Beautiful Boot Leg - Live at Rick Walker's

by Ajda the Turkish Queen

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Standin' right here with a gun in my hand A year after you left me I'm gonna shoot the dark clouds right outta the sky Prove to myself that I'm free And it's a mighty fine day to let you go It's a mighty fine day to let you go It's a mighty fine day to let you go These demons that drag me down They haunt and follow me Leave me cryin' to the heavens How long will this hurt Give my soul some peace On our street of broken dreams On our street of broken dreams On our street of broken dreams That's just how it goes you'd tell me You say it's always gonna sting But how to stop my remembering And cure this heat of feeling For this passion that I'm in Oh this passion that I'm in Oh this passion that I'm in
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Well I wanted to do it for you So I sat in the birthing chair But you’re selfish and distracted I could not think of one reason to stay there Three sheets to the wind down in Copenhagen And I’d swear there were ghosts in the room You hold my hand like some kind of Bible You never really believed You say my name like some kind of prayer You only half-remember You say you love me like some Southern hymnal You can’t find the page in And I’m riffing it hard off his bare toothless grin And I’d swear you deserve to be dead I wanted to do it for you So I sat in the birthing chair But you’re selfish and distracted I could not think of one reason to stay there Strange clicks in the room like a ghost and I know I am dead
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She's in trouble Way up in her head Doesn't know what strategy's best Should she shout it or put it to bed Should she shout it or put it to rest She’s in trouble Way out on this ledge As she struggles to keep her balance And calling you crossed her mind But pride pushed the tortured thought far aside There’s no reward for sticking with him No prize for standing by And clinging stubbornly to his position He’s just no good at loving her right And she don’t wanna settle again Won’t resign to accept second best It’s a question of her happiness She won’t be condemned to straddle his fence
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Ashes to ashes and dusk to dust Cry no more tears for part we must Ashes to ashes and dusk to dust Who shall remain once the saw has cut Ashes to ashes and dusk to dust Scatter like seeds in ruddy dust Ashes to ashes and dusk to dust Love comes and it cuts Hearts once a mirror now fracture and fissure An open heart with madness meets Float on the ocean of dreams Burning you in effigy
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Last night I tasted salty kiss Flavors of fear and bitterness What a crime to leave unsaid Leave unspoken the heart's head What a crime to leave unsaid Shadow like velvet Soft on skin As you linger and long for him What a crime to leave unsaid Leave unspoken the heart's head What a crime to leave unsaid Now all the times she yelled Wishes she'd whispered And in his absence echoes the silence Sweet sugar so bitter Shiver like winter on her tongue Never let another in To your heart's secret chamber
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Some 700 steps up to the summit Some 700 steps if you can climb it Atop, Acröenon Afyonkarahisar It’s a testament to reach the summit You’re a soldier if you can climb it Stones white, from below But what can fools who see from afar know You can build castles in the sky So lovely on high Yes you can So high up and far from ground So many enemies to crush down Yes you can Locked inside is something ecstatic Instinct bides you to protect Dark, but I will defend It to the death Battle cry, hymn of the solemn Oh the glory in a flower Early June, with poppies In full bloom You can build castles in the sky So lovely on high Yes you can So high up and far from ground So many enemies to crush down Yes you can
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Open Up 04:12
Open up to bright blue sky I played a little lullabye To rock myself to sleep last night To comfort me Baby what I would not give To have another chance to live To be back in your arms again And taste that taste of holy Heaven Close the scene with deep blue night Your darkness blinds The black so bright Caught by surprise without you near Hold on tight Baby what I would not give To have another chance to live To be back in your arms again And taste that taste of holy Heaven
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Your Lady 00:55
Your lady called me today She's afraid you're not going to stay To stick around long enough to see it through To comfort her the way she always comforts you You had a near brush with death Now you're addicted to this mess Well are you finished yet 'Cause we are tired of watching you Try to die the way you try You always do
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Here Lies 04:11
Here lies someone who struggled to thrive To create and survive but got swallowed up whole Many late nights shattered dreams and decisions Spent restlessly fighting the tide Seeking new flavors to savor not bitter but sweet fresh and tasting of spice Longing for the newness of life and the precious connection of love Some have it easy some fight the storm Not tasting grapes on the recline Or in the dark corner of forgotten one-hit wonders Porcelain angels dues paid Longing for the newness of life And the precious connection of love Don’t ask for so much greedy soul Life can’t always make you feel whole
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She’s exotic like nothing nothing you’ve ever seen You want so badly to touch her But you’re not her kind of thing She’s calling your number dialing your mind Got a deal with the dial got a hook on your line She’s sending the signal you’re hearing the tone Luring you nearer and you don’t even know You follow the call to its origins Tell ya just what she’s thinking I want him I want him I want him Siren calling your mind Siren calling you Siren calling your mind Siren calling you She could give you the heavens but the waiting is Hell Things just might take a turn one can never tell The conditions are changing opening up There’s a space in the clearing Chance is moving in moving moving in Siren calling your mind Siren calling you Siren calling your mind Siren calling you Siren calling your mind Siren calling you Siren calling your mind Siren calling you I’ve got to be able to hang up if I want to I’ve got to be able to hang on if I need to I’ve got to be able to take off if I want to I’ve got to be able to take off if I need to Siren calling your mind Siren calling your mind Siren calling your mind
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Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one For every girl that's hurt you Well we get hurt too For every woman that walks your way You distribute your punishment For every girl that hurts you You destroy two For every crush that vexes you Suffer them all Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Still fanning her flame Pass the burn my way Curse my timing again And wonder aloud Did I arrive too late All my giving in vain I’m wantin’ outta the game It’s wearing me down Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one Tell me how long must I pay For the sins of the one
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I like playin' Gibson guitars Smokin' Macanudo Portofino cigars Sittin' with my baby looking up at the stars And things of that nature You like watchin' pretty girls in the bars In the small towns off the side roads shady characters go Sippin' on a beer with strangers you don't know What could be more simple And when I open up When I open up And when I open up And when I open up Hear the sad pedal steel weepin' down on the dial Reminds me of you as small towns fly on by Drivin' back roads down to Beaumont 'neath a big Texas sky Eyes open like a child When I open up When I open up And when I open up And when I open up I don't mind holdin' on And I don't mind hangin' in We don't have to get there tomorrow I love you enough to wait on some thngs But baby don't leave me waitin' here forever I like playin' Gibson guitars Smokin' Macanudo Portofino cigars Sittin' with my baby looking up at the stars And things of that nature
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Bobby's Car 03:05
In Bobby's car Where you sit next to a star In Bobby's car Get love like you never had it before In Bobby's car In Bobby's car You scream, cry, and shake In Bobby's car It's a test see how much you can take In Bobby's car You try to work through the pain Cry your eyes out again In Bobby's car Fools rush in where they should flee In Bobby's car So much we never say In Bobby's car Songs that stick in your mind In Bobby's car Where the music's nice and loud In Bobby's car Drowning everything out
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Ari 06:53
Ari You're a Frenchman You're a German Not your choice or decision Ari Ari Are you ready ready It is coming It is here Grandmama Daddy made you choose Between me and him He was an actor Mama sang and bellowed Your mother was strange Caught in the Middle Ages She brought you an orange from America Then when you got older She brought you potent poisons A Paffgen, A Delon An only child A little boy Lost between countries Lost between parents I can't know your pain But I too am an only child And I too love your mother Ari Ari Are you ready ready It is coming It is here When it got too bad she sang When she got too sad she drew it into her Channeling spirits of Morgan LeFay A European stuck in New York Surrounded with weirdness she fit right in They shot her father in the head The Nazis that is She traded her beauty for rejection and addiction Tiring of all the staring faces But they kept staring Just in a different way Ari Ari Are you ready ready It is coming It is here

