Bluegrastronauts

by The Matchsellers

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A peek into the year 2437

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released March 16, 2018

The Matchsellers are Andrew Morris (Guitar/Banjo/Vocals) & Julie Bates (Fiddle/ Vocals). Bluegrastronauts features Betsey Beymer (Bass/Vocals) & Chad Graves (Dobro/Banjo/Vocals)

All songs written by Morris, except track 5 by Bates, 2&4 by Morris/Bates

Recorded in Springfield, MO by Chad Graves
Mixed by Graves & Morris
Mastered in Independence, MO by Johnny Kenepaske

Album Art by Julie Bates & Natalie Bates

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The Matchsellers Kansas City, Missouri

The Matchsellers is the unlikely result of a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, MO, (Julie Bates) and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, (Andrew Morris) meeting in Leipzig, Germany, and forming a bluegrass duo.

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Track Name: Bluegrastronauts
Earl Scruggs in a spaceship on his way to Mars
Pickin away on the banjo at 100,000 miles an hour
Bill Monreo in a rocket, see the look on his face
it's mighty dark to travel when you're in outer space

Bluegrastronauts so far up high
I'm stuck in Kansas City staring at the sky
Won't you come down?
Won't you come back?
Won't you come and take me with you
to your extraterrestrial cabin shack?

And Kenny Baker's life is never dull
cause he's fiddling away in a giant black hole
Don't forget Jimmy Martin, just doing his thing
You can love 'em, you can leave 'em when you're the king
Track Name: Too Late (Everybody Died)
I woke up to my alarm clock clinging in the air
I looked to see what time it was but the clock wasn't there
I tried to remember what I had planned for the day
but the day was the night and the world was all in flames

And it was too late to do the things that I wanted to do
Too late to love the ones that I loved through and through
Too late to say the things I'd thought of once or twice
it was too late because the world was over and everybody died

Fire licked my windowpane and smoke came through my door
the walls fell at my sides and my roof became my floor
somehow I got out alive, yea somehow I survived
but everything I knew and loved on the earth had died

Now I'm in my basement, eating cans of beans
I tell you friends the way it looks it's the worst I've ever seen
There's no more cars or trash cans and no more football teams
I can't tell who's worse off now, the dead folks or me
Track Name: Something More to Do
I gotta get my sorry ass outta here while the weather's still warm
and the roads aren't torn and the skies are blue and clear
while I still got a little bit of money saved up
from working at the thrift store, eatin beans and butter corn, living with my pop and my pup

I should have something more to do
I should have something to look forward to

I want to go to where you can do stuff to do
You don't have to play Euchre with your grandpa and grandma
the whole night night through I wanna woo a pretty girl
by hand writing her a hand written letter
wanna have a little power making 12 bucks an hour
working at a call center

I should have something more to do
I should have something to look forward to
Track Name: Off to the Moon
Goodbye Forever I'm off to the Moon
I've spent all my years on this earth and I'm through
I won't see you later and I won't see you soon
So it's goodbye forever I'm off to the moon

Don't try to stop me, I've made up my mind
I'm leaving my earthly possessions behind
I'm sick of my feet being stuck to the ground
so goodbye, so long, I'm lunar bound

Goodbye Forever I'm off to the Moon
I've spent all my years on this earth and I'm through
I won't see you later and I won't see you soon
So it's goodbye forever I'm off to the moon

Now don't you fret and don't you be scared
If you ever need me, I'll be right up there
On any clear night when you're feeling blue
just blow a little kiss to the man in the moon
Track Name: Shannon Lives in Arkansas
Shannon lives in Arkansas
Shannon lives in Fayetteville
Track Name: Pigeon & Dove
I can't believe that a pigeon and a dove are the very same bird
if you translate em into german they come out as the same word
Taube, that's the word in German for both a pigeon and a dove
One is a flying rat and one's a symbol for peace and love
One is dumb, one is witty, one's eating crumbs off a curb in a city
one is in a movie looking pretty, it's the same goddamn bird

