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Soul For A Song
(Polly Edwards)

“At night, out of fear, you can only hold onto the things that are right around you, and the darker the night, the more you see inside yourself, Walter, because you’re really the only thing you can still see.”

- from “Alphonse” by Wajdi Mouawad

Polly
Clever Girls Music

I laugh like sunlight on a river
I set all your lies a-quiver
And you’re itching to ask me for a dance
Well, get out, here’s your last chance

I swear while I sweep through the dust in the hall
And I always answer when my piano calls
I might be standing right in front of your eyes
But if you don’t see me, don’t be too surprised

The four am pedlars come rap at my window
And try hard to sell me the dawn
But it costs one too many nights laying awake
Or sleeping with what I’ve done wrong
There’s a centipede drowned for each marriage I found
You’ll be flat on the ground before long
And I won’t mean to break all the memories I take
But I’ll rake you through coals for a song
Oh, get out while you’re old
Before I steal your soul for a song

I wait ‘til it rains to go running
I’ll wait years for a train that’s never coming
I’ll make you think that I’m chasing it all the waiting while
But don’t wait for me, ‘cause that’s not my style

The four am pedlars still rap at my window
And push hard to sell me the dawn
But it costs one too many nights running away
Or trying to not carry on
It’s not up to Fate, it’s the memories I hate
They stick with me all winter long
And I’ll never fake it but I just might trade
Everything that you gave for a song
Yeah, get out while you’re old
Before I steal your soul for a song

Oh, I laugh like sunlight on a river
I set all your lies a-quiver
And you’re itching to ask me for a dance
Well, go on, take your last chance

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