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released June 1, 2008

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Dirty Dishes Toronto, Ontario

A kick-in-the-pants all girl rootsy trio. Delicious three part harmonies, washboard, fiddle guitar and uke accompany sassy songwriting and killer charm.

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Track Name: I'll Go Stepping Too
Don't think I'll be hanging around while you're having fun
I won't sit here crying over you
From now on when you step out I'll tell you what I'll do
I'll lock the door, put out the cat and I'll go stepping too

Yes, I'll go stepping too, my honey
I'll go stepping too
I'll lock the door, put out the cat
And I'll go stepping too

Now every time you come in late we begin to fight
You tell me there are more fish in the sea
But the bait ain't what it used to be and I've got news for you
Now after this when you step out then I'll go stepping too

From now on when you come in and you won't tell where you been
With your hair mussed up and your clothes don't fit you right
Don't start to yell if you find I look the same way too
Then you will know that I have been stepping just like you
Track Name: Freight Train
Well, I just came down the Chippewa
Had a station wagon and a hundred dollars
I was thinking 'bout the boy I'd left a year before
I hadn't seen him in some time
Thought that I might go on by
When your memory came flooding in and you closed that door

Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track
And crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
And you'd need a shovel full of coal
Just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I was a freight train

Every time I hear you talk
And I hear your jealous lies
I feel like I've been left abandoned
On some old railway siding
And every time I hear your voice
My water just runs cold
My stoker will not stoke
And my boiler will not boil

Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track
And crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
And you'd need a shovel full of coal
Just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I was a freight train

Every time I fell behind and I could not get ahead
I wish someone would pull a lever
And give me a little sand
And every time I fall behind, yah, even further back
I wish some switch man would come out of the fog and change my track

Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track
And crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
And you'd need a shovel full of coal
Just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train, baby
Wish I was a freight train
Track Name: Coming' To Grips
I'm working harder and harder every day of the week just trying to get through to you.
It seems you misunderstand the key to being a man and exactly what that means you should do.
This rocky 9 year affair has gotten us nowhere because you can't decide which way you should go.
So I'm standing here insisting and I think you should be listening, 'cause I'm about to pack up and go.
We've been through it all my man I think I'm finally coming to.
I'm getting ready to flip. It's been one hell of a trip, but I'm Comin' to Grips with you.

You played the innocent male and thinking without fail you'd sample all the candies in the case.
Well I'm sick of sticky fingers and the longer that you linger makes me notice that you're upping your pace.
If you could only see, if you would look at me I've got the center that would suit your taste.
I've been the one that you've been skippin' and my patience now is drippin' down to something close to nuclear waste.
We've been through it all, my friend, it's taken way too long to know that it's through.
I'm getting ready to flip. It's been one hell of a trip, but I'm Comin' To Grips with you.

Yeah, my tables started turning. Your chapter's at it's end.
I know you never thought I'd even have the nerve to try, but I'm
Walking out the door and saying my last good bye - bye- bye!

Well, you can roll your eyes and you can tell your lies, your drama's over and the curtains are drawn.
You haven't got the right to have me one more night, so I'm outta here and movin' on!
We've been through it all my man, I think I'm finally comin' to.
I'm gettin' ready to flip. It's been one hell of a trip, but I'm Comin' To Grips with you.
Yeah, I'm Comin' To Grips with you.
My leaving you is way over due.
I'm out the door and that's the end of you!
Track Name: Someone I Used To Know
There's a picture that I carry
One we made some time ago
When they ask who's in the picture with me
I say just someone I used to know

Just someone I used to spend some time with
Just a flame that's lost its glow
And I don't tell them how lost I am without you
I say just someone I used to know

Just someone I used to run around with
Just a friend from long ago
And I don't tell them of the nights I cried without you
I say just someone I used to know

I say just someone I used to know
Track Name: What Could I Do
Woke up this morning and saw your pillow. Knew you'd decided you had to go.
You're moving on had come and gone this morning for you.
What could I do?

Just like a circus from town to town, you wandered to me, so beaten down.
I took a hand from the eyes of a man who needed me too.
What could I do?

Suddenly he left me in the morning cause he had to be free.
Lovely were the nights we'd lie awake and I was happy to be.
Trembling with his touch that made my world a gentle river at sea.
Gone. Complete.

I'd found the shoulder where I could rest my head.
He'd say he's leavin' and then he'd stay instead.
But I couldn't hear his words sincere cause he loved me, too.
What could he do?

Suddenly he left me in the morning cause he had to be free.
Lovely were the nights we'd lie awake and I was happy to be. --
Trembling with his touch that made my world a gentle river at sea.
Gone. Complete.

So as I move now to smell your pillow, my heart in pieces,
Can't stand the thought of you being gone, to never come, back to do
What more you should do.

