Late Developer

by Rhatigan

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Late Developer (S Rhatigan ©) I'm a late developer Might as well admit it The sole conspirator 100% committed I'm a crowd pleaser Have a laugh at my expense I'm a cock teaser If it gets me what I want Down don't back down Don't back down Round turn it round Turn it round Or those fuckers will eat you alive I'm an exhibitionist Showing in the here and now A real guiterrorist... Round turn it round Turn it round Down don't back down Don't back down Or those fuckers... Are you like me?
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Only Joking 05:10
Only Joking (S Rhatigan/J Morrison ©) Remember I made you eat crab apple and you were sick for a week Then I stuffed your sucky up the chimney till you cried for a week Then I killed your canary with the hair dryer And I kicked you just to see you bruise Purple and blue I was only joking my dear Didn’t mean to hurt you all those years Thought that they were really laughter tears I was only joking my dear Remember I told every one you went all the way with that fella from Artane All the blokes shouted ‘seven stars’ when we were on our way to Mass with ma Then to make matters worse when you blushed I called you beetroot and tomato head Purple and red I was only Joking… Remember I borrowed your favourite jeans took them in and cut them at the seams so they’d fit me You went ballistic when I called your boyfriend canker head and made ashtrays from your Bread records Oh well what the hell You got your own back Purple and black I was only joking…
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Happy 02:59
Happy (S Rhatigan ©) Starting out a brand new day Got the whole world in my hands I got the whole world in my hands Judging from your sorry face You want to sabotage my plans Won’t let you sabotage my plans Why can’t you see I just want to be happy After all that I’ve been through All I want to to do is Give you some good news Chase away bad blues Do what I have to So you can be happy Crease your brow into a frown You always drag me down I won’t let you drag me down Crack your mouth into a smile But you smile without your eyes You won’t make it worth my while Why can’t you see I just want to be Happy You think you’re being cool But you’re just rude So don’t be a big fool Lose the bad attitude Do what you have to so you can be Ho hum my old chum Why do you look so glum Now you’ve got me stumped I want to have some fun Do you want some do you You think you’re being cool But you’re just rude So I shoot for a full moon Catch on a good tune Break in your new shoes Do what I have to so you can be Happy
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Traffic 06:38
Traffic (S Rhatigan ©) Scarlet for the girl Staving off the tummy wolf Rumage through the rubbish for a scrummy little tit bit Can't afford to nit pick Punkapopalyptic Pouting for the punters Putting on her lip sticky Wise cracking assholes widen cracks in your soul Wide enough to drive a whole Lorry load of turkeys home To roost before the roasting traffic jams And tarmacadam pirates Soak up all the slack I can do with out that I can do without it I can do with out all this shit It really is a pain in the ass Sickened for the man Minced up in the gristle grinder Splinters in your pasty And an advert for a panty liner Segue to the sarky DJ chat Riding on the fortunes of some other bodies back Sorry for myself Mining for some inspiration Sucked into the engine Purring plunging Carbon poisons puking carcinogenic crap I can do with out that…. Depth charge heart attack Jack knife head on crash Pop star lipstick Metal feathers turkey giblets Blocking every pass Our trusty DJ laughs This one's for you If you're if you're fouled up in the tail back I can do with out…. Macho muck savages exposing their back passages I can do with out Free basing freemasons flexing moral muscle I can do with out…
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Keeping us together (S Rhatigan/J Morrison ©) Filthy news day Filthy weather Filthy thoughts Keeping us together Filthy minds Filthy wishes Filthy sink Filled with filthy dishes And I go on fighting for the cause Keeping us together While all around us falls apart Keeping us together Spinning circles Spinning lines Spinning crows feet Around your eyes Spinning tops Spinning tales Watch your life Spinning down the drain As I go on fighting for the cause Keeping us together While all around us falls apart Keeping us together Rock the boat Rock the Kasbah Rock my world It’s getting harder Take me home Light some candles Lighten my load When it’s too hard to handle And I’ll go on fighting for the cause Keeping us together I’ll work my fingers to the bone Keeping us together
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Scared 03:48
Scared Cast your mind like a net into a dream Fishing sleep from the rolling waves With promises of peace Bearing down on your pillow as you feel the panic creep Want to drown in your eider down And leave the radio on I’m scared I’ll be right and left out Scared in the shadows of doubt Scared I’ll be lost if I’m found out Lock the door Try to keep the ghosties out When a false hope drags your spirit cross the bedroom floor And the nightmare draws in all the demons in your head Crush the breath sweat bubbles And you’re gasping for air I’m scared I won’t make ends meet Scared I’ll be in too deep Scared I’ll be out of reach I’m scared I’m sacred won’t know who to trust Scared of the two of us Scared I might make a fuss Scared I’m scared I’ll be right and left out Scared in the shadows of doubt Scared I’ll be lost if I’m found out I’m scared I won’t make ends meet I’m scared staring at defeat Scared I’ll be out of reach I’m scared scared Cast your mind like a net into a dream Fishing sleep from the rolling waves With promises of peace
