La Vie en Noir

by Southern Backtones

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released February 11, 2012

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Southern Backtones Houston, Texas

Psychedelic voodoo blues tossed in a blender with 1960's Spaghetti Western movie soundtrack. Southern Backtones defy definition and create sounds across a broad range of genres that range from Southern to Eastern European.

Listening to their music you would never know that the dark trio make their home in Houston, TX. See you real soon on a dark desert road...
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Track Name: Slumber Party
Pre-ripened after bedtime
Bare yours and I'll reveal mine
Show me now
Show me now

Tell me all the spots that get you hot
Try to whisper so we don't get caught
Tell me now
Tell me now
Track Name: Bandera
Cursed band
God blessed with a bad hand
Shooting stars with the beautiful damned
Vain reload for one last stand

Church van
Broke down in the heartland
Goddamn
No-doze cramps on a highway trance
Drive straight through to Texarkan

Whoa Bandera
Whoa Bandera

Off-brand
Old boots bought second hand
Ten clams
Holey souls dance with a new fan
Under her bed for a one night stand

Whoa Bandera
Whoa Bandera

I swear if I'm going down, I'm going down loud
Love don't know my name
Slither, ride away
Long way home

Whoa Bandera
Whoa Bandera

Last stand
Slow dance in the quicksand
Black spit in a Lonestar can
Swatting flies in a four-piece rock band
Track Name: Dirty (Remix)
Your clothes belong to... shaggy floor
You wear a smile you dirty thing
Make a dark wish
On a mattress
This hotel is a little dirty oh yeah
Make a dark wish
On a mattress
Number five is a little dirty oh yeah

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
A little dirty oh yeah

The bible closed in bedside drawer
Cartoons anoint freaky TV
Fertile hotel
tattered dark hair
Number five yeah
A little dirty oh yeah
Fertile hotel
Tattered dark hair
I'm going down there you're a little dirty

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
A little dirty oh yeah

Hide your eyes bad angel
Smile and do your thing
Same time next week, same place
Baby do your thing

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
A little dirty oh yeah
Track Name: Pillbox
There, there, it's alright
I will always come to your rescue
if the world begins to end cause you cant work your TV
I'll be by your side
 
There, there, it's alright
I will always be there to comfort you
If your ever short of breath cause your low on gasoline
I'll be by your side
 
A nervous spell gloats over you
Your racing heart is fear consumed
 
There, there, sleep tight
I will always be a crutch for you
If you ever wake at night
twitchy from bad dreams
I'll be by your side
Track Name: Crossed The Line
She vowed her love, Then Cast it aside
And now she wants to give it one more try
Oh but she...
she crossed the line.
I'm never looking back

She tries to write, tries to call
She must believe I've forgotten what she's done

she crossed the line.
I'm never looking back
she crossed the line.
I'm never looking back

I'll never let her defile
defile

Years from now if she's laid to rest
I might forgive her, but i never will forget

she crossed the line.
I'm never looking back
\she crossed the line.
I'm never looking back
Track Name: Dive-Disco Misfits
ou see em revolt with The Cure and the Cult
Twirling to Numbers that spin on 80's night

Poison Girl blooms nurseing deep rooted scars
planting their curves in the Avant Garden minds

Dive-Disco Misfits
Dive-Disco Misfits
Dive-Disco Misfits fall from the sky

They leap from their homes spinning out of control
They model their bones where beauty's not a crime

Venus fledglings. la vie en noir
Fake I.D. c'est Joli. Still too young to fly

Dive-Disco Misfits
Dive-Disco Misfits
Dive-Disco Misfits fall from the sky

What exactly happened to make you jump?
What was the final straw?
What horrors did you befall?
Your fathers prod?
Wont his stench scrub off when you wash?
Did his belt come off?
Did he take his love too far?

Dive-Disco Misfits
Dive-Disco Misfits
Dive-Disco Misfits fall from the sky

They leap from their homes spinning out of control,
modeling bones where beauty's not a crime

A crime
A crime
A crime
Track Name: The Monster Show
When bad winds blow
We'll be there at the show
Taking notes

When things look grim
We're the fools rushing in
Basking in the violence
Feeding on candy bars

Our monster show
Our monster show

When shit hits fans
We'll be there holding hands
Laughing in the mayhem
Howling with our favorite bands

Our monster show
Our monster show

Sirens
Cast your families into basements
Heathens writhing in the corn plants
Pray this devil passes by

When heavens fall
We'll rejoice in its awe
Track Name: Diamonds At Her Feet
She's gotta get sick and die one of these days
She'll get sick and die one of these days
All the medicine she can buy
all the doctors she can hire
She'll get sick and die one of these days

When she's dead I'm gonna bury her with her deeds
When she's dead I'm gonna bury her with her deeds
Gonna bury her with her deeds
Rubies and Diamonds at her feet
When she gets sick and dies one of these days

If I had all the power in my hands
If I had all the power in my hands
I would make sure her goddamn
Soul never sees the promised land
When she gets sick and dies one of these days
When she gets sick and dies one of these days
Track Name: Love Her To Death
Driving slow bound in tortures of love
Out of my league... At least she thought that she was
At an A-list soiree
She turned up her nose
Funny how she's so down to Earth
On a lonely dirt road

Whoa, Whoa
Bloody flowers, cherry sours
I'm gonna love her to death
Love her to death

Cherchez le Femme! Paris, Minsk or Berlin?
She was out of reach and my patience wore thin
At an A-list soiree
She turned up her nose
Funny how she warms up to me
Once she's out cold

Whoa, Whoa
Bloody flowers, cherry sours
I'm gonna love her to death
Love her to death

Whoa, Whoa
I will swear "I do"
I'm gonna love her to Death

I swear that I'll have her for better or worse
To have and hold
In sickness and Hell
Til death do us part
Track Name: The Signs
Maybe her after-taste
And dawn perfume made me high
Maybe it was her padded brassiere
Distorting my insight

She loved to deliberate
But preferred to not refer to her trade
That's probably when an eyebrow should have been raised
With hints so thick you'd think I might have seen the signs
Red flashing signs
Something's awry

The rich senior men
Her Mercedes Benz
The money that came from nowhere

The obvious clues
The platform shoes
The strippers she drank her veuve with

That time when someone said
They saw her kiss some gray old man
The times when she came to bed but
Was too sore to sleep with me

Maybe it was her face
Assuring me all was fine
Did her decolletage emit rays
Rendering me deaf, dumb and blind
To flashing signs
Something's awry
Something's awry
Something's awry

The business girl veil
the fisherman's tales
The last minute hotel lunches
That stray dinner coat
with her pricey clothes
The checkered past hung in her closet
The prudent disguise
The bad alibis
Collegiate false advertisements
The limos, the dope
the toys and the ropes
How could I be so stupid
Track Name: Glamorous Adagio
(instrumental)