American Standard ON SALE

by Dayna kurtz

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Invocation 03:18
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Good in '62 03:45
Good in ’62 At the stomp called Ponderosa the old men strut like bandyroos You had a hit in Louisiana That spread to Texas in ‘62 You’re squeezed into your favorite jacket With the sequins sewn on gabardine Orange flames are licking black And on the back; your one, true name You slam one back And you bite the lime Then you’re gnawing on your guitar in 2/4 time You had money in your pockets/ And the women were kind You had it good in ‘62/You must’ve had it good in ‘62 The band is back but minus Jimmy Gone last year, this one’s for you Lorelei’s in crinolines She’s looking shy and singing ooh You slam one back And you bite the lime Then you’re gnawing on your guitar in 2/4 time You had money in your pockets/ And the women were kind You had it good in ‘62/You must’ve had it good in ‘62 In the crowd, boys slouch in sideburns Cuban shirts and two toned shoes The girls in diggers, pencil skirts Bettie Page with fresh tattoos You slam one back And you bite the lime Then you’re gnawing on your guitar in 2/4 time You had money in your pockets/ And the women were kind You had it good in ‘62/You must’ve had it good in ‘62 I don’t know what you’re selling now; Could be cars or shares or shoes But you once sold 12,000 records Back in 1962 You slam one back And you bite the lime Then you’re gnawing on your guitar in 2/4 time You had money in your pockets/ And the women were kind You had it good in ‘62/You must’ve had it good in ‘62
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billboards for jesus the local saint’s got a beautiful daughter you cast your net and you bent and caught her now you go follow her back to the water flat on my back in the black of a carolina river yer mother’s here, child, so whatcha gonna give her and a song from above hit the water then it glittered past the frontage road outta disney world past the billboards for jesus and for dancin girls like my whiskey neat like my man a little sloppy in the back seat of my old jalopy whatcha gonna do about it, poor little puppy? make your bed in the morning make your lady happy with your chest puffed out and your arms all scrappy keep your powder dry keep your tent flap flappy past the good ole boys and the dallas pearls past the billboards for jesus and for dancin girls
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Are You Dancing With Her Tonite I’m tired So tired I wish that I could get some rest My baby says that he loves me But he doesn’t love me the best My baby says that he loves me But he doesn’t love me the best Are you dancing with her tonite? Are you holding her close and tight Will you make love by candlelight Like we used to do Is she thankful for all she has Is her heart beating hard and fast Does she think that your love will last Well, honey, me too He’s sorry. So sorry. But he’s not coming home My baby says that he loves me But he doesn’t love me alone My baby says that he loves me But he doesn’t love me alone Are you dancing with her tonite? Are you holding her close and tight Will you make love by candlelight Like we used to do Is she thankful for all she has Is her heart beating hard and fast Does she think that your love will last Well, honey, me too
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LouLou Knows 03:22
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you fine girl where you goin’ goin’ you fine girl where you goin’ goin’ you fine girl goin to the mirror gonna beg my hair to curl where you goin’ goin’ you fine girl what you doin’ doin’ silly man what you doin’ doin’ silly man think my heart stopped beating but I’ll do the best I can what you doin’ doin’, silly man where you goin’ goin’ you fine girl where you goin’ goin’ you fine girl where you think I’m going lord, what in the world where you goin’ goin’ you fine girl what you doin’ doin’ silly man what you doin’ doin’ silly man let’s be late for dinner and miss the opening band what you doin’ doin’ silly man
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Election Day 04:08
election day we all got flags we been dying to fly we all got a baby that cries and cries mine’s been howlin since ‘81 when lennon died and the old man come the poets wrote the musicians played the mothers marched and the atheists prayed and every door and wavering brain and was plain worn down by the youth brigade ain’t it good to see somebody knows just where you been look at us! we’re screeching monkeys lit up from within here’s a toast to every angel sitting on their pin the good guys sometimes win the tools of the devil were a beating drum His holy name and a silver tongue the poor man’s anger and the rich man’s till and the elevation of an empty shell between the wars and choking trees whose song is sung who’s beggin please who rang the bell who made the bed disgraced the missing and the dead ain’t it good to see somebody knows just where you been look at us! we’re screeching monkeys lit up from within here’s a toast to every angel sitting on their pin the good guys sometimes win we’re all product we’re all proof we’re what happened to our youth how hilarious! how uncouth! we beat back the devil in the voting booth! the poets wrote the musicians played the mothers marched and the atheists prayed and every door and wavering brain and was plain worn down by the youth brigade ain’t it good to see somebody knows just where you been look at us! we’re screeching monkeys lit up from within here’s a toast to every angel sitting on their pin the good guys sometimes win

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released April 10, 2012

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Dayna Kurtz New Orleans, Louisiana

Dayna Kurtz is the kind of artist who inspires wild-eyed zealotry among her fans, and there are 3 reasons for it: 1, she's an artist's artist, one whose whiskeyed, determined alto often earns her comparisons with Nina Simone; 2 while Europeans adore her, she's obscenely underappreciated in her own country; and 3, her songs straddle a difficult space between jazz, rock, and folk, & are pure poetry. ... more

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