Accordions Are Leading the Show

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Original Song by Amber Lee Baker

lyrics

Take the Black Stairs to the top of my self
Invite all these new friends to play
Open the door, take my heart off the shelf
Sing out my stories and sway.
The spiral in the middle of the Guggenheim
Sonic Space and a pile of dough
Rhinoceros head and the bugs in a line
Imitate life as I go

There’s an evil to the left, and a sweet to the right
The middle-man is too good to know
A pickle in my hand and my tongue is on fire
Accordions are leading the show

Timpani, Glockenspiel, fancy cocktails
Making friends with a mime
Follow the trail of accordion tales
To the mystery play of this time
Singing in the park after midnight
A sculpture so big that it swallows me whole
Playing it cool till the passion ignites
A gift so grand it almost cancels the show

There’s an evil to the left, and a sweet to the right
The middle-man is too good to know
A pickle in my hand and my tongue is on fire
Accordions are leading the show

There’s no way out we’re trapped in hell
But the hell is just in our minds
The old cabaret seductresses lines keep
Playing…& re-playing…& re-playing…&re-playing
& re-playing…& re-playing…& re-playing…
& re-playing

There’s an evil to the left, and a sweet to the right
The middle-man is too good to know
A pickle in my hand and my tongue is on fire
Accordions are leading the show

credits

from Indelible, track released February 5, 2011
Amber Lee Baker - Vocals, Accordion, Glockenspiel
Jesse Wickman - Drums and Timpani
JD Limelight - Upright Bass
Susan Kalkman - Tuba
Justin Enright - Trumpet
Jordan Wardlaw - Saxophone

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Amber Lee and the Anomalies Oakland, California

Amber Lee Baker (aka Amber Lee and the Anomalies) performs original songs which range between bawdy cabaret, melodious folk ballads, gypsy tunes and soulful spirituals.
She has been extensively touring since 2008 as a one-woman show with her accordion, loop pedal and glockenspiel.
Her most recent release, 'Indelible' includes a full band.
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