Ideals & Deals

by Jana Fisher

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1.
02:49
I was just a waitress At the greasy spoon I saw NYC on TV And then howled at the moon I told my lover of my plan He looked me in the eye He said I never would do nothing But have three kids and die I just wanna have 30k To prove my lover wrong I just wanna have 30k To show that I belong Off the bus from Michigan Primed to make my name Mama said ambition Would only bring me shame What about your family Your bed and three hot meals But if I stayed I'd never leave The prison of endless fields I just wanna have 30k To prove my mama wrong I just wanna have 30k To show that I belong I'll work for big fat businessmen And dress in tiny skirts I'll scrounge up some designer heels And wear them 'til it hurts When cousins write me letters And flaunt their rings real mean I'll pretend it's glamorous And I work for the queen I just wanna have 30k To prove my cousins wrong I just wanna have 30k To show that I belong They say the city will spit you out And show you what you're made of I'm not made of cornstalks Unlike all those haters The fire inside burned that life down And so I had to leave it Only once I got here Did I truly believe it I can't be a waitress I've given up too much I'd put on that apron And crumble at its touch Two more weeks without a job Will send me on my way But I'll just get me 30 g's And then I'll be okay I just wanna have 30k, 30k, 30k To prove my old self wrong I just wanna have 30k, 30k, 30k To show that I belong
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I know I'll never be your ideal But I sure can tell you want to hear That it's best you rewrite our story's end 'Cause love, I've played you since we began You say, "Let's talk about us, babe" But I’m just a succubus, babe Your admiration is misplaced In a bad, bad girl with an innocent face Don’t forgive me this time Don’t ignore my scarlet letter Don’t turn a blind eye Toward my crimes Baby you deserve better To be a catch I jumped in your net You promised love, I've not felt it yet Your pride's too wild for my good girl cage I'll tell myself what I wish you'd say "Come on, you need think this through Look at the things I've done to you Forget the good that came before Don't let me hurt you anymore" If leaving you was the mistake That unravels my entire life Let leaving me be what makes You scratch your back and find my knife
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released October 2, 2012

Vocals, Piano, and Keyboards: Jana Fisher
Guitar and Bass: Elliott Klein
Percussion: Shawn Crowder
Cello: Alexandra Jones

Music and Lyrics by Jana Fisher
Produced by Jana Fisher and Brett Gleason
Strings Arranged by Perry Serpa
Engineered and Mixed by Brian Forbes
at The Gallery Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Richard Morris Mastering

Photos by William Murray
Album Art by Jana Fisher

© 2012 Candlelit Briefcase Music

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