The Summer Rabbit

by The Summer Rabbit

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The thick 9 track dosage of nostalgia riddled pop-rock infused with contagious lyrics and catchy rhythms. This is the album that you will sing along to and pretend you’re playing the instruments.

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released October 1, 2016

Released Oct 1st, 2016
Songs written by Blair Lucas

The Summer Rabbit is:
Blair Lucas: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm guitar, percussion, harmonies, mellotron
Dan Taylor: Bass, Harmonies, Acoustic Rhythm guitars, 12 String Acoustic guitar
Brett Chivari: Drums, percussion


Special thanks to our guests who appeared on our album:

Glen Bourgeios: Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Harmonies
Arthur Fox: Electric lead and rhythm guitars
Willie Moore: Electric Lead and rhythm guitars, Harmonies

Art by Alex Elvidge

Recorded at Strange Time Factory, in Halifax NS,
Mixed By Willie Moore, Mastered by AJ Boutillier.

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Track Name: Goddamn Musician Blues
Bread rolls, dinner rolls
Bookerman look like you got no soul to me
I spy with my little eye nothing I want to buy
That I can't get for free
Why take some bacon when you can have the whole hog
Why run so fast pretty momma when you only have to jog, yeah

Hey man what's the plan
Please say you got a hundred grand for me
I know I just said I don't need no bread
But that's what you call hipocrisy
We all got to eat from the same garbage can sometimes
We all got to know where the next paper bag will be going
Will be going

Bright lights, bar fights
Uptight, out of sight, you don't know where I've been
And if you give me no cash for busting my ass
Well that right there's a god damn sin

We're surrounded by water so I better not bother
But I want to see this fucking place burned right down to the ground
And if you give me no dough, well I just don't know
What to say, man, I won't make a single sound

We all got to eat from the same dinner table sometimes
We all got to know where the next paycheck will be going
Will be going
Track Name: Jimmy's a Lady Now
It was really hard not to stare at his makeup and long brown hair
his dark blue jeans and high-heel shoes
Man, it sure was a crazy scene, he looked like a girl from a magazine
turning heads enough to make front page news

You know he turned to me and said
Get me a cab cause my car is dead
Scarf on neck and beret on head,
He was really quite a gas

Jimmy's a lady now
He's been that way since Friday
Probably be till Monday, lets wait and see

Jimmy's a lady now
You know he's so outrageous,
Writing brand new pages in history

Him and his folks got into a fight
they kicked him out on his ass last night
and now he spends his days living on the street
He sits alone playing his guitar
No dreams of being a rock n' roll star
He just does it somedays to make ends meet

You know he turned to me and said
You may see blue, but I see red
I didn't understand, I scratched my head
Oh that boy he was such a gas

Jimmy's a lady now
He met a girl named Jainey on a cold and rainy afternoon
Jimmy's a lady now
She took him to her home, I don't think he'll be alone again real soon
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Track Name: (This Is Not) Another Love Song
She will tell you to come closer
And she will say, "Baby, take my hand
There's nothing that I wanna do except be your woman
And for you to be my man"

And she will tell you that you're handsome
And she will say you're funny and you're smart
But you know that this girl has got it down to a science
She's got it down to an art

'Cause this is not another love song for the romantics
This is not another one for the chosen few
Though your heart may pitter patter, in the end it doesn't matter
When that woman's got you tied to a string

I know you say it will never happen
I know you say, "No never to me"
But I think it's time that you grow up
Open your eyes and see

So take a tip from one who's lived it
Take a tip from a man who's lived such lonely days
That this girl is gonna break your heart
In oh so many ways

'Cause this is not another love song for the romantics
This is not another one for the chosen few
Though your heart may pitter patter, in the end it doesn't matter
When that woman's got you tied to a string (x2)
Track Name: Livin' In a Zombie Town
Baby, you know this dead end town really brings me down
I think it's time for us to start running
And you know that everyone I meet on every dark cold street
Wants something for nothing

Yeah, I see them all the time, out there bumming for dimes
No real aspirations
And it's funny, that the ones I've seen are kids when they're seventeen
And they want some celebration

Smoke a few joints and you'll get real far
Take a few drinks in your daddy's car
Pretty soon, man, we're going to have to lower the bar
Ah

'Cause we're livin' in a zombie town
Livin' in a zombie town
There's really nothing going 'round
In a zombie town

