walk it off

by brotherfather

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brotherfather's debut, "walk it off," was recorded over the course of a weekend at Jettison Studios. It features songs about bats, Canadians, and food.

Please feel free to pay what you want, from $5-10,000. We will not accept more than $10,000 per digital copy.


Chris Turnbaugh - Bass, Harmony Vocals, Percussion
John Krane - Guitar, Vocals
Nicholas Horn - Lead Guitar
Dustin Sholtes - Drums, Synth, Bells

Special thanks to guest keys:

Nathan Jatcko - Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer

Click on a song for lyrics. Email booking@brotherfather.com for booking. Thank you for supporting our music.


released November 2, 2013

Recorded by Dan Mehrmann at Jettison Studios. Mixed and mastered by Chris Turnbaugh at Studio CTS. Cover art by Meg DeGonia.



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brotherfather St Louis, Missouri

brotherfather is a St. Louis indie rock band, formed in 2011. Consisting of Dustin Sholtes (drums), Chris Turnbaugh (bass), John Krane (lead vocals and guitar), and Nicholas Horn (lead guitar).

"Stick Around", the Walk It Off EP, and the band have been nominated for "Best of..." awards in the Riverfront Times annual poll.
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Track Name: Bonzai
I take you out, to be with you
(bonsai bonsai bonsai)
Whatever I am, I am true
(bonsai bonsai bonsai)

Wherever I am, you’ll be with me,
(bonsai bonsai bonsai)
Wherever I go, that’s where you’re gonna be,
(bonsai bonsai bonsai)

When you’re in love, that’s forever
I thought I saved myself today
I’ve been obsessed with this situation
I’m gonna breathe my soul away

Wherever you go, I’ll find you
Track Name: Me or My Banjo
All I want to do is get high and play my banjo
Let the world pass me by, I bought a flange pedal

When I go out walking down the street, all of these people stop and stare at me
They don’t bother me,
They’ve got no time for me,
Me or my banjo

It’s twenty-two past noon, I’m still missing her
If love was in open G, maybe it would play easier


People tell me keep my head above, that’s not easy when there’s nobody left

If you need someone tonight and you’re feeling blue
I’ve got five strings and nowhere to be, and I’ve been missing you
Track Name: Walk It Off
The lights are on in the hotel
Midnight at the Drury Inn
He looks straight out and thinks about
Loading up again
I had a feeling it would come to this,
The cold comes out when it wants to
Cell phones snap like a .22
"Look at what I ate tonight"
"Look at what I ate tonight"

What have I been doing to you?
What have I been doing to you?
I kind of ran right through you
Now you gotta walk it off

I bought a gun and it was easy
Didn't even make a scene
I look straight out and think about
Loading up again

They call the air brisk, it don't move around,
Cold comes when it wants to,
And I am going to make a scene
I am gonna make a change,
I am gonna make a change


Supply side,
The bone's dry,
The food's good,
I know why
Track Name: Tear Off Head
At the first chance I get, I’m going to tear off my own head
It’s one of those things I’ve been meaning to get around to
I thought I had my problems coked up and dead,
But some of those things come right back down and surround you

Oh, I’m out in the real world
No one can waste my time but me

If I’m not drunk, I won’t be sad
If I’m not sad, I won’t be cruel
If I’m not cruel, you can’t be mad,
Still, I think it’s time to refuel,

Oh, I’m out in the real world
No one can waste my time but me

I am the ghost that leaves you shaking in your bones
I am the sounds you make when you think you’re alone
I am the voice calling you home
Track Name: Stick Around
In the drought, in the pouring rain
I looked hard but I looked in vain
Nothing ever comes back that was ever there before I’m never going downtown

Cigarette smoke ghost high
See your face framed by the sky
I’m going down to Arizona but there’s nothing in the desert just Canadian people

Maybe I’ll just stick around,
See who doesn’t make it out
It’s alright, it’s alright, I don’t feel alright tonight I think I’m waking up

Gutshot and feeling dead
Listen up is all I said
Find me a place where there’s nothing obnoxious happening

It’s difficult to make sense
You don’t know where that thing’s been,
I’m breaking out, I’m breaking down, but I don’t know how to start waking up

(bridge part again)

I’m hungover, wide awake, full grown
It’s the middle of the night, there’s not much left to know
I’m hungover, wide awake and I am stoned
I don’t want to be alone
Track Name: Japanese Bat Bomb
I work as a dental surgeon, March of 1943
They need a way to beat the Japanese , so I stepped up
I made up a weapon that was elementary
But effective to a T, and I showed them

Little leather
With incendiary feathers
They all agreed that it will work

And oh, in 16 days
My bomb will make its way
To the shores of Nagasaki
America the beautiful lives on.

Lately I've been drinking,
Feeling bad for what I've done
To the land of the rising sun, and its daughters
And many men and women will die from what I've made
They will fear the bat brigade, flying over the Western waters

We watched the fuel truck burn
and realized that it was our turn
To tell men how to die

It's for the greater good
I'm sorry to say.
There is no other way
America the beautiful lives on.