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California Dreaming

©Suzie Candell /Shawn Jones

We were floating

on the waves of the ocean

watchin' the sun set painted red

barefoot running down the beach

chasin’ the endlessness

I wanna go back

to when our love just felt so easy

two rebels on the run searching for more drinkin’ from each other’s cup
till we weren’t thirsty anymore

I wanna go back, I wanna go back

Baby I wanna get lost with you
Maybe you and I

can bring that feelin’ back again

take me back to the beginning
back to California Dreaming

Let’s kick our shoes off

and start dancin’ like we used to

back when nothing weighed us down
just you and me bold and takin’ chances
what I’d give to feel that now

I wanna go back, I wanna go back

Baby I wanna get lost with you
Maybe you and I

can bring that feelin’ back again

take me back to the beginning
back to California Dreaming

Whiskey and Why

©Suzie Candell

No your memories don’t haunt me

As long as I’m staying dry
I ain’t thinking of your sweet love

as long as I hold on to this lie

All my friends say Girl you look good

I just smile so they won’t see

What happens after midnight

When I break down and cry
Over Whiskey and Why

I miss the way you used to hold me

And kiss my lips just like this glass

The taste of bittersweet and guilty

Gets me high and low so fast

All my friends say Girl you look good 

I just smile so they won’t see

What happens after midnight

When I break down and cry
Over Whiskey and Why

My steady ground is shakin’

In the lonely of the night
I ain’t losin’, I ain’t winnin’

But you’re with me for a while

Can’t Break Down

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones

Half past midnight
Driving though that pouring rain
I barely see the street lines, been a while Since somebody’s come my way

I’m out of coffee

And my last cigarette’s been smoked

I’m tired of thinking, my gaslight’s blinking
And I still got some miles to go

And I can’t break down
No I can’t break down
No I can’t break down right now

My hands are shaking
Like a leaf on a tree
Leaving it all behind now
I’m holding on to the steering wheel

I feel like turning around
Maybe it was all a big mistake
But the past is gone, gotta keep rollin’ on

And find my own way

And I can’t break down

No I can’t break down

No I can’t break down right now

My Baby wants to Rock 'n' Roll

©Suzie Candell, Jeff Silbar

Boy don’t get me wrong
You’re good looking as the day is long

I’d be in your arms once upon a time

But I got a good man and he
Is waiting up for me
Can’t you see I’m not that cheatin’ kind

I better get on home

Where my Baby wants to rock n’ roll

Home - where I’m gonna get out of control
Get outta here while I still can
Get it on with my lovin’ man
Get on home

Where my baby wants to rock n’ roll

A couple of shots of rye
I’m a little bit more than high
And I’m laughing a little too loud

about your jokes

If I know what’s good for me
I make like a tree and leave

Boy you’re blowing too much smoke

I better get on home

Where my Baby wants to rock n’ roll

Home - where I’m gonna get out of control
Get outta here while I still can
Get it on with my lovin’ man
Get on home

Where my baby wants to rock n’ roll

Up And High

©Suzie Candell /Shawn Jones

I’ve been down this broken road

And I’ve been searchin’ high and low

A maze of choices and wrong turns

Bridges burned, lessons learned

Life can turn on a dime

Now here you are right on time

A silver lining in the sky
The healing power of your smile
It’s the simple things that you say and do

Every tear I had to cry
Washed the sadness from my eyes

Now I see it from a different point of view

Like a firefly in the night sky
Up and high

 

Caught up in someone else's arms

How could I resist your charm

We’ve been best friends for so long

You brought the meaning to my song

Life can turn on a dime
Now here we are right on time

A silver lining in the sky
The healing power of your smile
It’s the simple things that you say and do

Every tear I had to cry
Washed the sadness from my eyes

Now I see it from a different point of view

Like a firefly in the night sky
Up and high

A love like this is hard to find

So Baby let’s put in all on the line

Me And This Gun

©Suzie Candell/Shawn Jones

I could stop drinking now

And feel good tomorrow

But it’s probably not the end of my sorrow

I will get through this - till it’s done

Me and this gun

It feels cold in my hand like his hands on me And I already know it’s a dead end street

