The Sweet and The Brutal

by Brendan Boogie & The Best Intentions

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Brendan Boogie (former member of Boston rock heroes Scamper) presents his sophomore studio album, this time ably backed by his band The Best Intentions. Following up 2008's outstanding Disposable Pop EP, The Sweet & The Brutal delivers not only Boogie's signature high-energy hook-heavy power pop, but also at times a more mournful, bittersweet tone. Influenced by genres ranging from indie to alt.country to classic rock, Boogie's latest effort puts melody and song craft ahead of genre restrictions. With The Sweet & The Brutal, Brendan Boogie asserts his place as one of Boston's finest pop songwriters.

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released December 11, 2009

All songs written and produced by Brendan Boogie
except "[Intro]" and "[Outro]" written by Jason Dunn

Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jason Dunn at Mad Science Studios, Allston MA

www.myspace.com/madsciencestudios

Brendan Boogie - vocals, bass, guitar & percussion
Justin Tibbetts - drums
Tim Delaney - guitar, vocals & banjo
KenDo - vocals
Jason Dunn - keyboards, guitar, ukelele, percussion & vocals
Beth Holub - viola on "February"
Will Dailey - vocals on "February"

Will Dailey appears courtesy of CBS Records

Album design by Nicole Anguish at Daykamp Creative
www.daykamp.com

Photographs by Johnny Anguish
Model: Tracy Drane

All music copyright 2009 Brendan Boogie
All rights reserved
ASCAP Scottish Agreed Publishing

www.brendanboogie.com

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Brendan Boogie Boston, Massachusetts

Brendan Boogie is a Boston-based rock and roller. Over several years and multiple albums, Brendan has crossed genres and asserted himself as one of New England's best working songwriters. With his latest venture (The Broken Gates), Boogie redefines himself again. ... more

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Track Name: Baby Makes My World Go Round
She’s a chemical combustible
She’s an alloy indestructible
She was forged from science fiction
A supernatural contradiction

It doesn’t make a lick of sense to me
Defying all the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity

Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round

She’s a theoretical construct
Improper fraction of dumb luck
She’s such a force of nature
Outside the nomenclature

She doesn’t make a lick of sense to me
Defying all the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity

Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round
Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round

The latest discovery
Designed intelligently
Put on this planet for me, just for me, just for me

My resistance is futile
Life is the sweet and the brutal

She doesn’t make a lick of sense to me
Defying all the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity
Defy the laws of gravity

Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round
Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round
Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round
Baby makes my world go round, go round
Baby makes my world go round
Track Name: I Remember Teenage Girls
I remember teenage girls used to love my best friend Phil
Tenth grade with a high top fade, got it made with a look to kill
Doing flips in the pool
Summer nights were never so cool
One more week until school

I remember teenage girls
I remember teenage girls
I remember teenage girls

I remember teenage girls used to publicize love notes
First kiss, my worthiness, with the floor open for votes
Gina says I’m okay
Laurie thinks of the worst thing to say
Kelly’s running away

I remember teenage girls
I remember teenage girls
I remember teenage girls

Do you like me baby
Just check yes, no, maybe
Do you like me baby
Just check yes, no, maybe

I remember teenage girls like an echo in my ear
Long gone with a pull so strong like it happened just last year
Memories are so small
Breaking hearts doing nothing at all
Cruising by at the mall

I remember teenage girls
I remember teenage girls
I remember teenage girls
Track Name: February
Every verse is a curse
Every line a question why
Every night an old familiar love song turns on me

Sunday night was all right
Monday morning without warning
Melodies whistling in my head have all gone dead

I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
To stay drowning in this thing
I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
To remember everything

Linens wet, out of breath
Any moment feels like death
Answer my phone call and say anything, anything at all

I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
To stay drowning in this thing
I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
February

It's been so long
Almost seven days now
I was so wrong
To make those reservations
Now you're so gone
Without an explanation
Or a valentine from a better time

I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
To stay drowning in this thing
I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
To remember everything

I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long
To stay drowning in this thing
I'll sing seven sad songs
February's too long, February
Track Name: The High Sign
I’m pretty sure I love you
No let me take it back
Sudden declarations
Unprovoked attacks

I’m trying to read the signals
I’m trying to break the code
Avoiding the disasters
Buried in the road

I’m out of irony
I’m out of poetry
Want you to say to me
Our love will always be
But I’ll wait, wait, wait for the, wait for the
Wait, wait, wait for the high sign, high sign

I’m pretty sure you love me
But words are hard to hear
Drowning in the mortar fire
Ringing in my ears

I’m out of irony
I’m out of poetry
Want you to say to me
Our love will always be
But I’ll wait, wait, wait for the, wait for the
Wait, wait, wait for the high sign, high sign

SOS, dot and dash
Without you I’m sinking fast
Don’t think I am gonna, I am gonna last

