Tangled Memories

by Todd Pate

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released August 18, 2017

Produced by Kenny Klimak and Todd Pate

All songs written by Todd Pate (ASCAP)

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Barking Dog Sound

Todd Pate - Vocals, guitar
Kenny Klimak - Guitar, electric bass, percussion, backing vocals
Eric Good - Upright bass
Joshua Duron - drums
Sang Hee Cho - Piano, organ
Anna Bowen - Backing vocals
Al Walton - Harmonica
Jim Priest - Harmonica
Robert Bruce - Pedal steel guitar
Andy Harper - Violin

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Alt-Country singer-songwriter from Texas, living in LA.

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Track Name: Coast to Coast
Coast to coast, round and round
Coast to coast, I do roll
I don't care where I'm bound
And I'll pay any toll
Little bell rings above the diner door
Waitress takes the tip from my hand
Collar up out in the brave new world
And I smile and look the best that I can

Coast to coast, we are born
Coast to coast, we are apart
My freedom was a thorn
Lodged up against your heart
So many nights I have begged for you
Out in the wilderness, so far from man
Blindly reach out for unknown truth
But I smile and look the best that I can

Coast to coast, bought and sold
Coast to coast, cold as steel
Nothing left out there to hold
Hard to tell what is real
I feel myself just wasting away
I see the hill upon which my fathers stand
Just might get there at the end of the day
If I do I'll smile and look the best that I can
Track Name: Clementine
I keep the embers burning
Make sure her chamber is warm
Then I kiss goodnight
Clementine
Then whisper no more
As I walk out the door
And I wander through
The great unknown
And I wonder if
I ain't carved of stone
For love it is a curious thing
One of us cries and the other one sings

I thought of her all the time
But silence is louder than thought
But I come back around to
Clementine
And open her door
To bare walls and a floor
And she's out there in
The great unknown
It's an empty house
And I'm all alone
Oh love it is a curious thing
One of us leaves and the other one sings
Track Name: Same Last Name
You don't know what you need
The needle's in your arm
Armored cars come crashing in
Indecision is to blame
We had the same last name
Well, name and all, it was lost
The lost and found is empty now
An empty heart is what it cost

Your doors are never locked
But I'm locked out as you shoot off
With offbeat lovers you sleep with
I'm withered and left here to rot
Come on baby give me what you got
I'll shoot it all inside my vein
And I'll crawl inside myself
Self-destruction eases the pain

We had the same last name
Well, name and all it was lost
You're lost forever to me now
Now forever's all I got
We had the same last name
We had the same last name
Track Name: In My Dreams
Sheriff lights
Go round and round
I see it all
From the edge of town
You're a hometown girl
A dancehall queen
But your handsome prince
Gets to drunk and mean
And I hold my arms around you
In my dreams

I got the moon
Coyote call
But outside that
I ain't much at all
At the liquor store
You smiled at me
Looked in my eyes
Well, could you see
That I hold my arms around you
In my dreams

Sheriff lights
Go round and round
Just another night
In a nowhere town
It's over now
You'll go to sleep
With all you promised
But could not keep
And I'll hold my arms around you
In my dreams
Track Name: Chicago
Fall on my face
Sleep on the ground
Wake up by a train
As the blood trickles down
Twenty degrees
I nearly was killed
Holes in my jeans
Threadbare will
Chicago, Chicago
So long ago

I was alone
But you were around
So drunk and stoned
At the Lakeview Lounge
You'd open up
I'd crawl on in
That's where I'd get stuck
Sleep inside you again
Chicago, Chicago
Chicago, Chicago
Chicago, Chicago
Chicago, so long ago

One day we were friends
We went to a play
Walked in the wind
Didn't drink that day
That day I was happy
That day was so fine
It's good we can't see
Too far into time
Chicago, Chicago
Chicago, Chicago
Chicago, Chicago
Chicago, so long ago
Track Name: Tangled Memories
There's no need to tell me
What you'd though I'd say
When I told you to take it all, baby
And to have a nice day
I got these tangled memories
Of what has been
Keep me reminded
Just where to fit you in

We climbed high mountains
Crawled across desert floors
But it was me on my knees, baby
That night you walked out the door
These tangled memories
Sweeten the pain
And they wipe out most of the darkness
Shuffle around what remains

I can take all the hard times
And make them all pretty scenes
Changed your eye color, clothes and your hairstyle, sugar
And you can never change these old
Tangled memories
I don't know if a single one's true
But they keep me warm in the night
And they help me make sense of you

There's no need to tell me
What you think I mean
No, there's no need to tell me
A goddamn thing
Track Name: I Never Wanted to Fly
I've never yearned to be free
I've never fought for what's right
Though I have drifted at sea
I never wanted to fly
No, I never wanted to fly

That doesn't mean I live in chains
Nor do I run or do I hide
I've never skipped on any pain
Just never wanted to fly
No, I never wanted to fly

There's was never any question I'd roam
I hold nothing in my hands
Never had a craving for loneliness
There was just never anywhere to take a stand
Never anywhere to take a stand

I've never read much into your smile
Your cute winks or tears you cry
But with you I'll walk the miles
Just don't ask me to fly
No, I never wanted to fly
Never wanted to fly
Track Name: That Teardrop's Already Fallen
I'll come out to Brooklyn tonight
Just because it's what you want
We'll creep around the old haunts
Try our best not to fight
We can go down to the boardwalk
And pretend everything's alright
Hold our hands real tight
Make fake smiles and small talk
But you can't take from me
What I don't claim to believe in
Baby there ain't no use changin'
That teardrop's already fallen

I'll come knockin' on your door
Just as you've run out of your tissues
Cried your way through all your issues
You up and left me for
Now we can go down memory lane
By the light of a ferris wheel
You can push me, say I can't feel
Against the waves and say I'm to blame
But you can't take from me
What I don't claim to believe in
Baby there ain't no use changin'
That teardrop's already fallen

No you can take from me
What ain't there to begin with
Don't use me to build your own myth
I'm really tired and I'm out of breath
Track Name: Shining On
I've seen you here before
I used to know your name
Somewhere outside my door
Refusing to be tamed

Oh my how did you shine
And own your loneliness
Your perfume smelled so fine
As you faced the wilderness

Worlds and faces blend into
One unformed swirling shape
And I am just like you
Unable to escape

So I guess just keep on shining
Down the road you're on
Come and go like lightening
My love for you's not binding
At the next silver lining
You will be shining on