They’ll try and track me down

But I’m gonna be long gone

Me and this Gun

I can see his eyes - cold as ice

Starin’ back at me
I know what I’ve done - should feel so wrong 

But I feel so relieved

It’s over now - and I’m on the run
Me and this gun

I believed him when he said

He would change

Broken promises could never erase the pain So I did what I did - it had to be done
Me and this gun

I can’t count the times

And bruises on my cheek
I hid them underneath

Make up and long sleeves

Promised myself he would pay 

Now the day has come

Me and this gun

I can see his eyes - cold as ice

Starin’ back at me
I know what I’ve done - should feel so wrong But I feel so relieved

It’s over now - and I’m on the run

Me and this gun

I hitched a ride at the break of dawn
I headed southbound for the border town With the wind in my face and the settin’ sun Me and this gun
For the rest of my days - I’ll be on the run

Me and this gun

The Party’s Right Here Tonight

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones, Beth Wimmer

Man, you better get your act together
Do you still care

about that ring on your finger?
I ain’t been bitchin’ and I ain’t been a drag When you go and paint the town

with all your friends

But what the hell keeps you out all night
After the clubs turned out the lights

It’s five in the morning

I can hear you sneaking in

Tomorrow you’ll be claiming

You’ve been partyin’ and drinkin’

And now you’re all done in
The bed’s gettin’ colder

And I ain’t gettin’ any younger

Honey I ain’t waitin' any longer
Baby I need some sweet delight

And the party’s right here tonight

The devil knows

what you’re up to after midnight

Aometimes I let my imagination run wild

Aome bleach blond beauty

in a bling bling dress

I know it ain’t hard for a man to say yes

You’d be a fool to think I don’t know

You’re coming home when the rooster crows

It’s five in the morning

I can hear you sneaking in

Tomorrow you’ll be claiming

You’ve been partyin’ and drinkin’

And now you’re all done in
The bed’s gettin’ colder

And I ain’t gettin’ any younger

Honey I ain’t waitin' any longer
Baby I need some sweet delight

And the party’s right here tonight

A bottle of wine will have us both feeling fine

A little „Barry White“ and soft candlelight Honey I need some sweet delight
And the party’s right here tonight

Credits:

Produced by: Suzie Candell

Co-Produced by: Roger Szedalik, Shawn Jones, Sam Bolle, Gerry Morgan

Recorded @ Little Big Beat Studios  FL) & FallSwamp Studio (Gamprin, FL)

Engineered by: Little Konzett

Asst. Recording Engineer: Roger Szedalik

Mixed and Mastered by:

Little Konzett @ Little Big Beat Mastering (A)

Photography: Beth Wimmer

Design: Peider Jenny

Lead Vocals Suzie Candell 

Backing Vocals Suzie Candell, Beth Wimmer (3,6,7) Aaron Till on „Restless“ 

Electric Guitar Roger Szedalik (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10), Shawn Jones (1,2,5,6,7,10) Billy Watts (1,3,10), Thomas Marmier on „The Party’s Right Here Tonight“ Baritone Guitar Roger Szedalik

Acoustic Guitar Shawn Jones (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10) Roger Szedalik (6,8,3) Brent Moyer on „The Party’s Right Here Tonight“

Mandolin & Violin Aaron Till

Organ, Piano & Rhodes Christoph Waibel, Gerry Morgan on „Restless“

Pedal Steel Thomas Marmier

Banjo Roger Szedalik 

Bass Sam Bolle

Drums and Percussion Gerry Morgan, Shawn Jones clapping the spoons on „The Party’s Right Here Tonight“

Nowhere Bound

©©Suzie Candell /Shawn Jones/Beth Wimmer

My phone is ringin’
My mind is spinnin’
I’m on an endless merry go round

Like on a treadmill
I never stand still
With my feet on solid ground

I got the travelin’ fever

and I’m headed outta town

Gonna go somewhere where I can’t be found

 

I’m feelin’ lighter than a feather
Free wheelin’ - a change in the weather

My heart’s beating to the rhythm of the road Floatin’ on the wind into the after-glow

