Studies Have Shown​.​.​.

by Moving Picture Show

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released 26 October 2010

Matt Kap - Vocals/Guitar/Programming
Manley - Drums/Percussion
Jeremy Nesse - Bass/NS Upright/Programming

Produced and recorded by Jason Achilles Mezilis
Engineered and mixed by Mike Houge
Mastered by Dave Collins

Tracking / mixing @ Organic Audio Recorders & Porchlight Recording, Los Angeles CA
All songs written by Matt Kap/Cartoon Wolf Music (BMI) except "Games Without Frontiers" written by Peter Gabriel/Pentagon Lipservices Real World (BMI)
All songs performed by Moving Picture Show
Cello on "Perfect World" performed by Nia Allen
Piano on "It's Time To Get What You Want" performed by Jason Achilles Mezilis
Backup vocals on "Games Without Frontiers" performed by Sara Kapuchinski
(c) 2010 Moving Picture Show

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Track Name: That Don't Matter To Me (Uhuh Uhuh)
I can be taut I can be slack
Cheek to cheek or back to back
I can sing old songs like Amazing Grace
If it meant I got to kiss that face
I can run hot yeah lightning quick
But I can be caught ‘cause I’ve made some sick
Then I’ll crack you up with my alibis
When we’re flying above all the power lines

Ooh uhuh
Ooh uhuh uhuh

I can play dumb - fake a Southern drawl
I can get down with a mirror ball
Don’t want a mom or a concubine
Lemme be your wolf from the nursery rhymes
We could play drums in your old garage
I got real friends not an entourage
I don’t wear a crown or jewelry
Cuz that don’t matter don’t mat-mat-matter to me

That don’t matter to me yeah
That don’t matter to me yeah
That don’t matter to me yeah

CHORUS HARMONICA

You can be still or an acrobat
A cannonball or an army brat
Wanna whisper to you and you alone
I only say so much through a microphone
And if I found that perfect soul
I’d even drop my rock and roll
Ash to ash dust to dust
But it’s gotta be love or at least some lust

I would bleed like a soldier
I would be your knight in white shining armor
Or I could be your spy looking over your shoulder
Or a fighter pilot whatever you wanted
Or a fire fighter whatever you wanted
Track Name: Erica America
You got my headphones and I want you to know
I can’t be something I’m not
I’m at a payphone and I want you to know
But it’s all coming out with a dot dot dot
Don’t you say to me uh oh I never complain
Oh don’t you say to me uh oh I never complain

I had a head cold and the summer was old
And the streets filled with pictures in chalk
I felt my legs go when we met at the show
And I heard opportunity knock knock knock
Don’t you say to me uh oh I never complained
Oh don’t you say to me uh oh I never complained

Oh Erica America you’re not ready
Oh Erica America you’re not ready
You will never be sure you will never be sure it’s love
You can never be sure you can never be sure it’s love

“Because I said so” that’s what your smile would say
We were never really good at the talk
And then you went cold and you put me away
Like your head had some kind of goddamn clock
Don’t you say to me uh oh I never complained
Don’t-don’t you say to me uh oh I never complained

Oh Erica America you’re not ready
Oh Erica America you’re not ready
You will never be sure you will never be sure it’s love
Ohhh you can never be sure you can never be sure it’s love

Ohhh Erica America you’re not ready
Oh Erica America you’re not ready
Cuz you will never be sure you will never be sure it’s love
Ohhh you can never be sure you can never be sure it’s love
You will never be sure you will never be sure it’s love
Will you ever be sure will you ever be sure it’s love
Track Name: Perfect World
My best friend’s laughing at me again
‘Cause the chess board on her chest says that she’ll win
Oh well oh well
“I got you right got you right where I want you” she says
“I got you right got you right - it’s as simple as that”
So goodnight so goodnight
But no goodnight kiss
It is what it is
You are what you miss

In my perfect world
I am someone else
But my head is starting to crowd
With the perfect world
I built all myself
Somehow I’m gonna get out

My best friend left me that old chess set
I play myself until my eyes get wet
“I got you right got you right where I want you again”
“I got you right got you right” I live in her grin
So goodnight so goodnight
But no goodnight kiss
It is what it is
You are what you miss

In my perfect world
I am someone else
But my head is starting to crowd
With the perfect world
I built all myself
Somehow I’m gonna get out
In my perfect world
I am somewhere else
Where the one I want is around
In this perfect world
I built all myself
I just don’t wanna get out

Now I fall asleep
To black and white movies
With guns and girls and thieves
And love that never bleeds
When I walk the world I know
I’m just another sad Virgo
So before I start to grieve
I need to be where she can’t leave

I got you right got you right
I got you right got you right
So goodnight so goodnight
So goodnight so goodnight

In my perfect world
I am someone else
But my head is starting to crowd
With the perfect world
I built all myself
Somehow I’m gonna get out
In my perfect world
I am somewhere else
Where the one I want is around
In the perfect world
I built all myself
I just don’t wanna get out
Track Name: Unstoppable Storm
I lay awake and my thoughts can’t stop playing cops and robbers
I hear a train grind to far away as the whistle blows
And the airwaves are choking up with our moms and fathers
Callin’ to say “nothin’s wrong nothin’s wrong” but my bones stay cold

‘cause here it comes now
Unstoppable unstoppable unstoppable storm
Impossible subtropical unstoppable storm

The hurricane starts to churn my way where’s my four-leaf clover?
Pressed in a page for unlucky days when the devils come
Maybe I’ll pray so I talk talk talk to some holy rollers
I hear ‘em say “get your soul in shape” then they speak in tongues

‘cause here it comes now

Unstoppable unstoppable unstoppable storm
Impossible subtropical unstoppable storm
Here comes the crash here comes the wave
It’s coming fast too much to save
Impossible subtropical unstoppable storm

I tell myself that can’t be that
That can’t be that that can’t be that that can’t be that ooh
I cross myself imagine that
Imagine that imagine that imagine that ooh
I wave bye bye to strangers
And cry with next door neighbors
No ark for all the creatures
I shoulda made some t-shirts
And now there’s no tomorrow
I guess this time was borrowed
And traded up for sorrow
Ooh honey ooh yeah!

