Sweeter

by Jodi Hildebran

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released December 15, 2014

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Jodi Hildebran Winston Salem, North Carolina

Singer-songwriter with an affinity for combining indie folk and pop, with a touch of country sass.

Although I've been singing since I was just a little girl, I did not start writing songs until my father passed down my grandfather’s vintage Gibson J-45 acoustic to me. That guitar turned out to be the impetus I needed to spark the songwriting process, and I haven't stopped writing since.
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Track Name: Sweeter
Sweeter
Boy you know it’s not right yeah you know it’s not okay
How you go on about that stupid car all day
Guess you took me for a ride when you said I’d be your bride
Cause I know you won’t let go of that souped up GTO

Chorus:
Yeah you’re sweeter on your car than you are on me
Maybe I’ll just pour a little sugar in the tank and let you leave

Boy I’ve been trying to be patient, been trying to be kind
But if we’re gonna make it, I need some peace of mind
Been begging for a ring, but that don’t mean a thing
To a guy like you, but that’s nothing new

Chorus 2x
Bridge:
Boy you better make up your mind cause you just might wake up to find
These rearview mirrors are all I left behind

Chorus
Bridge 2:
Oh babe I tore out the carburetor maybe you can find it later
Ripped out the battery, boy that car is history
Gonna pull out the shocks, tow it to the docks
Fill it up with rocks and watch it sink

You’re sweeter on your car that you are on me
Maybe I’ll tear it apart piece by piece
You’re sweeter on your car than you are on me
Maybe I’ll just pour a little sugar down the tank and watch you leave.
Track Name: Just Fine
You say you're fine and so do I
I guess we'll just go our separate ways
Or we could put it off
See how we feel in the light of day
Either way

Chorus:
I'm fine, I'm gonna be just fine
Oh I know I'll be just fine

Close my eyes, wake up
Kiss me good-bye
But I won't even cry this time
Sun still rises and the
Moon still shines

Chorus x2

And I know as long as you're with me
Just fine is all you'll ever be
And I'm not so sure I don't love you anymore
But not sure's not really good enough for me

Chorus x3
Track Name: Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil

Just had one of those days but I’d take you and your sweet-talking ways any day
Yeah I guess you got the key, yeah you know you really get me and I can feel the electricity

Chorus:
Baby let’s burn up the midnight oil, light up the wire
Burn up the midnight oil, light up the wire
Oh babe, we’re gonna set this place on fire
I don’t care and I won’t look back that train’s already left the track
Well just another minute, my life won’t be the same without you in it
Yeah you, you know it’s true

Chorus

Bridge:
They say where there’s a flame there is smoke
Sometimes I think I just woke
From a dream - Close my eyes
Keep dreaming and dreaming and dreaming all night

Baby let’s burn up the midnight oil, light up the wire
Burn up the midnight oil, light up the wire
Burn up the midnight oil, light up the wire
Oh babe, we’re gonna set this place on fire

Burn up the midnight oil, light up the wire (3x)
Track Name: Sky High Heels
I don't need a man to tell me who I am
Girl neither do you
Just wash that boy away
Like he was last night's mistake
Yeah pour him down the drain
Well tomorrow we'll be just fine
But tonight we're gonna need something stronger than wine

Chorus:
I've been there before
I know how you feel
You've gotta pick yourself up
Put on those sky high heels and walk on
Show'em you're made of steel and that's all
This ain't nothing a little Johnny and Jack can't heal
This ain't nothing a little Johnny and Jack can't heal

You know I don't even care
I'll always be there
That's what friends are for
Just put on your best dress
Settle for nothing less
Than everything you want
Well tomorrow we'll be just fine
But tonight we're gonna walk the line

Chorus

Bridge:
Get out there, girl
Show'em how it's done
Keep'em wanting more
Have a little fun
Girl, you got it so get it
In the morning we might feel like shhh
But we'll get over it

Just put on those sky high heels and walk on
Show'em you're made of steel and that's all
This ain't nothing a little Johnny and Jack can't heal
This ain't nothing a little Johnny and Jack can't heal
This ain't nothing a little Johnny and Jack can't heal
So put on your sky high heels and walk on.
Track Name: Wash You Away
Wishes and dreams are just fairytale things
Just like you and me
The curtain will drop
We’ll take down the props and we’ll do it all over again

Chorus 1
Oh I wish I could just wash you away
Close my eyes and not see your face
I would scrub you outta every inch of this place
I’m gonna just wash you away
Couldn’t make you see it was just make believe
Oh but I really wish I could
Honey I’m just not that good

Chorus 2
I wish I could just wash you away
There’s nothing I can do to make you stay
So I’ll scrub you outta every inch of this place
I’m gonna just wash you away

With water so cold it takes my breath away
I’ll bleach my heart, that’s a good place to start
Then I’ll rinse my eyes and I’ll realize it’s gonna be okay

Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Track Name: Cry Carolina
Cry Carolina

Cry Carolina Heard you been looking for me
You’ve got the sunset at your back and the coast to your east

Everybody knows you got the best of me
But I’m running on E, fill the tank with gasoline
Keep on driving till I find me

Cry Carolina Heard you been looking for me
But even as I write this song I’m wishing I could go back home

Back to the foothills where I belong
Oh but it’s a long time gone
And something just feels wrong, so

Cry Carolina Heard you been looking for me
I close my eyes, I dare to dream
I listen to that old fiddle scream and I will

Cry Carolina Oh I think I’ll never find ya
Sometimes you gotta You just gotta put the past behind ya
Life goes on and I’m not the girl I used to be
But that’s okay with me.
I’ll just Cry Carolina, Cry Carolina,
Oh won’t you cry Carolina, for me.
Track Name: One Shot at a Time
One Shot at a Time
You take your whiskey one shot at a time
You think you’ll miss me but darlin’ you ain’t mine
Just take that heartache, don’t know what for
But you can drown it all on that old dance floor

Just take that whiskey and go on home
Maybe you’ll miss me when you’re all alone
Too much heartbreak – I don’t know what for
But you’ll take it all, and you’ll get no more

Just take that whiskey and drink it up
You’ll try to kiss me, but I’ve had enough
Oh grab another bottle, don’t know what for
Can’t get no sleep, baby one more pour

Just take that whiskey, drown your sorrow
Go on and risk me and our tomorrow
Do another round, don’t know what for
And you can watch me walk right out that door

Take that whiskey, go on take that whiskey
Take that whiskey, go on take that whiskey

Go on now, go on now, go on now

And take that whisky one shot at a time
Go on say you’ll miss me, but that ain’t worth a dime
Boy you’re too much heartache, I don’t know what for
But I’ve had enough – won’t take no more.
Track Name: Bitter Ends
Bitter Ends

Nothing lasts forever and I won’t pretend
I haven’t had my share of bitter ends
But sometimes you just dive in

Chorus:
You spin me around
Sideways and upsidedown
You tear my soul straight to the ground
And I don’t even care
I swear I’d do it all again even though
I know the ending
Here’s to happy beginnings

Who cares about tomorrow
The sun will set on everything eventually
Oh but, I might wake up in love

Chorus

Bridge:
Life in the light makes the darkness all right
I can find my way if you go or if you stay
‘cause in the end, I’ll always have
The happy beginning

Chorus 2x.