Heat Sin Water Skin

by BettySoo

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BettySoo's third studio release, Heat Sin Water Skin juxtaposes gritty Americana rockers and beautiful melodic ballads in a refreshingly mature presentation.

A little gospel, some straight-ahead folk, a couple of twangy moments, a Hank Williams song (reinterpreted), and some heartbreaker ballads make up this strong collection of songs sure to be a welcome addition to any music fan's library.

Unfortunately, due to restrictions on licensing and streaming audio, the final track on the album (Lonesome Whistle, written by Hank Williams & Jimmie H Davis) is not included as a stream but IS included in the download.

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released June 2, 2009

Words & music by BettySoo, (c) 2009 BettySoo/Sweet Papaya Music, BMI. Produced and recorded by Gurf Morlix, Rootball Studio, Austin, TX

BettySoo: vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard, various inst. Gurf Morlix: electric guitar, bass, background vocals, keyboard, various inst. Dave Terry: drums. Gene Elders: violin. Todd Wilson: keys.

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BettySoo Austin, Texas

In the past ten years, BettySoo zigzagged her way across the North American and European continents dozens of times. The Austin American-Statesman says BettySoo has "exceptionally well-arranged songs, as easily equal in precision to, say, Patty Griffin or Alison Krauss…a confidence that speaks volumes,” and KUT praises her "beautiful, heart-wrenching songs that are also edgy and unwavering." ... more

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Track Name: Never Knew No Love
When the sun’s still beating down September
Can’t touch your toes to the pavement in the afternoon
Swinging out front, wondering whether
Sins of the summer gonna come
Catch up with you soon

Never knew no dirt didn’t come off in the kitchen
Never knew no stain like the one you’re hiding now
Never knew no man like the one you been missing
Never knew no love could break love’s vow

Fan my face but the moving just makes me hotter
Try to sit still as the creek down the way
That dry bed ain’t seen no fresh water
Spent the last two months drying out without the rain

Never knew no dirt didn’t come off in the kitchen
Never knew no stain like the one I’m hiding now
Never knew no man like the one I been missing
Never knew no love could break love’s vow

Can’t go back to the water’s edge
ain’t no water…
Can’t return to his arms
ain’t no water…
Can’t go dip beneath the glass surface
ain’t no water…
Can’t dry off in the summer sun

Never knew no dirt didn’t come off in the kitchen
Never knew no stain like the one I’m hiding now
Never knew no man like the one I been missing
Never knew no love could break love’s vow
Track Name: Just Another Lover
Am I just another lover to you?
Another piece of skin you could get close to
Someplace warm where you once fit in
Invisible, expendable as oxygen
Am I just another lover to you?

Am I a well you once drew from?
Just a place to wet your tongue
Not quite good as a spring
Enough to get you by not enough to cling to
Am I a well you once drew from?

Am I a dirt road you left behind?
Leading to a place you don’t want to find
Not paved and pretty but I took you through
Why did you decide to pick up and move
Am I a dirt road you left behind?

Am I just another lover to you?
Another piece of skin you could get close to
Someplace warm where you once fit in
Essential but forgettable as oxygen
Am I just another lover to you?

Someplace warm where you once fit in
Essential but forgettable as oxygen
Am I just another lover to you?
Am I just another lover to you?
Track Name: Whisper My Name
You lifted my chin and brushed the hair from my face
And your hand felt warm
When it slipped around my waist
I’ve never been good at learning my place
But all my thoughts escaped
When you whispered my name

When you whisper my name
When you breathe me in
When you hold me close
All the trouble I’ve seen disappears into the night
And I know the tighter I hold onto you
The more everything will become right
When you whisper my name

The stars seem to shine brighter when you’re near
And you see when I’m sad before I shed a tear
Never felt so at home in my skin ‘til you got here
And when I feel you speak, you erase my fear

When you whisper my name
When you breathe me in
When you hold me close
All the trouble I’ve seen disappears into the night
And I know the tighter I hold onto you
The more everything will become right
When you whisper my name

Thought I knew what love was long before I met you
Lived plenty of years with a heart broken in two

When you whisper my name
When you breathe me in
When you hold me close
All the trouble I’ve seen disappears into the night
And I know the tighter I hold onto you
The more everything will become right
When you whisper my name
Track Name: Who Knows
Everyone’s packing up their cars
And headed down the highway
Ninety-five miles never took so long
Didn’t have much time
Picked the two favorite things you could carry
Pray you don’t run out of gas
Before the wind gets strong

Who knows…if there will be a place to come home to
Who knows…if the nails and plywood will hold
Who knows…if it’s any safer where we’re going to
But it’s west and north for now

Sky had enough of being taken for granted
A housewife you only noticed for her clothes
Told you she was angry
Like a man you’re laughing at her
Saying how pretty she looks before she blows

Who knows…if there will be a place to come home to
Who knows…if the foundation we dug will hold
Who knows…if it’s any safer where we’re going to
But it’s west and north for now

Who knows…if there will be a place to come home to
Who knows…if the nails and the plywood will hold
Who knows…if it’s any safer where we’re going to
But it’s west and north for now
Track Name: Forever
First vision of her a revelation
Heavens opened and shone down
He’s still waiting for another divine inspiration
To make him sure of what he found

No one ever loved her better
She longs for something different just the same
Sometimes, she wonders whether
She shouldn’t have taken his name

Blanket of night hides the ache in their souls
Two bodies huddle with love that’s grown cold
That old twisted cedar taps
A familiar refrain on their window

She’s thinking of painting the gray in her hair
She looks in the closet at nothing to wear
Will he notice when she starts
Coming home later

This ain’t no love tale like Johnny and June
This ain’t ever after, the fire died too soon
This ain’t no lullaby, no one will sleep well tonight

He’s remembering that morning
They fell (to their) knees and asked
Will you let me love you forever?

