Take Me Back To The Country

by Alex Walsh

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released August 1, 2007

Produced by Patrick Simms, Michael Romanowski, Alex Walsh
Mixed and Mastered by Michael Romanowski
Cover Art: Matt Gray
Photography: Scott Weiss

Alex Walsh: Guitars, vocals, harmonica
Taylor Still: Drums
Michael Romanowski: Bass
Art Khu: Bass, Piano
Patrick Simms: Mandolin, guitar, triangle
Gretchen Elliott: Cello
Yoon Ki Chai: Violin
Daniel Wood: French Horn
Chorus: Lisa Alley, Kwame Copeland, Deborah Crooks, Teresina Tenorio, Penny L. Williams, Doug Woods, Catalina Del Grosso, Joyce Lee Kinney, Shirley Larry

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Alex Walsh San Francisco, California

Alex Walsh is a singer/songwriter whose witty Americana originals are accentuated by his blues inspired guitar and heart- felt voice. With seven recordings released over the last decade, Walsh has a dedicated following and continues to inspire audiences from New York to San Francisco, Europe and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: Making Sweet Love To You
MAKING SWEET LOVE TO YOU (Walsh)

Momma get your dress on straight
Yeah we’re going out tonight
I could stay here all day
Making sweet love to you

Momma get your wedding ring
Grab my arm and hold it tight
I know you want to show off who’s been
Making sweet love to you

Everybody wants to know
Everybody wants to know
Everybody wants to know
Who’s been getting some of that

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

Now they know it’s me
Now they know it’s me
Now they know it’s me
S’been making sweet love to you
Making sweet love to you
Making sweet love to you
Making sweet love to you

For the rest of my life
For the rest of my life
For the rest of my life
For the rest of my life
Track Name: Leave A Piece Of Your Heart With Me
LEAVE A PIECE OF YOUR HEART WITH ME (Walsh)

Sunny days and fog
People look like dogs
It’s hard to understand
How they meet demand

CHORUS
Oh, what I wish you would say
(do I have to spell it out?)
Oh, do you want me to stay?
Leave a piece of your heart with me

Your money’s no good here
Doesn’t get you what it should, dear
Don’t ask me why
You said goodbye

CHORUS

BRIDGE
There’s a room for you at the Grand Hotel
But you don’t have to take it
Let my driver take you home

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL VERSE & CHORUS

There’s a garden we can walk
Where the flowers do the talking
It might take some time
To let yourself go

CHORUS
Track Name: We Can Live Together
WE CAN LIVE TOGETHER (Walsh)

We have no space We have no time
It’s who you are who I am
Consequences now memories forever
If we just try we can live together

There is no hate there is no crime
It’s who we are what we believe
A melody of choice a symphony of never
Cut through the noise we can live together

Beyond fate
Beyond reason
It’s what we feel our love can be

Da da-da da da-da da
Da da-da da da-da da
We can always fight about whatever
But in the end we can live together

We can live together
We can live together

Da da-da da da-da da
Da da-da da da-da da
We can always fight about whatever
But in the end we can live together
Track Name: Oh, Do You Hate Me Now?
OH, DO YOU HATE ME NOW? (Walsh)

Why don’t you ask her where she’s been
What kind of trouble she’s been in
A run away life of sin guilty and mistreated

Oh, do you hate me now
Livin’ in this dead end town
Nothing ever comes around
Sometimes a revelation lets you down

Sittin’ on the old back porch
The honey house took the torch
I was drinkin’ sweet ice tea
She was at the cello

Oh, do you hate me now
Livin’ in this dead end town
Nothing ever comes around
Sometimes a revelation lets you down

I never heard of such a thing
Dying people made to sing
Banana cream pie banana pudding
Righteous indignation

Oh, do you hate me now
Livin’ in this dead end town
Nothing ever comes around
Sometimes a revelation lets you down
Track Name: After The Wedding Bells
AFTER THE WEDDING BELLS (Walsh)

When the wedding bells are through
What will we have to talk about
On the honeymoon

After we say I love you
After we say I love you too
What will we talk about

BRIDGE
We could talk about the weather
We could talk about our jobs
We could talk about the dinner
That never stays hot

Do dee do…

When the children have all grown
What will we have to laugh about
On Christmas morn

BRIDGE
We could laugh about the weather
We could laugh about our jobs
We could laugh about the dinner
That never stays hot

Do dee do…

When the wedding bells are through
What will we have to cry about
Maybe nothing at all
Track Name: Honey Bee
HONEY BEE (Walsh)

Last night I just had to know
Does she really want me?
It’s hard for me to let her go
Of course she doesn’t want me!

