINGS

WHAT DID I TELL YOU
IT BELONGS TO ME
DIDN'T SAY YOU COULDN'T USE IT
BUT IT WON'T BE FREE

THAT'S MINE
THAT'S MY PROPERTY
Track Name: Mysterious Adults
THESE MYSTERIOUS ADULTS
WHO COULD THEY BE
THEY'RE ALWAYS SHOWN IN SILHOUETTE
WHEN THEY'RE ON TV

S'THESE MYSTERIOUS ADULTS
THEY WALK AMONG US
COULD BE QUEUING IN A TESCO
OR TO GET ON A BUS

BUT HOW WOULD WE KNOW
WELL WE'RE NOT MEANT TO KNOW
AND THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES

THESE MYSTERIOUS ADULTS
USING SOMEONE ELSE'S VOICE
NOT CAUSE IT SOUNDS BETTER
THEY DON'T HAVE A CHOICE

S'THESE MYSTERIOUS ADULTS
THEY WALK AMONG US
COULD BE QUEUING IN A TESCO
OR TO GET ON A BUS

BUT HOW WOULD WE KNOW
WELL WE'RE NOT MEANT TO KNOW
AND THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES
Track Name: Very Difficult
I TRY TO BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT I READ
BUT IT'S VERY VERY VERY VERY DIFFICULT INDEED

I READ A LOT
AND BELIEVE VERY LITTLE
BUT SOMETIMES I FIND I NOD AT SOME BITS IN THE MIDDLE
BUT I'M WORKING ON IT
Track Name: Hand-Written Song
HAND-CRAFTED FROM THE FINEST LOCAL INGREDIENTS
STOLEN FROM A LOCAL BAND

ESTABLISHED MY BRAND BY HAND
WHEN IT COMES TO HANDMADE STUFF
THERE'S A LOT OF DEMAND
IT WAS A SONG MADE BY HAND

HAND-WRITTEN
HAND-RECORDED
HAND-SUNG

HAND-WRITTEN
HAND-RECORDED
HAND-SUNG

ESTABLISHED MY BRAND BY HAND
WHEN IT COMES TO HANDMADE STUFF
THERE'S A LOT OF DEMAND

IT WAS A SONG MADE BY HAND
MARKETED AS SUCH
NOW IN DEMAND
ACROSS THE LAND

HAND-WRITTEN
HAND-RECORDED
HAND-SUNG

HAND-WRITTEN
HAND-RECORDED
HAND-SUNG

HAND-WRITTEN
HAND-RECORDED
HAND-SUNG
Track Name: The Way That They Dress
I DEMONSTRATE MY SUCCESS
WITH THE WAY THAT I DRESS
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
I MUST CONFESS
EVERY DAY I COME HOME
TO A HOME LIFE THAT'S A MESS
BUT OH WELL THAT DOESN'T MATTER
CAUSE YOU'RE ALL SO IMPRESSED

YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A PERSON
BY THE WAY THAT THEY DRESS
YOU'LL FIND THAT I'M RIGHT
IF YOU PUT WHAT I SAY TO THE TEST
Track Name: Big Holiday 2
HOLIDAY
WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
WHAT YOUR TEACHER HAS TO SAY

WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
YOUR MOTHER TOLD HER WORK SHE'S SICK
NOW WE'RE GOING SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY

WHEN WE START OUR NEW LIFE
YOU'LL MAKE LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS
ON THE LONGEST HOLIDAY EVER
ONE THAT NEVER ENDS

FORGET YOUR FRIENDS
FORGET YOUR FRIENDS

DON'T TELL ANYONE
WE'RE NOT COMING BACK
THIS PLACE WAS NEVER GOOD FOR US
WE'RE NEVER COMING BACK

FORGET YOUR FRIENDS
FORGET YOUR FRIENDS

HOLIDAY
WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
WHAT YOUR TEACHER HAS TO SAY

WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
WE'RE GOING ON HOLIDAY
YOUR MOTHER TOLD HER WORK SHE'S SICK
NOW WE'RE GOING SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY

FORGET YOUR FRIENDS
Track Name: GTs
TOLD YOU ONCE
DON'T WANNA HAVE TO TELL YOU AGAIN
THAT WE'RE NEVER EVER GONNA BE FRIENDS
TIL THE END

SO ENJOY THE GOOD TIMES
WHILE THEY LAST
Track Name: Redundancy
WE MADE AS MUCH MONEY AS WE COULD
I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU
THE WORK YOU DID WAS GOOD

