karen savoca ~ i shook the tree

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					figure it out

oh, woman	where did you go when i needed a hand?	
and oh, sister, you walked away when i was too weak to stand

if you saw me on the street, and we passed a little time
if you asked me how i've been, i would say i'm doing fine	i would say i'm doing fine

	when i'm a loose wire, missing spoke, a flat tire, bad joke
	but i'll figure it out,	i'll figure it out
	a rusted spring, a bent wheel, a broken wing, a raw deal
	but i'll figure it out		i'll figure it out		figure it out

oh, people	turn off your tv, i am not the enemy
and oh, brother	we don't have to fight, can't we just do what's right?

i never wanted to be the one digging up the past
but i'm staring at a loaded gun, and i'm running fast		i'm running fast

	i'm a loose wire, missing spoke, flat tire, bad joke
	but i'll figure it out, i'll figure it out
	a rusted spring, bent wheel, a broken wing, a raw deal
	but i'll figure it out		i'll figure it out		figure it out
	

oh, my friend, you came around and you held me tight
and oh, my love	you always know how to make it alright

when the night is too long, and my eyes are red
you bring me a new song, help me to forget		you help me to forget

	that i'm a loose wire, missing spoke, a flat tire, bad joke
	but i'll figure it out	i'll figure it out
	a rusted spring, bent wheel, a broken wing, a raw deal
	but i'll figure it out		i'll figure it out		 figure it out


Karen Savoca - Vocals, Conga, Tambourine
Peter Heitzman - Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Jerry Jemmott - Electric Bass

 written by Karen Savoca   		copyright Alcove/BMI 2016
			k.savoca
			© 2016 Alcove Music/BMI