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Not your girlfriend (S Rhatigan© P Thornally BMG) Now I’m not your girlfriend Not the one to hold you Not the one to hold you up Not the one to hold you down Not the one to wake you Not the one to make you think Not the one to make you quiver Not the one to make you shiver Now I’m not your girlfriend Not yours Not the one who’s there Not the one who’s there after Not the one in the next chapter Not the one you want Not the one who wanted two Not the one to see you through Not the one who’ll see through you Not the one you’ll lie to Not the one who’ll lie for you Not the one who’s lying in your arms Now I’m not your girlfriend Not your girlfriend and that is fine Now I’m not your girlfriend I just hope you realise If I’m not yours you’re not mine Now I’m not your girlfriend Not the one you’ll keep Not the one to keep you waiting Not the one you’re over rating Not the back you’ll scratch Not the monkey on your back Not the one you’re giving presents Not the one who’s past forgiveness Not the one you’re tied to Not the one who’ll tire you Not the one who’s trying just to hard Now I’m not your girlfriend Not your girlfriend and that is fine Now I’m not your girlfriend I just hope you realise If I’m not yours you’re not mine I’ll be the one who’s laughter rings on past our time I’ll be the one who’s picture reminds you of better times
8.
Disconnected 04:11
Disconnected (S Rhatigan J Morrison ©) So much for the boy who lost control Had it all to live for had it all to give her So much for the girl who took it all Now she’s overdue now she’ll pay her dues Want to be disconnected want to be disconnected Want to be disconnected want to be disconnected So much for the writing on the wall Said it all So much for the pictures of a past Not meant to last not built to last Want to be disconnected want to be disconnected Want to be disconnected want to be disconnected Cut off cut out cut up cut back Cut off cut out cut up cut back Cut off cut out cut up cut back Want to be disconnected want to be disconnected Want to be disconnected want to be disconnected So much for the boy who lost control
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Nonsense 02:43
Nonsense (S Rhatigan ©) Looking at the world through the bottom of a glass Smile at the fish face your spirit sinking fast Can’t resist another full on pop song Make mine a double I’m getting a groove on Tighten your seat belt we might crash land tonight Ooh he said I think you’ve had enough I said you wouldn’t know enough even if you were You’re not making sense You’re not making any sense You’re making no sense This is all nonsense Best foot forward I fall flat on my back Sip on a slip disk at least you have a laugh Should no better than to put on a pretence Don’t mud wrestle with a guilty conscience I’m bulletproof baby you might just take a fall Ooh he said you have a lot to learn I said I’d like to burn in hell if you were with me You’re not making sense You’re not making any sense You’re making no sense This is all nonsense Feeling sorry for my self Tidal wave the melancholy stage I won’t remember anyway You’re not making sense You’re not making any sense You’re making no sense This is all nonsense You’re not making sense You’re not making any sense You’re making no sense This is all nonsense
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Tonight 02:40
Tonight (S Rhatigan J Morrison ©) Tonight the moon fills my rain dirty window Washing the night inside from outside A smile of pleasure A world-weary traveller Home at last to the safety and comfort Of four strong walls two strong arms A place to belong a place to be one Tonight Tomorrow heaving impending disasters Loom in the distance but lumbering closer A final reminder there’s no surrender Imminent danger the promise of strangers Can’t relax beurocrap Battles to be won nothing can be done Tonight the stars lighting our way As hour on hour stretches to day And we as one lock in a lullaby Here tonight Tonight Here tonight
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Dick 00:53
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Hello 01:30
Hello (S Rhatigan M Bandola ©) Hello how’re you doing I wanted to say You saw me look over Now you’re coming my way But still I’m unable to put a name to your face Then the light hits your eyes you’re that guy Oh no Hello is the last word I wanted to hear Cos now you’re beside me It’s all coming clear The party the handcuffs the smart drugs you’re weird No escape I just stare into space Oh no Then I’m abhorred as your mouth forms the word Hello

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Having crashed down to earth following the demise of her debut album To Hell With Love Imago Records, Suzanne teamed with bassist John Morrison to form a prolific songwriting partnership and with drummer Bryn Burrows and engineer/producers Charlie Francis, Colin Leggett and John Smith recorded Late Developer at the Stone Room in London in just 5 days. It's a punk funk folk rock and soul oddessy no holds barred no prisoners. Late Developer was originally released by Org Records in 1996.

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released April 22, 2012

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Suzanne Rhatigan Dublin, Ireland

Check Suzanne's blog 'Fifty Greatest Misses' for more songs and stories
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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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