Demos 2007 - 2008

by Electrik Emily

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These are just my demos from 2007-2008. Enjoy the rough and raw awesomeness!


released January 7, 2008


All lyrics and music by Electrik Emily, except "A Nice Girl," lyrics by D. D. Young.

Guitars, bass, drum programming, MIDI, keyboards, harmonica, and vocals performed by Electrik Emily.

Graphics by Electrik Emily.


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Electrik Emily Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Track Name: I.O.U. Nothing
Now we didn’t mean to pry
But what the hell made you lie?
All those times we laughed together
Through the good times, and the bad weather

Now we see you're just a fake
Doubting us was your mistake
Your daddy can count, so can we
We’re not gettin stuck with the fee


I don’t owe you
I don’t owe you
I don’t owe you
I don’t owe you anything

At first we felt bad for you
But then you bit off more than you could chew
All your secrets you can’t hide
You got our money, but we got our pride

Your empty threats, you should regret
Broken promises we won’t soon forget
‘Cause we’re going on better than before
And we’re leaving you outside the door

The door!


Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never hurt me
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never hurt me
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never hurt me
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But words will never hurt me

Track Name: Bad Habit
You stay out too late party boy
When you get tired with it, you’ll need a new toy

What did I ever see in you?
It’s all wrong, and here’s what I’m gonna do
I'm gonna
Drop you like a bad habit

Bad habit
And I’ve just about had it
Bad, bad, bad habit
And I just won’t have it

Don’t you wanna do something fun?
That is before the day is done

You eat, and you sleep, and you never call
What did you ever want with me at all?

So I’ll drop you like a bad habit


You can’t do anything on your own
I’m surprised you even made it home

Does your mama pick out your clothes for you?
You take more time getting ready than I do

And I’m dropping you like a bad habit

Track Name: Rock & Roll Told Me So
The first time I heard it on the radio
My mind couldn’t believe how didn’t know
That something like this I would find
Right there and then I made up my mind

Went down to the guitar store
Bought me a six-string that I fell for
Learned to play my favorite song
Kept the neighbors up all night long

Rock & roll told me so
Rock & roll told me so
Rock & roll told me so
Rock & roll told me so

See the glitter in my eyes
Baby, then you’ll know why

Got my tattoo the very next day
My parents didn’t know what to say
I’ll travel down this road as long as I can
Be the start, be a rock & roll fan


I’ll travel down this road as long as I can
Be the start, be a rock & roll fan
I’ll travel down this road as long as I can
Be the start, be in a rock & roll band

Track Name: Under The Amber Street Light
You saw me last
Under the amber street light
Then I vanished from your sight

I finally found you
With this night to spare
To tell you that our souls are a pair

You say “we just met”
But you know as well as I
We belong together, this you cannot deny

Now forgive me my love
But I have to go
How it pains me, you’ll never know

I feel you
And I know you
And everything that has gone by
All the passion
All the pain
I keep it all in my mind

You see I made a deal
To stop death’s rite
It would take me and save your life

For at the break of dawn
You would have died
So I do what I must to turn the tide

Now I stand at the crossroad
Prepared for my fate
You appear saying “It’s not too late!”

You looked at death
Said “You cannot have my heart!”
“This will never keep us apart!”


But the deal was my time
You said “It will also be yours”
So we will both perish
Rather than endure

And the sickle said “No”
“One must die here tonight
But after dusk may return
Under the amber street light”


So they are one
Under the amber street light
Now and forever this night
Track Name: A Nice Girl
With a picture bedside his bed
Like a wilting flower he hangs his head
The memories prick his body like a pile of thorns
Trying to pretend he didn’t known her scorn

She was a little too pretty, a little too wild
A blossom of a woman still being a child
She played with their hearts, devouring each piece
And for their broken hearts she loses no sleep

And everyone says she’s a nice girl
And everyone says she’s so sweet
And so many lovers tried to tame her
And so many cried in defeat

No one is blind to the pain he lives in
Each day he wonders what was his sin
There is no answer for the heartache he breathes
She spread in him like an infectious seed

Her friends call her a wild flower
She’s a beautiful temptress who knows her own powe
But she underestimates the strength of her eyes
And is ignorant to their broken hearts’ cries


And every time another heart is taken
Those who know her, they still stand unshaken
Grown men with broken hearts once more
And she is oblivious to the pain they endure
But they endure it!