I just want to go outside, maybe go for a ride
Catch a new destination
Or maybe see a brand new place, meet a brand new face
For a new sensation

But I'm done with trying to get on the block 'cause all the doors I knock
They always seem to be closed
And it's not that they won't let you in, or even won't let you sing
It's all about who you know

If you wanna get in, you gotta know a guy
Who's friends with your cousin who likes to get high
And if you don't have that, well you better not try
Ah

'Cause we're livin' in a zombie town
Livin' in a zombie town
There's really nothing going 'round
In a zombie town

Yeah we're livin' in a zombie town
Livin' in a zombie town
There's really nothing going 'round
In a zombie town
Track Name: Run Summer Rabbit
Run rabbit run
The garden wall
The sun rabbit sun
Is shining bright

The sky lighting up
The ocean flame
Our eyes await
That orange glow
Track Name: Lovely Little Yellow Sweden
Lovely little yellow Sweden (x3)

My babys gone today
She never said a word
She packed up all her things
And split for Gothenburg

And though I may be wrong
But I believe I sent her there
By Sunday afternoon
She could be anywhere

And though I'll miss her so
And I'd hate to see her go
I wonder every night if
She'll really be alright

Lovely little yellow Sweden (x3)

Maybe she went further West
To a little Norweigan town
But as I recall
T¯nsberg always brought her down

Or maybe she's on a ship
On the Mediterranean Sea
Set for the coast of Greece
Sailing back to me

Or West again to Spain
Though she never did like the rain
I'd catch up with her in France
If she gave me half the chance

Lovely little yellow Sweden (x9)
Track Name: Train Comin' Round
I've been waiting such a long time
I've been waiting such a long time
For your train
To come 'round

Once I lived at the heart of your station
Just sitting there waiting for your train
Just goin in blind, no real information
Never mind the weather, sunshine, snow, sleet or rain

I've been waiting such a long time
I've been waiting such a long time
For your train
To come 'round

Now I hear that your engine's breaking
And I don't wanna come round here no more
There was a time when you made my pistons start shaking
Everytime I walked through that cargo door

I've been waiting such a long time
I've been waiting such a long time
For your train
To come 'round

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I've been waiting such a long time
I've been waiting such a long time
For your train
To come 'round

I guess what I'm saying is I may not make my next connection
And even though I always wanna be right by your side
It's gonna take a little more than just love and affection
To get me to sit down on your next train ride

I've been waiting such a long time
I've been waiting such a long time
For your train
To come 'round (x2)
Track Name: You're Gonna Miss Me
I know I made you cry
And I know you're gonna say goodbye
But remember me
For the good man I am

You're telling me I broke your heart, babe
And you never want to see me again
Well that's ok, I understand, babe
If that's the way it is, this will be the end

But don't forget all the good times we had
And I think that you will find
You're the one who's gonna be alone and sad
And I'm gonna make it out alright

Treating me like I was a ghost
When I was the one who loved you the most

But you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone. yes you are
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone. yes you are

You tried to hold me back from moving on
And said you never want me to go away
Well we both knew I had to be getting gone
And I was never going to stay

I wish I could go back and erase those days
You were just wasting my time
I found someone else who treats me better anyways
So now I'm gonna make her mine

I told you there would come a day
When you'd regret throwing me away

So you're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone. yes you are
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone. yes you are (x2)
Track Name: Farewell
The other day I was standing on the corner
I was listening to the music play
It was late November, almost December
Those sounds taking me away

I waited for you almost till the moon did shine
But you never came around
I'm oh so sorry that I miss you
But I was listening to those sounds

La la la-la-la
La la la-la-la

Hey pretty baby, come here and dance a while
Don't you know that it's damn good for your soul
You know how to always make me smile
Even if you don't dig that rock and roll

Let me tell ya, I will always love you
I never met someone like you before
And I tell ya, sometimes our hearts may reach the ocean
And other times they may only reach the shore

La la la-la-la
La la la-la-la

Well baby, you know I gotta get goin
Where I'll make it, you know I just can't tell
It might be ten thousand miles from home
But I guess that's just as well

Now I will leave you with this song
One as true as the ringing of a bell
I hope you've enjoyed my company
So I leave you with this fond farewell

La la la-la-la
La la la-la-la
La la la-la-la
La la la-la-la