self-titled album info

Album Art:

digital album artwork    12” vinyl jacket front cover

digital album artwork

12” vinyl jacket front cover

12” vinyl jacket back cover

12” vinyl jacket back cover

12” vinyl record (limited edition colored vinyl)

12” vinyl record (limited edition colored vinyl)

 

album notes:

written and produced by tiger rider

recorded at avast, hall of justice, and tiger rider mansion

mixed by patrick ahern

mastered by jeff lipton and maria rice of peerless mastering (boston, ma)

released february 1, 2019

 

lyrics:

say what you will

i heard about the house you sold

and the kids you had

and the big promotion purchased by your dad

well i haven’t sold my soul

nor do i have a new fam

but i’m happy with the beautiful and fucked-up one i have

i’m putting all my eggs right here

in this last basket

while your fear of commitment keeps you feeling sad

yeah, my bottom line is bad,

but my joy is intact

and even though my bed is cold at least i don’t have to act

say what you will of us

we’ve got our own vocation

we’re doing what we love

and your potential’s wasted

(repeat)

i like to feel a challenge there

maybe competition, too

as long as it inspires me to improve for you

i wish that i had wrote this riff,

but my brother takes the trophy

this is how we’re getting out,

no more insurance for me!

say what you will of us

we’ve got our own vocation

we’re doing what we love

and your potential’s wasted

(repeat)

you know you wouldn’t let me go

if i had asked you nicely

you know you wouldn’t let me go

so i had to lie whitely

big city

flew down from glasgow for a show

way too kind to pay me, i’d do it for a thrill

drove her around and all she thought was “how dirty...”

nothing like the movies, unless you have the right pills

well...you will.

thought i would be free when i turned 18

big city standing in for some kind of heaven

but it was angel-less

but it was angel-less

thought i would be free to demean myself

big pity that to win you need cash investment

cause it was angel-less

cause it was angel-less

and how do you handle this?

go to where it’s green and breathe until your lungs don’t hurt

hard to tell it’s poison when your feet are inert

i’m over the sound of a dream deferred,

the din of broken hearts when they lose another part to a star

from the start

thought i would be free when i turned 18

big city standing in for some kind of heaven

but it was angel-less

but it was angel-less

thought i would be free to demean myself

big pity that to win you need cash investment

cause it was angel-less

cause it was angel-less

and how do you handle this?

well, you first start over again

i wanna see you smiling

you first start over again

i wanna see you smiling

well, you first start over again

i wanna see you smiling

you first start over again,

yeah!

(chorus)

rebound boy

you like my fingers, but you won’t take my hand

and you like my tongue, but you won’t hear a word it sung

getting my hopes up again when all that i needed

was a friend to depend on

even without the benefits

i’m just your rebound boy

might as well be with a sex toy

i’m just your rebound boy

might as well be with a sex toy

like when you wake up not knowing what was real

you need your freedom, but i can’t help but feel

i’m getting my hopes up again when all that i needed

was a friend to depend on

even without the benefits

i’m just your rebound boy

might as well be with a sex toy

i’m just your rebound boy

might as well be with a sex toy

and i know that i can be annoying

and i’m aware that i can be unfair

trying to be careful what i wish for

‘cause war was waged for helena of troy

i’m just your rebound boy

might as well be with a sex toy

i’m just your rebound boy

might as well be with a sex toy

ghost

you turn into a ghost and now i’ve known a succubus

you turn into a ghost and make a fool of both of us

(repeat)

if you could open up do you think it would be the same?

or, misguided by the light, am i the moth and you’re the flame?

how can you blame me for appreciating you?

don’t try to tame me; maybe i can fight back, too?

wouldn’t you?

you turn into a ghost and now i’ve known a succubus

you turn into a ghost and make a fool of both of us

(repeat)

we call it casual, no expectations in a fling

now i try to talk to you, you act like i just bought a ring

these aren’t demands of a wife but of a friend

how fucking hard is it to type some words and then

hit send?

you turn into a ghost and now i’ve known a succubus

you turn into a ghost and make a fool of both of us

(repeat)

disappearing when i needed you the most

when the world fell apart, adrift on the only blue coast

it isn’t just physical; i need to know that someone can feel, that i am real,

i need to know that we can be healed

then you turn into a ghost and now i’ve know a succubus

you turn into a ghost and make a fool of both of us

toxic masculinity

when i was young i was a fighter, i was the king of the hill

but little by little the bullies got bigger than me and it started to cost me

marked as a target i learned how to shroud my deep doubt

playing the part served me well, but who’s laughing last now?

everything becomes a sad contest

and i’m just as guilty as the rest

i confess: i’ve always done my best

toxic masculinity keeps us brainless mutts

makes a friend an enemy but push won’t come to shove

wonder what the townies back at home would think of getting around?

over and over, complaining became an excuse to stay easily found

now our successes are measured by little blue thumbs

keep life predictable and maybe your sons won’t be dumb

everything becomes a sad contest

i confess: i’ve always done my best

toxic masculinity keeps us brainless mutts

makes a friend an enemy, but push won’t come to shove

tell me what was i waiting for? what was i trying to prove?

why are we stuck with this impotent rage?

toxic masculinity keeps us brainless mutts…

toxic masculinity keeps us brainless mutts

makes a friend an enemy, but push won’t come to shove