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

by Lo Carmen

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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
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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?
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Green Eyes 04:46
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
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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
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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
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Jutta 04:15
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
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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
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Milliner 03:51
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
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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

Lo Carmen has a way with words, confessionary tones pervade her songs; equal parts rolling narratives, romantic rumination and restless, slow burning country soul. Using her gifts for wry lyricism and close to the bone observation, Carmen spins gold from playful twists of phrase, letting her lyrics and gilded vocals shine among the supernatural country arrangements. ... more

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