Glitter & Sawdust

by Paisley Fields

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1.
Keep Swimming You said you found somebody else but you’d call if it didn’t work out Well I’ll be waiting right here by the telephone And I hope you get the chance to give me that call you’ve been talking about Cuz I’d love to tell you just where you can go You can go fishin’ You can go to church You can go to a bar or a rodeo You can jump in a lake You can go bake a cake You can go to Mexico You can go tame a lion You can go cage divin’ with a shark in the deep blue sea You can go anywhere but you ain’t gonna go with me Cuz I’ve been loaned out I’ve been filled with doubt The ocean’s wide and it is deep If we’re all fish Then I’ll keep swimming You said you wanna get out of town and start out somewhere new Well I’ll be happy to buy you a one-way ticket I’ll bring it by your place oh but when I do I’ll be sure to tell you just where you can stick it You can stick it in the trash You can stick it underneath the rug You can stick it in the dirty south You can stick it down your pants You can stick it on the gum between the cushions of your couch You can stick it in the grass You can stick it up your ass You can stick it in a bag of weed You can stick it anywhere but you ain’t gonna stick it to me Cuz I’ve been loaned out I’ve been filled with doubt The ocean’s wide and it is deep We’re all fish. I’ve been loaned out I’ve been filled with doubt The ocean’s wide and it is deep If we’re all fish If we’re all just fish I’ll keep swimming
2.
Hot Burrito #1 You may be sweet and nice But that won't keep you warm at night Cuz I'm the one who showed you how To do the things you're doing now He may feel all your charms He may hold you in his arms But I'm the one who let you in I was right beside you then Once upon a time You let me feel you deep inside And nobody knew nobody saw Do you remember the way you cried I'm your toy I'm your old boy But I don't want no one But you to love me No I wouldn't lie You know I'm not that kind of guy Once upon a time You let me feel you deep inside And nobody knew nobody saw Do you remember the way you cried I'm your toy I'm your old boy But I don't want no one But you to love me No I wouldn't lie You know I'm not that kind of guy
3.
Winchester’s Gun That hallway of fire crackles like a cannon She jumps up with powder on her face Laundry on the line like flags in the wind Take cover the cavalry’s coming in The cavalry’s coming in Like a jackrabbit looking for a hole to hide from the devil in the desert sun You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun Little brown squirrel with a rattle on his tail got him tripped up on his tongue You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun Each creak in the stud is a stampede in the hall She ducks behind her Tiffany stained glass She hears the bugle ring as that last soldier falls The lead is peeling off the walls It’s peeling off the walls Like a jackrabbit looking for a hole to hide from the devil in the desert sun You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun Little brown squirrel with a rattle on his tail got him tripped up on his tongue You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun Like a jackrabbit looking for a hole to hide from the devil in the desert sun You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun Little brown squirrel with a rattle on his tail got him tripped up on his tongue You can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun No you can’t outrun old Winchester’s gun
4.
04:07
The Door If you woke one day looked in the mirror and saw my reflection Would you still criticize my inflections Someone once said I was perfect just the way I am But you will never understand So you don’t like when I get loud And you don’t like the glitter my hair You don’t think I should be so proud Well guess what, I don’t care If he tells you to lose some weight you can point him towards the door And if he’s always running late and he leaves you wanting more If he’s always apologizing and you always feel like crying Don’t waste your time anymore Point him towards the door Sometimes the things you say can really cut me to the bone Maybe I’d do better on my own Someone once said I was perfect just the way I am But you will never understand So you don’t like when I get loud And you don’t like the glitter my hair You don’t think I should be so proud Well guess what, I don’t care If he’s always apologizing and you always feel like crying Don’t waste your time anymore If he tells you to lose some weight you can point him towards the door And if he’s always running late and he leaves you wanting more If he’s always apologizing and you always feel like crying Don’t waste your time anymore Point him towards the door Don’t waste your time anymore Point him towards the door Don’t waste your time anymore Point him towards the door
5.
Except A Heart For Me He’s the spin in a tornado He had me before hello Blue eyes like the Midwest sky hooked me when he looked my way No matter how I try I can’t deny my feelings for him He’s got everything Except a heart for me People talk about some sappy happy ending Like love has some reason or some rhyme Here I am A foolish dreamer pretending Someway somehow he’ll change his mind Then today I saw him talking to a pretty girl and they were walking Hand in hand near black hawk creek He pulled her close Looked deep in her eyes I couldn’t disguise the hurt I was feeling It was streaming right down my cheek People talk about some sappy happy ending Like love has some reason or some rhyme Here I am A foolish dreamer pretending Someway somehow he’ll change his mind Here I am A foolish dreamer pretending Somehow he’ll give me one more try
6.
