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Publishing Erica Sunshine Lee Music (BMI) 2017

(All music and lyrics written by Erica Sunshine Lee)


by Erica Sunshine lee

1.  SPRING BREAK UP (Erica Sunshine Lee/Jeannette King) 3:30

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Buddy Hyatt / Mixed & Engineered by Zach Allen

It's that time of the year, need to clean up some things 'round here.  There's too much crap in this house, so for starters, I'm throwing you out.  I'm tired of lugging 'round this ball & chain.  I want a little umbrella but without the rain.  I'm kicking you to the curb, finally getting what you deserve. Don't try to call boy I'll be busy on a beach somewhere drinking 'til I'm dizzy.  Finding myself somebody worth the time.  Who likes tequila, salt and lime?  This ain't no break, but I know it's rough. It's a spring break up. Don't sit around try to change my mind, I bought a plane ticket passed the Florida Line.  Looking for trouble somewhere in the sand, gonna find myself something more than a tan.  No need to talk it over, I'm already done.  I've got 99 problems and you ain't one.  CHORUS I'm going on a bender, hey bartender mix a little margarita up in the blender.  Ice ice Baby, going a little crazy, getting drunk maybe, sorry if ya hate me. CHORUS x2

2. I'M A PIRATE (Erica Sunshine Lee) 2:17

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Dusty Richardson / Mixed & Engineered by Dusty Richardson

Yeah I'm a pirate cuz I got the booty. Come a little closer 'cuz you is a cutie.  Yo ho ho, I got a bottle of rum and you wanna get some.  I'm sailing across the 7 seas, trying to find the gold or an island breeze.   If you've got the map, then I've got the keys, and I wanna know who you arrrrre.  Ya see I've been out to sea for a few weeks, and you're a sight for sore eyes like these, but you ain't gonna hear a pirate plead.  You ain't the only one in this barrrrr!  CHORUS  Ya see the violence on the sea made me tough.  I can handle long voyages, I like it rough.  The motion in the ocean and the size of the wave, it all matters at the end of the day.  CHORUS  Wanna get that sweat drippin', dance floor driftin', swayin' til I'm making you a little sea sick and the ship is a rockin' and the boots be knockin' and I'm drop drop droppin' like it's hot hot up in here. And I'm a pioneer, so let me show ya, we can hit the deck or the plank or in the ocean, 'cuz I've got the goods and I wanna get to know ya and I've got some buried treasure let me show ya.        CHORUS x4

3. GIMME SOME OF THAT GOOD TIME (Erica Sunshine Lee/Preston Summerville) 3:07

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Dusty Richardson / Mixed & Engineered by Dusty Richardson

Everybody's talking' bout the ball game coming up.  I've got my colors on showing my team some love and relaxing with a little something in my cup.  Fill it on up, fill it on up, fill it on up.  Gimme some of that good time, cheap wine, soaking up the sunshine, like the good ole' days ain't all rolled by, gimme some of that, gimme some of that, gimme some of that good time.  Gimme some of that taste of a kiss on a hot summer night; the kind you can't wait for, gotta have more, feels so right, feels so right, feels so right.  Gimme some of that good time.  Gimme some of that good time.  I've got some buddies hanging out and a cooler full of beer.  A stash out in my back shed with a couple jars of that clear so we can turn it on up, turn it on up, turn it on up.  CHORUS  Let me tell ya now, you kick your shoes off crank up the beat. You've got the music playing loud. The neighbors up the street came by to see what's going on, and we're already on the 3rd round of beer pong.  Somebody's passing round a bottle, somebody's passed out, but ain't nobody 'bout to leave this house.  People dancing around and they spilling they drink.  Come on let me hear ya sing. CHORUS Gimme some of that good time. Oh gimme some of that good time good time good time.

