If You Want to Be My Man

by Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies

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released September 18, 2015

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Track Name: I Should Not Want You
Like another shot of whisky
I should not want you
Like a snack to ruin my supper, like chocolate fondue
Like staying up 'til sunrise and sleeping well past noon
I should know you're trouble and I shouldn't be around you

When I wake up in the morning I shouldn't think of you
Despite what I've been dreaming - despite what you can do
Like diving in the river from one hundred feet above
I shouldn't think about you
I shouldn't want your love

I should not want you
I should not want you
I know what you'll put me through
I should not want you
I should not want you

Like cotton candy and a milkshake then a roller coaster ride
I shouldn't answer when you call my name
I should run and hide
Like hitchhiking cross country or stealing Daddy's car
If I go where you lead me
I ain't gettin' very far

I should not want you
I should not want you
I know what you'll put me through
I should not want you
I should not want you

Don't come near me
Don't know me
Don't tempt me
Don't hold me
You touch me
You know
But I'm safer all alone
All alone

Like gettin' on a bike without my helmet on
Like lying in confession
I should know that's wrong
LIke screaming in a church
Like dancing in the rain
Like yanking on the break line of a moving train
Like challenging a wild bull
Like droppin' out of school
Being near you's tempting fate and it's what I always do
Like a bonfire in the backyard
Like a fire bolt from Zeus
You would burn me where I stand
I'm tryin' to stay cool

I should not want you
I should not want you
I know what you'll put me through
I should not want you
I should not want you
Track Name: Dear Death
Dear Death
I just wanted you to know
You may think that it’s my time
But I do not intend to go
I like being in the sun
Making music, sipping wine
And I’m not even close to done

So go on
Send the Grim Reaper after me
He can look all dark and frightening
But that old school charm don’t work on me
I know there’s folks who’d follow willingly
So look for them and don’t waste your time with me
I’m gonna live forever
Just you wait and see

Dear Death,
I don’t think you should be the one
Who gets to tell me when it’s over
And monopolize the fun
I want
To spend a decade down in Spain
I want to climb Kilimanjaro
And learn to dance the himane´

So go on
Send the Grim Reaper after me
He can look all dark and frightening
But that old school charm don’t work on me
I know there’s folks who’d follow willingly
So look for them and don’t waste your time with me
I’m gonna live forever
Just you wait and see

I’ve heard life is gold
When you’re old and grey
But I’m not ready for
Judgement day

Dear Death,
I’m afraid I’m here to stay
Yeah, I’m hard-headed and I’m stubborn
So you wouldn’t want me anyway

But go ahead…
Send the Grim Reaper after me
He can look all dark and frightening
But that old school charm don’t work on me
I know there’s folks who’d follow willingly
So look for them and don’t waste your time with me
I’m gonna live forever
Just you wait and see

Dear Death.
Track Name: Move Me
I might've been a gypsy
If I'd lived in Italy
Back in 1923
Yeah you'd have trouble finding me
If I'd been a gypsy
Back in 1923

And now even though I have a home
I have a tendency to roam
I'm not the kind to take it slow
I'm ready now c'mon let's go
Oh.

Take me places, show me fun
Let's escape, be on the run
Get me into trouble
In a phone booth with a gun
Rock me like an angry sea
Walk right up and shake my tree
Unless you want me to run free
I need for you to move me

I might've had one lover
If I'd been another
Maybe my mother
But I have yet to discover
That one and only lover
To keep me from all others

So don't be lazy don't be cold
Don't be boring don't be old
If you wanna be my man
You better have a clever plan
Yeah.

Take me places, show me fun
Let's escape, be on the run
Get me into trouble
In a phone booth with a gun
Rock me like an angry sea
Walk right up and shake my tree
Unless you want me to run free
I'll need for you to move me

Oh yeah if you wanna be my man
You better have a clever plan
Yeah yeah yeah

Take me places, show me fun
Let's escape, be on the run
Get me into trouble
In a phone booth with a gun
Rock me like an angry sea
Walk right up and shake my tree
Unless you want me to run free
I'll need for you
I need for you
I need for you to move me
Track Name: Covington
Meet me Covington it's half the way there
I'll get to you before sundown and have time to spare
If I head North on 33 by 60 you'll be next to me
Meet me in Covington, it's half the way there

It's a long way from Kentucky to Virginia
Either way we'd drive 10 hours or more
But I really, I really need see ya
In my door

Meet me Covington it's half the way there
I'll get to you before sundown and have time to spare
If I head North on 33 by 60 you'll be next to me
Meet me in Covington, it's half the way there

I can imagine you astride your motorbike
And I am stepping harder on the gas
You'll make up for lost time with me tonight
And make it last
Make it last

Meet me Covington it's half the way there
I'll get to you before sundown and have time to spare
If I head North on 33 by 60 you'll be next to me
Meet me in Covington, it's half the way there

We'll take the first motel we see and make a home for the week
You can take me for a spin all through the Appalachians

We'll watch the falling springs flow into the Jackson
Take off all our clothes and go for a swim
Gather up your things, we're gonna need some interaction
To begin

Meet me Covington it's half the way there
I'll get to you before sundown and have time to spare
If I head North on 33 by 60 you'll be next to me
Meet me in Covington, it's half the way there
Track Name: 3000 Miles
Helga Estby has a story that hasn't been told
Yes Ms Estby has a story that should have been told
'Bout how she tried to save her family from starving and losing their home

