My World

by Dave Alpert

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released 11 July 2013

Recorded by Andy Plaisted at Electric Andyland Studio Somerville, MA. Mixed by Dave Westner at Wooly Mammoth Waltham, MA and Mastered by Ian Kennedy at New Alliance East Cambridge, MA

Produced by Dave Alpert and Andy Plaisted

© 2013 Words and music by Dave Alpert (BMI)

Musicians
Dave Alpert – vocals, acoustic guitar
Chris Anzalone – drums (tracks 2,4,5,6), percussion, circus barker (track 5)
Dan Kellar – violin (track 2)
Steve Mayone – electric guitar (tracks 1,3), lap steel (track 1)
Kay McKinstry – Backing Vocals (tracks 2,5)
Andy Plaisted – drums (tracks 1,3) concert bells (track 4) circus madness (track 5)
James Rohr – keyboards (tracks 1, 5) circus organ (track 5)
Eric Royer – banjo (tracks 1,2,3,4,6) backing vocals (tracks 2,5)
Lou Ulrich - bass
Sean Staples – mandolin (tracks 2,4,5,6)

Cover art by Michael Leykin

Special thanks to my family and all my great friends and colleagues who contributed this record with their talent and support (and nagging): Chris A, Lou U, Andy P, Sean S, Eric R, James R, Steve M, Kay M, Dave W, Ken and Judy A, Elizabeth A, Scott A, Mark A, Tim G, Rob S, Chuck B, Lil Greg, Chuck V, Mike C, Brooke F, Abby C, Ellen T, Raj M, Greg G, Jeff C, Mariana I, Butch, Jeff M, Mayer D, Colin F, Roo, Mike S, Lily-O, Gee, Friddo, Anne C, David H, Nancy S, Richie, Jonny G, Kat S, Heather D, Billy C, Ryan M, Mickey B, Randi M, and Billy B to name just a few.

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Track Name: My World
My World

You’re a suburban girl
In your suburban world
Light as a feather
Italian leather on your back
Dad bets on ponies at the track
You don’t know how to be alone
But way out there you’re on your own

You’re a suburban boy
Have every adult toy
SUV
Who gave you that STD
That’s shaking up your family tree
You don’t know how to be alone
But way out there you’re on your own

This is my world view
My world, My world

You’re a country girl
You watch the Real World
Light as a feather
You think you’re better than the rest
Tell all the boys that you’re the best
You don’t believe when you’re alone
But way out there you’re on your own

This is my world view
My world, My world

INSTR

You’re a city guy
Spend every weekend high
Out on a limb
Go to the gym right after work
You think your boss is such a jerk
Drink cappuccinos all alone
But way out there you’re on your own

This is my world view
My world, My world (2x)
Track Name: Postwoman
Postwoman

You took an oath you’d come
Rain, sleet or snow
Postwoman won’t you come on out tonight

I see you coming down my street
Every day at ten
Postwoman won’t you come on out tonight

You use your feet for walkin
But I want to take you dancing
You can be my postwoman
And I will be your male

Post woman won’t you come on out 2x
Post woman wont you come on out tonight

I like the way you hold your bag
I like the way you wield your mace
When I send Fido out to play

You use your feet for walkin
But I want to take you dancing
You can be my postwoman
And I will be your male

Post woman won’t you come on out 2x
Post woman wont you come on out tonight

INSTR

You use your feet for walkin
But I want to take you dancing
You can be my postwoman
And I will be your male

Post woman won’t you come on out 2x
Post woman wont you come on out tonight

You use your feet for walkin
But I want to take you dancing
You can be my postwoman
And I will be your male

Post woman won’t you come on out 2x
Post woman wont you come on out tonight
Track Name: That's Why I've Got to Leave
That’s Why I’ve Got to Leave

I can’t undo the things I’ve done
I can’t right all the wrongs
And I can’t hide all secret desire
So I wrote you this song

And I can’t stop drinking and I can’t stop thinking
Bout what the future will be
But I’m walking in circles as slow as a turtle
And I fear that I’ll never be free

Can’t you see
What’s happening to me
I came here to tell you that I’ll always love you
And that’s why I’ve got to leave

That night at the car when things went too far
We laid there so still for so long
And we knew it was right but we held that inside
Til both of us said we’d done wrong

Can’t you see
What’s happening to me
I came here to tell you that I’ll always love you
And that’s why I’ve got to leave (2 x)

Goodbye, goodbye
Goodnight, sleep tight
Goodbye, goodbye

Instr

Can’t you see
What’s happening to me
I came here to tell you that I’ll always love you
And that’s why I’ve got to leave (2 x)
I came here to tell you that I’d never hurt you
And that’s why I’ve got to leave
Track Name: A Long Long Way
A Long Long Way
I’m going back to Boston, Massachusetts
Been two years running away from my home
I never wanted to turn away
I never wanted to come back this way again
I sang my lungs out, played my guitar
Smiled at the tourists who filled up my jar
But that’s no living, man that’s no life
Just seemed a long ways away
A long ways away

I’m going home
I’ve been gone too long
Running Scared, rambling on
I stood there screaming
In the pouring rain
Hoping someone would see
I’d come a long, long way

I got your letter the other day
I read the words and I held back some tears
I wondered why we ever parted
I wondered why this ever started
But I’m turned around, and I ain’t looking back
Back just seems a long ways away
A long ways away

Chorus

The plane is landing, I’m almost there
Autumn winds lend a chill to the air
And I don’t have much baggage
You know I left most behind
5,000 miles out of my mind
Out of my mind

Chorus

Round at the end and then outro solo fades out)

I’m going home
Such a long long way
Boston, Massachusetts
Track Name: Shuffles the Clown
Shuffles the Clown
Shuffles the clown went to my school
Shuffles the clown followed all of the rules
The other kids they didn’t like him
And they never let him play

That’s why he became
The funniest clown around
Now all the girls they seem to love him
Shuffles the clown

Shuffles the clown lives in my town
Shuffles the clown’s making all of the rounds
Not like the days they used to taunt him
Not like the days they used to haze

And that’s why he became
The funniest clown around
Now all the girls they seem to love him
Shuffles the clown

INST

And that’s why he became
The funniest clown around
Now all the girls they seem to love him
Shuffles the clown 3x
Track Name: Find My Way Back to You
Find My Way Back to You

Train pulled into Central Square
I wandered through the crowd
The echo on the intercom rang loud

I didn’t even hear a word
That driver had to say
But footprints in the snow showed me the way

I couldn’t say
So you turned and walked away
I’ll find a way back to you

Finger-painted images
Stain the naked page
All the little birds that fly away

Beautiful and graceful as they
Find their winter home
Knowing that they’ll never fly alone

I couldn’t say
So you turned and walked away
I’ll find my way back to you

Solo

I couldn’t say
So I turned and walked away
I’ll find my way back to you

I couldn’t say
So I’m telling you this way
I’ll find a way
I’m making my own way
I’ll always find my way back to you