4. LOVE AT 100 DEGREES (Erica Sunshine Lee)  2:32

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Buddy Hyatt / Mixed and Engineered by Zach Allen

Sifting through sand trying to find the gold.  Holding my hand like only you can hold.  Wind in my hair stars in our eyes.  We rented a moped and I hold on tight.  Palm trees swaying in the breeze.  So free like you and me.  Love at 100 degrees.  Playing our tunes til we laughed out loud.  Bon Jovi set the mood for going out.  We're living on a prayer and a fifth of whiskey, danced all night yeah you got me tipsy.  Palm trees swaying in the breeze.  So free like you and me.  Love at 100 degrees.  Baby make a plan let's settle down.  Make me the bad habit that you can't quit now.  From rocking your world to a rocking chair, you know that I'm gonna always be there.  Palm trees swaying in the breeze.  So free like you and me.  Love at 100 degrees.

5. SUMMER FLING (Erica Sunshine Lee) 3:34

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee, Mark Burch & Matt Cohen / Mixed & Engineered by Mark Burch

When i first saw you in that Panama City Street, you had your boys around you headed out to the beach.  Sipping on summertime, mixed with that lemon-lime.  I was wishing we were kissing was just a matter of time.  'Til you got that nerve up and said "Hey Girl" I said "What's up?"  We talked in circles found heaven til the sun came up.  Next thing I know it was over it was all a blur.  But every time I see that ocean I remember the way your sweet voice would say my name say my name.  Call it out and rock me like a hurricane.  We were fire and ice, matches and gasoline yeah you and me, you and me, burning down like kerosene.  Our bodies so hot our tan skin was glistening, the way the sweat and sand hung on like your lips on me.  It was so real, better than a daydream, can't shake this shake this summer fling.  You had me hypnotized dancing on them hot coals.  Ain't it crazy how two strangers melt into one soul.  Breeze blowing we both know it ain't gonna last, but I felt so much for you, I fell so hard I fell so fast.  That roller coaster ride ain't got nothing on the high.  You left me wanting more and now every time I close my eyes.  Think about that Florida coastline shining bright.  Reflecting on every memory we made that night and CHORUS  Just like the tide came and washed away our flip flops and our love it had to end, but I can't make it stop, make it stop, make it stop....don't make it stop.  The way... CHORUS

6.  REDNECK RIVIERA (Erica Sunshine Lee/Tim Charron) 3:14

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Buddy Hyatt / Mixed and Engineered by Zach Allen

The sun's baking bronze bodies in bikinis, this ain't no high-classed cruise with martinis.  Skipped church and I must confess, we're getting baptized in our Sunday best yeah.  If we're drinking wine it's out of a box at our own paradise down in the boondocks.  Ready to sail this afternoon on a 1987 pontoon.  Filled up the cooler and the gas tank.  Playing corn hole and horse shoes on the bank.  Singing Hey Y'all it's a party round here.  We swim in the water and it sure ain't clear.  Holding up our beer and cold margaritas.  Cruising along at the speed of molasses, dang I just lost a pair of sunglasses.  There's a 50 foot rock you can jump off of, I dare ya.  We're rolling along the redneck riviera.  Don't need a lot of cash to get to this place, just swing by the store and grab you a case.  15 miles east of my hometown, boozing it up til the sun goes down.  Game on it's time for a little beer pong, and a drunk singalong to our favorite song.  Singing Hey Y'all it's a party round here.  We swim in the water and it sure ain't clear.  Holding up our beer and cold margaritas.  Cruising along at the speed of molasses, dang I just lost a pair of sunglasses. There's a rope swing hanging on the sycamore tree I dare ya.  We're rolling along the redneck riviera.  Fire up the barbecue through on some steaks.  Everybody's buzzing, burned and baked.  
 Singing Hey Y'all it's a party round here.  We swim in the water and it sure ain't clear.  Holding up our beer and cold margaritas.  Cruising along at the speed of molasses, dang I just lost a pair of sunglasses. There's a keg stand waiting for ya man, I dare ya.  We're rolling along the redneck riviera.

