Stories from a Suitcase

by The Rita Payne Band

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Rita Payne's debut album 'Stories from a Suitcase'. © 2012

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released January 5, 2013

All songs and lyrics written by:

R. Scutt
P. Sowerby

Produced by Keith Angel at Wavelength Studios.

Rhiannon Scutt - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Suitcase, Banjo, Percussion, Glockenspiel
Pete Sowerby - Vocals, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Melodica

Guest Musicians:

Keith Angel - Percussion, Drums
Andy Seward - Double Bass, Banjo, Electric Bass

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The Rita Payne Band Doncaster, UK

Self proclaimed “Acoustic Foot-Stompers” Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK’s fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country’s leading artists to appearing on BBC One’s The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo’s voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. ... more

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Track Name: Ashes
Oh midnight calling,
Oh to my darling,
My heart is black as ashes,
Since it’s been struck by lightning.

Take me down to the reservoir,
Where the water stings my eyes,
The rain falls down on hollow ground,
And I know I can’t escape it until the day I die.

Oh midnight calling,
Oh to my darling,
My heart is black as ashes,
Since it’s been struck by lightning.

Rolling and tumbling like an unmanned train,
I got my head in the clouds but my soul down the drain,
I got a feeling that things ain’t gonna turn out well,
But I’ll take my time before they drag me to hell.

Oh midnight calling,
Oh to my darling,
Oh midnight calling,
Track Name: Forced To Run
The snow it fell across the field before the day she died,
The icy wind it chilled the bones, the villagers they cried,
The lights went out across the town and nothing could be done,
And I was left bewildered and forced to run

The bells rang out so clear and loud like bullets from a gun,
The old man laughed after hearing all the stories I had spun,
She was doomed to fall from the moment it begun,
And I was left bewildered and forced to run

I said I'm sorry
(I can’t take it)
I didn't mean it
(You’re too late)
I’ll always love you
(You’re a liar)
I said I'm sorry I made a mistake.

So sorry darling, I made you cry
I didn't know that I was born to lie
My mind is tired there’s no one home I'm done
And I was left bewildered and forced to run.

I said I'm sorry
(I can’t take it)
I didn't mean it
(You’re too late)
I’ll always love you
(You’re a liar)
I said I'm sorry I made a mistake.

You were my castle my wall of stone,
You took away my fears of being alone,
I said I’d love you forever more,
And you've thrown it all away,

I said I'm sorry
(I can’t take it)
I didn't mean it
(You’re too late)
I’ll always love you
(You’re a liar)
I said I'm sorry I made a mistake.
I said I'm sorry I made a mistake.
Track Name: Don't Misuse Me
Tremble in your heart, take away my soul,
Comfort me tonight, shelter from the cold,
And I can’t help the way you make me feel when you are being so bold.

So hide your love,
Show your face,
Don’t misuse me now,
I don’t want to grow to be one you hate,

Don’t you think I know you've had enough, but I will leave you never,
But I can’t promise that I told the truth when we were there together,
The forest and the hills that you once walked have lost their girl forever,

So hide your love,
Show your face,
Don’t misuse me now,
I don’t want to grow to be one you hate,

Hold on now.
Track Name: Roses
Oh faded letters,
Keep finding their way to me,
The pages, are stained with tears,
Got me wondering, where my love could be.

Crystal glasses full of wine,
Shatter with the faintest whisper
Stale perfume in the air,
Reminds me of how much I've missed her.

But you didn't have to make it bitter,
When you had the tools to stop the pain,
Your eyes looked out and they were dry,
I watched the roses fade and die.

New wounds for an old flame,
Burst open at the seams,
Your bloodstains on a white floor,
She’s here now, but only in my dreams.

But you didn't have to make it bitter,
When you had the tools to stop the pain,
Your eyes looked out and they were dry,
I watched the roses fade and die.

Cos I'm always looking down never looking up darling.
Always looking down never looking up darling.
Track Name: Stay
Your cold hands,
On warm sand,
As your smile fades,
My world ends,
My world.

The wise man once told me a tale,
Under streetlights with whisky and ale,
I got back on my horse and I rode,
And I fought with fears tooth and nail,
My world.

But nothing is taking me down,
‘cause nothing can take you away,
Nothing is taking me down,
Now I know you can stay.

