Shout Like a Lady

by Randi Russo

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Singer/songwriter Randi Russo leads us into a quiet rebellion with a sound that is pretty & gritty at once. Music ranges from raging rock to quiet introspection to dreamy soundscapes -- all on one disc. ...for fans of PJ Harvey, Lou Reed, and Cat Power.

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released October 10, 2006

Randi Russo - guitar, keys, piano & vocals
Lenny Molotov - bass, lead guitar, lap steel, dobro, glockenspiel
Randy Jamrok - drums
LaFrae Sci - percussion

Recorded by Ellis Traver at (loiter) studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mastered by Adam Kendall at Brookland Studios, Brooklyn, NY

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Already known for her “honest, provocative lyrics” (The Big Takeover) and her upside-down guitar-playing which is “sweet when it needs to be but nasty in all the right places” (The Village Voice), Randi Russo continues to create songs with equal parts toughness & tenderness. While she often draws comparisons to PJ Harvey, Lou Reed & Patti Smith, Randi definitely has a voice of her own. ... more

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Track Name: Release Me
Release Me Lyrics

You broke in my house, then you broke in my head
The tragedy is you didn’t leave me for dead.
The pain that it brought me went straight to my brain.
That time, I am certain, was when I went insane.

Please release me. I don’t know what I did wrong.

The pressure is strong and it comes from outside
I’d like to diffuse it but it mixed with my pride.
I was wishing them hard. I was wishing them well.
Why they done beat me, I never could tell.

Please release me. I don’t know what I did wrong.
Please release me. I don’t know what I did wrong.
Track Name: Shout Like a Lady
SHOUT LIKE A LADY LYRICS

Shout like a lady
make it all savory
your silence is gravy
to those who hate your youth.

So I’ll keep my mouth plastered shut,
just to keep her all fastened up.
Her nerves fit like a corset… hold her in her skin.

Some kind of rejection over an inside election
Caused quite an infection ...that wasn’t physical.

So I’ll keep my mouth plastered shut,
just to keep him all fastened up.
His nerves fit like a coffin… encasing him within.

Your rose-colored glasses,
stained from the blood of your gashes
They cut you those fascists
...while you were being entertained.

So I’ll keep my mouth plastered shut,
just to keep them all fastened up.
Nerves like a corporation, encasing me in sin.
…sin, sin, sin, sin.

I hide, I hide and hide and hide…
I hide, I hide …from you.
Track Name: West Coast Girl
WEST COAST GIRL LYRICS

Are you gonna go west coast girl?
Are you gonna go west coast girl?
They got a lot of nice things in that world…
Go west coast! Go west coast.

Nice house, nice car, nice shoes
Tell me what’s it like to always feel used
Transparent torture, transparent blues
The Big Empty/ the Big Empty’s trailing me
The Big Empty/ So full I can barely see.

Nice hair, nice clothes, good food
Tell me what’s it like to only think of you.
I guess it’s easier than being confused.
The Big Empty/ The Big Empty’s trailing me
The Big Empty/ So full I can barely see.

Are you gonna go west coast girl?
Are you gonna go west coast girl?
They got a lot of nice things in that world…
Go west coast / To the big empty
The Big Empty’s trailing me,
The Big Empty…
So full I can barely see;
The Big Empty
The Big Empty!
Track Name: Battle on the Periphery
BATTLE ON THE PERIPHERY LYRICS

Woke up one morning, I was feeling low
Got out of bed, baby, just for show
Show the whole world they can’t swallow me whole
So off to work now, off I go.

Yeah this is the high life; It’s a good life
It’s a sweet life ...only some were born to know

Battle was won but my head was blown
Just goes to show you what little you own
Working so hard, work my fingers to the bone
Get ‘em all bloody, just to pass on the gold.

Yeah this is the high life; It’s a good life
It’s a sweet life only some were born to know

Always on the edge
If you look straight ahead,
you know, you might miss me...
On the outside, of an inside circle, the periphery

Falling in. I’m caught in the cracks.
Falling in now... I’m caught in the cracks.

Battle was won but my head was blown
Just goes to show you what little you own
Polluting my mind with those money-fiend freaks
Who all speak in tongues with their tongues in cheek.

