Cassandra

from The New Wrong Way by Rebecca Turner

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About this track:
This song is about a Miranda Lambert show I saw at Terminal Five in September of 2010. One of the best concerts I have ever been to. (She covered "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Coo," flawlessly!) I am a huge country music fan, although I have drifted more and more away from mainstream country, over the years, but I will always love Miranda, who for sure keeps one foot firmly planted in "outlaw" country, and is an inspirational rebel.

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Lyrics:
I need a big sound for an even bigger feeling. I need the searchlights, a car that peels out squealing. I need some high heels, a neckline that’s revealing. I need the guts I get when Cassandra sings. I love her music, and most of all I love her singin’. I love it when she shakes her head, her long hair swingin’. Her songs are loud and strong and all about her feelings. I love how I connect when Cassandra sings.

There I was when she came to town; no way I was just standing around. Phone up, hand up, singing loud: I was witnessing! She struts the stage like an outlaw queen, all kinds of crazy energy, as real as real can be in this world of mystery.

I need the floodgates, something to amaze me. I’m getting so numb, and most shit doesn’t faze me. But then her voice cuts through the noise and somehow sways me. I need the jump-start jolt when Cassandra sings.

She and her man are smokin’ hot. If you’ve got love, you’ve got a lot. I’d sigh and say, maybe that's not me, maybe that’s OK. But when I walk with my headphones on, listening to Cassandra’s song, she’s predicting true love’s coming any day now.

I'm such a fangirl, you might be embarrassed for me. Well, I don’t care what you think, that’s right, and I’m not sorry. ‘Cause when I’m falling down the slide of work and worry, I need guitar so proud and bass too loud, drums like guns and a worked-up crowd, purple lights, and warm, clear nights, and life let loose, when Cassandra sings. The truth rings out when Cassandra sings. There is no doubt when Cassandra sings.

credits

from The New Wrong Way, released November 6, 2019
Track credits:
Drums, percussion: Sim Cain
Handclaps: Sim, Rich Feridun, Rebecca
Bass: Scott Anthony
Electric guitars: Rich
Slide guitar: Skip Krevens
Acoustic guitars: Rich, Rebecca

Written by:
Rebecca Turner

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Rebecca Turner New Jersey

Rebecca Turner is a country-folk-rock singer-songwriter formerly of NYC and LA, now residing in Maplewood, NJ. First influenced by 70s FM radio and 80s-era record stores, her musical allegiances have ranged over the years from Emmylou Harris to Liz Phair, from Doris Day to Tom Petty, from Goldfrapp to the Go-Gos. rebeccamo34@gmail.com ... more

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