H​.​O​.​M​.​E​.​S. Volume One

by The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love

/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $8 USD

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
02:59
7.
8.
03:15
9.
10.
11.
12.
01:54

credits

released August 1, 2001

H.O.M.E.S. Volume 1
The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love

James Monger
Timothy Monger
Greg McIntosh
Scott McClintock
Liz Auchinvole
Fido Kennington

Produced by The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love
Engineered by Geoff Michael
Mixed by Geoff Michael, Scott McClintock and TOBASOL
Recorded and mixed at Big Sky Recording in Ann Arbor, MI / March 2000 - February 2001
Mastered by Eric Enjem at Eric Enjem Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Art direction by Dan Shepelavy and Timothy Monger
Design and layout by Dan Shepelavy

String arrangements on East Jesus America, Church Bus and She's Come Home To Steal Her Rainbows by Phil Myers
Fireworks on Beautiful Night recorded at Windfall Recording in Hammondsport, NY by Benjamin Ridley Jr.
Cover photograph of Calathumpian Band circa 1890 - Calumet, MI. Courtesy of Superior View - Marquette, MI

Original Release: The Telegraph Company / Brooklyn, NY - August 2001 (#10132)

All songs BMI

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love Ann Arbor, Michigan

Folk-rock group from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Active from 1997 to 2003. Later reformed in 2004 as Great Lakes Myth Society.

contact / help

Contact The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: East Jesus America
We're taking back October's roads
We've found a place where no one goes
And it's just around the back door
And just a stone's throw East of Jesus
Long nights and Autumn breezes
And it breaks my heart just being there, it's true...

It was founded when the world was young
It was passed on down from moon to sun
And it's miles away from Motown
But when the stars shine drunk with summer
Hold back the hair of your lover
Yeah, it breaks my heart just being there, it's true...

There's a flicker in your headlights
And an owl in the sky
You're gonna make your mother cry
Be still, you front porch dreamers

Bring down the lamp!
We'll sleep in the chicory
Let go the tail of the century
Yeah, it breaks my heart just being there, it's true...
Track Name: Upstate Dreaming
Gat black motor, upstate dreaming
Oh, you've got to get a booking
But only two cars, two cars and a bushel of Michigan...

Begin

Watchful October begat brown November
Where's that boat I made
That half-toned product

Day job murder, download streaming
There are legendes yet uncovered
But only four hours, fours hours and a moment
That's two full tapes and a side and some silence

Nothing so great as dining with us
Nothing so needed as pitchers of water
Nothing so great as dining with this band
Track Name: She's Come Home To Steal Her Rainbows
There's a cloud coming through my window
There's a corn husk tied round my banjo
In the hallway bright and plain clothed
She's come home to steal her rainbows

She was born in a lighthouse stairwell
Ghosts of the Great Lakes declared their angel
Would lead the freight trains to where the land parts
And bring them home to see their sweethearts

And when the clouds came
Oh, there were rainbows

She was long like a Union rifle
She was cold like a hotel bible
When we kissed 'neath the moonlight's halo
She'd come home to steal her rainbows
Track Name: Vintage Schwinn Enthusiast
Vintage Schwinn on a summer day
I often ride all day
When I call in on a day like today
They've got to know I'm fooling
Must know I'm fooling
I've got a vintage Schwinn

Single speed, that's all you really need
Mild slopes and suburb streets
When I ride out on a day like today
They've got to know I'm moving
Must know I'm moving
On my vintage Schwinn

I'll bargain for your vintage Schwinn
Garage sale, Goodwill thrift
A regal line from the days
When folks would just ride
When the kids would build jumps
And their dad's fixed their tires
When the kids would build jumps
And their dad's fixed their tires
Track Name: Winter Coat Romancing
Programmed to feel love bloom in the Spring
When the buds bring sneezing
And all the folks will shed their coats
And commence romancing
But a Northern boy am I
And to my chagrin, I love to see the ladies
With all their goods behind fake fur hoods
And keen on romancing

