The Maestro And The Elephant

by Fierce Bad Rabbit

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released December 31, 2012

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Fierce Bad Rabbit Fort Collins, Colorado

Fusing together melodic strands of alternative effects with a rock foundation, Fierce Bad Rabbit creates a unique sound that travels through poignant lyrics and pop-infused tunes to gritty pieces showcasing front man Chris Anderson’s well-honed style of songwriting. Their recent release "The Maestro and the Elephant," is currently on the CMJ Charts and climbing. ... more

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Track Name: Wildflowers
Wildflowers

I don’t know what I’m doing round here anymore
just waiting for a change
or something maybe all the same

I don’t know what I want to do with you anymore then you
don’t know what to do with me

Wildflowers on this dusty road
in desolation somethings will grow
so build a fence here and call it your own
that loaded shotgun well you
always be left alone

Riding down roads well I can’t seem to let go of the things
All the things I cannot change
Keep cuttin corners and we hope its alright
we tell the truth with our little white lies

She stops and sighs as she looks down to cry
and she says
well I think its time we rest
all this talking
and there’s no stopping
and we keep watching the same things goin round
Keep cuttin corners and we hope its alright
we tell the truth with our little white lies
I know

you could go your way
i could go mine
we could just quit this now
leave it all behind
we could keep fighting
all goddamn night
or we could both decide
to try to make it right

Come on come with me
I know you're worried
this is a part of a difficult journey
but i think its worth it
i know nothing’s perfect
but we’ll stand tall even if we fall apart

I know what you're thinking
and you’ve got your reasons
we keep on passing through all of these seasons
but please don’t leave me
my bones wouldn’t hold me
we’ll stand tall even if we fall apart

come on come with me
i know you're worried
this is a part of a difficult journey
but please don’t leave me
my bones wouldn’t hold me
we’ll stand tall even if we fall apart
Track Name: Shine A Light
Shine A Light

More or less
I keep feeling the same way
I keep dreaming of ways to see
A future for you and me
But like a still life image you sit
I’m drawing up all that I can get
These anxious eyes won’t sleep tonight
so won’t you hold me tight?

Sometimes I gotta walk away
Let these feelings drift and sway
And late nights up alone
well my thoughts, they just drone
Scribbled words and scribbled thoughts
these feelings, that I got
But, I’m so glad that your here

Hold my hand tonight
I need you to shine a light
Cause only you can see
What is happening to me
I know
Oh, and I need you to shine a light
cause its getting dark tonight

More or less
I keep feeling the same way
I got a worried mind and a troubled soul
Its feeling so out of control
but in your arms I’ll rest tonight
And I’ll wait for morning light
cause the worlds on fire tonight
and there’s nothing I can do
to make it right

Make it right
Track Name: Matter Of Time
Matter Of Time

You ran off the gate
Stepped onto the plane
These days airports they all feel the same
I gave you my best
I wished you success
As you walked away I swallowed the pain

People coming and people are going
Lost in the clouds the distance is growing
Between you and I and some place in the sky
Makes this all just a matter of time

We knew you’d have to leave
Put it all on the line
Tastes bitter it tastes sweet
To late to change our minds
Whatever comes of you,
whatever comes of me
Whatever it’ll be, Whatever it’ll be

This one bedroom place
together we made
I come home alone
and i wait by the phone
If only I knew how you were tonight
Someday I’ll know and it’s
all just a matter of time
Track Name: When All You Got Is Worry...Let Go
When All You Got Is Worry..Let Go

Wake up the in morning all you know
it all looks the same
Now that you're awake well you know
that you’ve got all day
To think about things you don’t know the names
and all the problems that you hope
Go Away

When all you got is worry
Well all you get is sadness
And all you’ve got to do
To get rid of this madness
Let go
its all in your hands
Let go
its all in your hands

So let go let go
and take a chance
let go let go
and take chance
Worry worry always in a hurry
turns out its fine in the end

Think of all the times well you tell your self
its all just the worst cards you’ve ever been dealt
before
Ruin ruin ruin all you have
by telling yourself it’ll all be bad
Track Name: Until We Are Dust
Until We Are Dust

The first thing I saw when I first opened my eyes was your smiling face and I realized that I had a friend for the rest of my life, hurling through space until we are dust; we end up in soil.

The first time we met you shone like the sun and I knew that the future had much more than fun. Our path was unknown, a lifetime to toil. Through connections we make....until we are dust; we end up in soil.

Convinced we are not this matters a bit, that every last movement inspires a twist. It doesn’t end here the ripples go far. Even words that are spoke...until we are dust; we end up in soil.

I didn’t know when I first saw your face that time would inspire the rest of my life. It all started there and piles on top. Momentum of movements...until we are dust; we end up in soil.

