Screen Gem

by Speedy Ortiz

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Recorded & mixed by John Agnello at Guilford Sound, Guilford, VT, July 8, 2015
Mastered by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya, Arlington, VA, July 7, 2017

Artwork and song by Sadie Dupuis, July Was Hot (BMI) © 2017

Proceeds from this song in July will go to #CLOSERikers, read more here: www.closerikers.org

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released July 7, 2017

Sadie Dupuis: guitar, synths, vocals
Michael Falcone: drums, percussion
Darl Ferm: bass
Devin McKnight: guitar

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Track Name: Screen Gem
We were the cast of 'Midnight Touch.' I was your girl. You were my side-stepping runt. But off the screen, out of the light, I was your boy. You were the craft in my sky. And now I'm monomaniacally trying to be somebody starlike to you. In the opening sequence, I keep receipts of every rope I slip through. And I count you, tight or tied.

I got one kid looking after me and I never have to tell him not to call. No, I never have to tell him much at all 'cuz he already knows.

Put me on top when I'm in shape. I want the glow. I want a registered name. Now that I've got a bright ideal you'll say I should've just tried. I'll be your dame, you be the crust in my eye. And now I'm monomaniacally trying to land another read-through with you--just the opening sequence. We looked away, and so we shoot and reshoot and reshoot, tight or tied.

I got one kid looking after me and I never have to tell him not to call. No, I never have to tell him much at all 'cuz he already knows.

But I just called to say I'm drab again. And I just called to say I'm done again. You toe the line and you lay low until you come up with fits to throw. I just called to say I'm monomaniacally dying to be some kind of trouble for you. In the opening sequence, let's take a big step into the pig sweat.

(I'd like to thank you and your whole crew for getting me closer to a gaffe I can't forget. You know, I was the best boy before the blows came through.)

I'm monomaniacally trying to be somebody starlike to you. In the following sequence, make me your screen gem.