Up Against The Bricks

by Dyke Drama

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Dyke Drama is the solo project of Sadie Switchblade (G.L.O.S.S., Peeple Watchin', etc.)

This album was recorded one week in the spring of 2016, produced and engineered by Joey Seward in Shelton, WA. Recorded in Joey's garage, on broken and borrowed gear...again...(but some of it less broken than last time).

Sadie Switchblade played guitars, drums, bass, tambourine, and sang. Erica Leshon sang vocal harmony. Joey Seward played organ and sang backing vocals. Chris Grande played additional guitar on "I Just Wanted To See You So Bad".

All songs by Sadie Switchblade, except "I Just Wanted To See You So Bad" by Lucinda Williams.

Album art by Molly Bounds
www.mollybounds.com

Available from Salinas Records (SAL-073)
PRE-ORDER: www.salinasrecords.com

Special thanks to Vicky, Sam, and Catherine <3

"Fuck the music industry." -Jeff

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released September 16, 2016

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Track Name: Rolling Tears
You can pick a fight with me, it's alright with me
you see what you're gonna see, but it's got nothin to do with me
The decades have been cruel, abuse unspeakable
You did what you had to do, I don't hold that against you but
I'm to grown to play your fool--

Rolling tears
Sleepless nights
Rolling tears
We fuck and fight

There was a demon in your eye, he controlled your life
Only you could banish him. All I did was try and try and
You're such a handsome boy, you always put me first
I didn't mean to hurt you, but what are intentions worth
when the tears start rollin down your face?

Rolling tears
Sleepless nights
Rolling tears
We fuck and fight
We fuck and fight

Rolling tears.
Track Name: Crying In A Bathroom Stall
I don't know what I'm sposed to do, but I don't wanna get over you
Crying in a bathroom stall
Diggin my head against the wall
Cryin in a bathroom stall
oh, oh
Cryin in a bathroom stall
shoulda read the writing on the wall
in a bathroom stall, oh no

I dunno how I'm gonna live, how I'm gonna live through this
You said you can't take the risk, but baby life is short, I want all of it
And I dunno what I'm sposed to do
But I don't wanna get over you

I hope what you chose is right
I hope you sleep through every night
No more pain in your beat-up life
Don't worry about me, I do just fine
I'm just puttin in my time...

Cryin in a bathroom stall
Digging my head against the wall
Crying in a bathroom stall, oh oh
Crying in a bathroom stall
Shoulda read the writing on the wall
In a bathroom stall, oh

Do all tall girls die alone?
Track Name: You Can't Count On Me
(FUCK THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!)

WE DON'T CARE
(WE DON'T CARE) we really don't give a shit
(WE DON'T CARE) ya better not count on it
(WE DON'T CARE) we really don't fare too well

Got a snide aside for all your pleasantries
rather warm a bench than hang out in the major leagues

You can't count on me
I ain't no sure thing
You can't count on me
I ain't no sure thing

WE DON'T CARE
(WE DON'T CARE) we really don't give a shit
(WE DON'T CARE) ya better not count on it
(WE DON'T CARE) we really don't fare too well

Got a snide aside for all your pleasantries
Rather burn a bridge than hang out with some fuckin' sleaze

You can't count on me
I ain't no sure thing
You can't count on me
I ain't no sure thing

I ain't no sure thing
Track Name: Say When
I been living on the edge of your life
and you've been skirting around the edge of mine, from time to time
Tell me when to stop pretending
Tell me when to stop,

Say when.