Can’t Stop Our Love I’m falling in love with a beautiful guy He’s the blue my eyes, he’s a line in the sand But he doesn’t know, could he understand I’m falling in love with a beautiful man But I won’t let it show I can’t let them know Cuz my daddy might say, boy you ain’t no son of mine So pack your things, get out of my sight And my mama might say, Lord you got the devil inside you I had three children, now I only have two But my feelings so strong, I can’t hide much longer I wish that I was stronger, I hope he feels the same I wanna tell the world that I love him Scream it to the sky, I’ve found my guy And my daddy might say, boy you ain’t no son of mine So pack your things, get out of my sight And my mama might say, Lord you got the devil inside you I had three children, now I only have two And my friends might say, you chose to live this life of sin I pray you change your ways, let Jesus in I fell in love with a beautiful guy Don’t care what they say, we’re gonna run away And my daddy can say, boy you ain’t no son of mine I’ll pack my things, get out of your sight And my mama can say, Lord you got the devil inside you But I think deep down she knows, that just ain’t true And my friends can say, you chose to live this life of sin But if they were my real friends, they’d let me in For you I would give up heaven above All their hate can’t stop our love
7.
My Wallet Is Empty (But My Pint Glass Is Full) The lights are coming on The neon signs are going to sleep Alaine says get out it’s nearly 4 in the morning My wallet is empty but my pint glass is full The night has escaped one more time And all that I know is I’m down to my very last dime I don’t mind I don’t mind I don’t mind My friends are long gone They left one by one out the door I could have gone home with them hours before But I didn’t My wallet is empty but my pint glass is full The night has escaped one more time And all that I know is I’m down to my very last dime I don’t mind I don’t mind I don’t mind My head is in a drunken waltz spinning circles round the floor Don’t know how to find my words I’m slurring like a singer in an old country band My wallet is empty but my pint glass is full The night has escaped one more time And all that I know is I’m down to my very last dime I don’t mind I don’t mind I don’t mind I don’t mind I don’t mind I don’t mind
8.
A Rodeo With No Cowboys I can’t escape this sadness that’s settled in my chest No matter how many bottles I collect But when I’m not drinking All I’m doing is thinking of you And how the hell I’m gonna make it through Those August afternoons beneath the mulberry tree Are fading memories today I gave up on praying I always knew that you weren’t staying for good But I would give up everything if you could It’s like I’m at a rodeo with no cowboys On a ship without a sail A train with no conductor is bound to go off the rails I’m like a phone with no reception or a home that’s lost it’s roof I’d trade in every goddamn thing that I thought mattered For one more moment And that’s the truth They say that time’s a healer, but time has taken you away That ticking clock won’t make the hurtin’ stop God knows I’m trying but these tears I’m crying won’t dry Oh Lord I’m barely getting by It’s like I’m at a rodeo with no cowboys On a ship without a sail A train with no conductor is bound to go off the rails I’m like a phone with no reception or a home that’s lost it’s roof I’d trade in every goddamn thing that I thought mattered For one more moment And that’s the truth
9.
03:25
Periwinkle My favorite color has always been periwinkle It’s brought on accusations that I twinkle bright Sibilant s’s hit my teeth I’m drawing patterns in the sawdust at my feet Revealing gender party games They’ll be confused when you explain why you wear that dress cuz boys don’t wear dresses boys make messes and they call each other names Blue wasn’t me Pink was too obvious I was something more in between But fitting in is always best When you’re living in a one stop-light town in the Midwest Revealing gender party games They’ll be confused when you explain why you wear that dress cuz boys don’t wear dresses boys make messes and they call each other names Stones and sticks and politics The hypo-Christian hypocrites just need someone to blame For all their messes And their sons in dresses Oh the queen’s begun to flame Cuz boys don’t wear dresses Boys make messes And they learn to play the game My favorite color has always been periwinkle
10.
I Could Be Drinkin’ Another day working the 9-5 Got me feeling barely alive Always someone else’s work to do Feeling done before the day’s half though I could be drinkin’ instead of sitting behind this desk I could be drinkin’ instead of cleaning up someone’s mess When the boss comes ‘round my way Asks me how I’m doing today I’ll say I could be drinkin’ Family dinner a thousand miles from home Traveled all this way just to feel alone Uncle Larry is talking politics Cousin Billy is spewing the same old shit I could be drinking instead of hearing everything I hate I could be drinking instead of trying not to take the bait Mama said how ya doing son I said mama I sure could use a cold one I could be drinkin’ Sweet Alaine pouring drinks behind the bar Sipping her club soda from a jar Through the night she smiles less and less Ask her how she’s doin, she’ll confess I could be drinking instead of serving up beer to jerks I could be drinking at a bar where I don’t work Yeah I’ll get you another round Stay up so you can climb on down I could be drinkin’ I could be drinkin’ I could be drinkin’ We could be drinkin’
11.
Where Do The Children Go Surrender into the night Silently take my hand Nobody knows what’s inside us Nobody understands They handed us down a dream To live in a lonely town But nobody hears the music Only the echo of a hollow sound Where do the children go Between the bright nights and darkest day Where do the children go And who’s that deadly piper who leads them away Together we make our way Passengers on a train Whisper a secret forever Promises in the rain We’re leaving it all behind While castles are falling down We’re going where no one can find us And if there’s a heaven we’ll find it somehow Where do the children go Between the bright night and darkest day Where do the children go And who’s that deadly piper who leads them away We’re going where no one can find us And if there’s a heaven we’ll find it somehow Where do the children go Between the bright night and darkest day Where do the children go And who’s that deadly piper who leads them away Where do the children go Between the bright night and darkest day Where do the children go And who’s that deadly piper who leads them away

