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Depression Proof

by Fast Heart Mart

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I guess it's how that saying goes I left my heart in San Francisco Now I'm out here on the east coast walking around like I've seen a ghost I try to call you on the telephone You don't answer I feel so alone I'm still in love with you darlin' are you still in love with me I hope we'll be together again when we're off our hard journey of self discovery it's very hard to be so far apart with only words to convey my heart we're left standing in the dark looking for a flame to protect a spark the universe must be very smart 'cause only you could open my heart
I am a Bear I can go anywhere Steal honey from a swarm of bees you better respect me I am a bear and I am hungry drink anything to quench my thirst eat anything that does'nt eat me first I am a bear I can sleep anywhere without a care I am covered in hair I have nothin' to fear I am not affraid of anything I am a bear I am beautiful people stop and stare at my marvel cause I am so powerful
I am just a wanderer I travel town to town I need time for dreaming before I settle down I've had many jobs and I've worked very hard but now it is time to follow my heart Beggar or a bum please don't confuse me If you think I'm a bum I don't need your money I'm just a singer having some fun singing my songs and chasing the sun I see all the people and feel their troubles I sing them a song and to ease their weary souls songs can make you happy and enhance your mood songs can make you happy and depression proof
Halloween is gone now it's time for Santa Claus the winter chill is coming on some people get depressed this time of year but maybe not if they hear this song I know what the holidays really mean it's time to spend with your friends and family people should be friendly all year long but I know what the holidays really mean you could celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus but he wasn't born on Christmas but everyone's too busy in the spring so it was moved out of convenience I know what the holidays really mean it's time to spend with your friends and family people should be friendly all year long but I know what the holidays really mean
I was living in the garden of Eden eating fruit right off the trees harmony on my mind Living a life of ease God spoke to everyone over an intercom The speakers were in the clouds and we all lived in a wigwam We could speak back to him through a microphone that was hanging from the ceiling dangling precariously between a wishbone One Morning God spoke to us and made a forecast "You are all getting too fat so now you must fast" Breakfast was skipped and no one really cared It was not until supper that people started getting scared Stomachs were rumbling louder than the clouds we had never gone this long without food and we thought we would pass out I went and layed down on a coutch and started watching the tv There was some guy on the news digging in the dirt plating pinto beans He called himself a farmer and he was taking control Of this situation and he went back to digging his holes I looked over at my friend who sat in a recliner and noticed he was eating when I asked him what he said " tv dinner" Maybe he forgot so I reminded him "God said not to eat until further instructions" "We dont need God anymore you simple little man Now the farmer sells us food from his Taco Stand" So I walked down the street toward the smell of the tacos I went up to the counter and ordered 5 bean burritos tHe kid asked "for here or to go?" I said that I would stay he pushed some buttons on the register and said that'll be $6.50 I had never heard of money before so I asked him for his boss he looked at me kind of crazy and told me to go get lost I was feeling very weak by now so I went to that microphone I wanted to talk to God and ask if the fast could be postponed When I spoke I could only hear a faint reply There was too much noise outside From the people rushing to work and from all the cars passing by So I ran to my nearest lawn to find a fruit tree lots of green grass but not a single thing to eat I sat down on a sidewalk with a bottle of liquor People threw some coins at me but I had no idea what they were I had a job mopping floors that lasted for a day But I had no watch, was late and was fired without pay So that night I slept in a park underneath the stars When a flying saucer came down from the planet Mars "Hop in buddy, we've been looking for you", the creature said to me And just like that at the speed of light we went to another galaxy
at night the moon cools down the road the model t ford sucks on the glow in jet black nights jawbreaker sky southwestern light cactus moon pie desert dwellers escape the sun changing colors on the horizon I'll be alright just saying goodbye
I was driving my car down the road When a little bitty bird hit my window Oh no, Oh no There was too much traffic behind to stop SO I had to keep driving to the store where I shop and the bird kept hanging on To my wiper blades on my windshield Having fun, it was no big deal as he sang this song I am Flying I am Flying I am Flying In the parking lot I got out of my car To check on the bird I left my door ajar and he started talking to me He said "Thank you sir for teaching me to fly, my parents tried but they didn't know why I could not fly. They must have seen you coming and they pushed me from the tree with the big limb hanging over the street, now if ...they could just see me" I told the baby bird that he had it wrong, that he wasn't flying he was just hanging on, but he wouldn't believe me I did some shopping then I drove him to his tree We were almost there when he flapped his wings and flew in the air Up to the branch over the street He yelled out "mom, look at me, I am flying"
I met a stripper she knows desire very in tune with all the things being denied in our society of the socially unkind my heart is broken I will never love again I will not cook breakfast for my next victim we talk about it late into the night everyone's asleep as she smokes and I drink my heart is broken I will never love again I will not cook breakfast for my next victim
my life is so boring compared to hollywood I get excited when I'm snoring and my life's all good take me to a movie where I can stay forever with a popcorn and a soda and my lover I don't even care I don't know I'm not even scared wherever I go
Wishes [DPV] 03:18
if I had a Genie in a bottle what would I wish money power and women would be the obvious If I had a Genie in a bottle I know what I'd wish eternal bliss Happiness Happiness


I have to admit that I was going through a very tough time in my life when I made this album. I was learning to play the banjo. I wrote tons of songs in this period, but only a few were presentable. Tracks 1-4 and tracks are the only new songs I released for the year that this album came out. The rest are remastered rehashes from previous albums. I was in a state of confusion and I doubled vocals a lot...probably out of insecurity. Still, some fans think the version of "San Francisco" here is very well done. I recommend not to buying this whole album. Just single tracks that you may like. Or just listen to them without buying. I released this record before embarking on a cross country tour in 2010 as a sort of "best of Fast Heart Mart" for any new fans who just wanted to buy one album.

[DPV]= Depression Proof Version. Some of these songs appear on other albums as different recordings and versions.

***"Garden of Eden" is also known as "I'm an Alien and I want to Go Home Pt. 2" as heard on the Fast Heart Mart and the Stompers "Awkwrdquan" album.

* "Jawbreaker Sky" [DPV]= this is the same "Jawbreaker Sky" found on the Fast Heart Mart album "Hobos in Limbo", except it has been remastered here.

Carbird** [DPV] = this version of Carbird is the same as the version on the Fast Heart Mart album "Cheap and Sunny", except it has been remastered here.

****Stripper Song [DPV] = this version is the same one as found on the Fast Heart Mart album "The Red Record" except it has been remastered here.

Movie Theater *****[DPV]= this is the same version of "Movie Theatre" found on the previous Fast Heart Mart album "The Red Record". It is remastered here.


released November 11, 2010

All songs written by "Fast Heart" Martin Stamper


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