Ideals & Deals

by Jana Fisher

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released 02 October 2012

Vocals, Piano, and Keyboards: Jana Fisher
Guitar and Bass: Elliott Klein
Percussion: Shawn Crowder
Cello: Alexandra Jones

Music and Lyrics by Jana Fisher
Produced by Jana Fisher and Brett Gleason
Strings Arranged by Perry Serpa
Engineered and Mixed by Brian Forbes
at The Gallery Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Richard Morris Mastering

Photos by William Murray
Album Art by Jana Fisher

© 2012 Candlelit Briefcase Music

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Track Name: 30k
I was just a waitress
At the greasy spoon
I saw NYC on TV
And then howled at the moon
I told my lover of my plan
He looked me in the eye
He said I never would do nothing
But have three kids and die

I just wanna have 30k
To prove my lover wrong
I just wanna have 30k
To show that I belong

Off the bus from Michigan
Primed to make my name
Mama said ambition
Would only bring me shame
What about your family
Your bed and three hot meals
But if I stayed I'd never leave
The prison of endless fields

I just wanna have 30k
To prove my mama wrong
I just wanna have 30k
To show that I belong

I'll work for big fat businessmen
And dress in tiny skirts
I'll scrounge up some designer heels
And wear them 'til it hurts
When cousins write me letters
And flaunt their rings real mean
I'll pretend it's glamorous
And I work for the queen

I just wanna have 30k
To prove my cousins wrong
I just wanna have 30k
To show that I belong

They say the city will spit you out
And show you what you're made of
I'm not made of cornstalks
Unlike all those haters
The fire inside burned that life down
And so I had to leave it
Only once I got here
Did I truly believe it

I can't be a waitress
I've given up too much
I'd put on that apron
And crumble at its touch
Two more weeks without a job
Will send me on my way
But I'll just get me 30 g's
And then I'll be okay

I just wanna have 30k, 30k, 30k
To prove my old self wrong
I just wanna have 30k, 30k, 30k
To show that I belong
Track Name: You Deserve Better
I know I'll never be your ideal
But I sure can tell you want to hear
That it's best you rewrite our story's end
'Cause love, I've played you since we began

You say, "Let's talk about us, babe"
But I’m just a succubus, babe
Your admiration is misplaced
In a bad, bad girl with an innocent face

Don’t forgive me this time
Don’t ignore my scarlet letter
Don’t turn a blind eye
Toward my crimes
Baby you deserve better

To be a catch I jumped in your net
You promised love, I've not felt it yet
Your pride's too wild for my good girl cage
I'll tell myself what I wish you'd say

"Come on, you need think this through
Look at the things I've done to you
Forget the good that came before
Don't let me hurt you anymore"

If leaving you was the mistake
That unravels my entire life
Let leaving me be what makes
You scratch your back and find my knife