Summer +

by Jeff Rosenstock

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ALL OF MY RECORDS (INCLUDING THIS ONE) ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE / DONATION AT www.quoteunquoterecords.com.

The first two songs on this are from a limited edition 7" released in the summer of 2013. People who bought that 7" got 7 bonus tracks released every two weeks(-ish) throughout the summer. This WONDERFUL BANDCAMP RELEASE INCLUDES ALL THAT DOPE SHIT.

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released July 4, 2013

Sean Bonnette - Bonus Vocals & Bonus Solos on Sky About To Rain
Chris Cowburn - Drums on Teenager and Go On Get
Jeff Rosenstock - The Rest


All songs by Jeff Rosenstock except that line about tearing down the clouds and fucking in the sky which is paraphrased from Anty Horgan of The Bennies. Jeff Rosenstock recorded most of the instruments on this in the spring of 2013 in a small room in a medium-sized in Brooklyn, USA. Fitzy Fitzgerald recorded the drums in the spring of 2013 in a lovely large venue called the Reverence Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

For all my friends, old and new, on the Young Drunks tour - thank you for giving me summer in the winter.

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Jeff Rosenstock New York

Hello. I'm Jeff Rosenstock. In 2007 I started a free/donation-based digital label called Quote Unquote Records. I also used to be in the band Bomb the Music Industry! and then that band stopped. Now I just do this stuff. Hope you like it!

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Track Name: Teenager
Young, dumb and trying to fall in love with a six-pack of Coke getting warm in a cluttered trunk.
Burnt out on melodrama and teenage bitterness that I need to let go of.
Sucking summer off each others’ fingers
Windows down all showing the world we don’t care.

Christine doesn’t seem to mind that all of my songs are about dying and suicide.
Sometimes I don’t think I mind when she yells at my friends, I wanna yell at my friends sometimes.
Sticking flowers in each others’ hair
All making out, all showing the world we don’t care.
And I know that every moment’s fleeting.
I know I have too many feelings.

But when the seasons change
When I’m turning grey
And waves turn to rain
And everything’s a pain
I’ll laugh ‘cause I know I don’t care.
Track Name: Go On Get
When waking up is
such a headache you don’t
wanna wake up
don’t have a nervous breakdown.

Quit your job and go outside
Quit your job and get outside
Or at least call in sick and go out tonight
Or at least call in sick and get drunk tonight

They embed it:
You’re expendable so
Be expendable.
Burn the building down and

Quit your job and go outside.
Quit your job and get outside.
Blow it off and get stoned and pass out tonight.
Tear the clouds down and fuck in the sky tonight.

Quit your job and go outside.
Quit your job and get outside.
Burn the building down, get stoned and fuck tonight.
Blow it off, go out and get drunk tonight.
Track Name: I Always Dread The End Of Summer (Bonus Track)
We rode up to the GWB during the sticky death knell of August with a plastic bag full of malt liquor drinking on the FDR and getting serious like this could be the end of our lives. So bring it on, I'm tired of waiting. This could be the end of our lives and you know there's no reward for hesitating.

We broke down outside Los Gatos and no all ages matinee benefit show was gonna save us. I always dread the end of summer when Amy leaves town, yeah, when James ain't around. This could be the end of our lives - burning through a once great nation. This could be the end of our lives so bring it on. I'm tired of waiting.

They say, "Dream and dream real big, you're sure to find success!" But what the fuck can you achieve when you can't get no rest? And when you never get to sleep or when you sleep and don't have dreams it knocks you on your ass. Awww...

We caught our breath on the corner I stood when the sky was cut and the platelets dribbled.

I didn't want to live the cliche and be another broken heart in a broken city. So I made a plan to take some action (I wanted to look back on the rest of my stupid life with some pride), breathed deep this air of self-satisfaction, then I grabbed a couple of beers and went back inside.
Track Name: Eastern Coast (Bonus Track)
Sometimes I go to work I just don't feel right.
Sometimes I wake up and it all feels wrong.
So when I come down from the heights of anxiety
Meet me at the airport with your blue dress on.

Sometimes I spend my nights tossing and turning
Thinking about my wasted days and wishing I'd done more.
So pretend that we're not people with problems,
plowin' through the evening like tomorrow won't come.

'Cause I would rather wake up hungover
Than go to bed regretting this night's over
I can live on three hours sleep
I can make mistakes I'll repeat

You and I skulling mojitos
On the eastern coast of a pretty place
And a stranger from California
With a friendly smile and a sunburnt face,
Reminiscing about October
When the superstorm took our shores away
And if I see you in New York City
I'll buy you a beer if you don't forget my name.

Sometimes I wake up and I just don't feel right
Sometimes I go to work and it all feels wrong
Sometimes I know I'm not myself when I'm hanging out
Staring out the window like there's something going on

Sometimes I get distracted by the nagging fear that
The future that I'm building ain't the future that I want
So when I come up from the depths of anxiety
Meet me at the ocean with your swim trunks on.
Track Name: MCI (Bonus Track)
She didn't party
So we became friends in college
Unified against that frat boy shit
We built an amp and a theremin

She moved to Jersey
And I moved in with my parents
And I've only seen her two times since
I slept on the PATH
I slept on the 6

And now it seems that every time
that I go on a bike ride
I think about the people who I
never bothered telling
"Hey! I love you and I'd miss you
if something happened to you."
We should probably talk before you're gone.

We hung at punk shows
Talked about hardcore and touring
And went swimming at his parents' place
We ate In-N-Out
We went to the beach

He offered kindness
In return I offered silence
And I can't remember why I did
I only remember excuses

And now I'm thinkin' every time
It's quiet and it's night time
About 800 people who I
never bothered saying
"Hey! I love you and I'd miss you
if something happened to you."
We should probably talk before you're gone.

So swim with me
Let's get wasted on the beach
Let's remember how to reach when we feel lost.
Track Name: Nausea (Acoustic Demo - Bonus Track)
Held in a bong hit sitting in a
Hot tub in south Wisconsin.
I feel amazing when I'm all alone
Switching between porn and Robocop.

Turned off my cell phone, drank a bottle
Of wine and read a Cometbus and
Passed out naked, shriveled.
Stumbled to bed in a fucked up sleepwalk.

I got so tired of discussing my future
That I've started avoiding the people I love.
Evenings of silence and mornings of nausea.

I heard the worst news ever in a
Bathrobe of off-white terricloth
Translated by technology from
Your voice extremely inaccurately.

I got so tired of discussing my future
That I've started avoiding the people I love.
Evenings of silence and mornings of nausea.
Shake and sweat and don't throw up.

I got so tired of discussing my future
That I walk through my life like I'm the only one
With evenings of silence and mornings of nausea.
Shake and sweat and don't throw up.

Cleaned up the empty bottles
Let the smoke out through chilly windows.
I used the stationary bike.
I watched the end of Price is Right.
Ordered and egg white sandwich and I
Drove south through mid-day traffic while I
Called up some folks I truly love and
Hung up after they said "Hello."