Between the Fake and Real

by Stolie

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Chicago's renaissance woman tackles multiple genres on her third full-length CD of original music. On this collection of pop, rock, country, Latin, rap and jazz, she performs on guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, tambourine, and vocals.

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released March 18, 2008

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Stolie Chicago, Illinois

Stolie is Chicago's Musical Renaissance Woman! She has been releasing original music since 1996, has toured the US, England and Mexico, learned the biz working for a record label and PR firms and also plays music for kids as Super Stolie (www.superstolie.com). ... more

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Track Name: Benjamin
It won't be time for talking until I say when
And with a little dose of philosophy, I'm sure I could draw you in again
Oh, Benjamin

And it won't be time for laughing until I say when
And with a little joke and some marbles
I'm sure I could make you roll again
Oh, Benjamin

Why am I always walking to your place in the rain
When I thought that I said I would never do this again
Maybe it's my heart that makes me give in
Or maybe it's just you
Oh, Benjamin

It won't be time for sleeping until I say when
And with a little bit of my breathing I'm sure I could give you heat again
Oh, Benjamin

And it won't be time for goodbyes until I say when
And when I say goodbye it means until we meet again
Oh, Benjamin

Why am I always walking to your place in the rain
When I thought that I said I would never do this again
Maybe it's my heart that makes me give in
Or maybe it's just you
Oh, Benjamin

Why am I always walking to your place in the rain
When I thought that I said I would never do this again
Why do I keep going back to your place in the rain
When I know that I said I would never do this again
Maybe it's my heart that makes me give in
Or maybe it's just you
Oh, Benjamin
Track Name: I Got Your Back
For the first time I feel like you trust me
All of this life I have been faithful to you
You took your time making up your mind
Can you finally fall right into me?

If you need to laugh
I'll make you laugh
If you need to cry
I'll be your shoulder
When the stakes are high
And the odds are stacked
Don't you worry, baby
I got your back

We'll get through this if we work together
No one else can do it better
It's a little give and take
Mine is your heart to break

If you need to laugh
I'll make you laugh
If you need to cry
I'll be your shoulder
When the stakes are high
And the odds are stacked
Don't you worry, baby
I got your back

No one thought we'd last this long
Guess we'll have to prove them wrong
Cuz when there's you and when there's me
All I hear is harmony

If you need to laugh
I'll make you laugh
If you need to cry
I'll be your shoulder
When the stakes are high
And the odds are stacked
Don't you worry, baby
I got your back
Track Name: 15 Below
We spent the night in the back of the Target parking lot
You kept me warm in the back seat 'till the sun came up

Before long you wanted to go
It was nearly 15 below
And your car was completely covered in snow
I said, "That's the way it is in Chicago."
I said, "That's the way it is in Chicago."

You got out and you wiped off the windows
Cuz I decided that it was time to eat
I suggested IHOP, but you don't like that spot
So we ended up at the little diner down the street

Before long you wanted to go
It was nearly 15 below
And your car was completely covered in snow
I said, "That's the way it is in Chicago."
I said, "That's the way it is in Chicago."

I took out my make-up and I pulled down the mirror
You said you like me just the way I am
But I just feel better when I'm wearing mascara
Will you still like me when my lips are cherry red?

Before long you wanted to go
It was nearly 15 below
And your car was completely covered in snow
I said, "That's the way it is in Chicago."
I said, "That's the way it is in Chicago."
Track Name: Humpty Dumpty
If I was Humpty Dumpty
And I sat on a wall and happened to fall
Well my head's coming apart
You think I need your heart?

No, baby, just give me your hand
And help me to my two feet
So we can walk away from here and do something

Well, I need somebody who can keep me in one piece
And if you think you got it, baby, show me what you can do
Cuz I'm not gonna sit around and waste my time with you
Cuz you might be the wrong man

The opposite of sitting is getting up off your ass
And doing something good for someone 'fore they even ask
The difference between you and me is I know how to laugh
You barley even show your teeth for the photographs

Well, I need somebody who can make me believe
And if you think you got it, baby, show me what you can do
Cuz I'm not gonna sit around and waste my time with you
Cuz you might be the wrong man

I wake up in the morning to the sound of you moaning
If you could do that on your own, why'd you take me home?
Some people like to take it slow, baby
And some people take it fast
It doesn't matter to me the speed, but honey make it last

Well, I need somebody who can set me free
And if you think you got it, baby, show me what you can do
Cuz I'm not gonna sit around and waste my time with you
Cuz you might be the wrong man
Track Name: When You Smile
Can you tell the difference
Between the fake and real
Or do you just feel it?
When you look into my eyes
Do you know what I am thinking
Though my lips don't move?