This ain’t no love tale like Johnny and June
This ain’t ever after, the fire died too soon
This ain’t no lullaby, no one will sleep well tonight

No one ever loved her better
She longs for something different just the same
Sometimes, she wonders whether
She shouldn’t have taken his name
Track Name: Get Clean
Been nursing dust on my shoes
Didn’t want to shake these blues
Been fighting better judgment
Fighting what I know to be true

This darkness burning a hole
Heart wants to shake it, skin wants to hold on
Be better if I quit it
I’ve never done what I was told

It’s time to get clean
It’s time to get clean
Take what’s hidden and make it seen

Say love’s like shotgun spray
One pellet kills the snake
I’m not picking up that gun
Sometimes I like to hear rattles shake

It’s time to get clean
It’s time to get clean
Take what’s hidden and make it seen

Pull the curtains down
Throw the doors open
Strip the bed, turn every light on
Step in the river, let it cover
Let go when you go under

It’s time to get clean
It’s time to get clean
Take what’s hidden and make it seen
It’s time to get clean
Track Name: What We've Got
I’m better off than I used to be
Better for the company I keep
I’m better for having you here with me

You’re better than a night of peaceful sleep
You’re better than a host of stars to me
You’re better than I ever could have dreamed

What we’ve got is like my favorite pair of jeans
Should’ve worn out long ago but I still wear ‘em
May look tired but they make me feel good
May look ragged but they fit like they should
And I pray I’ll get to keep ‘em
I’m glad, so glad for what we’ve got

I can’t believe you’ve stayed so long
I can’t believe I haven’t done you wrong
Enough times to drive you away

Your eyes remind me everyday
How easy my heart gets led astray
I’m grateful for the mercy in your face

What we’ve got is like my favorite pair of jeans
Should’ve worn out long ago but I still wear ‘em
May look tired but they make me feel good
May look ragged but they fit like they should
And I pray I’ll get to keep ‘em
I’m glad, so glad for what we’ve got
Track Name: Never the Pretty Girl
I was never the pretty girl
I was never the homecoming queen
Never the one boys followed around
I was just the one who heard their secrets out
I was never the heartbreaker
Never the first one that you’d see
Never the girl you dreamt about
I was always just good old reliable me

I was never the fastest one
Never the one who made up to the top
Never the favorite
I was always the friend nobody regrets
I was never the bravest or the most sure
I was never the shyest or most demure
Never the mystery to unfurl
Never the pretty girl

But if you’ll take a chance on a plain face
You’ll find a heart that’s up for the race
You’ll find a head full of thoughts of love
You’ll find a hand that will fit like a glove

And if you’ll come back for a second look
You’ll find a tender heart loneliness shook
You’ll find eyes filled with the glow of you
You’ll find us two

I was never the pretty girl
I was never the homecoming queen
Never the one boys followed around
I was just the one who heard their secrets out
I was never the bravest or the most sure
I was never the shyest or most demure
Never the mystery to unfurl
Never the pretty girl
Track Name: Still Small Voice
If it’s a still, small voice how
How does it end the darkness
If it’s a still, small voice how
How does it make flee the night
Well that still, small voice makes
Makes tremble the darkness
That still, small voice is light

I was a solitary soul
No solace or respite
I was a solitary soul
No peace I could find
I was a solitary soul
No comfort in keeping
That still small voice it came to me
That still small voice is light

If it’s a still small voice how
How does it end the darkness
If it’s a still small voice how
How does it make flee the night
Well that still small voice
It makes tremble the darkness
That still small voice is light

I was a lost and ragged soul
No pathway clear for walking
I was a lost and ragged soul
Only shame following behind
I was a lost and ragged soul
No sight for the seeing
That still small voice it came to me
That still small voice is light

Well it’s a still small voice
That speaks to my redemption
It’s a still small voice
That triumphs over fright
That still small voice comforts my weeping
That still small voice is light
That still small voice is light
That still small voice is light
Track Name: Next Big Thing
She was leaving Iowa
Daddy said she was wasting her time
Chasing rainbows and dreams she was never gonna find
He had his own plans for her life
Said this road won’t take you far
And don’t bother coming back
When they don’t make you a star

That Tennessee river echoes the endless blue sky
Those dogwoods in spring
Make you ready to leave everything behind
For that music highway
That leads you to the center of the state
If it could speak it’d tell you
How many hearts it’s seen break
Hearts that said I’ll show that old Ryman stage
What it ain’t ever seen
You just wait, I’m gonna be the next big thing

He was working in Beaumont
Doing everything he could to fill
That little bar from wall to wall
Just to make a 50 dollar bill
Nobody heard him when he said
I’m leaving tonight for music row
If I’m ever gonna be someone
Those men in Nashville ought to know

That Tennessee river echoes the endless blue sky
Those dogwoods in spring
Make you ready to leave everything behind
For that music highway
That leads you to the center of the state
If it could speak it’d tell you
How many hearts it’s seen break
Hearts that said I’ll show that old Ryman stage
What it ain’t ever seen
You just wait, I’m gonna be the next big thing

Every day a line of crushed hearts leave that city
And every night a new line of hopefuls come driving in

That Tennessee river echoes the endless blue sky
Those dogwoods in spring
Make you ready to leave everything behind
For that music highway
That leads you to the center of the state
If it could speak it’d tell you
How many hearts it’s seen break
Hearts that said I’ll show that old Ryman stage
What it ain’t ever seen
You just wait, I’m gonna be the next big thing