From the Very Start

by Ragtag Romantics

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Cereal Kitten Bladder I first heard these guys at a battle of the bands thing at Eastern (Go Eagles) and i knew instantly that they were going to win. I mulled on the thought of buying this album for a while then i found myself looking this album up just to listen to the songs over and over so i finally decided to make the purchase. LOVE IT TO DEATH Favorite track: Road Trip.
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released December 31, 2015

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Ragtag Romantics Spokane, Washington

Ragtag Romantics formed in the summer of 2014, and since then has been delighting audiences in the Pacific Northwest with their joyful music and radiant stage presence. The seven piece band's unique sound combines the bright, upbeat spirit of third wave ska with the bold, grooving style of 1960s soul and R&B. They released their first EP, titled "From the Very Start," on December 31st, 2015. ... more

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Track Name: Tongue Tied
My thoughts run faster than my mouth
I cannot catch my words before they come out
I've been going way too fast
And still coming in dead last

Please excuse the things I do
in my 3 AM delirium
I swear this isn't what I'm like
when I'm in control of my mind

I've been getting tongue-tied
It's like I don't know just who I am
Can't count the times that I've cried
and I really do not understand why
Something on the way has turned me bitter and shy
But this is not the way I want to live my life

Well I am on the borderline
between not-so-great and doing fine
But mediocre's not the way
I wanna live out all my days

Staying up until one or two
and then sleeping till the afternoon
is nothing but a waste of time
and I've been guilty of that crime

Well I've been getting tongue-tied
It's like I don't know just who I am
Can't count the times that I've cried
and I really do not understand why
Something on the way has turned me bitter and shy
But this is not the way I want to live my life

I've been getting tongue-tied
It's like I don't know just who I am
Can't count the times that I've cried
and I really do not understand why
Something on the way has turned me bitter and shy
But this is not the way I want to live my life
Track Name: One Thing After Another
It starts with waking upright
next to a lover made of air
and you feel like you're lonely
when all around you people are there

I want to drink it all away
But that won't help the pain, no
She's far away, it's noone's fault
But something's got to change

I don't believe in romance sometimes
but that's a shitty way to live my life
I want to try to be the best I can
to be a better man

'Cause it's one thing after another, baby
and I'm tired of wasting time
but I don't want to push your love away

It's one thing after another
Oh, the pain to be away from your lover
when I'm lost and don't know what to say

Maybe I shouldn't feel bad about it
If things just don't work out
My heart still longs for something out there

But it's the way that she cries
I wanna hold her tight
Take it back, take it back

No, I don't believe in romance sometimes
but that's a shitty way to live my life
I want to try to be the best I can
to be a better man

'Cause it's one thing after another, baby
and I'm tired of wasting time
but I don't want to push your love away

It's one thing after another
Oh, the pain to be away from your lover
when I'm lost and don't know what to say

Girl don't close your mind
Stop trying, let it all pass by
'Cause I'm not the one, I'm not the one
the one for you, but I'm too afraid to admit it

Oh I don't believe in romance sometimes
but that's a shitty way to live my life
I want to try to be the best I can
to be a better man

'Cause it's one thing after another, baby
and I'm tired of wasting time
but I don't want to push your love away

It's one thing after another
Oh, the pain to be away from your lover
when I'm lost and don't know what to say

We never really understood the depth
of some people's devotion
We never really understood the damage
that it does to their lives

'Cause in this world,
It's never too late to fix broken emotion
Yeah, in this world
Love can be reclaimed.

'Cause it's one thing after another
(One thing after another)
It's one thing after another
(One thing after another)

One thing after another
(Girl don't close your mind)
One thing after another
(Stop trying, let it all pass by.
Track Name: Road Trip
Darling, wake up
and open your eyes
Grab the car keys
and put your hand in mine

Throw the ukuleles
and the guitars
And a couple of notebooks
in the back of the car

We're gonna take a road trip
And no, it doesn't matter why
It'll just be us
Just you and I

We're gonna get lost
And before we come home
We're gonna find ourselves
in all the places we go

We'll drive all day
and then stop where we are
Sleep out on a blanket
underneath the shining stars

We'll meditate outside
when the rain falls down
And sing in all the coffeeshops
in all the little towns

We're gonna take a road trip
And no, it doesn't matter why
It'll just be us
Just you and I

We're gonna get lost
And before we come home
We're gonna find ourselves
in all the places we go

(Guitar solo)
(Trumpet solo)
(Scat solo)

Yeah, We're gonna get lost
And before we come home
We're gonna find ourselves
in all the places we go

We're gonna find ourselves
in all the places we go

We're gonna find ourselves
in all the places we go
Track Name: Do What You Wanna Do
He wakes up in the morning
Slides out of bed, heads off to work
Rain falls down, it's pouring
And he wonders what this is really worth

He comes home in the evening
so stressed out he ignores his wife
Sits down in front of the TV
Thinks of nothing but how much he hates his life

He doesn't even notice
That she's sitting in the corner staring at his face
Wondering why she ever
Agreed to take on his last name

And one short year later
She's gone with a broken heart
And he's just left here wondering
Why he didn't say he loved her from the very start

Well I don't know if there's a heaven
But I do know for a fact
That when we die, we get a one way ticket
To a train that we can never ride back

So do what you wanna do and
Love who you wanna love and
Don't waste your whole life through
Just thinking about what you could have done and

Chase the dreams you wanna chase and
Never spend a single day thinking
Standing idle is okay
Because you are worth so much more than that

And don't forget to use the words "I love you"
And don't forget that dancing is okay
And don't forget that life means nothing
If you never say the words you need to say

And don't forget that you are breathing
And don't forget that you are alive
And don't forget that somebody cares about you
And don't forget that somewhere that sun always shines

I don't know if there's a heaven
But I do know for a fact
That when we die, we get a one way ticket
To a train that we can never ride back

So do what you wanna do and
Love who you wanna love and
Don't waste your whole life through
Just thinking about what you could have done and

Chase the dreams you wanna chase and
Never spend a single day thinking
Standing idle is okay
Because you are worth so much more than that

Do what you wanna do and
Love who you wanna love

Do what you wanna do and
Love who you wanna love
Track Name: Reel Big Breath
I wanna take a real big breath
And close my eyes
I wanna relax in the sun sometime today

So someone watch my back
And tomorrow I'll watch yours
Together, life could be so surely grand

I wanna take a real big breath
And close my eyes
I wanna relax in the sun sometime today

So someone watch my back
And tomorrow I'll watch yours
Together, life could be so surely grand

The clouds hang over Seattle
For longer than they ought to
Someone's gotta break these overcast blues

Some may hide away
And others don't mind the rain
But there's only so many nice sunny days

I wanna take a real big breath
And close my eyes
I wanna relax in the sun sometime today

So someone watch my back
And tomorrow I'll watch yours
Together, life could be so surely grand

We're taking everyone with us
Everyone who wants to go
We're all part of the same show

The curtains are being torn down
The illusions are being dispelled
I don't wanna be in the dark anymore