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1.
04:15
You think you can bring me down You think I’m not gonna put up a fight You think you can push me down You think I’m not strong inside Well it’s cause of you that I learnt to fight It’s cause of you I had to become strong inside If it wasn’t you It would have been something else Because I’m a woman who won’t be broken in My feet are planted firm in the dirt beneath them No one is my master or minder I’m neither animal or child But you don’t want to anger me Because I’m wild And you the duance who can’t tie his shoes Simple and small minded Think you have all the answers ‘well I have a few too We don’t see eye to eye But just because it’s your view Doesn’t’ make you right And I’m a woman who won’t be broken in My feet are planted firm in the dirt beneath them No one is my master or minder I’m neither animal or child But you don’t want to anger me Because I’m wild And one day I’ll find a man To stand beside me Not like you , In my way You have no respect for yourself Let alone anyone else But you won’t make a fool out of me Wait and see Because I’m a woman who won’t be broken in My feet are planted firm in the dirt beneath them No one is my master or minder I’m neither animal or child But you don’t want to anger me Because I’m wild
2.
Last night in Austin Texas, as I walked into the Continental Club Didn’t know yet I’d have my pick of dancing partners, I’d be shaking it down I was a lone star drinking the place dry Looking out for the talent But every guy had a girl and girl had a guy Folks that knew this town many more years than I All the while Dale Watson played Our feet moving all the right ways Made for Texas two-step Tonight we’ll Shake without a care I spotted a man tall and handsome He wore a hat large and proud, I asked the cowboy to dance and he obliged Listen to the music and before long we were Stepping in time That cowboy from Missouri had me on the dance floor but this music was made to share I took turn with a gentle old man He knew how to dance he weren’t bending my hand Said he was too old to polka His friend held out his hand and took over My eyes still on that cattle man in the crowd All the while Dale Watson played Our feet moving all the right ways Made for Texas two-step Tonight we’ll Shake without a care Young Jason from Colorado took a chance with me But I palmed him off on an silver lady She said don’t look at your feet, just relax He was a road trippin but it weren’t a new Cadillac That cowboy from Missouri had me on the dance floor but this music was made to share One filthy man I regret to say was grabbing me in places all the wrong way Told me to loosen up and dance like a pornstar I pulled him aside and told him that’s not what I was after He weren’t a Texan man that explained it All the while Dale Watson played Our feet moving all the right ways Made for Texas two-step Tonight we’ll Shake without a care I returned to the arms of that cattleman He held me close It felt like we were sharing a romance I was sad when he left without saying goodbye I wanted to do more than dance with that guy All the while Dale Watson played Our feet moving all the right ways Made for Texas two-step Tonight we’ll shake without a care
3.
03:02
He says that I’m abrasive Rough around the edges Not tall or built to physically intimidate But if I don’t make you nervous You’re not paying any attention Be careful what you’re saying I’m no judge but I’ll be your executioner And I love to be wrong because I learn from my mistakes I just hope you don‘t become one You’re acting like a Neanderthal Throwing your cock around Don’t make me part of it Putting me on display I’m not an object to be toyed with Serving suggestion Take me with extra sweetener And don’t underestimate me I’ll have no problem Cutting you out of the picture I try on labels but they don’t fit I test the boundaries by walking all over them I don’t need your approval but I use manners because I’m polite Please please please please Fuck off you dirty bastard He says that I’m abrasive Rough around the edges Not tall or built to physically intimidate But if I don’t make you nervous You’re not paying any attention
4.
He said put on your dancing shoes We’ll go out and party tonight He spun me round and pulled me in tight We shared a kiss like a dream The room was spinning I felt dizzy His love poisoned me Didn’t think it would last forever But it ended too soon He was the kinda man I could really talk too Friendship turned romance, gone bad His love poisoned me So I put on my dancing shoes Go out and party tonight Can’t find a man to dance with this just aint right But no one else will do It’s just him I want to be holding onto So I take off my dancing shoes I leave alone tonight I walk home feeling empty inside No one looks me in the eyes Scared of what they might see Love poisoned me Just wanna put on my dancing shoes Go out and party tonight Wanna feel alive His heart beat nexg to mine But this dream could not survive Love poisoned me
5.
Drive the dividing range going home It’s sunset and the mountains are turning purple A silloutte of trees line the horizon The tall dry grass a sign of drought across the darling downs I travel with my brother and sister to the house we were born in Still home to our folks and the memories of our childhood We share stories from the years we’ve lost and reminisce about the past Still bickering like children but nothing changed in our hearts With so much changed Many things remain the same I’m coming home to scrubby mountain Back to where my heart is I’m coming home to scrubby mountain Too long departed As we arrive I recall my dreams of this place Every inch of the landscape imprinted on my brain This land so familiar like part of my soul But not ours to own, even though its been so long With so much changed Many things remain the same I’m coming home to scrubby mountain Back to where my heart is I’m coming home to scrubby mountain Too long departed The sound of the butcher birds wakes me at dawn I take a walk to the iron gate and collect the mail I feel small standing beside the Gore highway Trucks approaching like a hurricane I’m coming home to scrubby mountain Back to where my heart is I’m coming home to scrubby mountain Too long departed

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Many thanks to.
Mum and Dad who supported and funded my wild adventure, Amy and Eugene my siblings who without their love I could have achieved none of this. My band “the Cut Snakes” Patrick, Shaun, Jared and Tim who are baddass and best friends for life. My friends back in Oz who encouraged me with letters and correspondence, which cheered me up when I was blue. Robin and Dick (My never failing rock and home in Austin. Rick who entrusted me with a guitar when I arrived in Austin that got me through and for I introducing me to an amazing circle of musicians. Frenchie and Sean for their positive energy and talents that made recording this EP the most amazing experience of my life. Dan Jaeggi for filling in as a temporary drummer at some fun gigs. Kem Watts for opening her heart to a stranger and gave me a foot up when I arrived. And to Kyle for his creative visioning of the EP artwork. The folks at Hole in the Wall for having us work on our sound playing residencies Monday’s at Midnight. Everyone who came out to the shows in Austin and all of the people in Texas who have shown me such great kindness and hospitality.

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released November 23, 2014

All songs written by Carrie Henschell
Performances by Carrie Henschell – guitar and vocals, Jared Blair – guitar, Shaun Dickerson – bass, Patrick Herzfeld – drums, Tim Zeigler –Banjo (Scrubby Mountain, Wild, Love poisoned me) guitar (Love poisoned me, Wild), Warren Hood – Fiddle (Wild, Scrubby Mountain, Kim Deschamps Pedal Steel guitar (Dale Watson and his Lonestars, Wild) Dave Bramble – Backing Vocals ( Dale Watson and his Lonestars
Produced by Chris"Frenchie"Smith
Recorded and mixed by Frenchie and Sean Rolie at The Bubble, Austin TX
Mastering by Alex Lyon
Photography and graphic design by Kyle Woods www.skykingphotography.com
Cover hair and makeup by Crystal Renteria www.vainaustin.com

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Carrie and the Cut Snakes Brisbane, Australia

Carrie and the Cut Snakes, a country & blues band led by Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Carrie Henschell. After recently cutting a self-titled album, Henschell could no longer ignore the Live Music Capital of the World’s siren’s call and sold everything, packed up and moved to Austin, Texas. Her moxie in high gear, she enlisted herself a brand spankin’ new band. ... more

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