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An Orange Album

by Fast Heart Mart

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come on everybody listen to my story about this society and working for a living working for the company the boss made me angry and then finally I told it to shove it I said "goodbye" to my colleagues and then they wished me luck on my way out in the parking there were hippies looking to jump start their volkswagen hippie vans I said "that's fine under one condition you let me tag along in your travels" after a week of riding through the country wild and care free I wondered about income so I asked someone where we got our food from and our clothes and food and money the answered "our dad's trust fun" those these hippies were independently rich and wealthy I was not I rode home back in the city my stomach was empty without a degree from the university lookin' for more employment sittin' in the dug out with the other players then it came to my brain if you can't be the you gotta join them if you can't join them make your own grow your own
Hate Job 02:20
I went to my stupid job today I hated it so much but I went anyway I hate my job I have to go again tomorrow I have to go for the rest of my life work until I die It's just me and the pretirees out on the bike trail today 35 years we're not gonna work for 35 years!
Reinvent 02:06
drum sticks guitar chords cover my floor this song symbolizes my first attempt to reinvent my head has been out of phase honey suckle bees that bumble in the air hobo trestle lack of muscle Laissez-faire I don't care wear your beach wear in the snow the cultured music un simple music is now old same song everywhere that I go run to the store to buy more I know
driving through the big trees set up tent where we sleep over there old lady and she preached of the end the Jesus freak so guilty all night long I couldn't sleep the acid burned down real deep in my lungs as I plead God help me I will be so worthy Deity the next day I quit drinking alcohol and my whiskey as we drove by the sea stopped at "Denny's" for to eat the waitress she was ditsy
God Dog 02:44
good morning 300 take your times sit on the floor and pet your dog watch the cartoons and listen to your mom plan out here day go through some old mail as you wait for God to assign you your task the project is probably not what you think it's a project into the future so let go of yesterday let's go to the big buffet the most beautiful words are what do you want to do today it can be anything just remember to live I'm here on the sidewalk walking my dog I'm listening to God walking with God and listening to my dog
I'm not getting' out of bed today I'm going to eat donuts until I'm so grossly overweight I need to diet everyday I'm skinny I will be happy I'm going to sell all my stuff to buy some heroine consumed by the junk I'll seek counseling everyday I'm sober I will be happy relative happiness I'll go commit murder kill someone who's evil spend time in a federal prisoner then get out on parole everyday I'm free I will be happy
I Don't Care 03:28
I don't care what you think I don't care what you say I'm gonna build my mountain I'm gonna build my city gonna build it deep in the heart of the sea if it's yellow let it mellow but it smells like piss in here
Anthill 02:11
people were cannibals a long time ago before shopping malls and atomic bombs throwing stones at the skulls of the kings and queens ripping them from their thrones eating their flesh and bones now we know that is wrong so we eat the animals drive our car, sing a song, then go home play ping pong little girls play with dolls, little boys shoot their guns teenager drink alcohol gang bangers neanderthals the anthill is smoking just sand no trees a wasteland of nothing
like a queen bee who has never stung I got lazy so I quit my job royal jelly dripping' from my tongue I went to sleep woke up a slob now I sleep in a little bitty shack I call it a hovel black widow spiders slipping' in the cracks my pillow is a shovel (sleep through this) roadrunner with a lizard in its beak runs across the desert sand spiraled eyed cuckoo freak tail feathers like a Chinese fan (feel the breeze)


This album was recorded in Albuquerque New Mexico in 2005 and 2006. It's the second experiment at seeing how stripped down a rock band can get. In comparison to the "Red Record" before this, "An Orange Album" is even more stripped down in that there is no bass guitar on this album at all! Just the two voices of "Fast Heart" Martin Stamper and Roblyn Crawford accompanied by an acoustic guitar, snare drum, hi-hat, and a tiny splash cymbal. Why strip down so much? For playing on the street. Imagine if the "Violent Femmes" had no bass player and Gordon Gano played harmonica and taught his Pippy Longstocking how to play the drums.

[AOAV] = An Orange Album Version. This song appears in other forms and versions on other Fast Heart Mart albums.


released April 20, 2006

"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper: singing, acoustic guitar

Roblyn Crawford: singing, snare drum, hi-hat, tiny splash cymbal

Album Art by Laila Cola Weeks , colored by Rachel Kempf

All songs written, recorded and produced by "Fast Heart" Martin Stamper


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