Hood Ornament

from Modern Age by Vanessa Peters

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lyrics

born with a shirt on your back, born at third base
acting like you hit a triple
you've got a choir of yes men to sing all your praise
I'm stuck here playing second fiddle

if it were easy anyone would do it
I've worked so hard to get this far
but when it really gets right down to it
the old boys are standing guard
they cross their arms, the door is barred
they're standing guard

rolling stones uphill, tugging at my bootstraps
I take a break, they crash back down
trying to catch my breath, running on the treadmill
I'm never covering new ground

if it were easy anyone would do it
I've worked so hard to get this far
but when it really gets right down to it
the old boys are standing guard
they cross their arms in the schoolyard
they're standing guard

took my place up on the stage at the big event
all alone in a crowd of men
one of them looked me up and down and said --
I thought you were the hood ornament

if it were easy anyone would do it
but why's it gotta be so damn hard
and when it really gets right down to it
the old boys are standing guard
they cross their arms, the door is barred
the old boys are standing guard
the old boys are standing guard

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from Modern Age, released April 23, 2021

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from 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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