30-Minute Music Hour

S10 E12 | FULL EPISODE

Labrador

An indie rock five-piece that sounds like the kind of thing you would hear in The Bronze on an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." A project from songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Hannah Switzer, drummer Lawrence Gann, bassist Ben Strohbeen, lead guitarist Grant Kempski and keys player Craig Hoffman, the band crafts music driven by Switzer’s insightful lyrics and exceptional voice.

AIRED: June 03, 2019 | 0:30:19
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TRANSCRIPT

♪ ♪

[boom, ba-boom, ba of drums]

[electric guitar joins in]

♪ ♪

[slow rock guitar music]

- It's the "30 Minute Music Hour."

I'm Andy Moore.

From Madison, Wisconsin,

here's Labrador.

[cheers and applause]

["Everybody Wants to Know You"]

[slow, quiet rock guitar music]

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ You got a face cut from stone ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

♪ And no one ever interrupts you ♪

♪ Right before you get to the joke ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

[tempo quickens, volume increases]

♪ It would never occur to you ♪

♪ That someone didn't want in your bed ♪

♪ Never was trying to go there ♪

♪ I wanted to be you instead ♪

♪ Isn't that just like a woman ♪

♪ Sleeping with a man she'd like to be ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ That ain't enough for me ♪

[tempo quickens more, volume increases more]

♪ ♪

[electric guitar]

♪ Oh, you got this way of making ♪

♪ A stranger feel seen ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ And you don't give 'em anything ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ Tell me about your dad ♪

♪ I just wanna know what the trick is ♪

♪ I never meant to make you so sad ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ You got a face cut from stone ♪

♪ Everybody wants to know you ♪

♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

[tempo slows, volume decreases]

♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

[slower and quieter] ♪ You never seem to be alone ♪

[ending guitar notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Thanks.

[applause]

["Dumb"]

[boom ba-da, ba-da of drums]

[keyboards join in]

[electric guitar plays melody]

♪ I've been looking for you ♪

♪ Crawling through bars ♪

♪ Praying for a view ♪

♪ Not that I would know what to do ♪

♪ If you appeared ♪

♪ Oh no ♪

♪ Just like a dog, chasing a squirrel ♪

♪ Except the dog is an idiot girl ♪

♪ I know all my lines like a good actor should ♪

♪ But my brain turns to mush ♪

♪ My body into wood ♪

♪ Ugh! ♪

♪ ♪

♪ You're not distant, you're just making room ♪

♪ To save me a seat ♪

♪ Oh no, you won't suffer fools ♪

♪ That don't make you mean ♪

♪ At least not to me ♪

♪ Right ♪

♪ Just like a dog, chasing a squirrel ♪

♪ Except the dog is an idiot girl ♪

♪ Why does everything have to be so dumb ♪

♪ Dumb ♪

♪ Dumb ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[electric guitar solo]

Grant Kempski

♪ Do you wanna be dumb with me ♪

♪ Smoke this thing out back in the alley ♪

♪ Lean in real close in the dark ♪

♪ Do you wanna be dumb with me ♪

♪ Smoke this thing out back in the alley ♪

♪ Stay up till we see the sun ♪

♪ Dumb ♪

♪ Dumb ♪

♪ Dumb ♪

♪ Dumb ♪

[last notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Thanks y'all.

[cheers and applause]

This one's called "Your Mom."

["Your Mom"]

♪ Every time you snap at me ♪

♪ I fall a little more out of love ♪

[rock guitar music]

♪ Every time you embarrass me ♪

♪ I fall a little more out of love ♪

♪ When you take for granted what I do for you ♪

♪ It makes it hard ♪

♪ For me to want to be touched by you ♪

♪ Even in the dark ♪

♪ Oooo ♪

♪ Aaah ♪

♪ Oooo ♪

♪ Aaah ♪

♪ It came on so slow and creeping ♪

♪ Do you notice how you treat me ♪

♪ Just like your mother on Thanksgiving ♪

♪ I have been unfaithful ♪

♪ In my mind ♪

♪ Pressing my body against ♪

♪ An invisible line ♪

♪ When this world ends in ice ♪

♪ Another starts in fire ♪

♪ I'll tell you it is over ♪

♪ Like I told you I was tired ♪

♪ Oooo ♪

♪ Aaah ♪

♪ Oooo ♪

♪ Aaah ♪

♪ Do you really even see me ♪

♪ Sinking in to home furnishings ♪

♪ Just like your mother on Thanksgiving ♪

♪ Left alone to do the washing ♪

♪ Oooo ♪

♪ Oooo ♪

♪ Aaahhh ♪

♪ Aahhh ♪

[ending notes fade and drum roll]

Thanks.

