Chelsea Bangs

by spencer dorsey

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  • Chelsea Bangs - Hi-Fi Lathe Cut 7"
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    For the month of July, you can pre-order the "Chelsea Bangs" 7" on High Quality, Hi-Fi ( the sound quality is much better standard ) lathe cut vinyl. Each order will also include a special gift. These records are made to order, they will not be available in stores at this time. Each record will be hand numbered and include a download code. Pre-Orders are from July 3rd to July 31st and the record will ship mid August. ( Twin Wasp Records )

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released July 7, 2016

Spencer Dorsey - Vocals and Guitars

Featuring :
Stephanie Berliner - Vocals
Joel Tannenbaum - Piano

Produced by Joel Tannenbaum
Recorded Feb 2016 at Gradwell House, NJ
Mastered by Dave Downham

On the cover : Sara "Swede" Heinio
Layout by Shannon Dorsey



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Track Name: Chelsea Bangs
Nineteen ninety six or seven
Nineteen ninety eight
Back when this basement
was overrun with angry nazis
We should run
Your oxblood boots
Steadfast on the ground
In your convictions
We're hiding in the bathroom
I held you tight
We gripped lead pipes
Your Chelsea blonde bangs
Hanging in your eyes
In your fearless eyes
Your sta-prest and your braces tight
I stayed close and braced myself that night
I braced myself that night

Your heart beats fast
Not as fast as mine
I hear the horns of the first wave
When I look into your eyes
When I look into your eyes

Barreling, stumbling pouring down the stairs
Down the only way out
We were the only ones there
Our smiles wide
As our eyes aligned
You looked at me
And handed me your red stripe
And said don't ever fear them
You won't let the change you
You won't let the break you
I'll stay down here forever
Underground with you
I went back in my mind
To that time you read me the spirit of 69
In your parents bedroom
The Trojan box set
I borrowed and didn't give back
Desmond dekker and Derrick Morgan

She said this is a dance hall
Keep your violence off our floor
This is our nightclub
And you can't chase us out no more
Laurel leaves over hearts of love
We are we are traditional ones

Your heart beats fast
Not as fast as mine
I hear the horns of the first wave
When I look into your eyes
Your heart beats fast
Not as fast as mine
Let's remember tonight
Long after this venues demise
Long after this venues demise
Track Name: Ursa Major
This city
is too bright to see stars at night
Streets to dark to go down
Mama said those boys ain't got no sense
but they got knives
Not their fault, they just weren't raised right

I'm looking up to hope through this haze
I'm looking down at craters on the ground
You don't need a car to get around this place
These trains will get you just about what their worth

Turn the lights off and come meet me
We can sneak up the roof on third street
The view from up here makes me think clearer
Even when the sky is gone air is bitter

Bring your planisphere
I will be waiting there
Like Ursa Major

Forty to fifty degrees north
The same latitude as Maine
Out there in Bar Harbor
they see the sky as it was made
In Philadelphia
All we see is grey

Still we are the same rusty earth
Satellites retired and off course
Went to space just to get there first
Put our stars and stripes on the moon
and got bored

We will get out but if we stay in
We will take back our fallen city
Houston not ready for reentry
You leave me breathless
Lost in your gravity

We are infinite
Just like the space we float in
Like Ursa Major