Dog Days and Cat Years

by The Shivering Brigade

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Recorded & Mixed by Denise Barbarita at A Bloody Good Record & MONOLisa Studios. Mastered by John Merriam. Art by Cristy C. Road. Graphic Design by N.N. Such

Today will die tomorrow; Time stoops to no man's lure...

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released August 6, 2013

Vox: Nicola Nonesuch
Bass: Rev. Johnny Midnite
Hand Saw: Danielle Ward
Drums: Strong Baby
Guitar: Jonny Zeee
Brass: Jon Good
Woodwinds: Danielle Kolker
Gang Vox: Doug Glass, Steve Kendall, Dana Smith, Matt Spatola, Jesse Sternberg

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The Shivering Brigade Brooklyn, New York

Rim a Collins glass with punk rock. Fill glass half full with ice. Season ice with cabaret, glam, swing, hardcore, whiteface, sharp objects and loose morals. Pour in gin. Top off with laudanum, leaving a half inch at the rim of the glass. Squeeze in broken heart and drop into glass. Garnish. ... more

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Track Name: Feelin' Good, Lookin' Dead
Feelin’ good!
Lookin’ dead!
I dunno what’s real &
What’s in my head x2

Just like an episode
Of "Murder She Wrote"
I can see your revolver
Under your coat

Ice pick stickin’
Outta my neck
But I’m feelin’ no pain
So what the heck?

FG x LD x2

Every time you lookit me
I wish I was dead
Your love is like a bullet
In my pretty little head

All you can see
Are the whites of my eyes
I just wanna get
Between your thighs

FG x LD x2

All the blood’s drained
Outta my face
But baby, your blood’s splattered
All over the place

Feels so sweet
Just like a love letter
Darlin’ I don’t even
Wanna get better

FG x LD x2
Track Name: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
I am circumstance. I am coincidence. I am bad timing, poor judgment, and absent parents. I am the tire marks veering off the road. I am every reason you will never grow old.

Six feet under...

You brush past me goin’ ‘round every corner, on your way to meet tomorrow’s mourner. I am the last time you’ll ever lace up your boots. I am not the owl, but I know why she hoots.

Six feet under...

I II III IV

Six feet under...

I am the open bottle beside the bed. I am Daddy’s gun pressed up against your head. I am the yellow light. I am the street fight. I am insisting to my family that it’s gonna be alright.

Six feet under...

Every warning ignored. Every kid who gets bored. Every risk ever taken that you couldn’t afford.

Goin’ out on the street: savor each heartbeart. This life is do-or-die, be ready to kiss tomorrow goodbye.
Track Name: Shut Up and Take My Money
I need more time just to pay my rent, yeah
And the weight of my world’s got my spine bent
Seems like everything’s burnin’ around me
And there ain’t nothin’ good as far as I can see

I laugh at danger ‘cause there’s nothin’ left to lose
Everything’s comin’ undone and it’s no fun!

I wake up, feelin’ tired
Snort some drugs, so I’m wired
I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
No pleasure anymore
No heat beneath my feet x2

I think I’m gonna die, is my brain exploding?
Nicotine-stained skin, my teeth are eroding
This is my dissertation on losing control
Set to red-eyed rhythm and blue-eyed soul

I laugh at danger ‘cause there’s nothin’ left to lose
Everything’s comin’ undone and it’s no fun!

I wake up, feelin’ tired
Snort some drugs, so I’m wired
I can’t eat, I can’t sleep
No pleasure anymore
No heat beneath my feet x2

I’m so tired of feelin’ so tired
I’m so tired of feelin’ this tired
I’m so tired of feelin’ so tired
I’m so tired of feelin’ this tired

Can’t take the world no more:
I’ll take the world by storm!
Track Name: Swagger On
Everywhere you go
Folks’ll try and bring you down
They’ll try and break your stride
By kickin’ you around
But I’ve learned how to piss’em off
They don’t know what to do
When you swagger right by them
It’s body language for “fuck you!”

They say walk the walk
But I say they got it wrong
Y’know the only way to travel is to
Swagger along

Yeah, they say walk the walk
But we say they got it wrong
‘Cause the only way to travel is
Swaggerin’ along!

Somedays it feels like target practice
And you come under fire
‘Cause of who and what you are
Your strange smile, your attire
But revenge is a treat
To be served up as you please
All you need is two feet
And some rhythm ‘round the knees

Chorus

Teachers, landlords, bosses, cops
This one’s for you, it’s from my heart
You only made me stronger
When you tried tearin’ me apart!

Chorus

Head up, shoulders back,
Swagger along and don’t look back...
Track Name: Gone Too Far (BONUS TRACK)
The drugs aren't working
And I'm afraid I've gone too far
Don't know what you see
When you look at me
The struggle or the scar

Broken hearts and pills
And all the things they leave behind
Like rusted, ruined dreams
In the corners of my mind

Ten little pills
Tucked safe down in my pocket
Like a faded, timeworn photo
In a golden locket

The drugs are kickin' in
And it feels good to go too far
Don't care what you see
When you look at me
Passed out at the bar

Broken hearts and pills
And all the things they leave behind
Like rusted, ruined dreams
In the corners of my mind

Nobody loves me
Quite like you do
Caressing my veins
'Til my lips turn blue

I used to long
For someone affectionate
Now I spend my nights
In the arms of an opiate

The drugs've got me reeling
And I know I've gone too far
Tell me what you see
When you look at me
Rueful, brash and scarred

Broken hearts and pills
And all the things they leave behind
Like rusted, ruined dreams
In the corners of my mind