Heaven to Heartache

by Susan Cattaneo

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released April 5, 2011

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Track Name: Gotta Get Gone
Gotta Get Gone

I tiptoed out into the darkness
Suitcase banging on my knee
The neighbor’s dog had started barking
And my heart was beating faster than a hummingbird’s wings
Almost dawn…Gotta Get Gone

I sold your diamond down in Austin
Just enough to get me by
Who needs to keep an empty promise
When the Texas moon dangles like a pearl in the sky
Saying come on…Girl, it’s time to get gone

Gotta get gone like a thunderbolt flying
Gotta get gone like an angel takes wing
Gott get gone like a girl who is finding
The woman she’s been waiting to be
Yeah, I gotta get gone

Out here I don’t hear the game on
Out here, I can’t smell the beer
And I’m not there to put the blame on
Every time your mood is changing gear
Cause it’s my song…And I gotta get gone

Gotta get gone like a scar that is fading
Gotta get gone like a shadow in light
Gott get gone to a life that is waiting
Cause this one never fit me right
Yeah, I gotta get gone

Gotta get gone like a comet is racing
Burning light through a velvet of black
Gotta get gone with the radio blasting
And this time, I ain’t coming back
Yeah, I gotta get gone

Now, I’m ten miles out of El Paso
Gas tank’s sinking down to “E”
Road maps litterin’ the dashboard
As I lay down road between my old life and me
Track Name: Baby We Fly
Baby We Fly

I am the tide. You are the moon
Bright in the sky, I follow you

You are a feather. I am the wind
Soft as a whisper, I pull you in

Home in the open sky, miles above ground
Love that won’t touch down

Baby we fly
We don’t know why
Coasting on the wind
And we don’t even try
Baby we fly

Fate is the angel. Or was it just luck
It doesn’t matter. We’re lighning struck

Home in the open sky, miles above ground
Love that won’t touch down

Baby we fly
We don’t know why
Coasting on the wind
And we don’t even try
Baby we fly

Closer to heaven with every touch
Flying on air we can’t see
But that doesn’t mean that it’s worth any less
Cause it’s easy

Baby we fly
We don’t know why
Coasting on the wind
And we don’t even try
Baby we fly
Track Name: Girls Night Out
Girls Night Out
Susan Kean Cattaneo/Scarlet Keys/Daryl Burgess

Jimmy’s fumbling with a diaper, Bobby’s heating up the mac and cheese
Pete is stuck on page two of little Johnny’s trigonometry
It’s just one night a month when the women aren’t around
We’re all down town…Cause it’s Girls Night Out

Where we talk about love.
We talk about life
We talk about ticking clocks, botox and that’s not all
We talk about sex
We talk about the ex
And PMS and clothes
We even talk about the big “O”
Men don’t really want to know what we talk about
On Girls Night Out

Having fun catching up on things that make us laugh and cry
Yeah, the talking at the table loosens up with every glass of wine
And when we get a little crazy, yeah, we get a little loud
There’s no doubt…It’s Girls Night Out

Where we talk about love
We talk about life
We talk about high heels, low carbs and spill our hearts
We talk about sex
We talk about the ex
And gravity’s effect down below
When you’re closing in on 4 -O
Men don’t really want to know what we talk about
On Girls Night Out

We love our men and we tell ‘em so
But there’re some places where a man can’t go
You know, you know, you know

We talk about love
We talk about life
We talk about babies and feelings and big dreams
We talk about sex
We talk about the ex
We talk about first dates and soul mates
And how we’re not the same- Oh
Men don’t really want to know what we talk about
On Girls Night Out
Track Name: Fall to Fly
On winter days, the snow would glisten like a sea of diamonds in the sun
All bundled up in hat and mittens, I’d be out the door and on the run
To the meadow, my place
Beneath branches of icy lace
Arms held out, eyes shut closed
I’d lean back and just let go and I would

Fall to fly
A snow-white angel, I’d spread my wings to the sky
How I’d glide

But soon I craved the city lights, they seemed far brighter than the moon on snow
Turned in my wings for earthly things forgot the feel of clouds on indigo
I was strong, I was proud
Keeping both feet on the ground
I feared love like I feared heights
I just didn’t realize that I can

Fall to fly
A snow-white angel, I spread my wings to the sky
Yes, I can fall to fly

But now you’ve come along
Like fallen snow at dawn you move me
And with you by my side
We’ll soar, we will climb straight to the heaven’s skies

