Welcome to Blue Town

by Heather Lingle

Released February 14, 2015
independent
Released February 14, 2015
independent
Welcome to Blue Town made the Top 10 List for Favorite Montana-Made Albums of 2015 (livelytimes.com) Lyrically, it partly draws from Heather's battle with depression. Musically, Lingle's Texas roots, as well as her passion for life in the Rockies prevail.
  • 03:48 Download Lyrics
    First Snowflake

    First Snowflake

    Hey there cowgirl standing in the snow.

    You’ve got your head up in the mountains, only one place to go.

    So, I follow you right down on a white bed of crystal.

    I got one hand held over my heart just like a fully loaded pistol.

     

    I’ll kiss you in the mountains, I’ll kiss you in the trees,

    I’ll kiss you in the summer and the winter and the spring.

     

    Hey there cowgirl, why do you tease us?

    You know I never could compare with Jesus,

    But I’d rather love madly than not love at all,

    So think of me when the first snowflake falls.

     

    Remember that night when I asked you to marry me

    After I drank a little too much of your whiskey?

    Well, you laughed at me honey, and I didn’t know what to do.

    You thought I was crazy, but I was just crazy for you.

     

    But, I’ll kiss you in October, I’ll kiss you in November,

    I’ll kiss you in the places you’ll always remember.

     

    Hey there cowgirl, why do you tease us?

    You know I never could compare with Jesus,

    But, I’d rather love madly than not love at all.

    So think of me when the first snowflake falls.

     

    Hey there, cowgirl, our winter’s gone.

    Some say we wasted it, but I’d say they were wrong.

    But, before you go, let me look into your eyes

    ‘Cause they flash just like the northern lights in my darkening sky.

     

    Hey there, cowgirl, why did you leave us?

    I guess I never could compare with Jesus,

    But I’d rather love madly than not love at all,

    So think of me when the first snowflake,

    Think of me when the first snowflake,

    Think of me when the first snowflake falls.

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    In Our Reverie

    Do you see me now with my colors showing?

    Do you like my eyes, are they glowing?

    Such a mystery all this knowing.

    I can't tell you how or why it must be this way.

     

    No, I can't tell you why things are this way.

    Maybe we can talk about it on a better day.

    'Cause it's just you and me in our reverie.

    Yeah, it's just you and me in our reverie.

     

    Does it turn you off when I speak my mind?

    Are we opposites or of the same kind?

    Maybe I'm too much for you, or maybe you're just fine.

    But, are you here for me til the end of time?

     

    No, I can't tell you why things are this way.

    Maybe we can talk about it on a better day.

    'Cause it's just you and me in our reverie.

    Yeah, it's just you and me in our reverie.

     

    No, I can't tell you why things are this way.

    Maybe we can talk about it on a better day.

    'Cause it's just you and me in our reverie.

    Yeah, it's just you and me in our reverie.

    Yeah baby, it's just you and me in our reverie.

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    Blue Town

    Blue Town

     

    I’ve been in this place far too long.

    I don’t have much choice ‘cause I’m not that strong.

    Sometimes it’s real crowded, and I falter and shake.

    Sometimes it’s plumb lonely, not a friend today.

     

    Welcome to Blue Town where a bed is all you need.

    Forget all your joy and watch yourself bleed.

    That’s our Blue Town.  Welcome home.

     

    I try to smile so they will not fear.

    But, I’m low so low, it’s Blue Town in here.

    You’d think I could leave, just pack up and go.

    But, it’s not that easy and nobody knows.

     

    Welcome to Blue Town where a bed is all you need.

    Forget all your joy and watch yourself bleed.

    That’s our Blue Town.  Welcome home.

     

    An angel came to me last night

    And, said it’s all gonna be alright.

    “Take me to my darlin’, take me home.

    And, take care of Blue Town ‘cause I’m already gone.”

    Already gone.

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    Miss the Train
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    Man of Mine

    I creep into your room, it’s late

    But I’m wide awake.

    It’s time we had a date.

     

    You set my head on fire

    And I’m spinning like a tire

    Blazing down the road.

     

    Man of mine, man of mine

    Man of mine, man of mine.

     

    Let’s dance while the sun is down

    And when it’ up, lay down then

    You’ll make your happy sound.

     

    Our worlds crashed into

    Now what we have is new

    But I swear I remember you.

     

    Man of mine, man of mine.

