Get Rad!

by Alex Retro

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James Knight Alex finally released his first album, and man is it most excellent! Favorite track: Let's Blast Off.
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    Time to party like it's 1999 and you're the last kid on your block with a CD Walkman! 16 Track full length album includes the singles "I Wanna Be A Beach Boy" and "Super Hero Stalker". Order this and add it to your collection of sweetest CDs on your street.

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Hey! This is my first full length album! After several EPs, I decided it was time to take the next step and do a full length. I spent the entire summer of 2013 writing, recording, and mixing songs on my own, whenever I wasn't too busy with my job or online college classes! The results of one rather boring summer are here in the album you are viewing now. Sometimes ridiculous humor, sometimes honest emotion, and always 100% me, I am very happy with these 16 acoustic pop punk jams. I hope you love them as well, and that they bring a smile to your face when you need it most. You'll also hear a couple other voices on a few tracks (specifically my friends Blake King on "Halloween Party", and Dylan Thomas on "Stood Up"). Feel free to download the album for free if you so wish, or make a donation if you're feeling super appreciative or something. Enjoy the music and stay rad.

- Alex Retro

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released September 3, 2013

Alex Retro - Vocals, guitar, ukulele, artwork, recording/mixing/mastering
Blake King - Additional vocals on "Halloween Party"
Dylan Thomas - Additional Vocals on "Stood Up"

All songs written by Alex Retro and property of Alex Retro/Breakfast At Night Records.

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Track Name: Let's Blast Off
Let's blast off tonight
Let's blast off into outer space

Nothing here but politics
And these angry debates
And it makes me feel sick
So let's get lost in space

I don't want to take part
I just want to be free
So let's take to the stars
Form a space colony

Let's blast off tonight
Let's blast off into outer space

When you're feeling all alone
In your dorm room at night
Don't just stare at your phone
Find a ship to the skies

Pretty soon we'll be gone
Never return to Earth
Find a place to belong
In this wide universe

Let's blast off tonight
Let's blast off into outer space
Track Name: Shoo-B-Doo
I try everything I can by acting like a goon
I keep hoping you'll look in my direction soon

But more than likely you don't know my name
And I'll bet my shyness is mostly to blame

I can't play guitar, I can't sing
I'll write you a song and be embarassing
Shoo-B-doobie doobie doo doo doo doo doo
How do I get noticed by you?
Track Name: Crowd Surfin'
Let's go crowd surfin' USA

It's a beautiful evening on Clearwater Beach
Let's head on over to downtown St. Pete
We gotta get our bodies to the punk rock show
Starts around 9 O' Clock, don'tcha know

When the band takes to the stage
They'll sing the anthems of the age
We'll move around and sing along
But by the time they play the second song

We'll freak out!
We'll get rad!
Have the best time we ever had
We'll jump!
Lose our minds!
Everybody's havin' a good time

Let's go crowd surfin' USA
Let's go crowd surfin' USA

It's the perfect time of day to grab my friends
Drive over the causeway to see our favorite bands
Watch them sing their hearts out in a trashed our dive
Punk rock was always meant to be played live

Let's go crowd surfin' USA
Let's go crowd surfin' USA
Track Name: You're A Pervert!
Well she's not gonna like you
So don't bother her with stupid invitations
But you're still gonna try to
Is that your only aspiration?

Well she just wants to be alone
So don't call her on the phone
She has the right to be on her own
But you're a pervert and you know it's true
You're a pervert and you know it's true

Have you no respect for her?
What part of "No" do you not understand?
Still your advances re-occur (Cuz you're a pervert!)
Now your wants are sounding like demands

Well she just wants to be alone
So don't call her on the phone
She has the right to be on her own
But you're a pervert and you know it's true!
Track Name: I Wanna Be A Beach Boy
I wanna be a Beach Boy
Harmonize until I die
And if I could be a Beach Boy
I'd be the coolest guy oh-woah yeah

I wanna be a Beach Boy
I would surf everyday
Actually I probably wouldn't
Mike Love never surfed anyway

I'd stand out on the beach and sing my little songs
I'd never go in the water, stay on the sand all day long
People could then invite me out to surf
And I would have to tell them, I never really learned
But here it goes

I wanna be a Beach Boy
Harmonize until I die
And if I could be a Beach Boy
I'd be the coolest guy oh-woah-oah

I wanna be a Beach Boy
I would surf everyday
Actually I probably wouldn't
Mike Love never surfed anyway

