Keep on the Sunny Side

by Fast Heart Mart

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1.
there's a dark and a troubled side of life There's a bright and a sunny side too But if you 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 the 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 Clouds and storms 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 the way If we'll keep on the sunny side of life Let us greet with a song of hope each day Though the moments 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 the way If we'll keep on the sunny side of life
2.
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
3.
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from hell Blue skies from pain Can you tell a green field From a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? Did they get you to trade Your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? Did you exchange A walk on part in the war For a lead role in a cage? How I wish, how I wish you were here We're just two lost souls Swimming in a fish bowl Year after year Running over the same old ground And how we found The same old fears Wish you were here
4.
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 round like I seen a ghost I tried 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 this long journey of self discovery It's really hard we're so far apart with only words to convey our hearts We're left standing in the dark Looking for a flame to protect a spark The universe is very smart 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 this long journey of self discovery
5.
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 from 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 missed a meal before and we thought we might pass out I sat down on a couch 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 had forgotten 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 down the street 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 So I got a job mopping floors that lasted for a day But I had no watch, so I was late and 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
6.
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
7.
I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me... She showed me her room, isn't it good, norwegian wood? She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere, So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair. I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed" She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh. I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown So I lit a fire, isn't it good, norwegian wood? I once had a girl or should I say, she once had me?
8.
Haunting 03:11
My thoughts are haunting me again They woke me up this mornin' I did not want to leave my bed My thoughts are haunting me again Like demons they are possessing I wish they'd let me be My heart can hardly catch a breath My life seems like such a mess since I left you My Princess My heart can hardly catch a breath One foot out and one foot in I need resolution Grandfather took to drinking His thoughts must have been haunting He must have been suffering So Grandfather took to drinking And now the whole family Is still recovering A Great Force made everything and I still have my faith Her Universe is providing and I still have my faith
9.
Crazy Train 03:46
Crazy, but that's how it goes Millions of people living as foes Maybe it's not too late To learn how to love And forget how to hate Mental wounds still healing Who and what's to blame We're going off the rails on a crazy train We're going off the rails on a crazy train I've listened to preachers I've listened to fools I've watched all the dropouts Who make their own rules One person conditioned to rule and control The media sells it and you live the role Mental wounds still healing Who and what's to blame We're going off the rails on a crazy train We're going off the rails on a crazy train I know that things are going wrong for me You gotta listen to my words Yeah Crazy, but that's how it goes Millions of people living as foes Maybe it's not too late To learn how to love And forget how to hate Mental wounds still healing They're driving us insane We're going off the rails on a crazy train We're going off the rails on a crazy train
10.
Please excuse my negativity but last year just ended terribly for me Alone with a flu for Christmas good grief dumped by a girl 3 days before New Year’s Eve People ask me about my resolution mine is to stay out of a mental institution I say that half jokingly all I really want is to be healthy and happy Valentine’s Day came and went But I don’t regret that text that I sent professing my love to my exgirlfriend though she told me her new man got her pregnant St Patrick’s Day I was sad again A girl I really like came out to hear my band People drunk and screaming you couldn’t hear a thing Then she introduced me to her Irish boyfriend And 4th of July I was a lonely guy I asked a girl out, that I also like She told me unless I’ve make up my mind to leave her alone and to go eat poop and die Now I’m so depressed and wondering if I should quit all this songwriting Bob Dylan’s depressed and so is Kurt Cobain Should I learn another trade before I go insane? I called my family who live so far away Sounds like they all had a great Thanksgiving Day With or without me their lives are moving on I can’t help but wonder if I’ve done something wrong Now here is a mildly happy ending I just paid my bills and I’m making a living Life is magical when I let it be Thank God I’m alive and still breathing
11.
Carbird 04:21
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
12.
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
13.
Some bright morning when this life is over I’ll Fly Away To that place on God’s celestial shores I’ll Fly Away Fly Away Fly Away O Glory I’ll Fly Away When I die hallelujah by and by I’ll Fly Away When the shadows of this life have gone I’ll Fly Away Like a bird from the prison walls I’ve flown I’ll Fly Away Even if I never get right in my lifetime I'll Fly Away 'Cause I'll be soaring on the otherside I'll Fly Away Just a few more weary days and then I’ll Fly Away To that place where the joy will never end I’ll Fly Away

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This album is sort of a current “best of” Fast Heart Mart compilation. It is a unique album in that it features mostly banjo with bass and drums. The songs are some of Fast Heart Mart’s most requested material these days.

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released September 20, 2019

“Fast Heart” Martin Stamper: vocals, banjo, guitar
Tom Warner: backing vocals, electric upright bass
Joe Schwab: brushed snare
“Sita Rose” Anderson: backing vocals
Jamie Shadowlight: fiddle
Saki Chan: accordion

tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13 recorded by "Fast Heart" Martin Stamper in various locations throughout San Diego, CA
tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12 recorded by Roy Silverstein at Rarefied Recording in San Diego, CA
All songs mixed by “Fast Heart” Martin Stamper
All songs mastered by Paul Abbott at Zen Mastering in Encinitas, CA
CD cover photo by Kevin Gillette
back cover band photo by Norma Yates

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