Mind Flip

by The Sun Sawed in 1/2

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This was the first album the Sun did with veteran producer Keith Olsen at Sound City-Goodnight L.A. It features 10 original songs by Tim Rose and the Sun line up:

Tim Rose/guitars
Doug Bobenhouse/lead vocals
Ken Rose/bass, backing vocals
Steve Bunck/drums
John Holt/keyboards

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released September 1, 1995

Produced by Keith Olsen
for Pogologo Productions Corporation.

Recorded Feb-Mar 1995 at Goodnight LA Studios on the Trident Di-An System utilizing SONY digital tape machines. Engineered by Keith Olsen, assisted by Peter Love.
Also recorded at Smith-Lee Productions, St. Louis. Engineered by Steve Higdon. Mastered at Narada by Trevor Sadler.

CD art direction by Timothy Rose

The Sun Wishes To Thank:
Keith Olsen (the Man) ✸
Bruce Brodeen ✸ Sue Rose (for working so we could play) ✸ Jim Zumwalt ✸ Chris Klein ✸ Dave Smith ✸ Steve Higdon ✸ Andy Smith ✸ Peter Love (Backing vocals) ✸ SAGA ✸ Patt Holt ✸ James Guffee (additional bass) ✸ Tim Gebauer (drum programming) ✸ Herb & Emily Rose ✸ PopSided ✸ KPNT ✸ Pat Hagin ✸ Maring, Kanefield & Weissman ✸ Brian Q. Newcomb ✸ Skip Goez ✸ Dave Freeman ✸ Dave Farver ✸ Jeff & Trish ✸ Robbie Rist ✸ Mike Goessling ✸ Beatle Bob (backing vox on Devil Fish) ✸ Janis Godshalk (breakfast) ✸ Andy Schmitt ✸ Jordan Oakes ✸ Gayle Wilson ✸ Riverfront Times ✸ Mark Ray ✸ Everyone who came to see us, all our parents and everyone who helped make this happen.

Dedicated to the memory
of Mr. Baby and
Elizabeth Whalen

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The Sun Sawed in 1/2 Saint Louis, Missouri

The neo-psychedelic pop outfit the Sun Sawed in 1/2 was formed in St. Louis in 1990 by bassist Ken Rose and his guitarist brother Tim; filling their roster with singer Doug Bobenhouse, Ken Kase and Matt Martin.

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Track Name: Mind Flip
Mind Flip

Dear who ever knows,
I’ve been walking to and fro
I’m amused
As I write along
hate to think I’m ever wrong
or confused

Don’t he look washed away?
Don’t he look washed away?
Don’t he look washed away?

You’ve been laughing at burials
You’ve been chugging your time sip
Eve smile eaten apple glow
My does your mind flip

Flip the channel surf
Ebb and flow for what it’s worth What’s the use
As I walk along
humming tin-eared rhyming songs I’m amused

Don’t he look washed away?
Don’t he look washed away?
Don’t he look washed away?

You’ve been laughing at burials
You’ve been chugging your time sip
Eve smile eaten apple glow
My does your mind flip
Track Name: Janet Greene
Janet Greene

So when she coming ’round here?

Men turn to margarine
Melt into warm ice-cream
And if you close your ears
you can almost hear
all their hearts a thumping

Janet Greene
Sireness
Janet Greene
Truly blessed
The men all stagger
Ten they rate her
children love her
women hate her
Like Monroe (Bardot)
but slightly greater

Homes
wreck upon her shores
Clocks stop
close all the stores
And if you listen close
what might sound like toast
is really hearts popping (chorus)

Like Farrah but slightly greater
Got my nerve up and
I asked to date her
she just laughed
and told me later
Track Name: Fall
Fall

Pop her in the car
and take her to the Shaman cause she don’t feel alright
Pop her in the car
and take her to the Shaman cause she don’t feel alright
She’s bluer than blue
Could burst apart at any moment
Pop me in the car
and take me to the slaughter if I don’t fit your life
Pop me in the car and take me to the slaughter
cause I would rather die
I’m truer than true
Could burst apart at any moment

Poke holes in the lid
She can’t float any higher
Close all your eyes;
you’ll see me right beside her

Pop her in the car
and take her to the Shaman cause she don’t feel alright
Pop her in the car
and take her to the Shaman cause she don’t feel alright
Her heart beats in 2, her mind unwinds into the moment

Poke holes in the lid
She can’t float any higher
Close all your eyes;
you’ll see me right beside her

Lay your head in the trees
Set your fears back on ease
I’m your wire, your buttress, your branch and believe
I won’t let you fall
Track Name: Green M&Ms
Green M&Ms

Matterhorn Mary
I have never climbed
She says I’ve not the rope
Madder than a hatter,
she twists me feel
like a circus monkey dope
She hates me when I’m sober,
loathes me when I’m drunk
and makes me wilt shy awkward
Thinking insecure I thunk
this mickey pill might
shift her will so

Slip Slip Slip her some green M&Ms
’Cause I’m tired of being friends
and I want to be in love
Slip Slip Slip her some green M&Ms
’Cause I’m tired of being friends
and I want to be in love

Matterhorn Mary melts in my eyes
but never in my hands
A trivial pursuit I’ll institute
with emerald coated plans
My dad says I should dose her
but I won’t resort to that
I’d quote her some sweet sonnets
but my tongue’s off with the cat
This candy green might
bring my dream so (chorus)

