Milk in Sunshine

by Kelly Pardekooper

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Bart Furp Discovered Kelly by doing a BC search for Bo Ramsey. Bo RULES, and Mr Pardekooper is instantly cool just by knowing him.

Great Iowa-homegrown stuff, glad to have found it! Favorite track: Yonder (feat. Bo Ramsey).
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Lonnie Weldon Long time supporter/fan of KP & always enjoy good music like what KP lays down! Favorite track: Not in Iowa.
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Kelly Pardekooper is releasing his seventh album Milk in Sunshine October 21st, 2014. A massive 24 track release with eight new songs followed by 16 bonus cuts featured in hit television shows True Blood, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Blue Bloods, Cold Case and many more. Featured guest appearances by vocalist Pieta Brown and guitar wizard Bo Ramsey!

Kelly has toured all over the US/Europe and showcased his songs everywhere from SXSW in Austin to the Take Root Festival in Holland.

He is an Iowa City native who has followed his badass spine surgeon wife's medical career from East Nashville to Madison to Los Angeles to Indy. He questions her taste in men daily!

www.kellypardekooper.com

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released October 21, 2014

All songs written by Kelly Pardekooper (Black Toast Music/ASCAP)
Copyright 2014
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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: She Moves
I like the way she walks. I like the way she talks.

I like the way she moves when she moves like she does.

I like her long black hair. I like her sunset stares.
I like the way she moves when she moves like she does.

I like that no one really knows her. I like the way the wind it blows her.
I like the way she moves when she moves like she does.

I wish I’de never ever seen you. I know I never could of dreamed you.
But when she moves, ahh she moves, when she moves, she moves like she does…
Track Name: I Still Cry (feat. Pieta Brown)
Is there someone else you could call? I can’t take this when you’re falling. You call me on the phone. To tell me you’re alone.

Should I still care? Girl you left me alone out there. Now we’re nowhere.

Too tired now to try. Too tired now to cry. But I still cry…

I remember when we met. You were lovely soaking wet. Under Western skies. You’re probably there tonight.

Breaking someone new. Tearing them in two. But you don’t have the heart. To never let it start. Oh I wish I’d never seen you

Too tired now to try. Too tired now to cry. But I still cry…

And girl the deepest cut of all. Is you don’t know how hard we fall. For your certain kind of light. You’re probably there tonight.

Breaking someone new. Tearing them in two. You just smile and play. Like it’s any other day. Of I wish I’d never seen you.

Too tired now to try. Too tired now to cry. But I still cry…
Track Name: Release Me (feat. Pieta Brown)
Unrequited love is so cruel. I’m still here waiting. A hard headed fool.
There’s really nothing left to do. The heart you don’t I've given to you.

Release me. From the memories. Heaven help me. She don’t see me.

I was ready to burn my life down. Had you wanted me around.
When we said our last goodbye. Never thought a man should cry.
Now I’m fading. Washed in tears. Losing you to your better years.

Release me. From the memories. Heaven help me. She don’t want me.

Unrequited love is so cruel…
Track Name: So Lovely
One of these days I’m gonna track you down.
When maybe we’re older and a little round.
All these years later I still hear your sounds.
Hear your sounds.

And you’re so lovely. You’re so lovely…

My calls always end before they really start.
You pretty kryptonite to my heart.
Say hello once a year then fall apart.
Fall apart.

And you’re so lovely. You’re so lovely…

Maybe you’ll love me when we're old and alone.
When all of your prettier options are gone.
You never knew that you were always home.
Always home.

And you’re so lovely. You’re so lovely…
Track Name: Elliot
Oh Elliot, are you resting now?
Were the light too bright?
Did it hurt your eyes?
Did they promise you?
More than they would ever do?
Did they feed your doubt?
Then turn you out?

And now it’s quiet time
I’m sorry that the smoke got in your eyes

Oh Elliot, what did she do to you?
Did she take your heart?
Play the baby card?
Did she promise you?
More than she could ever do?
Did she feed your doubt?
And then turn you out?

Now it’s quiet time
I’m sorry that the smoke got in your eyes…
Track Name: Authentic
Yeah this ain’t no folk show. And it ain’t no disco. It’s just another dig at authentic. Just another dig.

So come on get happy. Don’t waste your time. On the disappointments that’ll beat you every time. And bleed you ‘til you’re dry.

Yeah, I’m not cool enough. Hip enough. Tattooed enough. Indie enough for you…

And I see your faces. In your phones all day. You come right up to me. Not a single word to say. Little girl, you’re afraid to play.

Yeah I’m not young enough. Rich enough. Hip enough. Vinyl enough for you…

Yeah this ain’t no disco. And it ain’t no folk show. It’s just another dig at authentic. Just another dig.

So come on get happy. Don’t wait in line. With the fashion victims that’ll take up all your time. And bleed you ‘til you’re dry…
Track Name: That Girl
Say you don’t love me anymore
Say you don’t love me anymore
Swear I’ll believe it when you walk out the door
Say you don’t love me anymore

Where’s your sisters now?
Where’s your poppa now?
You burned all his ranches and stole my name
So where’s your family now?

