Golder

by Haley Bonar

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Titled after the dreams she had about the record cover being shiny gold, “Golder” represents Haley striving to become a better artist, growing with each song she writes. Recorded at Pachyderm studio (Nirvana, PJ Harvey) in Cannon Falls, MN, Haley and band went in knowing most of the songs in advance, but reconstructed them while in the studio. The songs themselves are largely a reflection of a wonderful and lonely year spent in Portland, Oregon. Haley recently returned to the Twin Cities in July 2010, became active once again in the amazing music scene (including the formation of a punk/new-wave side project Gramma’s Boyfriend) and is set to get out on the road and play songs from “Golder.”

“Golder,” is an evolution into something brighter, heavier, and stronger.

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released April 19, 2011

All songs written by Haley Bonar / Copyright 2010 Spit Comet Music (BMI)

Recorded May 2010 at Pachyderm Studios, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, and Little Big Studio, Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Produced by Haley Bonar. Executive Producer: Andrea Troolin. Engineered by Brent Sigmeth. Mixed by Brent Sigmeth at Little Big Studio. Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, Massachusetts. Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice. Cover Painting: Torey Bonar, The Golder, 2011. Album Design: Quemadura. Photography: Cameron Wittig.

Wurlitzer, guitar, piano, synth, keyboard, shaker, Leslie, tambourine and vocals by HB.
Guitar, electric guitar and twelve string guitar by Jeremy Ylvisaker.
Guitar and electric guitar by Jacob Hanson.
Bass and vocals by Michael Lewis.
Drums and tambourine by Luke Anderson.
Banjo by Mike Rosetto.
Cello by Ethan Sutton.
Mandolin by Nick Lemme.

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Track Name: Candy Machine Gun
We began where we began
same old story with a different plan
same old woman meets the same old man
and they knock each other out

it rained so hard as we drove across the state
you laughed at first but then your chemistry was strange
the light in your eyes fell away like loose change
and i tried to figure out

who you were at all, who you were at all
you were at all something of a garden,
something of a martyr, i’m helpless in your hands
oh yeah my candy machine gun lemonade flavored
poison don’t turn away from me

Of all seven daughters he loved the youngest
her long brown hair felt no shame in his caress
‘don’t be suspicious of my love it was no accident’
he told her without name
I’ve become so defined by you I can’t tell up from down
the nature of your beauty pulls my bones into the ground
I smile though I ache as though the wind has stole my crown
and it makes me laugh like Cain did

and you weren’t at all, no you weren’t at all
something of a garden, something of a martyr
I’m so helpless in your hands oh yeah
my candy machine gun, lemonade flavored poison
don’t turn away from me
Track Name: Anyway Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake take my hand, wake me up, lead me back
I don’t believe you’re all that bad anyway.
My old man don’t care about me, he’s got a cold heart
and I wanna set it free but it’s not my job, but it’s not easy
so I guess it’s time to just let it be anyway

Don’t forget where you come from and don’t let it get in your way
The rattlesnake’s gonna get someone but it won’t get me,
cause I got my gun, and I got my heart and I’m going home today
So please forget the things I said, I was dark in the heart, and deep
in my head but I want you to know that I loved you the best anyway

I might pray to keep me safe, draw me a map in the water and clay
I don’t believe in the things they say at all
and the rattlesnake may take my soul but that’s the risk that I’ve
come to know when you love something you can’t control at all

