This swaggering Americana tune was the first track recorded for the "Be Good To Yourself" album. The song explores the duality of addiction, comparing romantic obsession to habitual drug use. It’s a potent statement made more so by singer Māya Beth Atkins’ worldly vocal (unbelievably, she was still in her teens when this was recorded) and guitar work that would make Neil Young smile.

Composer: Lucinda Williams
Ed Bumgardner- bass
Rob Slater- acoustic and hi-strung acoustic guitars, electric guitars
Gino Grandinetti- electric 12-string guitar
Chris Garges- drums, percussion
Doug Davis- Ace-Tone Top 6 combo organ, Hammond C3 organ
Māya Beth Atkins- lead and background vocals

Produced by Chris Garges, Ed Bumgardner, and Rob Slater
Recorded and mixed by Chris Garges at Old House House Studio, Charlotte, NC
Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering, Scituate, RI
Vinyl lacquer master cut by Jeff Powell at Take-Out Vinyl, Memphis, TN
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Lyrics

Baby, sweet baby
You're my drug
Come on and let me taste your stuff
And baby, sweet baby
Bring me your gift
What surprise you gonna hit me with?

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
And I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

Baby, sweet baby, oh
Whisper my name
Shoot your love into my veins
And baby, sweet baby
Kiss me hard
Make me wonder who's in charge

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
And I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

Baby, sweet baby
I wanna feel your breath
Even though you like to flirt with death
Baby, sweet baby
I can't get enough
Please come find me and help me get fucked up

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
And I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence
Essence
Essence