Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

by Lo Carmen

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'... if you like making out with the person you love in the back seat of an old car on the hills overlooking the abyss of the city while listening to haunted quasi-country vibes and the Velvet's Loaded, then this should be the soundtrack to your next moments. Something to listen to as you slow dance in the headlights and breathe that the spring air and cease your stumblin' through life for five or six minutes as you hook your arms around your loved one and feel the magic.' Jack Sargeant

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released October 31, 2015

Lo Carmen - vox/gtr/vibraphone
Sam Worrad - gtr/bvs/handclaps
Ken Gormly - bass
Cec Condon - drums, percussion
Jason Walker - pedal steel on 'Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)
Daniele Marando - bvs on 'Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)', 'Black Tambourine', 'I Cut My Own Hair', 'Highway Patrol'
Simone East - handclaps on 'Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)

Recorded and mixed by Wade Keighran at Linear Studios

Mastered by Wade Keighran and Nick Franklin

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Lo Carmen Los Angeles, California

Australian songstress Lo Carmen inhabits ‘an intangible, magical, rarefied space, somewhere between Tom Waits and Dolly Parton’ ... "It’s always been about the voice...beauty and danger, knowing and innocence, sex and longing, and love... torch blues, gothic country, with occasional outbreaks of smoky nightclub... She sings it, you believe her. And that’s enough." (Drum Media) ... more

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Track Name: Everyone You Ever Knew (Is Coming Back To Haunt You)
She's just sitting there
In her lace evening wear
Lights are low, she's solitary
That's the status quo
Didn't you know
He left so long ago
Its dead and buried
Feel it comin' on
Like a pantheon
I can't stand that old tune
Fills the whole room
Ooh everyone you ever knew
Is coming back to haunt you
Are you ready?
Ooh everyone you ever knew
Is coming back to haunt you
Hold steady
She wonders why you never called her
Why her world keeps getting' smaller
Why the kids keep getting' taller
And how could you?
He always wanted to know
What really happened that night
She didn't even want to go
But he put up such a good, good fight
Ooh everyone you ever knew
Is coming back to haunt you
Are you ready?
Ooh everyone you ever knew
Is coming back to haunt you
Hold steady
Ain't no grace
Coming face to face
There's no surprise
When you come eye to eye
Movin' on, movin' on
I feel it comin' on
Already
Ooh everyone you ever knew
Is coming back to haunt you
Are you ready?
Ooh everyone you ever knew
Is coming back to haunt you
Already
Track Name: Black Tambourine
BLACK TAMBOURINE

We all know, we ain’t got long to go
It goes down fast and it comes up slow
And blame everyone you know
Whats that comin’ down?
Whats that comin’ down?
There’s just one thing that I wonder
Will it all crash down like thunder?
And who will shake my black tambourine?
I’ll be dressed in pink
To match that unholy tint across my cheek
And lookin’ down you’d think I’d speak
But what’s that rollin’ down
What’s that rollin’ down?
There’s just one thing that I wonder
Will it all crash down like thunder?
And who will shake my black tambourine?
When the morning comes
You will know I’ve had my fun
And it won’t hurt a bit, when you’re in the thick of it
And everything’s white as snow
And blame everyone you know
There’s just one thing that I wonder
Will it all crash down like thunder?
And who will shake my black tambourine?
Track Name: Green Eyes
GREEN EYES

My eyes are green
And they’ve seen everything
My eyes are brown
My tears fall to the ground
My eyes are blue
And all they see is you
My eyes are black
And I’m not comin back
See these eyes
And tell me you don’t know
Look in these eyes
And see how far I have to go
I know what I’m getting to
I know everything is true
I’m getting to you
All I see is you
Hear this voice, its spoke of wiser things
Feel these arms, they’ve held evrything
And now this cage, its stuck in second gear
But the sound of your heart beating
Is the sweetest thing I’ll ever hear
And I hear the drums
Faint behind the beat
My hand still strums
A song I sing so sweet
Yeah my hands are strong
They’ve turned dark to light
Yeah they turned it on
And won the fight
But tonight
I know what I’m getting to
I know everything is true
I’m getting to you
All I see is you
How green was my valley
How black was the night
How golden were the blooms
How could you ever see the light
Track Name: Traveling Man
TRAVELLIN’ MAN

Everybody’s got a place to be
Everybody’s got a home but me
But there is no place I’d rather be
Than sleepin’ in his arms
Everybody wants a place to land
Everybody needs somewhere to stand
But I have got myself a travellin’ man
And oh I love to hold his hand

