Camper Van Beethoven — Sweethearts
Album: Key Lime Pie
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Released: 1989
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
'Cause he's always living back in Dixon
Circa nineteen forty-nine
And we're all sitting at the fountain
At the five and dime

'Cause he's living in some B-movie
The lines they are so clearly drawn
In black and white life is so easy
And we're all coming along on this one

'Cause he's on a secret mission
Headquarters just radioed in
He left his baby at the dancehall
While the band plays on, some sweet song

And on a mission over China
The lady opens up her arms
The flowers bloom where you have placed them
And the lady smiles, just like mom

Angels' wings are icing over
McDonnell Douglas olive drab
They bear the names of our sweethearts
And the captain smiles, as we crash

'Cause in the mind of Ronald Reagan
Wheels they turn and gears they grind
Buildings collapse in slow motion
And trains collide, everything is fine
Everything is fine
Everything is fine
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 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, David Lowery ferociously stole his own singing style from CVB to use in Cracker.  Nice guitar work in this tune.

 
Very Y'Alternatively!
DD gypsyman wrote:
Camper Van Cracker
Proclivities wrote:

Yes, David Lowery ferociously stole his own singing style from CVB to use in Cracker.  Nice guitar work in this tune.

  1) Great line, Proclivities! 2) I also like the guitar work on this track and 3) it kind of sounds like MK when he played with BD circa "Slow Train Coming"


 DD gypsyman wrote:
Camper Van Cracker

 
Yes, David Lowery ferociously stole his own singing style from CVB to use in Cracker.  Nice guitar work in this tune.
One word;  Great! 
great song in a great set thank you!        can't get any work done  : )
This is a great song from a great CVB album.  
..I like it...
 Hannio wrote:
 

Still getting screwed, by the dems now.  But screwed in the right direction, I suppose.

 

We're all screwed...
 bb_matt wrote:
Superior, but not to everyone's taste, as I have found in the past. 
"What's the dreary music your playing, put something good on!"

Put it this way, not party music, but *perfect* music for long distance driving through a desert.  

 
{#Yes}
 25demayo wrote:

Unfortunately NOT the right direction....................

 
If you are of the "hooray for me! F-you!" belief system I suppose.
 Hannio wrote:
 

Still getting screwed, by the dems now.  But screwed in the right direction, I suppose.

 
Unfortunately NOT the right direction....................
This is another good song from a very good album, known mostly for its cover of "Pictures of Matchstick Men."
Camper Van Cracker
 horstman wrote:

 

The Republicans have clearly screwed this country in the wrong direction for many years under several adminstrations (or just one really!). 


  

Still getting screwed, by the dems now.  But screwed in the right direction, I suppose.
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Please, SKIP!!!!!!! Can somebody pull the plug?!

 

So are you saying that RP is Plugging this track ??
Hey, really fun, fresh, and everything is fine, thank you Radio Paradise.
 Baketown wrote:
One the best CVB  songs of all time!!!!

 

Just Love it!!!
Superior, but not to everyone's taste, as I have found in the past. 
"What's the dreary music your playing, put something good on!"

Put it this way, not party music, but *perfect* music for long distance driving through a desert.  
Great beat 
 
 gypsyman wrote:
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I thought it was Cracker
 
Pre-Cracker