Pretty Girls Pretty Boys

by JHSF

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Offering a bit of pop, a bit of rock, and a big beat or two in-between, "21st Century Express" frontman & remixer/producer JHSF delivers "Pretty Girls Pretty Boys", his eclectic solo album.

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released September 28, 2012

© 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC. All tracks written & performed by JHSF except where noted. Produced by JHSF.

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California & SF Bay Area native, professional sound designer, former actor, retired international nightclub DJ, current music producer/remixer & frontman of electro band 21st Century Express, Joe Hudson (JHSF). 2 solo albums and the first volume of almost 20 years of artist remixes, can be found here, and only here, all to download for free (unless you WANT to pay a little something). ;) ... more

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Track Name: Make Up Your Mind
So many times I've tried to
Tell you what you mean to me
Shown you every conceivable way
Explained every possibility
Just when I think I got you believin'
You turn and you run away
Only to appear days later
Saying "I love you, can I stay?"
You're in, you're out
Can't keep track of if you love me
Or if you don't
If you'll be calling or coming home
Or if you won't

You gotta make up your mind, now baby
All this back and forth is killing me
You've run outta time, now baby
You gotta make up your mind

I look ahead at our future
Everyday, you and I
You say it's forever, baby
You look me right in the eye
Suddenly, I can't find you anywhere
No note or text to be read
I hear you're out with someone
A week later, you're in my bed

You gotta make up your mind, now baby
It's so unfair, can't you see?
You've had a lot of time, now baby
More than enough, don't you agree?
Gotta make up your mind, now baby
What you need, what you want
From you and me
We've run outta time, now baby
You gotta make up your mind

I know I was good
I know it inside
Don't know what you want
But it's time to decide

It's time to decide...

You gotta make up your mind, now baby
All this back and forth is killing me
You've had the time, now baby
More than enough, don't you agree?
Gotta make up your mind, now baby
What you need, what you want
From you and me
We've run outta time, now baby
You gotta make up your mind

I've bent over backwards for you
It's now or never, it's decision time
You gotta make up your mind

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Stargumentative
This ain't no TMZ...

I don't know where or how or when or even why
Or lives together stopped then somehow past us by
Becoming cast members in some surreal show
One of your own creation, don't you know
Sitting in a movie or out for a walk
A cel phone chat just wantin to talk
Your scene begins with a scream & a shout
Extra drama can give it cloutMake Up Your
Entering a restaurant
In line at the club
An audience & cameras
All the above
Turn to the left
Turn to the right
Strike your pose
Then begin the fight

Wrong or right
Black or white
Fan the flames
The scene ignites
Inside Edition, Extra Extra
The crowd goes wild
You're stargumentative
Stargumentative

Do you really think this is your way to fame?
Drama junkies broadcasting their weekly shame?
Entering a restaurant
In line at the club
An audience & cameras
All the above
Turn to the left
Turn to the right
Strike your pose
Then begin the fight
Sitting in a movie or out for a walk
A cel phone chat just wantin to talk
Your scene begins with a scream & shout
Extra drama can give it clout

Wrong or right
Black or white
Fan the flames
The scene ignites
Inside Edition, Extra Extra
The crowd goes wild
You're stargumentative
Stargumentative
Wrong or right
Black or white
Fan the flames
The scene ignites
Inside Edition, Extra Extra
The crowd goes wild
You're stargumentative
Stargumentative
So stargumentative
You're stargumentative

Hey
I got news for you
You're reality show
It's cancelled
This ain't no TMZ

Wrong or right
Black or white
Fan the flames
The scene ignites
Inside Edition, Extra Extra
Entertainment Tonight
You're stargumentative
Stargumentative
So stargumentative
Wrong or right
Black or white
Fan the flames
The scene ignites
Inside Edition, Extra Extra
Entertainment Tonight
You're stargumentative
So stargumentative
This ain't no TMZ

You're stargumentative
Stargumentative
So stargumentative

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Put Me Down featuring Mega Flo
JHSF:
We've never met before
And yet it feels like war
I don't know your face
But mine you must debase

Omega Muzic:
they trying to put me down
I'm the best
fuck the rest
what they saying now?
always actin like they know what they talkin about
think about it
u really don't have a clue
cuz u ain't really walked in my shoes
u ain't even did what i do
lyrically, I demonstrate
physically, I put it down
mentally, don't gotta think hard
how to break u down

Chorus
Why you put me down?
Why you do me like that?
Why?
Why you put me down?
Why you do me like that?

