not so secret

from by Emily Otis

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I'm not playing hard to get/ I'm just hard to please
If you saw you the way I saw you/ we'd both be on our knees
You leave out your laundry/ for others to clean
You're looking for someone but babe it won't be me

Banks they take collateral/ or so I've been told
You're only collateral/ is in me getting old
You'll be 40/ and well I'll be dead
Hate repeating myself you heard what I just said

Stop whispering in my ear/ and singing me love songs
Stop reciting poetry/ and hogging all my clothes
For I'm much too tired/ and you're much too kind
You'll hold somebody's hands someday but they won't be mine

You steal my thoughts/ and then say they are yours
You must be a free mason/ by the way you open doors
You've mastered the art/ of pulling on string
But no matter of rope will bind you to me

You fill up the hours/ with mindless chatter
When people come around you/ no wonder they gather
It's a meeting of the minds/ but you're always late
If every man's an island then you're/ probably just the lake

You say you're looking for someone babe but it won't be me
And you'll hold somebody's hand someday but it won't belong to me
And you will sail loveless waters til the ends of the sea
Cos I'm waiting for someone and babe it ain't thee


from Poor Traits, released February 12, 2017
Vox/Guitar: Emily Otis
Drums: Graham Howland
Recorded at Rama Studios Waterloo IA 2016



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