Well That Was Fun

by Russ Stedman

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1.
Boy Crazy 03:04
I don't care about granite potatoes anymore I don't care about mechanical cowboys I don't care about spacial harmony I don't care about great rates Or parents who think that their girls are boy crazy Think I'm going crazy Crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy boy I don't care I'm going crazy Sometimes all I care about is you I don't care about mixed marriages I don't care about Asiatic brides I don't care about Donahue or Oprah I don't care about state fairs Or people who live in basement apartments Think I'm going crazy Crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy boy I don't care I'm going crazy Sometimes all I care about is you Sometimes I really miss you
2.
You’ve been around, they’ve seen you fall They’ve seen it all and now everybody knows You cannot hide from what’s inside Despite your pride because everybody knows The teacher told and she was cold Her hate so bold and now everybody knows They looked at you a bit askew And now it’s through because everybody knows Ahhhh No more hiding for you Ahhhh It’s time for you to prove What everybody knows
3.
4.
Your blue eyes burn like offset from the picture on my wall A picture not too long ago but not winter spring or fall It shows me the genuine thoughts that lie within your mind It helps me see things that real life could never find My summer picture of you x2 I'm pulling all my hair out again walking the floor over you I’m distracted very easily when I’ve nothing else to do So show me the genuine thoughts that hide inside of you Tell me the things I could never see in my summer picture of you My summer picture of you x4
5.
In the garden of Eden I found you Skipped the apple, went straight for the snake We stood and we were not ashamed We stood and we were not ashamed We stood and looked over the lake In the carpet in bunches you found me Caught the lint and went straight for the take You were sent from the spirit so gently You were sent from the spirit so gently And we knew that it was no mistake From the chains of misuse then I took you Lifted you higher than you could take We looked down from the stars in redemption We looked down from the stars in redemption Flying out through the rain so awake And forever you’ll have what’s inside me The payoff for the chances we take And the moon and the stars are me watching And the moon and the stars are me watching Waiting for your time to break
6.
Closure 02:30
You should be happy This is closure This is what you wanted This is closure Say goodbye To the mystery Welcome back To the misery Good times For a change Is it really so strange? Disappear Now Forever No more time to be clever
7.
There is a change on my horizon Like I have never felt before For the first time in my life I feel like I can live it My night’s no longer filled with horror This is My life So glad to live it Maturity's breaking up that old gang of mine And now our yesterday is gone Look at your life, and make sure it’s yours Because you are the only one This is My life So glad to live it
8.
Skyrockets 03:59
Can you put me in touch with some kind of hotline That will help me work this out Are you finding the time to throw me a lifeline While I live up to your doubts Can you put me in touch with something inside me That I haven't felt for years Are you finding the words to categorize me With a jury of my peers I can't make it alone I can't make it alone Can you tell me the reason I'm standing here In this crowd with my hands in my pockets Seems a moment ago I was jumping And bobbing and weaving and seeing skyrockets Seeing skyrockets Seeing skyrockets
9.
Last night I had a dream It was September 13th 1985 We were driving and you asked me for a cigarette And then that feeling came along You know we should not be doing this so late at night When those we love are all asleep But sometimes, I mean most times This is the only way I can feel so alive I snuck inside despite the television You know you sat there just like a blooming vision Down in your basement there’s a fireplace And some stuff that no one is allowed to touch I never knew you had a couple kids until I thought One looked just like you I really don’t think you should kiss me But I don’t think right now that I really care I never knew you really liked me You used tom look at me like an exile I snuck inside despite the snowy winter You know you sat there like a really go-getter
10.
O Elvis 03:15
Turn up the ocean I’m ready to dream Now that I can sleep again Light up the fish tank and the rotating lamp I can feel a coma coming on I’d like to tell you how much I love you But you know how much I hate those love songs So I’ll just give you a little thank you I think you always knew what was wrong I saved your life once and gave you hope Thanks for returning the favor A long absent peace has fallen over me Something I can savor I don’t fear death anymore I know I said I’d sleep on the shore I’d rater take the couch if I’m alone
11.
She always slept alone Beside the telephone Staring up at the sky Her eye was dry as bone She never dressed too loud And blended into the crowd Came home early at night And made her mother proud And she always used to say to me You’re gonna be a star We would sit in her room and she would read nursery rhymes To a future star She dreamed of a life As a loving wife Kept a jewelry box With a switchblade knife If she spoke up one day What would her papa say When he realized His little girl had gone away
12.
Crying I really blew it now They're gonna take me for a ride Dying I can feel it now Feel my soul rise from the floor And they wanna put my picture up In the place I used to love But I ain't comin' back no more My soul has risen from the floor Telling you everything I feel Wish I was feeling that I could Selling my hopes and dreams for real They haven't done me any good And they wanna put my picture up To demonstrate the folly of A man who wouldn't change because He knew it wouldn't do him any good
13.
Standing at the back of the hall Wishing there was no one at all Standing in a large piano room Wishing I was back in my tomb My tomb x4 Standing at the back of the hall Loving in this bright open hall Sitting in a close harsh room Living in this wide open tomb Standing on a large open plate Nothing left here to debate Looking at a medium warm room Loving in the gated sloped tomb Tomb In a tomb A tombi In my tomb Gated sloped tomb Standing At the back of the hall Loving In This bright open hall Sitting in a close harsh room Living in this wide open tomb

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A collection of re-recorded favorites from 1988-2018.
All songs written, arranged, recorded and performed by Russ Stedman
Recorded at home, 4.13.18 - 9.13.18.
©2018 Russ Stedman (BMI)

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released November 23, 2018

Original versions of these songs released on the following albums, available at www.russstedman.com:

A1 “LAUGHTER IN THE CABBAGE PATCH AGAIN” 1992

A2 “GEOGRAPHY AMONGST OTHERS” 2002

A3 “CHERRY CREEK” 2011

A4 “SOMEDAY I’LL BE MADE OF RUBBER” 1988

A5 “STRAWBERRIES MAGNIFICATION ep” 2002

B1 Previously Unreleased 2018

B2 “GRATE TO BE ALIVE” 1988

B3 “RUN DOWN TO THE BUTCHER SHOP AND BUY ME A ROSE” 1996

B4 “BLOATED AND PRETENTIOUS” 1994

B5 “PANIC” 2000


Bonus Tracks:

01 "GRATE TO BE ALIVE 1988

02 "CRACKED" 1999

03 "EVERYDAY LIFE & SUNDAY AFTERNOONS 1989

This is Total Drag Records TD009
Thanks Dan & Liz!

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"Mr. Stedman's music is both goofy and intelligent, a rare blend indeed. Wildly inventive and fun. Yet ANOTHER example of the value of 'home-tapers'. " - Baby Sue Music Review

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