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Eating Meatballs on a Blood​-​Stained Mattress in a Huggy Bear Motel

by The Dad Horse Experience

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Andreas Wachtendorf
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Andreas Wachtendorf Dad Horse zuzuhören ist so als würde man einen Freund treffen, der einem gut zuspricht. Der viel ER- und vorallem ÜBERlebt hat. Der einem sagen kann - Es ist okay. Du wirst leiden. Du wirst nie dazu gehören, Du wirst trotzdem dein Glück finden. Einer der kantig durchs leben gefunden hat, und er selbst werden musste, weil er kein anderer werden konnte. Die kleinen Fehler und Unperfektheiten machen uns erst wertvoll. Und Dad hat genug davon. Favorite track: Reach Out Your Hand Revisited.
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All the dirty streets I walked All the dirty thoughts I thought All the dirty deeds that I did Stick on my mind I've been putting a tattoo on me From the inside, I can't see What it is or what it means I just know the pain that I feel But the day when I'll be done and die Will I see, will I recognize The whole, the tattoo inside Of my heart and my soul? Will I be someone before I die Will I be someone When I walk into the dark night, into the dark night Will I be someone before I die A dot of ink in God's blue sky A tattoo myself, I'm fading away Betty set her mind to die Made a plan after while Getting herself overdosed With the stuff that she liked most Liquid courage made her nearly insane Couldn't hit a letter nor a vein Asked her neighbour to help her through Neighbour said, "sure I could do this for you" But hippie Johnny was a junkie himself He took his share, he gave her something else He got high while she did faint He saved her life, what an american saint Will I be someone before I die Will I be someone When I walk into the dark night, into the dark night Will I be someone before I die A dot of ink in God's blue sky A tattoo myself, fading away, I'm fading away Is it singing peasants throwing their seed Or the crazies yelling down in the street Is what you get the stuff that you need Down in the dark night? Looking for love, are you looking for God Christmas tree or a parking lot A place for a pee or a decent job Are you fading away? You can't say because it's too hard Time to stay or is it time to part Question mark in the dark That's what we are I've been putting a tattoo on me From the inside I can't see What it is or what it means I just know the pain that I feel Then the day when I'll be done and die I will see, I will recognize The whole, the tattoo inside Of my heart and my soul Then I'll be someone before I die Then I'll be someone When I walk into the dark night, into the dark night Then I'll be someone before I die A dot of ink in God's blue sky A tattoo myself, I'm fading away I'm fading away
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Reach out your hand Rip off my skin with your hand Rip off my skin with your hand, with your hand Ah,see my blood is pouring over the land Like a dark old wave breaking at the strand Rip off my skin with your hand Reach out your hand Reach out your hand Open up my chest with your hand Open my rip cage with your hand, with your hand Ah feel my heart is beating under your hand Like a blind bird is creeping over the strand Open my rip cage with your hand Reach out your hand Now Jesus tell me what you gonna say, no no no Reach out your hand and touch my heart & we will know If there's a need for every tear & a cause for all the blood And if death is right upon me it's the coming of the flood The end of all the sorrow & the end of all the pain Reach out your hand & heal the dread & make me sane Reach out your hand, reach out your hand Reach out your hand Rip off my skin with your hand Open my rip cage with your hand, with your hand Ah,see my blood is pouring over the land Like a dark old wave breaking at the strand Ah feel my heart is beating under your hand Like a blind bird is creeping over the strand Open my rip cage with your hand Reach out your hand Reach out your hand
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I was thinking of my baby Yesterday she ran away Oh my heart, it's so mutilated Now hear me cry, and hear me say: My bed is so empty My heart is so blue My baby she left me She said we were through My brain it is seething It's seething for you My heart is a meatpie It's bleeding for you My heart is a meatpie It's bleeding for you Love is a meatgrinder And my heart went through I stare at the ceiling A rope in my hand My darling she left me I think that's the end My heart is so empty My bed is so blue Love is a meatgrinder And my heart went through Love is a meatgrinder And my heart went through My heart is a meatpie It's bleeding for you My heart is a meatpie It's bleeding for you Love is a meatgrinder And my heart went through
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Alone, I press my face into my pillow Alone-lone-lone, Inside that broken tube TV Alone-lone-lone-lone-lone, But then I know I have to go – away! Oh, the world it is revolving And more questions are evolving Find me a place to dig a hole Then I'll have a place to shit in That'll be my place to live in I'll plant some wheat & meat to feed up my soul Eating meatballs on a bloodstained mattress in a Huggy Bear motel And then, it's Henry's Bar at 2 AM (hu-hu) And then then then, Chicken wings are bleeding on my hand (hu-hu) And then then then then then she said where are you heading next – tonight? There were things & words I forgot Driving circles on a parking lot Close my door and quietly lock my song In my pocket I have two dead eyes From the honkytonk I've been last night And the guy stared at my baby just a little bit to long knows he did wrong Eating meatballs on a bloodstained mattress in a Huggy Bear motel Again, I press my nose into my pillow (hu-hu) Again-gain-gain, Those sheets they smell incred'bly good (hu-hu) Again again again, Turn around and put myself to sleep – away Oh, the world is still revolving And more questions still evolving Find me a place to dig a hole Then I'll have a place to shit in That'll be my place to live in I'll plant some wheat & meat to feed up my soul Eating meatballs on a bloodstained mattress in a Huggy Bear motel
