Buoy

by Carsie Blanton

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1.
Buoy 03:46
he showed up brighter than a buoy slicker than a submarine bonnie as a berry cuter than a kidney bean she was struck dumber than a detour quicker than a pistol shot revving like a motor hotter than a parking lot and his eyes beckon like a lighthouse sparkle like a foreign grin promising a welcome warmer than a muffin tin so she went righteous as a missionary hopeful as a ballot box cautious as a coal canary wily as a winter fox but he ran crazy as a hatter panicked like a pot to boil hissing like an adder spitting like a vat of oil and her heart fell out of her chest and split scattered like a house of cards now anyone who touches it cuts their knuckles on the shards now she lives out in Arizona lonely as a single shoe tougher than a tortoise sadder than a coffin crew but what fool keeps hanging on to something after it has fell apart? hey you send it to the warehouse get yourself another heart
2.
well it really isn’t such a bad day today there’s still a little music in my head but I grind to a halt like a mouth full of salt and suddenly I’m full of dread, thinking I’m so hungry! I’m so thirsty! gimme sugar! gimme wine! gimme passion fame and fortune mute my meddlin mind oh give me a thrill I can’t sit still I already tried counting to ten but it itches and tugs like a bagful of bugs baby when can I see you again? I got a heart so hot in the summertime and it yells like a rock and roll band but I’m here in the city of brotherly love I got nothing but time in my hand I see a good lookin man with a cowboy walk and a hand-in-the-cookie-jar grin and I thought I was sitting on something soft I’m sittin on needles and pins, singing I’m so hungry! I’m so thirsty! gimme sugar! gimme wine! gimme passion fame and fortune mute my meddlin mind oh give me a thrill I can’t sit still I already tried countin to ten but it itches and tugs like a bagful of bugs baby when can I see you again? open your shirt I wanna look at your skin open your mouth I wanna climb on in open your veins I wanna go for a swim open your heart baby, when can I see you? I’m so hungry! I’m so thirsty! gimme sugar! gimme wine! gimme passion fame and fortune mute my meddlin mind oh give me a thrill I already tried countin to ten but it itches and tugs baby when can I see you again?
3.
Please 02:53
you can bring me flowers you can carry me around smile proudly everywhere we go talk to me for hours honey roll the windows down drive me to a town that I don’t know but baby, take it easy ain’t I told you where I stand? it’s been much too long since I’ve been free I don’t mind the kissin or the way you hold my hand but please stop falling in love with me take me out to dinner baby buy me somethin nice I won’t ask you twice to take me home touch me like a lover would and hold me through the night cus you know I don’t like to sleep alone but baby, take it easy it ain’t nothing but a spark when the morning comes I’ll take my leave I don’t mind the comfort or the whispers in the dark but please stop falling in love with me baby, when you took me out the other day lying in the sand beside the sea as the tide came crashing in you looked at me that way I almost forgot to look away I almost forgot to say please stop falling in love with me
4.
O, Gabriela 03:37
lying awake in the blue of her bedroom he knew very well that he wasn’t the first don’t say he’s the best, he will never believe you just say, gabriela, he wasn’t the worst suddenly foolish at five in the morning but he was no fool when he followed her home every move that she made was a warning the grace of a woman who’s happy alone wearing the smile of a debutante’s daughter wearing that dress, just as subtle as sin he came to her like a lamb to the slaughter and o, gabriela, he’d do it again he’s in no hurry to come to his senses cus he went so gently into that good night out with the evening went all his defenses said, “here is my heart, do whatever you like.” it’s dawn in the garden, the birds are all singing and conjuring up the regrets of the night the sun is a reprimand morning is bringing but baptizing both of their bodies in light she is a glory of sleepy irreverence he is a leaf at the dawn of the fall but don’t say your sorry he’ll never believe you o, gabriela say nothing at all
5.
it was a lousy deal on both our parts you bet me a body and I raised you a heart but you foiled my plan when you called my bluff I got a decent hand but is it good enough to win? I had it figured out until you dealt me in ‘cause I had set my sights on a one night stand I had an appetite for a handsome man and you had all the clout of a seasoned flirt I said ‘hey, cut it out before someone gets hurt’ I knew, a night is not enough to get enough of you and oh, that first kiss! my gambling days are gonna end like this I never won enough to fill my tank but that first kiss was money in the bank money in the bank! so now the stakes are high and I’m sweating cold I’ve got a losing hand but I’m too proud to fold I got a pokerface, I’m made of steely stuff and I can lose with grace but am I strong enough for this? you know the odds were laid when you played that kiss oh, that first kiss! my gambling days are gonna end like this I never won enough to fill my tank but that first kiss was money in the bank money in the bank! come and get in bed with me and take off all your clothes you can quit your job and I will cancel all my shows ‘cause I have played a lot of hands and I’ve never lost a one still I go home lonely when the game is done so I don’t mind the losing if it’s you who’s won oh, that first kiss! my gambling days are gonna end like this I never won enough to fill my tank but that first kiss was money in the bank money in the bank
