Luck and Trouble

by Tequila Mockingbird

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Luck and Trouble
Tequila Mockingbird
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released February 12, 2010

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Track Name: Actual Size
ACTUAL SIZE

it's got a big red face that comes up clear
a two-tone ride that runs on fear
a bolt-on shimmy that hums in space
and a brand new suit that's going to waste
a brand new suit that's going to waste
it's got throw-back padding that's stapled down
a pinched-up liner that's wrapped for sound
a cold blank stare whenever i talk
and thirteen names for the way i walk
thirteen names for the way i walk

and i want you to sew it shut
before it wakes me up
you won't recognize
the fifteen seconds i close my eyes

and i'm drunk now that you won't be actual size
it comes when everyone goes to sleep
the little red monster you let me keep
it starts real small, unfolds its legs
then i feel heat on the back of my head

feel heat on the back of my head

i want you right here
when it burns up the atmosphere
wrap me steeling tight

unhook your jaws and cover my eyes

and i'm drunk now that you won't be actual size

now that you won't be
now that you won't be
now that you won't be
so surprised
Track Name: La Carta
la carta
there was a time in the back of my mind
when i threw in the virtual towel, you said
with a scowl and my meds, it was all in my head
and i had every reason to smile once again 
so i wrote down the words
'cause i needed to rehearse
and i left you a note on your microphone  
often these lines in the back of my mind
rotate themselves into a blockade, you know
as you come and you go, it's so easy to show
that it's just that easy to care once again 
so i walked down the stairs
'cause i needed repairs
and i left you a note on your microphone
i don't care if you write me a letter
i don't care if you play me a brand new song
what's the point in dancing all night
if you don't got no rhythm? 
often the time as it creeps down my spine
as it seeps through the ceilings and it knocks down all the doors
as you come and you go, it's so easy to show
that it's simply that easy to care once again 
so i made a list of the pros and cons
and i waited so anxiously for your response 
i don't care if you write me a letter
i don't care if you play me a brand new song
what's use in blaming yourself
when i haven't done anything wrong? 
i don't care if you write me a letter
i don't care if you play me a brand new song
what's the use in writing the verse
when the words are all written wrong?
i don't care if you write me a letter
i don't care if you play me a brand new song
how many times have you believed yourself
when you know that everything's wrong?
Track Name: Blue
blue
i keep on falling for you, as you creep beneath the moonlight
if i could not speak, would you tell me what to say?
you shine the bluest eyes and the dusk retreats to twilight
i dont mind my misconstructions smiling as you let them ricochet
im in love with this afternoon
how good it is right here with you
then time stands still in this empty room
but how good it feels to be with you
i readjust my gaze as you realign my eyesight
i woke up running too soon under the milky way
im joyous every evening as you pull back the daylight
i scramble to the calendar and plead once again for saturday
i dont take for granted that you have mistaken me for stranded
as you take my cigarette and hallucinate my greed
i beg you to not imply why this is where weve landed
as weve long stopped complicating who should take or who should receive
im in love with this afternoon
how good it is right here with you
then time stands still in this empty room
but how good it feels to be with you
Track Name: Luck and Trouble
luck and trouble
i thought a shot another man in texas
i thought about the ones in tennessee
whats the use in doing so much thinking?
when all i do is think of you and me
focus on the forecast of your future
damn, these cigarettes are tastin sweet
whats the point in doing so much coca-iane?
when all you do is run away from me
but - you were on my mind
cutie-pie all of the time
but i never thought youd leave me
in the space you left behind
once upon a time or two in tulsa
the satellite sank into the sea
what's the use of having all this luck
when trouble just stays up late waiting for me
but - you were on my mind
cutie-pie all of the time
but i never thought youd leave me
in the space you left behind
and so this anecdote is almost over
the lesson learned aint just a likely theme
what's the upshot luck just to fall back down
then to get back up just to fall back down
when the story ends right here for you and me 
