Tighten it Up

by Kristen Ford

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"Tighten it Up" is a live video album. All of these songs have music videos, where you can experience the songs being created live by a girl in a room with some instrumentals. Watch/download them all at kristenfordmusic.com

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released March 19, 2015

All songs performed live by Kristen Ford (guitars, drums,
throat, pedals) without edits, auto tune or studio trickery.
Recorded at Dimension Sound Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA
Engineered and mixed by Dan Cardinal
Assistant recording engineer and Mastered by Ariel Bernstein
All songs and lyrics by Kristen Ford © 2015 except “Radio” lyrics by Kristen Ford and Jade Sylvan
www.kristenfordmusic.com


Video credits:
Filmed and edited by L.C.Farrare for "Music Note Television"
Brianna Oliveira for Makeup, 2nd camera operator.

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Kristen Ford Nashville, Tennessee

One woman indie rock rampage based in Nashville, TN. Looping. Writing. Playing.

The Nation of Love Records
kristenfordmusic@gmail.com

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Track Name: Radio
Radio Lyrics

In Chicago I went through 4 fake IDs
To get into the rock shows I was 19
I took home every single Reject CD
From my unpaid internship at Venus Zine

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio

The party scene is not so fun
When everyone you know is a setting sun
Against the odds I’ll go back to my roots yet
Make my way in Massachusetts
Playing every night in a different club
Teach in the day but it’s not what I love
See them young kids playing that guitar
I don’t know why they try so hard

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio

What’s it gonna
What’s it gonna be kid
Is it Nashville New York or Los Angeles
There comes a point when you fake it till you break it
Well I’m ready, are you ready?
I’m turning up the radio

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio
Track Name: Cassette
Cassette
My guitar smells like the collective cigarette
They exhaled in Idaho I drove it down to salt lake
and I wonder what I'm doing here all alone on stage
Oh I wonder how I'm acting am I looking my age

Chorus:

I don't know anymore
How can you tell
rock bottom from the floor
No I don't know not yet
Just keep spinning like your favorite cassette

How I miss Sally O Briens where everyone knew my name
and the regulars on bar stools staring at the tv screens
and my friends were in the hi top chairs drinking those big beers
I've been gone so long wonder if they even care

Chorus

It's a Wednesday night in a tourist mountain town
I'm about to play for tips bout to throw it all down
I hope there's anyone inside
anyone who wants to listen
cause i'm developing
some kind of thin skinned condition

CHORUS

Don't you get upset
Don't you be so impatient
You're gonna make it
Just not yet
Just keep spinning like your favorite first cassette
Track Name: Love, Before
Love, Before Lyrics

Coming of age in the United States
Perpetual war making machine
Really puts you in your place
You could stay in bed for days
Never ever want to give your heart away
But you gave it up to me
And I'm thanking you
The least that I could do

I been I been I been in love before
But this time I'm giving it up to you

I been I been I been in love before
But this time I'm giving it up to you
Track Name: Devil's Garden
I went down to Devil's Garden
and the view was worth my soul
We came back built up a fire
Life is more simple than the day before

And I wish it could always be like this
Yes I wish it could be like this
Together we just exist

As we wait the moon is arising
Painting moon colored rocks
I was always headed for that target
sometimes it's so easy to get lost

and I wish it could always be like this
Yes I wish it could be like this
Together we just exist
Together we just exist
we exist
Track Name: Ramblin'
Ramblin' Lyrics

Will I know home when I see it
Like falling in love where you just feel it
Feel it

I've had one night stands
I've had one time friends
I got no return address
Only where I'm headed next
I'm the ramblin kind
I'm the rambllin kind
No place on my mind
I'm the ramblin kind

And I held lots of jobs
I made lots of spaces that I did not want to be in
I made lots of plans
I got real good at breaking them

I've had one night stands
I've had one time friends
I got no return address
Only where I'm headed next
I'm the ramblin kind
I'm the rambllin kind
No place on my mind
I'm the ramblin kind

I've had one night stands
I've had one time friends
I got no return address
Only where I'm headed next
I'm the ramblin kind
I'm the rambllin kind
No place on my mind
I'm the ramblin kind

I'm the ramblin
I am the ramblin
I'm the ramblin kind
Track Name: Give Up
Give Up Lyrics
There's a monkey on your back
Bring you to the floor
Voice inside your head
Always wanting more
Hue behind your eyes
Coloring your vision
Constant compromise
you miss what's happening miss what's happening

I want to be a songwriter
I want to be a songwriter

Treat your friends like they want to be treated
Even when you feel so defeated
Standing on the sidelines
Applaud their successes
Hold your head up high
Don't you ever get jealous ever get jealous
No!

I want to be a songwriter

I'm not ready to be what I didn't want to be
I'm not ready to give up on myself

I want to be a songwriter
I want to be a songwriter
I want to be a songwriter

Not ready to be what I didn't want to be
I'm not ready to give up on myself