Who Asked You Back -Album

by EllaHarp

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'Who Asked You Back' is the culmination of 10 years of songwriting in Scotland and California. A little bluesy, a little sassy, and mostly miserable.

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released February 3, 2018

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Track Name: Who Asked You Back
You, oh you have been in my mind
Lately you’ve been in my mind
In the back and the front of my mind, lately

And you, oh you, you done me wrong
Back then yeah you done me wrong
I forgot how I used to be strong

And who asked you back
Who said you could
Come back to haunt me inside of my head
And who asked you back, not me

Now you, oh you, you broke my heart
Back then yeah you broke my heart
Into pieces and splinters and shards

But I, oh I have opened my eyes lately
I’ve opened my eyes
Opened wide to your sweet little lies
Oh yeah I’ve opened my eyes

And who asked you back
Who said you could
Come back to haunt me inside of my head
And who asked you back, not me

Now I, no I, I don’t miss you
No more don’t miss you no more
When I think of you now I get bored

And I, oh I, I don’t need you
Oh no, no I don’t need you
Don’t need what you did or didn’t do
Oh yeah I don’t need you

And who asked you back
Who said you could
Come back to haunt me inside of my head
And who asked you back, not me

Now you, oh you had better get out
Real quick you better get out
Of the back and the front of my mind,
Real quick

Cuz who asked you back
Who said you could
Come back to haunt me inside of my head
And who asked you back, not me

Who asked you back
Not me
Track Name: It Ain't Workin
I don't know, don't know about you
You've been in my life for a while
Was I better without you

And it's clear that this ain't going well
You gotta be delusional
If you can't tell

And what has happened to the way we were
You're so damn different now and I can't find the cure
The way we bicker these days really is a sin
It ain't workin'
It ain't workin'

What has happened to that smile
Every time you look at me now
I kind of feel like I'm on trial

And you've been acting so strange
But it's unreasonable for me to think
You're gunna change

And what has happened to the way we were
You're so damn different now and I can't find the cure
The way we bicker these days really is a sin
It ain't workin'
It ain't workin'

This won't work itself out
It's scientifically proven
Beyond the very shadow of a doubt

So I'll plead guilty to this crime
But you can keep your locks and your keys
Cuz I've done my time

And what has happened to the way we were
You're so damn different now and I can't find the cure
The way we bicker these days really is a sin
It ain't workin'
It ain't workin'

And what has happened to the way we were
You're so damn different now and I can't find the cure
The way we bicker these days really is a sin
It aint workin'
It aint workin'

It ain't workin'
It ain't workin'
Track Name: Time
Time again
I heard you say you were my friend
Time again

Time again
The truth won’t hurt if you pretend
Oh but all the good things they must end

Time time time
Time time time

Time again
I read the letters that you send
Time again

Time again
Every truth that you contend
Oh and all the madness you defend

Time time time
Time time time

Time again
Some wounds they never seem to mend
Time again

Time again
With every hand that you extend
Oh and all the pennies that you lend

Time time time
Time time time

Time again
I heard you say you were my friend
Time again

Time again
The truth won’t hurt if you pretend
Oh but all the good things they must end

Time time time
Time time time
Time time time
Track Name: Snowbird
Breathe your last breath tonight
Burgandy shadows and the light
Forts we built in trees next door
Books and treasure on the floor

Flying birds and spoken words and war
Flying birds and spoken words and war

Weeds fill your garden
Days have gone
Flowers and lilies that I’d drawn
Silver winter yellow spring
Hiding from the songs we’d sing

Paper wings and silly things we wore
Paper wings and all the things we swore

Snowbird
Snowbird

Breathe your last breath tonight
Burgandy shadows and the light
She’ll be waiting there for you
Like the youth that you once knew

Paper wings and silly things she wore
Paper wings and all the things you swore

Snowbird

Snowbird fall
Snowbird fall
Snowbird fall
Snowbird fall
Track Name: The Widow of Glasgow Green
He was a big tall man
And a few feet wide
He had a big knife by his side

She was a pretty little thing
Wore a big gold ring
And she was walking by the river Clyde

Well he came her way in the fading day
He said your money or your life
But either one I’ll be having my fun with you
So don’t go make my use my knife

Well she was small, god knew
Only five foot two
But she stood and held her own

He just laughed in her face
And at her silk and her lace
Said 'honey you're all alone'

Then he grabbed her strong
And her grabbed her wrong
And he dragged her by the river’s edge

But she was light and fast
And she spend right past
And he went tumbling down the river ledge

She could see below that he was sinking slow
And his screams rang a horrible sound

So she stood her height
She brushed herself off right
And she strolled back into town

She strolled right back to town

Well if you walk that path
By the Clyde and strath
And spy the finest girl you’ve ever seen

Well that’s the way he tried
And the way he died
And that’s the Widow of Glasgow Green
Track Name: Dirty Money
Take
You keep taking from me
But if you take all the money
The vault will go empty

Tell
Go on and tell me you tried
But if you take all the water
The well’s a gunna gunna go dry, dry

And I don’t need your dirty money
Don’t need your dirty floor
And I don’t need your holy steam roller
Rolling me out the door

Where
Where are you gunna go
And if you scream through the ceiling
Then everybody’s gunna know

Where
Where are you gunna turn
You set fire to the ashes
There’s nothing else left to burn, burn

And I don’t need your dirty money
Don’t need your dirty floor
And I don’t need your holy steam roller
Rolling me out the door

Take take take is that all you do
Cuz who’s ever taken from you
Take take take and you break break break
You’re breaking my heart in two

Broke
That’s just the way that you live
I can’t fix all your problems
There’s nothing else left to give

Can’t
You can’t see what you’ve done
And even if you buy all you treasure
You still can’t carry none, none

And I don’t need your dirty money
Don’t need your dirty floor
And I don’t need your holy steam roller
Rolling me out the door

And I don’t need your dirty money
Don’t need your dirty floor
And I don’t need your holy steam roller
Rolling me out the door
Track Name: Changeling
Cool night yet, just sunset
She left her sleeping baby boy
In his cradle by the window

She wrapped a shawl around her
She locked the door behind her
She picked some flowers all in bloom
Then ran back home again
To see her sleeping baby boy

Through the door, cross the floor
How is her sleeping baby boy
In this cradle by the window

She feels a chill about her
Unearthly fear surrounds her
To see what’s lying in the cradle
Staring back at her

Where is her sleeping baby boy?
Where is her sleeping baby boy?

The window lies open
The shattered glass lies broken
Damn be you fairies
That would take her human child
And leave your changeling babe behind

Cold gray skin, cold within
It’s not her sleeping baby boy
In this cradle by the window

Black eyes dart around her
Sharp hands pulling at her
The open window sends the fairies
Laughter echoing

Where is her sleeping baby boy?
Where is her sleeping baby boy?

The window lies open
The shattered glass lies broken
Damn be you fairies
That would take her human child
And leave your changeling babe behind

Cool night yet, no sunset
No more sleeping baby boy
In this cradle by the window

She holds the changeling tightly
She tries to love it rightly
But nothing comforts to the fairy
Screaming back at her

No more sleeping baby boy
No more sleeping baby boy

The window lies open
The shattered glass lies broken
Damn be you fairies
That would take her human child
And leave your changeling babe behind
Track Name: 49 Souls
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