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		you gotta love	
							(for dad)
i can see why some people are so afraid to love cause it hurts, it hurts oh, i know
when you love somebody you can never get enough and it hurts, it hurts to let go
but you gotta love, you gotta love, you gotta love there's nothing better, and there's nothing worse you gotta love, you gotta love, you gotta love it's a joy and it's a curse but you gotta love
i went out to the garden on a windy day and it hurt, it hurt to be missing you
all the leaves were glistening, some were blowing away and it hurt, it hurt to face the truth
but you gotta love, you gotta love, you gotta love nothing makes you feel better, nothing makes you feel worse you gotta love, you gotta love, you gotta love it's wings and it's a hearse but you gotta love
i was once a young girl standing by your side and it hurts, it hurts to remember now
you are still walking with me, and it fills me full of pride though it hurts, it hurts but you showed me how
you gotta love, you gotta love, you gotta love oh, there's nothing better, there's nothing worse you gotta love, you gotta love, you gotta love it's water and it's thirst but you gotta love
oh, it's a joy and it's a curse it's wings and it's a hearse it's water and it's thirst but you gotta love
Karen Savoca - Vocals, Conga, Brushes Peter Heitzman - Guitar Shari Ulrich - Harmony Vocal
Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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			five old men
me and my friends went out last night i admit, we got a little tight been a while since we hooted and hollered undid our buttons and loosened our collars here comes patty, out on the floor whooping at the band to do it some more three years they put her brother away we're all wishing he were here today watching five old men rockin' and rollin' five old men still rockin' and rollin' waitresses dancing on the way to the kitchen everybody losing their inhibition white hair, grey hair, some got none everybody grooving and having fun old couples moving close and slow bold women grabbing men they don't know work is hard, bones were aching now here we are just mixing and shaking to five old men rockin' and rollin' five old men still rockin' and rollin' come on honey, show how you do it mama says there's nothing to it sure did have fun last night some of us got a little tight been too long since we'd hooted and hollered undid our buttons and opened our collars sometimes things get a little hazy we're all worried that the world's gone crazy too much taking, not enough giving one thing still makes you happy that you're living and it's five old men rockin' and rollin' five old men still rockin' and rollin' Karen Savoca - Vocals, Clavinet, Conga,Tambourine, Cowbell Peter Heitzman - Electric Guitars Jerry Jemmott - Bass Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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			point me home
driving many hours, shoulders hard as stone westward bending flowers seem to wave me on i wanna go home, home, home point me home, home, home send me home, home, home i wanna go home feel like that rainbow girl trying hard to make it back putting on those magic shoes, just three little taps will take her home, home, home oh, home, home, home just send her home, home, home she wants to go home missing all the simple things, they say the best are free i hope all my friends  haven't forgotten me... i might sleep till springtime, leave the doors unlocked crawl in beside me sweetheart, throw out all the clocks now that we're home, home, home good to be home, home, home you and me home, home, home, finally home Karen Savoca - Vocal, Piano Peter Heitzman - Acoustic Guitar Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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			right on time
i've been way too early, fashionably late forgotten entirely, pawing at the gate but with you i'm right on time oh, with you i'm right on time been higher than a kite, lower than a snake feeling alright, looking for a break but with you i'm right in place oh, with you i'm right in place i've come through a fire, but i'm alright like a bird on a wire,  you can't stop me singing i've been out of touch, in the groove hopelessly stagnant, on the move but with you i'm right at home oh, with you i'm right at home been underworked, and overfed loved to death, kicked in the head but with you i'm right with the world oh, with you i'm right with the world i've come through a fire, but i'm alright like a bird on a wire, can't stop me singing i've been over the moon, under the weather terribly blue, couldn't be better but with you i'm right as rain oh, with you i'm right as rain been at the top, sitting on the bench giving the orders, digging the trench but with you i'm right where i am oh, with you i'm right where i am we've come through a fire, but we're alright like birds on a wire you can't stop from singing Karen Savoca - Vocals, Conga, Washboard, Doumbek Peter Heitzman - Electric Guitars Jerry Jemmott - Bass Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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			in the quiet hours
it's one o'clock, then it's almost three i'm watching the moon cause i just can't sleep and it won't come it won't come too soon no it won't come it won't come too soon this is old, and this is new i'm tired of being sad when i think of you and it won't go it won't go too soon no it won't go it won't go too soon tell me what you think in the quiet hour tell me what you think in the quiet hour baby's gonna grow, sing a little tune sun'll melt the snow, flowers bloom but it won't come  it won't come too soon no it won't come it won't come too soon tell me what you think in the quiet hours tell me what you think in the quiet hours it's one o'clock, then it's almost three i'm watching the moon cause i just can't sleep and it won't come it won't come too soon Karen Savoca - Vocals, Piano, Melodica Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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				poison tongue