And even if I stumble, I wouldn’t fall that far.
Though it makes me humble, I’ll get up.
Right now...
Track Name: Carry On
Carry On

Don’t come around
If you don’t know where you stand
Don’t come around
If you don’t know where your at
Cause everyone’s scared
Survival ain’t fair
gotta watch your back
cause danger will attack

Gotta pick and choose
these moments we abuse
you’ve got your times
and I’ve got mine
we both got things we want in life
but don’t you understand
the issues here at hand
everyone shoots to kill
when survival’s all you feel

Carry on, carry on
with your lonesome self
carry on, carry on
when there’s no one else
carry on, carry on
keep your eyes on the ground
carry on, carry on
and don’t make a sound

Don’t care about you
only care about me
times are hard
and everyone’s got to eat
so don’t come around
if you don’t know where stand
don’t come around
if you don’t know where your at
Track Name: In And Out Of Mind
In And Out Of Mind

Not making an observation
Just looking at indications
its hard to get a grip when it all
it slips and slips

In and out of mind

Not trying to fall to pieces
I was only acting discretely
Oh then I lost my grip
everything it slipped and slipped

In and out of mind
Track Name: Apple In Your Hand
Apple In Your Hand

Slick your hair back and down the hatch
Your careless touch is all that they adore.
Oee mama can you tell us what comes next.
The crash and burn could pin me to the floor.

Let’s take a look at all these lessons,
Can you tell me which ones you identify with.
While few of us we wait in carousel.
But some are just lookin’ for love, yeah I’m just lookin’ for love
Like an apple in your hand


I feel less of a human being.
A bullet in a war.
‘The hell am I investing in this campaign for?
So, let’s call it for what it is,
Let’s call it for what you are
The happiest of all these friends, my favorite scar.

To cross the bridge from sane to glad.
Well if you have to, just let me come along.
You know they think there’s nothin really wrong with you.
You’re as rotten as these songs about love
Like an apple in your hand, like an apple in your hand
Like an apple in your hand…

I feel less of a human being.
A bullet in a war.
‘The hell am I still standing in your bedroom door?
So, let’s call it for what it is,
Let’s call it for what you are
The happiest of all these friends, my favorite scar.

Like an apple in your hand, like an apple in your hand, like an apple in the hands of my favorite scar.
Track Name: The Maestro And The Elephant
The Maestro And The Elephant

Don’t wait longer
for all the things you’d rather
cause nothing really matters
in all the ways you see it
everything seems so small

But standing up here
well you know its so clear
just to watch yourself run
and to watch yourself hide
From all these fears of life
Track Name: Here's Looking At You
Here’s Looking At You

Broken Bottles on The floor
A morning from the night before
But you just sweep it up again
Hope no one else sees these sins

Blame it all on the past
Your wearing your righteous mask
cause nothing’s your problem now
it’s everyone’s fault somehow

Chorus
Oh and all of these things
and all of the ways you’ve changed
You broke a part of everything
We all wish you well
here’s looking at you

v2
The holidays came and went
conversations that you weren’t in
No ones talking about where you’ve been
Will you ever come around again?

Cause you're only wasting precious time
You should’ve seen the way your mother cried
Your father just shook his head
No getting over all those words you said

so now go
your own way
you made it clear all you had to say
so raise a glass to one more lonely day
we all wish you well
here’s looking at you
Track Name: Better Days
Better Days

Tongue tied and looking out the window
Wonder which way now is the wind gonna blow?
The pots boiling pressure is forming
Scream and yelling everything has got to go

I’ve got some people that don’t care for me
I know I’ll just have to wait and see
But this time I’m taking my final swing
I’m walking onto better days

These little idiosyncrasies
are making up to be the bigger things
I smile nod down this boulevard
you’ve got to wonder how we got this far

I’ve got some people that don’t care for me
I know I’ll just have to wait and see
But this time I’m taking my final swing
I’m walking onto better days

Better days then these
I smile nod down this boulevard
you’ve got to wonder how we got this far
Better days then these
Track Name: Beliefs
Beliefs

Got to see some rain on the horizon
cause we’ve been hungry and dried up for so long
these days it feels just like survival
wondering who is your friend or your rival

but don’t you know its hard to see
don’t you know its hard to see
we all have our beliefs

and oppositions always the proudest fight
who’s to say oh who is wrong or right

Cause you always tell me its my fault
Maybe we’re both just at a loss
Maybe the hardest thing to see is we all
we all have our beliefs

Everyone is tired and everyone is fighting
riots on the streets and world that’s not at piece
and politicians scheming and people that are screaming
we all have our own
yeah we all have our own love
and we all have our beliefs
Track Name: Time Machine
wake me
wake me in the middle of the night
out of this dream that i thought was my life
and take me
take me to a place between the stars
cause they shine so bright so far

away

oh if i could see myself today
20 years from now
what would I say

oooohh
did you love, did you cry
or did you even try at all
ooohhh
did you ever let go
did you really live at all

bright lights
bright lights on the highway tonight
i'm going nowhere, and nowhere is fine
find me
find what i've been missing all this time
I'm not the person that I used to be inside
Track Name: The Devil Smells Like Country
the devil smells like country

The devil smells like country, sweaty and oh so sweet.
With tunes and blues and vagabonds he’ll drive you to your knees.
The devil smells like trying, trying oh so hard.
Keeping deeds within without showing any scars.
The devil stole my conscience, for ransom it is held.
I bleed and scream lie half asleep and it isn’t living hell.
The devil lives within me and damned will never leave.
And damned if I won’t let it out...occasionally.
Track Name: Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars

I can see
I can feel your disease
just a joker and a thief
like puppet on a string

And I’ve got nothing to say to you
And I’ve got nothing I want to prove

You’re just one step ahead
Of getting nowhere like the rest
A society of drunks and intellects
They’re all fighting to be the best

And I’ve got nothing to say to you
And I’ve got nothing I want to prove

Cause here we are
Like shooting stars
Flying through the sky
Burning up to try

Still here we are