Shot​/​Aralice

by Alec Betterley

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1.
02:09
2.
02:30
3.

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released November 23, 2013

additional musicians:

Tom Cryan accordion - 1
Colin Summers - electric guitar 1, 2
Michael Riddleberger - drums 1, 2

Drums on 1, 2 recorded at Chiller Sound, NYC, NY & engineered by Danielle Warman.
Mastered by Josh Bonati: www.bonatimastering.com
Cover art: b&w photo by friend's mom; collage/text by C.M. Duffy - www.duffydrawings.com.

For more info, visit www.alecbetterley.com.

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Track Name: Shot
My one shot's never gonna lie
I've got one shot, I'm never gonna die
and if our love's shot, see it go bye-bye
it's never gonna lie
I'm never gonna die

Shot

Where'd you come from?
Shot out of the sky
well, I've a memory,
a shot of and I
and when I aim mine
watch it go bye-bye
it's never gonna lie
I'm never gonna die

Shot

I throw my head back put it all down
turn all the lights off,
shut out all the sound
I throw my head back, put it all away
my one shot's where I'm gonna stay

Well I'm tired, shot and I'm alive
how'd you get lost,
where you wanna fly?
'Cause my one shot's never gonna lie
it's never gonna lie
I'm never gonna die

Shot

I throw my head back put it all down
turn all the lights off,
shut out all the sound
I throw my head back, put it all away
my one shot's where I'm gonna stay
I throw my head back put it all down
turn all the lights off,
shut out all the sound
I throw my head back, put it all away
I fill it back up I fill it back my one shot
Track Name: Aralice
Aralice!
she got a letter wrapped around her toe
I've got a few, I'm never gonna let you know
Me I'm a cloud formin' up off the ground
and I'm a rainin' a rainin' on you

Aralice
do you believe me when I tell you so?
come to me, I'm never gonna let you go
but I'm a storm and I'm standing in form and I'ma
waiting awaiting on you

There's a blue TV light inside
and there's a blacktop baby where the pedals ride
and there's a home where I lit aflame
and here's a tiny little taste for you

Aralice!
she got a letter wrapped around her toe
I've got a few, I'm never gonna let you know
Me I'm a cloud formin' up off the ground
and I'm a rainin' a rainin' on you

Aralice
do you believe me when I tell you so?
come to me, I'm never gonna let you go
but I'm a storm and I'm standing in form and I'ma
waiting awaiting on you

There we rush madly in the dark
and there with flashlights flickering
across the park
and there you ride with your caravan
and here's a tiny little taste for you

Aralice
she had a letter wrapped around her toe
and who'd have thought?
I'm swimming in the undertow!
Me I'm around and I'm tumbling down
and you're a skipped stone sinking again

Aralice
do you believe me when I tell you so?
come to me, I'm never gonna let you go
but I'm a storm and I'm standing in form and I'ma
waiting awaiting on you
Track Name: Single File (extra track)
I'm beautiful on a hilltop blood rock
don't you know that I have never lost
two heads and one's forever gonna stalk me
me and my baby, we have never lost
scars burned now won't you light up all the big sky
a little broken but I know the cost
stack the jewels, put them up upon the high shelf
sights alive out on the little cross

Line em up into a single file,
hold tight baby, we'll go out in style
fade the lights, sing a story just for me
Line em up into a single file
it's a day of repair out in the open wild
fade the lights, sing a story just for me

Cross the town 'round the bulbs and the sculptures
put your hard hat on, then descend
my empire's where I'm radiant and big-time
I'll never lose and I'll not pretend
yellow-eyed on the one-way backroads
my copperhead lady local dear
don't let the twists and the turns make you sick, no
we'll drive along and we'll follow fear

Line em up into a single file,
hold tight baby, we'll go out in style
fade the lights, sing a story just for me
Line em up into a single file
it's a day of repair out in the open wild
fade the lights, sing a story just for me