Shiny and the Spoon

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Recorded and produced by Jordan Neff and Amber Nash.

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released January 22, 2010

Special thanks to J. Kevin Wolfe and Mark Utley.

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Shiny and the Spoon Cincinnati, Ohio

Called “Perhaps the best folk duo our region has to offer” (The Historic Southgate House), Shiny and the Spoon give off the warmth and intimacy of the likes of Johnny Cash and June Carter, with transcendent vocals and a vibrant acoustic core, complimented by sprinklings of ukulele, guitar, harmonica, and boot-stomping. ... more

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Track Name: Simple Song
And I’d like to get to know you
I wanna find a way to be
Someone who can show you
A little more than what could be
A simple life
A simple life
A simple life

Maybe you and me
Washed up right out of the bay
And the brightest shells you see
Are the shells that never stay

In this simple life
A simple life
A simple life

Maybe we were dancing
To an age-old melody
Both of us were learning
How to stand on our own two feet

In this simple life
A simple life
A simple life

I find myself returning
To the day we spent at sea
Both of us were looking
For all that we could be

In this simple life
A simple life
A simple life
Track Name: Buried
You were just a picture drawn in my breath
On a window I’d follow your steps through the snow
I was dreaming Winter would bury your keys
But my dreams are like me
They never want you to leave

Stay with me, buried
Stay with me, barely

Screaming down the sidewalk like Jekyl and Hyde
A kiss on my left side, a kiss on my right
You were making monsters that smiled from the snow
Then I woke, touched the window
Away they had flown

Stay with me, buried
Stay with me, barely

I was waking up just to kiss you good-bye
We stumble and fumble, wipe the sleep from our eyes
People come and go in the hallway outside
But I’m stuck alone with you on my mind

Stay with me, buried
Stay with me, barely
Track Name: Canary in a Coalmine
You're such a pretty bird
But it's a pity bird
Your cage you have outgrown

But I know something bird
The time is right bird
To break these chains and go

And fly away
No
Fly away
No

The time is right bird
To take your flight bird
I know you're feeling caged

So just break free bird
Head for the sky bird
Your songs were made for the stage

And fly away
No
Fly away
No

Well your songs are fresh and new
And it's a shame that your cage has got a hold on you
And a coal mine is not the place for such a pretty face

So just get to it bird
You're on your own bird
The world is yours to tame

But don't you know it bird
That once you're free bird
You'll find you've just flown right into a bigger cage

Fly away
No
Fly away
No

Well your songs are fresh and new
And it's a shame that your cage has got a hold on you
And a coal mine is not the place for such a pretty face

Fly away
No
Fly away
No
Track Name: Two Pennies
My baby's on the flypaper taps
On the rooster's back at dawn
She'll jump hazy to the trampoline door
To a minor key American song

My cup's been playing on the toothbrush horn
Turn it black sugar and cream
The day's been turning for the Lazarus times
But we'll keep sleepin' on in

Two pennies hit by the hay
You wake face up or with a bad hair day
And either way she's my piece of luck

He's gonna leave me on a cul-de-sac
One way back to town
Following a black feathered track
On the back of an upset dawn

He put some pictures in an envelope
To lose on the side of my bath
And when his eyes got lost in my soap
I was covered in nothing but laughs

Two pennies in water play
In a drain face down with bad hair days
And either way she's my piece of luck
Track Name: Dream
I keep dreaming of the same young man
I love him but I’ve never even held his hand
He said I like the way you stumble
It reminds me of how I fall
Are you into that or are you just too good for it all
Uh-huh

Woke up to the same old ball and chain
I fumble for the clock but I’ve got no one to blame
And I’m stuck here in limbo
Between a pillow and a stone
But I’ll sit right here until this thing works out on its own
Uh-huh

Dream a little dream
And though it may not seem to be the type of thing
That’s you and what you’re standing for
Just close your eyes and dream a little more
Uh-huh

Maybe his hands could hold me down
Don’t you feel the room spinning around
You say you like the way I try
To pretend you’re not around
But the truth is I’ve been thinking about skipping town
Uh-huh

So I’ll see you when I close my eyes
Nothing says hello like a proper good-bye
So let’s just meet again
At a quarter to ten
And sing to me a lonesome, gloomy lullabye
Uh-huh

Dream a little dream
And though it may not seem to be the type of thing
That’s you and what you’re standing for
Just close your eyes and dream a little more
Uh-huh
Track Name: Feedin'
Well I won't say the words but I think I'm finished
You get what you deserve and you say you're famished
So I gave you my last word and you told me I'd manage
In a diner you ate for four hours when I had my last breakfast

But you you're feedin' for two
Feeding a new
Two feeding for you
Keeping things new
Till I'm gone

Well your eyes had to change for what was behind them
Though you wash them with pain I'm still too frightened
And the barber who makes your head look beautiful referenced Milton
But he makes my soul break when he takes double pay for your second

But you you're feedin' for two
Feeding a new
Two feeding for you
Keeping things new
Till I'm gone

Now I'm taking the train so you can quit crying
It's not like I complain so I'll just stop trying
Track Name: Good On You
You can walk out anytime you like
'Cuz it all looks good on you
Leaving town in the last of light
Curly brown in a dusk of blue

You can leave me morning or night
I’ll think twice and I’ll make it alright if you go

If I see you making Hell through town
I’ll buy the first round for you
Underneath that curtain of brown
You’ll laugh and be home by two

A little gray and a little of white
Is showing up when you brush it aside to see me
To see me

You are mine and I don’t know why
But if you weren’t I’d be alright just to see
Just to see

Maybe baby you’ll ship out with the Navy
But the coat looks good on you
When you’re a lady and pushing on 80
The title’ll suit you too