Haymaker Heart

by Kelly Pardekooper

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A year in the making, Haymaker Heart documents Kelly’s odd musical journey from Iowa City to East Nashville. This near double album was his most ambitious work to date and a wonderful genre hop from the alt-country of his previous two releases. Still plenty of roots on this 20 track opus, but some lush pop/rock goodies as well. An all-star cast of veteran musicians including Dave Moore and Teddy Morgan lend their talents to this album produced by Kelly and John Svec. Seven of these songs were eventually used in TV/FILM, including True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, etc.

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released March 22, 2005

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Kelly Pardekooper Indianapolis, Indiana

My songs/voice are on your TV and in film sometimes (True Blood, Justified, Sons of Anarchy etc.) Rock Americana Singer/Songwriter. Eight albums with lots of US and Europe touring in the rear-view. Put down roots in Indy after stints in Iowa City, East Nashville, Madison and Los Angeles. I keep song-plugging away and try to treat people well! ... more

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Track Name: Not In Iowa
I left my country home, left the fields and plains
To feel the desert wind, escape the rain
But she saw me coming from a thousand miles away
She took my hand and asked my name

She led me to her house and fed me Spanish wine
Up ‘till then I’d of swore I was doing fine
But she said you never smile and it’s starting to creep me out
I should have listened to my doubt

So take that gun and make me swallow
And I’ll be smiling forevermore
My head is spinning and my eyes can’t find the door
I’m not in Iowa anymore

I miss my country home, I miss the corn and beans
This sand it’s in my lungs, I could really use some rain
She turned the lights down and crept up close to me
So I would feel what I could not see

Just take that gun and make me swallow
And I’ll be smiling forevermore
My hands are tied now and my feet won’t touch the floor
I’m not in Iowa anymore
Not in Iowa anymore
Track Name: Tell Me (You're the One)
Tell me you’re the one that’ll always drive me crazy
Tell me you’re the one that still wants to have my baby
Tell me you’re the one that never has to fake it
When you say that it’s allright I could not make it

Tell me I could stop this any time I want to
Tell me I got heart, enough to drive a truck through
Tell me I can go on sleeping if I need to
Tell me I could hang it up and just come on home to you, to you
I just can’t smile anymore

Tell me I could walk away from these hot lights
Tell me I could leave that neon late night
Tell me I should do whatever I want to
Dig a ditch, hell you don’t care
As long as I come home to you, to you
I just can’t smile anymore

Tell me I’m the one that never leaves you lonely
Tell I’m the one, that one true one and only
Tell me it’s allright that I don’t shed tears to cry

Tell me I’m the one that’ll always make you happy
Tell me I’m the one that always leaves you laughing
Tell me I’m the one you’re dreaming of late at night
Straight out of our minds, straight out of our minds

Tell me you’re the one that’ll always drive me crazy
Tell me you’re the one that still want’s to have my baby
Tell me I’m the one you’re dreaming of late at night
Track Name: Draw the Line
Well I don’t know how to look, and I don’t know how to be
But my knees go to quakin’ when her eyes are on me
Though I know this can’t be right, heaven knows that I can’t hide
From these thoughts of her that keep running through my mind

She just says darlin’ don’t you worry, you’re doing just fine
And we’ll know when and where to draw the line
So the music just keeps playing, but things aren’t quite the way they seem
I lost myself there somewhere in between

Now I don’t know where to go, and I don’t know what to say
I conquer my fear then my tongue gets in the way
And maybe it’s bad timing, we’ll write it off to twist of fate
But once she’s in your mind man it’s too late

She just says darlin’ don’t you worry, you’re doing just fine
And we’ll know when and where to draw the line
So the music just keeps playing, but things aren’t quite the way they seem
I lost myself there somewhere in between

Well I don’t know how to look, and I don’t know how to be
But my knees go to quakin’ when her eyes are on me
Though I know this can’t be right, heaven knows that I can’t hide
From these thoughts of her that keep running through my mind
Track Name: Just Shoot Me
I’ve been walking in my hometown
And I keep tripping on memories of you
And now you’re long gone and I’m still reeling
Mining deeper shades of blue

And I walk these same old streets
And I eat the same old meats
But I don’t cook them, like me, they’re raw straight through
My hearts already gone, and my body can’t have long
Go on shoot me, so the rest of me can die

I don’t sleep now, and I don’t eat now
I keep catching glimpses of you
Now you’re long gone, and I’m still talking
To some ghost of a girl that I once knew

Yeah I walk these same old streets
And I keep the same old beats
But I don’t cook them, like me, they’re raw straight through
My hearts already gone, and my body can’t have long
Go on shoot me, so the rest of me can die
Go on shoot me, so the rest of me can die
Track Name: Folk This (Kelly Cougar)
So now you’re folkified
Fucked up on your Dylan side
A puffed up head you’ll try to hide
You write some poems on the side

So head out east and change your name
Shave your head, they’re all the same
Zimmerman, Hewson, Mellencamp’s a loaded gun

Don’t turn around, I’ll let you down
No do look too close ‘cause you don’t want to see it
But it’s blowin’ in the wind, down on Maggie’s farm
Where it’s raining on some scarecrow sittin’ in the yard
Of a little pink house, owned by Jack and Dianne.

