Acoustic EP

Acoustic EP, 2010



long as i’m dreamin’

i don’t know why you love me
i don’t know why you care
after all the things i’ve done
and times i ain’t been there
i’m a prize for one night baby
for a lifetime i don’t know
just ’cause you’re seein’ somethin’ in me
doesn’t mean i let it show

i been so long in the darkness
i lost my faith in the light
but somethin’s happenin’ here to me tonight

as long as i’m dreamin’ with you
i can see what love can do
as long as i’m dreamin’ with you
i can maybe believe it too
tho’ it scares me
right through
baby i’ll try it with you

you know i’ve had my reasons
for ev’rything i’ve done
no matter how good it felt
i told myself i was not the one
now i ain’t sayin’ i’ll change my ways
but i just might change my mind
still i’m afraid of the light that
from your window shines

i been so long on this highway
that all i know is the drive
but baby look what you’ve done to me tonight

chorus

i don’t know why i been feelin’ so lonely
now i need more than this highway to hold me
yeah somethin’s happenin’ here to me
baby look what you’ve done

chorus



love’s despair

today i coudn’t eat i was so lonely
i coudn’t think about a single thing
except for you and how our love is only
another song of careless hearts for me to sing

love’s despair has got me
sittin’ there might not be hurtin’
but it sure ain’t helpin’ none
love’s despair has found me
empty walls surround me darlin’
i’m you lonely only one

well there’s nothin’ here in houston to amuse me
and 45’s a long long road to you
highway signs and streetlights just confuse me
they show the way, but i can’t make it through



lovin’ you beats all i’ve ever seen

well colorado city is a mighty long ways south of laramie
my pickup truck’s been showin’ signs of knowin’ who to love and when to leave
hot fillin’ station coffee on the dashboard there’s a vision in the steam
ooh and lovin’ you beats all i’ve ever seen

well flyin’ in from denver saw your picture in the inflight magazine
and your name upon a billboard down in austin as the traffic light turned green
out here you’re just a sad old whisper half remembered from a dozen dancehall scenes
ooh but lovin’ you beats all i’ve ever seen

well i heard that you were tendin’ bar in jackson hole and waitin’ on your dream
singin’ in a cowboy band to fill the hours and spaces in between
well i thought that i might lend a hand ’cause i can still play guitar pretty mean
ooh and lovin’ you beats all i’ve ever seen

well cold west texas mornings make me think about the leavin’ side of me
a week of shows for rodeo is all i know about where you might be
colorado city is a mighty long ways south of laramie
ooh but lovin’ you beats all i’ve ever seen

ooh yeah lovin’ you beats all i’ve ever seen



that’s what you get

how many times have i called you
just to see if you’d answer the phone
and how many times have i drove by your house
just to know whether you were alone

yeah but how many times have i said to you
the things that nobody would say
and how many times have i warned you
lord be careful when a girl walks away

that’s what you get when you love someone
that’s what you get when you love someone
that’s what you get when you love someone
that’s what you get when you love someone

how many years did we love each other
how many tears did we cry
when you fall and you slip you can slip again baby
you can say anything but goodbye

chorus

and i’ve found somebody
and you’ve found somebody
and lord won’t that just git it tonight?
and you can love me
or you can hate me
you can tell me i’m wrong
or you can know that i’m right
chorus



sunny day

ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can stand the rain
ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can face this pain

i woke up this mornin’
took a look around
my situation only brings me down

spent the night a-cryin’
in my lonely room
somebody’s sweet love couldn’t come too soon

oh but i hear voices
yeah and i see signs
gonna leave this empty life behind

open up the windows
open up the doors
i never seen this kind of light before

ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can stand the rain
ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can face this pain

i used to wait for somethin’
still don’t know what it was
but you see all the good that waitin’ does

it only leaves you guessin’
’bout what might have been
you wind up bitter cold and broken at the end

now i’m on this highway
and i don’t really care
where i’m goin’ or if i ever get there

it’s only half the battle
it’s only half the fight
workin’ in the day will get you through the dark night

ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can stand the rain
ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can face this pain

get in the truck you got a long long way
get in the truck you got a long long way
get in the truck you got a long long way
get in the truck you got a long long way

ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can stand the rain
ain’t it good to be alive on a sunny day
only way that i can face this pain



CREDITS

Produced by Greg Schutte
Recorded live to "tape" at Bathtub Shrine Recording Co.
NE Minneapolis MN February 20th, 2010
Mixed and mastered by Matt Hupton

Mary Cutrufello: Guitar & Vocals
All songs written by Mary Cutrufello
Cecil’s Pride Music BMI
Mary Cutrufello uses GHS Strings

Album artwork by Rob Thompson