Cat's Game

by Dylan Rodrigue

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1.
03:38
White moon, won’t you tell me where the good stuff lies? Like a chicken with his head cut off I stumble round They say Jesus saves but I think you’re my best bet White moon, you’re a friend of mine White Moon, you’re the voyeur for these broken times Watch the world suck itself into the bitter end Well I bet you lost count of all our hopeful tries But white moon, you’re a friend of mine White moon, you’re a friend of mine I’ve been longing for that true love that give, I’ve felt it before Just a taste of Heaven leaves you feeling distraught, and needing some more White moon White moon, it’s kind of sad but you’re all that I got To keep my own hands from tearing this skin away It’s a mess down here but I want you to know That white moon, you’re a friend of mine And white moon, some of us down here ain’t doing so well From the sidewalk tents to the daddy’s boys I’ve been somewhere in the middle, I just can’t connect But white moon, you’re a friend of mine White moon, you’re a friend of mine I’ve been longing for that quick fix that you give, I’ve felt it before Just a taste of Heaven leaves you feeling distraught, something you can’t ignore So white moon, let me in on the big secret Cause I’ve been wasted looking for a way to live It’s the path that I chose that makes this water run dry But white moon, you’re a friend of mine White moon, you’re the only one that makes it okay Yes, the Gods must be crazy for hanging round But I don’t care cause when night falls I look to the sky And white moon, you’re a friend of mine White moon, you’re a friend of mine
2.
02:36
My true love lives inside of my brain I’m gonna take her out tonight and we’ll go dancing again You know she tells me sweet lies that make me feel like I’m a man She’s no hit it and quit it, she’s no one night stand She’s my baby, and she’ll love me forever And when I go dying, I know that we’ll die together She don’t have a name but that’s okay with me As long as I can call her darling I’m as happy as can be Although you can’t see her, she’s as real as my pain She’s my Aphrodite, she’s my everything She’s my baby, and she’ll love me forever And when I go dying, I know that we’ll die together She’s the girl inside of my head When I can’t love myself I love her instead When I need her to go, she’ll fade away Whenever I need her she’ll always stay She don’t give a care about the things I’ve done All the people I’ve hurt while trying to make my run Anything that I ask, you know she always complies When I say that I’m stupid, she always says that I’m wise Cause she’s my baby, and she’ll love me forever And when I go dying, I know that we’ll die together She’s my baby, and she’ll love me forever And when I go dying, I know that we’ll die together
3.
Back here at square one Where reality’s coming on There must be a place where everything glues back together Where the biker finds his bike And the junkie finds his spike Where the once estranged will live in love and light forever It must be some kind of Heaven Where the fine print’s understood And love is always there for you No matter if you’re bad or good Just some kind of Heaven I’ve been laughing at the present I can’t waste no more time crying You gotta be the change, you gotta be the go-getter As your little world’s falling apart No one gives a shit about your aching heart You gotta bite the bullet before it gets any better It must be some kind of Heaven Where the glasses never drain In fact there’s no more need for drinking Cause there’s no such thing as pain Just some kind of Heaven No fire and brimstone, baby Just an eternal vacation Where you’ll always be my lady True love without expiration, Some kind of Heaven Well they said one day I’d get there If I just prayed to the Divine Mother I’d find the light and be just like the Master Well I tried and I tried The Divine Mother never replied Time and time again to all the questions that I asked her It must be some kind of Heaven Where all the special people go And all the rest of us are simpletons Just too stupid to know If there’s some kind of Heaven
4.
You don’t know the money game till you’re losing it, babe You don’t know the money game till you’re losing it, babe You grew up with a silver spoon, always nursing your precious mouth And everything was ay-okay until your ay-okay went south You don’t know the money game til you’re losing it, babe You don’t know what it is to live till you’re die, die dying You don’t know what it is to live till you’re die, die dying Now you live downtown in a sleeping bag, with a cardboard sign that says “Help” Now you know what help will come when you can’t even help yourself You don’t know what it is to live till you’re die, die dying You don’t know what it is to fast till you’re forced to fast You don’t know what it is to fast till you’re forced to fast Your trust fund’s all tabbed out, my friend, and you don’t know what to do We could post by the 7/11 and I’ll share a 24 with you You don’t know what it is to fast till you’re forced to fast You don’t know that money game till you’re losing it, babe You don’t know that money game till you’re losing it, babe Now all your friends have left you and your will is running out You can tell them you have three kids when all you have in an empty bank account You don’t know the money game till you’re losing it, babe Till you’re losing it, babe Till you’re losing it, babe
5.
I’m sick of being broke all the time I’m sick of losing my mind I’m sick of living alone, making love to myself When I know you’re out there making love to somebody else I’m sick of living this way I want it all to go away, want it all to go away I’m sick of living this way I’m sick of trying to heal When the smile never feels like it’s real I’m sick of taking the walk to the same damn store I get the usual like every time before I’m sick of living this way I want it all to go away, want it all to go away I’m sick of living this way Watching it all fall down Face first to the ground The dying light of day I wanna find me a rope Knock the chair and let go I wanna write it all out on a sticky note Saying “Sorry everybody, I just lost hope” I’m sick of living this way I want it all to go away, want it all to go away I’m sick of living this way sick of living this way sick of living… this way
6.
