Return of the Herb

by Ellen and the Degenerates

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scott crego It's a shame this band played their last show in June. Partly because, well I'm selfish, and I never got a chance to see them live. Also, because this band had the goods. What a debut album! If you like up-tempo rock and roll that is punk spirited by all means check it out. Layered guitars, a drummer that is pretty adept at up-shifting the tempo, and vocals unafraid. I guess some bands go out one and done. I would have loved to have heard their encore. Favorite track: Get Busy.
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1.
Some say that I was born in a dumpster by the beach Limbs of toilet paper tubes Wrappers for guts and dirty napkins for shoes, yeah Well it's true, but it is rude to reduce me to the trash you think I am I will never accept how people assume what they can’t understand I drag my little legs I’m not strong enough to carry my contents But I know that I’ll be alright in the end Well it's true, but it's rude to reduce me to the trash you think I am I will never accept how people assume what they can’t understand But I’m so much more than that But I’m so much less than anything But I’m so much more than that But I’m so much less than anything Spilled out on the boardwalk Met with shrieks and stares Spilled out on the boardwalk I’ll discard myself But I’m so much more than that But I’m so much less than anything But I’m so much more than that But I’m so much less than anything Lately I feel like my mom is calling I wake up in the dumpster I was born in
2.
03:00
He didn’t mean it He’s just a kid He didn’t mean it He’s innocent Just a little kid ‘Your face is bleeding’ That’s what he said I really hate that kid I’ll tell you what, if I had kids right now! Where the hell are your parents? I’d make sure that he knew he was wrong I’d put him in time out ...But I’m not his parent I wanna teach him a lesson I wanna teach him a lesson Don’t talk to strangers That’s what they said Did it get through your head I’ll tell you what, if I had kids right now! They’d never ever act this way I’d make sure that he knew he was wrong I’d put him in time out ...But I’m not his parent
3.
Maybe it’s my fault and I should have been more straight up Maybe should have spit it out as soon as it came up Maybe it’s my fault Well, I don’t even care that you liked me for a time Doesn’t even matter cuz you made me feel like crap You are not my friend Maybe it’s my fault and I should have been more straight up Maybe should have spit it out as soon as it came up Maybe it’s my fault No, it’s not my fault Well, I don’t even care that you liked me for a time Doesn’t even matter cuz you made me feel like crap You are not my friend Hanging out with you has been nothing but detrimental And, all I feel around you is that i'm not my best self Hanging out with you has been nothing but detrimental I’m tired of it My car is here I don’t even care that you liked me for a time Doesn’t even matter cuz you made me feel like crap You are not my friend
4.
02:09
Someone Poked me with a stick to see if I'd feel Something No reaction, none at all No reaction, none at all Someone Poked me in the ribs and then I felt Something Drew an outline round my body Chalk is there but I dissolved They try and get a rise of out me I wonder how I'm so even keeled Took a couple tries for me to react They tried to get a rise No reaction none at all Drew an outline round my body Someone Poked me in the ribs and then I felt Something Well, maybe if I got fired I'd get a notion It's hard to say I don't know
5.
03:38
I know that you can’t win all the time But just once would be kinda nice Just gimme once, or give me twice Lose every time Pain in my side Fear of a leaky spine Or misfires in my mind These aren’t my friends, I don’t know them at all They're strangers now, I'll just ignore their calls My power’s out again And it’s dumb to exist Mope around a dark apartment I am an idiot So are you, and don’t pretend I don’t know what I’m doing They shut me off again My power’s out again and it’s just too dumb to exist now x4 I fear of a leaky spine Or misfires in my mind These aren’t my friends, I don't know them at all They’re strangers now, I'll just ignore their calls They shut me off again My power’s out again and it’s just too dumb to exist now x4 They shut me off again
6.
02:07
I can’t stay out all night I don’t live that kind of life At least not anymore If you ask me to hang out I’ll probably say I'm down Maybe I don’t know I am one needy girl I just need I just need Do you have anything Left for me Energy I know you work a lot And you take a class I know all of that
7.
02:17
Catch my breath, count one, two, three Facing this day seems a little overwhelming Get up and I’m all sweaty I wish I’d gotten just a little more sleep Went to bed feeling antsy How is it that I wake up and I still feel so exhausted Thought these 6 hours would help me I still feel the same, what’s the point in even trying But I gotta go, but I gotta go Will I make it till five Getting up to go, getting up to go Make those nickels and dimes Woke up and I forgot that it was just Monday! For a second there I thought it was Saturday or Sunday! Rest up for your big day I’m so tired, I feel crazy Every night I’m chasing it just feels so neverending Get up and my heart’s beating I wish I’d gotten just a little more sleep Went to bed feeling antsy How is it that I wake up and I still feel so exhausted Coffee’s lost its potency Wish I’d gotten just a little more sleep But I gotta go, but I gotta go Will I make it till five Getting up to go, getting up to go Make those nickels and dimes Woke up and I forgot that it was just Monday! For a second there I thought it was Saturday or Sunday! Rest up for your big day It's a little overwhelming Get up and I'm all sweaty Wish I'd gotten just a little more sleep