Well I saw a pigeon the other day and it made me think about you
All the stuff you said to me and the shit you put me through
I can't believe how evil you are, can't believe you could be so mean
I can't believe that you and I can both be human beings
But if a pigeon is a dove and a dove is a pigeon, well then I guess that is that
I can be a good person and you can still be a piece of crap
Track Name: Dancing in the Kitchen
There was a time not too long ago
when the landlord was gonna shut off the power,
kick us out in the snow
But before we left there was something you wanted to do
you grabbed my hand and dragged me into the kitchen
and you sang me this tune

Dancing in the kitchen, slowly moving our feet
Dancing in the kitchen, just my darling and me
Some days are sour, some days so sweet
But the day that I treasure the most, you were dancing in the kitchen with me

So we left that place with not a dollar to our names
the good times left and the hard times came
but no matter how great the struggles and strife
we'd always look back and laugh at that one special time

Well things got worse and better and worse and worse and better again
And now sometimes we go to a bar and we dance with our friends
but no matter the band or the drinks so fine
nothing compares to that one special time
Track Name: When the World Turned Upside Down
The stars are falling in the ocean
the waves are reaching towards the sky
and I'm not crying because you left me
I just got saltwater in my eye

O the day that you left me
we were walking on the shore
and somehow the world turned upside down
when you said you didn't love me anymore

The stars are falling in the ocean
the waves are reaching towards the sky
and I'm not crying because you left me
I just got saltwater in my eye

Now the birds and clouds are in the ocean
Sharks and boats are in the sky
and somehow when the world turned upside down
I got saltwater in my eye
Track Name: The Stuck Boy
How in the world this boy ever get stuck way out here all alone?
How in the world this boy ever get stuck way out here all alone?
Way out here? All Alone?
How in the world did this boy ever get stuck way out here all alone?

How in the world this boy ever gonna find, find a way back home?
How in the world this boy ever gonna find, find a way back home?
Find a way, way back home?
How in the world this boy ever gonna find, find a way back home?
Track Name: Dammit Brad Don't Pee on My Bag!
Dammit Brad don't pee on my bag!
(exactly twelve times, no more no less)
Track Name: Until You Came to Mind
She came walking down the road
with her hair done up in a little red bow
eating cherry pie a la mode
I turned around and sighed

Do what could I do?
Say what could I say?

You were blue until you made it through
and I was fine until you came to mind

We would never be the same
you were living life like a moth flying towards a flame
I was making lemon meringue
I turned around and sighed

Do what could I do?
Say what could I say?

You were blue until you made it through
and I was fine until you came to mind
Track Name: Stars in Your Eyes
It happened on a day while I was far away
You started getting stars in your eyes
There once was a time you saw straight and fine
but now you've got stars in your eyes

All the flowers died and you were still alive
and it left you with stars in your eyes
have mercy on my soul God save rock and roll
and don't let me get stars in my eyes

have mercy on my soul God save rock and roll
and don't let me get stars in my eyes
Track Name: One of These Days
One of these days I'm gonna be dead and gone
I'm gonna kick the bucket, buy the farm
i'm gonna croak, push up daises
I'm gonna be dead and gone

Well I won't be around to eat all of your crackers
and I won't be around to bark like a dog
and I won't be around to play a round of Euchre little girl
cause I'm gonna be dead and gone

One of these days I'm gonna be dead and gone
I'm gonna bite the dust, cash in my chips
cross the river, the river of Jordan
I'm gonna be dead and gone

Well I won't be around to saw on the fiddle
won't be around to sing you a song
and I won't around to drive you around town boy
cause I'm gonna be dead and gone

One of these days I'm gonna be dead and gone
I'm meet my maker, ride the pale horse
go six feet under, take a dirt nap
I'm gonna be dead and gone

Well I won't be around to slide on the dobro
Or slap on that bass all night long
And we won't be around to make you biscuits and gravy
cause we'll be dead and gone

One of these days, we're gonna be dead and gone
They'll pull the plug and I'll flat line
oooooooooooooooooooooooo
We're gonna be dead and gone

One of these days, we're gonna be dead and gone
We're gonna go to that great honky-tonk in the sky!

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