My Own Private Amsterdam

by Pistol Youth

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released April 1, 2010

Bedroom Empire brings you Pistol Youth - My Own Private Amsterdam

Produced by Bradley Hanan Carter, Michael Guy Chislett & Eric J

Recorded by Bradley Hanan Carter, Michael Guy Chislett, Anders Borgh, Gavin Kerr

Engineered by Eric J, Michael Guy Chislett & Bradley Hanan Carter

Mixed by David Kahne in NYC

All songs written by Pistol Youth.

Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog in Auckland.

Tracks 1,2,3,5,6,9,10,11,12 recorded at Henson Studios & Motherland Studios in Los Angeles, the rest was recorded over the internet from Sweden, Australia,

New Zealand Management: Matt Coleman matt@letthepeoplespeak.tv info@pistolyouth.net or myspace, ilike, facebook, twitter = pistolyouth

Artwork: Pistol Youth - Photos and Layout: Pistol Youth & Charl Laubscher - Location: Delongpre Apartments Hollywood CA - Young Lady: Sofi Toufa

...thank you to: Our amazing families. Our amazing friends. The various revolving live members: Jacques Bratbaur, Jeff Parsons, Rhys Machell, Gareth Smith & Si Moore. Miss Sofi. Adam Jones. Brandon Friesen at C12. Phil & Swinghouse. Faryal & Henson Studios. Cafe 101 & Swingers. The Beverly Laurel. Isaac Rentz, David Torno & Stephen Buchanan. Joshua Merril. Tim Van Dammen. Shereen O'Donnell. Mike McClung. Brendan Smythe, David Ridler & NZ on Air. Sat Bisla. Indie 103.1 (bring it back).

Steriogram. Joe Sumner. Fiction Plane. Cut Off Your Hands. Collapsing Cities. Midnight Youth. Lisa Crawley. The Kibitz Crew. Piano Bar. Amoeba RecordsSpecial thanks to: Kevin at M-Audio. Seth at Guitar Center. Peter at Gibson. Billy at Fender. Tim at Mesa Boogie. Steve at Visual Sound. Steve Dunstan at Huffer. Haydon at Converse. Scott Bulloch at Serato. Ed at Digi Design. Tyson at Fatboy Perfect Putty. Doug at Deus Ex Machina

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Track Name: Frankfurt
Frankfurt.

When i went back every thing’s gone - it was all right till something went wrong - in the street I’m writing a sonnet - but i cant hear you.
I wait all night till sun comes a long - it makes skies blue but not everyone strong - its a strange thing apartments get lonely - but i cant hear you.

You walked out, left no clothes - off to stay where no one knows. Change your life - and started new - all your words aside.

When i went back everything’s gone - it was all right till something went wrong - in the street I’m writing a sonnet - you cant change the words cause she’s already on it.
Wait all night till sun comes a long - it makes skies blue but not everyone strong. Its a strange thing apartments get lonely - rediculous you want to no longer know me.

Barmaids pour - but not too light - and i’ll drink here a lone tonight.
My calculator watch saves time - but still it wont rewind.

When i went back everything’s gone - it was all right till something went wrong - in the street I’m writing a sonnet - you cant change the words cause she’s already on it.
Wait all night till sun comes a long - it makes skies blue but not everyone strong. Its a strange thing apartments get lonely - rediculous you want to no longer know me. if this is called love its a strange way to show it - so paint me a picture, you might need to blow it up.
Track Name: Listen
Listen.

You don’t listen - but there’s not much more to say - i made a four foot sign but wasted my time - cause i held it up and you just ran away.
You don’t listen - but there’s not much more to know - its been a long hard road walking these streets - so i know that im not on my first rodeo.

Hey this love went away - cant turn it around - its smaller each day.
Hey when talkings not fun - i walk when i run - its coming undone - and storming out to sea just how we used to be...

You don’t listen or know the urge to know - you never stand on side the full forty five - so go sit down and find your romeo.
You don’t listen but there’s not much left to say - i've gotta hold this down while your still around - cause you looked good on paper anyway.

Hey this love went away - cant turn it around - its smaller each day.
Im looking out but hey - when talkings not fun - i walk when i run - its coming undone and storming out to sea - just how we used to be...
Track Name: Beautiful
Beautiful.

Do you feel worn out today - you know that its ok to say - its gonna be fine - your hand in mine.
And if you think that you might fall - then nows the time to paint those walls  - choose something bright - and hold on tight.

We've all got things to hide but if your beautiful inside - then come with me.

Go on and fake a smile - walking down that corridor - its just for a while - does anybody care - about the things that you wanna share.
Say, have we got to keep this pace - it doesn’t need to be a race - you know you've got to show them - settle for no less than mayhem.

