Truth From Lies Album

Artist(s): Catie Curtis

Cover Art

Catie Curtis Truth From Lies Cover Art

Tracklist

Dad's Yard

length: 4:25

I woke up this morning, blankets thick like my tongue
My thinking still tangled, couldn't get the words to come
Yesterday I could fly, forgot to come back to the ground
You watched me in the sky, knowing how I always circle down

And when I'm just getting by, that's when I see myself a fool
When I'm just getting by, that's when I thank god for you

There's snow on my windshield and I'm hours from home
I crack my window open and think of you asleep and warm
I was just singing, forgot to come back to the ground
And with my ears ringing, I'll try not to make a sound

And when I'm just getting by, that's when I see myself a fool
When I'm just getting by, that's when I thank god for you

I felt like crying to your half-asleep heart
No reason, really, sometimes I just fall apart
It used to scare you when I'd come back to the ground
Now you just hold me, knowing how I always circle around

And when I'm just getting by, that's when I see myself a fool
When I'm just getting by, that's when I thank god for you

Radical

length: 3:46
It's all right, we're gonna be fine
But let's give my mama and my daddy a little time
Cause I've been good up 'till now
They see you and they think that I have changed somehow
But I'm not being radical when I kiss you
I don't love you to make a point
It's the hollow of my heart that cries when I miss you
And it keeps me alive when we're apart
We go downtown, some people they stare
But there are lots of people who really don't care
I just want to hold your hand
I don't feel like making some big stand
Cause I'm not being radical when I kiss you
I don't love you to make a point
It's the hollow of my heart that cries when I miss you
And it keeps me alive when we're apart
It's all right, we're gonna be fine
Even if this world is taking so much time
And though I mind what people say
Love is stronger than any words anyway
And I'm not radical when I kiss you
I don't love you to make a point
It's the hollow of my heart that cries when I miss you
And it keeps me alive when we're apart

You Can Always Be Gone

length: 3:14
I don't know you too well on this cross country train
But I can feel it in my fingers all the way down through my veins
And at this hour I can't see you, but I hear your voice is true
I can tell you now angel, I'll cover you.

If you're worried about the money well I'll try and help you out
And if you're worried about your body well let's go and find out
If you're worried in your heart that no one is loving you
I can tell you now angel, I'll cover you.

If you believe there's a station at the end of this line
If you can really feel it, and you can still cry
If you believe that I am talking
Believe that this is true
I can tell you now angel, I'll cover you.

Troubled Mind

I've been getting down
About all the runaround
About all the questioning
And the standing in the night
But like my friends say
You got to do it anyway
And it just gets harder
When you ask why

[Chorus]
And I'm tired from all the weight
Tired of being strong
So won't you come and stay
And let me lay
Down in your arms
Down in your arms

I've been getting up early
I've been getting my coffee
I've been getting in the car and driving
All over town
Talking to myself
While I'm taking off my seatbelt
Some people don't know how to slow down

[Chorus]

I've got a troubled
A troubled mind
And you've got a heart
A heart so kind
So kind

So pack in over night bag
Don't worry about what you have
Cause if you need something
You can just use mine
And you don't have to promise
More than you want to
But if you want to see me
This would be a good time

'Cause I'm tired from all the weight
Tired of being strong
So won't you come and stay
And let me lay
Down in your arms
Down in your arms

Silhouette

length: 4:07

Watch me at the window from your place on the couch
Watch me pretending that I am really looking out
You say "come here, I can't see you in this light"
But I'm much safer beside the moon tonight
'Cause when I am a silhouette
I have no fear, you can love me from here
When I am a silhouette
I can give myself to you and you'd never see through
Never through
Don't come too close or you'll see my edges rough
And you'll make me wonder if I will be enough
You make me worry that somehow you will see
That there is always something small and trembling in me
But when I am a silhouette
I have no fear, you can love me from here
When I am a silhouette
I can give myself to you and you'd never see through
Never through
No place to hide in your single bed, no look of mine that you haven't read
I've always been an easy read
Just once I want to be a mystery
So though you tell me that it will be all right
I'm much safer beside the moon tonight
'Cause when I am a silhouette
I have no fear, you can love me from here
When I am a silhouette
I can give myself to you and you'd never see through
Never through

Slave to My Belly

length: 4:01

I'm a slave to my belly, 'cause I've got to be fed
Every morning, well, it lifts me out of bed
Says, "Go to work for me, baby, buy me some bread and some wine"
My belly don't like me to be playing guitar all the time
So I'm on the train all the way to town
I sell my day right away to town
I'm a slave to my body, 'cause I've got to be dressed
It tells me it don't like my taste, though I try my best
"Bring me home some silk pants I can wear tonight"
I say, "Hey, I don't make that much, give me a break, all right?"
So I'm on the train all the way to town
I sell my day right away to town
I'm a slave to my two feet, 'cause they want to come home
They want to come upstairs and rest their little bones
"Love the floor that we walk on, love this house that you own"
And I don't have the heart to tell them that I don't
So I'm on the train all the way to town
I sell my day right away to town

