Dandelion Wine

by Tara Vaughan

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released May 17, 2016

All songs by Tara Vaughan

Produced, engineered and mixed by Joe Pisapia at Middletree Studios in Nashville, TN
Mastered by Jim DeMain, assisted by Amy Marie at Yes Master Studios in Nashville, TN
Lacquer master created by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA
Duplicated by Noiseland Industries, Minneapolis, MN

Tara Vaughan - vocals, piano, organ, percussion
Joe Pisapia - vocals, guitar, organ, glockenspiel, percussion
Matthew McGuigan - vocals, bass, vibraphone, guitar (track 2), piano (track 6)
Rich Miller - drums (tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 10)
Marc Pisapia - drums (tracks 1, 7, 8, 9)

Photograph by Christine McGuigan
Artwork by Shawn Vaughan
©℗ 2015 Tara Vaughan
© 2016 BMI
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
www.taravaughanmusic.com

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Track Name: Dandelion Wine
you smell like sunscreen and whiskey
cinnamon summer skin, it's not lost on me
no, i feel my heart is waking up
welcome pins and needles to this dusty blood pump

i know it wouldn't be right
to leave you hanging, hanging on that line
and i'm always starting fights
over picnics in graveyards and dandelion wine

you're like drunk driving - close one eye, pick one line
hope when i wake up it'll all be fine
but i never tasted lips so sweet, kisses so simple
seems they were tailor made for me

when the leaves change and your cabinets are bare, save for mustard
the Benson wind chills you clean through to the bone
when it seems this endless late night's finally over
let me be your safe ride home
Track Name: Blame It on My Youth
met you in a dirty, crowded room
before i knew a good lie from truth
thought, well you're good at secrets and i bet i am too

you said 'i can't kiss you dear, i might like it'
as if that were something to fear, and i
knew that it was wrong but i knew it was true

now i'm tangled in your mane
that's what you get for messing with a sweet young thing
shame on me, shame on you

ooh you're causing trouble again
you're kicking up dust where you shouldn’t have been
but don't you, don't you run screaming
your wheeling and dealing got you here, you won't
get much sympathy my dear
with your perennial excuse
blame it all on my youth

you draw the straw across your glass
check yourself in the mirror before you ask
to be sure my silence will last

i've heard that innocence is bliss
it teetered, precarious in your fist
sucked out the venom, there was morphine in your lips

how many times must i come to the same end
how many times a martyr in my own bed
how much getting older is left to do, the same
never-learning me, how many selfish yous
you always look so cool

ooh i'm causing trouble again i'm
kicking up dust where i shouldn’t have been
there's no one left to run to screaming
your wheeling and dealing got you here, you won't
get much sympathy my dear
with your perennial excuse
blame it all on my youth
Track Name: Black Crow Baby
lie to me, that'll make it alright
just hold my hand sweetly till i fall asleep tonight
mercurial, though you are, i bleed on your intermittent shows
think i could love you but ain't that the way it goes

i'm in knots, forgetting myself again
i'm in knots, make believing you're more than a friend
i stay quiet, to speak just gives me away
and you're a black crow baby, flying's your only grace

lie with me, if it strikes you kiss my head
your phone buzzes, i'm curious to know what she said
i try too hard, i think too much
i'd give anything for your selfish touch
and when i wake up i'll be lucky if i'm dead

delusional to think you're saving all your perfect smiles for me
delusional to think that your lack of care isn't really what it seems
you're peter pan, you're daisy, think you take solace in my continued crazy
don't waste me, no don't waste me
i'd be a terrible thing to waste
Track Name: TV Vampire Teen
the plaster's peeling from the walls, your
telecaster lonely in the corner
this attic shrinks the longer i stay

at four, you stumble in
your phone must be dead again, you
picked up some new friends along the way

you live for the hysteria
i love for a means of exhaustion
we couldn't breathe outside the fray

you are my dark dreams
my make believe melancholy
you’re the tv vampire teen spilling food in my bed
it’s getting light out
can’t go to sleep just now
‘cause when i wake up here tomorrow, oh when i wake up here tomorrow
are you all in my head

drift in like gasoline, the
persistent threat of greener things
so quick to anger, so slow to stay

apologize, it’s funny but it’s true
if i were you i’d miss me too
so tired of trying to keep you, babe

