Old Flames

by Tara Stacey

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released October 13, 2012

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Track Name: Bad Relationship
I've been having trouble lately,
Finding words to put into song.
Seems I've got no inspiration,
Feels like nothing's going on
Worth mentioning.
But I've finally worked out what I need to do,
And the only one to help me is you

I need a bad relationship.
So if you're up for being a prick
Then squeeze me slow and kiss me quick,
Then break my heart.
That's all I ask of you.

Please be debonair and charming,
Irresistible from the start.
Make me laugh and bring me flowers,
Do your best to win my heart,
That's the easy part.
But when we get a few months down the line
Then's your time to shine

Because I need that bad relationship,
So if you're up for being a prick
Then squeeze me slow and kiss me quick,
Then break my heart.
That's all I ask of you.

So please get your thinking cap on,
I really need you to be bad.
I'm not looking for a stab wound,
Though that would really make me quite sad,
I'm more about emotional scars.
But you say to me you're not that kind of guy,
It would pain you just to see me cry,
Let alone be in a bad relationship.
You're just not cut out for being a prick,
And when you squeeze me slow and kiss me quick
It melts my heart.
And that's songwriting gold too!
Track Name: Lover's Lullaby
Go to sleep honey baby,
Go to sleep rest your head,
'Cause I told you that I'd love you,
Till the day that I was dead.

Go to sleep honey darling,
I hope sweet dreams fill your head,
As I lie here watching the sun rise,
Falling out of your single bed.

Go to sleep cutie baby,
I'm starting to ignore
All your stops and your starts
And your fast asleep farts,
But you still wake me when you snore.

Go to sleep my sweet angel,
I'll be here when you wake,
But when you steal all the covers like that
It makes me shiver and shake.

Go to sleep sugar dumpling,
I'll wrap you in my arms,
And I won't make a fuss and get angry at you
When I'm woken by your work alarm.

Go to sleep honey baby,
Go to sleep rest your head.
'Cause I told you that I'd love you
Till the day that I was dead.
Track Name: Pros & Cons
I don't have to shave my legs anymore.
We both know it was only you I was shaving them for,
Because I never liked it anyhow
And seeing as no one will be touching them now,
There's no point.

And I don't have to brush my hair anymore.
Some girls like it but for me it's just a chore.
Now no one will be running their hands through,
The only one who did that was you,
And now you're gone.

And I don't have to match my bra and pants anymore.
Coordinating daily got to be such a bore.
Now I've got no one to impress
Let alone someone to undress for.

But I don't get to kiss you goodnight anymore,
Even though you were the one whom I adored.
But I'll pretend that the pros outweigh the cons,
And I'll know that I am wrong,
But what can I do?
Track Name: I Loved You Well
I cast shadows on the pavement
As I walk my way back home
I'm so alone without you.
And the time goes slow
And the rain won't go away
Though sunny days don't make me smile,
Like they used to.

And oh, I miss your smile,
And oh, I miss your smell.
Oh I miss everything about you, good and bad,
Without you I'm in hell,
I loved you well.

So I go on dates with some old mates
To see if we could maybe find a spark
And that's a lark,
'Cause when they say something you might say
I look and them then turn away and sigh,
And we both know why.

It's 'cause oh, I miss your smile,
And oh, I miss your smell.
Oh I miss everything about you, good and bad,
Without you I'm in hell,
I loved you well.

And don't i always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone.
Without you in my life it's pretty hard to go on,
But you seem to be doing just fine.

I see leaves fall from the trees
While the temperatures they drop degrees.
The year moves on like nothing's wrong.
But while the cold outside is burning
I'll sit here you'll find me yearning for your touch,
I can't move on.

It's 'cause oh,, I still miss your smile,
And oh I still miss your smell.
I still miss everything about you, good and bad,
Without you I'm in hell,
I loved you well,
I still miss everything about you, good and bad,
Without you I'm in hell,
I loved you well.
Track Name: I Care
I have waited so long to hold you,
And I don't think my feelings are wrong, though some do.
'Cause I think life is too short
To play love like it's a sport.
How 'bout you?

So look me in the eye, raise your head.
Will you stay with me, be my guy till we're dead.
'Cause I've wasted so much time,
And now that you are mine,
I'm content.

And when things go awry, like sometimes they will,
And we make each other cry, and oceans we fill,
Just remember that I care,
Even when I say that I don't care,
I really do.
I care about you.

And caring leads to love,
But love sometimes leads to loss
So let's keep it at caring for now.

So I thought I should let you know how I feel,
And I'd put on this little show,
'Cause songs make the feelings more real.
And when I sing this in public
I'll probably make single people sick -
Oh well.

Just remember that I care,
Even when I say that I don't care.
I really do,
I care about you.
Track Name: The Response
I've known you for years
I can read you like a book,
But recently you have developed a new look
And I don't know what it means.
Now you don't laugh half as much as you used to
And when I say "I love you darling"
You say "Yeah me too".

Do we not get each other,
Did I stutter, are you deaf
When I told you that you were the boy I like best?
There are only so many times I will say "I love you"
Without hearing you say back "I love you too".

Well I know you've had more broken hearts than hot dinners
But when we're together
We both feel like winners,
At least that's how it used to be.
So I tend to you like you're a bonsai or an orchid,
But when I care too much it gets a bit awkward
'Cause it's clear you don't feel the same.

Do we not get each other,
Did I stutter, are you deaf
When I told you that you were the boy I like best?
There are only so many times I will say "I love you"
Without hearing you say back "I love you too".

And most of the texts I send go unrequited.
I feel like my love for you's so uninvited,
But I can't help myself.
So maybe it's time that we called it a day,
Perhaps we would both be more happy that way,
But I think it's a crying shame.

Do we not get each other,
Did I stutter, are you deaf
When I told you that you were the boy I like best?
There are only so many times I will say "I love you"
Without hearing you say back "I love you too".

I know where I'm not wanted,
I'm nobody's fool,
But I don't understand why your passion cooled.
And it's clear something changed
But I know it's not me,
So go take some time to find out
Who you want to be.

And it's clear something changed
But I know it's not me,
So go take some time to find out
What life's like without me.
Track Name: Candles
Well my arms are full of candles
That I'm holding for boys
Who don't remember my name.
And my fingers keep on getting burnt
From holding them too long,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames.

There's the one who said my hair looks nice in curls,
I said "Do you say that to all of the girls?"
He just laughed and took my number, bought me drinks.
But his girlfriend now has straight hair I think.

Well my arms are full of candles
That I'm holding for boys
Who don't remember my name.
And my fingers keep on getting burnt
From holding them too long,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames.

There's the one who stopped me busking in the street.
He made me blush and look at my shuffling feet.
Oh I kissed him once and nearly took him home,
But I'm still waiting for him to phone.

And my arms are full of candles
That I'm holding for boys
Who don't remember my name.
And my fingers keep on getting burnt
From holding them too long,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames.

There's the one who picked me up when I fell.
I wished the ground would swallow me into hell,
But we had a chat, he turned out to be swell,
And he's moved to Australia - oh well.

My arms are full of candles
That I'm holding for boys
Who don't remember my name.
And my fingers keep on getting burnt
From holding them too long,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames.

And if just one of them would take further interest,
I'd drop all the rest for him, it would be
He and me for eternity,
I'd hold his candle high like the statue of liberty.

But for now my arms are full of candles
That I'm holding for boys
Who don't remember my name.
And my fingers keep on getting burnt
From holding them too long,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames,
Perhaps it's time to blow out some old flames.