Truth Be Told

by Roxi Copland

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    Roxi’s first full-length full-band studio album. Track Listing: Heavy Load, One More Time, Wonderwall, Set ‘Em Up, Don’t Give Up On Me, I Like the Things You Do, Step On the Gas, The Kids Aren’t Alright

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Roxi's first full-length full-band studio album. Tracks: Heavy Load, One More Time, Wonderwall, Set 'Em Up, Don't Give Up On Me, I Like the Things You Do, Step On the Gas, The Kids Aren't Alright

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released April 22, 2014

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Roxi Copland Milwaukee, Wisconsin

jazz/pop/blues/soul singer/songwriter & pianist.

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Track Name: Heavy Load
Heavy Load

you like your pretty lies
the kind that you call justified but
I’ll take the truth most any day
you say there’s nothing wrong
that’s why I wrote this little song
to help me sing the words I failed to say

don’t say you’re sorry
I’ve heard it fifty times before
stop with the pity party
there’s a life out there but you’ve got to give more

take the chip off your shoulder
lay it down by the side of the road
nobody said it would be easy
but you’d sure be better off without a
heavy load

I’ve been here by your side
through the many wasted nights so
don’t act like I don’t have a clue
I’m not the only one
who’s had to watch you come undone
kinda hoped you’d learn a thing or two

don’t say you’re sorry
I’ve heard it fifty times before
stop with the pity party
there’s a life out there but you’ve got to give more

take the chip off your shoulder
lay it down by the side of the road
nobody said it would be easy
but you’d sure be better off without a
heavy load
heavy load

blame who you want
blame what you will
the cards were stacked against the deal
you wanna win
then learn the game
start with this refrain

take the chip off your shoulder
lay it down by the side of the road
nobody said it would be easy
but you’d sure be better off

take the chip off your shoulder
lay it down by the side of the road
nobody said it would be easy
but you’d sure be better off without a
heavy load
heavy load
Track Name: One More Time
One More Time

sit down on that barstool
in your old familiar place
sure is good to see you
and I’ll admit I missed your face
boy the years have been kind to you
you’re lookin’ just the same
but don’t stare at me like that
we’ve already played this game

I know the leaves are changin’
and I’ve gotta go
but I think you should know

I’d do it all, one more time
and I’d kiss you a thousand times
on a thousand different nights
you said you’re no good for me
I know that it’s true
but I’d still go ‘round
one more time with you

don’t tell me you love me
we know it’s a lie
you outgrew your highschool crush
and thank God I outgrew mine
I don’t wanna think about
where we both went wrong
just hold me close through the night
and I’ll be off with the dawn

I know the leaves are changin’
and I’ve gotta go
but I think you should know

I’d do it all, one more time
and I’d kiss you a thousand times
on a thousand different nights
you said you’re no good for me
I know that it’s true
but I’d still go ‘round
one more time with you
one more time with you

and let’s not talk about the life we’d live together
or promises you’d break
we won’t speak of love or other childish things
that’s more that I can take

I’d do it all, one more time
and I’d kiss you a thousand times
on a thousand different nights
you said you’re no good for me
I know that it’s true
but I’d still go ‘round
one more time with you
one more time with you
Track Name: Set 'Em Up
Set ‘Em Up

hey, what’s your name
where you from – is it far?
I’ve heard it all
while behind this old bar
lines whispered low
velvet words, laced with wine
courage by the dollar
doesn’t last but a dime

some come to drink
and some come to dance
but all share the dream
of a little romance

set ‘em up, baby
shoot ‘em down, maybe
you and I could go
one on one
wanna ditch this space
head on up to my place
how’d you get eyes so blue?
what’s a girl to do

she looks around
shaking hand on her glass
needs to forget
all she can ‘bout the past
he wants a break
from the trouble at home
takes off his ring
hits the mute on his phone

what do they do
when they wake from the ruse?
I wish that I
were so easily amused

set ‘em up, baby
shoot ‘em down, maybe
you and I could go
one on one
wanna ditch this space
head on up to my place
how’d you get eyes so blue?
what’s a girl to do

sure the stats say love’s rare
and I’ve heard the tales
of doom and despair
but there’s still this silly part of me
that dreams
take care my foolish heart

set ‘em up, baby
shoot ‘em down, maybe
you and I could go
one on one
wanna ditch this space
head on up to my place
how’d you get eyes so blue?
what’s a girl to do
what’s a girl to do
Track Name: Don't Give Up On Me
Don’t Give Up On Me

