Grrrls Drinking Songs

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lyrics: It’s summertime So close your eyes Eat some strawberries And drink some cold champagne And with closed eyes Yield to the sweet sad pain Cause all you have to do is stop thinking All you have to do is stop caring All you have to do is start drinking And take off all the clothes you’re wearing And all you really need now is the Ocean For your naked body to plunge into The cold water to cool your sunburn And make you forget all that you’ve been through It’s summertime Your heart is numb Mosquitoes feast upon your body Your head is light You’re kind of drunk But the waves are now in tune With your own heartbeat All you have to do is stop thinking All you have to do is stop caring All you have to do is start drinking And take off all the clothes you’re wearing And all you really need now is the Ocean For your naked body to plunge into The cold water to cool your sunburn And make you forget all that you’ve been through You’ve got it all You’ve got strawberries You’ve got the champagne And the beach You’ve got the sand and the Ocean And the sunshine And the heat But the one thing you don’t have Is someone to rub sun lotion on your back All you have to do is stop thinking All you have to do is stop caring All you have to do is start drinking And take off all the clothes you’re wearing And all you really need now is the Ocean For your naked body to plunge into The cold water to cool your sunburn And make you forget all that you’ve been through
2.
lyrics: Let's be swingers, let's be brothers Let's be lovers undercover at the bar tonight Buying drinks for one another As we fall on top each other In the back under the light You look beautiful tonight With your hair piled heavy in a halo on your head Oh no you don't need to say it Oh I knew it when I saw you That you were one of us girls who get drunk As the best way we know how to open up I will take him home We'll start making out before we make it to the front door Wait for it and I swear that it will come Now you're flashing back to the days when you were younger Woods behind my house Whose that man covering up our mouths When will you understand as embarrassed as I am When I look at the body of a man All I see is a stock piling of weaponry
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lyrics: I'm glad you're here and you're holding my hair up high. I'm not gonna die, it just feels like it. Does he care? Does he wonder why I cry? Will he ever take my side? You say he's not worth all of this. So fuck the show, let's get another bottle. We'll both feel better when we get some water and a second wind, and a new start. What's left of the night is on my shoes, but the vendor's open 'till 2. You reach down and pull me up. I look at you and say "you're hot." You toss your head and laugh out loud. Our eyes are swimming through frozen air that doesn't feel so cold, 'cuz getting drunk with you never gets old. Fuck the show! Let's get another bottle. We'll both feel better when we get some water and a second wind and a new start, with an old friend.
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lyrics: WE'RE EATING WITH A SPOON CALLED PHRANC WE'RE EATING CAKE IN FETT & ZUCKER WE'RE EATING A LOT BEFORE WE GET DRUNK WE'RE DRINKIN' CHAMPAGNE WITH PEACHES WE'RE DRINKIN' CAMMOMILE TEA WITH POPSCH WE'RE DRINKIN' CZECH BEER WITH GAFFA WE'RE DRINKIN WHISKEY WITH LUISE POP WE'RE DRINKIN BECHEROVKA IN NACHTASYL WE'RE DRINKIN COFFEE IN FRAUENCAFÉ WE'RE PISSING TOGETHER IN FRONT OF THE RHIZ WE'RE KISSING EACH OTHER IN MAREA ALTA WE'RE PUKING IN CABS - ON THE WAY HOME WE'RE WEARING BEARDS SINCE LA MOUSTACHE WE LOVE CHRIS, DANA AND ZACH RECORDS WE'RE SITTING IN A HETERO BAR WITH NORAH NOIZZE AND BAND AND FREIE RADIKALE & SPOENK WE PLAYED SOME SHOWS WITH BULBUL THE TOUR WITH DELILAH WAS COOL THERE'S NEITHER RHYME NOR REASON IN THAT WE PLAYED SOME SHOWS WITH PLAIDED ELEVEN TIMES IN EKH WE NEVER PLAYED WITH FSK WE'RE REALLY BAD AT WRITING LYRICS BUT DRINKIN' HELPS – SOMETIMES THIS SONG WILL LAST ABOUT THREE MINUTES WE'RE EATING AND DRINKIN AND PLAYING SINCE 10 YEARS - WE NEED A NEW CAR WE CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAY WITH VODKA – LET'S GO TO THE BAR!
5.
lyrics: Abendnot Status durch Beton Chaos in der Symmetrie Disco mit der ARD Vitamin ist ausgekotzt Premiere ist Wiederholungstat Trittbrettfahrt auf dem Schwarzmarkt Status durch Beton Chaos in der Symmetrie Angepisst um die Ecke zieh'n wasch dir die Hände, denn es ist Abendnot Plattenbau, Chaos im Zweckaufbau Tierbeschau, Disco in der Tagesschau Ideenklau, Trittbrett rostgrau (zOSCH!s Erklärung aus dem Textblatt: ...everything is made out of cold, grey shit and we are full of pain, hate and bad feelings, even if we wash our hands after a long and hateful day.)