8.
01:38
I’m not fat I'm just big boned I’m not fat My metabolism’s slow I’m not fat I'm just big boned I’m not fat Do you think I’m gross? Hey, let me tell you all about my new diet It’s working pretty good and I think that you should try it Man, that looks good let me take a bite Oh no, never mind, I’m starting to look alright I’m not fat I'm just big boned I’m not fat My metabolism’s slow I’m not fat I'm just big boned I’m not fat Do you think I’m gross? My BMI tells me I’m no good That I really gotta weigh a lot less than I do And I’m trying really hard but have no success I care too much, and it does’t make sense I’m not fat I'm just big boned I’m not fat My metabolism’s slow I’m not fat I'm just big boned I’m not fat Do you think I’m gross?
9.
01:54
Trying to remember the last time I laughed so hard that it made me cry Can’t remember guess It’s been a while I can’t remember the last time I wanna feel good again 9th Grade got kicked out of class We made jokes, how we laughed and laughed It wasn’t often that I acted “bad” I can’t remember the last time I wanna feel good again When you laugh, and I laugh What a feeling See you smile I just hope it isn't fleeting See you crack a smile and hope it sticks around a while I wanna feel good again
10.
02:00
Living life way harder than before Fixing wrongs I made way too long ago From now on, I'm being more aware I am always causing harm, this is making me scared Tell me all your problems Can I help you solve them? It gotta understand It's out of my hands Making life much harder for myself Wondering what you ate and how you slept I worry about you, tell me you're doing fine? Any answer you give me, will probably ruin my life Tell me all your problems Can I help you solve them? It gotta understand It's out of my hands I called you a couple times, and you never picked up, do you have something to say? I was sitting here worrying, while you were having fun, do you feel at least a little ashamed? I called you a couple times and I got no response I called you a couple times, I guess that you don’t wanna talk?
11.
02:22
Having a good time
 Rock and roll
 4 pack red bull ready to go 
Two for me 
And two for you
 We'll stay out till 1 or 2
 Had one red bull Go go go Have more energy Than i know What to do with Oh my go Feel like my heart will explode Having a good time baby Having a nice time baby
 It's the time of my life
 Stay up all night Fast times at red bull high All my red bulls drank them all feeling crazy go go go so much energy oh my go feel like my heart will explode Lost the pep in my step, oh no Lost the pep in my step, oh no
12.
On the floors of Tokyo Or down in London town to go, go With the record selection And the mirror's reflection I'm dancing with myself When there's no-one else in sight In the crowded lonely night Well I wait so long For my love vibration And I'm dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Well there's nothing to lose And there's nothing to prove I'll be dancing with myself If I looked all over the world And there's every type of girl But your empty eyes Seem to pass me by Leave me dancing with myself So let's sink another drink 'Cause it'll give me time to think If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance And I'll be dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Well there's nothing to lose And there's nothing to prove I'll be dancing with myself If I looked all over the world And there's every type of girl But your empty eyes Seem to pass me by Leave me dancing with myself So let's sink another drink 'Cause it'll give me time to think If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance And I'll be dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance Dancing with myself If I looked all over the world And there's every type of girl But your empty eyes Seem to pass me by Leave me dancing with myself So let's sink another drink 'Cause it'll give me time to think If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance And I'll be dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself Oh dancing with myself If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance
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Elena Barrio - vocals
Josh Gaon - guitar, vocals
Greg Thornberg - guitar, vocals
Johnny Shields - bass
Louis Rabeno - drums

War Fever Recordings (WFR-008)
Limited run of 100 color cassettes: Clear Tint (33), Purple (33), Pink (34) (Preorder: bit.ly/2Fy2YsU)

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released February 15, 2019

All songs written and performed by Ellen and the Degenerates except where noted.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, Pelham, MA in Fall 2018.
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Saxophone on "Big Bones," "Dumb 2 Exist," "Good Again," "Dancing With Myself" and backing vocals on "Big Bones" by Shelley Washington.
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"Big Bones" also written by Jesse Benson and Zach Adams. "Problems" also written by Jesse Benson, Zach Adams and Emma Torres. Original 2016 EP versions appeared on 'Ellen and the Degenerates' and 'Problems'.

"Dancing With Myself" originally written by Generation X.

Artwork by Elena Barrio
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Ellen and the Degenerates Brooklyn, New York

2015 - 2019
Thank you for the beautiful times!

Contact: ellenandthedegenerates@gmail.com

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