Big Stick

by Rhatigan

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Big stick is a mini album compiling songs written by Suzanne Rhatigan and John F Morrison between 1996 and 1998. The album includes songs recorded with Drummer Bryn Burrows before he left the band, songs recorded with a drum machine and recordings with drummer Paul Murphy. The mini album was only sold mail order and at live gigs...

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released November 17, 2014

Recorded at Cushy Studio by Suzanne Rhatigan... vocals, guitar, keyboards, John Morrison... bass, guitar, Paul Murphy... drums, Bryn Burrows... drums and Jack Hayter... lap steel

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Suzanne Rhatigan Dublin, Ireland

Check Suzanne's blog 'Fifty Greatest Misses' for more songs and stories
www.suzannerhatigan.com/blog

Following her debut album on imago, To Hell With Love Suzanne and bass player John Morrison formed Rhatigan and released Late Developer Org.
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Track Name: Big Stick
Big Stick

Lyric by Suzanne Rhatigan .

Under the cosh again
Taking it on the chin and I'm
Taking it like a man
Not some girly lady
Catering to your whim bending over backwards
Letting you break me in
And your doing it with your big stick

I tried to understand you bearing down with your big stick
It makes you feel like a man carve another notch in your big stick
Just because you can
I wish I had a big stick

Cos I would run you through
I will get revenge on you
When I have the power
I'm intoxicated
You think I'd empathise
But I will show no mercy
When I beat you back
I'll be doing it with my big stick

So try to understand me bearing down with my big stick
It makes me feel like a man carve another notch on my big stick
Just because I can
I wish I had a big stick

Under the cos again
Where I want to be
Taking it on the chin
You won't break me
Doing it with your big stick

Cos I will understand you bearing down with your big stick
It makes you feel like a man can carve another notch in your big stick
Just because you can I will understand...
Track Name: Can't Keep Up
Can't Keep Up

Lyric Suzanne Rhatigan

I said you're amazing
Say again you're amazing
Your generosity overwhelming
You're overwhelming overwhelming me

Some times you give too much
Some times you give too much
Some times you give too much
And I can't keep up

I want to make a confession
I'm not really complaining
But when I see your brain engaging
You're disengaging disengaging me

Sometimes you think too much
Sometimes you think too much
Sometimes you think too much
And I can't keep up

I want you to know
I'll meet each punch you throw
Blow for blow for blow for blow

Some times you know too much
Some times you know too much
Some times you know too much
And I can't keep up
Some times you love too much
Some times you love too much
Some times you love too much
And I can't keep up

Some times it's all too much
Some times it's all too much
Some times it's all too much
And I can't keep up
Track Name: Julianne
Julianne

Lyric by Suzanne Rhatigan.


Juli likes to embarrass us in restaurants
No matter what she gets, it’s not what she wants
Her steak’s too rare or it’s too well done
Now she’s looking for a full refund

But she doesn’t seem to grasp the way to ask

(chorus)
There she goes
The centre of it all
The life and soul of every one’s party
Whether they like it or not
Then she blows
Hot and cold
It’s not hard to understand
Why nobody likes Julianne

It’s even worse when we’re on holiday
I mean before she gets off the plane
Juli already has a really bad name
And she only has her self to blame

After all she’s been through half the crew

(chorus)

Stick your neck out you get your face slapped
Give as good as you get and you give it all back
Juli tries to make amends
Well that’s one thing to say in her defence
She says it’s ok, we can go out another day
She knows she’s fair game
That’s why we all love to hate
Julianne

Then she blow’s hot and cold it’s not hard to understand
Why nobody likes
Julianne
Track Name: Stabbed
Stabbed

Lyric by Suzanne Rhatigan

Was some thing I said
Really so bad
Such a faux pas as to incur your wrath
So thoroughly
Some thing I did
So deserving of this
I'd take it all back if I known you'd react
So suddenly

One minute the world's at your dancing feet
The next you're six feet deep
Making food for worms as they twist and turn
And devour me

I've been stabbed
I've been stabbed
It feels like I've been stabbed
In the back

You're driving it home
Through flesh into bone
You whittle and carve another notch in my heart
So easily
One flash of your eyes
And I'm slashed up inside
Like Pedigree Chum when your laser-like tongue
Lashes out at me

You leave me for dead but you're not finished yet
You've only one regret
You just ignored at I scratched and clawed
In self defence

I've been stabbed....

The flowers and cards
Amuse me for hours
As I hover unknown in my celestial zone
Observing you
I must say you shine
Your grief it's sublime
I'm here in a daze a spiritual glaze
Of martyrdom

The thing I learned is you deserve
To take my life
Cos I'd rather be dead a victim till the end
And I deserve to die

I've been stabbed....
Track Name: King Dong
King Dong

Lyric by Suzanne Rhatigan

With your ring ding ding dong a ding a ling
You wipe my mouth with your smile
You make my day when you shoop swoop soup shoop a shimmy shake
I want you to be here tonight
Come over and tease me tonight

You talk a good game
But if it's all the same
I'd like you to
Show me what you can do
With your big boop boop a boopy tube

You knock me flat
When you bend over spank spank a spanky splat
You zap me back with your charge
You get me set
For your big bad extra exorcet
Come over and blow me apart

I'll take it all like a good girl
I'll be so bad for you now

You talk a good game
But all the same I'd never fuss
You want to make love
With that rub dub shimmy shimmy
Ooh la la

You ring my bell with that diing dong ding dong
You shake me up with your rub dub dub dub a love a duck
Track Name: Envy of the Gods
Envy of the Gods

Lyric Suzanne Rhatigan

Will we remember the moment that we met
I hope we never forget
This feeling
Will we remember when we're old and grey
Our very first day
Together

When we touch the world lights up
Florescent our iridescent love shines
When we kiss the chemistry
Confounding all scientific minds
Our welded heart a work of art
To rival the wonders of the world
But when we dance
Flat on our backs
Our love is the envy of the Gods

Will we remember the moment that we met
I hope we never forget
This feeling...
Track Name: Requiescat
Requiescat

Lyric Suzanne Rhatigan

In the morning when I wake calling out your name
But there's no reply
I reach across for your embrace
The sparkle in your eye

Gone but not forgotten
Gone but not forgotten
You live on in my heart in my song
You live on...

Every day I trace your steps praying at the end
I will find you there
Every day now since you went I'm following your scent
Still hanging in the air

Gone but not forgotten.