Big, If True

by Flip Rushmore

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released June 1, 2018

Flip Rushmore is: Alex Smith, Dan Klauer, Nick Spielman & Adam Szczepaniak.

PRODUCED by Corey Hess & Flip Rushmore. TRACKED & MIXED by Corey Hess at Cedar Tone Sound Recording Studio in Brooklyn Center. MASTERED by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis.

Additional vocals: Corey Hess & Bridget Smith

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Special thanks to: Ed Beck, Evan Cottrell, Chris Hannigan, Mark & Julie Klauer, Kyle Kneepkens, Paul Martin & Patti Kozlovski, Dan & Alicia Martin, Joe & Carolyn Martin, Julie Mayer, Peter Mayer, Stanley Rojina, Lucy & Joel Smith, Dan & Carol Spielman, and Paul & Jane Stone.

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Flip Rushmore Minneapolis, Minnesota

The route between Minneapolis and Nashville is daunting for drivers without an appreciation for so-called flyover country, but it brought together an indie quartet — Alex Smith, Dan Klauer, Nick Spielman and Adam Szczepaniak — that founded a band and recorded a full-length debut, Big, If True (released June 1, 2018). ... more

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Track Name: Phife & Merle
We lost Phife and we lost Merle
Say, these things come in threes
And you look like the type of guy
That might just catch the disease
The type of guy to rest in peace
I know enough to
Not believe in our insidious fate
The one that comes alive when
You’re about to make your escape
It’s a fatal mistake
And the sirens sing
You don’t belong
Just so you know
It won’t be long

Please don’t lose me now
I’m still delivering
Head stuck in the clouds
That I’ve been livin’ in
And you can’t plot this chorus
Any better than I

This mix of red and blue will
Try to hide the ugliest truth
The man who broods alone and
Uses when he’s working the booth
He’s forever aloof
Please don’t lose me now
Just a disc in a vault
Stacked against a thousand tents
That were pitched and then folded
The darkness slowly eroded
You’ve got me
Where you want me
In between the gift and curse
That money brought me
I
I have an ending
And a beginning to a generation’s memory

Please don’t lose me now
I’m still delivering
Head stuck in the clouds
That I’ve been livin’ in
And you can’t plot this chorus
Any better than I
Please don’t lose me now
I’m still delivering
Head stuck in the clouds
That I’ve been livin’ in
And you can’t plot this chorus
Any better than I
Track Name: That Hollow Sound
Strap bricks on my feet again
I will take the low road
This path's worn down and beaten in
I know it well
'Round the bend we go
I know this fo sho
I could love you a little more
Love you a little more
Can you feel that sting
Try practicing

Oh, that hollow sound
Feels like home
Waiting around
To find my soul
And all of these empty days
Slowly fade away like

Last sip wiped the window clean
I'm feeling good now
Sunshine went and killed the dream
What do I do now
I pretend to know
Say the world moves slow
And you could love me a little more
Love me a little more
Can you feel that sting
Every time you sing
You say

Oh, that hollow sound
Feels like home
Waiting around
To find my soul
And all of these empty days
Slowly fade away like

And all of these empty days
Slowly fade away like
Track Name: DDT
Wife doesn't wanna be seen with me
When I'm packing
Lord help the man who crosses me
When I'm packing

Yes, I know my rights
Whatcha think, I'm dumb
Whatcha think
I'm not onto your game
As a man of faith
My compass leads me North
And I pray

I got my AR-15
My Diet Dr. Thunder
What more could I need
I can't work no more
And the funny part is
It's just little old me
Stephen from Strawberry Creek
And they wanna hear my voice

Favorite store got robbed last week
Now I'm packing
God bless the thug that crosses me
When I'm packing

Yes, I've paid the price
I lost my job
Lost my leg last February
We can talk about pain

I got my AR-15
My Diet Dr. Thunder
Y'all know what I mean
I can't work no more
And the funny part is
It's just little old me
Stephen from Strawberry Creek
And they wanna hear my voice
Stephen from Strawberry Creek
And they wanna hear my voice

