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September 11, 2004

You Are My Liar

I can always tell when I'm comfortable with someone; if I am, I'll sing in front of them. I don't think I have a horrible singing voice, but I don't think it's very good, either. I have a limited range (lower register, for the most part). My speaking voice is excellent; singing voice, not so much.

But I just sang this entire song to me Lucky Charms - "Thief" by Belly. It's a track off the CD single for "Now They'll Sleep" which I've always liked and always liked singing along to (because it's solidly in my range). This CD happened to be in my stereo when I turned it on in search of a little background music. "Thief" is track two, and once it started I just reflexively started singing.

Once I caught myself I stopped, but was encouraged to finish. I just can't say "no" to that smile, it seems.

This song also made me want to learn how to play guitar, so I could attend some open mic night (i.e. Amateur Hour) at some local coffeehouse and play it. Not that I'd ever have the courage to actually do so, but it's a pretty nice dream.

Belly, "Thief"

She wears her dress high
As high as she pulls her hat down low
She's seeking out the places those other people can't go
And hold her

Untouched by the sea
She's walking on water when she walks in her sleep
She's dragging me through places I didn't want to be seen

She is a liar
As I am a thief
Because of you I came
Because of you I leave

I wanna know (I wanna know)
Why the monsters that hurt you so
Don't look like those things that we battled so long ago

And I thought I did my part
When I pulled you out of there
That night you left boot marks on my wall

You are my liar
So I will be your thief
Because of you I came
Because of you I leave (x3)

Be calm, baby
We are home now

Posted by Highwaygirl on September 11, 2004 03:13 PM to the category The Key of Life
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