I don’t know when I’ll be back this way
I don’t know how long I’m gonna stay
I sit on my suitcase and I scheme away
As the clouds roll on
Memories can drive you crazy you know
I pull over to the side of the road
Watch the cars go by and weigh my load
Feel that gnawing in my bones

I got legs made for movin’ on
I wont be stayin’ here for long
I never owned no sensible shoes
And that’s the truth

Everybody wants a place to land
Everybody needs somewhere to stand
But I have got myself a travellin’ man
And Lord I love to hold his hand
Track Name: Strangers Teeth
STRANGERS TEETH
What you gonna see with those stranger’s eyes
What you gonna see
The top of the town or the taps runnin’ gold
But you wont be seein’ me

How's it gonna feel with those stranger’s hands
How's its gonna feel
Like the lonely night that don't understand
Like the hands that grip the wheel
How's it gonna sit on that stranger’s knee
How's it gonna sit
Like the itch that won't quit, the head that won't lift
That's how it's gonna sit

How you gonna run
With those stranger’s legs
How you gonna run home to me
Mama always told me
Don't talk to strangers
And I don't know the man that I see

Who you gonna bite with those stranger’s teeth
Who you gonna bite
Who you gonna grab in the middle of the night
Who'll be left, who'll be right
Track Name: Jutta
JUTTA


It’s not all about me Leonard
And its sure not all about you
There’s something greater you see
I know it in my bones
But I know you
And you won’t let them listen to me
Go back to your family
Didn’t I blow you away like a feather
Oh there you were and here you are
Like an American GI
A real swell guy
And I sailed through sullen weather
Fifty dollars in my purse
November 1955
Crawled off a freighter barely alive
Oh its a magic carpet ride
It’s an order higher than science
That’s why I will not play your song Its not defiance
I’ll never touch one again Leonard
Cos when you turn
You really turn
And I had nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Nowhere to go except a whole new ride
Into a future unseen
Oh I will work those machines
Maybe shutterbug by night
Paint the city lights I’ll be alright
Oh and there were dark red days
When like a good foreign girl I’d play
Silvery swing and hot high step
Squalor, splendor and unpaid rent
Oh and its a magic carpet ride
It’s an order higher than science
That’s why I cannot play your song
Its not defiance
I’ve only got myself to blame Leonard
I shied away from limelight
Shook it up with stagefright
And whisky
I never ceased to believe
My friends will find out in my obituary
Oh Len my future was so bright
Did it haunt you at night
Go home and watch your color TV
You know its not for me
Its a magic carpet ride
It’s a higher order than science
That’s why I could not play your song
Its not defiance
Track Name: I Cut My Own Hair
I CUT MY OWN HAIR

I cut my own hair
I don't sleep at night
I hear them say ‘yeah yeah yeah
Everything's alright’
Yeah yeah yeah

I don't believe in nothin'
Not a thing that they say
All that huffin' and that puffin'
Just gonna kill 'em dead or turn their hair grey

You can tell me anything
Anything at all
We can go anywhere
We won’t fall
Darlin’ I look up to you
You’re so tall

Oh its like a knife to my heart
I said ‘Please, turn that off’
I sit back in my seat and close my eyes
Until my world goes soft

I found the secret, boys
You just gotta make your words done fit
I know the secret, girls
You just gotta get your skirt to split
I cut my own hair
And I don’t sleep at night
And I hear ‘em say ‘yeah yeah yeah
Everything’s alright’

Maybe there's no paradise
But I dig my own grave
I will echo you
Til there’s no time to save
Track Name: Milliner
MILLINER

Men would stop me on the street
And beg me where'd you get that hat
I've got to have one for my wife
I've got to have one just like that
Then they'd throw their money down
And I'd add a few guineas on
And take it off right there in the street
Before I walked bare headed into town
I am a milliner
And I am the very best
They all tipped their hats to me
My satin ribbons flowing free
A heavy hat is an abomination
I was just born to knowing this
Like a bird knows how to fly
Like a girl knows how to kiss
The Imperial Arcade
Was where I kept my rooms
Filled with lustrous baronet bows
Of Cactus rose and china blue

I am a milliner
And I am the very best
They all tipped their hats to me
My satin ribbons flowing free
I let them watch me walk on by
Catch their breath and wonder how
I could look so fine, where could they get a hat like mine
I’d wink from my right eye