Self​-​Titled (TEASER)

by The One Handed Bandits

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released January 28, 2017

Guitar and vocals - Brynn Putnam
Bass and backing vocals - Lauren Aldoroty
Drums - Joshua K. Russell

Mixed, mastered, and recorded by Al Rosenberg.

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Track Name: Letter to Zachary
I don't care what you think of me cause we're not even close
I don't care if you hate or dislike me and don't laugh at my jokes
You used to be so special but proximity had me blinded
To all your problems and your flaws I somehow never minded
But now you've moved away
To the fucking Copper State
And I don't have the words to say
How much you've earned my disdain
So hello to Arizona sunrise, you bastard
And goodbye to Long Island adventures
You're a racist and a feederist and a little bit transphobic
And on sides I never thought you'd take hers
So stay out of my way
Go back home to your Copper State
And leave me here alone
Without you I can feel at home
Feel at home
Track Name: Mollywhomped
I'm feeling kind of mollywhomped
By the pressures coming after me almost every fucking day
I'm feeling kind of beaten down
By the people trying to tell me that I have to learn to walk their way
I'm feeling like I'm going to drown now
And if I'm gonna surface then I have to learn to cut the ties
And I know it'll be a little lonely
But it'll be a little better if I learn to say those painful goodbyes

Cause there's just too many assholes in this stupid fucking town
Trying to erase our existence and burn us down
And if we want to survive we gotta get the hell out of dodge together
So get in the car and buckle up tight and brace yourself for better weather

I'm feeling kind of fucking weird now
And it's just about the best thing that I've ever felt in my whole life
But I know that there still are bad guys
Trying to destroy me just for having something without strife
So I know that I have a choice now
And that's either retreat or fight them at the city limits
And I couldn't decide what to do even if
You gave me slurpees every day and told me all my songs were hits

Chorus

And that's when I realized that I have to get out of this town and smash the patriarchy simultaneously
And that's when I realized that I have to get out of this town and smash the patriarchy simultaneously
And that's when I realized that I have to get out of this town and smash the patriarchy simultaneously
And that's when I realized that I have to get out of this town and smash the patriarchy simul-fucking-taneously
I'm feeling kind of mollywhomped
By the pressures coming after me almost every fucking day
I'm feeling kind of beaten down
By the people trying to tell me that I have to choose between straight or gay
Track Name: Breaking Hartsdale
Just give me this one last song to complain about you
And all of the terrible things you did to me
Too many to list in the confines of a rhyme
Not even gonna try cause it's just a waste of time
But now I'm being told that I have to set you free
And by you I mean the anger that I feel inside me all the fucking time

I
Never want to go back to that place
Where I
Felt a mix of love and fear whenever I looked at your face
But please don't let me
Be consumed by my rage and do something I might regret
But how will I see
The sense of justice I demand if I just forget
Do I hide away for good or try to move on like I should
Burning photographs and screaming, blocking Facebook and retreating
Become a wheel without the spokes, I'm ruined for the other folks
Do I go on breaking Hartsdale
Or do I just let go

Bought a nine dollar ticket back home to New York City
Standing in the cold and waiting for the train to come fast
And the end of the year is just a day away
Start thinking about what's gonna come my way
And all of the times I've done shit like this in the past
And I'll try and learn a lesson from all of the things that I've been forced to see

Chorus

I'm trying to improve my life
Take some time to think and get it right
Hold my towel and stay in the fight
And if I don't I'll be on my face tonight
I'm trying to improve my life
Take some time to try and get it right
Hold my towel and try not to fail
'Cause if I do I'll be breaking Hartsdale