Better Than Gold

by Erica Blinn

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1.
04:13
sing me something that lasts as long as this path that I've been walking between your house and mine I've been wearing holes in my sneakers coincidentally passing by why don't you come and see what kind of trouble we can get in tonight tell me all your simple dreams yeah tell me that you want to hey I've got somethin' for you come and put your hand in my pocket your trust in my offer, please why don't you come and see what kind of trouble we can get in tonight why don't you come down sweet darlin' I've got a feeling you’re burning inside I've been waitin' all night gonna show you some of my softer side I'll be waiting here for you if you decide you want to yeah you know where to find me come and put your needle on my record there’s some words I think you might like to hear why don't you come and see what kind of trouble we can get in tonight why don't you come down sweet darlin' I've got a feeling you’re burning inside I've been waitin' all night gonna show you some of my softer side I'll be waiting here for you if you decide you want to yeah you know where to find me why don't you come down sweet darlin' I've got a feeling you’re burning inside I've been waitin' all night gonna show you some of my softer side…
2.
who was the one came to your window stood in the rain till the coast was clear waited till nightfall climbed your garden wall dance with the one who brought you here think I'll sit out 'take me home tonight' you can swing from the chandelier 'let it be' 'take on me' dance with the one with the one with the one who brought you here shined shoes I've outgrown a rented tux and I'm walking home you can have 'the way you make me feel' 'billy jean' and the 'man in the mirror' 'fools rush in' 'against the wind' dance with the one with the one with the one who brought you with the one with the one with the one who brought you here
3.
when I was a kid I worked so hard trying to make straight A's I thought it meant something in life now I look back these days and I should've followed my dreamer's heart cared a little less about what was on the test and just tried to follow my dreamer's heart I went to college for six long years I thought I'd never graduate I finally did what did I get? a pile of debt that I can't pay and I should've followed my dreamer's heart cared a little less about what was on the test and just tried to follow my dreamer's heart I'd like to tell myself at eight years old, you don't have to be so worried about it you can't trust the life that you've been sold listen to your heart it won’t leave you in the cold you're the only one who knows what's in your soul I could get a job that I can't stand and start a weekend cover band that nine to five that perfect life I haven't ever felt less alive inside my head I'm just a girl tryin' to figure it out inside I'm perfect I am not fragile I live in my own world still trying to
4.
all we’ve been getting is rain these days the water’s so high I can't see my legs I had to buy a canoe to get back to you then I went and threw the paddles away sometimes all you want is a little dry land a break in the tide to give relief to the sand a little hole in your shoe and you’re soaked right through I guess you know what makes me think of you I’d rather sit right here in this boat than listen to another single line of this joke I didn't think it was funny till I figured you out guess who's laughing now I didn't think I'd get so high that I'd be fallin' I didn't think a little rain could take down every thing things were looking up and I was optimistic if there was a sign you know I must've missed it then the sky opened up and that's when I knew I've done just about all I can do I've done just about all I can do I’d rather sit right here in this boat than listen to another single line of this joke I didn't think it was funny till I figured you out guess who's laughing now you know ever since that muddy water started to flow all those little cracks they've been starting to show ain't it amazing what you learn to ignore till you just can't take any more I just can't take any more it seems that until now it's been a slow leak and I could always bail you out but now you'd better find somebody who can laugh at your jokes cause I'm through foolin' around I said, I'm through foolin' around I didn't think I'd get so high that I'd be fallin' I didn't think a little rain could take down every thing
5.
the neighborhood is quiet there's nobody out tonight I can't help but feel like I'm on the outside I'm running down the list of my apologies if any one I've missed I'm sure you'll remind me got this bed to myself but it's nothing like I thought it'd be I didn't know I'd miss you, I never thought you'd really leave it's time to be moving on I should be past this place I've got to get on my way on my way been living in this car, suitcases and truck stops try to do what makes us happy 'cause we only get one shot it's not enough to say we did the best we could it's not enough to say we did all the things we should it's time to be moving on I should be past this place I've got to get on my way on my way on my way I just wanna stretch my legs try my shoes on another street and wake up, under a different sky
6.
03:18
hey there honey I'm givin' you my number maybe later we can grab a bite I know a spot up the road if your evening's feeling low that's really rockin' on a Saturday night I'm not one to really beat around the bush you know it seems like such a waste of time well now whatta ya say we get on outta here baby come on take me to the end of the line I know you're worried if I stay the night there’s no telling what I might do I won't stick around and try to slow you down I'm just a gypsy ridin' on through some folks are born with all the luck they'd ever want and some of that they might not ever need I might not have much but what I want there's plenty of and I know how to get it all for free said, I ain't lookin for a man with any money you know what I got you can't afford I'm not looking for a place to lay my boots down honey they don't even have to touch the floor I know you're worried if I stay the night there’s no telling what I might do I won't stick around and try to slow you down I'm just a gypsy ridin' on through if you ever get in trouble some I'll be right there but you don't have to worry about it none in the morning I'll be outta your hair I know you're worried if I stay the night there’s no telling what I might do I won't stick around and try to slow you down I'm just a gypsy ridin' on through I won't stick around and try to slow you down I'm just a gypsy ridin' on through
