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Just Because You Can

by Speed the Plough

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This is a pretty overt reference to the virus and the trouble people were having dealing with the notion of a lockdown in the spring. As it became impossible to gather together for recording sessions we realized that we would have to go totally remote. So we reached out to our former rhythm section, Ian and Dan Francia, who are both accomplished recording engineers, and they contributed wonderful and totally unexpected tracks that helped make the song much more than we had imagined. It also marked a welcome return to our two family lineup. More to come from this group in future releases.

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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

Some things break like glass
It’s just a small mistake
Some things fade away
Like they never were

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should

Keep me close at hand
Like a glove that fits
Lock me in your heart
Where I wanna be

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Just because you should, doesn’t mean you can

credits

released August 14, 2020
Written by John Baumgartner

Toni Baumgartner - vocals
John Baumgartner - keyboards, vocals
Michael Baumgartner - guitars
Marc Francia - guitars
Dan Francia - bass
Ian Francia - beats, loops
Recorded at home studios in NJ and Florida
Mixed by Don Sternecker at Mix-o-lydian Studios
Mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound

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Speed the Plough Hackensack, New Jersey

Speed the Plough is a New Jersey-based chamber pop band that has been playing since 1984. The band was formed by John & Toni Baumgartner and Marc Francia, the founders of The Trypes, a mainstay of the ’80s Hoboken scene, which included most members of The Feelies. STP has released 9 full-length albums (Coyote, ESD, Dromedary, and Bar-None), a single on French label Acetone, and a self-released EP. ... more

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