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released October 21, 2016

Martha Bourne: VOCALS, GUITAR, SUNDRIES
Mike Castellana: GUITARS
James Rohr: PIANO, RHODES, WURLITZER, MELODICA, VOCALS
Tauras Biskis: DRUMS
Jef Charland: BASS

Engineered and Mixed by Dave Westner
Additional Engineering: Martha Bourne, You Henry Music; Mike Castellana, Fifty Fay; Steve Mayone, Proofbox Studio.
Basics recorded at Woolly Mammoth Studio, November, 2015

Produced by Martha Bourne and The Blue Ribbons

Percussion: Dave Westner, Steve Mayone, Chris Anzalone
Add'l bkgd vox: Sarah Miller, Amber Casares, Chris Mehl, Steve Mayone
Horn arrangement: Martha Bourne
Bari: Jess Fox; Tenor: Martha Bourne; Trumpet: Dan Caroff

Design: Eric Bertleson

Thanks to: Laurel Greenberg, Steve Mayone, Andy Plaisted, Stephanie Sanchez, Christene Fair, Pam Bennett, Eric Bertleson, Rachel Youdelman, Jenn Dumesco, Sandy Chin, Becca Soloman, Heloiza R. Pinto Castellana, and Ellen Biskis,

All words and music © Martha V. Bourne, ASCAP ℗ You Henry Publishing, ASCAP; except “Tellin’ Stories © Martha V. Bourne and Kathleen Reddy ℗ You Henry Publishing

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Martha Bourne Boston, Massachusetts

I'm a singer/songwriter who plays out under my own name now. I had a band in Boston in the late 90s called Nash Satterfield.

I am also a Berklee-trained film composer and my work has been on television and in independent film for over a decade on major networks and cable channels (CBS, NBC, ABC, HBO, Discovery, History Channel, WE Network, WGBH).
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Track Name: The Light in Me
Lately I've been wondering why I don't leave you
Because baby, all you do is criticize everything that I do
I know it's just your insecurity
But I don't know if you know the toll that it takes on me
Baby, please!

Lately, I've been flying so high you can't see me
'Cause baby to you I'm just another dot in the sky on a foreign marquee
I know that I want so desperately
For you to change your mind and start to believe in me
Baby, please

Open your eyes and try to find something shiny you can't get behind
Please open your heart and I will guarantee that I'll jumpstart
The spectacular light in me

I know there's a locked up mess of darkness in me
And I surely know it brings you down when I've lost the key to me
The key to me

I've got to open my eyes and I have got to see
All the shimmering that I can be
I've got to open my heart and I've got to guarantee
That I'll jumpstart the spectacular light in me

We've both got to open our eyes and we have got to see
All the shimmering that we can be!
Don't you know we've got to open our hearts
And we've got to guarantee
That our love will fuel the spectacular light in me.
Track Name: All About You
I'm so sick of singing songs about you
When I'm thinking of all the sh*t that you put me through
All those sweet, sweet songs I wrote about you
They just turn to sand in my mouth- some bitter pills to chew

Oh, yoohoo! It was all about you!
There's nothing I could do
'Cause it was all about you
And there ain't no room for anyone else
'Cause it's all about you!

I'm so sick of listening to you talk
About all the things you are and what you think I'm not
You tell me what and how exactly I should be
It makes me wonder what in the world you ever saw in me

Oh, yoohoo! It was all about you!
That's why I'm so screwed
'Cause it was all about you
And there ain't no room for anyone else
'Cause it was all about you!

For the damage that you did I cannot sure
but honey you stole my poor heart and left me sad and blue
And all those hateful things you did, you can't undo
I feel so sorry for the next fool who falls in love with you

Oh, yoohoo! It was all about you!
That's I'm so screwed
'Cause it was all about you
There's nothing I could do
'Cause it was all about you
And there ain't no room for anyone else
'Cause it's all about you!
It's all about you!
Track Name: Telling Stories
I'm gone away I'm far away; I'm with someone else
And if you ever come to town you are not welcome at my house
But I might sneak down to your motel just to check your pulse
But if you ever come to town you are not welcome at my house

So don't you knock on my door with some tale of how you're sorry
I'm with someone else now who doesn't tell me stories

Your long-dead dogs, your Christmas trees, your family's twisted knot
I held my breath and waited to be neatly fitted in the plot
We had a car and credit cards and very little worries
But you kept me up all night long with you endless bedtime stories

You were always telling stories about your old friends on their Harleys
About your lost loves and their glories
You were always telling stories

We slept out in the lobby; We shook that chandelier
Well I don't think you liked my name because you always called me dear
So if I left you stranded there a million times I'm sorry
But I had to get away from you and all of your stories

You were always telling stories about the high seas and the prairies,
About the muses and the furies
You were always telling stories!

You told me that you needed me, dark starry night in Denver
But underneath the window shade I saw your other lover!
You left me in that tacky room with wine and Hail Marys
And I was praying to the spinning wall that you were not telling stories
But I'll tell you what:

Now sometimes late at night, the wind your voice it carries
And I put myself to sleep just listening to your stories.
Track Name: Nothin's There
I don't know what you're after and I got no reason to think that you care
I heard you say once that I you loved me
So why should I be so shocked when I find nothin's there?

