Dress Well, Drink Heavily

by 45 Adapters

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released May 1, 2013



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Track Name: Dress Well, Drink Heavily
I grew up in basements and garages
my grandma had to work two jobs
Some people said that I was garbage
but I never begged and I never robbed

It took a long time for me
to learn what Grandma used to say
You pay your own bills boy
you can live your life your own way

Dress well!
Drink Heavily!
There’s not much time left
for drunken revelry

Dress well!
Drink Heavily!
We’re younger now
than we’re ever gonna be

There’s still sunrises
out there for us to see

Why don’t we just go and get loaded?

Had my fair share of hard times
Had a hard time making friends
Sometimes I felt like I was a square peg
in a round world I just never fit in

Well, It took a long time for me
to finally find my way
and now I see the truth is
good times are just a beer away


Years have passed and Grandma’s gone now
but she’s still always on my mind
She taught me that a man should work hard
She also taught me to have a real good time

It took a long time for me
to learn what Grandma used to say
Make the best of what you’ve got boy
let those dice tumble how they may
Track Name: Who Are We Kidding?
I used to be the kind to wait
Always sitting on my hands
I never saw the field of play
I just sat up in the stands

I used to be a little boy
I used to play with little girls
Now I've got much better toys
and I'm living in the grown up world

I don't like girls
I like women
and I'm not thirsty
So who are we kidding?

I wanna stop talking
I wanna start sinning
I don't like girls
I like women

I used to know a little girl
I loved the way she'd sing
I put her on a pedestal
I was saving for a diamond ring

I used to want to hold her hand
I used to want to kiss her mouth
I never said a single thing
One day her family moved down south


I've bought you a couple of drinks
You've bought me a couple, too
Your Fred Perry was pink
My Ben Sherman was blue

I asked if you wanted to dance
You blushed when you said, "I Do"
Let's give love one more chance
Let's do what grown folks love to do
Track Name: Fred Perry Fanatic
Fresh new hair cut, crisp new jeans
Jet black polo, yeah I'm looking clean
you say my spending is obscene
I say I’m living a subculture dream

I’m a Fred Perry Fanatic, baby
and I don’t care who knows
I earned every dollar that I ever had
so I spend what I want on clothes

People say we all dress the same
But take a closer look I’m doing my own thing
They don’t get tradition and that’s a shame
I don’t give a damn about trends or fame


I rock the laurel wreath from my head to my shoes
Snow white polo and the piping is blue
There’s more to life than fashion, yeah that’s true
But I make sure I look good no matter what I do