The Roulettes

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The Roulettes would like to thank Fred and Pip Senior, Mike Stoodley, Milan Lovre Boric, John McDermott, Darren McShane, Andy Low from Amplifier, Silke Hartung, Renee Jones, Greg Meylan, friends and families.

Tracks 1,2,4,5,6,7,10 and 11 were recorded in Fred and Pip Senior’s opulent Mercer woolshed, engineered by Ben Grant. Tracks 3 and 9 were recorded with Milan Lovre Boric at The Wall Studio. Track 8 and various overdubs were recorded with John McDermott at Arch Hill Studio. Other overdubs and mixing by Ben Grant in his loft.

All tracks produced by Justin McLean and Ben Grant.

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released January 7, 2014

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The Roulettes (NZ) Auckland, New Zealand

Mark Queenin
(drums - right)

Justin McLean
(guitar/vox - centre)

Ben Grant
(bass/vox - left)

The Roulettes are currently in the process of completing an album, due for release later in 2017. First tracks are up here now: Venus Burns and Dogs. We live in Auckland.
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Track Name: First Song Of The Summer
When the first song of the summer was sung
at the last note you demanded your sum
with a cold hand still holding the gun
and a bold plan to withhold all the fun

And the frown
I'm gonna wipe from yr face
soldier down
in general disgrace
camera eyes
that recorded your falls
she sells lies
while she's holding yr calls

Firs learn how to smile in defeat
though your eyes burn and you squirm in yr seat
it's a ghost song, it's a hit that you missed
as the smoke curls from the colt in yr fist

And the frown
I'm gonna wipe from yr face
soldier down
in general disgrace
camera eyes
that recorded your falls
she sells lies
while she's holding yr calls
Track Name: Headroom
I stole you these flowers
the owner won't miss them
I've been walking for hours
can't get you out of my system

So cold in the valley
so warm in your bedroom
so what if I'm early
I'm inviting myself in

The smoke in the streetlight
Is slowly dispersing
See a light at your window
Through a crack in your curtain

Now the pressure is pressing
and your doorbell's not ringing
let's turn up the music
this just might be the real thing

So cold in the valley
so warm in you bedroom
so what if I'm early
I'm just needing some headroom

The smoke in the streetlight
Is slowly dispersing
See a light at your window
Through a crack in your curtain

Please don't leave me guessing
'cause inside I'm burning
Yeah I skipped the last lesson
I'm slow but I'm learning
Track Name: The Dust
I... I'm the dust
getting blown away with the rust

Hi... I'm the dust
and there's not a lot you can say that I'll trust

An eye for an eye... an eye full of dust
there's no a lot, that I say, you can trust

Flies in the dust... I'm lord of them all
then we all become dust

Flies in the dust
Rise in the dust
Track Name: No Harm
Every day I hang around
I turn it up but you turn it down
Every time I see you frown
It turns my insides upside down
Every time I see ya
I wanna do you no harm
Turn everything upside down
See everything the other way round
Every time I see you frown
It turns my insides upside down
Every time I see ya
I wanna do you no harm
Track Name: Jelly Roll
I'd like to whisper in your headphone ear
But I'll wait until the ringing disappears

'Cause it's oh so
So-so
Just so
You can blow the whole show

I'd like to see you do the Jelly Roll
While I'm dropping White-tails down your rabbit hole

'Cause it's oh so
So-so
Just so
You can blow the whole show

Your eyes like curtains fall
Soul diving down the wall
Because Number 1 really likes the way you smile
Your short sad chapter ends
You'd share it with your friends
But they know...

'Cause it's oh so
So-so
Just so
You can blow the whole show
Track Name: Here She Comes
Whoa ho
Here she comes
Whoa ho
Here she comes

She's got her guns on stun
and here she comes
She bangs your drum
and here she comes

Here she comes
Whoa ho
She could be the one
But you'll never ever know

Whoa ho
Here she comes
Whoa ho
Here she comes

She's got a fix on you
And everywhere you go
She knows everything you do
And everything you know

Here she comes
And there she goes
She could be the one
But you'll never ever know

No you'll never ever know...

And there she goes...
Track Name: Gravity
Gravity
You lost your hold on me
Round the stars
Found my guitars

Vertigo
Won't let me go
Town to town
You chase yourself around

Poison filled the dart
While you wrote yourself the part
You were hand-picked from the start
For your four-letter heart

Gravity
You lost your hold on me
Round the cars
We found the stars

Very slow
Trouble letting go
Town to town
You chase yourself around

Poison filled the dart
While you wrote yourself the part
You were hand-picked from the start
For your four-letter heart
Track Name: The Disappointment
Such a disappointment
A fly
In your ointment
I won't keep my appointment

Such a wicked temper
Words
I will remember
You won't see me in September

Such a disappointment

I don't have a jealous mind
I'm not
The suspicious kind
But I don't trust what I find

'Cause it's such a disappointment
A fly
In your ointment
I won't keep my appointment

Such a disappointment
Track Name: Glitter Guitar
You pull down the shades
You don't answer your phone
Are your lines disengaged?
Is there no one at home?

On the streets that you walk
You're avoiding their eyes
You're not talking their talk
In your only disguise

So why
Why would you try?
Burnt by
The sun if you fly

You would be a star
Playing glitter guitar
That you wear like a charm
Like a keep-safe from harm

But your eyes are so tired
It's like they're stuck with glue
While the dream you denied
Keeps on floating from view

So why
Why would you try?
Burnt by
The sun if you fly
So why
Why would you try?
Burnt by
The sun if you fly
Track Name: Ray
Ray'll be OK he's got a nice watch freshly engraved
He might take a holiday 'cause he's got a little pile that he saved
And he's always on the go and as everybody knows
Though he doesn't let it show
He doesn't want to go
He'll be OK but his time's up, starting today

Ray'll be OK he's going to spend the time making some plans
What it is he doesn't say, but he's always been good with his hands
He was always in the know but now everybody notices
Creases in his clothes, he's slowly letting go
He'll be OK but just doesn't yet understand

Ray'll be OK he's got his garden and he's watching the clocks
He's up early every day, and he always checks the mail in his socks
Well he's paid his share of bills and he takes his share of pills
He's got aches he never kills, he's afraid he never will
He'll be OK but he's not yet over the shocks.

Ray'll be OK
Just relax at the end of the day
Ray'll be OK
Face facts we've got to send you away
Ray'll be OK
It's just the sun's ray's fading
Ray'll be OK
The end of senseless saving
Ray'll be OK
He's not drowning, he's waving
Ray'll be OK
It's just the night at the end of the day
It's just the sun's rays fading away
It's just the night at the end of the day
It's just the sun's rays fading away
Track Name: Baby It's Fine
Baby, it's fine
We don't have to sleep tonight
We can finish your wine
And we'll talk until it's light

And then maybe I'll go
But I'll need another taste
We've been moving so slow
Not to move would be to waste

And those words
Your friends say
They don't own me this way
They were only half right
Shadows fade in the night

And baby don't hide
Never said I wouldn't phone
But you pull like the tide
And I'm washed up all alone

You've got something I crave
And I need it more and more
I try to be brave
And I'm washed up at your door

And I'll stay
If you like
I've got no plans tonight
They were only half right
Shadows fade in the night