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If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid

by Queen of Jeans

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astaireboy This is one of those albums that you find yourself coming back to more and more... a true burner! In the crowded space of indie-pop, Queen of Jeans shines with their anthemic music and honest lyrics. Favorite track: Tell me.
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outsidethenexus I saw Queen of Jeans for the first time at the House Cafe in Dekalb in 2017 and loved their sound. I bought their self titled vinyl because I loved the colors (speckled pink and purple) and it was the best decision I made, because it helped me fall in love with this band even more. Their music is dreamy and sweet and evokes deep emotions when you listen. Not A Minute Too Soon is freaking iconic, and the rest of their songs are too. Favorite track: Not a Minute Too Soon.
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1.
Get Lost 04:15 video
I don’t care if you want to leave here And I won’t care if you think I’m square I don’t care if I’m going nowhere I could get lost from anywhere Grown tired of excuses, maybe All of my holding back Just remember I loved you, maybe Nevermind how it all fell flat It’s no wonder you warned me It’s no wonder you warned me twice It’s no wonder you warned me I should’ve taken my own advice I’m into all things new A thought that doesn’t involve you Forging through my own path Leaving and filling gaps With goals mapped out like a soldier I’ll try dating someone older I’ll try to be somewhat bolder Be way cooler, but not colder Now, I’m on my own It’s no wonder you warned me It’s no wonder you warned me twice It’s no wonder you warned me I should’ve taken my own advice When I see myself out When I see myself out When I see myself out of your life I don’t care if you want to leave here And I won’t care if you think I’m square I don’t care if I’m going nowhere I should’ve taken my own advice
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I froze at the knees When you told me you’d leave And any meaningful thing I could say Was somewhere locked away Still if ever you should need Your place back here with me I would open up the old wound again Cause I hate how these things end When it’s all the same When it’s all the same to me It’s all the same When it’s all the same to me, to me Well it’s looking to be The coldest winter for me While you’re smiling at her in my head I’ll be alone with the bed But one day we’ll all be friends Cause this heart will yearn to mend I’ll even let her eat the food off our plates While you kiss her in my face When it’s all the same When it’s all the same to me It’s all the same When it’s all the same to me I’m anything but proud
3.
Tell me 04:25
Tell me your secrets in spite of you Tell me the terrible things you’ll do And oh, my love I won’t run from you I will let you be you You be you But if you shame me Well, I could kill you I could break you in two I’m not faking So don’t be mistaken See I’ve much better things to do Call me hysterical I’m really quite fine I’m a woman And a woman knows her mind I am strong, I won’t quit trying And I’m running, no I won’t run blind Why must I wait? I see no line Tell me your secrets in spite of you Tell me the terrible things you’ll do And oh, my love I won’t run from you I will let you be you You be you You’ll be... Does it bother you that I’m forward? Well I have a thoughtful mouth While you spew sick intolerance I’m afraid to leave my house You can’t sign away my rights on a dotted line I’m a woman and a woman knows her mind When I’m gone, what will I leave behind? The tracings of a world all mine So your saddest crime Would be to waste my time Tell me your secrets in spite of you Tell me the terrible things you’ll do
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Centuries 03:27
Well I know Everything sees changing I suppose It's time to rearrange The lines that drove My mind with a steady hand When I'm all alone It’s when I start to understand What's been alive for centuries Now, is choking me When I step outside the door I close my eyes, pretend that I don't see A thousand judging eyes Building blocks around me Don't give into them Your thoughts, they've been deceiving What’s been alive for centuries Been alive for centuries Been a lie for centuries Now, is choking me Don’t give into them Not everyone’s misleading But you knew it, right? You knew it right? You just force a smile Til it takes on new meaning But you knew it, right? You knew it right? Yeah, you knew it right You knew it alright What’s been alive for centuries Been alive for centuries
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I can’t do this anymore Feel like a waste of your time I push myself to match your pace And fall behind Frozen by the door I was never the kind Told myself I’d stay right here Have I lost my mind? I’ve tried my best to keep quiet While you work a room But when you have a reason to shut me down It’s only obvious to you It’s only obvious to you, anymore I must be your dog Innocent and meek Holding on to your every word Versed in self-defeat If I ask a thoughtful question Can’t it get a true response? Or will you speak in tongues like it’s over my head And it’s only obvious to you It’s only obvious to you It’s only obvious Do you think it’s fine? Leave me hanging off the line Do you need some time To pull your head out of your ass and try? Love will always fuck you over Love will always fuck you over Love will always fuck you in the head It’s only obvious to you
6.
Rum Cheeks 02:47
If I had my mind right I would tell you what Makes my heart ring Makes my tongue sing Makes the tip of my nose keep raising At the site of your red rum cheeks Yellow light beads tracing your pale feet Pull me in I’m ready to sleep At your place At your place At our place? A good pace A good pace A good pace I feel safe At our place
7.
Bloomed 03:24
I swam ‘cross the bend When we were more than friends I tore through endless jargon Mapped uncharted gardens Finding the words to forget you just flow Now I’m living without you My heart glows I never would cry With big tears in my eyes Cause it made you feel stronger Your tooth’s growing longer My little tender soul Bloomed and in control Where I lay Guided by sight Where I lay A light from inside
8.
I can’t decide Where I want to hide You have everything You have everything Oh wait, where am I? I am lost here inside You have everything You have everything And all it took was honesty Not a minute too soon I was giving up I was out of luck Not a minute too soon I was giving up I was out of love for you All I did was try Hoping you might change your mind You have everything You have everything And all it took was honesty To get me to believe in what I need Not a minute too soon I was giving up I was out of luck Not a minute too soon I was giving up I was out of love Hold me now Til I can’t breathe Til I’m low Til I’m empty Not a minute too soon I was giving up I was out of luck Not a minute too soon I was giving up I was out of love for you I was giving up I was out of love for you
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Oh, when you speak How it echoes in my brain I want to know how it all became I want to know if there’s something to change When will that be? All this waiting This waiting is killing me Where am I going if I can’t see you? Where am I going if I can’t pass through? Oh, with the lights off I finally see I want to know how it all gets set free I want to know if there’s something unique within me All this waiting This waiting is killing me Where am I going if I can’t see you? Where am I going if I can’t pass through? Take me down Take me down when it’s raining And from my lips, with what’s left of me fading I am in love with your mind
10.
You say the words and I start humming Fetching songs from your head I like how you need two cups of water On the nightstand by the bed One’s not enough, you’ve said I like to watch you To see the dreams play out like fads Unfurrow your brow for you Don’t like to see you look so stressed When you wake up Come out slowly I’ll be all you need I am always on your shoulder Whatever it takes to be your baby Oh, you take the breath right out of my mouth If you lead the way, I’ll never doubt you I like to watch you To see the dreams... Wake up Come out slowly I’ll be all you need I am always on your shoulder Whatever it takes to be your baby Whatever it takes
11.
Take it in stride And don’t let them ask anything when it hurts the most And when you’re ready I’ll be there silently Holding your hand like a ghost If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid If you want it changed Then wake up and claim it Take it all away It’s not that easy And I don’t blame you for staying inside to lock things out Lost track of the days When biting my tongue left a standing taste of blood in my mouth If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid If you want it changed Then wake up and claim it Wake up and claim it Take it all away Break down that sorrow Rebuild things tomorrow Take it all away

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released August 23, 2019

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Queen of Jeans Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2 gay vegans + 1 beautiful boy omnivore in south philly

miri, mattie & patrick

"like a 2016 revival of a 90s throwback to the 60s" - 1964kyle

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