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This record tells a story — a true story — using some of the best songs in the history of song as the narrative. The story is both specific and universal.

Here’s a cheat for you:

Boy meets girl — Boy gets girl (Yay!) — Boy loses girl (Damn!) — Boy has no choice, but to get over it (not right away, of course, but eventually) — and finally, Boy learns something important.

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released June 1, 2016

The basic tracks for this record were recorded LIVE in a wooden cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains by:

Dallas Doctor (Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion);
Jon Mark Lundell (Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Bass, Guitars);
Dan Bauman (Bass, Vocals);
Rob Cash (Piano, Organ, Trumpet, Vocals).

Additional vocals were contributed by Courtney Loner, Chris Wold, Donna Cephas, Nina Newton and Naomi Newton. Additional guitars by Jody Lundell. Saxophones by Michael Tew. Harmonica by Ira Malkin. Celebrity impersonation by Tim Andrews.

Key West Engineer: Andrew Gunning, assisted by Derik Reay.

This recording was lovingly Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jon Mark Lundell at The Bates Motel (Atlanta).

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Track Name: Joes's Garage/Oh Well
Joe's Garage
Music & Lyrics by Frank Zappa

We take you now to a garage long ago ...
Just a band of Idiots tinkering away ...

It wasn't very large
There was just enough room to cram the drums
In the corner over by the Dodge
It was a '54
With a mashed up door
And a cheesy little amp
With a sign on the front said
"Fender Champ"
And a second-hand guitar
It was a Stratocaster with a whammy bar

We could jam in Joe's Garage
His mama was screamin'
His dad was mad
We was playin' the same old song
In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would
Play it all night long
It was all we knew, 'n easy too
So we couldn't get it wrong
All we did was bend the string like . . .

Hey!
Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a couple a quarts a beer
Would fix it so the intonation
Would not offend yer ear
And the same old chords goin' over 'n over
Became a symphony
We could play it again 'n again 'n again
'Cause it sounded good to me

One more time!

We could jam in Joe's Garage
His mama was screamin',
"Turn it down!"
We was playin' the same old song
In the afternoon 'n sometimes we would
Play it all night long
It was all we knew, 'n easy too
So we wouldn't get it wrong
Even if you played it on a saxophone

We thought we was pretty good
We talked about keepin' the band together
'n we figured that we should
'Cause about this time we was gettin' the eye
From the girls in the neighborhood
They'd all come over 'n dance around like . . .

So we picked out a stupid name
Had some cards printed up for a couple a bucks
'n we was on our way to fame
Got matching suits
'n Beatle boots
'n a sign on the back of the car
'n we was ready to work in a go-go bar

People seemed to like our song
They got up 'n danced 'n made a lotta noise
An' it wasn't 'fore very long
A guy from a company we can't name
Said we oughta take his pen
'n sign on the line for a real good time
But he didn't tell us when
These "good times" would be somethin'
That was really happenin'
So the band broke up

An' it looks like
We will never play again...

