World Of Your Dreams

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released August 10, 2013

All music & lyrics by Angie Louise except #6: "The Love Market"/"Ballad Of Marie Sanders" music by Hanns Eisler, original German lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, English lyrics by Eric Bentley

Vocals, keys: Angie Louise
Accordion: Robertson Witmer
Trombone: David Marriot, 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."
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"Ruffle-clad ruffians...Angie Louise is a singer- songwriter with fearsome chops."
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Track Name: World Of Your Dreams
Step through the doorway, it’s time
Enter the world of your dreams
If you’re ready, willing, able,
Lay your cards upon the table
Let’s begin -
My friend, come in

Come in and celebrate
Articulate the freak you need to be
No need to wait, I’ll be your date
Just turn the key

Love on your tongue is divine
And life’s much more than it seems
Come in and see us sometime
We’re in the world of our dreams

So what if Mama tied you to her apron, boys?
So what if Daddy had you play the wife?
No pain can last forever
And we’re all in here together
It’s our world and it’s our life

And you’ve been waiting so long
Thank God you’re out of the storm
Here in the world of your dreams
We’ll keep you happy and warm
So let your troubles unwind
For life's much more than it seems
Step through the doorway and shine
Enter the world of your dreams

Outside they like to say you’re getting older
Outside they want to make you all the same
The banners wave, the buyers buy -
But don’t believe the seller's lie
In here, you’ll never need their little games

And we’ve been waiting so long
To spit in all their machines
Oh yes the spirit is strong
Inside the world of our dreams
Between the midnight and dawn
Life’s so much more than it seems
And this is where you belong
Enter the world of your dreams

Love on your tongue is divine
And life's so much more than it seems
And now, my darling, it's time
To enter the world of your dreams
Track Name: Slipwrecked
Once I was a girl who led the sailors on
And never gave a kiss for free
Dashing all their dreams until the night was gone
Leave them trembling in the cold gray dawn
Pack up my petticoats and travel on
That was the life for me

Then you came along and really blew my mind
And now I need a rescue crew
Washed up on this island feeling unrefined
Cigarettes and Valium for my Valentine
My hair’s a mess, I’m barely dressed
A wreck, it’s true
Slipwrecked on the shores of you

The night turns into day
I’m still in lingerie
I think I’ll take another pill
It don’t make sense to me
How can I possibly
Be so washed up and feel so dirty still?

The moon above me seems to understand
As others walk the avenue
The night you shoved me did not go as planned
Now I'm stranded on this cheap divan
By a natural disaster that they call a man
Slipwrecked
On the shores of you

The night turns into day
I’m still in lingerie
Another pill, or maybe two
It don’t make sense to me
How can I possibly
Be so washed up and feel so dirty too?

O moon above me, understand
And say a prayer for me
To make you love me was my only plan
Now I’m washed up like a fish on land
Just another piece of tail flopping in the sand
And drinking cheap Chablis

My hair’s a mess, I’m barely dressed
A wreck, it’s true
I got the empty bottles
but no S.O.S. gets through
Can’t even get the door
cause I look like such a whore
Slipwrecked
On the shores of you
Track Name: Girls On The Corner
Oh the girls on the corner pay rent with their stockings down
Yeah the girls on the corner pay rent with their stockings down
Cause the good old days
never hit this town

Well the boys uptown get fat on a poor man’s soul
Yeah the boys uptown get fat on a poor man's soul
Keep the riff raff down
but we’re gonna climb right out of this hole

Take me down to the docks tonight
Oo baby, gonna shine our light
Take me down, take me down to the docks tonight

Once I had me a daddy who said that he would treat me nice
Once I had me a daddy who said that he would treat me nice
Maybe buy me a fake fur coat at a discount price
Maybe buy me a fake fur coat at a discount price

Take me down to the docks tonight
Oo baby, gonna shine our light
Take me down, take me down to the docks tonight

I said oh, yeah
I said out of sight
I said all right, take me down to the docks tonight

Well the girls on the corner don’t care where they sleep tonight
No the girls on the corner don't care where they sleep tonight
Cause the pulse is weak
And there’s armies marching in the night

