Garage Gipsy

by Ronald Harmstein

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These are a couple of songs I wrote for the punk band Modest Lush some years ago. Now that the band has split, I arranged and recorded them with an acoustic Gipsy Swing touch. Some of the songs are previously unreleased. Enjoy.

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released March 23, 2020

Recorded January-March 2020 at Van Elli´s, Münster, Germany. Produced by Fikki Freudenberg.

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Ronald Harmstein Münster, Germany

Founding member of the Jam Punk band Schmabreux in 1988, solo project Geronimoe´s Perception from 1993 to 2010, member of Iggy Metall, Modest Lush, Amun Bhopal and Tändstickor.

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Track Name: Love Bone
My love bone is hurting
It´s out of use for a time
But my love, it still is burning
It really is a crime
So I went down to the butcher
To slaughter this heart of mine
He said: Boy, are you damaged?
You will use it in time
No wonder what the rain brings
Time will cure your problems
That´s alright
That´s alright

My love bone is hurting
For all my big black deeds
My love bone is hurting
That´s all it really needs
My love bone is hurting
I´m looking for some food
My love bone is hurting
Man, I´m in the mood
So go on take a ride
With your fairly beloved sister
That´s alright
That´s alright

My love bone is hurting
It´s out of use for a time
But my love, it still is burning
It really is a crime
So I went down to the butcher
To slaughter this heart of mine
He said: Boy, are you damaged?
You will use it in time
No wonder what the rain brings
Time will cure your problems
That´s alright
That´s alright
No wonder what the rain brings
Time will cure your problems
That´s alright
That´s alright
Track Name: Skater Girl
Oh, what a cute little girl
I see her skating down the street
She got long black hair
Flowing in the wind
Oh, what a nice surprise
She´s stopping by and greets
I love her, oh so much
That´s really what I feel
Though I don´t know her
Don´t know her at all

Skater girl, where are you going tonight?
I love your style, I love you skating by
Skater girl, where are you going tonight?
I love your style, I love you tonight

The tension rising
I want to kiss her lips
Oh, she looks so fine
I´d love to touch her tits
When she smiles at me
I feel something is growing
I´m feeling warm
I hope she loves me too
I want to love her
But now she´s out of sight

Skater girl, where are you going tonight?
I love your style, I love you skating by
Skater girl, where are you going tonight?
I love your style, I love you tonight
Track Name: Lay Down Lady
At first you got to die
And then you learn to fly
That´s the reason why
Ah-ha

Then you start to try
You´re almost getting high
That´s the reason why
Ah-ha

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

When you play with fire
And one thing takes you higher
It´s the lady in your bed
Ah-ha

It all seems really groovy
We´re all within a movie
And we all play the main part
Ah-ha

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

At first you got to try
And then you learn to fly
That´s the reason why
Ah-ha

When you play with fire
And one thing gets you higher
It´s the lady in your bed
Ah-ha

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free

Lay down, lady, lay down, lady
Lay down with me
My bottle is not empty
And I got a bed for free
Track Name: Borderliner
I got too much feeling
And not a word to say
I had so much beating
On my eyes and on my nose

I never had a girlfriend
For a longer time
I quit with them, and took a new
And stayed with her `til dawn

Mommy, mommy, why did you leave me
When I was so young
Dad has left me a razor knife
To cut my legs and arms

I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
In your bed

I took a trip to nowhere
And never really came back
I made it to a rock star
I just did every fucking gig

My shows were all sold out
And the records running good
But then I had a breakdown
And everything went black

Mommy, mommy, why did you leave me
When I was so young
Dad has left me a razor knife
To cut my legs and arms

I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
In your bed

I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
In your bed

But I had some good old friend
He helped me through bad times
Showed me art, and literature
And put the drugs away

This night I am on stage again
With some of my old friends
Some others gone, to hell or heaven
But the audience is true

Mommy, mommy, why did you leave me
When I was so young
Dad has left me a razor knife
To cut my legs and arms

I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
In your bed

I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
In your bed

I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
I am a borderliner
In your bed
Track Name: Concentration Camp
Don´t matter if it´s wrong
Don´t matter if it´s right
I´m staring at my enemy
He´s looking for a fight

I got no time for warfare
I just want my right
I cannot heal you, brother
So I wish you a good night

Dear boy, you should take a pill
Don´t risk a nervous breakdown
Prozac, Tavor, Valium
Will guarantee your self control

They built a concentration camp
Just for you and me
It´s hotter than Guantanamo
And colder than the sea

They penetrate our feelings
And more than this, I fear
You hear it every evening
Medicine is here

Dear boy, you should take a pill
Don´t risk a nervous breakdown
Prozac, Tavor, Valium
Will guarantee your self control

Don´t matter if it´s right
Don´t matter if it´s wrong
I´m staring at my enemy
He´s looking for a fight

I got no time for warfare
I just want my right
I cannot heal you brother
So I wish you a good night

Dear boy, you should take a pill
Don´t risk a nervous breakdown
Prozac, Tavor, Valium
Will guarantee your self control
Track Name: Gents On Dope
Marc is a manager
He´s working all day long
He´s working hard in business
He´s working on his own
And when he´s got a break
As short as it can be
He´s runniong to the toilet
To get a junk for free
The line is on the mirror
The stuff is in the nose
I´d like to be...

