From the recording Simple Dance (2015)

by Do & Alex Stemm-Wolf, 1988
We wrote this song while were students at Oberlin College. Alex wrote the main guitar riff; I wrote the lyrics and bridge.
Do – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Percussion; Kirk – Banjo.

Lyrics

Big bass string on my nylon string guitar
And I just want to play it for you.
Good friends of yours and mine are gathered round, singing songs of our younger years.
Will you help me reach you?
Will you help me with my…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those memories
Those memories.
Rain is falling down on my roof overhead
And I keep thinking of your tears.
And I remember all the warmth that I had left
And I remember all the cold I felt outside.
Will you help me reach you?
Will you help me with my…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those memories.
Those memories.
Clap of thunder in my head,
Shakes the ground that I once tread,
Makes my past so different now.
Scratch a rake against my brow.
As I look from different ground,
If I were then as I am now.
Drag a plow through my past.
Drag a plow through my past.
For the fertile soil that lies beneath my crusted, heavy…
Big bass string on my nylon string guitar
And I just want to play it for you.
Good friends of yours and mine are gathered round, singing songs of our younger years.
Will you help me reach you?
Will you help me with my…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those…
Tape machine is wrapped around my head
Playing back those…Memories.
Tape machine wrapped around my head.
Memories.