Tough Love, Bub

from Monsters Are People by Chess at Breakfast

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i swear i saw it with my own two eyes
another lover between my lover’s thighs
their hands were clasping, mouths were gasping
the only thing they were missing was me

instead of stopping them right then & there
i snuck away & prayed the nastiest prayer
“god please strike down on he
like a bolt of lightning smiting open sea”

mr. god told me to keep my patience,
but mr. god doesn't know what it's like
to watch the boy next door invade the equation,
become your baby's daddy, & steal your wife

so even after all the difficult labor
thou shalt kill thy ruthless neighbor
the table’s turned, now i’m the other lover
& he’s the monster i was born to smother

this rough love bug
brings tough love, bub

such a long way down
free falling from grace
will i ever hit the ground
if i'm not weighed down by faith?

this rough love bug
brings tough love, bub


from Monsters Are People, released June 25, 2021
Caleb McFadden | Vox, Guitars, Whistlin’
Justin Daggett | Bass, Backing Vox
Mike Davis | Drums, Backing Vox, Organ, Add’l Guitar

Lyrics by Caleb McFadden, Mike Davis, Justin Daggett


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Punk meets prog meets indie meets metal.

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