One With the Grass

from by Bill Michalski

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

    You own this


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Features a fully designed digipak featuring the skillful photography of Matthew Clowney. Bill is a graphic designer and would never let you down in the graphics department. Grab a cocktail and enjoy.

    Includes unlimited streaming of What We Do Around Here via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $10 USD or more 

    You own this  



We were one with the grass, we knew the brick
We knew the bugs that sucked your blood
The smell of a dusty rug, a punk and a dud
We shot ‘em off

We knew just how the sidewalk tipped
We knew a plastic whiffle ball grip
the whap of a ball in a glove
And how to climb chain link

We knew every inch of our yards
Spent our money on baseball cards
We hit the blacktop pretty hard
And scraped em’ up

We ate hot dogs with potato chips
Lik-m-aid, freeze pops, and pretzel sticks
We knew if you mixed 7up and Coke
That you’d get alcohol

In the gap between the back yard fences
A secret path, if you knew the entrance
Rode our dirt bikes in between
And never be seen

We wore out the grass around home plate
We picked teams on the sewer grate
Play until someone hit the ball up on the roof
Ain’t it the truth?

On afternoons with a tornado watch
We’d watch the sky grow dark on the front porch
Wonder what it would be like
If a twister blew this all away?

You might get a bloody nose
Take a drink right from the hose
Gladly sweat right through your clothes
on a muggy afternoon

Dressed all in black, we’d go out at night
Playing tag with a flashlight
Spray our arms for mosquito bites
Fight the good fight


from What We Do Around Here, released December 10, 2013


all rights reserved



Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO musician Bill Michalski combines an acoustic singer-songwriter style with the energy and color of new wave pop. Michalski's lyrics feature a sometimes nostalgic, often wry view on WHAT WE DO AROUND HERE in day-to-day life. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. WHAT WE DO AROUND HERE is his first release since 2011. ... more

contact / help

Contact Bill Michalski

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns