"THE STRIPED ALBUM​.​"

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THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM THE GENUINE FAKES.

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released December 1, 2010

THE GENUINE FAKES ARE:
JOEY FAKE (GUITARS & LEAD VOCALS)
MORTY FAKE (BASS & VOCALS)
JOHNNY FAKE (DRUMS & VOCALS)
TOMMY FAKE (KEYBOARDS & VOCALS)

ALL MUSIC & LYRICS WRITTEN BY JOHAN BERGQVIST AND PUBLISHED BY PRISTINE SONGS, EXCEPT “IRREPLACEABLE”, WRITTEN BY BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, NE-YO, TOR ERIK HERMANSEN, MIKKEL S. ERIKSEN, ESPEN LIND & AMUND BJØRKLUND AND PUBLISHED BY ZOMBA SONGS INC, SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING (UK) LTD, EMI APRIL MUSIC INC, SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING SCANDINAVIA, IMAGEM SCANDINAVIA & EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING SCANDINAVIA.

ALL SONGS ARRANGED, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY THE GENUINE FAKES.

TRUMPET ON “C’MON LINDA” BY DANIEL JOHANSSON. ADDITIONAL KEYBOARDS BY JOHAN BERGQVIST.

RECORDED AT TGF STUDIOS, UPSWEDEN STUDIOS, EASTMAN STUDIOS & CRYING BOB STUDIOS IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN BY THE GENUINE FAKES, PER BJÖRLING & DANIEL JOHANSSON.

MIXED BY JOHAN BERGQVIST AT PRISTINE STUDIOS IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.

MASTERED BY FREDRIK STÅLNE.

CONCEPT ART BY JOHAN BERGQVIST.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THOMAS MEAD & THE GENUINE FAKES.

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"The Genuine Fakes are proof of Sweden's seemingly inexhaustible font of pop genius. Hitting all the right marks, they walk you thru the major required classes in the school of pop - chime, harmony, sparkle, and melody 101. surely these guys are on their way to being tenured professors in pop's university."

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Track Name: The Genuine Fakes
Listen up!
There's a brand new band in town
Have you heard?
There's a brand new band in town
(Yeah, the word's on the street - can we make it there in time?)
Gather 'round
There's a brand new band in town
Stick around
And they'll make it worth your while

Please don't ask, let it be, dream police
Now we're raising the stakes - oh yeah!
Is it old, is it new?
You decide - it's The Genuine Fakes
The Genuine Fakes
Track Name: The Promise
Although I've never been here
It sure feels like I've returned
To the place that's always been my home
So many times I've packed my things and gone away
To find out what's compelling me to stay

But nobody could keep me
Nothing stayed my restlessness
Always felt the world could offer more
Than office hours, mundane tasks and coffee breaks
And TV-dinner meals 'most every night

I will gladly stand up straight and testify my love
And carry out the sentence I receive
'Cause I've already done my time
So please do what you will
I'm never walkin' down that road again

I've never felt this scared and yet so happy anywhere
Always thought I'd wind up somewhere else
But it doesn't matter, things have turned out for the best
Now I can walk the distance 'cause I've found the way

I will gladly stand up straight and testify my love
And carry out the sentence I receive
'Cause I've already done my time
So please do what you will
I'm never walkin' down that road again

I will gladly stand up tall and testify my love
And face whatever judgment I deserve
'Cause I've already paid my dues
So turn the other cheek
I promise I will make the most of it
Track Name: Something New
I feel a bit uneasy when I reach out to your thoughts and mind
I know you're just out of reach but I know I can make the dive
Do you think it all works out if we smile when we hit the ground
You will never change I'm sure and your world goes around and 'round
My world is clear and sound

If you knew you would get off now if you could
We're going fast now, so much faster than we should
Something new, something I wish you understood
When I said I'd change your world, you knew I would

