New York, NY 12​/​15​/​18

by Ransom Pier

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released March 21, 2019

Recorded live at Tals Studio on December 15, 2018 in conjunction with Master-Plan.

Produced by James Bolding.

All songs written by Hayley Harrington, except:
Crash on the Highway - Written by Alynda Segarra
What I Remember - Written by William Carrigan
Fruits of My Labor - Written by Lucinda Williams

All songs performed by Hayley Harrington, William Carrigan, and Evan Harris.

Cover photo by Luis Ruiz.

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Track Name: Turn Your Head
Moving through the crowd I walk on eggshells
I can spot him laughing as somebody yells
And he tilts his head back at some old joke that Colin told
And I could have sworn he never would have showed

So I stop down by the bar and grab my drink
Yeah I need some fuel to help me sit and think
But all I can remember is what I used to have
And babe I want to turn your head so bad

I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head

It’s funny how a man can make you weak
With one look it’s like I forgot how to breath
And I can’t believe I’m aching up inside
And thinking man I want him back in my life

And he knows exactly how he makes me feel
It’s like a skip on some old rusty movie reel
And with each go round I fall a little bit harder
Yeah I’d like to think I got a little bit smarter

But I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head

So that whiskey warms me down to my bones
With this confidence I could never be alone
But I’m staring at myself across bar
And all I see’s a girl who’s gone too fucking far

And I dream of busting into that place
With high heels and some makeup on my face
But I grip my stool as I start to feel mad
And all I can think is that I want to turn your head so bad

But I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head so bad
I want to turn your head
Track Name: Just Waiting
It’s 10 o’clock on Sunday night
I’m basking in the red streetlight
That illuminates
The empty space
For you

You told me when you’re coming home
But I still don’t like being left alone
Just waiting
Anticipating breaking
Me in two

The tree out back is in full bloom
I try to see it from inside my room
Concealing the entire
Gleaming empire
From view

Glowing diamonds that dot your sky
Slowly but surely intensify
Here they lose the fight
But these city lights
Will do

Each building’s a block of a still life
Teeming with bodies, not one of them’s right
I need that toss of hair
That kind of stare
From you

Soon you’ll be taken through time and space
To meet me in this familiar place
My mind is a cavern
Where memories gather
Like dew

It’s 10 o’clock on Sunday night
I’m all consumed and there’s nothing quite
Like this feeling of
My truest love
For you
Track Name: Supposed to Do
I know that this had to end
But every now and then
I wish that we could try again
I wish that we could try again

Remember when we laid in bed
And you held my hand
You said you wished this’d never end
You said you wished this’d never end

And I did what I’m supposed to do
What I was supposed to do
But I’m still without you
But I’m still without you

And I told the truth
Like you asked me to
But I’m still without you
But I’m still without you

D’you know when I look in your eyes
I can see the sky
Both beauty and my own demise
Both beauty and my own demise

With each message that you didn’t send
Felt my heart crumbling
But my love for you could never bend
No my love for you could never bend

And I did what I’m supposed to do
What I was supposed to do
But I’m still without you
Yeah I’m still without you

And I told the truth
Like you asked me to
But I’m still without you
But I’m still without you
Track Name: Run So Hard
Yeah I run so hard, run so hard
Thought I’d chase the rain that plagued me from the start
Yeah I run so hard, run so hard
Down that dusty, dirty two-lane boulevard

And you thought you had me back in Kalamazoo
If I could take that train back yeah I know what I’d do

I’d run so hard, run so hard
In a million years I never thought it’d come this far
Run so hard, run so hard
I can see those eyes shining through the jailhouse bars

And you thought you had me back in Kalamazoo
If I could take that train back yeah I know what I’d do

And you thought you had me back in Kalamazoo
If I could take that train back yeah I know what I’d do

Can you justify the taking of another life
Out here in the darkness it’s the only way you know to survive

Walked up to your room, walked up to your room
Saw the pale white face of the waning November moon
Said I’ll be back here soon, I’ll be back here soon
Before you see me coming you will hear that timeless tune
Track Name: Crash on the Highway
There's a crash on the highway today
"Nobody's going anywhere" they say
It could be you up there
So you better say your prayers
And take it easy on the narrow way

And we can't make it to our gig on time
So we pull over and we drink some wine
They gotta five car pile-up in Rosenheim
Oh driver take me down the line

Germany has been cold and mean
I wanna get home to New Orleans
Me and my baby all we do is fight
Take me back home to BJ's on a Monday night

They got these two-dollar coins here, man
Some people say this is the promised land
But me, I'm happy in some southern bar
Just in the corner, playing my guitar

Oh there's a crash on the highway today
"Nobody's going anywhere" they say
It could be you up there
So you better say your prayers
And take it easy on the narrow way

All dressed up with nowhere to go
Feeling like the last stand at the Alamo
Man, I ain't got nothing but time
And I got Louisiana on my mind

Oh there's a crash on the highway today
"Nobody's going anywhere" they say
It could be you up there
So you better say your prayers
And take it easy on the narrow way
And take it easy on the narrow way
Track Name: No Stars
Everything in time makes sense till it doesn't
I thought it was love till he told me it wasn't
It's cold all alone and he felt just like home
The horizon's too far and there ain't no stars above it

