Who Sang Bright Bulbs & Sharp Tools? Fair to Midland

Fair to Midland Arrows & Anchors cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2011-7-12
length: 3:57
Now heaven knows I've got one short d___ fuse
So come sit down a spell while I light up the room
If walls could talk, they'd be know-it-all's
So we live in the sticks, and aren't some fish you can catch

And it makes my skin crawl
I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, so what's the use?
And she knew, she knew...

He fights like hell because he wants to glow
And would tackle the sun to be a bright bulb
I wonder if he'll wake us up in time?

He's gray
And has to hide somewhere in between black and white
Cause it's safe, but never was played before it's over
I hope he takes you too

They say attack can be your best defense
And I've got mother's smile, both my dad's fists
John Doe escapes, carry his name
And when it's time to sign, ask where; not why

And it makes my blood boil
Those black letter days, all their mail just winds up lost

He's gray
And has to hide somewhere in between black and white
Cause it's safe, but never was played before it's over
I hope he takes you too

You see whispers in the winter
My temper doesn't laugh

And every spring, I hear him sing, I hear him sing
(Oooh-oooh-oooh-oooh-oooh-oooh-oooh)
Every spring, I hear them sing, I hear them sing
Every spring, I hear them sing

If he's going down
If he's going under the ground
I hope he takes you too

Whoa, whoa, whoa

I hope he takes you too

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Heavens to Murgatroyd
  • 2 Whiskey & Ritalin
  • 3 Musical Chairs
  • 4 Uh-Oh
  • 5 Amarillo Sleeps on My Pillow
  • 6 A Loophole in Limbo
  • 7 Typhoid Mary Sends Her Best
  • 8 Short-Haired Tornado
  • 9 The Upset at Bailey Bridge
  • 10 Rikki Tikki Tavi
  • 11 Golden Parachutes
  • 12 Bright Bulbs & Sharp Tools
  • 13 Coppertank Island
  • 14 Three Foolproof Ways to Buy the Farm
  • 15 The Greener Grass