Take a breath and hold it in 'til you're safe on the other side
I know you can make it through
Yeah, I know that you will not slide
Make a new beginning, make a fresh start and a better life
If you choose to stay you know that one day you will pay the price
But my sun will melt your ice

If you knew you would get off now if you could
We're going fast now, so much faster than we should
Something new, something I wish you understood
When I said I'd change your world, you knew I would

Reach inside and feel the tide
You know you can survive

If you knew you would get off now if you could
We're going fast now, so much faster than we should
Something new, something I wish you understood
When I said I'd change your world, you knew I would
We're going fast now so much faster than we should
It's all new and I sure wish I understood
It was you that changed my world
Track Name: When Reality Hits You
You've been away for so long
Yet you came back in a haste
Well, do you think it was time well spent
Or was it all a big waste

Baby what'll happen when reality hits you
Will you pack your things and go away one more time
Honey, what'll happen when reality hits you
Will you go away and stay forever this time

Well, you made a go in Japan
You tried your luck in the States
(You made a go overseas - you tried your luck)
But you have yet to succeed
Guess it's all just a matter of different taste

Baby what'll happen when reality hits you
Will you pack your things and go away one more time
Honey, what'll happen when reality hits you
Will you go away and stay forever this time

You'll find a new reason
You'll find one excuse
You think that maybe you'll make it this time

Baby what'll happen when reality hits you
Odds are you will wind up on square one once again
Honey what'll happen when reality hits you
Will it be as easy as it's now to pretend

Baby what'll happen when reality hits you
Will you pack your things and go away one more time
Honey, what'll happen when reality hits you
Will you go away and stay forever this time
Track Name: Star
Are you strong enough to fake it
I thing we're too far gone this time
Are you strong enough to break it
I think we'll need it to survive

I know you blame me, but for what
You think I'm something that I'm not

Does it seem like something I would hide
Does it seem like something I would hide
Does it seem like something I would hide from you
But once you've stolen every star
Once you've stolen every star what can I do

Are you strong enough to take it
When they start feeding you those lies
You say you're strong enough to make it
But can you see it through this time

I know you hate me, but for what
You think it's me, I know it's not

Does it seem like something I would hide
Does it seem like something I would hide
Does it seem like something I would hide from you
But once you've stolen every star
Once you've stolen every star what can I do

Does it seem like something I would hide
Does it seem like something I would hide
Does it seem like something I would hide from you
But once you've stolen every star
Once you've stolen every star
Then I know you've gone too far
Once you've stolen every star
Who wants a soul in every star
I know you've gone to far
Once you've stolen every star
What can I do
Track Name: If You then I
You have always been the best of all
You would always be the last to fall
But when the pushing really comes to shove
Will it be you

It's like it never got to run its course
What is the consequence of doing like we did
I never like to win by using force
But you can always find a way to blow the lid

I never gave it much attention
I never gave as much as any of us could

You'll be the first and not the last of us
You'll be the flood that's so disasterous
You'll be the wolf that's coming after us

You have always been the best of all
You would always be the last to fall
But when the pushing really comes to shove
Will it be you

Everytime you turn and walk away
I feel like I will never ever walk again
We're ruled by the impulses in our brain
When just a little patience would help us transcend

We could need an intervention
We could need whatever we might need to live

You'll be the first and not the last of us
You'll be the flood that's so disasterous
You'll be the wolf that's coming after us

If you believe then I believe in you
If you must go I won't be keeping you
What you desire I will want it too

If I'm the ocean you will stay afloat
If I'm the ground you'll surely be the road
If I'm the sky your rocket will explode

The love you make exceeds the love you take
You're what is genuine when all is fake
Well, isn't that enough for heaven's sake!
Track Name: I Don't Want It
Please, don't ask me where I've been
No matter what I say you win an opportunity to shout
To trash the kitchen and lash out
At everything I say and do
What could be good enough for you
I really don't get why you stay
When you're already on your way

