I Love You, Rat Dad

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Recorded in a day at Mollusk Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

All songs written and arranged by Alex Heigl, except for "Get Down," cowritten by Leslie Hong.

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by John Meredith.

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released July 17, 2015

Alex Heigl -- guitar, vocals, bass, saxophone

Fletcher Liegerot -- drums

John Meredith -- tambourine, power drill, bottles

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The world doesn't need any more straight white men singing about their feelings, but, well, here we are.

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Track Name: Ask Me
Spite and love are the same thing, baby
When I ask myself why I'm still doing this
Everything tells me I'll die before I'll make it
Just 'cause that's right it don't help the case

Do I doubt myself? Every morning when I wake up
Do I hate myself? Every night before my eyes shut
But do I give a fuck? Ask me!

Pretty sure I stole this song from Billy Bragg
I wrote it in 10 minutes baby, I don't care
If he really wants it he can have it back
I'll just write another I got plenty to spare

Do I doubt myself? Every morning when I wake up
Do I hate myself? Every night before my eyes shut
But do I give a fuck? Ask me!
Track Name: I Love You, Rat Dad
Rats chasing cigarette butts
What do they know, is it something I don't?
Rats living in broken bottles
I wanna buy 'em a new home but I can't cause I'm broke
Rats on the subway, rats on the street
Little rats in a great big world, living their dreams

I'm going down where I'm wanted
I'm going down where I belong
So long

Where will you go when the rats take Brooklyn?
Where will you go when the rats take Queens?
There's more of them than us
And it looks like they want it more, it seems
Can you imagine living in a post-rat society, where will I fit in?
Things are looking up for me since I sharpened my teeth and I learned how to swim

I'm going down where I'm wanted
I'm going down where I belong
So long
Track Name: Quitting Song
My mom and Black Flag, they both told me the same thing
Said, "You know what, son? You gotta rise above"
My mom and Black Flag, they don't have too much in common
But I'll tell you, they both know what's up

When you're up shit creek ain't no time to stop rowing

I don't mind telling you, I get so tired
I don't mind telling you, the days seem so long
I'll tell you one thing, though, I ain't ever been a quitter
I'll tell you another thing, this ain't no quitting song

You better look somewhere else if you're trying to sing a quitting song

You lose women, you lose jobs, you lose apartments, you lose men
You can lose everything, but you can always steal it back again
There's nothing in the world they won't try to take from you
But you're the only person who can tell you when you're through

When the bullshit piles up, you just gotta keep going

I don't mind telling you, I get so tired
I don't mind telling you, the days seem so long
I'll tell you one thing, though, I ain't ever been a quitter
I'll tell you another thing, this ain't no quitting song

You better look somewhere else if you're trying to sing a quitting song
Track Name: Real Mean Drunk
Someone stole the pedals off of my damn bike
Landlord won't fix the kitchen light

I feel a real mean drunk coming on

Everybody's getting fired, the rest are all quitting
Got two hands, one's for wishing, one's for spitting

I feel a real mean drunk coming on

I know it won't make me feel any better
I know that I'll be worse for wear when the morning comes
I know it won't help me solve any of my problems
But tonight I'm gonna blow 'em all off

I'm going on a real mean drunk

You see it's supposed to snow again?
City don't even bother to plow our streets
That damn raincloud's been following me again
I don't have the pots to keep up with these leaks

I feel a real mean drunk coming on

I know it won't make me feel any better
I know that I'll be worse for wear when the morning comes
I know it won't help me solve any of my problems
But tonight I'm gonna blow 'em all off
Track Name: Get Down
I spend a lot of time thinking
I spend a lot of time thinkin' 'bout

I spend a lot of time drinking
I spend a lot of time passing out

In between, I do a lot of standing around

I spend a lot of time talking
I spend a lot of time talkin' 'bout

In between, I do a lot of standing around

There comes a time, or so I've heard
When even the best routine gets boring
Thank God that hasn't happened to me yet

There comes a time, or so I think
When that boredom can't be helped with one more drink
Thank God that hasn't happened to me yet

I spend a lot of time rocking
I spend a lot of time rockin' out
I spend a lot of time walking
I spend a lot of time walking out

In between, I do a lot of standing around

There comes a time, or so I've heard
When even the best routine gets boring
Thank God that hasn't happened to me yet

There comes a time, or so I think
When that boredom can't be helped with one more drink
Thank God that hasn't happened to me yet

I let my friends down
I let my friends down off the shelf, to help me pass the time
And then I get down, I get down on myself
It passes the time