Don’t forget where you come from and don’t let it get in your way
The rattlesnake’s gonna get someone but it won’t get me,
cause I got my gun, and I got my heart and I’m going home today
So please forget the things I said, I was dark in the heart, and deep
in my head but I want you to know that I loved you the best anyway
Track Name: Raggedy Man
Raggedy man, raggedy man, I don’t wanna be your raggedy Ann so watch me go back to the place I know. there’s a whole lot more in this big old world than watching myself be your raggedy girl
So you pass me around, make me feel small, love me so much then don’t love me at all and I wait all day for your telephone call but what Raggedy man don’t know about me I’m tearing those rags from the bottom of my feet and running, and running.
Oh, but I dont’ want to draw any blood, but maybe that’s what it’s gonna come down to when you find out so lovely in my head that I’d rather dream than be dead in the water.
Track Name: Silver Zephyrs
Tried hard to leave the earth, but the strings pulled too hard.
if you want to find escape, there’s a place in your back yard.
Lying flat upon our backs watching silver zephyrs pass
the sky is auburn the night is sleeping in the past...
it won’t keep you. I won’t keep you.
Trash piles on the curb, what do you love now that there’s no me?
Go and make your pretty world, it doesn’t take a telescope to see
I won’t keep you. I won’t keep you.
Track Name: Daddy
When daddy comes home he’ll have a box of presents, something from one of each of the fifty states. Mommy will be so happy, daddy will be so happy and we’ll all be a happy family for a day. Daddy wheels all across the interstate. Checks in the mail and a phone call on father’s day but we’ll all wear sombreros, we don’t think about tomorrow cause we’re all a happy family for a day.
And daddy is so good and true he brings you things like super glue and rubber gloves and bags of sand. so if you see him won’t you wave your hand at daddy.
Daddy’s hair is long and pepper gray. He tells me that the highway don’t let me stay and the road goes on forever and we can ride together so we’ll all be a happy family every day.
Track Name: Money
There’s a new war coming. It lives in the wires of an oven, and the pockets of the jeans that you love, and the hair of the woman that you covet.
Money you love it, and you sure can’t live without it but you got a hole up in your pocket the size of the lover in your locket. And the skies will all turn violet, your scared and your silent. Quiet as a newborn violin. But maybe that’s the new kind of violence. Money I love it, and I sure can’t live without it, oh but I got a hole up in my pocket.
Track Name: A Piano
The King and Queen of many things,
but not the Cuckoo’s colored wings,
had laughed at me and everything
around the land that lay so barren
I still wonder if they’re laughing
in the dark with folded hands
and swollen choreographed speeches
“read the cards and we will teach you
how to see through the looking glass
and how to fight a thousand deaths”
and come out sober
and blame you for nothing.
I headed for the mountains, and,
I walked up to the great green trees
but they just stared right back at me
said I could stay there through my pain
could learn to make my tears the rain
for branches that would still remain
you must be tough
to be a tree, to take the claws and
winter breeze
“you love him more than you will know,
you’ll fight a war and kill some men
you’ll take the long way back to him”.
we could move out west and buy a piano
we can move out west and buy a piano.
Track Name: Before the Dark
Child, you bathed in the garbage water
that’s how you got so sensitive!
in the trailer made of tin and hives, when
your mother was still alive.
before, before the dark gets dressed.
When you love the hallowed sin,
can I hold your heart again?
Men blow in and out like wind
we all end when it begins.
Before, before the darkness gets dressed.
Track Name: Kid October
Kid October, I’m knocked over
And I see you, it starts over
but you can’t see me
wildwood flower
I am honest with your power.
And all i ever wanted was a painted face
and I took it’s place and you were never here
till I look behind, so nevermind.
Kid October, clouded over
we can’t see her but we believe her
she covers us up in a heavy sweater
bring me something to make it better
and all I ever wanted was a painted face
and I took it’s place and you were never here
till I look behind, so nevermind, nevermind.
Track Name: Bad For You
Everything’s bad for you honey.
Everything’s bad for you
Don’t forget what your told or you’ll never grow old
everything’s bad for you.
Don’t laugh too much or cry too much or eat
a candy bar for your lunch don’t hope don’t dope
or hate the pope or use unhypoallergenic soap
don’t eat don’t chew don’t drive your car or pick
up strange men from the bar don’t pet stray cats
or smoke cigars cause all of it’s bad for you.
Yeah, everything’s bad for you from the sun in the sky
to the gum on your shoe, sleeping too much or having
nothing to do, everything’s bad for you.
Oh everything’s bad for you loud rock n’ roll and the
government too, swearing and staring in the swimming pools everything’s bad for you.
TV shows and magazines, huffing on markers or gasoline dressing like a tramp or a beauty queen then trying to get to heaven but your hands ain’t clean yeah everything’s bad for you...
Track Name: Wendy Bird
When you close your eyes, what is it you see?
Tall buildings in rain wave like the trees they
used to be. And I know that I must grow up
but I see your shadow asleep by my window at night
and we fly, so high, so high.
Braid my hair and take me for a ride I’d go anywhere.
and I don’t need to have my pride.
Silly summer always on my mind now it’s gone, it’s time
to say goodnight. yeah I know that I must grow up
but I see your shadow asleep by my window at night
and we fly, so high, so high.