Kristin Andreassen

Kristin Andreassen

BandFolk

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Lyrics

Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes

Written By: Kristin Andreassen

I went to see the doctor. I’d come down with the blues.
She said "I cannot cure you, but there's something you can do…
Get out a piece of paper and sit down for a while.
And draw a pretty picture of something that makes you smile.”

Well, I know what makes me happy. Didn't have to think for long.
But when I tried to draw, it always came out wrong.
I had a box of 12, 48 and 64.
But nowhere could I find the one shade I was looking for.

I guess I realized… shoulda come as no surprise…

Chorus:
Crayola doesn't make a color for your eyes.
There is no way that I could possibly describe you.
Crayola doesn't make a color to draw my love.

At first I thought of Green-Blue, but then I saw Blue-Green.
And then again, in bright light, they look Aquamarine.
And then at night they're darker. I looked again for you.
Saw Gray and Black and went out walkin' after Midnight Blue.

But the hues of the deepest skies would be a compromise...
Chorus

Spring Green is much too yellow, Sea Green is far too pale.
Cornflower's way too mellow, so I'll try again and fail.
There's no way I can capture the way you make me feel.
One look from you is rapture, whether Blue or Green or Teal.

No color qualifies. That crayon's telling lies...
Chorus

I grabbed that Periwinkle. So sure I had it now.
But you wink and there's a twinkle in your eye and still, somehow,
I just can't get that sparkle. Those glitter crayons won't.
Maybe Glow-in-the-Dark'll get it right. Aw, no they don't.

Mr. Crayola tries, but I'm left to fantasize...
Chorus

For your eyes, something darker… let’s see what I can find.
Melted mahogany and got the depth not the shine.
Just about gave up and then I… peeled the paper off a little end of…
Really thought it coulda been – ah. Not even BURNT SIENNA!

Your passport says they’re “brown”, but I’m gonna keep lookin’ round…
Chorus & Repeat

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Recording Notes

Kristin Andreassen – Lead Vocal & Two hands playing pattycake
Megan Downes – The other two hands playing pattycake
Mark Schatz – Bass & Whistling
Scott Senior – Additional percussion
Ruth Ungar & Aoife O’Donovan – Harmony Vocals

Hello Where Are You? (The Cell Phone Prisoner)

Written By: Kristin Andreassen

BRRRING....
Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Just walkin’ out the door. Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Had to run to the store.

Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Now I’m back in the car. Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Well, I haven’t moved far.

I think it’s less than a mile since the last time you rang.
In fact, I’ve been on the phone since I bought this thang…

Driving in my car, let it be known
I don’t care if I can “roam”
I’m still a prisoner and my cell is a phone.

BRRRING...
Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
What’s that? Say that again? Hello.
(Can you hear me now?)
Bad reception on this plane.

Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
I was just starting to slumber.Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
How did YOU get this number?

Now that everybody knows I’ve got this extra plastic ear
I can't really say “Who? She’s not here.”

Plane or train, let it be known
I don’t care if I can “roam”
I’m still a prisoner and my cell is a phone.

Bridge:
Do you remember the long blue highway at night
There’s a low, blue glow by the side
Of the road there’s a pay phone swallowing dimes.
A pay phone’s slowly eatin’ up time…I don’t mind.

Inside the waitress’ll give you a pocket full of change
Or better, you’re outside. You’re riding on the range.
You’re a cowgirl, baby and the sky is your own.
Those saddlebags, they don’t got room for no phone.

BRRRRING...
Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Can you call back after nine? Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Oh, by the way, I’m fine. ;-).

Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
You don’t really wanna know. Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Sure, let’s talk now....Oh. The battery’s running low.

C’est la vie, say the old folks. You never can tell.
But me, I’m running back to Ma Ma Ma Bell….

BRRRING...
Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
That’s a really good question. Hello.
(Hello where are you?)
Time to stop and ask directions. Hello.
CRRRRRASSSSH....
Ahhhh….. um.
(Hello are you okay?)
What’s the fine for hit & run?

Oh, officer, don’t arrest me. Isn’t it enough?
Can’t you see I’m already handcuffed?

Round the world to home, let it be known.
I don’t care if I can roam.
I’m still a prisoner, and my cell is a phone.

BRRRING....
It’s for you…

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Recording Notes:
Kristin Andreassen – lead vocal
Mark Schatz – bass & backup vocals
Danny Knicely – guitar
Scott Senior – percussion
"Hello Where Are You?" Choir - Mark Schatz, Danny Knicely, Oliver Steck, Eileen Carson, Megan Downes & Neil Knicely

The Shiny Penny Song

Written By: Kristin Andreassen

Find a penny, shiny new.
Find a penny, shiny new.
That's what love was like with you.

Chorus
And with your mouth on mine, my love,
You poured my heart full of gold.
So when you broke my heart,
It was only to break the mold.

Sun and sand, salt and sea.
Sun and sand, salt and sea.
Sun and sand, salt and sea.
One fine day you gave to me.

Chorus

Bridge:
You left me lonely, love,
And yet more solid than before.
Somehow both strong and soft,
Of my own worth more sure.

Glass of tears, tall and blue.
Glass of tears, tall and blue.
I raise my glass and freely drink
These tears for having known you.

…my love,
you poured my heart full of gold
that I will keep with me as I grow old.

Find a penny shiny new.
Find a penny shiny new.

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Recording Notes:

Kristin Andreassen - vocal & guitar
Mark Schatz - bass
Eric Merrill - banjo & fiddle
Danny Knicely - mandolin
Jake Armerding - harmony vocal