And Friends

by Amigo

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1.
03:50
Hey! What's the big idea? When do I get something good? What's the big idea? Shouldn't I have something good? What's the big idea? Hey! It's just something 'bout the way I feel Must be onto something good A little nervous 'bout the way I feel What if I found something good? It's just the way I feel I only hesitate because the first time It was almost something good A little apprehensive 'cause the last time was so fucked up
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03:09
3.
If I make my own luck I might get to have you by and by If that comes to pass I promise not to tell another lie Making plans and taking chances Give this thing another shot What's to stop us if we're both single? (And even if we're not) If you believe in second chances And you don't ask me where I've been I might could fool you into loving me again I used to be someone, some bastard Love could never weigh me down People said I was so lucky If they could only see me now Part of me knows that you're long gone And another part says, "what if I could fool you into loving me again?" We'll take a trip to Monte Carlo Roll the dice and play to win Raise ponies on a hacienda Smoke something groovy now and then And when we ride into the sunset you'll look back and laugh at how I had to fool you into loving me again
4.
Call me Doubting Tom 'Cause I'd ask to see the gun But if I ever am held up I won't be robbed by no one's thumb and finger Don't believe in ghosts Least of all if they are holy But if one jumped out right now That don't mean I wouldn't run Bless your heart! Go ahead and jump The sword of Damocles compels you 'Cause you only live the once And besides, nobody lives forever Cigarettes take minutes off the ends of people's lifetimes While vegetables add days to the painful cancer years Bless your heart! Take that the wrong way No big whoop Bless your heart Bless your little heart 'Cause your irony's refreshing In this time of lowered standards, Radically diminished expectations You were so sick and desperate Wish to hell I'd saved the documents 'Cause now that I can't see you I don't hate you anymore Bless your heart! You're so pretentious No big whoop Bless your heart
5.
I wanna live I wanna live I wanna live 'Cause I don't wanna die I had a fight with my true best friend We both thought this could be the end But love is real and that would be a sin I don't wanna die We've had our problems But not so fast A little work and this thing might last Got baggage, sure, but let's not dwell on the past I don't wanna die A million paths diverge 'neath the sun To choose to live is the righteous one To hate is death so love someone I don't wanna die When winter's gone welcome spring's warmth in Depression splits without warning Great day in the morning! I don't wanna die
6.
They've got tears and they've got stains And they don't fit quite the same But those old clothes we liked Are coming back again We're not as young as we could be But you still look as good to me And those old clothes we liked are back in style again I liked yours and you liked mine We had a taste for all things fine And if my mem'ry serves me Love was stylish at the time The kids are cool But kids are weird I'm not convinced that they're sincere And those old clothes we liked are back in style again Would you think that I'm a fool? It's been so long since we've been cool Or could they make you look at me Like how you used to do? I've seen the ads It won't be long Won't change a thing that I've done wrong But those old clothes we liked Are back in style again
7.
Saw the best of youth through my window on the old world But the door's been locked and I can't find my way I've seen good things come and go and disappear in the past 'Cause time don't give a shit how bad you wish they could last forever Do you believe in miracles? I'm not superstitious But sometimes something casts a spell on me Is it seasonal? The Devil? Or a heavenly host? Or is it 'cause I'm riding on the shoulders of ghosts and I can't get down? But it's not gonna go away I've been this way forever I'm a Scorpio with Capricorn rising, Gemini moon Do you remember when we used to get along and they played our favorite song all summer? And we swore we'd blow this town and never look back Then the wheels came off the dream, it fell apart pretty quick To look at us, you'd never even know we were sick But Underground Medicine saved me when no one could Now it's Tuesday and it's raining through the hole in the ceiling The sound guy's hung over and he's telling me to turn way down (who, me?) I'm a traveling musician, might be broke half the time But I've got love in my heart, got a satisfied mind And Underground Medicine saved me when no one could
8.
03:15
Found out from a little bird you're leaving here for good A moment of despondency But then I understood And not that I can blame you 'cause I always knew you could Watch it all work out somehow On your own trip now Pack treats and refreshments, everybody loves a snack I'll make a pallet on the floor in case you make it back A world of beauty, time to think, a favorite paperback E'er shall goodwill abound On your own trip now Now again, you're taking in the continent by train I held you on the Spanish stairs and kissed you in the rain In hotels and cathedrals, dug the holy and profane You hear that lonesome whistle sound And you're on your own trip now On your own trip now! You're on your own trip now! Fare thee well my own true love, go make us proud! A zephyr gently casts you on your magic carpet ride Out into the stardust, far beyond the lunar tide May your road be soft and fluffy, may the Lord be at your side...
9.
If what goes up comes down, look out below! I've been told that death is not the end But it still hurts to say goodbye to good friends we've lost God, I miss 'em so damn much And where I land That ain't up to me, it's out of my hands Someday when the wheels stop turning Will I be too far gone to understand? Where are all the older guys to show us? If they got it all worked out, they forgot to tell me how And way up on the shoulders of ghosts, I've lost direction Much too high to come back down In the final end I'll have my answer Will everyone I ever loved be there? Take some common sense and lay it on me At that point would I even care? Somewhere out there I know there's an angel I know I don't look like such a fool But every now and then I'd buy it Even cowboys run out of bullets High risk insurance And where I land That ain't up to me, it's out of my hands Someday when the wheels stop turning, will I be too far gone to understand?
10.
Hey! What's the big idea? When do I get something good? What's the big idea? Shouldn't I have something good? What's the big idea? Hey! It's just something 'bout the way I feel Must be onto something good A little nervous 'bout the way I feel What if I found something good? It's just the way I feel I only hesitate because the first time It was almost something good A little apprehensive 'cause the last time was so fucked up

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released January 26, 2018

Amigo: Slade Baird (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Adam Phillips (percussion, vocals) & Thomas Alverson (bass, vocals)
Friends: Eddie Garcia (acoustic guitar & psychedelic freakout lead fuzz guitar on "Own Trip Now"), Nathan Golub (pedal steel
guitar, Dobro), Aaron Phillips (woodwinds), Jay Shirley (Hammond organ, Vox Jaguar, piano, Chamberlin) & John Teer (mandolin, fiddle)
Engineered and mixed by Mitch Easter at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC July & December 2016. Assistant engineering by John Pfiffner.
Additional recording by John Plymale at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC. Mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B in Charlotte, NC. Produced by Amigo.
Photo by Dréa Atkins. Layout by Adam Phillips.
Thanks to our families, friends and fans for all your encouragement, support, patience, beer, couches, floors and swimming pools.

© 2018 Carlisle Beauregard Records

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Amigo Charlotte, North Carolina

Amigo is a rock and roll band. This might sound quaint or even a little passé but it’s an entirely apt and appropriate description. It sounds beer-soaked but it is metaphysical. It feels heartland but it is soul-unburdening. It’s decidedly American but viewed through a philosophical lens.
Most importantly, it’s fun. It’s exuberance defined. And thus, it is rock and roll in its purest form.
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