Camper Van Beethoven — Sweethearts
Album: Key Lime Pie
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Released: 1989
Length: 4:42
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'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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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
Strangely happy and melancholy all at the same time.

 
Stepford Reagan. 
One the best CVB  songs of all time!!!!
I liked him better when he took the skinheads bowling.
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Please, SKIP!!!!!!! Can somebody pull the plug?!
 
It's called a mute button, sir. Maybe use it?
Yuck!
LOVE the gears grinding in Reagan's head. Seeing him speak, one often wondered the provenance...
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 rdo wrote:
I hear a Cracker influence.
 

I thought it was Cracker


Please, SKIP!!!!!!! Can somebody pull the plug?!
If Robert Smith of The Cure was less intense and had more to smile about...he might have created this tune. I can hear a slight resemblance in the vocals...anyway. I like this...it doesn't take too many chances musically...but I do like nonetheless.
 rdo wrote:
I hear a Cracker influence.
 

Ha - good one!
I hear a Cracker influence.
Sounds like it was ahead of its time. Reall diggin this
 horstman wrote:


You know, we can all pick on Physicsgenius for his silly little remarks . . . but this one hits it squarely on the mark.

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

I think it's time to face the dawn looking east and not west.

Horstman
 

They told me if I voted for McCain nothing would change, and they were right!

Please, please skip next time...!!!



 nate917 wrote:
I hope someone will upload CVB's "Take the Skinheads Bowling."  Great tune.
 
It's been done.
It didn't make it.

Well I just checked.
It wasn't listed.
I know I uploaded it a few years back.

That means only one thing...
I'm going to upload it again! {#Mrgreen}


gotta love "...wheels they turn and gears they grind"

Still, I agree, the first (two) album(s) should find some play, Bill. To provide some pure angst white soCal ska vibes. For those who need it.

 
rtrudeau wrote:

The last time this song was commented on was almost a year ago. Your statement would appear to be, to use your terminology, "way inaccurate."

 
Notice that I wrote "this band," not "this song."

 grungepuppy wrote:
This band is way overplayed on this station. Marginal at best.
 
The last time this song was commented on was almost a year ago. Your statement would appear to be, to use your terminology, "way inaccurate."

I'm sitting at my desk attempting to care that my j.o.b does more for me than provide a paycheck.  And I thought... I want Bill's job. How cool to compile and spin tunes all day.  Now that's purpose!
This band is way overplayed on this station. Marginal at best.
 laroue wrote:
More CVB! MORE!
 
And more Paul Kelly

More CVB! MORE!
A nice tune, thanks {#Angel}
I hope someone will upload CVB's "Take the Skinheads Bowling."  Great tune.
my favorite cvb song, thanks!
that post from physicsgenius was Nov 09, 2006 - 06:07 guess he/she has ascended or moved on
I think the fact that no one has commented on this song in over a year, even though it has been played quite a few times, speaks to the blah-ness of this tune.
horstman wrote:
You know, we can all pick on Physicsgenius for his silly little remarks . . Horstman
If you would have stopped there, I was all in.
physicsgenius wrote:
You mean the kind of optimism that hopes if you just ignore AIDS it will just go away? Or the optimism that descended from it, where you have to clap hard to cover the screams in Iraq? I think I prefer the kind of optimism that comes from facing reality squarely and dealing with it successfully.
Well said.
physicsgenius wrote:
You mean the kind of optimism that hopes if you just ignore AIDS it will just go away? Or the optimism that descended from it, where you have to clap hard to cover the screams in Iraq? I think I prefer the kind of optimism that comes from facing reality squarely and dealing with it successfully.
You know, we can all pick on Physicsgenius for his silly little remarks . . . but this one hits it squarely on the mark. The Republicans have clearly screwed this country in the wrong direction for many years under several adminstrations (or just one really!). I think it's time to face the dawn looking east and not west. Horstman