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lyrics

Oh Emily
Why do you work me so hard?
You work me to the bone
Until I’ve nothing left to give
Yet I’m a pilgrim for your love
I supplicate myself to you
To the wonder of your eyes
Just won’t you shine them my way

Nobody else seems to see
That while our love is complicated¬, it’s complete
Don’t hide it from yourself, don’t hide it from me
Emily

Oh Emily
Do you remember when we were young?
How I would stumble at your heels
I’d take your bag and see your errands run
Oh never mind of course you don’t
You had a very busy calendar to keep
It’s a miracle you’d time for me at all
I’m just lucky I guess

Chorus

Sometimes when I picture love
I see a slot machine in a cheap motel
And I’m just feeding in the dimes
I’m waiting for my number
Or a chime from that liberty bell
But I’ve been waiting so long
And now I’ve run out of change

Oh Emily
I’ve been doin’ some thinkin’
I’m through with being a puzzle piece
Now I see the picture
I’m sorry Emily
But I deserve better
If you really want your laundry cleaned
You should hire a maid

Finally I see
That a single sided love is incomplete
You can hide it from yourself, but you can’t hide it from me
Emily

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from How Red Is the Blood, released March 13, 2014

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Tattletale Saints Nashville, Tennessee

Winners of the NZ Music Award for Folk Album of The Year 2014 and finalists in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2013 for song "Complicated Man".

"sensitively understated folk and subtle simplicity… songs as memorable, lyrically considered and melodically engaging as many of Paul Simon's… a very emotionally engaging album" Graham Reid elsewhere.co.nz
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