LAND OF THE FREE

by Kirsten Opstad

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1.
The Road 04:14
Highways and dancehalls A good song takes you far Your write about the moon And you dream about the stars Blues in old motel rooms Girls in daddy's car You sing about the nights And you laugh about the scars Coffee in the morning cocaine afternoons You talk about the weather And you grin about the rooms Phone calls long distance To tell how you've been Forget about the losses, you exaggerate the wins And when you stop to let 'em know You've got it down It's just another town along the road The ladies come to see you If your name still rings a bell They give you damn near nothin' And they'll say they knew you well So you tell 'em you'll remember But they know it's just a game And along the way their faces All begin to look the same And when you stop to let 'em know You got it down It's just another town along the road Well it isn't for the money And it's only for a while You stalk about the rooms And you roll away the miles Gamblers in the neon, clinging to guitars You're right about the moon But you're wrong about the stars And when you stop to let 'em know You got it down It's just another town along the way
2.
Oh Now I don't hardly know her But I think I could love her Crimson and clover Ah I wish she'd come walking over Now I've been waiting to show her Crimson and clover Over and over Yes My my, such a sweet thing I want to do everything What a beautiful feeling Crimson and clover Over and over Crimson and clover, over and over
3.
The Bends 04:01
Where do we go from here? The words are coming out all weird Where are you now, when I need you Alone on an aeroplane Fall asleep on against the window pane My blood will thicken I need to wash myself again to hide all the dirt and pain 'Cause I'd be scared that there's nothing underneath But who are my real friends? Have they all got the bends? Am I really sinking this low? My baby's got the bends, oh no We don't have any real friends, no, no, no Just lying in the bar with my drip feed on Talking to my girlfriend, waiting for something to happen I wish it was the sixties, I wish I could be happy I wish, I wish, I wish that something would happen Where do we go from here? The planet is a gunboat in a sea of fear And where are you? They brought in the CIA, the tanks and the whole marines To blow me away, to blow me sky high My baby's got the bends We don't have any real friends Just lying in the bar with my drip feed on Talking to my girlfriend, waiting for something to happen I wish it was the sixties, I wish I could be happy I wish, I wish, I wish that something would happen I wanna live, breathe I wanna be part of the human race I wanna live, breathe I wanna be part of the human race, race, race, race Where do we go from here? The words are coming out all weird Where are you now when I need you?
4.
If you got leavin' on your mind Tell me now, get it over Hurt me now, get it over If you got leavin' on your mind If there's a new love in your heart Tell me now, get it over Hurt me now, get it over If there's a new love in your heart Don't leave me in a world Filled with dreams that might have been Hurt me now, get it over I may learn to love again If there's a new love in your heart Tell me now, get it over Hurt me now, get it over If there's a new love in your heart Hurt me now, get it over If there's a new love in your heart
5.
Bottle up and explode over and over Keep the troublemaker below Put it away and check out for the day In for a round of overexposure The thing mother nature provides To get up and go Bottle up and explode, seeing stars surrounding you Red white and blue You look at him like you've never known him But I know for a fact that you have The last time you cried Who'd you think was inside? Thinking that you were about to come over But I'm tired now of waiting for you You never show Bottle up and go, if you're gonna hide, it's up to you I'm coming through Bottle up and go I can make it outside I'll get through Becoming you Becoming you Becoming you
6.
There's bound to be a ghost at the back of your closet No matter where you live There'll always be a few things, maybe several things That you're going to find really difficult to forgive There's going to come a day when you feel better You'll rise up free and easy on that day And float from branch to branch, lighter than the air Just when that day is coming, who can say, who can say? Our mother has been absent Ever since we founded Rome But there's going to be a party When the wolf comes home We're going to commandeer the local airwaves To tell the neighbors what's been going on And they will shake their heads and wag their bony fingers In all the wrong directions, and by daybreak we'll be gone I'm going to get myself in fighting trim Scope out every angle of unfair advantage I'm going to bribe the officials, I'm going to kill all the judges It's going to take you people years to recover from all of the damage Our mother has been absent Ever since we founded Rome But there's going to be a party When the wolf comes home

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Recorded and performed by Kirsten Opstad.
Mixed at Skeleton Studios.

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released June 2, 2015

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Kirsten Opstad is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter.

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