Greenland​/​Groanie Boys

by Jay the K. (and the Groanie Boys)

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Double A side concept single.
Youth, ghosts & roots.

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released June 15, 2014

Recorded fast at Real Sound Studio (Milan) 10-11 May 2014
Produced by Ettore Gilardoni - Jay the K.
Graphics by Stefano Carugati

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Track Name: Groanie Boys
There's a place where all the cool kids go
It's in the country and it's just out of town
There's some black magic going on in the woods
And the cops are never hanging around

The sunday people hanging out in the sun
And the dealers selling stuff by the pond
Don't tell your mama if you're coming with us
'Cause we'll be stealing bikes and ride to the farm

There's a place where all the cool kids go
It's where the mobsters used to bury the dead
It's where the kids sometimes are raving at night
It's where the aeroplanes fly over your head

The shady people hiding into the woods
Peeping on couples, masturbating on porn
Don't tell your mama if you're coming with us
We'll hunt for dirty magazines in the corn

You'll find us sneaking by the tracks
Where the night train rolls
We're on a sacred mission
To find the secret place, where the green grass grows

Groanie Boys
They grew up in the wild
Throwing molotovs in the canal

Groanie Boys
City kids from the 'burbs
But all in all they were just having some fun

Groanie Boys
In the abandoned house
And the drunkard hobo screaming at us (leg it!)

Groanie Boys
But it's no fairy tale
Now one's a junkie and another's in jail
Track Name: Greenland
[the children]
Going for a fun day out at Greenland
So many wonders, people to be found
And it's just around the corner
We're so determined to be happy

And nothing ever will destroy our dream
We're pretty sure we will be happy

[the man]
Once upon a time a man came riding west
Just another immigrant, but had a plan
he made a fortune he bought land
His fellow villagers all came round

He built a factory and a church and a school
And then he gave us something real cool

[the kids]
Like a jewel hidden in the park
Shining like a national guitar
It's been the land of our dreams
Ever since we were little kids

And no one's going to make us change our minds
We're talking some place out of spacetime

Now the day's gone we don't wanna go back home
Everything's now shut down, we feel so alone in Greenland

And it all looks kind of sad
And it all looks like this story never happened
And it feels just as if we
Were looking at a cemetery

And it's true we were never that far from home
And it's true we would die just to be once more in Greenland

And it all looks kind of sad
And it all looks like this story never happened
And it all looks kind of weird
As we head back to our own graves