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lyrics: Hitchhiking through the rain Drinking cheap champagne In a lorry whose driver lost his tongue I'm your Thelma, you're my Louise We drink away our enemies I will let no one ever bruise you Off at a rest stop at midnight Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide Another drink and we laugh the fear away I'm your Thelma, you're my Louise We drink away our enemies You will let no one ever bruise me Just to look at you made me strong You so deserve this drinking song I wish that summer would be more than past I was your Thelma, you my Louise We drank away our enemies I'd have let no one ever bruise you Just to look at you made me strong You so deserve this drinking song I wish that summer would be more than past I was your Thelma, you my Louise We drank away our enemies You'd have let no one ever bruise me
8.
lyrics: does anybody know the time we meet it‘s so important to us to be complete the one who has the key is always late we talk about the weekend we smoke and we wait seven pretty people are lying on the floor does anybody know what this cable is for? does anybody know how to tune the guitar oh no, i forgot the bass in the car the noise is incredible on wednesday night the noise is incredibly good the week should have a lot more wednesday nights we think it really should hey, are you already on your way? would you buy the beer for tonight? would you buy the beer for tonight? would you buy the beer for tonight? would you buy the beer for tonight?
9.
Sorry for callin' and wakin' you up when we were drunk drunk drunk drunk its just that we really like you, we think you're so cool we want to be friends with you Cuz you stay motivated to be creative and I've seen you in the magazines flippin through the pages like WOW there they are how inspiring to finally meet some real rock stars, especially being a fan for quite some time you might have a lot of fans but they won't all write you rhymes but i will give you something that you can remember so call us if you ever want another couple members on your team if you're up for a game of kick ball cuz im just tryin to kick it with y'all and get involved and maybe one day we'll surf but to tell you the truth i hate the way i look in women swim suits but i'd do it, even if it looks outrageous cuz i belive that magic is contageous and i feel it all around you see it in your faces so i'm just trying to get back in your good graces so Sorry for callin' and wakin' you up when we were drunk drunk drunk drunk it's just that we really like you, we think you're so cool we want to be friends with you i'm the kind of friend that you need in your life there'll be no room for doubts cause i'll always treat you right and if we went to middle school together we would have had charms that said best friends forever and i'd let you wear my clothes before i'd even worn 'em i'd pass you notes in class to keep you from boredom plus i'd cover for you if you cut out at lunch and i'd never leave you looking for a seat on the bus and i'll tell you where you'll be during PE you'll be smoking a cigarette behind the school with me but i realize this is not 8th grade folks but me hanging out with you is no joke i mean why not, i'm a dj on pirate radio i could play all your favorite songs on my show plus i'm a tremendous speller i know a lot of words i could help you win in scrabble for sure so what are you waiting for give me a try i'm the coolest friend you'll have and i won't even lie and besides i can promise you one important thing the next time i get drunk you won't hear your phone ring
10.
i'm a partyfucker you're my fucking party man kann es nehmen wie man will, Sie sehen die sache wieder einmal rein formal man kann es nehmen wie man will, das ist ein unterschied
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lyrics: all women that i've seen were riding horses whiskey drinkers dirty thinkers risky lovers great train robbers all women that i've seen were binge drinkers
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WORSE THAN QUEER is not only a line from a Bikini Kill song but also the name of a little riot grrrl inspired festival that took place for the first time in January 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany. We, eve massacre and jessthreat had the idea of a compilation accompanying it - a compilation with a topic: Grrrls drinking songs.

