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Not a love song.



You were never one to give out a lot of information
And I've no idea where you're likely now to be
But I don't need to ask you how those old dreams all worked out
I've never seen your face on my TV

We used to sit in your room critiquing import records
We had all the time then that we could use
We had checkered tees from Beckers and lots of DIY
No one cared, and least of all us two

But in retrospect it all seems a little bit pointless
We were so convinced we were totally punk
We'd kohl our eyes, metamorphosize and take the bus down into town
Take our hits with the other kids
And then waste the afternoon
Just hanging around

We'd hope and fear when girls watched us
Drink our beer
Then I'd stumble up the stairs
Feel the spinning in my head
The next day there'd be a show to see, some kind of hot new group
And the thought of all that confidence in the room with me made me sweat
Oh, that's what we get, and there's no space to complain
You just deal with it like a pigeon hides from the rain

And in retrospect it all seems a little bit pointless
Or was it? I don't know what that even means
Sure, all those predictable things happened
Like they do
He who says his word isn't always heard
It just floats off and it leaves you blue

Like it's pointless


from The Asphalt and the Sin, released February 1, 2014
Rhythm guitar and vocals: Richard Wittman
Lead guitar: Jeff Gross
Bass guitar: Mike Ball
Drums: Joel Joseph
Lyrics by Richard Wittman
Music by Richard Wittman and Jeff Gross



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The Spreewells Los Angeles, California

The Spreewells make angular energetic music about the modern world. Their name evokes the savage beauty of a certain basketball player and the noble river that flows through a delicious foreign city. They are: Richard Wittman (voice, rhythm guitar), Jeff Gross (lead guitar), Mike Ball (bass), and Ro Meraz (drums). On these recordings, drums were played by Joel Joseph. ... more

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