Once I looked like a child and they cheated me for every dime
Once I looked like a child and they cheated me for every dime
But there’s a new day dawning, keep your eye out for the sign
Yeah there’s a new day dawning
And we’re gonna have a real good time

Take me down to the docks tonight
Oo baby, gonna shine our light
Take me down, take me down to the docks tonight
Track Name: Market Song
So you’ve come to the market
And you’ve traveled, you’ve traveled so far
And you’ve reached in the sack
that you bore on your back
And you've laid out all your treasures and scars, my love
You've laid out your treasures and scars

And you’re worried no buyer will want you
And the clouds turn gray in the sky
There’s a woman who steals from your table
There’s a child who spits in your eye

So walk down the road again, my friend
And pick out a place you can stand
In the rain, in the snow
Let your offerings unroll
And get what you think you can
Keep your head held high
And pray to your god above
Though they all pass you by,
don’t you cover your eyes
For you’re looking, you’re looking for love
You're looking, looking for love

There's a little girl here on the market
Skipping rope while they measure and weigh
And she taunts you with songs of the schoolyard
Saying you smell of decay, my love
Saying you smell of decay

And it’s difficult here on the market
But tomorrow may bring a new day
And they can’t take your chance
So go into your dance
And keep brushing the flies away

And walk down the road again, my friend
And pick out a place you can stand
In the rain, in the snow
Let your offerings unroll
And get what you think you can
Keep your head held high
And pray to your god above
Though they all pass you by,
don’t you cover your eyes
For you’re looking, you’re looking for love
You're looking, looking for love

And we’re all on the market
And we’re covered in damage and flaws
Do you still dream of hearing
The sound of a little applause?

And it’s beautiful here on the market
In a story obscene and divine
We’re fools in a play,
and it’s lovely that way
For each one is one of a kind

So walk down the road again, my friend
And pick out a place you can stand
In the rain, in the snow
Let your offerings unroll
And get what you think you can
Keep your head held high
And pray to your god above
No you may not be fine,
but you're one of a kind
And you're looking, you're looking for love
You're looking, looking for love
Track Name: Little Nest
Though you did not come home, my love
La, da, da da da
Though you did not come home,
I have your letters - la da da
I have your pictures
Your paperweight stone
All the songs that you cared for
Your roses and bones
Though you never did come home, my love
La da da da da

I'll build a little nest from all the ways you're gone
I'll build a little nest from all the ways you're gone

Though you did not grow old, I'll dream you older
Though you did not grow old, my love
La, da, da da
I'll make you larger, like rings on a tree
Pushing out from inside me - how happy we'll be
Though you never will grow old, my love
You never will grow old

We'll build a little nest from all the ways you're gone
We'll build a little nest from all the ways you're gone

A little nest, made from the ways you are gone
A little worn box for safekeeping
The fruit on the grave, the pinwheel spinning
The days that go on
The days that go on

Though you did not come home
We'll keep your places here
Dining on souvenirs
What can you do?
Wind up the old victrola
for some atmosphere
Rise, love
We are singing for you

No, we are not alone, la da da da da
No, we are not alone - let them come through
Bang on the stone and sing with the ghosts and the angels
Fly, love - we'll be singing for you

Fly... We'll be singing for you
Track Name: Bad Bad Man
When you're touched by a bad man
You feel his finger on your soul
The thing about a bad man
He kind of makes you lose control
He made me feel so holy
He made me feel so grand
He made me feel so, I don't know -
He was a bad bad man

Not a big man and not a tough man
Sometimes I thought he wasn't quite enough man
But now I see the truth
The things he made me do
And if I can't blame him, then nobody can...

Cause when we burned that village
It seemed like something nobody planned
But now it's plain to see
He put a spell on me
He was a bad bad man

And I feel much better
Oh I said I feel much better
It felt so good, but now I understand
I was touched by a bad bad
Bad bad bad bad man

It wasn't only me who did it
It was our mayor too
Our lawyers and policemen
The whole production crew
They made us feel so holy
They made us feel so grand
It was a deadly game
But I just can't be blamed
He was a bad bad man

He was a small man
He was a bald man
He liked to reassure me he was all man
And though I loved to kiss his ring
It wasn't just me who voted him in...

