Sunshine National Dust

by The Matt Van Winkle Band

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1.
Love Gun Shy 02:51
The covers have been taken off The crystal mood is broken The things she wore to show her off Lie piled up in a corner The calendar is empty Except for rained-out holidays You're much older than 20 The years between have been misplaced You're love gun-shy, you're love gun-shy. And you're not sure just what you should do But you feel like the moment is now to decide. You're love gun-shy. The beggar's sign is wet with rain His feet are black and shoeless Early on, somehow, we're trained To try, although it's useless.
2.
Tell the moon to hurry up and rise and be a bowl to hold these awful tears of mine I'm gonna go on missing her till the day she comes home That's all I'm sayin', but that's not all I know. A gin and tonic here costs $7.50 but it's a funny kind of plane that doesn't lift me I'm gonna go on . . . The moon's the only jewel she left behind her She's off someplace where I won't ever find her I'm gonna go on . . . She took a lot that I don't want returned I just want back those things I thought I'd learned. I'm gonna go on . . .
3.
It's cold here. It's cold nearly every place I've lived. I've moved around some, but I still feel the way I did. You say you've no more use for me I can't help it I agree I can't help how I'm feeling now. I'm tied up. I'm tired of faking this brave face. Putting one foot ahead of the other to go no place.
4.
All these woods are mine, all these woods are mine. Wherever that you go, you'll be safe I know, all these woods are mine. All these woods are mine, all these woods are mine. Wherever you lie down will be dry ground, all these woods are mine. All these woods are mine, all these woods are mine. Every hill you see, every tall dark tree, all these woods are mine. All these woods are mine, all these woods are mine. Old trees that grow high and close, all these woods are mine. I'm the Lord of the Pines, I'm the Lord of the Pines. Ain't nobody can hurt you in these woods, so deep and fine.
5.
I miss the girl that I missed, that I should have kissed Like in some sad movie I miss the money I had, and I'm feeling bad And well wouldn't you be? Boxes and chairs on the stairs - don't go up there Or you'll be sorry. And all the snow on the moon will be melting soon - Why should we worry? Every little thing that I say comes out the wrong way In the sculpture garden Now I'm calling you on the phone. Pick up if you're home - I beg your pardon.
6.
There is no one left here to talk with - I'm talking to myself Pick up and put down the receiver - talking to myself. Forever's not a word you should trust Sunshine national dust Forever's not over yet, for one of us. No one comes to see where I'm hiding - I'm talking to myself No one reads these things I am writing - talking to myself. I can't do nothing without my baby I can't do nothing without her
7.
You don't need to call for me, like you're lost and can't be found, because my heart it is a compass, and as long as it keeps pumping blood, it'll never let you down. Before you have the chance to cry a tear because you feel alone, I'll be with you my dear. The nighttime's not as easy for you as some might think. All these questions that pursue you when the sun is gone don't do you any good but cause you pain -- such as "Do I really need you" and "Will I come back again" - stop asking them, my dear, because I know my way from here, I know my way from here. Love straightens out the twisted path and keeps my vision clear. I know my way from here. There've been others that have hurt you but their hearts are not like mine. They come to the conclusion once the heat of love's confusion's been exhausted and subsides that you are just a streetlight in a world of chandeliers, but it's your light that draws me near.
8.
All the lights have been turned out We're lying here waiting for the candles to burn out. The last candle drowns in the wax . . . If we ventured out now, could we find our way back? Tell me the truth, did you know, When this thing began, just how far it would go? Tell the tale to your kids: Don't let them dig in the dirt where we did what we did. Someday, all my friends and me, you won't be around to see. Someday, all my friends and me.

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released August 10, 2012

Matt Van Winkle voice and guitar
Trevor Beld Jimenez drums
David Marmor banjo
Willard Matthews bass, guitar delay
Phoebe Parros violin
Cameron Squire keys and accordion
Darby Warren mandolin & dobro

Mixed by MVW and Willard Matthews

Mastered by Jim Reynolds at Frogtown Studios

Songs written by Matt Van Winkle

Painting and lettering by Michael Van Winkle (www.michaelvanwinkle.com)

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Matt Cartsonis
David Marmor
Mark Van Winkle
Willard

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These songs are portable vistas. Small & grand. A postcard of the Alps tacked to the wall above your bed.

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