Prairie Musicians; Amanda Standalone and the Pastry Shop Girls


Ž And I haven’t even
seen your face but I… Ž Ž Flowers bloomin’
and the sun is shining Ž Ž but the thing
that brings the biggest smile Ž Ž There’s one thing in life
that don’t remain a mystery Ž [guitar plays softly] Ž I’ll always be… Ž (woman) This program is
funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota on November 4th, 2008, and by the members of Prairie Public. [guitar & tambourine
play in folk blues tempo] Ž Oh woe is me Ž Ž My baby left me Ž Ž High and dry once again Ž Ž And he says Ž Ž That he’ll befriend me Ž Ž But I never ever ever ever
ever want to see him again Ž Ž ‘Cause this old heart Ž Ž Is meant to shatter Ž Ž Some old story Ž Ž Men love to tell Ž Ž Like the game Ž Ž Out at the fairground Ž Ž Well you just hammer hammer
hammer hammer hammer Ž Ž Till you ring the bell Ž Ž Like the horse Ž Ž Jumping off the platform Ž Ž I couldn’t see
in my periphery Ž Ž Now I’m diving
into shallow waters Ž Ž And I’m fallin’ fallin’
fallin’ to my own damn misery Ž Ž ‘Cause this old heart Ž Ž Is meant to shatter Ž Ž Some old story Ž Ž Men love to tell Ž Ž Like the game Ž Ž Out at the fairground Ž Ž Well you just hammer hammer
hammer hammer hammer Ž Ž Till you ring the bell Ž Ž ‘Cause this old heart Ž Ž Is meant to shatter Ž Ž Some old story Ž Ž Men love to tell Ž Ž Like the game Ž Ž Out at the fairground Ž Ž Well you just hammer hammer
hammer hammer hammer Ž Ž Till you ring the bell Ž Ž You just hammer hammer
hammer hammer hammer Ž Ž Till you ring the bell Ž Ž Well you just hammer hammer
hammer hammer hammer Ž Ž Till you ring the bell Ž Ž Well you just hammer hammer
hammer hammer hammer Ž Ž Hammer till
you ring Ž Ž The bell Ž [guitar & chimes play softly
in folk rhythm] Ž The city’s gone
and it’s left me for dead Ž Ž Chewed me up
and spit me out Ž Ž Like a story
it’s been read it’s been read Ž Ž Still don’t know
what it’s about Ž Ž I still don’t know
what it’s about Ž Ž Ž Still don’t know
what it’s about Ž Ž Ž Ž It’s days like these
that I shake myself awake Ž Ž Just to know
that I’m alive Ž Ž Hands in pockets and I’m
walking down the street Ž Ž Get in my car and drive Ž Ž Just to know
that I’m alive Ž Ž Ž Just to know that I’m alive Ž Ž Ž These open spaces
they do wonders for my head Ž Ž I reach up and kiss the sky Ž Ž Lay me down and make
the ground into my bed Ž Ž It’s just the stars and I Ž Ž It’s just
the stars and I Ž Ž Just the stars and I Ž Ž It’s just
the stars and I Ž Ž Just the stars and I Ž Ž It’s just the stars and I Ž Ž Ž These open spaces
they do wonders for my head Ž Ž Reach up and kiss the sky Ž Ž Lay me down and make
the ground into my bed Ž Ž It’s just the stars and I Ž Ž Just the stars and I Ž Ž It’s just
the stars and I Ž Ž Just the stars and I Ž Ž It’s just the stars and I Ž Ž Ž These open spaces
they do wonders for my head Ž [playing in a bouncy rhythm] Ž Springtime brings us
so many things Ž Ž Well the flowers blooming
and the sun is shining Ž Ž But the thing that brings
the biggest smile Ž Ž Is the the thing we’ve been
waiting for a little while Ž Ž And Genevieve I’d like
to welcome you to the world Ž Ž Ž Genevieve I’d like to
welcome you to the world Ž Ž Ž Genevieve I’d like
to welcome you to the world Ž Ž Ž To the world someday I’ll introduce the most Ž Ž Beautiful little girl Ž Ž Springtime brings us
so many things Ž Ž Well the snow is falling
and the rivers flooding Ž Ž But hm-mm-mm all the while
I got to walk around Ž Ž With just
the biggest smile because Ž Ž Genevieve I got to
welcome you to the world Ž Ž Ž Genevieve I got
to welcome you to the world Ž Ž Genevieve I got to
welcome you to the world Ž Ž Ž To the world someday I’ll introduce the most Ž Ž Beautiful little girl Ž Ž To the world someday
I’ll introduce the most Ž Ž Beautiful little girl Ž [washtub bass and wood block percussion play walkin’ blues] Ž Seems like
I’ve known you for forever Ž Ž It’s more like
forever and a day Ž Ž Sometimes I feel
we’ll always be together Ž But then sometimes well
it don’t look that way Ž Ž Our love is like
the waves of the ocean Ž Ž You come crashing then
slowly roll away Ž Ž Our love is like
the waves of the ocean Ž Ž You’re here now but you’re
never here to stay Ž Ž Never here to stay
never here to stay oh oh Ž Ž Never here to stay never
here to stay oh oh Ž Ž How it happened
somehow I can’t remember Ž Ž It just happens
that’s what they say Ž Ž I think you’re like
a cup of coffee in November Ž Ž You’re something warm
on a gray and cloudy day Ž Ž Our love is like
the waves of the ocean Ž Ž You come crashing then
slowly roll away Ž Ž Our love is like
the waves of the ocean Ž Ž You’re here now but you’re
never here to stay Ž Ž You’re never here to stay
never here to stay oh Ž Ž Never here to stay
never here to stay Ž Ž You’re never here to stay
never here to stay oh Ž Ž Never here to stay
never here to stay Ž Ž Our love is like
the waves of the ocean Ž Ž You come crashing then