And when we raped and pillaged
I hope you understand
It wasn't me who did the spree
It was a bad bad man

Oh how I miss that crazy high
God I really loved it so
Like flying through a blackening sky
You really had to be there to know...

But I feel much better
Oh I said I feel much better
You can trust me
Baby, take my hand
I was touched by a bad bad man
Track Name: My Little Wiener Schnitzel
My little wiener schnitzel
The best from sea to sea
Oh little wiener schnitzel
You’ll be the death of me

He’s got no more brains than a pork chop
Or mutton, or sausage, or ham
But the nourishing love of my schnitzel
Has made me the woman I am
Now others may tempt me with delicacies
Their bonbons may make my tongue quiver
Profiterole’s sweet, but I’ve got to have meat
And my little schnitzel delivers

Say oo (Oo!), oo-ah
Say ah (Ah!), ah-oo
Oh, little wiener schnitzel
I’m so in love with you

So naughty and so juicy
The flesh that I adore
And when the guests lay eyes on you
They drool like carnivores
They’d love to fork you, schnitzel -
They’ve heard the sauce is fine
And though you feed ten,
that won’t happen again
Cause you’re mine, all mine!

Say oo (Oo!), oo-ah
Say ah (Ah!), ah-oo
Oh, little wiener schnitzel
I’m so in love with you

I had me a Polish sausage
The scandal was out on the street
But you wept and you cried and you threatened to die
And now I’ve sworn off other meat
My cupboard’s been stuffed with kielbasa
And the bratwurst I like in my stew
But I’ll throw them all out, schnitzel, never you doubt,
The day we say "I do!"

Oh little wiener schnitzel
The best from sea to sea
Oh little wiener schnitzel
You’ll be the death of me

When my little schnitzel went walking
The boys tried to give her what for
And though she was dripping with dressing
They called her a cheap little whore
"I’ll bury you all," said my schnitzel
"I’ll bring down this whole stinking town
For no one among you is man enough
To manage to swallow me down!"

Say oo (Oo!), oo-ah
Say ah (Ah!), ah-oo
Oh, little wiener schnitzel
I’m so in love with you

Oh little wiener schnitzel
The best from sea to sea
Oh little wiener schnitzel
You'll be the death of me
I recommend the schnitzel
To mine I will be true
Oh, kleine baby schnitzel,
I'm so in love with you!
Track Name: Banks of the Lake Wannsee
Rise and shine, I'm off to the factory
Work to buy the meat and pay the rent
Catch the train, cook supper for the family
Dreaming only of our sweet Sunday…

You and me, Willie - you and me, Maxie
Where the boys are handsome and the children play
You and I, Willie, you and I, Maxie
By the banks of the Lake Wannsee

Where the sun shines on the waters
You can find us there with our legs all bare
For we’re modern sons and daughters
And we’ve borne our share just to earn our play
By the banks of the Lake Wannsee

Now they say they’re closing up the factories
Now they say the enemy’s to blame
And they say it’s right that we must make war
But a fine war, not like the one before

Far away, Willie, far away, Maxie
Far away from the lake where the children play
Fire away, Willie, make ‘em pay, Maxie
Do it all for the Lake Wannsee

And the sun shines on the waters
See our tanks roll sure, for to make us pure
We are chosen sons and daughters
We are God’s delight - bring your torch tonight
Make it right on the Lake Wannsee

Rise and shine, I’m off to the factory
(So far away)
Making planes that rip apart the sky
(The boys and I just think of home)
Catch the train - I miss you
(We caught that train)
On the day they brought you home to stay
In a box, Willie - in a box, Maxie
For to lay in the ground on a sweet Sunday
In a grave, Willie, in a grave, Maxie
By the banks of the Lake Wannsee

And the fire rained down
Over Berlin town
And the blood flowed on the waters
And the trees all black
Say we can’t go back
For we’re history’s sons and daughters

