Woman to Woman

by Esmé Patterson

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This album is a concept album, each song a response from the perspective of a female character to a popular song written about that character.

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released April 15, 2014

the band:
Esme Patterson playing acoustic and electric guitars, singing
Will Duncan playing drums, piano and auxiliary percussion on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 ,9
Joe Sampson playing bass on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Adam Baumeister playing pedal steel and ten-string electric guitar
David Strackany playing drums on tracks 3, 5, bass on 3, 5, piano on "Oh, Let's Dance".

Additionally:

Rachel Sliker playing violin and cello on “The Glow” and “Bluebird”
Mark Shusterman playing organ on “Tumbleweed”
Sarah Anderson singing background vocals on “Never Chase a Man”
Kris Drickey singing background vocals on “A Dream”


Woman to Woman was recorded in 2013 on October 23, 24, 25 and May 26, 2014 at Mighty Fine Audio in Denver, Co by Colin Bricker and Mario Casillo. The album was mixed and mastered by William Ryan Fritch.
Album cover photo taken by Rett Rogers, layout by Michael King.

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Track Name: Valentine
Valentine, nothing is yours and mine.

I’ll put on a dress and I’ll take off a dress whenever I want.
I don’t aim to, no I do not aim to impress you, oh
Valentine, nothing is yours and mine.

I’ll make love to, yes I will make love to whomever I want, so
Give your blessings or give me your curses but I’ll be just fine, oh
Valentine, nothing is yours and mine.

And after all this time you haven’t learned yet:
You’re just breaking your own heart ‘til
You forgive and you forget and

So when you go home tonight and you lay down in your bed won’t you
Try to keep those thoughts of me in my party dress out of your head, oh
Valentine, nothing is yours and mine.
Track Name: Never Chase a Man
Well you say he calls my name at night when he’s lying in your bed,
That for him you’d put up a fight and without him you’d be dead, well

Your man don’t mean a thing to me, he keeps leanin’ in.
Men, they should be chasin’ you, Never Chase a Man.

You’re tellin’ me that I’ve got the looks, that you can’t compare,
That your man can’t help himself ‘cause of my auburn hair, well

Your man don’t mean a thing to me, he keeps leanin’ in.
Men, they should be chasin’ you, never chase a man.

You sit around and cry over him and you tell me you’re here to beg, well
Excuse me for sayin’, but that man ain’t worth the time you take ‘cause

Your man don’t mean a thing to me, he keeps leanin’ in.
Oh men, they should be chasin’ you, never chase a man.
Track Name: Oh, Let's Dance
i like to sit alone and drink champagne,
if you sit beside me i’ll tell you,
i’ll tell you my name
oh, let’s dance

you like the way i walk and i like how shy you are,
if you press in closer
i’ll tell you my name
oh let’s dance

i keep no secrets what you see
is what you get.
if you’d like to, baby, i’ll make you,
i’ll make you a man

don’t make me sit alone and drink champagne
oh, let’s dance
Track Name: Tumbleweed
I turn away so I can’t see
the look in your eye when you make love to me.
You say you’ll be back in the spring
but I need a man not a Tumbleweed.

I’ll keep my dancing shoes on long after you’re gone.

You hold me just tight enough,
I spend your money so you treat me rough.
Men all tell me that I burn and shine
but I can’t find one to treat me kind.

I’ll keep my dancing shoes on long after you’re gone.

(What about the way I want to be loved?)

I might tell you a lie to show
that you can know my skin but there’s more to know.
Nights’ll keep pouring out like beer,
you’ll come and go but I’ll stay here.

I’ll keep my dancing shoes on long after you’re gone.
Track Name: What Do You Call A Woman?
what do you call a woman when she’s lying in your bed?
if you make love, ain’t she your lover?
ain’t i?

what makes a lover from a woman that you’ve had?
do you want her heart or just her body instead?
ain’t i your lover, ain’t i?

the act of loving can create another,
the act of loving can create another.
call me what you want but let him call you father.

what do you call a woman when she’s lying in your bed?
if you make love, ain’t she your lover?
and ain’t i?
Track Name: The Glow
The days getting longer, the earth spinning round,
your heart in your mouth, dear.
You’re gone but you never leave,
and no one knows why but me.

I found a new love, he’s wild, he’s not mine
and everything must change sometime.
You’re gone until I fall asleep,
and no one knows why but me.

You know it breaks my heart too,
But we’re as good as dead if we don’t move,
But it breaks my heart, turns me blue,
Time has stepped in between me and you.

I cut off my long hair, I turned The Glow inside,
all that lives must die.
You’re crying for what you can’t keep,
and no one knows why but me.
Track Name: Louder Than the Sound
I stood on a cliff looking over the river,
I watched that ship sinking just like the sun.
You could hear the silence after the thunder Louder than the Sound,
And I felt myself losing my mind as I watched
The man that I love slowly drown.

Oh wide Mississippi you’re muddy and mean,
The heart that you took, it was wild, it was mine.
When he’d cast the dice at the tables, his blood it would sing,
And he told me that when he’d win a hand
He’d save some of it to buy me a ring.

Oh I curse you with all the fire in my blood,
I curse you standing here in lightning and rain.
You could hear the silence after the thunder louder than the sound,
And I felt myself losing my mind as I watched
The man that I love slowly drown.
Track Name: Bluebird
goodmorning Bluebird,
goodmorning cottonwood.
Out the window I see all that I’ll ever need.

Young men come in from town;
laughing, fighting, in a crowd.
If you fear loneliness that fear will burn you down.

I am not afraid to lie down in my grave,
Be any day now, any day.

We are always alone
until death brings us home, so
goodmorning cottonwood and
goodmorning bluebird.

I am not afraid to lie down in my grave,
Be any day now, any day.
Track Name: A dream
Heaven’s not A Dream, so wake up darling,
Heaven’s not where I will be, so wake up darling.

I’ve done wrong, I cheat and I lie,
I’m not going to heaven when I die.
If you leave me now and look for me in the sky,
Well honey, you’ll be looking for some time ‘cause

Heaven’s not a dream, so wake up darling,
Heaven’s not where you’ll find me, so wake up darling.

Heaven’s just like closing your eyes
And expecting to see.
I’ve done things that I regret, but
I ain’t done loving you yet,
When you see that river, walk on by.

Heaven’s not a dream, so wake up darling.
Track Name: Wildflower
back then i was changing like the weather
back when i let you kiss my lips and i let you see my tears.
i sat down to write you this letter, 'cause
maybe you've been crying, baby,
and i'm nowhere near.

i went down to the south
to escape the crowd
they all talk so loud
saying nothing at all.

the fever of youth keeps the mind so clean,
we get hungry, we get reckless,
we get drunk on our thoughts.
we see right and wrong and nothing in between,
we borrow to buy what can never be bought, so

i went down to the south
to escape the crowd.
they all talk so loud,
saying nothing at all

and a wildflower dies
like a rose in a glass
but one bends back to earth
and one’s thrown in the trash.

so i wrote you this letter, i’m just trying to say
that you said maybe someday you might need me.
if someday ever happened to be today, well
why don’t you come down here and see me?

i went down to the south
to escape the crowd.
they all talk so loud,
saying nothing at all.