Speeding Ticket and a Valentine

by Blame Sally

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released May 10, 2011

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Track Name: Bird in Hand
BIRD IN HAND
By Monica Pasqaul

She was young and you were, too,
but your heart was cold and gray
A pretty lass, as clear as glass, a diamond for a day
You held her hand, the promised land,
her fears you did allay
Babe you had a bird in hand and in that hand she strayed

The sweetest words she'd ever heard,
they made her trip and sway
You took her down to the old red town
and had your wicked way
Morning came, nothing the same,
her feet had turned to clay
Babe you had a bird in hand and in that hand she lay

Time did pass, and she alas,
felt something that did weigh
A sad-eyed girl, your country pearl
had fallen, as they say
And when she cried, you turned aside,
you pushed her love away
Babe you had a bird in hand and in that hand she stayed

She was young and you were too,
but your heart was cold and gray
When the summer breeze turned to autumn leaves
you took yourself away
You never thought of her sad lot,
she faced a judgment day
Babe you had a bird in hand, a bird that hand betrayed

Years went by, (& all that implies)
And with age came dismay
Your thoughts transformed, your heart grew warm,
you changed your wicked ways
Remembered love, a simple dove,
your diamond in the hay
Babe you had a bird in hand, a hand you overplayed

You went down to the old red town,
the streets in dust now paved
Your pretty thing, a memory,
had long since slipped away
They said she died by the riverside
on a chilly autumn day
Babe you had a bird in hand but the bird has flown away
Track Name: Big, Big Bed
By Jane Selkye

I need a big big bed
to save the dreams that I've dreamt
Catch 'em in this linen net
and keep 'em so I don't forget

I've seen my auntie's bed she lives in Amarillo
There's room to lie down but they ain't no room to spare
So Auntie's dreams fell to the floor and got lost in the night
I don't believe her when she says she don't mind

Better make my ceilings high
and keep the windows open deep into the night
Because I'll float up and cast off the sheets
and drift into the midnight trees

When he's here my bed's gonna have to be bigger
'Cause my love runs wide, my love runs wider than a Texas river

I want the whole cake I won't settle for the crumbs
Gimme room to the side and room up above
Because I'm in such a big big love
it's just too big to fall out of

When he's here my bed's gonna have to be bigger
'Cause my love runs wide, my love runs wider than a Texas river
My bed's gonna have to be bigger
'Cause my love runs wide, my love runs wider than a Texas river
Track Name: Living Without You
I'm a hacker I'm a con, I can't even write a song
I can't sing a note if you paid me
No one home, always gone, never right always wrong
And I haven't got a God who can save me

But I'm living without you, living without you
I'm living without you, living without you

I'm a loner, I'm unkind, I'm a prisoner in my mind
I'm exhausted long before the sunrise
I'm a skeptic and dissatisfied with everything I find
I'm as bitter as a gin and quinine

But I'm living without you, living without you
I'm living without you, living without you

Sweet and sour at the same time
Mink and a porcupine
Speeding ticket and a valentine

I'm a liar, I'm a cheat, I don't say what I mean
I used to care about the world around me
Lost to a thief on a dry winter leaf
I wouldn't know love if it found me

But I'm living without you, living without you
I'm living without you, living without you
But I'm living without you, living without you
I'm living without you, living without you

Sweet and sour at the same time
Mink and a porcupine
Speeding ticket and a valentine
Acid and alkaline
Track Name: Mona Lisa Smile
Here I am, I'm trying to be fair
It falls apart, but baby I still care
The love's not gone
But I'm not strong

And on one ever said I'd have to be
The Mona Lisa with a smile
I can't get out of bed, oh, can't you see?
This misery is not my style

There you are, blameless, that's for sure
You did not get the life that you deserved
And time's been cruel
And sad, it's true

But no one ever said I'd have to be
The Mona Lisa with a smile
I can't get out of bed, can't you see
This misery is not my style

Here we are, we don't know what to say
It falls apart, now we can't go – or stay
The love's not gone
But I'm not strong

And on one ever said I'd have to be
The Mona Lisa with a smile
I can't get out of bed, oh, can't you see?
This misery is not my style

No one ever said I'd have to leave
The part of me that was on fire
I used to feel the edge, now all I see
Is holding me from what is wild

And on one ever said I'd have to be
The Mona Lisa with a smile
I can't get out of bed, oh, can't you see?
This misery is not my style
Track Name: Pajaros Sin Alas
I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?

I'm a rose without a garden
I'm a brush without an artist
Almost done before I started
Almost done before I started

I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?

I'm afraid I haven't tried it
I'm the maid, I'm not the bride
I Always tried to justify it
Always tried to justify it

I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?

I'm a king without a nation
I'm a house with no foundation
I'm a flashy imitation
I'm a flashy imitation

I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?



I'm a song without a player
I'm a card without a wager
I'm a minor not a major
I'm a minor not a major

I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?

Un tambor sin su ritmo
Una cancion sin pajarito
Un dolor sin su grito
Un dolor sin su grito

I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?

