25 Shades

by Dirty Dollhouse

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Dirty Dollhouse is a folk-pop trio from Philadelphia led by singer-songwriter Chelsea Mitchell and featuring vocalists Vanessa Winters (of The Lawsuits) and Amber Twait.


released December 2, 2014

Chelsea Mitchell: guitar, vocals
Amber Twait: vocals
Vanessa Winters: vocals

Kate Bernhardt: additional vocals on "AnnaLee"
Josh Friedman: drums
Brad Hinton: lap steel
John Hildenbrand: piano
Brian Dale Allen Strouse: guitar, bass, piano

Produced by Brian Dale Allen Strouse
Mixed/Mastered by Josh Friedman

All songs and vocal arrangements by Chelsea Mitchell



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Dirty Dollhouse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dirty Dollhouse is the retro/folk/pop/country music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Mitchell.

Background photography: Kristina Beese

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Track Name: 25 Shades
I left my mama for Tennessee
Left my daddy, too
I never needed anybody else in this world
Anybody else but you
You took me out on Friday nights
Kept me out ‘til 2
I’d never wanna let the night end back then
But Lord, what happened to you

Find you when I get home
Fire full of bills in the stove
Spending all your time alone
Sending me out in the cold
To the liquor store
And you always needed more

I been a mama and a maid to you
You been twenty-five shades of blue
Hey babe, for God’s sake
It’s all I can take
When it’s always something with you
When it’s always something with you

What do promises mean to me
When you can’t hold a job
Said you took my ring for a professional clean
But you left it in the pawn shop
All my money’s been drunk away
All my daddy’s, too
He tells me everyday in a casual way
That he never thought much of you

I could pack it up today
Just a couple calls to make
I’m daring you to stay the same
You’re swearing that you wanna change
But honey, will you
It’s hard to love you, but I do