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A song where many of the lyrics in the chorus are based on direct quotes from friends, one is an in joke I heard so many times I feel it became mine, so I used it an put the name of the speaker in the title. Cheers Davey!

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I can never hope to be a critic or a genius
An artist or a debater, a sculptor or a painter
'cos my inability to be coherent means more failing grades
I'm waving as I drown

I'd rather stay in bed than drag this heavy bag around the city well into the night

Chorus:
And I don't want to leave you, you know, he said
Let's run away to Paris, my love, he said
But we're halfway to the middle, my dear, she said
Oh blessed are the liars like lovers and beggars
Blessed are the liars like street walkers praying to God when they turn of the lights

I embody more than spirit in my counterpoint
against the book of rules, what else can I do but pick and choose
The rhythm in your feet that makes you dance that makes you sleep that makes alarms go off at nine and ten.

I'd rather stay in bed than have a mirror tell me I'm not pretty well into the night

Chorus

I would rather have a melody, some tea and maybe you to make it right; to make my darkness light
I could call my friends around they'd sit and chat and that'd do, but only you
Can make navy-blue match black

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from Emma O'Reilly (Tour E​.​P​.​), released August 13, 2007
Written and performed by Emma O'Reilly, produced by Reuben Teskey.

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Emma O'Reilly Dublin, Ireland

Emma is a Dublin based singer-songwriter. Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BAHons in Music she's been gigging around the country with her own material. Emma's shows are powerful, emotionally soaring and uplifting. Her music marries the fun of pop, the sultry tones of a singer-songwriter, the power of R&B and the beauty of classical music into a catchy, truly original sound. ... more

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