Novelty Songs

by Rose & Her Bros

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Do you remember Denver in the summertime? Do you remember sneaking sips of peach schnapps in the Bar Bar parking lot before they stopped letting underage kids in? Do you give your spare change to street performers? Do you even like the Beach Boys? Did Jello Biafra go to your high school? Then this album is for you, pal.

Recorded in Austin's basement in Boulder, CO
All songs by Rose Lewis, produced and recorded by Austin Heller with a little bit of help from Phil Spector's specter.

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released April 9, 2013

Rose L.: howling and scratching
Austin T.H.: he just plays the drums
Coale Henderson: magical lead guitar

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Rose L. and Associates Portland, Oregon

Rose L. is a sad librarian currently based in Portland, Ore. For someone who spent several years wishing America would chew her up and spit her out, she sure knows a lot about Andrew Jackson. The "Novelty Songs" EP is the result of her collaboration with her former street performer buddies, Austin Heller and Coale Henderson, and features songs composed and recorded from 2010-2012. ... more

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Track Name: Trouble and Pain
He said I'll go for a sailor on a far distant sea and I can't say it's likely I'll be true
But if you're gentle and kind though I've left you behind
Maybe I'll come sailing home to you
So his ship it set out from a West Coast port to go sailing on a foreign sea
I kept my aching heart numb with tequila and rum until he came sailing back to me

He's been the thorn in my side for longer than I'd like
Brought me nothing but trouble and pain
Still I've been patient as a bride, wish I had him by my side
Oh what I'd do just to see his face again

Now he says "I've a mind to go riding the rails, I have heard the call of the trains"
So that wayward love of mine took a southbound line far away from me over the plains
Alone late at night I would lie awake and hear that whistle blow
Drown the memory of him oh in whiskey and gin while all over the country he will go

He's been the thorn in my side for longer than I'd like
Brought me nothing but trouble and pain
Still I've been patient as a bride, wish I had him by my side
Oh what I'd do just to see his face again
Track Name: Teen Wolf
Let me tell you 'bout this boy I met
I wanna make him be my little pet
Leather jacket and ripped blue jeans
All the other boys say he's mean

You know the one that I'm talking about, he gets a little moody when the moon is out
But I don't care, he always treats me right although we can't go out at night
It never mattered all that much to me

He wants to take me to the pictures today
We gotta go to a matinee
He says tonight I better stay inside
'Cos when the wolf comes out you gotta hide

Never gotta worry 'bout him chasing girls, in fact he'd rather be chasing squirrels
I don't care, he makes me feel all right although we can't go out at night
It never mattered all that much to me

I'm in love with a werewolf, baby
My ma and pa they call me crazy
I'm in love with a werewolf, baby
I love him so much it's gonna drive me crazy

You know the one that I'm talking about, he gets a little moody when the moon is out
But I don't care, he always treats me right although we can't go out at night
It never mattered all that much to me
Track Name: Free Donuts
You live on whiskey and potatoes, oh the struggles of being poor
And all the nights you spent talking to me about depression and nuclear war
And all the books on your shelves, they only made me love you more
And I thought my heart was yours for good but that's not what it's for, baby

Stealing donuts from the supermarket is the easiest thing to do
I only wish it were so easy to steal the heart out of you
Track Name: PBR
I wanna walk around with you
I wanna drink a nice microbrew
But I'm sitting here alone with a tallboy in my hand
Listening to the tape of your high school band

PBR just makes me miss you more
Whiskey left me puking on the bathroom floor
So I'll have another gin or maybe three or four
Until I don't care about you anymore

We went to see the Spits at some downtown bar
Held hands in the back of the car
And then I go out for a smoke and find you standing there alone
Talking to your girlfriend on a mobile phone

Rainier Beer just makes me miss you more
And I can't go to the Know because you're working the door
So I'll buy another 40 at the corner store
Pass out in the alley by a quarter to four

Walking home in the morning rain
I talked you out of taking that pile of cocaine
Sleepless nights and alcohol
Panic attacks and Adderall

PBR just makes me miss you more
Whiskey left me puking on the bathroom floor
So I'll have another gin or maybe three or four
Until I don't care about you anymore

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