slowly roll away Ž Ž Our love is like
the waves of the ocean Ž Ž You’re here now but you’re
never here to stay Ž [guitar plays softly] Ž Can you wait for me Ž Ž Can you wait for me I’ll be coming soon Ž Ž Ž I see you there by
the dark light of the moon Ž Ž Ž Singing that song of love Ž Ž That lonesome tune Ž Ž And I haven’t met you Ž Ž But I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž And I haven’t even
seen your face Ž Ž But I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž Waiting for a love
that’s true Ž Ž Ž Ž Can you wait for me
I’ll be coming soon Ž Ž Ž Can you wait
for me I’ll be there soon Ž Ž Ž I see you there by
the dark light of the moon Ž Ž Ž Sailing that sea of love Ž Ž That ocean blue Ž Ž And I haven’t even met you Ž Ž But I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž And I haven’t even seen
your face Ž Ž But I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž Well I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž Now I know you’re
waiting too Ž Ž And I haven’t even seen
your face Ž Ž But I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž Well I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž Well I know you’re
waiting too Ž Ž And I haven’t even seen
your face Ž Ž But I know
you’re waiting too Ž Ž Wait for the love
that’s true Ž Ž Ž Wait for
the love that’s true Ž Ž [playing softly
in moderate rhythm] Ž I stood on the plains
while the soldiers of spring Ž Ž Millions of blackbirds Ž Ž Ten and twenty blackbirds Ž Ž They do not sing Ž Ž Ž They flew and they flew Ž Ž They were swirling
and landing Ž Ž Millions of blackbirds Ž Ž Ten and twenty blackbirds Ž Ž They do not sing Ž Ž Ž They lifted me Ž Ž Above the clouds Ž Ž Ž And they told me Ž Ž To look down Ž Ž As they silently Ž Ž Fall to the ground Ž Ž Ž A hurricane swells
and falls on the plains Ž Ž Millions of blackbirds
ten and twenty blackbirds Ž Ž They do no sing Ž Ž Ž Their wings make
a mirage on the horizon Ž Ž How can I explain Ž Ž Millions of blackbirds Ž Ž Ten and twenty blackbirds Ž Ž Spring’s here again Ž Ž Ž We pay for our good times
with poison ivy and hangovers Ž Ž Ž We don’t pay in dollars Ž Ž We make our living
traveling harvest to harvest Ž Ž Ž We cook over campfires
and we sleep in tents Ž Ž Ž We drink for our good times
we drink for our bad times Ž Ž Ž We drink ‘cuz working
fourteen hour days Ž Ž Ž We run ourselves ragged
and we go insane Ž Ž Ž ‘Cuz eighty hours is crazy
but the overtime pays Ž Ž Ž But oh lord won’t you take me outta this goddamn factory Ž Ž Ž Don’t want to be raking cranberries no more Ž Ž Ž Well there’s one thing in life that don’t remain a mystery Ž Ž Ž I’ll always be working
and I’ll always be poor Ž Ž Ž We’d hope come out better off than we’d started Ž Ž Ž Good friends, good money
and some damn fine tall tales Ž Ž Ž And when it’s all over
we’ll say our goodbyes Ž Ž Ž And we’ll stick out our thumbs and we’ll ride them rails Ž Ž Ž But oh lord won’t you take me outta this goddamn factory Ž Ž Ž Don’t want to be raking cranberries no more Ž Ž Ž Well there’s one thing in life that don’t remain a mystery Ž Ž Ž I’ll always be working
and I’ll always be poor Ž Ž Ž Well there’s one thing in life that don’t remain a mystery Ž Ž Ž Poor people work harder
and the rich still get more Ž Ž Ž Three old crows there
sittin’ on a wire Ž Ž If I had half
the heart of him Ž Ž I’d set this world on fire Ž Ž Hm, God I miss you Ž Ž But if I had
one thing to say Ž Ž I’d say this to you Ž Ž We drink
till the last drop Ž Ž And we sing till
every song is sung Ž Ž ‘Cause some old crows
die young Ž Ž We dream of a better world Ž Ž For our daughters
and our sons Ž Ž ‘Cause some old crows
die young Ž Ž Ž Ž Three old crows
sitting on a wire Ž Ž One of them flew away Ž Ž And he set
our hearts on fire Ž Ž Hm, God we miss you Ž Ž But if I had
one thing to say Ž Ž I’d say this to you Ž Ž We drink
till the last drop Ž Ž And we sing till
every song is sung Ž Ž Some old crows die young Ž Ž Ž We dream of a better world
for our daughters and our sons Ž Ž Some old crows die young Ž Ž We go outside Ž Ž And we always face that sun Ž Ž ‘Cause some old crows
die young Ž Ž We dream of a better world Ž Ž For our daughters Ž Ž And our sons Ž Ž Some old crows die young Ž Ž Ž Some old crows die young Ž Ž Ž Some old crows die young Ž [guitar plays softly] Ž Ž Ž Bird flew hard and
it crashed into the window Ž Ž Wanted to explore
a brand new terrain Ž Ž Bird flew hard
and it crashed into the window Ž (woman) This program
is funded by the Minnesota Arts
and Cultural Heritage Fund, with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, and by the members
of Prairie Public.

1 thought on “Prairie Musicians; Amanda Standalone and the Pastry Shop Girls

  1. Beautiful song, great harmonizing and I love the xylophone! I had the pleasure of hearing these gals do this song live on a few occasions.

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