I See Flowers, You See Cars

by Jo Kelly Stephenson

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1.
Deep End 04:19
Been sitting on the edge of this murky river bed It's time now child to throw yourself in the deep end Let your tears pour down with this rain Everything you've lost is everything that you'll gain You can slide through the mud Sink-a-down, down, down If you hold onto my hand I won't let you drown Let your tears pour down with this rain Everything you've lost, is everything that you'll gain Let your tears pour down with this rain Nothing here is lost When the rain clears up, your land dries out once again You can roar like the lion Thump like a bear Whistle like a blue bird Take flight with care Let your tears pour down with this rain Everything you've lost, is everything that you'll gain Let your tears pour down with this rain Nothing here is lost When the rain clears up, your land dries out...
2.
Flower 03:17
Looking out the window I see flowers You see cars driving by Sometimes if you're looking really close You see there's more than meets your eye No one can please everyone We've all got a different point of view And if you're not being true How can anybody believe in you? Flowers close up when it's cold Water your heart and be careful who you give it to, to hold Rain will come pouring down My heart's been hanging out in a cloud A flower needs the rain Like a flower needs to catch a-bit-a sun Looking out the window I see clouds That just get in the way Listening to everybody else Everybody but yourself No one can please everyone We've all got a different point of view And if you're not being true How can anybody believe in you? Flowers close up when it's cold Water your heart and be careful who you give it to, to hold Rain will come pouring down My heart's been hanging out in a cloud A flower needs the rain Like a flower needs to catch a-bit-a sun No one can please everyone We've all got a different point of view And if you're not being true How can anybody believe in you? Flowers close up when it's cold Water your heart and be careful who you give it to, to hold Rain will come pouring down My heart's been hanging out in a cloud A flower needs the rain Like a flower needs to catch a-bit-a sun
3.
Fruitless love in my under carriage Fruitless love weighing down my luggage Fruitless love, leave me no aim Fruitless love is just a shallow game And it's time we get off this southbound train And step back on board that train Back to where our soul got a name Fruitless love rollin' in my head Fruitless love hanging by a thread Some days this love so alive The next day it's only just surviving It's time we get off this southbound train And step back on board that train Back to where our soul got a name Back to where our soul got a name Fruitless love left me dry Fruitless love left me hollow Fruitless love can't sustain My fruitless love left me out in the rain It's time we get off this southbound train And step back on board that train Back to where our soul got a name Don't want anymore, fruitless love Can't eat anymore, fruitless love I can't taste anymore, fruitless love I can't take it anymore, fruitless love No denying this is fruitless love No more hiding behind this fruitless love Oh, no Don't want anymore Can't eat anymore Can't taste anymore Can't hide anymore Deny anymore Can't waste anymore of my time So get off this southbound train And step back on board that train Back to where our soul got a name Oh back to where our soul got a name I can't eat anymore
4.
Slip Away 04:26
Ohhh slip away Got a sudden urge to write a country song A long, long way from where I come A long, long way from the city, Where the jazz nuts tell me I'm not enough The folkies tell me I've gone too far And the rock 'n' roll boys, you know what they say? What else can you play? The question is "are you fit enough?" You know even sometimes a girl can play rough But why do we always have to end it in blood and guts? The brightest star lights up the day But the brightest star must sometimes slip away Ohhh slip away I just met a boy, a folkie at heart Said I'd never ever marry, think I might start He brightened up my day Though I'm not seeing anybody now There's always a catalyst, the old love that hangs around The brighter stars slip away The brightest star lights up the day But the brightest star must sometimes slip away Ohhh slip away As a kid all I wanted was a simple song All I ever wanted was to sing along That's the way I think this life was meant to be And tell me I sound like an old cliche But it's not the music, it's the way you play it I never had a problem, letting my feelings get in the way And I'm not gonna end up a faded old dream About hanging to a star in the moonlight Ohhh slip away
5.
Just Fine 03:04
Sun comes up, see down the track Gotta get real, gotta get back To where it's at I make myself mad, make myself bad At times I even get that mad I only feel sad, sad, sad But it's all in my mind I've been tough, I had might I was that big and scary I gave myself a fright Frightened myself in my weary hour Frightened myself when I realised That I was just another coward But it's all in my mind It's only a matter of time I wanna feel the sunshine I'm beginning to feel just fine Thought I'd fly Thought I'd cruise Thought I'd head Where the wind would choose...high.. But the wind came tearing Left me bruised Let me down But nothing's all that bad Third time around And it's all in my mind It's only a matter of time I'm gonna feel sunshine I'm beginning to feel Just fine Just Fine Just fine Oh I'm just fine
6.
Sunlight had me say goodbye this morning. Last night you really had my stomach turning With the motion of these wheels, the changing of the season Got a snapshot within, to keep me smiling without And if you thought my eyes were green In my eyes you'll see a new light If you thought my eyes were blue You probably were right. I've been many different shades and colours Still finding my own It was difficult to let you get right in, 'cause when I did all you did was wanna make me your own I wasn't ready to give myself away so soon I had to try and take that road alone That's how I'm gonna get to my home If you thought my eyes were green In my eyes you'll see a new light If you thought my eyes were blue You probably were right. Doesn't mean that I don't miss the time I spent with you Until I'm any good for one, I'm no good for two. I was tempted by your warmth To take a safer walk Until I really took that road alone I wasn't gonna get to my home If you thought my eyes were green, in my eyes you'll see a new light If you thought my eyes were blue You probably were right Doesn't mean that I don't miss the time I spent with you Until I'm any good for one, I'm no good for two Until I'm any good for one, I'm no good for two Until I'm any good for one, I'm no good for two Until I'm any good for one, I'm no good for you. Cup of tea before I leave
7.
Despite what the law got to say We do it all our own way People push to get on board this train Check yourself, Check yourself Check your soul in at the gate It's a fine time we're having everyday But hasn't anybody, anybody anything real to say? Just get out of my way It's a hell It's a hell It's a hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money to repay It's a Hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money to repay While all the time trying hard to keep your head on straight Someone really wanna twist it around the other way It's clear the way we're doin' it we won't last long We're gonna get a-no-get-a-nowhere Going over the same old song It's a fine time to get your feet up off the ground Not a fat lot of good You're doing if you're just-a- sort-a hanging around It's a fine time, don't stand among the crowd It's a hell It's a hell It's a hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money coming down It's a hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money Hell of blood and money coming down
8.
Cool River 03:47
It's a cool, cool river in your eyes It's a cool, cool river in your eyes It's a cool, cool river in your eyes It's like a way It's a hot, hot fire in your mind It's a hot, hot fire in your mind It's a hot, hot fire in your mind It's gonna burn It's gonna burn It's a hi-fi smile upon your face It's a hi-fi smile upon your face It's a hi-fi smile upon your face Do you wanna dance? Do you wanna dance? Do you wanna dance? It's a hot, hot fire in your mind It's a hot, hot fire in your mind It's a hot, hot fire in your mind It's gonna burn It's gonna burn It's gonna burn It's gonna burn It's a cool, cool river in your eyes It's a cool, cool river in your eyes It's a cool, cool river Cool, cool river
9.
This Time 03:13
I know you been cruel Mistreated my love My head was in the clouds Or somewhere up above Now I see you downtown Where we used to dwell Well I'm just here to let you know that honey I'm breaking your world This time You'll be seeing it different honey This time I don't care that much for your money This time It's never ever, ever gonna be the same This time You're just winning a losing game Well I got wise I learnt those blues And now there's not all that much That I have got to lose You're always in my thoughts At the back of my mind I think it's time I let you know I think it's time you realise This time You'll be seeing it different honey This time I don't care that much for your money This time It's never ever, ever gonna be the same This time You're just winning a losing game This time You'll be seeing it different honey This time I don't care that much for your money This time It's never ever, ever gonna be the same This time I don't care that much for you That much for you That much for you That much for you This time You're just winning a losing game
10.
Do you ever take a look around And count the frowns As you're walking down these cold city streets? I always counted on a smile If I lose it for a little while Well life is not that sweet And some folks that you meet Find it hard to rub the mud from off their feet I wonder what it might be like If I could meet you in another life Where we could stop and speak I'll be waiting for the day When finally we can pause and say It's time to sit back in that seat And it won't be through defeat I hope you find the happiness you seek You're not lost or disillusioned With a head full of confusion You can write your own conclusion In this city of illusion But it's never all that sweet It's hard to find the happiness you seek Lost and disillusioned With a head full of confusion You can write your own conclusion In this city of illusion Do you ever take a look around? Do you ever count the frowns? As your walking down Around this working town This working town This working town
11.
Fly away angel Fly away Take your silver wings And fly to the brightest of days Angel With your wings Learn to fly Above the Earth Into the sky Looking down On all the clouds Let the spirit come pouring down Let it rain Angel Fly away angel Fly away Take your silver wings And fly to the brightest of days Angel Where your wings Once were clipped Take these brand new silver wings Let them take you away Angel fly away Fly away angel Fly away Take your silver wings And fly to the brightest of days Angel With your weakness Comes your strength And your faults Are now your song Carry it into the blackest night Carry this shield I'll be your light Angel Fly away angel Fly away Take your silver wings And fly to the brightest of days To the brightest of days To the brightest of days Angel fly away
12.
Out At Sea (free) 04:55
I came here on land Down to the sea Fools out there chasing those waves Fools just like me. I had to get out From trouble and doubt Maybe we just disagree On what it's all about I could give you my word I could give you my hand There'll be a time when we're ready To come back to land If we could find time Or just find some peace But you're drifting round with the tide I'm still caught in a dream We could get lost out here at sea You're out there chasing that wave When you gonna ride that wave? Out here at sea I could give you my word I could give you my hand There'll be a time when we're ready To come back to land Then we can get lost Out here at sea When there's no other place in the world That I'd rather be Than out here at sea Out here at sea Out here at sea When you gonna ride that wave?

