Polly Pry

Polly Pry

 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
BandFolkAmericana

Toe-tapping, knee-slapping, tear-jerking original music, led by a ukulele-wielding crooner and master storyteller. Along with a rhythm section comprised entirely of professional musicians, Polly Pry concerts are well attended by loyal fans and new listeners alike.

Biography

Founded in 2005 by Kristen Foster and Anna Byars, this all-original band boasts an ultra-melodic song list that covers the basics of life and love, as seen through the rarely rose-tinted lens of songwriters who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves (and each other). Polly Pry is currently based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, performing locally and in surrounding cities and states.

Lyrics

Treat Me Bad

Written By: Kristen Kirschner and Anna Byars

Treat Me Bad
by: Kristen Kirschner and Anna Byars

V.1
Treat me bad
Treat me mean
Treat me like you got a vendetta

Take a pot shot
Show me what you got
Say I’m just not what you thought I’d be

And you can talk
To every blond
At the honkytonk

And you can disappear
For a year
Leave a P.O. Box

C.

Cause I’ve always
Had a hard spot
For a sheep in wolves’ clothes
So if you love me
It better not show

V.2
Don’t treat me fair
Don’t treat me sweet
Don’t treat me like I got what you need
Quit your job, it just robs
You of creativity

And you can hock
my chainsaw at the pawnshop
Crash your car in the sheriff’s yard
I will pay your bond

Chorus
. . .So if you love me, you can’t let it show

. . .You can store
Your black book in my top drawer
Carve another notch into your belt, babe
I’m not keeping score

Chorus

Loretta Lynn

Written By: Kristen Kirschner and Anna Byars

Loretta Lynn
by: Kristen Kirschner and Anna Byars

Loretta Lynn I have sinned
In your kitchen
Loretta Lynn I have sinned
In your kitchen

You gotta be kidding me
A postcard costs a dollar 33
Beer steins with pictures of you on the side
Will cost me just one lash short of an eye

Loretta Lynn. . .

Someone at home will have me sleeping alone
If I don’t come back with something
But at your counterfeit coalmine tonight
I can’t afford nothing

Loretta Lynn. . .

If I know you
and I think I know you
I know you won’t mind
If I lift one of your souvenir knives
And I’ll carve an IOU with my name
in a town they call hurricane

Loretta Lynn. . .

And I’ll get you back if we come through again,
Maybe then I’ll be richer

Tarheel

Written By: Kristen Kirschner and Matt Reasor

Tarheel
by: Kristen Kirschner and Matt Reasor

Oh I’m as blue as the grass of Kentucky and I’m twice as fast as the horses they got there
I’m running away
From LA
and the arms that just won’t hold me, no the arms that just can’t hold me there

I got a volunteer in Tennessee who says ‘baby, baby, you should be with me,’
A Georgia boy wants to pit my peach, but oh no, no I’m headed east

Chorus:
I want a Tarheel, he’s gonna stick right by me
Gonna get me a Tarheel, and he’s gonna stick right by me
Gonna find me a Tarheel and he’s gonna stick right by me
If you know them Tarheels, you know they’ll stick. . . by me

I’ll skip that hippie down in Missi-sticky and I won’t even hold hands
on the strip at Flora- Bama
I could think of a few things finer than spending a hot night in South Carolina
I won’t be able to think clear til’ I’m walking next to the Cape Fear and

Chorus:
I got me. . .

My heart’s the first in flight when I see his eyes when I see his eyes
My heart’s the first in flight when I see his eyes when I see his eyes
His heart’s the first in flight when he sees my thighs when he sees my thighs
Our hearts: The Brothers Wright when I see his eyes when he sees my thighs and. . .

Chorus:
I got me. . .

Two Warm Minutes

Written By: Kristen Kirschner


Two Warm Minutes

You’ve got a red red head and they say you’re like a fire
You’ve got a red red head and they say you’re like a fire
And I need you for one hot minute
Can I get you for one hot minute
Cause I’m tired of all the cold minutes
Yeah I’m tired of all the cold minutes

You gave me a nickname and when you use it I feel famous
You gave me a brand new nickname and when you use it I feel famous
And I want to know your real
Cause you never thought I was real
For you, I want to be real
Come on, let’s get real

You’ve got a thin thin mouth and you twist it into a scowl
You’ve got a thin thin mouth and I’ve seen you twist a scowl
And I want to straighten it out
Come on, let me straighten it out
I think a smile would straighten it out
I got a smile, here straighten it out

You’ve got a red red head
And you gave me a new nickname
You’ve got a thin thin scowl and I’m gonna straighten it out
So take one of your hot minutes
Put it next to one of my cold minutes
Let’s share two warm minutes
I want to share two warm minutes
With you.