Leave You Alone

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High heels, dropped on the floor
Amelia, drunk at your door
You admire, sometimes
How she’s young for forty-five

Her fingers were drumming on your window pane
You were dragged from a dream
Her voice is real now, so it seems

You were lying awake there weren’t you, boy?
So she says, her head against the wall
A smirk and a lazy eye
Can barely stand to see her at your door
She’s like a ghost on alcohol
Drifting south, to linger about
But you’re not in love anymore

For the girl, so she claims
The one she was supposed to help you raise
It’s so late, but you’re only a man deep within your veins
Yeah, she knows Holly’s grown
Seventeen and hardly home

Now you’re lying all naked on your bed
She’s an ear pressed against your chest
And you’re still afraid of it
Soon she’s gone, Holly’s going too
Off on a harbour boat
Or mountain road
But always trying
To leave you alone

You were lying awake there, weren’t you boy?
I thought you said she shouldn’t come no more
And you were ashamed of it
You couldn’t stand to see her at your door
She’s like a ghost on alcohol
Drifting down a lonely mountain road
Haunting her bastard boy
Who has no clue
At least you knew
She left you alone

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from In The Lights, released August 19, 2016

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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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