bee a bear

by rushmore beekeepers

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in hand-made packaging with uniquely crafted booklet including lyrics and liner notes!

    Includes unlimited streaming of bee a bear via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $9 USD or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 rushmore beekeepers releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of song every seven, a reasonable distance, fighting monsters, maybe by this time next year, demos and albumless songs, bee a bear, a rushmore beekeepers christmas!, 52 of 28, and 3 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $19.80 USD or more (40% OFF)


nothing is wrong with me i can’t repair / nothing is wrong with me when i’m not there / yeah, sometimes i can’t wait to be home / get so scared whenever i go out / have to talk a lot and smile around / hoping i don’t say something out of turn / all the people that i know, and all the people that i see / wonder if they know the effect they have on me / the girl at the diner said no gorilla masks / don’t want to rob the place / just don’t want to be asked, hey how are you on this lovely afternoon / don’t answer the door when i’m home alone / could be someone important, always someone i don’t know / let them ring that bell, and i won’t move / all the people that i don’t know, and all the people that i don’t see / i know they know the effect they have on me
cooling down a little bit, almost fall and we will sit / in our backyard in our long scarves / watching dogs chase aeroplanes / words we both say will dance and play / we will kiss and they will stay in both our hearts / as we part and as we join together again / dance around my pretty lady to a song we both know well / close your eyes and when your rise i will be right there by your side / when winter comes it will be fun to be cold for a month or two / the desert’s strong, cold won’t last long / we want to wear jackets every day of the year
if i were a boat i’d sail the open sea and i’d always be sure to take you with me / if i were an animal, i’d want to be a bear and i’d scare away anyone who wanted to do you harm / da da, da da, da da, da da da da / if i were a dog i’d probably be a mutt and i’d look really funny but i’d give you all my love / and if i were a house i’d be this house, here for you no matter how bad your day was / i’m just me but i want to be all these things / all these things, and everything you need
always remember my nightmares / never remember my good dreams / but when i wake and you are next to me / nothing’s as bad as it seems / never remember the things that you say to me / always remember the way that you say them / but i want to give you more happiness than you could ever spend / always like it complicated / never looking for some simple thing / but when i see that look that you give me / i have no trouble believing / so let’s go out and lie in the park / always and nevers lost in the dark / i’ve made more promises than i have told / but never more than my hands can hold
it's so hard without you here, i don't know what to do with myself / it's so easy to stay busy and not do much of anything / it's so hard to stay at home, but i don't want to go out / it's so hard to stay at home and not make lots of noise / and i make lots of noise / it gets so quiet here / it gets too quiet here / i can hear myself / i take things apart and put them back together, not in a way that's smart / they're never quite right afterward / it's so easy to get distracted by things that do not matter / some things they do not matter / it gets so quiet here, it gets so quiet here, it gets too quiet here / i can hear myself / i can hear myself think
when i read what you said about christmas, you were just listening to records and drinking / oh, when i heard about you, that’s all i was thinking / when i saw your picture in the news, smiling from the local obituary / was like your ghost was there, looking at me / well, i can’t remember the time and place i was talking to you / was it about bob dylan, or did i say something rude / well, i might hear one of your bass lines in some song that i’m playing / you might turn to me and smile / what’s that you were saying / put on my morning jacket and went for a walk in the desert cold / and spent my day wondering what you’d look like if you got old
the new year came and i wasn’t ready / over halfway over and i’m holding steady / there are some things I’d like to do / don’t know what they are, it’s true / i’ve never made a resolution / there are times i want to tell you everything i can / but i stop myself from acting stupid because i don’t understand / what it means to rise above this playing field / these teams we’re supposed to be a part of / i’d rather sit out this whole game / there are mornings i wake up, i can see more years in my face than i can own up to / i hold steady at this erratic pace / these years have come and gone, though i tried hard to hold on / i’ve never made a resolution / these people have come and gone, though i tried hard to hold on / i’ve never made a resolution
not sure i believe it yet, i keep hoping you faked your death / hoping it’s all a big joke and you’ll reappear in a cloud of smoke / i’m reading all these goodbyes online, i’m not ready to say mine / looking for your name in the paper, just to see / not really sure if you meant it, i’m really hoping that you didn’t / thought more people would beat you to the end / but the list wraps around and back again / once i can’t find you anywhere, i’ll admit that you are nowhere to be found / maybe in the sky or in the ground
come now my darling, shed all your fears / anything we might need is already here / you watch the sky, i’ll keep my ear to the ground / we’ll discover nothing like the happiness we’ve found / the gamblers throw everything at the hope of a win / but you were a sure bet from the very beginning / and show lines they form long after we’re gone / we don’t need entertainment, we can sing our own songs / ambiguous waiters, gondolas, evening light, or Mexican restaurants in the middle of the night / the time we have together, it is always spent well / our love is like a sweet take on some fairy tale / six hundred miles from what was our home / we mixed our possessions and made our own / the years they come, they come and they leave / for each one we have, that’s one less to grieve
main street is heaven tonight / my car is the only one on the road / i could close my eyes and go through all the red lights / and make it home / up too late with nothing to say / and i left early even though you asked me to stay / the morning light is far too blue for me not to be with you / and i wish i had stayed / but there will be another day / there is something wonderful about everything you do / and never enough ways to say just how i feel about you / nothing feels quite the same / now that you’re around to blame for this good feeling / and my door opens to a glad new day / the stars shine like dreams / and the galaxy spins exactly as it seems / for the first time in a long time, i feel all right
kids are playing in the street / the neighbors are pulling the trash cans in / i can hear dogs barking, cars driving by / you are sleeping in the next room / i’m whispering so i don’t wake you / just want you to know you make anyplace feel like home / with all the lights left on at night / the stars don’t have room to shine / we will see them on the road, they’ll fade into view / you are waking in the next room / and i’m whispering to softly wake you / and you should know you make anyplace feel like home
i’ll be leaving in the morning, i’ll be gone and on my way / i’ll be looking for you, darling, every single step i take / the road may be long and winding and i’m no good at directions / but i will find my way across, yes, i will find my way / i’ll buy a bag of flower seeds and when they finally bloom / i’ll tie a ribbon ‘round the stem and deliver them to you / the soil’s bad and water’s scarce and the weeds they grow so tall / but they will find a way to blossom, they will find their way / this trucker’s atlas is too old, these roads are all shut down / the planes have all been grounded but the buses they got out / may take some time to get there and my feet are worn and sore / but i will find my way to you, yes, i will find my way / saw each other on the road between nowhere and nowhere else / you were with your dogs and i was by myself / my map was torn and faded but you had one of your own / and we will find our way across, yes, we will find our way


released March 11, 2012

All songs written by Zach Fountain.

Album art / design by Amanda Hawkins!


all rights reserved



rushmore beekeepers Tulsa, Oklahoma

Indie folk/electro folk duo RBK (Zach Fountain and Amanda Hawkins) layer guitar, autoharp, and mandolin with keyboards and electro beats while covering the pivotal themes in life: love, loss, adventure, and occasionally the apocalypse.

Based in OK and AZ, the solo/duo act plays shows brimming with emotion, banter, and forgotten lyrics at coffee shops, bars, and houses across the USA.
... more

contact / help

Contact rushmore beekeepers

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

rushmore beekeepers recommends:

If you like rushmore beekeepers, you may also like: