Smiling

by The Fawns

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about

12 songs in 38 minutes, that's a good sign. Not so much stripped of excess as lovingly crafted from elegant simplicity, the songs of Lesa Bezo and her group The Fawns settle into a musical armchair we'll call "twanglepop."

The strongest essence is a gentle 1950s countryrock amble married to sweetly poignant and honest ruminations on romance delivered by Bezo's organic vocals.

However, as the tracks pass by, aromas of shimmering reverbed guitars, spunky new wave flavors and boy/girl pop bounce all are blended into the mix.

Lush steel guitar here recalls Cowboy Junkies, a hooky melodic couplet one part wit/one part heartbreak equals Jonathan Richman there. This album can be your soundtrack to a blissful yet contemplative summer day. And should be, for quite a few.

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released January 29, 2003

Credits
Lesa Bezo - Vocals, Guitar
Max Germer - Bass, Vocals
Rob Myer - Drums, Vocals
Henning Ohlenbusch - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Keyboard

Bruce Tull - Pedal Steel (tracks 3, 5, 6)
Recorded at Rub Wrongways Records by Henning Ohlenbusch
Mastered by Dan Richardson Up In the Basement
Photography: Henning & Lesa.
Art Design: Max
All songs written by Lesa Bezo except:
Tracks 2 & 11 - Kelly Lamay/Lesa Bezo
Tracks 3, 4, 9 - Bezo/Ohlenbusch
Arranged by the Fawns
©2003 Lesa Bezo

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Track Name: Make Me Sad
Sing along with "Smiling"

Make Me Sad

I...I think I've had about enough
Of you acting so tough
I think I'd rather stay away
I think I've had about enough

I...I think I want to go home
Just to forget about the drone
That I hear in your voice
I think I want to go home

And
I...I think I've had about enough
Of you acting so tough
I think I'd rather stay away
I think I've had about enough

You...You make me so sad
When everything's a mess
And all the fun has passed
You make me so sad

I...I don't want to count you out
Of my life for good
You know we have a good time
When you're acting alright
When you're acting alright
When you're acting alright

You...You make me so sad
When everything's a mess
And all the fun has passed
You make me so sad

You make me so sad
You make me so sad
You make me so sad
You make me so sad

Fiirst Step Down

I got the first step down
You're gonna see a little charm
I got the first step down
You're gonna feel a little charm
The last I heard
You were walkin' alone
Yeah for all I know
You could be trying to find
Your way home

But Baby if you said stay
Things would turn out the same
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change

The secrets I been keeping
They been wearing me down
And all the books you gave me
Well I threw them out
You tore down my pride
But I built it back up
I learned everything I need
To rise above

But Baby if you said stay
Things would turn out the same
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change

But Baby if you said stay
Things would turn out the same
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change
Now I know better than that....

Boy Crazy

I'm in love
With the boy downstairs
He's got pretty blue eyes
And messy brown hair
And he carries his guitar
On his way out to the bar
And he's lookin' kind of sweet
In his t-shirt and his jeans

I'm in love
With the boy next door
He's got a bitchin hemi-cuda
And his look is so hard core
And he chirps second gear
On his way out for a beer
And he's lookin' kinda tough
I think that he's a little slut

Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy

I'm in love with the boys downtown
They scream and yell and shout
They're not afraid of getting loud
And they're always wanting more
And they're always really bored
And they all go out and dance
Like it could be they're last chance

Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy

I'm in love
With a boy at work
He comes in late
And always leaves first
And I see him in the hall
He's so pretty and so tall
And he turns and smiles at me
That's when I know I'll always be

Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy

Always on My Mind

I can't believe
I've been deceived
You broke my heart
Now we're apart

Still you're always on my mind
Yeah, you're always on my mind

It's hard to tell
Just when we fell
You walked away
I had no say

But you're always on my mind
Yeah, you're always on my mind

I can't believe
I'm so relieved
You walked away
I'm free to play

Still you're always on my mind
Yeah, you're always on my mind

Stop Talkin'

Why don't you just stop talkin' bout it
Why don't you just stop talkin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're talkin' about

Why don't you just stop thinkin' bout it
Why don't you just stop thinkin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're thinkin' about

