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lyrics

& when i cried that day
it did not reflect the greater need to medicate
it was because i was thinking
& conclusions sometimes hurt

for an eighth grade girl who's just beginning to realize
that just 'cause something's stupid doesn't mean that it's not there
just 'cause i don't need to be pretty doesn't mean i don't care
just 'cause everyone goes through it doesn't mean that i'm not there

& then the theories came
after invitations to unburden myself on you
because i could tell you anything
you said that i could tell you anything

but i like the rain so it must mean that i'm lonely
and the need for pain must mean that it's the only
thing that i wanna feel like it was an addiction
because self-exploration is sometimes an affliction

& the tv & the magazines all say
you can make it all just go away
seems like you need something to get you through the day
& isn't that just what you meant to say?
so are you ready to give yourself up now?

oh generation of
guinea pigs, of blind compliance
with a quick diagnosis
& an easier fix

i sing requiems for what we might've been but
we're not too concerned

& my newly sparkling friends all say
you can make it all just go away
just when you needed something to get you through the day &
isn't that just what you meant to say?
are you ready to give yourself up now?

& echoes of fairy tales you heard when you were
just this age, believe what they're saying to you
believe the sugar water's gonna make it better
believe the leeches will suck the sick from my blood
am i ready to give myself up now?

& you say in the morning
you'll see how everything looks so much better in daylight
it's a sunny day tomorrow
just the kind you'll learn to like

credits

from wish upon a bottlecap, released August 31, 2010
rorie kelly - vocals, guitars
kevin kelly - bass, guitars, keyboards
joe rende - drums
andrew jimenez - vocals

Written By: rorie kelly

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rorie kelly New York

rorie kelly is on a quest to bring her songs to ears around the world through the cunning use of the internet and a small blue Toyota with over 200,000 miles on it.

rorie writes songs that are melodic and catchy but more thoughtful and introspective than the average pop tune. Her vocals are bigger than you would expect out of her small body and her guitar playing is powerful and percussive.
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