gall

from by Claire Raby

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lyrics

if I could stay here
for just one moment I could muster up the gall
I don't feel safe here
but if I wander off, I promise not to fall

pack your bags and walk the streets alone
not knowing where to go
when I look back I see so many wrongs
(although I can't stay here)
but if I'd never left my doorstep
(I know I can always sing your song)
would I've ever sung your song

(all this time's been passing me by)
I don't know why I cannot find myself
(don't know why I cannot find myself)
I guess I'm lost in the twilight
don't know why I try to hide behind
the things I love can't make me real
(can they make me real)

when the coast is clear
(if I could stay here)
I'll finally find a new sweet dear
(for just one moment I could muster up the gall)
and I can't live without these things
but I can't live my life through them

and I'll find you when the coast is clear
(I don't feel safe here)
I'll finally find a new sweet dear
(but if I wander off, I promise not to fall)
and I can't live without them
but I cannot live life through them

and I found you when the coast was clear
(here's to staying out too late)
I finally found my new sweet dear
(and stumbling into every state)
and I can't live without you
(that I can bring myself to)
but I cannot live through you

and I know it's never really clear
(and I'm used to staying up too late)
what'll happen after it leaves my ears
(and sleeping in late every day)
but I can take what silence (stagnance) brings
'cause I can always sing your song
(I know I can always sing your song)

(if I could wait here for one more moment I could wander off alone)
don't know why I cannot find myself
(don't know why I cannot find myself)
I guess I'm lost in the twilight

(don't know my way here, oh I am out of place and out of places to go)
don't know why I try to hide behind
the things I love, they make me real
(won't make me real)

credits

from sampler 2013, track released April 9, 2009
(for song credits see forrestrose.com)

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Claire Raby Riverhead, New York

Claire Raby is a singer/songwriter who writes dark, emotive ballads with layers of harmonies and rounds of infectious melodies. Her ethereal voice haunts many of the cafés, churches, bars and basements of eastern Long Island. She has been performing solo for 13+ years, and counting (every one), and her performances are graced occasionally with backing vocals by some very talented L.I. musicians. ... more

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