Hard Work and a Lot of Hairspray

by Jean Caffeine

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This came out on cassette in 1992.cassette design: Seth Tiven
Photos: Barbara Loe, Walter Brewer
#2, 5, 6 and 12 produced by Adam Lasus at Studio Red, Philly
All the rest produced by Gurf Morlix at Ben Blank Audio in Austin,

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released July 21, 2015

Gurf plays bass on 1, 8, 10, and acoustic guitar on 4.
Track 2, 12, 16 tracks: Bryan Dunton on bass, Shaun Devlin, drums
Track 3: Mike Greene on bass, Don Wayne on drums
Mick Buck, Dennis Ku guitars
Denny DeGorio bass on #4, 9 and 11
Micheal Charles drums
Amy Tiven violin and back up vocals, banjo on Hairspray: Louis J. Meyers, Ponty Bone accordion on #1.

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Jean Caffeine Austin, Texas

"Miss-Alternative-County-before-Alternative-Country-was-Cool", Dallas Morning News
"Brenda Lee meets Patti Smith"-Austin American Statesmen.

"A fully realized creative vision..." Micheal Toland, Pop Matters

".. upper echelon of sainted local singer-songwriters." M. Moser, Austin Chronicle

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Track Name: Hard Work and a Lot of Hairspray
Some have lots of money
To sit in the easy chair
Some have got a honey
To help put em there
Some just get up in the morning
Get in the car and go but I've always go to do a lot of work
to get my hard work to show

Some had the help of products
i had the help of hands
some put it all together
but I was always at loose ends
but I dug my heels into the ground
and put the grindstone to my nose
I never gave up hope
and now my hard work shows

hard work and a lot of hairspray
got me where I am today
I teased I combed
I washed these cares away
I toiled I slaved I labored hard
and this is what I say
hard work and a lot of hairspray
got me where I am today
Track Name: Battered Trail
I walked down the beaten path and it led me to you
hearts were littered on the ground
mine was with them too
thought our love was nothing special
it was nothing new
oh the battered trail that led to ruin
led...me straight to you

oh the battered trail
oh the battered trail
Track Name: No Time Like the Past
some of the best laid plans
find themselves shelved with the rest
I regret it
I regret it
no time like the past
Track Name: Transportation
I take a bus in the city
and it rides pretty neat
I take a bus in the city
and it rides pretty neat
it's got air conditioning
but I can't every find a seat

I ain't got no wheels
I can call my own
I ain't got no wheels
I can call my own
once in a while
a big 18 wheeler comes and takes me home
Track Name: Barren Land
I got no house
no trees
no crops
no leaves
miles and miles of barren land
road to nowhere
no supply or demand
barren land

well I'm no good but I always complain
ain't got nobody to give me his name
I'm too busy being ornery and mean
to go out and see or be seen
oh yeah

bridge:
there is a man
he has no plan
he plants his seeds
on barren land
barren land
Track Name: Break the Spell
without an incantation
or a voodoo rhyme
no hocus pocus, mumbo jumbo
didn't have to light a candle this time
I'd sell my soul to the devil
for a ride in your car
how did we get there?
we didn't go very far

I know it's true
I know that you
can break the spell
Track Name: Don't Set a Place at the Table
A knife and a fork spell a nuptial course
I'm not ready to dine
There's to much on my plate we can go for a date
I don't think I'm the marrying kind

Don't set a place at the table
Don't set a place at the table
Don't set a place at the table for me
We can fool around but I'll never settle down
but I'll put my red dress on and paint the town
Don't set a place at the table for me.