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Rain 17:06
ne of those days, when I was going to see my brother in town to give him a letter, written by our father & sealed by our mother, down in those times, when we used to count the squirrels at home,or killing the ants just to kill time, or to fill it with tiny drops of guiltiness, drizzle of remorse, & forgot where we've been coming from or why. And we've been sleeping, so tired then. Sleeping, sleep, sleep. Rain – it's a rain Rain – falling rain Rain – where the rain comes from That's where I belong Focking rain So that's then we left town with his pickup, a Dodge, getaway car. And astray we were driving, away from them lights of the city, where comfort & complacency reigns. West we were driving, west, interstate, drifting. Passing places, meadows, ditches, places bland & sad & wasted,good at most just to depose a dead body, if you have to. And doubtlessly no place, where you wanted a stranger pressing your face into the dirt & taking your breath, when the last smell you got is the pee of a trucker heading to Milwaukee or down to the Gulf of Mexico, who cares? That's where we passed by. That's where we were drifting away. COLD IS THE NIGHT & DARK IS THE RAIN GO FIND YOURSELF & WON'T YOU COMPLAIN TIPPING A TOE INTO THE RIVER OF PAIN MAJESTICALLY FLOATING UNDER THE ENDLESS RAIN COLD IS THE NIGHT & DARK IS THE RAIN GO FIND YOURSELF & WON'T YOU COMPLAIN And furthermore astray we went, drifting into the sticks & into the woods and into the depth & abyss. And I thought to myself, I should better take carenot to kill all them beetles & toads & them mice and them moles & them lizards & snails, baby snakes & God knows what else has been crawling here right where this 4-wheeler ploughed us a way through their life. And my brother said: Brother, let's have us a shot of dead butterfly blood. COLD IS THE NIGHT & DARK IS THE RAIN GO FIND YOURSELF & WON'T YOU COMPLAIN TIPPING A TOE INTO THE RIVER OF PAIN MAJESTICALLY FLOATING UNDER THE ENDLESS RAIN COLD IS THE NIGHT & DARK IS THE RAIN GO FIND YOURSELF & WON'T YOU COMPLAIN TIPPING A TOE INTO THE RIVER OF PAIN MAJESTICALLY FLOATING UNDER THE ENDLESS RAIN COLD IS THE NIGHT & DARK IS THE RAIN GO FIND YOURSELF & WON'T YOU COMPLAIN Rain – there's no rainbow Rain – falling rain Rain – hear the wind blows Into the middle of the earth Where the humming birds dwell All the highways, mountains & the trees Focking rain is falling on & on Every/s cover's washed away from me Highway's like a diamond in the sun Highway's like a diamond in the sun Rain – is getting colder now Rain – from the frozen clouds Rain – I'm getting older somehow Snow's falling down & covering me Oh white rain is floating over me Oh white rain it makes me blind Every thing/sin is floating down to the sea White rain will drive me out of my mind White rain will drive me out of my mind DARK IS THE RAIN & COLD IS THE NIGHT DON'T BE AFRAID & YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT THIS WILL BE RUNNING INTO THE SEA OF DELIGHT SWIM DOWN THE RIVER, DIVE FOR THE LIGHT DARK IS THE RAIN & COLD IS THE NIGHT DON'T BE AFRAID & YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT THIS WILL BE RUNNING INTO THE SEA OF DELIGHT SWIM DOWN THE RIVER, DIVE FOR THE LIGHT DARK IS THE RAIN & COLD IS THE NIGHT DON'T BE AFRAID & YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT Rain – it's a rain again Rain – never been the same Rain – everything is new How will I come through Dam/n that rain All the highways, mountains & the trees Focking rain is falling on & on Every/s cover's washed away from me Highway's like a diamond in the sun Highway's like a diamond in the sun Rain – it's a rain Rain – falling rain Rain – where the rain comes from That's where I belong, focking rain That's where I belong, focking rain We applaud every man, every woman, every child, every dog & cat & cow, elephants, every pidgeon, crow & caterpillar, every snake, snail, lizard, bug or ant, every spider, worm & maggot in the fruit or in the flesh for if they were sturdy in life, doing God's will & occasionally #C# smile. COLD IS THE NIGHT & DARK IS THE RAIN GO FIND YOURSELF & DON'T YOU COMPLAIN TIPPING A TOE INTO THE RIVER OF PAIN MAJESTICALLY FLOATING UNDER THE ENDLESS RAIN THIS WILL BE RUNNING INTO THE SEA OF DELIGHT DARK IS THE RAIN & COLD IS THE NIGHT DON'T BE AFRAID & YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT SWIM DOWN THE RIVER DIVE FOR THE LIGHT DON'T BE AFRAID & YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT SWIM DOWN THE RIVER DIVE FOR THE LIGHT #C#G#

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released March 20, 2016

All Songs written & composed by Dad Horse Ottn except (8)
Dad Horse Ottn: vocals, mandoline, banjo, e-banjo, tenor guitar, bass pedal, english horn, shruti box
Gregg Weiss: guitar (5), ukulele (7), fiddle (1), upright bass (1/7), e-bass (2/10), drums (2/6/7/10), flutes (1), backing vocals (1)
Neil Mccarthy: slide guitar (5/6) / Marco Hartz: mandoline (2/10) / Gabi Swiatkowska: vocals (7)

(1/2/4/5/6/7/10) recorded June 2015 Tournesol Studio, France by Gregg Weiss
produced by Dad Horse Ottn & Gregg Weiss
(3) recorded 2015 by Dad Horse Ottn "on the fly"
(8/9) recorded & produced by Dad Horse Ottn & Michael Hüskes

Mastering: Rolf Kirschbaum
Artwork/design: ansichtsache.com
Photos: Dad Horse Ottn

Special thanks to Honey Vizer (as always), Mark Littler, Jason Galaz, Henry's Bar & all the shit has been raining over me to fertilize this record.

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