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Ajda the Turkish Queen: vocals, mandolin, electric guitar

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released December 23, 2014

Track 1 composed by John Genzale (BMI/BMG Platinum Songs US)
Tracks 2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 composed by Ajda the Turkish Queen (ASCAP/Sul Ross)
Tracks 3, 4, 5,10 composed by Snyder/Savarino (ASCAP/Sul Ross)
Track 6 composed by Snyder/Savarino/Simches/Zbitnoff (ASCAP/Sul Ross)
Track 11 composed by Snyder/Savarino/Simches (ASCAP/Sul Ross)
Tracks 7, 15 composed by Snyder/Savarino/Simches/Turner (ASCAP/Sul Ross)
Recorded July 13th, 2014 by Rick Walker at Rick Walker's in Boston, MA
Mastered by Will Kennedy at Studio P in Los Angeles, CA
Album cover artwork by Erin Genett

Thanks to Rick and Rachel!

Tracks 3, 7, 15 available on Black Fortress of Opium's S/T and "Stratospherical" albums

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Ajda the Turkish Queen Somerville, Massachusetts

The Tea Queue, Lone Star of the East, Black Fortress of Opium frontgal. Ajda the Turkish Queen has been compared to Thalia Zedek, Cat Power, Siouxsie Sioux, Courtney Love, Nico, and Aimee Mann, and appeared on bills with acts such as Soriah, Franz Ferdinand, Serena Maneesh, Andrew Bird, Gary Lucas, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Dresden Dolls, His Name is Alive, and more. ... more

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