Man Versus Band

by Brad Gunson & Gunson Roses

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Brad Gunson - Guitar, Voice, Trombone
Tom Harold - Drums, Sampler
Maeve Royce - Bass
Geoff Rohrbach - Keyboard
Mike Gambone - Drums
Bob Brooks - Bass
Rodrigo Recabarren - Drums
Evan Crane - Bass
Aaron Rockers - Trumpet

Recorded by Christopher Todd Goodin, Don Zientara, Crystal Kim, Justin Fogelman, Aaron Rockers, Tom Harold, Tory Bryant, Randy Cardona, and Jake Grotticelli
Produced and Mixed by Brad Gunson
Mastered by John Baldwin
Artwork by Okan Arabacioglu


released November 1, 2012

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Track Name: Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For
You Gotta Be Careful What You Wish For
You Just Might Get It
Track Name: Foolin Around
silently I sigh
she looks fine
why I can't say "Hi"
blows my mind
something stops me cold
yours truly folds
she looks so delicately happy just to be
how lovely
but her most special feature is how

she smiles from inside herself
if she's smiling for me I can't tell
it's as though that flower were meant to be picked
and I'm not fooling around with her

surely she can't see how her charm breaks my ego
no, she don't know
funny how things work out
no doubt I'll do something dumb to spoil the fun we could have had being friends
Track Name: Easy To Love
babies are easy to love
your kids are easy to love
people on the other hand

free stuff is easy to take
compliments are easy to take
the truth on the other hand

I'm gonna be a crazy old man
who shouts at your kids with a cane in my hand
I'm gonna be a crazy old man
shouting non-sense you can't understand
I'm gonna be easy to love

pizza is easy to eat
candy is easy to eat
your words on the other hand
Track Name: Epic Love
Get Swept Away By The Magic Of An Epic Love!
I'm gonna ride the wave
I gotta girl to save
I'm gonna bite some necks
I'm gonna cash some checks
How does your blood taste?
Like glue or paste?
get swept away by the magic of an epic love
I'm gonna read the book
I'm gonna change my look
I'm gonna swing a sword
just like days of yore
you think the kids will try it?
you think their moms will buy it?
get swept away by the magic of an epic love
Track Name: Family
he got one
she got one
and we got one
you gotta hang out
you gotta hang out
you gotta HANG OUT
they know you
I know you
they know me too
they got tough love
they need tough love
they got epic love
you can pick your friends
you can pick your nose
but God knows
you can't pick your family
you can have a mom
you can have a dad
you can have a mom and a mom or a dad and a dad
Track Name: Together
you and I
we have arrived
it's good to see
you're still alive
it's been too long
we're face to face
remember when
we ran this place

it's good to be back together
it's good to be back again
it's good to be back together
'cause I may never see you again

you and me
we used to be
so very close
the best of friends
now we're on
such different paths
I can't believe
it's come to this
Track Name: Ski Boots
Ski Boots
I'm walking in my Ski Boots
Snow Plow
I'm working on my Snow Plow
Half Pipe
Won't catch me in no Half Pipe
'Cause I'm walking in my Ski Boots
Track Name: Summer Song
the sound of waves
keeps on coming
the glow of flames
soothes your eyes
the wind on your face
feels like therapy
and the very, cherry way
the sun leaves your skin
a call from somebody like you
makes the old feel like new
a place where my feet meet the sand
with my own ocean view
a hope for some more life like this
shores for more summer bliss
the thought of it takes me away
where my dreams come to life
Track Name: Don't Pretend
I don't care about beauty
I don't care about fame
I don't care about money
or 'bout things of the same
'cause we all gotta eat
and we all gotta sleep
don't pretend your glass house won't break
'cause I know I'm not alone
when I feel so alone
in the world outside my door
that I won't go
cause I don't know
cause I won't go
cause I don't know
cause I won't go
cause I don't know
cause I won't go
cause I don't know
cause I won't go