Some Kind of Heaven

by Allye Gaietto

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recorded in Detroit

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released November 12, 2016

recorded by Gordon Smith
mixed by Andy Thompson
mastered by Darren Vermaas
artwork by Satpreet Kahlon

piano/vocals: Allye Gaietto
guitar/bass: Gordon Smith
cello: Kaylan Mitchell
drums: Joe Myers

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Allye Gaietto Detroit, Michigan

Allye Gaietto is a singer-songwriter based in Detroit, MI. Her songs range from sparse and simple to intricate and complex; genre-wise, they're best described as sometimes eccentric, always thoughtful jazz-influenced pop. Her lyrics are wrought with self-aware fragility, brought to life by a voice always caught halfway between a shout and a whisper. ... more

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Track Name: Give Me Your Now
she believes in god, you believe in a bottle
I believe I'll steady myself where I can
she says her prayers, I prepare a confession
honey, you've got to choose between two promised lands
and I know this
oh, it's always been this way
you think that I didn't notice

but just give me your now
we're living in some kind of heaven anyhow
please, just give me your now

she slips into pews as I slip out of your bedroom,
head to the kitchen, and break a few eggs in the pan
you come downstairs, tell me you've quit drinking
'cause you're saving up to put a gem on her hand
and I know this
oh, it's always been this way
you think that I didn't notice

[chorus]

she picks a date and her bridesmaids dresses
looks like I'll be spending a day done up in blue
you catch my eye as she walks down the aisle
I'm reminded I was never walking towards you
we both know this
oh, it's always been this way
I hope she doesn't notice

[chorus]
Track Name: Floorboards
no more lying now; I will go to sleep
lock the words up in your mouth
trapped behind your teeth

your tongue crackles like the leaves beneath my feet
your eyes are black holes
they take but don't release

and oh, I creak like floorboards under
all the weight of you
and when you walk around I mutter
all that we've been through

you weave lies just like the braids in schoolgirl's hair
you keep them going til there's
nothing else left there

[chorus]

I waited years just for my chance to say a word
now I am thunder
I will rumble 'til I'm heard

[chorus]
Track Name: My Man
my man left me on a sunny day
my man left me; said he couldn't stay
said we were going two different ways
my man left me on a sunny day

my man left me feeling sad and low
my man left me; said he didn't know
if things were going how he thought they'd go
my man left me feeling sad and low

and oh, I think about him all the time
don't know if I should punch him or hold him tight
my man
my man
but I guess he isn't mine

my man left me, broke my heart in two
my man left me, but when he finds you
hope you're patient, kind, and true
hope he finds what he wanted to
Track Name: Get Gone
I've been in this town a few days now
and it feels so dry, like a desert, like a sky
that has no clouds
you won't come 'round
and I know why, I know why

I want another drink, want want another drink
wanna get gone, get gone
I need another drink, need need another drink
need to get gone, get gone

some days I swear I can feel it there
slipping down my throat like a poison; I could choke
I should spit it up
I refill my cup
and I know why, I know why

[chorus]

wish I could go back, retrace my tracks
look in that baby's eyes, tell her she's all right
that she ain't that bad
not her fault he's mad
that she'll turn out fine, but I know why

[chorus]
Track Name: Detroit City Blues
well I spent my money wisely
on the lottery and booze
yeah, it seemed a better gamble
than another night with you
and I know that you can't see, dear
why I do the things I do
but I'm looking for those detroit city blues

there ain't no other city
gonna know the things she knows
no, there ain't no other city
knows to keep her people close
through the things that she has been through
I wanna be like her those most
oh, I'm looking for those detroit city blues

in a state shaped like a hand
that's been nailed up on the cross
baby, you would understand
if you heard the warning shots
there is something deep inside her
that is torn and tempest-tossed
but we keep on singing those detroit city blues

well the night falls here like clockwork
but the streetlights don't turn on
the only light left flickers
"get your liquor here" and "pawn"
but despite her lamentations
she still grows and carries on
and we keep on singing those detroit city blues

yeah, we keep on singing those detroit city blues