Pretty Girls

by the Runs

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Pretty Girls is a fast-hitting, 4-song EP that leaks and spits the glory (and gory) of when punk was stripped down and fun. As the long-awaited follow up to their full-length Wet Sounds release, the Runs once again prove that they are one of the few bands with the courage and insight to crack open and expose the root of the human condition with topics like girls, not understanding girls, beer, backroom politics, apathy about doing stuff, and girls. the Runs were recorded by Bart Thurber at House of Faith studios in Oakland, CA and he agreed that, like a mysterious fish wrapped in newspaper given to you in an alley, this EP is full of raw hits.


released July 11, 2013

the Runs: A Run, Scott Free, Skid Marx



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the Runs San Francisco, California

the Runs have been a mainstay in the San Jose and Bay Area punk scene for years, playing alongside amazing and impactful bands such as The Cliftons,The Forgotten, Cobra Skulls, Fracas, the Black Angels, and a have supported Medway garage punk legends Armitage Shanks on three west coast tours. After some downtime and a relocation to San Francisco, the Runs are ready to make another, well, run. ... more

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Track Name: I Don't Want To
don't want to go to school
don't want to go outside
don't want to go to bed
don't want to run and hide

don't want to be sedated
don't want to sniff some glue
don't want to be your dog
don't want something to do

don't want to go to class
don't want to go to my room
don't want to hold your hand
don't want to fly to the moon

don't want to be sedated
don't want to sniff some glue
don't want to be a good boy
don't want to destroy you
Track Name: Hardluck Joesephine
you see her across the room, a fire-haired dame
you walk up meekly and ask for her name
she whispers 'joesie' and then you know you're stuck
that's what you get when you've got hard luck

she plays the bass
got a killer's face
a Bond tattoo
in a private place
she'll kiss you sweetly and tell you to go get f*cked
that's what you get when you've got hard luck

her georgia peach
is out of reach
ain't got no fuzz
but it tastes so sweet
don't cross her path or she'll give you a nip and tuck
Track Name: Pretty Girls
pretty girls talk to me to be polite
pretty girls won't let me walk 'em home at night
pretty girls always wearin' a wedding ring
pretty girls get away with everything

pretty girls dress to kill and kill they do
know i'll never find a girl like you
pretty girls look at me and look away
to pretty girls i really don't know what to say

pretty girls talk to me to be polite
pretty girls have something else to do tonight
pretty girls - they're always running late
pretty girls make me so disconsolate
Track Name: The Back Room
i'm a get you alone
i'm a give you a bone
i'm a keep you real close
i'm a butter your toast

i'm a get you a drink
i'm a give you a wink
i'm a slip you some green
to ride my machine

in the back room
the deals are made
in the back room
you said