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National Poetry Day

Since Nashville calls my songs 'poem/story songs' here's one not yet recorded so still a poem :)

Champagne and Cigarettes

I got a lotta things to do including him, including you. I ain't really wantin' to but not for anyone's lack of tryin'.

Includin' yours, includin' mine, you find me selfish or unkind? Keep in mind I'm keepin' mine from flyin'.

Could it be all the regrets all the champagne and cigarettes haven't gotten rid of yet? Guess some things you can't forget. Or I ain't figured how to yet.

Over there, the High King's son who should be rulin' everyone is the only one without a gun pointin' bullets at me flyin'.

Next to him a man you'll recognize not by his eyes but by his lines stands beside his brother, keeping time for more rulers dead, living dying.

Over there with a smiling face, a lawyer seen on Nancy Grace sets the scene, provides the place where I sit wonder whyin'.

'Cause I really just don't see what all this has to do with me. I find a cage soon as I'm free. Hell no, I ain't lyin'.

Could it be all the etc.

Should I ask the purgatorial host of everybody else's ghost? They say boo! I say hello. Then I say get to flyin'.

Over there is a carnival man with a harem and a sinister plan. He's rattlin' the lid of the garbage can all his money can't get him buyin'.

I tried to end this whole thing faster. Might go on till the Rapture. 'Cause this disaster that man's after feels rather crucifyin'.

Could it be all the regrets all the champagne and cigarettes haven't gotten rid of yet? Guess some things you can't forget. Or I ain't figured how to yet. No I ain't figured how to yet. No I ain't figured how to yet.

A Ghost Disrupts Recording...

Listen to 'Ain't No Grave' (Live Ghost Take) ... not kidding, it gets supernatural.

With Iconic Songwriter Bobby Braddock

at the TN Senate http://lonesomelizmusic.blogspot.com

New Entries in the LL Art Contest

Check 'em out at my music page http://lonesomelizmusic.blogspot.com

Interview by the Devil Himself

On Twitter now - 3 questions for Lonesome Liz. Search hashtag #saloongrim #triumverate and follow me too! http://www.twitter.com/lonesomeliz

Check out my video for Couch by Couchwest

The Night and a Memory. They said my eyes turned their intern to stone so watch at your own risk. http://couchbycouchwest.com/lonesome-liz-the-night-and-a-memory/

Lonesome Liz Art Contest

Enter now through April Fool's Day. EVERYONE who enters will get a signed copy of their own drawing + the winning one. The prizes are:

FIRST PLACE: I'll write a song for you on a theme of your choosing + come to the Lonesome Liz show of your choice and drink a shot of whiskey with me on me, (if I'm not playing in your area I'll send you a shot of whiskey + make a video of your favorite song, (original or cover).

SECOND PLACE: Come to the Lonesome Liz show of your choice and drink a shot of whiskey with me on me :) If I'm not in your area, I'll send you a shot of whiskey and make a video of your favorite song, (original or cover).

THIRD PLACE: Three shots of whiskey in bottles painted by me. (See examples of my bottle art here: http://lonesomelizpage.blogspot.com).

Join my Facebook page if you're not already there for photos to base your work on. http://www.facebook.com/lonesomeliz Entries can be alterations of photographs, drawings, collages... anything you like!

Submit via Facebook or email to: elizabeth.bissette@gmail.com

My Interview With Mike Seeger, Part 1

http://www.gratefulweb.com/interviews/interviews/from-appalachia-to-folk-traditional-music-festivals-past-and-present-the-mike-seegers-unique-lifes-work.html

My Interview With Mike Seeger, Part 2

http://www.gratefulweb.com/interviews/interviews/my-grandmother-music-in-the-rural-south-1930s-1950s.html

Lonesome Liz, Wayfairing Stranger

http://www.gratefulweb.com/reviews/on-tour/searching-for-a-real-outlaw-part-ii.html