Biography Of A Good Girl

from by Lauren Best

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lyrics/music L.M. Best
horn arrangement by Tyler Wagler

lyrics

I’ve never understood
How I’ve always been so good
And they’ve never seen that I was just scared
How I rarely was denied
And always seemed to try
Unless something caught me unprepared

It’s this feeling of resentment that I can’t seem to escape
And the chance to fuck it up that I always want to take
I’ll make so many well-placed mistakes
Spice up my history with every pill I take

Being good was never good enough for me
Being a good girl don’t make for much mystery
Self-loathing, self-help and a little self-pleasuring
Is what gives a young lady a best-selling biography

I know I’d let you down
If I ever hit the ground
So I learned how to discreetly hover
Keep my problems perfect
The sort that will be worth it
Once I become that excellent daughter, mother, lover

It’s forming bad habits that I know that I can shake
Making little promises I know that I will break
Stay when I should leave, and leave when I should stay
Spice up my history with every woman I lay

Being good was never good enough for me
Being a good girl don’t make for much mystery
Self-loathing, self-help and a little self-pleasuring
Is what gives a young lady a best-selling biography

I could never be amazed
I could never be a disgrace
Playing out exactly according to script
Not too normal
But not too much of a performer
Just the right amount of insecurity to be hip

It’s soiling my own destiny with every move I make
Planning out the moments that I’ll let my façade break
I’ll be everything I hate
Spice up my history with each wrong word I say
Spice up my history with every breath I take

credits

from Sticker Collection, released January 11, 2011
Lauren Best: vocals
Rebecca Campbell: background vocals
Michael Fonfara: piano, organ
Archie Alleyne: percussion
Gary Taylor: percussion
Tyler Wagler: upright bass
Kevin Barrett: electric guitar
Eric Woolston: marimba
Bob Rice: trumpet
Steve Donald: trombone
Colleen Allen: tenor saxophone

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Lauren Best Ontario

Lauren Best and The Renegade Company: Lyrical alt-pop, revealing a quirky singer-songwriter with diverse influences. "Thinking and feeling music" with jazzy grooves and reflective lyrics that speak to audiences of all ages. Small-town sensibility with big-city flavour. ... more

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