7.  YOU'VE GOT ME (Erica Sunshine Lee) 3:13

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee, Dustin Richardson / Mixed and Engineered by Zach Allen

You call me up, you've had a long day at work.  The only thing I wanna do is take away the hurt.  So I do what I can through this telephone to bring the smile back to your face right where it belongs.  Hard times are coming and that's a fact, but this magic we've got ain't no disappearing act.  No matter what this crazy world throws at our feet, remember I've got you and you've got me. Sometimes we can fight like we're enemies.  Say words to each other that can make us bleed.  But we always make up, cause that's what lovers do, and Babe you're what I need to get me through. CHORUS And when we're looking back on this life we had, I want to make sure that you always know.  There's nobody else I'd rather have by my side to get me to the next place we will go.  Hard times are coming and that's a fact, but this magic we've got ain't no disappearing act.  No matter what this crazy world throws at our feet, remember I've got you and you've got me.  I've got you and you've got me.  I've got you and you've got me.

8. MOJITOS (Erica Sunshine Lee) 2:52

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Buddy Hyatt / Mixed & Engineered by Zach Allen

I pulled into the island around 3:30, I'd driven all night and I was kinda thirsty.  So I started at the Hog's Breath, took myself a deep breath and I walked up to the bar and I said:  mo mo mo mo mo mo mo mo mojito.  Well the band was playing a little country music.  So I raised up my cup and I said I'll cheers to it.  Then I left to catch the sunset and that sky bloodshot red made me forget about the...all the traffic jams and the work back home, and I started to relax and let the rum flow.  Then I found somebody who was also alone and we found ourselves lost singing a song and it goes: "Mo mo mo mo mo mo mo mo mojitos."  Sweet mint kisses and lime on the rocks, and we made love like it would never stop.  And I ain't quite been the same ever since, so I headed back to the bar and started drinking again.  MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MO MOJITOS....

9. MY ROCK AND ROLL SONG (Erica Sunshine Lee/Bill DiLuigi) 3:28

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Buddy Hyatt / Mixed& Engineered by Zach Allen

Driving passed midnight, listening to "One Headlight," man I can relate to that. Time to fill the tank up, dollars keep adding up, but you crack a joke and I laugh.  You keep me going, like the Stones keep rolling.  As long as you hold my hand and keep stealing my kisses you've got me hooked on a feeling going straight to my head, the way you take my breath.  The beat of your heart sure knows how to move me, we're making the soundtrack to our own movie and the road is long.  You've got the radio on, yeah you're my rock and roll song.  My first concert tee shirt, the last verse of Freebird, flying me Woodstock high. Yeah, you hit me like the 60s, tripping like Jimmy's electric guitar on fire.  You're easing my mind.  I won't ever turn the dial.  CHORUS  The road is long, and the radio's on, the good ole' days ain't gone...CHORUS

10. CHASE THE NIGHT (Samantha Stroh/Erica Sunshine Lee/Davis Branch) 3:29

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee, Dusty Richardson, & Zach Allen / Mixed & Engineered by Zach Allen

When was the last time you did something for the first time?  Skipped town on a wild hair, didn't know where you were going til you got there.  Whoa, stars burn out fast.  Whoa, don't let this pass.  Heart's racing, don't waste this chance to find some rules and then break em. No waiting, let's make the most out of this moment; you can't replace it. It's too soon for goodbye, let's play with fire til sunrise.  You and I, chase the night out of the sky.  
Don't wanna play it safe, there ain't a dare I won't take.  Stealing kisses like an outlaw, cuz tonight we ain't getting no sleep at all.  CHORUS

11. LIKE A RECORD (Erica Sunshine Lee) 3:08

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Dusty Richardson / Mixed & Engineered by Dusty Richardson