We've all got things to hide  - but if your beautiful inside - then come with me.

Holding my sides till we get off this ride - i don’t know.
Maybe we’ll hold your sides too - so i don’t walk alone.

We've all got things to hide but if your beautiful inside - then come with me.
Track Name: When I Go Out
When i go out.

Don’t go to sleep - i’ve got words to say - yesterdays gone - tomorrows to late.
Pass me the phone I want you to wait - cinnamon burns - my mouth is ablaze.

When i go out on the stage - I’m out of my cage.
My fear is running away - i’ve got something to say.

I’ve been here before - i drove through this town - every thing’s perfect
but I’m not around.
Am i a bad soul - or would god give me grace - if these little pills - can put a smile on my face.

When i go out on the stage - I’m out of my cage.
My fear is running away - i’ve got something to say.

Why did we learn to grow up so fast.
Where do we run from our selfish past.
Where do we look when our hearts aren’t breaking.
Where do we sign it away.
Track Name: Happy Pills
Happy Pills.

Well if i get high on happy pills will you still bring me down - i want to be first in line with you but i don’t want to make the sound.

Oh dear god break me the news - post it up today - move me on if I’m about to stay.

Well if i get lost this lonely towns no place to guide me home - I chase the love outside my door but I end up more alone.

Oh dear god - break me the news - post it up today - the lost and found desk’s calling out my name.

I wanna start a revolution - but i don’t know where to start.
Used to know where i was heading - but I’ve some how lost the art.
So i pray my heart keeps beating - and my head begins to show - signs of some intelligence to grow.

Well if i get high on happy pills - i don’t wanna be alone - i wanna be in London town - or where i last heard that you moved.

Oh dear lord - break me the news - post it up today - call me out if I’m about to stray.

I wanna start a revolution but i don’t know where to start.
Used to know where i was heading - but I’ve some how lost the art.
So i pray my heart keeps beating - and my head begins to show - signs of some intelligence to grow.

So what if i be normal - so what if i be proud - and what if i beat all the odds in this world.
And wouldn't it be perfect to make you move... I’m alone here.
So what if i be normal - so what if i be proud - and what if i beat all the odds in this world
And wouldn't it be perfect to make you move. Cause i don’t belong here.

I wanna start a revolution - but i don’t know where to start.
Used to know where i was heading - but I’ve some how lost the art.
So i pray my heart keeps beating and my head begins to show.

I hope you come and get it...
Track Name: Symphony Brother
Symphony Brother.

I think your more than a friend - handcuffs till the end - my symphony brother.
Another day that we spend - those nights and weekends - from two different mothers.
And we will never know - just where the feeling goes.

Cause i don’t really like you - said i wanna bite my tongue - when i hear your words throw up in the air.
A fist in your direction - fight you for protection - leave me at the truck stop someone will care - cause i don’t really.

Another day that we know - its a long way to go - but soon we'll be out there.
Go let the people sing - they've waited so long - and there's too many out here.

Believing every day - when all we’ve got to say - wherever we roam
whenever i play. It’s easier to fake - so lets just run away.

Cause i don’t really like you - said i wanna bite my tongue when i hear your words throw up in the air.
A fist in your direction - fight you for protection - leave me at the truck
stop someone will stare.

Believing every day - when all we’ve got to say - wherever we roam - whenever i play. It’s easier to fake - so lets just run away
Track Name: Problematic
Problematic.

Its problematic but i know this place - we've got our ways to go.
I still hear static from the record we played - its been two weeks i know.

Now I’m steering at the ceiling - cause its 4 am and freezing - my minds
got a heart of its own.
And then jane says been caught stealing - as this tour bus starts leaving. I always get distracted when i know that your at home.

But we'll work it out - cause its so not a race. I only just met you - but
the smile is on my face.
Give me shout - i’ve got no reason to doubt - there's a ghost in here - and its time to let her out.

I drink my coffee by the telephone - and wonder if i'll call.
I leave a message in a nervous tone - then replay it in my head twice more.
I was ringing up to tell you - there's a band thats on right by you - if you want to see them too we should go.
Maybe meet me on the corner - and we'll walk down by the water - I keep my self distracted while i wait for you to show.

But we'll work it out - cause its so not a race. I only just met you - but the smile is on my face.
Give me shout - i’ve got no reason to doubt - there's a ghost in here - and its time to let her out.

Remember what they told you - go easy on yourself. Those thoughts they will control you - only if we don’t back down.

We'll work it out - cause its so not a race - i only just met you - but the smile is on my face.
Give me shout - i’ve got no reason to doubt - there's a ghost in here - and its time to let her out.
Track Name: In My Eyes
In My Eyes.