Just pretend that you love me
Just a nod and a wink
Just make believe a lifeline
When I’m starting to sink

I’m out of irony
I’m out of poetry
Want you to say to me
Our love will always be
But I’ll wait, wait, wait for the, wait for the
Wait, wait, wait for the high sign, high sign
Track Name: Best Little Mess
I gave up on love when I gave up on you
Can’t take you out to brunch when you’re asleep til two
Black mascara smudged from crying
Pink paint cracking on the wall
I know that you’re really trying
That’s the hardest thing of all

You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess
You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess

We could live on love for another month or two
Friday morning call in sick
Never mind the rent is due
You know that I’m really sorry
Didn’t mean to quit on you

You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess
You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess
You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess

I am tired of paying tabs on unconsumed supplies
Seven phone calls just to say goodbye

Weekends in domestic hold up
Adolescent masquerade
I guess this means I am a grownup
Never thought it’d end this way

You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess
You’re the best little mess, best little mess, best little mess
Track Name: These Things Happen
I fell in love with a girl that wasn’t you
I fell in love with a girl that wasn’t you

It was just the two of us
It was nothing serious
Another harmless summer fling
We were just having fun
You thought I was the one
There you go complicating things

I fell in love with a girl that wasn’t you
I fell in love with a girl that wasn’t you
These things happen
What can I do?
These things happen
I’m sorry it happened to you

When I met somebody else
Had to put you on the shelf
Even though I felt a little bad
There was nothing wrong with you
I had a taste for something new
Guess we were just a passing fad

I fell in love with a girl that wasn’t you
I fell in love with a girl that wasn’t you
These things happen
What can I do?
These things happen
I’m sorry it happened to you

I’m the bad guy, I’m the jerk
Could have stayed and made it work
But she’s so new
And she’s not you
No she’s not you

These things happen
What can I do?
These things happen
I’m sorry it happened to you
I’m sorry it happened to you
I’m sorry it happened to you
Track Name: Confidential
Love your brother but you hate your mother
It’s confidential
Have a lover but you want another
It’s confidential
Want to hold you make it all all right
That’s transferential
It’s confidential

Got a case in the county courthouse
It’s circumstantial
Got a habit got a hold of you
It’s quite substantial
We know something you don’t know
That’s your potential
It’s monumental

We will not restrain
We will not restrain
Though we know you are in pain
We will not restrain

Sometimes you’re hard to follow
You get so tangential
Sometimes you’re filled with sorrow
You check our credentials
Though you know we don’t know the answers
You’re deferential
It drives us mental

We will not restrain
We will not restrain
Though we know you are in pain
We will not restrain

We won’t say we understand
We will never hold your hand
Even though we can
Even though we can

We will not restrain
We will not restrain
We will not restrain
We will not restrain
Though we know you are in pain
We will not restrain
We will not restrain
Track Name: I Still Love The Girl
We broke up again last night
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
Maybe this time we’ll get it right
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
One more gin and ginger ale before I catch my flight
I still love the girl
I still love the girl

Skiddish nights and stupid fights
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
Disconnect by candlelight
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
Pretty sure she said “I love you” just to be polite
I still love the girl
I still love the girl

Overheated in the Callahan
Murdered goldfish twitching in her hand
Just another victim of the perfect fantasy man
But I still love the girl
I still love the girl

Cancelled tickets, broken plans
Still avoiding holding hands
Spinning head and empty bed is more than I can stand
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
I still love the girl
Track Name: Falling Apart
Got an eye full of glass and a mouth full of metal
Got a head full of ache and divorce on the kettle
Just yesterday I was chock full of vigor
Work double shifts for the ring on your finger

Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Can’t you see I’m falling apart

There’s no doubt I can’t go like I used to
Throw me out like an old crumpled tissue

Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Can’t you see I’m falling apart

I used to have such potential
Now I’m inconsequential
Watch me fall apart
Watch me fall

Stop your talking and pass me the bottle
You best get to walking because I’m last year’s model

Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Can’t you see I’m falling apart
Track Name: Just To Trick You
How long must I wait for you to come to your senses?
Through your psychic overcoat and imaginary fences
How can love be obvious to one of us, not two?
So I'll write another love song just to trick you

Remember all the jubilation when the phone was ringing
Finally a happy ending right at the beginning
All those late night promises we never made were true
So I'll write another love song just to trick you

I'll fool you into falling for me
I'll use my ruse with skullduggery
Manipulate your sensitive mind
These are desperate times
I will make you mine

Ethical considerations don't enter the picture
Since you left me suddenly, your heart's become a fixture
Rest assured with every breath I'll do what I must do
So I'll write another love song just to trick you

How can love be obvious to me and not to you?
So I'll write another love song just to trick you