Redbeard (2006)

by The Randy Bandits

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about

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 played and 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 REDBEARD (2006), GREEN MAN (2007-18), GOLDEN ARROW (2009) available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. jimknable.com for more information. ... more

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Track Name: New Zealand
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
Track Name: Give It Up
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
Track Name: Afterglow
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
Track Name: People Change
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
Track Name: Fight the Hungry Lions
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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