Same Old Song

by Emma Cook

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This is the 3rd album from indie-folk singer/songwriter Emma Cook. Acoustic guitar, peddle steal & horns give this album a fresh yet folky feel.

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released November 4, 2016

Emma Cook - Vocals, acoustic guitar, organ, claps, stomps, percussion
Mitch Girio - Bass, electric guitar, keys, claps, stomps
Christine Bougie - lapsteel, electric guitar
Bryden Baird - upright piano, horns
Gary Craig - drums

Produced by Mitch Girio & Emma Cook
Recorded and mixed at Slaughterhouse 754 and the Slow Cooker by Mitch Girio
Drums recorded at 6 Nassau by A. David Mackinnon
Mastered by Richard Benoit

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Emma Cook Toronto, Ontario

Emma has logged over 100 shows across Canada, the US and the UK and had official showcases at NXNE, CMW & Indie Week. She was a 2008 Toronto Independent Music Awards nominee and both of her albums have garnered fantastic reviews and sought the attention of campus radio, CBC and the Verge on XM Satellite Radio. ... more

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Track Name: Sixteen
Don’t ask her now, she won’t hear what you’re saying
She’s too far gone, she’s done listening
She’s a bull on the run through blood red streets
Nostrils flaring and stamping her feet

Sixteen and just like her mother
With the weight of the world on her shoulders
Sixteen and thinks her life is over
Not yet a woman but definitely not a girl
No definitely not

Don’t chase her now, you won’t catch up to her
She’s moving too fast, she’s too far ahead
Running scared, she’ll fall down hard
Keep the home fires burning until she gets tired

Sixteen and just like her mother
With the weight of the world on her shoulders
Sixteen and thinks her life is over
Not yet a woman but definitely not a girl
No definitely not

Nobody said it’d be easy
But nobody said it would be this hard
She’s throwing punches every which way
Hitting everyone she ever loved
Everything is different
She’s no longer omnipotent
And nobody understands

Sixteen and just like her mother
With the weight of the world on her shoulders
Sixteen and thinks her life is over
Not yet a woman but definitely not a girl
No definitely not
Track Name: If He Can't Have It All
You and me
Ain’t got nowhere to be
So we'll just keep counting these sheep
'Til we fall asleep
You still don't know
Everything about me
Every curve of my body
Or how I wrinkle the sheets

And I still don't know you
But I know that I want to
There are all these things I can't explain
But I know are true
Every time I learn something new
You know I'm not surprised; it just makes me love you

Maybe one day
We'll live in a boat on the Thames
The shores can be our fences
And things will make sense
Your world and mine
Will intertwine
You'll learn how to cry
And I'll appreciate red wine

And I still don't know you
But I know that I want to
All these things I can't explain
But I know are true
Every time I learn something new
You know I'm not surprised; it just makes me love you

And maybe we'll take a trip down to France or Spain
Sipping on Mojito’s or Grand Cafe Crème
Maybe we'll never come home again
You know you just never know what might happen

And I still don't know you
But I know that I want to
All of these things I can't explain
But I know are true
Every time I learn something new
You know I'm not surprised; it just makes me love you
Track Name: Doing The Leaving
It takes five years to build a white picket fence
And another two to make sure it holds
Against all odds and the tired fights and the doubts
And the fear of getting old

You never thought that bird could fly
But there she goes, she’s on her way
And now you’re left here wondering why
You thought you were doing the leaving
And now you’re doing the grieving

It takes five years to realize its over
And another two to actually go
And more time still to get over it
To wake up alone and feel whole

You never thought that bird could fly
But there she goes, she’s on her way
And now you’re left here wondering why
You thought you were doing the leaving
And now you’re doing the grieving

When you look right through someone long enough
You won’t see them disappear
And do you think you’ll feel when they’re gone
That they were never here

You never though that bird could fly
But there she goes, she’s on her way
And now you’re left here wondering why
But while you were doing the cheating
She was doing the leaving
And now you’re doing the grieving
Track Name: Same Old Song
Sleazy locations and cheesy quotations
He sidles a little closer to her
Reused one liners, winers and diners
He offers a drink, she says “sure”
The jukebox is lost as he listens to her talk
She plays with the ice in her glass
She downs the shot that he thankfully bought
He asks if she’d like to dance

