Falling in Love in the City

from by Maddie Swinger

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they sent me off with a handful of tricks in my pocket
look sharp stay smart dont talk to strangers keep walking
but how could i know
that the greatest danger of all
wasn't gunshots or knifefights or walking at midnight?
no they never said that
falling in love in the city's
the most dangerous thing you can do
i must be blind to think i'm immune
cause just when i find the rhythm of this city
i'll fall out of time with you

but i'm not afraid of you
i've made mistakes much worse than you

falling in love in the city
can make you feel like you're under some spell
cause just when you're finding the rhythm of this city
you won't even notice you fell

but we are all ablaze in hopeful ignorance
shedding any possibility of honest romance
i'm counting the beats in the pauses you take on the phone

but we are not becoming what we thought we would
taking steps in the direction of what's pure and what's good
something new and exciting but bound for a bitter end
i just hope someday i can truly call you friend


from Sobriety Girlfriend, released February 20, 2016



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Just a girl and her piano doin' the things that girls and pianos do.

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