Stay Cool

by Rat Fancy

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Pre-order of Stay Cool. You get one track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released. Rat Fancy's debut LP produced by David Newton of The Mighty Lemon Drops.

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released June 7, 2019

Words by Diana Barraza
Written by Gregory Johnson and Diana Barraza
Drums performed by Gavin Glidewell on tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
Produced / Mixed by David Newton
Mastered by James Trevascus

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Debut LP “Stay Cool” out now on HHBTM Records (vinyl) and Solidarity Club (cassette)!
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Track Name: Stay Cool
I fall asleep and dream of what might be
I’ll take everything and remember

Stay cool
Don’t be sad
It’s all we’ll ever have
Forever!

I can sit still
When the waves crash down on me
I’ll take the thrill
And tell your friends

Stay cool
Don’t be sad
It’s all we’ll ever have
Forever!
Track Name: Making Trouble
The other day I tried to tell you
Exactly what I thought you should hear
I’ll mind my P's and my Q’s, right?
Until I stopped last year

And it’s ok to be mad
And it’s ok to feel so strange

I’m making trouble
I’m making trouble again
I’m making trouble
And I’m thinking up weird things to turn you on your head

I’ll stop blaming my parents
'Cuz really it’s all up to me
I was scared to make you nervous
Until I stopped last year

And it’s ok to be mad
And it’s ok to feel so strange

I’m making trouble
I’m making trouble again
I’m making trouble
And I’m thinking up weird things to turn you on your head
Track Name: Never Is Forever
We can see you had some fun
Can’t think too clearly about what you’ve done
Count the pieces and carry the one
You know we’re watching you

Yeah!

They got to know
They got to see
You're not for us
You're not for me
They got to know
They got to see
You're not for us
You're not for me

He’s acting creepy at the show
Acting strange and acting low
Really he just has to go
You know we’re watching you

Yeah!

They got to know
They got to see
You're not for us
You're not for me
They got to know
They got to see
You're not for us
You're not for me
Never is forever
Never is forever
Track Name: RIP Future
Lately, I can’t catch a break
Too much keeping me awake
How can they understand?
How can they make demands?
When they don’t know?

And this is one wild ride
Sipping tea and walking a fine line
No fancy cars no pretty home
No little garden to call your own
But life is fine

We can’t see eye to eye
Those petty comments only make me sigh
How can they understand?
How can they make demands?
When they don’t know?

And this is one wild ride
Sipping tea and walking a fine line
No fancy cars no pretty home
No little garden to call your own
But life is fine

Things were easier back then
Can’t they see this twilight zone we’re living in
How can they understand?
How can they make demands?
When they don’t know?

And this is one wild ride
Sipping tea and walking a fine line
No fancy cars no pretty home
No little garden to call your own
But life is fine
Track Name: Must Be Nice
I know it takes imagination
To look outside a window and feel something for strangers
It’s hard
Harder than you realize
To wanna hear a mob
And only hear a sigh

Hey, Mija
Is there any consolation?
When everything is bringing you down?
Is it easy watching the flowers?
Staying for hours with nothing much to say
Must be nice

It’s no secret you don’t have to keep it

Hey, Mija
Is there any consolation?
When everything is bringing you down?
Is it easy watching the flowers?
Staying for hours with nothing much to say
Must be nice
Track Name: Beyond Belief
Was it a night like this?
That you remember?
Are you carried away?
Believe in it forever
If you see it
If you see it

I know what
I know what's keeping you up at night
The truth is
The truth is shining like a light

When everyone's the same
What are you hiding for?
Can they understand
What’s in your secret world
If they saw it
If they saw it

I know what
I know what's keeping you up at night
The truth is
The truth is shining like a light

It was the darkest night
And you were out there
Waiting for something more
Then the sun came out
Did it sing?
Did it make you cry?
Tell me
Tell me why

Up above
Don't leave me forever
Is nothing real?
Up above
Is it now or never?
To live for real

I know what
I know what's keeping you up at night
The truth is
The truth is shining like a light
Track Name: Dreaming Is Real
Who are you?
To think you got to know me
Who am I?
To have trusted so blindly?

I’ll tell myself again
You’re overthinking it
When life is playing games

And I’ll dream about you
On dark, dark days
I’ll dream about you
When I’m alone in bed at night
Seeing you is seeing stars
Takes me someplace very far
When the dreaming is real

Ghosts are real
They can see right through you
The memories
are what I can’t divine

Am I losing it?
Or is it just pretend
And everything is fine

And I’ll dream about you
On dark, dark days
I’ll think about you
When I’m alone in bed at night
Seeing you is seeing stars
Takes me someplace very far
When the dreaming is real
Track Name: Finely Knitted
Last year you were an angel to me
Now you're a nightmare
I can't unsee
I was after your heart
It fell apart
And I know you stole my favorite sweater

You put my love for you on trial
And now I see you're stealing my style
I was after your heart
It fell apart
And I know you stole my favorite sweater

You're going to get what you deserve
Cuz I know you're stretching out that sweater's neck hole
Oh it's a crime
You can borrow a dime
And get your own finely knitted sweater
Track Name: Stuck With You
So this is permanence?
Gonna cross it off my list
I don't care if you don't think it's right
Cuz a bad tattoo won't ruin my life

It won't rub off
And I don't care if I'm stuck with you

So what's it all about?
All the ink is drying out
I don't care if you don't think it's right
Cuz a bad tattoo won't ruin my life

It won't rub off
And I don't care if I'm stuck with you

Existential tattoo of my dreams
Don't ask me what it means
It's real

It won't rub off
And I don't care if I'm stuck with you
Track Name: Ride Or Die
Sometimes when I’m walking by myself
Reeling
Tired and a mess
You know
You always know what I’m thinking

I’ve got..some worry on my mind
Pacing
Scared to spend a dime
You know
You always know what I’m facing

And you’ll say it’s just a phase when
We’re upside
When the world sets us straight and it all comes down
Each time--I think of you

I’ll try and write you a song
And you’re patient
And try to sing along because you know
you always know what I’m saying

We’ve got very little time
Racing working 9 to 5
You know
You always know I’ll be waiting

And you’ll say it’s just a phase when
We’re upside
When the world sets us straight and it all comes down
Each time--I think of you

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