Mid​-​Western

by Michele McGuire

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Michele McGuire is a singer-songwriter from Chicago.

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released October 1, 2012

All songs written by Michele McGuire except:
Track 9 "Well, Sister" by Citizen Steve

Recorded and mixed by: Eric Nelson Yoder at Horse-Drawn Productions
Mastered by: John E. Bomher Jr.
Produced by: Michele McGuire and Citizen Steve
Artwork by: Scarlett Trumpy

Michele McGuire is:

Michele McGuire- Lead Vocals, Guitar
John E. Bomher Jr.- Upright Bass
Erica Cribbs- Fiddle
Brendan Linnane- Guitar
Steve McNamee- Percussion, Mandolin, back-up vocals
Ben White- Banjo, back-up Vocals

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Michele McGuire Chicago, Illinois

Singer-songwriter Michele McGuire will captivate you from the get go. With her candid lyrics, charming stage banter and soulful voice, she'll stick with you long after the show ends. The Chicago native cleverly blends gritty country with profound emotion and a splash of whiskey to create ant alt-country sound all her own. ... more

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Track Name: I'm Gone
Well I’ve been thinkin’ bout all my drinkin’
and my messin’ around.
How it hurts you when I dessert you,
how it’s bringing us down.
So I will change things, rearrange things,
mark my words come this dawn.
I won’t mess up, feel free to dress up,
and celebrate cause I’ll be gone…

I am goin’ I’m goin, I’m goin’ I’m gone.

I’ve rolled the dice now, I won’t think twice now,
this is for the best.
I know the way out, the driveway down,
and the devil knows the rest.

I am goin’ I’m goin, I’m goin’ I’m gone.

If I could advise for your next time
instead of cryin’ bout their fun
You should join in, it’s real enjoyin’
staying out til the morning sun….

I am goin’ I’m goin, I’m goin’ I'm gone
I am goin' I'm going, I'm goin I'm gone...
Goin' I'm Gone.
Track Name: One Too Many
You said when you met me you’d make me your bride, oh you were so young back then
Then I said that I loved you and would for life, if even for just pretend
But all of that summer we were so real, real as young hearts could be
Me at your side and you at the wheel sky and road, all we could see.

But as I sit here, wondering, where we went wrong…
I believe I’ve listened to one too many American love songs.

Then I said as we left Illinois behind “this is just what we needed to do,
Oh and money and food would come in good time” we both believed this was true
And that “the west coast is waiting just for our kind” dreamers with nothing to lose.
My guitar in hand and your serious mind, oh how could the whole coast refuse?

But as I sit here, wondering, where we went wrong…
I believe I’ve listened to one too many American love songs.

Now the sun sets behind me and my own hand’s in mine, August gone just as soon as it came, I’m leaving the West, nothing behind back to Illinois with nothing but my name.

But as I sit here, wondering, where we went wrong…
I believe I’ve listened to one too many American love songs
Track Name: Mama Can't Save Me Now
I’m not one to be outdone
I ain’t one to miss
I didn’t think I’d go out like this but I did

Mama is a holy woman
She saved my daddy years ago
Because of all my foolin’
I just don’t know

Mama can’t save me now
No matter how hard you try I’ve gone too far, this time
You can’t save me now
Keep in mind, it’s not your soul, it’s mine

Sunday afternoons
Fold my hands say a prayer or two
For you

But that ain’t how it goes
When I know, that he knows what he knows
What does he know ohh

Mama can’t save me now
Not matter how hard you try I’ve gone too far this time
You can’t save me now
Keep in mind it’s not your soul, it’s mine

And I hear footsteps comin’ in
Put my hands up givin’ in
Yeah I hear footsteps comin in
Put my hands up, givin in
Oh I hear footsteps coming in
Hands up… givin in

Mama can’t save me now.
No matter how hard you try, I’ve gone too far this time
You can’t save me now, keep in mind it’s not your soul, it’s mine
Track Name: Way Too Long
I’ve been thinkin’ about this past year and how you haven’t been here.
We haven’t danced in way too long my dear

We used to move the furniture ‘round the room huggin and kissin from night til noon
We haven’t danced in way too long my dear

Cause’ dancing leads to kissin
You know what we’ve been missin
So get those boots kickin’
And come back home.

