velocoustic

velocoustic

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  • recorded: 24 july 2013 at The Black Sheep, Dublin
  • 1, 3, 4 written by: david ding
  • 2 written by: joe morton and david ding

hard to please

took your advice
got guarantees
learned how to fly
stopped wearing green

called you all the time
to see what you needed
but you weren’t satisfied
unless i was bleeding

because it’s so hard to please you
you’re so hard to please
i broke my back so you could stay off your knees

kept my eyes ahead
let you intervene
let you have both sides of the bed when
you said you needed sleep

read the little list that you gave me
and i cut down every tree
showered you with all those gifts
and i kept the receipts like you asked

because it’s so hard to please you
you’re so hard to please
i broke my back so you could stay off your knees
i broke my back so you could keep your fingers clean

i brought you the moon
then you asked me what took so long
i gave you the stars
said they didn’t go with anything
i turned off the rain
then you told me the air was dry
i turned it on again
you complained and still i don’t know why it’s
so hard to please you
you’re so hard to please
i broke my back so you could stay off your knees
i broke my back so you could keep your fingers clean
i had a heart attack so you’d get off with ease
i cut my throat so you’d have more air to breathe


piece of it

i don’t know why i feel so strongly about it now
after the fact; after it all
the relief of getting out; the relief of my escape
is now resentment that i was there in the first place

your eyes are open wide; but mine are the opposite
i try to look at the whole thing but i just see a piece of it
was it obvious from the beginning? was it clear from the start?
did i know the score? was i willing? was i willing to play this part?

i would never have given enough for you to know

were there things that i could have said?
were there things that i could have done?
and if there were, would we be here now?
or would we have just been sooner undone?

i would never have given enough for you to know


CUT ME UP

you
you said come to me
i’ll take you
just come with me

there’s no one else
talk to me

i’ll make it all all right
just take it

just take it

cut me off
cut me up
cut me out of this life

i know you wanted me to be
like no one else could be

and feel
everything you’ve done for me

we’re wasting time
looking for another way

we’re wasting lives
and no, there is no other way

no other way

cut me off
cut me up
cut me out of this life


pinafore

there was a time when i wanted to
but your eyes wouldn’t let me through
so i passed it on

no surprise that it found its way
and arrived with a modest delay
but how was it received

i came back at a later date
not knowing what might await
although i had my hopes

and though at first it didn’t look too good
it ended better than i thought it could
it was worth the wait

signing up for combini trips
take a moment to connect our lips
the kind of chills of the warmest kind
and now i can’t get you off my mind

it’s no surprise that i wanted you
i’m just amazed that you want me too
i’m so happy that it found its way
girl you take my breath away

so glad that those words arrived
don’t know how they stayed alive
and though soon will our worlds divide
till then i’ll be by your side


©2013 david ding

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