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I wrote this song in an odd fantasy that I had: I thought it would be a cool duet to sing this song with Frazey Ford, splitting the verses - she would sing the 'I knew you were coming' verse, for example. Of course I have no way of getting in touch with Frazey, but if she ever reads this, please feel free cover this song with anyone you wish. :)

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I had a feeling
That we were halfway gone before tonight
That there just might be no more one-last-time
There’s no resistance
Nothing that can fight this downward spiral
Whiskey-smoke and the blunt force of denial
Burning all your letters in the fire

I knew you were coming
You never could leave bad enough alone
Never had the good sense to stay home
But you look too good to leave out in the cold

With your pretty lies, pretty lies
You can stay, but just for the night
every time I put my heart on the line
You leave me lonely...

This time is different
All the games we play are getting old
Freedom is a long and lonely road
I've had some lovers
But no one makes me feel like calling back
Maybe this is what I’ve come to now
Wishing I was somewhere in your arms

With your pretty lies, pretty lies
All I have is pretty lies
Every time I put my heart on the line
You leave me lonely

Maybe I can keep you warm?
I couldn’t sleep and your light was on

Pretty lies, pretty lies
All I have is pretty lies
Every time I put my heart on the line
You leave me lonely

credits

from Last Night I Dreamed I Was Awake, released May 12, 2020
Pretty Lies (produced by Tyler Fortier)

Krister Axel - vocals, piano
Tyler Fortier - acoustic guitar, keyboards, tambourine
Erin Fortier - vocals
Jeramy Burchett - drums
Milo Fultz - double bass
Greg Nestler - electric guitar
Erik Berg-Johansen - violin

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Krister Axel Ashland, Oregon

Hi, my name is Krister Axel. I am a roots-rock veteran of the indie music scene, and I have a degree in Poetry. I am a published lyricist, composer, and songwriter. I started playing piano in White Plains, New York because our black upright piano fascinated me and my sisters hated their piano lessons. That was in the 80's and I have never stopped writing songs.
My music blog is called CHILLFILTR.
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