Bearsick

by Billy Harvey

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released June 11, 2007

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Billy Harvey Nashville, Tennessee

Billy Harvey has been playing his own brand of Post Modern Pop, working not only as an artist but also as a musician (Patty Griffin, Courtyard Hounds), or a producer (Charlie Mars, Bob Schneider). Harvey's latest effort "Dear Danger," is his most personal to date, this record plays like any classic vinyl you've just rediscovered from your collection and then fallen back in love with. ... more

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Track Name: Scribblers Heart
SCRIBBLER’S HEART

MEET ME IN THE DARK DARK FOREST
PAST THE WIGGLY WORMY TREES, WHERE BOYS ARE CRYING WOLF AND BRINGING DAMSELS TO THEIR KNEES
MEET ME BY THE LEANING MOUNTAIN
WHERE THE GHOSTY STORIES GROW
AND WE WON’T HAVE TO SAY OUR NAMES CAUSE THEY’LL ALREADY KNOW

I WILL BE THERE, I WILL BE ANYWHERE
YOU WANT ME TO GO WITH YOU

MEET ME AT THE SILVER TOWER
WHEN IT RINGS THE MIDNIGHT BELL, AND IF THEY CALL US CRAZY WELL IT MAY BE…OH WELL

CH

MEET ME IN THE GOOEY CENTER
OF YOUR BRIGHT RED SCRIBBLER’S HEART
WE’LL PUT THE WORDS TOGETHER THAT THEY’LL NEVER BREAK APART

I WILL BE THERE, I WILL GO ANYWHERE
YOU WANT ME TO GO WITH YOU
I WILL BE THERE, I WILL GO ANYWHERE
SHE WANTS ME TO GO WOULDN’T YOU
Track Name: Impossible Mission
Impossible Mission

It seemed like an impossible mission, floating over the ocean,
shoving out into nothing, standing where no one was standing.

The builders are building the buildings, the people are stopping
and staring, the city is thick like a blanket, the future is ever uncertain.

hey hey hey…what do you say. She pointed the radar gun and dared me to run
She said I dare you to run.


It seemed like an impossible mission, both here in this tiny apartment, loving like our lives were in balance, expecting nothing at all.

Chorus
Track Name: Kaleidoscope Gun
KALEIDOSCOPE GUN

I STARED DOWN THE BARREL OF A KALEIDOSCOPE GUN
THERE WAS NOWHERE I COULD TURN, NOWHERE I COULD RUN
I COULDN’T MAKE OUT ANYTHING BEHIND THE BUTTERFLY STORM
BUT I DIDN’T REALLY FEEL LIKE WE WOULD BE IN ANY HARM

I WOKE IN A FEVER AND THE WORLD WAS UPSIDE DOWN
I SWAM IN THE SKY AND SHOT AN ARROW THROUGH THE GROUND
THERE WOULD BE 44 DAYS AND 43 NIGHTS
BEFORE JEHOVA CAME BACK TO TOUCH THE ISREALITES

I WAS COMING DOWN HARD FROM WHEREVER I WAS
STARING DOWN THE BARREL OF A KALEIDOSCOPE GUN
FROM A BUTTERFLY STORM INTO A FIREY SEA
WAS LIKE THE GATES OF INSANITY WERE POURED OUT OVER ME
Track Name: I May I May
I may I may

Right now is waiting on the someday, feeling for an ok, staring through the heat haze.
Right now is tumbleweed and stillness, in between and hopeless, power-line and progress

Will you…I may I may
Could you…I may I may…Someday I may

Please don’t think that it was the plan, the heartache for the tin man, the ballet in the quicksand
Right now is ringing every doorbell, a circus and a seashell, an army built on farewells

Ch x2

Right now is hoping that you will be coming back
Right now is something that I have

Right now is never very long, it’s here and then it’s gone

Ch x2
Track Name: Soft Blade
SOFT BLADE

HE BOUGHT A LONG SWORD
HAD IT FITTED WITH A SOFT BLADE
TOOK HIS MONEY TO THE DOG RUN
MADE A BUNDLE ON A GREYHOUND
BOUGHT SOME WHISKEY AND A PINK ROSE
CALLED A WOMAN THAT HE KNEW WELL
DROVE HIS MAZDA TO THE CAR WASH
FIXED HIS HAIR AND RANG THE DOORBELL

READ A POEM FROM HER NOTEBOOK
POURED SOME WHISKEY IN A TALL GLASS
TOOK HIS CLOTHES OFF ON THE FUTON
HIT THE SNOOZE ON THE ALARM CLOCK
LEFT HER SLEEPING IN THE BEDROOM
PUT HIS NECKTIE IN HIS POCKET
DRANK SOME WHISKEY FROM THE BOTTLE
SHUT THE DOOR AND DIDN’T LOCK IT

