Tender Buttons

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This song takes its name from Gertrude Stein’s book of poems Tender Buttons (1914).

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Tender Buttons

I say it’s cold, you say it’s winter
I say are you lonesome, you say you don’t mind

But still, night after night
Maybe you will, maybe you’ll write
Until dawn
Asleep at your desk with some tangled-up mess
That I’m supposed to type

You said just bend
But everything broke
You say I’ll mend
But it goes so slow
And if you can’t stay
Why don’t you go?

You say it’s spring, but it feels like winter
And if I am lonesome, I pay it no mind

Because night after night
Maybe you will, maybe you’ll write
Until dawn
Asleep at your desk with some tangled-up mess
That I’m gonna type

You said just bend
But everything broke
You say I’ll mend
But how would you know?
And if you can’t stay
Why won’t you go?

And if you can’t stay
Baby, don’t go

credits

from The Names of Things, released May 27, 2014
Karen Pittelman: vocals, acoustic guitar
Elana Redfield: pedal steel guitar, backing vocals
AJ Lewis: bass, backing vocals
Tami Johnson: drums
Rima Fand: fiddle

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