Why the hell 'grrrls drinking songs'?
Well, first reason: there aren't enough out there. Songs about drinking together often really are about friendship but most of the time exclusively about male friendship. It's like a blind spot, as if us females of the species wouldn't do those things. We also go out together, have our fun, have a couple of alcoholic drinks. Or we sit together with a beer and have those totally profound conversations (not about boys, Mrs. Bechdel!). Or we get ourselves up into mischief together because of some silly drunk idea. Or take life on tour: all the things that happen while you're having a beer together - it really is the perfect subject for bands. So it's no surprise that there are countless songs about it but hardly any of them from a female perspective.
The other thing is that there still is some kind of taboo about women gettin drunk: A women is supposed never to get more than just a bit tipsy. If she gets too drunk to explicitly fight back when a man sexually attacks her then she gets the blame. On the other hand a man who rapes a woman in a badly drunken state often gets excused because 'he didn't know what he was doing'. That's how implicitly women get the duty never really to let go because they are always responsible for what could be done to them. Ladies, do we always have to control ourselves? Well, I think: Oh no! We have the same right to party excessively if we want to as men have.

That's just two thoughts that made us come up with the idea of a Grrrls Drinking Songs compilation.
What we rather didn't want it to be about: Glorification of the every-weekend ritual of boozing inna Ballermann / Spring Break style, until you're unconscious, until you get all ruthless, just to forget about your shitty everyday life. Our idea is: Songs about social drinking that pour a shot of hedonism into the lap of the health police.

So we sent out mails to a few bands / artists we knew and we told them it didn't have to be a masterpiece or a high-end recording but that we would be happy with all kinds of contributions - no matter, if it's a silly song or a pissed-off one, a profound one or a banal one, a punk-singalong-hymn or a sad indiefolk song, electro or hiphop - whatever! And we got 11 wonderful songs, from all kinds of genres and backgrounds - thanks so much to everyone who sent us a track! Some of them can already be found on released albums, some are exclusives - no matter what: we included links to the artists and where you can buy some of their music if you feel like supporting them. They deserve it.
This compilation is a non-profit thing, just for the grrl idea, just for the fun of it.
Now enjoy. And spread the word, would you?

eve massacre & jessthreat
x

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WORSE THAN QUEER ist nicht nur eine Zeile aus einem Bikini Kill Song, sondern auch der Name eines kleinen Riot Grrrl inspirierten Festivals, das im Januar 2012 zum ersten Mal in Nürnberg stattfand. Dessen Initiatorinnen, eve massacre und jessthreat, hatten die Idee, anlässlich dessen eine Compilation zu machen - eine Compilation mit einem Thema: Grrrls Drinking Songs.

Warum zur Hölle 'Grrrls Drinking Songs'?
Nun, ein Punkt ist, dass es davon nicht genügend gibt da draußen. Was schade ist, denn Lieder über's gemeinsame Trinken sind oft auch Lieder über Freundschaft, meistens aber ausschließlich über Männerfreundschaft. Es ist wie ein blinder Fleck, als würden wir weiblichen Vertreter unserer Spezies gewisse Dinge nicht tun. Aber: Wir gehen auch zusammen aus, haben unseren Spaß auch mal unter uns, konsumieren dabei auch ein paar alkoholische Getränke. Oder wir sitzen bei einem Bier zusammen und haben diese total tiefschürfenden Gespräche (nicht über Jungs, Frau Bechdel! ;)). Oder wir bringen blödsinnige Aktionen nur aus einer albernen betrunkenen Idee heraus. Oder nimm das Leben auf Tour: All die Dinge, die da passieren während du ein Bier zusammen trinkst... es ist eigentlich das perfekte Thema für Bands. Überraschend ist also nicht, dass es zahllose Lieder darüber gibt, sondern nur, dass es kaum welche aus weiblicher Perspektive gibt.

