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Uncertain Smile
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Uncertain Smile - The The.

Peeling the skin back from my eyes I felt surprised
That the time on the clock was the time I usually retired
To the place where I cleared my head of you
But just for today I think I lie here and dream of you

I’ve got you under my skin where the rain can’t get in
But if the sweat pours out, just shout
I’ll try to swim and pull you out

A howling wind that blows the litter as the rain flows
As street lamps pour orange colored shapes, through your windows
A broken soul stares from a pair of watering eyes
Uncertain emotions force an uncertain smile

I’ve got you under my skin where the rain can’t get in
But if the sweat pours out, just shout
I’ll try to swim and pull you out

“This is the Day (The The cover)” by Best Friend // This is the Day -Soundcloud (2015)

The The are one of those bands that people don’t talk about so much these days. This is a bummer, because they have a pretty stellar catalog littered with fantastic 80′s alternative gems. One of those gems is the 1983 cult hit, “This is the Day” (you might also remember it from the closing moments of the 90′s teen flick, Empire Records). Nashville dream pop quartet, Best Friend, have turned out a rock solid cover of said jam - managing to not only cover it well, but to put their distorted, hazy, shoegaze-y stamp on it. Definitely one to check out. 

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Three Orange Kisses From Kazan
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It was disappointing to discover that the 6 bonus songs found on side 2 of the cassette edition of “Soul Mining” are not part of the upcoming vinyl-only reissue. Of course, if MJ was *finally* going to release “The Pornography Of Despair” that would be another matter entirely. Such as it is…

This is my favourite of these songs, “Three Orange Kisses From Kazan”, “mastered” *cough* from my own cherished tape this very morning.