Between the Bed Sheets and Turpentine

by Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers

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available October 4, 2011

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released 04 October 2011

Carrie Clark * vocals, acoustic guitar, piano and glockenspiel

The Lonesome Lovers…
Greg Fulton * acoustic, electric and lap steel guitars, mandolin, ukulele, belly dancer bells, B3 organ, tremolo piano, backing vocals and the occasional left hand on the piano
Kohen Burrill * drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13
Kevin Emerson * drums on tracks 5, 8, 11 and timpani on track 8
Dave Pascal * electric bass and upright bass
Rob Witmer * accordion on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13

Guest Lonesome Lovers…
Martin Feveyear * percussion on tracks 3, 11
Jeff Blancato * baritone guitar on track 10
Sue Corcoran * backing vocals on track 1
Camille Bloom * backing vocals on track 8
William Boyd * violin I on tracks 9, 12
Karen Sorensen * violin II on tracks 9, 12
Michael Watson * viola on tracks 9, 12
Michael Matesky * cello on tracks 9, 12
Jim DeJoie * clarinet on tracks 8, 9
Dewey Marler * baritone clarinet on tracks 8, 9

“Bum bah dum” group vocals * Kohen Burrill, Sue Corcoran, Greg Fulton, Leilani Berinobis and Keala Kani Fulton Berinobis, Martin, Melissa and Azalea Feveyear, Dave Pascal and Rob Witmer

All lyrics and music written by Carrie Clark except tracks 3, 8, 11 and 12 music written by Carrie Clark and Greg Fulton. © 2011 Carrie Clark, Red Bug Records (BMI). All Rights Reserved. www.carrieclark.com

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, WA
Assisted by Andrew Detloff, William Brown and Joe Larosee
All songs arranged by Greg Fulton with Carrie Clark
Strings and clarinets orchestrated by Greg Fulton
Photography by Laurie Clark Photography
Design and layout by
Lyrics available at www.carrieclark.com
Greg Fulton plays acoustic Taylor guitars

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Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers Seattle, Washington

Carrie Clark is watching you. Oh, maybe not literally, but one constant running throughout Between the Bed Sheets & Turpentine is her keen eye for the telling detail and quirks of human nature. These thirteen originals span a gamut of styles, from classic country and surging rock to mischievous music hall numbers and jazz, but all of them showcase her astute powers of observation. ... more

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Track Name: Bum bah dum
Bumbahdum…
lyrics & music by carrie clark

She’s got red hair and her lips soft and full then the stare
With her green eyes makes you weak in the knees
She’s a flower and she’ll dance until the late hour
Then she’ll love you until you find that you have lost your mind and she sings…

Bum bah dum bah dum bah dum bum bum bah dum bum bum
Bum bah dum bah dum bah dum bum bum bah dum bum dum

She calls to you in the night enchanting you with her song
That will lead you into her arms then before you know it
She’ll woo you in your darkest hour she’ll love you till you’ve known no other day
And then when you’ve lost your way…

A mystery she has taken over all your dreams
So hauntingly, she’s strung you out bringing you to your knees
But you don’t even know her name and she’s seduced the clouds from your rain
And now all that you have left is a crumpled washed up memory of her singing…

Bum bah dum bah dum bah dum bum bum bah dum bum bum
Bum bah dum bah dum bah dum bum bum bah dum bum dum

You’ll dance every hour then you’ll dance cause she’s a flower
Then she’ll dance into another’s arms and before you realize
Lost in illusions strung out and confused
When you’ve succumbed to the conclusion that she’s gone and you’re left with nothing but…

Bum bah dum bah dum bah dum bum bum bah dum bum bum
Bum bah dum bah dum bah dum bum bum bah dum bum dum
Track Name: Chilly Winds
Chilly winds
lyrics & music by carrie clark

Chilly winds don’t you follow me
Chilly winds don’t you blow me away
Chilly winds tickle the trees

Their leaves turning brown they sway back and forth
They sway back and forth turning brown

Dressed in black the people fade with the light
Dressed in black the people fade into the dark night
Dressed in black the people fade with the light

Into the cool dark night they sway back and forth
They sway back and forth through the night

There’s an old man on his porch a book in his lap
There’s an old man on his porch and he’s drifting to sleep
There’s an old man on his porch with a book in his lap
And he’s watching the day as the cars are driving by
But it’s time for his nap with his lady beside him
In a long red dress as she takes his hand she fades away

