Bluegrastronauts

by The Matchsellers

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1.
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
2.
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
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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
5.
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
6.
Shannon lives in Arkansas Shannon lives in Fayetteville
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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?
11.
Dammit Brad don't pee on my bag! (exactly twelve times, no more no less)
12.
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
13.
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
14.
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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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 are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. The two met in Germany in 2012. Since then, they have collected influences from various regional styles of American folk music. Their work has delved into subjects as academic as “German-American Musical Exchange” and as wild as “Science Fiction Bluegrass”. ... more

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