Honest Life

by COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

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Marcus David
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Marcus David With so many country singers content to ride the coattails of Dolly, Loretta, and Emmylou, it's nice to hear one who honors that legacy while standing apart.
A.R. Minhas
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A.R. Minhas I stumbled on 'Table for One,' and it was a spiritual experience. Her voice is dripping with sadness and beauty. I couldn't stop listening, and I liked every song. Her voice makes me feel things, and her lyrics are like words ripped out of my head. In simple terms, she is an amazing artist! Favorite track: Irene.
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@CelticFrosty If I'm listening to a country record, you know it's really good. Favorite track: Irene.
I Have No Friends
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I Have No Friends Fucking insanely deep and soul-rending work from Courtney Marie Andrews. I've been a fan of her's for a good bit of time now. I dare say this might be her most shining endeavor. She comes with it, twangy commitment and all, and it pays the listener off exponentially with each subsequent consumption. In the words of a much more frivolous star of the American rooted style, "She's COUNTRAAAAAY!!"
...One of my favorite records of last year. Worth revisiting on a regular basis. Favorite track: How Quickly Your Heart Mends.
David Johnson
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David Johnson Courtney has really delivered a gem in this record. This collection of songs feels tight and cohesive. Highlights for me are "How Quickly Your Heart Mends" and "Table For One". What has always struck me about Courtney's music is that the melodies sound like the lyrics feel; from the arrangements to the delivery, you won't be disappointed! Favorite track: How Quickly Your Heart Mends.
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1. Rookie Dreaming
2. Not the End
3. Irene
4. How Quickly Your Heart Mends
5. Let the Good One Go
6. Honest Life
7. Table for One
8. Put the Fire Out
9. 15 Highway Lines
10. Only in My Mind

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released August 19, 2016

All songs written by Courtney Marie Andrews, BMI.
Produced by Courtney Marie Andrews.
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Floyd Reitsma at Litho Studios in Seattle, WA.
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI.
Album Photography by Susy Sundborg.
Album Design by Barna Howard.
© & ℗ 2016 Mama Bird Recording Co. under license from Courtney Marie Andrews.

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Track Name: Irene
Farewell, Irene, where your dreams are bound I just can’t tell,
But we both know, Irene, they won’t come true at the bottom of a well.
Gain some confidence, Irene, if you speak let your voice ring out,
But keep your grace, Irene, Don’t go fallin’ in love with yourself.

You are a magnet, Irene,
Sometimes good people draw troublesome things.

The heart is funny Irene, you can’t control who it wants to love,
So let it love, Irene, man or woman, or anyone it wants.
You dream of the north, Irene, well than that’s where you oughta be,
But you gotta want it, Irene, don't follow any path half-heartedly.

You are a magnet, Irene,
Sometimes good people draw troublesome things.
Track Name: How Quickly Your Heart Mends
Empty promises and a broken heart,
Hiding in the bathroom of this bar,
Crossing out your name in my mind,
I’ll cross out yours, now that you’ve crossed out mine.

I can’t believe I got all made up,
Put on this dress that you love,
Only for you to go and pretend,
Like all those years meant nothin’

So go on and forget,
Act like we’ve never met,
Leave with your new friends,
How quickly your heart mends.

The jukebox is playin’ a sad country song,
For all the ugly Americans,
Now I feel like one of them,
Dancin’ alone and broken by the freedom.

Now, I’m all dolled up for any drunken fool,
Who thinks he can replace you,
Lucky I haven’t lost my self-respect,
Despite all you’ve done and all that you’ve said.

So go on and forget,
Act like we’ve never met,
Leave with your new friends,
How quickly your heart mends.

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