Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything

by THE SCHOOL

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It seemed like it would be impossible to improve on “Loveless Unbeliever”, but they did it. The album went halfway around the world, showed up on hundreds of “best of” lists of the year, was mentioned by and included in some of the most prestigious press about music and culture in general. Up to four singles came out of their compositions. They toured all around the planet and were a hit wherever they went. And now their new album is here and they have left us totally speechless. “Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything” is a better version of THE SCHOOL. The arrangements are, if it’s even possible, even more delicate, more elegant; the emotions make your hair stand smoothly on end and the vitality and freshness are just as strong as they were on their first single.

Because Liz and her crew are capable of writing songs like “Where Does Your Heart Belong”, which would stand out on its own strength on a compilation of the best songs by THE RONETTES or THE SUPREMES. The album opens with a song like “What’s Just Begun”, which Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach would unanimously applaud. Stuart Murdoch is thinking that he has to go back to doing songs “It’s Not The Same” and “Never Thought I’d See The Day”. The RAMONES can’t stop dancing to the rhythm of “Why Do You Have To Break My Heart Again”. Jack Nietzche and ABBA are hugging while they remember the first time they fell in love, as they listen to “Baby Won’t You Stay With Me Tonight”. And all of this without forgetting for one second that we’re listening to Liz and her crew. Because that’s how the new THE SCHOOL album is: well-assimilated classics that are loaded into a collection of impeccable songs; we almost dare to say inimitable.

But the most important thing about this album is that it manages to reach an almost inexplicable level of magical – a quality that only the great albums have – which transcends the utterly perfect songs and is led by the whim of emotions. This magic could be broken by just a slight alteration in the order of the songs, or some small out-of-place arrangement. Which is why we can do nothing but praise the work of Dave Wrench (BRITISH SEA POWER, Euros Childs, BAT FOR LASHES, Beth Orton, James Yorkston, FANFARLO, CARIBOU, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING, HERMAN DÜNE). But everything is there, moving us from song to song, from the dreaminess that sets off the previously mentioned “What’s Just Begun”, to the energy and vitality that the entire album gives off every second. There are little snips of bitterness like “It’s Not The Same”, there’s that melancholic goodbye that melts into the fade-out of “Baby Won’t You Stay With Me Tonight”. And we can’t forget that happy ending, “You Make Me Hear Music”, which is even dreamier than the album starts of as, full of hope and beauty, that only someone in love can make: You make the music in my head play.

We know it’s hard to explain, which is why the only thing we can do is encourage you to listen to this marvellous album, and hope that you feel the same way we do. Thanks, Liz. Thanks, THE SCHOOL.

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released May 14, 2012

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Track Name: What's Just Begun
Well I don’t know what I’ve found
But I know what’s just begun
Track Name: Never Thought I'd See The Day
Oh here they come
Those feelings that I've dreamed of now for so long
You stop my heart and make my head spin around
I never thought I'd see the day or hear the sound
Of your voice calling my name

Oh there they go
Those feelings I'd held onto now for so long
They take my breath and keep my feet on the ground
I was always waiting for the day to come around
That I'd be holding your hand

It's always been you and me
It's always been me and you
It's always been you and me
It's always been
Track Name: Where Does Your Heart Belong?
Baby how did we go wrong?
You treat me so bad that I can’t stay
They tell me to be strong
But baby where does your heart belong?

You know I need you a bit more every day
You’re the only one that I adore
They tell me keep holding on
But baby where does your heart belong?