Chilly winds don’t you follow me
Chilly winds don’t you take me away
Chilly winds tickle the trees

With their leaves turning brown they sway back and forth
They sway back and forth, they sway back and forth, they sway…
Track Name: I'm a Lark
I’m a lark
lyrics by carrie clark
music by carrie clark & greg fulton

I’m a lark, I’m a mockingbird and with these wings I’ll fly
I’m a lark, I’m a mockingbird and I’ll fly so high

Leave behind the trees and the mountains
Make way for clear waters of blue
The color of grey behind me
Ahead nothing but sand and you

I’m a lark, I’m a mockingbird and with these wings I’ll fly
I’m a lark, I’m a mockingbird and I’ll fly so high

So we’ll dance to the promise
That we’ll find our way back again
To the trees and the grey and the mountains
And all that makes this home again

I’m a lark, I’m a mockingbird and with these wings I’ll fly
I’m a lark, I’m a mockingbird and I’ll fly so high
Track Name: Forgotten Time
Forgotten Time
lyrics & music by carrie clark

He eats limes to make the sunshine and ice cream to bring the rain
He’s a man who speaks in riddles while he takes away your pain
And he’ll show you in a mirror what you thought no one can see
He’ll show you in a mirror all that you can be

Quietly he strums an old guitar with pick marks worn through the wood
And he’ll sing a song about another day when life wasn’t as good
While the whiskey a dream and the smoke wraps around him like a cloak
Of dreams left unanswered from a lifetime and this song is what he wrote

A quarter for your thoughts because inflation took the dime
Nestled in a memory of a long forgotten time

A dusty road we have traveled to what end no one can see
But the whiskey and the cigarettes, this guitar and an old melody
But this whiskey is driving me to what end no one can see
But this tired road and this old guitar and the bottle that is bound to save me

A quarter for your thoughts because inflation took the dime
Nestled in a memory of a long forgotten time

He eats limes to make the sunshine and ice cream to bring the rain
Track Name: Where are you
Where are you
lyrics & music by carrie clark

Where are the pretty boys and girls
Where are the single boys and single girls
Hanging out at the cocktail bars with shooting stars
Where are you

Where are the cowboys and the leading men
Where are the ranchers and the one-night stands
Hanging out underneath the stars with broken hearts
Where are you

Where are the pretty boys and girls
Where are the single boys and single girls
Hanging out at the cocktail bars with shooting stars
Where are you
Track Name: How Could I
How could I…
lyrics & music by carrie clark

How could I have ever, missed that smile, missed that
Missed that smile when you entered the room
Maybe it’s because I’m far too shy to walk up and say how are you

Like a warm summer rain in June
Kiss the tears from my eyes light the corner of any room

How could I have ever, missed that smile, missed that
Missed that smile when you entered the room
You’ve got a smile that lights up the sky brighter than any full moon

Like a warm summer rain in June
Kiss the tears from my eyes light the corner of any room

How could I have ever, missed that smile, missed that
Missed that smile when you entered the room
And how could I have ever missed saying goodbye missed saying goodbye to you

How could I have ever, missed that smile, missed that
Missed that smile when you entered the room
Track Name: What have we done
What have we done
lyrics & music by carrie clark

Where have all the cowboys gone
Broken hearts and broken songs
Trailing cattle gone astray
If not for the ground that has turned to clay

Where have all the farmers gone
Tired minds yet always holding strong
Tending orchards night and day
For the food we consume but mostly throw away

What have we done
Where did we go wrong
What have we done
What have we done

Where have all the forests gone
Fallen lands that yield air to make us strong
Cut to their roots and stripped away
Along with the oil that we just burn and burn away

What have we done
Where did we go wrong
What have we done
What have we done

Where have all our children gone
No more laughter joy and songs
Nowhere to run nowhere to play
Nothing left for them to do but digging their own graves

What have we done
Where did we go wrong
What have we done
What have we done
Track Name: The Night Before
The Night Before
lyrics by carrie clark
music by carrie clark & greg fulton

She found love in a 7-11, lifting taffy from the candy isle
He was buying cigarettes to wash down with a colt 45
And the fish are all in top hats and the alligators are donning ties
Eating marmalade with sugar cake all washed down with a colt 45

While the savages feed, the distant colors melt to grey
The whiskey clouds my memories like the wine did yesterday

