Take Out The Keys

from by The Rat Opera

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Rat has taken all the black keys out of the studio’s Wurlitzer Organ – because “it sounds better that way”.


I’ve broken my piano
I’ve snapped some keys in half
To tune it like Sinatra
I’d take out all the black
There’s a distinct sound you get
When you stick it in a box
And fill it up with paper
Torn from the letters that I got

You can carry your tune over your shoulder
But it’ll never be a cross
You’ve got to drive the good ones crazy
Till the bad ones hit the spot
And all your polish will not save you from the hot, hard rain
Let’s see how you sound when the rust gets to your brain

I’ve broken my piano
But I’d shatter my guitar
To tune it like Sinatra
I’d play half the fucking strings
Yeah, I’ve got intuition
But that’s just asking for a cliff
You’ve got to jump off of curbs in South Beach
Before you’ll ever write a hit


from Soundtrack to the Rat Opera, released December 1, 2015



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The Rat Opera was created by Rob Elba (Holy Terrors, Shark Valley Sisters) & Brian Franklin (Diane Ward Band, Solo Projects). The soundtrack also features musicians Russell Mofsky (Gold Dust Lounge, Quit), Andre Serafini (Quit) & William Trev (Holy Terrors) as well as vocals by Diane Ward & Ali Culotta. It was recorded at Dan Hosker Studio & Beachsound and was mixed by Bobby MacIntyre at Studio 71 ... more

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