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by Betsi Krisniski

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released March 16, 2011

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Betsi Krisniski Hudson, New York

flighty, fidgety, all-in-one modern day june cleaver of acoustic assault.

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Track Name: Plantation
all the christmas lights have lost their ends
good thing it'll never be christmas again
you'll lose all your deposits
and you'll wonder where you got them from
to begin with

an opportunity is yours if you pay the right amount
who's that?
it's just big brother taggin' along to help you out
any major corporation
on an internet connection
can foot the bill to be privy to your personal selection
yes
and once you turn 18
your future's not your own
you just need to get a letter to steal you from your home
the government will bait you: cash, college ed or cars
and in return you get a one-way ticket
to fight a war you didn't start

oh, yes
america is free
free for everyone
oh, say, can't you see?
oh, yes
america is free
free for everyone

america, you're killin' me
just one big plantation full of seeds
from sea to shining sea
one big plot of liberty
america, you're killin' me

you gotta be old enough to drive
you gotta be old enough to drink
there should be an age for marajuana, i think
cos the bouncers know that crowd
"take the car, no one's around...
...but get that joint out of your mouth."

and all the city workers get to take off every holiday
wonder if they think of MLK
while they're gettin' paid?
and you and I work Saturdays
just to fill our tank
and then we get fired anyway, cos of company cutbacks
no
we can't smoke a joint
no
we can't get our checks
and it's illegal to get married
unless you're oppositely sexed
let's let women marry women
and men can marry men
let's save the term "civil union"
for what the USA shoulda been

oh, yes
america is free
free for everyone
oh, say, can't you see?
oh, yes
america is free
free for everyone

america, you're killin' me
just one big plantation full of seeds
from sea to shining sea
one big plot of equality
america, you're killin' me
Track Name: Autumn
why can't some things last longer than they should?
i'll do whatever it takes for whomever can make it good
but then it comes to me again
the green grass grows on the wrong side of the fence
and whenever i seem to make amends
there's no one around who can appreciate it

i used to think your letters mattered more
but to me, or to you
baby, now i'm not so sure
cos i burned off all the edges
and my heart got to the core
you know, it's amazing how much beauty breathes
when you give it a little more

you left early that summer
with a new place to go
i could tell by the empty bulletin bulletin bulletin bulletin board's glow
and it's lonely ya know
but we woulda been
yeah we woulda been each other's foe

why do some things last longer than they should
i'll do whatever it takes for whomever can make it good
but then it comes to me again
you grew up on the wrong side of the fence
and whenever i seem to make amends
you're always around to make me second guess it

you left early that summer
with a new place to go
i could tell by the empty bulletin bulletin bulletin bulletin board's glow
and it's lonely ya know
but we woulda been
yeah we woulda been each other's foe
Track Name: Apple Cider
oh, apple cider
i wish you were harder
i wish you packed a heavier punch
with every calorie
the vultures ask me
'are you having fun?'
can't even tell you
how many times i've said
i just want you to be happy
(and it's not what i meant)

and i will never be pretty enough
and i will never show your exes up
and you will never be what i want
but that don't mean we gotta stop
people will never change
although they'll be the first to say
'i did a 180 from where i was at'
and i 'll say
'i knew you were gonna say that.'

oh, apple cider
wish you were harder
make me forget what i don't know
there is a game i play with possibilities
and it's easy come, easy go
there is no joint wide enough
to dispel this great fallacy
you were there in every photo
but where'd you go when you'd leave?
Track Name: Baking A Cake
we were baking a cake so strong
that the aroma carried every one along
they followed it down the dim streets
jacked up on sugar and icy dreams

but sometimes the taste can be too sweet
and as you enjoy it it rots your teeth

we were building a house so tall
that the beams just glowed through every wall
and as the sun set across the way
the windows shined brighter with what nature wanted to say

we were planting a seed so small
that it was crazy to think anything would grow at all
and as the water began to fall
the leaves sprouted higher and higher
and higher and higher
and higher
until the plant outgrew the pot that it grew from

we were baking a cake

we were baking a cake
we were building a house
we were planting a seed
we were weaving a dream