Momma she’s rollin’ in her grave
Momma she’s rollin’ in her grave
Remember that young girl, with the frilly white dresses?
That girl don’t live here anymore
That girl don’t live here anymore
Track Name: Compromise
Tell me darling
Do you really love me?
Or is this compromise?
I know you said that you’d be home this evening
I’ve heard the alibi
Late at night when we’re staring at the ceiling
With nothing new to say
Another summer, it’s gonna be a long one
It just won’t fade away

I never see you in the morning
I never see late at night
So most the time I just go right out of my mind on sight

Tell me darling
Is it just your body that keeps you satisfied?
And will you be there to kiss me in the morning if I make 55?
Give me something that I can hold on to, you’re leaning out of sight
Another summer, it’s gonna be a long one
I see it in your eyes

I never see you in the morning
I never see late at night
So most the time I just go right out of my mind on sight

Tell me darling
Do you really love me?
Or is this compromise?
I know you say that you just can’t live without me
I’ve heard the alibi
Late at night when we’re staring at the ceiling
With nothing new to say
Another summer, it’s gonna be a long one
It just won’t fade away
Just won’t fade away
Track Name: Fly On The Wall
Can I help it if your skin don’t fit you right?
Can I help it if you’re frozen inside?
Can I help it if you’re never gonna be
Like the ones always outside smiling, like they’re on TV?

Can I help it if you Dad don’t treat you right?
Can I help it if he stays out all night?
Can I help it if you’re never gonna see
All those places you go off to when you’re dreaming?

I watch you stumble, then I watch you fall
You come up screaming, that I don’t care at all
But you never ask me to leave
No, you’re rather have me around like some fly on the wall

So can I help it if your skin don’t fit you right?
Can I help it if you’re frozen inside?
Can I help it if you’re never gonna be
Like the ones always outside smiling. Like they’re on TV?

Can I help it if your Mom don’t treat you right?
Can I help it if she don’t tuck you in at night?
Can I help it if you’re never gonna see
All those places you go off to when you’re dreaming?
Track Name: Drown in Alcohol (feat. Teddy Morgan)
Stumble right into the beat
Leave us there shuffling our feet
Staring down at the floor
You got no claim at all
None that you’d recall
Drown in alcohol

Move it over
To some other part of the mind
I’ll try..

Livin' on the outside in
It’s a helluva place begin
Leaning hard on new friends
But you got no claim at all
Not that you’d recall
Drown in alcohol

It’s all over
And you can’t hold her anymore
Where’s the door?

So stumble right into the street
Scrape those bended knees
Tell me I’m a tease
You got no claim at all
None that you’d recall
Drown in alcohol
Track Name: Hayseed Girl
Hayseed girl, a country queen of the likes you’ve never seen
Hayseed girl, kissin’ cousins, you gotta love ‘em
She’ll tear your heart to pieces, and leave you crying on the ground

She’ll take you down, to the river, and lay you down on sheets of linen
You won’t shower, and she won’t care, she lets the ribbons fall down from her hair
Then tears your heart to pieces, and leaves you crying on the ground

Hayseed girl, a country queen of the likes you’ve never seen
Hayseed girl, kissin’ cousins, you gotta love ‘em
She’ll tear your heart to pieces, and leave you crying on the ground
Track Name: Can't Go There (feat. Bo Ramsey)
She’s Daddy’s little princess, she ain’t got no fear at all
Ain’t no trouble she can’t handle with a credit card call
But she don’t even know it, ‘cause she ain’t from the dirt
Most folks only notice that little yellow skirt
Well I’ll see her when she’s dancing, she’ll come gliding across the room
Sidles up beside me, smelling of perfume
She says she lost her ride and could I take her somewhere
Invites me inside, but I can’t go there

It ain’t no good at home, so go on out and get it
You’re out most every night now, come on just admit it
She’s sittin’ there like fruit that’s been ripened on the vine
And she’s watchin’ you get weaker almost every single time
Thinking you might have something she could really need
Something more than sensual that she ain’t ever seen
So when she comes a callin’, you best get right down those stairs
Come on off of that high horse, don’t tell me you can’t go there

What about those promises I made when I was young
I don’t aspire to do the things that my Daddy might have done
And is that the attraction, do I remind you of your pa?
And you just gotta see those things your momma might of saw
I’ll see you when you shimmy, when you come sliding across the room
And throw your arms around me a little bit too soon
Thinking that tonight I might take you off somewhere
Invite me deep inside but I can’t go there

Hell’s not just for sinners, no it’s right here for those saints
Who can walk around avoiding all those lives that they could taint
And don’t think I’m not humbled that you’d want a man like me
But I’m still working on the sins of a youth that follows me
I’ll see you on the dance floor when that look comes to your eye
You’re the type of appetite I could never satisfy
So you can keep on calling, though it won’t go anywhere
I know that you’ll beckon me, but I can’t go there
Track Name: Not in Iowa
I left my country home, left the fields and plains
To feel the desert wind, and 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: Wild Love
Ain’t nothin' 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: 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: 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 dremaing of late at night
Track Name: Brand New Bag
My baby's got a brand new bag
You notice when she starts to drag
She loves me, but she hates me too
She says that I’m a lot like you.
A lot like you…

Hey.. Do you want me? Do you miss me? Would you kiss me?
Are we lovers like no others? Or just playing under covers?
When you touch me I go crazy. When you’re sleeping you look amazing.
Are you coming back tomorrow? For your love I’d beg, steal or borrow.