So now you’re countrified, rocked up your hillbilly side
Fucked up in you doublewide, sippin’ PBR’s outside
But all them roots are ill begotten
Drunken cowboys soon forgotten
Washed out on the bedroom eyes
Of alt-country boys that been glamorized

Don’t turn around, I’ll let you down
No don’t look too close ‘cause you don’t want to see it
That there’s really no depression down in New Madrid
So let that wind take your troubles away
Doreen Doreen, Sweet Caroline, Rain Squall
Just take a lot of pills, take a lot of pills
Take a lot of pills and die.
Track Name: Wild Love
Ain’t nothing special about it
Go on and shout it when you walk in the room
Don’t need to worry ‘bout your mama
No your papa he won’t be home soon

Now the room is spinning
You’re beginning to see the night turn to day
The sweat it runs together
Yeah he’s thinking you might give it away.

Ain’t nothing to it so girl just do it now…

You think you’re something special
God’s gift when your hips start to sway
You feel him sliding over
A spinning collection on promises made

Ain’t nothin to it so girl just do it now…

All right
Okay
Tonight
Don’t wait
Wild love
Wild love
Wild love
Wild love…..
Track Name: Too Late
Ever just want to walk away?
Heard her say, just for the day
Or is too late?

Ever just want a sunny day, to fade to grey?
Can’t find the shade
Or is it too late?

Ever just want to run away?
Instead you stay, to give it one more day
Knowing it’s too late

Ever just want to walk away?
Heard her say, just for the day
Or is it too late…
Track Name: Goo
What if I walked you all the way home?
Would you ask me in for coffee? Would you make me leave alone?
What if I took you half way around the world?
Bought you diamonds, bought you pearls.
Would you let me come inside?

I don’t know where I’m going tonight
But I think if you would hold me everyting would be alright

When you’re home all asleep so safe and tight
I’m the one that’s in your hollow
Singing underneath your light
When you’re out riding around on sunny days
I’m the one that’s in the shadow
Hoping that you’ll look my way
Track Name: Drinking Alone Again
Drinking alone again
Hey bar-keep how ‘bout another round?
Don’t send me home again
Just line ‘em up and I’ll shoot ‘em down

I wish this food it would stay down
Wish this food it could stay down

Lets say we both pretend
That my feet are still on the ground
No don’t send me home again
Just line ‘em up and I’ll shoot ‘em down..
Track Name: 21st Century Trailer Park
Take this town and dump it in the river
All these condo are brown they ain’t got no heart
They’re waiting on the highway for the next tornado
21st century trailer parks

I been here since I was young
I’ll be god damned if I hold my tongue
Shady developers with big bankrolls
Are sucking out all the soul
Sucking out all the soul

Just clear out the old ones to bring in the new ones
And build them apartments right upstairs
They don’t have to see them all pukin’ on our downtown
When the money rolls in they don’t care

It’s been this way now oh so long
It’s hard to put your finger on what went wrong
You tend to get numb and you kind of get down
When they’re fuckin’ up your hometown
Fuckin’ up your hometown
Track Name: Down
The way you look away from me
Your eyes fall down, so down
And the travesty is we won’t even see
When you fall down, so down

It don’t matter what you say
It don’t matter what you do
Oh our time has run now can’t you see we’re through

You come walking up to me
Haven’t showered in a week
What’s that in your eyes
Lord no, not sympathy

The way you look away from me
Your eyes fall down, so down
And the travesty is we won’t even see
When you fall down, so damn down

It don’t matter that you’re young
And it don’t matter that you’re dumb
All that matters Lord is what you might have done

So wipe that smile from your face
You don’t even know your place
Leave these streets tonight and there won’t be a trace

The way you look away from me
Your eyes fall down, so down
And the travesty is we won’t even see
When you fall down, so damn down…
Track Name: Old Car
Got me an old car, so I don’t get out that far
I love my old car, love my old car
And I think she loves me, I think she loves me
She loves me

Got this dumpy little small town bar
They sit me in the corner, let me strum on my guitar
I keep my eyes closed, keep my eyes closed
That way no one knows, where my mind goes
And she loves me

Don’t you want that brass ring?
So you could have all those things
All you got’s a cheap little pawn shop wedding ring
Just a cheap little pawn shop wedding ring
But I got everything, I got everything
She loves me