I hear there’s a way to let go
without losing control
and I think it sounds kinda nice
I been payin’ the price
for three little words
that I didn’t mean to say
why’s this the one time
that you listened

I bet they’ll say I’m to blame
and it’s just such a shame
poor boy – we always knew
she was trouble
but where were they
on the nights you were lost
don’t forget about the way
I held you

I want this more than you could know
but over time you’ve grown cold
I know I’m partially to blame
has your heart really changed?

don’t give up on me
you know the best is yet to be
but I can’t change this on my own
don’t give up on me

I can still taste the wine
out at Second and Vine that day
our little lunch break
turned to coffee around dawn

and who made you laugh
‘till the tears fell from your eyes
I can’t forget about the way
you ran your fingers down my face

I want this more than you could know
but over time you’ve grown cold
I know I’m partially to blame
has your heart really changed?

don’t give up on me
you know the best is yet to be
but I can’t change this on my own
don’t give up on me

don’t give up on me
you know the best is yet to be
but I can’t change this on my own
no, not alone

don’t give up on me
you know the best is yet to be
but I can’t change this on my own
don’t give up on me
Track Name: I Like the Things You Do
I Like the Things You Do

I like the way you smile
I like the way you walk
I like the way you touch your hair
when you start to talk
I like the dreamer in you
I like the pragmatist too
I like the silly games we play
when we’ve had a few
I like the things you do

I like our conversations
your brilliant cogitations
I like the way your love inspires my imagination
I like the passion in you
I like your stubbornness too
I like the way you stand beside me
when I come unglued
I like the things you do

I like the things you do
I like every moment
spent alone with you
I like the things you do
I’m not tryin’ to be cliché
but it’s true
I like the things you do

I like your gentle heart
I like your troubled soul
I like it when you claim
that I’m the one who makes you whole
I like the fighter in you
I like the pacifist too
I like how every mornin’
seems to start with somethin’ new
I like the things you do

I like your slight pretention
your endless comprehension
I even like it when you call me out
on my transgressions
I like the crazy in you
I like the logical too
I like the way you try
to put your yourself in others’ shoes
I like the things you do

I like the things you do
I like every moment
spent alone with you
I like the things you do
I’m not tryin’ to be cliché
but it’s true
I like the things you do

I like the things you do
I’ve never been the type to overstate
I like the things you do
but for once I feel
compelled to make my case
I like the French you speak and
I like the friends that you keep and
truth be told, I’m mad about you

I like the things you do
I like every moment
spent alone with you
I like the things you do
I’m not tryin’ to be cliché
but it’s true
I like the things you do
I like the things you do
I like the things you do
Track Name: Step On the Gas
Step On the Gas

Said what I needed to say
Hate that I had to leave him that way
truth is I just couldn’t stay
not even for one more day

and the rain comes pouring down
on the road
and I can’t see just where I’ve been
or where I’m supposed to go
but there’s nothin' left to cling to
all our love is in the past
so I turn the key
and step on the gas

nothin’ ventured nothin’ gained
I know you hate confrontation
and we’re both tired of the pain
chasin’ after a false salvation

and the rain comes pouring down
on the road
and I can’t see just where I’ve been
or where I’m supposed to go
but there’s nothin' left to cling to
all our love is in the past
so I turn the key
and step on the gas

I‘m sorry for your tears
but you know we could spend years
just tryin’ to be polite
and I can’t take it

and the rain comes pouring down
on the road
and I can’t see just where I’ve been
or where I’m supposed to go
but there’s somethin' left to cling to
I know love will find me at last
so I turn the key
and step on the gas