Sleep through the day and wake up at night You know it’s time for sleeping when the morning sheds its light My internal clock is altered since the change that you led But if you’re not my lover, it’s someone else instead They say the key to happiness is loving yourself Deny that which ails you, put the pain on the shelf But I throw away that prescription, I find a new girl in my bed Cause if you’re not my lover, it’s someone else instead No diet plans, no exercise No nine to fives, no enterprise No Demerol, no handshake deal Could ever change, the way you feel When you lose the one you love When you lose the one you love So that’s why I’m a-seeing that girl from the bar With no predisposition, she don’t know who you are So don’t dare come back to me, and say you were mislead Cause if you’re not my lover, it’s someone else instead If you’re not my lover, it’s someone else instead If you’re not my lover, it’s someone else… instead
7.
It’s so funny how your mind changes overnight It’s so funny how your mind changes overnight You’re so quick to buy a ticket to ride, when I challenge your wrong from your right It’s so funny how your mind changes overnight It’s so funny how your love withers when you’re mad It’s so funny how your love withers when you’re mad You lose your long-term memory, you forget all the good times that we had It’s so funny how your love withers when you’re mad Well that’s alright darling, It’ll be what it’ll be I’d rather be your nothing at all then your enemy I’ve never been a beggar, cause I can’t swallow my pride So if your love you’ve killed then my love I’ll hide My love I’ll hide It’s so funny how you still got a hold on me It’s so funny how you still got a hold on me It must be cause love is blind, there’s no better reason I can see It’s so funny how you still got a hold on me It must be cause love is blind, there’s no better reason I can see It’s so funny how you still got a hold on me
8.
I know you’re scared about what I got to say about you I thought that with love, not fear, is what you’re trying to do Just cause you wrote it on your arm don’t mean it’s that way Just like I wrote on my arm that everything’s okay Only trying to minimize the damage Reduce it to a task that we can manage Everything is fleeting so don’t get mad You’re not the only reason that I feel so bad, that I feel so bad I took you in my arms graduation day Said we can leave the problems for tomorrow, but for now just stay And you did, yes you did, ‘bout as long as you could It wasn’t up to me to decide if loving me was good When you were only trying to minimize the damage Reduce it to a task that you can manage Everything is fleeting but I still get mad I’m not the only reason that you feel so bad, that you feel so bad When all smoke and mirrors have finally blown away It feels like the first time you’ve seen the light of day You get tossed, you get turned and you end up here There’s no form in the chaos, we’re spinning round There’s no comfort in the up when you’re heading down But you can live, you can live without your baby near And if your baby’s not your baby no more, no need to fear Cause you can learn to live without your baby near It’s a riptide, darling, that sucks you right in And your heart becomes your brain and your faith runs thin No this is not about all of the fish in the sea If it’s not for you that I’m living it’s gotta be for me If only just to minimize the damage Reduce it to a task that I can manage Everything is fleeting but I won’t get mad Cause after all the bleeding, I’m tired of feeling so bad Feeling so bad I’m done feeling so bad I’m done feeling so bad I’m done feeling so bad I’m done feeling so bad I’m done feeling so bad I’m done feeling so bad I’m done feeling so...
9.
We don’t look much alike but I know we deal with the same things Bad luck, mean people and the pain that love brings I may never know your struggle or the hard times you’ve seen But we’re all ants in this army, we’re all serving the same queen So when you point your finger at the guy on TV Just remember he’s just as clueless as you and me And when they show the high school shooter and you call him pure evil Don’t you think maybe he just never learned how to relate to people Well we all do terrible things but we like to think we’re on the good side I don’t even think Adolf Hitler thought of himself as a bad guy We like boil everything down to black and white But we’re living in color, It’s more than wrong and right It makes me think of the kid who used to do things to me When my parents found out they said I needed therapy I refused to talk to anyone, I kept it together To this day I don’t blame him, I know he didn’t know any better I could blame it on his parents for giving him bad mental health I could blame it on the community, I could blame it on myself But the more I go blaming, the less I feel like I’m right Cause we’re living in color, not black and white We’re all weathered and damaged from the ungodly truth You can’t tell me with a straight face that nothing’s happened to you You can’t boil it all down to black and white Cause we’re living in color, It’s more than wrong and right You might think that the devil is finally taking us in You might think you’re absolved from your life of sin You might think that your high road is gonna make it all fine But I think that your high road is just as low as mine There’s no concrete answer, there’s no resolution There’s no happy ever after, there’s no real solution Just a world full of people, confused by the light So they dumb it all down to black and white But living in color is more than wrong and right Living in color is more that wrong and right

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The official debut studio LP out on now!

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released January 25, 2019

Labels: Bad Paintings (UK/EU) and Palomino (US)

All Songs written by Dylan Rodrigue
Engineered, produced and mixed by Evan Jiroudek (INNocent ALex) at SOP Studios
Mastered by Jason NeSmith
Cover Art By Mariah Sanford
Photo by @rockstarsandbabies
Graphic design by Robbie Landsburg

Credits:

Dylan Rodrigue - vocals (all tracks), guitars (all tracks), bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9), pump organ (1), piano (1, 5), chair (5)

Evan Jiroudek - drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9), vocals (2)

Sie Sie Benhoff - vocals (7)

Natalie Perez - vocals (9)

Ian Lipson - vocals (2, 3)

Albert Hickman - vocals (3)

Lincoln Mendell - Nord organ (2)


Thanks to Kathy and Richard Rodrigue, Evan Jiroudek, the Powers, the Sanfords, Sie Sie Benhoff, Robbie Lansburg, Jason Soda, Michael Harrison, Lilly Mischer and all friends and family.

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