Bright Street

by The Smittle Band

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released October 5, 2010

Stephanie Smittle, Wythe Walker, Jim McGehee, Ray Wittenberg With great help from: Chris Michaels on bass guitar,Jesse Aycock on Pedal Steel and Dylan Turner on Percussion. Recorded in Little Rock by Jason Weinheimer at Lucky Dog Audio.

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The Smittle Band Little Rock, Arkansas

The Arkansas Times describes the band's sound as "A Prairie Home Companion with aquavit," and Philip Martin at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette labels the group "a smooth swinging Dan Hicks for NPR listeners."

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Track Name: Bright Street
Bright Street

I've never been here before
But I know it just the same
The way my shoes sound on the floor
Just like the sound of your name

I don't know you very well
But I can see in your smile
You've got tales you'd like to tell
I'm gonna be here for a while

You and I, we can go down to the ocean
And spin our stories into all the green and blue
Go on and laugh, but I hear you've got the notion
,And I don't mind if you don't know just what to do…
You know I always tend to see
The very best in 'yet to be'
But this time, I think I've got it down
Come on and show me round the town

Don't get me wrong,
I ain't talkin' 'bout forever,
But how 'bout just the time between the sun and moon….
Track Name: Two Birds
Two Birds

I have two birds
They live up yonder in that tree
Ones like you and ones like me
I have two birds

The one like you
Works so hard the whole day through
Makin a nest that’s built for two
Yeah, that’s the one like you.

The one like me
Hangs out with the honey bees
Always doin’ what she please
Yeah, that’s the one like me

So darlin’ please
Can you love a honey bee
I think you need someone like me
Two birds are we

(break)

The one like me
Hangs out with the honey bees
Always doin’ what she please
Yeah, that’s the one like me

So darlin’ please
Can you love a honey bee
I think you need someone like me
Two birds are we

La, la, la,la la,la,la, la
La, la, la,la la,la,la, la
La, la, la,la la,la,la, la


So darlin’ please
Can you love a honey bee
I think you need someone like me
Two birds are we
Track Name: BF Pinkerton
BF Pinkerton


You left the border town in May
Suitcases full of all the things you had to say
Now it’s November and the Joshua trees are bare
Snow instead of sand
Traces of you were planted everywhere

Petals in her hand


Your children are makin’ up their beds
Visions of sugar plums and fairies in their heads
She’s lookin’ on as all the ships come in, waitin’ for that day
Knowin’ that you’ll return to love her once again

But you’re gone to stay.


She’s lookin’ on as all the ships come in, waitin’ for that day
Knowin’ that you’ll return to love her once again
But you’re gone to stay
You’re gone to stay
You’re gone to stay.
Track Name: Out Of The Gray
Out of the Gray/Plastic Raincoat



You wear your raincoat in the sun
And that ain’t the least of the damage you’ve done
Oh, darlin,’ how do we
Sing our own melody
When the rest of the world’s allergic to fun

These walls seemed friendly yesterday
But now I don’t think I can stay
Why should they hold us back
Can’t let ‘em get us off track
Never paid ‘em much mind anyway

You and me

We’ll sail to sea

One fine day

We’ll make some blue sky out of the gray



I’ve seen that hazy look in your eye
You punch the clock and the time goes by
Come on, let’s take a chance
This might be our last dance
And we’ll never know if we don’t try

You and me
We’ll sail to sea
One fine day
We’ll make some blue sky out of the gray

Out of the gray….
Track Name: Cut And Run
Cut and Run



Winter’s done you pretty bad
You’ve lost most of what you had
Look in the mirror at your eyes
A face that you don’t recognize
Secrets keep you awake at night, black and blue
You lock ‘em up and you hold ‘em tight, next to you


Summer’s nearly made it here
Another heartbreak, another year
They say it always comes in threes
But you’ve only got yourself to please
Overcome by all the chances you didn’t take
Can’t even see the choices you have got to make


Nothin’ to do when you don’t see the sun, cause you’ve lost the will

Nothin’ to do but cut and run, for the hills



When the autumn comes along
And the cold winds are blowin’ strong
No one can live this life for you
So you do what you’ve gotta do
Secrets keep you awake at night, black and blue
You lock ‘em up and you hold ‘em tight, next to you

Nothin’ to do when you don’t see the sun, cause you’ve lost the will
Nothin’ to do but cut and run, for the hills

Nothin’ to do when you don’t see the sun, cause you’ve lost the will

Nothin’ to do but cut and run, for the hills
Track Name: Nothing To Defend
Nothin’ To Defend/Little Budder


Well I been tryin’ hard to figure out
What went wrong with me
You know, at twenty two I never thought about Anything I couldn’t see

Cigarettes and beer and my friends call Wonderin’ just how far I’d fall
But I’m not much for talkin’ on the phone
It’s easier to be alone

