Weddings and Funerals

by Bells and Hunters

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1.
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
2.
73 04:44
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
3.
Bird 04:33
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
4.
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
5.
Mercury 04:55
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
6.
Planes 05:01
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
7.
Maybe a Fool 03:37
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
8.
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

credits

released March 12, 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

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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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