oh, dear

from by Claire Raby

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lyrics

oh dear, oh dear, I'm sorry to say
it's so easy to think of you this way
I never thought I could entertain this delusion, this child's play
I wonder if I have ever really changed

my dear, my dear, I've been meaning to say
I don't envy that people think of you this way
we hang onto your every phrase
it's ritual to violate your privacy
but is this a price you should pay

a beseeching melody accompanies your effigy
(a·b·c·d·e·f·g I feel like I am still thirteen)
but a child isn't as jaded as me
(still I sing your cadence in my sleep)

dear me, dear me, I think I'm crazy
I've dotted every t, but my ends won't seem to meet
(cross my eyes and hope to bleed)

what if I will never see
any of the things that I had hoped I would achieve
at this point I'd settle for being ordinary
in the middle of the night
I'm so afraid that I have wasted my life
and everything I say
will be cemented in some hopeless, terrifying shape
oh but when did I succumb to this debilitating rage

oh dear, oh dear, I'm sorry to say
(I've been meaning to say)
it's so easy to think of you this way
(I don't envy that people think of you this way)
I never thought I could entertain this delusion, this child's play
(a beseeching melody accompanies your effigy)
but a child isn't as jaded as me
(still I sing your cadence in my sleep)

a beseeching melody accompanies your effigy but a child isn't as jaded as me
(I wonder if I'll change, I wonder if this game will end in only pain)
a·b·c·d·e·f·g I feel like I am still fourteen but a child isn't as jaded as me
(I wonder if I'll change, I wonder will this game end in only pain)
a beseeching melody accompanies your effigy but a child isn't as jaded as me
(I wonder if I'll change, I wonder if this game will end in only pain)
(I wonder will this game end in only pain)
a·b·c·d·e·f·g I feel like I am still fifteen but a child isn't as jaded as me
oh dear me

credits

from sampler 2013, track released February 9, 2011
(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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