Track 2: “Take the Money”


Thanks to all of y’all, Nashville is officially out of padded envelopes.  I took the first wave of orders to the post office today, and I am so grateful for your support!  I’ll probably be saying this a lot, but it won’t ever be enough: thank you for helping me to do something that I love – even if it’s on a small scale, even if it’s on the side, even if it’s homegrown and occasional.  To me, it means the world.


“Take the Money”

This song fell out quickly – I actually don’t even remember writing it, except that I was sitting on the red couch in my old Music Row apartment, and could barely play any chords on the guitar (which hasn’t really changed).  I must have been feeling sassy, though, because all of the cheeky lines didn’t require any amount of thought.  Like Mayumi’s confession, they just SPILLED FORTH.

You might wonder if this song is autobiographical.  Let the record state that I have never smoked a cigarette – but on the other hand, I am currently rocking a 2-years-past-legal Washington state driver’s license.  Clearly, my rebellion knows no bounds.

This song is fun to sing because I get to do that little yodel-flip thing that I love so much.  Also, somehow, I successfully worked in the word “neckin’” without sounding like Toby Keith, which makes me want to high-five myself.

This track has been deleted – you should buy the EP to hear it!



  1. erin, who dropped out of the blogosphere on November 3, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    this one is my favorite! YAY! i love you, AP.

  2. wrecklessgirl on November 3, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    you make italy a beautiful place by enchanting it with your music. you should come here and play for it in person, i’m sure it’d be grateful. seriously :
    brava bella!

  3. Lyla on November 3, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    I think you must’ve had this one our My Space at some poing, because I’ve heard it before. I really like his song a lot… I’m glad it is on the EP.

  4. Lyla on November 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Your myspace, rather. I hate my keyboard… if I don’t watch carefully, it doesn’t type everthing. (Such as that sentence originally said, “I ate my keyboard… if I don’t watch it arefuly”)

  5. Christina on November 3, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    This is my favorite track on the EP. We listened to the whole thing this afternoon at the office. Thanks for coming by to hand deliver them.

  6. Anastasia "Annie" Watson on November 8, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    I know all the words to this one now. It’s just too much fun!

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