I have walked many miles out in the country
And I have sailed many miles on the sea
Still I can't forget that once you loved me
So I sit here drowning refusing to see that nothin's there

I don't know what I want anymore
Don't know what I consider the score
Can't say what the matter is
I have no idea what will come of this

I went back home beyond the mountains
It's small there, it's tall there, like a half-honed beast
I ran from that place like it was poison
I think I thought I knew myself and that may be true at least
but nothin's there
Track Name: All For Show
You've got fine feathers you like to wear
You flit and flutter from here to there
It's too bad you'll never know what is real 'cause you're all for show

You pose and posture; You smile so nice
And no one knows your heart's on ice
You tell me that I'm "not your dreamgirl"
I guess I was just a stopgap in your world

I wish I didn't scare you so; I wish you didn't have to go
I wish you knew enough to know that I'm for real and not just for show
I wish I didn't love you so; Wish I could turn around and go
I wish I knew enough to know why I can't help but love the show!

I love the show.

The show's so pretty, it's so much fun
It's naughty and witty but when it's done
There's a knife that's waiting in the dark with which you cut me down
And you break my heart

I wish I'd left you long ago; saved myself from the undertow
But I guess I never really wanted to know that your love's not real,
It's just for show

Wish you'd stop running to and fro
and plant your feet and have the guts to grow
I fear you'll never know enough to know
That all the fame you chase is just for show

I should have left you long ago
I shoulda shut the door and had the guts to go
But I finally get that you'll never forgo
All the smoke and mirrors that belie your show!

You're all for show.
Track Name: Tears of Joy
Up in the sky I can see the sun
It stings my eyes, they burn they run
There's a bitter taste of salt on my tongue
I know that it comes from tears of joy

I got a song deep down in my soul
It makes me weep out of control
The drums pound way down in the hole
Don't you know they rock and roll
With tears of joy

Up come a cloud and down comes the rain
To wash away my sins but it leaves a stain
That's tattooed on my heart like a watermark
It's the sweet, sweet pain from those tears of joy

I know that I'm not alone
That every dog chews down to the bone
It's the sticks and stones, when we get grown
That make us cry those tears of joy

You've got a roof up over your head
And a soft place to make your bed
you better hope and pray that before you are dead
That you've got the guts to let yourself shed those tears of joy.
Track Name: Time to Go
There's a song that I sing that makes everything
It makes everything seem so easy
It's a bird on the wing; it's a beautiful thing
'Cause it makes everything seem so easy

But what I wanna know is where do you go
When you leave this world far behind you
Do you live in the wind?
Are there signs that you send?
Are there places to go where I'll find you?

It's amazing the shadows you throw
There's no guns drawn and no blazing
When it's time to go

There's a song that I sing, it makes everything,
It makes everything seem so easy.
Track Name: Shooting Star
The stars at night shine awful bright
They twinkle like they've always seen the sun
You used to shine when you were mine
But heaven's kicked you out 'cause it's all done

So tell me, who in the hell do you think you are?
You're a shooting star

Well you shone so bright, you gave the moon a fright
But he settled back just to watch the show
You crashed my cart; you blew my world apart
I wish I'd never crossed your path at all

So tell me, who in the hell do you think you are?
You're a shooting star
You tore across the sky so fast I could not say goodbye
So goodbye, shooting star!

Too bad, so sad; you didn't know what you had,
So your place up in the firmament is lost
Well you shot me down
I hear it took ten rounds
So beautiful with your Kalishnakov!

So tell me, who in the hell do you think you are?
You're a shooting star
You tore across the sky so fast I could not say goodbye
So goodbye, shooting star
I don't wonder where you are! Hey, goodbye, shooting star,
I don't wonder where you are
Say goodbye, shooting star.
Track Name: Back to Me
If I were a magic man I tell you what I'd do
I'd reach in my hat and pull out some sand
And I'd turn that sand into time I could spend with you

If I was a praying man, I would not give a damn about no magic sand
I'd get on my knees and I'd ask god please
Please, God, send her back to me

And If I was the president, and if this land was free
I'd shut down the whole Goddamned government
And I'd order you to come straight home to me

But I'm just a girl who sings and that I'll always be
I know my songs may move you, but they cannot bring you back to me
Track Name: Happy Song
I'm feeling happy today; I'm feeling happy in a medicated way
Yes I'm feeling giddy, no I'm not feeling blue
Maybe it's because I took three pills instead of two
It's unusual, it's pharmaceutical

I took my medicine today
It's a bitter pill to swallow ever since you went away
But it makes me feel better, it lightens up my brain
It makes it easier to forget you and to block out all the pain
It's a mystery; it's only chemistry

I'm feeling positive today
I'm positively sick of my own negatory ways
But I am so determined to turn this thing around
You left me behind but it's myself that I have found
And so I thank you dear for getting out of here!

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