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Sucker Supreme

by Rosie Tucker

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podperson The previous album (Never Not Never...) pulled me in with its clever lyrics and catchy, quirky, garage pop execution. Rosie and Co. take it to the next level with their newest record that feels like fully realized version of what NNNNNN opened up with. Another smart, lyrical album that starts out with very strong pop rock production that peels away as the album progresses with more intimately recorded, rough around the edges tracks along the way. Highly recommended! Favorite track: Habanero.
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bclover Music that captivates me from the first moment. Favorite track: Ambrosia.
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peribow yeah i shit my pants I was right Favorite track: For Sale: Ford Pinto.
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liv forney this album makes me feel everything at the same time and I love that. Favorite track: For Sale: Ford Pinto.
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1.
Barbara Ann 03:15
Well it bleeds like steak but it isn’t steak I’m dying for a taste of the genuine fake There ain’t nothing you can’t shape From corn and soybeans Blue eyed Jesus, billboard babies Picking away at a long dead barn finch Bones hollow like heritage it’s A feeling you can’t shake In a world so mean and Mangled up with memory How did it go, the one you liked? Barbara Ann, don’t fuck around With a Louisville Slugger under Your side of the bed No one’s gonna hurt you now No one’s gonna hurt you With cherries dropping like Baby teeth you dropped Baby fat you start Making babies Dark as death and twice as funny Spitting stones at far off lightning It strikes like god and it burns like meat Like the current in the fence in the singular heat It’s the palm on the line you laid this morning The life you chose that sent you reeling How did it go, how was it
2.
Habanero 03:33
Such a hot habanero You can feel it in your jaw you said This never happens to me This never happens But you smile while you suffer So you’re lying or wrong and I I’m never happy but I’ve Never been better I need to see you sweat I need to see you I need to see you sweat Wouldn’t we be perfect together if we wanted exactly the same thing? You’re so hot it’s embarrassing I feel it in my cheeks I know This never happens to me This never happens But I smile while I suffer Like a sucker supreme And I, I’m never happy but I’ve Never been better I need to see you sweat I need to see you I need to see you sweat Wouldn’t we be perfect together if we wanted exactly the same thing? All at once I’m a child trappin tadpoles in a cup And I know They’ll never make it I know they’ll never make it But I smile while they suffer Cause I want it so much I can’t believe I’ll die Before becoming a frog Wouldn’t we be perfect together if we wanted exactly the same thing? If i want you exactly I’m changing
3.
I feel like I knew ya before I knew feeling and knowing were different animals I can feel my teeth in the jaws Of a feeling while knowing got off To god knows where You can hold my head to the light I can tell you all of my names You can print whatever you find You can call me anything I feel like we been here for days Layin low in malaise Slamming sugar free cola You look like you got some to say Shame to have and to give ain’t the same But you know that You know! Pin me to the table and cut Sip at the formaldehyde You may never know what I was But you can call me any time I feel like a kid in your arms Hangin high on a gaze Waving dangling toes You look far away lookin on It’s amazing you claim we’re not different animals
4.
Trim 01:33
Shaving my legs for the first time in ages I’m smooth as a river stone Feeling amphibious Creature of slime in a lake in the city Watch children point fingers At fast sinking currency Your eyes sinking pennies Spinning in the deep I wish I were the afternoon sun On your body I’m shaving my legs for the first time in ages I’m trimming the minutes Till we’re back on speaking term
5.
Wolfy’s watching car wrecks on the internet It’s hard to look away some sicko’s made a playlist Pick you up at eight I’m rolling in a Pinto Fender bend a cop car Flame it out in claims court So fucked it’s not even funny But you’ve got ways of making me laugh Time is a trash compactor I’m feeling pressed But at least you’re here with me and We’ve got sexual tension Bending over backwards Doing my best To make the most of my minutes Diminishing in a garbage world You tell me to You tell me to Wolfing down Doritos Lickin on my fingers Anger on my tongue Doritos in my anger I can make it numb get Salty spicy bitter Drink a lot of water Try to wake up different So fucked I swear nothing matters But you’ve got ways of making me talk Time is a trash compactor I’m feeling pressed But at least you’re here with me and We’ve got sexual tension Bend me over backwards Doing my best To make the most of my minutes Diminishing in a garbage world You tell me to breathe like it’s easy, like it’s easy, like it’s something I’ve been doing for years
6.
Ambrosia 03:45
Chewing on my fat lip, contemplate the Cool Whip Cover dish and chill for a while You got money stress so I pick up the check I check my balance as I lean to one side And I am older every second Than I’ve ever been Right now & now & now I want you more with every second Than I ever did Right now & now & now Ambrosia, dish of the gods gets Covered in Cool Whip, shoved To the back of the fridge Black tank top, middle of autumn Nothing is different Just cause you wish that it is Ducking out a cool rain, listening to Coltrane I grew up the place where she died Payin my respects while awaiting your texts I think I love you in all possible lives But the end is closer every second Than it’s ever been Right now & now & now I want you more with every second Than I ever did Right now & now & now Ambrosia’s turning me honest Sweet as they come but I’m not the one that they miss A vision covered in Cool Whip Nothing is simple just cause you wish that it is
7.
Arrow 03:56
Time flies like an arrow baby in a wheelbarrow swaying where the wind blows static on the radio now, Bats eat fireflies look at how the time flies baby in a wheelbarrow static on the radio now, Stayed up all night looking at the moonlight, saw another bat fly and a firefly die, no more grapes left, no more tapes left, no more time left no more space left, I think that the DJ left his booth, I’m staring at the roof and there’s static on the radio now, Time flies like an arrow, I will be a man tomorrow the world is quiet there’s a rainbow on the TV now, I will stay awake the tooth fairy wont take all my teeth away a rainbow on the TV now. Take my teeth to the cemetery, don’t walk up the spiral stairway, monkeys & babies are scary, my mom is not the tooth fairy, I think that the DJ left his booth, I’m staring at the roof and there’s static on the radio now. There are rainbows, There are daisies, sweet old ladies, bats and babies, There are no babes in wheelbarrows, no tooth fairies, no tomorrows, Where’s my past and where’s my future? When did the DJ leave his booth? When did the wheelbarrow fall off the roof? and where did the tooth fairy put my tooth? Time flies like an arrow, I will be a man tomorrow, world is quiet and there’s static on the radio, I will stay awake the tooth fairy won’t take all my teeth away static on the radio, I think the DJ left his booth I’m staring at the roof and there’s static on the radio now, And I don’t fall asleep, I ascend to it.
8.
Creature of slime I love smashing up the city Till you arrive at the scene All glittering cool I’m instantly tired Of smashing up the city So I die in my sleep After many happy years
9.
I’m so sick of swatting flies And you won’t even eat em It’s a tepid compromise To treat as you’d be treated we got Twisted in that line Tongue tied up and turned around And you won’t even eat me out If I could shed you like a skin Brand new beast I would Embrace terrarium Happy as I need to be I Feel you peering in From underneath a heat lamp sun But you can’t even make me out
10.
Airport 02:39
My girl is an airport Plexiglass police state The middle of nowhere The man with a taser Glassy eyed icon Says she’s good to drive Loving you is a dream like Losing my teeth like Running in place Unable to scream After all of the scrubbing I bet you’re still finding glitter Bet you’re still making excuses For why you’re waking up face down Glossy eyed python Begs me not to cry I give in to the squeeze I’m sighing relief I was always alone I’ve been dead the whole time
11.
Dog 02:55
Sharp tongues don’t get fed But I, I only bite if I have to beg Left right baby gonna Shake your head again Left halfway from Nowhere to nothing Hear you Cry like a dog Caught with a foot in the door Outside and inside Outside and inside Hey smart mouth I could comfort you I’ll only bite if you beg me to Pink blue baby did it hurt to choose? Middle of nothing, Nowhere to lose Hear you Cry like a dog Caught with a foot in the door Outside and inside Outside and inside Breathe deep Use both lungs The first fish to leave the ocean Breathed deep Like it was born knowing how Came out Like it was born knowing Outside and inside Outside and inside
12.
Clinic Poem 00:52
You called The second you knew what to say and how to say it I pulled over by the clinic In the parking lot of healing I cried Like I was born into the nighttime And I watched the world turn Cheek to cheek Perpetual as sunrise
13.
Peach Pit 03:53
Lickity split split Driving with my back to the sun I’m a peach pit Not as sweet as I once was Guess I missed it Sleeping in the tract home I’m a peach pit Split me open watch me grow And the lights come on Memory’s a good kid Sleeping to the backseat hum I’m distracted Counting the reactors It’s a hazmat Atom execution All the good kids Watch em splitting one by one And the lights come on Lickity split split Sleeping with my back to ya I’m a good kid Slipping in the ocean You’re a good kid Caught up in a bad dream I’m reacting Faster than I know what I mean And the lights come on
14.
How Was It? 01:14

