New Rules

by Nerves Baddington

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released October 11, 2016

Written by Nerves Baddington
Produced by Ryan Howell and Jason Hamric
Ryan "Inkline" Howell: beats, guitar, vocals
John McNaughton: bass, synth, vocals
Cam Johnson: drums
Jackie Lo: flute, vocals
Joshua: Vocals on New Rules - appears courtesy of K.L.U.B. Monsta Recordings

Tracks 4-7 recorded live at Ol Elegante Studio as part of The Audiovore's Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions
Engineered and mixed by Les Nuby III
Special thanks to Lee Shook and The Audiovore, 2threefive and Ol Elegante

Artwork by Jason Hamric

Apt. B Productions ASCAP

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Nerves Baddington Birmingham, Alabama

after some time away, ryan howell (beats/raps) wove himself back into birmingham’s musical fabric & found himself inundated w/ ideas which quickly became songs in need of a home. howell hit up his friend john mc (bass/synth) to build these songs a house...with the addition of drummer cam johnson, NB followed the introductory ‘new rules’ with their debut studio album DOPAMINE DECODER RING in 2017. ... more

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Track Name: Addict
*intro*
Hi, my name is Ryan and I’m an addict
I’ve been struggling with addiction for quite some time now
I’m just taking it day by day, you know?
But if there’s one thing I’ve learned about being an addict, it’s this:

*verse*
The whole world is addicted to one thing or another
it don’t matter the culture, creed or even color
some addicted to getting money, fast cars and women
some addicted to freedom, some addicted to prison
and that’s crazy, but some addicted to insanity
some addicted to image, some addicted to vanity
some are addicts recovered from drug-abusing
some addicted to lies just saying they quit using
yeah, sit around and make excuses
find ways to cover up track-marks and bruises
some addicted to trying to get attention
some addicts are hypocrites addicted to their religion
it’s true, we addicted to bad news
addicted to conflict, addicted to fast food
addicted to street-life, to tattoos
addicted to codependent women with attitudes
I’m an addict, but I ain’t ever been a quitter
addicted to blunts, water-bongs and one-hitters
addicted to dope beats, weed with no seeds
addicted to opiates from H to OC’s, woah
also addicted to mind-tripping
hallucinogenic visions mixed with rhyme spitting
addicted to horror flicks, to television
addicted to caffeine, nicotine and reminiscing
I’m addicted to clean sheets and breakfast in bed
addicted to blondes, brunettes and redheads
addicted to open minds society label crazy
addicted to sleeping in late and being lazy
it’s true, we addicted to pen and pads
addicted to fly kicks, addicted to fitted hats
addicted to cold beer and sitting on the porch
my means of escaping is no different than yours

*chorus*
I’m a addict, yeah, who’s a addict?
You? You a addict?
well, me too, uh, I’m a addict
it’s more than a habit, I gotta have it (2x)

*verse*
I’m a addict, while some addicted to war
some addicted to pain, some addicted to porn
some addicted to pride and say that it’s called heart
addicted to mediocrity thinking it’s called art
Wallstreet, Wal Mart,
addicted to broken homes watching families fall apart
cell phones, text messages
addicted to ignorance, addicted to being prejiduce
some are addicts, been addicted a while
most their whole life but still live in denial
some hate their self suddenly, always feeling ugly
admitting there’s a problem, the first step to recovery
it’s true, while some addicted to 4’s
some addicted to chards, some addicted to whores
my means of escaping is no different than yours
I’m addicted to dreaming of more support, ‘cause

*chorus*
I’m a addict, yeah, who’s a addict?
You? You a addict?
well, me too, uh, I’m a addict
it’s more than a habit, I gotta have it (2x)
Track Name: New Rules feat. Joshua Bailey
(intro) "I got so much trouble on my mind / refuse to lose"/ "6 million ways to die, choose one"

(Inkline - 1st verse) For more than half my life been tryna prove myself / I get up when knocked down if I lose or fail / tryna capture in my art how the bruises felt / and write the next "Loser" or "Lose Yourself" / and while the Bible Belt tools tryna screw themselves / Spend a lifetime or two in Ted Cruz's hell / that's burning flesh, cesspools and booze you smell / while the rebel yell avail quotes truth prevail / there's new rules, and I'm the new sherif in town / and the law's laid down by the underground / grassroots boots march with thunderous sound / and leave the suckas in dust just wonderin "how?" / take a bow as I vow to devour crowds of white supremacy and bigotry without a doubt / no better than the cowards that took the towers out / shut your proud loud mouth, Power's ours now /

(Hook) there's new rules, my crew we refuse to lose while you snooze / 6 million ways to die so you choose / what will you confuse for truth and who's who? / a sick villain's hate and lies is lose-lose

(Joshua - 2nd verse) Sometimes I get tired of the politics/ cause I feel like our voices ain't part of it/ is this really the best choice of people we got to pick/ millions in campaigns and flint folks still sick (They Trying To Kill Us)/ really America this the shit that we deal with/ when you under that poverty level some underprivileged/ I wonder if Hilary still raising the village/ cause the fear of the police is scaring our children/ You never see division until you see religion/ then you pay attention that that's the biggest place we separate/ The first one to graduate up out the family wanna be a doctor but he Can't afford to educate/ Why I never see an EZ money where the rich stay/ don't they need a high interest loan till they pay day/ One on every corner/ and a liquor store between em/ add a lil Caesars/ choices they give to our people/ NEW RULES

(Hook) there's new rules, my crew we refuse to lose while you snooze / 6 million ways to die so you choose / what will you confuse for truth and who's who? / a sick villain's hate and lies is lose-lose
Track Name: Crocodile
crocodile, crocodile, thick skin like a / crocodile, crocodile, what's a troll to a / crocodile? watch it now better log off and / stop a while, talk it out

Flirting with disaster dancing on a ledge / nails in my bed bang a hammer on the head / used to drink till I'm green Bruce banner on a keg / big man talk shrimp now the camarón es dead / huh? what the camarónes said? / Peter piper pitch a temper tantrum on a thread / free-fall tandem shake a phantom off my leg / hear the bad grammar wonder am I Alabama bred? / hell yeah but yellowhammer never red / panorama propaganda cornbread-fed / town brown around the edge so they hand 'em to the Feds / land em in the slammer and they label 'em a threat

No sweat (No sweat) nah, we ain't done yet
No sweat (No sweat) not yet (not yet)
No sweat (No sweat) nah, we ain't done yet
No sweat (No sweat) not yet (not yet)

I was hunting for some “gold" where the OG trolls dwell / r slash flow well wholesale / get “up-votes" and froze hell, fresh won't go stale / never feed the trolls, they just ghosts on my coattails / keyboard karma, Eeyore pajamas, online personas, Dali llama pirañas / Hollywood piñatas prolly good for nada / got that done-da-da product esta mañana / yep I been polishin' my mantra / tarnished by the toxins, honest with my sponsor / marching in to conquer martians and monsters / arson for authors and bars for the archers / aiming into darkness sparks like a match struck / easy burning witches at the stake while they gassed up / brass tacks cuts and tattoos of rad stuff / let it get beheaded on reddit edited ass up / don’t worry I ain’t impressed neither / do the crappie-flop, stop, drop, have a seizure / just forget it, amnesia / I’m your dreamy nightmare come to life nice to meet ya

crocodile, crocodile, thick skin like a / crocodile, crocodile, what's a troll to a / crocodile? watch it now better log off and / stop a while, talk it out, click bait (for the) crocodile, crocodile, thick skin like a / crocodile, crocodile, what's a troll to a / crocodile? watch it now better log off and / stop a while, talk it out, click bait