Sparrow in a Shoebox

by Liz Frame and the Kickers

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released May 15, 2018

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Liz Frame and the Kickers Boston, Massachusetts

Liz Frame and the Kickers, a Boston, MA based band, that takes its name from a line in “The Return of the Grievous Angel,” a Gram Parsons song. They began performing almost five years ago, building a reputation for killer Americana based performances with solid playing, tight harmonies, while being just plain fun on stage.
They call their sound, "Rootsy, Rockin' and Righteous Music for All People"
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Track Name: Sparrow in a Shoebox
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
Track Name: I Used to Be Your Slave
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
Track Name: Little Brown House
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.
Track Name: She's 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 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
Track Name: Ungrateful Girl
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
Track Name: Grown Children
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
Track Name: What You Gonna Do (When I Go)
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
Track Name: Lookin' for a Lonely Man/I Don't Worry No More
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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