A tango infused with bourbon, a swing induced by wine
Where broken dreams are swallowed down between the bed sheets and turpentine
Now the world is topsy turvey and the drunken band plays on
So pour me another bartender while the boys play another song

And while the savages feed, the distant colors melt to grey
The whiskey clouds my memories like the wine did yesterday
So pour me another bartender, a concoction to drown the day
So the whiskey clouds my memories like the wine did yesterday

And while the savages feed, the distant colors melt to grey
The whiskey clouds my memories like the wine did yesterday
Track Name: Fade Away
Fade away
lyrics & music by carrie clark

She wraps cellophane on her window panes
She wraps cellophane on her window panes
She wraps cellophane on her window panes
Cause it keeps the cold away
Until the next sunny day

She’s got curlers in her hair
But she’s forgotten that they’re there
She’s got curlers in her hair
And she just walks out in the rain
Cause it washes away her pain

And she really doesn’t care
She just wants him to be there
And she really doesn’t care
She just wants to remember before
Her memories have all been sold

The yellow house upon the hill
Is the place she gets her fill
The yellow house upon the hill
Is where her memories start to fade

In her garden in the yard
Masquerading like copper colored movie stars
In her garden in the yard
Under a red umbrella she starts to cry
And she can’t remember why

And she really doesn’t care
She just wants him to be there
And she really doesn’t care
She just wants to remember before
Her memories have all been sold

Like the lightening bugs in a jar
Shining just like the stars
Like the lightening bugs in a jar
Her memories of him start to fade

And like a million miles of stars
Evaporating into jars
And like a million miles of stars
They ignite and fall like rain
Like her tears she can’t explain
As her memories all turn grey
And before she knows it he just fades away
Track Name: The Stranger
The Stranger
lyrics & music by carrie clark

There’s a stranger that watches from the foot of the stairs
And he hides in the dark so you won’t notice him there
But his presence is darker than any despair you could dream

He walks with a cane, but without a limp
And he’ll darken your doorway without coming in
While you wonder why hairs stand straight on your neck just the same

Cold is the feeling you get when you grow old forgetting just what it was
Feeling safe waking up to the sound of rain

Another dark night and you feel him move in
May be just down the hall, but he’s crawled under your skin
And the tap of his cane on the floor is like walls caving in

There are monsters that walk among us all through the day
And they dress in plain clothes but their eyes give them away
Cause their darkness is deep and your eyes say they must look away

Night is the part of the day when your mind starts wasting away
Through the lost minutes unraveling like a scarf made of clay.

There’s a stranger that watches from the foot of the stairs
And he hides in the dark so you won’t notice him there
But his presence is darker than any despair you could dream
Track Name: It Burns
It Burns
lyrics by carrie clark
music by carrie clark & greg fulton

She walks the town desperate for leaving
Her pain behind she finds a door for closing and
Leave all her troubles behind cause the
Hurt he caused is too much to bear her heart pierced with nails

And it burns, it burns, it burns. It burns, it burns, it burns

There was a day when they loved deeper than any cliché
Of water could explain, until one day it, it all
Burned faster than any fire
Could consume in a day

And it burns, it burns, it burns. It burns, it burns, it burns

So now she wanders alone in the clouds
Seeking quiet spaces where she can be loud
It helps release the burn into the turbulent clouds
Rooting her pain through to the ground

And it burns, it burns, it burns. It burns, it burns, it burns
Track Name: Down at my knees
Down at my knees
lyrics by carrie clark
music by carrie clark & greg fulton

Don’t know why I can’t leave
Got me tied down at my knees
May as well leave me here
I’ve got nothing to get me clear

I lie here in the dark
So cool down here with the mermaids and stars
I’m lost wandering incomplete
Still got me tied down at my knees

Waiting to wake with the dawn
Watching the leaves fall and turn brown
Eyes are open, but I’m asleep on my feet
Still got me tied down at my knees

Don’t know why I can’t leave
Got me tied down at my knees
Track Name: Sing Me
Sing Me
lyrics & music by carrie clark

Sweet like sugar, sweet like sugar, sweet like sugar
Your kiss knocks me to my knees
For me there is no other, for you you’ve got another, for me there is no other
Can’t you see

Sing me a lullaby
Sing me to sleep

Pour me another, pour me another, pour me another
Whiskey neat
Drive away slowly, drive away slowly, drive away slowly
So I don’t have to see you leave

Sing me a lullaby
Sing me to sleep

Sweet like sugar, sweet like sugar, sweet like sugar …