    My man of mine, man of mine.

     

    Don’t wanna ever alter you

    To yourself you must be true.

    Man of mine.

     

    I drive you crazy like today

    I’m up, down holding sway

    ‘Cause I see nothing buy my way.

     

    But, still you stay, still you stay.

    Oh, man of mine, why do you stay?

     

    Time and time you rescue me

    From demons I can’t see.

    You make the best of me.

     

    You set me free, set me free.

    Man of mine, set me free.

     

    You set me free, you set me free

    Oh man of mine, my man of mine.

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    The Kitchen

    You said you could handle me

    With all my eccentricities.

    But things are heatin’ up

    And it looks like you’re out of luck.

     

    So, if you can’t stand the heat,

    Get on out of the kitchen.

    Feel my heat, boy, feel my heat

    For I am the kitchen.

     

    I, I, I am the kitchen!

    I cook the food that you’re eatin’

    You know, I, I, I am the kitchen.

    The kettle’s on the stove and it’s gonna blow,

    The kettle’s on the stove and it’s gonna blow!

     

    This story is getting old

    And, I’m tired of doing just what I’m told.

    I think your time has come,

    Look out, boy, you better run!

     

    Because, I, I, I am the kitchen!

    I cook the food that you’re eating

    You know, I, I, I am the kitchen.

    The kettle’s on the stove and it’s gonna blow,

    The kettle’s on the stove and it’s gonna blow!

     

    So, if you can’t stand the heat,

    Get on out of the kitchen.

    Feel my heat, boy, feel my heat

    For I am the kitchen.

     

    I, I, I am the kitchen!

    I cook the food that you’re eatin’

    You know, I, I, I am the kitchen.

    The kettle’s on the stove and it’s gonna blow,

    The kettle’s on the stove and it’s gonna blow!

  • 04:19 Download Lyrics
    Are We There Yet

    Are We There, Yet?

     

     

    The sun is down, and it’s still too hot to breathe

    Oppressing me, and I need some time to see

    Where I’m going, and what it’s like to be me.

     

    I’m growing weak, but I’m staying on my feet

    Except when I can’t, then I do a little dance

    In my head, somebody pull me out of bed.

     

    When will we get there? How long will this take?

    Show me the way and make everything okay.

    Are we there, yet?

     

    Let’s start all over and turn all my wrongs to right.

    Then lay me down and sing to me all through the night.

    Then turn your head.  I know I must be a sight.

     

    When will we get there? How long will this take?

    Show me the way and make everything okay.

    Are we there, yet?

     

    They never said that this was an easy road.

    Just keep going.  That’s all I really know.

    So here I am looking for a sign to show…

     

    When will we get there? How long will this take?

    Show me the way and make everything okay.

    Are we there, yet?

    Are we there, yet?

    Are we there, yet?

    Are we there, yet?

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    Luna Moon

    Luna Moon

     

     

    Luna Moon hanging low in the sky.

    I can hear you, but I don’t know why.

    What are your secrets, Luna Moon?

    I’m here to greet you a bit too soon.

     

    I keep count of the days passing by.

    My eyes follow you through the sky.

    You flirt with me, Luna, tell me why,

    Luna Moon hanging low in the sky.

     

    Luna Moon hanging low in the sky.

    Their Prayers are answered, by and by.

    But are you here for me, too?

    I’ve come to dance with you, Luna Moon.

     

    They say I’ve got a funny look in my eyes.

    My smile adds to this clever disguise.

    When should I tell them about my alibis?

    Luna Moon hanging low in the sky.

     

    Luna Moon you toy with my mind.

    I’ve looked all over to find my kind.

    No one but me can hear your tune.

    I’ve come to dance with you, Luna Moon.

     

    The wind carries me through the black.

    My mind is empty, no looking back.

    Your gift to me, this peace and clarity.

    You make sense of my reverie.

     

    Luna Moon hanging low in the sky.

    Their Prayers are answered, by and by.

    But are you here for me, too?

    I’ve come to dance with you, Luna Moon.

     

    Luna Moon you toy with my mind.

    I’ve looked all over to find my kind.

    What are your secrets, Luna Moon?

    I’m here to greet you a bit too soon.

    I’ve come to dance with you, Luna Moon.

    Don’t turn your back on me, Luna Moon.

  • 05:10 Download Lyrics
    Melancholy Stew

    Melancholy Stew

     

     

    I came here to be alone.

