Between the Bed Sheets and Turpentine

by Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers

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1.
Bum bah dum 04:14
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
2.
Chilly Winds 02:49
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…
3.
I'm a Lark 02:21
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
How Could I 04:40
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
7.
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
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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
9.
Fade Away 05:26
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
10.
The Stranger 03:32
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
11.
It Burns 04:50
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
12.
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
13.
Sing Me 04:29
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 …

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released October 4, 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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