big serf

by Gen Gorman

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"Old-school indie leanings...rockin' debut EP" -CMJ

"Gen's latest record Big Serf is a modern take of 90's alt-rock...With badass vocals and a grunge guitar, watch out for this chick!" -The Deli Magazine

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released April 15, 2014

recorded & mixed by Ian Blurton
recorded at Pro Gold Studios in Toronto, Ontario
December 2013-January 2014
mastered by April Golden at Golden Studios

Gen Gorman: vocals, guitars, bass on tracks 1&3, piano, Moog
Ian Blurton: bass on tracks 2&4
Damon Richardson: drums

art/design by Genevieve Gorman
all songs written by Genevieve Gorman (SOCAN)

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Track Name: With The Radio
Don't let him get messed up too soon
he's got the booze and he's waiting for you
grab your bag and it's out the side door
dying trying to find what to live for

down by the old school and he's smoking his last cigarette
that day we hopped the fence and hoped we wouldn't get caught

you got the keys and you stole your mothers car

sleeping pills, an absent father
pull the plug on the bathtub water
draw the shades but don't get too close
it's coming on, it's coming on yeah

that night we drove away and hoped we wouldn't get caught x2

you got the keys and you stole your mothers car
singing you'd love me forever along with the radio

and all the pretty things that sat collecting dust upon your bedroom shelves
your mother never had the strength to throw them out
and all the pretty things this city couldn't show ya
a fifty dollar fill up got you past the border

as the years go by you try to turn around and find
a picture of your mothers face as clear as ever in your mind
after the golden dust has blown away, the glory fades,
another kid who sold her heart, got lost down in Los Angeles

you got the keys and you stole your mothers car
singing you'd love me forever along with the radio
you got the keys and you stole your mothers car
singing you'd love me forever
Track Name: Sleep On Sundays
I never sleep on Sundays unless she's next to me
where the ring and the eyes of the church can't reach
manufactured regrets, manifest jealousy
a sef-defeating prophecy

slow it down, just slow it down

I go out of my mind
slow it down, just slow it down

I didn't want to go
I changed my mind
I missed my chance, the light
if I could, I'd do it differently

the lights on e are trailing
this town has torn ya down
a broken wing, a stunted seed
slow it down, just slow it down

a life of little passings
wish I did not believe
wish I could discard destiny

I go out of my mind
slow it down, just slow it down
I didn't want to go
I changed my mind
I missed my chance, the light
if I could, I'd do it differently
and I go out of my mind

I go out of my mind
slow it down, just slow it down

I didn't want to go
I changed my mind
I missed my chance, the light
if I could, I'd do it differently
and I go out of my mind
at first I didn't want to go,
I changed my mind,
i missed my chance the light,
if I could I'd do it differently
Track Name: Slow Train
lines bar her eyes when she moves slow
a sleeping vertigo
I'm not far from where you and I
said we'd go slow, awake vertigo

I'm not far from home, I'm not far from home yeah

do they dull
your nerves when you're sleeping?
cut your hair when you're dreaming?
I guess I just thought
we'd be getting out of here
we said the same thing last year

I'm not far from home (home home)
I'm not far from home (home home)
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't

when you waste my time and I'd rather leave
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't
we'll take our time and just say we'll leave

do they dull your
nerves when you're sleeping?
cut your hair when you're dreaming?
I guess I just thought
we'd be getting out of here
we said the same thing last year

I'm not far from home (home home)
I'm not far from home (home home)
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't

it's always the same
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't

when you waste my time and I'd rather leave
I'd catch a slow train even if you don't
we'll take our time and just say we'll leave
I guess I don't care if you don't
we'll waste our time and just say we'll leave yeah
Track Name: The Get-Well-Soon
On a sidestreet right off the avenue
there is a house known as the get-well-soon
she had been there since Tuesday afternoon
she needed to get herself straight

her name was Evan, 27 and she did it well
found out young she had a penchant for alcohol
and a tendency to wander off and never call
don't worry about it

growing up in a house with all the lights off
sick of saying yeah well my mother says,
my mother says, mothers say

she was handed repentance on the corner
it wasn't Sunday, she was sure a goner
and her hands had been shaking since the morning
she needed to get herself straight

just one or two bottles
everyone's got their problems
(everyone's got their problems when)
sick of always saying, sick of want, don't want to talk about it

growing up in a house with all the lights off
sick of saying yeah well my mother says,
my mother says, mothers say

and every bottle on her shelf
holds a note that she wrote to herself
except the one that's still full
and the lady madonna will shine
shine, shine, shine
until her lights all gone

growing up in a house with all the lights off
sick of saying yeah well my mother says,
my mother says, mothers say
growing up in a house with all the lights off
sick of saying yeah well my mother says,
my mother says, mothers say