The Black T​-​Shirts EP

by Bb Biscuit

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about

The idea for The Black T-Shirts EP was born from my admiration for albums with a theme such as Pulp’s Different Class or Arcade Fire’s Funeral and my day job as a museum invigilator.
London is an exciting place to live in, and working part-time means I am in a way privileged in comparison to someone who has a full-time 9 to 5 job, because I have more free time and more flexibility. But London is also a very expensive town to live in, and it’s hard to make both ends meet on a the income provided by jobs like that.
I have however made a choice to work part-time so that I have the freedom of doing what I call my WORK, not my JOB.

I wrote this EP for illustrators, designers, crafty people and musicians in London and in the rest of the world doubling up as bartenders, waiters, baristas, and other poorly paid workers in uniforms, hoping that they will see a little bit of their own life in my songs and feel a special connection with this project.
Hopefully you will also be amused and enjoy the music.

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released April 30, 2016

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ALL TRACKS were written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Bb Biscuit. Mastered by Pete Maher.
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ARTWORK by Bb Biscuit
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THANK YOU to all the Black T-Shirts I have ever worked with for the inspiration and support, especially Niloofar, Alex, Eliane and Julie. It's been pretty special meeting you all!
And to Virginie and Manue for pushing me, and Charlotte, Gemma and Rebecca.
Thank you to the people who did check their radio were working that morning, and to Eliane and Niloofar for shouting in a microphone with me.

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Bb Biscuit London, UK

Bb Biscuit is Amelie, London-based French musician whose first release, The Black T-Shirt EP, deals with humour with the difficulties of making your passion your full-time job.

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Track Name: Fiction
I escaped while you weren't looking
You know it's hard to have a good time with you
I like my life better without you in it
At least here I know I won't run into you

FICTION USED TO BE THE ONLY THING
THE ONLY THING THAT COULD MOVE ME
REALITY NEVER GOT TO ME BEFORE



I heard you'd really done it this time
But what am I supposed to do?
You don't know how you have changed my life
Can't you see I never wanted you to?

FICTION USED TO BE THE ONLY THING
THE ONLY THING THAT COULD MOVE ME
REALITY NEVER GOT TO ME BEFORE
Track Name: Try Harder
I don't understand your actions
I don't understand your accent
Talk about the weather, how was your weekend?
I was never good at making new friends

Maybe you've got to try harder
Maybe you've got to try harder
Track Name: We all like you better when you're drunk
Is it hard work to avoid me
It seems it kept you busy lately
You probably got bored or something

You must have been so lonely
To think you had one friend too many
I guess you got confused or something

You used to find me funny
What happened to that, did I take it too far again?
I take it you want it to be the last time?

SADNESS IS BEST
KEPT IN THE SMALLEST CIRCLE
IGNORE ME ALL YOU WANT
WE ALL TALKED ABOUT IT, AND WE AGREED
THAT WE LIKE YOU BETTER WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK.



Look what you've done, you smiled too hard
Giving everyone the wrong impression
Am I the only one paying attention?

SADNESS IS BEST
KEPT IN THE SMALLEST CIRCLE
IGNORE ME ALL YOU WANT
WE ALL TALKED ABOUT IT, AND WE AGREED
THAT WE LIKE YOU BETTER WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK.
Track Name: Dorsia
You were having a rough day
When you said to us:
“I can't believe you're getting paid to walk around all day”
We can't believe you thought you were the first one to say


WHEN WE'RE HURT YOU CAN BE SURE
THAT WE KNOW WHERE TO GO
WE GO RETURN THOSE VIDEOTAPES, WE GO DINE AT DORSIA TONIGHT
WE GO TO OUR HAPPY PLACES, WE GO DINE AT DORSIA TONIGHT




Maybe you're glad you touched a nerve there,
I guess you got what you wanted.
We got upset for a while and then we got got excited, coz
There's a party in the basement and you're not invited.


WHEN WE'RE HURT YOU CAN BE SURE
THAT WE KNOW WHERE TO GO
WE GO RETURN THOSE VIDEOTAPES, WE GO DINE AT DORSIA TONIGHT
WE GO TO OUR HAPPY PLACES, WE GO DINE AT DORSIA TONIGHT
Track Name: Song For The Black T-Shirts
Some of us got crazy
Convinced themselves they cared
Do you understand why I'm here?

Don't do what they did
Don't forget why you came
It wasn't for the thrill of it


Oh take it / For what it is / And get along


When you go home
Your life is your own again
Out of the uniform and in your colours


Oh get in / Do what I said / Write me a song
And take it / For what it is / And get along