Late Developer

by Rhatigan

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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
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: Late Developer
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?
Track Name: Only Joking
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…
Track Name: Happy
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
Track Name: Traffic
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…
Track Name: Keeping Us Together
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
Track Name: Scared
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
Track Name: Not Your Girlfriend
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
Track Name: Disconnected
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
Track Name: Nonsense
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
Track Name: Tonight
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
Track Name: Hello
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