(Don't wanna have to say goodbye)
Don't wake me up when you go home
(Don't wanna know the reason why)
Don't say a word, just walk on home)
(Don't wanna have to even try)
Don't make a scene, you're on your own
(Don't wanna have to flat out lie)
I just want to be alone

Please, don't tell me where you've slept
I lay awake all night and wept
I know that mask, I know that face
Where all emotion's been erased
We've been through all of this before
And I don't want it anymore
I'm sure you've other things to do
And other places to go to

(Don't wanna have to say goodbye)
Don't wake me up when you go home
(Don't wanna know the reason why)
Don't say a word, just walk on home)
(Don't wanna have to even try)
Don't make a scene, you're on your own
(Don't wanna have to flat out lie)
I just want to be alone

Don't stand there in the doorway
And say what's on my mind
You've never known my kind
I know you're into foreplay
But have a cigarette, 'cause that's all that you'll get
There's nothing left here to collect

(Don't wanna have to say goodbye)
Don't wake me up when you go home
(Don't wanna know the reason why)
Don't say a word, just walk on home)
(Don't wanna have to even try)
Don't make a scene, you're on your own
(Don't wanna have to flat out lie)
I just want to be alone
Track Name: Mindset
You wake up every night feeling that you've been left out
And cheated on a life you thought that you could live without
And all your friends they laugh and talk behind your back at that
When all you got is half of what you got your mind set at

You know that you've got what it takes to rise above
You've got belief, commitment and undying love
But do you have the will to act on what you know
It's time to let the world know now who runs the show that must go on

And you cannot deny you look upon them with an evil eye
And there's no knowing why I'm neither friend nor foe, and you're not I
You gained from what you lost
Not even knowing where you first left off
But if you'd known the cost
Would you have played the game or called it off

You know that you've got what it takes to rise above
You've got belief, commitment and undying love
But do you have the will to act on what you know
It's time to let the world know now who runs the show that must go on

You know that you've got what it takes to rise above
You've got belief, commitment and undying love
But do you have the will to act on what you know
It's time to let the world know just who runs the show that must go on
Track Name: C'mon Linda
Somehow I seem to fail each time I try to smoke the answers out
The pile of question only seems to grow
Now, what do all the glances mean
What's underneath that wicked smile
Will I ever get a chance to know
How many sides do you have left to show

C'mon Linda my dear
C'mon let me know you
Let me see what you're hiding inside of your heart
C'mon Linda my dear
C'mon let me show you
Let me show you the way so we can get it right from the start

Somehow I never get too far with the advances that I make
It's like I'm always seven steps behind
Steps that turn into big leaps with every promise that I make
I guess that I'm assuming you don't mind
I never know where you have drawn the line

C'mon Linda my dear
C'mon let me know you
Let me see what you're hiding inside of your heart
C'mon Linda my dear
C'mon let me show you
Let me show you the way so we can get it right from the start

What's wrong this time
Something's ailing you and has been for so long
The fault can't be mine
You have chosen me to be there standing strong

C'mon Linda my dear
I la-la-la-love you
Let me see what you're hiding inside of your heart
C'mon Linda my dear
C'mon let me show you
Let me show you the way so we can get it right from the start
Track Name: Whatever Comes Your Way
You've been at it for oh so very long
You've been at it for so long that you can't tell when you're wrong
You have tried out a thousand different ways
Tried out ways that we all just knew would blow up in your face

Do you think it's easier now
Do you think it's easier now
When you feel that something better comes you way
Do you think it's easier now
Do you think it's easier now
When you feel that you might have it all someday

Did you notice when everything went wrong
Did you notice that no-one ever noticed you were gone
Don't you ever consider what you just could might be
Does the person inside your head look anything like me

Do you think it's easier now
Do you think it's easier now
When you feel that something better comes you way
Do you think it's easier now
Do you think it's easier now
When you feel that you might have it all someday

Do you think it's easier now
Do you think it's easier now
When you know that something better comes you way
Do you think it's easier now
Do you think it's easier now
When you know that you will have it all someday