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  • AT YOUR REQUEST

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    There was a time
    We had it all,
    For worse or for better.
    You would come when I called
    But I took you for granted,
    You took me for a fool,
    Through the heat and the madness,
    You stayed so cool.

    I know now baby,
    That I was wrong.
    Please come and love me.
    Don’t try to be strong
    I’ll change your light bulb,
    I’ll fix your flat tire,
    I will fulfill,
    Whatever you require.

    We tried to be alone,
    We did our best,
    But I’ll come running
    at your request.

    You never told me
    You were such a hot shot.
    You want to hold me
    Whether you know it or not.
    Submit to me,
    A quick reply,
    This love is waiting,
    By candlelight.

    We both know that
    We can’t pass this test
    So I’ll come running
    At your request.

    Love could be dreadful
    Or bad at best,
    But I’ll come running
    At your request.

  • GO DOWN LOW

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    Just another day,
    The sun dun’slipped away
    Between the crack in the
    Horizon and the sky.
    Just a drop of red
    Far from my warm bed,
    And the flick of a switch,
    The day ‘dun up and died.

    So we go down low,
    With the secrets that we’ve told,
    We sink to the bottom
    Of a well that’s going dry.

    And when we’ve had enough,
    We rise back up.
    We rise back up ‘til
    The day that we die.

    Just a traffic light
    In the middle of the night.
    Just a little pocket of lies.
    Just the open road,
    I’m shifting into cruise mode
    And with a tank of gas,
    I’m headed to the other side.

    So we go down low,
    With the secrets that
    We’ve told,
    We sink to the bottom
    of a well that’s gone dry.

  • CRAZY PARADE

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    Summer’s on the rise
    And I am flying.
    The good days have
    Come around again.
    I’m up on top of a big burnt rock
    With some people I call friends.
    We’re half a mile to heaven
    And back again.

    And I’m never coming
    Down from the mountain.
    Never will I forget about today.
    I’ll always smile when
    I think about it.
    This life is a crazy parade.

    I don’t have to dream,
    All I’ve got to do it look around.
    We have so little time before
    It all falls down.
    The valley deep, the river wide
    And the sky so high,
    I keep my head on up,
    I keep my feet upon the ground.

    And I’m never coming
    Down from the mountain.
    Never will I forget about today.
    I’ll always smile
    When I think about it.
    This life is a crazy parade.

    No such thing as a better place.
    No such time as right now.
    There is no fame and there
    Is no disgrace.
    So come on, baby let me
    Show you how.

    And we’ll never come
    Down from the mountain.
    Never will we forget
    About today.
    And we’ll always smile
    When we think about it.
    This life is a crazy parade.

  • I CHOOSE YOU

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    I could have been an angel
    looking over y’all,
    I could have been a high-wire dancer
    With no one to catch me if I fall,
    I could have been a heavenly host
    Telling the story of a ghost,
    But I chose you.

    I could have been a wizard
    With a big book of spells,
    I could have been a diva
    Or a farmer in the dell,
    I could have had a luxury car
    Or been a maid working at a car,
    But I chose you.

    I could have been a doctor
    To ease your belly ache,
    I could have been a lady of the night
    Hiding from the daybreak,
    I could have been a Mademoiselle
    Or a little girl at show and tell,
    But I chose you.

    In a dream I had last night
    I was walking towards your
    Shining light.
    If I fall for you before I wake,
    Then bless your soul this love
    I’ll take it.

    I could have been an eagle
    Flying faster than a car,
    I could have been a minister
    Or maybe a movie star,
    But I don’t want to be anything
    If I can’t be where you are.
    So, baby, I chose you.
    I chose you
    I chose you.

  • DELIVERANCE ROAD

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    I drove a long, long way
    Without drinking.
    I listened to the Baptist Radio.
    There was a blue-gray sky.
    As I passed the ghost town by,
    And headed down to
    Where nobody knows me.

    I was jaded by another passing lover.
    I couldn’t bring myself to wonder why.
    And the man on the radio,
    Said “Hey don’t you wanna go
    Down to the Deliverance Road”
    Deliverance Road.

    I saw three little birds sitting on a doorstep,
    And two little boys in their Sunday best.
    And the preacher’s voice was strong.
    The big lady sang along,
    As I listened,
    Rolling down Deliverance Road.
    Deliverance Road.

