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by Alex Gerard

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Tracks four through seven on Random Musings

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released June 13, 2012

Alex Gerard alongside:

Joe Eck — Drums (1, 2, 8, 9)
Jon Elconin — Lead Guitar (4, 5, 7)
Kyle Knight — Bass (8)
Eric Schoenfeld — Backup Vocals (8)
Rajiv Sicora — Backup Vocals (8)
Johnny Davy — Recorded Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Vocals (8)
Neil Weir — Recorded Drums (1, 2, 10)

All songs written, recorded, and produced by Alex Gerard

Final mix made with Neil Weir at The Old Blackberry Way Recording Studio in Minneapolis, MN

Mastered by David Gardner at Magneto Mastering in Minneapolis, MN

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Track Name: 4. Move Silly / I'm Going Home
I’m turning heads
I’ll finish off with a pirouette
No one plays it cool better than I do
Don’t lie to me now
I don’t lie, I play cool like them cool cats don’t know how
And I know the moves are goofy but just see if I care
There’s no need to be scared

Check out my technique
Heaven knows it has its quirks
But I figure whatever works
To get my tushie down, down so low to the ground
I think I’ve got the impression
I know you don’t because your face got no expression
So flash them pearly whites, let them know no one’s dying
If that won’t do, silly moving’s not for you

I swore I’d take names and bear fruit
Now it’s laughably clear that simply wasn’t the truth
Something’s out of whack, I want my mojo back
Can’t feel well and I resent that
All this commotion has fried my mind
Can’t control my emotions so I won’t even try
While my eyes are wet let’s have a cigarette
And tell this problem set to get bent
Now that I’ve been told
I should grin and bear it, I say hell no
Before I grow too old, I’m going home
For now I have time to say goodbye...

I know that my soul ain’t ever gonna feel the same
Amen, said amen
Yes, God said:

“Let there be someone for you
When the shit hits the fan, when you’re screwed”

I don’t got a lot to do
I’m just gonna stick here by your side
At least till we run out of time...
Track Name: 5. Barrows 128
I slip away into that room
Where I neither work nor try
I just breathe
Lounging in my spacious cell

My family’s living on that hill way over there
And I ain’t got nowhere to go
My life is in a state of sad repair
Because I know
I’m living on my own
In this mess I now call home
I hope I find another place to go

I can’t stay any longer, or else
I’ll just embarrass myself
To the little room
Where I can play my tunes
I want to get out of this town
I’ve seen it all and it’s a bore
I mean I wanna go home
But home ain’t even home no more
Lounging in my spacious cell

My family’s living on that hill way over there
And I ain’t got nowhere to go
My life is in a state of sad repair
Because I know
I’m living on my own
In this mess I now call home
I hope I find another place to go
Track Name: 6. Mr. Elephant
Mr. Elephant you’re not so great as I
Not gonna change my mind
And I’m not waiting for you to
There’s a lot to understand
Just try to get it through my thick head
I’m rooting for you

I struck gold back in February
I’d just found something new
A storm has come but I always thought that we would brave it
My warm expression goes to waste
Because I never found grace
No siree, I know it wasn’t appropriate to say
It wasn’t the time or the place

Common parting words we spoke and my heart broke, holy smokes
Can’t stand to lose you now
I say no way, no how
Why should I pretend that you’re not my best friend?
The truth is I kinda need that
I’m so much stronger with you, with you by my side

I struck gold back in February
I still feel the cold winter breeze on my wet blue jeans
You cared for my drunken butt though I rebuffed you
That was more than cool
Oh I appreciate you so much
I know that was appropriate to say
It’s always the time and the place

I don’t mind
When you say that you have another life
Well that sounds cool
Maybe I’ll get one too
I don’t know
The forecast from here forth
But I don’t mind
I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I’m getting sick of saying goodbye
And I know that you are too, so let’s be together
Track Name: 7. This Bird Cares
So infatuated
Can this be?
Indubitably
Oh I believe—
No, I swear to God this can be me
Please just believe me now, Honey Badger
And don’t be scared
'Cause this bird cares
And he won’t let you fall

Just know that I told a miserable lie
When I said no...

I know I’m seeing something special
When I spot you just reading a book
Oh the unadulterated passion
Which always compels you to push forth
Needless to say it’s sexy, but of course

Passion prevails
The stormiest sails won’t stop us from moving on
We will see just what it means to be healthy
One more time now...

I really mean it now
I really mean it now
I really mean it now

Break my spinal cord
Please and thanks
I want to be one too
Oh I want you to see
That I won’t let go so easily
Please just hold me now, Honey Badger
But you better beware
'Cause this bird cares
And he’ll break your bones too