Could I have dreamed you? My ghost of passion?
But could my head have such denyin distraction? I guess I fell where love is blue.
What more could I do? What could I do?
Track Name: Grass Is Blue
've had to think of a way to survive since you said it's over told me good-bye
I just can't make it one day without you unless I pretend that the opposite's true
Rivers flow backwards
Valleys are high
Mountains are level
Truth is a lie
I'm perflectly fine
And I don't miss you
And the sky is green and the grass is blue

(break)

How much can a heart and a troubled mind take
Where is that fine line before it all breaks
Can one end their sorrow just cross over it
And into that realm of instanity's bliss
There's snow in the tropics
There's ice on the sun
It's hot in the Artic
And crying is fun
And I'm happy now and I'm glad we're through
And the sky is green
And the grass is blue

And the rivers flow backwards and my tears are dry
Swans hate the water and eagles can't fly
But I'm alright now that I'm over you
And the sky is green and the grass is blue
And I don't love you and the grass is blue
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Track Name: I Couldn't Believe It Was True
Last night I come home and I knocked on my door
I called to my love as I oft had before
I knocked and I knocked but no answer it came
No kisses to greet me no voice called my name

I couldn't believe it was true oh Lord I couldn't believe it was true
My eyes filled with tears I must have aged ten years
I couldn't believe it was true
I let myself in and I walk to our bed

I found a note there and the message it read
The truth like a bolt from the blue in the dawn
My sweetheart had left me my darling had gone
I couldn't believe it was true oh Lord...

The shock was so great I am quivering yet
I tried to forgive but I cannot forget
My heartbreaking loss is another man's gain
Her happiness always I hope will remain
I couldn't believe it was true oh Lord...
Track Name: That's Alright
People say that one is the loneliest number
But two can be as bad
When I was livin' with you my dear
I never was so sad
I found out the hard way
That one and one can make blue
Now I am so happy to be free of you

Cause now I'm walkin' all alone
Stars are out they're guiding us home
Just me an myself
I am walkin' home alone
And that's alright

I was crying on the time
I didn't know what had happened to my dreams
You were comin' home drunk everynight
We were fallin' apart at the seams
I knew it was just a matter of time
You'd go yours and I'd go mine
But until then, I was gonna be fine by myself

Cause now I'm walkin' all alone
Stars are out they're guiding us home
Just me an myself
I am walkin' home alone
And that's alright

You can call me a cynic go ahead and call me a coward too
Cause I don't feel like riskin' my heart and falling into the deep blue
Maybe someday I will seek out love again
And I will find me a lovely lovely friend
But until then I'm gonna be just fine by myself

Cause now I'm walkin' all alone
Stars are out they're guiding us home
Just me an myself
I am walkin' home alone
And that's alright
Track Name: I'll Fly Away
Some bright morning when this life is over
I'll fly away
To that home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away

I'll fly away oh glory
I'll fly away (in the morning)
When I die hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
I'll fly away

Oh how glad and happy when we meet
I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
I'll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I'll fly away
Track Name: Frankie and Johnny
Well, Frankie, she was a fine lookin' woman, had a man named Johnnie
And she loved him, layed down a hundred for a suit of clothes
You could see them walkin' arm-in-arm down along Canal Street
Frankie loved Johnnie, Lord, ev'rybody knows

Well now, Frankie, she came home one evening just a little bit early
And she thought she'd stop at the corner for a bottle o' beer
Well, she sat down and she told her troubles to the fat bartender
Said, "Tell me, Fat Daddy, has my Johnnie man been here?"

He said, "Frankie, said I'm terrible sorry you asked me that
Cause you know I'm about as honest as a man can be
I saw Johnnie, he was walkin' down Main, he was feelin' no pain
He was slippin' and a-slidin' with a girl named Annabelle Lee

Well now, Frankie, she said, "Oh! no, no, it can't be so"
She said, "I know, I know he wouldn't treat me wrong
Well, she sat there, she had a few more beers, she shed a few more tears
She said, "I'm tired o' gettin' that mean old runaround"

Well then, Frankie, she got outta the taxi at the corner o' Clark Street
And looked up, she saw Johnnie and Annabelle swingin' there
And Frankie, she took deadly aim in that deadly game
Shot her man in the middle of his big affair

Well, now you know, the story bout Frankie and her man named Johnnie
And you know that's a game that should never be played,
And the moral to this sad tale that I'm tellin' you
If you're gonna fool around then ya better pull
If you're gonna fool around then ya better pull
If you're gonna fool around then ya better pull the shaaaaa-duh!
Track Name: Dirty Dishin'
There's lots of folks who just don't know their way around the kitchen
Seems as though they just can't stand the heat
But we don't mind the work, in fact sometimes we find we're wishin'
We could get together make a mess and do some Dirty Dishin'
Get together make a mess and do some Dirty Dishin'