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You Still Came Out

from Almost at the Ivory by James Parry

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Don’t we ever change at all?
You were trading even then:
Your lunch for friends
Your pride for a chance
To be among their lot

The walk to school every day
Preparing what you’d say
But the crude conversations
Never went your way

You’re a girl again who’s soft denial
Becomes a hidden tide
That drags you out
Past the lines
Which essentially define:
Who is against you
And who’s on your side

All your attempts to impress
Were working in reverse
Disappointment on your face
Only made things worse
But your focus as always
Is on things you can’t mend
If there were friends there to be had it wasn’t them

Now you’re all made-up
With painted smile and such
Even widening eyes
But it’s barely more
Than a mask
Failing and slipping fast
Cause you never could hide things
And it simply won’t last
Melting from the fire in your gut

You still came out
On your own so brave
And you hoped it would convey
But your confidence
Is a shoddy raft
Patchy and leaking fast
So no courage you muster
Could float you forever
Your lip’s a quiver down into the drink

You twist yourself in desperate knots
Till there’s footprints on your back
All self-worth, bundled up
And thrown to the cruellest kinds
And you’ve developed a sickening
Acceptance of all of it
Like you think your fate is truly in their hands
And you just keep on pushing
Into a wall
Which you feel you got to break but it won’t fall

But moments come like parting clouds
Where I feel you’ve made some ground
There are many here who know you’re kind
So try not to wonder why
The others don’t thank you
Or don’t understand you
You’ve no need for them to waste your precious time


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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