One morning she set out with Clara her daughter
By her side
A mysterious party was offering a generous prize
To the woman who could walk to New York City from the West
In good time

3000 miles
She walked 3000 miles

They followed the railroads through the wilderness of 1896
Proved they hand endurance and were not just the fragile weaker sex
Climbed over mountains, waded rives and made their way from one town to the next

3000 miles
She walked 3000 miles

10,000 dollars on their minds kept them going thru the danger they would face
They shot a man, a mountain lion followed them - three terrifying days
But Helga Estby and her daughter were strong and determined and brave

3000 miles
She walked 3000 miles
3000 miles
She walked 3000 miles
Track Name: It's the Ride (with Bryan Dunn)
All I really want to do is take you out tonight
Some dark secluded lover's lane with no one else in sight
This old truck's got lots of room inside
It's not the destination, it's the ride, ride, ride

Your wishes may come true and I will go with you tonight
We won't be gettin' any sleep if you position your cards right
But the smoke your truck is spitting is obscuring the moonlight
No it's not the destination it's the ride ride ride!

There's country on the radio
A Haggard song from long ago
I'll tell you that I love you so
(At least I will tonight)
I want you now, don't want to wait
So pick me up and don't be late
It's not the destination it's the ride

My little eco-angel, I'd do anything to see
A whole lot more of you and a little more of me
But this old truck has been my joy and pride
She's my one and only she's my ride ride ride

Well I've never liked competin' and I won't be satisfied
'Til that pollutin' and fallutin' truck has been cast to the side
There's a cleaner way to travel - take the bus or get a bike
Or I won't be taking you sir for a ride ride ride

There's country on the radio
A Haggard song from long ago
I'll tell you that I love you so
(At least I will tonight)
I want you now, don't want to wait
So pick me up and don't be late
It's not the destination it's the ride

Don't you want to take me home tonight?

Now darlin', sweetie, sugar, you're the prettiest thing I've seen
Your summer dress, your sparkling eyes and your politics are green
But this old truck's not looking for a bride
It's not the destination, it's the ride, ride, ride

There's country on the radio
A Haggard song from long ago
I won't say that I love you so
(I'll just say good-bye)
I want you now, don't want to wait
So pick me up and don't be late
It's not the destination it's the ride
Track Name: Just One Time
Maybe you could walk me home just one time
Maybe you could offer to carry my books
Maybe we'd stop for a soda pop one time
And under the table your foot might touch my foot

Maybe I'd invite you in just one time
Maybe you could follow me up the stairs
Maybe you'd help with my homework one time
You could make sure that I was prepared

Just you
Just me
No one else would see

Maybe you could stay a little longer
I could take us up into my room
We'd put on some records just this one time
Play them loud and dance all afternoon

Just you
Just me
No one else would see

Maybe you'd stay over just this one time
I could maybe shut and lock the door
We'd forget the whole world just this one time
And tomorrow will be just like it was before

Just you
Just me
Just you
Just me
Just this one time
Track Name: Then I Woke Up
I woke up from that same damn dream this morning
It always comes without a warning
I guess they’re all without a warning
Some dreams I like they make me feel like a superhero
I can’t be stopped I have no fear – oh
When I sing the people cheer
But I hate waking up to a heedful of you I tell ya
I get that you’re not my fella
But when I’m sleeping what the hell

We’re kissing and squeezing
Making and teasing
Happy and hugging
Straight up lovey doving
You want me you need me
Do anything to please me
But then I wake up

I’m more inclined to want to dream about that secret kingdom
To a door I find a key and
Crawl through a hole and I am free
And even though there always is a feeling of the sinister
It’s better than the way it hurts
Than in the morning I thought that there was

Kissing and squeezing
Making and teasing
Happiness, hugging
Straight up lovey doving
You want me you need me
Do anything to please me
But then I wake up

Was it the ice cream that I ate after 8?
Was it the pudding or the chocolate cake?
Was it that stupid rom-com that was on?
Or is it just my silly psyche goin’ strong?

Was it the ice cream that I ate after 8?
Was it the pudding or the chocolate cake?
Was it that stupid rom-com that was on?
Or was it just my silly, hopeful, delusional, won’t-let-go-al, too forgiving, too accepting, psycho psyche goin’ strong?

Cuz there was kissing and teasing and making and squeezing
Happiness hugging
Straight up lovey-doving
You wanted me you needed me
Did anything to please me
And then I woke up
Track Name: High Above London
High above London I got to thinking
You are not coming - not coming around
It is so pretty here, I don't want to leave
And I don't want to leave you but I can't stand my ground

Nothing like an afternoon at St Paul's to make me less dreary
Nothing like a little London fog to help me see clearly

In Trafalgar Square I will learn not to care
I can get better up in a double decker
When we've reached Piccadilly I'll have stopped being silly
And I'll have realized I must let you go
Though why I may never know

Caught in the rain walking next to the Thames
Has got me confessing you do not want me
As the rain washes over me will it wash you out of me
Or will I still struggle after crossing the sea

I kinda wanna climb this little wall and jump right in
I know it might be quite a fall but i know how to swim

In Trafalgar Square I will learn not to care
I can get better up in a double decker
When we've reached Piccadilly I'll have stopped being silly
And I'll have realized I must let you go
Though why I may never know

Yeah in Trafalgar Square I will learn not to care
And I swear I'll get better up in a double decker
When we've reached Piccadilly I'll have stopped being silly
And I'll have realized I must let you go
You don't tell me why you just don't show
I was fooled into loving but now I'm letting go
Though why I may never know