Think I’ll keep this old car, I don’t really need to get out all that far
I’ll keep my eyes closed, driving with my eyes closed
That way know one knows, when I come and go
And she loves me
She loves me…
Track Name: Take Me 2 My Home
Out here in the country, we don’t got much to do
And I don’t have much ambition, I’d rather lie here with you
I don’t like the city, the brights lights don’t appeal
They all tend to smell shitty, nothing like a green field
Take me to my home, take me to my home
You know we’re all alone, get yourself off of roam
And take me to my home

I won’t stand on tradition, I know that nothing can last
I’m much too young for nostalgia, I won’t live in the past
There ain’t nothing before here and there ain’t nothing behind
I’m right here in this moment, staring it down, taking my sweet time
Take me to my home, take me to my home
You know you’re all alone, get yourself off of roam
And take me to my home
Track Name: Your Caboose
You say I’m lazy and you say I’m slow
You talk to me with words you know that I won’t know
You’re so lovely darling, but you’re so cruel
Parade me around this town
Your private king of fools

That’s just how it’s supposed to be
That’s just how it’s supposed to be…

So take me with you darling, you’ve got to choose
If you don’t want me you can always cut me loose
You’re so lovely, but you’re so cruel
Lets go dancing out on your caboose

That’s just how it’s supposed to be
That’s just how it’s supposed to be…
Track Name: All Over Now
So ok, you don’t want to play
All the games that we always love to play
Don’t stay if you can’t run away
I’ll be sitting, drinking, cocktail sinking
Passed out on Tangeray

It’s alright if you don’t want me anymore
Guess it’s all over now

So you pretend to love me
I’ll pretend to care
About the words coming out your mouth
Or the colors of your hair
Suppose you got your reasons
Lord knows I got mine
I’m still sitting, drinking, hotel sinking
Way past checkout time

And it’s alright if you don’t want me anymore
Guess it’s all over now
Track Name: Run Again
Hear ‘em coming all the way out
Yeah run again
Now you’re slumming
Turned around and back out in the mix
Yeah come again
Ahhh…Ahhh…Ahhh

Now you’re gunning, hold it down
Pick up both those feet
Girl run again
Young and stunning, twirl around
Hold on to the beat
Stung again
Ahh…Ahhh…Ahh

Hear ‘em coming all the way out
Yeah run again
Now you’re coming
Back out for the fix
Yeah hung again
Ahh…Ahhh…Ahhh
Track Name: I Adore
You are the one that I adore
You are the one I came here for
You are the one that keeps me thinking
You are the reason I’m here drinking

You pull me down into the shade
You call me out on my charade
Guess all my roots are ill-begotten
Drunken cowboys are soon forgotten

Sit down, shut up, don’t waste your time
Hold on. you’re so gone, throw me a line
You are the one that I adore
You are the one I came here for
You are…
You are…
You are the one
Track Name: I Suppose
I suppose I should clear out my things
Tuck my head between my tail and just go home

Every time I refuse to unwind
It all comes crashing down on me endlessly
Doo doo doo in the morning
Doo doo doo in the evening
They go walking two by two
A walking dream of you and me
talking
stalking
I suppose I should clear out these clothes
They’ve been hanging out for everyone to see
Doo Doo Doo…
Track Name: West Side
I come from the West side of this sleepy little town
With a river in the middle and the water comes down brown
Now I live on the east side, it’s not so different at all
The houses tend to be older here, and mine’s a little small
But I got my garden on my little bit of land
With the cabbage and the rhubarb coming up through my two hands
And now a days I’m working more, I don’t get downtown as much
Tends to makes me feel older than I am and a little bit out of touch
They put so many parking lots where the old buildings used to be
It’s not the image that I carry from my days of being footloose and fancy free
I know I’m complaining but I always love to get back home
Having coffee with my parents in the morning is the stuff that fuels my soul
Cause they brought me to the West side of this sleepy little town
With the river in the middle and the water comes down brown
Track Name: Young American (Live w/Teddy Morgan)
He don’t like working, he just likes smoking
He don’t like voting but he’ll tell you what he wants
He don’t like Sundays and he don’t like Mondays
He don’t like nothing, his Daddy taught him that

How’s the wind blow, with that Nintendo
Blowing though his holy sacred quiet room?
And do you really, need to be haunted?
Can’t you see the truth that’s there in front of you?

He’s just a young American, down on his knees
just a young American, he won’t say please
just a young American, down on his luck
just a young American, don’t give a ...

Lately no one will go out riding
To raise that cain you thought you’d always have and own
Now it’s too crowded and no one’s listening
And while they’re talking you’d rather be alone

He’s just a young American, down on his knees
just a young American, he won’t say please
just a young American, down on his luck
just a young American, don’t give a ...

It gets so quiet when you’re sleeping
Hard to imagine that you’re still here anyway
The morning’s harder, with swollen ashtrays
They take you down a notch and start you on your way

He’s just a young American, down on his knees
just a young American, he won’t say please
just a young American, down on his luck
just a young American, don’t give a ...