Small Town Lights

by The Patti Fiasco

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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
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Shake 04:37
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
3.
Elvis 03:45
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.
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Go Easy 04:27
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
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Oil 04:07
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
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Losing Game 03:56
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
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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
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Chicken Song 04:07
(Written by Ansel Foxley)
9.
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
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Light 04:16
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.

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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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