Peterson's Topsoil

from by Melanie Beth Curran

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lyrics

My heart is coated in Peterson’s topsoil
Just the parts that nobody needs
The bugs and the sticks, the rocks and the twigs
And a couple of tumbleweeds

It’s been so long since I sung a lovesong
That I’m not really sure how one goes
All the guys I meet, have boots on their feet
And that’s about the only song I know

I wish I could take you out driving
Down the roads where I grew up
We’d talk all about my landscaping days
In the back of my pickup truck

Then I’d take you down to Peterson’s topsoil
Lay down on some debris
And you wouldn’t mind, spending your time
With a composted heart like me

Let the radio blast out
Let me fall asleep in the mud
Let those flowers grow outta my chest
For somebody to pluck up

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from Hot Sauce in Kitsap County, released September 30, 2016

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Melanie Beth Curran Seattle, Washington

Melanie Beth Curran is a old timey honky tonk songwriter from Kitsap County, Washington. Her music centers around moments, memories and memorials to the places and people of her Pacific Northwest home. She sounds like Tom Waits taking bubble bath in the fountain at the Kitsap Mall during 1994 while listening to Emmylou Harris backwards with the night jasmine blooming. ... more

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