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The Complete Guide to caring for your Rat Babies, Vol. #1

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This download includes special bonus items: 6 pages of cover art, alternate version of the art work, and booklet artwork in PDF format.

"The Complete Guide To Caring For Your Rat Babies, Vol #1", released May 2009 for a five week tour of the eastern USA, is the first in a series of releases that serve as an archive of demos and history of where Rat Babies was year to year. Made up of live recording, rare or previously unreleased tracks, demos tracks, and some alternate versions of songs. When it was first released it had a hand made chicken wire cage stuffed full of Rat Babies goodies like: sticker, patch, button, cd, and more, but what made this release even more special was that in the physical copy a secondary DVD entitled "Scenes From Thunder Swamp" was included in the packaging. Unfortunately due to file size we can not include this in the download.

Track Listing:
1. Vibrator
2. Knives
3. It All Seems To Fade
4. In Heaven
5. I Know
6. Piles
7. Sometimes I Dream Of Disappearing
8. Search For
9. These Are My Friends
10. Bleeder
11. Forgotten As So As Seen
12. Empty Parking Lot
XX. Scenes From Thunder Swamp (not included)


Everything is Copyright 2009 Rat Babies. Visit our website at www.ratbabies.org. Rat Babies PO Box 484 Athens Ga 30603.

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released May 1, 2009

Featuring: Mux Blank on bass and vocals, Chodd on drums. Also featuring: Allen "Moldy Holmes" Kent, Jon Crandall, Tim Vance, Jonathan Vance. Artwork by Mux Blank. The short film "Scenes from Thunder Swamp" (not included in this digital download) was written and directed by Mux Blank with assistance from James Pendley, the background music in the film features improvised music by Mux Blank, Chodd, and Jon Crandall.

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Rat Babies Athens, Georgia

Rat Babies are a doom noise duo, sometimes trio, out of Athens GA since 2005. Bass and Vocals by Mux Blank (aka Mr Blank www.mrblankisdead.com). Drums by Chodd. Also including guest performers, currently featuring Guitar by Dain Marx.

