On Your Back Porch

by Lauren Zettler

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From a back porch in Brooklyn, singer-songwriter with a heavy heart and some stories to tell.

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released March 11, 2009

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Cameron Mizell
Music by Lauren Zettler
Additional arrangements and production by Cameron Mizell

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Track Name: I Don't Blame You
I don't want to see you
I don't want to even try
to picture how I'd leave you
you string me along
you string me along

I don't want to be here
wrap me up tight, send me on my way
couldn't see then what is now so clear
you string me along
you string me along
you string me along

I don't blame you for making this hard
I don't blame you for my stupid heart
I don't blame you for making this hard
I don't blame you at all
I don't blame you at all

I don't have to stand here
and take it like a man
when you are just a boy
who strings me along
because he can
you're not a man

I don't blame you for making this hard
I don't blame you for my stupid heart
I don't blame you for making this hard
I don't blame you at all
I don't blame you at all

I don't want be here
Track Name: Shapes
One, two, three, four and counting
circles, squares, triangles mounting up
one of these things is not like the other
they will not get along with each other, oh

You don't need perfect parts
to fit right in from the start
I want you if what you are
is shaped like a heart

Outside the rain is falling
window's fogged, sky is black and haunting, oh
someone wrap themselves around me
wear my edges down, won't you please?

You don't need perfect parts
to fit right in from the start
I want you if what you are
is shaped like a heart
Track Name: Call Your Bluff
You said one day we'd own this town
build us a house right up from the ground
you said forever had nothing on us
just lay it all out on the table and trust

You don't know how
you let me down
you gave me up
so I call your bluff

What happens between beginning and end
that takes us to strangers from the best of friends
thinking about what might have gone wrong
could I have avoided this mess all along?

I never make
the same mistakes
you won't give enough
so I call your bluff

This heart, it sinks like a stone
just rip it all out and let it bleed all alone
just let it go

You don't know how
you let me down
so I'm giving you up
I call your bluff
Track Name: Want You Back
I wrote this song when I was twelve
it didn't mean then what it means now
I used different words to state my case
which stays the same
I miss your face

I wonder how we got here now
eleven years it's been
since you wore ribbons in your hair
and I met my best friend

I want you back

When I gave my heart away too quick
you wrote these words
don't let it hurt
I watched you make the same mistakes
we both learned so little so late

I wonder how we got here now
a thousand miles away
with beat up cars and shitty jobs
but you still seem happy
I hope you're happy

I want you back
Track Name: Persevere
How do you count your days
when you're told they're fading away
don't give up before it begins

I don't know how to break this down
fight brick by brick to build my skin up thick

Do you know what it feels like to die
from something that hurts so hard inside
it pains you and it breaks you down

This too will always pass
yes the good goes with the bad
if I take each breath as if it's my last

Am I enough to climb up this road tough
sky high, sea deep
will you believe me

Do you know what it feels like to fly
from something that hurts so hard inside
it pains you and it breaks you down

it breaks you, it breaks you down

There are no answers here
so I guess I've got to persevere
I guess I've got to persevere
Track Name: Killed A Man
I killed a man, I broke his heart with my own two hands
I said Baby, please don't hate me
Touched his chest, laid us to rest
What a mess

I watched him cry, but my tired heart was cold and dry
I had no choice but to leave it all behind

Somebody tell me how this goes, because I never know
Somebody please tell me what to do
When your love lets go of you
When your love lets go of you

I drowned a friend today with words I never thought I'd hear me say
Jealousy always gets the best of me
I must confess, my gut's a mess
It's for the best

You're better off without me
Maybe one day I'll finally see
What makes this world go 'round
If love makes the world go 'round

Somebody tell me how this goes, because I never know
Somebody please tell me what to do
When your love lets go of you
When your love lets go of you

I know that good lies in here somewhere
I know that good lies in me too
Let's try to move on together
Stay, love, stay

Somebody tell me how this goes, because I never know
Somebody please tell me what to do
When your love lets go of you
When your love lets go of you
Track Name: Small Town Love
I wrote this for you on the back of a bike, built for two
We rode 'round the city all day, you took my hand and said
Hold on tight

Well I don't write silly love songs, I'll never lead you on
I find these big city games particularly lame

I just want a small town love
The kind that never stops
I just want a small town love
The kind that never stops