Teenage Alcoholic (Acoustic)

by Lach

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This week's release is an acoustic demo of Lach's song Teenage Alcoholic which appears as a full band track on the album Blang!. The Wentworth Cartoon is in the spirit of the holiday season.
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released December 7, 2015

Lach - Vocals/Guitar



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Lach Edinburgh, UK

Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles.

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Track Name: Teenage Alcoholic (Acoustic 1996)
Teenage Alcoholic

Full blown at thirteen
Finishing daddy's drinks
Everyone thought you were cute
Until you started to shoot

Mommy's an ostrich
She keeps her head in the sand
Cocktails at bridge
You know she's always got the winning hand

Where are you tonight?
Boston, Queens, L.A.?
Or are you stuck in someburbia
where no one gives a shit anyway?

Teenage alcoholic, teenage alcoholic
Hey, where are you?

No-one understands
They just make fun of you
And all the local bands
They're telling you it's so cool

But your grist for the mill
Yeah, kids are for tricks
Keep on going until
You get sick and tired of being sick

I ain't here to preach
I just hope you're o.k.
And though it seems out of reach,
You know, there's got to be a better way

Teenage alcoholic, teenage alcoholic
Hey, where are you?
Come in from the cold
You're getting to old to be a
Teenage alcoholic, teenage alcoholic
Teenage alcoholic, teenage alcoholic
Hey, where are you?