My Brother Gets All the Girls

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  • Don says:
    This song makes me cry for my younger self.

     

lyrics

At night, they come a’ knockin’
They line up at our front door
I hide away in my room, I pray
The knocks will come no more

Well, I know he’s my kid brother
And I’m glad he’s doin’ well
But he’s having fun while I’m getting none
I wish he’d go to hell

The only thing I got is this little ditty
But it’s over too soon and it isn’t too pretty
And he wrote all the words cuz mine were shitty

My brother gets all the girls
My brother gets all the girls

The girl I should have married
She said she needed room
Now she’s got my nephew
Kickin’ inside her womb

Even my mother adores him the best
His prospects are good and he’s much better dressed
And he’s not like me, all scrawny and depressed
So much for my mother

My brother gets all the girls
My brother gets all the girls

(Phone rings)
Hello?
No, this is his brother
He’s out right now I don’t know who he’s with
I don’t know when he’ll be back
Look, you don’t need to call again tonight, okay?

I said Dear God, please listen,
I don’t mean to whine
But are you playing favorites?
Just give me a sign
He said, call back: I’m on the other line
With your little brother

My brother gets all the girls
My brother gets all the girls

credits

from A Layman’s Guide to The Shut​-​Ups, released June 15, 2012
originally appears on the album “The Shut-Ups”
(c) 2000 Down Syndrome Superhero Music, ASCAP

Don Condescending: keyboards, drums, lead and backing vocals
Jason NeSmith: guitar, bass, more drums, backing vocals
Kay Stanton: telephone

Produced by Christopher Snell and Jason NeSmith at Magic Foot Studio, Atlanta, GA

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We're a five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens, GA and practice daily at 6AM. We do more before 8AM than most bands do all week.

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