The Stoplight Roses

by The Stoplight Roses

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The Stoplight Roses

Destroyer (Hodgin)
Stray Cat (Bishop)
Break in the Clouds (Hodgin)
Constellations (Theodore)
Girls and Clothes (Bishop)
Marriage Ain’t a Word (It’s a Sentence) (Hodgin)
Abominable (Theodore)
Needed You (Guthrie/Hodgin)
O, Kim! (Hodgin)
Popsicle (Holder)
I Won't (Bishop)
Wash the Day Away (Bishop)

Recorded @ Spinning Whale Studios, ATL GA, Sept. 26-28, 2014. © ASCAP

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released January 31, 2015

Mike Hodgin – rhythm guitars, bass, harmonica, vocals, handclaps
Isaac “Shazam” Bishop – lead guitars, drums, vocals, tambourine, handclaps
Austin Theodore – bass, guitar, vocals, handclaps
Willis Holder – drums, lead guitar, lap steel, tambourine, vocals, handclaps

Bandi Tomaschek – Producer, Engineer, Mixer,
God-Like Genius

THANKS
Phoebe, Gus, John, B$, GiNCHY, Tony Terrebonne, The Acorns, Luka Smarto, Berto, Amy, Rowan, Holden & Phoebe, Arete, Francine

SPECIAL THANKS to Scott Guthrie for the song, Chris Goryl for the loan of a few good bass lines, and Mike Paul for the save.

* Dedicated to Adam Smith *

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The Stoplight Roses Atlanta, Georgia

The Stoplight Roses are a rock'n'roll band from Atlanta, Georgia. Taking their name from the Nick Lowe song, and with a nod to The Jesus of Cool's vintage style of songwriting, they combine equal measures garage, power-pop, indie rock, and country.

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Track Name: Destroyer
Don't show those fairy tattoos
And stars behind your ears
Don't come around here, girl
Thinking you can drink my beer

'Cause yeah, it's fun for a while
And then it's just plain mean
I know you're gonna destroy
Every little thing

Yes, you are the devil
Hell, you're full of sin
You're one of those goddamned evil
Twisted women

'Cause yeah, it's fun for a while
And then it's just plain mean
I know you're gonna destroy
Every little thing

Yeah, you sure are cute
You dang little honey thing
But all that I am able to see
Is the destruction you will bring

'Cause yeah, it's fun for a while
And then it's just plain mean
I know you're gonna destroy
Every little thing
Track Name: Stray Cat
I don't wanna be a stray cat, I don't wanna live my life like that.
I don't wanna be a stray cat, I need a place where I can get fat,
And I can sleep in everyday.

I don't wanna be alone, I need a person to give me a home.
I don't wanna be alone, I need a Molly to call my own,
That I can sleep with everyday.

No more eating from dumpsters, no more eating dead mice.
When I have some cat food, everything will be so nice.
Cat food every morning, cat food every night.
When I have some cat food, everything will be alright.

No, I don't wanna be a stray cat.
Track Name: Break in the Clouds
I know you miss when I was positive
And I want to be like that
An old fashioned Fred Astaire musical
Where I've got every move down pat

But I don't always write a happy song
I don't always lend a hand
So if sometimes I'm good to you
Maybe then you'll understand

We gotta stand on our feet
And slowly lose our minds
So I'm driving toward a break in the clouds
Where the sun still shines

So say that you love me
When you never did before
Remember me in your letters home
Wish the time we had was more

'Cause somewhere, the sun is shining
But it's raining in my heart
And I know I could get there soon
If I could only make a start

We gotta stand on our feet
And slowly lose our minds
So I'm driving toward a break in the clouds
Where the sun still shines

And if I die tomorrow
Please fondly recall
What we had was special
In the end and after all

We gotta stand on our feet
And slowly lose our minds
So I'm driving toward a break in the clouds
Where the sun still shines

We gotta stand on our feet
And slowly lose our minds
So I'm driving toward a break in the clouds
Where the sun still shines
Track Name: Constellations
Constellations

I see him walk those crowded halls
some five long years ago.
The wiring inside his head was wrong.
He stood alone, a shadow.

He was a constellation.

It's the same today though in a different place.
This world is exactly as it seems.
If this is truly the human race,
I want to cut myself from the team.

They were constellations.

Em was right, "Hope is the thing with feathers" perched so deep inside me.
It sits all day, and it squaks away the song of my lament.
Sweet hope, the door of your cage is open. I've gone and set you free.
For the only gift that you've given me is bitter disappointment.

