Shoe That Doesn't Fit

from by Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots

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Well, it’s always something, and it never ends.
I never get back anything I spend.
In playing games I can never win, I never win.
You, you are the shoe that doesn't fit.

Breaking up is always hard to do,
especially when it's breaking up with you.
I can never seem to see it through. It never ends.
You, you are the shoe that doesn't fit.

Some day I will never say your name again,
and one day I won't remember how or when.

I don't know why you'd give me so much pain,
but it must be you ‘cause here it is again.
I hate that it's become so damned ingrained. I'll never win.
You, you are the shoe that doesn't fit.


from Under the Sun, released February 5, 2016
Rachel Drew, Vocals; Alton Smith, Piano; John Mead, Acoustic & Electric Guitar; Steve Dawson, Bass; Gerald Dowd, Drums

Recorded at Kingsize Sound Labs
Additional overdubs recorded at Kernel Sound Emporium
Mixed by John Abbey
Mastered by Blaise Barton

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All songs written by Rachel Drew
© 2016 Rachel Drew Music (BMI)
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Rachel Drew & the Bitter Roots Chicago, Illinois

"...a strong modern take on rhythmic Memphis Soul, recalling Stax-Volt era performers like Carla Thomas, with doses of introspective folk, classic country, and the occasional pop-influenced flourish. In performance and on record, Rachel delivers intelligent lyrics in a soulful, heartfelt manner backed by a cadre of some of Chicago’s best working musicians." ... more

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