Down in the lobby where the people meet - on my own i’m tryin to write you a letter.
I sip the refills that the waitress brings - she's not that pretty if it makes you feel better.

Cause i can see you in my mind - but i cant see you all the time.
And i know we're gonna make it through - they'll see you in my eyes.

Was gonna call you but my credits out - i've had a non stop hole in my pocket.
I write die trying on the edge of my sleeve - i wrote your number on the back of this docket.

Cause i can see you in my mind - but i cant see you all the time.
And i know we're gonna make it through - they'll see you in my eyes.

In my eyes - in my eyes.
I said turn it up and let it go - I said turn it up and let it go

Cause i can see you in my mind - but i cant see you all the time.
And i know we're gonna make it through...
They'll see you in my eyes - but i cant see you all the time.
And i know we're gonna make it through - they'll see you in my eyes
Track Name: Fragile
Fragile.

Im down and out this morning - im down and out today.
I get down and out before you - in a down and out there way.

I just wanna see a reason - so tell me all you've got to say.
And i just might need some forgiveness one last time - before you send me on my way.

Im always thinking for you - no I’m not the only one.
If all my thoughts obtain you - would you come undone.

I don’t need to see a preacher - cause i'll remind myself to pray.
But if only i could see you one last time - before you go then you might stay.

Hang on - hold it like the youth that we used to know.
Their gone - but in time the shoots will slowly grow.
Track Name: Slowly
Slowly.

Don’t fall asleep just fall awake - don’t fall asleep because i said so - but if we're gonna be out late - i wanna nail you to my headphones.

It happens every time we move - when did we turn into rolling stones - but if you wanna see the proof - I’m gonna take you to the red zone.

I slowly want to get you wanting me. I slowly want to get you wanting me.
Maybe I’m not good enough - but if i change your mind would you fall out of love - and slowly want to get you wanting me?

Don’t wanna know that I’m in debt - don’t wanna hear about my car loan And if we rob another bank - then i might call you from the pay phone. What if every single band - and every single application - makes so much music you cant hear - a single word of our creation.

I slowly want to get you wanting me. I slowly want to get you wanting me.
Maybe I’m not good enough - but if i change your mind would you fall out of love - and slowly want to get you wanting me?

Oh let me sing... Let me go... Till the end...

But if its turning hot in there - and you cant hear me on the pay phone. And yes I’m sorry bout your hair - but come lets have a celebration.
What if every body sings - what ever’s playing on their headphones.
Then every song would get a play - on every single pair of headphones.

i wanna nail you to my headphones...
Track Name: Tulip
Tulip.

Sitting in the grass makes me feel alive. i walk through the crowd with you right by my side
I’m counting down minutes till this wont be right - all my life.

Its funny how time makes up for missing out - i'll take you backstage and i'll write it all out.
What is this tulip I’m never allowed - hold me now.

She's gone away - I’m not gonna find her - wish that i could - but thats all behind now.
I’m on my own - let it be known that I’m watching you go away from.

Me and these minutes are flying by - we sit on the hillside and stay for a while - I want to hold longer but you say goodbye - hold me tight.

She's gone away - I’m not gonna find her - wish that i could - but thats
all behind now.
I’m on my own - let it be known that I’m watching you go away.

She's nearly gone - I’m not gonna save her - wish that i could - its human behaviour.
Im on my own - let it be known that I’m watching you go away
from me
Track Name: Message
Message.

We're hanging at this window still
This computer is my window sill
I wish that i could pull you through to here.

And when your smiling back at me
I want to reach right through that screen
but the dent i make reminds me your not there.

Send a message to myself
send a warning in the mail
If you put me on that shelf
every morning i will fail.
Send a message to myself
write a list and let it go
watch it blow out with the wind
and blow on down the road.

The feeling when i get this way
is like you took the biggest train
and tied me to the tracks just for a scare
So I’m staring at the ceiling now
I’m out of touch but i cant tell
it says your not away... but your not there.

Send a message to myself
send a warning in the mail
if you put me on that shelf
every morning i will fail.
Send a message to myself
write a list and let it go
watch it blow out with the wind
and blow on down the road.

I will fail...
Track Name: Central Park
Central Park.

I know there’s a lady - she kneels down and prays
she walks down my street with a veil on her face
can she hide from the three things the world wants to see
maybe she’s - Free...

Dave’s got a job with a desk and a chair
and at home there’s a wife and at golf there’s a beer
but he's safe in the matrix its hard not to be
well maybe he's - Free...

Send it on home... 

Write me a list and i'll read what you mean
but i probably wont fit in your hip little scene
cause I’m already over what I’m meant to be
i know that I’m - Free...