Parvin & Patterson
Mark Patterson © 2016

I'd love to leave you baby
Lord knows it's time
But you'd just follow me baby
From market to farm
Just like you tracked me mama
To the county line
I got stuck with your name -- on my arm

You went in as black ink baby
That found my veins
And now you shadow me baby
My bad luck charm
I wash my hands of you mama
But my heart is stained
And I'm stuck with your name -- on my arm


You learned to curse me baby
I learned to pray
That crooked smile of yours baby
Had me disarmed
Can't risk keeping you mama
Can't make you go away
I'm stuck with your name -- on my arm

I should have left you baby
Was way past time
Oh how you haunted me baby
And did me harm
I let you possess me darlin'
That was my first crime
I got stuck with your name -- on my arm
Yeah I got stuck with your name -- on my arm
Lyrics Credits: Mark Patterson
Music Credits: Mark Patterson
Producer Credits: Mark Patterson & Lee Parvin
Publisher Credits: Distinguishing Marks Music, BMI
Performance Credits: Lee Parvin: Vocals, accordion and keyboards, Thad Beckman: Guitar, Nancy Hall: Vocals, Danny Montgomery; Drums
Label Credits: Distinguishing Marks Records
Short Song Description:
"Stuck" is a traditional folk song about being branded - inside and out - by love.
Long Song Description:
"Stuck" is a duet in the traditional American folk genre that tells the tale of the lingering after effects of love - in this case tattoos. The song was written to be played in the classic troubadour style a la Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, or Steve Earle, either by a single vocalist or as a duet.
Story Behind the Song:
"Stuck" is a cautionary tale about the after effects of love, and the images that don't go away. In this case, a tattoo serves as a metaphor for a couple that's been branded, both inside and out, by their lovers.
Song Length: 3:51
Primary Genre: Folk-Traditional
Secondary Genre: Folk-Americana
Tempo: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Duet Male/Female
Subject Matter 1: Loneliness
Subject Matter 2: Breaking Up
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Bob Dylan
Similar Artist 2: Steve Earle
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later