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  1. Never Lay It Down

From the recording In the Earth's Fading Light

Kristina Stykos: vocals and guitar
Karen Almquist: slide guitar

Produced by Kristina Stykos.
Recorded by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT except for Karen Almquist’s track recorded at Red Rooster Studio, Berkeley CA, and Bela Flecks tracks recorded on the road.
Edited, mixed and mastered by Corin Nelsen at Imaginary Road Studios, Windham County VT.

Lyrics

Never Lay It Down
(c) 2005 Kristina Stykos/BMI/Horse Thief Publishing

I’ll tell you my story
I’ll tell you what I can
I’ll tell you for the record
About an angry man

He lied and he was a cheater
Always sneaking around
He lied and he was a cheater
But I would not lay down

His mind was like the devil
He cursed me from the start
His mind was like the devil
And cunning was his heart

He fooled me with deception
He pressed me to the ground
He tried to break my spirit
But I would not lay down

I would not lay down
I would not lay down
I would not lay down

So all you tender ladies
Who’re thinking that you can
Believe me when I tell you
You’ll never fix a man

If his love is a weapon
It’s not love that you’ve found
You’d best pick up your pride now
And never lay it down

Never lay it down
Never lay it down