Aw, man.

[applause]

Sweating like Nixon.

[laughter and applause]

Ok, that's better.

Here's a brand new one called "No Regrits"

or "No Regrets" as some people like to call it.

["No Regrets"]

♪ We could go ♪

♪ To the beach ♪

♪ While it lasts ♪

♪ I would get ♪

♪ Sunburned for you ♪

♪ What is left ♪

♪ Like 15 good years ♪

♪ The time for denying is past ♪

♪ The world won't be for children ♪

♪ But you and me, we could make something else ♪

[slow rock music with piano]

♪ We could drive ♪

♪ To the desert ♪

♪ I know you ♪

♪ Wanna go ♪

♪ So, why not right now with me ♪

♪ Your friend who wants to hold your hand at the end ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I see you on the horizon ♪

♪ Like a city in the desert in the dark ♪

♪ You don't feel my spark ♪

♪ I think you're a liar ♪

♪ Climate-denier of your heart ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I just want no regrets ♪

♪ I just want no regrets ♪

♪ I just want no regrets ♪

♪ I just want no regrets ♪

♪ If this is the end ♪

♪ I just want no regrets ♪

♪ I just want no regrets ♪

♪ Don't you want no regrets ♪

♪ ♪

[soft notes on piano, slow then fade out]

[cheers and applause]

Thanks.

[applause]

Okay.

Here's one called "Rainy Day Friend."

["Rainy Day Friend"]

[tick, tick, tick of drum track]

[bass guitar plays melody]

♪ I know just what to say when someone dies ♪

♪ I know what to do when he leaves you high and dry♪

♪ That's why I'm your rainy day friend ♪

♪ Call me anytime for a bad time ♪

♪ That's right, I'm your rainy day friend always ♪

♪ The secret is that everyday's a bad day ♪

♪ The secret is that everyday's a good day ♪

♪ Truth is there have been a lot of bad days for me ♪

♪ I haven't seen you in awhile ♪

♪ Things must be going pretty good then ♪

♪ It'd be nice to see you smile ♪

♪ But I know where your next bad night ends ♪

♪ With me, I'm your rainy day friend ♪

♪ Call me anytime for a bad time ♪

♪ I'm your rainy day friend always ♪

♪ I'm too anxious to get drunk ♪

♪ Ever since that one time, you were there, too ♪

♪ At parties I just suck the air right out of the room ♪

♪ When you wanna forget yourself ♪

♪ You don't need me there to remind you ♪

♪ Fun is for strangers just passing through ♪

♪ I'm your rainy day friend ♪

♪ Call me anytime for a bad time ♪

♪ I'm your rainy day friend only ♪

♪ ♪

[electric guitar solo]

♪ I'm your rainy day friend ♪

♪ Call me anytime for a bad time ♪

♪ I'm your rainy day friend only ♪

♪ That's right ♪

♪ I'm your rainy day friend ♪

♪ Call me anytime for a bad time ♪

♪ I'm your rainy day friend always ♪

♪ To-to-ta-to ♪

[music ends]

[cheers and applause]

Thank you.

That one got a little involuntary shimmy there,

in the back.

I saw that.

