Redbeard

by The Randy Bandits

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1.
New Zealand 03:55
You who come before We who’re out here waiting What are we waiting for? All your hesitating Voodoo on the man (You put your) hoodoo on the lady Shakin’ out your fan Shake it, shake it, baby Shake all the rugs Get a new dog Take all the drugs Get on the hog Flick all the fleas From out of your hair Get on your knees In your underwear Give your best yell if you see land New Zealand Fly up in the sky Like you’re a Marc Chagall Batter up your pretty eyes You’re Ms. Lauren Bacall How can I even explain to you How much they mean at all All these faces fresh From faded history’s pages Shake all the rugs Get a new dog Take all the drugs Get on the hog Flick all the fleas From out of your hair Get on your knees In your underwear Give your best yell if you see land New Zealand New Zealand On the north or south island On the west or east cape I will call it all my land I will never escape Put on your fancy boots Get on your passenger ships Get on back to your roots Get on back to your tips Try to make something good Try to make something stay You’re carrying more pieces of wood Than Jesus on a holiday Shake all the rugs Get a new dog Take all the drugs Get on the hog Flick all the fleas From out of your hair Get on your knees In your underwear Give your best yell if you see land New Zealand
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It's a Life 04:32
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Sally Ann 04:02
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Give It Up 03:05
No more cigarettes, no more vacancy No more sad regrets, no more wait and see, You know I give it up, give up anything for you No more other girls, no more flirty eyes No more save the world, no more alibis I give it up, give up anything for you It's you I want beside me When the rivers all run dry It's you I want to tide me Over and over again until the day I die All those bitter tears, we have cried them all All those wasted years, all that alcohol I give it up, give up anything for you It's you I want beside me When the rivers all run dry It's you I want to tide me Over and over again until I Give you everything, all I ever did My heart's on a string, and you're pulling it And I give it up, give up anything for you
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Afterglow 03:47
I rubbed my tired eyes, walked out on the veranda Me and sweet Miranda were just rollin’ out of bed Mexican morning, the sun is softly warming Our newly forming bodies for last night we wed And the priest was laughing as he stood upon the ceiling We spoke what we were feeling and we wrote each other’s vows Nobody was missing when we started into kissing Always wished for what I have now And the orange-red glow From the rolling globe Is washing over everything That lays below in the Afterglow In the Afterglow Down in Savannah we swung upon the willows Talked between the pillows while the war passed by And later on in Cuba, you blew upon your tuba And I was firmly rooted to the blood-red sky And the orange-red glow From the rolling globe Is washing over everything That lays below in the Afterglow In the Afterglow Rode that open highway in our broken down jalopy It all was pretty sloppy, but we called it love As long as we’re together, I could never say I ever Felt much better or had such fun The cobblestones were dappled when we rode up to the chapel There were children selling apples when we walked through the crowd Above us bells were ringing, behind us children singing It felt like something bringing us to be here now And the orange-red glow From the rolling globe Is washing over everything That lays below in the Afterglow In the Afterglow
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Keep the tracks before the train Never turn your back on rain Everything will stay the same Until you change Under stacks of fallen fame Known by six or seven names When the proud attack the tame And shame the vain People change (X3) Take me to the wooden shed With a pitchfork stone and bed There’s a whole lot being said That’s not done When you’re dead and underground Emi Or on your head and makin’ sound It’s just instead of going round That you come People change People chang-un’ Fiddle play and guitar strum Look what we have overcome Oh I can’t believe what we have Overcame Lookin’ out across the town Rooftops red and black and brown There’s some people that I’ve found That are strange People change (Vocal/instrumental breakdown over verses and heart attack) Under Chekhov’s Cherry Trees Balzac’s birds and Bessie’s bees There’s some people that are free When they’re bound Under swinging pendulums By the drum before the drum We are so often overcome Before we’re found People change People change around But the mission of the man Is to plan before you stand I think I understand I understand Building towers in the sky Is just one way to get high There are others if you try To name them People change People change When you change them Crossing bridges in the rain Gets you just as wet the same As the river running tame Beneath you Keep the tracks before the train Never turn your back on rain People change, people change We need you (First two stanzas) People change
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Just a Man 03:21
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Catalyst 04:02
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I will fight the hungry lions 'til my duty calls to ride I will try to keep on trying Through a silver lining tide I will wear a darker shade of red or blue I will do just what I'm made on earth to do Long as I can do it, know I'll get on through it Long as I can do it with you I will wander greener pastures I will tend forgotten weeds I will squander your disasters I will ponder last year’s seeds I will wear the foot that fits the other shoe I will do just what I'm good on Earth to do Long as I can do it, know I'll get on through it Long as I can do it with you I will go into the mountain Take a test of fire and flood I will hold my fingers counting All the days of flesh and blood I will shudder just to think that it's all true I will do just what I'm made on earth to do Long as I can do it, know I'll get on through it Long as I can do it with you I will ride the train or carriage I will ride the rusty rail I will go down to the marriage I will raise the wedding veil And if I fail at least I tried my best for you I will do just what I'm made on earth to do Long as I can do it Know I'll get on through it Long as I can do it with you
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Loretta Bean 02:00

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This album was recorded between 2004-2005 when Jim Knable and The Randy Bandits became known as The Randy Bandits.
Recorded at Kampo studios for basic instrumental tracks, engineered by Alan Ford.
Vocals and additional instrumentals recorded and engineered by Spiff Wiegand at the House of Mice.
Mixed by Kurt Reil at The House of Vibes.
Mastered by Ken Rich at Grand Street Recording.
Produced by Richard X. Heyman and Nancy Leigh.

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released February 17, 2006

The Randy Bandits on this album are:
Jim Knable
Russ Kaplan
Stephen Aleman
Spiff Wiegand
Chris Q. Murphy

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Jim Knable and The Randy Bandits New York

Jim Knable plays with and without various incarnations of The Randy Bandits, formed in 2002, but if he plays with a band, it always ends up being The Randy Bandits, despite the occasionally misleading billing. Studio albums: BLUE REUNION (2020), GOLDEN ARROW (2009), REDBEARD (2006), GREEN MAN (2007-18) form the core of Jim Knable's songwriting output, but the crust is also worth exploring. ... more

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