They were constellations.
Track Name: Girls and Clothes
Hey girl, why you wearing that tonight?
You say it makes you feel alright.

When you got so many choices, why is that the one you choose?
I'll never know...

Hey girl, why you got so many clothes?
You say that you never wear those.

When you got so many choices, why is that the one you choose?
I'll never know, those girls and their clothes.
Track Name: Marriage Ain't a Word (It's a Sentence)
I know I should be fine with television
And playing a little music with my friends
But all around I just see temptation
And I might get into trouble this weekend

'Cause marriage ain't a word, it's a sentence
And you know that we're all serving life
Dressed up in our Sunday Best
And out on Saturday night without the wife

Well, there's waitresses and flight attendants
And cute girls anywhere you go
What's the harm if I'm just looking?
Especially if no one every knows

'Cause marriage ain't a word, it's a sentence
And you know that we're all serving life
Dressed up in our Sunday Best
And out on Saturday night without the wife

The cheating song, it's a country classic
But I am in it for the long haul
I just think that bartender likes me
'Cause she's been making all of my drinks extra tall

'Cause marriage ain't a word, it's a sentence
And you know that we're all serving life
Dressed up in our Sunday Best
And out on Saturday night without the wife
And out on Saturday night without the wife
Track Name: Abominable
A is for Abominable

There's so many people on this planet. We continuously multiply.
Until there is no more food, and there is no room.
Our constant reproduction will kill us dead.
Unless unknown men from outer space decide they want humans as their pets,
and they take us in with loving arms and soar into the infinite black sky.

A is for abominable.

They ask me what I am. I tell them that I don't know.
I am Nothing. I am No one.
I have no worth. I have no purpose.
I exist for some unknowable, unthinkable, illogical reason
that I will never truly understand.

A is for abominable.
Track Name: Needed You
I never needed your letters or gifts, alright
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

I never needed your arguments every night
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

I never needed your secrets or alibis
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

I never needed the tears you made me cry
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

but, oh girl, I think about you
every night I dream about you
I can’t live my life without you now

I never needed the way you held me tight
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

I never needed your soft lips or bedroom eyes
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

I never needed to know how much you lied
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

I never needed the way we said goodbye
(I never needed you, I never needed you)

but, oh girl, I think about you
every night I dream about you
I can’t live my life without you now
Track Name: O, Kim
O, Kim!
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
But you won't shut up, you won't shut up,
you won't shut up about him

Late at night, when you call me
You wake my parents when the phone rings
But I'm a good friend and I listen
To you saying all these things

How he takes you for granted
How he makes you feel small
It's 2 am, but I'm a sucker
And I'm just glad you called at all

O, Kim!
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
But you won't shut up, you won't shut up,
you won't shut up about him

You need a friend because you're fragile
But I'm the one with the heart of glass
Will you star in the movie
That's I'm making for my film class?

O, Kim!
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
But you won't shut up, you won't shut up,
you won't shut up about him

Don't say I'm like a brother
Don't say I'm just a friend

He ain't waiting around to respect you
But you know I would treat you right
Let's not talk about him
If you call me up tonight

O, Kim!
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
But you won't shut up, you won't shut up,
you won't shut up...

O, Kim!
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
I think I'm in love with you, Kim
But you won't shut up, you won't shut up,
you won't shut up about him
Track Name: I Won't
I won't be the one to meet you.
I won't be the one to greet you.
I won't be the one to walk you all the way home.
No I won't.

I don't want to come inside.
I don't want to meet your parents.
I don't want to come up to your bedroom too.
No I don't.

I won't tell you that I miss you.
I won't be the one to kiss you.
I won't be the one to call you on the phone.
No I won't.

Think that I might reconsider.
Think that I might really dig her.
Think that I might change my mind and marry her.
But I won't.
Track Name: Wash the Day Away
Wash, wash, wash yourself clean with the shower overhead
Soap, soap, soap it clean before you get ready for bed
Rinse, rinse, rinse yourself off with the water on your head
Dry, dry, dry it all off and repeat next day again

Wash, wash, wash, try to wash the day away
Rinse, rinse, rinse, try to rinse it down the drain

Work, work, work your shift from dusk until the dawn
Always working, never home, never time to mow the lawn
Leave your job just in time to see the rising sun
Your day is ending as another's has only just begun

Work, work, work, work yourself into the grave
Sleep, sleep, sleep, wish you had more hours in the day

Wash, wash, wash, try to wash the day away
Rinse, rinse, rinse, try to rinse it down the drain