Beauty Minus Beast

by Beauty Minus Beast

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about

Recorded for the most part during May 20-24, 2013 at Rosedale Studios in Aurora. Additional sessions were held in March and October.

This album was almost entirely improvised over the course of one summer week by an ensemble cast of friends and musicians, working freely in the unique company of everyone involved.

I would like to thank Mom & Dad, Ian "NEC", Bobby, Mikebert, Alex L, Tyler, Harry, Colleen, Mark, Micah, Michael, Charlie Mc and Charlie Mo, Jake, Brad, Liv, Alex M, Zoe, Mindy the Dog, Dylan, coffee, God, and you.

credits

released 14 November 2013
Many people contributed to the recording of this album, from starring roles to cameos to extras and everything in between. But mostly it went like this:

Cast (In order of appearance)

Mindy the Dog - Bark
Hank Bieber - Vocals, Guitar, Auxiliary Percussion, Chord Organ, Bass (on Track 07), Mandolin (on Track 06)
Tyler Bachman - Vocals, Auxiliary Percussion
Micah Dawkins - Vocals
Michael Hohm - Vocals
Ian Boltz - Keys
Harry O'Brien - Drums
Colleen Fazio - Bass, Mandolin
Liv Link - Bicycle Bell, Vocals
Mark Hartsuch - Saxophone
Alex Marquardt - French Horn
Zoe Cunningham - Violin
Jake Emrick - Banjo
Charlie McKeown - Guitar
Mike Herbert - Guitar

All songs written by Hank Bieber
Cover art designed by Alex Laniosz
Recorded and Engineered by Bobby Scumaci at Rosedale Studios
Mastered by Brad Showalter at Kiwi Audio
Produced by Hank Bieber and Bobby Scumaci

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Track Name: Through The Blue
Living through the ecstasy I'm falling slowly in a dream
Mirror images of you are calling softly through the blue
Waking the cathedral walls with telephones and siren calls
Simple towns and simple minds, heaven ain't that hard to find

And I'm not supposed to tell you this
So listen close to my punctured lips

I try so hard to stay away
But you just call me back (I shouldn't feel like that)
I know that I am all to blame
Misguided foolish love is all that I'm made of

Believe me when I say I'm trying to not feel anything for you
But we all know some things are easier said than done, and this is one

And I'm not supposed to tell you this
So listen close to my punctured lips

I try so hard to stay away
But you just call me back (I shouldn't feel like that)
I know that I am all to blame
Misguided foolish love is all that I'm made of
And if some day you feel the same
I'd take you as my own, you'd never be alone
But until then, this web I'll spin
And say I'm not in love - I swear I'm not in love.
Track Name: The Idea Of 2
It seems I'm always waiting for something to appear
Turns out that my looking glass was just a mirror
And you always look like sunlight while I am just the moon
Dancing round your head like some forgotten tune
And bending over backwards to bring me to you
Oh no one ever tells you how your heart can be untrue, but
I guess this'll have to do

I'm always such a downer; I just can't get back up
Don't give a damn about the water in the cup, no
To tread upon this lightly is to fill with great morose
Always seems so far but really it's too close
With fists upon the posts insists I see the ghosts
And oxygen's the only thing I need the most, cause
Without it I'm bound to choke

I think I'm scared of death
But not itself - just how I'll go
Everything has an end
And this I know

If clocks would stop their ticking, you know I'd take my time
Breaking all the bridges on the county line
But it's linear in essence; there's no chance to redo
So pick your favorite poison and I'll choose mine too
We're drifting like two Indians in a canoe
I guess what I be saying is I'm not in love with you, but
Just the idea of 2
Just the idea of 2.
Track Name: Old Money
I see you walking down on the avenue
With your high top heels and your new updo
And the lights are shining bright on you
Yeah the lights are shining bright on you

But your just another girl with her daddy's dough
Another high class honey with the time to blow
And I don't care what you said to me
Cause it's all just a part of my history, and

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh like a memory fading my friend
A memory fading my friend

But oh girl
What do I care?
With all that you wear; with all that you wear
And oh girl
Why should I care?
It's an ugly affair; it's an ugly affair

