Candles

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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.

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from Old Flames, released October 13, 2012

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