Sex and Self Destruction

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lyrics/music by L.M. Best
horn arrangement by Richard Underhill

lyrics

There’s a girl with storms in her eyes
Stars dance beneath her skin
She’ll take a taste of your troubles
She’ll breathe you in, breathe you in

She turns and whispers to me softly, bitterly,
I know that I’m worthless, I know that I deserve this
I said, Oh no my darling, you’ve just been a bit flung around by

Sex and self destruction
Mass consumption and mass production and microcosms and scaled reductions
I’m still feigning with
Make believe, supersaturated fantasy
Faerietales aren’t lies you see, your castle in the clouds was built by me
And I never ever ever meant to tear it down

I’m loving this feeling of how much I hate
Feeling so much, lying so much, laughing and seeing so much
Not thinking clearly, and sleeping in too late
Pondering, wondering, reading unsuccessfully and such

A perfect time to disappear
Pack my soul inside my fears
I’m turning once again to

Sex and self destruction
Mass consumption and mass production and microcosms and scaled reductions
I’m still feigning with
Make believe, supersaturated fantasy
Faerietales aren’t lies you see, your castle in the clouds was built by me
And I never ever ever meant to tear it down

Forget what I tried to be
Ideals I’ve seemed to fail to achieve
What I tried to make from what you made from me
Did you ever truly see, did I ever truly believe

The difference between the heart and the soul
I don’t know

Sex and self destruction
Mass consumption and mass production and microcosms and scaled reductions
I’m still feigning with
Make believe, supersaturated fantasy
Faerietales aren’t lies you see, your castle in the clouds was built by me
And I never ever ever ever ever meant to tear it down

credits

from Sticker Collection, released January 11, 2011
Lauren Best: piano and vocals
Rebecca Campbell: background vocals
Gary Taylor: drum kit, percussion
Michael Fonfara: organ
Tyler Wagler: electric bass, electric guitar
Bob Rice: trumpet
Colleen Allen: alto saxophone
Steve Donald: trombone

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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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