Plays Past His Bedtime

by Andru Bemis

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Produced by Andru Bemis for Ground Vinyl Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andru Bemis. © 2006, Andru Bemis, PO Box 427, South Haven, MI 49090-0427, USA. www.andrubemis.com. All rights reserved.

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released February 1, 2002

Andru Bemis (guitar, vocals)

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Andru Bemis South Haven, Michigan

"Michigan's premier neo folk artist ... is a modern day train hopping, banjo slinging troubadour who has made a name for himself in small venues across the US. His charismatic live show garners (accurate) comparisons to Arlo and Woody.” (ThisIsHappening - photo credit: Jack Hirschorn) ... more

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Track Name: Huck Finn
[D] When I was [Bm] thirteen
[A] all my friends made [G] fun of me
cause [D] I wore knickers [Bm] instead of jeans
[G] just like [A] Huck Finn

I used to smoke a corncob pipe
I would smoke it late at night
I never got in trouble cause I turned out the light
just like Huck Finn

I built myself a raft of wood
I would float it whenever i could
until the day it sank right in
into the river like Huck Finn

[D] Sinking, sinking, [C] sinking, sinking
[B] sinking, sinking [A] down
[D] watch it sinking [C] see the water
[B] slowly seeping [A] round

Now that I’m twenty-two
I’m so glad that I found you
you love the river just as much as I do
just like Huck Finn

[D] I just wanna go [Bm] down the river
go [G] down the river with [A] you forever babe
[D] I just wanna go [Bm] down the river
go [G] down the river with [A] you

And when we're sixty-three
will you still be with me
going down the river just you and I
until the day we die
Track Name: Just Another Fine Day
Why you always come running to me to settle up your scores
I've got my own troubles, can't you see I ain't got time for yours

You might be sad, you might be down
But you can't let them always push you around
Look out your window and see it's another fine day
It might be bad but it could be worse
I hate to tell you baby that you ain't the first
Babe don't you worry cause it's just another fine day

Why you always come bleeding to me when you got stabbed with your own knife
I've got my own troubles don't you know that I ain't got time for your life

I'm so tired of your attempts to get me down
Get out of my sight, get out of my life, girl get out of my town
Track Name: Your Town
I don't like coffee chains, movie stores and aeroplanes I've gotta get out of this town. I don't like the way you drive you're pissed at me I'm goin' forty-five, just take the time and slow down.

If time is money, don't you think it's funny that he doesn't spend more with you? Mebbe time is money but I'd be a fool honey not to waste it all on you.

I don't like traffic jams, keep me out of them sardine cans. Just give me some fresh air. I really don't like your town, people always try to put me down just cause I don't cut my hair.

I don't like your gates, your guards, keep me outta your manicured yards. Just let me go where I please. Who died and made you king and where'd you find the diamond ring that makes you worth so much more than me.

I don't like your fancy cars driving down my boulevard telling me to get out of the way. I really don't like your town, people always try to put me down cause I don't do what you say.

If time is money don't you think it's funny that he doesn't spend more with you. Maybe time is money but I'd be a fool honey not to waste it all on you. If time is money don't you think it's funny that his job is more important than you. Maybe time is money but I'd be a fool honey not to waste it all on you.
Track Name: Time May Bring
I can't wait till I get old and my hair starts turning grey. I don't know what the future holds but I know it's gonna be okay. Cause nothing ever is quite what it seems and I know it'll never turn out like in my dreams. But I've found it's always better that way. I don't care what time may bring just so long as you're here with me. No I don't care, come what may, just tell me that you're here to stay.
Track Name: California
Packed my bags I'm going away, gonna fly to California, I'm sick and tired of the lousy weather every day. Write a letter when I think of you, mebbe call when I feel blue, there's only one thing I'm sure to miss. I wish you could be here too.

Cause the weather's always better when the skies are blue and girl you know how I need you. Sittin' by the water at the ocean shore and the only thing I'm missing is you.
Track Name: Eine Kleine Elevator Muzik
I'm the guy who writes the songs they play on the elevator. Ain't got nothing better to do since you tol' me see you later.
Track Name: When You Get To Heaven
When you get to heaven will you put a good word in for me? God knows I need all the help I can get. When you get your mansion, will you save a room for me even though I ain't there yet? Cause I'm on my way, every day I get a little bit closer to you my friend. So when you get to heaven, will you put a good word in for me? When I die, all I can say is I tried, I tried, I tried so hard. When I die, all I can say is I tried. When you see Saint Peter please tell him that I'm on my way, even though I screw it up every day. When you see Saint Peter, please ask him to be easy on me; I've been the best man that I can be. Cause I'm on my way, every day I get a little bit closer to you my friend. So when you see Saint Peter please ask him to be easy on me.