Hornets in the Daisies

from by Curtis Eller



Well I won't say Halleluiah
And my bible's full of money
Open up that church door if you please
Because, man, I'm coming in
And I ain't gonna wipe my shoes
Lord, you can't keep a sinner on his knees

Well I don't know how to tango
And there's hornets in the daisies
But tonight I'm handing snakes like they was car kets
I heard the floodgates crashed last night
And that boy fell asleep at the switchplate
And now they're baptizing anything that breathes

Ooh, I would bust that lightbulb with a hammer
crawl down in the basement and pull that fuse
Oh Lord, whatever force is required
Well, that's exactly what I'll use...


Oh well those trumpet valves have rusted
And the angels lost their pride
Don't you know they're raking 'em in like a pile of dead leaves
Now there's bunk beds for us up in heaven
And even I got a friend in Jesus Christ
I always knew he was waiting up there for me


from 1890 (2011 Remix), released October 23, 2000
Curtis Eller: Banjo, Lead Vocal & Harmonica
Elizabeth Walsh: Electric Bass & Harmony
Adam Budofsky: Drums
Liisa Yonker: Harmony Vocal


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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. Eller's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Abe Lincoln, Buster Keaton and Joe Louis rub shoulders against a backdrop of circus disasters and sweatshop fires. ... more

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