Yeah this is the high life; It’s a good life
It’s a sweet life ...only some were born to know

Always on the edge
If you look straight ahead, you might miss me
On the outside, of an inside circle, the periphery

Falling in. I’m caught in the cracks.
Falling in now. I’m caught in the cracks.
Falling in now. I’m caught in the cracks.
Falling in now. I’m caught in the cracks.
Track Name: Dead Horse, Live Ground
DEAD HORSE, LIVE GROUND LYRICS

Nothing like dragging this dead horse around.
Nothing like it dragging me down.
Have to run downhill to cover any ground.
Yeah there’s nothing like this dead horse taking me down.

My horse used to run miles around the sun.
Yeah it ran for miles.
But broke its leg on that race it never won,
so they shot it ‘fore it left the turnstile.

So when we’re deep down in that dirty trough,
things are gonna get a little more rough.
Ain’t no hope in getting myself back up,
unless I leave you… will I have to leave you?

I know that I’m the laughingstock of this little town… they all laugh at me.
Call me crazy but I ain’t giving up on the one thing that truly loved me.

Nothing like dragging this dead horse around…
nothing like it dragging me down.
Have to run downhill to cover any ground
…yeah there’s nothing like this dead horse taking me down.

So when we’re deep down in that dirty trough,
things are gonna get a little more rough.
Ain’t no hope in getting myself back up,
unless I leave you… will I have to leave you?

Love, love, love.
Track Name: That Corpse
THAT CORPSE LYRICS

Hey listen to me
Drop the bottle
He gets drunk when he feels like a flunk.

Hey, listen to me
I’m full throttle
I ain’t stopping ‘til I had enough

Lie on, lie on, lie on… that corpse.

It don’t mean a single thing that he’s turning green.
He’s filled with so much envy,
it’s coming out of his spleen.

Wanna be alone, so I’ll roll him
Off the bed and out the door
Wanna be alone, so I’ll roll him
Out the door and down the hall.

Lie on, lie on, lie on… that corpse.

It don’t mean a single thing that he’s turning green.
He’s filled with so much envy,
it’s coming out of his spleen.

Hey listen to me, I was talking.
He shuts down when I don’t shut up.
Hey listen to me, I’m walking…
I think I’ve had enough.
Track Name: Ceiling Fire
CEILING FIRE LYRICS

Out on the open road, face feels good,
burned by wind and sun.
And now I know that I can’t be thrown off
by anything or anyone.

‘Cause I’m going home, and everything’s all right.
Now that the ceiling’s burned, it’s all sun in sight,
and not just in my mind.

I am feeling higher since the ceiling burned down in the fire… feeling like I’m ready to go.

The heat on my back is strong enough
to straighten out my spine.
And any cloud that comes casts a shadow
on the seat next to mine.

And I’m going home, ‘cause everything’s all right.
Now that the ceiling’s burned, it’s all sun in sight,
and not just in my mind.

I am feeling higher since the ceiling burned down in the fire… feeling like I’m ready to go.

Yeah I’m on my way home…
yeah I’m on my way home.

You feel the fire…and it makes you feel cool.
...you feel the fire.
Track Name: Where You Wanna Go
WHERE YOU WANNA GO LYRICS

Where you wanna go; it’s all in your mind
Stay there for long, and you will fall behind

Sentimental Detriment
High on your pride
Would fall in love with existence
If you had the time to get it right

Well there are some times
when it feels so good to be down.
Yeah there are some times
when it feels so good to be out.
Yeah there are some times
when it feels so good to down.
Down, down, down.

Where you wanna go; it’s all in your mind
Stay there for long, and you will fall behind

Fill your head with complete notions
Of who you are and what you ought to be
Even though you know you should just let it go.

So just go, go, go… just go.
Track Name: Cobwebs
COBWEBS (LYRICS)

All is quiet now,
Hear the sound in your head
Thoughts are tripping now
They keep you down in your bed
...make you feel dead

You are down
See the cobwebs build inside your room
Spin around
Like a baby turning in the womb

Hurry now
All your thoughts, they get caught
In the web spun around in your head
Feed your way to sanity.

Follow the signs
That things are fine

Find some comfort now
Narrow threads rip inside your head
Cobwebs broken down
Send those words back to bed ...back to bed.

Turn around
Wipe the cobwebs out with a broom
Clean your house
Make the mind another empty room

Settle down
All your thoughts, they get caught
In the web spun around in your head
Can’t you say, “no, not today.”

Follow the signs
That things are fine