The English Room

from Houses by Pet Lions

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Two years after Soft Right, Pet Lions returns with their debut full-length Houses (release date May 10, 2011), bringing warmth, depth, and maturity to the punchy pop of their debut EP. Produced by Neil Strauch (Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, Iron and Wine, Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Houses shows Pet Lions moving from home to home, sharing auditory real estate with power-pop mainstays Phoenix, art stars Deerhunter and Sonic Youth, and synth nostalgists Tears For Fears and OMD. With Houses, Pet Lions has channeled regret, desire, and hope into a noisy yet melodic whole – for the first time, they feel right at home.

    1. The English Room
    2. When I Grow Old
    3. Slow Wave
    4. Mexican Cigarettes
    5. Sleeping
    6. Comeback
    7. To the Coast
    8. Trinidad
    9. Southern Arms
    10. Thieves

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The English Room is much like an old house
Couldn't forget your scent if I tried to
A simple tavern nestled in a slow town
I'm sure I've thought of you more than you've thought of me
The Monday clientele is quite substantial
I'd like to have you if I could somehow
Upstairs is quiet, there's less than a handful
But what is love if I can't be with you now

Must you leave oh so soon

Bartender broke his neck but he walks now
Your gentle snoring feels reassuring
The type of bar with a shower in the bathroom
Some things I'd tell you but I'll wait till you leave
They're playing darts, but we don't pay attention
Seems like we're moving in different directions
It's getting late and I wish we had more time
But what is love if I can't be with you now

Must you leave oh so soon


from Houses, released May 10, 2011


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