My Own Backyard

by ANN KLEIN

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1.
Verse The cat is chasing shadows again The stars are singing out loud I’m so lonely tears have gone bone dry The warm up band in the local bar Pink floyd covers on crappy guitars So out of tune, so out of whack Chorus Hank Williams won’t you please come back Oh please come back I don’t think you knew just what lonely could be Please come back, please come back And sing that lonesome song just one more time with me Verse I’m hanging here on the edge of the world I think mind has become unfurled The moon is orange, low and full, I can’t fight this bull Cuz I don’t recognize the ring at all My heart is heavy and I’m down to a crawl My clothes are torn, overworn Chorus Hank Williams open the door Open the door I don’t think you knew just what lonely could be Open the door, open the door And sing that lonesome song just one more time with me SOLO Bridge Tequila, coffee and roses In frequent timely doses Tequila, coffee and roses The local drunk is the final touch Wobbling by the pinball it’s all too much He yells in my face, I feel so displaced Chorus Hank Williams take me anyplace Anyplace I don’t think you knew just what lonely could be Any place, any place And sing that lonesome song just one more time with me
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MY OWN BACKYARD Music/lyrics Ann Klein and Tim Hatfield © 2003 Verse I got ghosts in my closet And they’re haunting me tonight Casting stones from the shadows Bring my wrongs into the light So many things I been seeing Just don’t sit so well with me Change the world if I thought I could But I’ll just start by changing me, changing me Chorus *I got trouble in my own backyard Why should I judge anyone so hard Leave the future to the draw of the cards Gotta clean up my own backyard Verse Many things I take for granted Turn my back if I don’t understand em Give the blame so I won’t get it I’ll walk away and just forget it Chorus *I got trouble in my own backyard Why should I judge anyone so hard Leave the future to the draw of the cards Gotta clean up my own backyard Lap solo *I got trouble in my own backyard Why should I judge anyone so hard Leave the future to the draw of the cards Gotta clean up my own backyard My own backyard My own backyard
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YOUR SOUTHERN CHARMS – Ann Klein We’re in the kitchen, the kettle’s whistlin’ I can’t keep steady cuz you keep on kissin’ You say who needs coffee I feel so alive And into your kiss I take the big dive Into your pool of welcoming arms I know this is more than your southern charms What is there brewing up on that stove A bubbling stew of love from the grove A mighty potion full of heat and spice Lay it all down on a bed of rice And then my tongue sounds the alarm I know this is more than your southern charms We’re in garden watching the vines Embracing each other to bring forth the wine You say drink to the future, passion and health Look in my eyes, down through myself So I fall into your arms I know this is more than your southern charms
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Sad Song 03:34
SAD SONG Followed my heart over the sea Love always seems to get the best of me Wore my chains, wore them with pride Just my luck, my love he lied It’s a sad song, never knew where I belonged I fought back with all my might Slept with the devil once or twice Met a voodoo king with one strong kiss Left me on the lord’s ol’ black list It’s a sad song, never knew where I belonged It’s a sad song, never knew where I went wrong I know a bar on a side street in hell Use my name in there, they’ll treat you well Round the corner is a cheap hotel They’ve got my secrets I hope they never tell solo It’s a sad song, never knew where I belonged It’s a sad song, never knew where I went wrong
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Ann Klein © 2002 GOODBYE CHARADE I’m going to Kentucky, just a pack and my guitar To tell the truth I’m running from you, away and very far If you must know I can’t stand another moment of your game It’s long since time I draw the line and stop marching in your parade I will not be a soldier in this war on your behalf Where everyone and everything’s a pawn in your path I will not put up banners with your smile and your sweet name It’s time for me to move along and get on with my day GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE I think that I will travel to a far and distant land Write some songs before too long, find a good strong man If I do say I don’t favor wind with fancy sauce And if you thought you had a friend my trust is all but lost I will not be your whipping girl while you are on thin ice And I refuse to risk and lose when it’s your turn to roll the dice I will not be left dangling just so you can stay in place It’s time for me to move along and get on with my day GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE Instrumental GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE GOODBYE CHARADE
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Safe 02:11
Church bells wake me Sunday's greeting Europe is warm respite from storm Wraps its arms round me when I'm down like a father wiser calmer Safe Strong, forgiving Bent on living here now, right now here now, right now safe

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released January 12, 2005

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ANN KLEIN New York, New York

“.…a dynamo guitarist and writer .." (Billboard)

"Somebody call the Bonnaroo bookers: This gal's as steamy as a hot July afternoon." Fred Mills, HARP

"Vibrierende Ann ... starke Songwriter-Qualitäten. An Herz und Ohr gelegt: Klein live ganz groß ... wahrhafte Lieder aus N.Y." (OÖ-Nachrichten)
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