We Run With Gangs

by Teen Girl Scientist Monthly

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    On January 1st, 2014, we released our 10-song "mini-LP" We Run With Gangs - a handful of short, exuberant tunes written as thank yous to everyone who made the first few years of the band a success. The album was - and still is - free for download here on bandcamp.

    BUT ALSO Berger spent copious hours and bandaids listening to LPs and folding / cutting / stapling / gluing a limited edition run of physical, actually-existing-off-the-internet WRWG CDs and Booklets.

    The Booklet is 48-pages of color collage images including all of the lyrics from the album, song notes and a thank you from the band, printed on rich-ass card stock and assembled by hand with love and care. There are also four "special" translucent vellum pages that add a fun twist, a download of the album from bandcamp (for a friend!) and a spray-painted CD for you "I have a car" types. Each Booklet is numbered and - as an added bonus - at least three of them contain Berger's actual blood.

    As has been the case from the beginning, all proceeds from the sale of this record will go towards making TGSMLP2 - out later in 2014. As has also always been the case - we love you, we thank you from the bottom of our tiny twee hearts, and we know we couldn't and wouldn't do any of this if it wasn't for your awesome support and love.

    You guys rock.

    xo,
    tgsm

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about

In the summer of 2012, we asked for the help of our fans and friends and family to make our first album - Modern Dances, which came out in January 2013 only due to the generous support of half a hundred super folks. This started what turned out to be a humbling, fantastic year, and for all that we wanted to say Thank You.

Here's a holdover til Album Two (2014) - 10 tracks in 23 minutes, each of which is about, or based off an idea by, one of our gang.

You guys are the raddest. Can't wait to spend another year with yah.

x, o, and yolo,
TGSM

credits

released 31 December 2013

TGSM is Berger, Dan, Gliva, Mega, Mel and Pete.

The Gang:

Matt B - Guitars, vox, autotuned recorder
Matsu - Kits
Matt G - Bass, vocals on Deborah
Melissa - Keys, backing vox, vocals on These Days, catbug
Morgan - Lead vocals, backing vocals, impossible note on After the Storm
Pete - Keytar, synth, yelps

and Nick - Additional instruments, taste, ears

We Run With Gangs was recorded, mixed and mastered in bedrooms and kitchens at 13 Thames and 1014 Greene during May 2013 and from Sep through Dec 2013 by the irreplaceably brilliant Nick DiMichele.

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Track Name: Water
for Greg

I wait for the end of time - 
Why can't it be happening here?
Dear mouth of all the open sky:
Please eat my High School

I reign, the all county chump
Landfill for the loser's luck
I wait til the shouts die down
I am not listening

You trouble the waters
The waters trouble backward
The river hungry, waiting for you

If I could meet someone like you
And you would give a second look
Sew some muscle to the bones
I could see this working

We trouble the water
The river ever onward
The crush of the rapids
They sharpen different facets
I’m all the sharper, stronger for you
Track Name: Holiday
for Dawn

All's a stage
We play it for ourselves
And at the exit and the start
It's only you and no one else
What I mind
To disturb the toll of fate
Is that the tolling keeping time
Is my own pulse that's keeping pace

Uh, uh - and it only keeps for you.
Uh, uh - and it only keeps for you.  And I say
Uh, uh - it only beats for you.  And I say
Uh, uh - and it only keeps for you.

All I mind,
Learned an infant and a child.
We mean to show we know it all
But what we ever find?
All it's worth - 
We curse and sigh and burn (With curses I am burned?)
We beat the earth to know the truth
Then beat inside the earth

Uh, uh - and yet it beats for you.
Uh, uh - it beats and keeps for you.  And I say
Uh, uh -  young beasts will know it's true:
From the dream and to the sleep - it's all that keeps for me and you
Track Name: the Scientist
for Ryan

Well I can't stand all the aimless patience
Rolling round their eyes like the stars ain't fading
Everybody celebrates their segregation
But all that I want is the information

Yeah!  All right!
We'll be dead in time!
Let's celebrate the casualties

Let's be singing when we're winnin
Spittin teeth and grinnin
Sucking out the pulse of the heart of the cynic
Rippin thru the lining
Guessing at the findings
Seeing whatsit makes us shine
All right

Well your 'zine got boring cuz the scene's the limit 
Tho she may well be read, there's no nature in it
How you use your bite like your teeth ain't wasted?
All that I ask is the information

Yeah!  It's true!
We'll be dead so soon!
Let's celebrate the casualties

Let's be singing when we're winnin
Spittin teeth and grinnin
Licking cynic blood off our lips and our fillings
Pulling down the curtains
Finding what's for certain
Takin notes on what we find
All right

Young gets old it time

Let's be singing when we're winnin
Spittin teeth and grinnin
Sucking out the pulse of the heart of the cynic
Rippin thru the lining
Guessing at the findings
Seeing whatsit makes us shine

If it's gonna come to living
Let it be the limit
Coming down the mountain, burning through the village
Pulling down the curtains
Finding what's for certain
Takin notes on what we find
All right
Track Name: Send Me
for Barbara

She asks to hear the song that moves her stars to forget shadow;
Lights sing from listening, she hears.
She says:

"Oh, play it again, please -
I like, I like where you send me.
When daylight is ending
I like, I like where you send me.
I like, I like where you send me."

I'd play an elegy, but here the stars are gathered with me
I play the songs she'd want to hear.

