Chemical Drippers

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released September 20, 2019

All songs written by Patrik Gochez

Produced by The Hats with Josh Kimball

Mixed by The Hats with Josh Kimball / “I’m Starting Over” mixed by Brian Coombes

Recorded by Josh Kimball, Brian Coombes, and The Hats at Rocking Horse Studio in Pittsfield, NH & The Record Co. in Boston, MA

Strings arranged by Joey Pierog, Patrik Gochez, Jeremy Harman, and Jae Cosmos Lee

Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA

Design & Layout by The Secret Bureau of Art & Design

Cover Artwork by Anya Smolnikova

Photography by The Secret Bureau of Art & Design

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© Patrik Gochez ℗ ReddenSongs LLC (ASCAP)

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Track Name: Luva Mine
When her plane touched down she put that ring right back on her finger
But she never thought about you on her own

And when she came into your life, you thought it just couldn’t get any better,
But I’m not gonna try and tell you, you were warned

Wherever you are now,
I hope you’ve found another love somehow

Because you ain’t got time to lose your mind

And if she comes back ‘round, just throw that coat right over your shoulder
‘Cause you’re not gonna cry about it anymore

Love of mine, what happened to that la, la, love of mine?
(Don’t you cry about that girl anymore)
It’s so hard to find. What happened? Those were so much easier times
(Don’t you let her run your life anymore)
Oh the music sounded better, the chords just went together
The words on my tongue just rolled off when I was younger
Love of mine, what happened to that la, la, love of mine?
Track Name: Rock & Roll Man
If a 20 is the new dollar, and a dollar is an hour, I’ve made a dime
To survive on but I have made my mind up, I don’t need it anyway

I’ve used a shaker and a glass to serve some asshole in a tie just to get by
And he’s too tied up to find another dime but I don’t want it anyway

So what it is I think I’m getting to or what I’m trying to say is just that I
Have made my mind up, it’s time to get this show out on the road...

Man, like a real rock and roll band
And oh if I stick around here I might just die
No more faking like I just don’t care
No more waiting ‘cause the day is here

I’m not a Beatle or a ‘beat,’ I’m just a restless pair of feet under a guy
Who’s getting tired of his life, and asking, “Why does every day still end in ‘why’?”

And as I said before, the point that I’ve been pouring over ice and hard liquor
Is I’ve made my mind up, it’s time to get this show out on the road…
Track Name: Twenty Sixteen
Man, I won’t be staying out late
I’m saving money up for a rainy day
Oh man, this could be my lucky night
‘Cause there’s a house on fire, and it looks like mine

Aw man, how could this happen to me?

“Wait, but you have coverage right?”
“No I don’t, I wish I did.”
“It’s OK, no one does, but wait, do you have a place to stay?”
“I don’t know, it’s OK, I’ll be on my feet for weeks.”

These things don’t happen to me, only other people
These things don’t happen to me, only other people
These things don’t happen to me, only other people
So I must be other people
Track Name: Marion
Marion never cries in her garden, and she only laughs when she’s sad
And Marion was tougher than I was

She may be sincere as honest fear
But there’s no one else to compare to
I remember her like she’s here

Marion had the mouth of a sailor, but had the life of a reluctant nun,
So she let go of my love

She may be harder to write of here
As if shouting upon deaf ears
Were she allowed just the chance to hear,

“Hold on, keep running”

I would never be the man I’ve become without Marion
Track Name: Dark & Stormy Love
There’s a hole inside a mountain
Where my spirit goes
And should you ever try to find it
Send smoke into the sky
For you and I… because

It’s a dark and stormy love
It’ll come to push and shove
And though the sturm und drang may call
Over, I bet she’ll blow over, bet she will

You’re a boat out on the ocean
I’m of my spirit on the shore
And no amount of serotonin
Could put me in the sea
That’s you and me

In a dream is where my love lies so divine
But even Eden has a secret there to hide
I’m gonna get it out
Track Name: The Girl with Purple Hair
Over there, that’s the girl with purple hair
She’s the sweetest sip of tea and she looks a bit like me

Over here, I’m so full of nervous fear
God forbid she overhears that I think she’s beautiful in a sort’ve sad way

Whad’ya think, is there a chance that she likes me,
Even though my hair is brown and I never wanted tattoos?

I wouldn’t know just what to get
I never really wear regret
Oh I’m rambling again
So I’ll just come right out and say it…

Hey, could you meet me in the middle?
Hey, you wouldn’t have to tell your friends
Hey, we’re on the weirder side of normal

So, whad’ya say, can I take you out to play?
Would you ever hold my hand, or is it just too yesterday?

