Be Still My Beating

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Written and recorded by Michael Sanchez in Seattle, WA during the spring of 2005.

If you're interested in my current musical project ELECTRIC DYLAN, you can find that here:

www.ElectricDylanControversy.bandcamp.com

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released February 12, 2007

Michael R. Sanchez / Microphone, guitar, programming, harmonica, broom
Victor Mance / Bass, piano
James Reinhold / Drums, organ
Ethan Jones / Harmonics, bass, piano
Chris Zasche / Pedal steel
Rachel Sanchez / Microphone
Alice Tippit / Water jar

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The Way It Is Chicago, Illinois

Michael R. Sanchez "lives" in Chicago, IL.

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Track Name: Fell In Love With A Carbomber
you can live without me
but why would you want to babe?
you can hide my car keys
but how would i get around?

all these things you insist
on throwing in my way
all these things
you insist

on throwing in my way
these obstacles you love to shove
into my face

this pleasure you get
from tripping me up
well, it's more than you need
it's more than enough

so i apologize
and you say, hey what's the use?
it's like kicking up the sand
into my eyes

this affairs getting rough
and way too dangerous
time bomb, bail bond, jail time
come on out with your hands up

and these things you insist
on throwing in my way
all these things
you insist

throwing in my way
these obstacles you love to shove
into my face

the pleasure you get
from tripping me up
well, it's more than you need
it's more than enough

so i apologize
and you say, hey what's the use?
it's like kicking up the sand
into my eyes

back when our love was new
i would open doors for you
i can't live with the truth
but i will consider it
Track Name: 8th Grade
8th Grade

it's so fucking clear
how it's gonna be
between you and me

it's so very clear
how it'll be now with me over here

and you over there
nothing can compare
to acting how we did
when we were in 8th grade

it's always the same
you win or lose the again
win or lose a friend

the rest of junior year
will never be the same
with me over here

and you over there
nothing can compare
to acting how we did
when we were in 8th grade

boys boast in the locker room
girls purge in the john
everyone is worrying
about which team they'll be on

and it's always the same
can we just be friends?
it's all up to your cool
like it was back in high school
Track Name: It Was Over
IT WAS OVER

it was over
before it ever began
what were we thinking?

where were our minds when
our bodies were intertwined?
oh, where were our minds?

it was over our heads
a technical joke
why weren't we laughing?

where were our hearts when
everything came crashing down?
oh, where were our hearts?

remember you once told me
"home is not the same without you here"
oh, my dear
and all of these stupid words and cliches ringing
in my ears remind me that you're not here
and it's over...

it was overdue
we knew it needed to end
so why did we fight it?

where were our guts when
it came time to give it up?
oh, where were our guts?

remember you once told me
"home is not the same without you here"
oh, my dear
and all of these stupid words and cliches ringing
in my ears remind me that you're not here
and it's over...
Track Name: At The Party
AT THE PARTY

you can avoid me
you can act like you don't see
me at the party
standing here with my hands free

all of these people
they smile and talk and mingle
they're all having good times
at the party

i can't avoid you
it's not easy in this crowd
here at this party
voices boom and basses loud

what was i thinking
i laugh and shout, i'm drinking
i haven't the faintest
at this party

no one said you'd be here
between the cigarettes and beer

maybe it's me or maybe it's you
or everyone here's got a clue
maybe everyone but me

had been so long since we last spoke
remember when our hearts broke?
remember when we were friends?

maybe it's just like my mother used to say
maybe it's just like she said

she said
you never fit in
Track Name: In A Strange Place
IN A STRANGE PLACE

where do we go now?
travelled 3,000 miles away from you
and i find myself in a strange place

this timezone's got me all fucked
and i want to call you up
Track Name: She Likes To Get High
SHE LIKES TO GET HIGH

she likes to get high
she likes to get high
she gets confused and sad
and can't talk to her dad
which sucks because they used to be such good friends
and her dad likes to say that it's all a passing phase
it'll all go away someday
Track Name: Sixteen
Sixteen

she's just sixteen years old
unaware of the hearts that she stole
she puts up her hair without a care
she's just going going gone
she's just there

she listens to jade tree
when she's down on her knees
praying to God not to let her feel too guilty
she's only sixteen

she's just sixteen years old
and just barely curvy underneath those clothes
she can laugh like an ass
she's just going going gone
she's just crass
Track Name: What Will We Do?
WHAT WILL WE DO?

i'll be huck finn
and you'll be tom sawyer
and we'll go and have
adventures together

what will we do?
what will we do when this city burns down?

the U-district's nice
with all of it's lights
Christmas is close
we'll walk in it's streets

what will we do?
what will we do when this city burns down?
Track Name: Bridle
BRIDLE

as it turns out
i'm no better than i was
all the lying and cheating and stealing has
left me for the worst

how could i know
i was running in reverse
all the stopping and stalling and hoping
for more

things got out of control at the rodeo
you got to know how to make your horse go slow
when you say whoa
Track Name: I Hate Music
I HATE MUSIC

after the show we go
out to the car and drive slow
let's not listen to anything
let's just sit in the quiet of the highway
i say i'm too tired
you say they were really great and i agree
but i can't listen to another beat
another note would be too much to take
can't we give the radio a break
cause right now
i hate music
Track Name: The New Death Show
THE NEW DEATH SHOW

where've you been?
where you been hiding?
haven't seen you around
haven't seen you around

thought you were gone
thought you were dead
did you miss my hands?
did you miss yer bed?

where've you been?
where you been hiding?
haven't seen you around
haven't seen you around

sorry about before
sorry about after
and the whole disaster
wish i could say more


where've you been?
where you been hiding?
haven't seen you around
haven't seen you around