BUT NOW WE'RE UP AGAINST THE WALL
WE'RE LETTING GO OF YOU ALL
BUT IF WE SORT IT ALL OUT
WE'LL GIVE YOU ALL A CALL

REDUNDANCY FOR YOU
BUT NOT FOR ME
WISH ME LUCK
I'M SURE I'LL NEED IT
SO ROOT FOR ME
Track Name: Work = Worth
BEEN SEEKING VALIDATION
SINCE THE DAY OF MY BIRTH
PERFORMANCE IN MY OCCUPATION
DEFINES MY WORTH

W-O-R-K
WORK
W-O-R-K
WORTH

TIME TO GET TO WORK
SHOW MY WORTH IN THE WORKPLACE

I SOMETIMES CALL MY BOSS
ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
TO HAVE HER REASSURE ME
THAT I'M DOING ALRIGHT

W-O-R-K
WORK
W-O-R-K
WORTH

TIME TO GET TO WORK
SHOW MY WORTH IN THE WORKPLACE
Track Name: Aspirational
MUST STOP TALKING
ABOUT MY HOPES AND DREAMS
WON'T SAY ANOTHER WORD
OR ELSE I RECKON THEY'LL SCREAM

MUST STOP TALKING
NOTE TO SELF:
NO ONE ELSE IS CONCERNED
WITH YOUR PURSUIT OF WEALTH

THEY'RE ALL JUST JEALOUS
OF WHAT I DON'T HAVE YET
CAUSE WHAT I DON'T HAVE YET
THEY'LL NEVER GET

MUST STOP TALKING
NOTE TO SELF:
NO ONE ELSE IS CONCERNED
WITH YOUR PURSUIT OF WEALTH

THEY'RE ALL JUST JEALOUS
OF WHAT I DON'T HAVE YET
CAUSE WHAT I DON'T HAVE YET
THEY'LL NEVER GET
Track Name: Irritable
YOU SAID DON'T EVEN GO THERE
I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE YOU MEANT
YET THERE I WENT

YOUR ONLY OTHER DEMAND
WAS THAT I TALKED TO THE HAND
BUT I TRIED TO TALK AROUND IT
I IGNORED YOUR COMMAND

AND THAT'S WHY WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE
YOU SAY THAT KNOWING ME IS A CHORE

BUT IT WAS WORTH IT TO SEE
THAT LOOK ON YOUR FACE
YOU'RE FAR TOO IRRITABLE
THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE
Track Name: TMI
IT'S MORE THAN I WANTED TO KNOW
IT'S SOMETHING THAT I CAN'T UNKNOW
I CAN'T MAKE THE THOUGHT OF IT GO
CAN'T SAY YOU DIDN'T WARN ME THOUGH

TMI
TOO MUCH INFORMATION
TMI
TOO MUCH INFORMATION
TMI
TOO MUCH INFORMATION
Track Name: Lightspeed Love (Love At The Speed Of Light) - feat. Wow! Wot?
PICK UP YOUR KEYS
GET IN THE CAR
MUSIC IS PLAYING
LET'S GO FAR

BLAZING NEON
IN THE DARK
YOUR CAR IS GLOWING
HOLD MY HAND

THE ROAD IT STRETCHES
INTO A RUNWAY
OPEN THE DOORS AND FLY FLY FLY FLY

NEON LIGHTS BURN MY EYES
I CAN'T SEE BUT I DON'T MIND
FEELS SO GOOD IT MUST BE RIGHT
LOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

LIGHTSPEED LOVE

HEARTBEAT IS FAST
SO IS THE CAR
SPEEDING FROM STAR TO STAR TO STAR

ARCS OF COLOUR
IN THE SKY
DAYLIGHT NIGHT TIME FESTIVAL

HIGH IN THE SKY
JUST YOU AND I
LET'S FLY TO THE MOON AGAIN

NEON LIGHTS BURN MY EYES
I CAN'T SEE BUT I DON'T MIND
FEELS SO GOOD IT MUST BE RIGHT
LOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

LIGHTSPEED LOVE
Track Name: Aeroplane
I COULD CLIMB A MOUNTAIN
IF I TOOK UP MOUNTAINEERING
I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR MOUNTAINEERING
BECAUSE OF MY WORK

WOULD LOVE TO FLY AN AEROPLANE
WOULD LOVE TO FLY AN AEROPLANE
LIKE THOSE PEOPLE THAT FLY AEROPLANES
BECAUSE IT'S THEIR WORK

DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO FLY
DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO FLY
DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO FLY
BECAUSE OF MY WORK

COULD BE THE CAPTAIN OF A SUBMARINE
OR OF OUR NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM
BUT I'D NEVER FIT THOSE IN BETWEEN
HOURS SPENT AT MY WORK

DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO FLY
DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO FLY
DON'T HAVE TIME TO LEARN TO FLY
BECAUSE OF MY WORK