demos and albumless songs

by rushmore beekeepers

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1.
to get to where i’m going i’m gonna need a thick pair of boots because i don’t know if it’ll be cold, it might rain or even snow to get to where i’m going i guess i’d better read the news because i don’t know what happened today, and i know i’ll need something to say to tell you how i feel, i’m gonna need some christmas lights wrapped around a hundred trees, the lightest rain and the softest breeze to tell you how i feel, i’m gonna need a few more songs wrapped around this old guitar and sung kinda poorly to wherever you are to get to where i’m going, i may need a map or two i’ll follow the trail wherever it goes, till i find myself on the right road to get to where i’m going, i may need to get some rest when i fall asleep will i dream and find in my mind some deeper meaning
2.
the highway stretches out further than i can see with a choice of direction and everything waiting for me taking in every sight i can and hoping you are seeing the same things i am there are times i don’t notice the details that surround me other times i find i’m amazed by almost everything like the feel of the road when i’m driving too slow or how friendly people can be when they say “hello” the crunch of leaves and dry grass under my feet or the effortless way you look at me some days i don’t leave my house and i’m perfectly happy some days i can’t stand it, i’ll go crazy if i don’t leave i need you so bad sometimes it hurts but saying things like that just makes it worse
3.
i used to be afraid of seeing ghosts but now i wish i could there are people i'd like to see again and you, yeah you, yeah you, are one of them i still have the book you said was your favorite the last time we got together i still can't bear to open it up but i promise i will, i will, i will read it someday never know when you’ll get a bad news phone call never know when your days will end i just hope to leave a good impression and you, yeah you, yeah you, you know i love you
4.
let’s hang up a map of every place we want to see then we’ll make a list and visit each one, maybe randomly i’m not restless but i’d love to see more of the world it’s been a long time since we packed up for a long trip and though the days fly by, i hope we never get used to it i like routine but i’d love to see more of the world it’s so easy to forget how many great things can happen in a day and it’s hard to remember not everyone has something sarcastic to say it’s so easy to forget how many great things can happen in a day and it’s good to remember you can always find something nice to say
5.
03:23
as her car came to a stop she asked herself why she thought the world was full of aliens the light turned green, she hit the gas and behind the wheel of every car she passed sat an alien everybody's so weird i don't understand how they are still here how could nobody else notice the strange things taking place? at the grocery store late one night all her fellow shoppers and the clerks had tentacles and buggy eyes and she wondered why they all talked to her like she was one of them and when she was finally discovered oh, what a scene she made and they wondered how she'd gone that long she is so weird, i don't understand how she's still here but nobody else notices the strange things taking place maybe she was just lonely and that made her crazy or maybe she was just crazy and maybe we're all monsters disguised as other monsters disguised as something else
6.
haven't seen you, friend in oh so long wonder how you're doing if you're still keeping on there was a time we looked out for each other we might not need that anymore but sometimes i still wonder if we still spoke would i still be waiting for a phone call informing me you'd done something crazy there was a time we looked out for each other wonder if i let you down or if we let down each other haven't seen you, friend, and i know it's been some time think about finding you don't know if i have the right there was a time we looked out for each other we may never be as lonely as when we had each other
7.
there's never been a better time to be alive to be alive there's never been a better time to speak your mind to speak your mind there's never been a better day than today there's never been a better night to stay up late to stay up late there's never been a better place to sit and wait sit and wait there's never been a better day than today
8.
why don’t we just drive out to the forest we won’t stop till we see some different colors we’ll have lunch down by the creek it’ll say that big city has nothing on me why don’t we just walk into the desert we won’t stop till the car is out of sight we’ll find a rock, climb it carefully it’ll say that big city has nothing on me i don’t care what other people say there’s nothing like a warm house on a cold day and i don’t know what other people say it’s always the right time to pack up and get away you can fall in love in the middle of the desert you can be prepared, you might be surprised you can sing loud or sing it softly this big old world has nothing on me

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Recorded 2012-2014.

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released February 4, 2014

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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.
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