GUNS & BUTTER
Released May 8, 2007 on Urban Myth
Recorded by Jim Brantley at Fire Hazard Studio except tracks 2 & 7 recorded by Ryan Pickett and Jim Brantley at Pick's Gym
Mastered by Jeff Carroll at Bluefield Mastering
Jim Brantley: vocals, guitars, percussion, organ
John Kurtz: guitars, pianos, vocals
Lance Westerlund: bass, vocals, harmonica, percussion
Scott Carle: drums, percussion

Also features:
Stephanie Attia: violins
Kathryn Johnson: vocals
Megan Culton: vocals and cello
Brett Bowers: bass (tracks 2 and 7)
Mark Paulson: violins and pianet
Momoka Matsunami: hand claps
Ryan Pickett: hand claps

1 - FORD RANGER ALL AMERICAN
Ford Ranger and a cowboy hat, Travis Tritt on FM
Huntin' dog right behind my gun rack - yeah it's us against them
I got my own chew, don't need a pinch out of yours
I got a can of fresh Copenhagen from the country store
Crappy fishin' in a green john boat, we got plenty of bait
Sittin' knockin' back cold ones and thinkin' - ain't America great
Cause we've got all the freedom and we don't even care
All this talk about oil security and I ain't even scared
I've got my own views and you've got yours
How's about workin' together instead of keepin' score
I've got a double barrell in my doublewide
It ain't about livin' on cinderblocks, it's 'bout American pride
Cause two barrells of rocksalt will keep my homeland safe
Sometimes you know I feel like an American hero just keepin' critters at bay
Ford Ranger and a cowboy hat, Travis Tritt on FM
Huntin' dog right behind my gun rack - yeah it's us against them

2 - GAME
Time spent for a penny – that’s not enough. But what’s enough anymore?
It’s just one in a million, then a million more. But then you still feel poor.
It’s a game that we all play. But if it means that much we’d do it everyday.
It’s a shame to waste a day. Cause time sneaks up on you and then it slips away.

Sometimes you can steal it, but that’s no fun. Yeah, you’re no fun anymore.
I’ll run the whole city but I won’t get far. No I don’t get far.
It’s a game that we all play. But if it means that much we’d do it everyday.
It’s a shame to waste a day. Cause time sneaks up on you and then it slips away.

3 - EASY
It used to be easy – to fall in love,
It used to be no big deal – that’s how it starts.
It used to be easy – to not think much,
It used to be no big deal, and not mean much at all.
But oh, then there you were
Life went crazy – oh what a rush.

It used to be easy – to feel so young.
We used to stay out all night, and not care what’s to come.
Life was so wild then – and seemed so long,
But a thing we’d never known was sneaking up on us.
(and) So – here we are
Life seems crazy, but there’s more to come.

It used to be easy – to be so dumb.
It used to be no big deal – one more day done gone.
If I could slow life down – I sure would.
I’m running out of time with you – and that’s not what I want.
And so, here we are;
Life gets crazy, but there’s more to come
And oh, yeah when it comes,
All that I ask is – don’t leave me alone

4 - SALLY
I pull a pink ribbon from the head of my baby as she passes by
She turns around like she's ready to kiss me but waits for my line
But I stood frozen there just gasping for air but I don't know why...I...I...I...
I didn't have the nerve to kiss my girl in front of all the other guys

Oh Sally your lovin' eyes will sail tonight
And when the captain sings my praise won't you hold on tight

I steal drunken kisses from the barstool mistress as a poke pinches my side
She rears her fist back like she's ready to slug me but listens to me cry
"Oh baby you know you've got my soul - just look into my eye-eye-eye-eyes."
She drags me out by the seat of my pants and I pray she stays in my life.

Oh Sally your lovin' eyes will sail tonight
And when the captain sings my praise won't you hold on tight.

Shabada doo be doh doo doobie doo ba doo do bow
shabadabadoobiedowow Laboodahboodow dow dooboo bow wow. Loop do woop poowowboodoowow.
Ah rootie tootie dootie doop doowoop doowow. Doop doowoo doowow. Rootie tootie doowee dowow doopie roopie roopoo. Doopdoowah doowow rootie tootie doowow, ah rootahtootahrootie dowow.

Oh Sally your lovin' eyes will sail tonight
And when the captain sings my praise won't you hold on tight
Oh Sally your lovin' eyes will sail tonight
And when the captain sings my praise won't you hold on tight
She's my one and only my love and my life
She's my one and only my love and my life
She's my one and only my love and my life
She's my one and only my love and my life

5 - RUNNIN'
Well I ran all the way home, all the way home - I'm goin' back home
And it rained, oh how it poured, I kept movin' forward - I wanna get home
And although I don't know the way, I kept makin' hay - all the way home
And I ran fast as I could, faster than I should - I wanna get home

Get on out of my way, get on out of my way, out of my way
I want out of this place, get me out of this place - I wanna go home

Well it seemed normal enough, forgettin' stuff - I'm just getting old
But then I got to this place, I forgot my face - and who I am
Well if I just had some cash, I'd catch a cab - to take me back home
But my mouth won't form the words, and thoughts can't be heard - I wanna go home

Get on out of my way, get on out of my way, out of my way
I want out of this place, get me out of this place - I wanna go home

6 - EVERYTHING FALLS APART
You've got a choice, son - it's what you want it to be
With every single layer of meaning there's always another to peel
You can make it what you want, make it what you want
Make it what you want you can make it what you want
Make it what you want, make it what you want
Make it what you want you can make it what you want
Make it what you want, make it what you want
Make it what you want you can make it what you want
Make it what you want, make it what you want
You can make it...

Everything's coming together just as it falls apart
Every time one of us dies another gets a fresh new start
Everything's coming together all at once in your heart
You should try to keep it together cause it can rip right apart
Don't let it rip right apart

After the bars close and your all alone
When your soul goes as black as the night good and evil all at once
And every single thing you think suddenly means so much
Can you hold on? Hold on.

Everything's coming together just as it falls apart
Every time one of us dies another gets a fresh new start
Everything's coming together all at once in your heart
You should try to keep it together cause it can rip right apart
Don't let it rip right apart.

7 - KNOCK IT DOWN
There’s nobody left at the bar drinking. It’s mid-November and I’m sleeping with my windows up.
The full moon pull has got my mind thinking. To do list like the sun that keeps rising up.
I hope it goes back down. So I can sleep.
The sun keeps rising and I keep falling down.
The sun keeps rising and I can’t knock it down.
There’s no use fighting what nature brought you. Some of us are blind while some get to see the earth.
I could’ve done more but I never thought to. Chalk it up to love and live and learn. Oh what I’ve learned.
The sun keeps rising and I keep falling down.
The sun keeps rising and I can’t knock it down

BULL CITY EP
Released August 13, 2006
Recorded by Ryan Pickett and Jim Brantley at Pick's Gym and Fire Hazard Studios (July 2006).
Jim Brantley: vocals, guitars, percussion
John Kurtz: guitars, pianos, vocals
Brett Bowers: bass, vocals
Scott Carle: drums

Also features:
Mark Paulson: violins and pianet
Momoka Matsunami: hand claps
Ryan Pickett: hand claps

1 - KNOCK IT DOWN
There’s nobody left at the bar drinking. It’s mid-November and I’m sleeping with my windows up.
The full moon pull has got my mind thinking. To do list like the sun that keeps rising up.
I hope it goes back down. So I can sleep.
The sun keeps rising and I keep falling down.
The sun keeps rising and I can’t knock it down.
There’s no use fighting what nature brought you. Some of us are blind while some get to see the earth.
I could’ve done more but I never thought to. Chalk it up to love and live and learn. Oh what I’ve learned.
The sun keeps rising and I keep falling down.
The sun keeps rising and I can’t knock it down

2 - HURRICANE ELEANOR
You made quite a splash in that sundress, and quite a sight when you undressed
but in your eyes a kind of sadness that I could never ignore.
My friends all gave me warning  that a perfect storm was forming
And that you didn't really adore melike you did before.
I declared a state of emergency, converted every bit of my currency,
tried to prepare with urgency for the gales to come.
But all you ever did was disarm me, made me think that you never could harm me
But the impact was fucking alarming and now I'm dying to see the sun.
Eleanor the hurricane – stay away from this land
you should be a mystery of lies and feeder bands.
Eleanor the hurricane – do like the weatherman
you should be a mystery of lies and feeder bands.
Stay away from this land.
The aftermath was quite astounding, the roof of my heart took a pounding,
the help that I found was lousy so I started from scratch.
Now I build myself a new one, got a broken-hearted term loan
though you see me flying solo I know I'll find my match.
I declared a state of emergency  /  Converted every bit of my currency
I declared a state of emergency, converted every bit of my currency,
tried to prepare with urgency for the gales to come.
But all you ever did was disarm me, made me think that you never could harm me
But the impact was fucking alarming and now I'm dying to see the sun.
Eleanor the hurricane – you’ve worn out your path.
You should be a mystery of lies and feeder bands.
Eleanor the hurricane – do like the weatherman.
You should be a mystery of lies and feeder bands.
Stay away from this land.

3 - GAME
Time spent for a penny – that’s not enough. But what’s enough anymore?
It’s just one in a million, then a million more. But then you still feel poor.
It’s a game that we all play. But if it means that much we’d do it everyday.
It’s a shame to waste a day. Cause time sneaks up on you and then it slips away.

Sometimes you can steal it, but that’s no fun. Yeah, you’re no fun anymore.
I’ll run the whole city but I won’t get far. No I don’t get far.
It’s a game that we all play. But if it means that much we’d do it everyday.
It’s a shame to waste a day. Cause time sneaks up on you and then it slips away.

4 - YOU
I’m gonna do what makes me happy and it’s you that makes me happy.
So if I can’t have you what am I supposed to do?
How am I to make the world go around, and keep from falling down?

You – you’re really something. The way that
You – you always keep me wondering about you.
You – you’re really something. The way that
You – you always keep me wanting you.

Faith in my strength to keep resisting, well it’s gone. I’ve long since felt like I’ve given
All my heart and soul – the only things I had to lose.
And all I get to keep are sad thoughts of you that keep me thinking through how

You – you’re really something. The way that
You – you always keep me wondering about you.
You – you’re really something. The way that
You – you always keep me wanting you.

5 - EVERYDAY
All I wanna do is play punk rock everyday. Everyday. Everyday.
All I wanna do is drive fast cars everyday. Everyday. Everyday.

We’re getting older everyday. Older everyday.
I should decelerate the pace, create another day.
We’re getting older everyday. Older everyday.
I should decelerate the pace and find a better way to live forever still.

All I wanna do is play disc golf everyday. Everyday. Everyday.
All I wanna do is fall in love everyday. Everyday. Everyday.

We’re getting older everyday. Older everyday.
I should decelerate the pace, create another day.
We’re getting older everyday. Older everyday.
I should decelerate the pace and find a better way to live forever still.

All words and music © 2006 Jim Brantley (ASCAP) except:
Ford Ranger All American 2007 John Kurtz
Sally 2007 Lance Westerlund
Hurricane Eleanor lyrics by Michael Ludwig.