The Casio Tapes

by Fran Betlyon

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I recorded this album with my brother in his room in 2004. We had a lot of fun. Most of these songs are the very first songs I had written - other than silly ditties that my bro and I recorded on tapes in our childhood. We got together and played around with them. I'm so glad we did.

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released May 15, 2005

recorded, mixed, produced with love by Seth Betlyon, my brother.

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Track Name: The Crush
The Crush

I know that I call a lot you see
But I don't really know how to stop you see
I'm sorry
I'm sorry, yeah

I came over here to your party and
I forgot just when it started
and I'm sorry
I'm sorry

I'm sorry that I like you
I'm sorry that I lied to you
I think I love you

I know about your broken heart you see
But I don't want to be apart you
I'm sorry
I'm sorry, yeah

I think it's time to take a risk you see
I think it's time to give you a kiss you see
I'm sorry
I'm sorry

I'm sorry that I like you
I'm sorry that I lied to you
I think I love you

I'm sorry you don't like me
I'm sorry that you lied to me
Why won't you love me
love me
come on and love me
I'm sorry
Track Name: Sabrina
Sabrina

Sabrina picked me up to go to school and held my hand
along the way we picked up chestnuts and we threw them in the pond
and she would tell me bout the days when she was young
and I wished that I was old just like
Sabrina
Sabrina
Sabrina-na-na-na

Sabrina liked to talk about the boys that she would kiss
inside the cupboards of her house where it was dark and wet and how she liked it
she would lick her lipgloss with her tongue
and I wished that I had lipgloss on like
Sabrina
Sabrina
Sabrina-na-na-na

I wonder where she is now
Is she on a trip to see all the world and how does she look
do you think she'd like to be my best friend
I think she could walk me home from work again
Sabrina
Sabrina
Sabrina-na-na-na
Track Name: Love Show
Love Show

Last time we met
you said you missed me
we talked in my bed
and then you kissed me
minutes float by in my mind
when I'm with you
you said that you'd make more time
I think you're going to

but you just let me go
I fall for your love show
if you did what you say
we'd be off on a trip today
my minds giving motion to your poor little frozen heart
my minds giving motion to your poor little frozen heart

What was the thing bout your 'oasis'
you said they were all dry wells
and I'm your wet everlasting kiss
I imagine the dawn
waking up in your arms
it's not hard to dream of love
when you're putting on all your charms

but you just let me go
I fall for your love show
if you did what you say
we'd be off on a trip today
my minds giving motion to your poor little frozen heart
my minds giving motion to your poor little frozen heart

(where are we, where we going now? Why are we, why are we stopping now?)
Track Name: Break My Heart
Break My Heart

I'm the bad guy when it comes to love
never been the one who gets messed up
and I can move around from man to man
but I want someone to break my heart
could someone please come and break my heart

I shut off when we turn out the lights
I'm known to walk out at the first fight
and I stop liking men the second they start
but i want someone to break my heart
could someone please come and break my heart

Oh I know that it's dumb to ask for pain
but how can you have sunshine without the rain
they say that you can't have the good without the bad
I'm tired of being afraid of men
I just want to feel again
feel again

I just want someone to break my heart
could someone please come and break my heart
come take it and break it
break my heart
Track Name: Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight

A lover on this side of town
she sits in her chair alone and feels the softness of her gown
the candle gets dimmer then
the light flickers by her fingers as she plays until the dawn

Lay, lay your head down in the night
lay, lay in your arms and sleep tight

She looks in the mirror still
She talks to herself as if she knew the secret of her smile
she undresses slowly then and wraps in the sheets until they warm her like a lovers arms

Lay, lay your head down in the night
Lay, lay in your arms and sleep tight
Track Name: Oh-la-la
Oh-la-la

Cracking creme brule and drinking wine
the way to dine in old Paris
I can't remember where I am
I had a plan, but c'est la vie
a man approaches
"Can I walk with you awhile, mon cheri?"
I cock my head and keep on walking, reply
"Je ne sais pas."

Ooh-la-ooh-la-la-la-la

Contemplating Christ in Sacre Coeur
this man's still following me
he is flirting in between my prayers
this homme etrange is killing me
he asks if I would like a beer
in broken English, no less
I say yes, he goes to fetch them
I run like hell and don't look back there

Ooh-la-ooh-la-la-la-la

Et je voudrais un cafe, monsieur
Et je voudrais l'amor
Et je voudrais la vie solitaire
Et je voudrais un translator
Ooh-la-la-la-ooh-la-la-la-la-la

Walking by the Seine
It's nearing midnight
I don't care, I like the air
I feel romantic, I feel tall
I think I could fall for this town
my watch has stopped
and I don't think I want this night to end
a man approaches asks, "Quel heur est-il?"
and I say "Je ne sais pas"
Ooh-la-ooh-la-la-la-la
Track Name: Wasting Time
Wasting Time

Once on the road a strange young man caught my eye
he was walkin kinda closely by my side
he was looking pretty nice, and I saw him glancing twice
so i asked him kindly if he had a wife

Wasting Time
So tired of wasting time
So sir if you don't mind
The love of my life may be the next in line

Once on the job another man bumped my bod
he had dropped his foamy latte on the floor
he was the cutest in the store
big, bright, blue eyes, need I say more
so I asked him if our children would be poor

Wasting time
So tired of wasting time
So sir if you don't mind
The love of my life may be the next in line

There's a feeling
There's a touch
There's just something about love
and I want it so much
I'm gonna track it down on the busy sidewalk
Sniff it out from the moment we talk
I'm not wasting time in my love life anymore

Once at the bar I saw a man from afar
and I thought that I had seen him once before
He walked up and took a seat
and I said, "It's nice to meet you."
He said "Honey, we've been on two dates before."

Wasting time
So tired of wasting time
So sir if you don't mind
The love of my life may be the next in line
I said the love of my life may be the next in line
Track Name: Alarm Clock
Alarm Clock

I looked at you
I think it was yesterday
Uh-huh a lazy wednesday
We slept all morning till noon
At eleven on the dot
I woke and saw you
But couldn't recognize you
at all in the new light

Every morning I fall in love
with someone other than who I trusted last night

Your hand brushed my back as if I knew you
but it felt like a stranger's who had lost the way to my breast
The wind chilled my skin
I clung to the mattress wall
I knew that if I had to fall
I'd find my way to the ground

Every morning I fall in love
with someone other than who I trusted last night

Oh we go our seperate ways
at the end of everyday we say goodbye
Oh we rock and then we roll
to the opposite bed poles
we dream alone

But every morning I fall in love
with someone other than who I trusted last night

The awkward moment passed
we moved to assigned seats
the place where our heads and feet align in perfect rows
the mold took it's shape
our breath took a monotone
you let out a quiet mone
I felt as if it were mine

Every morning I fall in love
with someone other than who I trusted last night
last night
last night
I trusted you
last night
I trusted you
Track Name: My Angel
My Angel

Lullabye
Close your eyes tonight
I am here to sing you to sleep
My baby you look tired tonight
Quiet now, my love
Listen to my song
Close your eyes, my dove

There's an angel waiting by the door
She's got your suitcase packed with more love
than you'll ever need where she is taking you this evening

Take her hand, my love
You can stand and walk
We'll be fine, my dove
It's your time to fly
Lullabye, in her hands above
Did you really go?
I can feel you here.

There's an angel waiting by the door
I know I've known her once before
She's watching over me and she is singing in my ear.

Lullabye