Rational Dream

by Andy Mercer

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A rational dream consists of aspiring to do little more than to stay up at night with a guitar strumming along to the Beach Boys. During 2017, Rodrigo spent several nights after school learning how to write simple songs in order to process insecurities and feelings of burn-out.

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released October 12, 2018

Rodrigo Alarcon - guitar, vocals
Hazel M. - bass, guitar, synths
Austin Missner - drums
Spencer Jordan - bass
Brett Hanley - a little something

Music, lyrics, artwork by Rodrigo Alarcon
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Hazel

Special thanks to Pop Spirit, Rodrigo's Parents, Hizi, Redwood Adventure Camp, Sean Cheng, Anthony Ruiz, Grayson Mendivil, Spencer Longman, Casey Melligan, & the Arlene Francis Center Open Mic.

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Track Name: Lie Awake
Got everything I wanted
Nobody seems to get it

They say I’m lucky
They’re not wrong

I cried for no reason
Other than my eyes felt dry

Could be the seasons
But sometimes I

Lie awake
think about all of my mistakes

Breeze by all the trees
Just a bunch of leaves

The forest felt forced, so
Shake it off or take off.
Track Name: Receipt
Hello, are you listening?
It’s just my self-esteem that’s asking

Is this what I ordered?
Don’t know, don’t think so
Do you think I

Should have gotten a receipt for
My dreams

Don’t know if this investment’s
Returning

Plenty of money
Time’s a-wasting

Still young but a costly future’s
Waiting

Should have gotten a receipt for
My dreams

Don’t know if I’ll be
Returning
Track Name: Greenery
Paying that card, it's not very hard
It's playing the part, now that's the art

Being green, my hands are not clean
It's so easy for me

Grocery stores,
The ones you can't afford
Mirrors high on the shelf
But you can't see yourself

Being Green (I'm not worth more)
My hands are not clean
It's so easy (I just eat more)
For me

It's so easy for me
It's so easy
It's so easy
for me

It's so easy being green
It's so easy being green
Track Name: Guilt Trip
Made my parents sad
But I didn’t cry
[Catholic Guilt]

Now I still feel bad
And I don’t know why
[Catholic Guilt]

Made my parents sad
But I didn’t cry

I still feel bad
And I don’t know why


I found it hard to swallow
Feelings and years to follow

Made my parents sad
But I didn’t cry

Now I still feel bad
And I don’t know why

Made my parents sad
But I didn’t cry
[Catholic Guilt]

Now I still feel bad
And I don’t know why
[Catholic Guilt]

Catholic Guilt
Catholic Guilt

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