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Germany in June

by Fast Heart Mart

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Shady Grove* 03:40
Peaches in the Summer Time Apples in the fall If I can't have the girl I love I don't want none at all Shady grove, my little love Shady grove, I say Shady grove, my little love I’ll be with you someday A kiss from little Shady Grove Is sweeter than brandy wine There ain’t a girl in this whole world who’s prettier than mine When I was a little boy I wanted a Barlow knife Now all I want is little Shady Grove to say she’ll be my wife I wish I had some banjo string made of golden twine Every song I play on it I wish that girl was mine Some come here to fiddle and dance Some come here to tarry Some come here to fiddle and dance I come here to marry
People try to tell you what you gotta do don't you listen to them unless you think it's true follow your heart and your dreams I've been alive for a while now one thing that I know you gotta listen to your heart if you're gonna protect your soul there's a miracle man in the hospital couldn't even walk now he's walking down the hall
Virginia to North Carolina Tennessee Arkansas Oklahoma Texas New Mexico Arizona I drove my van all the way to California I am A lost soul on this long road Life's a mystery and I'm on a journey I am hardly known and sometimes I'm lonely But the universe is providing It will make sense eventually All this rambling and all this searching Will lead me to a place of understanding When peace I find, it will be all mine But for now I gotta keep walking
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 dont confuse me If you think I'm a bum I dont 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 enchance your mood songs can make you happy and depression proof
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
Trustafarian 03:13
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 they 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
Everything’s gonna be alright Everything’s gonna be just fine Everything’s gonna be alright Just Hold on Just Hold on If you can just still your mind Less is wrong than is right If you can just still your mind Just hold on Just hold on Sometimes you drift in life It’s hard work just getting by Sometimes you drift in life Just hold on Just hold on Then Just let go
God Dog 03:22
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
Come all you good time people, While I have money to spend, Tomorrow might be Monday And I’ll neither have a dollar nor a friend. Last time I seen my little woman, good people, She had a wine glass in her hand, She's a drinking down her trouble With a low-down sorry man. Oh my mama taught me a-plenty, good people, My daddy told me more. Said “son if you don’t quit your drinkin’ I'd have trouble at your door.” At the bottom of a whisky glass, The lurking devil dwells. It’ll heat your breast to drink it, boys; It'll send your soul to Hell. If you don't quit your drinkin’ boys You'll end up just like me; Working out your days and living In this penitentiary. All around this old jailhouse is haunted good people, Forty dollars won't pay my fine. Corn whisky has surrounded my body, poor boy, Pretty women is a-troubling my mind.
Carbird 03:40
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 am Flying I am Flying I am Flying 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 am Flying I am Flying I am Flying
Keep on the Sunny Side There's a dark and a troubled side of life There's a bright and a sunny side too Though we meet with the darkness and strife The sunny side we also may view Keep on the sunny side always on the sunny side Keep on the sunny side of life It will help us every day it will brighten all our way If we keep on the sunny side of life Oh the storm and its fury broke today Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear The clouds and storm will in time pass away The sun again will shine bright and clear Keep on the sunny side always on the sunny side Keep on the sunny side of life It will help us every day it will brighten all our way If we keep on the sunny side of life Let us greet with a song of hope each day Though the moment be cloudy or fair Let us trust in our Savior always To keep us every one in His care Keep on the sunny side always on the sunny side Keep on the sunny side of life It will help us every day it will brighten all our way If we keep on the sunny side of life
Please understand I'd love to be your man but I've questions that need answerin' there's a trail of dead behind you will that be me when you are through I've been broken hearted in my life it's time I play my cards right while there's still time gotta play my cards right you have wisdom in your strength covered by beauty when you're around it's irresistible to me I've been broken hearted in my life it's time I play my cards right while there's still time gotta play my cards right But I have to make sure before I make this deal I have to be certain that all of this is real I've been broken hearted in my life it's time I play my cards right while there's still time gotta play my cards right because I want a love for eternity I want a fortress for well being lovers or friends let's take our time there's no turning back once we've crossed that line I've been broken hearted in my life it's time I play my cards right while there's still time gotta play my cards right
One day in February I found a girl so fine with no doubt I wanted her to be my Valentine So I went out and bought a box of chocolate candy I took them to her happily but she was angry I dont want this box of chocolates that you've brought to me They are made with Corn syrup and that stuff's unhealthy I told her I understood and I would make it right So once more I went to the store later that night To compensate I bought a dozen roses of red It was late when I gave them to her and this is what she said I dont want these pesticide covered flowers shipped here with fossil fuels and grown with slave labor I was feelin' so dumb I ran back to my home When I was there I felt despair and sat all alone I had no idea pleasing her would be this hard This time I'd keep it simple and I bought her a card I dont want this greeting card it's made out of trees If they all get then we can not breath I must have been struck by the wrong arrow of that flying cupid I knew then I had no luck and Valentine's day is stupid I told the girl that I was sorry that I had bothered her But then she spoke up happily and gave me this answer You dont have to spend your money or buy me anything I just want your company and then she kissed me
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'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
I am not a lazy man But today I did nothin’ Because I wanted to relax And there is nothing wrong with that Because I am a human being I don’t know what’s wrong with me Sometimes life’s overwhelming layin’ in bed / thinkin’ too much neglected things, need to get done motivation’s gone out the window The doctor says to take some pills [be]’cause depression’s making me ill I believe it’s truth I perceive the machine’s crazy, it’s not me sociopaths are running this society I still love you Axl Rose [for] being yourself you’re my hero well adjusted rock stars are boring I know it may sort of sounds insane [but] sometimes I feel like Kurt Cobain Inside I’m still-a teenager questioning things and being a jerk people isolated without friends the world a-round us makes no sense let’s stop toiling and stop pretending I am not a lazy man But today I did nothin’ Because I wanted to relax And there is nothing wrong with that Because I am a human being
Eternal Soul 04:42
My soul is on a journey Back to the Infinty where it was created Eternity Infinity the Beauty is Providing Happiness and Joy


