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Please Play Please

by Never Right Now

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    Please Play Please is our official first release: a collection of demo versions of our songs. It features new mixes for CrabSong and Motel 6, as well as four brand new songs and an acoustic version of CrabSong!

    Purchasing the digital album will give you access to an immediate download of all 7 tracks in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Also includes printable CD case art with folding instructions!

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Please Play Please is our official first release: a collection of demo versions of our songs. It features new mixes for CrabSong and Motel 6, as well as four brand new songs and an acoustic version of CrabSong!

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released August 19, 2010

© 2010 April Burton and Ken Taylor. All songs are demo versions lovingly written, recorded, and produced by us.

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Never Right Now San Jose, California

Genre outlaws from San Jose, CA. One moment we sound a little like Thom Yorke falling asleep to Tori Amos after having a fight with Trent Reznor. And in the next moment, not at all.

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Track Name: Chain Reaction
so this is what it all comes down to
this is how it all begins
everything pulsates from center
at the start of a chain reaction

and ooh, what's that sound?
oh it's you, ripping your own heart out
and ooh, listen carefully:
it's the sound of you tearing your own life apart

so this is how the world really is?
one small event after another
piles up in due time
and you are done for?

and ooh, what's that sound?
oh it's you, ripping your own heart out
and ooh, listen carefully:
it's the sound of you tearing your own life apart

i want to start again
please, just let me try again
there's got to be a way
to make the pieces fit painlessly this time

jettisoned all of my friends
factored out to simplify the equation
it's all numbers now
think of the greater good!

that's how stories are told
that's how alliances are made and broken
this is how you bring the world to its knees
this is how you are brought to term
disease

and ooh, what's that sound?
oh it's you, ripping your own heart out
and ooh, listen carefully:
it's the sound of you tearing your own life apart
Track Name: CrabSong
this is a situation that any sense would teach me to avoid
i have tried time and again to save myself from you
i used to fight and i used to say it was impossible
(so stop thinking it)
and i would make up lists of why i couldn't stand you

but every time i look at you i drown, unable to take full breath around you
every time i think we're close, you end up mentioning her name
like some old married man who brings his wife up to curb some kid's advances
is she a safety to you?

i am not very confident
when i am it's always the wrong time
so i am sort of like a dead weight with pincers
'cause when you try to pull me out and i'm not ready
(no matter how long i've waited)
i'll sink my claws into you, sometimes forever

and when you don't try i'll just float near the bottom
and look up at your light, far above me
and slam into the rocks every morning as i wake
from a beautiful freefalling dream
of you clinging like a crab and never letting go

and meanwhile here you are confessing to me
that you can't imagine life without her!
your brain is stuck in an endless loop
of 'she loves me, she loves me not'
and there's no saving you from this--
i've run out of hooks, i have no bait left
i ended up being caught

hey, i remember the clouds outside my window
when you told me who you loved
i don't remember if you ever told me why
but when i think of her i still see clouds above

there are things i would never see as sweet 'til they surfaced in him
i'm outside pressed against the glass like a specimen
eyes half-underwater and blurred and dim

and i'd like nothing better than to move this into safer harbors
but every time i give up hope,
the attention keeps pinning me down
how can i explain to you the position i'm in:
that every time i look at you i drown?
Track Name: Motel 6
when they fall down at my door
when they crawl and ask to be let in
i am your last resort

you come to me with nothing

i was your missile testing ground
far too eager to be found
and useful to some one

and god look where i am
taking in strays again

i am your motel 6
enter and leave me
just feel free
to do what you please
and take my time
take whatever you need

it seems far too soon
when they find their way out again
they leave by the back door
while i'm caught off-guard

my little fledglings
i had nursed you for so long
i had forgotten
that you were hiding wings
Track Name: Reciprocate (acoustic)
pleased to meet you!
thrilled to be here!
salutations!
charmed, i'm sure!

what's shaking?
how's it hanging?
may i help you?
lovely weather...

i've been plotting and scheming
as to what i will do
and if you're thinking what i'm thinking
well, i've thought that too

why fight a storm that isn't coming?
don't put it off 'til it's too late
are you aware i know your dirty little secret?
are you aware that i reciprocate?

what's new?
how you doing?
i'm ok,
for the most part

how's it going?
thanks for showing
(please have my heart)

i've been plotting and scheming
as to what i will do
and if you're thinking what i'm thinking
well, i've thought that too

why fight a storm that isn't coming?
don't put it off 'til it's too late
are you aware i know your dirty little secret?
are you aware that i reciprocate?

