The Bellringer

by The Heat Run

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released May 9, 2009

Performed by:
Mike Schaller - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Percussion
Steve Schaller - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mellotron, Samples, Percussion
Mike Gordon - Vocals, Bass, Percussion
Josh Fullam - Drums, Percussion

Featuring:
Mark Henderson - Congas on The B's
Dave Ramsey - Trumpets on Skyscraper
CJ Selzer - Classical Guitar on Rain On Me

All Songs written by Mike Schaller (c 2009)
Luke Baxter Publishing (ASCAP)

Recorded at The Catacombs, Philadelphia, PA

Produced, engineered and mixed by Steve and Mike Schaller

Additional tracking at The Undercarriage, Philadelphia, PA
Engineered by Tom Spiker

Mastered by Paul Hammond and Paul Sinclair
at Fat City Studios, Blue Bell, PA

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The Heat Run Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Heat Run is an indie-groove-folk collective based in Philadelphia. It's a family affair characterized by soulful, foot-stomping, hand clapping, group sing-a-longs.

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Track Name: Rain On Me
Wandering around in a world full of windows
Looking for sound but you're lost in the fog
At ease, feelin' the breeze. And a rain cloud's flying over my head
What was that you said?
A shaggy dog without a pound.
Paint the sky and still looking for that sound
The fallen trees, the ticks and the fleas, the seven seas I feel like I've been here before.
Have we been here before?

Rain on me, I'm calling
You ought to meet your maker. You've got what you can take now.
I've sailed the seas and now I'm coming back
I'm coming back for more

Insane, feel no pain. Hear the ramble of the outbound train. I am leaving.
Face down, mud on the ground. Once lost but now I am found I am free. I am free.

Rain on me, I'm calling
You ought to meet your maker. You've got what you can take now.
I've sailed the seas and now I'm coming back
I'm coming back for more

Get high, touch the sky. Grab a piece of the American pie and hold on.
Say please, tease the tease. Raise the bottle and roll up your sleeves.
You are on your way.
You will be there one day.

Rain on me, I'm calling
You ought to meet your maker. You've got what you can take now.
I've sailed the seas and now I'm coming back
I'm coming back for more
Track Name: Big Fish
Pack up your Monday mornings. Roll 'em up in a fat Bob Marley.
Another done day, another Monday gone. (and you can keep the change yourself)
So if you kick back in the fantasy world
Keep your head down to avoid unpleasant meetings.
And I'll show you how it's gonna be
Real, feel the deafening squeal of the sun-drenched piggy in this plastic city
Let the morning come and show you how it's gonna be. It's gonna be

A big fish in a fisherman's world. Get your act down now.
Bang, bang, the hammer's sure to come.
Work, work, the world's gone berzerk. Got the paper trail down now.
And another one dies tonight.

Amazing grace how humble you've made me. But don't let my inhibition sedate me.
Inside this bubble your face is unclear.
It's lost in the face of the lies and the fear yet they seem
So content with their lives and their things. Happiness brings

A big fish in a fisherman's world. Get your act down now.
Bang, bang, the hammer's sure to come.
Work, work, the world's gone berzerk. Got the paper trail down now.
And another one dies tonight.

But I wanna wake up with you and share the new sun.
Until the afternoon if we could get down, get down, get down.
All good things under the sun until the wind blows
And it all falls down and you're let down, let down, let down.

You never really know if what you're doing makes sense
Till you look back and see the work of your hands

But I wanna wake up with you and share the new sun.
Until the afternoon if we could get down, get down, get down.
All good things under the sun until the wind blows
And it all falls down and you're let down, let down, let down.
Track Name: Chekmate
Shine your light like the moon on the midnight sea
Cause in the morning the sun will rise
and you will not be seen again.
You haven't written a word in over 25 days.
Have you lost your faith? Have you lost your faith again?

All your fears have been catching up with you
Words can't say what the mind is going through

Checkmate the day is done.
I hope you've had your fun as you break down.
Handshakes with no remorse.
The snakes will plot their course as you break down.
But time takes time to set it's pace And the race will run to see your face

But I'm livin' again. I'm standing in your place
No more mistakes, no more disgrace.
No more time to hesitate. No more time to hesitate.

All your fears have been catching up with you.
Words can't say what the mind is going through

Checkmate the day is done.
I hope you've had your fun as you break down.
Handshakes with no remorse.
The snakes will plot their course as you break down.
But time takes time to set it's pace And the race will run to see your face

Don't fool yourself. You're just a cross-hair in a notebook on the shelf.
Track Name: I'm Not Gonna Work For You
I want a girl with style and grace. Sex appeal and an honest face
I want a girl who likes to go down slow.
She makes me go oh, oh oh oh. Just like that mama. But listen up.

I'm not gonna work for you. I'm sick of the foolish games you play.
I'm not gonna work for you no more.

