Buttoned Up

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Recorded and mixed by Gary Olson at Marlborough Farms, Summer 2010. The Soft City on this recording are Dora Lubin: vocals, Jason Corace: rhythm and lead guitars, Turner Stough: bass, Kyle Forester: keyboards and lead guitars, and Philip J. Sutton: drums and guitar.


Look at you buttoned up, what have you got to hide? Who’s hiding inside? Is it me, is it you who’s trying to be cool? Oh, why do we try? Baby, don’t hang back. Why are you so afraid? Here we sit on our own. Nobody wants to say what they really think. Is it me, is it you? I wish that you would speak to me, I’d sing. Why don’t we go home? Why are you so afraid? We can waste another hour looking at the waves. I can tell you I was wrong and promise that I will change. Oh yeah promise that I will…


from Four Stories EP, released February 12, 2012
Words and music: Philip J. Sutton



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The Soft City New York, New York

The Soft City were a band from New York City: Dora Lubin, Phil Sutton, Jason Corace, with various others: Kyle Forester, Turner Stough, and live, Lisa Goldstein, and Andy Adler. They recorded for Calico Cat, and made an LP and an EP.

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