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Winner - Alternative Country Album of the Year (Vox Populi), Independent Music Awards (IMAs)


...the distinctive vocal stylings and songwriting dexterity of Australian Jo Kelly Stephenson set her apart..... an eclectic infusion of blues and country, I See Flowers, You See Cars heralds the arrival of someone with potential to blaze a trail far beyond her home territory where Stephenson's already made a dent with songs like the album's rock-solid opener, 'Deep End' - July/August 08 edition Performing Songwriter Magazine, USA

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released June 1, 2008

Produced by Ken Stephenson with Jo Kelly Stephenson at Back Pocket Records, Melbourne, Australia. Featuring -

Jo Kelly Stephenson
Ken Stephenson
Paul Stephenson (co-writer - "Cool River")
Bill Putt
Mike Rudd
Peter "Robbo" Robertson
James Ferguson
Nicolas Lyon
Naomi Kenner
Ross Ryan
Cath Middleton
Helen & Amelia Stephenson

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Songs featured on Rizzoli & Isles, Switched at Birth, The Glades, Unforgettable, Mistresses, Warner Brother’s Girl On A Bicycle, Alone. Theme music for Cooking for Bachelors TV, jingles for Vietti Chili (performed live at Music City Roots, Nashville + face/music bio on Vietti Chili cans in US grocery stores). Songs supplied for airlines, shopping malls/stores inc. Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens & more ... more

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