Last Time I Checked this was a Free World and I Wasn't Anybody's Girl

by Andi Rae & the Back River Bullies

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1.
Come Get Me 03:36
I'm up hours past my bedtime But I couldn't think of sleeping Feeling weak from what you're sayin Tomorrow I'll think I was dreaming  So please don't let this moment pass  We may not get this chance again After all that we've confessed  After all that we've been through Please don't make me second guess Baring everything to you Let's not have any more regrets  Of all the things we didn't do No time to pause, no time to think, don't even blink Come get me So many years have come and gone So many seconds that we've wasted Think I belong there in your arms I feel so certain I can taste it So let's not let this moment pass  We may not get this chance again After all that we've confessed  After all that we've been through Please don't make me second guess Baring everything to you Let's not have any more regrets  About the things we didn't do No time to pause, no time to think, don't even blink Come get me Come get me I'm not leaving you any room for doubt I just want you to come and take me now So please don't let this moment pass  We may not get this chance again After all that we've confessed  After all that we've been through Please don't make me second guess Baring everything to you Let's not have any more regrets  Of all the things we didn't do... After all that we've confessed  After all that we've been through Please don't make me second guess Baring everything to you Let's not have any more regrets  About the things we didn't do No time to pause, no time to think, don't even blink No time to pause, no time to think, don't even blink Come get me
2.
Last time I checked You weren't my daddy You didn't own me You barely know me Last time I checked This was a free world and I wasn't anybody's girl I used to think that we were friends But you had to go and change to rules that you can't win You think I'm your property You want me right where you can see But, baby doll, you better think again 'Cause last time i checked You weren't my daddy You didn't own me You barely know me Last time I checked This was a free world and I wasn't anybody's girl You try to woo me with your car Well it can take me places but it will not get you far 'Cause I can take the train and I don't mind walking in the rain But more than that I know just who you are And last time I checked You weren't my daddy You didn't own me You barely know me Last time I checked This was a free world and I wasn't anybody's girl So stop calling please I’m not trying to be a tease Or trying to be mean But you're hard to bear Don't know what you're going through Or what you're trying to prove But to tell the truth I just don't care Last time I checked You weren't my daddy You didn't own me You barely know me Last time I checked This was a free world and I wasn't anybody’s Last time I checked I didn't owe you nothin' But you keep comin' Like I owe you something Last time I checked This was a free world and I wasn't anybody's I wasn't anybody's I wasn't anybody's I wasn't anybody's I wasn't anybody's girl
3.
I Met a Man 04:20
I met a man when I used to live down South He’d seen things I’d only heard rumors about India in a monsoon Voodoo ‘neath an Orleans moon I met a man when I used to live down South He told me of the other lives he’d led The other worlds where he had laid his head Dublin, Paris, Bern and Rome Had all at one point been his home He told me of the other lives he’d led He could steal away without a trace I’m not sure I even really knew his name A true man of mystery and heartbreaking swashbucklery He could steal away without a trace When he returned from many years away He never changed his face it showed no age He said he’d learned from gypsies and dined with kings And all matter of peculiar things When he returned from many years away A wayward nomad from New York to Baghdad I met a man when I used to live down South
4.
You Think 03:44
I don’t know what you’re hiding from but it shouldn’t be from me You’ll never be a real boy if you can’t say honestly How you feel You’re just not real You think you’re not good enough You think you’re better than everyone Not good enough’s got to be tough When you think you’re better than everyone The way you see the world Makes me your enemy You’ve got so many reasons Why I fail to be What you need I wish you could see You think you’re not good enough You think you’re better than everyone Not good enough’s got to be tough When you think you’re better than everyone You try to keep me by bringing my down, down But when you wake up I won’t be around, around Never exhaling must make it hard to breathe Always being savvy must be so exhausting And lonely You think you’re not good enough You think you’re better than everyone Not good enough’s got to be tough When you think you’re better than everyone You think you’re not good enough You think you’re better than everyone Not good enough’s got to be tough When you think you’re better than everyone
5.
I refuse To write a sad song about you I can live without you Go ask your friends Thought you knew It’s not what I do now You and I are through now No need to make amends This is not a sad song About how you done me wrong About how you have been stringing me along This is not a sad song I refuse To tell you loved you I’m so far above you Go ahead look up I’m amused You thought you could affect me You don’t even get me Despite how it seems This is not a sad song About how you done me wrong About how you have been stringing me along This is not a sad song Don’t even apologize I was not hypnotized By the fairy tales you fed Your words did not get to me Your eyes did not see through me Don’t believe anything I’ve said I refuse to write a sad song about you I can live without you This is not a sad song About how you done me wrong About how you have been stringing me along This is not a sad song About how you done me wrong About how you were just using me all along This is not a sad song
6.
Picture Show 04:28
They always ride into the sunset He always gets there just in time He always dips her oh so deeply He always has the perfect line There always is suspense and intrigue The bad guy's always tryin' to win The situation's always bleakest When the cavalry comes marching in At the picture show in the end The star-crossed lovers always win I should've learned this long ago Life ain't like no picture show She always looks so fantastic She's always has a secret power She's always just a little tragic But she come through in the final hour At the picture show in the end The star-crossed lovers always win I should have learned this long ago Life ain't like no picture show Life ain't like no picture show They're always doomed to be divided A true love always unrequited But he never quits until he has her Then it's always happy ever after At the picture show in the end The star-crossed lovers always win I should have learned this long ago Life ain't like no picture show in the end Where the star-crossed lovers always win I should have learned this long ago Life ain't like no picture show Life ain't like no picture show