You took me on that John boat, watching lily pads float, waiting for a frog to jump out of the water.  Say "Go ahead and make a move."  Sunset set the mood.  Was it me or did it seem hotter and hotter? You're like a record spin-spinning around in my head, seems every second I'm thinking about the color red that you wore the first night we kissed, and I'm wanting so much more yeah I'm needing a fix-fix.  I'm addicted to your hands tou-touching my skin the way you make me feel every time you lean in.  Closer and closer and I hope this won't ever end. Close my eyes and replay it all over again.  We climbed up in the back seat to kick it in the movies, but we ain't watching a dang thing on that big screen.  Things got hot and heavy in the truck bed of your Chevy, woke up the next morning thinking it was a dream.  CHORUS  I wanna put you on repeat-peat.  Yeah I want you here with me-me.  I wanna wake up beside you in the morning sunrise do what it is we do the whole night through.  I wanna put you on repeat-peat.  Yeah I want you here with me-me.  I wanna wake up beside you in the morning sunrise do what it is we do the whole night through.  CHORUS

12. I DO (Erica Sunshine Lee) 3:41

Produced by Erica Sunshine Lee & Mark Burch / Mixed & Engineered by Mark Burch

I've looked to the oceans, but I've never seen anything as beautiful as you here with me.  'Cause my world was empty, til you came along.  Right here beside you is where I belong.  Whoa, I could keep searching, but I'd never find a more perfect fit than your hand in mine.  Oh I do honor and cherish you.  I do give my life to loving you.  And everyday I'm breathing I'll make sure you keep believing the words I say are true when I say "I do."   I wanna make your smile show a thousand times a day.  Give you everything I have no matter what it takes.  'Cause you're the one I need to get through each day.  No dreams compare to all the love we make.  Whoa I could keep searching, but I'd never find a more perfect fit than your heart and mine.  CHORUS  Though the years may try and wear us down, we won't forget the promises we're making right now.  CHORUS





LYRICS for ELIXIR  (Erica Sunshine Lee's 7th original album)


Leave me alone so I can rest.  It’s hard to breathe with this heaviness.  You’re bringing back thoughts and causing tears. I don’t need none of that here.  I can’t think straight.  You keep on getting in the way.  I’m tired of being torn apart. So shut up heart! Stop pulling me in, making me always think about him. I’m trying to walk away for the last time, but you never let me get him off my mind.  Shut up heart! I can’t take no more of your lies. I get lost when I let you try to take the lead, but all you do is make me bleed. So shut up heart!  Stop telling me to go back.  Some things are better off in the past, even though he made me feel like the only thing that’s ever been real.  I can’t think straight.  You keep on getting in the way.  I’m tired of being torn apart.  CHORUS I can’t think straight.  You keep on getting in the way, I’m tired of being torn apart, you keep tearing me apart.  CHORUS



I know we said it’s over, but I can’t seem to sleep.  You’ve got what I want, and you know just what I need.  So if you’re out at the bar sipping on a glass of memories, I’m doing the same thing here, might as well come join me.  So pick up the phone, I’m waiting at home, put your key in the truck and Baby turn it on.  Just a couple of miles, I’ll leave on the light, ‘cause you know how much I hate sleeping alone.  What you waiting for? I’ll be at the door, just a little bit to cover me up, and you can take over where we left off ‘cause tonight tonight tonight the bottle ain’t enough.  Whoa  You act like you’re tough, but I know how to make you weak.  Just looking at my number makes your heart skip a beat.  So don’t try to pretend that you don’t want a taste.  Even if it hurts tomorrow, tonight I’ll make it okay.  CHORUS  Don’t waste time trying to make sense of this heart of mine.  You know it’s only the truth you hear after two of three glasses of wine.  CHORUS



Seven letters short and sweet is what you’ll always hear from me.  It’s the one that keeps me from getting hurt.  Goodbye is my favorite word.  Maybe if I can stay long enough, I could let myself fall in love.  Well sweet Baby haven’t you heard?  Goodbye is my favorite word.  Chorus If I have to let you in, then I’ll be forced to stay.  I can’t stick around, ‘cuz I was born this way. You might think it’s easy to settle in one place, but come this time tomorrow, you’ll hear me say the same ole’ song and same ole’ dance that never let’s me take a chance.  You’re so much more than I deserve ‘cuz goodbye is my favorite word.  CHORUS  Seven letters short and sweet is what you’ll always hear from me.  It’s the one that keeps me from getting hurt.  Goodbye is my favorite word.  Goodbye is my favorite word.


