Enormous Glorious Girl

by The Electorate

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It’s not often a song is recorded decades after it was written, but that is the case with Enormous Glorious Girl. A flashing jangle of urgent chords with a plaintive, sticky melody, Enormous Glorious Girl (affectionately known by the band as EGG), is an arrow shot by a hesitant Cupid; a slice of teenage pop from an adolescent head; a bundle of anxious musings on that object of your affections who seems larger than life and impossible to approach without mustering up some serious courage.

“It’s the oldest song of mine on the album and about as disposable a pop song as I could write,” says the Electorate’s bassist, Eliot Fish. “It’s just the warm buzz of a three-piece guitar band on a naive mission to woo someone with an awkward love song.

"I was still a teenager when I wrote this, so to record EGG now many years later... it’s as amusing to me as it is energising. Breathing new life into such an innocent ode of pining for your crush is just flat out fun, and you can hear the youthful exuberance in Josh’s guitar solo. I still remember who I wrote the song for: she was in the audience at a few gigs of ours at The Sando in Newtown. I never spoke to her then, but she’ll always be the enormous, glorious girl.”

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You stand one hundred feet tall
I wouldn’t be surprised if it were much more
And I feel so small
A mental Neanderthal

I can’t make this happen
Cause I’m afraid I’m just too miniature
I wish that could happen

Your fingers thick as oak tree logs
Well I know the moves but not the dialogue
And I’m incomplete
Next to your feet of concrete

I can’t make this happen
Cause I’m afraid I’m just too miniature
I wish that could happen

I’ll buy a par of stilts, a rocket custom built to kiss the largest lips in the world

The universe is your front door
You could mistake the moon for one of your eyeballs
And when you open your eyes
The planets almost capsize

I can’t make this happen
Cause I’m afraid I’m just too miniature
I wish that could happen

Enormous glorious girl

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released June 26, 2020
Music by Eliot Fish, Nick Kennedy and Josh Morris. Lyrics by Eliot. Enormous Glorious Girl is second single from The Electorate's forthcoming debut You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost. The album was recorded and mixed by Tim Kevin, and Mastered by JJ Golden.

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The Electorate Sydney, Australia

The Electorate is Nick Kennedy, Eliot Fish and Josh Morris.

We started off life a while back, when we kicked around as the Templebears. We split, with Nick and Eliot joining Big Heavy Stuff, and Josh starting up Atticus.

Years later we reformed for a one off benefit and decided to finish the album we had started so long ago.

'You Don't Have Time To Stay Lost' is that album & it's out soon.
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