JHSF:
I say it's day
You say it's night
I say it's wrong
You say it's right
And in nothing flat
Contempt ignites
Battlestations set
Though we've never met

Omega Muzic:
set and ready
one thing u forgetting
the way we really do it
toss it up like confetti
listen up carefully
from east to the west
see
been there and done that
traveled cross the country
like they livin better than me
look like they stayin fresher than me
forget it
they say I'm this and I'm that
but u and i know
what's real and straight facts

Chorus
Why you put me down?
Why you do me like that?
Why?
Why?
Why you put me down?
Why you do me like that?
Do me like that?

Why?

Omega Muzic:
still trying to put me down
and you wanna talk slick
the reason why u hatin
cuz I'm the one u wanna be like
seem you understand ways
that don't seem right
imitation ways
that my life
is the key to life

JHSF:
The truth can hurt
when hitting nails on the head
(just called you out, my friend)
and still
you want the bloody fight instead
oh

Omega Muzic:
then they act like they doin it big
then they swear on their life
they're doin it
but ruin it
and I'm like, look
reality is
look, u trying so hard
u goin outta your head

JHSF:
and once again I got liars,
hipocrates & thieves
All tired
Say what you mean, mean what you say
stop trying to stop me
just get outta my way

Omega Muzic:
u gotta get a grip on it tight
cuz I'm the one really
not losing the fight

JHSF:
United we stand
Together we fall
I'm your brother
Once and for all

Why you do me like that?
(once again I got liars, hipocrates & thieves, all tired)
Do me like that?
(say what you mean, mean what you say)
Put me down
Why?
Why you put me down?
(once again I got liars, hipocrates & thieves, all tired)
Why you do me like that?
(say what you mean, mean what you say)
Why?
(I'm your brother once and for all)

Why you put me down?

(J. Hudson/D. Bass) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Molly Ringwald Sighs
When I look back, I think of you
Our high school days, and the rest of our crew
Simple Minds, the best of friends
Duran Duran, thought it would never end
Converse high tops, Secret love
Crazy dreams, we would never fall short of
We helped each other through each growing pain
Ports in the storm, as it poured Purple Rain

Loved you then, love you now
Wish you were here somehow
Laughing the pain away
Watching Footloose at the dollar movies
All the lows, all the highs
I could see in your eyes
We'd all be okay
So long as time never flies
And Molly Ringwald sighs…

Today I look back, how lucky we were
Having each other to get through the blur
Listening to records upstairs after school
Bronski Beat, Violent Femmes, Madness, Specials
So cool
No matter what has come and what will go
Can't forget those days and I want you to know
How grateful I am to you for easing the strain
Sure could use that now, as it pours Purple Rain

Loved you then, love you now
Wish you were here somehow
Laughing the pain away
Watching Footloose at the dollar movies
All the lows, all the highs
I could see in your eyes
We'd all be okay
So long as time never flies...

Crazy dreams, Dollar movies, Easing the pain
Bronski Beat records, There for each other
Through the Purple Rain

Wish you were here somehow
Laughing the pain away
Watching Footloose at the dollar movies
I've seen my life pass me by
Wish I could look in your eyes
And know I'd be okay
It'll be okay
It'll all be okay
I could see in your eyes
We'd all be okay
As long as time never flies
And Molly Ringwald sighs…

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Away
time flies
I say it just goes away
I say then it's gone
it just goes away
time flies
and then it's gone
away
don't you remember?
our time together

I say it just goes away
oh
time flies
don't you remember?
and then it's gone
our time together
and then it's gone
from Sitges, Spain
or Paris days

time flies
it just goes away, oh
time flies
it just goes away
it just goes away
oh
time flies
it just goes away
oh
I say it just goes away
and then it's gone
it goes away
time flies
then it's gone
away

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: The Last Time
Slow down
Take a deep breath, babe
Look at me
Everything's fine
Everything's just fine
You're going outta your head
I don't know why
And you're looking at me
Like something gone awry
Nothing to worry about
Ain't no trouble here
At least, none I can find

No reruns here, my baby
No way in Hell
History gonna repeat itself
We been there done that
Dealt the heartbreaks
Better, stronger this time
Learned from our mistakes
Believe it now & all that's possible
Have faith in us and that it won't be
Like the last time, baby

Remember when
We were both brand new
Our New England nights
Our pristine love just grew
Whispering your name
Your eyes answered back
While Celine and Natalie Merchant
Served as our soundtrack

