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DRAM A (EP)

by Tiny Bit of Giant's Blood

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1.
I let you shark a couple of friends away And I didn’t dare to say But I guess I must have had Something that they didn’t have I know I’m not the one Calling all of your shots And I’m lucky that I’ve got The chance to show you what you’re not ready for Someone who’s a little superhuman Less like one, more like two men I know you’re used to being on top But I got a tiny bit of giant’s blood And you should know That I will trample any gallows pole in my way And now I remember That I forgot that GB in my veins And that’s the main reason you ever got me to stay I know you’ve been in charge for around four bill And I know you like to kill But nothing lasts forever And you’re not quite nothing, so Let’s give you a quiet, lonely place you can hide With a lot of time to bide And we can turn this big show over to Someone who’s a little metahuman More than one, more than two men I know this might all come as a shock But I got a tiny bit of giant’s blood And you should know That I will trample any gallows pole in my way And now I remember That I forgot that GB in my veins And that’s the main reason you ever got me to Lay down just for a minute That’s when you managed to weaken my will Later on and I get it Giants are harder and bigger to kill Giants are harder and bigger to kill Come on come on come on come on Live live
2.
Well of course Lincoln is my number one man When we walkin’ down the street Giants kneel to shake his hand When he’s shot he gets right back up Drains the holes into three or four cups You see him comin’ just shut the fuck up Link clink, let’s have a drink You got the first, now it’s back and forth I think Your tab is big, don’t have enough Think we’ll be paying a long time for all that top stuff Now you know Lincoln is one generous cat He’d give you just about anything except that hat Give you a hand, that one a smack Give up the blood-soaked shirt from his back Give you the hood from his pure white Cadillac Link clink, let’s have a drink I’ll get the next then back and forth I think It’s not just you, it’s all of them You cut ‘em off but they grow back as injured gentlemen Hennessy for the man of sea Down at table three who thinks it’s all free Belvedere for the auctioneer Who can drink in your fear like comped and canned beer Patron for the one who owns But he ain’t got the stones to spend his own bones Irish Mist for the apologist with a fancy twist He don’t pay to get pissed Russian Jewel for the drunk mule for the white school He even took the stool Gold Malort for the chief of court Who tried to support but seems he fell short Ketel One for the chick in the sun with the flag on her blouse She thinks it’s on the house Cognac for the PR hack Who will paint it black but duck before the check cracks Look at me, I’m totally smashed It was free, and it was a blast No debt comin’, though I didn’t ask But what do I care? I got to enjoy it
3.
Oh you sell insurance That’s really great And does it pay you well But do you hate to tell And do you veil the smell And just wait for hell? Ooh you’re a designer That’s really cool So do you make big shots And do you think deep thoughts And do you ride to town With a measured frown? Me, I’m snuffing dragons It’s not really bragging if it’s true It’s just a job that I do When I’m feeling ready I snatch up my machete and I go Down to Mexico Where the dragons lay low Most people don’t know Oh, you’re a mechanic How about that I guess you’re good with your hands You only like hard bands I bet you’re in demand In the motherland Whoah, not for profit! I am impressed And by the way you dress You don’t care about success I’m a little ashamed I only duck jet flame Me, I’m Chucking dragons It’s not really bragging ‘cause it’s true Why would I lie to you? When I’m rough and tumble I pinch my brass knuckles and I fly Montevideo, Uruguay Where the dragons stay high And nobody asks why God damn, the mouth That’s a dangerous thing She breathes fire And not like a sexual thing We can’t bone if I’m just a pile of ash And it’s not too smart if you get too attached Let’s go back to my cave I got hamlets to save We can rustle a feast Before I take on the beast Now that you know me What do you think now?
4.
You probably think "I got this down" That was before I got to town You’ll see You just went up against the thief Let’s get it straight Let’s hit rewind You’re not that smart But simple minds can still read And now you’re up against me I am the one I am the son Transition I’m number one A loaded gun Already won It’s not too late to sit one out Nobody knew you’d draw this bout No deceit And not a chance you will succeed I’ll help you out I’ll turn my back You walk away I don’t attack You don’t keel Man I am offering you a deal I am the one I am the son Transition (the ambition of submission) I’m number one A megaton Let’s get it done Wait a minute I know exactly how you feel You’re probably thinking Jesus christ can this be really real? And I say well, does it matter If I’m already inside your head? I mean once you allow a breach like that My dear, you are completely dead Unless you play along Maybe every day get a little strong Who knows? Maybe I’ll back off But haha, no no, ahem, cough cough This is the truth and I’ll tell you why Remember when you had no interest In how I would cope with all the bombs you dropped? And honey, they took forever to stop I had to build a solid defense With shrapnel pummeling every sense I had to wait To bide my time Until you got distracted by some other war Some other front And then to be honest Then to be blunt That’s when I saw I was bigger Way bigger than we gave me credit for When I stood up straight—all the vigor— I had to duck my head to fit out the door And then I could see over houses And then I could see for miles And then I could see that your waterworks Well, they looked a little like crocodiles And then I could see how to love you Even if I didn’t let you back And then I could see how to hold you And still hold off the next wave of attacks Because I was there, it was me It wasn’t just us, it was me And I needed that to see And I needed that to see And I needed that to see And thank you for beating that shit right out of me In this corner: me
5.
02:38
I’m just a gift to the women of this world I’m just a gift to the women of this world Take it home if you please But go easy on the knees Cause I’m just a gift to the women of this world Like a good wine, I get better as I go Like a good wine, I get better as I go Better for your mouth And even bigger in the south Like a good wine, I get better To the women of the plain: you’re welcome To the ladies of Spain: de nada To the lovelies in Brazil: seja bem vindo To the femme in La Rochelle: de rien To the maidens of China: bié keqi To the matrons of Russia: pozhaluysta To the ladies in Uganda: karibu To the girls in Santa Monica: I got you I’m just a gift to the women of this world I’m just a gift to the women And the boys credits

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The first five tracks from the band that will save your life if you only let them. Featuring Tony Rogers & John Scholvin from The Good, along with Jackie Schimmel on bass and Greg Fundis on drums.

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released October 31, 2018

Tony Rogers: vocals, keys, acoustic guitar
John Scholvin: electric guitar, vocals
Jackie Schimmel: bass guitar, vocals
Greg Fundis: drums

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bryan Clavey at Crystall Recorders in Lombard, IL.

Cover photo by Lincoln Rogers

©℗ 2018 Wallet Boy Music
All songs written by Tony Rogers, except "Ambition of Submission," by Tony Rogers & John Scholvin; and "A Gift," by Lou Reed, with additional music and lyrics by Tony Rogers

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Tony Rogers Chicago, Illinois

Tony Rogers is a longtime Chicago artist best known for:

—A long stint with his band The Good ("Masterful"—WXRT)

—His long-running musical "Pop Psychology" (2002 Album of the Year, Chicago A&E)

—"Great," a 2012 single featured in a hit Purina commercial

—"Alphabites," a millions-viewed PBS Kids video

—Tiny Bit of Giant's Blood, his recently launched glam punk heavy rock band.
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