And we’ll fly
A snow-white angel, I spread my wings to the sky
Yes, I can fall to fly
Cause now I’m gonna give love a try
Fall to fly

On winter days, I wait for snow and then I know the angel flies once more
Fall to fly, fall to fly
Track Name: Little Big Sky
Little Big Sky

I been spending time
in these city blocks
Been rushing around,
Don’t even have time for my thoughts

These street lights don’t sparkle like southern stars do
The skyscrapers feel like they’re jailing the moon
I ask myself what am I doing here
Cause life makes more sense where the blacktop disappears

I need a Little Big Sky
Where I can watch the whole sun rise
Want to feel the warm wind blowing my troubles away
Need a little simple
I could use a little easy
And miles and miles of nothing but miles
I need a Little Big Sky…I need a Little Big Sky

Gonna pack my bags, put the top down and drive
Feel my soul exhale when I cross that county line

Gonna hug my momma, drink some sweet iced tea
Feel the world slow down from her front porch swing
That red dirt road always leads me here
And life makes more sense where the blacktop disappears

I need a Little Big Sky
Where I can watch the whole sun rise
Want to feel the warm wind blowing my troubles away
Need a little simple
I could use a little easy
And miles and miles of nothing but miles
I need a Little Big Sky…I need a Little Big Sky

I wanna go home Where you can count the stars falling
Home Where my Daddy was born
Home Yeah, the heartland is calling
Home Is where I belong

I need a Little Big Sky
Where I can watch the whole sun rise
Want to feel the warm wind blowing my troubles away
Need a little of simple
I could use a little easy
And miles and miles of nothing but miles
I need a Little Big Sky…I need a Little Big Sky
Track Name: On Again Off Again (Duet with Ellis Paul)
On Again Off Again

I’m stewing
in the kitchen
So angry that I’m banging those pots and pans
And you’re doing
What you’re always doing
Storming out the driveway saying that’s the end of that
But I know that you’ll be back cause

Like the turn signal blinking as your truck goes round the bend
We’re on again, off again, on again
Like a song on your radion with static cutting in
We’re on again, off again, on again

Our tempers
Are like road flares
We light ‘em up and hope we don’t get burned
And we keep on
Making wrong turns
Breaking down and breaking up
Taking short cuts back to love
We don’t ever learn

Like the turn signal blinking as your truck goes round the bend
We’re on again, off again, on again
Like a song on your radion with static cutting in
We’re on again, off again, on again
Off again

We’re living for the passion
Rocky ride to love
Cause half the fun is fighting
Is making up

Like the turn signal blinking as your truck goes round the bend
We’re on again, off again, on again
Like a song on your radion with static cutting in
We’re on again, off again, on again
Off again
Track Name: Put That Bottle Down
Put That Bottle Down

Baby don’t go
not tonight
There’s nothing for you there
Let me love you right

You feel the pull, the ache the need
Baby, can’t you see
what it does to me

Put that bottle down…Drink me up
Put your arms around me
Let me give you that rush
Every sip’s gonna take you deeper in this love
Put that bottle down…Baby, drink me up

You’re a drowning man
Who won’t be saved
You keep diving in, I’m doing all I can
Guess you love the waves

You feel the pull, the ache the need
Baby, can’t you see
What it does to me

Put that bottle down…Drink me up
Put your arms around me
Let me give you that rush
Every sip’s gonna take you deeper in this love
Put that bottle down…Baby, drink me up

I watch you dancing with devil
And I dread the day you take that final spin
Babe, you know I love you
But someday I’m giving up on cutting in

Put that bottle down…Drink me up
Put your arms around me
Let me give you that rush
Every sip’s gonna take you
Deeper in this love
Put that bottle down…Baby, drink me up
Track Name: Watching The Sparks Fly
Watching The Sparks Fly

Fourth of July
As barbecues bake the dusk to night
Tricia kicks a bottle cap down Pearl Street
With a wish and a sigh,
She waves a sparkler around in the heat
Casting spells
Light flickers in her eyes

Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Watching The Sparks Fly

This hot summer night
The Beach Boys blast on 8 track high
As Jeremy coaxes his Camaro down Pearl Street
He idles at lights
Then races out at the green, tires screech
A comet’s tail
His muffler drags on the white line

Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Watching The Sparks Fly

Who’s to say what makes the sparks dance
Twirling gypsies of light entranced
When eyes meet eyes
Worlds collide

