You Made A Country Singer Out Of Me

by The Best Westerns

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released 23 October 2013

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Track Name: Charcuterie
Pack me in salt, and put me away,
let me live with a woman and,
sleep all day,
put me in the wood box, and,
cover me with smoke,
I'll turn out better,
if you take it slow.
Soak me in juices,
to soften my skin,
can you make me feel like,
a baby again?
Put me in the wood box...
I don't know, I don't know, what I'm doing,
all I know is I don't want to stop,
I don't want to stop,
I don't know, I don't know, what I'm saying,
all I know, is we don't have to talk,
o we don't have to talk.
Put me in the wood box...
Cut my heart in strips, and,
hang them out to dry,
now you can take me with you,
along for the ride,
Put me in the wood box, and,
cover me with smoke,
I'll turn out better if you take it slow.
Track Name: You Made A Country Singer Out Of Me
I like listening to Lucinda Williams,
but I always thought she was just being bleak,
didn't know anyone could hurt that bad,
until you made a country singer out of me.
Country singers are just bitchers and moaners,
the trick is making the pain sound sweet,
I didn't have much to say about heartbreak,
until you made a country singer out of me.
Sure, I drive an old truck around,
and I wear tight Wrangler jeans,
but I didn't know what sorrow was,
and the truck is Japanese.
I liked cowboy hats before I met you,
and clean white shirts and dirty jeans,
but I didn't like the twang of the strains of sadness
until you made a country singer out of me.
Sure, I drive...
Now there's a man here who wants to thank you,
for making me cry and stumble and sing,
he's a record company man and he's grateful,
you made a country singer out of me.
Sure, I write the songs and sing them,
but you are the reason I'm here,
I tried to give you all my love,
you gave me a career.
Track Name: Name In Vain
It's all about you,
oh, but it's not, it's not your fault,
that I'm in pain.
It's not your fault, but I've been using,
using your name in vain.
Like you'd say goddamn,
like you'd say Jesus Christ,
like you'd say Mother Mary,
pluck out my eyes, because I'd rather be blind.
You took my breath away,
then you made me sick,
Now I don't need to just get away,
I need to get over it.
Track Name: Ribs
I could just be sitting here missing one of my ribs,
but God had to go and make you out of it,
and you had to go and leave me,
like this,
and I could just be sitting here missing one of my ribs,

So much for keeping me company in this world,
now it's just me and the snake, and he's telling stories about his girl,
I don't think that they're true,
but they all remind me about you,
so much for keeping me company in this world,

My heart was the apple you took a bite from,
and you were the only fruit that tempted me,
we learned more from each other,
than we ever did from that tree,
she was the only fruit that tempted me.
Track Name: Rattletrap Engine
o my heart, is a rattletrap engine
since i hit your pothole heart,
it's losing pressure, and bleeding oil,
it's just not running like it was before

o my heart, is a rattletrap engine
it's just not hot on the jump anymore,
with every new girl, my clutch is slipping,
and i'm going nowhere with my foot on the floor

o my heart, is a rattletrap engine,
can you help me get back in the race
you don't need to fix me, just grease me up and
give me all the attention i crave

o my heart, is a rattletrap engine
and o my heart, has almost shaken loose
but when you touch me, i don't feel forsaken,
i feel rebuilt, i feel brand new.
Track Name: Dinosaur Bones
I miss what we were,
I don't miss what we weren't,
I miss all your warmth,
I don't miss getting burnt

Just because we lost it,
doesn't mean that it weren't there,
I won't lock it in a closet,
your fingers in my hair

I cried, so much that I,
got trenchfoot on my face,
it can't be erased,
but neither can the love you gave

Our love was a dinosaur,
it wasn't just a test,
it lived a life all of its own,
it died a natural death,
somewhere in the northest

Maybe you can dig it up,
but you can't make it live again,
you can write a song about it,
and put it in a museum.
Track Name: In Your Arms
You ain't on my mind,
you ain't on my mind, no
you are in my arms,
lying in my bed,
I'm so glad, you are back again,

I've been telling stories,
all about your glories,
up and down the street,
about the way you breathe,
please, darling, please,
come remember me

I came from on high,
I came for a fall,
September is a pit, and I jumped into it,
one of these days, I'm gonna burn for it.
Track Name: I Live Alone
The only crying that I soothe,
is my teapot on the stove,
the only fingers that massage me,
are holding scissors and a comb,
I live alone,

I drink my coffee,
by the window standing up,
looking for somebody,
down there, to fill my cup,
I live alone,

The only friends that I have,
they're on the radio,
their names are Michelle Norris,
and Robert Segal,
I live alone,

I go and get a hair cut,
whenever I feel alone,
it's cheaper than a hooker,
and it lightens my load,
I live alone,

So tell all of your friends,
and tell your sisters,
I've got a free bed,
so long as I can kiss her,
I live alone
Track Name: Best Western
Do you know where you're sleeping tonight?
A single room is only thirty-nine ninety-five,
I'll cover the cost if you will hold me tight,
under the covers at the Best Western hotel tonight,

I'll be your Best Western, baby,
I'm cheap and I'm clean,
I'll fill my foyer with overstuffed chairs and bad magazines.
I'll be a hot bath when you need relief,
I'll be a mini bar when you're feeling weak,
and I'll be HBO when the door knob says do not disturb.

Do you like waffles? They're quite continental,
there's coffee in the morning if you want, it's pretty gentle.
And I'll be a gentleman and I'll close the drapes,
at the Best Western hotel by the interstate.
Track Name: Hiking Boots
I've been living in my hiking boots,
I've been eating lots of dried fruits,
trying to forget about, trying to forget about you

I've been making those mountains mine,
kicking rocks and taking time,
taking time to take you off,
taking time to take you off my mind

I've been drinking out of cold streams,
I've been peeing where I want to pee,
making sure you're out of my,
making sure you're out of my mind.