I wouldn’t know just what to say
I never really feel this way
I’m rambling again
So I’ll just come right out and say it…

I’ll never know if I am cool enough, cultured enough, or smart enough, or tall enough for you...

Hey, could you meet me in the middle?
Hey, you wouldn’t have to tell your friends
Hey, we’re on the normal side of weirdo
Track Name: River City
There’s a post-up truck on the side of the road
Blue lights flash in Sin-City fashion
The prowler is dressed in black and gold
In this dead-end town the scene gets old

Up the block there’s barking, from out of the dark
A baby’s crying, an engine dies
The post-up bust is a sight to behold
It’s a dead-end town, so I’ve told and been told, alright

Sirens howl and…

It’s a once-was, has-been river city
The rising star of 1950,
And unlike time to an old guitar
This rising star’s in the back of the bar

Illuminated, empty streets
and the far-off sound of programmed beats
My heart beat plays to the speed of my shoes,
I’m running, I’m running, I’m running

River City, I play for you
River City, I pray you make it through
River City, hey you’ve had it rough, but there’s no place quite as tough
As river city, I play for you

It’s a concrete jungle, brick mill town
Where the heathens will hold you upside down
Your change starts falling onto the tracks
But you know this train ain’t coming back

So your breath picks up when the lights go out
Breaking glass, and people shouting
Beads of sweat drip down your neck
And you’re running, you’re running, you’re running
Track Name: Indecency Blues
Did you ever think that it would end like this?
Don’t you miss your baby thumbs?

Can you believe the times?
You’ve realized your country’s made from cracker crumbs

But who knew?
I think we all kinda did
Who knew?
I think we all sorta did

Goodbye decency, so long

Can you believe the things you see and read?
You hope it’s just a practice run

Do you believe the words your neighbor slurs?
You hope he’ll go and suck his gun

But who knew?
I think we all kinda did
Who knew?
I think we all sorta did

Goodbye decency, so long
Track Name: If It Hurts on Time
Woodsmoke pillars on a sunless sky
Wingless pillows under sleepless eyes
Bird-sung elegies are pre-dawn poems
And it hurts on time

The March gets heavy and you’ll go it alone
While everybody else is on the same vacation
Your voice stays steady ‘til you’re off the phone
And you know just why

No mother hurts, like no mother hurts

If it hurts on time,
It’s an invitation
To keep your head held high
It’s gonna hurt sometimes

You know you’ll go on loving but you don’t know how
Maybe April rain will bring May flowers
You’re cashed out looking for a place to hide
And you know just why

Why do all things die?
They pass away, yesterday to today

If it hurts on time
It’s an invitation
To keep your heart alive
It’s gonna hurt sometimes
Track Name: I'm Starting Over
Oh Brother can’t you see
You’re on the winning team?
Oh no, they can’t mess with us

And yes I know it’s hard
To be dealt a losing card,
Oh no, take it from me…

People make love look so easy, but you know it ain’t so
It takes a key to make the wheels go from driveway to road
And even then, you see, there’s no guarantee you’ll get home

If your love should end
I’ll still be your friend
Oh bro, repeat after me...

“I’m starting over, I’m starting over.”
When life takes a great big wrecking ball
We’ll build again, because we’re in this together

Do you remember me
In 1993?
Oh no, they couldn’t mess with us

Take a breather and pull over, get yourself clean
There’s no shame in just admitting that you couldn’t see
And don’t forget that when in need, you’ve got a brother in me

So if your love should end
I’ll still be your friend
Oh bro, repeat after me…
Track Name: Adelaide
January, twelve below, and frost sets on the mind
Of a girl so full of life, should God decide
Like weeping willow limbs, her bangs are brushed aside
By the window, open, hell-bent on surprise

But Adelaide remains within a daze
Why?

And every morning Mom and Dad wait just outside the bedroom door
For their one and only child to start to stir
And every morning Mom and Dad watch as their hopes are brushed aside
By the minute hand who lands on time for work

But Adelaide remains within a daze
While months go by as if the months were days
Adelaide, oh won’t you come awake?

“Who’s waking up? Adelaide? Do you remember how it feels to live and love, Adelaide?

Outside the doctor’s office, softly said, the nurses shake their heads,
“Well, there must have been some trauma or some pain.”
“How could this happen? She was such a lively girl. What can be done?
And I know she must be there inside her brain.”

“Oh, I know you’re there inside your mind,
A year has gone by but baby, take your time
Adelaide, I’ll never leave your side.”

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