Can a candy cupid change her mind?
Can it raise my dead or
heal her blind?
Here’s love she’ll never find
(1st verse/chorus)
Track Name: Wish
Wish

Wish on a falling star
Crashed into my backyard
My wish is granted,
but my house is
black and charred

Dream as I lay outside
All my possessions fried
My wish is granted;
it’s time to rehab inside
I’ll wish for anything
to wake my heart
as soon as my true wish
is granted

Something calls awake
the god of all is new
A feeling all is grand
and bottled up in you
And I never thought
what I know I knew
Today your wish is granted;
it will come true

Careful of what you ask,
for in the gold you bask
will leave you tarnished,
drunk green with nothing lasts
(chorus)

As I pray for more the same
Some grow mold on
their daily bread
Forgive them when
they beg again
Pray your wish is granted;
it will come true.

I’ll wish for anything
to wake my heart
as soon as my true wish
is granted
Track Name: The Tops of Trees
The Tops Of Trees

When you close your eyes
fear can drag you downstream
I will melt your stagnant ice
and follow-up with this advice
away cast lonely eyes
are heavy count your sheep
Soon you’ll tiptoe
on the tops of trees
I will bring the joy to you
That’s what love is all about

As I watch you sleep
one key unlocks the gardens
I will lay them close by you
and you can listen
if you choose
Hear with both your eyes
are heavy count your sheep
Soon you’ll tiptoe
on the tops of trees
I will bring the joy to you
That’s what love is all about
That’s what love is all about
Track Name: Dashboard Christopher
Dashboard Christopher

Steers my wheel of karma, keeps me warm and safe from harm and
looks so dapper on my dash

Sir Patron Saint of Cruising keep
my brittle bones from bruising
and to you, sir, I pray never crash

See him riding shotgun
Bet you wish that you
had bought one,
but my saint just ain’t for sale
But if you come a knockin’
he’ll be sure to keep it rockin’
with some Dokken blastin’
hear him wail....

Proud he stands upon my dash,
my mighty Saint Chauffeur
Dashboard Christopher
So guide me safe and sound around the town, kind sir
The Dashboard Christopher
He’s there on the dash,
so we’ll never crash
My Dodge has a soul;
the wheel he’ll control

Always there to guide us, Sacajawea of the highway
tunes the Sun up, fixes flats
Sir Patron Saint of Stuckey’s
Some would say
that were just lucky,
We say make way for
the king of vans
(chorus)

He can de-ice the coldest hearts
He’ll wipe away your tears
He’ll indicate the path you turn
So hitch a ride he steers
Watch him jump start
the dead and tow
all who confess their fears
So let off your brakes
that’s all it takes
to follow his brights so clear
(chorus)
Track Name: Head in the Sand Stan
Head In The Sand Stan

Soon you’ll be lost in
the yummy party
Try a little, put it on your plate
I’m happy face at the bottom
of your dish
Eat to the beat of
Sir Mr. Steve Bunck
Dine a little on his 1-2-3’s

for every smile around gets
one big wish
What a good boy am I!

Head in the Sand Stan
likes to eat emotions
Swallows them whole with
his soul stuck deep inside
But when he flosses out
the words of doubt—
now the Sun’s in his eyes

Stan slaps a tune on
his white belly
Plays fiddle while
he burns away
He’ll disappear as the
daylight concentrates

See through the glue that
sticks to your eyes
Shake, then awake in
your yesterday
Carve out a marvelous statue
Call it Dave
Do you know what Stan knows?

In my downstairs room, I’m bored
with the one-track train
I can’t afford
In my upstairs room, I’m gold
(chorus)

Deaf-dumb and Tim he likes to grin emotions
Blind Lemon Ken he lets his groove unwind
Let them build a moat
so you can float
to the back of your eyes
to the back of your eyes
Dear Stan,
don’t you want to live forever?
(Only if I get to be in charge)
Dear Stan,
don’t you want to live forever?
(Only if my house is extra large)
Dear Stan,
don’t you want to live forever?
(Only if my wife is big and blonde)
Dear Stan,
don’t you want to live forever?
(Only if I’m buried in the pond)
Track Name: Life
Life

Life
looks funny in my hand,
brittle and small, naïve
What am I to do with you?
What am I to say?
Feel downhearted with your
sea 1/2 parted,
but life won’t go away

Life
in fashion again,
depression flat out bores me
What am I to do with you?
What am I to say?
Feel downhearted with your
sea 1/2 parted,
but life won’t go away

You know you could be happy
if you could smile again

I don’t know what to say
when you don’t hear or see
What am I to do with you?
What am I to say?
Feel downhearted with your
sea 1/2 parted,
but life won’t go away...
away...
Track Name: Devil Fish (remixed)
Devil Fish

Caught a Devil Fish and now I wish that it was just a dream
Try to throw it back into the rack but all it does is scream

We were all so surprised about it
How could we ever live without?
How can we ever talk about him? How could we ever live?

Told the devil fish we’d cook a dish and he’s the centerpiece
He promised us the moon
to free him soon
he’d even pay the lease

We were all so surprised about it
How could we ever live without?
How can we ever talk about him?
How could we ever live
without your devil face
to fill my heart?
You gave us everything to fill
the space between our arms

Price is right to save my life
just sign upon my dotted mind
Give you diamond rings and shiny things as soon as you get signed

You’ve taken life out of me
Taken it out of me
Taken it out of me
(1st verse/chorus)