Used to read the Journal
'Til they filled it up with lies
Got old friends 'cross the county line
That I don't recognize
The sheriff told me
Leave the gun at home

What more could I need
I can't work no more
And the funny part is
It's just little old me
Stephen from Strawberry Creek
And they wanna hear my voice
Stephen from Strawberry Creek
And they wanna hear my voice
Track Name: Turn Me Off
All you think about is sex
Cuz you’re a man
And that’s all you think about
All I care about is money
That’s all this cruel world taught me how to count
Not the dreams I had when I was young
I love no one else but me
Cuz this is America
And that’s how it’s s’posed to be
I heard freedom makes you free
That one day we’ll own all the land and sea
Not the streets where our own people sleep
Own the only thing that you believe

I could be my best friend
Live out on the west end
I don’t need to pretend
Everything’s OK
I’ll keep you with me
Oh, Lord, have mercy
Don’t know but I’ll be
Better someday
Turn me off

I heard we made Watergate
With all the televisions we turned on
Time to set the record straight
Just tryin’ to give the people what they want
Every night we turn the same news on
It’s raining somewhere
And another daughter’s gone

I could be my best friend
Live out on the west end
I don’t need to pretend
Everything’s OK
I’ll keep you with me
Oh, Lord, have mercy
Don’t know but I’ll be
Better someday
Turn me off
Turn me on

I could be my best friend
Live out on the west end
I don’t need to pretend
Everything’s OK
I’ll keep you with me
Oh, Lord, have mercy
Don’t know but I’ll be
Better someday
We could get arrested
Import, deport, tested
Cool, calm and collected
We didn’t harm a soul
Looking like some kind of madness
Saw an ad for a last kiss
Just a bit out of practice
I swear I’ve got it under control
Turn me off
Turn me on
Turn me off
Track Name: Christmas Lake Rd
Took a left on Christmas Lake Rd
I didn’t tell a single soul
But you know I was looking for you
I remember the curve like the note
I took too long to write you
And I thought you’d faded away
Be
All that you wanted to be
But where did you go
While the rest of us were floating around the sun
Speak
I’ve never heard your voice
Quiet and still like
The trees when they grow tired of breathing

Fix up the hole in your heart
Then operate on me again
I’d never leave you alone
But I ain’t been feeling like me
I ain’t been feeling like me
Hey, E
I ain’t been feeling like me
Track Name: You Get What You Want
Here comes a noun
Here comes a verb
They’ll intertwine
Then here comes a verse
There goes a dream
Let’s watch it die
All we ever wanted
Was for someone to lie
It sounds like a hit
Get rid of the hiss
Let’s buy a van
For every tour you’ve missed
Dan found a job
Nick found a band
Peter found a new girl
Sean lost his command

You get what you want
You get what you want
You get what you want
But what’ll it be

Just play the guitar
Just lay down a beat
Just sing out your heart
Then admit defeat
Play the new song
Jump into the pit
Buy a new shirt
And lean in for the kiss
The record just sold
The record just bombed
Your friends in the suburbs
Taped that show you were on

You get what you want
You get what you want
You get what you want
But what’ll it be

Here comes a noun
Here comes a verb
Fall into line
Cuz they learned all the words
They learned every word
They learned every word
They learned every word
They learned every word
They learned every word
They learned every word
They learned every word
There goes a dream
Let’s watch it die
All we ever wanted was
Track Name: Hold It Together
If I die before I wake
Take me back to wintertime
The moment I first saw your face
You put your hand in mine
It's been so many years, I forgot
Just how pretty you are
Keep my feet in pace with yours
I always hated exercise
But I would walk 900 miles
Before I'd lead a separate life, and
It's up to you to
Tell me when you want me to leave
I broke into your room
I wasn't looking for you

I'm holdin' it together, but
I can't keep it together, girl
Holdin' it together, but
I can't keep it together, girl
Holdin' it together, but
I can't keep it together, girl
Holdin' it together, but

If you lied right to my face
I would be a happy man
That would mean that you love me
Enough to think I'd understand
The weight of the world, according
To the hole in your brain
You say that I like to write
About everything except you
But that is not exactly true
I simply lacked the fortitude
And now you'll hear, the red's
Coming out of the blues
I wrote every single song
So I could sing it wrong

