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high maintenance girl - 

CREDITS & LYRICS

copyright 2017


Released April 20, 2017 - 15 tracks
Featuring
Gary Putman, Dread Zeppelin
Ardy Sarraf, The Fab Four
Michael Leasure, Drummer, Edgar Winter & Walter Trout 
Pat O'Brian, Priest's of Love
Glenn Bassett, bass
Kim Conrad, drums
Gary Falasco, drums
Devin Thomas, keyboard, Southwest Sound
Jean Sudbury, fiddle & mandolin
Kristy Cepielik, vocals, guitar, percussion & harmonica
All songs, music & lyrics except Golden Ring are written & produced by Kristy Cepielik

LYRICS

1. honey honey

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

 

LYRICS

chorus

give me honey honey honey

that's what make the world go round

give me honey honey honey

that's what make the world go round

give me honey honey honey

that's what make the world go round

honey makes the world

and honey makes the world

and honey makes the world go round

darlin' darlin' darlin'

tell me what we gonna do

you give me lovin' lovin' lovin'

without you I'm a hopeless fool

and baby baby baby

you got the fastest gun in town

no I don't need no money

cause I got you honey

in lovin' I'm the richest girl around

chorus 

love love love

love makes the world go round

gimme love love love

love makes the world go round

angel precious angel

you got me on a bended knee

we won the Guinness Record

for loving in this century

and sweetie sweetie sweetie

you never ever let me down

and as we grow old I want you to hold

we can rest laying underground

chorus

2. talk talk talk

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

slide guitar Pat O'Brien

acoustic guitar Kristy Cepielik

drums Gary Falasco

bass Glenn Bassett

LYRICS

I don't feel lonely without your company

baby with friends like you

I don't need no enemies

I see through your fake smile and fancy clothes

and if you say things about me again

you get a fist right up your nose

chorus

cause you, you just talk talk talk

you talk a too much shit

(yeah the boy talks too much shit, yeah the boy talks too much shit)

yeah you, you just talk talk talk

you talk too much shit

(yeah the boy talks too much shit, yeah the boy talks too much shit)

yeah I know you're the hippest

almost disease free

and you'll pay a consequence if you act tough with me

so you been protected your whole sorry life

till you been resurrected baby you better start being nice

 

chorus 

and if I was a beggar and you was my beggar man

you know I got a feeling that you'd steal from my tin can

well darlin' I'm not perfect but at least I got a clue

and may God smack me upside the head if I act at all like you

chorus

3. driving

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik with Devin Thomas assisting

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

bass Glenn Bassett

LYRICS

I'm gonna slip on my muumuu and I'm gonna eat my pie

I'm gonna jump in my GMC and we gonna fly

I don't care where we go with you by my side

looking good with your moonlit smile, watchin' you drive

chorus

I like the way the wind feels blowing in my hair

let's burn some rubber baby, drive from our cares

you and the neon are answers to my prayers, baby

driving in my GMC

driving in my GMC

driving in my GMC

call up your mama tell her we ain't coming today

I got a show in Barstow that I want to play

gonna head on up to Vegas later on since we going that way

pack up the cat and doggie and we'll leave today

chorus

pump up the gas and drive

pump up the gas and drive

pump up the gas and drive

I feel free

driving in my GMC

driving in my GMC

driving in my GMC

you and me baby

driving in the GMC

rolling, rolling along

driving in my GMC

4 for the good of mankind

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

acoustic guitar Kristy Cepielik

drums Kim Conrad

bass Glenn Bassett

LYRICS

i don't want to cuss you out

 I don't want to talk about

things you never say in your non-existent terms

a step away from the hang man's hold

easily out of control 

you my sweet sweet oyster

spit me out cause I'm your beautiful pearl

chorus

and I don't claim to be the perfect girl

but I need love in this cold world

step inside cause I like what I see

and I'm not looking for superman

but I'll let you love me the best you can

do it for the good of mankind and a high maintenance girl

I am far too numb to cry

and I'm too young and rich to die

I live life with a crippled dog in a musical world

little high maintenance me

I've seen it all, I watch TV

I just like your freedom

come on and feel the way my guitar curves

chorus

papa...