7.
baby you know I can love you better she thinks she can change ya I'm not gonna let her my love's something that I think you should try give it time I'm gonna make, you, mine baby she thinks she can cheat you I might not be a sweet saint but I know how to treat you I've got something that I think you should know baby we could be better than gold I can't get next to you I only wanna get next to you it's the same old sorry the same. old. song. and dance baby you know I can love you you know I can love you better she's only gonna mistreat you bring you down and leave you bitter maybe the stars will be on our side my fortune teller says she's always right I can't get next to you I only wanna get next to you, next to you I can't get next to you it's the same old sorry the same old song and same old sorry the same, old, song, and dance
8.
baby don't you be lonely don't you walk away maybe I could be the only game that you play oh, spin my wheel tell l me pretty baby how does that feel step in line spend some time let's get a little bit crazy on this carnival ride baby don't you be lonely don't you walk away maybe I could be the only game that you play don't pass me by you light me up like a carnival lights up the sky throwing darts try to pin my heart meet me under the farris wheel when the fireworks start I could be yours if you want me yours if you ask me to stay come on baby don't leave me this way don't you even see me? yeah you keep walking away if you could only be me, oooh I know you would know what to say you'd say baby don't you be lonely baby don't you be lonely baby don't you be lonely baby don't you be lonely I could be yours if you want me yours if you ask me to stay I could be yours if you want me ooh I could be yours if you want me I could be yours if you want me I could be yours if you want me to stay
9.
big chief said to medicine man I can't bear walking across this land it hurts my feet and I've got nowhere to stand oh help me please mister medicine man big chief called on medicine man do you have any thoughts boy what's your plan he said we'll lay these hides all across this land oh thank you thank you mister medicine man go now bang your medicine drum bang it in the evening till the morning sun think on your feet cause you're under the gun looks like trouble has just begun big chief said to medicine man you failed me once you won't do it again when the moon is round that'll be your end unless you can fix this mess I'm in go now bang your medicine drum bang it in the evening till the morning sun big chief callin' for you you'd better run you better make good before the rising sun whoa spirits' cried medicine man big chief's gonna take my life in his hands give me a sign tell me what'll I do? Then a vision came across like mocassin shoes go now bang your medicine drum bang it in the evening till the morning sun think on your feet cause you're under the gun go now bang your medicine drum bang it in the evening till the morning sun big chief callin' for you you'd better run looks like medicine man has won
10.
Suzie and me we sure have fun we do a lot of things you might call dumb we're having a blast just raising our glass and if you don't like it, I didn't ask when I'm with Suzie, we sure have a real good time we drink cheap tequila from a brown paper bag She ain't a lot of lookin' but she ain't no drag She's just gettin' hot about eleven o' clock and it might seem to you like we don't know when to stop but when I'm with Suzie, we sure have a real good time when I'm with Suzie I do what I want I do what I want and I take what I need and she does what she wants, does what she wants with me you know some of us have a little more sense but then some of us haven't got a clue and when I'm alone I find myself asking, what would Suzie do? I take her downtown cruisin' looking to park cause everybody knows what she do in the dark you tell her she's fine, she doesn't give you the time 'cause when the cruisers are cruisin' you'd better get in line when I'm with Suzie, we sure have a real good time when I'm with Suzie I do what I want I do what I want and I take what I need and she does what she wants, does what she wants with me you know some of us have a little more sense but then some of us haven't got a clue and when I'm alone I find myself asking, what would Suzie do?
11.
04:06
are you gonna take your time? are you gonna waste mine? leaving me to wonder what's coming down the line those stakes were high egos were higher at our best we were magic at our worst we're shattered I'm gonna take my time loving you want you to take your time loving me I remember it well a t-shirt I held up to my face cause it was drenched in your smell those days were endless our hearts were hopeless somehow we managed not to lose our focus I'm gonna take my time loving you want you to take your time loving me you came upon me now it’s safe to say for burning bleeding hearts I've got the taste for what was innocent has been replaced you were harder to align and I was getting lost trying all I wanted to know is are you gonna be mine? I've got you now won't let go be my 'forever' I'll be your 'for sure' I'm gonna take my time loving you want you to take your time loving me I'm gonna take my time loving you want you to take your time loving me

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released February 16, 2018

Recorded at Curry House Studios (Columbus, OH) and Monster
Studios (Nashville, TN).
Produced, engineered and mixed by Mike Landolt.
Mastered by Fred Blitzer at Vital Music USA (Columbus, OH).
Jerry DePizzo appears courtesy of Concord Records.

Front cover photo: Joshua Black Wilkins
Back cover photo: Mike Darling
Artwork & Layout: Erica Blinn & PJ Schreiner

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