All that winter snow
Climbs over edge of boot
Comes home in woolen sock
Then sits by heat vent
While you watch all the
Scenes from the movies
That you wish you could have invented
In a split second and applied to all the situations
That you could have been in
Had you actually ignored your shyness

I'm ashamed to be from a Northern town
Without representatives of overcoats
Holding other folk
Who are romancing
So take your hand
From the pocket where you keep your tissues
And place it on my open glove
'cause we're romancing
Track Name: Church Bus
Church bus, lost in a lazy ass summer
Kiss the world with lips that won't part for their lover
Drive up the tongue, then down through the lung

Church bus, when will the lambs reach the slaughter?
Fire drill, hush near the railroad, don't hollar
But if one makes a noise in a carpenter's voice

Church bus, over the rainbow to mother
Sleep late and pull up her arms for the covers
When daylight has come, make love to the sun
Track Name: Foreman of the Mill
Tall was the bottle in the glove box
Long were the days for the foreman of the mill
He was twice as mean
When he drank the kerosene
And when the break whistle blew
He'd take it out on me
Long were the days for the foreman of the mill

Cold was the floor of the breakroom
Red was the face of the foreman of the mill
And when he'd has his way
I'd go back up on the crane
And bite the long blue collar of my family name
Red was the face of the foreman of the mill

Bright was the iron in the cauldron
Dark was the day for the foreman of the mill
And when I pushed him in
Lord, the devil did grin
And every car in Detroit took a piece of him
Dark was the day for the foreman of the mill
Track Name: Highway 2
Let's drive away, drive away boy
Sleep on the hood 'neath the stars, boy
All your days, bit parts in other's plays
So let's find your real face

Drink from the lake, from the lake, boy
Stand on a rock with the gulls, boy
Are your windy night kissed by the Northern lights?
Then let's buy a real kite

Wave to the ships, to the ships, boy
Hold out your arms to the world, boy
See that driftwood turn to bone
You've spent your whole life just skipping stones
If you want, you can go, boy
You can go, boy...
Track Name: Michigan and Trumbull
Dad, dad, dad...

No, I never caught a ball at Tiger Stadium
And I never bought a Stroh's at Tiger Stadium
Now I'm 22 years old
And I couldn't name a player if I tried
And it's sad, my interest died
When Whitaker and Trammel both retired

Dad, dad, dad...

No, I never caught a ball
And I never caught a Stroh's
And dad, I never could keep score
Beyond the 4th inning

But, now it's gone, gone, gone
To some romantic place
And Tiger Town collapses like the
Brownest pages of its greatest days
And there's no one to share it with but
Hal and Dave and you, dad.
Track Name: Silent Apologies
Flowers pace the way the fruit will grow
And I'm patiently in love again
We follow the winds in the old road signs
Until the wooded end

Maybe you were right, dear
Maybe it's not right here
The confines of a tongue-locked mine
Bring endless disgrace
That curtain down to fall under your grace
Maybe this is something I cannot yet embrace

Rain clouds watch the city grow
And aim for open window panes
Then fall away with the fading grey
And place their bets again
Track Name: Beautiful Night
I'm gonna be sick
I'm gonna trust you to take my car
And I'll take your bed
It's a good deal
'Cause you'll want to drive
It's a heady night

And I'll lay my head
By your speaker
And I'll want to die
It's a beautiful night

And I'll lay my head
By your speaker, yeah
And I'll want to die
It's a beautiful night
And I'll rake your bed
Like a hazard
I'm a fevered being
Lost in the stilly night
It's a beautiful night
Beautiful night
Track Name: H.O.M.E.S.
At night, casinos fading
Stars return and sequel greatest days
'Neath the undertow
Where no tourists go
All those shells are haunted now
They're taking back the night

The leaves, like copper smelting
Swirl across a seawall that some careless neighbor made
Their beach is fading
And the lighthouse proud
Knows you'll go for good this year
And turns its head abroad
And you, out West go flying
But summer's shops won't open e'er again
Goodbye