NOWHERE IS NOW HERE (2012)

Lyrics © Angela Perley/Perley Moon Publishing

Brooklyn Girls

I have your letter in my pocket

I read every line twice

storm’s coming in

I’m broken again

I knew you never were mine

how come you always keep me guessing

where you stay late at night?

those Brooklyn girls are trouble

I knew you never were mine

I guess I’m left empty handed

I guess I’ll drink another round

I’m just another clown in a small midwest town

I knew you never were mine

I’m just another clown in a small midwest town

I knew you never were mine

County Fair

out in the country at the county fair

I met my baby with a red rose in his hand

in his hand, red rose in his hand

I said honey babe you sure are a sweet little man

he gave me a kiss, a kiss on the cheek

I looked at him, said that’s all I need

all I need, all I need

I’m a good little girl but you bring out the bad in me

we both started dancing to the local band

silver banjos, fiddlers in the air, in the air, fiddlers in the air

oh that old time music makes me let down all my hair

yeah that old time music makes me let down all my hair

so if you’re in the country, go to the county fair

meet up with your sweetheart and dance away your cares, all your cares

dance away your cares

and if the moon shines bright then you’re bound to find your happiness there

yeah if the moon shines bright then you’re bound to find your happiness there

Nowhere is Now Here

Sunday driving barefoot love

sugar daddy you know I need your touch

but my house is haunted baby, can’t you tell

you better watch your step because I just might be your wishing well

hard-headed woman needs a sensitive man

I was born to hold your hand

but my house is haunted baby, can’t you tell

there’s nowhere to hide when you hear those silver bells

nowhere is now here with you

nothing to gain babe, nothing to lose

nowhere is now here with you

nothing to gain babe, nothing to prove

moon drunk lover let me in

out all night on the highway lookin’ for my kin

but my house is haunted baby, can’t you tell

you better watch your step because I just might be your wishing well

I’ll be your sweetheart if you’ll be mine

but don’t you know I’m gonna need some time

because my house is haunted baby, can’t you tell

I’m gonna hold real tight, hold real tight to your shirttail

nowhere is now here with you

nothing to gain babe, nothing to lose

nowhere is now here with you

nothing to gain babe, nothing to prove

nowhere is now here with you

nowhere is now here with you

nowhere is now here with you

nowhere is now here with you

18 Feet Under

I saw your man downtown

he was holding hands with Elizabeth Crown

is that your man, is that your man, is that your man downtown?

is that your man, is that your man, is that your man downtown?

if he were my man, you know I’d put him 18 feet underground

he sure is low, he sure is bad

he’s a devil lover baby, better turn your head

is that your man, is that your man, is that your man downtown?

is that your man, is that your man, is that your man downtown?

if he were my man, you know I’d put him 18 feet underground

go Sally go, run Sally run

go downtown get that 45 gun

is that your man, is that your man, is that your man downtown?

is that your man, is that your man, is that your man downtown?

if he were my man, you know I’d put him 18 feet underground

Tangled on the Kitchen Floor

I’m crying, I don’t know what I’m crying for

sad song on the radio left me tangled on the kitchen floor

I’m crying, oh tears like a waterfall

these late September evenings can get a girl grieving when she never gets a phone call

I’m crying like a whippoorwill in the dark

can you hear my message, and do you know my message is for?

only the stars know my story

only the flower in my hair knows where I’ve been

only the stars know my story

and how the blues creeps in

I’m crying and nobody knows

mama’s a-sleeping, daddy’s out drinking

and there’s tears all down my clothes

mama’s a-sleeping, daddy’s out drinking

and there’s tears all down my clothes