When you smile
Nothing matters anymore
All my cares go out the door
When you smile
It's everything, it's in your eyes
You inspire me to be more like myself
When you smile

Is it a coincidence
That our souls should meet
And we would fall in love
I asked of all the stars
Hanging in the sky
And I prayed to up above

When you smile
Nothing matters anymore
All my cares go out the door
When you smile
It's everything, it's in your eyes
You inspire me to be more like myself
When you smile

The world dives in the deep end
And when it starts to seep in
When it's all going wrong
You spit it out in a song
With nothing taken personally
I know it'd be the worst for me
But somehow you can handle it
A bright, burning candle lit
Shining on the rest of us
And highlighting the best of us
And whatever remains beneath
Just hides below your teeth

When you smile
Nothing matters anymore
All my cares go out the door
When you smile
It's everything, it's in your eyes
You inspire me to be more like myself
When you smile
Nothing matters anymore
All my cares go out the door
When you smile
It's everything, it's in your eyes
You inspire me to be more like myself
When you smile
Track Name: Long, Long Way
Highway
Driving in my car
Counting mile markers
Calculating how far we've gone
Highway
Making good time
Staring out the window
And watching as the trees pass us by
Highway

And it's a long, long way to go
A long, long way to go
A long, long way to go home

Highway
We're singing along
Turning up the volume
Rolling the windows all the way down
Highway
Accelerating
Speeding in the left lane
And flashing the brights to the car up ahead
Highway

And it's a long, long way to go
A long, long way to go
A long, long way to go home

Highway, highway, highway

Highway
Getting back on it
Merging with the traffic
And waving thanks in the rearview mirror
Highway
I'm driving in my car
I'm counting mile markers
Calculating how far we've gone
Highway, highway, highway

And it's a long, long way to go
A long, long way to go
A long, long way to go
A long, long way to go
A long, long way to go
Track Name: I Owe You Nothing
I say you're beautiful inside
I wouldn't lie to you
Not when my heart is on the line

I give that look cuz I'm imagining
What it would be like
To hold your breath in mine

And I look down cuz
We're impossible
Then I look up and I scan the stars
You've given me so much
And you say that I owe you nothing

Broken shadows emerge as one
You hold my hands now
And silence all my fears

You ask if I'm gonna be all right
But you know I won't feel better
Till my eyes are dry from the tears

And I look down cuz
We're impossible
Then I look up and I scan the stars
You've given me so much
And you say that I owe you nothing
Track Name: Without You
I don't recognize that smile on your face
Why do you disguise and put your best to waste

I know what you're doing
You've done it before
What you're doing
You can't do it anymore

This is my confession
I know I do it all the time
But I have learned my lesson
And I'm taking back what is mine

I know what I'm doing
I've done it before
What I'm doing
I can't do it anymore

And I know I'm not by myself without you
And I know I'm not by myself without you

I tried to take a stand
For what I thought we were fighting for
But it's not what you had planned
So who's holding the door

I know what we're doing
We've done it before
What we're doing
We can do it anymore

And I know I'm not by myself without you
And I know I'm not by myself without you
Track Name: O Baticum Da Fé
A broken glass is still beautiful
A profound rain flies like an airplane
I know your beauty by heart
Because you arrived after the passion

A big moon
A frozen star
From far away
From memory
The rhythm of faith
Track Name: Tendency
I have a tendency to get worked up and overreact
But my little sister taught me to sit back and take a deep breath
I have a tendency to get worked up and overreact
But my little sister taught me to sit back, try to relax
Track Name: Back and Forth
You came to me in a dream
When I hardly even knew you
And I started wondering
Just who you are
And what you're all about
So I got in touch with you
To figure this fantasy out

And now it's back and forth
And nothing's moving forward
Back and forth
Hanging on every word
Back and forth
And nothing's moving forward
Back and forth
And I'm just hanging on your every word

Now all that I seem to recall
I got lost inside your kisses
And I didn't mind at all
But curiosity got the best of me
Let's move beyond the letters
And test this chemistry

And now it's back and forth
And nothing's moving forward
Back and forth
Hanging on every word
Back and forth
And nothing's moving forward
Back and forth
And I'm just hanging on your every word

Now I'm just waiting for your next move
So I can ready my defense
I'm good at falling hard and really fast
Without any common sense
So what's the word, what's the word are you ready
To step outside and walk with me
Hold my hand, hold the door, hold my face when you kiss me
And write me some poetry

But it's just back and forth
And nothing's moving forward
Back and forth
Hanging on every word
Back and forth
And nothing's moving forward
Back and forth
And I'm just hanging on your every word
Track Name: I Had to Leave
They were a match made in heaven
And all of their friends did agree
But sometimes some things just happen
And some love is not meant to be

In the sunny corner diner
She read what he said
But with bright lights and wide eyes upon her
Not even one tear was shed

He wrote "Baby, I have tried
But this is what I need
In my dirty old Chevy I'll fly
Please don't cry
You know I had to leave."

Now in the bathroom she's crying
Cuz deep down she knows
That while his toothbrush is still lying there
He was just dying to go

He wrote "Baby, I have tried
But this is what I need
In my dirty old Chevy I'll fly
Please don't cry
You know I had to leave."

P.S. I love you, my pretty, my star
I got a picture of you hanging inside my car
P.S. I love you, my pretty, my star
And I'll toast this next one to you

"Oh my baby, I have tried
But this is what I need
In my dirty old Chevy I'll fly
Please don't cry
You know I had to leave."
Track Name: When I Die
When I die put me on a bus
Take me to the desert and sprinkle my dust
When I say those last words
Somebody send me a savior and not a curse
Cuz I know I ain't been all together too good
But, baby, I seen worse

And when that angel shows his face
Takes me by the hand to that sacred place
I will say with faith in my eye
That on the way out I enjoyed the ride
I won't go regretting the good or the bad stuff
When I die

Oh, Lord, cuz when I die put me on a bus
Take me to the desert and sprinkle my dust
You can sprinkle my dust
You can sprinkle my dust