Pleading Amelia

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lyrics

To the Lions, they’re bowing tonight
To heads and shoulders drifting in strobe light
A silhouette stretches her neck
Yells into a hero’s ear

I’m just a face at the edge of a maze
The edges make it fire in the middle
A strange dance, they’re waving their hands
Leaning to some towering men
I see they like you, one by the bar
You’ve had her eye all night
And it’s just like when your father first caught mine

They’re jumping high, drunk and shaking their thighs
The air is thick, it begs me to leave
His figure dancing just a few feet away
But if he looked at me he just wouldn’t see
I’m just an outline with a drink in her hand
And the rum don’t have the kick it had

My boy, in the lights
I came to find
My boy, in the lights
I need more time

Every weekend, I’m in the car
I park and honk the horn from the sideline
The weekly riot, it’s a delicate mess
Hardly changed since I was amongst it
I never had then, I didn’t know enough,
I’d only do you wrong
Went to sort myself in the city, boy
But the city took so long
And the cold breeze on the ferry, boy
Got heavy in my lungs

Sonny’s stomping, he’s still going strong
But taxis gather up in a line
Staring back toward the club for a while
I shouldn’t drive back to the city tonight
Up the hill to Vincent’s window in strides
Tap until he flicks on the light
I’m out of line but he’s seen me crying
I’m out of line but he’s awfully kind
Another week gone by
I need a little more time

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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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