4. MEDICATED (Lee/Garcia)

Don’t think I’m gonna sit around and cry about you.  I’ve got too much pride and a hundred proof.  A little RX bottle right here with my name.  Just a matter of time and I’ll be feeling no pain.  I’m gonna stay medicated, so I don’t feel my heart breaking.  I’m gonna pop a few pills see if the liquor can chase it.  Instead of wasting tears, I’m getting wasted, I’ll take whatever it takes to stay medicated.  Smokin’ like a Chattanooga bound choo-choo.  Now that my buzz is buzzin’ my caboose is loose.  Ain’t gonna stop til I forget his name.  The number he did I need to numb my veins.  CHORUS  Nobody wants to hear another sad chick song bitchin’ bout how she got cheated on.  CHORUS



He lost his job, he lost his wife, when he lost his kids, he lost his mind.  That boy ain’t nothing but a country song.  Got nothing to lose except his own soul, held up a finger and hit the road; trying to find a place where he belongs.  Been on the wrong side of the rails since New Orleans; now he’s off the grid and ain’t been seen.  He’s whiskey bent and jail bound.  That boy ain’t showing no signs of slowing down.  Trouble finds him in every town.  What goes around comes back around, he’s whiskey bent and jail bound.  That system pushed that man too far, keeps winding up behind steel bars.  He slips a little more everyday.  But every time they cut him loose, he hangs himself with his own noose, picks up that shovel, starts digging his grave.  This time he swears he’s gonna change, but that bottle keeps pulling his words away.  
CHORUS  Last time I saw him, I just waved.  He was picking up trash on the side of the interstate.


6. I Don’t Wanna Talk About It (Lee)

I don’t wanna talk about it anymore.  We’ve both ran the subject into the floor.  I know this ain’t worth fighting for.  I don’t wanna talk about it anymore.  So take my hand and make me see that you still have love for me.  Give me everything that I’ve been missing, all your love and all your kisses.  Tonight, make me believe you still want you and me.  Can’t we both just take a breath?  Sometimes the words we use should just stay in our heads.  Maybe we can settle this argument.  So can’t we both just take a breath?  CHORUS We both love to fight so much, how ‘bout for a change, we both fight for us?  CHORUS



I’m in room 265.  Hung the “Don’t Disturb Me” sign.  I don’t think I’m getting out of bed.  ‘Cause I’m 3000 miles away, it’s just me and this suitcase in this town where only truckers come to rest.  I don’t need cocaine to take away the pain.  What else can I do?  I’ve got both so why choose?  Pills and booze, take this hurt away from me.  Pills and booze, maybe I can get some sleep.  I’ve got nothing here to lose, but I’ve gotta kick these blues.  Take a sip and pop a few pills and booze.  I ain’t seen the light of day.  Don’t want room service or a maid, so I don’t have to face anything.  And this wonder buzz is kicking in.  The room is starting to spin in a queen sized bed I’m feeling like a King.  I don’t care for smoke, can’t afford the coke, but there’s a bulletproof way to change my attitude.   CHORUS


8. JESUS AND GEORGIA (Lee/Wilson) 

Not sure where I lost it, somewhere along the way. Maybe on an airplane, or some empty highway.  Might’ve been 10 years ago. I’m not quite sure when, all I know is I ain’t been the same since.  Searching for a feeling, what I needed I can’t say, as far as I could go, I just needed to escape, and everywhere I turned just made me emptier inside.  Thought I could keep running, but I’m getting tired.  Mama said one day I’d find my way back to my roots, she said “Child, there’s only so far you can go until you decide to come back home to the place where you belong, we’ll be waiting for ya, Jesus and Georgia.”  Out in California, I sure like the fast pace, and you can’t beat the weather, but I forgot how to pray.  Maybe all the earthquakes shook up the thoughts inside my brain.  Tried to keep up with the “Joneses”, but that ain’t my last name.  CHORUS  You can run, you can hide, you can drive, and you can fly, but there’s only so long til you lose the fight, til you lose the fight.  CHORUS


