Time Was We Had World Headquarters

by My Canadian Girlfriend

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"This one came to me as a 45 RPM LP, and boy, the sound
hit me hard. My Canadian Girlfriend plays fresh-
sounding rock, loaded with jangly guitars, hooky lyrics,
propelled by a seriously potent rhythm section. This five-
song LP is pure analog--no zeros or ones ever touched
the music--and it sounds better for it."

--Steve Guttenberg ( The Audiophiliac / CNET News )

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released March 19, 2010

Recorded with Jamie Carter at CarterCo in Chicago, in July & September 2008. Mastered at Chicago Mastering with Jason Ward.


MCG
Jamie Fillmore // guitars, voices, wurlitzer piano
Mike McCutcheon // bass guitar, voice
Mark McCutcheon // drums, voice

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Track Name: Here, Here (and Here)
God damn it Indy, where doesn't it hurt?
Spent your whole life spinning—
Spent your whole life grinning like some kind of a jerk.
You could've blamed it on the singer, he'd take it.
You could've blamed it on the sitter, she craved it.
Well, god damn it Cindy, where doesn't it hurt?

Here. Here. Here------

[1 pair instrumental]

So, you've found a new Niagara of bad news,
While sailing up the river of schemes...
Playing with an angel in high heels
Sleeping with the devil of dreams.
Shakedown Sophia, where doesn't it hurt?

Here. Here. Here------

The savior comes at you backwards baby—wounds that never heal.
I've been thirsty my whole life wait-ing for the tide to reel me in.
[gtr break]

Come around and save me (save me---)
Come around and save me (save me---)
[instr breakdown]

Save me up a little more time.
Save me up a little divine.
or throw my shoes up on the line.

Throw my shoes up over the line.



HERE [Words // Fillmore] [Music // MCG] [c. 2009]
Track Name: Chandeliered (Uh-Oh)
You throw your dreams like dice.
Dead money at the table 
And you roll like you sleep all night.

Faith will not make a confession,
[So/Don't?] deny what you feel inside.
Dead money at the table
And your lucky streak was being nice.

(You can't hide it)
What you think you know from being alone.
(So don't fight it)

We checked her records,
You got credit just for being alive.
You could've swung outside
instead you ran,
instead—you fan—
You'll watch it like a TV set,
without the depth
without the Radar Range to keep you fed
Without love at the table
And your lucky streak was being nice.

(You can't hide it)
We see things as we are being alone.
(So don't fight it)

———————————["you guys nailed it"]

Uh-oh. So far from where you wanna be. 
Uh-oh. So far from where you wanna be.
Uh-oh. So far from where you wanna be.
Uh-oh. So far from where you wanna be.
Uh-oh. So far from where you wanna be.
Uh-oh. So far from where you oughta be.
        Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Uh-oh.
Track Name: Why Am I Not a Spy? (Hot Dogs Are Here)
I've got a way to make the world stop spinning
You and me could write a new beginning.
In the middle of the 3rd verse go back
to when things were wrong but we'd just laugh.

Then maybe try and write a new refrain.
Change "repeat" back into "never again."
I gotta listen, but my ears keep ringing
from a crazy song my heart keeps singing...

Water's dry but the ship's still sinking
And the crew knows what the Captain's thinking
A peck of rye and a cask of whiskey …
"While we drown I'll be preserving nicely."


Sink into that sandy sea, you oughta know — I'm taking you with me.
Your love is like my last vacation, the right moment but the wrong location.
Your face could make this world stand still
We could change this game, but never will?
And standing here in your own stop motion
I really hope you know my heart's devotion


If there's a place in your heart, put me in a bit part
Or let---- me---- go.

A place in your heart. A new way to start...
Or letting go.

If there's a place in your heart, I want a big part
------------- Or just let go.


Spin------- Out
(Our love was like a 4-day weekend, We'd waste the time that we would spend.)

Spin------- Out
(You'd always wear the girlie sneakers. That made me linger on your girl features.)



Spin------- Out
(Our love was like a 4-day weekend, We'd waste more time than we would spend.)

Spin------- Out
(We were like a four-leaf clover. Seldom found, but so often looked over.)


SPIN OUT [words // Fillmore] [music // MCG] [c. 2009]

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Track Name: Army of Lovers, ND
A screaming comes across the sky.
While I'm behind the zero.
(A) time to take the gun & hide.
An existential Nero.

Any fool can make it more complex.
But truth is never simple.

I can't stand it although I planned it
Can't defect to stand army of lovers down
Can't give in to you can't conceive a truth of concrete shoes—
to just let 'em drown.

I sat awake and thought about The Why,
While How was getting evil.
Scratching an itch under the screaming sky
Look at the lonely people.

From at a distance we're in the same ship
With too much weight for sailing.

I can't stand it although I planned it
Can't defect to stand army of lovers down
or at least to turn 'em all around.
Can't give in to you can't conceive a truth-y cross
to nail army of lovers on

Ground is falling, sky is screaming
Where are all these lovers leading?

Since the world has caught on fire, let's get warm and build it higher

They are in love. (Fuck the war.)
And they are ALL in love.
They are in love—

We are in love. (Fuck the war.)
And we are ALL in love.
We are in love.'

Hey!
This army you've got,
Is all that you've got
It's all that you ever will have.

So… you'd better strike up the band of one.
You'd better be packing up your gun.
Take aim and take fire.
Take blame and be wild.

This army you see
Is all that you need
And be all that you can be.

Be warm and be wild
And every single time you make love --
Make war!
Make peace!

You are a lover's army.


THE LOVERS ARMY [words // Fillmore] [music // MCG] [c.2009]
Track Name: 3,000,000,000
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If you take death from dying
And live life without even trying

Would the day retain its worth
In a world of life and birth?

A Prisoner of hope and home
Following stars unknown.



If my love for you (was the) light from a nearby star
You'd see me every night. Here, though so very far.

Light years from time long past.



When galaxies finally collide,
Only one's left to sur-vive.

A bigger sun, a lonely one.
Gravity, but not you and me.



If my love for you was wind and sky
Blowing through your hair, there in the August night.

You'd lift your face to me... there, would be you and me.
You'd lift your face to me... there we would always be.

There'd be an always.............



Andromeda, we wish you luck
Andromeda, we wish you luck
Andromeda, we wish you luck
Andromeda, we wish you luck
Andromeda, we wish you luck
Andromeda, we wish you luck.



ANDROMEDA, WE WISH YOU LUCK
(an intergalactic love, murder, rock, ballad)

[words // Fillmore] [music // MCG] [c. 2009]

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