Each day is a dagger cutting his skin
He asks himself why and where to begin
The pieces seem too many to put back together
And they say that it doesn’t last forever

Someday she’ll know the pain they all feel
And someone else will say it’s not real
They’ll all say he’s not all bad
She’ll have lost the only love she’s ever had

Track Name: Crazy Ladies
Crazy ladies getting out tonight
Crazy ladies getting out tonight
And we're looking for some boys
Some boys who know it all right

It's hot out there, on the town
It's hot out there, on the town
And we think you right over there
Right over there, you're gonna be down

You're down! Downtown yeah!

Feeling insane
Forgot my name
Having fun
Don't know what's to be done
Rocking all day
Don't know what to say
Getting out
Without a doubt

Crazy ladies getting out tonight
Crazy ladies getting out tonight
And you know something honey
We know we're all right

We're all right
All right!
Track Name: Days of 3 a.m.
We’d go down to the coffee house
To hear the bands play
Every Friday was filled with laughter
The apple ciders and Mexican lattes

Checkers with Nikki
Milkshakes with Seth
Treasure those high school days
‘Cause there aren’t many left

Remember the days of 3 a.m.
Stayin up late , sleepin in
Remember those days, they’ll come again
And the good memories
Never end

Well I don’t see them very much
Denise went down to Virginia
Jutt’s at college, Angie’s on the road
And the bands don’t play at the Java

I pull out the pictures
Of dances gone
And smile when I think of
The place where I belong


It’s summer time once again
I think I’ll take a ride
To that coffee house down town
Where we’d all dream inside

And when I got there
How my eyes did cry
For my friends whom I love so well
Were waiting for me to come on by

Track Name: The Music That I Hate
There goes a pop star queen who lived too fast
And a washed up bimbo who just didn’t last
There goes another candidate
In the election of the music I hate

Its big business, money, and lip synching
You look like a puppet when you’re talking
Glitter, gossip, plastic girls
Are a label’s best-selling cheap thrills

Chorus 1:
The music that I hate
Is my generation’s worst mistake
The music that I hate
Plays on the radio a quarter after eight

Wanted to look good, wanted to score
You sold your soul to get in the door
You think you got it made baby, ha!
They’ll replace you before you’re twenty

All the fluff that I have to hear
Makes me cry and it burns my ear
How long can you play this game?
Before it’s gone and they forget your name?

Chorus 2:
The music that I hate
Doesn’t give real musicians a break
The music I hate
Turns little girls into jailbait

Chorus 3:
The music that I hate
Knows what to sell and what to take
The music I hate
Makes everything you hear second rate

Chorus 1, 2, 3
Track Name: Deja Vu
It’s déjà vu
‘Cause I feel like I’ve been here before
But don’t try to ignore
What you feel inside
It can’t be justified
When it’s déjà vu
And I feel like I’ve been here before
Yeah yeah, yeah, yeah ,yeah, yeah

I’m twice bitten
Once shy
Third times a charm baby
Did you ever wonder why?

The dreamers love to fantasize
And yeah I do too
But the fairy tales seem to mystify
Life, and what do you do


Hey what’s going on?
Time just passes by
And it seems like yesterday
I learned how to fly

In circles,
Same old song everyday
Look around and you will see
How to break the old way, when I tell ya


Don’t hold back
Oh no
Don’t let it get you down
Oh no

I’m twice bitten
Once shy
Third times a charm baby
Did you ever wonder why?