“Germany in June” is an album of songs created by Fast Heart Mart to provide German audiences a souvenir of the songs that would be played at his concerts on his first tour through Germany in 2016. So many times after a Fast Heart Mart concert people ask him “Which CD should I buy?” or “Which CD is this particular song on?”. Germany in June is 15 of the strongest and most requested songs of Fast Heart Mart’s current live repertoire.

Fast Heart Mart recorded this album of songs in his kitchen on April 24th 2016 in 3 hours. This album is really bringing it all back home to the beginning of folk music field recordings when the musician would simply play in whatever place was available, be it a proper recording studio, a church or in their living room. No overdubbing. No synthetic reverb of any kind. No more than 3 attempts at capturing any particular song. If the song doesn’t come out good after 3 takes, then perhaps the song does not want to be recorded and the artist moves on to the next.

This album is an intimate glimpse into the artist known as Fast Heart Mart in his current 2016 state, with all his humanness showing for the world to hear. Fast Heart Mart has been performing publicly since 1999 and this is the batch of songs that is currently making up his repertoire. No band is backing him up on this recording as no band will be backing him up on his tour through Germany and Europe in 2016.

Here’s to keeping life real and simple! Go Fast Heart Mart!!!


released May 13, 2016

Fast Heart Mart: guitar, banjo, harmonica, and vocals
recorded, mixed, mastered by Fast Heart Mart
recorded March 24th 2016 in Fast Heart Mart's kitchen
all songs written by Fast Heart Mart except * public domain

Fast Heart Mart would like to thank the Infinite Power for making all that is. His parents Gene and Cherie Stamper for being the best parents a man could ever have. And all his friends and fans for the years and years of support, especially for donating to the Germany 2016 tour. Y'all make it all posse'-ball :)


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