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Giftshop
2019
Giftshop

Lyrics

WE WANT YOU

(Music and Lyrics by Damian Eckstein)

 

We want you

‘cause we want what we want

We want you!

 

How can you say

The things you mean?

They’re meaningless

And kinda mean

You show me yours

I’ll show you mine

Forget the rest,

The kids are fine!

 

We want you

‘cause we want what we want

We want you!

 

Je ne sais

Voulez-vous

Joi de vivre

I’m kinda into you

I find it strange

It’s kind of odd

You walk around

Like a sexy god

 

We want you

‘cause we want what we want

We want you!

 

All of these things,

Clichés we say

They’re platitudes, yeah

Anyway

 

We want you

‘cause we want what we want

We want you!

Giftshop
2019
Giftshop

Lyrics

SAME

(Music and Lyrics by Nichole Onopiak & Meghan Taylor)

 

You and all your shitty friends

Think you’re starting all the trends

But the rest of us just don’t buy in

No the rest of us just don’t buy in

 

Are you hollow and just fake

Are you no give and all take

Well the rest of us just don’t buy in

No the rest of us just don’t buy in

 

It’s a hive mind can’t escape

Try turn around try to walk away (2X)

 

We fight the same, We talk the same
and everything is just a game

We laugh the same, We cry the same

We stay up till we feel insane

We drink the same, We smoke the same

We steal your boy to cause you pain

We are the same, We have no shame

We’re not the same

 

We’re the same….

Giftshop
2019
Giftshop

Lyrics

STACKED

(Music & Lyrics by Matt Santoro)

 

All I know is that I’m better than you

My bag o’ tricks is full it’s easy to see

Your well is dry and now you’re dyin’ of thirst

What’s hard for you is fuckin’ easy to me

 

It’s not a riddle

You lack the subtlety

You’re second fiddle

The chips are stacked for me

The chips are stacked for me

The chips are stacked for me

 

I saw you up there pussyfootin around

The joke is old and now it’s in misery

Yank the plug it’s time to put it to bed

To float it off and let it sail out to sea

 

It’s not a riddle

You lack the subtlety

You’re second fiddle

The chips are stacked for me

The chips are stacked for me

The chips are stacked for me

 

SOLO

 

All I know is that I’m better than you

My bag o’ tricks is full it’s easy to see

Your well is dry and now you’re dyin’ of thirst

What’s hard for you is fuckin’ easy to me

 

It’s not a riddle

You lack the subtlety

You’re second fiddle

The chips are stacked for me

The chips are stacked for me

The chips are stacked for me

 

OUTRO

Giftshop
2019
Giftshop

Lyrics

Get lost you creep.  You're in too deep.

You make me sad.  So Goddamned mad.

You'll strut your stuff.  I'll call your bluff.

You make me ill.  I love you still.

You make me yell.  Could this be Hell?

Out damned spot.  You're too damned hot.

You make me cry.  Why won't you die?

Go.  No stay just one more day.

 

Things I feel when I see you!

Things I feel when I see you!

Things I feel when I see you!

Things I feel when I see you!

 

You make me yell.  Could this be Hell?

Out damned spot.  You're too damned hot.

You make me cry.  Why won't you die?

Go.  No stay just one more day.

Get lost you creep.  You're in too deep.

You make me sad.  So Goddamned mad.

You'll strut your stuff.  I'll call your bluff.

You make me ill.  I love you still.

 

Things I feel when I see you ! X 4

 

WHAT!?!

 

<BREAKDOWN/BRIDGE>

 

Repeat Verse One

Giftshop
2019
Giftshop

We Want You

by Giftshop

Released 2019
Released 2019
It's Big 80's meets GIFTSHOP! Pulsing synths and catchy hooks dominate this moody dance tune that hides its social commentary in pure ear candy.
NOTES
Single "We Want You" Photo credit: Scott Wilson

"...Thought-provoking social commentary woven inside of an uptempo, poppy three-minute song!"
-davecromwellwrites.blogspot.com

Blue Monster

by Giftshop

Released 2017
Released 2017
CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks.
NOTES
Meghan Taylor fronts the band that specializes in CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks. Musolist Morning Commute calls the Astoria scene-makers "One of my favorite NYC bands." BLUE MONSTER is GIFTSHOP's 3rd EP. The previously released two singles offer a raucous original anthem in "Cill the Choreographer" and a bull's-eye ballad cover of The Motels "Only the Lonely."

Blue Monster Singles

by Giftshop

Released 2016
Released 2016
GIFTSHOP's first two singles off their 3rd EP Blue Monster offers a raucous original anthem in "Cill the Choreographer" and a bull's-eye ballad cover of The Motels "Only the Lonely".
NOTES
GIFTSHOP formed in 2007 when indie trio The Hi-Scores joined Meghan Taylor, vocalist for Rochester, NY band Bee Eater. Championing CGBG’s punk/pop style from the streets of New York City, GIFTSHOP's hi-energy stage shows have earned them a dedicated following in NYC nightclubs. The band draws on broad influences ranging from BIG 80's to PUNK, channeling a sound that’s familiar yet fresh.

TOURIST TRAP

by GIFTSHOP

Indie
Indie

800 Million

by Giftshop

Released 2009
Released 2009
"The sweet and vicious vocals of Meghan Taylor and her powerful band Giftshop bring a Punk Rock/Alternative CBGB's sensibility into the 21st Century. If you buy one re-issue EP this year get 800 Million!" -Tuneskene Oct. 2012
NOTES
Hailing from New York City, Giftshop originated in the summer of 2007 as a collaboration between Meghan Taylor (lead vocalist for the Rochester-based band, Bee-Eater) and the former members of The Hi-Scores Matt Santoro (guitar), Damian Eckstein (bass) and Joel Basciani (drums). Their hybrid of indie and punk with pop hooks bring to mind powerful female fronted groups such as Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Be Your Own Pet, The Devotchkas, and The Lunachicks. The foursome landed …
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Shine

by Giftshop

Released 2014
Released 2014
Giftshop drops a guitar driven dirge-y HIT that is propelled by Meghan Taylor's haunting and gritty vocals.
NOTES
Shine is the second single off the GIFTSHOP Tourist Trap EP.

You Can't Make Me

by Giftshop

Released 2013
Released 2013
The driving riff, punk/ska attitude, and catchy hook makes it irresistible not to put your fist in the air and sing along with chorus!
NOTES
"You Can't Make Me" is the smash single from Giftshop's second EP!

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