["Secret Feelings"]

[mid-tempo rock guitar music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Secret feelings ♪

♪ The kind that hide inside of men's hearts ♪

♪ Is it the ghost of power strangling me in the dark ♪

♪ Or some belief planted so deep ♪

♪ On the breast where you cut your teeth ♪

♪ Is that the thing that makes you need me beneath you ♪

[tempo increases]

♪ It predicts the future ♪

♪ Portends my aching heart ♪

♪ That essential lie we told from the start ♪

♪ Tell me I'm real ♪

♪ Real people ♪

♪ Tell me I'm real ♪

♪ Real, real, real, real, real, real, real people ♪

♪ Secret feelings ♪

♪ I want what I never could defend ♪

♪ Trying to find the words like holding water in my hands ♪

♪ Secret feelings ♪

♪ I want what I never could defend ♪

♪ ♪

♪ It predicts the future ♪

♪ Portends my aching heart ♪

♪ That essential lie we told from the start ♪

♪ Tell me I'm real ♪

♪ Real people ♪

♪ Tell me I'm real ♪

♪ Real, real, real , real real, real people ♪

♪ ♪

♪ They prayed to a man ♪

♪ For a miracle and got a baby boy ♪

♪ With apocalypse fantasies ♪

♪ Playing in my head ♪

♪ I'll pray for them instead ♪

♪ It predict the future ♪

♪ Portends my aching heart ♪

♪ That essential lie we told from the start ♪

♪ Tell me I'm real ♪

♪ Real people ♪

♪ Tell me I'm real ♪

♪ Real, real, real, real real, real, real people ♪

[ending notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Thanks.

You know I think we have time for an extra one in this set.

You wanna do "Good Girlfriends"?

You know what I'm talking about?

Ok, we're going to.

["Good Girlfriends"]

[mid-tempo guitar rock music]

♪ ♪

♪ He shoved it in while I was sleeping ♪

♪ Hugged me in the morning ♪

♪ We were friends ♪

♪ We were friends ♪

♪ Just one more story to tell ♪

♪ A drop inside a well ♪

♪ Help me, coven, please ♪

♪ We trade tragedies ♪

♪ Make time reverse ♪

♪ Say sorry for the universe ♪

♪ That's how we make friends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Sometimes I can't bear to be seen ♪

♪ So I pretend ♪

♪ I'm one of the guys again ♪

♪ What a fantasy ♪

♪ They'll never understand ♪

♪ Like good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ The kind who will never make you their mark ♪

♪ The kind you can trust in the dark ♪

♪ You'll never have to wonder if you're a person to them ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Oh, you know ♪

♪ I used to be ♪

♪ A cool girl ♪

♪ I used to run around ♪

♪ With the tiniest purse ♪

♪ But now I gotta look over my shoulder ♪

♪ And over hers and over hers and over hers ♪

♪ We trade tragedies ♪

♪ Make time reverse ♪

♪ Say sorry for the universe ♪

♪ That's how we make friends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

♪ Good girlfriends ♪

[last notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Gotta do a little switcheroo now.

[applause]

We have one last song about the patriarchy for ya.

Thanks for coming out.

It's been the coolest.

I hope it's not the last time

anybody ever lets us be on television.

[laughter]

[playing notes]

I don't want the pedal on there.

["Power"]

[uptempo rock guitar music]

♪ I hate losing ♪

♪ I hate losing power ♪

♪ I don't miss you ♪

♪ I just wish I would have won ♪

♪ I hate losing ♪

♪ I hate losing power ♪

♪ And if you are a woman ♪

♪ Most want you to have none ♪

♪ I don't wanna be ♪

♪ Your friend anymore ♪

♪ I don't wanna take your calls ♪

♪ Until you are begging ♪

♪ On the floor ♪

♪ Saying that it's all your fault ♪

♪ I hate losing ♪

♪ I hate losing face ♪

♪ So everytime I talk to you ♪

♪ I only wanna put you in your place ♪

♪ I wish I could just act like your friend ♪

♪ You always were better at playing pretend ♪

♪ Remember that time you said ♪

♪ You could not be moved ♪

♪ To jealousy even if I cheated on you ♪

♪ And you had never taken us seriously ♪

♪ 'Cause I didn't believe in him like you believed ♪

♪ Jesus Christ ♪

♪ I hate losing ♪

♪ I hate losing every fight ♪

♪ Because whoever cares the least ♪

♪ Is the one who's always right ♪

♪ Unaware of victory in the ether ♪

♪ Are you still there ♪

♪ Yeah, me neither ♪

[last notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Thanks everybody.

Uh, oops.

[cheers and applause]

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