    I may never walk
    Through the gates of Heaven.
    I may never hear the Angel’s Serenade
    But when the wind picks up
    And drags the dust
    I’m gonna stop my car,
    Look straight up, and the rain
    Might wash my sins away.

    But after all the truck stops.
    And tumble weeds have faded,
    And the radio sings a country song,

    I’ll still hear the Preacher man
    Doin’ the best that he can
    To send us down Deliverance Road.
    Deliverance Road.

  • GUMBO MOON

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    Take me south of Buffalo,
    My feet are freezing cold.
    Take me south of Buffalo,
    My feet are freezing cold.
    New Orleans is calling me,
    Calling to my very soul.

    Take me down to the river;
    Build me a raft of twig and twine.
    Take me down to the river;
    Build me a raft of twig and twine.
    I’ll float down that old river
    ‘til I taste that dandelion wine.

    River bring me swiftly,
    river run me smooth,
    carry my over the mountains
    ‘til I’m under that
    Gumbo Moon.

    There’s a brass band playing.
    I can hear them sweet and fine.
    There’s a brass band playing.
    I can hear them sweet and fine.
    I will not stop my floating till
    I cross that Louisiana line.

    River bring me swiftly,
    river run me smooth,
    carry my over the mountains
    ‘til I’m under that
    Gumbo Moon.

  • HIDDEN SUPERSTITION

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    I was on my way
    To the grocery store,
    When I saw a man standing
    At my back door.
    He was tall and dark,
    I’d never seen him before
    He was saying something
    That I could not ignore.
    He said “Hey let me in.”
    With a big, big grin.
    “I’ve got something to say,
    so lady, let’s begin.”

    So he sat me down and
    Looked me straight in the eye.
    He said “I know something
    About you that you can’t deny:
    If you see a black cat, you
    Gonna cover your eyes,
    You see a crack in the road,
    You gonna step to the side.”

    You’ve got a hidden
    Superstition.
    You’ve got a hidden
    Superstition.

    So I looked at this man,
    With a pair of guilty eyes.
    He knew what I knew,
    He saw through my disguise.
    There was no use in denying
    But I thought I might give it a try
    So I said “Hey tell me more
    Mr. Man, if you think
    you’re so wise.”

    He said “Hey little Miss,
    I don’t mean no harm.”
    Then he got a little closer
    As he touched my arm.
    He said “I’ve watched you doing
    Your thing for days on end.
    And I’ve sent every vibe that
    I know how to send.
    I swear I’m not a creep and
    I don’t mean to offend.
    But I thought you might like
    To be my Voodoo friend.”

    Cause I got Hidden Superstition.
    I got Hidden Superstitions.

  • AT YOUR REQUEST

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    I’ve been reading up
    On magazines.
    Lately I’ve been trying not to lie.
    Now I know the difference,
    Between life and a movie screen,
    But that should come as no surprise.

    I’ve been dabbling in decency.
    Since then my world has opened wide,
    But I’m not quite free
    I’ll get there when I get you
    Off my mind.
    Cause I may still find time to cry,
    But I’ve got Moonbeams in my eyes.

    I’ve been listening to my old LP’s
    And they all sound so sad.
    I used to dread
    Spending nights like these,
    But now they really don’t feel that bad.
    Cause I may still find time to cry,
    But I’ve got Moonbeams in my eyes.

    I’ve been thinking in terms
    Of a grander scheme.
    I’ve been thinking about rhythm
    And rhyme.
    I’ve stopping blaming
    A lack of honesty,
    I’ve started to forget about wasted time.

    ‘Cause I may still find time to cry,
    but I’ve got Moonbeams in my eyes.
    Moonbeams in my eyes.

  • NO GOOD, MEAN OLD LOVERMAN

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    I’m having trouble-
    With my baby.
    Seems like he’s always out of town,
    And the more I go looking for that man,
    The less he comes around.
    I don’t know why
    He treats me so –
    But I love him even though
    He sure is a
    No good, mean old,
    Lowdown lover man.

    Well baby, I feel your pain
    Cause I’ve been there
    Every now and again,
    But there comes a time in your life,
    When you’ve got no one else to blame.
    Cause you’re digging yourself a hole –
    And there’s no sense in taking that role
    When you’ve got a
    No good, mean old,
    Lowdown lover man

    Oooh, child, Love just works that way.
    How can I sit there and watch him
    As he walk away?
    You’ve got to let go.
    I know,
    Just be strong.
    For how long?
    Just try –

    I’m going to let go
    Of my baby
    Because he never gives me
    The time of day.
    Sometimes you’ve got to be alone
    For a while
    Until a better thing comes your way.
    So just smile at the simple things
    And forget about your trials
    With that no good, mean old,
    Lowdown lover man.

