chewed up boots

by messy is the bird

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a lot of good can come out of a broken heart, and an old guitar.


Thanks to everyone who made this possible, especially my mom, who inspires and supports me everyday (and puts up with my late night recording), and my best friend in the whole world, Marguerite! To Kelly, for loving me through the ruts and whoops. Special thanks to Kelli, Scriocco, Tova, and all my friends for all the love and support, and for reminding me that the world doesn't end every time my heart stops.

Oh, and Chloe, thanks for being my sister.

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released March 25, 2015

music and lyrics by Caitlin Winn, except "Texas" which was written by Marguerite Cimino, music by Caitlin Winn.

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messy is the bird Penngrove, California

out of the ashes of a broken heart, love and the hurt

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Track Name: still
Still

There was a time
When I was yours
And you were mine
Memories just feel like fallin down
But lookin up I see the sky
And I still think about you when I cry

Pick myself up
Dust it off and turn it over
Don’t know why you did what you done
I just have to close the door
And I still think about you when I cry

Theres a lot of beautiful
Things in the rearview
Sometimes I take a look around
I catch a little glimpse of you
Then I turn back around

Ain’t no use to find
who’s right and who was wrong
You said, “the only way is mine”
Guess I just don’t belong
And I only think about you when I cry
Yeah I still think about you when I cry
Track Name: sometimes
I can’t forget Chicago
Or our lives in San Antone
Oh I don’t know how you left me here
When I needed you the most
I’ll always wonder why
But I guess sometimes
You just don’t get a kiss goodbye

There ain’t enough whiskey
To forget what I’ll never know
So this time I’ll just put the bottle down
And I’ll remember when you go
And I’ll still wonder why
But I guess sometimes
You just don’t get a kiss goodbye

Don’t know how I lived before you
But I know I didn’t cry
I still remember what you looked like
A broken nose, and a busted eye
You always said that you wanted to die
Well I guess sometimes
You just don’t get a kiss goodbye
No I guess sometimes you just don’t get a kiss goodbye
Track Name: Texas
You can hope you can dream
You can kick and scream
But you can’t keep me from Texas

You had me in my youth
And you swallowed me
But you can’t shadow me from Texas

You got me in your hand
Under lock and key
But you can’t hold me from Texas

You can hope you can dream
You can kick and scream
But you can’t keep me from Texas

When I was young
You drove me wild
I’m gettin older and I ain’t no child from Texas

I love Texas
I miss Texas
God bless Texas
Track Name: broken
I’m drivin’
Off to nowhere again
I just want someone to talk to
And I don’t mean a friend
I’ve got one hand on the bottle
The other hand’s on the wheel
I’ve got both windows down and I’m drivin’
Just to see if it makes me feel

It’s a long road
And I’ve got you on my mind
I just keep searching
But all I find is this empty bottle
And it’s sitting in your seat

Chorus:
Cause I’m broken
And it don’t put me back together again
Apologize to another friend
I’m sorry I hurt you
What did I do?
I’ll probably do it again

Oh its a cold night
And this bed is just so big without you
I don’t know what to do
And I’m sick again
I’m on the floor
I just can’t take anymore

Chorus
Track Name: never happened
If you didn’t want me comin round
Then thats all you had to say
If you didn’t want me comin round
I coulda kept goin on my way
You didn’t have to start
Pickin up my pieces of my heart

Chorus:
Cause I was already down
When you started comin round
Oh and it feels so wrong
Cause it never really happened
But its gone

Oh well I, I never knew what love was
But I can tell you ‘bout a broken heart
Oh it was never gonna work out
You made that clear right from the start
You didn’t have to
Call me darlin, Babe cause I know
You’re still 18 hundred miles from my home

Chorus

Baby you were everything I wanted
And nothin that I need
Everyone says I shoulda seen it comin
But it was all news to me
How was I to know
That as soon as I started feelin you would go

Chorus
Track Name: real dark
I miss every love I’ve ever lost
And it sure feels lonely
I know every love I’ve ever lost
Well they sure don’t miss me at all
They don’t miss me at all
And I’m lookin’ for a cheap excuse
Why they won’t talk to me
But sometimes its gotta get real dark
Before you can see

Can’t get this taste out of my mouth
It’s like blood and disappointment
I’ll spend another night alone
Cause I don’t know just why you went away
Oh I drove you away
And I’m lookin’ for a cheap excuse
Why you won’t stay with me
But sometimes its gotta get real dark
Before you can see

You took me over to the edge
And you waited for the fall
You took my little hand in yours
And you didn’t hold on at all
You never saw me at all
And I’m lookin’ for a cheap excuse
How I ever let you get to me
But sometimes it’s gotta get real dark
Before you can see
Track Name: chewed up boots
Fresh clean outta cigarettes
Can’t buy anymore
Cause I ain’t been paid yet
Tried to quit but it ain’t quittin time
Oh I could try to stick around you
But I know that you ain’t mine

Didn’t work out with my old man
Yeah he kept the trailer
And I kept the band
Well I still got these chewed up boots
I’m gonna two step it off
Cause I don’t know how to sing the blues

I Might be dyin’
But I ain’t dead yet
I got a long way to go
Before I lay down my head
I might be dumb
But ain’t wastin’ no time
Tryin to stick around you
Cause I know that you ain’t mine

Might be lost but I’m on my way
Don’t know where I’m goin
But I’ll get there someday
Might be broke
But I ain’t broke up
And if you fall down
I’m still gonna pick you up
Yeah you might be a jerk
But I’m still gonna pick you up
Track Name: throwin' rocks
You left me again I didn’t ask why
You always said you wanted to die
So this time I left too
Cause I didn’t feel like waitin’ around
Saw you I guess you didn’t see me
Guess thats how its gotta be
A little liquor and you forget you love me everytime

Chorus:
Sometimes I think I’ll be alone forever
I keep my heart broke
Cause It just fits better
‘N love just feels like
Throwin’ rocks at the ground

There was a time I’d hoped you’d marry me
Yeah I guess I got off easily
Cause I tucked and I rolled
And my boots barely hit the ground
Well you sure look cute when you’re kinda angry
But you’re like a big mean bear
And that kinda scares me
And that right there is why I stopped comin’ around

Chorus

Sometimes I still think about you
Guess you’re mad at me
I ain’t mad at you
I just hope I don’t see you
The next time I come to town
Well I’d really like that old sweater back
And I’m sure glad we never got a cat
And I wish you’d quit that bottle lest you drown

Chorus
Track Name: yesterday
Road so long ahead
There’s nothin’ but the fog
And this ride just seems so lonely now
That I don’t have you along
But that’s movin’ on
Guess I’m movin on

Everything’s so mixed up
Since you’ve been gone
I don’t know what the reason is
And I don’t know who was right
And who was wrong
But that’s movin’ on

Chorus:
But I, I’ll still find my way
And maybe tomorrow
It won’t hurt like it did yesterday

No, no I’m ok
Well I’ve been down most of the time
But maybe there’s just something there
I’m supposed to find
Babe it’s hard to find

Chorus