third release, Terri Allard continues to grow both as a songwriter
and a singer. A pair of thoughtful takes on the modern love
ballad, "Lifeline" and "I Don't Want
to Know," open and close the disc. Then there's a worthy
addition to the road song genre, "We've Got Elvis,"
where the travelers are kept going by equal doses of the King,
NPR, and Patsy Cline.
questions in relationship make for the substance of many of
Allard's songs this time out, from a woman who has stayed too
long in a relationship ("Lala Rosie Goes" to
the searcher with her own distractions in "Forbidden
Fruit," to reflections on time and change in "Borrowed
Time". That's not to say Allard's songs are depressing
- thought provoking, rather, as the most lasting songs frequently
are. As a singer, Allard shows once again that her smoky alto
can handle the ironic humor of "Television,"
as well as country rockers like the title track and delicate
ballads such as "Reckless Abandon"