more from
Take This To Heart Records

Good Gracious! Bad People.

by Sarah & the Safe Word

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Good Gracious! Bad People. on a CD

    Includes unlimited streaming of Good Gracious! Bad People. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $9.99 USD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    the Sarah and the Safe Word logo on a shirt with a little flame ... kinda red hot
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $14.99 USD or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    A zip up hoodie with some art from none other than the band themselves. good gracious, a sick hoodie
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $29.99 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A shirt with the Sarah and the Safe Word logo on it, plus a CD!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Good Gracious! Bad People. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $19.99 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A cocktail kit (a shaker, TWO shot glasses, and a recipe book) PLUS the CD! Good Gracious, what a deal!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Good Gracious! Bad People. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $39.99 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    good gracious, a hoodie AND a CD?!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Good Gracious! Bad People. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $34.99 USD or more 

     

  • Sick on Seventh Street Shirt
    T-Shirt/Apparel

    a shirt with the Sick on Seventh Street single art on it, also known as a truly sick shirt, ha ha

    Sold Out

  • Rose Shirt + CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A shirt with the SATSW logo and a rose on it, plus a CD!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Good Gracious! Bad People. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • Mega Bundle
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    good gracious! this mega bundle includes both t-shirt designs, a hoodie, a cocktail set AND a CD.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Good Gracious! Bad People. via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
I don’t have a coterie, I don’t even own a coat But I’ve got some petty problems And I’ll shove them down your throat See, there’s a place where villains go Where racketeers can have their day Wayward travelers inherit the affairs of the estate “Hiding the corner in the back of every room Is a patriarchal portrait and a...” ...Curse you’ll soon consume Take your carriage past the fork Round the bend and then head north The night will rise, the road will fall Shadows dance across the wall Trouble travels on the breeze Secrets tangled in the trees A story seldom understood Welcome to Winterwood These ill-reputed patrons slowly dancing through the pall There’s gossip on the edges on the whispers in the halls And every sordid socialite here is both stunning and a liar They’re beginning me to go to hell, they’re preaching to the choir It’s colder every year in here despite the lack of snow So eat the food and drink the wine - “We’ll never let you go.”
2.
You should be grateful I’ve never looked no better You made a clean break, I’m all washed up What are the chances My lover, my tormentor You took the elevator All the way up Well, you’re all scotch, no soda Your fingertips could torture Drag my body back to New Orleans and dream a little dream of me Well, you’re all scotch no soda I think I know who loves you Drag my body on the dirty ground I like a city that can sleep around Pass the cheap merlot Here’s to who you know You look so sad, boy You smell like gin and failure You sing a sad song I knew a sad man He told me to keep my chin up He told me to smile more So I took his teeth Underhanded Slightly damaged Hey, Young Lonely You took advantage
3.
She left her heart on the desert plain She’s living out her life She was raised in the Middle of Nowhere The Middle of Nowhere was the actual name of the town she lived in She actually lived in the Middle of Nowhere and that’s how the story goes Ain’t got a human heart but I feel that when we part She’s the last great sweetheart of the Grand Electric Rodeo Open up your veins and here we go He lost his grip two seconds short when she hit him with that smile He didn’t win, but he told his wife that he had to stay awhile Ain’t got a human heart but I feel it when we spark Undead, vampire, blink and miss it Cowboy robot loving mistress “And then he walked away one day, and I’ll never forget what he said to me. He looked me dead in the eye and he said, ‘Uhhhhhh..’” She’s a celebrated author She’s a certified inspector She’s the first- “SHE’S THE LAST!” She’s the last great sweetheart of the Grand Electric Rodeo Open up your veins, open up your veins, open up your veins and here we go Chumbawamba 1997
4.
Lopsided is how I describe you Your mother never wrote me a check You move around the scene with impunity You’ve got a couple years left at best Well, we counted and the votes are in You’re vicious and draconian You’re always at the top of the list Let’s have a celebration in your name And damn you with the highest praise A standing ovation You’ve earned it You took all our good will and you burned it Kudos to those friends who stick it through But I wouldn’t be your friend if you paid me to Radio static And monochromatic We know you’re on the television box Your money is working hard All my friends say you’re a star If it sounds like a metaphor, it’s not Such a greedy little raven Hoarding coins in your collection And I’d love to see them scatter to the wind
5.
What’s it like to have the world on a string Knowing you can change it but you don’t do a thing When it’s down to the last hour Down to the last power You know how to sit back and collect your own win Who are you when no one sees It’s awfully convenient That the devil in your details Are the dirty little reasons in me I’m feeling sick in the head I want to dance with all your friends Come plant a kiss on the lips in the back of the bar In New York City, I’m feeling... Sick little boys with their sick little games Sick little feelings in my sick little brain If it looks good, feels good, there’s probably a catch You’re wood and I’m phosphate, hey, we make a good match I’m feeling sick in the head I want to dance with all your friends Come plant a kiss on the lips in the back of the bar In New York City, I’m feeling Sick of that shit, I don’t want to fall asleep like this Come plant a kiss on the lips in the back of the bar In New York City, I’m feeling sick.
6.
Mister Fische pays what he owes Peddles hope on southern roads When he comes to town, you’ll surely know Our street is painted in grey A trail in fear in his wake Get what you paid for, that’s what you paid for Your dreams of fortune and fame Another dime in his plate Watch what you wish for That’s what you wished for Mister Fische is rolling through The sweetest man to bury you He’s got what you need if you want him to Unaware of what he’s sold His velvet glove His heart of gold Another night, another soul Come and see Oskar Fische Now everyone knows his name He didn’t want it this way That’s what he paid for, got what he paid for Your dreams of fortune and fame Another dime in his plate Watch what you wish for That’s what you wished for
7.
Ripples in the water break the rhythm of the rain There’s something at the bottom of that lake called Pontchartrain Two days deep and rotting no one sits upon the grave Death could never hold him Now the levee’s about to break Roll up your Caddy, baby I’ve got my nine I see the fire burning Something’s wrong on the river Something’s wrong on the river tonight Your daddy said I’m trouble Turns out he’s right “They’ll never find him now” But something’s wrong on the river Something’s wrong on the river tonight And he’s rising with the tide We tried to hide it But he’ll never let us go She sold her mother’s ring, never left New Orleans So we put him down below Or we thought so
8.
I’m in the front yard with your family I have my finger on the ray gun They asked me where I got it I said, “Future.” They rebuild your father out of bolts and bubblegum Crawl into my colony The honeys in my hive Pull me open by the ribs and fall asleep inside Pack me up, return to sender And send me on my way They might find me at the bottom of a bender But it won’t be today I saw your dreams I saw your past lives You were a prince You were a goddess I saw you walking in the garden Who did you burn to end up like this
9.
There’s a moth that lives inside me See it crawl towards the light Because you know it steals my thoughts You see it flutter in my eyes And now this drink is in the wrong glass It should not be served with ice So I will not tip the barkeep When he brings my tab tonight I’m leaving Tell me what to think (I don’t mind if) Tell me what to dream (You’re a little bit blinded) Everyone here has their reasons Everybody falls, they’re singing Full exsanguination happens to the best of us The rest of us Wrestle with the consequences of The bad touch The bloodlust And I don’t really want to know the truth I just want to know if there’s a way that I can twist what’s left of it inside of you Everyone here takes their license Everybody has their vices There are reasons people do this There are thousands of excuses
10.
I want to feel what it’s like to frown So you can see my pretty smile When it’s upside down Now won’t you hang me from your heart Won’t you let me swing And wrap your hands around my throat When I start to sing And now you’ve got money and it’s understood I want to be a body buried in your neighborhood So when the sun goes down, boy, we will too And leave a stain upon the family that she bought for you Taste the sulfur in my heart Let us never be apart Trace the line of every vein Spell the letters of your name Because I’ve been so disobedient You want to feel what it’s like to drown? I can keep the water warm when you hold me down I won’t dance at the party, I won’t meet your friends Because you don’t know the meaning of a means to an end And in the corner I can catch your eye You say you love me and I know you lie I’ll come crawling to you every time Until the sunlight tears the veil of night
11.
It’s 4 a.m. on Bonnie Dell And I don’t give a fuck I made my peace with the ghosts of the streets And I’m betting that’ll be enough I moved out west to San Francisco Breathed in that fire smoke Then found my heart in a northern song I guess I’m going to make my way back home Wood, nails, bites, and bones Who’s going to pray when they carry you home I made some friends Now I’m all alone God ain’t gonna call me on the telephone Saying, “Maybe I slept too long waiting for the sun.” Maybe I slept too long, lord, waiting for the sun I won’t suffer through the season in my shitty job You can go ahead and let me go Because I don’t really care about your KPIs Run and tell that to the CEO And if you don’t understand why I can’t be a man I’ll just tell you that it’s need-to-know Four years deep Still no sleep And baby, I’m ready to go A story seldom understood Welcome to Winterwood