  • SOMEBODY FIX ME

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    Friday night I started my first fist fight
    Got me kicked out of the bar
    When I went stumbling through
    The parking lot, you know
    I could not find my car.
    So I bummed a ride from Bessie,
    My old school friend.
    She said “Honey where
    You want to go?”
    But all I said is “I think this
    Might be the end,
    And I’m feeling sick so could
    You drive me slow?”
    Because my man he up and left me,
    Left me in the dust –
    Doctor, lawyer, banker,
    Tell me who can I trust?

    Somebody fix me,
    Fix me from head to toe.
    You’d better drop me a line
    Or else you’re leaving me
    Out in the cold.

    That man of mine he sure was
    One of a kind—
    He never did me wrong.
    He was the sweet kind of man,
    Who kept me straight in line,
    But now he’s got me singing this
    Low-down song.
    Now I ain’t got nobody ‘round
    To come and help me get well,
    When all I do is drink and cry.
    Preacher man said,
    “Baby, why don’t you help yourself?”
    But I’m too low-down to even try.
    I’ve drank up all my brandy,
    finished all my wine,
    I need your love candy,
    Make me feel just fine.

    I was a real good girl for most
    Of my early life,
    I figured someday I’d make some
    Man a real good wife.
    I always washed my knickers,
    Pressed my blue, blue jeans,
    I’ve got no idea how I got so mean.
    Now my man he up and left me,
    Left me in the dust –
    Doctor, lawyer, banker
    Tell me who can I trust?
    (chorus)

  • DRIVING BLIND

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    ’ve been in bed,
    I’ve been away.
    I’ve been the blamer,
    And I’ve been blamed.
    I can’t read the answers,
    If I can’t see the page.
    I’m driving blind,
    The landscape doesn’t change.

    My eyes are blurry,
    My faucet runs.
    I wait for my vision,
    but it never comes.
    I can’t give you the answers,
    If I can’t see your hands.
    I’m driving blind,
    Through this barren land.

    I never knew it could get this dark.
    I was the rain that put out your spark.
    I can’t read the answers,
    If I can’t see the page.
    I’m driving blind,
    Behind this bitter rage.

    I’ve been so lonely,
    And ain’t it sad
    To be missing something,
    That I never had.
    I’ve been so blind,
    Now I’m paying the cost.
    How can I find what was
    never lost?

    I’ve been in bed,
    Laying awake.
    I’ve been the taker,
    With nothing to take.
    I’ve got no direction,
    No changing lanes.
    I’m driving blind,
    I’m pushing through the pain.

  • BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter

    You’re making a scene.
    You’re out of line.
    You’re rocking the boat,
    Stepping out of time.
    They man think you’re crazy,
    But I think you’re alright.
    So let’s you and me
    Kick it up tonight.
    Like a bull in a china shop,
    Bull in a china shop.

  • KISSING IN A TREE

    Lyrics and Music by Grace Potter and Chuck Eller

    Here before the sunrise
    You came a-knocking at my door.
    How long has it been now?
    You got the hint I wanted more.
    You woke me up at 2 am.
    With your stomping on my floor.
    When you peeked around the corner,
    Baby, I forgot the score.
    There’s no place that I’d rather be,
    Then here with you and me.
    ‘Cause now I’ve got you
    where I want you –
    Kissing in a Tree.

    The last time you left,
    I was glad to see you go.
    ‘Cause I was by myself again
    I took my time and I took it slow.
    But now the nights are dragging, darlin’
    And I’m feeling quite so strong.
    I’m ready for the fast track again,
    Thought you might like to come along.
    There’s no place that I’d rather be,
    Cause now I’ve got you where I want you –
    Kissing in a Tree.

    Once upon a time, baby
    There was this thing called
    You and me.

    We had ourselves a good time,
    Our love was almost sicky-sweet.
    Juliet and Romeo,
    They were as stupid as could be.
    They spent the whole time
    Killing themselves –
    They should have been climbing up
    The kissing tree.

    Dream that we, that’s you and me
    Are K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
    You and me are kissing in a tree.