Haymaker Heart

by Kelly Pardekooper

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1.
Not In Iowa 04:16
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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.
6.
Wild Love 02:39
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…..
7.
Too Late 03:20
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…
8.
Goo 03:37
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
9.
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..
10.
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
11.
Down 03:52
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…
12.
Old Car 03:26
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…
13.
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
14.
Your Caboose 03:10
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…
15.
All Over Now 03:12
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
16.
Run Again 02:23
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
17.
I Adore 02:10
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
18.
I Suppose 03:24
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…
19.
West Side 02:46
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
20.
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 ...

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A year in the making, Haymaker Heart documents Kelly’s 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 KP and John Svec. "Draw the Line" was featured in the Nicolas Cage film Vengeance! Seven songs from this album have been featured in film and television.

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released March 22, 2005

KP - songs/vocals/acoustic guitar/electric guitar/kaos pad
John Svec - engineer/bass/backing vocals/organ/guitar
Dustin Busch - lap steel guitar
Amy Finders - vocals
Michael Koski - 12 string electric guitar
Marty Letz - pedal steel guitar
Richard Medek - drums
Dave Moore - accordion/harmonica
Teddy Morgan - electric guitar/backing vocals
Bill Neff - drums
Jon Penner - bass
Chris Poma - bass
Carissa Ries - vocals/keyboard
Atom Robinson - bass/backing vocals
Irina Sarapoulova - vocals
Eric Straumanis - electric guitar/bass
Jim Viner - drums
Matt Winegardner - drums

All songs written by Kelly Pardekooper
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My songs/voice work in 40+ films/TV shows. Iowa City native. “A roots musician who writes some of the sweetest, blues-infused, country-fied, American rock music of our time ”
-No Depression

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