And you know I’m never gonna leave you
Or mistreat you
Even though I should be out the door
Baby believe me
No deceiving
I don’t wanna end up all alone
Track Name: Stop That Boy!
Stop that boy he stole my heart
I caught him red-handed
Stop that boy he stole my heart
I caught him red-handed

I just couldn’t see
What he did to me
And now it’s too late
And my heart is full of hate

Stop that boy he stole my heart
I caught him red-handed
Stop that boy he stole my heart
I caught him red-handed

When there are three
It’s not meant to be
And now it’s too late
And my heart is full of hate

And I simply didn’t see
What a fool he was making of me
I didn’t believe
What everybody told me, everybody said you’d better

Stop that boy he stole my heart
I caught him red-handed
Stop that boy he stole my heart
I caught him red-handed

I just couldn’t see
What he did to me
And now it’s too late
And my heart is full of hate
Track Name: That Boy Is Mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine

Well I never ever met a boy like that
I ain’t ever gonna let him go

That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine

Well I never ever kissed a boy like that
I ain’t ever gonna give him up

That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine

Well I never ever kissed a boy like that
I ain’t ever gonna let him go

That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine
That boy is mine

You’d better leave town
Stop messing around
Track Name: It's Not The Same
As I gaze into the night
Scattered all on the sky
The explosions of the stars
As you gaze into mine
The same burning flame
Ignites behind your eyes

Though you wanted it to be
It's not the same for me
I will never be in love
You're left breathless but
Oh my heart just beats the same
The same, the same
Track Name: The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side
The grass is always greener on the other side
There’s always someone better for you
But why waste your time with someone you can’t have?
Be glad with what you do

Jimmy was a boy who lived the wrong side of town
He was always sweet to me
But when it came to other girls I didn’t stand a chance
So Jimmy was history

The grass is always greener on the other side
There’s always someone better for you
But why waste your time with someone you can’t have?
Be glad with what you do

Annie was happily married
When along came a good looking Joe
So she packed up her things and said come with me
But he wasn’t good to go – no!
Track Name: Some Day My Heart Will Beat Again
Some day my heart will beat again
Some day I’ll learn to live again
They tell me time it can heal and I should let you go
But til then I need to live without you here in my arms

Some day my heart will beat again
One day I’ll turn and walk away
They tell me time it can heal and I should let you go
But til then I need to live without you here in my arms

Every day I look around
There’s nothing here for me
But darling when I see your face
My heart beat-beats again

They tell me time it can heal and I should let you go
But til then I need to live without you here in my arms
Track Name: I Should Do
I don’t wanna listen to my heart any more
I really don’t wanna listen to my heart this time

I know I should do but I can’t stay away from you
I know I should do but I can’t stay away

Please I wanna listen to my heart, I’m in love
I really really wanna listen to my heart this time

I know I should do but I can’t stay away from you
I know I should do but I can’t stay away

I’ve been walking for days but I can’t get you out my mind
I’ve been walking for days but I can’t get you out my mind

I know I should do but I can’t stay away from you
Yeah I know I should do but I can’t stay away from you
Track Name: Why Do You Have To Break My Heart Again?
Why do you have to break my heart again?
Why do you have to say goodbye at the end?
Suddenly he’s leaving town again
I was doing fine, oh I could pretend

Happens all the time
Just when I think he’s mine
And things are going fine
Oh no

Why do you have to break my heart again?
Why do you have to say those things to me?
Just when I thought that I was moving on
Boy you just had to come along
Track Name: Baby Won't You Stay With Me Tonight?
Would you believe it oh when I say
How much you mean to be at this moment
And words can never truly explain
Just how I’m feeling when you’re around

Oh baby won’t you stay with me tonight
And say that you are never going to leave?
Cos the night it is so lonely when you’re gone
Oh baby won’t you stay with me tonight?

Forever wondering
How you feel for me
And if I am the only one in your world

Oh baby won’t you stay with me tonight
And say that you are never going to leave?
Cos the night it is so lonely on my own
Oh baby won’t you stay with me tonight?
Track Name: You Make Me Hear Music (Inside My Head)
You make me hear music inside my head
You make me hear music inside my head
Colours all around you even on the darkest day
So add some music to my day

You make me hear music inside my head
You make me hear music inside my head
Stars shine all around you even on the brightest day
So add some music to my day

I could go blind tomorrow, I simply wouldn’t care
I’d just listen to the sounds you make me feel

You make me hear music inside my head
You make me hear music inside my head
You make me so happy
I don’t need to cry any more