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    Second Language's 'Youth Is Not For Pleasure' album recorded in 1985 is released on CD for the first time ever in a Deluxe Limited Edition that contains six bonus tracks only available on this CD.

    The bonus tracks are: Uncertain Terms, I Know You're There, You Pays Your Dues (You Takes Your Chances), Sky Will Open, Passion Paints A Portrait and Words Into Action (early version).

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Toni Zeto: Lead Vocals
Jessie Jacobson: Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocal
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards, Backing Vocal
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard
Brian Bielski: Drums

lyrics

The Edge

you were here it was gone
you disappear it lingers on
in soft focus, delicate obscured
this hocus pocus is patently absurd

still it’s there and it’s mine
and so I dance a fine line
court it gently, treat it as a friend
though it might just kill me in the end

it’s the edge it’s the edge
like the edge of the knife
it’s the edge it’s the edge
and it slices through my life

it provides company
it resides inside me
gently slicing my sinews apart
cutting slowly into my heart

and the strength I once felt
cut loose by the blow you dealt
still I go on balanced on the ledge
drawn and quartered, a captive of the edge

it’s the edge it’s the edge
like the edge of the knife
it’s the edge it’s the edge
and it slices through my life


© Jessie Jacobson • 6/5/80

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from Youth Is Not For Pleasure, released November 19, 2018
Produced by Second Language with Earle Mankey.
Engineered by Earle Mankey.
Mixed by Earle Mankey & Second Language.
Recorded at Shock The Mankey Studios, March-June, 1985.

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Second Language Los Angeles, California

Second Language was a post-punk / alternative rock band who performed and recorded from 1981-1997 releasing an independent EP "Souvenirs" in 1984 & a CD 'WrongSpeak' in 1995. In late 2018, they will begin releasing a series of CD/download albums covering this period. ... more

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