Fourth of July (Fourth of July)
As old women gossip like crows on a clothesline
Tricia and Jeremy cruise down Pearl Street
They’re mesmerized
He - by her lip gloss, and her - by his eyes
At Lover’s Point
They kiss and watch stars shooting by

Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Watching The Sparks Fly (Fourth of July)
Track Name: Just Like It Was Texas
Just Like It Was Texas

I’ve handled the road of my life with great caution
Afraid to watch the speedometer rise
And I thought that love should be smooth as a highway
True as a blue summer sky

With mile after mile of your wide open smile
From Amarillo to San Padre Isle

Your drove cross my heart…Just like it was Texas
Wide-eyed and restless
I let you in
And I’ve got the smile
To prove you were speeding
Tire tracks leading to the border and back

Our love like the wind danced a wicked wild two-step
As stars do-see-doed way up in the sky
You raced my heart way over the limit
Til I felt it would burst like a fireflies’ light

With mile after mile of your wide open smile
I’ve never felt so alive

Your drove cross my heart…Just like it was Texas
Wide-eyed and restless
I let you in
And I’ve got the marks
To prove you were speeding
Tire tracks leading to the border and back

Your love’s taken me places that I’ve never been
From Houston to heaven to heartache
And even though you left me as fast as you found me
I’d do it all again
Just to say

Your drove cross my heart…Just like it was Texas
Wide-eyed and restless
You blew into town
And I’m keeping the marks
To prove you were speeding
Tire tracks leading to the border and back
Track Name: Shave
Shave

Six AM hits me like a freight train
Alarm clock wailing like a demon gone mean
Clinging to the bed I start negotiating
Five more minutes on that last dream

Then I hear the water running
Baby, I come stumbling in
With my head in a haze
Just to watch you Shave

Something about you working up a lather
In nothing more than a smile and a towel
It ain’t the steam that’s fogging up the mirror
It’s safe to say I’m wide awake now

You do it slow and easy
Like you’re trying to please me
It’s so hard to behave
When I watch you Shave

When that five o’clock shadow moves across your chin
I say, hot damn, baby, time to do it again
I’m bubbling like the soap on your beautiful face
Shame to let a moment like this go to waste

Then there’s no resistin
I got to get to kissin’
What a way to start the day, yeah,
I love to watch you Shave
I love to watch you Shave
Til it all turns gray
I’m gonna watch you Shave
Track Name: Country Is The State I'm In
Country is the State I’m In

When I’m tired of the city and always feeling gritty,
I need a little change of pace
I close my eyes, imagine prairie skies
And soon I’m in a different place

Instead of concrete, there’s miles of mesquite
And cactus stretchin’ arms up high
And I feel so happy that I want to grin
Country is the State I’m In

Country is the State I’m In
It’s a paradise that I’m imaginin’
If you see me smilin with a big ole grin
Country Is the State I’m In

When my head hits the pillow, I dream of Amarillo
And so begins my fantasy
Where my heap of junk becomes a shiny red truck
Cruisin into Abilene

These high heeled shoes turn into steel-toed boots
Two-steppin in a country line
While a cowboy serenades me on his mandolin
Country is the State I’m In

Country is the State I’m In
It’s a paradise that I’m imaginin’
Where my cowboy boots fit like a second skin
Country Is the State I’m In

I don’t need meditation just some imagination
To take me where I want to go
My mind heads west and then the fun begins
Country is the State I’m In

Country is the State I’m In
It’s a paradise that I’m imaginin’
It’s as close to heaven as I’ve ever been
Country Is the State I’m In
Track Name: Handle With Care
Handle With Care

Be kind when you kiss me
Or hold me real close
The gentler the touch
Brings the blush to the rose

Cradle my heart
And I’ll always be there
Hold me. Unfold me
Handle with care

I’ve danced close to love
My heels floating on hope
I’ve dangled from dreams
While despair held the rope

My soul’s been torn
beyond repair
Heal me. Reveal me
Handle with Care

Just a little bit of tenderness
is my request when I let you in
Let the world unwind
We’ve got the time to make the night
wash away the past
cause we were meant to last

Moondust finds us
We stand face to face
You lean in to kiss me
A moment of grace
Time holds it’s breath
It’s feels just like a prayer

Save me. I’m waiting
Hold me Unfold me
Heal me Reveal Me
Handle with Care