People Person

People Person

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandRock

Thought-provoking funk. Iconoclastic chaos with pop sensibilities. God and Caesar. Sex and candy. Utter nonsense. A shot of espresso with sugar.

Biography

People Person was formed in 2010 by four students in various depths of disillusionment with McGill University. With influences ranging from Wolf Parade to Dropkick Murphys to Parliament-Funkadelic, we melt our styles into a pot of punky, funky, proggy, “frog-rock” fondue. Paul’s wildchild bass grooves and Martin's steady, stylish drumming support Schuyler’s arena-rock crunch and Jay’s erudite lyrics and enthusiastic delivery. People Person promise to make you dance, smoke cigarettes, and ponder the absurdity of Christ.

Lyrics

Rainy Daze

Written By: Jay Alexander Brown

CIGARETTES AND RAINDROPS… SUNRISE SHOTS…
QUERIES AND THEORIES… THE SCIENCE OF GOD…
CANNOT COMPARE TO WHAT WE’VE GOT…
WHEN AM I GOING TO SEE YOU AGAIN?
WHEN AM I GOING TO SEE YOU AGAIN, MY FRIEND?
COME AND PLAY WITH ME...

CIGARETTES AND SUNSHINE… CREAM CHEESE & CREPES…
WE TRY TO CHASE THE BLUES AWAY
BUT THEY CHASE RIGHT BACK LIKE SCHOOLYARD PLAY
COME AND LAY WITH ME…

OUR PLANET’S ROUGH TOPOGRAPHY
MORE PEAKS AND VALLEYS THAN AN EKG
OUR LIVES HAVE GOT A ROUGH TOPOGRAPHY
COME AND LAY WITH ME.

CIGARETTES AND SNOWFLAKES… EMPTY CUPS (AND TEA CUPS)…
WHEN GOD KNOCKS THE KETTLE OVER… WE CLEAN IT UP
SO I’M KNEELING ON THE FLOOR… PRAYING FOR A MOP…
COME AND PRAY WITH ME…

OUR HEARTS’ ETERNAL SLAVERY
ACCEPT IT & MAYBE WE’LL BE SET FREE
CALCIUM IN THE BONES OF THE MINERAL KING
CALCIUM, YOU AND ME…

Funkle Sam

Written By: Jay Alexander Brown

SHE DRIVES! (A MERCEDES FROM THE EIGHTIES)
AND SHE SAID! (FUCK THE FERRY ‘CAUSE I’M WADING TO HADES)
AND SHE SAID! (LORD, I AIN’T HAVING NO BABIES…)

SO THE GOOD LORD SAID, GOOD LORD SAID,
“YOU AIN’T GONNA HAVE ME…”

YOU KNOW THAT A PIZZA IS A BUDDHIST TOMATO
(CAUSE FOR SOMETHING LARGER THAN ITSELF)
AND IF A BEET IS BUT A MENSTRUATING POTATO
THEN BORSCHT IS AN ABORTION IN A BOWL
BORSCHT… IS AN ABORTION… IN A BOWL

I WANT YOU INSIDE ME
WHINING OVER WINE AND WEED
COME AND SPLIT ME ASUNDER
BECAUSE I WONDER
WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BLEED
AND WON’T YOU FEED ME EVERYTHING?
ONLY EVERYTHING WILL END THIS GREED…

THERE’S A REASON YOU’VE GOT ONE OF THOSE
IT WAS MADE FOR ONE OF THESE

(ALRIGHT!)

COME BACK LOVER, BUDDHIST TOMATO,
CATS AND DOGS WOULD KILL FOR RELEASE
THERE’S A REASON THAT YOU’VE GOT ONE OF THOSE
IT WAS MADE FOR ONE OF THESE

COME BACK LOVER, BUDDHIST TOMATO,
CATS AND DOGS WOULD KILL KILL KILL
THERE’S A REASON THAT YOU’VE GOT ONE OF THOSE…

Carbon Copy Jesus

Written By: Jay Alexander Brown

COULDN’T BELIEVE YOU WORE THE HABIT OF A NUN
SOME KIND OF ATTITUDE
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT (YEAH, BUT, NO THANKS TO THE SUN)
NEVER GONNA FUCK A DUDE

THAT’S OKAY… THAT’S ALRIGHT…
WE ALL LIKE… WHAT WE LIKE

SLIP AND SLIDING, WHAT GRACEFUL GLIDING
THROUGH OUR WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
AND KNEW TOO WELL A TRUTH THAT SPOKE IN TONGUES
EVEN WHEN YOU IMPRISONED THE POET

ANSWER ME THIS… WHOSE TONGUE TONIGHT…
ILLICIT LITTLE KISS, NOW ANSWER ME THIS…
ANSWER ME THIS… WHOSE TONGUE TONIGHT…
ILLICIT LITTLE KISS IT, BABY, ANSWER ME, ANSWER ME, ANSWER
JESUS!

