Hard to Fake

from by James Parry

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lyrics

The first thought that often occurred in those days
Was pull back and don’t show a thought on my face
Had a reason to hide
Trying to keep myself safe

Books stacked and eyes in my back up the hall
Did I imagine it all?
So self involved
That each look I caught
Became a stifled laugh and disdain
For the weak boy I was
For the doubt just
Peeking out like bright cellophane
To reveal the mistrust
Of a fool who thinks everyone cares
About his daily affairs
It was then I attracted the stares

Worked hard, practised the right things to say
But it was all such a waste
I traced my demise
To a desperate place
I could have only made on my own
All for trying to win
Hearts and minds of
Everyone I felt fearful of
For the things they might say
After I’d wandered away
Those were paranoid days
So they fixed me to lose anyway

Don’t think I could have caused this by choice but it lies at my feet
Just more fuel for their fire, my obsession with how it must seem
Only the foolish pretend to believe that it’s all in their hands
Waste all their energy trying to woo folks who just couldn’t care

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from Almost at the Ivory, track released April 15, 2011

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James Parry Hobart, Australia

James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs.

He has supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, and Leah Flanagan as well as a hive of other visiting artists in Hobart.

James plays regularly in Hobart with his five-piece band or as a stripped-back duo and has played a number of interstate tours and gigged in the UK.
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