She's an Accountant​/​Subterranean Moseley Blues

by The Sweet Nothings

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released June 1, 2012

The Sweet Nothings are Pete Green (singing and guitar), Dan Hartley (bass) and Tim Boyd (drums). Words by Pete Green, music by The Sweet Nothings. Keyboard and extra singing on this recording by Vinnie Ransome.

Recorded and engineered at SSR Manchester by Peter Bowers and Stephen Murray (and Matthew Greenhalgh, track 2). Mixed by Peter Bowers. Mastered by Andy Le Vien at RMS Studios, London.

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The Sweet Nothings Sheffield, UK

Peace, love, romance, railways, international socialism, and sleeping on strangers' floors in beautiful new cities after the best night of pop thrills ever.

Hello you! We're an indiepop band from Sheffield, UK. We like pretty, sparkly tunes and we like big loud noise as well, so we thought we’d try and do both at the same time. Have a listen and see what you reckon.

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Track Name: She's an Accountant
I'm not the kinda guy that's into stocks and shares
but there's something about the business suit she wears
makes me wish that she could probe my affairs
She's an accountant

My friends say find a Hello Kitty girl instead
and i know it's gonna cost me all my indie cred
but i've just gotta get a taste of her good head
for figures
She's an accountant

She could make my market rally
She could make my column tally
I shouldn't fancy her, but actually I do
Whatcha gonna do now?

And she remains the subject of my dirty dream
combining an erotic with a fiscal theme
but she'll only laugh at my pathetic pension scheme
She's an accountant
Track Name: Subterranean Moseley Blues
I met a boy who looked like me
from circa 1993
He said, here's a recession, where's your song?
I said, these days I watch Hollyoaks
The Killers seem like decent blokes
I can't tell good from bad or right from wrong

So I hit the university
to see what they could teach to me
They said, you've rather missed the boat, I fear
Objective truth is so passé
Facts belong to yesterday
I said if that's true then why are you still here?

So I went out to a club night
at the coolest bar in town
decided I would dance away my blues
but my heart turned black when I got there
The cool kids all had rubbish hair
and danced to Huey Lewis and the News

Then I met a man while signing on
who looked like Richard Littlejohn
with a similarly strange take on the facts
So-called climate change and poverty
were just a grand conspiracy
for normal folks like him to pay more tax

And then it all became quite clear

I said, you blame it on the immigrants
you blame it on the poor,
blame anyone who's not the same as you
You forgot about the bankers
yeah, the greedy fucking wankers
cos it's them who made this mess we're living through

So be careful what you wish for
and remember what they did,
remember how they tore this land in two
They might tell you different stories
but they're still the same old Tories
and they'll always put the bankers before you

So give me fourth division football,
indiepop and proper pubs
Radio 4 on in the kitchen when it's cold outside
You can keep what's superficial,
you can give me David Mitchell
give me anything that's heartfelt, real and kind