Oh, Bastard (single)

by Flannel Mouth

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'Oh, Bastard' is slated for release on Wednesday, November 27th via SwitchBitch Records. Follow the story of a boy growing up without the traditional experiences of childhood, and how he ultimately settles things on his own terms in this up-and-down tune. For fans of Cursive, Modest Mouse, Murder by Death.

lyrics

Oh my god, look at that soldier there.
He's so sick of them always thanking him.
You see, he didn't do shit out there in the west of Berlin, no.
But he met a girl named Sophie.
Oh no, he had a girl back home,
As luck would have it, Sophie got knocked up, baby.

Now he's sending her money at least twice a year.
And she's spending that money on diamonds and pearls,
Just leaving that baby to rot and fend for himself.
No one loved that bastard, so he ain't got no love to give.

Oh my god, he grew into a fine young boy,
Just a quiet boy, no, he didn't say much.
He just held everything in; just held that bottled rage in,
And no one saw what was coming next.
It's cruel. It's irresponsibly so -- yet somehow -- still so predictable.
Oh no, that no one loved that bastard, so he still ain't got no love to give.

Sophie died young and beautiful, just like she would have wanted to.
That bastard never went to the funeral.
Not that she'd even care.
Oh, daddy died fat and lazy; completely content with his life,
Killed in his sleep by bastard.
Never learned to love.

Poor bastard's living out of hotel rooms.
Poor bastard's always on the run.
Poor bastard's best friend was a shotgun;
When barrel meets tongue you are sure to have fun.

credits

released 27 November 2013
Written by Flannel Mouth
Produced by Flannel Mouth and Mike Abiuso
All instruments recorded and engineered by Flannel Mouth, except drums recorded by Erik Nelson and Eclipse Studios
Mixed and mastered by Mike Abiuso and SwitchBitch Records
Words by Luke Myers
Guitars performed by Luke Myers
Bass performed by Ryan Batalon
Violin performed by Zachary Hartman
Percussion performed by Tyler Owen
Vocals performed by Luke Myers and Zachary Hartman

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