String Up The Entertainer

by Felix Hagan & The Family

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chicagogrooves God damn is this album a good time! The pace of the music is upbeat, the rapid-fire lyrics are tongue-tie-twisted, like the themes of Go Back Home. Every song is a gem - check out many of their videos online. Give this, and the Kiss the Misfits EP, and Attention Seeker a spot in your rotation and you might find they'll never leave. Love these darlings across the Pond! Favorite track: My Little Lusitania (feat. Louis Barabbas).
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jaxon123 Saw you guys in Portsmouth supporting Frank and now I'm a little hooked should be coming to Hanwell so can't wait for that. Looking forward to the new stuff. Favorite track: Go Back Home.
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John Hattsman If you have ever thought or said the words 'I wish life had a soundtrack playing at all times', boy is this album for you. Favorite track: My Tyrant.
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jericodebreaker Absolutely infectious fun. Impossible to dislike. Favorite track: Go Back Home.
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1.
My lords and ladies please Get down upon your knees Because the hour is nigh For feats of devilry Demonic revelry To make the Seraphim cry I must say, it’s nice This pageant of vice For life’s just the rice But sin is the flavour You protest and yet The walls are all wet With perfume and sweat So sweet, slick and savoury So! Every body in the house tonight You’ve gotta let yourself go You’ve gotta cast this life aside And then sigh, cry, stop and go I’ll make you see the light tonight So feel the greed in your soul And let the fever take you over Well it seems a life of shame Is sweet in all but name So cock your hammers and run, run, run Run into every storm And watch your life transform From humdrum into fun, fun, fun Such rapture, such glee Such immorality Is gripping to see In one so encumbered By toeing the line And now that you’re mine Come enter my shrine I’m calling your number, hello So! Every body in the house tonight You’ve gotta let yourself go You’ve gotta cast this life aside And then sigh, cry, stop and go I’ll make you see the light tonight So feel the greed in your soul And let the fever take you over My Lords and Ladies, please Get down upon your knees So! Every body in the house tonight You’ve gotta let yourself go You’ve gotta cast this life aside And then sigh, cry, stop and go I’ll make you see the light tonight So feel the greed in your soul And let the fever take you over
2.
Go Back Home 03:54
Well It’s not like you to feel so alone You’ve got hordes of admirers who would die to get you home But that scene breeds a cruel kind of love So for now you must survive on your own Well it’s important that you leave all this behind Making love in odd numbers, well it’s not how we’re designed And they left their sick inscription in your veins Oh my darling, the fates have not been kind So what’s that in the back of your mind, my dear? There’s something lonely nesting under this obscene veneer You scream and cry, you wonder why The good boys have all gone bad So why don’t you go back home And reclaim what little innocence you had But might I remind you as you’re falling back to earth We’ve been through this before, this endless cycle of rebirth And while you might feel oh, so wholesome for a while We all know that crude affection stokes the fires of your self-worth So what’s that in the back of your mind, my dear? There’s something lonely nesting under this obscene veneer You scream and cry, you wonder why The good boys have all gone bad So why don’t you go back home And reclaim what little innocence you had So call me, when the walls start crumbling Woah, they’re tumbling down I’ll spin you any lies you ask of me We’ll exorcise the whole town Is it love or is it sickness? I don’t care anymore Just hold me darling, and we’ll kill this beast That knocks at you door So what’s that in the back of your mind, my dear? There’s something lonely nesting under this obscene veneer Like Queens of old, you broke the mould But the mould wasn’t all that bad So why don’t you go back Why don’t you go back home? So what’s that in the back of your mind, my dear? There’s something lonely nesting under this obscene veneer You scream and cry, you wonder why The good boys have all gone bad So why don’t you go back home And reclaim what little innocence you had
3.
Poser Boy 03:15
So make way for the white knight Of the showbiz set You’re so sexy, yes you’re so gorgeous Yet you’re so gaudy Subtle as an Exocet Boy you ain’t no friend of mine And we’re gasping, the second hand ticks back And wishful spit drips from lipstick lips You’re so slick But then the foundation cracks on this delirious pantomime ‘Cos you’re a poser boy, a poser boy God’s gift to the human race You’re a poser boy, a poser boy And the spotlight’s your hiding place Well they praise your image all across the world But you can’t account for taste And you’re a poser boy, a poser boy So get out of my face, yeah. Then the lights go down, and now you’re sneaking around You just can’t wait to find some hearts to break And it’s great, ‘cos some girls will come like hounds To receive your affection And off they’re swept, and I just can’t accept That these sickly trysts you just can’t resist Can bring bliss. But I guess your soul’s adept at avoiding detection ‘Cos you’re a poser boy, a poser boy God’s gift to the human race You’re a poser boy, a poser boy And the spotlight’s your hiding place Well they praise your image all across the world But you can’t account for taste And you’re a poser boy, a poser boy So get out of my face, yeah. Here comes the man whose every gesture makes the maidens blush You built your castle on a knack of making hormones gush But now it’s all over, you said too much And it’s time to take your bow ‘Cos you’re a poser boy, a poser boy God’s gift to the human race You’re a poser boy, a poser boy And the spotlight’s your hiding place Well they praise your image all across the world But you can’t account for taste And you’re a poser boy, a poser boy So get out of my face You’re a poser boy, a poser boy And I tip my hat to you You’re a poser boy, a poser boy But it seems your ruin is long overdue Well they praise your image all across the world But you can’t account for taste And you’re a poser boy, a poser boy So get out of my face
