Take Me Back

by Raihanna Estrada

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Welcome everyone! So excited to introduce you to my second EP. I'm happy these songs have found a way to your fingertips & ears and hope they find a place in your heart.

I'm very proud of these songs & can't wait for you to hear them! Thank you for being a part of my music journey!

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released October 8, 2014

produced by douglas charles showalter
engineered by douglas charles showalter & lucas fackler at the compound (granada hills, ca)
mixed by lucas fackler at the compound (granada hills, ca)
mastered by dale becker at bernie becker mastering (pasadena, ca)

the musicians:
vocals / raihanna estrada
background vocals / kevin campos
gang vocals on take me back / abe gearig, neara russell, hannah ferber, alex hughes, lucas fackler, douglas charles showalter
acoustic & electric guitars / eric bickerstaffe
bass / alex balderston
dobro & banjo / adam hall
fiddle / aubrey richmond
mandolin / douglas charles showalter
percussion / darren augustus

album art & design / megan christine harrell design
photography / emily reiter of anna delores photography
makeup / crystal huber of crystal huber makeup
hair valerie gallagher of parlor (burbank, ca)

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Raihanna Estrada Nashville, Tennessee

Raihanna Estrada is the California Country girl. Growing up in Napa/Fremont CA, she started singing & songwriting at the age of 13. Raihanna fell in love with country music and the amazing stories that are told. Estrada attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood in 2009, where she met her husband Eric Bickerstaffe, who has also become her guitarist. The two are moving to Nashville in October 2014. ... more

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Track Name: Puppeteer
VERSE
How can you ask me for anything
When I already gave you it all
You’re so good at buttering me up
And being gone when I fall
Do you get some kinda satisfaction
From seeing me low
Knowing that you’re the one I can’t have
But the one I need the most

PRE CHORUS
Why do you think
That I lie awake
And dream of you
Did ya think maybe it’s ‘cause
You gave me a reason to

CHORUS
Oh you’re pulling me left
You’re pulling me right
You’re calling me to come over tonight
Then you say it’s getting late
You probably shouldn’t stay
And I leave with my tail tucked between my legs
I don’t know how I got myself here
Baby you’re a puppeteer
Oh baby you’re a puppeteer

VERSE
How can you look deep into my eyes
And have me charmed like a snake
I’m making love to disaster
And kissing my biggest mistake
But even though, all this I know
I can’t seem to let you go
So I stick around like gum on your shoe
Hoping that you might love me too

PRE CHORUS
Oh but why do ya think
That I lie awake
And dream of you
Did ya think maybe it’s ‘cause
You gave me a reason to

CHORUS
Oh you’re pulling me left
You’re pulling me right
You’re calling me to come over tonight
Then you say it’s getting late
You probably shouldn’t stay
And I leave with my tail tucked between my legs
I don’t know how I got myself here
Baby you’re a puppeteer
BRIDGE
Ah well honey it’s been fun
We had our run
But it’s time to say goodbye
Now I’m done

LAST CHORUS
No more pulling me left
Or pulling me right
I’m ignoring those calls
And staying home tonight
Call whoever's on deck
That’ll put up with your mess
‘Cause this girl is so over it
The curtain is closing my dear
Oh cut my strings, Mr. Puppeteer
Yeah Yeah
My show will go on, Mr. Puppeteer
Track Name: Take Me Back
VERSE
What ifs and maybes keeping me up at night
Wondering if the choice I made was right
Close my eyes and I see your face
Instantly transported back to the place

PRE CHORUS
When nothing mattered but the whiskey in hand
And the loud music comin’ from the band

CHORUS
Take me back
To the time when everything was so clear
Take me back
Do you remember that night we drove away all our fears
Hearts locked and loaded
Nothin’ but the road
To make all of our dreams come true
Take me back
I miss that
The days of me and you

VERSE
Living on caffeine and dreams
And I remember holding your hand on those foggy late night streets
Destined to fail but we didn’t know it yet
We were cashing in on memories we’d never forget

PRE CHORUS
Sunshine never came and I was in your arms
It was cold outside but warm in our hearts

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Now once upon a time will always be just that
A romance that never got the green light
And a few fateful nights