9. MEDICINE (Lee/Calhoun)

She left you in the mess you’re in.  You’re wondering when it’s gonna end.  It’s hard to let her go when you’re holding on.  The leaves are falling down, she ain’t coming back around.  Left with the spring and never came home.  Let me be your remedy.  If you need something to forget, maybe just a good night’s sleep, a little help to numb all the pain, or to get you through the week, if you want to fix the hurt inside, Baby you can come to me.  I know your broken heart needs to mend, let me be the medicine.  Carousel at the county fair, got you spinning ‘round going nowhere.  Isn’t it time you’ve had enough?  She left you feeling hurt and used, never knew how to tell the truth.  You deserve a dose of better love.  Let me be your remedy.




When I was just legal and you were my lover, who knew back then what we would uncover?  We walked hand in hand, got soaked in the rain, found myself but lost you in exchange.  And the years flutter by like an old worn off feather.  We will grow stronger through all kinds of weather.  Pretend you don’t know me as I pass you by, but the truth is revealed in your eyes.  

So pace yourself, brace yourself, you just never know where kisses can lead and dreams will follow.  Through all of life’s mysteries and twists and turns, the briars can lead you to ferns.  The briars can lead you to ferns.  I don’t regret ever losing a thing, cause you learn from goodbye, toughen up from the sting.  You taught me a lesson if you let down your guard, be prepared to lose your heart. CHORUS  Farewell to the days of a bird in a cage.  She’s flown so far, so far away.  You can’t hold her back, or go back there again, the feathers got lost in the wind.  CHORUS



Cross-legged on the bathroom floor, she’s crying when he opens the door. She says “Not this time, guess we gotta keep on trying.” They’ve been to every doctor in this town; the same answers the same let downs, but they keep on praying for a miracle and keep on waiting.
Sometimes God’s plan isn’t the same, we want sunshine, He gives us rain, but what we can’t see up ahead, is that we needed the water instead.  He hears our cries of despair, and even though we can’t see him, he’s always there.  A little faith is all we need, 

just wait and see what He can do with a mustard seed.  Cross-legged on the bathroom floor, she’s crying when he opens the door, but it was different this time.  She said “Baby, it’s a plus sign.” CHORUS  Well there wasn’t a day that passed for that nine months, she didn’t get down on her knees and thank God for what He had done. CHORUS  Cross-legged on a hospital bed, she’s crying when he walks in holding a bundle of joy.  He said it’s a healthy baby boy.


12. DRUNKER (Lee/Watt)

It all started at 10am out on the lake just a reelin’ ‘em in.  Got a Yeti Roadie, filled it up.  Caught a few fish and a bigger buzz.  Why stop when we’re on a roll?  So we ditched the rod and the fishin’ pole.  Hitched a ride to the honky tonk.  Tonight we’re gonna get our party on.  One drink ain’t enough.  Two shots just because.  3am, it’s closing time and the night ain’t getting younger.  No we ain’t getting drunk, we just getting drunker.  Well a girl walks in a bar, “It’s Me!”  Let the good times start.  Order up another round of PBR, put some damage on my credit card.  The next stop: Irish pub, gotta show my people love.  Got my game face on a couple of friends.  Tonight’s gonna get a little out of hand.  CHORUS  Why wait til the weekend?  We’re gonna soak it all up while we can.  Why wait til the weekend?  We’re gonna soak it all up while we can.  CHORUS


13. TWO WORDS (Lee/Peck)

Two words. Flat tire. It happens. Got fired. Oh well. That’s life. Quick fix. Over Ice.Two shots. Thrown back. Been there. Done that.  Two words. It’s on. What problems? All gone.  I know what you’re going through.  Lord knows I’ve been there too.  Gotta do whatcha gotta do.  Even if it’s 100 proof.  No matter what it takes, you can drink it all away, yeah that’s the way to forget about a bad day.  Break up.  Ex here.  More shots.  More beer.  Dance floor.  I’m game.  No fear.  No pain. CHORUS  Two words.  Black out.  Where am I now? Who’s bed is this?  Did we?  We did.  CHORUS  


