No Dogs Allowed

by Sidney Gish

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MUSIC VID for "I'm Filled With Steak, and Cannot Dance"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7CmItmBEpw

MUSIC VID for "Sin Triangle"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVyjLwKnOCk

CD BONUS TRACK
www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5zy_IlEUUg

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"What stands out to me ... is her songwriting ability, particularly the way she imbues her innately infectious melodies with an actor’s ear for emotional inflection." - Chris DeVille, Stereogum

"Her optimistic melodies, the Avalanches-y vocal samples on "Sin Triangle" and The Blow-style drums on "Sophisticated Space" … what a complete record!" - Duncan Cooper, The Fader

"Despite her habit of describing herself as unsure or erratic on No Dogs Allowed, Gish is remarkably consistent in capturing what it’s like to enter your twenties without a clear sense of whether you’re living life correctly, or what living life correctly even means." - Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork

"In No Dogs Allowed, Gish showcases everything great about her previous releases—her trademark witty lyricism, criminally catchy choruses, and the layers and layers of melodies tailored to perfection—while introducing an even fuller and fine-tuned sonic energy." - Olivia Gehrke, Boston Hassle

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released December 31, 2017

writing, instruments, recording, mixing by sid

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Sidney Gish Boston, Massachusetts

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above pic by Jeannette D. Moses // @jeanettedmoses
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Track Name: Bird Tutorial
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Track Name: Sin Triangle
Got to work on my brain then,
Crawling back to my grave and,
I'm certain that I'm gonna die this time
No doubt is left inside my mind tonight

so im just gonna wait for nausea to set in,
I’m peacing out at eleven,
The friendly girls are trying to comfort me
As if I’m a depressed chick at a frat party

Two faced bitches never lie
and therefore I never lie
Diagram this sin triangle for me tonight

because I don't know what to say
A sickness by another name
Wouldn't be sweet either but
With luck, it would at least look much more tame

I’ve got to work on my face now,
I’m wearing shades when it's dark out
but don’t you worry I'm just being cool,
Like everybody else around this school,

And maybe I wanna see him,
but then again I'm an isolationist
And on an accident, I'm like Japan
Before they went and traded stuff to other lands

Two faced bitches never lie
Therefore I never lie
Diagram this sin triangle:
but the biblical kind and not sine,

I don't know what to say
A sickness by another name
Wouldn't be sweet either but
With luck, it would at least, like, not suck

with luck it would at like not suck
some bitches never lie
therefore i never lie

Diagram this sin triangle:
but the biblical kind and not sine,

I don't know what to say
A sickness by another name
Wouldn't be sweet either but
With luck, it would at least look much more tame
wouldn’t be sweet either but with luck it would at least look much more tame
Track Name: Good Magicians
flying around a corner
scrutinizing all the screens
that you’re on, well naturally
i want to know your secret

you figured out a something
that you are now expressing
through manipulation
of a master degree

just with sleight of hand
you U make MAKE the whole room vanish
yeah i study good magicians

twentieth paragraph i’m
trying to entertain a
deeper understanding
of whatever it is you’re on

an absolute basket case
in unassuming basket casing
i think this late in life
i want to learn to do the same

if i tried to do the same tricks,
i would end up with trix cereal’s mascot suffocated in a hat
and half a torso cut in half
from messing the box routine up bad.
that, the rabbit - and a non-comedic lawsuit on top of that

just with sleight of hand
you U make MAKE the whole room vanish
yeah i study good magicians

take my greatest fear
make it disappear
yeah i study good magicians
Track Name: Sophisticated Space
what a sophisticated space
what a well educated population
what socialite would go donate
what it takes to own this place for 60 days

in a sophisticated congregation
there’s a collection of a space that puts on
banquets that i have vice-reported on
from the balcony and the wall

the worst permission slip you can imagine wouldn’t gain entrance to anything other than who
would dole out all the tickets to imagine that don’t go to anything at all
good luck ever knowing yourself

you’re sitting in a room and speaking well
reporting on the temperature
fake-deep, non-eloquently, every hour?

