Without the Blonde

Without the Blonde
all songs by Anna Tutor

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Live At the Puka Bar: Long Beach, California - Without the Blonde

Live at the Puka Bar was recorded at a March 2008 live show in Long Beach, California and mastered by Albert Lucero of Rainbow Moon Music Productions. Without the Blonde performed solo with a Martin D-15. The seven selected songs on this CD span from the quirky "Sunshine State" with its Harold and Maude reference of the futility of everyday routine to the tender ballad of the "Space Man" floating among the stars thinking maybe he will just stay out there through the hopeful "Wishing You Well", a note to the resilience of the human spirit.

Lyrics

This is how it always starts
a couple of minor chords
throw in a B7, to feel like home
another melancholy Monday
called in sick to work again
to stay in, and feel blue 

Living in a Sunshine State
wasting all my days
working a steady job
I moved out here when I turned 21
to lay around in the sun
now I'm wondering what went wrong 

They tell me why don't you write us a happy song
something we can dance and sing along to
why you always be so sad?
you got an apartment by the sea
and a little bit of free time
to make your way
oh but that ain't enough for me
I want to shake this life 'till my dying day 

Now I stay up late at night
held still by the TV light
darkening my mind
used to go down to the beach on the weekend
now I couldn't tell you when
I last saw the shore
Oh how the world still dearly loves a cage
isn't that what Maude said?
isn't that what she said! 

Living in a Sunshine State
wasting all my days
working a steady job
I moved out here when I turned 21
to laze around in the hot summer sun
Oh tell me
baby please
where did I go wrong

Lyrics

I didn't always give you a hand to hold
didn't always give you peace of mind
I didn't always give you three days
without an argument, an argument
but love, love, love you I do 

I never really gave you absolution
for all the times you made me mad
I never really showed you all of me
all I am, all I have
but love, love, love you I do

I didn't always give you an honest answer
I never really tried to help us get along
I don't know that I could look at you and say that
so I wrote this song, I sing this song
of love, love, love you I do

Lyrics

You thought that you could take me down
you thought it'd be so cool to keep me under the ground
you thought that you would be amused
to see me stumble and fall to see me bleeding and bruised 

But you were nothing to me you were nothing to me
you were nothing to me and now I set myself free 

You thought that you could make me weak
you like me on my knees you like me at your feet
you thought that I would be afraid
when you got in my way when you got in my face 

But you were nothing to me you were nothing to me
you were nothing to me and now I set myself free

You think it makes you powerful when you keep everyone around you small
you think it makes you powerful to keep everyone around you small

But you were nothing to me you were nothing to me
you were nothing to me and now I set myself free

Lyrics

Everybody needs a little tenderness
Everybody could use a little tenderness

In a world slowly dying
not even the Space Man wants to come home

There are babies crying
ignored by parents who want to make them strong
comfort your children
their world is cold enough on its own
keep your loved ones close
too soon you, and they, will be gone
in a world slowly dying
not even the Space Man wants to come home

So hold on to each day that is bright
in this world slowly dying
try a little tenderness

Lyrics

My love is like a freight train running you down
that you will follow
My love is like a freight train running you down
that you will follow
I'll drag you so deep underground
where you can't breathe without my help 

Then we'll wake up to a sunny day with blue skies
and gentle breezes on our face
and you will stay and I will stay

Hunger will rise in you like a lion
in need of a kill
hunger will rise in you like a lion
in need of a kill
and when you drag my bloody body to the ground
I will let you feed most willingly...

Then wake up to a sunny day with blue blue skies
and gentle breezes on our face
and I will stay, and you will stay

This could be the very last time
this could be the very last time
if you tell me that, I will say it back to you
this could be the very last time 

Our love is like a space shuttle launch
we will make it or die trying
our love is a like a space shuttle launch
we will make it or die trying
in a fiery tragedy
or life among the stars, floating aimlessly 

Then we'll wake up to a sunny day with blue blue skies
and gentle breezes on our face
and we will stay, we will stay

Lyrics

Jenny moved into the city
they all said she won't survive
but it's surprisingly easy
to modify your life
and they wonder why she never writes 

And the quiet dark in her apartment
is comforting 

I am wishing her well in all that she can find
I am wishing her well and undaunting peace of mind

I would choose immortality
even in this world of war
where people struggle every hour
trying to live one more
hoping to live one more

Hope has the sweetest sound
Hope has the sweetest sound 

I am wishing them well
in whatever they can find
I am wishing them well
and unwavering peace of mind

Disappointment is a horrible sound
but resolve has a beautiful sound

I am wishing you well
in all that you can find
I am wishing you well
and unwavering peach of mind
and unyeilding peace of mind
and solid peace of mind

Lyrics

You held my heart in your hand
you didn't know what you had
you let it go 

you make me crazy for your love

I've watched your darkened eyes
I've watched you hypnotized
all that you touch I want to be
all that you are I want to know 

you make crazy for your love 

should I tell you anything
should I tell you everything
should I tell you

I wish the world would fall away