River Sand

by Wooden Ambulance

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All songs were recorded as a live session at Studio 11 (Subotica, Serbia) on 12 & 13 January, 2013. Additional instruments and voices were recorded also in Studio 11 afterwards in several recording sessions during January, February, March, April and May in the same year.
Everything was recorded by Vladimir Grubor and Goran Grubišić, except brass instruments, they were recorded and arranged by Dušan Filimonović at his home in Belgrade.
Mixing, production and mastering by Vladimir Grubor and Goran Grubišić.

Wooden Ambulance:
Bernadett Brestyánszki – cello, flute
Boris Čegar – piano, melodica, back vocal
Davor Bašić Palković – bass guitar, back vocal
Dína Brestyánszki – violin, vocal
Dušan Filimonović –electric organ, synth, guitar, SW radio
Goran Grubišić – vocal, guitar, banjo guitar, harmonica, glockenspiel, xylophone, kalimba, various shakers, tambourine, cow bell
Rudolf Kovács – drums, mouth harp
Srđan Terzin – guitar, accordion, keyboards

Special guest:
Tomislav Marijanović - trumpet, euphonium

We would like to kindly thank to: Vladimir Grubor, Damir Rijovich Originalov, everyone at Studio 11, Audio Solutions, our families, and all people who helped, supported and inspired us.
Front cover artwork by Goran Grubišić.
Cover design by Damir Rijovich Originalov.

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released May 23, 2013

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Wooden Ambulance Subotica, Serbia

Wooden Ambulance will crush your heart. No doubt about it.
And you will still ask for more.

After years of laughter and tears, love and drunken nights, broken strings and fingernails, Wooden Ambulance write with the intensity not many musicians have. Far north, where the vast planes meet the horizon they open their souls to play you rough chords that will charm your days to come.
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Track Name: Whatever Puts Smile On Your Face
I've been holding my breath
I've been swallowing up these days
But it seems you just keep coming like a flood
Yet another good try is gone

I've been in every street that’s wrong
I went back, I went forth
From bright to dark
Yeah, dark side of you

Whatever puts smile on your face
I fall in fire in no time and no pace
I catch that sickness every now and then when I'm doing this
Yet another good try is gone with no trace

I've been north, I've been west
Trying to close the door to that past
Yet it seems you still keep coming like a flood
And another good try is gone

Whatever puts smile on your face
I fall in fire in no time and no pace
I catch that sickness every now and then when I'm with you
Yet another good try is gone, wasted for good
Track Name: It Is What It Is
You better hold on, you still have plenty mistakes to make
Yeah, you can still amount to some of thee
Or you can step outside and for no reason be here with me
Or I can move up north from your heart
Yeah I can walk away with this ringing in my ears
Saying what will be
Oh, but it is what it is, it's pretty obvious

Until one day you show your little hands through the curtains of long term love short term memory
That will raise a river that will break us back in two
But I can walk all the way again through your main street with this ringing in my ears
Saying what will be
Oh but it is what it is, it's pretty obvious

Oh I have nothing to choose but anyway I choose wrong
While you are talking like moonlight but sha-na-na your talkin' is wrong ( you’re talkin’ shit)
‘cause it is what it is
Yeah it is what it is
Oh it is

Oh better buzz (fuck) off you little prick
You messed up my life, like it is nothing you can deal with
So step aside, and loose it up a bit, oh c'mon you prick
Now I can move up, I can cut loose, I can fall, so far too soon
And what will be will be, and it is what it is, it's pretty obvious

Yeah, I have nothing to choose but anyway I choose wrong
While you are talking like moonlight but sha-na-na you’re so far gone
'cause it is what it is
Yeah it is, what it is,
Oh it is
Track Name: Dusty Summer Road
Oh, I can sit on the bedside with no sleep
Or I can try living my life simply by living it

But honestly it will make no sense
Trying to go another way with making no difference
Yeah, honestly I will just leave myself hanging here again
On this dusty summer road

And I can drag myself down with all this self pithiness
Or I can swallow up that shit and drink all the booze and pills

But honestly it will make no sense
Trying one or another way with making no difference
Honestly you will just leave me here, where I can be found again
On this dusty summer road

It takes time for this pain to grow, yes I know I was caught there once before
It takes time for this pain to grow, hey wait a second it rises above our home
It takes time for this pain to grow
Yeah it will take some more of this god damned time
Track Name: Words Of Weight
Seventeen or must be one day more,
I can’t say it right
Oh I cannot count them on my fingers

Am I in need for words of weight to bring you back near me
Am I in need for words of weight to send you home

Must be the one I care for, in my mind
Must be the one I hold on so, yeah, in my dreams
Holding with this one tired arm, and with this tired heart
Standing on one legged wrecked love

Am I in need for words of weight to bring you back near me
Am I in need for words of weight to send you home

Silent way must be the right thing to do
'cause I can do nothing else when it comes to you
Yeah, silent way, I'm sure you'll figure it out
My waves are coming with the next tide to scatter you all

Scatter you all
Track Name: River Sand
This river sand can't hold too long
Marks of your footprints
But I can find a joy
Just in watchin’ ‘em as they're vanishing away

All happening too fast
Heading the past
Can’t control the weight of my backpack
My legs are too tired but I can still walk (straight) back to you

Imaginary friends you have full inbox of them
And you can draw all the smiles and colorful stripes
Yeah, you can close your eyes
And pull your heart out of sleeve

But much bigger sense is without the pants
Swinging low your silhouette
You're far gone with this love crime
And me as a main suspect

