“Mama gave her camera to her little star/ All she gets is pictures of hotels and bars /No Big Ben, no Statue of Liberty/ Loose women and one night stands/ Kinda wish I wasn’t living in other peoples hands/ No control, no lack of shit for free”

                                                                               Middle Brother-Mom and Dad

This straight forward rocker is tucked in near the end of Middle Brother’s self-titled debut and owes a lot to the John Lennon confessional songwriting style, even riffing off of the chord progression for “God” which fittingly contrasts the narrative of lossless debauchery. Lennon’s message was “I believe in Me” while John McCauley’s storyteller wishes he hadn’t.  Yet Middle Brother is an album meant to detail all the slip-ups, to soak up all the drunk-sod stories left at a bar by the nights end. If anything, McCauley, Goldsmith, and Vasquez know that life is what happens in media res, and make no doubt about it, “Mom and Dad” is an excellent rock song, check out the download below. 

You can read more about Middle Brother’s debut album here 

Mom and Dad- Middle Brother

“Mom and Dad” is off of Middle Brother’s ‘Middle Brother’ released March 1st of 2011 by Partisan Records.

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