Lesson 1

by Chinese School

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xanderroseberry The combination of driving rhythm and playful pop-rock is what set Chinese School apart. Strong but delicate, the songs seem to examine the gist of life while dwelling on it as if it's surprisingly mundane.

It's pop. It's rock. It's deep. It's light. Enjoyed it. Favorite track: Residue.
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Recorded in summer of 2013, Lesson 1 marks Chinese School's first official release.

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released July 8, 2013

All songs written and performed by Chinese School
Recorded and mixed by Jon Fintel at Relay Recording
Photos taken by Freddy Hensley

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Chinese School Columbus, Ohio

Chinese School is:

Butch Wagner // guitar+vox
Alex Randall // bass
Mikey Barnett // guitar
Danny Collins // drums

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Track Name: Buttons
Ain’t it nice?
You’re so far away from home
Would you correct me if I’m wrong?
Am I all right?
I couldn’t feel down if I tried
What is the difference anyhow?

Steal your poison, break my heart
Do this over, and fall apart
Clear the toxins from my brain
Spare me your pity

Now I’m mine
I feel more when I’m alone
Would you correct me if I’m wrong
Am I in line?
I couldn't feel down if I tried
Either way, we're doing fine

Steal your poison, break my heart
Do this over, and fall apart
Clear the toxins from my brain
Spare me your pity
Track Name: Right In Time
Erode under pressure
You thought maybe you’d lose me
It was cold
You’d done better
No need to amuse me

Is this a joke?
I ain’t laughing
no need to amuse me

It was cold and demeaning
You’d like to accuse me

You’re sick, you're screwed on this fixation
At your own invitation
You made your perfect cessation
For that I should thank you

You still blow my mind
I’d admit if I was a little tongue-tied
The sweetest rain - the taste of sugar came right in time
To bring you peace of mind

Erode under pressure
You thought maybe you’d lose me
I was cold and demeaning
You’ll have to excuse me

This is sick, you're screwed on this fixation
At your own invitation
And you made your perfect cessation
For that I should thank you

You still blow my mind
I’d admit if I was a little tongue-tied
The sweetest rain - the taste of sugar came right in time
To bring you peace of mind

But you still blow my mind
I'd admit if I was ever tongue-tied
It's such a shame
The sweetest rain
The taste of sugar came right in time
To bring you peace of mind
Track Name: Pulling Strings
They'll tie you to the floor, and smother you
You’re bound to change your mind
Neighbors gather ‘round to see
They’ll water you like flowers 'til you drown

You say Momma please
I cannot breathe, and it makes me wanna tell
My Father said "don't go begging for your soul"

My hands are tied
They’ll pull your strings

We’re turning all your money gold
Don’t exchange until they all grow old
Or watch it blacken, turn to coal
We’ll live on water
Pull my own strings, rule supreme
We’ll call it home

When they shine you up in blue and black
Until you bleed to his delight
So you’d better know your rights
As if that much would save you anyhow

We’re turning all your money gold
Don’t exchange until we all grow old
Or watch it blacken, turn to coal
We’ll live on water
Pull my own strings, rule supreme..
Track Name: Residue
I could feed this fire if indeed there's a viable means
But I won't waste any making due of your desire debris
Let the blind men stumble, let the poor man fumble for food
Because I can wear my burden in the loom of another dispute
I'm all that I wasn't my dear

Well who stole the cookie from the goddamn cookie jar?
We could blame one another ‘til the klepto folds his cards
And we’re all here feeling in a room full of residue
With the names and numbers of the people and the places I knew
I’m all that I wasn’t my dear

While we’re all here feeling in a room full of residue
Keep the names and numbers of the people and the places we knew
I’m all that I wasn’t my dear