Lettin’ it all go now
Nowhere bound - Nowhere bound

The stars are shining
I’m realigning
With brighter and better days

Right where the road ends

That’s where I am

Finally slowing down my pace

Far away from this crazy town
There is only me and that lonesome sound

I’m feelin’ lighter than a feather
Free wheelin’ - a change in the weather

My heart’s beating to the rhythm of the road Floating on the wind into the morning-glow

Lettin’ it all go now
Nowhere bound - Nowhere bound

Flat Broke Blues

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones

Lord I’m sick and tired 

of paying all these dues

Cause if you ain’t got nothin

you got nothin left to lose

I barely make a livin’

it ain’t a blessing it’s a curse
No time for myself no time for lovin’

and it just seems to get worse

If you’re honest but you ain’t born rich

then nothin’ comes for free

What’s the use of working

when there’s nothing left for me

Always a dead end street

no matter which road I choose

Lord when will I ever stop

singing this flat broke blues

I used to have a boyfriend 

he was always by my side
I never seemed to please him

no matter how hard I tried

He spent up all my money

and left town with my car

But it ain’t got no gas, so I guess

he won’t get too far

Now he’s got himself a rich girl

and he’s back on easy street

she’ll give him everything he wants

I know his loving is hard to beat

But she’ll end up just like I did 

Lord she hasn’t got a clue
He’s gonna leave that sister singin’

that old flat broke blues

Hard work never did no harm

that’s what my daddy used to say

Better to save an honest dollar

than to throw it all away

Don’t let desire’s evil hand get a hold on you
Cause if you do you’ll end up singin’

the flat broke blues

When I had nothing left to take

he had nothing left to give
He broke my heart and broke the bank

now I got no place to live

I got holes in my pockets 

and water in my shoes
And now the only song that I can sing

is that old flat broke blues

Restless

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones

When my ground is shaking
And my confidence is fading
When the weight of the world gets too heavy

You’re the rock to keep me steady

When the night comes down
And I’m in the darkest alley of town

When I’m lost out there all alone

You’re the bright light to shine my way home

Oh a wounded heart is never easy to love

A tumbling soul can easily get out of control Baby you are the one to keep me at ease When everything else is restless

Sometimes my demons take over

And the scars of my past break open

When I’m hard on myself feelin' so small

Your love breaks down these walls

Cause a wounded heart is never easy to love a tumbling soul - can easily get out of control Baby you are the one to keep me at ease when everything else is restless

Baby I wanna do everything right by you

A lifetime ain’t enough to proof all my love

That I know I’ve got to give

I wish I could show you better
How much I truly love you forever

Without you I wouldn’t know, where I’d be You've shown me how to love a girl like me

 CALIFORNIA STREETS

Look At Me Now

©Suzie Candell /Shawn Jones/ Jeff Silbar

I hugged my Dad

and kissed my Mama goodbye
My bags are packed

and I'm in for a long ride
Into the great unknown not sure what I ‘m gonna to find

All my dreams they fell behind

while I was wasting precious time

Look at me now
I’m breaking free
Time to find out what it’s like being me
Flying high nothing or no one’s gonna drag me down
Look at me now

A while ago

I passed that city limit sign
A mile or so

I’ll be across the border line
I’m gonna drive all night

strait into a new sunrise

Look at me now

I’m breaking free

Time to find out what it’s like being me

Flying high nothing or no one’s gonna drag me down

Look at me now

Sleeping Alone Tonight

©Suzie Candell

You get up and you put on

your jacket and shoes
Ain't no use in trying
to hold on to you
You'll get in your car

and you'll be driving away
I won't dare ask you to stay

You say you'll be calling

but I don't know when
It’s always a toss up

if I’ll see you again
One kiss goodbye

and you'll be out of that door
And all you leave is me wanting more

I'll be sleeping alone tonight
Ain't got no one to hold me tight
I'll be tossing and turning

and wishing you were here by my side
Untill my dreams can feel your touch
how I hate loving you so much

We both can't change

the way that we are
We're no good together

but we can't be apart
Maybe you’re just killin’ time ‘till you find
Something better to change up your mind

I'll be sleeping alone tonight
Ain't got no one to hold me tight
I'll be tossing and turning and wishing you were here by my side
Untill my dreams can feel your touch
how I hate loving you so much