COULDN’T BELIEVE I SAID NO TO THE MONK
SAID NO TO BEING SAVED
NOW MY FUTURE IS BRIGHT (JUST LISTEN TO THIS FUNK!)
I’M A SURFER ON A SOUNDWAVE

SKY BLUE… SEA GREEN…
NO CLUE… WHAT IT ALL MEANS

SO NOW THE LORD GOD SITS AT HIS OWN RIGHT HAND
TOASTING MY DEFECTION
AND POSTMARKS A PRAYER ADDRESSED TO HIMSELF
OR A CRAIGSLIST MISSED CONNECTION

HE SAYS: “I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE
EXACTLY THE SAME AS ME…
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE…
A CARBON FUCKING COPY OF ME!"

Hammerhead Heart

Written By: Jay Alexander Brown

TAXICAB DRIVER, LONELY SHARK OF THE NIGHT,
ARE YOU FEELING ALRIGHT?
GOT YOUR NOSE PUNCHED TILL BLOODY
AND YOU’VE STRUNG UP YOUR KILL
IN THE RADIO’S FLATLINING LIGHT

TAXICAB DRIVER, COULD THIS BE YOUR CALLING?
DRIVING TILL YOU DIE, I GUESS THEN YOU’LL KEEP ON CRAWLING…
THE OCEAN IS A GODDESS, YOU’LL BE SWIMMING ALONG INSIDE HER,
HUGGING YELLOW LINES & HUNTING LONELY RIDERS

(SHUT OFF YOUR LIGHT & I WILL CLIMB IN YOUR CAB
SHUT OFF YOUR LIGHT, I’VE NEVER NEEDED YOU SO…
SHUT OFF YOUR LIGHT…)

TAXICAB DRIVER, PRIME SPECIMEN OF BEAST,
THE FEAR IS IN GEAR & THE CLUTCH WON’T RELEASE.
IN THE MEANTIME KEEP ON PROWLING THE NIGHT,
WITH YOUR HAMMERHEAD HEART & YOUR VACANCY LIGHT.

(IN BEASTLY BEHAVIOUR, AS IF IN A DREAM,
MADE LOVE TO THE MOONLIGHT & TRADED IT FOR ME.
THEN HOVERING ABOVE, SAW THE LIGHT IN MY OWN EYE,
MADE LOVE TO MY BODY TRYING TO GET BACK INSIDE…)

Geomagnetic Reversal

Written By: Jay Alexander Brown

THEY SAY YOU ARE … THE CREATOR OF ALL
THEY SAY YOU ARE … THE DESTROYER OF ALL

SO IF I DRAW MY KNIFE & I TAKE YOUR LIFE
IT WASN’T ME IT WASN’T ME AT ALL
OR IF I LINGER A WHILE & KNOCK YOU UP WITH CHILD
IT WASN’T ME, IT WAS NOT MY FAULT

THEY SAY YOUR BLOOD … IS AN IRON SEA
THEY SAY YOUR SHAPE … TRANSCENDS 3D

MADE OF MINISCULE MOLECULES, AN ATOMIC FOOL,
FOOLING AROUND IN THE SOLAR GLOW
YOUR CHILDREN HERE, WE’RE FULL OF EMPTY BEER
ASKING, WHY IS THE WORLD SO…

FLAT, DADDY? IT’S TOO FLAT, DADDY
WHY IS THE WORLD SO…
FLAT, DADDY? IT’S SO FLAT, DADDY
WHY IS THE WORLD SO…
FLAT, DADDY? IT’S TOO FLAT, DADDY
(ARISTOTLE NOTWITHSTANDING, SHIT IS FLAT ENOUGH FOR AIRCRAFT LANDING)
FLAT, DADDY? IT’S SO FLAT, DADDY
OH TELL ME, WHY IS THE WORLD SO...

THE WORLD SO!

Discography

Say Hello to the Mineral King (Moonpop Studios, 2011)
Human Rights and Wrongs (coming soon)

Set List

Brittle Little Cross
Carbon Copy Jesus
Human Rights and Wrongs
Funkle Sam
Hammerhead Heart
Chemical Animal
Fight No More
Right Hand Man