Ein anderer Punkt ist, dass um eine betrunkene Frau immer noch so eine Art Tabu herumgeistert, grade wieder verstärkt mit dem derzeitigen wiedererstärktem Konservatismus: Eine Frau sollte nie mehr als ein klein wenig beschwipst werden. Wenn eine Frau zu betrunken ist um sich explizit und vehement gegen einen sexuellen Übergriff zu wehren, dann kommt es schnell zum Urteil: selber schuld. Auf der anderen Seite wird das Verhalten eines Mannes, der in einem übelst betrunkenen Zustand einer Frau gegenüber sexuell übergriffig wird, oft damit entschuldigt, dass 'er ja nicht mehr gewusst habe, was er tat'. Auf diese Weise wird auch heute noch Frauen implizit die Pflicht auferlegt, sich nie richtig gehen zu lassen, weil sie immer selbst verantwortlich dafür sind, was ihnen angetan werden könnte.
So ist eine zweite kleine Botschaft dieser Compilation: Ladies, müssen wir uns immer unter Kontrolle haben? Oh nein! Wir haben das selbe Recht exzessiv Party zu feiern wenn wir wollen wie es Männer haben.

Das sind nur zwei Gedanken, die zur Idee einer 'Grrrls Drinking Songs' compilation führten. Was wir nicht wollten war die Glorifizierung von allwochenendlichen Bingedrinking Ritualen, wo sich weggeknallt wird im Ballermann / Spring Break Stil, bis zur Besinnungslosigkeit, bis zur Rücksichtslosigkeit, nur um einen beschissenen Alltag zu vergessen. Unsere Idee war: Eine Compilation mit Songs über Social Drinking, die der Gesundheitspolizei einen Schuss Hedonismus in den Schoß kippen.

Also schickten wir Mails an ein Riege von Bands / Künstlerinnen, deren Musik und Attitüde wir schätzen, und die wir - manche mehr, manche weniger - auch persönlich kennen und fragten sie, ob sie Lust hätten, mitzumachen. Ziel war nicht, nur Meisterwerk und High-End-Aufnahmen zusammenzutragen, sondern dass alle einfach je nach Mitteln und Können einfach etwas machen, und dass wir mit allen Beiträgen glücklich wären: egal ob ein alberner oder ein wütender Song, ein tiefschürfender oder ein banaler, eine Punk-Singalong-Hymne oder ein trauriger Indiefolk Song, Electro oder Hiphop, lo-fi mit Handy aufgenommen oder extra im Studio gewesen - was auch immer!
Und das Ergebnis ist genauso geworden: wir bekamen 11 wundervolle Songs, aus allen möglichen Genres und Backgrounds - großes Dankeschön geht raus an alle, die uns einen Track geschickt haben!

Wir haben Links zu Alben/Singles/Downloads der Artists dazugepostet, so dass ihr auch Musik von ihnen kaufen könnt, wenn ihr sie unterstützen möchtet. Sie verdienen es. Diese Compilation aber ist ein non-profit Ding, nur für die Grrrl Idee, nur für den Spaß.
Jetzt los, genießt es. Und erzählt's weiter, ja?

eve massacre & jessthreat
x

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released February 5, 2012

links to the grrrls behind this:
www.jessthreat.blogspot.com
www.flickr.com/photos/_jessthreat_
www.evemassacre.org
and the facebook for worse than queer:
www.facebook.com/worsethanq

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