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1. Lazy
(Michael Mann, Johannes Lehmann, 2018)
People say that all my walls are yellowed
Pull myself together, paint them white
Don't think that my rooms need renovation
Took me quite some time to get them right

Tell my fakebook friends that I am lazy
Trying to avoid a needless move
Does not matter if they think I'm crazy
Took me quite some time to get that groove

Sometimes I am close to being lucky
Feeling like a sparrow in a tree
Do not get that feeling very often
Troublemakers chasing after me

Times long gone my car appeared quite shiny
Now it's look will make you all depressed
Own a cell phone really just for phoning
Wear my clothes for nothing than be dressed

All my friends are going on vacation
Posting pics from nearly ev'rywhere
While I'm just a slacker on the sidewalk
Keep on rockin’ in my rockin’ chair

Sometimes I am close to being lucky
Feeling like a sparrow in a tree
Do not get that feeling very often
Troublemakers chasing after me

Text & Musik von Micha, bis auf die dritte Strophe von Johannes
Locke (cajon), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, ag), Ute (mand, eg)

2. Mr. Sisyphus
(Michael Mann, 2017)
Locke (toms), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, ag), Ute (eg)

3. The Devil's Got My Number
(Michael Mann, 2015)
Locke (cajon), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, ag), Ute (eg)

4. Maybe I Wouldn't Want That Anyway
(Michael Mann, Bernd Baumgart, 1997)
Angel never showed me her tears well I don't blame her for that
It's just that since she smiled all the time I never knew what she was really at
I always wondered what was going on behind that lovely face
Now you say you never told me 'cause you thought: Maybe I wouldn't want that anyway

Come on Angel, Angel tell me
Can you see me fly
Big jet plane heading for the sun
High up in a clear blue sky

Well, Lisa and I we lay in bed next to each other awake all night
Simply watching not touching and I bet you don't believe it but it sure felt right
She said I'm sorry I don't feel like making love and I hope that's OK
and I said yeah and I thought: Maybe I just wouldn't want that anyway

Hey-hey, Lisa, Lisa tell me
Can you see me fly
Big jet plane heading for the sun
High up in a clear blue sky

Katie said she didn't love me but she said wanted a screw
Well Katie's kinda nice and she looked into my eyes and whispered how 'bout you?
Well it was wild for a while and then she said she didn't wanna go away
And I said honey don't worry 'cause: Maybe I just wouldn't want that anyway

Hey-hey, Katie, Katie tell me
Can you see me fly
Big jet plane heading for the sun
High up in a clear blue sky

Eine Urversion des Liedes wurde bereits 1997 beim letzten Konzert "vor der grossen Leere" im Weseler "Undercover" gespielt.
Bei einer Songschreibe-Session mit Bernd im Herbst 2004 hatte ich ein neues, noch textloses Liedfragment vorgestellt, zu dem Bernds alter Text von "Maybe..." samt Gesangsmelodie wie die Faust auf's Auge passte: ein neuer/alter Song war fertig!
(Michael, im Frühjahr 2005)

Aus der Zusammenführung von Text und Musik ist zwar kein neuer Rusty-Rocker, aber ein schöner Folksong für Waiting For Louse geworden, den wir demnächst aufnehmen werden
(Michael, im Januar 2018)
Locke (shaker), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, bouzouki, harmonium), Ute (ag)

5. Moon Sun Time
(Michael Mann, Johannes Lehmann, 2018)
Moon
Howling at the moon
Shining so bright and clear
Howling at the moon

Sun
Aiming for the sun
Lighting your face, my dear
Aiming for the sun

Time
Nothing flies like time
Yearning will disappear
Nothing flies like time

Locke (snare, glockenspiel), Johannes (voc, bg), Micha (ag), Ute (eg)

6. Leaving Home
(Michael Mann, Werner Garden, 1981)


Der Text stammt noch vom ersten Rusty-Nails-Sänger Werner, die Musik von Micha. Eigentlich ist das ein ziemlich konventioneller Moll-Blues über das Fernweh aus unseren frühen Tagen. Bald darauf machte Werner ernst und verschwand tatsächlich für einige Monate nach Australien.
2014 haben wir das Lied im akustischen Gewand für W4L wieder ausgegraben, erweitert um einen neuen Mittelteil mit leicht schräger Rhythmik (6/8 - 6/8 - 6/8 - 5/8) mit leichtem Krautrock-Einschlag. Ist das jetzt "Folk-Prog" ode was?
Locke (snare, glockenspiel), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, ag), Ute (ag, eg)

RustyNails-CrazyCobra.mp3 (Stereo 5.60 MB)7. Crazy Cobra And The Jaguar Car
(Bernd Baumgart, Michael Mann, 1989)
There was an empty bed
There was an empty shower
There was an empty envelope
But it was full of power
There was a crazy cobra
There was a Jaguar car
There was a laser razor
Tried to kill my guitar
But when you told me
That you loved me
I was scared

There was a sexy preacher
On an icy road
There was a hairy creature
So afraid of the cold
But when you told me
That you loved me
I was scared

Well you know
Some show their feelings
And some show their slides
You showed me your brand new car
And you invited me right inside

Text von Bernd, Musik von Micha und Bernd.
Locke (snare), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, bouzouki), Ute (slide)

8. Slow Drag
(Michael Mann, 2016)
Locke (percussion, glockenspiel), Johannes (bg), Micha (voc, ag), Ute (eg)