but - you were on my mind
cutie-pie all of the time
but i never thought youd leave me
in the space you left behind
Track Name: Wrong?
wrong
you've been acting kind of strange like you really just don't care
you said you'd meet me at the pub then you never showed up there
i tried to call your house a strange voice always answers the phone
whenever i go out on a date i find i'm all alone
well i don't really know why i've been waiting for so long
all i wanna know is what did i do wrong
i got home the other night, found all my cds smashed it bits
i figured it was just another one of your epileptic fits
went into my closet, found that half my clothes were burned
matches on your bed stand baby, by now i should have learned
well i don't really know why i've been waiting for so long
all i wanna know is what did i do wrong
what can i say to you to make you understand
what can i ask of you to make a reprimand
so you tell me i'm no good, and you don't care anymore
so now i'm trying to figure out what the hell i'm with you forgiveness
well i don't really know why i've been waiting for so long
all i wanna know is what did i do wrong
all i wanna know is what did i do wrong
all i wanna know is what did i do wrong
Track Name: Distance
distance
take everything you've learned so far and throw it all away
i would have told you long ago but you're nine time zones astray
your lack of concern concerns me, but i think im doing fine
ambition doth escape me and im dying to make it mine
traffic here on sunday is much worse than youd expect
waiting at a stoplight lets you sit there and reflect
keep your eye on the canvas; tell me what do you see?
take what you can get you know that never bothered me
what more can i say to you to make a difference?
each step closer to you, i can feel the distance
stretched out on the grass i count the ways you wrecked my life
cut my dreams right down the seams with that jaded, rusty knife
waited in your driveway, in that old abandoned car
started home at sunset but i didnt get too far
what more can i say to you to make a difference?
each step closer to you, i can feel the distance
Track Name: Home
home
up beyond these big lights in the miniature town
up over the hills - and the nights which allow
you were the only one and you were the only one
and i stood in the yard - smiled at the sun
way beyond these empty bottles in this place we call home
up over hills we still may roam
you were the only, the only, the only
i tell you im lonely, - lonely, im lonely
but i want to go home
i want to go home
because i dont have anywhere left to go
up beyond these big lights in this mediocre town
up over the hills and the nights which allow
you were the only one when you weren't the only one
stood in the yard - tied down the sun
way beyond these empty bottles in this place we call home
up over the hills we still may roam
you were the only, the only, the only
i tell you i'm lonely, lonely, i'm lonely
but i want to go home
i want to go home
because i dont have anywhere left to go
i want to go home
i want to go home
because i dont have anywhere left to go
up beyond these big lights in this mediocre town
up over the hills and the nights which allow
you were the only one when you weren't the only one
i stood in the yard tied down the sun
way beyond these empty bottles in this place we call home
up over the hills we still may roam
you were the only, the only, the only
i tell you i'm lonely, lonely, i'm lonely
but i want to go home
i want to go home
because i dont have anywhere left to go
i want to go home
i want to go home
because i dont have anywhere left to go
Track Name: Consequence
consequence
did you forget my name?
i notice everything hasn't changed
did you forget my words
or were they tangled in my obscurity?
i cleared away the residue
anything and everything that happened to do with you
but honey i still stumble and shake
every time that i see you
if you could read my mind
you'd see my love is totally blind
if you could know what i mean
if you looked at me like there was no body else to see
i cleared away the residue
anything and everything i'm prone to misconstrue
but honey i still stumble and shake
every time that i see you
if i could be the one you wanted
then i could be the one you wanted
all of the time
baby, don't look now
because we still haven't figured it out
honey, nothing never, ever gets past you
and i am beginning to wonder now if i even want it to
i pulled myself together again
fell back as the story goes, the consequences never end
but honey i still crumble and quake
every time that i see you
if i could be the one you wanted
i could be the one you wanted
all of the time
if i could be the one you wanted
i could be the one you wanted
all of the time