a reasonable distance

© Rushmore Beekeepers, released November 23, 2018

Featuring love morris.

Recorded at love morris studios and dirt to mud mobile studios in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and England between September 2017 and November 2018.

  • Produced and engineered by Amanda Hawkins (love morris) and Zach Fountain
  • Songs by Zach Fountain
  • Music by Zach Fountain and Amanda Hawkins
  • Vocals, guitar, octave mandolin, autoharp, harmonica, keyboards, drum machine by Zach Fountain
  • Vocals, keyboards, electro beats, percussion, album art/design by Amanda Hawkins
  • Photography by Carrie Hawkins

Tracklist

  1. my restless bones 1:42 » lyrics
    why wait? let’s pull up stakes today
    i’m ready to go anywhere
    i’m ready to go anywhere
    why say these are things that hold us back?
    we’re ready to go anywhere
    we’re ready to go anywhere

    step out, wondering where i am
    i can’t stand still
    my restless bones won’t let me

    where to? pull out the map, let’s go!
    i’m ready to go anywhere
    i’m ready to go anywhere
    who knows how long we’ll be around?
    i’m ready to go anywhere
    i’m ready to go anywhere
  2. fighting monsters 2:31 » lyrics
    don't think you have to go down that road alone
    someone is on your side
    don't wonder how you’ll do what you need to do
    hope is endless as the sky

    but it's long and twisted, the path that you're headed
    there's no way to get through but to go through it
    if you're fighting a monster, you know how that goes
    there's no way to get through but to destroy it

    wind blows cold and leaves rattle, fall on the roof
    sirens whine, don't see the lights
    when you do what you need to do you'll see
    hope as endless as the sky

    it's long and twisted, the path that you're headed
    there's no way to get through but to go through it
    if you're fighting a monster, you know how that goes
    there's no way to get through but to destroy it
  3. the dark, the stars, the dirt, the snow 4:23 » lyrics
    something about nights being so dark
    can't see my hand in front of my face
    getting lost on my way back home
    seeing a little further out in space

    the way the stars shine out here
    makes me dread going back to the city
    i could never live in the middle of nowhere
    but there has to be somewhere in between

    something about walking on a dirt road
    it's a different feel wherever you go
    faces and voices with slight variations
    people living lives i will never know

    something about snow in the desert
    it's beautiful, seems so out of place
    when i travel this all kinda runs together
    it's anywhere and i’m up for the chase

    the way the stars shine
  4. details 3:05 » lyrics
    the highway stretches out further than i can see
    with a choice of direction and everything waiting for me
    taking in every sight i can
    and hoping you are seeing the same things I am

    there are times i don’t notice the details that surround me
    other times i find i’m amazed by almost everything
    like the feel of the road when i’m driving too slow
    or how friendly people can be when they say “hello”
    the crunch of leaves and dry grass under my feet
    or the effortless way you look at me

    some days i don’t leave my house and i’m perfectly happy
    some days i can’t stand it, i’ll go crazy if i don’t leave
    i need you so bad sometimes it hurts
    but saying things like that just makes it worse
  5. miss you pretty often 2:31 » lyrics
    i still miss you pretty often
    when i forget you’re gone
    never saw you enough, now that’ll never change
    things return to normal, but it’s always strange

    i still miss you in the fall
    and when i listen to lou
    we never played that song, now that’ll never change
    things return to normal, but it’s always strange

    i still miss you when i’m laughing
    at something i shouldn’t
    we never talked enough, now that’ll never change
    things return to normal, but it’s always strange
  6. stories you've been told 4:23 » lyrics
    waiting for it all to get to the point
    or wherever it's going
    will there be anything
    when the smoke clears
    when the fires burn out

    will anyone remember those
    they marked and left on the road
    will you find your love
    when the smoke clears
    when the fires burn out

    keep some demons to yourself
    keep some demons for yourself
    and let the rest out

    when you face the enemy
    and all the stories you've been told
    will you find your peace
    when the smoke clears
    when the fires burn out
  7. misery loves 2:27 » lyrics
    haven't seen you, friend, in oh so long
    wonder how you're doing, if you're still keeping on

    there was a time we looked out for each other
    we might not need that anymore but sometimes i still wonder

    if we still spoke would i still be waiting
    for a phone call informing me you'd done something crazy

    there was a time we looked out for each other
    wonder if i let you down or if we let down each other

    haven't seen you, friend, and i know it's been some time
    think about finding you, don't know if i have the right

    there was a time we looked out for each other
    we may never be as lonely as when we had each other
  8. sorry 0:51 » lyrics
    laaa la, la la, laaa la la laaaa
  9. some deeper meaning 3:01 » lyrics
    to get to where i’m going
    i’m gonna need a thick pair of boots
    because i don’t know if it’ll be cold
    it might rain or even snow

    to get to where i’m going
    i guess i’d better read the news
    because i don’t know what happened today
    and i know i’ll need something to say

    to tell you how i feel
    i’m gonna need some christmas lights
    wrapped around a hundred trees
    the lightest rain and the softest breeze

    to tell you how i feel
    i’m gonna need a few more songs
    wrapped around this old guitar and
    sung kinda poorly to wherever you are

    to get to where i’m going
    i may need a map or two
    i’ll follow the trail wherever it goes
    till i find myself on the right road

    to get to where i’m going
    i may need to get some rest
    when i fall asleep will i dream and
    find in my mind some deeper meaning
  10. small space 2:20 » lyrics
    no big deal that you’re going so far away
    we’ll see each other real soon
    i can find ways to keep myself busy
    and fool myself into thinking
    i’m not missing you

    in this small space it’s too obvious
    you’re nowhere in the room
    i can find ways to make distracting noises
    and fool myself into thinking
    i’m not missing you

    our home is always moving around
    it’s what we choose to do
    we can find ways to settle in a new place
    but i can’t fool myself
    i’m still missing you
  11. a good impression 2:33 » lyrics
    used to be afraid of seeing ghosts
    but now i wish i could
    there are people i'd like to see again
    and you, yeah you, yeah you
    are one of them

    still have the book you said was your favorite
    the last time we got together
    still can't bear to open it up
    but i promise i will, i will
    i will read it someday

    never know when you’ll get a bad news phone call
    never know when your days will end
    i just hope to leave a good impression
    and you, yeah you, yeah you
    you know i love you
  12. more of the world 2:46 » lyrics
    let’s hang up a map
    of every place we want to see
    then we’ll make a list
    and visit each one, maybe randomly
    i’m not restless
    but i’d love to see more of the world

    it’s been a long time since
    we packed up for a long trip
    and though the days fly by
    i hope we never get used to it
    i like routine
    but i’d love to see more of the world

    it’s so easy to forget
    how many great things can happen in a day
    and it’s hard to remember
    not everyone has something sarcastic to say

    it’s so easy to forget
    how many great things can happen in a day
    and it’s good to remember
    you can always find something nice to say