'cause you don't need me
For real and like you mean it
Be true to yourself just this one more time
Look back to see what is left of us
Down by banks in river sand

This river sand can't hold too long
Marks of your footprints
But I can endlessly enjoy
Just in watchin’ ‘em as they're vanishing away.
Track Name: Not a bad night, just the usual, really
Not a bad night, just the usual, really
Pub talk with my only possible friend
Misery
Silent screams from our souls

And I don't know how all that happened
But at the end of night I dreary spoke to her for a first and last time
At 4
5am
Sunday morning

In a moment while I washed my tears all stars left her street
I stood petrified beneath her building
Wishing my own death

And wondering how should I from now carry on
How should I live my life
With this one fact that I terrified her
With my love for her

Now it's another August
Another year
Underneath long shadow of despair

Lust that's painful
Loneliness you can't get used to it
Misery
Lurches in the heart
Track Name: Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow
Yeah, I’ve been losing it
But you've made it worse
Oh you were such a thy shit
Just looking for cause
And maybe I can read just parts of this whole thing
But now I gotta find retreat in normal sense of being me again

If you gonna be like this
We gonna have long day tomorrow
And if you can’t see it
You will just buried us with sorrow
If you gonna be like this
You better keep those mistakes for tomorrow
And if you can’t see it
Yeah, here’s one more

For your better tomorrow

Yeah I've been clumsy
But you've been slick
Oh you were such a big prick
Just pushing me in
And maybe I can fall like a long tree over this cold sea
But you made your point with not taking seriously our best way out of here

If you gonna be like this
We gonna have long day tomorrow
And if you can’t see it
You will just buried us with sorrow
If you gonna be like this
You better keep those mistakes for tomorrow
And if you can’t see it
Yeah, here’s one more

For your better tomorrow
Track Name: Bucket of Tears
And this is why I cannot leave
The way it stacked me
This weight of love and narrow feelin’
And I hear some words like: Slow down, burden is burning your soul
But your heart still might carry the key for another turn

And it’s not like you
Will see us
As we fading away
So that’s why I cannot stay
That and this and bucket of tears
Track Name: Drag
I hope you see it now
This happens all the time
Why you mocking me, I don’t wanna found
Baby is confiding what’s hiding on back of our hearts

I’m such a drag
Just wasting your time
And feed you with dust
But baby will you hang around till it gets all right

When it’s gonna be ok
When it’s gonna be all right
When we gonna have our day
When I’ll stop being so fuckin’ up-tight

Ability is growing back, back to me
Oh I want to love you with love that’ll break your knees
But all I have now are just these goddamn fears

And I’m such a drag
Just wasting your time
And feed you with dust
But baby will you hang around till it gets all right

Remember the way you came to me?
With clear good love for this whole thing
Love bigger than this cold livin’ stone
So stop wastin' our days and let's make our goal

When it’s gonna be OK
When it’s gonna be all right
When we gonna have our day
Oh Baby will I end up hangin’ next to the rest
Track Name: It Ain't Right
I only miss rain falling down on this lazy bone
Trying to get his ass home
I tried so hard to make up my mind
But I cannot put my finger on…

Oh I'm too tired to fight now babe
So better leave it all, like it will fall
I tried so hard to get close to you
But I cannot put my finger on you, no

It ain't right to suffer babe like this, it just ain't right
It ain't right to toss me way around to the punch line
It ain't right to suffer when we should be blessed with love
It ain't right to come way ‘round like you do every time

It ain't right
It just ain’t right

So hold on
Hold on

Yeah, I can be a light in your back yard, babe
But I’ve been left too many times facing these long nights
Next time I’ll keep my hands tied up or down on ground
Where I’ll find a fair chance by a long shot

We took all the wrong turns, in this sick love
It’s not a question how much we’re broken, yeah no not at all
‘cause it’s upon me to take us out saved and clean
So c’mon sweetheart prepare your sails, we’re moving on

It ain't right to suffer babe like this it just ain't right
It ain't right to toss me way around to the punch line
It ain't right to suffer when we should be blessed with love
It ain't right to come way around like you do every time

It ain't right
It just ain’t right

So hold on
Hold on
Track Name: Distant Shore
It's getting too hot in my home town
I can't stay inside I don't want to go hanging out.
Going to school never made much sense to me
But I wanted to stick around my true love.

She was 19 I was 21
When I hit upon her distant shore
I kept calling but there's no one to call
I've got tired of trying to reach that door.

Now I'm ten years away from my home
Trying to sleepover most of these days.
Oh when I get back please shoot me dead
If you won't do it I'll do it myself.

She was 19 I was 21
When I lost my true love.
It's getting too hot in my home town
I can't stay inside I don't want to go hanging out.
Track Name: Vivid Nights
Your words are not enough to make that change
Your stupid words are not enough to make a decent threat

Is this dawn my dark age
Your pretty dawn is my darkest age

Vivid nights, white lies
Vivid nights, white lies

Oh won't you come down here you starlight, and won't you give me a kiss
It’s been more than a year now and I think we finally get to it
I'm laying in a field tonight and I have pocket full with pills
Huh, won't you come down here you starlight and won't you give me a kiss
Track Name: I Was a Boy
I was a boy when I lost all the joy
It was time before you were even born
I lost myself somewhere in between
When I played a game called hide & seek

Now I wrote you a letter without knowing your address
With hope it'll find a way to your heart
I was a boy when I lost all the joy
It was time before you were born