Un balcon sin la vista
Un pallaso siempre triste
Solamente una chispa
Solamente una chisp

I'm a bird that doesn't fly
When I go, is it earth or is it sky?
Pajaro sin alas, pez que no nada
I'm a fish that doesn't swim
When I sink, am I out or am I in?
Track Name: Throw Me A Bone
I don't want to compromise, I want to look into your eyes
I don't want to be in my head, let's make love in the bed
I don't want to cause you pain, speak your truth and let it rain
Let it rain, let it rain...

I try, but I can't get the wings to fly
I learn, but I can't get the wheels to turn
So I go it alone where nothing is known
Throw me a bone, throw me a bone

I don't want to work all day, I need a lot more time to play
I don't want to see the shrink at three, maybe there's nothing wrong with me
Wrong with me, wrong with me...

I try, but I can't get the wings to fly
I learn, but I can't get the wheels to turn
So I go it alone where nothing is known
Throw me a bone, throw me a bone

Floating out to sea, engine dead, no sail to set , a broken wing and a prayer
Hands tied behind my back, watch the train run off the track,
Do you want your money back, do you want

I don't want to waste your time, I just want to blow your mind
I don't want to lose more sleep, I just want to feel you deep
Feel you deep, feel you deep

I try, but I can't get the wings to fly
I learn, but I can't get the wheels to turn
So I go it alone where nothing is known
Throw me a bone, throw me a bone
Track Name: Back in the Saddle
Every thing's changing but Sally's still trying
She gets up at five, just ahead of the morning
Feathers are flying
You won't catch her falling behind

Swinging from trees it's a cold city jungle
Take what you need or get left in the rubble
Don't look behind
It's just dust and a pile of dreams

Then it’s back in the ring
Batter up taking a swing
Walk toward the beast and get
Back in the saddle again

Every day Sally's supposed to look younger
Can't let them see desperation or hunger
Feathers are flying
But everything’s running on time

Swinging from trees but the branches seem higher
Afraid to look down, situation is dire
Falling behind
Just like dust and a pile of dreams

Then it’s back in the ring
Batter up taking a swing
Walk toward the beast and get
Back in the saddle again



Just like an hour glass glued to the table, time passing by
Just like an hour glass glued to the table, time passing, time passing by

Sometimes when Sally feels sad in the evening
She remembers a girl with a paintbrush and reason
Feathers were flying
Couldn't catch her then if you tried

Then it’s back in the ring
Batter up taking a swing
Walk toward the beast and get
Back in the saddle again
Track Name: Countdown
I'm sick of the news they're talking at me
Everybody's killing everybody,
everybody's killing everybody
Countdown every night

I'm sick of the pills they're pushing at me
Everybody get stoned, get happy, happy,
everybody get stoned, get happy, happy
Countdown every night

I just want to love ya baby, baby
Love, love, love, love ya baby, baby
I just want to love ya baby, baby
Love, love, love, love ya baby, baby
Countdown every night

I'm sick of the spin they're putting on me
Everybody get young, get skinny, skinny (x2)
Countdown every night

I'm sick of this dogma coming at me
Sex, terror and God and money, money (x2)
Countdown every night

I just want to love ya baby, baby
Love, love, love, love ya baby, baby
I just want to love ya baby, baby
Love, love, love, love ya baby, baby
Countdown every night

I'm sick of the lies they're throwing at me
Gotta spit in their eye before they get me (x2)
Countdown every night

I'm sick of this dogma coming at me
Sex, terror and God and money, money (x2)
Countdown every night
Track Name: Wide Open Spaces
Old habits do die hard and the family tree will play it's card
It draws from deep inside that ancient room
Words rattle on the line, bitter hooks and vicious rhyme
I just want to watch the flowers bloom

Wide open spaces. I can't wait 'til I can go
I see wide open spaces. Where there's a little room to grow

If just one thing would change, just one link in this dead end chain
Then dominoes would stop tumbling over
Nose to the old grindstone, I'll find the roots and crack the code
So I can hold that pretty 4 leaf clover

Wide open spaces. I can't wait 'til I can go
I see wide open spaces. Where there's a little room to grow

You might not want to take this melody apart
But I feel changes coming on
I've been forgiven and I'm making my new start
I'd just as soon you come along

You might be all snuffed out, night and day drenched in doubt
But I know at least one thing that could free ya
This kettle's boiling hot, sardines are swirling in the pot
And I think Jane, she's got the right idea

Wide open spaces. I can't wait for us to go
I see wide open spaces. Where there's a lot room to grow
Wide open spaces. See the sunlight dancing through
Wide open spaces. Days of gold and skies of blue
Track Name: Take Me There
Take me there, take me with care
Take me out where the land ends
Fingers in hand, toes in the sand
I want to stand where it all begins again

Time is strange, all disarranged
and I am un-caged and falling
into these dreams, they're running like streams
outside the seams and calling

Where the atmosphere is sweet and heavy
I could disappear right now,
I'm ready, I could disappear

Take me there, we'll lie down and stare
at clouds and compare our follies
Stretched on the sand, the sweet motherland
the air that I am recalling

Life is strange, we lose and regain
and sometimes remain just standing
Notions and schemes, like broken machines
with no gasoline lie abandoned

Where the atmosphere is sweet and heavy
I could disappear right now, I'm ready, I could disappear

Take me there, take me with care
Take me out where the land ends
Fingers in hand, toes in the sand
I want to stand where it all begins again