Something Wild

by Andrew Shearer

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Once bitten she's not twice as shy Got to close the windows to keep in her sighs Her fingers running through tigers' fur She loves to mix danger with her pleasure She doesn't want to be tied down She just loves to be chained and bound A fondness for handcuffs When we make love But when she asks me to put her on her leash I still know she'll always be out of reach And she's oh so guilty free (Something Wild) Unfaithful with impunity (Something Wild) I can't believe she's such a good liar So I just keep walking blindfold on this high wire Tempting me into doing wrong Will I be sorry when she's gone? My head's in turmoil My blood's on the boil The touch of her skin, throw caution to the wind Ooooh let the sin begin Such good times will be hard to forget Or will I just be left with regret? I turn a blind eye to all her debts Will she just drain me 'till I've nothing left? If only I could trust her for a while (Something Wild) But give her an inch and she'll just take a mile (Something Wild) My common sense lost in exile My mixed emotions hard to reconcile No need to tell me I'm playing with fire She's so hot Full of desire She knows no shame And thinks it's all a game It should have been a clue When she said her name was Lulu There's a darkness in her smile (Something Wild) "Handle with care", she's so volatile (Something Wild) Sex just wrecked the thermopile She's something wild She's not the kind of girl you'll walk up the aisle (Something Wild) I'm just another heart in her stockpile (Something Wild) I try to resist but it's so futile She's something wild And now she's getting me oh so riled (Something Wild) With her tears of expensive crocodile (Something Wild) All good in me is just being defiled She's something wild
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04:17
It's no wonder you're alone When all you do is sit at home Nursing all these dreams And wondering what they mean You're a master of disguise And you tell little white lies You're a moderate success But really your life is a mess If you ain't going to show who you are You ain't ever going to get very far Get Up! Get Up! And sing your song Get Up! Get Up! You've been in the audience for far too long Fallen between two lives In the gulf between inside and outside You've got to make the two coincide Or you're only ever going to get by If you ain't going to show who you are You ain't ever going to get very far Get Up! Get Up! And sing your song Get Up! Get Up! You've been in the audience for far too long Are you just going to waste you're time? What you going to say when you meet the deadline? You know a lack of confidence isn't a defence You know a lack of confidence isn't any, any defence If you're scared of ridicule Then you'll always going to think you're a fool But if you don't have a go Then you'll never ever going to know If you ain't going to show who you are You ain't ever going to get very far Get Up! Get Up! And sing your song Get Up! Get Up! You've been hiding too long Get Up! Get Up! And sing your song Get Up! Get Up! You've been in the audience too long Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! And sing your song Get Up! Get Up! You've been hiding too long Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! Get Up! © 2008 Andrew Shearer / Affaire de Coeur Music Ltd. All Rights Reserved. credits from At The Water's Edge, released 27 September 2010 (Written by Andrew Shearer)
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03:07
Well I've been treading water for so long (Just drifting, drifting along) I never wanted to play it safe (But maybe I just didn't have enough faith) It was never a means to escape (I know I've made lots of mistakes) But where have all the opportunities gone? (I don't know where it all went wrong) Wondering what it's all for I never got a foot in that door I'm clutching at straws Can't let go I'm going home alone again tonight (How long is it going to take for me to see the light?) Whatever happened to a wife? (I never really had any family life) I know I've had my romances (I guess I've had my chances) But it was never commitment from which I was afraid (It just never felt right to go all the way) Maybe it's all in my head But how many people really care if I'm alive or dead? I'm hanging on by a thread Can't let go I don't ever want to be a pretender (I don't ever want to return my life to sender) I don't ever want to give up on my dreams (Though I no longer know what they mean) I know I'm running out of time (But still I ignore all the signs) Inspite of the evidence (Inspite of all good sense) If I look through that telescope I know I've still got a little hope I've got just enough rope Can't let go

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released December 11, 2014

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Andrew Shearer predominately writes about what goes on behind the mask that we present to the outside world, mixed with a naive belief in life, people and the self. If you like Ray Davies, Elliott Smith, Roxy Music, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Gillian Welch, Jackson Browne, Aimee Mann, Richard Bach, Joseph Campbell you might like his work. ... more

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