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Recorded 2013 in Minneapolis, MN
Released as an edition of 150 on Folkmonger Records
© 2013 Banjoteeth (BMI)


released June 11, 2013

Songs written by Mike Behrends
Performed by Mike Behrends (voice, guitars, organ), Cecelia Erholtz (voice), Matt Wulff (drums), and Jordan Skophammer (bass, recording/mixing)

"Spray Paint Train" does not appear on vinyl pressing. The original version is from Lonesome for Handsome and is much quieter. It was reworked and re-recorded for a few shows because it was fun to play it really loud.


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Track Name: Camping
we went camping out west
we broke up
made love to the wilderness
her eyes they were sky blue
they never clouded up
when the rain poured through
how can one move along?
up at dawn and drive all night
back to minneapolis
after leaving my heart barely alive?
i met a girl at motel
i'm doing fine and she sings alright
i wrote her song
now she sings it all night
how can one stop the falling in love
when you fall in love
with whatever looks your way?
don't look me in the eyes
i can't look you in the eyes
(monster solo)
i'll grow all my hair long
so when i see her next
she'll know that i'm a changed man
but if she'll have me back
i'd love to try camping again.
Track Name: Van
up at sunrise, down when it goes down
the sun comes earlier in the midwest
than the western states
but you can't hide
forever behind them

with my blue jeans against the seat
my head on the glass
the window rattle matched the speed
of the trees blurring passed
and though i tried to calm myself down
my feet they shook
from so much goddamn running around
and i'm not trying to be in so much love
right now

if you're gonna head out of town
i'd catch the bus
i had that van checked out
the man said it was
on its last leg reminding me of how
you never stood on one
you just always sat down
when you had something on your brain

it's a new town
and a new ground we're walking on
Track Name: Spray Paint Train
we'll spray paint our names
on the side of a train
before it travels
the whole wide world o'er
and from north to south
inside and out
they'll all know who we're made for

we'll drive around town
in the nighttime
drive out past the country
in the day
and in fields of wheat
your arms around me
in the golden grass
we will lay