The Devil & Mrs. French Fry

by The Devil & Mrs. French Fry

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This album has 12 tracks. Buy the album to hear them all!

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released May 21, 2016

The Devil and Mrs. French Fry is:
Jennifer King: Vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards
Kyle Shimek: Drums
Chris Goodwin: Bass, lead guitar, background vocals

With:
Christopher Leet: Drums on Little Red Headed Girl
Neil Flanz: Pedal steel
Jesse Ellis: Slide guitar
Antonio Langhum: Additional keyboards
Wade Matthys: Background vocals
Mark Schaefer: Additional lead guitar
Jeremy Normann: Additional lead guitar
Juniper Leet: Piano helper

All songs written by Jennifer King except the lyrics to Skipping Generations, which were written by Christopher Leet.

Produced by Greg Hippel
Co-produced by Wade Matthys, Kyle Shimek, Chris Goodwin, and Jennifer King

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Track Name: Little Red Headed Girl
Rolling my pants, at the school dance
And I don't wanna ride home with mom
I'm requestin' Stairway to Heaven
'Cause that's got to be your favorite song
I've got your Jolly Rancher wrapper in my pocket
And I know you're not a dancer
Stand and watch you pass
I didn't ask.

Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown
Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown

Hey longhair, know you from somewhere
Weren't you headbangin' up by the band
I found your glasses and all I can ask is
Will you call home and see if you can
'Cause I ain't got no curfew, but I do
Have ten dollars and a friend who's 22
Bet if we think hard we can find something to do

Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown
Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown

I put on some glitter
She got a babysitter
And we stepped out to check out the scene
Feelin' kinda pokey, do some karaoke
Who's that at the bar, he's lookin' so mean
I can't believe I really did it
A smiley face, my number and hugs and kisses
A couple of x's and o's
Who would have known?

Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown
Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown

Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown
Hey there, little red headed girl
Can I be your Charlie Brown
Track Name: Ain't Gonna Happen Today
Walking around in a fantasy
Since I was thirteen...
And my feet are getting sore
Don't wanna give up what I learned
He's had that face since I was born

Taking time in the looney bin
A face in the crowd...
And my face is getting sore
I tried to say it really loud
I should have told them long before

Walked inside of the old house
When I was a girl...
And let me tell you what it said
You'll paint the pictures of his charms
But you'll never have him in your arms
And if you think you know the way
And you've been trying every day
I think you ought to know it ain't gonna happen today....

Ain't gonna happen today
Ain't gonna happen today.
Track Name: Dirt
Sitting with my back against a tree
The water by me
I can hear a sound coming from
Way back beneath
I can't put my finger on it
Can't hold it in my hand
Can't tell anyone about it
So I do what I can

So why in the hell would I want to go back to you?
Back to your jungle with all its scattered truths?
The only truth I know is right here in the dirt.
Why would I wanna go where I know I'm gonna be hurt?

Standing with my face against the wall
Trying hard not to fall
I just wanna go home where I
Don't have to scramble at all
What is so bad about it
I know where I belong
Some may say it's weak, but I
Think it's very strong

So why in the hell would I want to go back to you?
Back to your jungle with all its scattered truths?
The only truth I know is right here in the dirt.
Why would I wanna go where I know I'm gonna be hurt?
Track Name: Don't Know If You Noticed
It's getting down to time now
It's almost time to tell
Just exactly what and who it was
Don't know if you noticed, but I never did sell
Still have most of what I had

Some things were lost and some were taken under pressure
Made my mistakes along the way
Now I'm back here looking at you and I will never
Stop until I've fully had my say

I think you know what you're missing
So keep saving your ass
Keep pretending everything is in the past
You always kept me guessing
Now it's your turn to try
It's your turn to feel so goddamned shy

A lot of people around you
Are telling you lies
About the way you should see me
Don't know if you've noticed, but
All I've done is try
To be able to keep you and be able to keep me too

I did my best, but it wasn't enough
So I went my own way
And there was nothing I could say

I think you know what you're missing
So keep saving your ass
Keep pretending everything is in the past
You always kept me guessing
Now it's your turn to try
It's your turn to feel so goddamned shy

Remember when I was little
Following you around
Not the same person I was then
Don't know if you noticed, but I am done waiting around
Only wanted to be your friend
I need this exile to end
Have I ever really done you any harm??

Except maybe losing my youthful charm
And doing the things I needed to
That never had a thing to do with you.
Track Name: Frozen
I held your hand
Once again
And walked you to the freezer
We took a vote
And we wrote
Out all the things we had to do for the day

A messy way for us to handle
All these lovely perishables
Let's defrost them in the sink
And eat them all outside

Stick it in the microwave
If you want it to go dry
Put on your sandals and we'll go on a little ride

Maybe you can stay a little while
I don't know, is that your style?
Look inside a marble
And tell me where you've been

Give this man a candle!
I don't have one anymore
I grow so sorry to see
I don't know how

Anyone could handle
All these lovely things for free!
I should have bothered to learn
I don't know how

I gave you all the shots
Then I ask you about the score
As if a stranger
Walking past you in a store
And vanishing into thin air
How do I know you're really there?

