Black and Blue

by Alexandra Pye

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Black and Blue is Alexandra's second release. All tracks recorded on a sunny day in August of 2015 at the True Vine studio.

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released November 13, 2015

All songs written by Alexandra Pye.
All songs arranged and performed by Alexandra Pye and Adam Casey.
Alexandra Pye on vocals, guitar and foot stomping.
Adam Casey on guitar, pedal steel, double bass, snare drum and foot stomping.
Black and Blue was recorded at the True Vine Studio.
Produced and Mixed by Adam Casey.
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering.
Cover photography by Jane Pitts.

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Track Name: Need To Be Fine
I wanna see the world,
and I wanna be known,
but I don't wanna be poor,
I wanna be more than I can.

And I wanna have a man,
and I wanna have a love,
but I don't wanna be sad,
don't wanna be mad, or alone.

And I wanna be alright.

I wanna be told,
when I'm old,
that I achieved something,
something, this is made of gold.

And I wanna be a stone,
and I wanna be a rock,
so I don't have to talk much,
when I've ran out of luck.

And I wanna be alright,
and I need to be fine, need to be fine.

And I wanna be a wife,
but a good one,
so I don't have to say,
when things are grey,
that they're not right.

And I wanna have a child,
so I can forever love,
and I would hold them tighter,
tighter than anyone I've loved.

And when I die,
I wish I can reconcile,
with the ones I've loved,
who've gone above,
before my time.

And I wanna be alright,
and I need to be fine, I need to be fine.
Track Name: Black and Blue
My precious black and blue,
black and blue, black and blue,
no matter what I do,
what I do, what I do.
My precious black and blue,
black and blue, black and blue,
you make me wanna hide away,
hide away, hide away.

Well if you see me cry,
alone at night,
don't ask why,
just know that I'm doing alright.
Cause some days its just too hard,
I gotta let go,
all the pain in my soul.

You see my daddy died,
alone last night,
and I think I should be with him.
But I'm still here,
on this earth,
while he's up there,
he's up in heaven.

My precious black and blue,
black and blue, black and blue,
no matter what I do,
what I do, what I do.
My precious black and blue,
black and blue, black and blue,
you make me wanna hide away,
hide away, hide away.

Well I hope that there,
comes a day,
when I'm,
I'm not crying.
Oh cause I wait up,
and I realise he's gone,
and I just start crying.

Well where did the years go,
Where did the time go,
I don't wanna be alone,
not, without you're love.

My precious black and blue,
black and blue, black and blue,
no matter what I do,
what I do, what I do.
My precious black and blue,
black and blue, black and blue,
you make me wanna hide away,
hide away, hide away.
Track Name: Saving Bell
Oh well take away the pain,
And make me feel well again,
Oh no don’t make me lose my brain,
Like they do.

And well take me to a foreign land,
Where no body speaks of a plan,
Or they just do what they can,
With what they’ve got.

And take me down,
Down to the river side,
And well then, make me force me to,
Speak my mind, and,
Pour it out of me,
Like water to a watering well,
And well, be my saving bell.

And well teach my soul how to be,
Oh yeah yeah,
Nothing, nothing but free,
Oh yeah yeah,
Teach my soul of to be,
The real me.

And take me down,
Down to the river side,
And well then, make me force me to,
Speak my mind, and,
Pour it out of me,
Like water to a watering well,
And well, be my saving bell.

And I know you’ve had your hard times,
For that’s the reason,
That I’m tugging on your line,
I wanna be where you are now,
Cause you’re a happy man,
You’re a happy little man.

And take me down,
Down to the river side,
And well then, make me force me to,
Speak my mind, and,
Pour it out of me,
Like water to a watering well,
And well, be my saving bell.
Track Name: Moonlight
Well in the middle of the night,
I go to the river where the moonlight,
lights a line and I feel like,
everything’s gonna be alright,
how couldn’t it be in this beauty,
I’m gonna show you the moonlight.

And I knell on my knees Under the trees,
so that my lord is pleased with me,
so then I can say one day I’m gonna take you away,
so you can see the moonlight.

And across the river I see a bird shiver,
for the water is cold, cold as ice,
and I think to myself wouldn’t it be nice,
If you were here to witness the moonlight.

And the sky it lit with so many shines,
that I don’t mind if I never live in the city again,
I could be your escaping friend,
so you could see the moonlight.

And the water is calm and I do regard it as my luck charm,
as I’ve never been as happy as I am tonight,
oh I wish you could witness the moonlight.

And as I walk back to bed I have a beating chest,
for I wanna save you from the grave,
that you would make for your mind,
Is too entwined with the sad, sad sign.
oh I’m gonna save you with the moonlight,
oh I’m gonna save you with the moonlight.
Track Name: I Am Dry
Well like a tree that cannot grow,
and like a mind that cannot flow,
well I am, I am dry.

And like a sky that cannot cry,
and like a river that can’t flow by,
well I am dry.


And like a bird without a wing,
and like a song you cannot sing,
and like a lover, you cannot love.

And like a house that’s burnt down,
well I am the lost ash in the ground,
yeah I am dry.


But there will be a day,
when I see no dry,
and I see is the bright light in your eyes,
when you sing.

And instead of crying,
well I’ll be tying,
you’re little heart and my little soul,
together, no I won’t be dry.
Track Name: Sweet Loving Time
Well I felt bad for what had gone wrong,
I tried to tell ya that I wanna be left alone.
But then you cried and I don't blame you,
for you told me all the things,
that have been happening in your home.


And I felt sad for I never thought you,
were one for bad luck too.
And all these times I've been talking about mine,
while you just sit there,
pushing yours,
pushing yours all behind.


But the difference is that I talk about it,
whereas you just try and forget it baby,
and oh my darling that will not work,
trust me I know,
it'll only make your heart hurt,
make it all worst.

But who said that life would be easy,
everybody has there own potholes.
And yes, we may of gotten ours a bit early,
but oh my, just believe in hope,
that everything's gonna be fine,
in sweet, sweet loving time.