Just Let Me Have Tonight

by Cait Leary

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The debut album for Minneapolis singer/songwriter Cait Leary, "Just Let Me Have Tonight," recorded and co-produced with Grammy Award Winner Brett Huus (Bill Miller, Michael Martin Murphey).

The self-taught guitarist, wrote, performed and co-produced all ten tracks on the album, a dynamic mix of songs that demonstrate her mature songwriting and her child-like curiosity.

“These are the sort of songs that feel like they were constructed on the edge of a bonfire, late at night, while everyone else was sleeping; they are secretive songs, light and delicate but rough enough around the edges.” (Natalie Gallagher, Gimme Noise; City Pages).

She coins her guitar style, "finger rhythm," and puts a great amount of consideration into her melodies, naturally drawn into complex instrumentation that is noteworthy in its own right.

“Weaving between folk, pop-rock, and blues intermittently,” (Lindsey Matysik, Volume One) the songstress is a musical hybrid; poppy without the lyrical clichés, jazzy without the training, and sweet with a preference for profanity.

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released November 9, 2011

All songs written by: Cait Leary
Produced by: Cait Leary and Brett Huus
Recorded, mixed and mastered by: Brett Huus at Sound Strations, La Crosse, WI
Album photography: Clay Riness
Album Design: Missing Link Graphics

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Track Name: Let Me Have Tonight
I'm obsessive and I'm forgetful in one
And I'm a little too desperate for love
I spend hours doing nothing
And convince myself I'm doing something here
Something for us

Look at my face, let me see you there
Let me run my fingers through your hair
And truth is there's so much missing
But I forget when we start kissing it seems
This wasn't meant for us

So put your hands on mine
Feel my body rise
Kiss my lips and eyes
And I'll forget it isn't right
Just let me have tonight

We've come a ways from where we've been
It fell apart, don't ask me when
And it was such a cold December
But one look at you and I can remember the warmth
And it was worth the fight

So put your hands on mine
Feel my body rise
Kiss my lips and eyes
And I'll forget it isn't right
Just let me have tonight

Let me touch down on the other side
Of our broken line and see
Where we sacrificed this life
And what we thought was meant to be
And how is it
That you can do the best you can
And still not understand
What happened here
Oh, what happened here

And I'd die for another chance at it all
If I knew I could catch us before the fall
Cause I saw us growing old
But there was too much hate
And our hearts went cold, so you see
It's just too late for us

So put your hands on mine
Feel my body rise
Kiss my lips and eyes
And I'll forget it isn't right
Just let me have tonight
Oh, let me have tonight
Please let me have tonight
Track Name: Around
Mmmm it's temporary
Still you had something else in mind
You think you're broken
Think you've been torn open now
But you're just going around
Oh, yeah you're going around

You keep finding reasons to cry
If you're too busy looking
Reasons to stop are going to pass you by
So drink in your sadness and let it pass through
What can it do
And you'll see you're just going around
You'll go up and down
But you're always going to come back around

We go around and around and around
We go around and around and around

Oh, everyone falls in line
It's a matter of fact
It don't need no explanation why
So why search for reasons
Reasons you won't find
You'd be wasting time
Wasting time

You can get to give some
You can learn to lose
You can switch all the words around
To see the world in any way that you choose
So let it lie
Maybe then you can watch yourself
Circling by

We are all circling by
We go around and around and around
We go around and around and around
We go around
Track Name: Breadcrumbs
Seeing your face through this window
Hints at days come and gone
And here I am with this quiet frustration
I've got nothing real to base these feelings on
And they feel so wrong

Hearing the world spin around me
As I'm staring at my hands
Trying to understand
How you can come here and lie to my face
This way

Isn't it hard to live with modification
And isn't it hard to pretend
Sooner or later you're going to want to come
Back again
Until then I'll be laying breadcrumbs on your road

Giving what you are for what you think you want to be
Is tearing what you love from what you do
Oh, but I see through it
There's more to it
And I have faith in you
Oh, I'll always have faith in you

But isn't it hard to be someone else's creation
And isn't it hard to give in
Sooner or later you're going to want to come
Back again
Until then I'll be laying breadcrumbs on your road

I'm grabing hold and I won't let go
I'm never leaving you behind
And just so you know
You're always at home here with me
I'm on your side
I'm on your side

So isn't it harder to justify a lie
Then to let the truth be true
Sooner or later you're going to want to come
Back again
And I'll be waiting
Oh, I'll be waiting for you
I'll be waiting
I'll be waiting for you
I always do
Oh, I'll wait for you
You know that I always do
Track Name: I'm So Bad
I've been getting this feeling
That something ain't right with you
Ever since you touched me baby
And made me guilty too

You had to reach me
It was only a question of time
And I had to reach back to you
And touch what I knew wasn't mine

And it's bad
Cause I know you don't belong to me
And I'm glad
Cause you're lacking some integrity
Matter of fact
I'm a hypocrite for tempting you like that
So shame on you
Shame on me
I'm so bad

You know that you want it
Said it's only a matter of time
And I'll keep you looking at me
Until you cross that line
Too early in the morning
To be so immersed in you
I could pretend I don't love you crazy
Oh but God I do

And it's bad
Cause I know you don't belong to me
And I'm glad
Cause you're lacking some integrity
Matter of fact
I'm a hypocrite for tempting you like that
So shame on you
Shame on me
I'm so bad

Oh you know you don't love me baby
No you don't love me, no
You don't love me baby
That's why you can't leave me alone

And it's bad
Cause I know you don't belong to me
And I'm glad
Cause you're lacking some integrity
Matter of fact
I'm a hypocrite for tempting you like that
So shame on you
Shame on me
I'm so bad