My Hometown

by Alicia Adkins

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My Hometown

Pete Fidler - Dobro and Banjo
Josh Bridges - Bass Guitar
Jo Ferguson - Recording Engineer
Decibels Studio - Melbourne, Australia
Brenda Adkins - Cover Art Photographer

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released June 20, 2015

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Alicia Adkins

Alicia Adkins is a country and folk singer/songwriter from outside of Austin, TX. With a voice "as sweet as honey," Alicia's lived and played in much of the world. She is releasing two EPs June 20, 2015 - one from India and one from Australia.

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Track Name: My Hometown
Been hanging around my hometown
feels like nothing here could ever get me down
Mama in the kitchen, Papa out back
still have me doing dishes, putting them on the drying rack

Now I've spent many years out on the road
always carried a heavy heavy load
but as i stroll down old main street
i feel so light on my feet

Cause there's something about this old place
that puts a smile on my face
Friday nights out watching football
no strange stares when i yell howdy y'all
Grandma's hat on the front pew
and all these memories of you

riding around in your old pickup truck
reminds me how life is making more than making the buck
years back i headed out on my own
to stand on my own two feet, prove i was good as grown

but this old heart never got out of second gear
she looked around said think i'll stay right here
now as i head on out to the edge of town
she tugs at me says honey turn around

CHORUS

Now I'm home thinking how fast I ran away
wondering if i could do it again someday
now if you stop me at that old screen door
i promise honey i won't run no more

CHORUS
Track Name: Love 'em and Leave 'em
I gave a man my heart,
cause I thought we'd never part,
I was the best he'd ever known,
but in other fields his seed he still sewn.

So, I love 'em and I leave 'em,
that's the way it's gotta be,
I got plenty cause to believe 'em,
when they say it's not you it's me (CHORUS)

So I found a man that pleased my eyes
and I thought my beauty he'd recognize
but he'd always turn out the light
and when i'd press on he'd pick a fight.

CHORUS

So I found a man across the river
I thought he'd be the one to deliver
'cause he was a man of God
but it's his song he wanted me to laude.

CHORUS

So If you feel the need to philander
or about me you're just not sure
or if you wanna act all high and mighty
please don't take this personally.

CHORUS
Track Name: What Friends are For
White sheets, comfy bed
this sure beats where i've been laying my head
A fresh clean towel, the smell of home coooking
how'd you know i's feeling lean and sour

I don't need much these days
I don't need much anymore
if you just give me three days
i'll be out your door

What a view of downtown
well i can't help but watch the pretty people go round and round
shiny shoes that they wear
well i can't help but wish i had one nice pair

Well I don't need much these days
I don't need much anymore
if you just give me two days
i'll be out your door

Black coffee in my hand
somehow i knew you'd understand
for i used to take it milky and sweet
but things have changed since i can't wash this dirt off my feet

Well I don't need much these days
I don't need much anymore
If you just give me one more day
I'll be out your door

The green, green grass of home is calling me
how can i thank you for your generosity?

It's only now I know how time can fly
I'll have to repay oyu in that sweet by and by

Well I don't need much these days
I don't need much anymore
If you just let me be on my way
I'll be out your door

You say you don't need much these days
you don't need much anymore
but you need to give me a few more days
because that's what friends are for,
that's what friends are for.
Track Name: Whiskey Ginger
I've been a-sneakin' and a-schemin' just trying to pull you in
I've been flrty getting purty so you'll wanna see me again
so sweet and sticky honey come on let's have some fun
I didn't mean to scare you off or make you run

I can't stand this heartbreak.
So tell me what's it gonna take -
even if it takes a bit of booze,
I gotta have you honey, I got nothing to lose (CHORUS)

So I've been a-searchin' and a-spyin' for something we could do. I've been fishin' and a-huntin' only hobbies you like too.
I've been runnin' and a-playin' with all of our old friends.
I've been whikesperin' they've been listenin' bout a love that never ends.

CHORUS

I heard you like a whiskey ginger with a bit of lime
So go on and take it honey come over with me you'll be just fine
you'll be all mine, all mine. (REFRAIN)

So I've been hanging and lounging at the places you like to go
because if you see me honey I know you can't say no.
You said you felt nothing but you had to say goodbye.
but how could there be nothing with me myself and I

CHORUS
REFRAIN
Track Name: The End
Somehow I knew right from the start
the best of you would break my heart
a love so strong it tore me in two
honey, i know it torments you

But we've walked so far hand in hand
we're no closer to the promised land
still both searching for the light
honey, all we've learned is how to fight

So our time has come, old friend,
to find a way to say the end.
No matter how or where we've been,
I have faith that we'll meet again.

Where I'm going, I don't know.
I think I'll fly where th wind will flow,
seek out wisdom like a honeybee,
honey, don't you worry a bit about me.

Because something has bloomed since I met you,
honey, , I know you've seen it too.
So much pain has passed since then,
still, in a heartbeat I'd do it again.

CHORUS

I'll always have faith in you,
honey, i hope you'll find it too.
We're both just trying to get along
but we need to sing our sweet, sweet song

So please don't shed a single tear,
I'm letting go of each and every fear.
I hope in time you'll recognize,
the greatest love comes in goodbyes.

CHORUS