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Hard to Fake

from Almost at the Ivory by James Parry

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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


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


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James Parry Melbourne, Australia

James Parry lives in Melbourne, Australia and writes independent pop songs.

Originally from Tasmania, James has performed at premier Tasmanian festivals including Falls, Taste of Tasmania, Party in the Paddock and Cygnet Folk Festival and supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd and The Gin Club. ... more

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