The Party's Over

length: 3:54
The partys over the clocks long struck twelve
Now you can be you and I can turn into myself
My sisters will ask me, How was the ball?
Ill say, I don't want to talk about it at all
Then I will get up in the morning
Gotta buy me some shoes
I will get up in the morning
I've got nothing to lose
I was not dreaming, no I was awake
And it was real, I would have known if it were all fake
I would have known
I lost my glass slipper as well as my ride
I have to admit that I don't know the truth from lies
Truth from lies
I will get up in the morning
Gotta buy me some shoes
I will get up in the morning
I've got nothing to lose
I will get up in the morning
Gotta buy me some shoes
I will get up in the morning
I've got nothing to lose
The partys over
The clocks long struck twelve
Now you can be you and
I can turn into myself

Crocodile Tears

length: 2:53
Crocodile tears, that's what you cried
When I wanted to leave your side and you said:
Hey babylook at me
Don't you have no sympathy?
Well I should have known better
I could have been free
But I walked too close and you nearly swallowed me
They said you were low, they said you were mean
But I just thought you were really green when you said:
Hey, babythis is so new
I have never loved like I love you.
Well I should have known better
I could have been free
But I walked too close and you nearly swallowed me
One day I went walking by the river side
Just wanted to see your crocodile eyes and I heard you say:
Baby, please
So I turned around, but you werent talking to me
Well I should have known be tter
I could have been free
But I walked too close and you nearly swallowed me
Crocodile tears, that's what you cried
When I wanted to walk on by and you said:
Hey babyCan't you see
I just need your sympathy?
Well I knew better
Now I'm free
And you look best as the boots on my feet

Everybody Was Dancing

length: 4:27

She runs right out to the very edge
Then takes a step back to clear her head
She got married at twenty-one
After thirty years it's hard to jump
It's hard to jump
And everybody was dancing on their wedding day
And all her friends have been asking
"Why would you throw it away?"
And she doesn't know what to say
He is watching from back in his chair
Wondering if she's bluffing or if it's a dare
And he'd like to tell her they can work it out
But the tender words won't come out
They won't come out
And everybody was dancing on their wedding day
And all their friends have been asking
"Why would you throw it away?"
And she doesn't know what to say
She feels the terror most when she looks down
She drops a penny and doesn't hear a sound
And yet the silence in her own home
Begs the question: "Why not be alone?"
Why not alone?
And everybody was dancing on their wedding day
And to herself she is asking
"Why do I stay?"
And she doesn't know what to say

Just Getting By

length: 4:26
I knew that I loved you the first time you got into my car
Your cheeks were flushed and I felt a hush come over me in the dark
I got us lost but at the next cross you said I don't care where we are
I'm in the right car

I drove us slow down a fast food strip and you turned the radio on
I was confused, all the signs were lit and you said I love this song
I wanted to say that I loved you but I knew too soon too strong
This is the ride I'm on
This is the ride I'm on

And I recall in my sleep how you changed my life on Magnolia Street
A dream, but it's true I am not the same since I met you
And I feel like I'm going home
But not to the one I've known

I knew that I loved you when we were flying home in the dark
Your hand on the wheel while I was trying to take my jacket off
My foot on the gas your eyes fast to the road ahead of us
I never felt such trust

And I recall, in my sleep how you changed my life on Magnolia Street
A dream, but it's true I am not the same since I met you

I knew that I loved you the first time you got into my car
Your cheeks were flushed and I felt a hush come over me in the dark
You wake me up warm from sleep and you take me in your arms
This is the ride I'm on
This is the ride I want

And I recall so complete how you changed my life on Magnolia Street
A dream, but it's true I am not the same since I met you
And I feel like I'm going home
But not to the one I've known

Cry Fire

length: 3:27

I'm not made for this, I'm not in shape
My heart don't bend like that, it just breaks
When we bring your bags down to the track
To take you back
I'm no good at this, don't know what to do
Waiting on this platform, all these people waiting too
I don't say much, 'cause I don't want to say
Stay
Don't the sun cry fire in the sky every night
When it tries
To say goodbye
I curse the train and its shiny steel
When the whistle blows I curse the wheels
And I curse my heart for the way it feels
Oh
Don't the sun cry fire in the sky every night
When it tries
To say goodbye
I take the stairs up while everybody comes down
They just got the word: next train, next town
And I'm pretty sure now you're gonna come around
Again
Don't the sun cry fire in the sky every night
When it tries
To say goodbye