    And I turned off my phone.

    Don’t look at me ‘cause I’m not looking at you.

    Just let me bide my time and make my melancholy stew.

     

    Don’t take off all my clothes with your eyes

    ‘Cause I’m not here for you to claim a prize.

    ‘Cause I’m just here to think,

    Yeah, and I’m here to drink.

    It’s got nothing to do with you, so just leave me with my melancholy stew.

     

    It takes heartache and homesick to make my stew,

    Then add some lonesome and plenty of blue.

    Then, whatcha get is my melancholy stew.

     

    ‘Cause I’m just here to think,

    Yeah, and I’m here to drink.

    It’s got nothing to do with you, so just leave me with my melancholy stew.

     

    ‘Cause I’m just here to think,

    Yeah, and I’m here to drink.

    It’s got nothing to do with you, so just leave me with my melancholy stew.

  • 03:33 Download
    The Melody
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    Got Me Down

    I make list after list of things I'll never get around to.

    And, the isolation that nighttime makes me feel pulls me in then runs me through.

    You're lying there without a care,

    And I'm sifting through these thoughts that I shouldn't dare.

     

    'Cause this deep down darkness keeps gettin' me down.

    This deep down darkness has got me down.

    You know, this deep down darkness has got me down.

     

    You'll never see me uptown without my makeup and my best boots on.

    So, remember that someday when all that's left of me are these sad songs.

    But, the whiskey helps some so I won't come undone.

    It's three A.M. and I have only just begun

     

    'Cause this deep down darkness keeps gettin' me down.

    This deep down darkness has got me down.

    You know, this deep down darkness has got me down.

     

    I hope the love I give you makes it worth it all in the end.

    Your best means the world to me, but how long can I pretend?

    That the whiskey helps some, and I don't come undone

    'Cause it's three A.M. and I have only just begun.

     

    'Cause this deep down darkness keeps gettin' me down.

    This deep down darkness has got me down.

    You know, this deep down darkness has got me down.

     

    You'll never see me uptown without my makeup and my best boots on.

    Remember that someday when all that's left of me are these sad songs.

     

  • 03:40 Download Lyrics
    In This For Good

    In This For Good

     

    We try so hard, oh we do.

    To keep it together with love’s glue.

    Is this lasting, or just passing through?

    I know it’s not far to put my faith in you.

     

    How do we act?  What’s to be done?

    Cover up the cracks, stay out of the sun.

    Too much light shows it all, all that’s come undone.

     

    It’s either too much of this or not enough that.

    We make it so hard.  No looking back.

    We’re in this for good, that much is understood.

     

    At times like these I walk away.

    And, lick my wounds so I can stay

    To keep what we have at the end of the day.

    I know it’s not fair, but that’s how we play.

     

    It’s either too much of this or not enough that.

    We make it so hard.  No looking back.

    We’re in this for good, that much is understood.

    We’re in this for good, that much is understood.

NOTES
Excerpts from a review published in The Lively Times, a state-wide entertainment monthly.
"Butte singer/songwriter Heather Lingle has album number two out. The Texas-born musician wrote all of the songs except 'First Snowflake,' by John Emeigh, and co-wrote the title tune, 'Blue Town,' with her grandmother, Dorothy Lester...Lingle possesses a powerful alto akin to Stevie Nicks or Miley Cyrus, even displaying the husky shades of Tanya Tucker...Dad Floyd Luker plays bass and sings harmony, and producer Mark Iwaniak plays everything else on the album...The title track, 'Blue Town,' is a slow waltz that starts with a nice guitar riff. 'Man of Mine' is a pretty belt-buckle shiner, a loper with lots of guitar effects that could cross over into many genres.

Lingle wails on 'The Kitchen,' a quick jitterbugger, and 'Are We There Yet?' is a bluesy country rocker with nuances of the Muscle Shoals sound. It shows off Lingle’s spot-on country inflections.

On 'Melancholy Stew' Lingle sings long sustained notes and bends her voice every which way, while Iwaniak plays a potpourri of cool guitar licks. 'The Melody' has a mid-tempo country flair with 'yeah yeahs' and clinking banjo, and what? An accordion riff. Nice! This gal can sing with the best of ‘em."

Featured tracks: "Got Me Down", "Blue Town", "Man of Mine", "First Snowflake", and "The Kitchen"

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