4.
Well I’m trembling with naked aggression Compounded by delusions of might So here’s a threat, disguised as a question Are you going my way tonight? And buoyed by the sting of the liquor I’ll swing like the dandy I’m not For joy seems to come so much quicker When measured and guzzled in shots So I’ll sit down, but maybe later ‘Cos now I’m balanced on the edge of a sword And you’re my little Lusitania And you’re going down with all hands on board So darling, don’t say that I’m lazy When nothing’s what I’m trying to do For though my trajectory’s hazy I’m determined and I’m coming for you Through these massed ranks of shadows I’m steaming like a thousand ton tank And unseemly bon mots are my ammo But suddenly I’m firing blanks So I’ll sit down, but maybe later ‘Cos now I’m balanced on the edge of a sword And you’re my little Lusitania And you’re going down with all hands on board And so, while morality slumbers We’ll dance as we’re twisting the knife For innocence is there to be plundered Oh darling, this is the life So sit down, but maybe later ‘Cos now I’m balanced on the edge of a sword And you’re my little Lusitania And you’re going down with all hands on board So string up the entertainer ‘Cos people are so easily bored But you’re my little Lusitania And you’re going down You’re going down You’re going down with everyone on board.
5.
You might think that it’s funny But there’s really no way to find the time To do this purely for money Unless you want to get bored and toe the line So take a seat at our table And drink so deeply from the cup that I provide For thought the liquid’s unstable With every sip you will know that you’re alive And through the cities and the wild We’re taking over So come and sing your last lullaby This house is my house So bring me fire, I’ll burn it all to ashes It’s my life and it’s fine And I will cry with laughter as I trash it Well is it the parents or is it a phase? This tiresome desire to shock and amaze And so perhaps I’ll grow out of it one of these days I don’t know But now I’m clutching at shadows Draped in ridiculous clothing every night So monumentally shallow And yet this shade of discomfort feels so right For there are things that are worthless But they are nothing in the eyes of history That old celestial circus With teeth and fingernails I’ll carve a place, you’ll see. And through the cities and the wild We’re taking over So come and sing your last lullaby This house is my house So bring me fire I’ll burn it all to ashes It’s my life and it’s fine And I will cry with laughter as I trash it Well is it the parents or is it a phase? This tiresome desire to shock and amaze And so perhaps I’ll grow out of it one of these days I don’t know. But at the dawning of this fight we kissed a sweet goodbye and off I sauntered for the cure And even if the sky turns dark and hurls down bolts of lightning I will laugh and scream for more. This house is my house So bring me fire I’ll burn it all to ashes It’s my life and it’s fine And I will cry with laughter as I trash it Well is it the parents or is it a phase? This tiresome desire to shock and amaze And so perhaps I’ll grow out of it one of these days But for the moment I’m alright
6.
My Tyrant 03:06
My darling, your highness, my tyrant, my queen I love that you’re never as sweet as you seem For the scars on my back tell a tale of agony But it’s par for the course with you Your words cloud around me in saccharine squalls There’s tears on the pillow and blood on the walls And each little syllable’s a twist of the sword My kingdom for a horse or two So after the battles I dash for the door Get cold, and turn round and come back for more Hold me down and strip me to the bone Shoot my soul and smash it with a stone Take my heart, you can take all of me Just keep me evermore, my dear Through dark nights and chemicals and boring old booze We screamed supplications, alone in our pews With thunder and lightning surrounding the walls We smashed down the barricade Now alone in my chamber I scratch at the floor I call them to hound me, those sweet dogs of war Hold me down and strip me to the bone Shoot my soul and smash it with a stone Take my heart, you can take all of me Just keep me evermore, my dear So sweet and domestic, so rare and unseen So mighty, majestic, so fair it’s obscene I’ll scream for dominion. I’ll cry for your fists And take every bite with a smile Hold me down and strip me to the bone Shoot my soul and smash it with a stone Take my heart, you can take all of me Just keep me evermore, my dear Hold me down and tear me apart Shoot my soul and back to the start Take my heart, you can take all of me Just keep me evermore, my dear

credits

released September 27, 2013

All tracks written by Felix Hagan

Recorded at The F-Bomb Mobile Studio, Crouch End and Auburn Jam Studios, Wimbledon

Produced by Joe Davison & Felix Hagan

Mixed by Joe Davison

On the record:
Keyboards - Joe Davison
Backing Vocals & Violin - Ellie Cowan
Backing Vocals - Tash Hodgson
Additional Brass - Nikki Davison
Lead Vocals, Drums, Bass, Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin, Percussion and Auxiliary Keyboards - Felix Hagan

On the stage:
Guitar - Tom Webber
Bass - Chris Hunsley
Drums - Stuart Mann

Felix Hagan & The Family would like to thank Louis Barabbas, David Nott, Alex Arkwright and David Hagan. For you, with love.

www.facebook.com/felixhaganmusic

www.auburnjam.co.uk

Cover photo by Mike Brits

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Felix Hagan & The Family are a seven-piece beast made of makeup, hairspray and rock and roll. They fuse punk, rock, pop and musical theatre into a seamless, high-energy blend of genres, all held together by masterful musicianship and an outrageous desire to entertain. ... more

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