When daylight is ending
I like, I like where you send me
Oh, sing her again, please
I like, I like where you send me.
I like, I like where you send me
Track Name: Deborah!
for Deborah!

Deborah!
Let's have an adventure!
Let me tell you that-a
I'm so glad we came here
I don't wanna go home!

Deborah!
Can we go to the Mountain??
Let's see the future where I'll
Still be glad we came here
And not wanna go home!

Sugar in the sunshine!
Rockets in the night sky!
Never ever gonna go home again!

Deborah!  (Deborah!)
I don't know what they're saying
It's not a small world - there's so
Much I wanna see here
I don't wanna go home!

Sugar in the sunshine!
Rockets in the night sky!
Never ever gonna go home again!

Deborah!
Let's have an adventure!
Let me tell you that-a
I'm so glad we came here
I don't wanna go home!

Deborah!  (Deborah!)
Let's return to the Mountain (Mountain!)
Let's hide and stay the night cuz
I'm so glad we came here
I don't wanna go 
I'm so glad we came here
I don't wanna go 
I'm so glad we came here
I don't wanna go home
Track Name: Don't Mind
for Tracie

I will wait here for your footsteps
I could wait here for a time
But if you don't mind
Then I won't mind, anyway

I won't be here but a moment
But each moment is a year
When you're near by
There is no time, anyway

When you come by
Yeah it's all right, anyway
Track Name: After the Storm
for Todd

Before the storm I was unarmed
A runt, I'm sure - I saw your eyes
I dreamt a dream of me and and we
Together of the aching kind

I wanted everything I had
I wanted everything I had

And so the light came down in bolts
And beams and washed the sky apart
I meant to shield you from the end
Tho seems that brought us to the start

I wanted everything I had
I wanted everything I had

Bah! Bah bah bah!

I wanted everything I had
You wanted everything I am
I wanted everything I had
You wanted everything I am
Track Name: STUUU
for Stu

Stu!  Stu!

Put the man in goal!  Put the team on his chest!
Put the fear in their hearts and their hearts in arrest!
See the fire that is in his eyes
See the blood that's in there too

Cuz it's Stu!  Yeah it's Stu!
And it's Stu, yeah it's Stu, yeah it's Stu it's Stu!

Stu!  Stu!

Legend tells of a man that's made of steel
You can make him bleed, but can you make him feel?
Be the heat that will temper the god of the goal
And he will make you queen

Cuz it's Stu!  Yeah it's Stu!
And it's Stu, yeah it's Stu, yeah it's Stu it's Stu!
(Oo Girl you know it’s Stu!)

Stu!

Cuz it's Stu!  Yeah it's Stu!
And it's Stu, yeah it's Stu, yeah it's Stu it's Stu!
Track Name: These Days
for Kate

Well everybody's telling me what I gotta be these days
Not sayin' that they hold me down
Just thinking that I hear that sound

And every day's a habit but I wonder if it's gotta be
See, I only wanna come off clean
Do you understand a word I mean?

Is no one's gonna show me what they're cooking up for me today?
Is there even such a kind of thing?
Or maybe I just think it seems?

And this road that I been following seems less and less a thing to me
Think I'm a gonna go off screen
And would you like to come along with me?

It's alright!
I'm just fine!

No one's gonna tell me just what I ought to be today
Track Name: We Run With Gangs
for our Gang

[G...]

We got a fist full of dynamite, a mouth fulla fangs
We Run With Gangs!  We Run With Gangs!
We got napalm blood so get out of our way
We Run With Gangs!  We Run With Gangs!

   [C G C G C G A]

   You're in with the Teens
   Or you're into the dirt
   Everybody get down
   And nobody get hurt
   Don't tell our Moms
   They'd never look at us the same…
   We run with gangs!

[riff - G A# C A# x4]

   [G C G C G C A D x2]

   Rolling into class - on our skateboards
   And all the teachers screaming - oh my Lord
   Our feet up the desk - becuz we're bored
   We don't do rules cuz we're too dang hard

   Throwing parties - in the teacher's lounge
   Drinking soda - and making out
   Cherry bombing - the bathroom stalls
   Ditching class to hang out at the mall

[G...]

We ride rad dirt bikes with decal'd flames
We Run With Gangs!  We Run With Gangs!
We just ran out of business cards, so remember the name
We Run With Gangs!  We Run With Gangs!

   [C G C G C G A]

   It's TGSM
   Or it's DOA
   Don't mess with us
   Or we'll mess up your face
   We break all the rules
   Except we always look both ways
   We run with gangs!

[LONG SOLO ON G]

   [G C G C G C A D x2]

   We've no respect - for authority
   We're eating cookies - any time we please
   Doesn't matter - if we brushed our teeth
   We're too hard for cavities!

   We're solving mysteries - the grown ups won't touch
   Secret societies - and crooked cops
   We cracked the case - of the Lost Town Funds
   But the mayor won't admit it cuz we're too hot to touch

[G...]

We got a mouth fulla of dynamite, a fist fulla fangs
We Run With Gangs!  We Run With Gangs!
We cooked a barbed wired brunch with quiche lorraine
We Run With Gangs!  We Run With Gangs!

   [C G C G C G A x2]

   It's TGSM
   Or it's DOA
   Don't mess with us
   Or we'll mess up your face
   We break the rules
   And we break for parades
   Yeah you're in with the Teens
   Or you're into the dirt
   Everybody get down
   And no body get hurt
   But don't tell our Moms
   They'd never look at us the same…
   We run with gangs!