people always remind me--
that is, to badly paraphrase--
one way or another--
that is to say:
"don't put all of your heart in one place"

still, can't help feeling giddy
can't help feel anything at all
but alive and well
when i contemplate your meaning,
decipher the code of this shy Rosetta Stone

i will have to wait and see, i suppose,
if my education has paid off;
am i right? am i right?

little tired
alive and wired
feeling restless
and you?

what's the good word?
how're you keeping?
are you sleeping?
how do you?

i've been plotting and scheming
as to what i will do
and if you're thinking this is tired
well, i've thought that too

why fight a storm that isn't coming?
don't put it off 'til it's too late
are you aware i know your dirty little secret?
are you aware that i reciprocate?
Track Name: Hyper-mobility (acoustic)
flying through this tiny space
i'm here to teach you a little grace
'cause there's nothing that i haven't done
there's nothing that i wouldn't do again

your shadow follows me around
i look where i've been but it's not me
you're steady now, steady on
running me to ground
i'm fighting my way in between

you're gonna get cut off
you're gonna miss those pieces of yourself
but you'll learn to travel light
wrap your body round and
slip between

don't worry--
we never touched
i just tried to get by,
couldn't wait long enough

you'll continue pushing
or else you'll wait impatiently
pretending you are pushing

your shadow follows me around
i look where i've been but it's not me
you're steady now, steady on
running me to ground
i'm fighting my way in between

the doors here only open once
be quick as you can
and have your destination well-planned:

you are here
what did you expect to find?
you take out of turn
you walk across lines
call me crazy but look at you now
there's no power that's great enough
left to pull you out

your shadow follows me around
i look at what i've done but it's not me
you're steady now, steady on
running me to ground
i'm fighting my way in between
Track Name: Quicksilver (acoustic)
your name slips like quicksilver
from my mind
i don't feel that tug on the other side
of the rope
'cause i've let go
to watch you sail, float, sink,
i don't know

every time that you've saved me
every good thing you've done
it slips by
it just slips by

somewhere right around here
is a dried-up river bed
someone upstream must have got
too greedy i guess
and i feel all hollowed out
all used up
and forgotten about
waiting for someone to heal me
waiting for someone to fill me
with purpose

every time that you've saved me
every good thing you've done
it slips by

why'd you have to be the lesson
and not the prize?
why'd you have to end up just
another rest stop in my life?
now i'm supposed to throw
the empty wrappers in
keep the city clean
courtesy of a faceless waste bin
and just conclude my small part
and get into my car
and go it alone?

i leap at every possibility that enters my mind
each unknown variable approaching my life
throw in another pinball
double my score
or lose it all
either way it's been fun
but you know i'd never be one
to let you see me cry

every time that you've saved me
every good thing you've done
it slips by
it just slips by
Track Name: CrabSong (acoustic)
this is a situation that any sense would teach me to avoid
i have tried time and again to save myself from you
i used to fight and i used to say it was impossible
(so stop thinking it)
and i would make up lists of why i couldn't stand you

but every time i look at you i drown, unable to take full breath around you
every time i think we're close, you end up mentioning her name
like some old married man who brings his wife up to curb some kid's advances
is she a safety to you?

i am not very confident
when i am it's always the wrong time
so i am sort of like a dead weight with pincers
'cause when you try to pull me out and i'm not ready
(no matter how long i've waited)
i'll sink my claws into you, sometimes forever

and when you don't try i'll just float near the bottom
and look up at your light, far above me
and slam into the rocks every morning as i wake
from a beautiful freefalling dream
of you clinging like a crab and never letting go

and meanwhile here you are confessing to me
that you can't imagine life without her!
your brain is stuck in an endless loop
of 'she loves me, she loves me not'
and there's no saving you from this--
i've run out of hooks, i have no bait left
i ended up being caught

hey, i remember the clouds outside my window
when you told me who you loved
i don't remember if you ever told me why
but when i think of her i still see clouds above

there are things i would never see as sweet 'til they surfaced in him
i'm outside pressed against the glass like a specimen
eyes half-underwater and blurred and dim

and i'd like nothing better than to move this into safer harbors
but every time i give up hope,
the attention keeps pinning me down
how can i explain to you the position i'm in:
that every time i look at you i drown?