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Track Name: Vibrator (alt version)
LYRICS: i don't need my dick no more. use this to self satisfy. come up close and feel it or are we just fucking around. i don't need no off switch, giving and getting and going down. drunk guys and glory holes, it's just sex and rock and roll.
Track Name: Knives (live)
LYRICS: my lonliness begs please come back to me, my hurt screams just get the fuck away. i don't want to hear that you're hurting too cause you couldn't hurt enough to satisfy me. got to the point i don't see the point, so i hate myself, but do it just for me. i don't know what this is but i see it's sick and so far away cause of blame and shame. got a knife in my gut, but there's another in my back, what happen to me, what happen to me. don't know what to say or what to do, i lost my way, may we do this again. got to the point, don't see the point, so hate yourself, but do it just for me, me, me. got a knife in my gut and there's another in my back. what happen to me, what happen to me. my lonliness begs please come back to me, my hurt screams just get the fuck away. i don't want to hear that you're hurting too cause you couldn't hurt enough to satisfy me.
Track Name: It All Seems To Fade (live)
LYRICS: it's won. it's one of those times again. in the place were all the things fade, in this place it all seems to fade. so let it fade, let it fall, let it change and i'll start again, i have to fail, i have to crawl if i'm going to make it on my own. this time in the circles of the world, in the end it all seems to fade, in this place it all seems to fade. once again with a feeling that cuts and bends, makes what it wants to make of me. this in me it all seems to fade. so let it fade, let it fall, let it change and i'll start again, i have to fail, i have to crawl if i'm going to make it on my own.
Track Name: In Heaven (live)
LYRICS: in heaven everything is fine. in heaven everything is fine. in heaven everything is fine. you got your good thing and I got mine. in heaven everything is fine. in heaven everything is fine. in heaven everything is fine. you got your good thing and i got mine, mine, mine... (Lyrics are taken from the song "In Heaven - Lady In The Radiator Song" by David Lynch.)
Track Name: I Know (live)
LYRICS: when i was little i got beat up and picked on all the time, but there were never ever marks to prove the pain, just a scared heart and just a scared ego, you got to look deep to see this pain. i know, im not... i'm not stupid. i have this piece that's been missing all my life, it's a piece in the shape of a heart and it leaves this black hole for everyone one to see thru, but they still don't see me. i know, blah blah blah... iknowwhatloveis. i know somethings but i can't seem to figure out the rest, so i'll just sit, stare into space, growing older, growing dumber, losing purpose and going numb. i'm losing purpose and going numb. i know you, but you know nothing.
Track Name: Piles (live)
LYRICS: shut up, put up, or bottle it away, in piles and piles and piles. it eats away at everything, i got to get away, kill myself just to get some sleep cause it's all the same bullshit anyways. got to let it out, let it go, these piles and piles and pile, give it away before it builds up, i got to get away. kill myself just to get some sleep cause it's all the same bullshit anyways. i'd drink it away but it hurts my head, i'd fuck it away but she's long gone, i'd beat it away but I'm too weak, I'd sleep it away but I can't sleep.
Track Name: Sometimes I Dream Of Disappearing
LYRICS: in dreams, i'm a wanted man but they won't look me in the eye. at home they barely cared if i disappeared. now i just fade away as i bleed down the drain, took way too many pills... now i lay me down to sleep. sometimes i dream of disappearing, sometimes i dream of going away to unfimilar destinations, unknow wonders, and unknown love. wake up.
Track Name: Search For
LYRICS: it's been said, if you search you'll be searching all your life. if that's the case, which seems feasible, maybe I should just stop, but I got to keep on searching although it may last all my life, cause i gotta know what this is crawling underneigth my skin. search for love, search for meaning, search for identity and a place to die. this might not be much at all but it's all i got and it helps me to know what to do with myself. i think the point was to grow up, and when i grew up have a purpose, and with that purpose be fulfilled, but i think i've had my fill. search for love, search for meaning, search for identity, and a place to... lay down and die.
Track Name: These Are My Friends (live)
LYRICS: just remember to keep breathing. as you cut away at your chest i realize there's no more love left in this world. as you self destruct i coward, we're all fucked up and gone sour, i can't stand you anymore so i can't stay. i can see your problems but i don't see mine and when you ask me how life's been up till now i just start to, cry: it feels worthless and i'm empty, a stranger among my family, i can't fix it but it don't seem right to just give up. my missing peices are all scattered and your fringes all seem tattered, we're missing buttons and our stitching has come loose. i just blanked out, you just blacked out, this is much too much to handle, i got amnesia, or maybe i'm just dumb. these are my friends.
Track Name: Bleeder
LYRICS: i don't need your apologies cause i would rather forget you. my heads full of shit so i stop listening, now i forgot how to say anything. did these words lose all their meaning or did i go numb just to feel something, like i been the butt of every bad joke although ive yet to get to the punchline. hope bleeds out from cuts and wounds and every little crack in my heart, got bloody noses, blackeyes, bruises, so now im feeling dizzier. i may be a bleeder cause im bone dry. fill the i.v. feeder so i dont die. i may be a bleeder cause im bone dry.i got nothing left to prove now, so i lie.
Track Name: Forgotten As Soon As Seen (unreleased demo)
LYRICS: i want to effect the world. i want to infect the girl. i've been worthless way too long so go away and leave me behind. cause i want you to miss me and i want to make you cry: your too wonderful to die. i want to matter to someone somehow. what am i trying to say. what am i striving for. I'm so tired and im so alone, god, why does this all seem so sad. i can't make up something else better then this to say to help forget about the emptiness, and forget about all the hurt. i want to infect the world. i want to effect some girl. but i've been worthless way too long and I need to find some place to hide. i can feel my heart choke straight up into my throat for something i just can't seem to find, cause it's something from my dreams. i am forgotten as soon as seen like something from my dreams.
Track Name: Empty Parking Lot (unreleased Demo)
LYRICS: from this parking spot an empty parking lot feels just like my heart, feels just like my heart, the moon it shines so bright with that skeletal smile, but i'm so dark and cold in this dead of night, from this parking spot an empty parking lot feels just like my heart, feels just like my heart, i need a sweeper truck to make it's way through me cause i'm oil spotted and i still see her trash float by, from this parking spot an empty parking lot feels just like my heart, feels just like my heart, the missing letters from that old florescent sign's not spelling l-o-v-e down, down to me, from this parking spot an empty parking lot feels just like my heart, feels just like my heart.