Too Prickly For This World

by Wife Patrol

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1.
I fall in love, then I'm out of my mind Out of my mind in love again I fall in love, then I'm out of my mind Out of my mind in love And the days, they go on by again And the days, they go on by again I find a job, then I'm out of my mind Out of my mind at a job again I find a job, then I'm out of my mind Out of my mind at a job I hope I'm fired and on my own again I hope I'm fired and on my own again And the days, they go on by again And the days, they go on by again I'm in love, I'm alone Why do I keep doing this to myself?
2.
Terrified of the news today / Injected The whole scroll straight into my veins Grabbed my pillow and started to scream Drop-kicked all my metal machines / And so we Pushed ourselves out into the light / Seventy- -Two degrees Fahrenheit / Too Too beautiful for a funeral Washed our brains in a bucket of pearls I wanna say that you're the one Making Purgatory fun You, you're not just anyone Let's hang out until the sun goes down Summer voices and a rattled cage / Instead of Sixty hours working minimum wage Talking latitude and longitude Walking holes into the soles of our shoes Stupid movies on a drive-in screen / Ignoring Everyone but you and me / Too Too beautiful for a cubicle Watercolor in a charcoal world I wanna say that you're the one Crushing diamonds into dust Cotton-candy witch hunt Let's hang out until the sun goes down I wanna say that you're the one Making Purgatory fun You, you're not just anyone Let's hang out until the sun goes down Hey Terrified of the news today I wanna say that you're the one Making Purgatory fun You, you're not just anyone Let's hang out until the sun goes down
3.
Spyro 03:33
I was alone When she appeared From the unknown And she told me: "That dragon in the water keeps diving to the bottom. She's hunting pearls for barter to be her own." I didn't know How bad it was Until I saw The dragon's blood The kingsmen went for her heart To keep her from the way out They fought under the water 'Til it bled green I'm in wasteland There's no escapin' It's so ugly Next to the sea Let's get plannin' And let's get things hatching And send the king packing We won't give up that easy Underwater the creatures teach daughters The pearls at the bottom Are heavier all because This is how it goes when you sleep too long Then you see what's in front of you Oooooooh I'm in a wasteland I was alone I didn't know I was alone
4.
Your Mother 03:22
I was 1G None before me Seed within seed Eternally Cut down the vine, magic in a bottle Formaldehyde, just like in your novel Red oversight, one after another Clutch her too tight, hold her like your mother White night, black fog Tooth of wild dog All shall back off Death knell, ding-dong Cut down the vine, magic in a bottle Formaldehyde, just like in your novel Red oversight, one after another Clutch her too tight, hold her like your mother
5.
You Me Her You Me Dirt Why’d you go away, Valentine citrus? I’ve got flowers for brains Now you’re at home with her You Me Her You Me Dirt Why’d you go away, Lavender tempest? I’ve got mud in my veins Now she’s your home for sure Why'd you go away? / Will I see you again? Why'd you go away? / Will I see you again? Will I see you again? / Why'd you go away? Will I see you again?
6.
Girl Cactus 01:32
You don't want me This is just your greed, your greed And I'm just a trophy For private viewing only I don't want any lip I'm sick of hearin' 'bout your mother's tattoos Be sure and tape up that rib And here's some sugar for the horse that threw you You want me around You want me around You want me around But you don't want to be around me I'm a needle in hay And nobody's got a thimble So leave someone for me I'm too prickly for this world Get out of my way And no thanks for stealing my horseshoe It's out of luck, anyway So here's some sugar for the nag that threw you You want me around You want me around You want me around But you don't want to be around me
7.
Microphone 02:49
Everybody loves a microphone But nobody wants to be alone You’re the perfect star to keep me warm It’s a bright night driving home Picture window, pagan tree Your Catholic Guilt is killing me Skippin' stones, bending dreams Time-traveling and rewinding Daydreaming in bed Imaginary friend All the bread and the milk are gone I’ve got your pajamas on Drive to work beneath the sun Seasons change, Hyperion Give me all the candy in the world And then I’d be such a happy girl I don’t care about the cavities Give me everything you got that’s sweet Daydreaming in bed Imaginary friend Add focus to the fuzz Make it better than it was
8.
In A Race 01:47
I'm in a race I'm in a race against time I need a raise I need a raise right on time
9.
We hate everyone and everything together Hide away inside "The Twilight Zone" forever I’ll bring a barking dog along You bring your sketchbook and Ruby Woo Litmus test: acid tongue Knowledge base: the starlight sun Guardian angel, special friend, chimera Girl gang soulmate 'til the end, whatever Tangled cornsilk on the plains Fingers burning in the Gravitron Brier nest, migrate on Redhead crane, dance at dawn Litmus test: acid tongue Knowledge base: the starlight sun
10.
Landlocked seaside in this Big Red home Beats the shoreline to a pulp Seasons clash in this prairie scene I'm moonwalking through a dream I hear lightning in the dark snow Street lamps frozen to the bone Silent footsteps, ghosts hide under coats I hear the white thunder glow Ice is melting though it's ten below Powder harder than stone Lost in a haze of scarlet and cream The Island wind swallows your scream
11.
Absolute 04:30
No queen is benevolent Though she may try Too long on a pedestal Poisons her mind Just like her sword she's been forged in the flame But as her blade dulls she loses her way Back home No queen is benevolent Though she may try So slick at compromise / Now she's Just compromised How can her head bear to hold up the crown When all kings before her fed us to the hounds? No more heroes, kings, or queens defined by zeroes in their names No more heroes, kings, or queens defined by blood that’s in their veins