Your baby is waitin’ for you each night
Tappin her toes in the moonlight
We haven’t danced in way too long my dear

I only save room for you
So those other fellas tend to step on my shoes
We haven’t danced in way too long my dear

Cause dancing leads to kissin
You know what we’ve been missin
So get those boots kickin
And come back home

I’ll be listening for the knock at my door, my guy to come take me to the floor
We haven’t danced in way too long my dear
Well I can dance alone but that’s not right I’d rather be dancing with you at my side

We haven’t danced in way too long my dear, oh we haven’t danced in way too long my dear.
Track Name: Rumble
Pack your bags, get on the platform, don’t say goodbye,
You’ll be back so soon You Think
I should cry can I ask you why
You Think you mean oh so much to me…

Rumble Rumble the train it comes and their you go,
Rumble Rumble Rumble…. Ohhh…

Rain falls soft, on the dark bough,
shadowed crowds, I could not be happier than now.
Seeing your back.. Please don’t come back,
I drove you here and watched you pack

Rumble Rumble the train it comes and their you go,
Rumble Rumble Rumble…. Ohhh…

Turning around, suns on the ground,
those railroad sounds remind me, you’re nowhere bound.
No where round here, let’s make this clear,
I do not want you back my dear…

Rumble Rumble the train it comes and their you go,
Rumble Rumble Rumble…. Ohhh…
Track Name: More Like You
Dear Lord I tried to do best in life
To look into your eyes and not see shame
Sometimes I can’t, control my rants
I guess it’s something to do with my last name.

But in those fields worlds away
Didn’t you feel the same way
Oh hell I’m more like you everyday

You wore your hair
So long and straight
I caught a photo back from 1970
Your eyes had stars
Like you could not wait
To get out into the world and make a scene

And in those fields worlds away
Didn’t you feel the same way
Oh Hell I’m more like you everyday

We can try to forget it, I just don’t think my heart can let it, go.

I look at you now
And I forget how
You were so much just like how I want to be
I wish you’d stop and say
Take it day by day
Don’t rush to the end just like me.

Cause’ in those fields worlds away
Didn’t you feel the same way
Oh hell I’m more like you everyday.
Track Name: For Love
What does it mean? Oh, haven’t you seen?
Oh, everybody wants what everyone is calling love.
And if you don’t got it, you best go and get it,
‘cause don’t you know you ain’t no one if you ain’t got no love.

So, we’ll keep on, we’ll keep on, we’ll keep on fightin’ for Love

I fell like a child, it had been a while
since someone had made me really fight for his love oh!
When I did see ya, under our tree ya, with that prissy little thing
well I will kill her for your love… so..
We’ll keep on, we’ll keep on, we’ll keep on fightin’ for Love

Now you got some feelings, ‘cause I won some dealings,
you say you’re willing to work for my love.
I took off running, you followed gunning,
ain’t it so funny that we’re fighting over love?

We’ll keep on.. we’ll keep on.. we’ll keep on fighting for love…….
Track Name: Just Goodnight
Say Goodnight, not goodbye til the morning.
Though I know you must go, it’s not yet
And you did really give me a fair warning
Don’t say goodbye just goodnight instead

Cause’ I hate the thought of without you
When you leave all I’ll be is a wreck
So take my hand, handsome man, promise not to
Say goodbye, just goodnight instead

Yeah your boots by the door they’ll still be there
And the sun will still shine overhead
Oh baby I wish I could tell you I don’t even really care
Don’t say goodbye, just goodnight instead

Yeah I hate the thought of without you,
When you leave, all I’ll be is a wreck
Take my hand, handsome man, promise not to
Say goodbye, just goodnight instead
Oh lord, don’t say goodbye, just goodnight instead.