You Wanted In

from by Vanessa Laurin

/

lyrics

here’s where it went wrong:
you never learned how to listen
you never knew the words
but you always had to sing along
but never in tune or in time
no, your little glass hands
weren’t made for clapping
quick to pick every pocket
but never to pick a side
and as we say our goodbyes
you’ll choke on all your bells and whistles
guess the joke ain’t over
until the violence in me dies
so you wanted in
and i tried to warn you
there is no escape from this
but you wanted in
and i tried to warn you
there is no escape from this cold
but you wanted in
and i tried to warn you
there is no escape from this
but you wanted in
and i tried to warn you
there is no escape from this cold
and you thought i meant the weather
and no, you hadn’t felt a chill
and in any case, you like autumn better
but a balmy breeze could do no ill
a shame you lost your lucky sweater
once knit for you by sisters three
all the loose threads gathered together
and scattered on the wind
by chickadee-dee-dee-dee
(scattered on the wind)
(scattered on the wind)
well, i used to have magic
i used to have her medicine lining my pockets
then along came a spider
and sat down beside her
and i used to have magic
i used to have her medicine flowing through me
and now the parched earth bleeds
and the spider weaves
then it all went pear-shaped
(then it all went pear-shaped)
then it all went pear-shaped
(then it all went pear-shaped)
then it all went pear-shaped
like a tilt-a-whirl
like a funhouse mirror
(then it all went topsy-turvy down)
you wanted in, there is no escaping
(i used to have magic)
you wanted in, there is no escaping
(i used to have magic)
you wanted in, there is no escaping
(i used to have magic)
you wanted in, there is no escaping
(until you came along)

© Vanessa Laurin

credits

from Before the Coyotes Come, released January 8, 2019

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Vanessa Laurin Ottawa, Ontario

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, producer and visual artist. She isn't with the band; she IS the band.

contact / help

Contact Vanessa Laurin

Streaming and
Download help

If you like Vanessa Laurin, you may also like: