You Won't Talk To Her

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This track exists in a studio version on the "A Pretty Little One" EP back when the LJs were Robi, Patrick, Rex and Stef.


You won’t talk to her when she wants you to
And you don’t say a word when you come home after hours
Oh, she’s fading like a flower
You could nurture her with a couple kind words
But she’s starved for attention and the other thing that never gets mentioned

You won’t talk to her, that’s not all she wants from you
But you get cross and curse when she offers up herself
Oh, she’s got nobody else
And your patter and your song that attracted her are gone
So you lie by her side in a parody of peace and quiet

Time past, oh you were a gas, but now you’re mum
What’s left to say when your words sublimate right on the tip of your tongue

You won’t talk to her it’s against the rules
And you don’t keep your word so much as you strangle it
As you sit tight-lipped
You’re the little Napoleon of a deaf and dumb show
And when she finally leaves
You’ll be the "enfant terrible" of silence

You won’t talk to her…


from Live at the Carousel Lounge, released March 8, 2014



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With influences that include The Beatles, The Kinks, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, The Jam, The Clash and a slew of '80s and '90s Brit-pop guitar-based trailblazers, The Late Joys put on a high-octane show that's groovy, melodic and infused with fun.

The Late Joys play infectious sonic confections with literate lyrics, catchy melodies and unabashedly progressive political sensibilities.
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