Beauty Factory

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released August 13, 2016

All music & lyrics by Angie Louise (ASCAP)
Vocals and keys: Angie Louise
Accordion: Robertson Witmer
Trombone: David Marriott, Jr.
Bass guitar: Dave Pascal
Drums: Chris Monroe

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The Love Markets Seattle, Washington

Weimar Berlin meets New Orleans! The Love Markets bring bite and soul to their modern mashup of bordello brass, funky bass and sultry cabaret rhythm, luring you into alleys haunted by pulp heroines and speakeasies rich with subversion.

"Irresistible.. A deliciously dark carnival."
-Seattle Magazine

"Ruffle-clad ruffians...Angie Louise is a singer- songwriter with fearsome chops."
-City Arts
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Track Name: Beauty Factory
Step up, miss
Here in the factory, the gates are always open
Don't resist
To be made whole again, you'll first need to be broken
Cut you down to size
Our team is specialized

Haven't you heard?
No need to suffer with the wrong face
Get it replaced
And win the love that you deserve
Yeah, you were made for pretty things
You'll feel much better
When you fit in

Now are you ready for the change?
Now aren't you tired of being ashamed?

Hey little girl, don't you feel lucky
you can live in modern times?
Hey little girl, just lay your body
On the beauty factory line
Everybody's gonna want you
Everybody's gonna want you

A piece of you here, a piece of you there
Upon a close inspection
We'll need more time
Use our installment plan to purge each imperfection
Don't you want life easy?
Don't you want to be
The one your friends envy?

Don't try to speak
No, you have been through a procedure
See you next week
A few more surgeries will cure those nonbelievers
You're gonna need so much correction
You'll feel much better
With re-direction

Now don't you worry 'bout the pain
We're gonna get you rearranged

Hey little girl, don't you feel lucky
you can live in modern times?
Hey little girl, just lay your body
On the beauty factory line
Everybody's gonna want you
Everybody's gonna want you
Track Name: Love On The Caravan
Fat lady
She draws a crowd with vows
to straddle the whole world between her thighs
Fish baby
She paints the scales on to the man
who needs no legs to take her high
The days are dry by the roadside
Spit out the sand - it takes all hands
To run this caravan
It's low, oh oh - a cheap peep show
I'll survive if you just love me so

Hey hey hey
Maybe we should find a new big top to play
The tent flap's gone where the wind has blown it on
And there's an old storm rising

Late nights
You were my big love -
now you're giving every roustabout a whirl
Rough fights
Don't tell me what to do
You know I saw you with that pinhead girl
You stole my youth with your hot kiss
I wasn't born to live like this
Who planned this caravan?
It's low, oh oh - a cheap peep show
You made a freak of me and now I've nowhere else to go

Hey hey hey
I wanna find a new big top to play
The tent flap's gone where the wind has blown it on
And there's an old storm rising
Rising, rising

Then in some town we didn't know
A drunken clown from rodeo
Crept into Bessie's bed, but Henry's lying low
They left the body by the road
And in the next town, we let those lovers go

Are they still there?
Or hitched a better ride
to towns where love's a river running wide?
Oh yes I swear
I saw them dancing on the scene
Fish baby king, fat lady queen
My days are dry by the roadside
I see them dancing in my dreams
Fish baby king, fat lady queen
Oh, oh - their own big show
A place where silver dollars flow
And bathe you in a cooling stream

Oh hey hey hey
I wanna find a new big top to play
The tent flap's gone where the wind has blown it on
And there's an old storm rising
There's an old storm rising...
Track Name: Discount Song
Hey baby, are you looking for love?
Come on in and sit a while
Don't play me, cause I ain't got the time
I've been packaging my inner child
Love me, baby, if that's what you need
Your love could be my opportunity
I've got a job to do
Selling off my mystery
Take it from me

I can get it for you wholesale
Wholesale - I can get it for you
I can give it to you half price
Whatcha gonna do?
You can take it on a cut rate
Down on the cheap and low
Cause everything has got to go

Hey baby, are you feeling used up?
The screen says nobody's buying
It's pay to play now and you're down on your luck
And the neighborhood is gentrifying
Cry, cry, baby, if that's what you need
But I can turn you on to opportunity
You've got a job to do
Show a little industry
And repeat after me

I can get it for you wholesale
Wholesale - I can get it for you
I can give it to you half price
Whatcha gonna do?
You can take it on a cut rate
A discount as deep as your dreams
Be a bargain basement queen

Heartbreaker - you're making your art
But the junk is piling up in the aisles
Keep faking it and baby, take heart
Maybe the thing that you are
will someday come back in style

Pack it all into the back seat
Big smile, cover where the cracks meet
Move it out before the due date
Meanwhile, I hope it isn't too late
Everybody wants a new look
Young blood - shake it off and talk tough
But will they like it on the Facebook?
Post now, now, never get enough