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"Wife Patrol make instantly catchy alt rock with streaks of punk, new wave, and metal, overlaid with Bangles-esque harmonies."
– Bandcamp Editors, New and Notable

"In the space of a single song, the Indianapolis trio jump from metal riffage to joyfully catchy pub rock without losing an ounce of power or effervescence. Wife Patrol’s Too Prickly For This World is overflowing with indelible hooks and defiant verses. Highlights like 'Girl Cactus' and 'Valentine Citrus' are determined to stick in your head for days."
– Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK

"Sleater-Kinney territory permeating through this super-catchy new one from Indianapolis based trio Wife Patrol. ‘Let’s Hang Out‘ is earworm central from their hotly tipped debut album out this month."
– Birthday Cake For Breakfast | Manchester

"Indianapolis’ new-wave punk band Wife Patrol serves up a delectable debut LP, Too Prickly For This World. Listed as a Bandcamp ‘New and Notable’, this album flawlessly blends together every genre on the punk sliding scale from the last forty years to create the perfect album for the new decade."
– Overblown | UK/Ireland

"Wife Patrol is what happens when serendipity and high energy combine. The Indianapolis-based band has a new record, Too Prickly For This World, and it showcases how sharp, thoughtful, and impactful the trio's songwriting can be."
– Angry Grrrl Music of the Indie Rock Persuasion

"On softly cycling melodies, layered vocal harmonies, and hissing percussion, this song ('Valentine Citrus') feels like an invite to lay on your back in the cool of dew-jewelled grass and let nothing but the damp earth below and the cold sky above touch you for a while."
– Popoptica

"Set to release their debut album Too Prickly For This World on 4th September, Indiana-based Wife Patrol explore everything from power structures, toxic culture, friendship and bad weather in their music. ‘Let’s Hang Out’ is their debut single, and it’s filled with punchy beats and catchy riffs."
– Get In Her Ears | London

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released September 4, 2020

Music by Wife Patrol.
Produced by Wife Patrol and P. David Hazel.
Recorded and mixed by P. David Hazel and Wife Patrol.
Mastered by Margaret Luthar at Welcome to 1979.
Bass, vocals and ukulele by Nicole O'Neal.
Guitars, vocals, keys and auxiliary percussion by Greg O'Neill.
Drums and vocals by Natasha O'Neill.
Keys on “Absolute” by P. David Hazel.
Album photography by Clay Lomneth.
Album design by Derek Dalton.

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"Wife Patrol make instantly catchy alt rock with streaks of punk, new wave, and metal, overlaid with Bangles-esque harmonies."

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