So we die with our secrets and we bear our shame
And we raise the plaques with the million names
And we wait for the world to erase the blame
So our grandsons and granddaughters

See the lake shine
On a Sunday
Where the boys are handsome
And the children play
Join the big world
Make a new day
By the banks of the Lake Wannsee
Track Name: Undertaker's Waltz
Little Liebchen, the moon is fat tonight
All the bats are waltzing in the belfry
Even the undertaker's tripping light
The tune is calling
And the mask that you wear on the outside
Hides the beast that lives within
And the room starts to spin
Like a carousel
And we're falling, we're falling

Dark voices calling
All the faces cascading like leaves
Masquerade, give in
Let the tune begin
They were playing on All Hallows' Eve

On Walpurgisnacht the witches get high
I'll go as a spider if you'll be my fly
Or I'll be a rider if you'll be my steed
We'll take what we need
On All Hallows' Eve

And the mask that you wear on the outside
Hides the beast that lives within
And the room starts to spin
Like a carousel
And we're falling, we're falling

Dark voices calling
All the faces cascading like leaves
Masquerade, give in
Let the tune begin
They were playing on All Hallows' Eve
Track Name: Ballad of the Housing Bubble
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
I can't drive a used one, I'm not like my friends
I need so much more, Lord, it's my destiny
So show me you love me and make me rich & free

My Mercedes Benz, Lord, my nights on the town
I prayed and I prayed but you never sent 'em down
Then I got that letter, you had it sent to me:
These things can be mine through my home equity

I've been selected
You've been selected
For a special offer, profits guaranteed
Just close your eyes, madame
Arbeit macht frei, madame
Sign here and you'll be living rich and free

Now you can buy, madame, and you can sell
Your wish came true, madame, you're looking swell
Now you can sell, madame, and you can buy
Take all the hogs you want for livin' high

The old folks, they say Lord we're in for a crash
They say it ain't money if it ain't cash
But not folks like me, Lord, cause I'm rich and free
And so says the realtor that You sent to me

Well now things look bad, Lord, it must be a test
My flat screen TV, Lord, is being repossessed
My mortgage is triple, my Benz history
And I'm singing this song now to say "Lord, why me?"

I've been selected
You've been selected
And they're coming soon to put us on the street
Just close your eyes, madame
Good luck, goodbye madame
What the bankers rolled controlled your destiny

You cannot sell, madame, you cannot buy
We've taken all your hogs for livin' high
You cannot buy, madame, you cannot sell
And we've taken all the wishes from the well

La da da da da da, la da da di
If I can't sell, my Lord, I cannot buy
If I can't buy, my God, I cannot sell
Won't you send those filthy bankers straight to hell?

And now you see
Only bankers are the ones still rich and free
Track Name: Wings Of A Lie
You planned ahead
and made your reservation
The password you were told
could get you in
You fought to represent
your god and nation
You made your reputation
But there’s just one little thing

There ain’t no gold in the sky
There ain’t no silver in a sea sucked dry
There ain’t no pearly gates that you can buy
And you can’t get to heaven
On the wings of a lie

I watch you every night on television
And all your teeth are white and fine and free
But your rivals, they all thrive on repetition
They’ve made a bolder mission
Saying hate will set us free

There ain’t no gold in the sky
There ain’t no silver in a sea sucked dry
There ain’t no sweet revenge that you can buy
And you can’t get to heaven on the wings of a lie

Do you want me baby? Don’t be shy
Do you need me baby to fight or fly?
I could love you baby til the day I die
But we can’t get to heaven on the wings of a lie

Can’t get to heaven but I can try
Can’t get to heaven but I can try
Can’t get to heaven but I can try
La, da da da

Now don’t you know that God made man a master?
(That’s how the story goes)
So let dominion make each man a king
Pluck all the birds from the sky
Suck out the sea til it’s dry
Cause you can’t take it with you, baby, when you die
And there’s a new heaven waiting on the wings of a lie

There ain’t no gold in the sky
There ain’t no silver in a sea sucked dry
There ain’t no sweet revenge that you can buy
La, da da da

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