Sleeping Contest Single

by The Planes

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Sleeping Contest (from the album "The Planes") and BONUS TRACKS!!!

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released January 24, 2012

Jeff Patlingrao, Daniel Kasshu, Gavin Dunaway, Stephen Perry. Photo of Storm the cat by Carolyn Ksenyak

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The Planes Brooklyn, New York

In a big, dirty city full of trend-chasers and bandwagon-riders, The Planes stand up for the things that are, refreshingly, always cool and relevant and fun. Three-minute pop songs. Analog recording equipment. The unmistakable sound, and the visceral pleasures, of banging on a Fender guitar hooked up to a tube amp. ... more

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Track Name: Sleeping Contest
Oh, my dear,
Is it your first time?
Beginner's luck?
Or have I fallen off my game?

Late last night,
We closed the bar down,
You call a cab or stay,
I swear it's all the same,

Blackout arranged!

Everything you know,
Is locked inside a dream,
There's a million little faces,
Figuring,
That the cops will have to call,
Another kind of the police,
To save you,
From everything you've seen,
You're running up the score,
And I'm stealing all the sheets,
And in thirty minutes time,
You'll be shivering,
As hard as you may try,
You'll still be waking up with me,
And I wonder,
How long can you sleep?

Oh, my dear,
Is this a pastime?
If not to wake,
Instead to sleep the day away,

Late last night,
We were a gold-mine,
I was all out of luck,
Till I spilled your perfect face,

Blackout arranged!

Everything you know,
Is locked inside a dream,
There's a million little faces,
Figuring,
That the cops will have to call,
Another kind of the police,
To save you,
From everything you've seen,
You're trying really hard,
And I'm stealing all the sheets,
And in thirty minutes time,
You'll be shivering,
As hard as you may try,
You'll still be waking up with me,
And I wonder,
How long can you sleep?

Oh, my dear,
Is this the worst time?
A notch in the bed-frame?
Or a move in the head-game?
All for a place to lay.
Track Name: Radio Disney
I'm trippin' on Radio Disney,
Got an antenna straight in my head,
The radio station is noise and confusion,
And I'd rather hear anything else.

Sometimes I take the pills they give me,
Sometimes I just throw them out,
'Cause I've been listening to the radio station,
And I don't know what to do with myself,

Myself...

(i'm trippin' on radio disney)
MY FAVORITE RADIO STATION!
Track Name: Prince of Petty Things
And the compass rose,
That you bequeath,
The kind of letters we send,
On anniversaries,

I stuttered a bit,
I slurred your name,
I'll pour this out,
If you'll stay,
This is for the last time.

And all the gifts,
You gave to me,
Now I'm the prince,
Of petty things,

I stuttered a bit,
But I said my name,
I'll pour this out,
If you'll stay,
This is for the last time.

This is for the last time.
Track Name: Helen of Troy (valium version)
If you stay,
Or if you go,
A loose and tumbling parasol,
Carving trenches down the back me,
You can run,
And if you're slow,
A confession,
Au naturale.

The bank's burden is a bitch of a beast,
A chronological order of thieves,
They say your eyes are the ransom of kings,
And they never show anything. So,
Pass that smile to me.

I was strong,
And I was bold,
A man of mention, honorable,
But new tricks to the rabbit we show,
I know you're late,
I know it's cold,
But I'm not leaving till I hear you say it,

"We are never going back this way",
'Cause it's harder to leave than to lay,
And it's easy to touch and believe,
Guess thats the story of,
Helen of Troy and me.
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