I'm holdin' it together, but
I can't keep it together, girl
Holdin' it together, but
I can't keep it together, girl
Holdin' it together, but
I can't keep it together, girl
Holdin' it together, but

So glad you're not with him
It doesn't mean that he's not looking

If I die before I wake
Take me back to wintertime
The moment I first saw your face
You put your hand in mine
And I
Track Name: Aspen, CA
I can't get anyone to watch
The Ben Stiller Show with me
It's probably why the thing got cancelled
No romance, no dancefloor
Every time I turn on the TV
I see my reflection briefly
Before it flickers into a movie
Don't matter if I'm fake or real

Bought a one-way ticket to Aspen, California
I was born and formed with nostalgia
In the worst way
In the words that say, Yeah
I'll do my time
Before my time does me in

Ripped a little Beatle
When I tried to fit the needle pretty
Into a hallway
Friends say I be needy
But it's Janice who be overfeeding
That's what they all say
Built in '92
Razed in '93
They took all the lovin' out
And when they put it back in
There's none left for me

Bought a one-way ticket to Aspen, California
I was born and formed with nostalgia
In the worst way
In the words that say, Yeah
I'll do my time
Before my time does me in

Bought a one-way ticket to Aspen, California
I was born and formed with nostalgia
In the worst way
In the words that say, Yeah
I'll do my time
Before my time does me in
Track Name: Sunflowers
That’s where my dad used to play drums
In the basement of the café
They tore it down
Ten years ago
Next to the bowling alley where
My little brother used to work
And the parking lot
Where I asked you out
Across the street from
The bait shop my friend’s dad owned
It closed down within a year
Down the road from the bus stop
A small little hut that I rarely went inside
A little bit further around the bend is where
Our old house is sitting still
We’d make a fire and plant sunflower seeds
And I would sing Country Roads
Take Circle Rd and
You’ll get to the narrows
Where I saw a young kid fall in
But his dad acted quick
He took a dip
And carried his boy back to land

He said, listen, ayo
I’ll say when to go
OK, alright
Sounds good to me
Plant your seed, and
Watch it grow
OK, alright
Sounds good to me
Sounds good to me …

Bruce used to have To the Sky
In the tape deck
Julie is listening still
I used to be friends with
Their kid forever
We’d only fight
Every once in awhile
Last week, I helped him
Move into a new apartment
Carried a couch through the doors
Restarting life all alone on an island
My shirt was glued
By sweat to my skin, and then
Looking upwards
Life ran in a circle
Twenty-two years back to this
Microphones carry to the back of the room
But can they reach
The people we loved

Listen, ayo
I’ll say when to go
OK, alright
Sounds good to me
Love will be waiting when
You stop looking
OK, alright
Sounds good to me
Sounds good to me

This road I’m traveling on
Is like a mirror out of time
I hope you can rewind
A mirror out of time
Track Name: Loserhead
Time is slippin’ like a ghost
Just me, my friends and Captain Oats
Walk alone along the pier
I think I left my summer here

Look back
For my heart
Look back
For my heart

That night you had too much to drink
I thought you’d get the best of me
But every smile I ever gave
You seemed to bottle up and save

Look back
For my heart
Look back
For my

This morning took my boat out deep
I crossed the sea and left the reef
It won’t be long before they call
It’s good to get your friends involved

Look back
Lost my head
Look back
Lost me head

Sometimes God
Puts an angel on your shoulder
And the least that you could do
Is let her know you know she’s there
Sometimes God
Puts an angel on your shoulder
And the least that you could do
Is tell her that you love her
Sometimes God
Puts an angel on your shoulder
And the least that you could do
Is let her know you know she’s there
Sometimes God
Puts an angel on your shoulder
And the least that you could do
Is tell her that you love her
Sometimes God
Puts an angel on your shoulder
And the least that you could do
Is let her know you know she’s there
Sometimes God
Puts an angel on your shoulder
And the least that you could do
Is tell her that you love her

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