Small Town Lights

by The Patti Fiasco

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released August 31, 2013

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The Patti Fiasco Fort Collins, Colorado

Jet-fueled by powerhouse front woman Alysia Kraft, The Patti Fiasco delivers a brash yet fiercely soulful brand of rock and roll with a heavy dose of rockabilly, blues, and ballad. At times raw and volatile, and at others, sweet and lilting, the band fuses a hard-rock swagger with the two-step of its Wyoming roots. ... more

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Track Name: Small Town Lights
SMALL TOWN LIGHTS (ALYSIA KRAFT)

THERE I AM SEVENTEEN
SHAKIN IN MY BLUE JEANS
THE LIQUOR AND THE PERFUME
ARE SWEET AND CHEAP

YOU SAID THERE’S NOT MUCH TO THIS TOWN
BUT IF YOU WANT I’LL SHOW YOU AROUND
WHETHER I LIKE IT OR NOT, BABE
I KNOW EVERYSTREET IN THIS TOWN

CHORUS
SMALL TOWN LIGHTS
THEY’RE FADING BEHIND ME
IN THAT GETAWAY CAR
WITH YOU RIGHT BEHIND ME

WE LAID ON OUR BACKS
DESPITE THE COLD OF THE GROUND
THE FIRE’S WARMTH WAS STILL ON YOUR FACE
I COULD FEEL IT WITH EACH MOVEMENT
OH THE CLOSER THAT YOU CAME

YOU MADE A MAP ON THE PALM OF MY HAND
SAID THIS IS JUST AS FAR AS WE’LL PLAN
I COULDN’T BREATH FOR AN HOUR
AFTER THAT FIRST, THAT MOST FORBIDDEN KISS

CHORUS

ONLY A RIBBON OF ROAD
SING TO
THE ENGINE HUM
AND HOLD ME NOW, WHILE YOU CAN

CHORUS

I WANNA FEEL THAT GOOD AGAIN X 3
Track Name: Shake
SHAKE (ALYSIA KRAFT)

12TH AND CLAIRMONT
STEAM RISING LIKE SOULS OFF THE STREET
BENEATH THE SURFACE
BODIES PACK AND BLUR IN THE HEAT

CITY WOUND SO TIGHT
AND COILED LIKE A SNAKE
THE BAND STRIKES UP A CHORD
AND THAT ROOM STARTS TO SHAKE

OOOO, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
YEAH, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
OOOO, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE

AND THAT POLICE CAR, PIN BALL
LINES UP AND LIGHTS UP THE STREET
AND MEGAPHONES RATTLE BONES
BUT I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND

I KEEP A POCKET OF RESISTANCE
I KEEP IT RIGHT HERE IN THESE JEANS
SAID, DON’T YOU WORRY BOUT ME NOW MAMA
I KNOW HOW TO SHAKE MYSELF, SHAKE MYSELF CLEAN

UP ON THE ROOF PUSHING EMBERS THAT LAND LIKE FIREFLIES
WHOLE BLOCK, WHOLE CITY, WHOLE COUNTRY ON FIRE
WHAT STARTS AS A TREMBLE, BECOMES A RUMBLE, THEN A SHAKE
WHAT STARTS AS A TREMBLE, BECOMES A RUMBLE, THEN A SHAKE

OOOO, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
YEAH, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
OOOO, SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE

AND THAT POLICE CAR, PIN BALL
LINES UP AND LIGHTS UP THE STREET
AND MEGAPHONES RATTLE BONES
BUT I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND

I KEEP A POCKET OF RESISTANCE
I KEEP IT RIGHT HERE IN THESE JEANS
SAID, DON’T YOU WORRY BOUT ME NOW MAMA
I KNOW HOW TO SHAKE MYSELF, SHAKE MYSELF CLEAN


I KNOW AND YOU KNOW THIS IS AS FAR AS IT GOES
I KNOW AND YOU KNOW THIS IS AS FAR AS IT GOES
I KNOW AND YOU KNOW THIS IS AS FAR AS IT GOES
I KNOW AND YOU KNOW THIS IS AS FAR AS IT GOES
I KNOW AND YOU KNOW THIS IS AS FAR AS IT GOES