Track Name: Myself
Let your guard down, and they’ll attack
They see a thought that wasn’t just an act
How many times did you have to change?
But did they ever stop calling you strange?

If I wasn’t someone
I’d be no one, going now where
If I didn’t be myself
Then I’d be made somebody else
I’d be made somebody else
So I’m gonna be myself
I’m gonna be myself

You laugh at me ‘cause you don’t like what you see
I laugh at you ‘cause I can see your vacancy
I want to be original but oh how
The pressure’s on to be like them now


Let your guard down, and they’ll attack
Afraid the stray will ruin the pack
Too late now, I’ve gone my own way
My footsteps remain while yours never stay

Track Name: Stay
You’re on my mind
More than you should be
And in my dreams
Getting closer to me

But I haven’t told you
How I’m feeling
About the smile worn while
My heart you’ve been stealing

Pre-Chorus 1:
Do your eyes
Reflect the same
As do mine
When I
Think of your name

Please, I want you to stay
Please, don’t walk away
There is something I have to say
So please, tell me, tell me that you’ll stay

Will your kind stare
Last longer?
If I don’t see you
Will I be stronger?

Because I’m afraid
That today
You’ll be the one
Who got away, ‘cause I

Pre-Chorus 2:
I can’t disguise
When my heart’s to blame
So stop time
And take away the pain


Do your eyes
Reflect the same
As so mine
When I think of your name

Pre-Chorus 2
Track Name: Too Late
You crashed into my life
Why did I crash into your room?
I guess I wasn’t thinking clearly
About the heartache that came too soon

You wore a disguise!
And it’s all lies!

I’m not your average girl
But I’m not trying to be
I’ll defy everything you know
And everything that you see on TV

And you didn’t like that!
So you planned your attack!

This is how it’s gonna be
I won’t remember you, you won’t forget about me
It wasn’t good yeah, not good enough for you
Don’t come crawling back, don't want nothing from you

It’s too late
Too late for you

You kept my mind in a cage
To believe in whatever god you can
It saves time thinking for yourself
You like to ruin what you have

You made me feel guilty!
About everything in me!

Nice to see you don’t wanna hurt me
But that’s not very hard to say
You act like you care to get your way
You play the victim, to mislead the prey

Guess who found you out!
And now it’s my turn to scream and shout!


All you gave me was a problem
Pointless things you didn’t wanna workout
You say without me, you don’t know who you are
But I do, I have no doubt
Have no doubt, have no doubt!

Track Name: Put Me Back Together
I am greater than all of my parts
To be complete would be a good start
To break this separation anxiety
From underneath the scissors of this patriarchy

Stitch ‘n save me from your male gaze
Double knots tie me in this maze
Left I am bought, right I am sold
Cut me up ‘n down for my own good I am told

Put me, put me, put me back together now
I am, I am not your pieces
Put me, put me put me back together now
I am, I am not for your uses

Tangled in the spools of a magazine
Disconnected parts all around the scene
She’s barely legal, the paper doll
Her double D’s sell you fashions this fall

Paste perfume in-between her legs
Shove a finger down her throat, designer shades
Wet T-Shirts sell gin on the rocks
Misogyny requires sexy socks


I was sitting on a wall
You pushed me and I had a fall
And all the boys and all the men
Took the pieces so I couldn’t be whole again

“Hello….what? Oh, you’ve got to be, got to be kidding me….let’s get real for a second.”

Carbon copy oppression onto me
What? You didn’t think that I would see?
When you look at me, you see a commodity
I’ll not rip at the seams for eternity

Track Name: The End
There are things you never do
To someone, even once, when you do
Everything falls down
And this time, I won’t be around

This is the end!
Don’t tell me you’ll be my friend
This is the end!
This to you is what I send
What was yours, was never mine
And in time, you will find
That it all, was a lie
The memory will fade, and die

Whooa oooooo oh, this is the end

You still don’t seem to understand
You can’t try, even once, when you do
I hate to be around
For this time, you won’t beat me down


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