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The Red Record

by Fast Heart Mart

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Rich Man 03:32
I'm a richman I'm living on the hill and I'm looking at the city below street lights twinkle where the poor man sleeps I'm thinking about my money and wondering how much do I really need to last me until I die (because even rich people die) my savings sitting in my bank is nearly enough for seven happy lifetimes of comfort and ease if I will all of my fortune to my children it will only create lazy people who don't appreciate tomorrow I'll go to my bank and give all of my money to the people living in the slums
Limbo [RRV] 02:41
put me on an island with nothing to do with a pretty woman and my dog too no cops, no laws no work, no jobs no one is gonna drive me crazy put me on a river inside a canoe going down the water inside a water shoot going forever down a river sky lines of azure some are going to Heaven some are going to hell most are going to limbo it's really hard to tell going forever to that place of wonder sky lines of azure put me on an island with nothing to do with a pretty woman and my dog too no cops, no laws no work, no jobs no one is gonna drive me crazy
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
driving down a long highway in New Mexico reservations all around me how is it so the white man stole this land from the indians to form a democracy though my driving arm is burning I have a farmer's tan shirtless, my skin is reflecting like grass under a stone these motorhomes are giant they're like a ship on this road drivers are old and retired rest stopped under a shade tree a bird is singing though I wish that I could fly he is dreaming that his arms were not tied behind his back in the form of wings he wants to walk for the rest of his days
my car's empty light it shines all of the time a fire fly fell in love because she thought it was a lightning bug I was out of gas you'll never guess what happened next I explained to the poor insect that she was in love with a bible and a cord it was nothing more than a gas gauge on my dash board she told me to turn on the radio she called up her friends for an all night disco an in the morning they sacrificed their fluorescent abdomens for combustion in my engine to get me to town the point is she fell in love with an image
daily I perform evil deeds when I wake from my heinous sleep cross the floor for a morning pee I don't look but the mirror sees drive my car and burn gasoline in traffic jams and city streets go shopping and give my money to corporate vampires and their greed still I feel so ugly washed without looking teeth and hair deodorant found the door and out I went ferocious beasts eat small monsters prey upon tiny wimp creatures snakes sharks bears and small monsters all go out to eat hamburgers plastic bags are blowing from the fast food chains packaging colors are bright open it up there is nothing inside
not that I am a Christian but I could be a dandelion just a weed in the garden of Great Power I am not a Barbie doll in some kid's show and tell there's no fish hooks in my bowels for the laughter
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


This is the first album to start the "Rainbow Series" Of Fast Heart Mart albums. Starting with red and hopefully, eventually going all the way to violet and beyond.

The Red Record is a stripped down, acoustic band called "The Sidewalkers". Robyln Crawford on snare drum, hi hat and splash, and Pete Gallo on acoustic bass guitar. Think "Violent Femmes" meets Bob Dylan on this one. We did tons of busking in this configuration.


released August 8, 2004

"Fast Heart" Martin Stamper: singing, acoustic guitars, harmonica

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

Pete Gallo: Tacoma acoustic bass guitar

Album Art By Robyln Crawford

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


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