double platinum

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a song about a pretty bad thing that i did

not telling what it was.

suggested activity: wear sunglasses while driving across a straight road with evenly spaced palm trees on either side

alternate suggested activity: have a sudden moment of self-reflection while moving in slow motion through a crowd of people

lyrics

you've got this friend
she's always in
people always leaning in to hear what she's saying

i'm such a boy
she's miss illinois
pain is getting stronger in the pit of my stomach

every other day
you can feel it when you're driving away
every other day
like a zombie tryin'a munch on your brain

you're waking up from the strangest dream
you grab the phone and scream "don't treat me like that"

don't walk to my car
stay where you are
don't become another one of my lies of omission

smiling so wide
but not the edge of your eyes
yeah, i think we feel the same kind of pain
think you should forget-a my name
think i'm feeling too
fresh

you're waking up from the strangest dream
you grab the phone and scream "don't treat me like that"
'cause rich boys can be so cruel
but mama didn't raise no fool
don't treat me like that

get in your bunk
smells like a skunk
looks like a stowaway in the boxcar

gold on your walls
silver and bronze
think i'll leave 'fore you go double platinum

every single day
you can see it on the bartender's face
every single day
like the rag they use to wipe down the place

you ride the bus 'til your soul gets stale
just to chase some tail
don't treat me like that
'cause little cuts still make you bleed
you give and receive
don't treat me like that

you're waking up from the strangest dream
you grab the phone and scream "don't treat me like that"
'cause rich boys can be so cruel
but mama didn't raise no fool
don't treat me like that

credits

from secret bad boy, released April 29, 2017
written by ben joseph, with help from paul cherry and noam wallenberg
performed by secret bad boy
drums and percussion by mat roberts
guitar, bass guitar and percussion by packy lundholm
keyboards by woody goss and ben joseph
vocals by ben joseph
backup vocals by ezra furman and brittany moffitt
recorded and mixed by noam wallenberg at rax trax studios in chicago, il
mastered by greg calbi at sterling sound in new york city

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secret bad boy Chicago, Illinois

Secret Bad Boy is a band, conceived and fronted by Ben Joseph, a boy who lives in Chicago and is a continuing member of Ezra Furman and the Boyfriends.

Secret Bad Boy is on tour in support of their new recordings, which feature members of Vulfpeck, the Mild High Club, and I Fight Dragons, as well as the voice of the 1990's cartoon pasta mascot, Cheesasaurus Rex.
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