6.
how did the animals enter the ark? two at a time, two at a time every elephant, every lark? two at a time, two at a time back off the boat with a baby to raise? two at a time, two at a time and how did the animals go to their graves? one at a time. so don’t delay send somebody in it’s a slow decay waiting for him how many voices make harmony’s bliss? two at a time, two at a time how many lips do you need for a kiss? two at a time, two at a time on how many knees do I kneel to pray? two at a time, two at a time as how many evenings slip into the day? one at a time. so don’t delay send somebody in it’s a slow decay waiting for him how many lovers out strolling the block? how many hands do they hold as they walk? how many faces look up at the stars? and how many others alone in the bars? one at a time. so don’t delay send somebody in it’s a slow decay waiting for him
7.
the water comes in through the wall and trickles down the windowpane and warps the wood and pulls your picture down and as I try to dry it all I watch the flowers catch the rain they kiss it once and give it to the ground there is nothing here to do but watch it go holding on has never even made it slow merciless and arbitrary big and dumb and mean and scary still it dodges every punch you throw let it go give me all your petty spite and watch me kick you when you’re down I’ll change my reasons every time I turn I’ve been looking for a fight and you’ve been fighting for a frown and we will try but we may never learn to love the air that drops the dust to love the rain that brings the rust to love the reckless ruin of our plans I like to think the world is just and so I think the world is just you know I think the world is just grand may you find a kinder love and leave your reason at the gate and trust it like you can’t recall what was and when agan you give it up may your heart so gently break and may you come to love it as it does there is nothing here to do but watch it go holding on has never even made it slow merciless and arbitrary big and dumb and mean and scary still it dodges every punch you throw let it go
8.
he got a frame like a busted bike he got a face that nobody likes to see nobody but me he got a thing or two to learn about love he act like he ain’t never heard of romance so why’d I give him a chance? my baby can dance my baby can swing my baby can shake me slow so I don’t need no other thing my baby can dance my baby can sway my baby can hold me tight enough to drive my cares away we go out to the joint downtown I dress up and he dress down but it don’t matter one bit cus we got something better than class who needs love when love don’t last that long? and all we need is a song my baby can dance my baby can groove my baby can shut me up so I listen to the music and move my baby can dance my baby can sway my baby can hold me tight enough to drive my cares away my baby can dance
9.
like a woman on fire, going crazy for water like a drowning man, crazy for breath just above crazy with hunger are poverty’s daughters I was born being lonely, I’m crazy for love crazy for love it’s everyone’s madness love, but we don’t do it by rote love, when the whole world is sickened with sadness love is the antidote with a terrible longing I’ve looked to my lover in the desperate hour as evening grows dim clinging for comfort like a child to their mother in my fever I thought I was crazy for him but I’m crazy for love it’s everyone’s madness love, but we don’t do it by rote love, when the whole world is sickened with sadness love is the antidote it’s a fervor that brings us to bliss and devotion a frenzy that shows us the passion to kill while we burn like a riot and break like an ocean we make like we’re sober to do what we will no, we’re crazy for love it’s everyone’s madness love, but we don’t do it by rote love, when the whole world is sickened with sadness love is the antidote

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released July 22, 2009

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Carsie Blanton New Orleans, Louisiana

Carsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Whether alone with her electric guitar or fronting her four-piece “handsome band”, Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief, bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for. ... more

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