Vivienne Wilder EP

by Vivienne Wilder

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released December 21, 2012

Michael Eckert - pedal steel & dobro
Joe Ernewein - electric guitar
Gordon Hyland - tenor sax
Jake Jenne - percussion
Vivienne Wilder - vocals, bass, parlour guitar

All Songs written by Sam McLellan
Produced and Recorded by Joe Ernewein
Recorded at Palais Auburn

Special thanks to: Laura C. Bates, Neil MacIntosh, Liza, Gordon, Felix

www.viviennewilder.com
Copyright 2012

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Track Name: Go On
You've been hanging 'round, watching me
Through your whiskey glass
Always trying to catch my eye
No subtlety or class
You seem to think there's nothing else
That I would rather do
Than get picked up and taken home
By the likes of you

So go on
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

You've been hanging 'round, heckling me
Speaking to my chest
I don't need your compliments
To boost my confidence
Please go away, you're bothering me
Cramping up my style
And the only number that I've got for you
Is for the cab that you ought to dial

So go on
Leave me alone
Leave me alone

You better catch another tide
You ain't taking me for a ride
Not even in another life
And this me being nice

You've been hanging 'round bothering me
Trying to get me drunk
You could try to buy the whole damn bar
But you'd still be out of luck
Now maybe some girls fall for this
But they must be blind and cheap
Can't a girl just have a drink in peace
Without fighting off some creep?

So go on
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
Track Name: When You Cry
Fill up a barrel with those old gipsy tears
To tide you through the driest time of year
Read to your lover from your old book of lies
'Cause no one wants to see you when you cry
No one wants to see you when you cry

Go out alone, just get out of the house
Find a tree and hide among its boughs
Fill your busy head with swarm of buzzing flies
'Cause no one wants to see you when you cry
No one wants to see you when you cry

It's no wonder that you feel this way
I know it's hard to watch the sun go swinging by each day
Catch a cloud and lie under its shade
Let the rain erase all the tears from your face

Dance when there's music, laugh at each joke
Never let your mother know you're broke
Blame it on the weather every time that you sigh
'Cause no one wants to see you when you cry
No one wants to see you when you cry

When you're feeling bad
Tip down your hat
In that hazy blue
Drain it down with booze
But whatever you do
You keep the worst of it for you
'Cause no one wants to see you when you cry
No one wants to see you when you cry
Track Name: Edge Of The Tracks
Oh, I get home, no one's waiting for me
Gotta shake these devils off my feet
Gotta dig my garden, gotta make some cash
Gotta take out the trash
Oh, lord, turn on the bloody heat
This house is so cold and I can't sleep
The sun is shining but the windows are small
Wanna kick down the wall

Time's moving fast, this apple's rotten
Well did I learn from the past, or have I just forgotten?
My heart's gone south and I'm wearing black
Spinning 'round at the edge of the tracks
Spinning 'round at the edge of the tracks

Oh, I'm downtown, caged in walls of concrete
Watching animals that frequent this menagerie
While my eyes keep searching for a UFO
To pick me up and go
'Cause I'm so tired of the greys and the browns
And the empty business suits always rushing around
And why should I run right through this life
When a body's so warm and a kiss is so nice?

Time's moving fast, this apple's rotten
Well did I learn from the past, or have I just forgotten?
My heart's gone south and I'm wearing black
Spinning 'round at the edge of the tracks
Spinning 'round at the edge of the tracks

Time's moving fast, this apple's rotten
Well did I learn from the past, or have I just forgotten?
It's all gone south and I'm wearing black
Spinning 'round at the edge of the tracks
Spinning 'round at the edge of the tracks
Track Name: First Bird
The first bird flew out of her cage tonight
She tore a hole up in the big blue sky
And that's why clouds blew in to cover it
And that's the reason the weather turned to shit

The cracks they grow much longer every day
They grin down at me from the plastering
They're always spitting dust into my eyes
And that's the reason why tonight I cried

There's always time for the first time to lose
There's always the first bird who will fly loose
But that don't make me feel okay
That don't make me feel okay
That don't make me feel okay
No, that don't make me feel okay
Track Name: Bring You Down
I cry myself awake each morning
Days seem easier with that beginning
Live my loneliness in every tragic little dream
So by mid morning, I don't feel a thing

When I talk to you tonight
I will act like I'm alright
I won't bring you down
I won't bring you down here with me

Drift through the afternoon's distractions
While away the hours with no intentions
Listen to the songs we used to sing on repeat
So by the evening, I wonder where I've been

When I talk to you tonight
I will act like I'm alright
I won't bring you down
I won't bring you down here with me

I don't know how to live without you
I smoke and drink much more than I ought to
Whiskey helps me see you any time of the day
Darlin', why are you so far, far away?

When I talk to you tonight
I will act like I'm alright
I won't bring you down
I won't bring you down
I won't bring you down here with me
Track Name: Greater Things
Oh, honey take him, go on and have him
You can have his roving eye
You'd be doing me a service
You'd be freeing up my time
I'm so tired of playing all these foolish little games
So step right up and take my man
I'm moving on to greater things

I've seen you gals whisper 'round town about this brown-eyed handsome man
I've seen y'all flirt and flutter your skirts and I've seen him tipping his hat
I know he ain't been truthful
I don't need eyes at the back of my head
So come on, gals, have at this prize, 'cause otherwise I'm better off dead

Oh, honey take him, go on and have him
You can have his roving eye
You'd be doing me a service
You'd be freeing up my time
I'm so tired of playing all these foolish little games
So step right up and take my man
I'm moving on to greater things

He thinks I haven't noticed or connected all the dots
The lipstick on the collar; all the birthdays he forgot
Do you really think you're winning? Well, sister I'm no cat
Gonna pack his bags and send him off and wish you kittens good luck with that

Oh, honey take him, go on and have him
You can have his roving eye
You'd be doing me a service
You'd be freeing up my time
I'm so tired of playing all these foolish little games
So step right up and take my man
I'm moving on to greater things

I'm tired of his cheating and I'm sick of all his lies
And the nights alone when he don't come home, saying he was out with the guys
I'm woman enough to know this and I'm woman enough to leave
And lock his sorry ass outside, since he's found another place to sleep

Oh, honey take him, go on and have him
You can have his roving eye
You'd be doing me a service
You'd be freeing up my time
I'm so tired of playing all these foolish little games
So step right up and take my man
I'm moving on to greater things