Live at The Listening Room Phoenix

by Stolie

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Stolie is a singer-songwriter and touring musician based in Chicago, spending winters in Mexico, touring through Canada and the US in the summertime, and also actively performing for children as Super Stolie. Using looping and harmony pedals in her live performances, she compiles full arrangements on the fly. This performance on Nov 10, 2018 was an effort to capture some of her original pieces in a live setting as well as a handful of newer compositions.

Everything you'll hear in these recordings was recorded and layered live before an audience. There are no previously recorded backing tracks. It's all in the feet!

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released December 25, 2018

Thanks to the Listening Room Phoenix for use of their state-of-the-art live recording studio, furnished by Bose. Recording made possible by show attendees, ConcertWindow viewers and generous tips from Bonnie Stoelinga, Erick and Sandy Stoelinga and Chris Doering.

Additional live accompaniment provided by Josh Tyler Barnes (flute) and Chareeze Abarquez (piano) on "Satire-Laden Melodies" and Rachel Stilchen (voice) additionally on "Butterflies."

Tracks mixed by Robert Marshall, The Cave Recording, Chicago, IL.

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Stolie Chicago, Illinois

Stolie 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).

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Track Name: Mexican Time
I said I would be there by noon
But I’m on Mexican time  
and that really means by two  
if I come at all

We climbed to the roof and stared at the moon
on a Friday night
and in the light of the moon I looked at you
you said, honey what are we gonna do?  

Time is running out on us
Turning into dust
Go back and get those extra hours you threw away
And spend your Mexican time with me

We walked by the river and you held my hand
Wished we were walking in waves
Laying footprints in the sand
but you don’t like the beach

So I turned the sound of silence up to loud
And started listening
But I knew all the words and I’m not sure how
You said, honey what are you thinkin’ bout?  

Time is running out on us
Turning into dust
Go back and get those extra hours you threw away
And spend your Mexican time with me

When I look at the sky above
Seems like there ain't no limit to love
It's floating through the air
Whether you’re here and I’m way up there
It doesn’t even cost a thing
Don’t need no papers or a diamond ring
One thing we can control
Are the nights we fall asleep just hooolding on
Hold on, hold on to me

Time is running out on us
Turning into dust
Go back and get those extra hours you threw away
And spend your Mexican time with me
Track Name: Poor Boys (Tequila Lips)
I like poor boys who don’t wanna work too hard
They got holes in their pockets, in their stories and in their front yards
I like poor boys who work in kitchens and clubs
He’ll have his own business some day when he saves up enough

Where’s the perfect guy
They say he don’t exist
If he did he’s made of chocolate with tequila lips
The perfect guy, just imagine that
Perhaps a poor boy is the richest thing that I’ll never have

I like poor boys who get stoned all day long
They play their guitars and their video games while I’m wearing a thong
I like poor boys who ask to borrow my cash
And I’m the sucker who gives it, and takes it right up the ass

Where’s the perfect guy
They say he don’t exist
If he did he’s made of chocolate with tequila lips
The perfect guy, just imagine that
Perhaps a poor boy is the richest thing that I’ll never have

Where’s the perfect guy
They say he don’t exist
If he did he’s made of chocolate with tequila lips
The perfect guy, just imagine that
Perhaps a poor boy is the richest thing…

Maybe the perfect guy
He’s not rich at all
And he’s dreaming of a perfect life with a Barbie Doll
The perfect guy, just imagine that
Perhaps a poor boy is the richest thing that I’ll ever have

Hey bartender, just put the next round on my tab, thanks.
Track Name: Arizona
Where is the grass?
Where is the water?
How did this place grow?

Who walked the miles
To find the red mountains
And build a home so long ago?