I can get it for you wholesale
Wholesale - I can get it for you
I can give it to you half price
Whatcha gonna do?
You can take it on a cut rate
Down on the cheap and low
Cause everything has got to go
Coupons, groupons
Don't be the last to know
Tickets to the late night show
Track Name: Heaven Song
Freedom is a train that's coming / Freedom
Freedom is the song you're strumming / Freedom
But if you can't plant freedom down in your soul
You're gonna find a way to climb right back in the hole
Because freedom's just a breeze that's blowing by

So rise up (Rise up)
Rise up (Rise up)
Rise up (Get up, get up)
Baby, let's ride

Comfort / Living in your golden chamber
Comfort / Blood you never took the blame for
But it you don't deal with the world that's real
You'll be deaf and blind to what your fellows feel
Because comfort's just a breeze that's blowing by

So rise up (Rise up)
From the poisoned ground
And join in (Join in)
With the lost and found
Rise up (Get up, get up)
Oh baby let's ride, ride, ride, ride

Heaven / You can be retired forever
Heaven / You can hoard your time like treasure
But the moment's here, and the moment sings
Love it now cause the moment could be everything
If Heaven's just a breeze that's blowing by
Bye bye bye bye bye
Yeah, if Heaven's just a breeze that's blowing by

So slow down (Slow down)
Take a look around
And join in (Join in)
With the lost and found
Rise up (Get up, get up)
Oh baby, let's ride, ride, ride, ride

Rise up (Rise up)
Hey, hey, rise up (Rise up)
Rise up (Get up, get up)
Baby, let's ride, ride,ride, ride
I said Freedom (Rise up)
I said Freedom (Rise up)
Hey, hey, rise up (Get up, get up)
Baby let's ride
Track Name: The Bottles Are Blue
Hello, bartender - it's been a long wait
Is it still happy hour, or am I too late?
I never drank whiskey, I never drank rye
Is there still time to learn while there's light in the sky?

Turn back the clock on the wall
And pour me some time before night falls
Oh the bottles are blue
And the barstools are high
And the little lights twinkle - hung out, strung out
like stars in the sky
So hello, bartender
Won't you smile at me like I'm still twenty-two?
And pour me a drink
Like I matter to you

Listen, bartender - first you're a girl
they call pretty, or maybe call plain
Then you're the housewife who lives down the lane
Keeping an eye out for the milk going sour
Never learned much about cocktail hour

Slow down that clock going by
And pour me some wishes that warm me like kisses
or sweet little lies
Oh bartender show me, love me
Just don't tell me I'm through
We could be anywhere
where the bottles are blue

Well I know that it's true -
there's a place now where I ought to be
Where the work's never through
They'll be waiting on me
But I never drank whiskey
I never drank rye
Is there still time to learn
With that moon in the sky?
Oh the bottles are blue
Yeah the bottles are blue
Oh the bottles are blue
La da da da da...
Track Name: Love On Mardi Gras
Have you ever been invited to a party?
Well, not invited, but you showed up anyway
And it sucked you in like a tide of sin
All that glitters and all that's gay
Oh my true love, oh my true love
I loved you, but I didn't catch your name
All the feathers, all the masks
All the whiskey in my glass
And a morning filled with shame

Tra la la la
And the flame burned higher
And wasn't it you I saw?
Lying with me in the gutter
Your body smeared with butter
Wearing just a mustache and a bra?
Tra la, tra la
And you can call me liar
And shame me with my big faux pas
Well, it was ashes, ashes,
ashes on Wednesday
But I swear that it was love on Mardi Gras

I made so many friends, I was so popular
Who cares about the money that I spent?
But now I'm sick as hell
And full of funny smells
And I've given up my dignity for Lent
I feel so blue, I don't know what to do
It was everything my mother warned me of
But now my heart lies here, so I'll come again next year
To find my own true love

Tra la la la / And the flame burned higher
And wasn't it you I saw?
Lying with me in the gutter
Your body smeared with butter
Wearing just a mustache and a bra?
Tra la, tra la / And you can call me liar
And shame me with my big faux pas
Well, it was ashes, ashes,
ashes on Wednesday
But I swear that it was love on Mardi Gras

And you can call me liar
And shame me with my big faux pas
Well, it was ashes, ashes
It was ashes, ashes
Oh it was ashes, ashes - ashes on Wednesday...
But love on Mardi Gras
Tra la, tra la
Track Name: You Could Be Anyone Tonight
I'm asleep at my window
Suddenly, on the street -
did I hear a scream? I'm awake
God, it's late
Twilight's turned into night
Down below
There's a shadow I know

And it's strange, you looked pale -
Must have been the glow
of the moon, oh, oh
I should be
Mixing up your drink, oh, oh, frost the cake
Fetch your slippers and pipe
But what's blown out the light?

And who's that knocking at my window?
Who's that shuffling up my stair?
Your hat, your hair -
but something ain't quite right
You could be anyone tonight
And there's a black cat staring by the streetlamp
As the lock turns slowly to the right
Posing in the doorway
Growling at the bouquet
You could be anyone tonight

How was your day, dear?
Here's your beer... You don't care?
Smash the glass
While you howl at the full moon
Well, forget that I asked
Shall we go for Chinese, dear?
There's a glint in your eye
Maybe just order Thai
Now you're smashing the phone
Trying to get me alone
My, you smell like a man
Is that fur on your hands?

