My Own Personal Watermelon

by Suzy Callahan

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released July 4, 2008

Suzy Callahan: Vocals, Guitars
Scott Tyburski: World-spinning Euphoria, Waldorph synths
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering
All songs by Suzy Callahan
Cover Painting by Lydia Tyburski

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"With a punk-flavored art-rock children’s rhyme ... It’s deliberately arbitrary and deeply embellished .... Suzy Callahan is indie rock’s own molecular gastronomist" chillfiltr.com/blog/2018/10/7/suzy-callahan-georgia-okeeffe

"She has painstakingly presupposed the outcome of every electronic overdub, every tonal shift.Like a farrier, she bends sounds to suit her needs" dcmusicdownload.com
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Track Name: Her Face in My Place
Took a train, a runaway, to go where I could go
To blow away the memories of smoke
Took a train, a runaway, to go where I could go
To blow away, before I choke

Then I saw her face, in my place
Yeah I saw her face, in my place

Went downtown to look around, to see what I could see
To go the places other souls do go
Went downtown to look around, to see what I could see
To trace the path of what normal would be

Then I saw her face, in my place
Yeah I saw her face, in my place

It was not a nice way to see what I had to see,
It was not a nice way to see

Then I saw her face, in my place
Yeah I saw her face, in my place

It was not a nice way to see what I had to see,
It was not a nice way to see

It was a nice way
Not a nice way to see
Track Name: Personal Watermelon
(Only one, only one personal item can be carried on)

I have a personal problem, can I carry it on

I have a personal friend, but he’s taking it wrong

I have a person watermelon, got it on the seat

Don’t start saying that the overhead is only meant for smaller bags and stuff that means nothing to me

(Only one, only one personal item can be carried on)

You read an advice column advising a move

You flew farther and farther, said the airplane’s smooth

Now I’m paying a visit but it’s hard to speak

Don’t start saying that the overhead is only meant for smaller bags and stuff that means nothing to me

(The overhead is only meant for smaller…)

Don’t start saying that the overhead is only meant for smaller bags and stuff that means nothing to me

Finally landing and the seat belt sign is almost off and the overheads are open and we’re standing and I hope you're out there waiting so I can hand you this fruit that traveled with me

(eerie walking)
Track Name: Cowboy Woman
Well can you find someone to take care of my children
There’s really no one else just like me
I’d like to stick around but I’m not staying in this town
I just can’t seem to fill their every need

Grab me beer, point me to the steer
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman
The land is open wide, gonna take me some hide
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman
Move over Jack, I’ve been and back.
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman
I’ve handled the rope, this is not a joke
I’m a cowboy woman

Well can you find someone to end this helpless feeling
There’s really no one else there for me
I’d like to rest awhile but that’s really not my style
I don’t want you to get ahead of me

Grab me beer, point me to the steer
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman
The land is open wide, gonna tear me some hide
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman
Move over Jack, I’ve been and back.
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman
Gonna handle the rope, this is not a joke
Cuz I’m a cowboy woman

I’m a cowboy, I’m a cowboy …

Now I find myself without this love I’m needing
There’s really no one else left for me
Just to have the time, to get back what was mine
But there’s no going back, now I see

No going back, now I see

I’m a cowboy
Track Name: Piece of My Heart
I’m in search of a piece of my heart,
the one you took on Sunday
I’m in search of a piece of my heart,
the part you stole in one day

It’s goin' round and round and round
and round in my head
That’s right a piece went missing,
that night I saw you kissing her

I need the part and some glue,
need it back from you

I’m in search of the piece of my heart,
to put it back together
I’m in search of the piece of my heart,
the part you’ll keep forever

It’s goin' over and over
and over again
That night I saw you kissing her
I knew you weren’t a missin' me

I need the part and some glue,
need it back from you
Track Name: Muscovy Mine
In Russia we ate only bread and salt
In Russia it wasn’t our fault
In Russia all we do
In Russia hold our dreams a little longer

Only the warmth of strangers keeps you here
(Muscoy mine)
Feels like heart beat harder when they’re near
(Muscoy mine)

In Russia with every river is black
In Russia nothing, no choice
In Russia hold your breath a little longer

I hope the warmth of strangers keep you here
(Muscoy mine)
I feel my heart beat harder when you’re here
(Muscoy mine)

And did the warmth of strangers keep you here?
I feel your heart beat harder when I’m here
Track Name: Billy Indian (Redux)
A faded anorak half hanging on a door
Sliding over tiles that mended up a floor
And under a saucer, a picture of daughter
Holding a memory of all, all that you taught her

Someone hear a creaking twig on a window pane
Someone walked the path that led down a lonely lane
Sister and brother, arm in another
Kicking a stone into a hole and calling for mother

Billy Indian they carry you away
Billy Indian yesterday
Yellow rose, yellow rose by the telephone
Billy Indian they never left you alone

Oh no

She sent you a letter, that said to forget her
Only the memories, will make you feel better

Billy Indian they carried you away
Billy Indian yesterday
Yellow rose, yellow rose by the telephone
Billy Indian they never left you alone

(traditional)
She’s a good old worker and good old pal
15 miles on the Erie Canal

I’ve got a mule, her name is Sal
15 miles on the Erie Canal

Down the river, oh down the river, oh down the river we go
Down the river, oh down the river, oh down the Ohio
Track Name: Which Side You On
Which side you on, honey, which side you on?
My side is gone, my side is gone
Which side you on, honey, my side is gone
My side is gone, which side you on?

But all the doubters don’t have no fun
I hear the shouters, I think we won

Switch sides you on, honey, switch sides you on?
My side’s in front, my side’s in front
My side won’t taunt, honey, my side won’t taunt
Which side you on, which side you on?

But all the doubters don’t have no fun
I hear the shouters, I think we won

Switch sides you on, honey, switch sides you on?
My side’s in front, my side’s in front
My side won’t taunt, honey, my side won’t taunt
Which side you on, which side you on?

Which side you on, honey, which side you on?
My side is gone, my side is gone
Which side you on, honey, my side is gone
My side is gone, which side you on?

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