I may seem out of control

cause baby I need love to ease my soul

why don't you make a real smooth move on me

cause I'm not looking for forever man

but I'll let you love me the best you can

do it for the good of mankind and a high maintenance girl

like me

5  johnny bang your drum (dedicated to my friend and drummer John Anthony Chappel)

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

acoustic guitar Kristy Cepielik

LYRICS

I don't recall the month we met
not too much was said

you were hanging with some girl at a party

you came in kind of late

but our friendship was fate

did I ever tell you John you are my soulmate

and you don't have to say a God damn thing

when the music plays the angel's gonna keep time with their wings

chorus

Johnny Bbang your drum

JOhnny bang your drum

everybody wants to hear you playing

Johnny bang your drum

Johnny bang your drum

you got us on our knees for your we're praying (let's have some fun)

they gonna come for miles around

to see the best backbeat in town

but don't you play when the saints come marching in

and God's got you in his hands and you're a big strong man

Johnny please get up don't keep us waiting

with you this way so much is left unsaid

and this girl needs a drummer

so get up out of bed

chorus

tell us  a story cause I can't wait to hear

Geronimo's on your side and outside the sky is clear

I want to dance with you this is your party

see you raise your glass to everyone

I never got to tell you I am sorry

Life is too short Johnny for yours to be done

chorus

6  golden ring

music & lyrics written by Braddock & Van Hoy, originally sung by Jones & Wynette

vocals Kristy Cepielik & Gary Putman

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

LYRICS

in a pawn shop in Chicago
on a sunny summer day
a couple gazes at the wedding rings out on display

she smiles and nods her head
as he says Honey that's for you,
it's not much, but it's the best

That I can do

 

chorus

golden ring with one tiny little stone
waiting there for someone to take it home
by itsel it's just a cold metallic thing
only love can make a golden wedding ring

 

in a little wedding chapel later on that afternoon
an old upright piano plays that old familiar tune
tears roll down her cheeks  as happy thoughts run through her head
as he whispers low With this ring, I thee wed."

chorus


in a small two room apartment 
as they fought their final round
He says, "You won't admit it,
But I know you're leavin' town."

She says, "One thing's for certain,
I don't love you any more."
And throws down the ring
As she walks out the door

chorus

in a pawn shop in Chicago
on a sunny summer day
a couple gazes at the wedding ring
there on display
golden ring

7  let's get married

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik

backup vocals Gary Putman

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

LYRICS

let's get married darin' let's get married
there ain't nothing better than a love that's true
let's get married darlin' let's get married
gonna swing out on the front porch and spend my days with you
I can drive the tractor and you can fix my truck
we won't have no hard times in love with such good luck
we'll hang out of the window all our clothes to dry
you can plant the daisies while I make apple pie
let's have babies darlin' let's have babies
one can be a cowboy and the other will follow the rules
let's have babies darlin' let's have babies
that's how I want to spend all my time with you
bumbumbumbum
lets get married my love
bumbumbumbum
let's get married my love love love ohhhh
let's get married darin' let's get married
you go get your pit bull, wash him till he shines
let's get married darlin' let's get married
we can buy a case of that good $2 wine
you can be the good guy when I'm feeling mad
when we play guitar well, life won't be so bad
I let you be Johnny if I can be your June
as long as I have you I don't need no silver spoon
so let's get married darlin' let's get married
you go ask my daddy and he will say that's fine (NO!)
let's get married darin' let's get married
I want to be with you for a long long time
bumbumbumbum
let's get married my love
bumbumbumbum
let's get married my love love love
lets get married darin' let's get married
there ain't nothing better than a love that's true
let's get married darlin' let's get married
gonna swing out on the porch and spend my days with you
you're the only one that is custom made for me
sing about forever cause that's how it will be
I'm in it for the big time, now my heart is set
on being your sweet mama and growing old in bed
so let's get married darin' let's get married
you go ask my daddy and he will say that's fine
let's get married darlin' let's get married
I want to be with you for a long long time
so let's get married darlin' let's get married
you go ask my daddy and he will say that's fine 
let's get married darin' let's get married
I want to be with you for a long long time
8  ain't gonna marry you