DROVE HIS MAZDA TO THE SHORELINE
FOUND A BENCH AND WATCHED THE SUN RISE
CALLED A BUDDY ON THE CELL PHONE
MADE SOME PLANS TO MEET UP LATER
REMEMBERED ALL ABOUT THE BIRTHDAY
AND THE LONG SWORD AND THE SOFT BLADE
DROVE LIKE HELL TO FIND HIS NEPHEW
THE ONE THAT LIKED TO DO KARATE
Track Name: World Is On Fire
WORLD IS ON FIRE

SHE TURNED ON THE TV
I TURNED OFF THE TV
SHE TURNED ON THE TV
I TURNED OFF THE TV

I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW
WE SAW THE GRASS GROW
WE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW
WE WATCHED YOUR GARDEN GROW

LAAA THE WORLD IS ON FIRE

I MARSHALED THE COURAGE
SHE MARSHALED THE COURAGE
WE STUCK OUT OUR PINKIES
SWORE ON OUR MOTHERS

ALONG CAME A SPIDER
AND SAT DOWN BESIDE US
SHE LOOKED AT ME SWEETLY
THEN SMASHED IT WITH HER FIST

LAAA THE WORLD IS ON FIRE

WHATS THAT MAN DOING IN THE STREET BEATING THAT OTHER MAN WITH A BAG OF ORANGES
FUCK THIS PLACE FREAKS ME OUT
NOBODY NEEDS A DOG THAT BIG ITS GOT MORE MOUTH THAN FACE. I THINK IT’S TRYING TO BITE ME
I THINK IT’S TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING
I THINK IT’S TRYING TO FIGHT ME.
I THINK IT’S TRYING TO FIGHT ME!
Track Name: Poisoning The Pool
Poisoning The Pool

There was an ambush in the desert they were 40 feet tall with hands like hand grenades
They blew up everything in sight when they waved goodbye

And we never saw it coming no we never saw it coming but we couldn’t turn our eyes away
Even though we knew better we just kept staring at the light

Alright Alright
That’s the way it’s gonna be now

The sky was raining poison it was poisoning the pool but everyone kept swimming
It’s the taking and the doing no matter what were losing all for the sake of winning

My best friend in Austin will tell you what it’s costing to live with your eyes closed
And if you don’t give a damn what’s happening around you the who knows

Ch

Hers’s to you…

The evidence around us is kind of overwhelming but the future is here
And there’s got to be a limit to death and destruction but the line is not clear She’s got a little baby and I don’t have a baby yet but one day I might
And I don’t know much about it but I know what I know and I know what feels right…right

Ch
That’s not the way it has to be now
Track Name: Leaving For Eugene
LEAVING FOR EUGENE

FLO
ISN’T THAT TOO FAR TO GO
LIKE I TOLD YOU SO BUT YOU WOULDN’T LISTEN

FLO
YOU ALWAYS SAID TO TAKE IT SLOW
LIKE SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE WORTH RESISTING

AND NOW IT SEEMS
LIKE ALL MY DREAMS HAVE PASSED ME BY

FLO
I JUST CALLED TO SAY HELLO
I’LL LET YOU GO I’M SURE YOU’RE BUSY

OH…YOU DID
I’M GLAD YOU FOUND A HOME
THAT’S GOOD FOR YOU I’M SURE IT’S PRETTY

ROSEMARY
THE LEAVES ARE GREEN

SHE SAID SHE’S LEAVING FOR EUGENE IN THE MORNING
AND I SAT AND LISTENED AND I SAID NOTHING

SHE’S SLEEPING AND I’M NOT SLEEPING
Track Name: When I Say Go
When I Say Go

The earth is spinning and we are winning, and time is telling me I gotta go home
The earth is spinning and we are winning, and I don’t know but I don’t wanna be alone

On your mark get set remember don’t forget
All the things you said you’d hate to leave my darling if you left
On your mark ok get ready when I say
That I wish that you would stay…when I say go

My heart is racing the light keeps changing and I don’t know but I was sinking like a stone
My heart is racing the light keeps changing and I don’t know but I don’t wanna be alone

Ch

There’s a blackbird singing my ears are ringing, the city’s moving to the sound of a drum
There’s a blackbird singing my ears are ringing, the trees are screaming they don’t wanna go home

They’re about to be more beautiful 2x

Ch
Track Name: The Bringdown
THE BRING DOWN

I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
I WANNA BE YOUR MAN
I WISH UPON YOUR STAR
I WANNA CRASH YOUR CAR

IF I HAVE TO BABY I WILL BRING THE BRING DOWN DOWN TOWN MAYBE YOU COULD WEAR MY RING

I WANNA WIND YOU UP
I’LL FILL YOUR BIRTHDAY CUP
I DON’T WANT IT FOR FREE
I’LL GIVE YOU EVERYTHING

CH X2

IT’S JUST ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT YOU AND I’M GOING CRAZY

I WANNA SPOT YOUR STAIN
I’LL WEAR YOUR DOGGY CHAIN
GIVE ME YOUR TOTAL LOVE
I’LL LET YOU SMELL MY GLOVE

CH X2
Track Name: Everything You Want
EVERYTHING YOU WANT

Look at me I am free
I am everything you want to be

To be…

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