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written by Elvis Costello from his record, "Imperial Bedroom"

"She may consider this blasphemy, but I think she’s recorded a definitive version of this song, which only goes to show how she’s perfected her craft while embracing variety in her songs’ arrangements." -Mark Polzin of Classic Rock Music Blog

lyrics

I’m the town cryer and everybody knows
I’m a little down with a lifetime to go
Maybe you don’t believe my heart is in the right place
Why don’t you take a good look at my face
Other girls use the splendor of their trembling lip
They’re so teddy bear tender- and tragically hip

I’m never gonna cry again
I’m gonna be as strong as them
They say they’ll die for love and then they live it out
They’ll give you something to cry about
And suddenly you really fall to pieces

I’m the town cryer and everybody knows
I’m a little down with a lifetime to go
Maybe you don’t believe my heart is in the right place
Why don’t you take a good look at my face
Other girls use the splendor of their trembling lip
They’re so teddy bear tender- and tragically hip

Love and unhappiness go arm in arm
Long suffering friends of your fatal charms
Living for the pity that you’re gonna get hurt
Just a little girl lost in a big man’s world
And suddenly you really fall to pieces
And suddenly you really fall to pieces

I’m the town cryer and everybody knows
I’m a little down with a lifetime to go
Maybe you don’t believe my heart is in the right place
Why don’t you take a good look at my face
Other girls use the splendor of their trembling lip
They’re so teddy bear tender- and tragically hip

I’m never gonna cry again
I’m gonna be as strong as them
They say they’ll die for love and then they live it out
They’ll give you something to cry about
And suddenly you really fall to pieces
And suddenly you really fall to pieces
And suddenly you really fall to pieces

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from Show Me Where the Edge Is, released September 11, 2012
Written by Elvis Costello

Recorded by Scott Velazco @ Vibe 56 - Nashville, TN
Balanced by Ben Strano at the HAT Factory V and VI
Mastered by Joe Hardy at Casa De Joe - Houston, TX
Produced by Ben Strano as ‘The Sonic Fedora’

Gary Burnette - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Steve Mackey - Bass
Michael Webb - Piano, B3 and Rhodes, Toy Piano
Jimmy Lester - Drums
Horns & Horn arrangements by Ben Strano

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Kristen Cothron and The Darkside Nashville, Tennessee

"Cothron writes smart pensive tunes that have a slight jazzy feel...This young lady is sultry, provocative. and uniquely cool in so many ways."
- BabySue

"Tougher than Fiona Apple, edgier than Norah Jones, Cothron combines cabaret and indie rock as well as anyone since Elvis Costello." - The Memphis Playbook
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