7.
On the Run 03:17
There’s a hole where the rabbits go It’s safe and cozy, secret too I wouldn’t mind having a place to hide A place to get away from you ‘Cause everywhere I see your face There is not one single place In this town you’ve not disgraced And I wish I could erase All the dirty things you’ve done All the nasty wars you’ve won I’d like to get you on the run I met a girl – a cute and funny girl She seemed to me like quite a catch But surprise surprise, you’d also compromised her You are such an evil wretch And everywhere I turn, I see a bridge you’ve burned I see a wasted year a lesson you’ve not learned Maybe you could go on down that rabbit hole And give us all the peace we’ve earned ‘Cause everywhere I see your face There is not one single place In this town you’ve not disgraced And I wish I could erase All the dirty things you’ve done All the nasty wars you’ve won I’d like to get you on the run I’m gathering townsfolk They’re getting pitchforks We’re lighting fires and setting a course To get to your house To settle the score I hope for your sake you’ve got a back door ‘Cause everywhere I see your face There is not one single place In this town you’ve not disgraced And I wish I could erase All the dirty things you’ve done All the nasty wars you’ve won I’d like to get you on the run I’m gonna get you on the run
8.
Curse 04:04
For every step I take forward You take two steps back For every bit more I give of myself The more you hold back I'd heard of your kind but never met you before The kind that's here in the room with me but with one foot out the door So why did I fall? What did you do? To make me wanna stay And break through to you Did I blaspheme the heavens Or offend Mother Earth Oh there must be some explanation For how I've obtained this curse Nothing is up to your standards Nothing can make your bell ring And while you search for perfection I guess you forgot about me Yeah I'd sit for hours waiting for you to notice me there But unless I was naked you had nothing special to share So why did I fall? What did you do? To make me wanna stay And break through to you Did I blaspheme the heavens Or offend Mother Earth Oh there must be some explanation For why I think I can save you Do I think that I'll win? And what good would it do If I made you give in You'd just drag me through darkness 'Til I can't see an end And I know you're a liar An emotional thief 'Cause oh yeah you miss me Then vanish mysteriously And I disobey my nature to punish and rage and scream Thinking calm words will tempt you but you're far to deep out of reach So why did I fall? What did you do? To make me wanna stay And break through to you Did I blaspheme the heavens Or offend Mother Earth Oh there must be some explanation
9.
I’ve been looking for you everywhere I couldn’t find you under the bed or behind the chair I was beginning to think you weren’t coming I was beginning to think I would be All alone in this big mess forever Together was not a state I’d likely see I’ve been looking for you all over the place I looked down in the basement And in that little crawl space Could you tell me where you have been hiding Just in case I must find you again Even though I’m gonna keep my eyes on you I want to Know you won’t blow away with the wind I’ve been looking for you Where have you been? I wasn’t sleeping for wondering And it was wearing me thin I kinda hope that you’re planning on staying I kinda think you must be tired too Being lost in a crowd takes its toll And it’s cold With no person to sidle up to I’ve been looking for you everywhere I couldn’t find you under the bed or behind the chair Then then all of a sudden you were standing right over there After I’d been looking for you everywhere After I’d been looking for you everywhere After I’d been looking for you everywhere
10.
What were you thinking Had you been drinking The day that you went to the polls This man is crazy That verdict ain't hazy It's a fact you elected a troll How could you do this to a land we all claim should be free You say you're a good person but just saying that don't mean a thing My thoughts are consumed by The bull in the room I spend every night tossing about How can you not be scared Are you that unaware Or just frighteningly and dangerously proud? How could you do this the man is liar and a thief You say there was no choice but comparing them defies belief How could you so this to your children, your neighbors, your friends You say that you love them but your actions don’t point to that end What were you thinking Had you been drinking The day that you voted for hate Can you admit now He's working for Moscow He's a coward, and corrupt, and not great
11.
Bored 03:15
I suppose I could go sky diving But who’s flying the plane? I suppose I could go train robbing But it’s a big job and I’m not inclined to prison again I am bored bored bored bored bored Bored bored bored bored bored I suppose that I could dance all night But come daylight I’ll have gotten no sleep I suppose that I could find a new man But he’d be sweet and then where would I be? I’d be bored bored bored bored bored Bored bored bored bored bored Try to amuse me, I dare ya You’ll just infuse me with A little more of I don’t care I suppose I could drive cross country But whose money would I take I suppose I could get an addiction But that affliction is so passé  It’s bored bored bored bored bored Bored bored bored bored bored Try to amuse me, I dare ya You’ll just infuse me with A little more of I don’t care I am bored bored bored bored bored Bored bored bored bored bored Bored bored bored bored bored I am bored bored bored bored bored

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All proceeds currently being donated to NAACP.

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released April 25, 2020

Produced, mixed and recorded by Jeff Litman.
Featuring the Back River Bullies, aka Danny Reisbick on Bass, Michael Graves on Drums and Jeff Litman on Guitar.
Recorded by Chris Leon at Boomtown and Peter Karl at Peter Karl Studios
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering

Album design by Kristina Brabec
Photos by Katie Suellentrop
Styling by Lizzie Caplan

Musicians:
Jessica Anderson - Piano on What Were You Thinking
Joseph Brent - Mandolin on Curse
Jaclyn Dima - Backing vocals on Last Time I Checked
Emi Ferguson - Flute
Amanda Gookin - Cello
Hilary Hawke - Banjo
Matt Holman - Trumpet
Tim Kuhl - Drums on You Think, Picture Show, On the Run, Curse
Mitch Marcus - Saxophones and Clarinet
Gerald Menke - Pedal Steel
Nick Revel - Viola
Nathan Rosenberg - Piano on Picture Show
Melissa Tong - Violin
Maddy Wyatt - Backing Vocals, Flute on You Think

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