We all come to see
The sun setting behind the silhouette of a saguaro
And cow skulls in the sand

Surprise, surprise
Life is alive and well in Arizona
Surprise, surprise
Life is alive and well in Arizona

Life is a song
We play it from memory
We know it by heart

Melodies change
Snow-covered to cactus
But you can always read the stars

We all come to see
the sun setting behind the silhouette of a saguaro
And cow skulls in the sand

Surprise, surprise
Life is alive and well in Arizona
Surprise, surprise
Life is alive and well in Arizona

It’s hot and it’s dry
Like there’s no signs of life
But if you open your eyes
Surprise, surprise
Life is alive and well in Arizona
Surprise, surprise
Life is alive and well in Arizona

Arizona, Arizona
Track Name: Road-Tripping with My Dad
Two hours 45 to get to Champaign
Going it alone’s not so bad
But seeing as I’m passing right by your house
why don’t you come with me, dad?

Now, I got this 78 inside my 2016
Down 57 by three
Talking ‘bout the hassles of packing up the house
and moving out by the end of the week

Dad says, “Let’s change the subject,
I don’t wanna talk about that.”
So I turn the tunes on
to try to bring him back…

Roadtripping with my dad
Roadtripping with my dad
Playing drums on the dash…
Roadtripping with my dad

He’s got that look in his eye(s), sparkin’ up a memory
Looks like he might know the words
We sing the chorus the best that we can
And play the beat till it hurts

Dad says, “It’s cold in this car now.”
So I turn up the heat
But he wasn’t bothered
said he was just worried about me

Roadtripping with my dad
Roadtripping with my dad
Playing drums on the dash…
Roadtripping with my dad

When all I see’s the sky covered in clouds
My dear old daddy points out
whenever the blue,
whenever the blue peeks through

Two hours 45 back to the heights
Now the rain’s fallin’ down
He thanks me for bringing him along for the ride
Says, he’s ready to leave this town

Roadtripping with my dad
Roadtripping with my dad
Playing drums on the dash…
Roadtripping with my dad
Track Name: Y Ahora
No estaba esperando por ti
Vivía una vida normal
Viendo los días pasar
y dar luz a mi alma

No estaba pensando en ti
Solo buscaba mi vida ideal
Haciendo espacio para mi corazón
No lo salvé para más

Y ahora yo sé que no fue así
Todo lo que hice en el camino me llevó aquí
Y ahora veo que entre los dos fuí
La única perdida del camino que me llevó a ti

No estaba lista para ti
Veía la bola de cristal
Creyendo que hay un destino grandioso
y aquí ya no está

No estoy asustada de ti
Merezco algo especial
Girando mis pensamientos en esto
que por fin será

Y ahora yo sé que no fue así
Todo lo que hice en el camino me llevó aquí
Y ahora veo que entre los dos fuí
La única perdida del camino que me llevó a ti
Track Name: Dear Aunt Maym
Dear Aunt Maym on North Lake Shore Drive

I was one of seven and when I was eleven
I’d write letters to my Dear Aunt Maym
She was smart and pretty, she lived in the big city
Like in the movies, no two days were ever the same
In the summers I would go, all by myself to Chicago
On a steam train from Escanaba, Michigan
We’d have lunch in the cafes, we'd go and see the sights all day
Then she’d put me on a train back home again

Dear Aunt Maym on North Lake Shore Drive
She’d ride the El to Illinois Bell
And one day Aunt Maym fell…in love
With a man from Bellingham

She was on the switchboard, hanging onto each word
Every time Sydney Peterson would call
She moved out west with him to the state of Washington
They were gonna be married, but his sister ruined it all
Not a word was spoken, two lovers hearts were broken
Maym went back home, and did her best to move on
Syd got in the auto business, moved to Alaska, found a Mrs.
They were living life for a little while, till she was gone

Dear Aunt Maym on North Lake Shore Drive
She’d ride the El to Illinois Bell
And one day Aunt Maym fell…in love
With a man from Bellingham

The road led him down to Detroit, motor town
Syd found a number and he gave Maym’s cousin a jingle
To learn what she could say about the one that got away
“She never married, Cousin Maym’s still single!
She said she’d never fall, she’d never be in love at all
Like she was with a man from Bellingham.”
So to Chicago Syd fled, and after 2 months they were wed, he said
“If we get 10 years, I’m gonna die a happy man.”
And they had 25 years together!

