The Alpine Butterfly

by PHILLIP ROEBUCK

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released December 3, 2013

Produced by Phillip Roebuck
Recorded at Manual Records - Norfolk, VA
Engineered by Phoenix Roebuck & Ruby Roebuck
Artwork by Taylor Stephens
All songs written & performed by Phillip Roebuck

All songs © 2013 Lucky Devil Music, BMI
© & ℗ 2013 Manual Records

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Track Name: She's a Dollar He's a Dime
He felt just like invention
Straight out of Phoenix flame
But he knew all along he'd always be the same

He took off on the highway
Went as far as that car would drive
Never got nowhere and he's got nowhere to hide

He had no momentum
She was leaving him behind
She's a dollar he's a dime
Track Name: Somebody Take Me Home
I have dreamed upon your floor
That I found the love I lost
I have rested on the rocks
Of rivers I had to cross

I've been fed by all my friends
Though I've already wept a creek
I've learned many a secret handshake
And I've held many a weary soul to sleep

Somebody take me home
While I still believe
While the pines are still the pines
And there's something left of me

I have gambled with the years
Held a few hands of tenderness
I was king once for a day
Before the queen laid me to rest

I've been sober on Bourbon Street
Wasted on my wedding day
I've seen the eyes of my love
When there was nothing left to say

Somebody take me home
While I still believe
While the pines are still the pines
And there's something left of me

I have danced with gypsy girls
Who sang a spell into my ear
I've seen every United State
And I have rocked a newborn babe

I built fires to burn through the night
Had to put out some that burn too bright
Swam in the bayou while drinking rum
I've waited on saviors who didn't come

Somebody take me home
While I still believe
While the pines are still the pines
And there's something left of me
Track Name: Come and Go with Me
Come and go with me
I will show you what I see
In those mesmerizing eyes
There aint no way to know
Just how lucky we will be
Unless you come and go with me

So many worldly woes
That we all come to know
Even they must take a backseat sometimes

Won't you ride along
Maybe try to prove me wrong
Honey, come and go with me

Come and go with me
Play the daisy to my bee
Let's go map this countryside
There aint no way to know
Just how lucky we will be
Unless you come and go with me
Track Name: Lucky One
Take your time
We got no place to run
I will be your lucky one

Slow on down
I promise when we're done
I will be your lucky one

Pretty face carry me off someplace
And run me through before I go and break in two
When I die and fly into the sun
I will be your lucky one

When I am old
And beaten like a drum
I will be your lucky one

When the children grow
And leave us years to come
I will be your lucky one

Pretty face carry me off someplace
And run me through before I go and break in two
When I die and fly into the sun
I will be your lucky one
Track Name: Lay Me Down
I don't know but I believe I might
Make my bed where you sleep at night
Lay me down

I don't know but I believe you could
Break my heart and you surely would
Lay me down

Got no money got no love
Put all my faith in stars above
Lay me down

Every last woman I loved I lost
One by one I paid the cost
Lay me down
Track Name: I Will Still Be Your Man
I may fade into the night
Or fall in a world of sin
I may drift clear out of sight
And never be seen again
But I will still be your man

I may steer right for rocks
And be dashed upon the shore
When I'm wind battered bones
And sing your songs no more
I will still be your man

My heart will finally bust
And my eyes will lose the flame
When my dreams are only dust
And no one recalls my name
I will still be your man

I may fade into the night
Or fall in a world of sin
I may drift clear out of sight
And never be seen again

So I will hold my baby tight
Until the evening ends
When we wave goodnight
And never meet again
I will still be your man
I will still be your man
Track Name: The Woman You've Become
You are not the one I gave my heart to
You are not the girl I knew
But I thought you should know
Today I fell in love
With a woman
With a woman
With the woman you've become

We've been woken up from a wonderful dream
We get let down so easily
But I thought you should know
Today I found someone
She's a woman
She's a woman
She's the woman you've become

You're my sweet beautiful, my darling bride
You're my baby's mama and my friend for life
But I thought you should know
Today I gave you up
For a woman
For a woman
For the woman you've become

I thought you should know
Today I fell in love
With a woman
With a woman
With the woman you've become
Track Name: Cupid's Gun
I shot a man with Cupid's gun
Now he falls in love with everyone
He got a broken heart and a duct taped shoe
Look out he'll fall in love with you

Don't be the one
Don't be the one
Staring down the barrel of Cupid's gun

He limps around with a makeshift soul
A jug of wine and a bullet hole
He keeps kerosene burning bright
For the chill in his bones at night

Don't be the one
Don't be the one
Staring down the barrel of Cupid's gun

He's worried blue and all deadpan
A walking shipwreck of a man
He got a brick of gold and a tire swing
But lord knows it don't mean a thing

Don't be the one
Don't be the one
Staring down the barrel of Cupid's gun

I shot a man with Cupid's gun
Now he falls in love with everyone
Track Name: I'll Only Let You Down
I tried to say ok
And maybe we could someday
You shook your head and smiled
But that's gonna take me awhile

By now you should know
I'll never let you go
I'll only let you down

This was our darkest year
Shot through with talk and tears
I saw your brown eyes dim a shade
And your warm complexion fade

By now you should know
I'll never let you go
I'll only let you down

I don't care where we are
Or that we've come so far
I only know today
You still take my breath away

By now you should know
I'll never let you go
I'll only let you down
Track Name: Them Eyes
Them eyes them eyes are the only thing I see
What I'd give to have them eyes on me

Storm rain on the campfire
Drunks are crashing the church choir

Them eyes them eyes are the only thing I see
What I'd give to have them eyes on me

Gunshots on the lakeside
Cloud cover rolling over the moonlight

Them eyes them eyes are the only thing I see
What I'd give to have them eyes on me

Summer love winter tears
You went on without me babe but I'm still here

Them eyes them eyes are the only thing I see
What I'd give to have them eyes on me
What I'd give to have them eyes on me
Track Name: No April Sun
No April sun
No darling someone
The days all hush now
And go by like clouds
I hope it's ok
To come to you this way

The shepherd's afraid
And the wolves have it made
The night's gotten fierce
And won't tolerate the tears
I hope it's ok
To come to you this way

No April sun
No darling someone
But I won't mind at all
When the trees fade in fall
So it's ok
To leave me this way
Track Name: Anthem for the Gone
So you're breaking down
All the walls you found
You scheme and you pray
Your best won't go away

You move for a spark
In the cold soaked and dark
And you burn as you run
From all the things you've done

You thank God above
For everything you loved
Now you see oh you do
What this life cost you

There's fear in your eyes
That your sun will never rise
And you hope what you find
Is worth all you left behind

When you wake up wake me too
Take me away with you
Take me away with you
Take me away with you