Guess you only get one chance in life
To play a song that goes like...

~~~

Oh Well
Music & Lyrics by Peter Green

I can't help about the shape I'm in
I can't sing, I ain't pretty and my legs are thin
But don't ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to

When I talked to God, he said he'd understand
He said, "Stick by my side and I'll be your guiding hand
But don't ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to
Track Name: Long Cool Woman
Long Cool Woman
Music & Lyrics by by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, and Roger Greenaway

Saturday night I went downtown
Working for my FBI
Sitting in a nest of bad men
Whiskey bottles by my side

Poolin' & boozin on the west side
Full of people who are doing wrong
Just about to call up the DA man
When I heard this woman singing a song

A pair of forty-fives made me open my eyes
Temperature started to rise
She was a long cool woman in a black dress
Just a 5'9" beautiful, tall
Just one look I was a bad mess
'Cause that long cool woman had it all

I saw her walk up to the table
Well, a tall walking big black cat
My Charlie said, "I hope that you're able, boy
'Cause I'm telling you she knows where it's at"

Suddenly we hear the sirens
Everywhere they started to run
Jumping under doors and tables
Well, I heard somebody shooting a gun

Well, the DA was pumping on my left hand
She had a hold of my right
Well, I told her, "Don't get scared
You're gonna be spared
I'm gotta be forgiven if I wanna stay a livin'
With a long cool woman in a black dress
Just a 5'9" beautiful, tall
Just one look I was a bad mess
'Cause that long cool woman had it all

Had it all, had it all, had it all ....
Track Name: I Saw the Light
I Saw the Light
Music & Lyrics by Todd Rundgren

It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn't right
There was not another soul in sight
Only you, only you

So we walked along
Though I knew that there was something wrong
And a feeling hit me, oh so strong
About you

Then you gazed up at me
And the answer was plain to see
When I saw the light
In your eyes, in your eyes

So we had our fling
Though I just never would suspect a thing
Till that little bell began to ring
In my head, in my head

So I tried to run
Though I knew it wouldn't help me none
'Cause I couldn't ever love no one
Or so I said

And my feelings for you
Were just something I never knew
Till I saw the light
In your eyes, in your eyes

But I love you best
It's not something that I say in jest
'Cause you're different, girl, from all the rest
In my eyes

And I ran out before
But I won't do it anymore
Can't you see the light in my eyes
In my eyes
In my eyes
In my eyes
Track Name: Hooked on a Feeling
Hooked on a Feeling
Music & Lyrics by Mark James

I can't stop this feeling
Deep inside of me
Girl, you just don't realize
What you do to me

When you hold me
In your arms so tight
You let me know
Everything's alright

I, ... I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
That you're in love with me

Kisses sweet as candy
Your taste is on my mind
Girl, you got me searchin' for
Another cup of wine

I got it bad for you girl
But I don't need a cure
I just stay addicted
And hope I can endure

All the good love
When we're all alone
Keep it up girl
Yeah, you turn me on

I, ... I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
That you're in love with me

All the good love
when we're all alone
Keep it up girl
Yeah you turn me on

I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
That you're in love with me
Track Name: God Only Knows
God Only Knows
Music & Lyrics by Brian Wilson & Tony Asher

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I'll make you so sure about it

God only knows what I'd be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me

God only knows what I'd be without you
Track Name: It's Over
It's Over
Music & Lyrics by Boz Scaggs & David Paich

Best of friends, never part
Best of fools in love forever
From the bottom of his heart

Why pretend, this is the end
You'll have to find out for yourself
Go on ask somebody else

Why can't you just get it through your head?
It's over, it's over now
Yes, you heard me clearly now I said
It's over, it's over now

I'm not really over you you might say
I can't take it, I can't take it
Lord, I swear I just can't take it no more

Go away, go away
Far away, so far away
It's too late to turn back now
Doesn't matter anyhow

You were right, I'm to blame
Can't go on the same old way
Can't keep up the same old game

Why can't you just get it through your head?
It's over, it's over now
Yes, you heard me clearly now I said
It's over, it's over now

I'm not really over you, you might say
I can't take it, I can't take it
Lord, I swear I just can't take it no more

Why can't you just get it through your head?
It's over, it's over now
Yes, you heard me clearly now I said
It's over, it's over now
Track Name: Without You
Without You
Music & Lyrics by Pete Ham and Tom Evans

Well I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way the story goes
You always smile, but in your eyes
Your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows

Well I can't forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrow
How I had you there but then I let you go
And now it's only fair that I should let you know
What you should know

I can't live
If living is without you
I can't live
I can't give anymore
I can't live
If living is without you
I can't give
I can't give anymore
Track Name: I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite
I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite
Music & Lyrics by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

If I had told her that I loved her
She would have stayed till who knows when
But I guess she couldn't understand it
When I said I want to be your friend

Because a friend would never doubt you
Or ever put you uptight
And now I wonder what she's doing tonite

Oh yes I wonder
What she's doing tonite
Oh I wonder what she's doing Tonite

We were close; we should've been closer
And it's making me feel so sad
But I tell myself I didn't lose her
Cause you can't lose a friend you never had

Because a friend won't say it's over
Or go out just for spite
And now I wonder what she's doing tonite

(Come on Jonny, let's go)
Because a friend will always be there
If you're wrong or if you're right
And now I wonder what she's doing tonite
Track Name: I Wonder
I Wonder
Music & Lyrics by Sixto Rodgriguez

I wonder how many times you've been had
And I wonder how many plans have gone bad
I wonder how many times you had sex
I wonder do you know who'll be next

I wonder l wonder I wonder

I wonder about the love you can't find
And I wonder about the loneliness that's mine
I wonder how much going have you got
And I wonder about your friends that are not

I wonder I wonder I wonder I do

I wonder about the tears in children's eyes
And I wonder about the soldier that dies
I wonder will this hatred ever end
I wonder and worry my friend

I wonder I wonder I wonder and worry I do
Track Name: What's Going On
What's Going On
Music & Lyrics by Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland & Marvin Gaye

Mother, Mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, Brother, Brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Father, Father
We don't need to escalate
War is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket signs and picket lines
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
What's going On
Ah, what's going on
What's going on
Ah, what's going on


Mother, Mother, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Father, Father
We don't need to escalate
War is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today ...
Track Name: Universal Soldier
Universal Soldier
Music & Lyrics by Buffy Sainte-Marie

He's five foot-two, and he's six feet-four,
He fights with missiles and with spears.
He's all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen,
He's been a soldier for a thousand years.

He'a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
He knows he shouldn't kill,
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me my friend or me for you.

He's fighting for China,
He's fighting for France,
He's fighting for the USA,
And he's fighting for the Russians,
And he's fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way.

And he's fighting for his country,
He's fighting for his god,
He's fighting for the good of all.
He's the one who must decide,
Who's to live and who's to die,
And he's never seen the writing on the wall.

But without him,
How would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He's the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can't go on.

He's the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from you and me,
And oh my brothers can't you see,
This is not the way to put the end to war.
Track Name: Get Together
Get Together
Music & Lyrics by Chet Powers

Love is but a song we sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains sing
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
You may not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the ones who left us here
Return for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Right now
Right now