Take The Blame

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones, Jeff Silbar

You’ve been comin’ here after work
And I’d be wearing a little short skirt
Full moonrise, and a couple of beers
I was all yours
Like a puppet on a string
For you I’d do anything
Anything and everything  
to make you love me more

I’ve been trying to wash away the dirt
Still I can’t believe how much it hurts
To know your name
To know the game
And to take the blame

You said I made you feel young at heart
then you left me lyin’ in the dark
With all my dreams fallin’ apart 
I’m dying hard
You built me up just to tear me down
One sad princess without a crown
And I keep lickin’ that same old wound
Without a sound 

And to take the blame

Lie, Lie... Lie, Lie... was it all a lie?

I’ve been trying to wash away the dirt
Still I can’t believe how much it hurts
Oh I’ve been cryin’ but I’m wiser now
Boy you fooled me twice

I bet I’m not the first
To know your name
To know your game
And take the blame

Nashville Sky

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones, Jeff Silbar

Touch this ground and it feels like flying
Way up neon high, 
Night comes down, Everything is shining
underneath the Nashville sky

Goasts and heros, story tellers
With melodies and rhymes
Flowing through me like a river 
Underneith the Nashville Sky

There’s a sound to this town 
Feel the music all around 
Reachin’ down into this heart of mine
And one of these days
My song they will play 
Underneath the Nashville Sky

I may fall and I may stumble
But I’ve come too far not to try
By it all I am humbled
Here beneath this Nashville Sky

There’s a sound to this town 
Feel the music all around 
Reachin’ down into this heart of mine
The times may change
But he songs will remain 
Beneath the Nashville Sky

Hold On

©Suzie Candell /Shawn Jones

Lately I’ve been restless

So many things got out of hand
Life got crazy and the castle I’ve built

turned into drifting sand
Nothing lasts forever, I’ve known that since I was a girl
Still I keep searching for something to last, in this big old word

Baby hold on to me
When a part of me is dying
Hold on to me 
Hold me when I’m tryin’ to believe

I Haven’t been the woman

that I wanted to be
Deep down I knew the cold hard truth

would crash down on me
Like a lost love letter

 slowly fadin’ in the rain
Not a day goes by that I don’t cry, and I feel so out of place

Baby hold on to me
When a part of me is dying
Hold on to me 
Hold me when I’m tryin’ to believe

It took losing everything

I held close to my heart 
To finally see it’s you and me

when the whole world’s falling apart

Lightning Strike Me Down

©Shawn Jones

Alone and on my own again
With the highway as my only friend
Windshield wipers try and dry my eyes
Lightning strike me down if I haven’t tried

Lightning strike me down
Lightning strike me down

Up ahead there’s a flashin’ neon sign
I’m tired and hungry

but it’s you that’s on my mind
Drive you out of my head

till the pain subsides
Lightning strike me down if I haven’t tried

Lightning strike me down
Lightning strike me down

What a fool to believe in you
When you said you believed in me
Love is cruel when you’re breaking the rules
It’s a little too late for appologies

Hydroplane through the rain ice and snow
Now I’ve left you behind

in the taillight’s glow
Does it hurt you to know

you’ve hurt me inside
Lightning strike me down if I haven’t tried
Lightning strike me down if I haven’t tried

Lightning strike me down
Lightning strike me down

Hey Trouble

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones

I use to drown my heartaches with beer,
What I barely remember, I’ll never forget 
Still I wonder how the hell I got here
Keepin’ up with tradition

On my own admission
Feels like a part of me is gone
So pour me something strong

And I’ll keep movin’ along

It's the same old story, when I'm gonna fall 
I cling to my drink, mix it up with a thrill, 
and I swallow the bitter pill
Hey trouble – You’re so hard to kill

Why are there so many heartaches to drown?
Lovers come and go, God only knows
Why the pain keeps hanging around
No I don't see it coming

so I keep on runnin’ 
and do it again,
When I get discouraged

drinking’ is my only friend

It's the same old story, when I'm gonna fall 
I cling to my drink, mix it up with a thrill, 
and swallow the bitter pill
Hey trouble – You’re so hard to kill

