From A Girl Who Never Sleeps (Album)

by femmepop

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released September 17, 2014

Song Credits:
1983
Written – Margaret O’Sullivan
Vocals/Synths/Keyboards/Drums – Margaret O’ Sullivan

Timescapes
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan and Jordy Leenaerts (Timecop1983)
Vocals – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Music – Jordy Leenaerts
All song copyright Margaret O’ Sullivan and Jordy Leenaerts

Neon Nights
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan and Kevin Montgomery (SelloRekT /LA Dreams)
Vocals – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Music – Kevin Montgomery
All song copyright Margaret O’ Sullivan and Kevin Montgomery

Yellow Lines
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards/Synths– Margaret O’ Sullivan
Drums – Will Jones (Composed by Gareth Williams)

Astrogate
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Vocals/Keyboards/Synths/Drums – Margaret O’ Sullivan

Not That Kind
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan and Robert Parker
Vocals – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Music – Robert Parker
All song copyright Margaret O’ Sullivan and Robert Parker

Don’t Fear
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Vocals/Guitars/Piano – Margaret O’ Sullivan

Beautiful Boy
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Vocals/Guitars – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Bass – Neal Hancox
Drums – Will Jones (Composed Gareth Williams)

Our Time
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan and Jordy Leenaerts (Timecop1983)
Vocals – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Music – Jordy Leenaerts
All song copyright Margaret O’ Sullivan and Jordy Leenaerts

Where Are You?
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards/Synths – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Bass – Robert Parker
Drums – Will Jones (Composed Gareth Williams)

From A Girl Who Never Sleeps
Written – Margaret O’ Sullivan
Vocals/Guitars – Margaret O’ Sullivan


All songs Written/Recorded/Produced/Mixed Margaret O’ Sullivan
All songs Mixed/Mastered Gavin Monaghan
All song copyright Margaret O’ Sullivan 2014
Album Artwork by Kat Kon & Reno Msad

"From A Girl Who Never Sleeps is an album that I’ll remember for a very long time, it’s difficult to compare her to anyone – she’s just truly unique..An album that expands across multiple genres, and it’s fantastic..and it really should be heard by just about everyone."
Pure M Magazine Dublin

Straight away I’m going to tell you that I love this album. There is something that has to be respected when you have an artist that creates a work essentially all by themselves. Written, recorded and produced by Margaret O’Sullivan, AKA Femmepop ... we have one solid pop album, all created as a very much DIY effort.
Curve Magazine, New York.


"We’ve been impressed with the careful build-up of Femmepop’s career strategy, gradually amassing the body of songs that culminated last month in the release of her debut album From A Girl Who Never Sleeps – produced by Margaret herself and mixed by Gavin Monaghan, no less. Every ambitious artist whose aim is to make a living from music has to tread a fine line between pop accessibility and artistic credibility...Margaret has achieved that ideal balance. We wish her well" Tom Robinson BBC Music 6

Strong blast of neo-classic, intense, sparkling indie-pop with a few subtle twists from Cork’s Margaret O’Sullivan.
The Irish Times - Jim Carroll - 'On The Record'

.. happily put my weight behind this ....Fair amount of debate as to what track to play tonight, as I would of quite happily played a number of tracks (from the Album) on the show tonight....this is a choice from me" Rigsy 'Across The Line' BBC Radio Ulster

"You could call it dream pop that sounds like a collaboration between Cocteau Twins, School Of Seven Bells, and Luke Vibert..."
Dan Hegarty RTE Radio

The album.... wouldn't have been out of place on the Drive soundtrack somewhere between Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx and College.
Remy's Music & Film Blog Ireland.

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Track Name: 1983
Chorus
Sometimes I feel I have to get away,
Sometimes I feel my skin old and grey.

Verse
Where are all the children?
Were are all those kicks?
And as i walk down the Avenue, on the lawn I see your BMX bike.
And I walk down, down the the avenue, all i can see is your BMX bike.

Chorus
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
my skin old and grey.
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
I have to get away.

Cassettes, Tape Decks, and your BMX x 2

And they said this part was easy, don't they know they've got it all wrong......

Cassettes, Tape Decks, and your BMX x 2
Track Name: Timescapes
Time waits for no one, It moves us all along.
As the years go by Timescapes fill my mind.
Moments never to return, secrets that are left to burn.
They still burn inside of me.

Chorus
Don't want to leave you there,
don't want to say forever. x 3

As the hands of time try to cloud my mind,
Moments fade into memories, to frozen points of time.
It feels so distant now.
Like a childhood dream but it burns inside of me.

Chorus
Don't want to leave you there,
don't want to say forever. x3

And it burns in me,
Yeah it burns in me. x2
Those will never die..cause they still burn inside of me.
Chours
Don't want to leave you there, Don't want to say forever. x3
no no.....
Track Name: Neon Nights
This silence is killing me.
Can't you feel the chemistry?
I can see it in your eyes,
beating hearts you can't disguise.
You've really started a fire in me.
What does it take to make you see?

Chorus
This night is ours, C'mon let's take it.
There's no need to be so shy.
I'm holding out for more than a moment.
I want this to be so true.
Tonight could really last forever,
just take my hand I'll guide you through.
You'll never need another other.
You're really mine this Neon night.

And so we move in slow motion.
Your hands ignite a love vibration.
And it's a chemical reaction,
Cause I have never felt such attraction.
You've really started a fire in me.
What does it take to make you see?

This night is ours, C'mon let's take it.
There's no need to be so shy.
I'm holding out for more than a moment.
I want this to be so true.
Tonight could really last forever,
just take my hand I'll guide you through.
You'll never need another other.
You're really mine this Neon Night.

