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The debut studio EP for Another White Suburbanite

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released August 29, 2011

All songs written and performed by Bradley Rohlf
Produced by Dalton O'Conner, Underline Studios

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Another White Suburbanite St Louis, Missouri

It was bound to happen. Another White Suburbanite is playing his piano and singing songs about life as he knows it. Rife with social commentary and bourgeois angst, this product of the self-esteem movement will make you so mad you want to laugh about it. ... more

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Track Name: AWS
So it starts off like...
[bass line on piano]

And then it's like:
I am so special, and I am unique. A perfect snowflake, no one else like me

My name is Bradley Rohlf
It’s one of few things that rhymes with golf
My first name can be shortened and folks usually do
Even when I don’t ask them to

When I was a young’n, I would say I don’t care
If you call me Bradley or Brad, they’re both fair
But sophomore year of high school I decided I would be
Henceforth known as only Bradley

I am so special and I am unique. A perfect snowflake, no one else like me
Don’t think of me as arrogant let’s try to get this right.
I’m proud of who I am I’m just Another White Suburbanite.

Yes I prefer to be called Bradley; it makes me feel much bolder
When rolling off the tongue of someone thirty years or older
This rap is my life story; I shout it for all to hear
I’m a product of my environment; let’s make that crystal clear

I am so special and I am unique. A perfect snowflake, no one else like me
I am so special and so very unique. A perfect snowflake, there is no one else like me
Don’t think of me as arrogant let’s try to get this right.
I’m proud of who I am I’m just Another White Suburbanite.

[Bradley:]
Oh, my self-esteem is through the roof
[female:]
You are likeable and capable
[Bradley:]
I’ve got a positive outlook
[female:]
You can do anything if you put your mind to it
[Bradley:]
I had a pretty rough life, like that time my mom took my Gameboy away
[female:]
I want to give you some constructive criticism
[Bradley:]
Or when I had to shovel the driveway after it snowed
[female:]
No one can make you feel inferior without your permission
[Bradley:]
Oh, but you know I’m building character
[female:]
It’s okay to give in to positive peer pressure
Track Name: Do What They Told You
Work hard, party down
Like you never woulda did in your hometown
It’s time to come and see
What the college life can do for you and me

See a girl and you strut your stuff
She doesn’t like it; gotta go to the gym get buff
Stay up on the latest trends
With all the money that your momma and poppa send

Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you

Late night, gotta cram
It’s gonna be another ‘D’ on this exam
It doesn’t matter if you fail or pass
As long as you’re looking good you got a lotta class

Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you in school

They told me, “go to college, work hard;
They give everyone a job, so long as you.
Do what they told you in school”

Do what they told you in school
Do what they told you in school
Track Name: Some Dam Lake
It’s so hot here in the ‘burbs
And the public pool don’t cool my nerves
There’s gotta be a better way
Summer in the city, I’ve got to get away

I’d feel better in a semi-natural body of water
Say a valley where they stopped up the river
And built a small resort

Let’s go down to some dam lake
It’s time for me to take a break
Well it’s courtesy of your corps of engineers
It’s some dam lake

Pack up the kids and hop in the car
Two or three hours it ain’t that far
It’s our favorite destination
For family fun and recreation

I’ll feel better when I get down to that water
That old valley where they stopped up the river
And built a small resort

Let’s go down to some dam lake
It’s time for me to take a break
Well it’s courtesy of your corps of engineers
It’s some dam lake

Let’s go down to some dam lake
I’ve gotta get to some recreational
Stream-fed, Watershed
Some dam lake
Track Name: Wouldn't It Be Nice
Hello world, I think I’ll watch you at a distance
From the safety of my liquid crystal display
If you could be so kind as to stay outside my walls
I will not bother you, and you can leave me be

Sometimes I feel it:
The urge to get up and leave

Wouldn’t it be nice if I could see it for myself?
Unlock the door, step out and conquer all my fears
Wouldn’t it be nice?

Fluorescent light bulbs shine on everything I know
Here inside my fortress of solitude
Maybe I could get the nerve to leave my chair
But I don’t need anything, I’m just not in the mood

Wouldn’t it be nice if I could see it for myself?
Unlock the door, step out and conquer all my fears
Wouldn’t it be nice to make a change today?
Some spontaneity to spice up my routine
Wouldn’t it be nice?

Wouldn't it be nice?
Wouldn't it be so nice?

I wouldn't, wouldn't I
Track Name: If I Could Have Lunch With Anyone In The World
If I could have lunch with anyone in the world living or dead,
Then I would choose to dine with someone who is alive.

Oh, a corpse isn’t very fun to play with
A corpse isn’t very fun at all
He will lie around all day until he rots away
No a corpse isn’t very fun at all

Have you ever hung out with a cadaver?
The first thing you will notice is the smell
And no amount of Old Spice can cover it up
It can’t compare to a real live person

Oh, a corpse isn’t very fun to play with
A corpse isn’t very fun at all
He will lie around all day until he rots away
No a corpse isn’t very fun at all

Have you ever got a date from the morgue
You can bring flowers, but it won’t care
Weak in the knees it will collapse on the floor
It can’t compare to a real live person

Oh, a corpse isn’t very fun to play with
A corpse isn’t very fun at all
He will lie around all day until he rots away
No a corpse isn’t very fun at all
Track Name: No One Ever Grows Up
No one ever grows up; they just get better at faking it.

When I was a child the people told me to value my youth.
They seemed so dissatisfied with their enlightenment of truth.
Hey take a look at Peter Pan and his Lost Boys
A portrait of what grown-ups think are all of their lost joys

But as a boy I wanted more responsibility
The thought that every body else could look up to me
Now as I’m older I’ve seen the light and I see it so clear
There’s no real gain, no mystic progress, with the changing of the year

No one, no one ever grows up; they just get better at faking it
No one, no one ever grows up; they just get better at faking it

Hey old man, you’ve seen my life and I’ve seen your ways
You say you can measure your depth of wisdom by the length of your days
I’ve been watching how you interact, and the advice you lend
Young or old, there is no difference, there’s no need to pretend

No one, no one ever grows up; they just get better at faking it
No one, no one ever grows up; they just get better at faking it