(PB091​)​The Solicitors: Made To Measure (w/ free bonus digital single "Quicksand")

by Popboomerang

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'Made To Measure' is the stomping debut ep from Melbourne pop-group 'The Solicitors'.

Made up of laconic guitars, off-kilter arrangements, jumbo hooks and sagacious lyrics, The Solicitors sound is akin to great bastions of the New-Wave scene from yesteryear. Influences ranging from XTC, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads and The Knack.

Their first recording on Popboomerang (the Stiff Records of Australia) 'Made To Measure' pulls no punches, 5 tracks of good old-fashioned rock 'n roll to dance and drink and make out to.

For a limited time, to celebrate the release of the new Solicitors single and debut filmclip, you can get a download of "Quicksand" FREE when you purchase the "Made To Measure" EP

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released January 1, 2000

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Popboomerang Australia

Australian music label founded by Scott Thurling and releasing its first CD in 2002 with over 80 recordings to date.

Specialising in melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock and predominantly working with Australian bands with the aim to building their careers locally & internationally.

Artists include Skipping Girl Vinegar, Georgia Fields, The Aerial Maps, Celadore, Bon Scotts, Tamas Wells & Tim Reid
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Track Name: Pretty Penny
Living life in poverty or living it in misery
I don't know which one is worse
You doll yourself up pretty when you go and hit the city streets
But that don't stop the world from tugging on your purse strings

I know that you want to make a pretty penny
But you're bending over backwards like you already spent it

I know that you can't resist
And when you're off the clock you don't window shop?
I'm not buying it

A strangers just a friend you haven't met yet, or slept with
You made your bed with a pocketful of bread so don't lie in it
If money were no object would you stop behaving like an object?
Pretty Penny

You're a greedy guts, you see it then you bake your cake and eat it
But can't you just please keep it in your pants for one night, dear?
You put food on the table, yeah you're bringing home the bacon
But it's cut from a pig that's been rolling in the shit

It's a dirty job, another day another dollar
With a filthy gob, 'cos they pay more if you swallow

I know that you can't resist
And when you're off the clock you don't window shop?
I'm not buying it but I always end up footing the bill.

A strangers just a friend you haven't met yet, or slept with
You made your bed with a pocketful of bread so don't lie in it
If money were no object would you stop behaving like an object?
Pretty Penny

A strangers just a friend you haven't met yet, or slept with
You made your bed with a pocketful of bread so don't lie in it
'Cos it defeats the object when you love being treated like an object
Pretty Penny
Track Name: I Love Your Love
Sometimes I can’t decide between the beauty and the beast
Or your Jekyll and Hyde lickety-split personality
Though every day I hate your guts
It never goes away
I love your love

I've been left in an empty bed
Wondering where the heck you're going to sleep tonight
'Cos jealousy has got hold of me
You and him is all I see when I turn off the light

Sometimes I can’t decide between the beauty and the beast
Or your Jekyll and Hyde lickety-split personality
Though ever y day I hate your guts
It never goes away
I love your love

I'm on tenderhooks, I've been down on my luck
So I couldn't give a fuck where you slept last night
'Cos we won't be friends when the honeymoon ends
And I'm sick of pretending that we're really alright

Sometimes I can’t decide between the beauty and the beast
Or your Jekyll and Hyde lickety-split personality
Though it's so clear you're just a slut
Muggins over here
Still loves your love

I love your love but I only trust you as far as I could throw you
Track Name: DDT
That boy he never was nobody’s fool
Always running with the too damn cool for school
But one day the egg fell off the spoon
You must be so proud
'Cos he died living out his dreams
Blowing himself into smithereens
Purring like the cat that got the cream
Well what about me?
I'm afraid you're barking up the wrong tree

You get what you deserve for running with scissors
You don't know which way to turn in a hall of mirrors.

They say a man is judged by the risks he takes
But he who dares wins isn't always the case

He looked like a gentleman-at-arms
A marching contradiction in terms
He played with fire and he got burned
Well what did you expect?
He was making more than most
Always shooting off and quick to boast
But he knew one wrong move
And he's toast
What about me?
I'm sorry to say that I've just got no sympathy

You get what you deserve for running with scissors
You don't know which way to turn in a hall of mirrors.

They say a man is judged by the risks he takes
But he who dares wins isn't always the case
Is it?

Not all the tea in China, not all the guns in America
Nothings gonna bring him back

You get what you deserve for running with scissors
You know that you'll get burned for playing with fire-arms
Track Name: Feeling Is Believing
I’s time to come clean
If I could read your mind
Or what’s in-between
I'm afraid what i'd find
But give me a clue, tell me who's screwing who
I'm scared of the truth but i'm prepared for the proof

There's not much I can’t handle
I know how it goes down
Past your knees then your ankles
'neath your evening gown
Then you button your blouse and return to the house
suspicions aroused, but you play it down

Well thanks a bunch but
Enough is enough
You could call it a hunch
I'm calling your bluff
I'm out the door, you won’t see me for dust
Its an issue of trust, so miss you I must.

You kick up a stink, you really think
I was born yesterday
And yet you protest, but never confess
How you've been led astray
And if we're honest I got what I wanted
And it’s back to the drawing board
Now I've never wanted you more.

I wasn't sure
But I had my suspicions
Maybe I was premature
With my premonitions
I could smell a rat, you laid the trap
I turned a blind eye then there was no turning back

It’s not the deceit
It’s the little white lies
Like a bitch on heat
With puppy dog eyes
You say I was misled, that it’s all in my head
I'm not losing sleep, let’s put it to bed

So sorry to run
And call you a liar
But when all’s said and done
There’s no smoke without fire
So ill hedge my bets, I’ll settle for less


I'm lonely at best but i'm alone nonetheless

From the get-go my heart was broke
You didn't stand a chance
If out of the blue I changed my tune
You made a song and dance
And I just waltz off you tell me stop
If I leave now I ain't welcome back
And that’s the end of that
Track Name: FREE bonus track - "Quicksand" (brand new digital only single)
What a surprise, I oblige
Every time you flutter your eyes
But I saw the signs, I soon realised
That my lifeline, would be our demise

'Cos it goes right up your nose
Then you lie right through your teeth
And you leave me in the cold to take the heat

Heaven there's just no helping you
You're in quicksand there's nothing I can do
Every time I reach out my hand to you
Before you know it I'm in quicksand too

Quelle surprise, Mon amis
Pardon my french but you see
I'm gonna leave, you're out of your tree
We'll have to agree to disagree, with me

That you're my damsel in distress
And I'm not your marionette
So dry your eyes 'cos I'm not getting wet

Heaven there's just no helping you
You're in quicksand there's nothing I can do
Every time I reach out my hand to you
Before you know it I'm in quicksand too

And I know I'm just the flavour of the month
But if you ever need a favour, oh you'll be in touch

Heaven there's just no helping you
You're in quicksand there's nothing I can do
Every time I reach out my hand to you
Before you know it I'm in quicksand
Too little, too late, too bad now
You're in quicksand theres nothing I can do
Every time I reach out my hand to you
Before you know it I'm in quicksand too.