You Want It - EP

by The Roulettes (NZ)

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Produced by The Roulettes.

Thanks to:

Dennis, Emily, Jackie, Justin Redding, Wallace, Fleur, Angel, Edmund, Michael K and Greg Cain.

All songs McLean/Grant (control)

J McLean - Guitar
B Grant - Bass
T Stott - Drums (track 7)

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released March 30, 2009

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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: Lines
2 hearts beating fast
but sleep comes and goes at last
you say we're out of time
but I read between the lines

Lines, lines
I read between the lines

The sun will always shine
But I read between the lines
You never saw the signs
But I read between the lines

Lines, Lines,
I read between the lines
Track Name: Hot Wire
Hot wire, high flyer (oh)
Second rater, compensator (oh)
High roller, day stroller (oh)
Second bester, keen investor (oh)
Wrecks homes, breaks bones (oh)

Second rater, compensator
What would your mother say, what would your mother say
Second bester, keen investor
What would your mother say, what would your mother say

Live wire, high flyer (oh)
Second rater, compensator (oh)
High roller, day stroller (oh)
Second bester, keen investor (oh)
Wrecks homes, breaks bones (oh)
Speaks hums dreams guns (oh)

Second rater, compensator
What would your mother say, what would your mother say
Second bester, keen investor
What would your mother say, what would your mother say
Track Name: A Mind To Ruin
You've been worrying for news
double-checking all the clues
someones' winning while you lose
wearing all your favourite shoes

And they walk all over you
you know they know it too
reading all the sings
ignoring all your finds

Bye-bye, what you doing
You got a bright young mind to ruin

They never ask you what to choose
and yr face is on tattoos
all the doctors say is to take it twice a day

They'll plant you in the ground
scatter all your dreams around
water you and say
that it's now your time to pay

Bye-bye, what you doing
You got a bright young mind to ruin

The winds toss you around
as you're sailing into town
they double-crossed you then
with the telegrams they send
advertising no more rain
and profit without pain
you've been born again
into everlasting shame

Bye-bye, what you doing
You got a bright young mind to ruin
Track Name: I Think I Can
Sitting around, getting nowhere
wearing a hole in my favourite chair
feeling remotely like a vulture
watching the death of my culture

Getting stoned on the sofa
over and over
and over and over
and over and over

I think I can
I think I can
I think I can
think I can stand

Staring away at my in-tray
Thinking about the meanest thing to say
Seems to me you're acting older
Not doing exactly what I told you
Stoned on the sofa
and over and over
and over and over

I think I can
I think I can
I think I can
think I can stand
Track Name: Poor Little Rich White Boys & Girls
Poor little rich white girls and boys
are making all that rich white noise
the broken voice of a generation
the sorry state of your privileged station

You're choking on fancy coffees
you're defending your marlboro rights
how much you spend on your dirty weekends
where you going on your annual flights

It's gone
It's gone
that empty feeling you've been wanting for so long

Well represented in your magazines
you make a statement in your 400 dollar jeans
invitation says 'casual nice'
and be prepared for a bit of a press-fight

It's gone
It's gone
That empty feeling you've been wanting for so long
Gone
It's gone
that empty feeling you've been chasing for so long
Track Name: The Killer You Want To Be
Happy rich and confident
but reputations can be earned and spent
just like people can be burnt and bent
when you're happy rich and confident

You keep your eye on the big money
'cause every day's an opportunity
but there's a bigger personality
than the killer that you want to be

You can get in anywhere for free
but there's nowhere that you want to be
and there's no-one that you want to see
just the sponsors and security