lost deep inside the MFA
ten mental breakdowns we are navigating
i think in all regards i’ve found a welcome home
amongst the people made of stone

now if you wait in between
what did you say man and what did you mean?
whatever it’s just good etiquette
to sink the model ships
a model pirate and a model wave
two varieties, oceanic and friendly
if the news is really great

now if you really think the time is running out to say all the great things you thought of today
you’re more than right, you are englightened, knowing that your place is never to fill anything at all let alone space

good luck summationed in a place like this
taking ok care of myself

scan the spiral stairs
teleport back to the middle of the room
i can’t give my mind back but i can try to take it back to me
take it back to

scanning the spiral stairs and
teleporting back into the middle of the room
i can’t give my my mind back but i can try to take it back and i can try to make it work too

take it back to me
Track Name: I'm Filled With Steak, and Cannot Dance
at least i can advance
through peacetime in a trance
bad days too i’ve no restrictions on the mood
just the degree of effort -

usage of the brain,
process phantom pain
eye strain too, the strength of which should be profuse
and add to the collective hurt

so what practical matters must i settle first,
what practical matters must be put down, which ones to
shoot with tranquilizers, leave them falling on the ground
and made into a bearskin rug

but get this, the bearskin is a list
and i’m too distracted to go explaining this
so i’ll just canon stamp it

i want to see you at night
another day, another time,
i can’t stand in this lit hallway anymore
i want to be liked

and despite
a past of bad ideas and advice,
i sit still and wonder why I ever tried
to think that you were any different
Track Name: Where The Sidewalk Ends
i wanna write a book
and put it in your mailbox and when you go to pick it up
you would send it back to amazon

i wanna write a list
i wanna pepper it with everything unvalidated
just to see if you’ll agree with me

cause that’s all fine with me
toeing on the line
of reality
and the mud in your mind

where the sidewalk ends
is the only place
we can be good friends

i wanna circle you
like a rabbit courting both my shoes
for fun we just assume
characters and never get confused

i wanna play a song
nobody in the world interprets wrong
but that’s hilarious
at this point everyone is caked in mud

and that’s all fine with me
toeing on the line
of reality
and the mud in your mind

where the sidewalk ends
is the only place
we can be good friends

cause that’s all fine with me
toeing on the line
of reality
and the mud in your mind

where the sidewalk ends
is the only place
we can be good friends
we can be good friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oogCXNVKHU
Track Name: Mouth Log
on my phone, i’ve got a list
of food i ate and people i kissed
because of this i'm losing weight
and batting my eyes like siren bait
just like a hate-watched series
i catalog life dearly
dreary how-tos on half-assed self abuse

probably when i'm 22
then i'll be doing something new,
because i lose attention fast,
and i get bored right off the bat,
but i hate class, and i hate work
and doing nothing's even worse
but i still curse and complain every day

if i thrive best in hate machines
and shallow tabloid magazines
and groups for memes, where everyone fights
and tries to make straight white boys cry
then will i die still swallowing
all sides of conflict, possibly
i’m 3 percent non-hikikomori

97 speaks and now i'm there,
fuzzy socks and shampooed hair,
cyst acne bare, i’m eating healthy,
watching Ina cook for Jeffery
i'm kinda pissed if this is the real me
at least i know who i kissed and what i eat

la la la
Track Name: I Eat Salads Now
it pains me to say but
maybe i’ve grown out of it
i’m a businessman
i don’t waste time on any shit

these sweet instincts
ruin my life
there’s no progress
just good times

bitch i’m wasted
just kidding i’m high
we’re gonna go to a show
and then come home and then probably die

it pains me to say but
maybe i’ve grown out of it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b8TJiU1r2Y
all i want to do is sit

these sweet instincts
ruin my life
there’s no progress
just good times

bitch i’m wasted
just kidding i’m high
we’re gonna go to a show
and then come home and then probably die
Track Name: Rat Of The City
i would let solipsists
plug me in the matrix
rest in it, happy to think,
not cut out for anything

so your taste is the best like the books that you read
but i’m not a lot like you
when we act really blank and stand in the same places
the standing’s all we do
and i don’t mean to say there’s a vat for my brain
but i’m not a lot like you
if i’m floating alone, then the liquid’s my home
and at least i’ve got the goo

leaving, straight back to the wall,
thinking, filtering it all
just observe don’t say a word
ghost town no dogs allowed

upon realizing i don’t owe you a thing
there’s a lazy sense of glee
down the corners and streets i’m a rat of the city
i’m not a lot like me
rebrand as NPC, audience on TV
my own latchkey kid i’ll be
if i’m floating alone, then the liquid’s my home
and at least i’ve got saline

i don’t know who i am i don’t know what to do but i’m not a lot like you
i don’t know who i am i don’t know what to do but i’m not a lot like you
i don’t know who i am i don’t know what to do but i’m not a lot like you
i don’t know who i am i don’t know what to do but i’m not a lot like you
Track Name: Not But For You, Bunny
you don’t come around here like you’re supposed to do
i;m sitting around here waiting next to you
i see the truth
is right inside of you