I’m taking the high road. I’m walking it straight. Following the narrow. Few know the way. So if you wanna join me, come right along. I’m taking the high road, and I’m getting stoned. I don’t like arguing, I don’t like fights. I roll with the punches and I’m rolling one up tonight.  Too much drama, too much stress. I need to take a deep breath, and I ain’t talking cigarettes. CHORUS  Pile up my problems in a mason jar. Yeah when the smoke clears I can’t see where they are. Yeah just like magic, they all disappear, and I can face all my greatest fears.  CHORUS 


15.  BAR BRAWL (Lee)

Well it was bottomless mimosas, on a Sunday afternoon.  We started out with brunch, ended up at the Red Door Saloon.  Two or three hours later, had a tab I couldn’t pay.  Next thing I know I was on the floor, turned my head just a little too late. It started with a pub crawl, turned into a bar brawl.  Just a little bit of alcohol, what the hell happened y’all? It all started with a pub crawl, ended in a bar brawl.  The floor was covered up in glass; smell of two dollar bud.  People staring taking pictures at me lying in my own blood.  Now I won’t say it’s the first time, I got a little out of hand, but I was on my best behavior.  Somebody help me understand. CHORUS  We were throwing punches and getting loud, then the man in black escorted us out.  Now I’ve got a mug shot for my profile, I said it wasn’t my fault, told the judge at the trial. 




To REAL LIFE and all my exes for the inspiration.  My parents for their demonstration of hard work, good morals, and their faith in God.  Amanda for being my best friend and believing in me more than anybody in the world and praying daily for my journey.  Andy for the advice, love, and encouragement.  Mark for showing me what true unconditional love is like.  My designer Jerry Holthouse for seeing my vision and always being patient.  My photographer Susan Munroe for capturing the many sides of me and my music.  Bradley Collins for the support, laughs, feedback, and always listening to my music.  BMI for the Key West memories.  Lance Ogren, Josh Mendez & Matthew Dockery for the wonderful videos.  My amazing co-writers: Corban Calhoun for the closet space, letting me poach your bedroom, couch sessions, your kind soul, and sharing your talent and generosity with me.  Danielle Peck for the morning champagne sessions, real life heart to hearts, and being a true friend from afar. Chad Wilson, I still get chills from your voice; you’re the real deal man. Wayne Mills for bringing Chad Wilson and I together, and introducing me to my other Australian family the Tresizes, and for being my mentor, my big brother, my fan, my friend, taking me on the road, and showing me that following a dream means everything, but family is still the most important, you will forever be missed.  Johnny Garcia for all the great music through the years with Trisha my hero, all the laughs and for finally finishing a song with me.  My producers Buddy Hyatt, Zach Allen, Ryan Youmans, Mark Burch, Dustin Richardson and Chip Martin for your patience, long hours, encouragement, and hard work!  Without you, these songs would remain in my head, but you bring them to life.  Brian Foraker for being my GO TO “Mastering Man,” your work is the best.  Australia for the People’s Choice Nomination.  Italy for the experience of a lifetime.  Ireland for my drinking songs.  The highway for treating me kind.  To all the families and individuals who have graciously hosted the ‘Georgia Gypsy’ on my rambling adventures: Collela, Wauquiez, Dutton, Miles, Gleason, Orsley, Lee, Nixon, Pierce, Wall, Shadlow, Stanley, Wilson, Kindrish, Hammer, Lindhartsen, the guy in the trailer, my redneck angels, and many more…Johnny and Curtis for fixing my cars and keeping me safe on the road.  

