Prologue: Somebody's Daughter

by The Broken String Band

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released March 10, 2017

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The Broken String Band Athens, Georgia

The Athens-based "Broken String Band" excites your senses with thrashing banjos, iconic harmonies, stompy percussion, sentimental lyricism, and a live energy that provides appropriate extremes of ups and downs for a show that is as electrifying as it is moving. ... more

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Track Name: The Lonely Bedmaker
Don’t let me shout
When I drink I tend to talk too much about how I’ve been lost
Yes, I’ve been lost

Don’t steal my heart
If your intent is just to tear it all apart. Have I been loved?
No, I just gave some

All the wasted time and all the words in the letters that I write
Can’t bring you back
I see that you’re not coming back

It’s always alright
It’s always your mind tellin’ you you’re no good
And what you should’ve done

They say, “Use your hands and don’t use your head.
Keep your mind on things that you can understand”.
The fools make their beds and the wise men sleep in ‘em.

Certainly alright x4

It’s always alright
It’s always your mind tellin’ you you’re no good
It keeps me up at night
It tells me wrong is right
It tells me that I’m no good x2

Tells me that I’m no good x4
Track Name: The Girl with the Broken Banjo
And if I find a way to see you another day
Well, I’ll keep pushin’ away
I hope you care forevermore

And if I see your face is coupled with another face
Well, I’ll be lost in a daze
Drinking all my sorrows away

And if ya find love it better bite you so you’ll notice

And if I seem a little crazy baby don’t worry
‘Cause I’m okay
With losing all the marbles I’ve saved

And what I feel, I see, is constantly changing
But the way you smile
Makes my mind up for a little while

Far away
I will stay
With something to say
I will wait ‘til it goes away

And if I find a way to see you another day
Well, I’ll keep pushin’ away
I hope you care forevermore

And if I see your face is coupled with another face
Well, I’ll be lost in a daze
I hope you care for all your days
‘Cause that sums up the promises I made
Track Name: Family & Friends
I look up; the sky is full of diamonds
My hands off the cuffs, remindin’ me of home
And it’s a ways, ways away

I guess the people meant to stay should never go
They say that people change; it’s just us getting older
But it’s a shame if you felt the same
Oh, the heartache

What more does one need than to be what you please?
Please tell me how to explain this to me
A sailor with no sea, a burden with no plea
All the countless times I’ve waited countlessly

I’ll wait in vein in the pouring rain all night

To my dad and mom, I hope your sleep is calming
You know you showed me home and surrounded me with bliss
From Tennessee my love can be seen so easily

With so much to say and you cannot find a way
Way out beyond what seems already gone
For the sins I don’t repay and the leaves – they do not change
I live for all who I hold close to me

Without the coals the fire slows and goes away
Track Name: Lady Casanova
I cannot go, I hope you understand
Why my mind is like an ocean, deep and dark and deadly, out of my hands
I must be old, older than I planned
See all the worries that you wonder leave you undermined and under attack
And I can’t say why
‘Cause I don’t know

Let’s take this slow, give me both your hands, girl
See on the other side of town I know a Lady Casanova and she’s been damaged
Without moving forward there’s no peace in my head
I guess I made it very clear to you by saying that I missed her instead
As we laid in bed
We just laid in bed

I’ve got nothing to say
So save me for a rainy day, at least I don’t treat you well
‘Cause there’s nothing I’ve been giving away

Walking and waiting and wishing and weaning
And burning the pages of books I’ve been reading
I ran around the whole town just to see you in the evening
But the stars aligned and ceased to shine
All my pens are runnin’ dry, the day the night, you see why…

I’ve got nothing to say
So save me for a rainy day, at least I don’t treat you well
Guess the sun is settin’ here by the bay
All the while I’ve been running away
My friends and all my family are saying to make some plans
Yes, I’m sorry for the way that I am
Track Name: My Last Letter
Wait ‘til I find your ghost is gone
See, they always haunt the hallways before they move along
It was a simple choice to choose
Between the love and the coldest oceans, I share that shade of blue
Or maybe a river better suits
Your flowin’ motion and crazy notions, forever on the move

So now you’re gone, gone, gone
With heavy eyes and full-grown

It took me time, took me time, to see your point of view
I’ve got the stem now, can’t blame a rose for all the thorns she put to use
For losing my mind, my my my, I apologize
See, I’m not angry
I just can’t see you now with no hurt in your eyes

That’s why I’m gone, gone, gone
Lookin’ for highs out on my own

I gave you my life, my my my, I apologize
It doesn’t matter who’s wrong and right, only the way you feel inside

That’s why I’m gone, gone, gone
With petty lies and silly songs
That’s why you’re gone, gone, gone
With petty lies and silly songs