Unstoppable unstoppable unstoppable storm
Impossible subtropical unstoppable storm
Here comes the last of my bad days
No one to ask no one to blame
Impossible subtropical unstoppable storm
Track Name: By Now
By now you’ve slammed the door upon a soul mate
By now you’ve tried a line or two of cocaine
By now you’ve gone from blonde to black
To red again and now your back
By now you’ve felt the world attack
And you’re ok
Yeah you’re ok
In your own way

By now you’ve crashed and burned at karaoke
By now you’ve found some tricks to not go crazy
By now you’ve sold your Pontiac
Then turned around and bought it back
By now you’ve ditched your zodiac
And you’re ok
Yeah you’re ok
In your own way

You’ve seen the seasons pass like big kaleidoscopes
You’ve learned the reasons why it’s good to have some hope
And if you change your name well I can work with that
‘Cause I’ll see you someday and then we’ll have a laugh

By now you’ve got some friends who still come running
By now you know someone you owe some money
By now you’ve gone from blonde to black
To red again and now your back
By now you’ve felt the world attack
And you’re ok
And you’re ok
Are you ok?
Yeah you’re ok

In your own way
In your own way
In your own way
In your own way
Track Name: Games Without Frontiers
Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane
Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again
Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt
Adolf builts a bonfire, Enrico plays with it
-Whistling tunes we hid in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we're kissing baboons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres

Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue
They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu
Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games
Hiding out in tree-tops shouting out rude names
-Whistling tunes we hide in the dunes by the seaside
-Whistling tunes we piss on the goons in the jungle
It's a knockout
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-wars without tears
If looks could kill they probably will
In games without frontiers-war without tears
Games without frontiers-war without tears

Jeux sans frontieres
Track Name: It's Time To Get What You Want
You’ve got the hummingbird heart
Nervous and afraid to start
And you’re caught here
Stuck in the back of your mind

You want to just run away
Wear some war paint and fight some clichés
But you’re still here
Stuck in the back of your mind
And everywhere you look are enemy lines
And it’s not fair that God isn’t sending you signs

Maybe you’re waiting for some day
Maybe you’re meant for the shadows
Put down your past
Raise up your glass
It’s time to get what you want

Stage fright cripples you still
As the spotlight moves in for the kill
And the years pass
Here in the back of your mind
You get so mad watching the blind lead the blind
Did that last self help book help pass the time?

Maybe you’re waiting for some day
Maybe you’re meant for the shadows
Put down your past
Raise up your glass
It’s time to get what you want
What you want
What you want
What you want

Uh uh uh
Uh uh uh

And everywhere you look are enemy lines
Don’t just stand there pretending everything’s fine

Maybe you’re waiting for some day
Maybe you’re meant for the shadows
Put down your past
Raise up your glass
It’s time to get what you want
What you want
What you want
What you want
Track Name: Control Freak
Lately baby I see why the world is full of guns and armies
I see why we kill to look like Ken and Barbie
I know why we always check our clocks and heartbeats
We’re the freaks
Who need pills to sleep
One for you and two for me
Lately baby I see why the streets are full of dead men walking
I see why there’s fifty ways to get our coffee
I know why I can’t sit still as tears fall off me
‘Cause we’re the freaks
Who need pills to sleep
One for you and two for me tonight
But some things none of us get to decide
Some things none of us get to decide
Some things teach us to be satisfied

Lately baby I think back to when we’d act like Sid and Nancy
I go back to when we’d laugh and just start dancing
Now I crack when I can’t find my goddamn car keys
‘Cause we’re the freaks
Who need pills to sleep
One for you and two for me tonight
But some things none of us get to decide
Some things none of us get to decide
Some things teach us to be satisfied

Let’s let a roller coaster get control
Let’s twist and tumble and wear some black blindfolds
Like in my dreams I’m falling endlessly
It’s my disease
And I’m the freak
Who needs pills to sleep
One for you and two for me tonight
Some things none of us get to decide
Some things none of us get to decide
Some things teach us to be satisfied
Track Name: Silent Types
There’s a place outside
Where sun meets wooden bench
Where you roll your eyes
Waiting for some high school French
I’m a groom near a bride
Who is nervous for the oath
So the summertime
Does the talking for us both

Don’t start drama
‘Cause drama could make me
Choke on commas
And I wanna say things
Just one problem
The moment I’m craving came and went

And us silent types
Well we’re spiders on the wall
With our made up minds
But our tongues still seem to stall
Going once going twice
Words are going, going, all gone now
Behind us are all the ones we wished were loud

Don’t start drama
‘Cause drama could make me
Choke on commas
And I wanna say things
Just one problem
The moment I’m craving came and went

Miracles (miracles)
Chemicals (chemicals)
They never once, never ever helped
I analyze (analyze)
Criticize (criticize)
This is do or die time!
And I won’t run right
Outta here (outta here)
Oh my dear (oh my dear)
I’m gonna find out, how loud I could be now
How loud…right now

So don’t start drama
‘Cause drama could make me
Choke on commas
When I wanna say things
Just one problem
The moment I’m craving came and went

Now it’s dark outside
I’m finally shouting out a speech
Neighbors turn on lights
I’m on the roof far out of reach
You’re no-where in sight
So I hope it’s loud enough
To somehow find the places you ran off to


You’ll find out how loud
I’ll be now somehow