And who's that sniffing in my shadows?
Who's that scraping 'cross my floor?
Your eyes, your teeth, but something ain't quite right
You could be anyone tonight
And there's a black cat hissing by the streetlamp
As the wind blows out the candlelight
Where's the man that I know?
Where the hell did he go?
You could be anyone tonight

I never thought you could behave this way
And paw me like a hungry teen
Twenty years married to a CPA
Now you're a freaking wolverine

The clock is striking
And Mama's liking

And there's a black cat laughing by the streetlamp
And if the sirens come for me, all right
I'm glad you turned the key
You're such good company
You could be anyone tonight
Track Name: You're Not Alone
La da da da da da,
the nurse says you're having a good day
La da da da da da
You might even know me by name
There's a bench
on the grounds
in the garden
We can wipe off the rain

And we'll go anywhere that you take us
In the time machine deep in your mind
You be captain, I'll try not to fall
too far behind

And I'll care for you
I will care for you
I will care for you
As you cared for me
You're not alone

Well it's dark in the forest
But I won't let you disappear
You can lead through the trees
Count on me to protect us
From the monsters out there

And the starlight may fall on your frail head
As you search for a bridge we can cross
Like a reel running backwards, we won't even know
all the things that we've lost

And I'll care for you
I will care for you
I will care for you
As you cared for me

I'd cry "Papa, don't let me down
Papa, lift me up higher"
I'd cry "Papa, there's giants that live in the sky
I'm not ready to fly"

La da da da da da da,
it's time to go back to your room now
La da da da da da da,
The nurse brings your supper at five
La da da, it's another day down
in a long time of being alive

So let's sit while you tell me a story
With the clouds in and out of your eyes
And I'll put on the coffee, we won't say goodnight
Til it's your turn to fly

I will care for you
As you cared for me
You're not alone
You're not alone
You're not alone
You're not alone
Track Name: Mend Your Ways
Mend your ways
It's not too late to mend your ways
I feel the burning - my cold desire
I'll spend my days a leaf upon the fire
If it's too late
It's not too late to mend my ways

I dreamed I faced a worn-out hag
And woke to find it so
The rosy cheek, the supple flesh -
My God, where did it go?
They used me up, those pretty boys
The needle and the yen
And if I had a second chance
I'd do it all again

There was a time
God, how green was my valley
Then you wind up face down in an alley
Think again, love
Remember Ruthie and Sally
Mend your ways
It's not too late
To mend my ways
I feel the burning - my cold desire
I'll spend my days
Like a leaf upon the fire
If it's too late to mend my ways

A sip of wine, a speck of love
That never was my way
I liked it fast, I liked it rough
And I could go for days
He'd take me down and show me round
I thought that I could fly
But now this bird has hit the ground
And nothing gets me high

There was a time
God, how green was my valley
Then you wind up face down in an alley
Think again, love - remember Ruthie and Sally
Mend your ways
It's not too late to mend my ways
I feel the burning - my cold desire
I'll spend my days like a leaf upon the fire
If it's too late to mend my ways

Our love was not a true love
We both had roving eyes
And brought a plague on both our houses
To punish all our lies
And as we waste away, my dear,
the spring is here once more
Oh put the flowers in my hair
Just like you did before

There was a time
God, how green was my valley
Then you wind up face down in an alley
Think again, love - remember Ruthie and Sally
Mend your ways
It's not too late to mend my ways
I feel the burning - my cold desire
I'll spend my days like a leaf upon the fire
If it's too late to mend my ways

No, not too late (Too late!)
To mend my ways
I feel the burning - my cold desire
I'll spend my days like a leaf upon the fire
No, not too late (It's much too late!)
It's not too late (It's far too late!)
Embrace the burning
I'll spend my days in cold desire
Just like a leaf upon the fire
If it's too late -
Too late to mend my ways!
Track Name: By The River Again
Sweet child
A girl and a boy
All the trouble and all of the joy
Bye, baby - I'll say I knew you back when
Good times - so fast
Like the cocktail hour, you didn't last
But we'll meet
Oh we'll meet by the river again

By the river, the river again
Oh we'll meet by the river again
We'll have blue skies
When we meet by the river again

I know what we did was wrong
You're bad, bad, baby - get out of my song
Cry, baby
Can I get an Amen?
All your wine and powder, all your wigs and pills
Still I love you, and I always will
And we'll meet
Oh we'll meet by the river again

By the river, the river again
Oh we'll meet by the river again
I love you
And we'll meet by the river again

Shine on, baby
Baby, shine on
Someday they're gonna find us gone

So farewell, hallelujah
All the bad times may mean nothing to ya
When we meet
When we meet by the river
The sweet sweet river again

By the river, the river again
Oh we'll meet by the river again
Hallelujah
When we meet by the river
The sweet sweet river again

By the river again - we'll meet by the river
Ooh ooh - we'll have blue skies
Oh, oh... when I meet you by the river
Oh yeah

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