Not Without Their Charm

by The Vermeers

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released 12 July 2012

Matt Rasch - vocals, guitar, auto harp, bass, tambourine
Holly Keller - vocals
Mary Albertson - vocals, guitar
Dale Owen - vocals, guitar, mandolin, saxophone, fluteophone, bass, percussion
Lee Dyer - keyboard, trumpet, penny whistle, vocals
Fin Dyer - percussion, vocals
Gene Gross - bass, vocals
with
Dave Eggebrecht - violin on 12
Brad Winkler - banjo on 7
Alex Olivia - vocals on 7

Tracks 4, 8, 9, 11 written by M. Rasch; 3, 7 by M. Rasch and H. Keller; 2, 10 by M. Rasch and N. McLane; 1 by M. Rasch, H. Keller, and D. Owen; 5 by H. Keller; 6 by D. Owen; 12 by M. Albertson.

Produced, mixed, and engineered by Dale Owen
Cover artwork by Phanie Mills; photography by Kevin Paul; matryoshka dolls by Dale Owen; layout by Matt Rasch and Dale Owen
Produced by Vermeers, Ltd.

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The Vermeers Boyne City, Michigan

Alt country meets indie folk pop meets rock 'n roll barn dance, The Vermeers have been doin' what they do since 2006! In the past eight years, they have released eight albums and two EPs. (With more to come, so stay tuned!)

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Track Name: Thirty Lines
You are my heroin
Just tell me where and when
I'll come runnin' with my spoon
You're like my ecstasy
You just keep callin' me
I hope that you'll come through soon

There must be somethin' in your heart, babe
There must be somethin' in your soul
You've become my drug of choice, babe
Without you I don't feel whole

You're like my morphine now
Gotta get my fix somehow
You're the only one that gets me high
Don't leave me in the sticks
Gotta go and get my fix
Please don't leave me high and dry

There must be somethin' in your heart, babe
There must be somethin' in your soul
You've become my drug of choice, babe
Without you I don't feel whole

I try to break away
But I relapse everyday
When I start jonesin' after you
I gotta quit this thing
You've become my everything
I think I'm addicted to you

There must be somethin' in your heart, babe
There must be somethin' in your soul
You've become my drug of choice, babe
Without you I don't feel whole
Track Name: What Went Wrong?
What went wrong
Started singin' this old song
What went wrong
Won't be here too long
'Fore it's gone
And still I wonder
What went wrong

It started off so well
Then shot straight to hell
But there ain't no use in cryin' 'bout the past
Threw my penny in the well
And watched it as it fell
And made a wish that we could make it last

What went wrong
Started singin' this old song
What went wrong
Won't be here too long
'Fore it's gone
And still I wonder
What went wrong

Opened the bathroom door
Saw you sittin' on the floor
You looked up at me with teardrops in your eyes
You had too much to drink
At least that's what I think
And the question that you asked was no surprise

What went wrong
Started singin' this old song
What went wrong
Won't be here too long
'Fore it's gone
And still I wonder
What went wrong
Track Name: You Already Know
You already know
What this song is about
I haven't even started in singin'
And you've already figured it out
You are the one for me
That much is true
You are the one for me
And baby, I'm the one for you

I remember the night
We stayed up till four
We turned out the light
But we didn't do anything more
Except to talk about things
Like music and time
How I wish, how I wish, how I wish
That you could've been mine

You already know
What I'm gonna say
You already know
But I'm gonna say it anyway
You are the one for me
That much is true
You are the one for me
And baby, I'm the one for you

But then came the day
When you went away
So I wrote down in a letter
All the things that I've been tryin' to say
But whether I'm right
Or whether I'm wrong
At the very least
You gave me this song

You already know
What I'm gonna say
You already know
But I'm gonna say it anyway
You are the one for me
That much is true
You are the one for me
And baby, I'm the one for you
Track Name: Take Me To The Store
Matt, he threw a party
And no one really came
Except for poor ol' Holly
Her head hung down in shame
She should've known better
Of this I have no doubt
She tried to get away
But then poor Matt began to pout

And he said,
"Take me to the store, my friend
Take me to the store
I'll make it worth your while
And I won't bug you anymore"

Well, after much debate
She finally gave in
Gave a sigh and rolled her eyes
Her patience running thin
Started up the driveway
The snow was pretty thick
Drove right through a stop sign
The road was really slick

And still he said,
"Take me to the store, my friend
Take me to the store
I'll make it worth your while
And I won't bug you anymore"

Windshield wipers goin' steady
There's a blizzard hurricane
If he'd had asked her sooner
She'd have brought it on her way
Reached their destination
Matt got himself some drinks
Even chipped in for ol' Holly
With a bottle to clink

And she said,
"I got you to the store, my friend
I got you to the store
I'll hold you to your word
Please don't bug me anymore."

"I got you to the store, my friend
I got you to the store
I'll hold you to your word
Please don't bug me anymore."
Track Name: Let Me Sleep In Your Car
Let me sleep in your car
Let me sleep in your car
Well, it's cold out here
And I'm all out of beer
And I don't have any friends near
Let me sleep in your car
Let me sleep in your car
Well, I'm all out of smokes
And my watch it is broke
And you're already wearin' my coat
Let me sleep in your car
Let me sleep in your car

Chloë
I wish you would show me
Your northern love
From up above

Let me sleep in your car
Let me sleep in your car
We walked all the way
And the sky it is grey
And I'm tryin' to think of what exactly to say
Let me sleep in your car
Let me sleep in your car
I know come the dawn
That you will be gone
And I'll probably be passed out on the lawn
Let me sleep in your car
Let me sleep in your car

Chloë
I wish you would show me
Your northern love
From up above
Track Name: Only A Matter Of Time
She'll be sorry one day
That she acted this way
But it's only a matter of
Time...
Before she starts steppin' around
So keep your ear to the ground
My friend
It'll be the end
And it's only a matter of
Time...
Before she starts paintin' the town
Treatin' you like a clown
Ya poor thing
It'll sting
And it's only a matter of
Time...

There are three
Guarantees in this world
Death, taxes,
The pants comin'
Offa that girl

What started off like a dream
Ends a nightmare it seems
And it's only a matter of
Time...
Before you start seein' the signs
Of infidelity crimes
Ya poor dear
It's clear
That it's only a matter of
Time...
Before it's off with her dress
With her hair all a mess
Begin the schtupp
Your time's up
Yes, it's only a matter of
Time...
Track Name: Goodbye, My Love
Sometimes you're wonderful
Sometimes I wonder why
It hurts so much
You're like a crutch
Why does it hurt?
I feel like dirt
When you say goodbye
Oh, tell me why

Time has come to let you go
(Goodbye my love, goodbye)
I’ll meet you after the show
(Goodbye my love, goodbye)

I've seen all the signs
Candlelight and red wine
But none of it's mine
Not this time
You were playing a tune
'Neath the silvery moon
But not for me
Why can't you see?

Time has come to let you go
(Goodbye my love, goodbye)
I’ll meet you after the show
(Goodbye my love, goodbye)

Now it's starting to rain
And I'm feelin' no pain
Where did you go?
Oh, I don't know
Track Name: Ontario Girl
I know a girl from Ontario
But she doesn't love me, oh no
She lives up there where the cold northwinds blow
But she doesn't love me, oh no

I see Christine on the television screen
But she doesn't love me, oh no
I wanna see Christine on my television screen
But she doesn't love me, oh no