Casey is the son
Of a multi-millionaire
Who blew him every dollar
In his decorated ass
He came to university
And studied fine arts
And then he got to know
A bunch of decent friends
They layed the line before him
He´d rather tried a smoke
But he tried to be...

Peter was a loner
Always bad at school
Peter tried a reefer
He thought: This is cool!
He knew every dealer
Who sold for a good price
He didn´t know that they weren´t healers
When they said: Come try a line
So he snorted it from the mirror
He thought that he was king
And always free...
Track Name: Vote For Me
Hey yeah, man, I got a fine band
We´re the greatest suckers of them all
Hey yeah, man, I play electric guitar
And the drummer is a monster of Rock´n´Roll

We´re not heading for the peanuts
We´re looking for the sunshine
So come on, and vote for me
We collected our supporters
They´re half a million yet
So come on, and vote for me

Come on, and vote for me
Come on, and vote for me

Hey yeah, man, I love the social networks
We twitter and we bing and do myspace
Hey yeah, man, we got an army running
We spam our fans and all the other bands

We´re not heading for the peanuts
We´re looking for the sunshine
So come on, and vote for me
We collected our supporters
They´re half a million yet
So come on, and vote for me

Come on, and vote for me
Come on, and vote for me

We´re not heading for the peanuts
We´re looking for the sunshine
So come on, and vote for me
We collected our supporters
They´re half a million yet
So come on, and vote for me

Come on, and vote for me
Come on, and vote for me

Hey yeah, man, I got a fine band
We´re the greatest suckers of them all
Hey yeah, man, I play electric guitar
And the drummer is a monster of Rock´n´Roll

We´re not heading for the peanuts
We´re looking for the sunshine
So come on, and vote for me
We collected our supporters
They´re half a million yet
So come on, and vote for me

We´re not heading for the peanuts
We´re looking for the sunshine
So come on, and vote for me
We collected our supporters
They´re half a million yet
So come on, and vote for me

Come on, and vote for me
Come on, and vote for me
Track Name: Guitar Hero
My name is Joe
I´m a guitar hero
I play the cutest licks
I know every trick

I play the finest stuff
Custom-made in gold
Each guitar is a treasure
And the strings, they wear my name

Holy Moses, these dirty rotten punks
They are close to ruin my career
I´m a guitar hero on a ten feet high stage
I need your applause, don´t spit in my eyes

Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Guitar hero

Holy Moses, these dirty rotten punks
They are close to ruin my career
I´m a guitar hero on a ten feet high stage
I need your applause, don´t spit in my eyes

Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Guitar hero

My name is Joe
I´m a guitar hero
I play the cutest licks
I know every trick

I play the finest stuff
Custom-made in gold
Each guitar is a treasure
And the strings, they wear my name

Holy Moses, these dirty rotten punks
They are close to ruin my career
I´m a guitar hero on a ten feet high stage
I need your applause, don´t spit in my eyes

Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Guitar hero
Track Name: Radio Love
And these old days were gone
Long time ago
And these old myths were gone
Long time ago

We reach the cellar
Go back to the roots
We won´t reach heaven again

This is what the lady likes
When she goes out shopping
This is what her neighbour likes
When he comes back home

Back in the kitchen
You know sex sells
Will you reach heaven again?

Radio love
Radio love

We reach the cellar
Go back to the roots
We won´t reach heaven again

And these old days were gone
Long time ago
And these old myths were gone
Long time ago

We reach the cellar
Back to the roots
We won´t reach heaven again

This is what the lady likes
When she goes out shopping
This is what her neighbour likes
When she comes back home

Back in the kitchen
You know sex sells
Will you reach heaven again?

Radio love
Radio love
Radio love
Radio love
Radio love
Radio love
Track Name: Rocking Rocco
I´ve got a new friend
His name is Rocco
He lives on the second floor
He lives in my apartment
Close to the bedroom
And he´s waiting for me at the door
He´s waiting for me at the door

Rocco is my friend
He´s always straight and true
Ah-ha
He is my best friend
He lifts me up when I´m feeling blue
Ah-ha

Rocco is a shooter
He really shot my heart
With all the things that he is doing
Rocco is a turtle
The best I´ve ever seen
He´s so cute when he´s eating poppy leaves
He´s so cute when he´s eating poppy leaves

Rocco is my friend
He´s always straight and true
Ah-ha
He is my best friend
He lifts me up when I´m feeling blue
Ah-ha

Rocco is my friend
He´s always straight and true
Ah-ha
He is my best friend
He lifts me up when I´m feeling blue
Ah-ha

I´ve got a new friend
His name is Rocco
He lives on the second floor
He lives in my apartment
Close to the bedroom
And he´s waiting for me at the door
He´s waiting for me at the door

Rocco is my friend
He´s always straight and true
Ah-ha
He is my best friend
He lifts me up when I´m feeling blue
Ah-ha

Rocco is my friend
He´s always straight and true
Ah-ha
He is my best friend
He lifts me up when I´m feeling blue
Ah-ha

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