I can't make you remember, baby
And I won't beg you to stay
Just take some time
If that's what you're needing
To heal your heart
And stop it from bleeding
Oh what's the use
I did you wrong and there's no excuse
Just kiss me now and say
This ain't the last time, baby

Oh
Everything's fine
Oh
Everything's just fine
And there's no excuse

Believe in us & all that's possible
Have faith in you and me and that it won't be
Just like the last time, baby
I can't make you remember, baby
And I won't beg you to stay
We'll take some time
If that's what we're needing
To heal our hearts
To stop the bleeding

Oh what's the use
Did each other wrong
And there's no excuse
Kiss each other now and say
Goodbye one last time, baby

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Come Out
you tell yourself whatever lie
helps get you through the night
then come to me professing love
or whatever is your version of
I care for you more than you know
but i'll wait here and let you go
it's canyon-esque, can't you see
the vast, expansive dichotomy

awake from your deep
paradoxical sleep
remove all doubt
shed that skin
and who you've been
if you just come out

I know you're terrified
your eyes so wide
with such a fact
there is no going back
and yes this changes things
but change will bring you things
you never new before
open whole new doors

you tell yourself your father's love
will disappear, no understanding of
your feelings for me, or any man
disgrace will shatter all that it can
you gotta face yourself
the man you are
and dreams put on a shelf
can leave a scar
there's no one else, it starts with you
face it, do what you gotta do
trust me
you're gonna be okay
(gonna be so much better)

awake your deep
paradoxical sleep
remove all doubt
shed that skin
and who you've been
then life can begin
if you just come out
I know you're terrified
(do it, do it anyway)
shed that skin
who you've been
and life can begin
if you just come out
awake your deep
paradoxical sleep
cuz talk is cheap
remove all doubt

It's terrifying
ending years of lying
face it all head on
and staying strong
you think of all you will lose
as an excuse
not to gain
your new terrain

but when you emerge
you and your new life
I'll be right here
waiting

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: I Think You're Only Happy When You're Breaking My Heart
Anything & everything you say
Is so perfect
Like every bad habit and drug
To my addict
Dangling your perfection in perfectly
Perfect ways

I think you're only happy
When you're breaking my heart
You're only truly happy
Once you've torn it apart
Like a change in the weather
I really should know better
Opening dead letters
From you
One chance, one hope, maybe this time
It might be true

You say you see us in love
You see us Happily Ever After
At least
That's what you say between the laughter
You're my fixation, my craving
My drug connect
Every word is a rig
Filled with the lies you inject

I think you're only happy
When you're breaking my heart
You're only truly happy
Once you've torn it apart
Like a change in the weather
I really should know better
Opening dead letters from you
One chance, one hope, maybe this time
It might be true
Maybe this time
This time
It might be true
I think you're only happy
When you're breaking my heart

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Habit
I don't know why you worry
I am fine
Just need something
A little something
Always need a little something

You have your 10 cups in the a.m.
Any clearance sale is your best friend
Bite your nails
Down to the ends

Cuz you got your habit
And I got my habit
We all got a habit, baby

You got yours
I got mine
It's not the first
Or the last time
And you know it
You know it

Cuz I got my habit
And you got your habit
Everybody's got a habit, baby

Yours includes a pack a day
Without mine
I wouldn't last, no way
Don't know what else to say
You're not listening anyway

You look out for you
I'll look out for me
Just let it be

Let it be
Oh, won't you let it be

Cuz you got your habit
And I got my habit
We all got a habit, baby

You got yours
I got mine
There's no difference
Bottom line
Mine keeps me going, going, going
Keeps the pain from showing, showing

Cuz I got my habit
And you got your habit
Everybody's got a habit, baby

You got yours
I got mine

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: If Venus Threw A Party
just a SOMA warehouse
or a King Street garage
littered with points and condoms
an inner city collage
throw in a bouncer
some trade behind a makeshift bar
add a 20 dollar cover
mirrorball, fierce DJ
you got a monster club hit like no other

children of the night
shining stars oh so bright
dancing on the moon
out into space
locomotive rhythm
one with the bass
if Venus threw a party
you'd be pumping your fist
and the very first name on the VIP list

One/Two
One/Two, One/Two/Three/Four

Rock n' Roll Disco 80's New Wave
Deep House Trance Dub Step Slave
Throw it in a trash filled parking lot
Or a muddy dark watery cave
The size of a closet
Or Salt Lake Stadium
fuck it doesn't matter to the kids
disciples of the sound
following the beat
we don't give a shit about the digs

children of the night
shining stars oh so bright
reaching out
for the UFO
hits of X
in the afterglow
dancing on the moon
out into space
locomotive rhythm
one with the bass
if Venus threw a party
you'd be pumping your fist
and the very first name on the VIP list

give me a beat
locomotive rhythm
one with the bass
one with the bass
give me a beat