And it’s the same old town
The one in every Country Western
Where love has always been and always will be pending
And it’s the same old song
The one you’ve heard a million times before
But everybody loves a happy ending

As they dance on the floor and later out the door
He lets his beard tickle her cheek
His jeans are worn like that old country song
Two stepping slightly off beat
And loneliness grows to be a cavernous hole
Leaving you alone in the dark
Sometimes all it takes is a strangers embrace
To remind you who you are

And it’s the same old town
The one in every Country Western
Where love has always been and always will be pending
And it’s the same old song
The one you’ve heard a million times before
But everybody loves a happy ending

So many loved so many lost, so many stars crossed
Got a one-way ticket out of here and I won’t see you again my dear
But I’ll think of you when I am blue

And it’s the same old town
The one in every Country Western
Where love has always been and always will be pending
And it’s the same old song
The one you’ve heard a million times before
But everybody loves a happy ending
Track Name: Michelle
Small coastal town in Mississippi
Drove up to the bar, its blue collar Tuesdays
Four thirty pm and no barstool’s left empty
And everyone turns to look at me

Oh Michelle I don’t know you that well
How long have you lived in this town
Michelle you dance like you don’t give a care
Who touches your body or where
Oh Michelle, Michelle, Michelle
Michelle, Michelle, Michelle

As I start to play she begins to sway
With her short shorts and shirt pulled up over her waist
And she likes my songs, the ones about how I’ve been done wrong
She’s never heard them before but she’s singing along

Oh Michelle I don’t know you that well
How long have you lived in this town
Michelle you dance like you don’t give a care
Who touches your body or where
Oh Michelle, Michelle, Michelle
Michelle, Michelle, Michelle


Now the hurricane wiped out this whole town
But who was it who knocked you down
And shiny new houses where there were only craters
But who will rebuild you, Michelle?

I guess I’ll never know
What gave you the look you have now
As we roll out of town, broken beer bottles on the ground
I’m thinking on you, Michelle
Oh I’m thinking on you, Michelle

Oh Michelle I don’t know you that well
How long have you lived in this town
Michelle you dance like you don’t give a care
Who touches your body or where
Oh Michelle, Michelle, Michelle
Michelle, Michelle, Michelle
Track Name: The One That Got Away
He was the one that got away
He was the one that got away
Everyone needs a one that got away
So they can blame everything on the one that stayed

The first time that I saw him I knew he was too good to be true
He was just so damn handsome and his eyes were just so blue
It hit me like a train wreck, I just couldn’t look way
I saw the whole thing happen from a mile away

He was the one that got away
He was the one that got away
Everyone needs a one that got away
So they can blame everything on the one that stayed

Things were going fine until that fateful day
I drank a bit too much and acted a little crazy
I guess some guys don’t like their girls not to act like ladies
So he became the one that got away

He was the one that got away
He was the one that got away
Everyone needs a one that got away
So they can blame everything on the one that stayed

But what about the one that stays with you
The one who’ll always love you and who’ll always be true
No matter what he does and no matter what he says
He’ll never be the one that got away

He was the one that got away
He was the one that got away
Everyone needs a one that got away
So they can blame everything on the one that stayed
So they can blame everything on the one that stayed
And now they blame everything on the one that stayed
Track Name: Counting Sheep
You and me
Ain’t got nowhere to be
So we'll just keep counting these sheep
'Til we fall asleep
You still don't know
Everything about me
Every curve of my body
Or how I wrinkle the sheets

And I still don't know you
But I know that I want to
There are all these things I can't explain
But I know are true
Every time I learn something new
You know I'm not surprised; it just makes me love you

Maybe one day
We'll live in a boat on the Thames
The shores can be our fences
And things will make sense
Your world and mine
Will intertwine
You'll learn how to cry
And I'll appreciate red wine

And I still don't know you
But I know that I want to
All these things I can't explain
But I know are true
Every time I learn something new
You know I'm not surprised; it just makes me love you

And maybe we'll take a trip down to France or Spain
Sipping on Mojito’s or Grand Cafe Crème
Maybe we'll never come home again
You know you just never know what might happen

And I still don't know you
But I know that I want to
All of these things I can't explain
But I know are true
Every time I learn something new
You know I'm not surprised; it just makes me love you