Never Not Never Not Never Not

by Rosie Tucker

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    Enjoy this soft and comfortable Rosie Tucker t-shirt designed and illustrated by Traci Larson. Features the lyric "an iceberg's a mountain that gives way with heat and the sun is coming up fast," from Rosie's amazing song "Icebergs."

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    Soft and comfy t-shirt features the lyric "And hairless! It's easy w/ laser assistance" from Rosie Tucker's classic song "Spinster Cycle," from the album Never Not Never Not Never Not.

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    Rosie Tucker's "Never Not Never Not Never Not" LP on 12-inch translucent blue-green vinyl with insert. Enjoy the analog warmth of the recording and the big, beautiful cover art on the 12-inch cover. Includes an mp3 download. U.S. shipping costs are included.

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    Rosie Tucker's "Never Not Never Not Never Not" LP on 12-inch translucent blue-green vinyl with insert, plus a Risograph-printed, hand-numbered lyrics zine designed by Traci Larson that folds out into a poster. Includes an mp3 download. U.S. shipping costs are included.

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    Second pressing of Rosie Tucker's "Never Not Never Not Never Not" LP on 12-inch minty green vinyl with insert, plus a Risograph-printed, hand-numbered lyrics zine designed by Traci Larson that folds out into a poster. Includes an mp3 download. U.S. shipping costs are included.

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1.
Gay Bar 03:03
If you told me that we’d died And gone to the gay bar I woulda said “that seems right” Cause I knew you’d had a few When I got into the car I was clutching the upholstery tight Saint Peter clad in leather She was looking quite salacious But the fire never met her eyes And the cowboys dipped in glitter Brought us into their good graces You were sorry that you’re not their type You were sorry that you’re not their The swaying of your braids Gave impression of a halo But saying so would make me trite Well I think I coulda stayed For forever in the disco Dancing by the fractured light You were lovely by the fractured Baby isn’t this the afterlife? Singing karaoke in a dive
2.
You know the date on the Oldest coin in your palm I know the names of the Flowers along the back wall But I get afraid one of us is bluffing The blooms they will fade and the Change will amount to nothing Nothing at all The laundromat’s funny At two in the morning The blonde on tv says I too can be gorgeous And hairless! It’s easy With laser assistance I wish you would push me Around in the bins but we’re Talking serious While the colors bleed You know the full weight of Every wager you’ve lost I know for certain that Certainty comes at a cost But I get afraid of what I can’t define So I tally affections Like nickels and dimes in your palm Like your palm in my palm My parents met in a Laundromat parking lot I almost tell you but Then I think not to We focus on pulling our Lights from our darknesses We separate even though We’ve got sparks We separate even though We’ve got sparks While the colors bleed
3.
Real house music at a real house party Dancing and sticky good morning Mexico City she got Mouths to feed, she sees I’m Never not hungry Happy and heavy Like summer rain on a balcony Happy and heavy Long may she reign And here, I should refrain but I will not Real quick honey do you Think you want me? Dashing and flighty could change my Plane in a hurry If not, really no worries What a mouth to feed My jaw, wide as a gutter The flooding sum of my need Wise when I stutter You always get what I mean Happy and heavy long may she reign Happy and heavy long may she reign And if I should refrain I’ll call it off
4.
Fault Lines 03:00
You love the city when you’re Knee deep in confetti one big Hazy birthday party on a Sunday I loved you plenty like I Tried to love the city but my Favorite’s still the glimmering From far away Okay I fled the county headed Deep in the Mojave where the Sky is wide and hungry when the Sun’s high I felt the desert dream of Where an ocean used to be I’m Drowning in a memory of High tide Alright California aches In her tectonic plates She waits to make a break Into the sea Crying for a quake Mourning empty lakes But crying without water Isn’t easy I love the city like a Homemade house of holies like a Sidewalk shrine you only ever Pass by And if some summer’s eve The tremors bring us to our knees You’ll say you saw it coming in our Fault lines Alright California coughs The high is wearing off She’s trying to get by without the rain When I’m borne aloft To somewhere green and soft I’ll watch the wildfires from an airplane I love you like a hillside up in flame
5.
Given the way I’m giving in I think we better call it Awful just do not describe The feeling I’m too fragile to break
6.
Habit 03:01
I wanna tell you I’m sorry But what’s a couple words? Drops in the Pacific between us I wanna tell you I’m sorry Not that I’d go back Just that I miss what it was But I got a bad habit of holding my tongue I got a bad habit of holding my tongue I woke up bereft With no poetry left Except that to be found In sweat stains and coffee grounds What’s left of the energy spent Keeping my feet nailed down But life abounds Light resounds In cathedrals and border towns And I love you even now And I love you even now But I got a bad habit I wanna tell you I’m sorry You and the other ones But some how we don’t Keep in touch I wanna tell you I’m sorry Look back and laugh and say God, it is so hard Growing up But I got a bad habit Weeks like these I wish we were still speaking Are you pleased with the pieces Of me you’ll be keeping? You should be, cause life is fleeting And if while we lean toward death We lock eyes with meaning Gleaming and profound Then we walk on holy ground So I love you even now Yeah I love you even now But I got a bad habit I got a bad habit I got a bad habit Of holding my tongue Holding my tongue Holding my
7.
Never Not 01:19
Dreaming again I am ten feet deep In the rut in the bed that Came before me Rut in the bed that Came before me Taking a chance with hand that feeds Biting with ease I’m Never not hungry Biting with ease I’m Never not hungry Never not hungry Never not
8.
Lauren 02:35
Lauren’s gonna write the great American novel As soon as she remembers how to hold a pencil With prose so tight you could watch the heart pulse Lines so funny that the pages tremble but Who’s gonna hear my song through the wall And say don’t change a thing Play it just like that yeah Who’s gonna hear my song through the wall And sing it right back Until you come back to me? Lauren, Lauren, Lauren When Lauren hits record she’ll put the kind of noise out The queer kids with cute haircuts wanna tell their moms about Quiet kind of people do the most important shouting And Lauren I’ll yell with you past a shadow of a doubt but Who’s gonna hear my song through the wall And say don’t change a thing Play it just like that yeah Who’s gonna hear my song through the wall And sing it right back Until you come back to me? Lauren, Lauren, Lauren Well Lauren don’t get better no She gets the best it’s true And compassion lights the way she moves In everything she do Lauren when your space is empty I’m A little empty too And so is anyone who’s had the pleasure of knowing you But who’s gonna hear this song through the wall And say don’t change a thing play it just like that yeah Who’s gonna hear this song through the wall And sing it right back Until you come back to me? Lauren
9.
A tree falls I hear nothing But her song Back from a month spent spelunking in the Redwoods And I am no better learned about The difference between can and should My canopy bird insists That she don’t need to flee But a cage by any other name Amounts to the same thing It is her song I rise to Hear me out Nothing grows in the shadow of a doubt Find me an axe and I will Bring the motherfucker down Find me an axe and I will Fell the shadow The splinters causing my palms pain Are older than Mohammed And they say don’t choose the work you love If you aim to turn a profit My canopy bird insists That I don’t mean to flee But a flight without a pair of wings Amounts to the same thing It is her song I rise to Hear me out Nothing grows in the shadow of a doubt Find me a match and I will Burn the motherfucker down Find me a shovel and I will Rip the roots right out the ground Find me an axe and I will Fell the shadow A tree falls I hear nothing But her song
10.
Iceberg 03:46
I’m watching it frame by frame Your frame by mine in the pale morning light I’m reminded of icebergs I was holding you tight til I Slipped into sleep and An iceberg’s a mountain That gives way with heat And the sun is coming up fast So I’d better be getting back But I’m watching it grain by grain The draining of time with our Faces arranged in parallel lines And by now I’m no stranger To your gravity Every kiss is a skydive With you underneath And the ground is coming up fast I brace myself for impact I’ll give you a secret to Toss or to keep I am no good at falling asleep But when I do It’s a dream waking up next to you I’m watching it vein by vein The shapes of our spines and The bundles of nerves with which We are aligned every Pleasure and hurt just a Point on the map makes me Long for the days that the World was still flat But the edge was coming up fast Can you miss what you haven’t got past?
11.
Pablo Neruda 02:18
You are a poet, I read it in the way The mess you make is tender like your syllables arranged I am an idiot, I dress you up in idioms Like that’s the end of it, our eyes turn from the page And the summer came Manhattan june, we’re playing halloween Both my arms are lobster claws and all your skin is green I fled red handed from the shop after that scene Subways underfoot the earth was pregnant with machine In a summer’s dream A hot mess holocene My constant concrete dream She’s hollow underneath She’s hollow Solstice time I was slumped up on a stoop Punch drunk and stupid, shedding salt water for you I met a stranger whose middle name was Zeus And their dog, Pablo Neruda They were both pretty damn cute Oh but I still think you’re cuter after All that we’ve been through

