Sparrow in a Shoebox

by Liz Frame and the Kickers

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Somewhere in a corner -- tucked beside the ordinary and the few buried in-between the place of broken dreams and what you were born to do There's a sparrow in a shoebox waiting to fly like an arrow it'll shoot through a clear blue sky Someone one once believed in something you believed in Something unnamed and wild Told you not to worry -- no one's judge and jury Spoke to you like a child Like a sparrow in a shoebox waiting to fly Like an arrow gonna shoot through a clear blue sky A sparrow in a shoebox just waiting to fly Somewhere in a corner -- Someplace that the morning light might just reveal Beat the pretty wings -- the sound of everything You hide but can't unfeel It's a sparrow in a shoebox waiting to fly Like an arrow gonna shoot through a clear blue sky A little sparrow in a shoebox -- don't let it die A sparrow in a shoebox just waiting to fly
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Well my heart was in chains and my mind was deranged Your love was the stuff that I craved You wore this girl down oh but I'm freedom bound I used to be your slave I watched my back -- saw the whip, heard the crack I did my best to behave You stole from my pride but I will not abide I used to be your slave I'm gonna make tomorrow mine I'm gonna break the chains that bind You got your dogs on my trail rather die boy than fail I used to be your slave Well there's some change in the air and a voice from somewhere It tells me I'm lucky and I'm brave If I loved you before well I don't love you no more, baby I used to be your slave I'm gonna make tomorrow mine I'm gonna break the chains that bind You got your dogs on my trail rather die boy than fail I used to be your slave You wore this girl down oh but I'm freedom bound I used to be your slave
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she keeps her daddy’s ashes in an old coffee can down by the foot of her bed he was a boozer and a dreamer with a mean exit plan that she cannot get out of her head in a little brown house in East Tennessee she waits for the sun to go down there are a million constellations and ways to be free and she’s seen enough of this town. she wants to sleep for a thousand years she wants to go where she ain’t gonna cry no tears she wants to find god’s grace and believe him this time and leave that little brown house leave that little brown house leave that little brown house behind. well this world has had its way of breaking her down down to where she’s had her share of cocaine and cigarettes, she’s 98 pounds of proof that life isn’t fair. and if you ask her what she’s thinking she’ll tell you a lie oh she don’t hardly know her own mind but that little bit of wisdom she picked up on the sly keeps telling her the truth ain’t worth a dime. she wants to sleep for a thousand years she wants to go where she ain’t gonna cry no tears she wants to find god’s grace and believe him this time and leave that little brown house leave that little brown house leave that little brown house behind.
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If you wanna take her If you wanna break her If you think that you got that right She ain't afraid of no fight She's made of light and love You feel like a loser Each time you use her But you know she'll say it's alright She's gonna hold you all night She's made of light and love You got no reflection You got no connection The darkness creeps into your sight But buddy, deep down you burn bright You're made of light and love If you wanna take her If you wanna break her If you think that you got that right She ain't afraid of no fight She's made of light and love You're made of light and love We're all made of light and love
5.
If I were you I'd make the five-o-nine And I'd let it take me back to where he's lyin' But what do I know What do I know I'm an ungrateful girl What do I know If I were you I'd get down on my knees And I'd beg that man to put my mind at ease But what do I know What do I know I'm an ungrateful girl What do I know Life would sure feel nice If I'd taken my own sweet advice If I were you I'd never let him go I'd hold him tight and let those feelings grow But what do I know What do I know I'm an ungrateful girl What do I know what do I know What do I know I'm an ungrateful girl What do I know
6.
I once knew a boy with the blues in his eyes There weren't much he didn't see Told me that he loved me just before his goodbye Then he turned and he said to me We are grown children We are all grown up and gone We are grown children Go on darling and make this world your home Go on darling and make it all your own Daddy did his best to keep the demons away After momma left the kids beside the road Sister prayed a lot and let the bottle have its day After brother found the peace that he was owed They are grown children They are all grown up and gone They are grown children Go on darling and make this world your home Go on darling and make it all your own Now the sun is gonna shine down on your sweet mistakes The dust is gonna blow around your heels God is gonna hear all of the promises you break The devils's gonna make you his deals 'Cause we are grown children We are all grown up and gone We are grown children Go on darling and make this world your home Go on darling and make it all your own
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My my my Ain't you one smart guy Life feels fine When you got love like mine But what you gonna do What you gonna do when I go What you gonna do What you gonna do when I'm gone Well I got my eyes set on my own prize I don't need no boy tearin' down my joy what you gonna do what you gonna do when I go What you gonna do What you gonna do when I'm gone Oh one day soon you're gonna Change your tune You're gonna know my pain It's gonna wear your name what you gonna do what you gonna do when I go What you gonna do What you gonna do when I'm gone
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This night's got an awful long way to go Yeah it's killing me fast and it's killing me slow You look like you got better places to be Ain't no better place baby take it from me I only know a little bit about you I don't need to know any more than I do Baby what'll take to make you understand It's a lonely old world I'm just a lonely girl And I'm lookin' for a lonely man Now I won't ask questions won't tell you no lies Yeah it is what it is and it ain't no surprise I been watching you sit with that drink in your hand Thinkin' maybe this ain't quite the life that you planned And I only know a little bit about you I don't need to know any more than I do Baby what'll take to make you understand It's a lonely old world And I'm just a lonely girl And I'm lookin' for a lonely man I'm lookin' for a lonely man... I only know a little bit about you... I don't need to know any more the I do... Baby what'll take to make you understand It's a lonely old world And I'm just a lonely girl And I'm lookin' for a lonely man... I'm lookin' for a lonely man I keep on lookin' for a lonely man I'm lookin' for a lonely man... I'm lookin' for a lonely man... I used to sleep with one eye open I used to keep myself from hopin' I might walk with my back against the wind I used to draw lines in the dirt I used to go where it never hurt And I used to call this life nobody's friend But I don't worry no more I don't worry no more No I don't worry no more I don't worry no more I don't worry no more No I don't worry no more All kinda grit's gonna shape the man And all kinda shit's gonna hit the fan We do what we can to survive I'm gonna take it day by day 'Cause I can't make this go away And nobody gets outta here alive And I don't worry no more I don't worry no more No I don't worry no more I don't worry no more I don't worry no more No I don't worry no more I used to sleep with one eye open I used to keep myself from hopin' I might walk with my back against the wind But I don't worry no more I don't worry no more No I don't worry no more I don't worry no more I don't worry no more No I don't worry no more...

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released May 15, 2018

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Liz Frame and the Kickers is a Boston-based band that has built their reputation for writing and performing smart, highly-original Americana music for the last 12 years.

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