• Suburbia

    Article by Ey@el and music & lyrics by Tiffany Page

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    There is much talk about guys in this section, but hardly ever about girls. And it is also true that, as regards rock music, the ratios are rather unequal. Whereas there are floozies galore, one has to admit genuine female musicians who can both play, sing and write good songs and who, on top of that, really rock, are quite uncommon in this macho world. Obviously, I'm talking about decent rock music — and not about the tasteless pop broth we get overfed with by mainstream media. So when such lady is found, it's almost duty to break the news.

    Which is what I'm doing now. Over a year ago, I stumbled upon this young, pretty, heavy tattooed (well, if she likes it) 29 year old English girl while browsing YouTube for Muse videos and I was much impressed by her acoustic cover of "Supermassive Blackhole" (a well-met daredevil challenge). I could have used this video as an introduction (another time maybe) but I thought it was more appropriate to pick up a song of her own.

    Lyrics

    I get his drink and his cigarettes,
    I paint on a plastic smile,
    Carved our name in the picket fence,
    But I dream of the darker side.

    I'm trying hard to be like them,
    With perfect pictures on the wall,
    But I got secrets I'm hiding
    If he knew I'd lose it all.

    I've been running wild,
    Setting fires in suburbia,
    Under burning skies,
    Selling lies in suburbia.
    Tell him run, run, run, run, run,
    There's trouble moving in,
    Cuz I've been running wild
    Setting fires in suburbia.

    I'm stashing all of my skeletons,
    But they're piling up too quick.
    Oh, he's the perfect gentleman,
    But his sugar makes me sick.

    I've been running wild,
    Setting fires in suburbia,
    Under burning skies,
    Selling lies in suburbia.
    Tell him run, run, run, run, run...
    There's trouble moving in,
    Cuz I've been running wild
    Setting fires in suburbia.

    White dress on fire,
    Gonna watch it burn.
    White dress on fire,
    Gonna watch it burn, burn, burn, baby burn...

    © Tiffany Page, 2015

    About this song

    This — her new single — is worth a thousand words. It's only available on itunes at present for, according to what I read, she doesn't seem to have a record deal yet — though she used to be signed to Mercury/Universal in 2009 and got dumped after two singles, all in spite of her huge potential (she was hailed as the new Chrissie Hynde) and her many TV appearances and gigs in the UK. Interestingly, this track was recorded at RAK studios in London where Radiohead made their second album, The Bends, twenty years ago.

    Ey@el

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