One/Two
One/Two, One/Two/Three/Four

shining stars oh so bright
reaching out
for the UFO
hits of X
in the afterglow
dancing on the moon
out into space
locomotive rhythm
one with the bass
if Venus threw a party
you'd be pumping your fist
and the very first name on the VIP list

One/Two
One/Two, One/Two/Three/Four

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: September '99
it's been a long 13
13 years have gone
into the mists of memory
where reality doesn't belong
you are young
you are perfect
you can do no wrong
never will again
forever strong

I want to know
what were you thinking?
I need to know

trouble for me is
I don't know forever
and what I do know
can change
has changed
forever for you
and
forever for me
are not, in any way, the same

I want to know
what were you thinking
taking the keys?
I need to know
I need to know
what brought you to that
I need to know
what were you thinking
behind the wheel?

a poor replacement
a tough act to follow
I wasn't their father
my answers were hallow
a poor excuse
and it was never the same
I wonder today
I wonder today
If they even remember my name
even remember my name

I want to know
what were you thinking
taking the keys?
I want to know
what brought you to that
I need to know
what were you thinking?
getting behind the wheel

I need to know
why?
why didn't you call me?
we could have talked it out
you should have called me
I would have listened to
whatever it was
that had you in doubt
I would have listened to
whatever drowned you in doubt
I would have listened to you

what were you thinking?

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: Muddy Angel
Are you Saint or Sinner?
I haven't a clue
Who am I to judge?
I carved my initials into the pew
I think you tripped into Heaven
If I were to venture a guess
Head first in a puddle
Truly blessed, nonetheless
(like some kind of filthy holy water)

That's when you fell from above
My muddy Angel

Do me good or do me wrong
Or do me Good & Wrong
I'll show penance, darlin'
To the beat of a Heavenly torch song
Strip me of every prayer
Lay every wicked hand upon me tonight
Even angels with dirty faces
Are Divine, when breathless in first light

That's when you fell from above
My muddy Angel

(like some kind of filthy holy water)
Truly blessed, nonetheless
Even angels with dirty faces
Are Divine, when breathless in first light

That's when you fell from above
My muddy Angel
That's when you fell from Heaven
My muddy Angel
My muddy Angel

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: God
They say you're everything
Or nothing at all
No response to their call
You're the good when it's gone bad
Or the reason why we're all so sad
The silver lining for when they're mad
I could choose to believe
One over the other
But I'm not convinced, nope
Nope not yet

Are you Christ's father?
Or a fatty whose belly they love to rub for luck
Or are you nothing?
Nothing
Absolutely nothing at all

Now
Do you take the form of a seminarian proctor
Or maybe you hide deep in the jungles as a Witch Doctor
There are those who think you're merciless
All wrapped up in wrath and judgement
Fire and brimstone and fury's kiss
Then there are those that call you Allah,
Bhagavan,
Jehovah,
Buddha,
The Universe
Or nothing at all
They call you nothing at all

Are you the good when all is bad?
(all is bad)
Or the reason why we're all so sad
(why we're all so sad)
Make them glad
The silver lining for when their mad
Do we trust in which belief?
Such a
Such a
Relief
Just show yourself
It would be such a relief
But I'm not convinced yet
I'm not convinced yet
Nope, not yet

They call you God
Bhagavan, Allah,
Jehovah, Prophet,
Buddha, The Universe
and God

So should we trust in which belief?
Showing yourself
Would be such
Could be such
Would be such, such
A relief

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.
Track Name: The W
hi, it's me
can you talk?

hey
well, I wanted to call
I needed to call you
well
I was just sitting here packing
you finished yours last night?
well
I haven't finished mine
I had to stop
I had to stop because I
I needed to talk to you
I don't think I can do it
you know I love you
I know

we do it every year
for so many years
for so long now
but it's always the same, you know
no, it's always the same
every year I ask you if you're any closer
to leaving him
or if you've left him
or if you've somehow separated
you always tell me yes
but every year
every year
you're never any closer
and here we are again
another year
and I'm packing
and your packing
so we can meet at our usual place

you're still together and I
I just can't do it anymore
I'm sorry
I swear, I love you
no, I don't need to think about it
I've thought about it
this year or any year
I won't be meeting you anymore
at The W

goodbye

(J. Hudson) © 2012 Invincible City Records, LLC.