Don't Ask Why

by Hillbilly Holiday

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Tracks 1-4 released in June 2012. 5-7 recorded in October 2012, released January 2013. Tracks 8-11 recorded in June 2013 and released July 2013. A mix of originals and covers used with permission. Enjoy!

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released July 28, 2013

Selena Tan - Vocals
Erica Moody - The Mighty Wurlitzer
Paul Simonoff - Bass
Nate Logus - Drums
Kenny Lafler - Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar

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Track Name: I'm Still Her Man
So you want my woman
Take your best shot
I have been good to her
She's all I got
I think she'll stay with me
So do what you can
You may want my woman
But I'm still her man

Maybe she could do better
I'm not such a find
But if you're asking me
It's plain to see
She's not the two-timing kind

So you want my woman...

I know what you're up to
You want something more
And when there's nothing left
There's always theft
I've seen it all before

So you want my woman...

Now I'm not a fighter
And I'm nobody's boss
But if you mess with me
You're going to see
That I'm not the guy to cross

So you want my woman...
Track Name: Don't Ask Why
Trailing phrases they don't lie
'Cause they don't ask why
If you see dark where it's light
It's your own damned sight
Crazy words will tell on you
Snatches heard will sell you out
Don't think someone will back you up or
Pull it off you, so throw it off
Track Name: Float
I feel at ease
Right Now
Chew grapes and leaves
No need to leave
I stretch my limbs
Close my eyes
Just right
Just tight
And then I'll sleep
They all walk
I just float
I just float
Float down the hill
And I just float down the hill
Roll like dough
Rise like dough
Nowhere to go
I touch the brim
Lick the cream
No need to see
Track Name: Brown Bottle Flu
When I go out for a drink, you know I’m not fooling around
It takes a lot of concentration to keep knocking them down
And I don’t need tea or coffee when there’s no one around
When you’re drinking alone, there’s only one thing I’ve found
That’s gonna help you run away from the rest of your life
As steady as a friend, more mellow than a wife
Whenever I return to the scene of my crime,
I say “I’ll buy up this tavern one drink at a time”
And when I wake up in the morning I don’t know what to do
With another lonely day and a case of the brown bottle flu

Well she said I didn’t learn my lesson when she left me last night
But it’s gonna take a lot of education before I get it right
So I come back here, and soon enough it all seems fine
It’s too late to forget, I’m just trying to get it out of my mind
It’ll help you run away from the rest of your life
As steady as a friend, more mellow than a wife
Whenever I return to the scene of my crime,
I say “I’ll buy up this tavern one drink at a time”
And when I wake up in the morning I don’t know what to do
With another lonely day and a case of the brown bottle flu
Track Name: Hittin' On You
Hittin’ On You

When the clock hands on the wall read a quarter ‘til last call
And the options, such as they are, they grow few
When the barman turns to say ‘You gotta leave soon, so you better pay’
That’s the time I’ll come hittin’ on you

I’m a straightforward man and I want you to understand
I’m not much to look at, yes that’s true
And if you’re no Catherine Zeta, you’re looking better,
‘cause it’s getting later
But not too late to come hittin’ on you

It was not so long ago
That the room was all aglow
With music and laughter and conversation
The odds were lookin’ fine
‘Til there came a steep decline
And as the crowd thinned, so did my expectations

I could sure use another beer, but the barman, he don’t want to hear
You know, I’ve got a few back home in the fridge
I’m just sayin’

Now the hour’s getting late and the waistaff don’t wanna wait
It’s time to let some old beggars choose
For tonight I’ve come hittin’
I’m hittin’ on you.
Track Name: She's Ugly (But She's Beautiful To Me)
She’s Ugly (But She’s Beautiful To Me)

She doesn’t have one of those fashion model faces
But she’s got the kind of laugh that fills up the empty spaces
And the right kinds of parts in the right kinds of places
And that’s good enough for me
Well she won’t get hit on at the end of the night
And she won’t get shit on by the next guy in sight
Well she’s got a lot more than you can see
She’s ugly but she’s beautiful to me

She doesn’t act loose and she doesn’t act easy
Doesn’t shake her caboose, doesn’t get real sleazy
But she’s got moves, let me tell you boy
She can do things you don’t need eyes to enjoy

She walks into a room and it’s easy to miss her
I’m sorry for you that she doesn’t have a sister
She got so much more than you can see
She’s ugly but she’s beautiful to me

She won’t get rings from dozens of suitors
And she won’t get a job at the local Hooters
And she’s not perfect but it’s easy to forgive
Because she’s the one who reminds me how to live

And no matter what she tells me I am sure I can believe her
And when I reach for her, well she’s right where I need her
She got so much more than you can see
It shouldn’t be some great mystery that
She’s ugly but she’s beautiful to me