about

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released March 8, 2019

Written and performed by Rosie Tucker
Produced by Wolfy
Guitars by Anna Arboles
Drums by Jessica Reed
Mixing by Anna Arboles

Mixing on "Spinster Cycle" and "Fault Lines" by Daniel Oldham
Additional production on "Fault Lines" by Deanna Romo

Recorded at PieTown Sounds in Burbank, CA with additional recording at Defend Music, Inc in Los Angeles, CA. "Never Not" was produced and recorded by Tyler McCarthy & Rosie Tucker in Sylmar, CA.

All songs mastered by Jett Galindo at The Bakery in Culver City, CA

If I were Wolfy I’d know how to deliver a disarmingly funny & deceptively heartfelt thank you in ten words or less. Given that I’m stuck being myself, bear with ... thank you to Wolfy for being objectively good at art, to Jessica Reed for being one take wonderful, to Anna Arboles for being the Tegan to my Sara and the Brandi to my Carlile. Greg Katz, thank you for insisting that these songs are worth the work. This album wouldn’t exist without Lauren Bruer, Sapphire Jewell, Talicat, Cecilia, Traci, Katherine and Chris’s Red Hook kitchen table, Oil Can Harry’s, Keith Armstrong, August, Daniel Oldham, Tyler, or the support of my wonderful family. This album wouldn’t have reason to exist without listeners like you. -Ro

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