Georgia for my roots, California for my wings, and everywhere else for everything in between.  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6








LYRICS FOR SOUTHERN AMENDMENT (EP) Erica Sunshine Lee's 6th original album


1. Mud On My Boots (Erica Sunshine Lee) 3:22

Thought she was a sweet church going gal.  Had everyone in this town fooled 'til I caught her scheming little wandering hands on my husband down by the school.  She crossed that line, so I had a point to prove.  Had to teach that girl a lesson, what's a wife supposed to do?  There's a few more bricks at the bottom of the lake when morning comes it'll be too late.  I've got mud on my boots, blood on my hands, ain't nobody gonna take my man. Well I thought about giving her a good talkin' to, but ya know some folks just don't listen.  When I walked into my own living room, and I saw 'em there kissing.  I could've screamed and yelled, raised some hell, but instead I went to the store.  Got my revenge with a 9 millimeter when I got back to her front door.  CHORUS Expect to get burned when you're playing with hot grease.  Lord forgive her for what she's done, may she rest in peace.  CHORUS

2. Another Sad Love Song (Erica Sunshine Lee) 4:04

It’s Tuesday night, typical of us to fight about whose supposed to clean, did I put my clothes where they should be?  Listening to your friends saying we should throw the towel in.  Every sign is pointing to the end. But I don’t wanna give up just yet, We’ve spent too many nights in this bed, to walk away now, we’ve gotta find a way to work it out somehow.  You and I’ve got the kinda past, everyone says it won’t last, so let’s prove ‘em wrong, ‘cause I don’t wanna end up another sad love song playing on the radio, making me wanna hold you close, bringing tears to my eyes, causing another sleepless night, making me think about what we said, the arguments and regrets, lying in the dark all alone, no I don’t wanna end up another sad love song.  Well, here we go again, breakin up then we make a mends. Knuckles turning white, holding on for dear life.  Lately all I hear you say is what’s the use, we should walk away?  Seems like your gone by the look on your face. CHORUS  I’ll be the first to admit, this is harder than I planned. They say love takes work, but you and I’ve been dealt a pretty tough hand. We’ve got a lot here to lose, but more than anything I still love you. CHORUS

3. Leaving Atlanta (Erica Sunshine Lee) 5:42

80 miles outside Montgomery.  
My gas tank’s running low.  
My eyes are heavy from driving all night:
Destination west coast.  
Follow signs up ahead, pointing me away from the past.  
Wonder if they think it’s just a phase, one they hope won’t last.  

Cause I’m leaving Atlanta, I’m leaving it behind. 
Headed back to California, they all think I’ve lost my mind. 
Cause I belong here in Atlanta, I belong here with my family.  
Now I’m driving back to California, where I can be me.

Nothing is forever, I keep telling myself.  
Whatever it is pulling me away may not be good for my health.  
But I can’t stick around hereWondering what may have been?
It’s time I make a move decide which state of mind I’m living in. 
Caught between my head and heart.  
History or a brand new start.  
What do I have to lose except everything I’ve known but curiosity’s killing me down to the bone.

So I’m leaving Atlanta, I’m leaving it behind.
Headed back to California, they all think I’ve lost my mind.
Cause I belong here in Atlanta, I belong here with my family.
Now I’m driving back to California, where I can be me....


4. Girls With Guns (Erica Sunshine Lee & Ashley Rivera) 3:37
9 mm in my bedside drawer, dare somebody to walk through that door.
Rifle in the closet, bullets in the case, with an aim like this who needs mace?
Out in the country we don’t just use fists.  Try to take what's mine well Honey I don't miss. Here’s a warning, better listen up son: Don’t mess with Texas or girls with guns.
Daddy taught me when I was young to protect myself and how to hunt.  I've got a 12 pt. buck hanging up in the den, and an empty place beside it if you try to come in.  CHORUS
I don’t need to rely on a man when I got a Smith and Wesson in my right hand.  I heard the dog bark and the glass break; trespassin was his last mistake.  CHORUS

5. Drinking and Praying (Erica Sunshine Lee/Kirstie Lovelady) 3:27