You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're headin' back
You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're back

Why don't you just stop dreamin' bout it
Why don't you just stop dreamin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're dreamin' about

Why don't you just stop singin' bout it
Why don't you just stop singin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're singin' about

You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're headin' back
You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're back

Why don't you just stop
Why don't you just stop
Why don't you just stop
Why don't you just stop

A Little Bit Nervous

Cheer me up when I’m feeling down.
Life is sweeter when you’re around.
Sometimes I really don’t believe it myself.
That I’m lying here with no one else
But you

I get a little bit nervous
And I get a little bit ecstatic
When I know you’re on your way to my house.

Calm me down when I’m all riled up.
You really know how to shut me up.
With candy kisses and chocolate dreams
Silly moments and sexy schemes
For me

I get a little bit nervous
And I get a little bit ecstatic
I get a little bit nervous
And I get a little bit ecstatic
When I know you're on your way to my house
When I know you're on your way to my house
When I know you're on your way to my house

David Is A Guy

David is a guy
He's such a nice guy
He comes from Texas
He ain't afraid to fly

Helps us with our tools
Helps us with our queries
Helps us with our code
Can I get a UI?

David is a guy
He's such a cool guy
He broke my parent's chair
They didn't even care

Wears a goofy smile
Wears his glasses sometimes
Where's he right now?
Do you have his number?

David is a guy
He's such and awesome guy
He likes to explore
He's got postcards galore

Helps us with our tools
Helps us with our queries
Helps us with our code
Can I get a UI?

Ooooo
Ooooo
Ooooo
Ooooo

David...
Is......
A.......
Guy.....

We all miss David

This Time

Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da

I'm hiding out today
You're feeling locked away
It's just the same old thing
And I don't think we'll survive
This time

So now the snow comes down
It sends me underground
I think I'll hibernate
But I don't think I can stay
This time

Call on me
And I'll see you through
Call on me
And I'll see you through

You said yourself it's true
We know their every move
It's just the same old thing
And I think we might survive
This time

Call on me
And I'll see you through
Call on me
And I'll see you through

Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da

I'm hiding out today....

Wicked Cold

Get together with some friends
A 2-hour plan
Check the local listings
For our favorite band
Nothing really going on tonight
So we'd better just stay inside

The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road

Drink some whiskey
It's our favorite thing to do
Bring a guitar
You play I'll sing for you
Nothing really going on tonight
So we'd better just stay inside

The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road

Bring the Scrabble and some ice
I've got the snacks
We can write a little ditty
Lay down the tracks

Nothing really going on tonight
So we'd better just stay inside

The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road
The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road

All I Wanted

Now's about the time
I feel lonely
Now's about the time
I feel scared
Look into my eyes
And tell me
Are you even planning
On staying here

All I wanted was to tell you
All I wanted was to tell you

Here is when
I start believing
Here is where
I make it up in my head
Smile for me
Before you're leaving
Kiss me once
Before you leave my bed

All I wanted was to tell you
All I wanted was to tell you

All I wanted was to tell you
Track Name: First Step Down
I got the first step down
You're gonna see a little charm
I got the first step down
You're gonna feel a little charm
The last I heard
You were walkin' alone
Yeah for all I know
You could be trying to find
Your way home

But Baby if you said stay
Things would turn out the same
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change

The secrets I been keeping
They been wearing me down
And all the books you gave me
Well I threw them out
You tore down my pride
But I built it back up
I learned everything I need
To rise above

But Baby if you said stay
Things would turn out the same
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change

But Baby if you said stay
Things would turn out the same
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change
Now I know better than that
Baby, you'll never change
Now I know better than that....
Track Name: Boy Crazy
I'm in love
With the boy downstairs
He's got pretty blue eyes
And messy brown hair
And he carries his guitar
On his way out to the bar
And he's lookin' kind of sweet
In his t-shirt and his jeans

I'm in love
With the boy next door
He's got a bitchin hemi-cuda
And his look is so hard core
And he chirps second gear
On his way out for a beer
And he's lookin' kinda tough
I think that he's a little slut

Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy

I'm in love with the boys downtown
They scream and yell and shout
They're not afraid of getting loud
And they're always wanting more
And they're always really bored
And they all go out and dance
Like it could be they're last chance

Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy

I'm in love
With a boy at work
He comes in late
And always leaves first
And I see him in the hall
He's so pretty and so tall
And he turns and smiles at me
That's when I know I'll always be

Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy, boy crazy
Track Name: Always On My Mind
I can't believe
I've been deceived
You broke my heart
Now we're apart

Still you're always on my mind
Yeah, you're always on my mind

It's hard to tell
Just when we fell
You walked away
I had no say

But you're always on my mind
Yeah, you're always on my mind

I can't believe
I'm so relieved
You walked away
I'm free to play

Still you're always on my mind
Yeah, you're always on my mind
Track Name: Stop Talkin'
Why don't you just stop talkin' bout it
Why don't you just stop talkin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're talkin' about

Why don't you just stop thinkin' bout it
Why don't you just stop thinkin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're thinkin' about

You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're headin' back
You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're back

Why don't you just stop dreamin' bout it
Why don't you just stop dreamin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're dreamin' about

Why don't you just stop singin' bout it
Why don't you just stop singin' bout it
Why don't you just do what you're singin' about

You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're headin' back
You talk too much
And then you're off the track
But then you're back

Why don't you just stop
Why don't you just stop
Why don't you just stop
Why don't you just stop
Track Name: A Little Bit Nervous
Cheer me up when I’m feeling down.
Life is sweeter when you’re around.
Sometimes I really don’t believe it myself.
That I’m lying here with no one else
But you

I get a little bit nervous
And I get a little bit ecstatic
When I know you’re on your way to my house.

Calm me down when I’m all riled up.
You really know how to shut me up.
With candy kisses and chocolate dreams
Silly moments and sexy schemes
For me

I get a little bit nervous
And I get a little bit ecstatic
I get a little bit nervous
And I get a little bit ecstatic
When I know you're on your way to my house
When I know you're on your way to my house
When I know you're on your way to my house
Track Name: David Is A Guy
David is a guy
He's such a nice guy
He comes from Texas
He ain't afraid to fly

Helps us with our tools
Helps us with our queries
Helps us with our code
Can I get a UI?

David is a guy
He's such a cool guy
He broke my parent's chair
They didn't even care

Wears a goofy smile
Wears his glasses sometimes
Where's he right now?
Do you have his number?

David is a guy
He's such and awesome guy
He likes to explore
He's got postcards galore

Helps us with our tools
Helps us with our queries
Helps us with our code
Can I get a UI?

Ooooo
Ooooo
Ooooo
Ooooo

David...
Is......
A.......
Guy.....

We all miss David
Track Name: This Time
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da

I'm hiding out today
You're feeling locked away
It's just the same old thing
And I don't think we'll survive
This time

So now the snow comes down
It sends me underground
I think I'll hibernate
But I don't think I can stay
This time

Call on me
And I'll see you through
Call on me
And I'll see you through

You said yourself it's true
We know their every move
It's just the same old thing
And I think we might survive
This time

Call on me
And I'll see you through
Call on me
And I'll see you through

Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da da da da da
Ba da da

I'm hiding out today....
Track Name: Wicked Cold
Get together with some friends
A 2-hour plan
Check the local listings
For our favorite band
Nothing really going on tonight
So we'd better just stay inside

The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road

Drink some whiskey
It's our favorite thing to do
Bring a guitar
You play I'll sing for you
Nothing really going on tonight
So we'd better just stay inside

The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road

Bring the Scrabble and some ice
I've got the snacks
We can write a little ditty
Lay down the tracks

Nothing really going on tonight
So we'd better just stay inside

The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road
The snow is falling
We're wicked cold
And I don't know if they'll
Plow my road
Track Name: All I Wanted
Now's about the time
I feel lonely
Now's about the time
I feel scared
Look into my eyes
And tell me
Are you even planning
On staying here

All I wanted was to tell you
All I wanted was to tell you

Here is when
I start believing
Here is where
I make it up in my head
Smile for me
Before you're leaving
Kiss me once
Before you leave my bed

All I wanted was to tell you
All I wanted was to tell you

All I wanted was to tell you