My Old Man

by I Am The Polish Army

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released March 31, 2017

Recorded by Charles Burst at The Seaside Lounge, Brooklyn, NY
and by Eric Kuby at XUXO Productions, Brooklyn, NY

Mixed by Charles Burst

Mastered by Tom Scheponik at Gringo Motel, Philadelphia, PA

Album cover photo by Bon Jane (rachelbrennecke.com)
Band photo by Dave Rubin (dsrphoto.com)

Produced by I Am The Polish Army

All songs written by Emma DeCorsey (BMI) 2006-2016
Arranged by Emma DeCorsey, Eric Kuby, and Turner Stough

Emma DeCorsey: voice, guitar
Eric Kuby: drums
Turner Stough: bass
Dave Van Epp: guitar

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Track Name: You Don't Know
You slam on your reverse, back up on Great Jones
Keep driving forward, get to my ex's house
Downstairs in the dark

When I went down he said "welcome to my world"
He sat me down and asked me everything he could
So to say no
You don't know, you don't know

Now three years later I'm a tourist in town
Completely jaded as I walk up and down
What almost was home

We almost made it on a cold basement floor
Would have been worth it just to say I had loved
But then he let me go
You don't know, you don't know

Where are you going in your white Range Rover
The bridge and tunnel leads to the walking dead
In the East Village now
You don't know, you don't know
Track Name: David Bowie
Cursed here to have never made it
Victim of my own good nature
Carving out some kind of survival
Dutiful always my downfall

Catherine has too many lovers
Everyone who has ever seen her
She don't know how good she has it
Stardom so easily digested

Another one gone
Another one dead
Another won't get
What it is with me to get
And every time I want to listen to his last song
I have to listen to her at the same time

Right place, right time is overrated
So impressed by a clear imitation
Eight hours every day staring nowhere
Clearly wouldn't be if anyone cared

Red flags were always going to be there
She always was going to take over
Robert, come meet me down at the Crossroads?
Time I sold myself to the Devil

Another one gone
Another one dead
Another won't get
What it is with me to get
And every time I want to listen to his last song
I have to listen to her at the same time

Another one gone
And the best of them dead
And another won't get
What it is with me to get
And every time I want to listen to his last song
I have to listen to her at the same time
Track Name: Throat
Sean craves release on text, comes to my voice
Then Jim calls, wants to come down, can't say no

Fallen face down in the snow
Get your hands off of my throat

3am Sunset Park here he is frost bite

Fallen face down in the snow
Get your hands off of my throat

In my nest
Eats me out
Strangled
Get him out

Fallen face down in the snow
Get your hands off of my throat
Track Name: Dead Cat
My boy fought a dog, and he went down like the cat he was
He saw an open door and stepped out to get it done
My boy in one corner, and the other a tall black hound
He fought hard and he fought clean, but that dog was fighting too rough and too mean

My only son was my only one
The best man I ever knew
Now he's a real tiger

My boy was a good man, and he earned every stripe he ever had
Trained hard when he was young, but that day he was a little past his prime
Only one fang left, and as handsome as the day that he was born
Never wanted him to leave me, but sometimes a mama's gotta let go of her boy

My only son was my only one
The best man I ever knew
Now he's a real tiger

On the first day of fall, my boy set out to set up his last stand
The night he went down, every cat on the street came out to hold my hand

My only son was my only one
The best man I ever knew
Now he's a real tiger
Track Name: Setup
Rolled out of bed all asleep undone
Rolled out, torn up like a fucked up joint
A joint your friend rolled and you didn't watch
Watch out for some shit tripping dry

Tripping over my shoes on the floor
The floor is taking my hits so well
So well covered in fits and cries
Crying for something I need back bad

Bad as you been, I been so sad
Sad so much I'm drunk and calling mom
Mama she swears I don't need no man
But man, my nicest tits are going to waste

Going to try going out again
Again building up all my hope
Hope built what I had with you
You and your promises all worn out

Worn out like a slept-in dress
Dressed down like I'm sick at home
Home up with the TV turned on
Turned on like a waiting gun

Gonna gun you for setting me up
You and her both know it's a setup, it's a setup
Up above ground can we grow again
Again to dry up and die out again
Track Name: The Woods
Caity was what she was called by her brothers
Who lived in the barn that she took us to
Some took the train and one of us drove
To the woods in the middle of the night

Caity went into a catnap when she
Looked into our eyes as we got up to leave
But it scared her too much
Even though we will see her again

She must know that we will not leave her

Asa quit drinking, he went up to bed
And I pushed the mattress next to him so I could get in next to him
With Caity on my other side

The sun came up behind the trees that were behind the window that was behind the three of us
We are all together and that's how it always will be

She must know that we will not leave her
Track Name: Gene
Ocean came and fucked me perfect hard
Just before I up and left this behind
I went down for Gene and his old girlfriends
No one would have ever thought I was there
For all they knew
While they got through
One more night
One more night

Waves came up and took me right on in
I was never so perfectly undone
Oh I did it back and had it in me
Only then felt like I could have done Gene
If he'd had me
More likely not
Way that I am
Way that I am

It was all there
All on that line
To the other side
Didn't know what I was getting into

Drive me to the beach in the blinding rain
Silently not knowing what we can do
Pounding through the black on your car windowpane
Sad to say there's nothing in this for you
Back to her you drive home to
And try to get through
One more night
One more night
Track Name: My Old Man
My old man, he could always tell
When a girl was good at giving head
Miss Easy Lay and Uncle Rock & Roll
Big ass, bigtime need to spread

My old man went for me instead
21, bright and black-eyed kid
He had taste, that's what it must have meant
And for that he gets some decent cred

This said this said my old man said this said my old man said this said my old man said this said my old man

Every girl up and down Ludlow Street
Daddy dreams about them every day
While his old lady hits her bong at home
What she don't know won't kill her anyway

This said this said my old man said this said my old man said this said my old man said this said my old man

So in love with every dirty predatory grimy sleazy oil in your dirty body,
cut off from you I am dried up, done for, I am tearing myself screaming at the sky for taking you away from me, and so I'll need another predator to find me, be another version of how much I loathe myself and want to hurt myself for never being good enough for my real old man

My old man thinks he can check on me
Every time he knows and wants to see
By himself all the way in the back
Stoned as he could possibly be

This said this said my old man said this said my old man said this said my old man said this said my old man