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released April 27, 2018

Glitter & Sawdust
Paisley Fields

Produced by
Jeremy Moses Curtis

Recorded & Mixed by Dakota Bowman at Atomic Sound, Brooklyn, NY
Art Direction by Mondo Guerra
Photography by Mikhail Torich
Location sponsor: This Open Space
Album design by Ross Barber-Smith, Electric Kiwi
Mastered by Alex McCollough, True East Mastering
Bonus Track: Girl Crush (written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey & Liz Rose)

Musicians
Paisley Fields – lead vocals, piano, hammond, & rhodes
Willie Huston – banjo & backing vocals
Steve Mayone – bass, guitar, & backing vocals
Stephen Sunshine – guitar & backing vocals
Jeremy Moses Curtis – guitar
Matt Doctor – drums
Brian Vegh – fiddle
Jack Lynskey – backing vocals & duet on Can’t Stop Our Love
David Cohn – backing vocals
Eric Bazilian – mandolin and melodica on Where Do The Children Go


1. Keep Swimming (written by Paisley Fields)
2. Hot Burrito #1 (written by Gram Parsons & Chris Ethridge)
3. Winchester’s Gun (written by Paisley Fields & Willie Huston)
4. The Door (written by Paisley Fields)
5. Except A Heart For Me (written by Paisley Fields)
6. Can’t Stop Our Love (written by Paisley Fields)
7. My Wallet Is Empty (written by Paisley Fields & Aron Blue)
8. A Rodeo With No Cowboys (written by Paisley Fields)
9. Periwinkle (written by Paisley Fields)
10. I Could Be Drinking (written by Paisley Fields & Aron Blue)
11. Where Do The Children Go (written by Eric Bazilian & Rob Hyman)
12. Girl Crush (written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey & Liz Rose)

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Paisley Fields writes country music. His songs are tender and authentic, but also pretty good with a joke. They’re mindful of tradition, but deeply informed by his singular background -- as a teenage Midwestern church pianist, a Manhattan piano bar survivor, and a touring member of pioneering queer country outfit, Lavender Country. ... more

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