American Tour

by Band of Lovers

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released June 2, 2017

Band of Lovers is

DAVE STRUMFELD - guitar and vocals
SABINA BEACHDELL - ukulele and vocals
LILIANA URBAIN - drums and vocals

featuring

JOEY ARCURI - upright bass
RYAN CHASE - grand piano
MIKE ANGSTADT - trombone
DANIEL FRANKHUIZEN - cello
RACHEL HANDMAN - violin and viola
DAN GALLIHER - vibraphone

music and lyrics by DAVE STRUMFELD and SABINA BEACHDELL with LILIANA URBAIN
produced by DAVE STRUMFELD and SABINA BEACHDELL with TOM ROSATO
executive produced by ROBERT DEBENEDICTUS
string arrangements by DAVE STRUMFELD and RYAN CHASE
recorded, mixed, and mastered by TOM ROSATO
recorded at Sonart Recording Studio in Mt. Tremper, NY
trombone recorded by TONY HARP at Firehole Music Recording Studio in Fort Collins, CO
album design by JASON GARDINIER

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Track Name: Anthem
Miles and miles of highway lines
the motion keeps me going
rolling over fields too full of
all your dreams
those secret things
the ones you only show to me

Leave me here to rest upon this
old mountain of stone
still behind closed eyes I try to
see your face
form your shape
trace the lines and count the days

Till I’m back on the move
back on the run
back on the road with my back to the sun
you will find me

Till I’m back on the move
back on the run
back on the road with my back to the sun
you will find me, singing

Compass guide the way for me to
find the dreams
in all the seeds
the ones you only grow for me

When I’m back on the move
back on the run
back on the road with my back to the sun
you will find me, singing
Track Name: Back to Colorado
Take me back to Colorado
take me back where I belong
what’s there waiting
we may never know
back in Colorado

Remember when I drove
across the country
remember how you met me in the road
the sun had set
your arms were crossed
I knew at once that all was lost
but you pulled me
back to Colorado

Take me back over the Rockies
take me back where I belong
what’s there waiting
we may never know
back in Colorado

Remember how I stood there
at the front door
and how the whole apartment
held your smell
we said goodnight
you closed your eyes
I reached out to turn off the light
and you left me
back in Colorado

We said goodnight
and closed our eyes
knowing that this wasn’t right
and you left me

Take me back to Colorado
take me back where I belong
what’s there waiting
we may never know
back in Colorado
Track Name: Lakes and Oceans
Oh, of lakes and oceans
oh, of lakes and oceans
oh, the miles we’ll go
to lay, lay your head in motion

Oh, of lakes and oceans
Track Name: Michigan
Overgrown dirt roads in Michigan
lead me to my brother’s house
the lights are on for me

Turn the corner
stumble to his door
sitting by the fire
he tells me everything he once admired
he’s jaded now but that’s all right

'Cause I’m at home here
alone in Michigan
won’t you come find me

The water’s warm
and it pulls me in again
won’t you come find me

and it’s all so bittersweet

Walk the sandy dunes along the shore
wade in past our ankles, yeah
we’re always back for more

Oh, great lake
what a lonely life you lead
you wash away these troubles and
it brings me to my knees

'Cause I’m at home here
alone in Michigan
won’t you come find me

The water’s warm
and it pulls me in again
won’t you come find me

and it’s all so bittersweet

It’s all so bittersweet
and it brings me to my knees
Track Name: Bright Side
Oh, look on the bright side
isn’t that the line you used on me
please, don’t take it the wrong way
but those words don’t mean anything

Oh, can we make it all right
you always hold me when you say
hey, look on the bright side
I always look the other way

Here we are, another night
nothing’s gonna change my mind
don’t leave me waiting
even if we make it through
still it all comes down to you

Don’t leave me waiting
can’t you see I’m already over you
there’s nothing left for me to do

Oh, make up your own mind
don’t want to be the one you miss
hey, find me in the morning
it doesn’t have to feel like this

Here we are, another night
nothing’s gonna change my mind

Don’t leave me waiting
can’t you see I’m already over you

There’s nothing left for me to do
don’t walk away now
nothing left for me to do
please don’t make me let you go
nothing left for me to do
don’t walk away now

Don’t leave me waiting
can’t you see I’m already over you
don’t you know I’ll never get over you
don’t leave me waiting
can’t you see I’m already over you
Track Name: Play a Game
Let’s play a game
forget everything you thought you knew
start over again
oh, things change
yeah they’ve changed