wish i could wash this off, make it go away pretend it doesn't burn, that there's something i could say to make you learn the truth, to show you how it feels walking through a storm of lies like the devil's at your heels poison tongue  poison tongue make you wanna run poison tongue   poison tongue what have you done can't polish it up, can't rub it till it shines can't believe your love was ever really mine i'm not the one you've made me out to be but i'm through defending i'm through defending me poison tongue  poison tongue steal your peace of mind poison tongue  poison tongue so unkind i can't wash this off, can't make it go away can't pretend it doesn't sting, that there's something i could say to make you know the truth, to show you how it feels walking through a storm of lies with judgement at your heels poison tongue  poison tongue nobody's friend poison tongue  poison tongue will it ever end Karen Savoca - Vocals, Clavinet, Conga, Shakire Peter Heitzman - Electric and Slide Guitars Jerry Jemmott - Bass Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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		the way it was
we talk, but we say nothing love's lost, and there's no trusting it all just keeps on rusting
and you can't go back you can't go back you can't go back to the way it was
who sees a heart that's broken? our gifts are only tokens we swallow words unspoken and we can't go back we can't go back we can't go back to the way it was maybe at another time... maybe at another time... maybe at another time we'll be fine the lesson i have learned when love turns to betrayal all the bridges that you built can burn till you can't go back you can't go back you can't go back to the way it was i tell you, i'm not mad and it finally feels less bad but every now and then i still get sad
that we can't go back we can't go back we can't go back to the way it was
maybe at another time... maybe at another time maybe at another time we'll be fine Karen Savoca - Vocals, Piano Peter Heitzman - Slide Guitar Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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		i shook the tree
i hung the pig, i shook the tree i stopped caring what you think of me what you think is not who i am i shook the tree i shook the tree, drank the juice i never hid anything from you i pulled the curtain from the truth and shook the tree oh, when the lights go out i don't know how you stand it oh, when the lights go out how do you find your way? i shook the tree, fruit fell down like a stone, it hit the ground but when it fell it made no sound i shook the tree i shook the tree, filled my sack ran to the woods, not coming back you cut me down, and set me free i shook the tree oh, when the lights go out i don't know how you stand it oh, when the lights go out how do you find your way? i hung the pig, i shook the tree i stopped caring what you think of me you cut me down, and set me free i shook the tree here i stand, but you don't see i shook the tree Karen Savoca - Vocals, Conga, Brushes, Bimba's Cheese Grater Peter Heitzman - Baritone and Electric Guitars Jerry Jemmott - Bass Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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		no more you		
							(for T-Bone)
picking flowers while you sleep gathering up my can't forgets all the things i meant to keep the sound of you  speaking on that old cassette songs you'll never hear i sing them still for you scenes you'll never paint longing through the days shadows grey and blue and i can't believe it's true that there's no more you tapping prayers on my heart counting every old regret meant to call you, meant to say stories fall away and i try not to forget then i see you in a dream we're all standing in the moon things are seldom what they seem a never ending stream rushing off too soon and i can't believe it's true  that there's no more no i can't believe it's true that there's no more you Karen Savoca - Vocal, Piano Peter Heitzman - Electric Guitars Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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		it's gonna be alright
oh no, there she goes again unhinged, spinning in the wind left you out on the curb waiting for a ride well yeah, you've been here before by now you should know the score just don't let it tear you up inside it's gonna be alright, this is what i say you don't have to pretend that you like it it's gonna be alright, this is what i know you'll learn when to hold on and when to let go she's high as a rocket new guy in her pocket one of the games she likes to play but tonight, she's an awful mess sit tight, it's anybody's guess who'll be the first to walk away it's gonna be alright, this is what i say you don't have to pretend that you like it it's gonna be alright, this is what i know you're learning when to hold on and when to let go we're here rooting for you it's clear, we adore you been that way since the day you arrived if the sky's dark above you close your eyes, know we love you it won't be cloudy all of the time it's gonna be alright, this is what i say you don't have to pretend to you like it it's gonna be alright, this is what i know you'll learn when to hold on and when to let go Karen Savoca - Vocal, Brushes Peter Heitzman - Acoustic Guitar Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

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					winter coat
if you don't love me, well that's okay gonna stand in the warm sun anyway let it fill up this well gone dry i got no more tears to cry it's okay, it's okay, it's okay i just want to go on my way if you don't like me, well it's alright gonna walk outside on a starry night gonna thank those stars for what i got don't have it all, but i have a lot and it's okay, it's okay, it's okay i just want you to go on your way one little smile could make me break one little hand could pull me back i've been a fool, the same mistake now i'm shedding it all like a winter coat shedding it all like a winter coat shedding it all like a winter if we don't meet again it's alright with me i was never a part of the family i gave it my all, and it was never enough kept driving on though the road was rough it's okay, it's okay, it's okay i just want to turn the page but one little smile could've made me break and one little hand could've pulled me back oh, what a fool, the same mistake now i'm shedding it all like a winter coat shedding it all like a winter coat shedding it all like a winter Karen Savoca - Vocal, Piano Written by Karen Savoca © Alcove/BMI 2016

 

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