I KEEP A POCKET OF RESISTANCE
I KEEP IT RIGHT HERE IN THESE JEANS
SAID, DON’T YOU WORRY BOUT ME NOW MAMA
I KNOW HOW TO SHAKE MYSELF, SHAKE MYSELF CLEAN
SHAKE MYSELF, SHAKE MYSELF, CLEAN
SHAKE MYSELF, SHAKE MYSELF CLEAN
Track Name: Elvis
I SAW A MAN SHAKE THE WORLD WITH HIS RIGHT LEG
WHILE HIS LEFT HELD US ALL CAPTIVE IN THE MOMENT

HE WAS ELVIS AARON PRESLEY
BORN TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI
I SCREAMED WITH THE OTHER GIRLS
I KNEW HE WAS ELECTRIC
AND HE CUT SOMETHING LOOSE
AND I FLOATED OVER MEMPHIS
AND I SWEAR TO THIS DAY, WHEN I HEAR HIS VOICE, I CAN FEEL IT

CHORUS
I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO GOD
I NEED TO TALK TO ELVIS
I NEED TO ASK HIM
HOW TO SHAKE IT
HOW TO MAKE IT LOOK EASY
WHEN IT DAMN SURE AIN’T

ONE MONTH LATER, I MET THE MAN OF MY MOTHER’S DREAMS
A SMOOTH TALKIN SALESMAN, WITH A SMILE LIKE A CULDESAC
THAT CURVED AT THE ENDS
WITH HIS PROMISES SO PERFECT
THAT I ALMOST BELIVED MY HEART COULD BE CONVINCED

BUT THIS WAS A TIME
WHEN A PRESSED SHIRT MEANT POTENTIAL
GIRLS MINDED THEIR P’S AND Q’S AND RELIED UPON THEIR SCRIPTURE

CHORUS

NOW THE GEARS OF THE RECLINER
ARE KICKING INTO PLACE
THAT POLYESTER WORKHORSE THAT WOULD BEAR MY HUSBAND’S WEIGHT
WHILE HE DRANK HIS WAY THROUGH GAMESHOWS
GRUMBLING AT CONTESTANTS
THEIR IGNORANCE AMUSED HIM
HIS ARROGANCE ANNOYED ME

BUT IT’S ELVIS ON THE T.V.
KICKS IT INTO HALF TIME
I’M NOTHING BUT A HOUND DOG
CRYING ALL THE TIME

OOOO’S

CHORUS

HEY ELVIS, IF YOU’RE LISTENING, I COULD SURE
USE A MAN
LIKE YOU.
Track Name: Go Easy
EASY (ALYSIA KRAFT)

FROM THE FIRST DAY I MET YOU
I WOULD HAVE BET YOU
I WOULDN’T LIKE YOU
BUT BACK THEN I WAS LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

THEN ONE DAY YOU KISSED ME
WITH YOUR FACE FULL OF MYSTERY
AND I REALIZED
YOU WERE A SECRET GOOD ENOUGH TO REALLY WANT TO KEEP

CHORUS
WON’T YOU GO EASY
ON ME LOVE
GO EASY ON ME LOVE
GO EASY
EASY
EASY
ON ME LOVE

YOU LIKE TO SLOW DANCE
AND I LIKE TO DANCE A LITTLE CRAZY
WHICH MEANS WE CAN DANCE TO EVERY SONG ALL NIGHT LONG

SO LOOK HERE YOU’VE GOT ME
HEAD OVER HIGH HEELS
HEART UNDER WATER FOR YOU
YOU KNOW I’M A SLOPPY SOGGY FOOL SO IN LOVE WITH YOU

CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Oil
OIL (ALYSIA KRAFT)

THE SIGN SAYS, “SINNERS USE THE BACKDOOR,
WON’T BE NO EXCEPTION TILL THE NEXT RESSURECTION.”
TOWN NO BIGGER THAN A CRATER
HIT BY A MOON ROCK
GOD PLAYING HOPSCOTCH

FOR NOW EVERYONE IS SLEEPING
NO POLITIC OR PREACHIN
NO HUNGRY MOUTHS PLEADIN
BUT A PROPHET RIDES, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
BIG HOLLOW EYES, CARBON HYDROGEN AND HELLFIRE

CHORUS
BLACK MAGIC
BUBBLING UNDERNEATH THE SOIL
BLACK MAGIC
GONNA MAKE YOUR BLOOD BOIL
BLACK MAGIC
BUBBLING UNDERNEATH THE SOIL
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
BUT IT AINT AS THICK
AS OIL

YESSIR, YOU BET HE’S AN OIL MAN
GOT THE PERFECT PLAN FOR THIS WATER-STARVED WASTELAND
FARMERS, WITH YOUR SKIN AND BONES CHILDREN
SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE

BUT NOW THE NATION’S GOT A NEW ADDICTION
BETTER THAN RELIGION
BOYS YOU BETTER GET IN
BLACK SMOKE, CHOKIN’ UP A BLUE SKY
TEARIN’ UP A BLUE EYE
DADDY NEVER SAID, G’BYE

CHORUS

OIL- OH, OH, OH OH OH
OIL- OH, OH, OH, OH, OH

DRY, DRANK
DRIER THAN A DIRT ROAD, DRIER THAN A PILE OF BONES
AIN’T NO GOING HOME
DRY, DRANK
DRIER THAN A DIRT ROAD, DRIER THAN A PILE OF BONES
AIN’T NO GOING HOME

COMRADE, TURNED COMMODITY
NO PROFIT IN THIS PROPHESY
NONE THAT YOU’LL EVER SEE
COMRADE, TURNED COMMODITY
LITTLE BLACK MAGIC
TOOK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Losing Game
LOSING GAME (ALYSIA KRAFT)

THE BED IS MADE
AND THE ROOM IS NEAT
BUT I MISS EVERY TANGLE OF THOSE SHEETS

NOTHIN BUT THE BIRDS AND ME
OUT ON THIS EMPTY STREET
KNEW MY PRIDE WOULDN’T BE MUCH FOR COMPANY

BUT FOR THE RECORD, I’M GETTING BETTER
I PROMISE I’LL KEEP IT TO THE WEATHER
BUT YOU’LL NEVER BE ANOTHER BREEZE PASSING THROUGH
AND LONGING IS SUCH A STRANGE CONDITION
I’M ONLY AWARE OF WHAT I’M MISSING
AND I’VE MISSED WHOLE DAYS AT TIME

YOU CAN REMIND ME YOU COULD HAVE BEEN MINE
YOU CAN REMIND ME YOU’RE NOT MINE

CHORUS
I’LL LEARN THE HARD WAY
I’LL LEARN THE HARD WAY
I’LL LEARN THE HARD WAY
YOU’VE GOTTA TAKE SOMETHING
FROM A LOSING GAME

WARY THE MAN, WHO TIES YOUR HAND
TELLING YOU THAT PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
AND DON’T TRUST A LOVER
WHO CAN LOOK YOU IN THE EYE
AND TELL YOU THEY’RE NEVER GOING TO HURT YOU

WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG AND SCARED AND SPEWING WORDS
NO MATTER WHAT YOU’RE TAUGHT YOU’LL NEVER LEARN
UNTIL IT’S YOUR HEART OUT ON THE FLOOR

YOU CAN REMIND ME YOU COULD HAVE BEEN MINE
YOU CAN REMIND ME YOU’RE NOT MINE

CHORUS

ONE MORE TIME,
GIVE ME ONE MORE TIME
ONE MORE TIME,
THAT ELECTRIC KISS
CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Bless My Heart (for Breaking)
BLESS MY HEART (ALYSIA KRAFT)

I WAS EVERYBODY’S DARLIN WITH NO LOVE OF MY OWN
COULD HAVE HAD THEIR RESPECT IF I GAVE UP ALL MY OWN
AND KILLIN THEM WITH KINDNESS WAS ONLY KILLING ME SLOW

AND SOMETIMES FOLKS CAN GIVE YOU THE CREEPS
DON’T HAVE TO TALK TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT THEY THINK
AND I KNEW I WAS MORE THAN WHAT THEIR EYES ACCUSED

CHORUS
BLESS MY HEART FOR BREAKING
BLESS MY HANDS FOR LETTING GO
BLOW ME A KISS ON THE BREEZE WHEREVER YOU ARE
AND WHEN IT HITS ME I WILL KNOW
BLESS MY HEART FOR BREAKING
BUT KEEPING A STEADY BEAT
ALL THE WHILE I WAS BREAKING BABY
I WAS BREAKING FREE

I SAT DOWN AT THE TABLE WITH SOME REAL BIG THINKERS
THEY WERE MAKERS AND TALKERS AND TRUE BELIEVERS
BUT MAN, THEY MADE ME CRAZY ALWAYS TELLING ME WHAT I SHOULD THINK

SO I BOUNCED AROUND LIKE A RUBBER BALL
HITTING EVERY CEILING AND EVERY WALL
TILL I FINALLY FOUND SOME SOLACE WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL BOYS IN THE BAND

