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On My Back

from Almost at the Ivory by James Parry

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In our eyes is a soreness
I don't want eyes to reveal
On the edge of our old town
Frightened of speaking to you

In our heads we were so wise
But rarely do kids realise
At the end of that old time
Thought soon I'd feel alright

Hey girl, I feel
It was too much, too young
Cause it was in my reach then gone
And I went chasing it all for so long

We were kids in our own time
Nothing could force us to see
What we saw was a good time
But not the mark it leaves

Hey girl, I see
I feel what you need
It's a shame I knew defeat
It's a silence all for me
It's the sound of breaking your heart

I don't want you on my back
I'd wished you'd feel so bad
I don't feel it anymore

I don't want you feeling sore
We were just kids for sure
I don't want you out of time

If I don't feel you on my arm
Then I got to stay so sharp
I do want it fighting back

It's never easy but your gone
I got to stay so strong
I don't need you on my back


from Almost at the Ivory, 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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