And they told me this day would never come.
but you're really mine on this Neon Night......I'm waiting.
Track Name: Yellow Lines
Two yellow Lines at the side of the street,
that's how we collide we never ever
My whitened face starring back at me,
Is this all really necessary - you bleed me dry.

Chorus
And oh I'll play this game again,
Until the day it ends,
Until I've lost my mind.

It bean when it shouldn't have started,
but i could not control it - It swallowed me whole.
My whitened face starring back at me,
Is this all really necessary - you bleed me dry.

Chorus
And oh I'll play this game again,
Until the day it ends,
Until I've lost my mind. x 2

Play the game, Play the game,
Chorus
And oh I'll play this game again,
Until the day it ends,
Until I've lost my mind. x 2
Till I've lost my mind
Till I've lost my mind
Till I've lost my mind!
la la la la la la la la la ah
Track Name: Astrogate
Such freedom in turning away, such freedom.
Is there anybody out there?
Cause no one speaks to me.
I'm turning off my tv, I'm turning off my radio.
I don't believe in this in this social disease,
I don't believe in you.
And so I press release, I press release.

Chorus
Astrogate, such freedom in turning away. x 4

Is there anybody out there?
Cause no one speaks to me.
I'm turning off my tv, I'm turning off my radio.
I don't believe in you, your words say nothing to me.
And so I press release, I press release.

Chorus
Astrogate, such freedom in turning away. x 4
Astrogate......

Such freedom in turning away, such freedom.

(Poet Anne Sexton spoken word)
See we are all gonna die, The world the earth is gonna be over, well I never lied to you.
Track Name: Not That Kind
Verse 1
Leaving it all behind, My life leaves yours,
Beautiful moments crash into darkness.
Pushing through a tide of emotions each and everyday

Chorus
Cause I can never be that kind of girl
Who takes it all submissively.
You can find me among the City lights, burning brightly feeling free.

Verse 2
Your accusations of how I spend my time,
fall into line with how you live yout life.
You feed the doubt that's inside your head,
Our love it bleeds because you killed it dead.
No more compromises, because the kill my dreams.
My unhappiness was my own mistake.
What is it with you? What do you have to prove?
I hope it makes you feel a better man.

Chorus 2
Cause I can never be that kind of girl,
Who takes it all submissively.
You can find me among the city lights, burning brightly, feeling free.

Cause I'm just NOT that kind of girl x 4

Chorus.
Track Name: Don't Fear
Union oh Union.
Why do you never hang around?
I thought we had each other?
Without the papers do we drown?

Chorus
And does it feel better when commitment
is written on paper forever and ever?
Photographed and dated forever and ever
does it feel better now?

Don't Fear,
Don't Fear,
Don't Fear,
Don't Fear.

Chorus
And does it feel better when commitment
is written on paper forever and ever?
Photographed and dated forever and ever
and does it feel better now?
and does it feel better now?

Don't Fear,
Don't Fear,
Don't Fear,
Don't Fear.
Track Name: Beautiful Boy
Here he comes walking down my street,
here he comes and he's walking to my beat.
Such a deep, deep pool,
Overcome your insecurity with me.

Chorus
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy

This stinging feeling, this smothering feeling,
all emotions begin to fly.
Concrete words are used too frequently,
Overcome your insecurity with me.

Chorus
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy,

I never meant to hurt you, no I never meant. (x 4)
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy,
Beautiful boy.
Take it Home!
Track Name: Our Time
Think about me as you run through the city,
When your journey home alone, makes you feel, makes you feel, so broken.
When the rain falls on your face and you feel it in your soul,
When nothing in the world touches you, touches you like I do.

Chorus
This is our time, Lets get together,
This is out time, Lets make it last,
This is our time, Lets get together,
Don't move, don't move so fast.

Verse 2
When you dreams are your only rescue, and reality a cage,
Let me me be the one to pull you through, don't ever be afraid.
When you feel it deep inside you, when words cannot express,
How it feels to stand next to you, I wanna confess.

Chorus
This is our time, Lets get together
This is out time, Lets make it last,
This is our time, Lets get together,
Don't move, don't move so fast.

So many times I've walked away, but not this time.
So many times I've walked away, but not this time.

Chorus
This is our time, Lets get together
This is out time, Lets make it last,
This is our time, Lets get together,
Don't move, don't move so fast.
Track Name: Where Are You?
Office Tower over looks my room.
Strap on the monitor and hope it's not too high.
Lonely shadows crawling around this room,
The only voice I hear is me, myself and I.

Chorus
So where are you? Where are you?
So where are you? where are you?
Cause nothing is right.
And i can't stand the vulgarities I see.
But I can't stop with this fight.
No I can't stop this need in me. oh oh oh oh oh.

Creative types have no rights round here,
dreams are left to rot and washed out to sea.
These thoughts invade my mind so clear.
The only sound I hear is me, myself and I.

Chorus
So where are you? Where are you?
So where are you? where are you?
Cause nothing is right.
And i can't stand the vulgarities I see.
But I can't stop with this fight.
No I can't stop this need in me. oh oh oh oh oh.

The governments schemes designed to kill our dreams x 2
Don't ever let beat you
Don't ever let them destroy you,
Never let them win, Never them win.
Track Name: From A Girl Who Never Sleeps
Virginia Woolf
''Words. English Words, are full of echoes, of memories.....''


My mother never sleeps.
So I never sleep.
So from A girl who never sleeps, this is for you, this is for you
She knows more about movies,
than any television critic.
So from a girl who never sleeps, this is for you, this for you,
this for you. x 2

She knows more about movies,
than any television critic.
So from a girl who never sleeps, this is for you, this for you,
this for you. x 2