Pack Your Bags, Pack Your Heart

by Val Emmich

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released September 30, 2014

Recorded, Mixed & Performed by Val Emmich
Vocals on "Hey Hey Hey" by Christina Alessi (christinaalessi.com)

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Track Name: Yella In Virginia
I twist the bottle cap
And suddenly I'm back
I can smell your cigarette
Wafting round your neck

No, I can't forget Virginia
I thought that I could win ya
But I turned a little yella
I lost you

I'm always up for a fight
But I overestimate my speed
A sucker punch from the right
It knocked me smooth off my feet

I could've had ya

On the wraparound porch
You were glowing like a torch
And I spoke my clumsy words
The last you ever heard from me

I can't forget Virginia
I thought that I could win ya
But I turned a little yella
I lost you to a fella
I lost you

I'm always up for a fight
But I overestimate my speed
A sucker punch from the right
It knocked me smooth off my feet

I could've had ya
Track Name: Great Escape
I'm here just getting by
You're busy with your brand new life
I'm coping

All alone at the end of my rope
But a man's still got a hope
I'm hoping

Don't know where I'm going
I don't know

Staring at the interstate
Planning for my great escape
Never too late to change
That's just something people say
I think about it everyday
Hoping I can find my way
My way back to you

Got a palace in no-man's land
You're not here to hold my hand
I'm empty

You're out there in your west coast town
I get jealous of the life you found
I'm angry

Feel myself exploding
I don't know where I'm going
Feel myself unfolding
I don't know

Staring at the interstate
Planning for my great escape
Never too late to change
That's just something people say
I think about it everyday
Hoping I can find my way
My way back to you

I don't know where to go
I don't know anymore
I don't know what to do
I don't know anymore
Track Name: Hey Hey Hey
My love wait no longer
The time is finally here
I know I've kept you waiting for years

Life builds up like a snowball
Till you can't push at all
Sometimes all you can do is fall

Hey hey hey...today is the day
Hey hey hey...you and I get away

I spin like a helicopter
When i walk with you
You got me floating over the gloom

Anywhere is better off than
Where we're coming from
We'll send them postcards from the sun

Hey hey hey...today is the day
Hey hey hey...you and I get away

Pack your bags,
Pack your heart
Into the car
It's time to go

Hey hey hey...today is the day
Hey hey hey...you and I get away
Track Name: Poor Love
I find myself in a bind
You know it never crossed my mind
That I would fail quite this bad
You should have seen the dreams I had
Where I was king and you were queen

Now we're stuck
Our debt is high
We are barely getting by
I could do some stupid things
Just to end our suffering
Got my hands up to the sky

I need me some money
Got nothing for my honey
But my poor poor love
My poor poor love
Nothing's really working
I know you feel the burden
Of my poor poor love
My poor poor love

You always say, "We're not alone"
Others feel the squeeze I know
But I don't care
I'm a man
I'm a hunter understand
And I am blood thirsty you see

Baby girl needs her toys
Gotta keep up with the boys
And you need time off from work
A holiday to go berserk
In the lap of luxury

I need me some money
Got nothing for my honey
But my poor poor love
My poor poor love
Nothing's really working
I know you feel the burden
Of my poor poor love
My poor poor love

Someday it'll go our way
Someday I know we will be okay
Track Name: Into Love
All the crazies they find me in a crowd
They gravitate to me
I call to them somehow
I'm a giver
But some people want to clean me out

I won't let ten bad apples make me frown
The sun it always rises after it goes down
I've seen the worst
I found a way to turn it around

So say what you will
And do what you must
I will turn it into love

My body screamed till I listened to the pain
I've been hurt so many times
Was used to it that way
But not no more
I no longer hold myself to blame.

So say what you will
And do what you must
I will turn it into love
All of your doubt
All your mistrust
I will turn it into love

So take your best shot
Send bombs from above
I will turn it into love
Treat me so bad
If it proves you're tough
I will turn it into love
I will turn it into love

All of your doubt
All your mistrust
I will turn it into love