but i know you better, he said
better than the grey sheets upon your bed
crumpled on a lazy summer day

you take an inch and i’ll give a mile
oblivious to all the calendar smiles
this whiplash stings, but it seems
the harder i fall, the further i’ll crawl
Track Name: Gotta Get Myself Right
so i’ve become another damage you’ve done
tried just because you always knew i was
anyway

when did i learn to fear getting burned
to stand and deliver, one hand on the trigger
one eye on the grave

and i had a love, came with a handful of warnings
endeared himself to me in the soft of the morning
but i was just dust in his early window light
another shiny thing that momentarily caught his eye

pithy old fool, how you cling to that barstool
but here i am again, trying my friend
to put you away

there’s not enough whiskey that i can find
to soothe the troubles of this yearning mind
so I’m headed home tonight
just gotta get myself right

and i had a love, came with a handful of warnings
he whispered to me in the light of his morning
but i’m headed home alone tonight
just gotta get myself right
Track Name: Honeybee
like a honeybee
arrogance is my demise
swoop in close to sting you then
fly away, leaving a trail of my insides

where do i go, where do i go
i hope you know, i hope you know that

you feel like breathing, i'm panicking for air when you're not around
you feel like falling, i'm already in pieces on the ground
won't you lay your weapons down

hope's a scarcity
when you've got nothing left to lose but everything left to give
you, you scare the shit out of me
i'm terrified you'll realize that i'm caught in your balance of die or live and
Track Name: Wolf in Cheap Clothing
you're drinking your words again, angel
tanqueray piques your sweet tooth
and it's fine i know, but i think that you should go
before i start sippin on 'em too

your eyes are getting dark again, darlin
i feel a struggle looming near
they're going black but they just don't match
that saccharine grin between your ears

why do i sit on your golden chain
why do i wait out all your rain
you make me crazy still i'd be your baby
but you're a wolf in cheap clothing
you'll never change
no, you'll never change

you're drinking your words again, angel
tell me you need to make things right
don't i know how much you care, oh how you've missed the smell of my hair
both know all you wanna do's stay the night
Track Name: Antonio
i’m just cruising down this road, dodging rocky mountain snow
got missoula, more than you now on my mind
and honey i won’t be naive when you say the tricks in your long sleeves
have been forgotten, though you tell me all the time

don’t, don’t go changing
i’m not worth that fight
and don’t try to rearrange it
‘cause it’s just not right

antonio, you’re a tricky one for the letting go
and i’ve tried it a hundred times
stay wild, stay true
it’s not me baby, you do you
but know that for awhile, you were everything

i’ve been wandering for so long, sometimes it seems my thieving songs
are empty, just a shell for old pipe dreams
and though i’d love to give you more, sometimes i get this sneaking sore suspicion
you’ve got nothing left for me

don’t, don’t get thirsty
there’s nothing left to drink

and don’t, don’t you call me out
high, perfect scowl on your sullen mouth
and don’t, don’t you get nostalgic on me, i’ve
had too much time to browse
Track Name: Stay by Me Love
all these empty chairs mean, is we're alone now
all your sullen stare says is you can see to my bones somehow
save your breath, i want your worth
i can't be trusted
i'll just break this again
make believe i'm one of the good ones
till the depths come pushing up
through this twisted head

stay by me love, don't leave me now
i am not my mistakes
i won't let you fall again
stay by me love, don't leave me now
i am not my mistakes
i am not my mistakes

prey to the poison, my explanation always
i can't wish this away
say the words, i'll let you alone now
saved by good intentions
but how can i be pardoned, i can't forgive myself
never even realized the bad i was capable of
if it had it somewhere within me, i'd take back what i've done

prey to the poison, my explanation always
i can't wish this away
say the words, i'll let you alone now
Track Name: Apple Tree
i wanna sit with you under an apple tree
don’t wanna think
so let’s just be

sharing a picnic basket of bread and cheese
in a world without ants
or food allergies

would you take me, take me away
would you break me? you know you could
oh happy distraction, please don’t go just yet
i wanna wash away in your good

i wanna kiss you like i’m getting to the bottom of something
like a cracker jack box
where the prize is a sapphire ring

i think i knew you before you happened
growing wild inside
these new beginnings

takeout boxes and telephone wires
pulling out pockets and putting out tiny fires with you
still quite uncertain of what i callously desire
wading through, wading through your muck and your mire