Bombs are breaking in my head.
And the air is thickening. It's thickening now.

She is my medicine. My steroid and my elixir.
She makes me scream, she makes me scream.
So step back and stick it in now. Step back and stick it in my heart.
This time you've taken it too far. So listen up.

I'm not gonna work for you. I'm not gonna work for you.
I'm not gonna work for you no more.

Bombs are breaking in my head.
And the air is thickening. It's thickening now.
Track Name: Skyscraper
Day after day, skyscraping to find a brighter day
They said they'd follow father time.
I've been floating through paper. I'll write you a letter tonight
I gotta get out of here.
It's not that I'm anxious but Love, God, Faith, Space, Relate, Debate.

Roll it over start again. Repent for all your dreams
And in the end you'll find that the prison behind your eyes will try and swallow you.

I've been living deep inside my head.
In the darkest hour the light of hope shines up ahead.
I breathe in. I breathe out.

Roll it over start again. Repent for all your dreams
And in the end you'll find that the prison behind your eyes will try and swallow you.
Track Name: Blackout
Too aware to commit yourself
Too awake to dream
Unleash the angels inside my voice
The blackout’s living inside my brain
Track Name: The B's
It's the moonshine blowin' bubbles at the wrong time
We're all havin' a good time
Blowin' bubbles
Until the morning there'll be trouble. Time for the right rhyme.
Slippin' by the wayside.
Blowin' bubbles

I got the brain freeze at the push of a button. Pleased
To pass the time before we gotta get up now
Back of the bus gettin' busy with the B's.
So set your mind free. Don't let your head go and follow.
Make your knees weak.
Nod your head because we're gonna get up now.
Blowin' bubbles with the B's.

It's that time of year.
Wake up on the subway.
Gettin' hot in here.
Until the dog finds his shadow, we're lost in a daydream
It's all up on the big screen.
Another bubble

I got the brain freeze at the push of a button. Pleased
To pass the time before we gotta get up now
Back of the bus gettin' busy with the B's.
So set your mind free. Don't let your head go and follow.
Make your knees weak.
Nod your head because we're gonna get up now.
Blowin' bubbles with the B's.
Track Name: Hallelujah Tonight
You was lyin' in the sand in a rainstorm
Catchin' all the gold that you could in your cup
Until the clouds came down and your cup was not enough
A wave crashed, your bucket filled with enough to feed the streets
A tough time for your greed to keep the beat.

You got caught with your hand in the bucket and you ran
but your blood stained right through the carpet
You can run, you can run, you can run. We're gonna find you
Back in the place where you was layin' with your woman doin' right
till the light from the sun came knockin' in.

I'll go if you go. And we can make love, keep the big wheel spinnin'
Eyes closed, the Lord knows tonight. There's no mistaking
I get lost before the paper boy comes. You are the only one.
Singin Hallelujah tonight

Holy roller, throw me some chips so I can feed my soul
Wounded soldier, I'm here
You'll catch another wave, your yesterdays have gone away
She'll fill your brightest days, tomorrow there's another way.

I'll go if you go. And we can make love, keep the big wheel spinnin'
Eyes closed, the Lord knows tonight. There's no mistaking
I get lost before the paper boy comes. You are the only one.
Singin Hallelujah tonight
Track Name: Utah
It's a natural disaster. I'm driving faster in my brand new car.
I figure I've made it this far so I might as well
Step on the gas. I'm going 95.
At this pace I'll make it to Utah before the sunrise.
Push the envelope until it breaks.
How am I alive without fear in my bones.
I feel this peace inside all the while.
I'm riding on this roller coaster It's time to tuck and roll. Tuck and roll.

It's not for me to question why, but to know that you are looking out for me
And I'll say, you keep consistent. I'll say, I can't say I'm surprised.

I spent a lot of time and money. But it's nothing but some funny money.
What's done is done.
And I can hear you calling. Calling me back. To tuck and roll. Tuck and roll.

It's not for me to question why, but to know that you are looking out for me
And I'll say, you keep consistent. I'll say, I can't say I'm surprised.
Track Name: The Final Call
You drown in your thoughtlessness.
A sea of green
Disparity haunts their dreams while you sleep
Unbound by the hopelessness.
By the tiger's breath
That exists outside your walls.

Your seed will believe the war is over.
Beware! the tide is rolling in.
Last chance for the fate of man to listen.
To listen.

Dawn breaks on the shoulders of those who have no choice.
Who have no voice to sing out.
It's the final call To set the captives free

Your seed will believe the war is over.
Beware! the tide is rolling in.
Last chance for the fate of man to listen.
To listen.

You're such a hypocrite.
You got here for free.
You learned it in some books you read.
It's nothing that you've ever seen.
You're unbound by the hopelessness.
By the tiger's breath
That exists outside your walls.