Well, I try (ahhh)

You know I try (ooh)

But I don’t have much left to spend

But I don’t know why, oh, I don’t know why

Feel like I’ve got nothin’ to defend


Every now and then I look back and laugh
And wonder where you are
You know I hung on to that photograph
Of you in your brother’s car

But I don’t laugh for long until it turns
And the mood pulls me in
I been knocked around and bruised and burned
Then I do it all over again

Well, I try (ahhh)
You know I try (ooh)
But I don’t have much left to spend
But I don’t know why, oh, I don’t know why
Feel like I’ve got nothin’ to defend

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah……


Well I been tryin’ hard to figure out (ahhh)
You know I try (ooh)
But I don’t have much left to spend
But I don’t know why, oh, I don’t know why
Feel like I’ve got nothin’ to defend

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…..
Track Name: Now That You're Gone
Now That You’re Gone



Took more time to forget you More than I’d planned

Remember the night by the boardwalk We wrote our names in the sand

Now I’m losin’ my mind, tryin’ to find A way to be kind, and move on

Now that you’re gone



I never drink alone now
Unless I’m recallin’ the time
Drivin’ home in the Aspen
Singin’ ‘we ain’t got a dime.”

Now I’m losin’ my mind, I’m tryin’ to find
A way to be kind, and move on
Now that you’re gone



Now that you’re gone (I don’t pull the car off on the roadside)
Now that you’re gone (To watch the sun goin down)
Now that you’re gone (I hear the songs we sang on that long ride)
Now that you’re gone (To that sleepy little town)



I see your face in all the storm clouds rollin’ in
I hear your voice callin’ my name

Now that you’re gone (I don’t pull the car off on the roadside)
Now that you’re gone (To watch the sun goin down)
Now that you’re gone (I hear the songs we sang on that long ride)
Now that you’re gone (To that sleepy little town)

Now that you’re gone

Now that you’re gone
Track Name: It Ain't Me
It Ain’t Me



What do I have to do to get you to listen

What do I have to do to make you see

You’re gonna love somebody so sweet one day that they won’t know right from wrong

But that somebody, it ain’t me.


You keep comin round Sayin’ that you love me
You keep comin round, Just let me be
I’ve been around long enough to know a good thing and I can see your aim is true
But that somebody, it ain’t me

You’ve got a picture

And you paint it so pretty

‘Bout the way you wanna be livin,’ but it ain’t me

It ain’t me, It ain’t me.


I know you’ll be fine, she’s out there somewhere
Just give it time, and then you’ll see
Somebody walk right up and show you just how good this thing can be
But that somebody, it ain’t me.

You’ve got a picture
And you paint it so pretty
‘Bout the way you wanna be livin,’ but it ain’t me
It ain’t me, It ain’t me.
Track Name: What We Start
What We Start


I walked in through an open door
My head in the clouds
You’d never heard that song before
So I sang it loud


I’ll be careful with your heart, if you let me
Promise not to tear apart
What we start

Love chased you through the frozen hours
But you ran too fast
Bells, bells ring out in open towers
You hear them at last

I’ll be careful with your heart, if you let me
Promise not to tear apart
What we start

So don’t linger on the time gone by
Or the things that they say
Now, now’s your chance to say goodbye
To your yesterday

I’ll be careful with your heart, if you let me
Promise not to tear apart
What we start
Track Name: So They Say
So They Say



David’s hand wiped off his brow

Said I’m gonna do it anyhow

Picked up a stone and let it fly

Watched it sail into the sky


That’s how the story goes

How it’s told from day to day

Ten million people singin,’ it can’t be wrong

So they say

Samson walked on down the road
Carryin’ round a heavy load
Battle sprang up everywhere
Cause his girlfriend cut his hair


When the rain came tumblin’ down
Prophet said you’re gonna drown
So they built themselves an ark
Two by two into the dark


Moses lifted up a hand
Took the sea and made it sand
Showed ‘em to the promised land
Milk and honey, ain’t it grand


True love will come around some day
Make all my troubles go away
Shoot an arrow through my heart
Never wanna be apart
Track Name: Whiskey Yodel
Whiskey Yodel

Ain’t gonna drink no whiskey anymore
Ain’t gonna drink no whiskey anymore
Ain’t gonna drink no whiskey
After last night it’s just too risky
Ain’t gonna drink no whiskey anymore

Ain’t gonna howl til midnight anymore
Ain’t gonna howl til midnight anymore
Ain’t gonna howl til midnight
Mornin’ comes, I can’t get my head right
Ain’t gonna howl til midnight anymore


(yodel)

Ain’t gonna love you, whiskey, anymore
Ain’t gonna love you, whiskey, anymore
Ain’t gonna love you, whiskey
And I bet you won’t even miss me
Ain’t gonna love you, whiskey, anymore

(yodel)