Summer Skin (Single)

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Summer Skin is the first single from Teen Girl Scientist Monthly's new album Modern Dances (out Feb 26, 2013). (Check out the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OlMSNilw4c)

This single is also available as a free download with a copy of the new TGSM Choose Your Own Adventure Book The Mystery of the Haunted Warehouse - available at Teen Girl gigs!

credits

released January 22, 2013

matt roi berger - guitars, vox
matt gliva - bass guitar
melissa lusk - organ
morgan lynch - vox
hiroyuki matsuura - drums
pete scalzitti - keys

additional musicians for Runaway:
cello - kristine kruta
viola - sarah haines
violin - allie stamler
additional guitar - gary atturio

strings on Runaway arranged by kristine kruta

recorded and mixed by gary atturio
additional recording by roko djokovic
strings on Runaway recorded by sir walter shaw
Summer Skin mastered by alex deturk
Runaway and Old Country mastered by nicholas dimichele

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Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is a 6-piece rock group from Brooklyn. They sound like Ra Ra Riot and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah making out in the bathroom.

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Track Name: Summer Skin
Sun bleached white, like a shooting star,
We cut a fresh clean line in your brother’s car
Going on and on…
Heat beat down in a summer snow
And there’s nothing in our hearts that our mothers know
Going on and on…
And it’s fine
I’m never coming down this time

The bodies won’t move so we’re sneaking aside
And the stomping in our gut’s the only keeping of time
And we go on and on…
I’m counting on my digits all the devilish nerves
Til I hear the crack in mine and feel the curl of yours
And we go on and on…
And it’s time
Cuz heaven’s on the other side

We cut a left, right, left, right, left, right, standing still
Flirt a fresh cool taste in the chase of a summer’s kill
The sun is high and the sky’s caving in tonight, but I don’t mind
Got a head start racing all the ghost kids down the hill

Get quick, kid - go as fast as you can
They’re only pulling punches for your summer skin
So go on and on…
We recognize the body in the failure of words
Well, I never liked mine, so can I use yours?
And go on and on…
And it’s time
Cuz heaven’s on the other side

We cut a left, right, left, right, left, right, standing still
Flirt a fresh cool taste in the chase of a summer’s kill
The sun is high and the sky’s caving in tonight, but I don’t mind
Got a head start racing all the ghost kids down the hill

Well I cut my lip on the summer’s teeth
And everything she’s buzzing’s like she’s singing to me
It goes on and on…
I wave my rights to a delicate touch
I’m never coming down til they drag me up
I’ll go on and on…
And it’s time, cuz heaven’s on the other side
Yeah it’s fine, I never remember my line
And it’s too high to call it right

We cut a left, right, left, right, left, right, standing still
Flirt a fresh cool taste in the chase of a summer’s kill
The sun is high and the sky’s caving in tonight, but I don’t mind
Got a head start racing all the ghost kids down the hill
Track Name: Runaway
I don’t wanna seem so boring.
I don’t wanna waste your time.
I don’t wanna keep your story,
Acting like a little child.
Honestly, I’m worth ignoring -
Never gonna lay. Besides,
I would rather go exploring.
Ah-ah-ah-ah

I don’t wanna break your habit;
I would never be so bold.
I don’t wanna seem dramatic,
Just making your sad eyes roll.
Oh, tell me what I’m still lacking;
Tell me just what you know;
Tell me that I’m far too savage.
Ah-ah-ah-ah - HEY! But…

Wait – WAIT! [X3]

I don’t wanna be so boring.
I don’t wanna waste my time.
I would rather be exploring.
I’m aching to be racing, blind.
Oh, take me from the foreseen story.
Break me away from lyin’.
Faking it will make you boring.
Ah-ah-ah-ah!

I ain’t gonna ask no questions.
I ain’t gonna play as told.
I’m gonna run in all directions,
Shaking the dust off my bones.
Been living under an affection;
Been safer with the weight I’ve known
Can't settle in when I'm electric.
Ah-ah-ah-ah!

I wa-wa-won’t be phased
I got no lick of time
My la-la-leap of faith
Is all I leave behind
Oh, Runaway, away
I won’t be left behi-oh-hi-oh-hi-oh
Ah-ah-ah!
Tell me that I’m misbehaving.
Tell me that I’m just a child,
Wasting my time with chasing
Something I’ll never find.
Honestly, my heart is racing -
Aching with a faith that’s wild -
More than you could ever make it.
Ah-ah-ah-ah!

I don't want to make no habits
I don't want to rest my bones
Under white banners, stagnant
In the still winds of what's known.
Oh strip me from my common practice
Horizon, oh, call me home.
I'll settle when it's more attractive.
Ah-ah-ah-ah!

I wa-wa-won’t be phased
I got no lick of time
My la-la-leap of faith
Is all I leave behind
Oh run away, away
I won’t be left behi-oh-hi-oh-hi-oh
Ah-ah-ah!

Wait – WAIT! [X3]

I wa-wa-won’t be phased
I got no lick of time
My la-la-leap of faith
Is all I leave behind
Oh run away, away
I won’t be left behi-oh-hi-oh-hi-oh
Ah-ah-ah!
Track Name: Old Country
I got my head but I'm living in a tough rut
I have a dreamin but it's never quite enough
I made a state and my fate is only rust shut
It leaves me wishing for another sort of living
In the Old Country
We could be happy, in the Old Country

I got a heart but it's having such a hard time
It's got a chain with a weight and oh she's all mine
And in this state there's no way to play a fault line
You got me wishing for another sort of living
In the Old Country
We could be lovers, in the Old Country

And all mistakes are all my friends
It's all my fate this state I'm in
There's no escape from what I've come to be
But, oh, to I think of where I was
When I was me and I was young
And all the world only mine to seek

I got a skin but it's feelin like a ghost hold
There was a season it chameleon'd with the local
Now it's the armor that I'm wearing in the sinkhole
It leads to reason that I was only dreaming
Of the Old Country
I was a savage, in the Old Country

And all mistakes are all my friends
It's all my fate this state I'm in
There's no escape from what I've come to be
But, oh, to I think of where I was
When I was me and I was young
And all the world only mine to seek

In the Old Country

And all mistakes are all my friends
It's all my fate this state I'm in
There's no escape from what I've come to be
But, oh, to I think of where I was
When I was me and I was young
And all the world only mine to seek