CHORUS
Honey Bee
You are killing me
When you set me free
Honey Bee

I don’t think lovers can be friends
She’s quick to criticize
I brought her flowers to the end
She crushed me in her thighs

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I can always spend the night alone
Dreams buzzing ‘round my pillow
Waking up to a Harvest Moon
I know there’s someone out there
Who is busy but still cares
About my ups and downs
About spending time on me

CHORUS

Last night was the last time
It’s hard to say no
Felt just like the first time
She had somewhere else to go

CHORUS
Track Name: Take Me Back To The Country
TAKE ME BACK TO THE COUNTRY (Walsh)

Take me back to the country
Momma I want to go home
This city ain’t no livin’
It’s a long long way to go

Hear that train come down the track
Out behind the sugar shack
Bessie Sue with her dress up high
Just before we said goodbye

You could be my lover
You could be my bride
Meet me at the river
On the other side

Momma’s little birdie
Squeek and squak all night
Out there in the old front parlor
Momma that just ain’t right

Take me back to the country
Momma I want to go home
This city ain’t no livin’
It’s a long long way to go

Take me back to the country
Momma I want to go home
This city ain’t no livin’
It’s a long long way to go
Track Name: Sleepy Head
SLEEPY HEAD (Walsh)

Wake up wake up
Sleepy head
There is no breakfast
In your bed

I know it’s a long way down those stairs in the morning
But there is no peace in this house when you’re snoring

Sleepy head sleepy head
Your eggs are cold
I have no patience
For your stories

I know you were chasing her around the moon on the backyard swing
But she flew away on wings of dragon fire mist and silver gold

Oh Sleepy head
What did I tell you about dreaming?
There are monsters that live on the edges of your eyeballs

Wake up wake up
Sleepy head
The breakfast table
Is not a pillow
Track Name: The Little Things
THE LITTLE THINGS (Walsh)

How did I fall for the little things
The nothing’s at all just little things
How did they get so tall?

Dental floss in every cupboard
Dried up flowers in a pretty blue vase
Why is the world so small?

CHORUS
I’ve been loving you
For a long time now
And I stop to hear you sing
‘cause I love your little things

Breakfast for two on an autumn Sunday
Watch the girls play their pianos
How did they get so tall?

Take out your contacts and wear your funny glasses
I’ll leave my socks on the rug
Why is the world so small?

CHORUS

BRIDGE
working every day driving in a car back and forth from the office
Is a life
Picture on my desk I can see your face anytime I want and I want to
Right now I
Want to be with you I miss you even after all of this time

CHORUS

How did I fall for the little things
The nothing’s at all just little things
How did they get so tall?
Track Name: Sometimes I Just Feel Happy
SOMETIME I JUST I FEEL HAPPY (Walsh)

I can love a little more
It’s hard to leave when I don’t know what I’m leaving for
You have caught me on the run
Running scared from my mind
Lost and lonely all the time
Stuck inside my private hell
‘Till you came and broke the spell

You’re an angel from on high
Bringing me kisses and sweet lullabies
I have never felt so good
In the loving arms of you
All my dreams are coming true
I don't need to understand
Sometimes I just feel happy
Track Name: Drifting Apart
DRIFTNG APART (Walsh)

The dishes are dirty the house is a mess
The laundry is piling the bills are distressed
The landlord is calling creditors too
And if you don’t wake up they’re coming for you

It’s a sign of a messy heart
Denying the fact that we’re drifting apart

Food on the table no one to share
Weeks have gone by with nobody there
Your bed was a playground now it’s a grave
You still bring the flowers but there’s no one to save

It’s a sign of a desperate
Lost in a dream that’s drifting apart

Friends and family see how you’re doing
Everyone says your life is a ruin
You tell the world everything’s fine
Leave me alone you’re out of your mind

It’s a sign of a frozen heart
Stuck in a love that’s drifting apart

It’s a sign of a broken heart
Afraid of the memories drifting apart
Track Name: Like An Old Fashioned Love Story
LIKE AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE STORY (Walsh)

This salsa is so hot he cried I think I’ve burned a tunnel in the roof of my mouth
My tongue is on the floor and my brains are leaking out

And I see rainbows, rainbows on the hilltops of infinity
If I could live forever you’d be here with me
Like an old fashioned love story

She said there’s water on the table I’m sorry I forgot how hot those peppers can be
It’s an old recipe that my mother left

He said Love is like a pack of wolves that tear at my flesh they leave me bodiless
Every spirit needs a home and I feel homeless

She said I totally agree when my mother was a child she drew pictures of me
Now I don’t know who I am or what I’m supposed to be

But I see rainbows, rainbows on the hilltops of infinity
If I could live forever you’d be here with me
Like an old fashioned love story

Rainbows, rainbows on the hilltops of infinity
If I could live forever you’d be here with me
Like an old fashioned love story