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik & Ardy Sarraf

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

acoustic guitar Kristy Cepielik

hand drum Kristy Cepielik

bass Glenn Bassett

LYRICS

no I ain't gonna marry you cause you ain't no fun

I got me another man but I'm not sure that he's the one

so don't try to buy me with things that I can get for free

no I ain't gonna marry you, cause you're too good for me

no I ain't gonna marry you cause you're just way too good for me

you know your diamonds and you wear linen clothes

my baby had no money but we had powder for our nose

and all of that sweet talk you whisper when you know I'm mad yeah

get's me a hissing and then I feel bad

well I know it's funny too bad the joke is on me

well I ain't gonna marry you cause you're too good for me

no I ain't gonna marry you, cause you're just way too good for me, yeah

and if I marry you, I'd live on the run

you live so dangerously, you even own a gun

and a my babies they'd have curly hair

and you're so jealous, always wanting me there

and what about money, well you know how much I need yeah

no I ain't gonna marry you, cause you're too good for me

no I ain't gonna marry you, I'm saying it politely 

no I ain't gonna marry you cause you're way too good for me

no I ain't gonna marry you, it just wasn't meant to be

come on, no way man, no no no

cause you're just way too good for me

it just wasn't meant to be

no way man

alright now

uh hugh

9  boom boom

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik (with music, assisted by Devin Thomas)

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

acoustic guitar Kristy Cepielik

LYRICS

I caught my man on the cheating floor

slapped his face and shut the boor

I called his mama she said do her in

and I was taken to jail cause you had a sore chin

now I don't think that violence is cool

but that man he took me for a fool

it was like an old school movie scene

but wheat the system did was a bad bad dream

chorus

I ain't no killer but I did my time

though a cheating liar he committed no crime

to break a poor girl's heart is ok to do

just don't do the boom boom boom or the cops will get you

he wanted money wanted cold hard cash

but it backfired like a shotgun blast

stay with your girlfriend you ain't welcome home

and you dropped her like and old dog bone

they let me go on an answered prayer

on my knees while locked up in there

saw my daddy on the steps outside

I was so ashamed I walked home with no ride

chorus

10 free

music & lyrics written by Kristy Cepielik

vocals Kristy Cepielik

produced by Kristy Cepielik

engineering Devin Thomas, South West Sound, Sierra Madre, California

keyboard Devin Thomas

guitar Gary Putman

acoustic guitar Kristy Cepielik

percussion kristy Cepielik

drums Michael Leasure

bass Glenn Bassett

LYRICS

finally I am free
gonna stop biting the bullet right now
what's wrong with me
I was never any good at it anyhow
no more looking back
memories don't soothe the things I've learned
could take a hundred years to grow a tree
and a day to watch it burn
I want to be happy without love 
I want to believe
melt the dice and rip the cards
cause I'm not playing this game anymore
maybe I'll join the Buddhists
and cut off what is left of my hair
say a prayer for me
cause I was born healthy and now my minds a mess
doesn't that make me a candidate to be blessed
I won't ponder if you care
cause I don't want to care that you don't care
it's not fun to feel feelings for people who aren't there
my Lord what happened to my big brigt world
donated my dream book to the Salvation Army and took your name off my will
but I'm free
yippee
any day now I'll start writing happy songs
yeah casue I'm free
alright now
whoo hoo
a life without love alright, I'm free and you mean nothing to me
cause I'm free
and all the pressure's off now darlin
cause I'm free
golden ring
talk talk talk
for the good
johnny
driving
lets get married
aint gonna marry you
boom boom
free
honey honey
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