My baby's got a brand new bag
You notice when she starts to drag
She loves me, but she hates me too
She says that I’m a lot like you.
A lot like you…
Track Name: Mehaffey Bridge
Come on Annie, I’ve been thinking
We should find some time
I don’t know but I would say
It’s not a waste of time

That’s what gets me, that’s what gets me
That’s what gets me down to Two Bells Road

Come on Johnny, meet me halfway
Down to Mehaffey Bridge
We’ll go jumpin’ and we’ll go swimming
I’ve got lots to give I won’t deny
I want to see you in the sun

Come on sister, I won’t see you
When you’re lying there
I don’t think so
But I won’t say no
I don’t really care
I see it coming out tonight
The sun goes down

So come on Annie, meet me halfway
down to Mehaffey Bridge
We’ll go jumping and we’ll go swimming
I’ve got lots to give I won’t deny
I want to see you in the sun…
Track Name: Crazy Girl (feat. Teddy Morgan)
Another weekend staying out all night
We’re in the kitchen and what an awful fight
I don’t know why I keep on doing what you say
Momma says it’s just the dues I’m gonna pay for two
Crazy girl like you

You take me dancing then you leave me on the floor
Spend all my money as you walk right out the door
You got my cigarettes and all my credit cards
You think it’s funny when I wake up in the yard…you do
Crazy girl like you

Another weekend and you throw up on my lawn
I look to you but you’re gone…gone gone gone away

So go on leave me now just walk right out the door
It’s nothing new to me I’ve seen it all before
Take my pickup truck Lord take my trailer too
Poppa says it’s just the dues I’m gonna pay for two
Crazy girl like you

Another weekend and you throw up on my lawn
I look to you but you’re gone…gone gone gone away
Track Name: Yonder (feat. Bo Ramsey)
So lookey lookey yonder
Lookey lookey here
You used to call me your good friend
Now you call me dear

With that lipstick stain
Up and down my cheek
Your hair undone
Lord I go weak

Lookey Lookey yonder
Lookey lookey here
I know that you don’t love me
So lets be clear

When you call my name
Our sweat don’t lie
Your dress undone
Under Midwest skies

Lookey Lookey yonder
Lookey lookey here
You used to call me your good friend
Some day you’ll call me dear
Track Name: Forgotten
Picking through the pieces of your ever changing mind
You’re not worried about tomorrow
Or the ones you left behind
In case you’ve forgotten…that was me

I know I didn’t show you all my loving like I should
Tried to keep you as warm and safe and happy as I could
So in case you’ve forgotten…
It seems that you’ve forgotten…
I’m sorry you’ve forgotten me

So go ahead and run away
Go ahead and try to find something new
There ain’t no one out there girl
That's ever gonna love you like I do
Do you think you’ll find somebody
Who could be a better Daddy than me??
Girl don’t you remember all those plans made over tea?
In case you’ve forgotten…that was me.

And I know we were young girl
I know we didn’t know just what to do
But do you ever wonder?
Did you really think this whole thing through?
So in case you’ve forgotten…
It seems that you’ve forgotten…
I’m sorry you’ve forgotten me
Track Name: Where's the Love
I know you can’t love me
I still wish you could
I know you won’t call me
But I was hoping that you would

I don’t know your questions
I won’t judge your sins
Your answer is always $
Has it always been?

Wheres the love, where’s the love?
Where’s your Love?
Where’s the love?

Momma she told me
I’d meet one like you
Who’d break me to pieces and leave me
Without any glue

So show me the novel that you’ll never write
I’ll show you the poet
I’m sleeping with tonight

Wheres the love, where’s the love?
Where’s your Love?
Where’s the love?

I know you can’t love me
I still wish you could
I know you won’t call me
But I was praying that you would.
Track Name: Where I Come From
Where I come from we don’t walk too proud
We don’t talk too loud…when we talk at all

Where I come from we keep one eye on the sky
And the local weatherman always seems to make us cry
For the corn, and the weed, and the beans

Where I come from folks don’t tend to stick around
There ain’t too much going on
In this sleepy little town

Where I come from we’re up dawn ‘til dusk
In the cold and the rain with the snow and the dust
For the corn, and the weed, and the beans

Don’t tell us how to be
and don’t tread on me

Where I come from folks they always say hi
When they shake your hand
They look you in the eye

Where I come from we don’t lock our doors
We have more than enough
And we don’t need anymore

From the corn, and the weed, and the beans
From the corn, and the weed, and the beans..