It was just last night he came to sweetly
He said he had given his whole heart completely
But it was not mine to own, I had it on loan
And he said like a caged bird, I need you to free me

He found him a girl who didn't make him feel small
She's strong and she's sure and not like me at all
With her virtues in tact, she ain't holding him back
From a life with a backyard and fine alcohol

I'm lying here feeling like it's judgement day
I hear horns blowing but I choose to stay
I'll pay what I owe to the devil I know
Resigned to my fate to keep the good ones away

Everything in time makes sense till it doesn't
I thought it was love till he told me it wasn't
It's cold all alone and he felt just like home
The horizon's too far and there ain't no stars above it
Track Name: Zeros and Ones
Silently speaking in zeros and ones
Heads bowed down like the mind weighs a ton
Engrossed in another world made of silver and chrome
Buzzing and humming like freshly programmed drones

When they pull back it seems that life has returned
Taking in sights and sounds to reaffirm
That indeed we are human of soft flesh and bone
Unique and the same, nuanced and cloned

But the weight presses down, the tapping continues
To find the zeros and ones that haven’t been used
Time slugs alongside us, it watches and shrugs
Taunting we’ll end up like frayed wires and plugs

I’m not cynical though, please know that about me
I think that lines will always blur indefinitely
I accept the uncertain, I don’t know what’s right
But I know not to let the zeros and ones in at night

The weight presses down, the tapping continues
To find those zeros and ones that haven't been used
We lean heavy on this automated crutch
Time taunts us, the ultimate judge
Track Name: What I Remember
I could tell you that I’ve missed you
These six months since you went away
I could say I long to kiss you
And wish I’d begged for you to stay
But I’d be lying to say either
The sun’s seemed brighter every day

What I remember
Is empty bottles in the afternoon
And long Decembers
Self medicating by the winter moon
Then you turned on me when springtime came
And your empty life stared back at you

What I remember
What I never can forget
Backhanded compliments
Barbed wire keeping me in check
Did you think that if you weren’t there
My whole life would be a wreck?

So I see you crying, baby
You say you’re lonesome and I can tell
I hear you sighing, baby
And I hope your conscience serves you well
But when you whisper that you miss me
You’d better keep it to yourself
Track Name: It's Up to You
It’s up to you, I hate that phrase
it’s lazy and a crutch you’ve used these days

It’s up you to figure out the place
Where we’ll eat dinner and talk face to face

It’s up to you to pick what we hear
You haven’t cared about music in a year

It’s up to you where we walk to now
If you could I know you’d walk right out of town

It’s up to you to pick the movie we see
You sit so close but feel so far away from me

It’s up to you to pick our bed’s quilt
The blanket to cover this home that we’ve built

And it’s up to you to decide when we go
It’s been four long years and there’s not much to show

Now I know it’s up to me to make a new start
To pick myself up and brush off the pieces of my very own, my very broken heart

Now I know it’s up to me to make a new start
To brush myself off and pick up the pieces of my very own, my very broken heart
Track Name: Romance Begins
You could buy me flowers
You could take me dancing
Take me on a trip for two
Or dine in some place fancy

But darling don’t you know
The most ordinary day we’re in
One look from you could melt my heart
And that’s where the romance begins

We could fly to Paris
Hold hands by the Eiffel tower
Stroll along the Tuileries
And kiss in a light sun shower

But darling don’t you know
The most ordinary day we’re in
One look from you could melt my heart
And that’s where the romance begins

It could be so dreadfully mundane
An afternoon of work and coffee stains
But knowing I can talk with you at the end of each day
Is a beautiful thing

But darling don’t you know
The most ordinary day we’re in
One look from you could melt my heart
And that’s where the romance begins
Track Name: P.P.O.P.
It was a bright clear night
With sparkling stars in the sky
Not a care on our minds,
My brother, sister and I

But sometimes accidents can happen
In the quick blink of an eye
We heard the glass fall on the patio
And the whole town heard our cry

Why why PPOP
Why would you leave us so lonely
After all the good times you were our one and only
Bye bye PPOP

There was nothing left for us to do
But hang our heads and sigh
We reminisced about our time with you
And we joined our hands to say goodbye

Why why PPOP
Why would you leave us so lonely
After all the good times you were our one and only
Bye bye PPOP
Track Name: Fruits of My Labor
Baby, see how I've been living
Velvet curtains on the windows to
Keep the bright and unforgiving
Light from shining through

Baby, I remember all the things we did
When we slept together
In the blue behind your eyelids
Baby, sweet baby

Traced your scent through the gloom
'Til I found these purple flowers
I was spent, I was soon smelling you for hours

Lavender, lotus blossoms too
Water the dirt, flowers last for you
Baby, sweet baby

Tangerines and persimmons
And sugarcane
Grapes and honeydew melon
Enough fit for a queen

Lemon trees don't make a sound
'Til branches bend and fruit falls to the ground
Baby, sweet baby

Come to my world and witness
The way things have changed
'Cause I finally did it, baby
I got out of La Grange

Got in my Mercury and drove out west
Pedal to the metal and my luck to the test
Baby, sweet baby

I've been tryin' to enjoy all the fruits of my labor
I've been cryin' for you boy but truth is my savior

Baby, sweet baby if it's all the same
Take the glory any day over the fame
Baby, sweet baby

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