It's not like we ever had it
But the past just keeps on nagging
It's not like we ever had it
But god damn, you really matter to m

Tell me when to stop wasting your time
'Cause I don't wanna stop, I don't wanna stop

Wasting my time, wasting my time
on you

And I don't wanna die, living my life, living my life
like a fool

But I don't wanna stop
Wasting my time, wasting my time
On you on you on you.....

say when
Track Name: Day-For-Night
It's a day-for-night shot
blue light in a parking lot
Working all day with what we got
It's a day for a night shot

Well-dressed, tight-lipped
Talk is cheap but the air is thick
Mom was always hella strict
Dad, he never gave a shit

And it's a day-for-night scene
Black and blue and glistening
That's how we're gonna shoot this thing
With a day for night scene

Years pass, things don't change
All of us set in our ways
Gnash your glow-in-the-dark fangs 'cause
It's another halloween

Hey, we'll never crack the code
Holidays can't bear the load
Christmas-colored Jell-o mold
No one wants to die alone

'cause it's a day-for-night shot
blue light in a parking lot
we're workin all day with what we got
it's a day-for-night shot

it's a day-for-night shot
Track Name: At It Again
Get dressed half-past one
Breakfast once the sun goes down
Fake a crush on anyone
We could sit and trade cliches
'Cause it's kinda nice to believe a lie some days

I'm at it again

I tried, look what I got
Worn grooves and a damaged heart
The brittle limb that broke right off
I'm done with that, I'm done with you--
We both know that's not true

'cause I'm at it again (at it again)
I'm at it again (at it again)
with my shit-eating grin
I'm at it again

And if you wanna see some spine
it's just a matter of time
until I
turn my back on you....

I'm at it again (at it again)
I'm at it again (at it again)
with my shit-eating grin
I'm at it again

I'm at it again.
Track Name: Up Against The Bricks
"Like a burnished coin from childhood"
Like an unfinished rhyme, ohh
Like a fugitive who outruns her crime
Forever harboring an anxious mind
Settles down to a small town
half-hoping to be found out
Now and again, reflects on when
life pushed her from the precipice

Is it too much to ask for a moment that lasts for
long enough to get it right? For you to keep me up all night?
Is it too late for dreaming? To go back to believing?
To push me up against the bricks, grab my skull and kiss my lips
up against the bricks

Time
Time does it's thing
The world spins
We lead the charge
And then give in
Swallow the love
'fore it begins
Were we ever even dangerous?

Is it too much to ask for a moment that lasts for
long enough to get it right? For you to keep me up all night?
Is it too late for dreaming? To go back to believing?
To push me up against the bricks, grab my skull and kiss my lips
Up against the bricks, up against the bricks, up against the bricks
Track Name: I Just Wanted To See You So Bad (Lucinda Williams)
I drove my car in the middle of the night, I just wanted to see you so bad
the road was dark but the stars were bright, I just wanted to see you so bad
It didn't matter what my friends would say
'Cause i was gonna see you anyway

You were staying in a big hotel, I just wanted to see you so bad
I didn't know you very well, I just wanted to see you so bad
We'd always talked on the telephone
But I ain't ever been with you all alone

I just wanted to see you so bad
I just wanted to see you so bad

I got off on the 7th floor, I just wanted to see you so bad
I couldn't have asked for anything more, I just wanted to see you so bad
I saw your face so clear and bright
I musta been crazy but it sure felt right

I just wanted to see you so bad
I just wanted to see you so bad
I just wanted to see you so bad
I just wanted to see you so bad
Track Name: Cis Girls
I'm your next worst thing
Could be your best nightmare
I'm a lot of things
like a flaming queer

You say I'm second to none, like I ain't second best
You say I'm second to none, a cut above the rest
You say I'm second to none--
but I'm still second to one

I'm your next best fling
Your consolation prize
I hear your frequency
Got demons in your eyes


You say I'm second to none, like I ain't second best
You say I'm second to none, a cut above the rest
You say I'm second to none--
but I'm still second to one,

One of those girls
Track Name: Some Days I Load My Gun
Some days I load my .22
but I don't want to give up on you
sweet people in my life
I don't wanna make anyone cry

but some days I load my gun

Some days I load my .38
Crack a beer and contemplate
It's not that I want to die
it just gets so old staying alive

and on the bad days
I chamber a round in my 12-gauge
pen my apologies
and picture my mother's face

Some days I load that gun
Some days I load that gun

(Is there anyone?)