Weddings and Funerals

by Bells and Hunters

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released 12 March 2013

All songs performed by Bells and Hunters
Kelly Ann Beavers - vocals
Keith Fischer - guitar, vocals
Igor Ivanov - guitar
Terry Willis - drums, percussion
Eric Putnam - bass, vocals

Additional Musicians:
Cliff Reed plays bass on "Weddings", "Roll”, and "Mercury"
Dave Horton plays drums on "Weddings" and "Mercury"
Jay Wagner plays trumpet on "Weddings" and "Mercury"
Chris Goodin lends additional vocals on "Roll" and "Planes"

All songs written by Beavers/Fischer
Except "Bird" and "Roll" by Fischer

Recorded with Christopher Todd Goodin in Ashburn, VA*
Mixed by Chris Goodin and Keith Fischer
*”Grey Before the Dawn” recorded and mixed by Don Zientara
at Inner Ear Studios Arlington, VA
Mastered by Bill Wolf at Wolf Productions - Arlington, VA

Album Artwork:
Illustrations by Kelly Ann Beavers
Back photo by Dirk Gassen
Inside photo by John Beavers
Artwork design by Kelly Ann Beavers and Keith Fischer

copyright 2013 younotyou music - www.bellsandhunters.com

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Bells and Hunters Washington, D.C.

Formed in 2008 by Kelly Ann Beavers and Keith Fischer over a mutual love of creativity, song writing, and Jeff Buckley. Bells and Hunters has written dozens of songs and their eclectic sound contains elements of acoustic folk, garage rock, and spacey spookiness behind Kelly's soulful vocals. The band released their second album "Weddings and Funerals" on March 12, 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Weddings and Funerals
i was standing in the garden at your mother's wedding party
i was trying to remember what they had on draft
i was staring just beyond you and your dress was kind of on you
and i might have said something but you moved to fast

and the mountains and the valleys, and the valleys by a river
and i just lost track of what you're trying to say
and the candles are burning while the children are learning
that this is the way you get given a way

you give your hand to me
i wonder if you see
this as a dark or brighter day
cause i can't walk you down
the aisles in the ground
if all this sky is in your way

and there isn't an answer is beside the question
when you dont know who you're talking to
and if you're a dancer, i offer confession
i do, i do, i do

you give your hand to me
i wonder if you see
this as a dark or brighter day
cause i cant walk you down
the aisles in the ground
when all this sky is in your way

maybe i’ll be married in june
rome wasn’t built in a day
maybe you can kneel beside
the burial ground and pray

seems like there were flowers in a basket
i would tell you something if you asked it
i don't have your number, here's mine
would it kill you to stay?

confusion's not unusual
at weddings and funerals
but i don't get to make the rules
and really it's not up to you
any way
would it kill you to stay?

you give your hand to me
i wonder if you see
this as a dark or brighter day
cause i cant walk you down
the aisles in the ground
if all this sky is in your way

i was standing in the garden of your mother's wedding party
i was trying to remember what they had on draft
i was staring just beyond you and your dress was kind of on you
and i might have said something but you moved to fast
Track Name: 73
i’ll work with what you give to me
i’ll stay here till we’re 73
if you’ve got dollars
then i’ve got dimes
i’ll trade them for my peace of mind
cause two makes two
divine

i’ll hopscotch
i’ll jumprope
i’m on the last boat home
away from home

out on the island i learned how to swim
i’ve been trying to swim back ever since then
i’ve been up and down 95
fifty nine hundred times
and so, I will go
till the ocean meets the road

you make a paper bird
i say lets fly a kite
oh hey what have you heard
i saw the best last night
you show up from nine to five
you grow up a thousand times ago
so i’m told

i’ll hopscotch
i’ll jumprope
i’m on the last boat home
and i will go
away from home

till the ocean meets
i will give in please
i will show
a thousand times
and time a time ago
so i’m told

i'll hopscotch
i'll jump rope
i'm on the last boat
Track Name: Bird
The other day I was walking
I met a little bird
as he hoped along the ground
we stopped and had a word
I said, “bird, why do you stay here? why don’t you fly away?
I know for sure if I was you that’s what I’d want to do”
He said, “I could, but then I would have to find some other place to stay.
And all my friends would wave goodbye and come to mourn the day.
And what can i say?
I love my friends.”