credits

released April 30, 2021

making this album was such a good time that what’s to come almost doesn’t matter. what came before it was a long tour, what came just after was a year spent in lockdown. for me, this album is the string between two tin cans, transmitting me from the can labeled “shitty now” to a can labeled “sublime next.” my aspiration is that it will deliver me to a future where I am playing music in a room with the band I love. Jessy Reed, treasured collaborator and my favorite people-person, gave the album drums, a backbone, a shape. Jess Kallen brought their whole self to the guitars on this record, singularly generous & stupidly talented. for Wolfy Sucks there are no words, or too many: Wolfy painted the parts you don’t notice so your eye is drawn to what I want you to see. if there’s any sparkle or sheen to Sucker Supreme, if any of it sounds real, you can blame Wolfy.

I also owe a lot to: Greg “A Good Egg” Katz, someone I trust, the spring in the wind-up toy that is this whole operation; Niki Bodemann, of whom I will always be a fan; Traci Larson, Lindsey Garland Domes, Lucy Sandler, & Atlanta Kemsley for bringing the record into the visual realm; Jett Galindo, Keith Armstrong, Erin Tonkon, Greg Cortez, Anna Arboles, my family, Alice Coltrane, Ralph Nader, and all the suckers who have bothered to listen. thank you, big time.

love, Ro

all songs written by Rosie Tucker, except Arrow, written by Jeffrey Lewis.
all songs mastered by Jett Galindo.
recorded on the unceded territory of the Tongva, Northern Paiute, and Mono peoples.

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