Dear Aunt Maym on North Lake Shore Drive
She’d ride the El to Illinois Bell
And one day Aunt Maym fell…in love
With a man from Bellingham
Track Name: Remember Me (Recuérdame)
Remember me Though I have to say goodbye
Remember me Don't let it make you cry
For even if I'm far away I hold you in my heart
I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart

Remember me Though I have to travel far
Remember me Each time you hear a sad guitar
Know that I’m with you The only way that I can be
Until you’re in my arms again
Remember me
Remember me
Remember me

If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away

Recuérdame Hoy me tengo que ir, mi amor
Recuérdame No llores, por favor
Te llevo en mi corazón y cerca me tendrás
A solas yo te cantaré, sonando en regresar

Recuérdame Si sola crees estar
Recuérdame Y mi cantar te irá a abrazar
Aun en la distancia nunca vayas a olvidar
Que yo contigo siempre voy
Recuérdame

Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Solo con tu amor yo puedo existir

Remember me For I will soon be gone
Remember me And let the love we have live on
Know that I'm with you the only way that I can be
Until you're in my arms again
Remember me
Track Name: Picasso
Have you ever seen a rainbow
Coming out after a killer storm
It was pouring in puddles now the sky is warm
Have you ever seen a rainbow

Do you have a song for every lover
And when she breaks your heart
Do you see her smile
Every time that you hear it again
Do you have a song for every lover

I’m a better find than the last one you were kissing
And I’m more beautiful than a painting of Picasso
If you don’t give the time you don’t know what you’ll be missing
And I may beautify as my mind comes out of hiding

Have you ever chased a woman
And did she turn you down like a quarter pound
Of meat well-ground and she’s a vegetarian
Have you ever chased a woman

Did you believe your mother
When she said “Treat that girl like you’d be
Treating me or you can forget about keeping a woman’s
who’s gonna try and make you happy.”
Did you believe your mother

I’m a better find than the last one you were kissing
And I’m more beautiful than a painting of Picasso
If you don’t give the time you don’t know what you’ll be missing
And I may beautify as my mind comes out of hiding

Have you ever seen a rainbow
Or do you wait for the rain to abate for a later date
when it might be too late
Don’t you want to see a rainbow?
Track Name: Five Months
Five months from now is a mystery
I don’t know if I’ll be here or if I’m gonna be gone
It doesn’t feel like I’m leaving
It’s like I’m trying to find where I belong

And the answer is just out of reach
I’m waiting for my soul to teach me

Where I’m going. What’s next for me?
Where am I going? Where will I be
When I feel like I can say I’m home

Five months ago I was swimming
In the dreams that I had then and I’m living ‘em now
But I still don’t feel like I’ve landed
I’ve got one foot on the ground and my head in the clouds

And the answer is just out of sight
I’m waiting for my soul to guide me

Where I’m going. What’s next for me?
Where am I going? Where will I be
When I feel like I can say I’m home

Maybe, maybe I’m always on the way
Maybe, maybe I don’t need a plan
Maybe, maybe there’s no arrival date
Maybe… I belong right where I am

Where I’m going. What’s next for me?
Where am I going? What’s best for me?
Where I’m going. What’s next for me?
Where am I going? Where will I be
Where I’m going. What’s next for me?
Where am I going? Where will I be
When I feel like I can say I’m home
Track Name: Butterflies
I got you stuck on me
Like the golden sand stuck on your feet
After a long and lovely day at the beach
It follows you home, and you can’t shake it free
You’re stuck on me
Yeah, you’re stuck on me

I’ve got you on my mind
Like a song you just gotta rewind
So you can hear it one hundred more times
And then you memorize all of the lines
I’ve got you on my mind
You’re always on my mind

And when I wake up in the morning
With you by my side
Holding me tight
Looking me right
into my blues eyes
Butterflies
You give me butterflies

I’ll love you all of my days
Love you longer than the sunshine rays
Even more than there are ocean waves
As many nights as I’ve got freckles on my face
I’ll love you all my days
I’ll love you all my days

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