Before I could answer
before I even tried
that bird looked up at me and said, “thats all” and then “goodbye”
And I thought that i would watch him
to see where he would fly
but his path was interrupted by a wire in the sky

I’m feeling fine up on my telephone line
I can’t see it all but i still try
there’s one thing I’ve come to know thats true
I’ve seen it with this bird’s eye view
we all fly away sometime

Then I got to thinking as I walked on down the road
How some people stay but so many others go
And I think I’d like to follow
But I don’t really know
I used to have those dreams but that was a long time ago
Still the grass looks greener on the other side
But only if your friends can come along for the ride

I’m feeling fine up on my telephone line
I can’t see it all but i still try
there’s one thing I’ve come to know thats true
I’ve seen it with this bird’s eye view
we all fly away sometime

I’m feeling fine up on my telephone line
I can’t see it all but i still try
there’s one thing I’ve come to know thats true
I’ve seen it with this bird’s eye view
we all fly
Track Name: She Wants to Roll
she would walk to hawaii but there aren't any lanes
cause the shoes youve been wearing are plaid but plain
she would learn how to play if she could find a new game
but this far from home it's just not the same

she wants to roll
she wants to roll

whats your story?
set em up knock em down
this is your only
chance with me so stand your ground

she wants to roll
until she cant stay awake
she wants to roll
until she cant stay awake
she wants to roll
until she cant stay awake
see what turns the night will take

she could bowl in new jersey, things would never change
but the surfing ain't so good when there are no waves
daddy's little girl should have married a cop
but if she never moved, it would have never stopped

she wants to roll
until she cant stay awake
she wants to roll
until she cant stay awake
she wants to roll
until she cant stay awake
to see what turns the night will take

she wants to roll
she wants to roll
she wants to roll
see what turn the night will take
Track Name: Mercury
what note are you talking in
there's too much lip and it's out of pitch
you're high and mighty but you're full of it
so many words in one minute

she controls you in the morning
she controls you while you eat
she be watching through the window
she be watching while you sleep
she comes running with the papers
that she needs for you to sign
and she knew your will was broken
before the ink was dry

Mercury is rising
and the stars they fall
and i am like a child
in a big backyard
everybody's tired bc they try so hard
happy birthday, usa

what note are you talking in
there's too much lip and it's out of pitch
you're high and mighty but you're full of it
so many words in one minute

she control you in the city
she control you with the taste
she be keeping all the medicine
locked up in a safe
she's taking all the money
that I thought was mine
and she drank up all the water
until the well was dry
and now she's sleeping with the banker
while her lawyer's on tv
she once knew the cost of dying
but the earth it wasn't free

what note are you talking in
there's too much lip and it's out of pitch
you're high and mighty but you're full of it
so many words in one minute
Track Name: Planes
here in our mountains
we are on a steep incline
baby, i'm sorry i can't see between your lines
and i could feel us rolling backwards
when you said you're mine
we're too much heat,
i love you
speak your mind

i could see past you but not sleep without besides
time to hold on to what we've fallen for is blind
and i was not the half of one we wanted us to be
the road we're on is warm but bound to freeze

and i said baby can we take it from the top
and you said when is it ever gonna stop
If we keep going this way we will end up where we are

you look at me and you say that it's ok
the look on your face is giving you away
im hard to read so tell me you'll be there still
even if it's the last time that you say you will

and there's enough to speak for me
between the snow and evergreens
so don't say something you dont mean
is coming from my heart

can't take the same train, on the same track
move in the same direction, no there ain't no turning back
can't take the same plane, to the same home
can't take the same vacation so you might as well
take it alone

we could have gone on with the way we knew we'd be
you buy the tickets and i always get in free
you can't affect me like the way you did before
my heart just don't work the same way anymore

there are choices in our choosing that will lead
to where i hand you where i'm going while we sleep
so i am moving from the place i want to be

can't take the same train, on the same track
move in the same direction, no there ain't no turning back
can't take the same plane, to the same home
can't take the same vacation so you might as well
take it alone

if it can’t be the same take it alone
Track Name: Maybe a Fool
i don’t take much advice
it’s a matter of fact
and i learned to think twice
about paying you back
and i guess that i might
if im staging this act
but i don’t like to fight
and i got a great laugh

so i hold on slow
so i don’t let go
and i hope
i hope that you’ll notice me this time

now it’s too late to lock ourselves away
of every hour of every day
and I guess it’s too bad
all the dreams that we had
we thought they would last
but they didnt come to pass

you may be an angel
i may be a fool
you might be my baby
but you’ve been breaking all the rules
and i might be crazy
but what im trying to say
at the end of the day
it might be better off this way

your patience and mine
you keep on putting it all on the line
good gracious it’s time
i’ve dropped all my change
i’m taking it back
it’s mine

you may be an angel
i may be a fool
you might be my baby
but you’ve been breaking all the rules
and i might be crazy
but what im trying to say
at the end of the day
it might be better off this way
Track Name: Grey Before the Dawn
in the grey before the dawn
your still sleeping like a stone
and the trains have kept me awake
they've been rolling by all night long
still i wouldn't want you awake
cause you've got about as much to say
as a street corner performer miming on a rainy day

you lie you're still your breathing
so i resign my melody
cause i'm tired by make believing
that in the morning i will leave

after all this time
it's been interesting to find
it's the strangest memories
that slip into my mind
so i watch them all float away
fade into the gray
waiting for the light to come in
wash them all away

my melody still is beating
but it's singing differently
and i'm tired by make believing
so in the morning i will leave

songs are rising from their hiding
light is in my eye
i feel blinded whats behind this rhythm can't be right

cause it's slow
in between
what i know and what i mean
and i feel fine

i know you, i know you, i know you
i don't know who knows who

no one
what if it's
no one
it could be
no one but you