I'm Not Myself Today

from by Krista Baroni

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    All songs written and performed by Krista Baroni
    Recorded at Dirt Floor
    Mixed and Matched by Eric Lichter & Steve Wytas

    Album Photography courtesy of Margaret Belanger Photography
    Album Art created by Emily Joy Ashman

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lyrics

Please excuse my playing the blues
I’m not myself today

This morning a beast in my bed sang my refrain
It ate my meals, wore my clothes, and answered to my name

It told me “You’ve been dying since the day of your birth, don’t waste a lifetime living to work. Besides, being brave means sometimes you must misbehave.”

Please excuse my playing the blues
I’m not myself today

I’m a melancholy mess, exposed as though I’m dressed in cellophane
I lost a gamble for my soul to a devil- he’s a glutton for my shame

He said “you might feel haunted by your harrowing climb, don’t fret, the best of cowboys all lose heart sometimes. Follow your own reason and rhyme, be defiant and you will be just fine.”

Oh why does it please you to tease me?
Oh why won’t you let sleeping dogs lie?
Why do you try and keep me down?
I’m climbing out from under your thumb and into the sun and I’m free
Just like a little bird should be
Love me- or leave me my liberty

Please excuse my playing the blues
I’m not myself today

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from The Alabaster Girl, released January 6, 2015

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Krista Baroni Providence, Rhode Island

For her sophomore album, New England based singer/songwriter Krista Baroni had a vision; to record an album with a sound lifted straight from the 1970s Laurel Canyon songwriters.

Howling electric guitar solos and melancholy Mellotron colors 'The Alabaster Girl' with vintage tones, while still allowing the songwriters delicate acoustic guitar, emotive vocals and poetic lyrics to take center stage.
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