Dandelion Wine

by Tara Vaughan

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    Comes trapped in a plastic cage, ready to be freed by you, you hero!, with lyrics booklet designed by Shawn Vaughan.

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Honeybee 03:12
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
7.
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
8.
Antonio 03:38
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
9.
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
10.
Apple Tree 02:43
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

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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.
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