Bone Spurs

by Pamela Means

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SCARY DOG MAN by Pamela Means standard tuning i've got a bad reputation preceding me my only consolation is my salary i'm gonna take from you if you give me your hand i'm gonna take you i'm that kind of man watch out for the scary dog man watch out for the scary dog man watch out she is so far from her home and everything she has ever owned including herself and she cuts all her hair off in the bathroom sink stumbles to the kitchen and begins to think about direction well to be honest honey i don't even try wanna talk about trust girl i'm right behind the next guy and he said "i don't believe that your god has been good to me and i'll stick it to the devil if he comes hounding me this is mine it's all for me you get what you can that's philosophy you get what you can that's my philosophy" well i said "that's pretty scary dog man" i said "that's pretty scary dog man that's pretty scary..."
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THAT'S ALRIGHT by Pamela Means standard tuning so i'm sitting in the corner wondering what i'm fighting over well it can't be over you i just fight myself i want you to rescue me well if you don't that's alright sometimes in the evening you often cross my mind i wonder if i know you i wonder if i ever really did now i never see you but i hear that you're doing well off on your own direction well, that's alright sometimes in the morning you're still on my mind but that never really does me any good now i never see you but i hear that you're doing well off on your own direction well, it's probably a good probably a good thing
3.
Black Boots 02:46
BLACK BOOTS by Pamela Means tuning: DADGBE black boots right angles well that's all she remembers standing in her sundress naked underneath tangled up in his fist in twisted fantasies black boots right angles that's all i remember and a little red dress up above the tavern hold me up over his head don't you tell what he did don't you tell they said call him uncle now he's dead underneath the table with a bullet in his heart on a sunday morning
4.
Potholes 03:54
POTHOLES by Pamela Means standard tuning, capo I two minutes til tomorrow and i'll be on a plane drop me in new england i'll land on my name fill the ocean with my mouth and bring you salty kisses the sky opens up and i'm in massachusetts they say the things that you hate in someone else are merely characteristics of yourself you always need reassuring i get tired i get tired but i need the same i am the same way don't do that to me i know this shoulder and where the potholes lie i cast my shadow on the gravel a thousand times i wanna move and i'm afraid of my father dying don't do that to me
5.
Little One 03:14
LITTLE ONE by Pamela Means standard tuning little little one lookin for your mama where did she go flower of a child flower of the sun little little one i see your footsteps hear you calling i see your shadow fear you falling i see your name across the sky i see your name across the sky
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Carousel 04:45
CAROUSEL by Pamela Means tuning: DGDGAD, i think once i saw a crystal carousel dancing on a wave i must admit it was awhile ago i don't remember everything everything seems so different when you finally reach that age it's not all you imagine once you finally turn the page i wish i could talk to you now and know you as you are i got so many questions in my head so many words that i thought you said so many stories i'd like to know, i'd like to know i remember when your spirit left the room i just stared at the ceiling and wondered if you were there anywhere above me and looking down at my pitiful state as i held your lifeless hand and i wonder where you are and i wonder what it's like you must remember me...
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Lately 03:01
LATELY by Pamela Means standard tuning lately they been saying tomorrow ain't gonna come lately i've been praying la da da da dum i was reading on the bathroom wall "tomorrow has been cancelled due to a lack of interest" everybody listen kindly bend your ear you find out what's been missing when you lay down all your fear when you lay down all your fear lately they been saying the world is about to end you better grab all your possessions better make up with your friends when the fire comes down like rain and it will the devil's gonna dance on your grave with a smile lately they been saying look like it's gonna rain lately i been praying that i can stand the rain lately...
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SPEAK by Pamela Means tuning: DADGBE if you got something to talk about why don't you raise your voice if you got something you want somebody to hear let your voice ring out let your words be heard get your message loud and clear if you got something to talk about why don't you raise your voice
9.
UP TO HERE by Pamela Means standard tuning, capo II one more word from you and i am gone i've had it up to here you are too persistent is that how you got attention from your parents nag and nag and nag... till you get what you want i am not your parents and i've had it up to here i will ask again what part of "no" don't you understand
10.
IF I WERE by Pamela Means standard tuning if i were a painter a painter of design i'd roll you in my flower base and drink you up like wine if i were a telescope looking over land high and low my gaze would go until i found your hand if i were if i were if i were a baker i'd bake a loaf of bread but all i need sustaining me is the Word inside my head if i had the power to bring you joy inside i'd take away the bitterness and fill you up with pride if i were if i were if i were a seamstress sewing golden thread i'd wear you like a cloak and place a crown upon your head if i were a painter a painter of design i'd roll you in my flower base and drink you up like wine if i were if i were
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SCARY DOG MAN by Pamela Means standard tuning i've got a bad reputation preceding me my only consolation is my salary i'm gonna take from you if you give me your hand i'm gonna take you i'm that kind of man watch out for the scary dog man watch out for the scary dog man watch out she is so far from her home and everything she has ever owned including herself and she cuts all her hair off in the bathroom sink stumbles to the kitchen and begins to think about direction well to be honest honey i don't even try wanna talk about trust girl i'm right behind the next guy and he said "i don't believe that your god has been good to me and i'll stick it to the devil if he comes hounding me this is mine it's all for me you get what you can that's philosophy you get what you can that's my philosophy" well i said "that's pretty scary dog man" i said "that's pretty scary dog man that's pretty scary..."

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Second album but first full length CD release. First album release after moving from Milwaukee WI to Boston MA.

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released March 9, 1995

Produced by Kim Fowley, Mike Konopka, Pamela Means
Cover photo: Deone Jahnke
Graphic Design: Jodi Haberli

Recorded by Tim Powell, Metro Mobile Studios, Chicago IL
Live tracks recorded at venues in MA and CT

Pamela Means: vocal, acoustic guitar
Michael Kashou: acoustic bass, fretless bass, arabic tabla, tambourine
Michael Konopka: electric guitar wah pedal, fiddle
Michael Walls: percussion
Piotr Bal: trumpet
Valerie Anne: vocal, track 10
Ani DiFranco: vocal, track 8

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"When PAMELA MEANS picks up her guitar and begins to sing, a listener doesn't forget her. She possesses musical attitude and purpose." - WSHU Connecticut Public Radio

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