Lorraine Conard

Lorraine Conard

 Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Lorraine Conard wields her deep, soulful voice to bring her songwriting vibrantly to life, ranging from toe-tapping, country-fried Americana to folk-tinged blues. All her songs, regardless of their roots, are anchored by rich, earthy vocals that are equally capable of soothing and electrifying.

Biography

First-time listeners are often surprised to hear Lorraine Conard's deep, soulful singing voice. She wields it to bring her songwriting vibrantly to life, ranging from toe-tapping, country-fried Americana to folk-tinged blues. All her songs, regardless of their patchwork roots, are anchored by rich, earthy vocals that are equally capable of soothing and electrifying.

She also brings to the stage a fine collection of first-class bad jokes that she delights in sharing with fellow connoisseurs.

Lyrics

My Blues Are Dragging Me Away

Written By: Lorraine Conard

I'm gonna kick off both my slippers, I'm gonna lace up both my shoes
I'm gonna dig out my old suitcase, Cram it full of all my blues
No need to write a letter, to that good man of mine
'Cause he knows I'm bound for Memphis, I'll be back
In my own good time

My blues are dragging me away x3
Hope I can find my way home some day

He's gonna drop me at the station, with my guitar and laced-up shoes
Gonna hand the man my ticket, climb aboard with all my blues.
And that driver knows his business, moves us right on down the line
Thirteen hours in a greyhound bound for memphis
Making real good time

My blues are dragging me away x3
Hope I can find my way home some day

When I disembark in that fair city, breathe in fine delta air
Gonna walk down to the crossroads, kneel and say a prayer
Then I'll shut my mouth and listen, to all the music I can find
Cause the folks that play in Memphis are keeping
Some real good time.

My blues are dragging me away x3
Hope I can find my way home some day

Carry Me

Written By: Lorraine Conard

Verse:
Carry me to the river, and carry me back home
Because I’m old, and I’m dying,
and I’ve forgotten all the things that I should say

Carry me, to the mountains, carry me to the heights
Because I long to see heaven,
and that’s the closest I’ll get to heaven tonight

Chorus:
I know its, easy to say, how time slips away,
And though my body is changing, my heart is still the same

Verse:
Carry me, to my mother, and carry me back to my home
Because I still recall, when I was just a child,
that she would hold me and say you’ll never be alone.

Carry me to the church yard, carry me back down the aisle
Because I’ve been alone for quite some time now and I would so love to see my lover’s smile

Chorus:
I know its, easy to say, how time slips away,
And though my body is changing, my heart is still the same

Verse:
Carry me to the graveyard, carry me to my grave
Lay my body down in the cold dark ground
But I’m going home to my father and I am not afraid

Chorus:
I know its, easy to say, how time slips away,
And though my body is changing, my heart is still the same

High and Lonesome

Written By: Lorraine Conard

Verse 1:
High and lonesome, that's how I feel
Ever since you went away and left me here
They tell me I'm better off when you're not around
But oh that high and lonesome won't put me down

Chorus:
I've been so lonely, only you can ease my pain
Its funny, 'cause you caused it honey
And you're the kind of dog that's gonna
bite me again

Verse 2:
Love me baby, or let me be
Don't make me want you if you don't want me
I've spent too many nights crying over you
And oh that high and lonesome it sure feels blue

Chorus:
I've been so lonely, only you can ease my pain
Its funny, 'cause you caused it honey
And you're the kind of dog that's gonna
bite me again

Verse 3:
So I'll be waiting, fool that I am
Hoping you'll come through my door again
I planted flowers and I'm sure they'll be in bloom
And I'll be high and lonesome over you

Chorus:
I've been so lonely, only you can ease my pain
Its funny, 'cause you caused it honey
And you're the kind of dog that's gonna
bite me again

Repeat Verse 1:
High and lonesome, that's how I feel
Ever since you went away and left me here
They tell me I'm better off when you're not around
But oh that high and lonesome won't put me down