The Sell​-​by Date EP

by Madame So

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'The Sell-by Date EP'


released 19 December 2012

Solange Moffi-Rhythm guitar and vocals
Matt Hill-Drums and percussions
Dan Clancy-Lead guitar
Richard McLelland-Bass

Produced by Matt Hill and Solange Moffi

Arrangements: Matt Hill, Dan Clancy, Richard McLelland and Solange Moffi

All music and lyrics by Solange Moffi aka Madame So

Design by Madame So; Artwork by Derek Barnes



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Madame So London, UK

Madame So is a Paris-born /London-based muso.
She makes edgy pop that has been likened to Hole, Blondie, Patti Smith and PJ Harvey.
You’ll either love the catchy immediacy of her melodies or dismiss it as being too “lo-fi”… Either way, in her own words: “If I pushed your buttons, I’ve accomplished my mission.”

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Track Name: Sell-by Date
Have you got anything to say?
I've got something to tell
If you've got anything to lose
I've got nothing to prove
I'm gonna do it my way
I'm gonna make it that way

'Cause even charity has its sell-by date

Have you ever been ashamed?
Did anyone call you names?
Whose honour was it at stake?
And now who's the vain one?
If I pushed your buttons
I've accomplished my mission

'Cause even charity has its sell-by date

(Argh! Argh! Argh!..)

Have my words turned into your mirror?
So what's with that stupor?
No question asked
And none answered
I'm not giving in

'Cause even charity has its sell-by date

Don't even try to save face
By removing any trace
Of your very own disgrace
Give credit where it's due
Give it do, give it do

'Cause even charity has its sell-by date
Sell-by date
Sell-by date
Track Name: Camden Scene
The Camden scene is so obscene
Full of wannabes in tight crotch jeans
Who all want to act like Steve McQueen
But instead they look like The Libertines

The Camden crowd is not a scene
It is fools’ gold, full of counteractive vitamins

Not for a cure, oh that’s for sure!
'Cause there’s no cure, there’s no cure

The Camden scene is not pristine
Believes in a God called Heroin
And its disciples Coke and Ketamine
It worships it and that is it

Those Camden arms are far from clean
Roll up their sleeves and you’ll see what I mean
Heads ache

Not for a cure, oh that’s for sure!
'Cause there’s no cure, there’s no cure

Nah, nah, nah ; Nah, nah, nah
Track Name: Dig Deeper
You say you’re looking for a love that’s pure and simple
You say you’ve seen it all and all that bullshit’s over
I hope you’re true ‘cause if you are, you’ll find out it’s just round the corner
No trendy geezer with fancy gear, who’ll disappear sooner or later
It’s up to you if you want it to, it’ll come to you bright and clearer
Dreams can come true, I’m sure they do
Especially if you dig deeper
In your heart, right from the start
With guards falling apart from your mending heart

You say you’re looking for a love that’s pure and simple
You say you’ve seen it all and all that bullshit’s over
If you’re for real, I know it will soon reappear by your shoulder
No slimy teaser, out on a banter who’ll fuck you up one way or another
It’s down to you, dreams can come true
Only if you don’t dissever
Will your heart sound sharp and gold
With bells ringing, you’ll open that door

Surely you know they’re better ways to take over the world of males
It might take time and danger but eventually one will surrender
Pride is the key the undoubtedly and for it it’ll take some temper

From a heart ready to jump start the biggest of sparks in your mending heart
Don’t let it fall apart your beautiful heart
Track Name: Shiner On
Baby’s got a shiner on
Sunshine has long gone
Went to the hospital today
Pretending all was ok
I called her up to check on her
She asked me to try later
She says she’s doing just fine
But I know that’s just a lie

I know how it goes
I know ‘cause it shows

Baby puts her make-up on
Shiner is still on
She looks forward to a brand new day
The ‘high’ way is her play

She won’t be back until the dawn:
Time flies even on her own
A few notes down her pockets
For alcohol and cigarettes

I know how it goes
I know ‘cause I’ve been down this road before…

…And more, and more, and more...

Baby’s finally back home
Home alone but still, home
Jumps in the bath real fast
Her bedsheets will feel so nice

She falls asleep with the TV on:
Sunshine has long gone
She’ll wake up to a brand new day
Pretending all is OK

I know how it goes
I know ‘cause it shows
And I know how it goes
And I know ‘cause I’m here all alone, at home…