Who Sang Whiskey & Ritalin? Fair to Midland

Fair to Midland Arrows & Anchors cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2011-7-12
length: 3:37
From hand to heart and hands to head
These gritty teeth grind gears of infrared
He crash lands in dull white noise
All I hear is static in his voice

When those sweet red hands
Start their whirlwinds
And you're the drain

You're imagining things
Your pretend machine
Has sticks in its every spoke
You're inventing it all
From thin air and close calls
Welcome to the balancing act

Your rabbit's foot is hare and hounds
And I drag pianos, eyes glued to the ground
When he dialed 911
Busy signals sang familiar songs
Those sweet glad hands
Start their whirlwinds
And you're the plane

You're imagining things
Your pretend machine
Has sticks in its every spoke
You're inventing it all
From thin air and close calls
If we bought the stock we'd be broke

You taught us to claw

Put us through your speech
If I'm a red anchor
Then your coming with me
And on the way down
We can sleep with the fish
As we go into the blue
We can both reminisce

And you better hide
Or learn how to climb
'cause your coming with me
And on the way down
You will sleep with the fish
'cause your coming with me

You're imagining things
Your pretend machine
Has sticks in its every spoke
You're inventing it all
From thin air and close calls
Welcome to the balancing act

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