about

If you saw Sarah and the Safe Word barreling down Atlanta's I-285 last year, we have some good news and bad news. The good news is they stopped their joyride long enough to hightail it up to Cleveland. The bad news is they're now accruing speeding tickets across time and space.

Good Gracious. Bad People! is the briskly recorded, breathlessly ambitious follow-up to last year's Red Hot & Holy. While the album's combination of symphonic dramatics and saber toothed alt-rock may have had everybody reaching for their MySpace logins, the Atlanta group's latest LP doubles down on pre-Internet showmanship. In doing so, the sextet widened their storytelling map to include the rest of the southern United States, the magical realism of backwater folklore, and a kitchen-sink approach to melody making assisted by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Jack's Mannequin). What lingers long after the powderkeg production and the spidery tall tales is the impact of a band experimenting their way through the Roaring 2020's.

Sarah and the Safe Word's anachronistic approach to songwriting, like soaking Prohibition-era attitudes in scotch and soda, may come as a system shock. "Bottom of a Bender" features space-age synths and a guitar solo performed by an electric power drill. "A Celebration—With a Vengeance?!" bursts open a cabaret scene with a thunderous sax solo. "When Oskar Fische Comes to Town” is a song so indebted to organic strings and piano chords that it could be retrofitted for ragtime hour. Such erratic time-traveling isn't for the faint of heart. Let these Georgians introduce you to a few characters. They've got character themselves.

credits

released October 30, 2020

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Sarah & the Safe Word Atlanta, Georgia

contact / help

Contact Sarah & the Safe Word

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Sarah & the Safe Word, you may also like: