The Colorado Tapes

by The Vermeers

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released August 22, 2011

Matt Rasch - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion, synthesizer
Jenny Bousquet - vocals, mandolin
with
Cody Ferrier - guitar on 2, 3
Nik McLane - vocals, guitar on 5
Brad Winkler - banjo on 5
Eric Jaqua - bass on 5

All songs written by M. Rasch and J. Bousquet, except 3 traditional; 5 by M. Rasch and N. McLane; and 6 by M. Rasch.

Recorded at The Habitat, overdubs at Plattdeutsch Studios
Mixed and engineered by Matt Rasch
Cover artwork by Matt Rasch; photograph by Avery McKenzie
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 nine years, they have released ten albums and two EPs. (With more to come, so stay tuned!)

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Track Name: Colorado Intro
Up, up, up and away we go
Livin' the life in Colorado
Until three-thirty when I have to go
No more livin' in Colorado
Track Name: Get It Together
Make up your mind
The clock is tickin'
Time's runnin' out
This indecision
Is drvin' you
To distraction
Keeps you from takin'
The right action

I know that in many ways we're both in the very same boat
But you're the one with all the skills to keep the damn thing afloat

Get it together, gal
Choice is easy
I'm sayin' this as a pal
Don't mean to sound cheesy
Get it together, friend
You know I'm a-trying
You know I got a hand to lend
There's no denyin'

I know that in many ways we're both travelin' down the same trail
But you're the one will all the skills to keep the train on the rail

You could call me a kettle
I could call you a pot
I could try to pretend that I'm somethin' I'm not
By the time that I realize I made a mistake
It's somebody else's fault

I know that in many ways we're both in the very same boat
But you're the one with all the skills to keep the damn thing afloat
Track Name: Ain't No More Cane On The Brazos
Ain't no more cane on the Brazos
It's all been ground down to molasses

Should've been on the river in 1910
They were driving the women just like the men

Go down Old Hannah, don't you rise no more
Don''t you rise up till Judgment Day's for sure

Ain't no more cane on the Brazos
It's all been ground down to molasses

Captain, don't you do me like they done poor old Shine
They drove that bully till he went stone blind

Wake up on a lifetime, hold up your own head
Well, you may get a pardon, then you might drop dead

Ain't no more cane on the Brazos
It's all been ground down to molasses
Track Name: The Burial Song
Don't bury me in Evangeline Township
Don't bury me out on Clute Road
Don't bury me in Evangeline Township
Where I'll be so cold and alone

Please bury me at Maple Lawn
Please bury me in a proper town
I'll have lots of friends without a heartbeat
Oh, please take heed, when you lay me down

Oh, Michigan, oh, state of mine
I wish you were just a state of mind
So I could just forget about you