I would sing in my room, a place that I can go now
I'd put out 7 albums in about a year or so now
People would invite me to their hula parties (Hula hula!)
Because they all believe... I surfed out to Hawaii now

I wanna be a Beach Boy
I would surf everyday
Actually I probably wouldn't
Mike Love never surfed anyway
(And neither did Brian Wilson!)
Track Name: Homeward Bound
I'm 22 now and time is drawing near
This feeling gets worse with every year
There's nothing that I can do
But roll with the punches

But I don't wanna keep living in the past
Life holds more, the world is vast
There is just no point in staying angry, hurt, or down
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound

I don't wanna grow old all alone
I don't wanna forget the friends I've known
I just wanna keep them by my side
And have friends in whom I can confide
For now and forever

But I don't wanna keep living in the past
Life holds more, the world is vast
There is just no point in staying angry, hurt, or down
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound

But time moves on and people do too
I don't spend much time with the old crew
And I haven't even heard from them in a while

But I don't wanna keep living in the past
Life holds more, the world is vast
There is just no point in staying angry, hurt, or down
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound
Everyday I'm feelin' homeward bound
Track Name: Thursday Night
A shooting star goes flyin' across the night sky
I had to think fast so I made the first wish on my mind
Man, I may have wasted it, but it's what was in my head
I'm feelin' tired, I'm feelin' sick
Goodnight, I'm goin' to bed

This happens day after day when I get my hopes up
Why do I do this everytime?
For a few days I get all hyped up
Only to spend weeks out of line

Days go by, they turn to weeks and I look back again
Laugh a bit at all the things I worried 'bout back then
Time heals all wounds, so they say and it just may be true
I'm wasting time, in my dorm room
Worried over something new

This happens day after day when I get my hopes up
Why do I do this everytime?
For a few days I get all hyped up
Only to spend weeks out of line

This happens day after day when I get my hopes up
Why do I do this everytime?
For a few days I get all hyped up
Only to spend weeks out of line
Track Name: Liam Got Engaged
Well Liam was a happy man
But something was missing from his life
He collected all the He-man action figures
He still needed a wife

Liam got engaged
Woah-oah Liam to engaged

Well Liam was a fan of Bigfoot research
But somebody started spreading lies
That doesn't matter
Cuz he found something better
And she chose him from the other guys

Liam got engaged
Woah-oah Liam to engaged
Woah-oah Liam to engaged
Track Name: Super Hero Stalker
I'm just a guy, I swing around on a web all day
I fight crime, the cops are tryin' to take me away
It's just not fair, it's just not fair
No one really understands
They just don't care, they just don't care
I'm your neighborhood Spider-Man!

But maybe if they knew
I'm in love with you
Mary Jane
They all might go away
And nobody would complain
Except that loser Harry
I think he's just going mad
He shouldn't be so angry, just cuz I killed his stupid dad
Plus I stole his girl
I saved her life 3 times
I'm your super hero stalker Spider-Man!

But maybe if they knew
I'm in love with you
Mary Jane
They all might go away
And nobody would complain
Except that loser Harry
I think he's just going mad
He shouldn't be so angry, just cuz I killed his stupid dad
Plus I stole his girl
I saved her life 3 times
I'm your super hero stalker Spider-Man!
Track Name: Halloween Party
You invited me to your Halloween party
You begged me to go
So I made time without convenience to me
And I wish I had said "no"

Cuz when I got there you didn't even talk to me
I walked around in my costume oh so awkwardly
Looking back I realize this was a trick
Without a treat, and now I'm feeling oh so sick

I went down to your Halloween party
Missed out on the punk rock show
I could think of a better place to be
At home watching The Brak Show

Cuz when I got there you didn't even talk to me
I walked around in my costume oh so awkwardly
Looking back I realize this was a trick
Without a treat, and now I'm feeling oh so sick
Track Name: Welcome To My Room
I go to my room
No one there to tell me who to be or what to do
Hang concert flyers on the wall
I play my records, I memorize them all

You haven't seen my room, you don't know what I'm all about
The NES is alway plugged in and the N64
and my DVDs
Consist of Bill & Ted, Better Off Dead, and TMNT

I'll never grow out of the stupid stuff I grew up on
I dedicate this song
To my favorite things
And the bedroom that I filled with them
A room where nothing can go wrong
Nothing Can Go Wrong

