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Produced in Spring 2014 by George Geanuracos

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released April 25, 2014

Alison Self lead vocals, guitar on everything except "I'm a tired cowboy"
George Geanuracos fiddle, background vocals on everything and also guitar on "i'm a tired cowboy"

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Alison Self Richmond, Virginia

Alison was born and raised in Petersburg, VA in a family that was pretty void of musical talent. Alison isn't aware of any musicians in her family, but swears that she has been singing since she learned to talk. Alison plays a mix of country, blues and folk on the guitar. ... more

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Track Name: I Don't Claim To Be An Angel (Kitty Wells)
you'll hear talk around town of things I used to do
Some may try to poison your mind that my love can't be true
many nights I lay awake dear, hoping our love will last
hoping your love is strong enough to forget about my past

I don't claim to be an angel, my life's been full of sin
but when I met you darlin that all came to an end
never doubt my love dear, whatever you may do
I don't claim to be an angel, but my love for you is true

I never knew what real love was until you came along
you changed my outlook on luff made me regret my wrongs
why should my past keep haunting me all through the years
I've paid for each mistake dear with millions of bitter tears
Track Name: Changed My Mind
I saw you walking just the other day
with that gal who lives down the way
well a week ago I might have cried
but it don't bother me none
cause I changed my mind

I changed my mind about loving you
and after all the heartache you put me through
oh, I don't wanna see you
cause frankly I don't like your kind
I wanna hear that door slam
cause I changed my mind

Well i heard ya crying yeah just last night
all about that girl and how she don't treat you right
I used to think that you were all that I could ever find
But not anymore cause I changed my mind
Track Name: He Floated Down
Well ya ask me bout a man and I'll tell ya friend
tell ya bout a man that I did wrong
he loved so tenderly swore he'd never leave me
his hands were rough but his voice was like a song
we courted through the spring so you'd think naturally
he'd ask me to be his bride
but i was wrong so ya know, to the river we did go
two went down but only one came back alive

he floated down, down, down, down, down, down oh
he floated down
and i watched him disappear
before anyone will notice you are gone
i'll be far away from here

now i've ridden all this time just to get him off my mind
to try and ease my aching head
but at night i think about all the words that he did shout
as his love run out and I shot my baby dead
Track Name: Darlene & Jamie
Well I aint never lived in a trailer, but I saw many of them with my mama and her best friends as they would drink in the kitchen
and I would sit on the front porch, watching my best friend shave her legs
a coffee cup and a razor, we were only 10, we wanted to be women

and grocery store checkout line, we were broke didn't have a dime
and my mama never had a chance, grandma ignored us while we paid with foodstamps

but oh Jamie, where are you now?
are you that number that the news is talking about?
well i remember when we would play at your grandmas house

and my daddy never had a lot, making promises that he mostly forgot
but we'd drink glass cokes and walk the railroad line
behind the neighborhood, well that was another time

oh and seaboard street aint been the same
since the bank came and took the house away
they locked my daddy in a jail cell, just like his brother
you can never help yourself

well i grew up, mostly got away
the hated dies but the guilt grows every day
and your names will always chill me
i'm sorry darlene, i'm sorry jamie

but oh Darlene where are you now?
I heard your baby's got a baby and she's strung out
with a black eye, still living at your house
Track Name: Lay Me Down
I took a bunch of pills today
sat and watched that train go by
my man don't love me anymore, feeling like i wanna die
i loved him good i love him true
right down to my bones
don't i don't know what else to do cause i won't be going home

lay me down by the river, let this body wash down stream
pick me up and lay me down, oh let that dirty water wash over me

i'm gonna sit right here beside the tracks till all my breath is through
and when those people find me well they'll know what to do
i coulda rambled on somewhere to mountains or to sea
but whats the use in movin when my good man don't love me
Track Name: When I Feel Weak, I Pour A Strong Drink
Well the beers still cold and the liquors still strong
I tried to forget you but I keep hanging on to the glass or the bar
I don't wanna think
So when I feel weak I pour a strong drink

I know it's been months since he walked away
I begged like a dog but he just wouldn't stay
so now this old dog don't beg anymore
i drink and I dance when i don't walk the floor

theres so many men who been catching my eye
i wanna move on and it makes me cry
the only moving I'm doing is from bar to bar
drink till i can't feel then I sleep in my car

If i can just sing out loud enough,
drink whiskey and swear and act like i'm tuff
well then maybe i could just settle down
but i can't so i won't so I'm leaving this town
Track Name: Whiskey Drunk
You roped me in then ya turned me loose
i tried talking it out but honey it aint no use
you keep on lying oh i'll keep from crying
well you cheated me why can't ya just tell me the truth?

I wouldn't kiss you if I was whiskey drunk
I wouldn't kiss you honey, no you're outta luck
cause i'm two bottles in, three sheets to the wind
and my time here's almost up
and i wouldn't kiss you if i was whiskey drunk

I caught my tears in a whiskey glass, I wanted to kiss your lips
but now you can kiss my ass
i thought you was a cowboy, but of course
the only thing you rode in on was your high horse


I wouldn't kiss you if I was whiskey drunk
I wouldn't kiss you honey, no you're outta luck
cause i'm two bottles in, three sheets to the wind
and my time here's almost up
and i wouldn't kiss you if i was whiskey drunk
and that's saying a lot, cause I'm whiskey drunk….