Kathleen Edwards Pink Champagne

Top it up, a white carnation.

I borrow my mother’s clutch,

Thinking the grass could be greener, at last,

Now that I’m all grown up.

But expectation and idle’ll be the death of me.

In a dress to kill and a glass to fill

I wasn’t ready but I didn’t fight.

Pink champagne tastes the same.

I don’t want to feel this way.

Looking back, it was such a dumb idea,

Five girls in the same-colored dress.

Book a honeymoon and find yourself thinking,

My life is a perfect mess.

Cause when you’re far from the phone

I start feeling at home where I am

Thinking the grass would be greener, at last,

If I were on my own.

Pink champagne tastes the same.

I don’t want to feel this,

I don’t want to feel this way.

Everybody’s saying, if I were you

Cause now you’re such a good judge

When it comes to love.

And everybody’s thinking they know me and you.

Oh, I can be cruel.

So can you.

Pink champagne tastes the same…

And I don’t want to feel this,

I don’t want to feel this,

I don’t want to feel this way.

Pink champagne tastes the same…

I don’t want to feel this,

I don’t want to feel this,

I don’t want to feel this way.

Kathleen Edwards The Cheapest Key

A is for all the times I bit my tongue

B is for bullshit and you fed me some

C is for charity and now you’re mine

D is for dollars but you’re counting dimes

E is the exit sign backstage at shows

F is my favourite letter, as you know

G is for God loves a patient man

Who spends his days living in ego-land

You always write it in the cheapest key

You always blame it on the cheapest key

You always play me in the cheapest key

They say the start’s always the hardest part

But like you know, baby, I’m all warmed up

Sometimes I want to shout your name out loud

And let them in on what you’re all about

You always write it in the cheapest key

You always blame it on the cheapest key

You always play me in the cheapest key

Don’t write me off

Here comes my softer side

And there it goes

‘Cause I’ve been on the road too long to sympathize

With what you think you’re owed

You always write it in the cheapest key

You always blame it on the cheapest key

You always play me in the cheapest key

Kathleen Edwards One More Song The Radio Won’t Like

Johnny little rocket star flashing the label’s credit card

His name is at the door but no one knew what for

Says he’s got a strategy

I’m a test of his sanity

Wire cars and whiskey

Bad debts and dirty laundry

You can’t even make up my mind

One more song the radio won’t like

Reel it in and shut your mouth

Reputations are in doubt

Write a hit so I can talk you up

No one likes a girl who won’t sober up

You can’t even make up my mind

One more song radio won’t like

So brush your hair and straighten up

Put down the drink you just got

Johnny little rocket star

Picked up a girl at the bar

So I keep my sanity

Wire cars and everything

I guess that we are through

The bad advice from you

You can’t even make up my mind

One more song the radio won’t like

Kathleen Edwards The Lone Wolf

He was the lone wolf you could see it in his eyes

The way he held his heart the way he held his lies

Sometimes he’s just show up outside on the porch

And hour at a time like a lonely whore

She was a scarecrow the way she always looked around

For something she once had and never could be found

Time was on her side but she never kept track

All the hunters came and took her memories back

Once they met inside a dirty curtained room

And the rain fell down hard that day onto the tin roof

She said “I’ve seen you before, I’ve been looking for you

Better keep your heart close hunters are coming for you”

He said “I’ve seen them before and I always get away

Cuz you will never stop looking and I will never stay”

The lone wolf kissed her mouth like so many before

Scarecrow closed her eyes and then she closed the door

And the rain fell down on the tin roof when the hunters came that night

Stole all of her memories killed the wolf and all his lies

Kathleen Edwards Maria

Oh Maria I waited too long

The phone rang three times, but you were gone

Take it from me, move out on me

I only weigh you down

And I’m not so dumb I can take a hint

Gave you 48 hours and then I split

Now I’m high on the road trying to get home

I want my bubble car

Took the turn and drove too far

I want my airplane

Pop some pills to feel the same

Could you make it alright?

Kathleen Edwards Lazy Eye

I’ve got my heart in a box

Under the bed where it’s cold and it’s dark

And i’ve got my soul in my shoes

Walking on myself just to get to you

And i’ve got a lazy eye

But don’t think I don’t see you passing me by

And i’ve got some time on my hands

If you lived like I do, you would understand

I’ve got a lie in my mouth

A secret that I just can’t talk about

I’ve got a thirsty lip

Pour me a drink of your sweetest kiss

And i’ve got a lonely ear

I wake up at night and pretend you were here

I’ve got a reason to hope

‘Cause you haven’t said yet that you don’t

Kathleen Edwards Westby

Got your little secret no I will not tell

You’re trying to sober up in the highway motel

And my hands are covered with your smell

You begged me to stay and sing you a song

I dance dirty for you cuz it turns you on

And I’m a little bleeder with white pants on

And if you weren’t so old I’d probably keep you

If you weren’t so old I’d tell my friends

But I don’t think your wife would like my friends

I’ve got a hit for everyday of the week

I gave you something of mine that was so sweet

That I’ve been holding on to since I was sixteen

You call me Danny and I call you Mable

You passed out so I flicked through cable

And I stole your gold watch off the bed-side table

Kathleen Edwards Buffalo

The summer months left me alone

But the fall rolled in on the back of a storm

In the night you and I drove

Have you ever seen lightning and snow?

All these weeks without a note

It’s like a ticking clock

Every time that you phone

I’ve run aground truth be told

And when it comes to me

I’ll let you know

Don’t be like that

Just my luck an Irish rose

In a drinking hole

I’d played a thousand one shows

What you need is to just go home

And when it comes to you

Don’t leave it alone

Don’t be like that

Up ahead the roads were closed

And the Gennys ran most of Buffalo

The customs man at border control

Said yes you can go

But you won’t make it home

Don’t be like that

Kathleen Edwards Goodnight, California

You know what I wish?

It was just you and me

Sitting in this corner bar

You can tell me how you are

I’m not going to lie

Or anything

You don’t even have to speak

If you keep looking at me

I could go all night

But they’re turning up the lights

It would be so easy

To do or say anything

But I’m not going to lie

Or anything

I won’t let you in my heart

But you are always on my mind

Kathleen Edwards Summerlong

I know how to play this game

one, two, three and I’m safe

count real slow to five

you couldn’t keep me around if you tried

I know how to beat the rage

of my tender age

touch me once in the hall

but don’t look back and don’t call

There are some things I can hardly say

You’ve got me feeling a brand new way

Please don’t let this be summerlong

I used to play this game

in the middle lane

pass them all on the inside

and don’t get caught in a lie

There are some things I can hardly say

You’ve got me feeling a brand new way

Please don’t let this be summerlong

Cuz I want to stay

All the nights and wasted time

trying to get my head to change its mind

all the talk of what it could be

when it never was

There are some things I can hardly say

You’ve got me feeling a brand new way

Please don’t let this be summerlong

Please don’t let this be summerlong

Cuz I want to stay