I stay in my room
Strum my guitar or play Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sort my CD collection again
MxPx, Screeching Weasel, and The Lillingtons

Collectible action figures line the shelves so beautifully
My TV set is a little old, but the screen is big
I remember when
I bought it at a yard sale, 15 dollars, the perfect price for me, well

I'll never grow out of the stupid stuff I grew up on
I dedicate this song
To my favorite things
And the bedroom that I filled with them
A room where nothing can go wrong
Nothing Can Go Wrong
Track Name: Stood Up
It's a Friday night and I waited up for you
Took a shower, dressed myself, but plans did not fall through
Where did you go?
Am I really that lame?
I thought that you were different, but I guess you're just the same

Well I declare
That I don't even care
I'm goin' out with my friends and don't wanna see you there

Another Friday came as another week went by
Gave you a second chance but now I don't know why
Where did you go?
And why are you so lame?
I won't waste another night embarassed and ashamed

Well I declare
That I don't even care
I'm goin' out with my friends and don't wanna see you there

You stood me up
Cuz I'm just a stupid punk
For what other reason would you treat me so unjust?

Well I declare
That I don't really care
I'm goin' out with my friends and don't wanna see you there
Track Name: Dairy Queen King
Everytime I hang out with my buddy, Eric
We gotta go to the Dairy Queen
He gets a Blizzard while I get a sandwich
I'm tellin' you he's the Dairy Queen King

Eric's the Dairy Queen King
Eric's the Dairy Queen Ki-i-ing
Eric's the Dairy Queen
Eric's the Dairy Queen
Eric's the Dairy Queen King

After Dairy Queen we always go to Movie Stop
Pick up some classic Godzilla flicks
Ice cream and classic movies... that's pretty hard to top
That's why these are the favorite things of his

Eric's the Dairy Queen King
Eric's the Dairy Queen Ki-i-ing
Eric's the Dairy Queen
Eric's the Dairy Queen
Eric's the Dairy Queen King

And if he ever pays me back
I just might have a heart attack
One time I lent about seven bucks to him
I'll never see that cash again

Eric's the Dairy Queen King
Eric's the Dairy Queen Ki-i-ing
Eric's the Dairy Queen
Eric's the Dairy Queen
Eric's the Dairy Queen King
Track Name: Rambler
I spend every single day
With things I need to say
To myself just to calm my mind

If me and I could talk it out
What do I think would I talk about?
Try to figure out how to fix my brain

I'll write a letter to
Myself to get me through
Frustrations in my head
And if you only knew
What my petition is gonna do
Maybe you'd sign on the line instead
Maybe you'd sign on the line instead

Well I constantly feel annoyed
But I'd rather be overjoyed
Throw all my problems far away

And if I could just move along
Put everything where it belongs
I could feel more than just okay

I'll write a letter to
Myself to get me through
Frustrations in my head
And if you only knew
What my petition is gonna do
Maybe you'd sign on the line instead
Maybe you'd sign on the line instead

If all my thoughts could materialize
I'd strap them to a stick of dynamite
And watch them explode until I can't remember a thing at all

I'll write a letter to
Myself to get me through
Frustrations in my head
And if you only knew
What my petition is gonna do
Maybe you'd sign on the line instead
Maybe you'd sign on the line instead
Track Name: Cash Register Queen
I stopped in right around lunch time
Stood there waiting in that ridiculous line
When I got to the cash register
That's when I first laid my eyes on her

Everyday I go out
I think about
Stopping in to see
The cashier for me

What if I got the guts
Decided what I'd do
I would have to say I'm going bonkers over you

I've gone bananas, gone insane
I've gone mental, I've gone cuckoo in the brain

Cashier girl, wanna wanna come over tonight?
We could watch some vintage sci-fi
War of the Worlds from 1953
Watch aliens get smacked by Gene Barry
Cashier girl, wanna wanna be mine?
Track Name: Walk Away Discount
I know you say that you're better than me
But I don't care to compete
I'm gonna say it now so you can see
That your pride will induce self-defeat

So go ahead and blab all you like
I'm not gonna put up a fight
I'll walk away with this smirky smile on my face
And discount all of your trite

I've heard about all the things that you've done
But I laugh at this in the end
You'll destroy everything within the long run
And oh what fun it's been

So go ahead and blab all you like
I'm not gonna put up a fight
I'll walk away with this smirky smile on my face
And discount all of your trite