Saints & Liars

by Noah Gundersen

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Recorded in late winter of 2008 by Karli Fairbanks and Nick Drummond. Mixed and Mastered by Daniel Mendez. All songs by Noah Gundersen.

Guitar/Vocals: Noah Gundersen
Violin/Vocals: Abby Gundersen
Drums/Group Vocals: Patrick Toney
Bass: Bruce Pearson
Group and Backing Vocals: Karli Fairbanks
Pedal Steel: Scott Ellis

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released 06 October 2009

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Track Name: Ring A Bell
it starts with whisper
a shimmering light
a blink of a flash bulb
and bats in the night

most people don't notice
most people don't care
but how could i blame them
when i have been there

but now its driving me crazy
its driving me mad
i can't find no rhythm
and i'm pissed at the band

but i would rather be crazy
i would rather be mad
than lost in the silence
hollow and drab

so i will try my best
keeping secrets from the world
such a strong and witty world
its out of my league

and if you're not impressed
why don't you try it for yourself
in front of everybody else
as the band begins to play

i slept with an angel
or maybe a queen
i never talked to the devil
but he's been talking to me

i swallowed an ocean
an ocean of wine
and the fruit pickers daughters
are just grapes on the vine

so if you see me at showtime
looking like hell
i was up after midnight
looking like hell

so i will try my best
keeping secrets from the world
such a strong and witty world
its out of my league

and if you're not impressed
why don't you try it for yourself
in front of everybody else
as the band begins to play
Track Name: Caroline
caroline my baby
caroline my sweet
if i married caroline
so happy i would be

i wouldn't need no whiskey
i wouldn't need no wine
wouldn't need much of anything
if caroline was mine

her daddy is a preacher
and may he rot in hell
i'd sell my soul to satan for
a bucket from your well

i know that he don't like me
i know he'll disapprove
but i'm gonna marry caroline
if it's the last thing that i do

if i was a painter
i'd put you down in paint
i'd hang you by the mona lisa
and put that girl to shame

or if i was a sailor
and i sailed the seven seas
i'd row across the ocean
just to bring you home with me

oh caroline my baby
oh caroline my sweet
you make a man go crazy
why won't you come to me

'cause i've been feeling lonesome
and feeling kinda blue
i think i'd rather die
than to be away from you

but she said boy
you know you've caught my eye
and i know you're sweeter than
apple pie
but i like my man completely wild
so baby keep on trying

caroline my baby
caroline my sweet
i'm gonna marry caroline
Track Name: Oh Death
when death and all his angels find you
will you call out
will you call out

when death and all his angels catch you
will you cry out
will you cry out

at the end of the line
there's no more time
and you go it alone
you can never come home
at the end of the line

from dust and ashes i have called you
and dust you shall become
in the end

from dust and ashes i have called you
and dust you shall become
in the end

oh death
oh death
where is your sting

at the end of the line
there's no more time
and you go it alone
you can never come home
at the end of the line
Track Name: The Ocean
set your eyes love
set your eyes
oh west against the morning
'cause i had no warning of this
when they come to wake me up

set your sights love
set your sights
oh far across the ocean
'cause if i never touched to ocean
i would only come back home to sleep

but oh my sight
am i alright
am i alright

cut your ties love
cut your ties
and say i never knew you
but they'll see right through you
and you cannot run and hide

but keep the faith love
keep the faith
though i know it's gonna bring you
i know it's gonna bring you down

but though the devil may not take you
you never will escape this love

but oh my sight
am i alright
am i alright

but still this burning in my throat
is going through all of the motions
and i will someday come to my home
and maybe one day i will reach the ocean
Track Name: Jesus, Jesus
jesus jesus can you tell me what the problem is
with the world and all the people in it
because i've been hearing stories about the end of the world
but i'm in love with a girl and i don't want to leave her

and the television screams
such hideous things
and they're talking about the war on the radio
they say the whole things gonna blow
and we will all be left alone
no we'll be dead and we won't know what hit us

jesus jesus if you're up there won't you hear me
'cause i've been wondering if you're listening for quite a while
jesus jesus it's such a pretty place we live in
and i know we've fucked it up but please be kind

don't let us go out like the dinosaurs
or blown to bits in a third world war
there are a hundred different things i'd like to do
i'd like to climb to the top of the eiffel tower
look up from the ground at a meteor shower
and maybe even raise a family

jesus jesus there are those who say they love you
but they have treated me so goddamn mean
and i know you said forgive them
for they know not what they do
but sometimes i think they do
and i think about you

and if all the heathens burn in hell
do all their children burn as well
what about the muslims and the gays and the unwed mothers
and what about me and all my friends
are we all sinners if we sin
does it even matter in the end
if we're unhappy

jesus jesus i'm still looking for answers
though i know that i won't find them here tonight
but jesus jesus could you call me if you have the time
maybe we could meet for coffee and work it out
maybe then i'd understand what it's all about
Track Name: Middle of June
time is a cold wind blowing through the leaves
of a tired old tree i sit beneath
where i think about the world and i don't know how
what will happen to us now

peace is a ladder up to the clouds
that i'm wishing i could climb but i don't know how
so would you lend me a hand to the promised land
where i'm headed
glory bound

and it comes and it goes
where it's headed no one knows
and we come and we go
all the saints and the liars
sitting by the fire
what will happen to us now

hatred is a sharp knife held by the blade
cutting in your palm till you feel no pain
burning in your eyes with a righteous rage
till the ashes blow away

love is a thing that you can't define
though you try with all your might through the riddles and rhymes
it'll fly you like a kite
it'll throw you to the ground
but that's the best thing i have found

and it comes and it goes
where it's headed no one knows
and we come and we go
like the winter and the spring
losing everything
just to gain it back again

oh how pretty is the middle of june