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lyrics

have you ever bit your tongue and made it bleed?
has your voice trailed off in mid-story
trying not to speak of me?
and when she asks about the picture
I wonder what you'll tell her
'cause the world's gone public,
and you can't hide me forever
and you could cover the tracks we left in the sand
the pictures you took only show my feet,
long & skinny & tan

and that was my favorite day
warm and bright and grand
and full of hopes about to dash
on the shores of lake michigan
it would be easy enough to smile and say
I was just a good friend
and if you give me at least that much
then I'll understand

'cause those were younger actors playing our parts
we wouldn't know our lines now,
but once we, we knew them by heart
sometimes we danced around the lines,
sometimes they shifted in the dirt
sometimes the weight was on my side,
sometimes you carried the hurt
but will you be as honest as you can
or dismiss me with a sideways glance
and pray I'll understand?

'cause that was my favorite day
warm & bright & grand
and full of hopes about to dash
on the shores of lake michigan
it would be easy enough to smile and say
she was just a good friend
and if you give me at least that much
then I'll understand

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from The Burn The Truth The Lies, released July 17, 2012
Vanessa Peters: acoustic guitar, vocals
Joe Reyes: electric guitar
Jason Garner: bass
Rip Rowan: drums, keys
Buffi Jacobs: cello

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Vanessa Peters Dallas, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter based in Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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