Gone are the days on my own,
Gone are your days all alone,
Hand in hand under the stars,
The night time it feels like our own,
My world.

But nothing is taking me down,
‘cause nothing can take you away,
Nothing is taking me down,
Now I know you can stay.

My world, is your world
As your smile shines, you’re my girl,
Nothing is taking me down,
‘cos nothing can take you away,
Nothing is taking me down,
Now I know you can stay.
Track Name: Jeremiah
Won’t you take me to the river,
Ball and chain in hand,
Won’t you take me to the river,
I’ll kill you where you stand.

I’m gonna run right through the desert,
Ain’t nobody catching me,
I’m going to drink to Jeremiah
And his smooth sippin’ weed.

I’m gonna run right through the desert,
Ain’t nobody catching me,
I’m going to drink to Jeremiah
And his smooth sippin’ weed.

Won’t you take me to the river,
Ball and chain in hand,
Won’t you take me to the river,
I’ll kill you where you stand.
Track Name: I Will Fall
How lonely am I,
When your branches are broken?
How will I cope?

How heavy your hear,
When it’s in my hands?
How heavy’s your soul?

I will fall.
(You can fall my darling)
Without you here,
(You can face this world alone)
Oh I will fall.
(You can fall at my feet)
Without you here,

How shabby my clothes,
When I’m walking in winter?
There’s so many holes.

How heavy your eyes,
When I’m not there to close them?
How much do you know?

I will fall.
(You can fall my darling).
Without you here,
(You can face this world alone)
Oh I will fall.
(You can fall at my feet)
Without you here,

I will fall.
Track Name: I Love you My Dear
I saw your face,
Amongst the trees,
Tears in your eyes,
I'm on my knees.

You served me well,
I slept with ease,
You filled a bowl,
Fulfilled my needs.

‘Cause I need you hear with me,
‘Cause I cant be saved,
And I might just fall apart,
If I can’t keep the things that you gave.

In time we hate,
Which we often fear,
But I can’t really buy that
‘Cause I'm scared but I love you my dear.

My breath was weak,
My body tired,
I’d lost the man,
You once admired.

Your skin so pale,
Your tongue so dry,
Your love so bold,
I cannot hide

‘Cause I need you here with me,
‘Cause I cant be saved,
And I might just fall apart,
If I can’t keep the things that you gave.

In time we hate,
Which we often fear,
But I can’t really buy that
Cos I’m scared but I love you my dear.

I'm scared but I love you my dear.
Track Name: Empty Words
Empty words,
They mean nothing to the girl you used to know,
A different time,
A different time I would have let you take me home.

Another girl,
Another girl she just don’t show the same affection,
I need to move,
I need to move but I ain’t sure in which direction.

Please don’t leave me to face this alone.
I need time just to be on my own,

Another light in the dark,
Another voice I can’t hear,
Another careless remark,
And I just want you here,
To keep you in the clear.

Shine a light,
Shine a light on everything we were,

So let it lie,
It was perfect but the dream has gone to die.

Shine a light
Shine a light on everything we were,

So let it lie,
It was perfect but the dream has gone to die.
Track Name: Family Ramble
Heading out west guitar in hand,
With a handful of pebbles and a pocketful of sand,
Dreaming of my woman in a comfy bed,
With a jar full of whisky and an aching head,
Got my mind on Meg,
But I don’t know if she’s listening to a word I said.

Raking through the leaves in the autumn haze,
Gives a whistle out to Johnny but his eyes are glazed,
Suzy brings a coffee and a slice of pie,
Little sister in the corner looking so damn shy,
Got my mind on Meg,
But I don’t know if she’s listening to a word I said.

I think her daddy’s gonna shoot me dead,
‘cause I been moving in too fast,
I’ll write a song to get inside his head,
And hope that it can change the past

Lighting up a fire for some small town smoke,
Playing country ditties for the small town folk,
Waving to the buses at the old Roundhouse,
But her image keeps on fading going in and out,
Got my mind on Meg,
But I don’t know if she’s listening to a word I said.

I think her daddy’s gonna shoot me dead,
‘cause I been moving in too fast,
I’ll write a song to get inside his head,
And hope that it can change the past.

I think her daddy’s gonna shoot me dead,
‘cos I been moving in too fast,
I’ll write a song to get inside his head,
And hope that it can change the past.