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The Walkmen from New York have just made their latest album, You & Me, available in an exclusive charitable pre-release on indie music website AmieStreet.com. It costs $5 on this site, with the proceeds from each sale being donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. These guys definitely have something to say. If you’ve never heard them, here are two of their older songs.

The Walkmen – We’ve been had

Well I’m a modern guy I don’t care much for the go-go
or the retro image I see so often telling me to
keep trying maybe you’ll get here someday
keep up the working, ok
I close the book on them right there

I see myself change as the days change over
I hear the songs and the words don’t change
I write them out of the book right there

We’ve been had, you say it’s over
Sometimes I’m just happy I’m older
We’ve been had I know it’s over
Somehow it got easy to laugh out loud

See me age 19 with some dumb haircut from
1960 moving to New York City
live with my friends there we’re all taking the same steps
they’re foolish now

We’ve been had you say it’s over
Sometimes I’m just happy I’m older
We’ve been had I know it’s over
Somehow it got easy to laugh out loud

The Walkmen – Little House of Savages

Somebody’s waiting for me at home
I should have known
Somebody’s got a car outside
Let’s take a ride
I know that it’s late but I don’t wanna go
Cause you can run and have your fun
But don’t come around when she gets home
Oh baby don’t you run around
There’s a door in my heart and it’s open tonight
Come on in and I’ve got you tonight
I should have chose(n)
Cause you can run and have your fun
But don’t come around when she gets home

englischlernen mit liedern 🙂 learning english with songs

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