Oh, let’s play a game
forget everything you thought you knew
start over again
oh, things change
yeah they’ve changed

I found you sitting lonely at the station
I only wonder what you were waiting for
the taste of you is strange here on my tongue
but the minute it’s gone I’m back for more

Oh, let’s play a game
forget everything you thought you knew
start over again
oh, things change
yeah they've changed

Give me a reason to stick around here
give me something I can touch
you’ve been walking around
in your bare feet again
you’ve got a piece of my heart
it’s all too much

Oh, let’s play a game
forget everything you thought you knew
start over again

You’ve got a piece of my heart
it’s all too much
it’s all too much

Let’s play a game
forget everything you thought you knew
start over again
start over again
Track Name: Sleeping Bear Dunes
Don’t know what to do
I’ll climb a dune under the moon
don’t know what to do
I’ll climb a dune with you
dune with you

I know what to do
I’ll climb a dune under the moon
I know what to do
I’ll climb a dune with you

Dune with you
Track Name: Wake Me (Tangled)
Here’s to another day
try to stay awake
and remember why

Why you’re out of bed
why you’re up at all
why you keep on trying

Leave it to my hands
to my hands to shake
when she’s standing outside
when she says hello

Leave it to my voice
to my voice to crack
when I try and say it back
but my knees let go

and I know I’m letting go

Wake me, it feels like I’m dreaming
and when my feet hit the ground, oh then
wake me all over again
in the strands of her hair
I’m tangled

Here’s to another day
no, don’t be afraid
take a step outside

Walk her to the porch
leave her at the door
there’s still so much more
but you’re out of time

and I know there’s never time

Wake me, it feels like I’m dreaming
and when my feet hit the ground, oh then
wake me all over again
in the strands of her hair

I’m tangled up
I’m tangled up
tangled up
won’t somebody wake me up

Tangled up
I’m tangled up
tangled up
won’t somebody wake me up

Wake me up

Wake me, it feels like I’m dreaming
and when my feet hit the ground, oh then
wake me all over again
in the strands of her hair
I’m tangled

Won’t somebody wake me up
tangled up
I’m tangled up
tangled up
won’t somebody wake me up

Wake me up
Track Name: Long Day, Late Night
Five a.m., we’ll rise and feed the fire
let the owls sing us back to sleep again
come morning they will find us
laying in the yard
losing ourselves again

The embers burn away into the afternoon
here we are, full grown and holding on
come evening they will find us
falling with the stars
losing ourselves again

It’s a long day
and a late night
and it won’t stop

Start the car
it’s time to move along
gather all the things that tend to spread
while staying still
moments come in waves now
fade away from view
losing ourselves again

It’s a long day
and a late night
and it won’t stop

Come morning they will find us
laying in the yard
come evening we’ll be lost again
falling with the stars
pack your things it’s time
for us to move along
losing ourselves again

It’s a long day
and a late night
and it won’t stop

Long day
late night
won’t stop
Track Name: Out West
When they come
tell them I’m already gone
this road’s been calling for so long
I’m on my way

When we set out west
like the foolish and the brave before
with our hands outstretched
not knowing what they’re searching for

Well, these bones are being drawn
through the cold and old forgotten hills
and the desert’s beckoning us still

Sunrise chases us across the plains

Out West
lay the map across the ground
out West
better off lost than found
out West
oh, where the mountains
carry on the sound

When we reached the top
and we gave the view a second chance
we saw the road was long
and carved from some unknown romance
we could feel it all slip through our hands

Sunrise chases us across the plains

When they come
tell them I’m already gone
this road’s been calling for so long
I’m on my way

Out West
lay the map across the ground
out West
better off lost than found
out West
oh, where the mountains
carry on the sound
Track Name: Carry You
Left an empty tin can in Tacoma
and another bag of clothes in Santa Fe
we’ve been shedding skin
like snakes in summertime
wiggle free and watch them fall away

Well, my whole book collection’s
up in Denver
and my backup guitar’s in Bellevue
there’s pieces of us
all across the country
scattered by the winds
that blow on through

We could spend a lifetime wandering
we could spend a lifetime
chasing something true
if you fall down
you know I’ll carry you

On the coast in Northern California
we wrote another story in the sand
and when the tide rolled in
and washed the beaches clean
all of it was carried out to sea
there was nothing left but you and me

We could spend a lifetime wandering
we could spend a lifetime
chasing something true
if you fall down
you know I’ll carry you