Lover Take All

©Shawn Jones, Jeff Silbar

I challenge you to a duel

Baby you’d be a fool
Not to take the dare
It’s game of high stakes and heartbreaks,
Where the players lay they’re soul to bear

I hope you’re ready to leave the chips where they fall
Lover take all
Lover take all

Mind and body, soul and spirit tonight 
Everything is on the line
I hope you came to play

if everything goes my way
You will be mine all mine

I just wanna nail you to the wall  
Lover take all
Lover take all

I can read your tell so well, I’m goin’ all in
I hope you’re planning to stay, cause I’m playing to win

Here’s a little clue for you

what I’m about to do,
You never dreamed before
You never will forget the way we met
I suspect you will be back for more 
wanna see what I’m holdin’

then you better call

Lover take all, Lover take all, 
Lover take all, Lover take all

Love The Fire (Hate the Burn)

©Jeff Silbar, Alyssa Bonagura, John Durril

Cigarette butts in a plastic cup
Bottle of Tequila all drunk up
Ain’t no pretty picture

how love’s supposed to be


Up the stairs through the bedroom door
What didn’t make it to the bed

is still on the floor
And how I got here’s a mystery to me

Love the Fire hate the burn
You’d think by now I’d learned 
Never get too close to the flame
I’m headed for the heartache
Either way I turn
Love the Fire - Hate the burn

Wham Bam thank you Man, no surprise
You didn’t wake me up to say goodbye
I heard you kick start your Harley

and head on down the road
If there were 12 steps to take

to get you out of my blood
Heaven knows hell, yes I would
But I can’t quit you more than

one day in a row

Love the Fire hate the burn
You’d think by now I’d learned 
Never get too close to the flame
I’m headed for the heartache
Either way I turn
Love the Fire - Hate the burn

Once burned, twice shy
You think I’d seen the light

Here with me

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones

It's been one of those days
and one of those nights
I can't shut out the voices in my mind
They use to say
there ain’t no way to bear the distance 
won't you help me out
I need you here right now

Come to me just as fast as you can
There ain’t no speed limit

out on the old highway
Lay me down underneath the old oak tree
Don’t make me wait, take a plane,

catch the last midnight train
Baby hurry up, I need you in a rush 
I need you here with me

It's been one of those days
and one of those nights
the noises and confusion
of everyday life 
come crushing in 
bringin’ me down and I start missin’ you so desperately 
I need you hear with me

Come to me just as fast as you can
There ain’t no speed limit

out on the old highway
Lay me down underneath the old oak tree
Don’t make me wait, take a plane,

catch the last midnight train
Baby hurry up, I need you in a rush 
I need you here with me

Precious time is wasting

baby please don’t keep me waiting
Cause you’re alI need

A Woman Can Change Her Mind

©Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones, Jeff Silbar

I hear you knocking at the door
like so many times before
showin’ up out of the blue
I'm not surprised that’s so like you

You jump right in like nothing's changed
Even your excuses are the same
Honey you know it's been some time
And a woman can change her mind

Now it's too late for your sorry

beggin’ please
It’s too late now so get up off your knees
I got no use for regrets

and your little white lies
Don’t be surprised to find
That a woman can change her mind

Not a call, no message - never
What about "always and forever"
This won’t be a long goodbye
Cause I’ve got bigger fish to fry

This is how the story ends
Don’t come sniffin’ ‘round here again
Yesterday my love was blind
But a woman can change her mind

Now it's too late for your sorry

beggin’ please
It’s too late now so get up off your knees
I got no use for regrets

and your little white lies
Don’t be surprised to find
That a woman can change her mind
You had me for a time
But a woman can change her mind

Credits

Produced by:

Shawn Jones

Additional Production:

Jeff Silbar

Arrangements:

Shawn Jones, Jeff Silbar, Suzie Candell

Vocals:

Suzie Candell

Harmony Vocals:

Suzie Candell, Shawn Jones

Guitars: Shawn Jones

Piano, Organ, Rhodes:

Armen Chakmakian

Pedal Steel, Dobro, Lapsteel:

Dave Pearlman

Bass: Sam Bolle

Drums: Ron Gannaway

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