What Happens in Berlin​.​.​. Stays in Amsterdam

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MARILU banjer and vocals
ALISSA drums and fiddle
WILSON geetar
JOHNNY Bass and drums

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released December 8, 2013

Recorded by Brandon Kipp and Ciel Eckard-Lee at Maple Tree Studio, Mixed by Brandon Kipp.

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Track Name: Beer in Wisconsin
Boyfriend are the best friends except compared to train friends, except compared to the friends we made at home.

Do you remember how we used to smile with the corners of our mouths pulled around our heads?

There’s not enough beer in Wisconsin to forget.

Back to this room where all I have is all of my things. The posters are falling down and I threw away the paintings.

I want to go out and hit something hate something now, but I’m running on coffee and I don’t think it’ll work out well.

I miss what we had and I want it back with someone else, but hopefully someone who is less of an ass.

We played cards and sang songs by the fire and looked at the stars. We stole beer from near Wakefield and tried to get into bars.

Boyfriend are the best friends except compared to train friends, except compared to the friends we made at home.

Do you remember how we used to smile with the corners of our mouths pulled around our heads?

There’s not enough beer in Wisconsin to forget.
Track Name: Grandma
I want to be a high school teacher because nothing so far has suited me as well. I was afraid to be like my grandma, but now I know that my grandma’s cool as hell.

She was the first in her family to go to college. She was a national merit scholar. Her mother wanted her to be like Shirley Temple, but she taught history to kids aged 10-12.

MY GRANDMA IS COOL AS HELL!

It’s hard to live in a place, where you feel you don’t fit in, but I learned from her that you should stay, or one day you might regret leaving it.

Like me she didn’t play well with other kids, she thought that she was just another country bumpkin. Owned no formal dresses to dine with her friends, but had a date, with a Nigerian Prince. (It’s true)

Danced in almost every program at Vassar, or for at least as long as she was there. Partook in many plays and worked too! She would wash and put away the silverware!

MY GRANDMA IS COOL AS HELL!

It’s hard to live in a place, where you feel you don’t fit in, but I learned from her that you should stay, or one day you might regret leaving it.

Went to tour on county fairs in Nebraska, won pie-eating contests against the local champs. When I was five she taught me how to do a handstand. There’s no denying that my grandma’s cool as hell.

If out of adventures come more adventures, then out of something great comes something grand. I want to be just like my grandma: I’ll be a teacher and I’ll play in a band.
Track Name: I only think of you anymore when I'm ovulating
I only think of you around the full moon. You let my lettuce plant die, but I will always care about you.

If you spend time with someone for a whole year, is it really worth it to disappear? You saw me naked and you got to know me. You saw me naked and you got to nail me.

And you wouldn’t need to call yourself a man so much if it were true.

You talk about being so normal, when you are so unlike the others. They have remained friends with me and they still want to hang with me.

They call me sometimes because they know that relationships are precious.

And you buy things like boats, because you have no sense of value. And you buy things like boats because you know you can’t sit still.

I will settle down one day and have a son and daughter. You will keep on acting like a long winded grandfather.

I know this song sounds angry, but I really couldn’t help it. Your song was more than mean to hear and I think that you are wrong. I won’t shut up until you say you are.
Track Name: If you have no family, then you have no family
Their jealousy and rivalry and concept of reality, can only lead this family to even more contempt. The lack of space and stress they have, their business and their busy-ness, their neediness, their selfishness, they’re inconsiderate: She calls too much and he doesn’t call enough.

Do you think that they’ll stick it out?

They smoke so they don’t feel tied down, they don’t talk so they argue less, plus you know they’ll be fine when they wake up in the morning!

Sex won’t fix your relationships unless it’s with someone else. He wants to leave and she wants more kids.

Do you think that they’ll stick it out?

But they’ll both stay together for the darling child they have. He’s the cutest damn thing and he makes them both laugh. But they both work hard and they don’t ever want to change.

And they will struggle without someone else’s help. They’ll need seventeen someones to make it all work out.

All children could use a nanny, a neighbor, a grandma, or an instrument. They could learn to be good and love something that won’t snap back.

