Languid Belles

by The Slow Summits

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released May 31, 2019

Music and lyrics by A Nyberg and M Holmqvist Larsson
Played by The Slow Summits (Anders Nyberg, Fredrik Svensson, Karl Sunnermalm, and Mattias Holmqvist Larsson)
Backing vocals by Amelia Fletcher (The Spirit of the Lyrics and Regrets)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jörgen Wärnström at Studio Lyckan
Cover art by Rikard Nilsson

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The Slow Summits Linköping, Sweden

The Slow Summits is a four-piece pop band from Linköping, Sweden:
Anders Nyberg, Lead vocals/Rhythm guitar/Backing vocals
Mattias Holmqvist Larsson, Bass guitar/Backing vocals/Keyboards/Percussion
Karl Sunnermalm, Lead guitar/Keyboard/Piano/Harmonica/Glockenspiel
Fredrik Svensson, Drums/Backing vocals

On two of the songs on the Languid Belles EP, Amelia Fletcher does some stunning backing vocals!
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Track Name: The Spirit of the Lyrics
From heaven sent
A pretty face and a voice like honey
You jumped into entertainment
A dream to get love, fame and money

So to be heard
You sang the lyrics someone lent
Stuffed with all these pretty words
But you had no idea what they meant

But people were thrilled by your elegant monotone voice
By your lovely but so vacant voice

Because the spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind
The spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind

Your trembling lips and eyes so blue
Made them believe that what you were singing
Was all self experienced and true
But for you these rhymes had no meaning

No matter if the tune that you were performing
Was intended to be sad or gay
With your tedious way of singing
You made them swiftly sound all the same

Still people were thrilled by your elegant monotone voice
By your lovely but so vacant voice

Because the spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind
The spirit of the lyrics
Never entered your mind

But you never found (The spirit of the lyrics)
And you never will (The spirit of the lyrics)
You were never near (The spirit of the lyrics)
Because you never cared

But you never found (The spirit of the lyrics)
And you never will (The spirit of the lyrics)
You were never near (The spirit of the lyrics)
Because you never cared

But why?
You didn’t even try
Needless to say you’re not the passionate one
But did you even realize that you were singing about love?

And why (The spirit of the lyrics)
Didn’t you sing about your life? (The spirit of the lyrics)
The words you sing don´t mean a thing, if you don't comprehend (The spirit of the lyrics)
So write your own words from your heart (The spirit of the lyrics)
and it will all make sense
Track Name: Regrets
When I wake up with a feeling of - maybe regret - oh no it’s not regret

I was snide and made a lot of sense, to myself – oh yeah that really helps
But was I hearing a single word of what you said? – ‘cause that would really had helped

In the holy war of words
Intersubjectively absurd

And now when I reminisce
On making use of the weeklies relationship guides
What to say?
What to throw?
I don’t know

Granted that I’m truly naïve in this special field – a forlorn amateur
But you seem fully determined to have me revealed - as this whole dust-up’s auteur

Hey, I see the raised eyebrow
I’m not winning prizes here right now

And now when I’ve reminisced
I've started rereading the weeklies relationship guides
What to say?
What to throw?
I don’t know

When I wake up with that feeling of… regret
Track Name: (A Hit) to Your Wallet
Another day goes by
Without you asking why
You live until you die
You’re in a hamster wheel
When did you start to feel
Is this all that’s real?

When did life ever make you smile?

Feels like you’re spread too thin
Feels like the world’s sneering
Heads you lose - tails they win
You’re on the waiting list
You’re making a poor fist
As you go round the twist

So you're under the weather
There's a way to feel better
Lock your troubles up to perk
Set your reward system to work

And spend some money on yourself
Just pick something pricy from the shelf
So what if you overdraw a bit?
A good buy shall be a hit
To your wallet
To your wallet
To your wallet
To your wallet

Dopamine
Dopamine
Dopamine
Dopamine

Do you get deadly bored
Lamenting life’s dischord?
Get your serotonin restored
Spending your money like
its going out of style
will have you rolling in the aisles

Lock your troubles up to perk
Set your reward system to work

And spend some money on yourself
Just pick something pricy from the shelf
So what if you overdraw a bit?
A good buy shall be a hit
To your wallet
To your wallet
To your wallet
To your wallet (A hit)
To your wallet (A hit)
To your wallet (A hit)
To your wallet (A hit)
To your wallet

Just spend it!
Before
It burns
A hole
In your pocket

Before
It burns
A hole
In your pocket

It
Will burn
A hole
In your capitalism-invigorating soul
Track Name: Less Than Impressed
When you say (when you say)
People reproduce the discourse by the naming of things
And you say (liebster feind)
We're the ones who see the whole and complex nature of this

That's when all the commoners are less than impressed
That's when you're undressed
You're the chauvinist

When you say (when you say)
People let their own emotions get better of them
And you say (liebster feind)
We're the liberators of your clouded minds my dear friends

That's when all the commoners are less than impressed
That's when you're undressed
You're the chauvinist

Common nonsense
Balderdash

Give us some meaning
Give us some meaning
Give us some meaning nothing less
Or give us your home address

That's when all the commoners all less than impressed
That's when you're undressed

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