pauline andres

The Heart Breaks

Pauline Andres Album Artwork
  1. Broken Record
  2. No Tienes Corazón
  3. Drive Like Steve McQueen
  4. Broken Hearted
  5. The East In Me
  6. If Only You Had Called
  7. Muddy Waters
  8. If It's Over
  9. A Reason To Come Home
  10. Men & The Women Who Stay With Them
  11. All The Way Home
  12. Salt & Sugar

Lyrics

Broken Record

I sinned a lot
I liked it a lot
I been to jail
For beating up a cop
I traveled far
I broke some hearts
Them girls down South
Love a ramblin’ man

In Tijuana, in Ciudad Juarez
In El Paso and Louisiana
I hid from the law
And a few Mexicans
Wanderin’ down a highway with no end

But now I’m old
Before my time
My stories are cold
Heard a million times
Nobody cares
Just empty words
My life on the road
Is a broken record
A broken record

No Tienes Corazon

He said “I never loved another
I never touched another one
Wanted to be your daughter’s father
And the father of your first son

Build a house that’s like no other
A place for us to call our home
To love you every single hour
And long after we’re dead and gone

But you chose to love another
And then again another one
Stepped with your boots upon my flowers
Coz Sugar, no tienes corazón

So I won’t kill you or your lover
In the morning I will just be gone
And I will never love another
I’ll never trust another one

Coz sugar, no tienes corazón
Sugar, no tienes corazón
Sugar, no tienes corazón.”

Drive like Steve McQueen

I wish I could start a car on the street
Throw my bag on the passenger seat
And drive through the pouring rain to your house
Screeching tires, blinding car lights

I’d drive like Steve McQueen
I’d drive like Steve McQueen

I would honk the dead back to life
Scream your name in the pouring rain
With both my arms raised to your balcony
I’d scream how much I love you, that we should marry

I’d drive like Steve McQueen
I’d drive like Steve McQueen

How it all went wrong is an old story
Of pride, unspoken words and bad timing
But I’d drive because love is so much stronger
Than the clumsiness of its owner

I’d drive like Steve McQueen
I’d drive like Steve McQueen

I can’t open a car without the keys
I don’t own a damn car and I’m scared that maybe
You’d keep your window closed and call the police
You’d keep your window closed and call the police
There’s a girl out there she says she’s Steve McQueen ….
I ain’t no Steve McQueen….I Ain’t no Steve McQueen…

Broken Hearted

I don’t wanna be broken hearted
Listen to Lucinda and cry
World Without Tears is still the best thing I heard
But I don’t wanna sing about black feathered birds
I don’t wanna be broken hearted
Don’t wanna be broken hearted…again

Things are what they are
We all do what we can
But once it’s all gone way too far
There’s no going back again

I don’t wanna be broken hearted
Listen to Lucinda and cry
World Without Tears is still the best thing I heard
But I don’t wanna sing about black feathered birds
I don’t wanna be broken hearted
Don’t wanna be broken hearted…again

I’ve loved you every single day
In every shade of blue
I don’t want to start living again
The way I lived before you

The East in Me

The way I look, some think, I’m Italian
And the way I talk, they’d swear, American
It don’t matter how my blood has been mixed
But my heart always rises to the East

It’s always been the East in me
That’s all there is to me
I may look West and I love the South
But there is no sunset in my heart

I’ve been around so much, so many times
That I forgot the first reason for all my rhymes
The workers, the people and the factories
And the fields by the border in the East

It’s always been the East in me
That’s all there is to me
I may look West and I love the South
But there is no sunset in my heart

If Only You Had Called

I woke up with the phone in my hand
The pillow wet from the tears I cried
Another day without you once again
By the time I left the house my pillow had dried

I dressed up, put on my cowboy boots
You don’t see many like these ‘round here
And the boys they know that kind of blues
It’s their luck when a girl is holding back her tears

If only you had called
I wouldn’t be where I am
If only you had called
We could have started all over again

I woke up with the phone in my hand
I know none of this mess feels right
But you wouldn’t call, no message you sent
So I used another boy to say goodbye

If only you had called
I wouldn’t be where I am
If only you had called
We could have started all over again

Muddy Waters

I was sleepy all of the day
Sleepless all of the night
I really wanted you to stay
Baby, far out of my sight

Oh baby it’s poison we’re sippin’
Muddy waters we sleep in
Oh baby it’s salty tears pourin’
A thin razor cut on our lovin’
A thin razor cut on our lovin’

I’m seriously thinking of leavin’
I’m hopin’ you will stay
It’s all very clear darlin’
But there is no right word to say it

Oh baby it’s poison we’re sippin’
Muddy waters we sleep in
Oh baby it’s salty tears pourin’
A thin razor cut on our lovin’
A thin razor cut on our lovin’

If It’s Over

You said soon I’ll be on my way
I’ll let you down you bet
And slowly we drifted apart and away
Just like you said

If it’s over let me cry
Let me break down and cry
Let me lie on the floor
And call your name ’til I can’t speak anymore

Who did what to whom and why
Who gave up on us first…
I guess we both really did try
But all that’s left now is hurt

And the memory of our talks
And the sound of your footsteps in the hall
The hour when you used to stop by
And the usual why-oh-why

If it’s over let me cry
Let me break down and cry
Let me lie on the floor
And call your name ’til I can’t speak anymore

A Reason to Come Home

And I used to drink and I used to roam
And I used to fight shortly before dawn

And I used to think I had nothin’ but time
And my truer comfort would always be my wine

And I used to think I needed no one
But all I was doing was looking for a home

And now that I no longer roam
I sleep tight – no longer alone
Now that I got a reason to come home
Now that I got a reason to come home

Men & The Women Who Stay With Them

She sleeps to forget her sorrow
He drinks so he won’t be home
They used to hope that tomorrow
Would be better but no more

She sleeps like she’s drifting on a boat
He gets blown by strangers and whores
She used to see something there
He used to only think of her

She sleeps to forget her sorrow
They have no more conversation at all
Nothing in common, nothing at all
They just let it all go wrong

She sleeps to forget her sorrow
And he drives sometimes until dawn
They used to love each other a lot
So they’ll stay coz it feels like home

All The Way Home

I went out to a place
To which I didn’t belong
I walked out a little late
They had already done me wrong

And I cried all the way home
And I cried all the way home
And I cried all the way home
All the way home

They don’t know, I saved my face
But I know what’s at stake
Goodbye, is all I said
And all the way I hung my head

And I cried all the way home
All The Way Home.

Salt & Sugar

I would let you drive,
if you would only ask me out.
But I’m not such a looker
and you’re not a great driver.

I know you like me better when I’m down
You’re about to like me better than ever.

Be patient and be brave,
I keep telling that to myself.
But things are always harder
for a constant foreigner.

And you can’t believe what you found
A girl that doesn’t even cost you dinner.

I wish to be happy with you,
I’ve seen stranger things come true.
But maybe you like it better
with more salt than sugar.

And when I will hit the ground
They’ll say “Maybe something pushed her”