Crimes Against Gratitude

by Big Dopes

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1.
Worship U 02:42
i wanna say i worship you, but i don’t i wanna say i’ll be there at noon, but i won’t and tho the truth is making you cry it’s better than living the lie. i wanna say i worship you but i don’t spent twice a week in the verse buying time thinking that a new combination of words might change my mind but you can’t force a feeling where it don’t exist and say you’re happy even though i got the order wrong i wanna say i worship you but i don’t because the moon is yanking the tide and i don’t have the cheat code for infinite lives i wanna say i worship you but i don’t.
2.
Don't Get Up 03:36
i still remember your bad breath dollar store cologne stuck on every towel i own. broke the cardinal rule for guests learn to leave the host alone and put back your dishes when done but you don’t have to get up - i’m not leaving yet. i can tell you’re unimpressed your face doesn’t match your tone what do people do here for fun? let’s go walking on broadway. maybe skip to the sticks yeah where i can flip my shit in peace oh let me flip my shit in peace flip my shit you don’t gotta talk tough we’re all friends here or that was the impression i got. i wasted 25 bucks on these bogus headphones and they’re cheaper to replace than repair you don’t have to get up. i’m not leaving yet. i'm not leaving (just keep breathing)
3.
the living room doesn’t have a couch we’re opening bottles with our mouths come by! say hi! ask someone once and they refuse, the second time they’re in debt to you that’s fine! next time! please don’t kill us with your kindness it’s unnecessary mary if we’re takin up your me time argue logistics with your dad he doesn’t have faith in google maps we just gotta keep the clan together mom has a suit laid out for me wants me to shave until i bleed and who am i to tell her no? no no nuh no no no sleeping with the tent flap open then i’m pissin at a howard johnson 50 points for being honest minus 10 for being rude nursing a grudge you made in college you’ll feel about 30 ticks better if you just let it go
4.
Babie Ruth 02:56
i know you would like to go back to school but it can wait another year because babie ruth you’re getting long in the tooth and now you’re missus belvedere oh your daddy said trust your instincts as he’s licking champagne off the floor when did your grass get so green your paper won’t guarantee more in beirut you got a view from the roof but you only see the embassy listen if i were you i’d quit sniffing the glue he’s a walking hysterectomy oh we used to jam for hours in your basement and now we rent studio time. oh you’re so high in your tree babe still you keep on pining for more i know you would like to go back to school take it from your lips to the lords ears but listen babie ruth, you’re getting long in the tooth and you can’t afford those new veneers
5.
once there was an automatic roof we had a captive audience to lose now that the onus is off us i sense your lack of urgency to move and i won’t be taking questions after the game ever since the wires got uncrossed i’ve taken stock of all the sunken costs i left my floral print bathing suit with you thinkin it be just a week or two and now i’m swimming with my eyes clothes i’m skinny dipping
6.
it was this grey sunday in detroit we missed our exit but the highway was deserted so we pulled into reverse for about a quarter mile and went on our merry way.
7.
in the bathroom getting stoned, with a doctor of the law the captain’s ricocheting like a racquetball it was Tommy Boy at first, equal access to the floor then turned to dostoyevsky when i pressed record oh if i can, you can too i turned a penny to a nickel that i can’t afford to lose i’ve got an armchair diagnosis about why you’re so desperate to be in charge braggin bout the values of your baseball cards your daddy plucks his eyebrows then i watch you do the same your mother always called you by your brother’s name oh if you can, i can too after some time i find, that’s not exactly true should i be so glad that i’m not you? without the hammer and the sickle can i safely call you friend?
8.
Lazy Jane 02:20
they say less is more my dear i don’t know. it’d be good for your career to go slow. but it’s the last time, lazy jane you said i wouldn’t like the beer in tokyo but the swill will disappear the more you drink it oh i loved it when you called me out at steppenwolf i ran my mouth about how the actors weren’t convincing and the plot was too slow but it’s the last time, lazy jane we need more time face to face.
9.
Mia 03:23
mia doesn’t wanna wait. see ya Sovereign at 8 well it takes a little planning for the fun and if it weren’t for me then nothin would get done we love the smell of gasoline yeah! click flame, light and walk away well you make a four leaf clover with your tongue take the over save it up for a new years resolution i’m caught in a wave butterflying for miles butterflying for my home oh yeah i know that i’m preaching to the choir but sometimes the choir needs reminders and lord knows that i do. i know that i do mia, it’s all about mia
10.
blooming sky rain like wine drop a shadow on a retail morning. it’s better than nothing when she goes away it’s the song of the summer. who’s getting high? can we drop by don’t have cash tho can someone spot me? bubbles poppin when i hear ricky say it’s the song of the summer no need to hurry it’s the song of the summer

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track 2 written by Eddie Schmid / Justin Catanzaro
track 6 written by Schmid / Catanzaro / Ricky Brewer
all other tracks written by Eddie Schmid

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released August 23, 2019

Eddie Schmid — lead vocals, guitar, various mouth sounds
Justin Catanzaro — bass, additional guitars on 6, 7, 9; mandolin on 10; kazoo on 7
Ricky Brewer — drums, backing vocals, additional guitars on 3, auxiliary percussion, melodica on 10; handclaps

Paul Simmons — violin on 5, 8; synth on 1, 4, 7, 8; handclaps
Lela Roy — backing vocals on tracks 1, 3, 6, 10; disarmingly lifelike birdcalls track 10
Josh Fuson — auxiliary percussion on 4, 5, 6, 10
Erica Bisbey — piano on 1, 3
Ilya Litoshik — acoustic guitar on 10
Ramel Sanchez — guitar on 4
Andres Diaz — backing vocals on 4

mixed, recorded and engineered by Paul Simmons
additional recording and mixing on track 2 by Ricky Brewer
produced by Paul Simmons & Eddie Schmid
mastered by Colin Bricker at Mighty Fine Productions
album art design by John Treash
album cover photo by Kyle Cooper
back cover copy by Dylan Owens

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Big Dopes Denver, Colorado

Big Dopes' loose, lighthearted feel evokes 90s alternative and indie. Lead songwriter Eddie Schmid uses a playful, conversational vocal style to sing through neuroses about long-distance relationships, being a houseguest, and wasting money on shitty headphones. Ricky Brewer (drums) and Justin Catanzaro (bass) lend vibrant, dynamic rhythms, and Paul Simmons adds colorful violin, guitar, and synth. ... more

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