who could take a minute just to talk to you
and walk away with everybody who
could leave you too
i’m right in front of you

oooooooo
glitter candy and perfume
ooooooo
bubble bath of entropy
la la la la la
and what a lovely day
la la la la la
and what a lovely feeling

we - we met inside the gelateria
you worked the motherfucking register
reminded me it was a pizzeria
i - i looked around at all the pies
i cleared my throat and said “oh no. you’re right.”
and then i tried to bleach my whole damn mind that night

you don’t come around here like you’re sposed to do
i;m sitting round here waiting next to you
i see the truth
is right inside of you

glitter candy and perfume
bubble bath of entropy
and what a lovely day
and what a lovely feeling

careers are on the phone but i don’t care about it, but i don’t care about it bunny
careers are on the phone. but i don’t care about it, not but for you bunny
careers are on the phone but i don’t care about it, for a second bunny
careers are on the phone. but i don’t care about it, not but for you bunny
Track Name: Persephone
I’ve called Persephone
by the name purse-a-phone
Greek goddesses aren’t what
you grab when leaving home

My phone’s inside my purse
purse-a-phone would like it there,
like Hades’ lair
I pray greek gods don’t see me,
butchering names and not believing

but i’ll mispronounce and mis-accent for infinity
there isn’t much that you could do to stop me

six pomegranate seeds, winter in Greece
please don’t visit me, Persephone

and I’ve said “protestant” just like pro-test-ant too
It’s not a word, let alone a church that you could send
donations to

who needs mistakes and stupid phrases that aren’t real anyway?
if I’d a known I’d mess up this many times,
then I’d shut up for the rest of my life

but i’ll mispronounce and mis-accent for infinity
there isn’t much that you could do to stop me

six pomegranate seeds, winter in Greece
please don’t visit, purse phone

what if i don’t
let them know that I don’t know
because I don’t
even know anything

but i’ll mispronounce and mis-accent for infinity
there isn’t much that you could do to stop me

six pomegranate seeds, winter in Greece
please don’t visit me, Persephenphone
Track Name: Impostor Syndrome
Unfortunately I am
My own dog, my own fur companion
my own old lady on a forum
who types in glittery decorum

Unfortunately I take
Myself out walking every day
I hand my legs to the feet and
I give my head to the leash

every other day i’m wondering
what’s a human being gotta be like
what’s a way to just be competent
these sweet instincts ruin my life

every other day I’m wondering
was it a mistake to try and define
what I’m certain’s mad incompetence
these sweet instincts ruin my life

I cant smell well, or tell the time.
Not K through 8, nor K - 9.
(For human, grossly underqualified
For canine, grossly overqualified)

I don’t blend in at pet smart
That truth holds true at the wal mart
In either case they say to me
what the fuck is lost in aisle 3

every other day i’m wondering
what’s a human being gotta be like
what’s a way to just be competent
these sweet instincts ruin my life

every other day I’m wondering
was it a mistake to try and define
what I’m certain’s mad incompetence
these sweet instincts ruin my life

so just watch me, moving far away
nobody even knows my name and
no one suspects that I’m not fine, and
nobody outs behavioral frankenstein

just look at victor in LA
+ syd with the y; state U of A, *
and all the majors at the labels-
rebooting soon as i am able

every other day i’m wondering
what’s a human being gotta be like
what’s a way to just be competent
these sweet instincts ruin my life

every other day I’m wondering
was it a mistake to try and define
what I’m certain’s mad incompetence
these sweet instincts ruin my life

DA DA DA DA DA DA DADADA
these sweet instincts ruin my life




+ syd with the y; state U of A, *
Syd goes to Arizona State University, not U of A... :0 !! I got them confused and had already done the vocal takes. I sing this different live as an apology
Track Name: New Recording 180 (New Year's Eve)
welcome to the eleventh hour
so what in the world have you done?
you can’t just daydream a tower
build a hut just for fun, then start over one by one

before the clock strikes zero one two will you finally get it through-
there is a lot that you forgot to do

what are you doing new years
what are you doing new years
what are you doing new year’s eve?

i wrote this riff last december
and i played it all year to make sure that i remember
it didn’t make any sense then
and it still doesn’t, but to be fair nether does anything

before the clock strikes zero one two will you finally get it through-
there is a lot that you were able to do

what are you doing new years
what are you doing new years
what are you doing new year’s eve?

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