Levity

by The SunPunchers

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released May 20, 2017

Written and composed by: Betsy Ganz

Arranged by: Betsy Ganz, Lindsay Cates, Dominic Armstrong

Produced by: Dominic Armstrong and The Sunpunchers, with additional production from Betsy Ganz, Lindsay Cates, Catherine Vericolli and Jon Rauhouse

Recorded by: Dominic Armstrong and Catherine Vericolli at FiveThirteen.

Mixed by: Dominic Armstrong at FiveThirteen, with additional help by Catherine Vericolli

Mastered by: Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering

Album Design and Layout by: Dominic Armstrong

Cover Art : German lithograph, artist unidentified-Thank you thrift store goddesses

Special thanks to: Jon Rauhouse, Robin Vining, Jeff Schnuck, Aldy Montufar, Megyn Neff, Mike Woolfe, Rachel Ludeman, Serena Fonze, Johnny Terril, The Ganz Family, The Rauhouse Family, Rufus, Hendricks Gin and King Coffee

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Track Name: Brown Metal Box
What did you say that you said you did
With the brown metal box with the busted lid
You never took the time to think things through
These vagrant souls are skipping after you
Did you hide him in the closet in a Pier One bag
Bide your time like it’s a twisted gag
What did you say that you said you did
With the brown metal box with the busted lid
You never took the time to think things through
These vagrant souls are skipping after you
Did you stuff her in the cushions of your favorite chair
Hold her to your heart so you could feel her there
What did you say that you said you did
With the brown metal box with the busted lid
You never really took the time to think things through
These vagrant souls are skipping after you
Are we demons or are we dust
The weight of that worry is way too much
He met up with his maker in his pink pjs
We laid him in the water and he washed away
Track Name: Screwtop Head
Wish I had a screwtop head
I’d switch it out when the light goes dead
Treasure close your revelry
Cuz you know it’s just biochemistry
Wish I had three kinds of twine
I’d braid together these thoughts of mine
The joy and the hope and the cheap despair
That weave my castles in the air
She’s getting bolder
Someone should have told her
You got to lighten up before you go insane
Wish I had a scratching post
To dull those nails that dig the most
To render helpless sharpened tongues
To silence spineless songs they’ve sung
She’s getting bolder
Someone should have told her
You got to lighten up before you go
Lighten up before you go insane
Wish my high heels weighed a ton
I’d squash those devils one by one
Their hearts left beating may be none
Depends how fast and far they run
She’s getting bolder
Someone should have told her
You’ve got to lighten up before you go
Lighten up before you go
Lighten up before you go insane
Wish I had a screwtop head
I’d switch it out when the light goes dead
Treasure close your revelry
Cuz you know it’s just biochemistry
You know it’s just biochemistry
You know it’s just biochemistry
Track Name: Levity
Levity
Come back for me
And make my heart your home
You draw the shades and I’ll light the fire
And we’ll dance in our underwear all night long
Levity
C’mon c’mon and humor me
And make right what’s wrong
Get me out of this mess
Tie balloons around my chest and lift me up, up
Like a Blind Willie song
Oh, weightless and worry free
Oh, you're light in a storm-torn sea
Levity
C’mon c’mon and humor me
And make right what’s wrong
Get me out of this mess t
Tie balloons around my chest and lift me up, up
Like a Blind Willie song
Oh weightless and worry free
Oh, you’re light in a storm-torn sea
Track Name: Hold You Now
Waiting in line in the rain
It’s a shiny new counter-campaign
Blackbird calls back ready to feed, says
You can’t always get what you need,
Sometimes you’re just left to bleed,
Who’s gonna hold you now,
Who’s gonna hold you now,
Who’s gonna hold you now,
Who’s gonna hole you now
Your baubles are blinding so bright
Your fading baby turn up your light,
Welcome to the Good Enough Tack and Feed
Where you can’t always get
What you need
He should have known better
He should have known better
He should have known better
You can’t always get what you need,
Sometimes you’re just left to bleed,
Who’s gonna hold you now,
Who’s gonna hold you now,
Who’s gonna hold you now,
Who’s gonna hold you now
Track Name: Lake Louise
Dip my toe in the water
Lick my finger and I check the breeze
Looking for the drowned daughter
Where are you, Dear Lake
Lake Louise
She hides down in the deep water
She wants no witness to her mystery
Takes comfort in things that haunt her
Are you breaking through, Dear Lake
Lake Louise
She pleads to the sky
With her bloodshot eyes
And she feels, she feels
Her feet start to fly
She’s rising up
She’s rising up
She’s rising, rising up
She comes out of that deep water
Her arms reach out with a grateful ease
Throws her stones against the water
Are you coming clean Dear Lake, Lake Louise
Track Name: Turpentine
Took all my shots
Not the ones at the bar
To protect me from life’s dread disease
But you came along
And you silenced my song
And I knew I would need St. Louise
I love bacon
And a good cigarette
Love whiskey and turpentine too
But the thing that’ll kill me
The thing that’ll kill me,
The thing that’ll kill me is you
You crouch in the weeds
Take aim through the clearing
You polish your German engineering
Your mouth is a gun that shoots words one by one
As you lay me to rest
With sweet lead in my chest
I love bacon
And a good cigarette
Love whiskey and turpentine too
But the thing that will kill me
The thing that’ll kill me
The thing that’ll kill me is you
The thing that’ll kill me is you
The thing that’ll kill me is you
Track Name: Whiskey Sea
Lose you once
Lose you twice
To a sea of whiskey
In a glass with ice
Could’ve been the sweetest thing you’d ever feel
Could’ve lifted you up and out
Into what’s real
But your caught
In a blinding undertow
Feeling the pull of floating slow
Oh dear God your so mangled up in glue
We all hold our breath so we don’t sink into you
Lose you once
Lose you twice
To a sea of whiskey
In a glass with ice
Could’ve been the sweetest thing you’d ever feel
Could’ve lifted you up and out
Into what’s real
Throw out the lifeline
Across that white wave
There is a brother who someone should save
Somebody somewhere oh why do you wait
To throw out that lifeline
Before it’s too late
Cuz I lose you once
Lose you twice
To a sea of whiskey
In a glass with ice
Could’ve been the sweetest thing you’d ever feel
I could’ve lifted you up and out
Into what’s real
Track Name: Make Love Stay
Some love goes on and on and on
Some love’s a flash
Then it’s gone
Some love is left just where it lay
How do we make love stay
How do we make love stay
Some love is a sixteen line haiku
Sometimes all the words in the world are no help for you
Some love has nothing left to say
How do we make love stay
How do we make love stay
Some love is a hell bent fork in the road
Sometimes we learn too fast or way too slow
That hope’s the highway you got to pave
To keep your heart humming for one more day
Do you leash it up do you drag it down
Bury it into the cold ground
This is how you make love stay,
You let it go, let it get away
You let it go, let it get away
Track Name: The Rug
Nobody said it’d be easy
Most of the good outweighed the sad
You and me we were light and breezy
Didn’t know I was feeling so bad
Till you walked through the door
With your painted on expression
And you quickly whisked away
This relentless affection from me
Don’t you see
What you did
Fall to the floor and see
Where the rug you pulled out from under me
Used to be
What in the world were we thinking
Expectations did us in
I see the sunrise and it starts to sink in
Love’s gonna trip us up again
Till you walked through the door
With your painted on expression
And you quickly whisked away
This relentless affection from me
Don’t you see
What you did
Just fall to the floor and see
Where the rug you pulled out from under me
Used to be
Don’t you see
What you did,
Just fall to the floor and see
Where the rug you pulled out from under me
Used to be