No More Girls

from by Michael Simmons

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    180g opaque orange vinyl LP enshrouded in 60's style stoughton tip-on sleeve. CD in a mini-LP sleeve and download code included inside each pressing. These all ship directly from the artist, so if you'd like it autographed or anything special, please send a message.

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    You get the new limited edition orange pressing of "First Days of Summer" with CD included, AS WELL AS your choice of ONE ADDITONAL LP from my Catalog. Choose from sparkle*jets u.k. "In, Through, and Beyond" or "Bamboo Lounge" or Yorktown Lads' "Songs about Girls and Other Disasters"

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    You get the new limited edition orange pressing of "First Days of Summer" with CD included, AS WELL AS your choice of TWO ADDITONAL LPs from my Catalog. Choose from sparkle*jets u.k. "In, Through, and Beyond" or "Bamboo Lounge" or Yorktown Lads' "Songs about Girls and Other Disasters"

    Includes unlimited streaming of First Days of Summer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    You get the new limited edition orange pressing of "First Days of Summer" with CD included, AS WELL AS your choice of ALL ADDITIONAL LPs from my Catalog. sparkle*jets u.k. "In, Through, and Beyond", "Bamboo Lounge" and Yorktown Lads' "Songs about Girls and Other Disasters"

    Includes unlimited streaming of First Days of Summer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

This fake Beatles song popped into my head one day. I realized that many of their early songs, and most pop songs in general, are about girls - or at least about young or teenage romance. Think about it. But at what point in an adult man's life is it strange, not just to be singing songs about 'girls' but writing songs in that style? I got to thinking about it, and it became the topic. Also, I liked the idea of writing fun 'new romance' type songs that people in their 40's or later could relate to. There has to be more to that genre than the damn Pina Colada song, right?

lyrics

I can’t sing about girls no more
No more girls for me
I can’t sing about girls no more
No more girls for me

Gone are the days of wide-eyed wonder
Making plans and dreaming dreams
Gone are the days of hearts-a-flutter
They tell me it’s creepy, whatever that means

But don’t you miss that teenage feeling?
Head over heels with your senses reeling?
Why can’t we feel it again?
What is the prescription, then?

I can’t sing about girls no more
No more girls for me
No more songs about girls for sure
A woman’s more my speed
And I I know what I can do
I’m gonna sing about you

When I think of you My heart is filled with songs
About girls and summer, It’s kindof a bummer
When I sing them now they sound so wrong

So take no offense you pop song masters
My blurry eyes can plainly see
Songs about girls and other disasters
Just might be the end of me

Cuz we wanna feel that teenage feeling
Buff out the parts where the pain was peeling
Happy days are in sight
Because We’ve learned how to do it right (my lady)

I can’t sing about girls no more
No more girls for me
No more songs about girls for sure
A woman’s more my speed
And I I know what I will do
I’m gonna sing about you

credits

from First Days of Summer, released March 15, 2018
Performed by Michael Simmons with
Cameron Lew: bass, acoustic guitar
John Borack: tambourine

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Michael Simmons Huntington Beach, California

Guitarist/songwriter/vocalist for venerable powerpop band sparkle*jets u.k.
His new side-project is Yorktown Lads.

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