Take a Trip EP - Released Sept. 2015

Lyrics

Take a Trip
Music & lyrics by Beth Portman, copyright 2015

I'm on a trip I got a ticket and a place to sit
Caught the train at a quarter to nine and I'm feeling fine
My bags are packed and there's no looking back
I'll take in this lovely view that's what I'll do

At the FIRST STOP -That's the place where I see you for the very first time
FIRST STOP - You're getting on the same rail line
Oh but will you notice me, oh will you notice me, mm will you notice me
You walk on down the aisle to find yourself a seat
You find one there in front of my two feet
Then you smile at me, oh how you smile at me, mm how you smile at me
Oh could this be

Let's take a trip I got a ticket and a place to sit
Just set yourself down by my side and well take a ride
Our bags are packed and there's no looking back
We'll take in this lovely view that's what we'll do

At the NEXT STEP - We both find out we share a love of books
NEXT STOP - Between our words we give each other looks that say
I notice you, oh yes I notice you, mm I notice you
We laugh at little things and talk about our day
The rhythmic rocking of the cabin helps us sway
Into a new romance, oh such romance, mm sweet romance
Let's take a chance

Let's take a trip I got a ticket and a place to sit
Just set yourself down by my side and well take a ride
Our bags are packed and there's no looking back
We'll take in this lovely view that's what we'll do

All aboard it's time for sweet affection - Aaaaaall abooooard!
All aboard let's make a new connection
You and I, you and I, we can't say goodbye

We could exchange our numbers and hope to get a ring
Or take a step and say "I do" to doing this crazy thing
We can be each other's honey as we gaze up at the moon
Or take a rocket ship we'll be there soon

Oh let's take a trip I got a tickets and a place to sit
Just set yourself down by my side and we'll take a ride
Our bags are packed and there's no looking back
We'll take in this lovely view that's what we'll do 
Oh we're on a trip, got a tickets and a place to sit
     Just set yourself down by my side and we'll take a ride
     Oh we'll take a ride Oh we'll take a ride cause we're on a trip.
 
The Streetcar
Lyrics and music by Beth Portman, copyright 2015

I caught the streetcar number 23
With rosy woods and brass all shiny
And I'm having a party where no one else is gonna be
I got my silk stockings on and I'm feelin' fine

I got them from my baby
But that love is dead and done
But these stockings that he gave me
Have their own seductive fun
One for each leg - rolled up to the thigh
     Snapped with a clip - front and back
     So smooth you gotta try

I caught the streetcar number 48
I'll watch the view and enjoy this special date
With my hose and my heels and everything else concealed
I got my silk stockings on and I'm feelin' fine

Lace along the top
and a seam right down the back
I slide my fingers up my calf
To smooth out any slack
My little secret no ones gonna know
     Oops did I tell you - I think I told you 
     Oh but it's all just for show

I caught the streetcar number 36
Won't snag my hose on the seat that's never fixed
Or I'll be running - running on down the line
I got my silk stockings on and I wanna stay fine

Don't want no nylon for me to try on
Bare legs are simply not my style
I'll skip the rayon - It's silk I'm hooked on
And tights are girly and I'm a woman

I caught the streetcar number 23
With rosy woods and brass all shiny 
And I'm having myself a party where no one else is gonna be
I got my silk stockings on and I'm feelin' fine
     I got my silk stockings on
     I got my silk stockings on
     I got my silk stockings on and I'm feelin fine
 
2015 good find tent postcard
My Dear
Music and lyric by Beth Portman, copyright 2015

Send me a letter that says you're doing fine
The prairie nights are lonely without you to spend the time
I look to the moon and hope you see it too
And if it were made of paper I would mail it to you
     I miss you dear
     Be safe my dear
     Are you well my dear
     I wish you were here

I got the photo you took in your uniform
You looked so young and handsome but your face was looking worn
How does it feel to be shipped off to a land
Where broken bones and a shatterd mind are the sacrifices of a man
     I miss you dear
     Be safe my dear
     Are you well my dear
     I wish you were here
              I miss you dear
              Be safe my dear
              I wish you were here

I'll send you chocolates and socks to keep you warm
A drawing from our daugher - a cherished good luck charm
How much I wish to tell you of the days gone by
But the words get caught within my pen when I try not to cry

Write me a postcard or any kind of note
I'll tie it with a ribbon with others you wrote
I count the days when this will all of past
and you'll walk right through that open door into my arms at last
     I miss you dear
     Be safe my dear
     Are you well my dear
     I wish you were here
              I miss you dear 
              Be safe my dear
              I wish you were here--I wish you were here
 
Wanting You Tonight
Music and lyrics by Beth Portman, copyright 2015

Oh my dear the signs are clear baby you gotta stay right here
Cause I'm wanting you tonight
Don't leave my side I'm wishing right on a star that shines so bright
That you'll stay right here cause I'm wanting you tonight

I've been keeping busy so you wouldn't fill my mind
You've been keeping busy cause your work just takes you time
Romance novels, movies, TV shows just aren't the same
Toss those papers to the wind forget about those crazy games

Oh oh my dear the signs are clear baby you gotta stay right here
Cause I'm wanting you tonight
Don't leave my side I'm wishing right on a star that shines so bright
That you'll stay right here cause I'm wanting you tonight

The sofa's warm so cozy up nice and near
Turn away those thoughts that crowd don't make me disappear
Keep it simple, a smile and then a touch
So please put that briefcase down and pick me up

Why not take a trip and see the world before we're gone
Hop a plane or take a cruise to Trinidad or Mazatlan
Lovers love to love and live the life that they embrace
Oh couldn't that be lived by us. I'm asking you to join this place

Oh oh my dear the signs are clear baby you gotta stay right here
Cause I'm wanting you tonight
Don't leave my side I'm wishing right on a star that shines so bright
That you'll stay right here cause I'm wanting you tonight
     That you'll stay right here cause I'm wanting you tonight