Times is tough all over

by Coal Fired Bicycle

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Times is tough all over was self-recorded by Dan Sherwood between August and December 2010 in the Green Room of Studio Ant Eels. All of the songs with the exception of “Saturdays Forever” were recorded as one-off demos.

We would like to thank our families and friends for their love and support, our neighbors for their tolerance and everyone in the Columbus, Ohio music scene for their warm embrace of what we’re doing. Without all of you, this wouldn’t be possible.

If you’d like to contact us with booking inquiries, interview requests, sponsorship offers, shady real estate propositions, hate mail or to share the story of how our music has made you a better human, you can reach us at coalfiredbicycle@gmail.com.

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released January 15, 2011

All Songs by Coal Fired Bicycle

Dan Sherwood - Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Keys
Ian Anderson - Guitars
Stamati Arakas - Drums
Stephanie Sherwood - Bass

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Track Name: Saturdays Forever
My head board
It was a door
It used to be a moveable barrier
To someone else’s house

But then it changed
But then it changed

My libertarian friend
He grew up poor
He used to be a liberal
Walking around barefoot with his hair in his face

But then he changed
But then he changed

Saturdays forever
Saturdays forever

Love of mine
I love you more
Than a coconut could love a soybean
Than a sloth could love a slow movie

And that won’t change
That won’t change

Saturdays forever
Saturdays forever
Saturdays forever
Saturdays forever
Track Name: Mr. Scoot
Mr. Scoot was a vet
And he served in god’s own army
Defending the land that he loved
From a jerk
Who only acted like a jerk to someone else

Now what do you think, about that?

You can put your feet in the road
and place your blame on the cars
You can burn your house to the ground
and place your blame on the stars
I’m not here to help you find your way
But you might as well realize
That the only one hosing yourself is you

I’ll write a song, about a song
I’ve already written, years and years and years ago
I’ll write a tribute to my greatness
And I’ll call it my finest work

Now what do you think, about that?

You can put your feet in the road and
place your blame on the cars
You can burn your house to the ground
and place your blame on the stars
I’m not here to help you find your way
But you might as well realize
That the only one losing your keys is you
But you might as well realize
That the only one soiling your sheets is you
But you might as well realize
The only one fucking yourself is you
Track Name: Good Man
I’m not a good man
But I’m reliable in my faults
You can time them like a train
You can’t train them anytime

And I’ll turn this goddamn car around
And I’ll back it off a cliff
Out of spite and hopeless devotion
And I’ll kick your door until I knock it down
And I’ll stomp it till my legs fall off
Out of spite and hopeless devotion

Stomp
Stomp
Stomp Stomp
Stomp

I’m not a bad man
I lack the callous resolve
I’m all cold sweats and buckled knees
I’m all cold sweats and a pounding heart

And I’ll turn this idle threat around
And I’ll put it back away
Out of fear and hopeless devotion
Kick my own ass until I knock it down
And then I’d stomp on it if my legs moved that way
Out of fear and hopeless devotion

Stomp
Stomp
Stomp
Track Name: Clicks and Knocks
Symphony of clicks and knocks
You've got the hardest part
You've got the indivisible lot in this life

I won't act like a gentleman
'Cause I aint no liar
I won't be your Casanova
When your house is on fire

Catastrophe of beats and sounds
You've got the hardest part
You've got the indivisible lot in this life

It is heard but it is rarely seen
Bring it up to a slow boil
So for once it is agreed
Don't you dare tell a soul
Don'tcha dig your heals in
Don'tcha dig your heals in
Don't be caught digging your own grave
It is not okay
There is no saving grace

I won't act like a gentleman
'Cause I aint no liar
I won't be your Casanova
When your house is on fire
I won't act like a gentleman
'Cause I aint no liar
I won't be your Casanova
When I'm spreading gasoline
I won't act like a gentleman
'Cause I aint no liar
I won't be your Casanova
When your house is on fire
I aint no liar
I aint no liar
I aint no liar
I aint no liar