These parents have good dreams, but they have different dreams, not one of them is better than the other. If you think that you are, than I’ll scratch your car because I think that you just enjoy conflict.

Sex won’t fix your relationships unless it’s with someone else. He wants to leave and she wants more kids. Do you think that they’ll stick it out?

Sex won’t fix your relationships unless it’s with someone else. She wants him to leave and he wants to suck dicks. Do you think that they’ll stick it out?

If you find a new dream that you both still share, I think you can make it work again.
Track Name: Busy is Blessed
Nearly sixteen years ago my parents asked what did I want? I said that I wanted to be a cleaning lady and I don’t think that that has changed much. Now I find myself pressed for time, to do anything at all. So what if I aimed really low in life and then I wouldn’t risk failing anyway.

And I haven’t slept for more than five hours in a while because my plate is full and I’m flipping out trying to think about what I want and how it will work.

Pat told me to find the spry, young, child that he had left there in Stuttgart. I said that I did and I realized what he meant, it’s a different life when you get a vacation. I love the life that I’ve been dealt I’ve got all my limbs and I’m going places. So what’s it to me to sacrifice my sleep if all I want to do is make pizza?

And I haven’t slept for more than five hours in a while because my plate is full and I’m flipping out trying to think about what I want and how it will work.

When I worked on the farm I worked the whole time and for some reason it felt just fine. It’s not that I prefer it to arts management, I just know what it costs and who it benefits.

And I haven’t slept for more than five hours in a while because my plate is full and I’m flipping out trying to think about what I want and how it will work.

The American dream. I’m living the dream. Got sucked up into it all. You’re crazy if that’s not what you dream of. Going bowling. Always smoking. INSTEAD OF WHAT? Going camping. Being lonely. But it’s all the same!! It’s all the same everywhere!
Track Name: What Happens in Berlin, Stays in Amsterdam
My heart has never beaten faster. I don’t think I will sleep until my alarm. I can’t wait for the next city, but my body is starting to feel old. The drinking every night is starting to feel old.

I have never felt so spoiled though I’m lacking food and always share a room. So it seems to me that it is well worth it to live meagerly and day by day. My hips and my knees could break.

Last night as I fell asleep, I dreamt that my banjo was dying. I couldn’t re-attach any of the strings. And the head had holes and the base was filled with sand. I wanted to get it to safety as soon as I could.

I will fight like a bull. I will charge through and break it all off. We will be home pretty soon and I can figure out why you’re out of tune.

She said that I wouldn’t understand. That her life was tougher than I could know. The truth is that I never asked and I believe if you are nice you’ll be fine! If you work hard and you’re nice you’ll be fine!!! Maybe I was wrong this time… Because her page had more likes than mine.

Though I’m young I doubt that everyone is trying to lie to me. If you blind all of the kids, is there still a reason to live. I am young and I will fight like a bull, I will charge through and shake it all off. We are handling things well, despite your snoring and our chronic coughs. I am young and I will fight like a bull, I will charge through and shake it all off. We are handling things well, and we are starting to accept our flaws.
Track Name: Goodbye DC Metro Area
I come from a long line of crazy. Probably inbred, but incredibly lucky. The mother I have seems to think she’s entitled. My father sees his fortune as a means. He sees his fortune as a means to be so mean.

High five to all the kids in Northern Virginia. A salute to all the bands and the places I grew up with. Hats off to all the hard working students. God bless the crack babies and orphans.

In my life I’ve been good at first impressions, but only for the people I think I respect most. It’s hard to explain all of the reasons. I can’t keep it up, I can’t get out of my head, I can’t get out of my head, I can’t get out of my head!!!

High five to all the kids in Northern Virginia. A salute to all the bands and the places I grew up with. Hats off to all the hard working students. God bless the crack babies and orphans.

I’ve been taught the wrongs things. I’ve been taught the wrong things: There’s something right if people seem to hate you. You are worse off if others seem to like you. You’re not hot if there’s noone to bone. You’re not special if you’re not alone. Just because there are six million starving, it doesn’t make life right or fair for them.

Just because I grew up with my mother…

High five to all the kids in Northern Virginia. A salute to all the bands and the places I grew up with. Hats off to all the hard working students. God bless the crack babies and orphans.