CHORUS
Take me back
To the time when everything was so clear
Take me back
I remember that night we drove away all our fears
Oh, hearts locked and loaded
There was nothin’ but the road
To make all of our dreams come true, whoa oh
Take me back
I miss that
The days of me and you
Track Name: Fireball
VERSE
Went out to the bar
Friends asked me fire or ice
I chose to play with fire
Cause I feel naughty tonight
Hey bartender, line ‘em up and pour ‘em tall
Time to light it up, let’s drink some Fireball

CHORUS
That sweet whisky
Makes all the girls do bad things
The night’s just beginning
And that cinnamon’s got the boys all sinnin’
Tonight we’re in it for the long haul
Time to take another shot of Fireball

VERSE
Makes you holler, makes you yell
Tastes like heaven and it burns like hell
We’re here to have a good time
Put ‘em up, we’ll drink ‘em down
I’ve already had plenty, I’m not keepin’ count

CHORUS
That sweet whisky
Makes all the girls do bad things
The night’s just beginning
And that cinnamon’s got the boys all sinnin’
Bartender, keep ‘em comin’ til’ I fall
Time to buy another round of Fireball

BRIDGE
I felt the burn
First time that liquor touched my lips
And it fired me up
As the night went on with every sip
By the time this bar closes I won’t remember my own name
Doesn’t really matter when you’re going down in flames

CHORUS
Sweet whisky
Makes all the girls do bad things
The night’s just beginning
And that cinnamon’s got the boys all sinnin’
They say in life that you can’t have it all
Well, I guess they never had a night with Fireball

I just can’t believe we made it to last call
I think I’ve finally hit the wall
Had the best night of my life with Fireball
Track Name: Young & Alive
VERSE
We were kids
We were runnin’ amuck
Couldn’t wait for the weekend
You picked me up in your black truck
Then we drove to the edge of the road
One thing leadin’ to another
We’ll see how far it goes
Pre Chorus
Lean in to kiss me
Push you away
You’re so persistent
Come on run and catch me baby

CHORUS
We were living each night like our last
Trying to hold on to time tickin’ fast
Didn’t have a care in the world or a clue
What we were gonna do
Jumped in head first took the dive
Windows down baby let's ride
No one else I want by my side
We were young and alive

VERSE
Mama told me
To leave you alone
Said you were a rebel
Bad to the bone
I didn’t care I didn’t hear a word
When you said I love you
That’s the only thing I heard

PRE CHORUS
They wanna push us
Push us away
But we’ll keep runnin’
Come on they’ll never catch us baby

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Oh we can’t be broken baby no
We got this open road
Let’s see how far it can go

CHORUS
Track Name: Summer for Lovers
VERSE
The leaves are starting to change
Oh how I miss that place
Where you were you, and I was me
Two young kids reckless and free
And that campfire glow
And the way that you’d hold my hand

Pop a top on another beer again
Feeling tipsy, feeling frisky, happy as hell
No other guy has ever come close
To what I wanted most, but you
Exceed every expectation
Without hesitation
That’s just what you do

CHORUS
Oh the summer is for lovers
On a hot July night
With a case of Coors Light
Yeah the summer is for lovers
Love as hard as they can
No they don’t give a damn
‘Cause they know that it could be over
In the blink of an eye
Can’t let life pass us by
Oh the summer is for lovers like us

VERSE
Few drinks in us girls are ready to dance
Oh come on cowboy strum that guitar and take your chance
With every move of my hips I had your heart in a tight grip
Don’t plan on letting go
And the way you’re watching me, makes me believe
I know where this night will go

CHORUS

BREAKDOWN
Here comes the part we hate the most
It’s time to do our last goodbye toast
Raise our red solo cups
Stumble around say cheers to us and hope
That life can be what it has been again

CHORUS
Oh the summer is for lovers
On a hot July night
With a case of Coors Light
Yeah the summer is for lovers
Love as hard as they can
No they don’t give a damn
Oh ‘cause they know that it could be over
In the blink of an eye
Can’t let life pass us by
Oh the summer is for lovers like us
Yeah that summer was for lovers like us