Well you're scared of turning twenty so you pass the hat
And your nose is pointed up like an aristocrat
But I'm feeling not the least bit cute
Cause your lipstick's making you a mute

Betcha think you're pretty clever, betcha think you're sweet
You're filling in the book of love but it's incomplete
And you tear the pages you don't like
Yeah you salt the wound but I asked for ice

And baby oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh like a memory fading my friend
The memory fades in the end

But oh girl
What do I care?
With all that you wear; with all that you wear
And oh girl
Why should I care?
It's an ugly affair; it's an ugly affair.
Track Name: Running Shoes
My oh my how time goes by
It seems like she's changed in the blink of an eye
Her laugh is warm and her smile is bright
But you're not going out tonight

Your palm's a sweaty mess
Your heart is in contest

Because you're losing it
She's never been so lovely
Losing it
You say "Is she thinking of me?"
Losing it
Cause all this time
I should have gone and made her mine

Captain Hook and Peter Pan
Will we ever find our Neverland?
Time is a race I'd rather lose
So darling trade your running shoes

For something more secure
A country western door

I think I'm losing it
You've looked more lovely
And losing it
Darling are you thinking of me?
And losing it
Cause all this time
I should have gone and made you mine

But time is just an alibi.
Track Name: The Bird Path
Follow me down to the old dusty road
I don't quite know where it goes
We'll walk for hours amongst all the flowers
Magnolia, lily and rose

Some summer day when the sun's hanging low
When evening's air is so sweet
We'll go get lost at the acknowledged cost
Of the soles of the shoes on our feet

Oooooh
Nothing ever changes; nothing ever changes
Oooooh
Say you'll never change

Deep in the forest way down where the leaves
Grow big like in story books
We'll rediscover ourselves and each other
And curse about how long it took

Be careful when you go over the stream
If you don't want to get wet
Then walk real tight o'er the board on the right
And avoid the board on the left

Oooooh
Nothing ever changes; nothing ever changes
Oooooh
Say you'll never change

Do you think we could live forever underneath the willow tree?
It's been so long I can hardly remember that one look you gave to me
Take my hand and we'll walk on the waterfall like when we were
Kids enchanted by the summer, chasing down all the birds and after

All of this time I have found myself dreaming of
You in the soft summer glow
Beneath the wind chimes we'd laugh as the time flied
But that was so long ago

That was so long ago
But that was so long ago.
Track Name: I Don't Want To Fall In Love
When I told you
My last love was through
I did not see this

Your eyes softly
Gazing at me
Waiting for a kiss

But even if you had my trust
I wouldn't let you in because

I don't want to fall in love

You're a sweet thing
You pull my heart strings
But I'm just not healed

All I need is
Time to sort out
Where to go from here

But even if you waited for
A thousand years or maybe more

I don't want to fall in love

I don't want to (how could I)
I don't want to (please don't make me)
I don't want to fall in love.
Track Name: Hold On To Me
Summer days
I'm wondering if they'll stay
Considering going away to another house today

Winter nights
They're often filled with fright
The cold sure likes to bite, and it will hold on tight
So hold on tight to me

And when I was in a hole I fell down
Even farther than below the ground
I was missing all the warning signs
It all worked out and I see the sunshine now

Autumn breeze
You always escape me
Your heart is a fickle thing and I'd like to make it sing

Springtime blues
You almost made me lose
But I've got a hold of you and I'm settling in a mood
That won't change no time soon

And when I was in a hole I fell down
Even farther than below the ground
I was missing all the warning signs
It all worked out and I see the sunshine now

"Wasted days are coming"
You don't know what you're saying to me
I'm trying just to let it be, but it's clawing at me angrily
What good am I doing
Laying up here on my bed?
I'm going crazy in my head
And I'd rather get it over with and then be dead
Cause maybe then a little sleep will do me good instead
I'm just wasting all my time
I don't mind

And when I was in a hole I fell down
Even farther than below the ground
I was missing all the warning signs
It all worked out and I see the sunshine now.