Parting Gifts

from Lovers Dreamers Fighters by Lo Carmen



Parting Gifts

I’m tired of the truth dear
Just tell me lies
I’m sick of the youth
Pull the wool over their eyes
I’ll slip into the crowd now
I’ll get ravished by songs
I’ll turn it up too loud
I’ll beat my own gong
Don’t follow me down there
Don’t call me up
Don’t bring it on over
Get your own lovin’ cup
Don’t ask me no questions
I got no answers left
That’s not really a tear dear
I’m just a little bereft

Everyone tells you
Life can be cruel
But I listen to no-one
Now who’s the fool?
Champion of nothin’
Ruler of none
I’ll sleep with the fishes
Wake me when it’s done
I hear the snow’s coming
Here by Saturday night
So let’s hide away
Just turn out the light
Don’t check the accounts
Don’t let your shoulder get chipped
Don’t fire up the doubts
Don’t take any lip
You’re showin’ no mercy
You’re fading into the light
There’s no point in mourning
It wouldn’t be right
You extinguished the flame
You’re healing the rift
Today the world is on fire
Is that your parting gift?
The way today started
Could break any heart
So let’s end it right dear
Dance me round in the dark


from Lovers Dreamers Fighters, released November 10, 2017
Composer: L. Carmen


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Lo Carmen Los Angeles, California

Lo Carmen has a way with words, confessionary tones pervade her songs; equal parts rolling narratives, romantic rumination and restless, slow burning country soul. Using her gifts for wry lyricism and close to the bone observation, Carmen spins gold from playful twists of phrase, letting her lyrics and gilded vocals shine among the supernatural country arrangements. ... more

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