CHORUS

ALL OF THIS HOLDING MYSELF TOGETHER
WAS KEEPING MY HANDS PRETTY FULL
AND WALKING AWAY MEANT USING ALL OF MY SELF CONTROL
AND I BET THAT THOSE BYGONES ARE STILL GOING ON ABOUT THE MESS THAT I MADE BACK THERE…
BUT I DON’T CARE

I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONE
THEN I HAD ONE OR TWO MORE
AND I’VE SAID FOREVER TWICE BEFORE
I’LL LOVE YOU HARD, HONEY
BUT I AINT GONNA SAY HOW LONG


I FIGURE I’LL MAKE THE MUSIC IF YOU MAKE THE MONEY
YOU BRING THE BREAD AND I’LL BRING THE HONEY
YOU’D BE SO BLUE WITHOUT YOUR TRUE LOVE TROUBADOR

CHORUS

BLESS MY HEART FOR BREAKING
BUT KEEPING A STEADY BEAT
ALL THE WHILE I WAS BREAKING, BABY
I WAS BREAKING FREE
Track Name: Chicken Song
(Written by Ansel Foxley)
Track Name: Crocodile Tears
CROCODILE TEARS (ALYSIA KRAFT)

MAXINE POWER HAD A PROBLEM WITH HER ALTERNATOR
BUT WE HAD OURSELVES A CRIMINAL WIND
AND BY YOUR SIDE I WAS INVINCIBLE
SAYIN, “DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE EXHAUST OF THIS EXHAUSTED MACHINE.”

CHORUS
GOOD WHILE IT LASTED
WAS ALL WE WERE ASKING
TAKE WHAT YOU CAN FROM THOSE HUNGRY YEARS
WITH OUR GOOD HEARTS
AND OUR BAD HABITS
WE’LL SWIM FOREVER IN THEIR CROCODILE TEARS

EACH MORNING WE BID GOODBYE TO THOSE BARROOMS
TO THE POOL SHARKS CIRCLING THE NICOTINE TANKS
LAST CALL, WE DRANK IT ALL LIKE A LIFEBLOOD
AND THE MORNING I WAS BORN AGAIN
BORN AGAIN
BESIDE YOU

CHORUS

WHEN THEY CAUGHT UP WITH YOU
I WATCHED FROM THE ROADSIDE
PARTNERS IN CRIME DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH TIME
AND I CAN STILL SEE YOU
LOOKING BACK FOR THAT GOODBYE
AND IN THE AFTERBURN
YOUR SONGS PLAY ON AND ON
IN MY HEAD

CHORUS
WE WILL SWIM FOREVER IN THEIR CROCODILE TEARS
Track Name: Light
LIGHT (ALYSIA KRAFT)

ON THE NIGHT THAT I MET YOU
THE STREETS WERE BATHED IN BLUE
AND THAT NEON WAS CROONING
WHILE IT BLED ALL OVER YOU

YOU WERE SHINING LIKE A COIN ON A RAIL
BENDING LIGHT WITH YOUR EYES
FOUND MYSELF IN THE DUST OF THE OTHERS
WHO LAY UNDER YOUR LIGHT

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DO TO THIS HEART OF MINE?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DO TO THIS HEART?

OOOO CHELSEA
OOOO CHELSEA
WHEN YOU GONNA SEE ME?

THE WHISKEY GETS LOUD IN THERE
PUMPS HEAT THROUGH OUR EARS
MY PULSE IN MY PALM
FROM YOUR BODY SO NEAR

YOU LAID YOUR HEAD ON MY CHEST
LIKE YOU WERE LISTENING FOR A TRAIN
BUT YOU COULD HAVE FELT MY LEGS SHAKING
FROM THREE BLOCKS AWAY

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DO TO THIS HEART OF MINE?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DO TO THIS HEART?

OOOO CHELSEA
OOOO CHELSEA
WHEN YOU GONNA SEE ME?

AND I AWOKE WITH YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS
FLOATED ABOVE THE STREETS, AND THE CITY GRIT
THE CRACKED GRIN OF THE SIDEWALK
HARBORING ITS DRUNKS AND DERELICTS AND THERE I WAS ALL SPARE CHANGE
I’D GIVEN YOU EVERYTHING
STILL WARM TO THE TOUCH
FROM LAYING UNDER YOUR LIGHT


OOOO CHELSEA
OOOO CHELSEA
WHEN YOU GONNA SEE ME?

OOOO CHELSEA
OOOO CHELSEA
WHEN YOU GONNA SEE ME?
LIKE I SEE YOU.