Well, Boys​.​.​.

from by Sven-Erik Olsen

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Well, boys...we finally found a way to get out of this town
We couldn't stick around any longer
So much had to happen
Well, boys...we found some girls
Had orgasms while the music swirled
We've finally seen the movies we always knew were critically acclaimed
We haven't fallen for the suburban nightmare
But we don't know the options or how to get there
We got drugs, but the bars ain't open late enough
We got the stars, but we don't know how to make it up

Well, boys...them rock 'n' roll shows
And restaurants only suck us into poverty, y'know
But I got a car now and you've got the Ivy League
I've got some new songs but whaddya know?
I still haven't found a real band
But I'm still trying something just to get something somewhere

Well, boys...you know I'm a genius
So you gotta talk behind my back when you get the chance
No more sluggin' vodka by the railroad tracks
Now we do shots in the bar
'Cause that's where all the women are
And all those cronies are there
And those of us losin' our hair ain't gonna get too far

Oh, every time we meet I just have to laugh
We smoke some cigarettes and complain

Life ain't magic like some storybook
And it ain't always romantic when it rains
When the idols fall and fail us
When the hot summer sun don't feel the same
When it's lost it's fun
And you feel that the game's been goin' on far too long
And you play guitar
Though you know deep down that can only go so far
But I was in this indie magazine last week
So maybe you'll excuse me for bein' a freak
I'm a genius with soul to burn
This is my kiss off
Now it's your turn
Well, boys...


from Shadow Reckoning, released November 4, 2014
Sven-Erik Olsen: vocals, acoustic guitars & harmonica



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Sven-Erik Olsen Minneapolis, Minnesota

Singer-songwriter SvenErik Olsen is the leader of Minneapolis cult favorites Ostramingo. A veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, he is the founder of bands such as Tuesday's Lifted, The Pundits, The Flying Shoes and the Homers. His masterpiece, At Glen Oaks (due Oct. '16) is an adventurous melange of Wilsonesque chamber pop & Dylanesque Americana. ... more

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