Give this man a candle
And tell me where I've been.
Track Name: Moving Away
Moving away from you
I don't know if it was the right thing to do
Cannot be an invalid
Crawling my basement brick wall
My brown eyes would turn into these hard little balls
Willing nothing
Needing something....

Something's always wrong
But it's better this way for me
This society
Will not put me away.

Being where I belong
I don't know if I'm doing it wrong
I've had one place I've called my home
But it's only between you and me
Under a different sky sitting under that tree
By the old house
Waiting quietly

But I know damn well
That it's someplace I cannot be
This society
Would put me away.

There's no paychecks where I'd like to spend my time
No children, no marriage, no world to find
The crowd won't be cheering, the lights would all dim
Just a disability check and sagging skin

So bright potentially
Shooting star blowing up with precocity and
One day I met with you
Always waiting there inside the walls
Just waiting for me to drop the ball
Like a lover so sick we're biding our time
You're the only thing I have that's truly mine

And a day it will come when I meet with you
All my nightmares and dreams coming true, but I
Don't believe I'll be leaving with you.
'Cause this time I've got other things I've got to do.
Track Name: Nature Boy
Nature boy who is like nature, fair
And will destroy you without a care
There he stands
Like my backyard creek
Deep as an ocean with my questions
Disappearing as I learn my lesson
Digging so far beyond its trees
You'll never touch the ghosts you seek

And I don't know if you are on the line
Keep calling all the time, but I never seem to reach you, I know
The number in my mind, but my fingers never find it, just like
In a dream trying so hard to scream
Nothing left on the other end of the phone but a dying piece of foam, while
My restless mind roams
Just wishing it could find it a better home

And I don't know if you are on the line
Keep calling all the time, but I never seem to reach you, I know
The number in my mind, but my fingers never find it, just like
In a dream trying so hard to scream
Nothing left on the other end of the phone but a dying piece of foam, while
My restless mind roams
Just wishing it could find it a better home
Track Name: Over My Shoulder
Hear a sound of softer singing
Tapping at the door
Fingertips of blue light sneaking
Over my shoulder, and I'm

Walking into my old home in long time ago
I can taste the old taste of you
I can feel the sky above you
I strain my eyes and I can't see you
But someday it will go down
It will go down I know it will.

Sitting underneath the table
Heavy behind the eyes
Stomach hurts and I'm not able
To play with all those other guys

Always got a funny feeling
Starts right above the sheds
Carrying my voice out to you
I will get my echo through you
The only way that I can hear you
Then I can settle down, down
Then I settle down
I know you can hear me now.
Track Name: Sick & Wrong
Hey what the hell, you made it very clear
You made it clear that I'm not wanted here
And I don't care
But you're trying to settle a score
When there isn't one anymore
You keep trying to suck me in
But I'm not going to do it ever again.

I know why you still like to play me around
I know that you haven't exactly found
A balance yet
But you're not going to take mine away
This is not a game, I don't wanna play
I'm ready for reality now
I'd ask you to join, but you don't know how

So you go on with your new trophy show
I'm glad you found someone acceptable
But I still know
That you're starting to see what you've lost
Losing me wasn't the only cost
You gave up so much more
There's a lonely road for you in store

You made me feel like I was sick
You made me feel like I was wrong
You had me running around in circles
Way too long
You would have liked it if I thought I was
The worst you ever had,
Well let me tell you something boy
I was the only one you ever had

So you got laid, go do it every day
That is one thing I will never give away to you
Or glory, power, or fame
Now you found someone new to play your game
Well, at least it isn't me
And it probably won't take her long to see
Just imagine at one time
I thought it was a problem of mine
But the problem now I see
Had nothing at all to do with me
Track Name: Skipping Generations
My father wasn't a hippie
My mother wasn't a whore
Skipping generations
Dollar fifty at the local store

My attempt at making it pointless
All got shattered in glass
Broken arms and promises
For you I wouldn't ask...

Did you hear about the show
Deep back in the woods
Standing in the place where we once stood

I sent my stamps to the postman
He turned them into rain
Fearless at the attempt, mama
I ain't got no shame

My brother ain't no angel
My sister done lost her soul
Skipping generations, gladly
Five dollars at the door
Track Name: When It Rains
When it rains
It rains all over
Can you pick up every drop?
Can you make the morning stop?

When you saw it coming
Was it something that you thought you could escape?
Or was it something that you made?
No wonder you're afraid.

The celestial power, you own
Was it just a loan?
Do you have to pay them back?

When you're not sure exactly what you have of theirs
Just now
No wonder you were scared.
Trying not to care.

Your life's been one big illicit affair
You've spent so much time, just fixing your hair
In training for some big day

When they all know you
Well that's just fine and cool and okay.
The sun in the sky
The moon in its place

But when there's nowhere left to hide
There's a place you've gone, inside
You're going to have to show
C'mon it's time to go.