Dancing to Dad Rock

by The Flat Stanleys

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released July 7, 2017

Written by The Flat Stanleys
Engineered and Produced by Jacob Ewald
Mixed by Jacob Ewald
Mastered by Jacob Ewald

very special thank you to everyone we've met and made friends with during the process of this recording and release:

all of our college friends, 5J especially (I see u carlo), all of our friends back home, the Nut Hut, Summerbruise, Swordfish, Dogleg, Substream, My Parents Basement Sessions, Sound in the Signals, Jake for making us sound like a real band and trading us pizza for coffee, the various music communities that have welcomed us very graciously, Rick and Morty, La Croix, Moms and Dads, that one critic that said Brian sounded like Weird Al but worse, Elephant Jake, Mosey Jones, The Screams, Morning Dew, Some Mess, Chris Swartz, Hot Mulligan, Save Face, and countless others.

We love you all.

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Track Name: (Long Live) Tony Perkis!
Tony's in the basement hacking out his lungs.
Screaming at his body "why won't you fucking stay young?"
If there's anything to learn here, it's not what to expect.
You always pay for dinner and you haven't bought it yet.

Susie's in the shower screaming out your name.
She's mispronouncing everything and not accepting blame.
If there's anything you want now, it's anyone but me.
You always drinking my coffee and there's nothing left to say.

All my feelings left after that night I tied my arms across my chest
and slipped away from all the mess I could expect from you.
Trevor's on the couch he just passed out.
To tell the truth I could've done without
the head shaped hole left in the wall, you made
It was a nice idea.
Track Name: Me vs Your Friends
She said can I come over?
She's sitting in my driveway.
I didn't want her this time,
I didn't want this my way.
I wanted yours instead.
Whatever makes you happy.
I'll fucking go to bed,
I can hear your friends laughing
and they are laughing at me,
don't lie to me I know it.
They fucking wanna break me,
the way their eyes look show it.
and I will probably let them,
and they'll get what they want.
and I will probably help them,
they will get what they want.

He's lying on my bed,
I guess he needs his sleep.
I think you lost all of my secrets I couldn't speak.
and I keep writing poems. Poems I'll never keep.
and she keeps knocking on my door when all I want to do is sleep.
She hasn't slept for days.
I fucking wonder why.
She hasn't slept around.
She left to go get high.
She said she hates her friends 'cause they call her all night.
She's turning off her phone, she's going out tonight.

but the notches of your spine are looking sharp tonight.
and you think that I won't notice if you mouth the words this time.
but I won't pull my punches, I'll use my words to knock your teeth out
one by one and I'll keep count of all of them. Oh, I'll count all of them.

and could you hold your tears back just or another minute.
She said she wants her gift back, she said she thought I'd get it.
You say you're friends?
Well what's a friend without a secret you'll pretend doesn't matter?
but I have friends, oh I have friends and they all matter
and they all care about me.
She don't know what that's like.
She says they wanna fight me.
I won't come home tonight.
But now the table's turned, because I won't fight back.
I will just let them hurt me until the world goes black.
I think I know what's coming, and I just don't care.
I wanna break my glasses, I wanna dye my hair.
So that I can go home, and they won't recognize me.
And I can't see them clearly and I won't see our eyes meet.

but the notches of your spine are looking sharp tonight.
and you think that I won't notice if you mouth the words this time.
but I won't pull my punches, I'll use my words to knock your teeth out
one by one and I'll keep count of all of them. Oh, I'll count.

But you're a gas leak and I'm a wood house so we'll both go up in flames.
you are running but you keep falling and you keep saying we're the same.
and there are so many eyes beating down on my bones.
you're walking on water with rocks in your shoes just trying to get home.
on the count of three, everybody scream
she keeps saying that she might.
But I've got friends who disagree and I've got friends who just won't buy it.
and am I boring you?
because you seem to be looking at your phone like it's gonna ring.
you could cut my tongue out of my mouth on any given night
and it would not change a thing

but the notches of your spine are looking sharp tonight.
and you think that I won't notice if you mouth the words this time.
but I won't pull my punches, I'll use my words to knock your teeth out
one by one and I'll keep count of all of them. Oh, I'll count all of them.
Track Name: Zeppelin V (The House That Ewald Built)
I spent all my money for my fake I.D. bailing my best friend out of jail
and I spent hours up at night counting all the people that I have failed.
but I've got breathing exercises that I'm good friends with
they force me to exhale
but there's nothing that I want so
you can all take it, you can all take it, you can all take it
I never wanted your pity
you can all take it, you can all take it, you can all take it.

I've got a shooting pain inside my head
it doesn't let me sleep.
I've got several secrets I could sell
that I don't think that I can keep.
I've got dishes I could do and I've got problems I could sweep
under rugs of drugs and alcohol they told me not to drink.

Melisa, I'm sorry, I couldn't've possibly known
what the drugs would've done to my body
I miss ya, and what you embody.
I didn't think I could've taken
one more moment outside of my body.

Oh Melisa, I'm sorry, I couldn't've possibly known
what the drugs would've done to my body
I miss ya, and what you embody.
I didn't think I could've taken
one more moment outside of my body.

Melisa, I'm sorry, I couldn't've possibly known
what the drugs would've done to my body
I miss ya, and what you embody.
I didn't think I could've taken
one more moment outside of my body.