I Have a Knack

by ErinK

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released October 19, 2013

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ErinK London, UK

Erin K is an Antifolk artist raised in London and now living in Brooklyn. Her music is quirky heart-felt and touching. She will be touring in Italy this November and recording her first solo EP in January.

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Track Name: Erin K - I Have a Knack
I have a knack for getting men to lie
next to me in bed
I tell the truth but mostly waste their time with stories in my head

and the shoes that I wear are so worn
all the clothes that i hoard are too dear

And I haven't felt this good before
without feeling sick
after words

let's take a trip we'll see if we can fly
i'm gonna jump in first coz
i have a knack for bending space and time
but this is gonna hurt

and I can't guarantee that we'll come back
And if we do you your heart won't be in tact

But we can't stay here coz we don't stand still…

Not for anyone
not for any thrill
so let's not stay here
and fall
in love

we'll only fall out again
and you'll go all weird

INSTRUMENTAL

…never catch up, never catch up with us
never catch up, never gonna catch us up
(repeat)

I have a knack for faking things are fine
when everything's a mess
I got your back but you have got to try
coz this is not a test

so please take a risk and come with me
coz there's so many things you're got to see

we can't stay here coz I don't stand still

not for any thrill...
Track Name: Your Face
I fell for your face
but your face isn't real
it's just made up of traces
of how I long to feel
gone are the days
of waves in my hair
and all the ways
i'd hold you but

But love love love is not for me
it's just a game you see i'm free
i'm just not made up that way
I dance dance dance around this room
i'll make you smile you'll make me swoon
and if you do I will stay a little longer
but you know
in the morning you will go
and all of this will simply slip away
but i won't-no not even for a moment
let's try and stay awake

'cause I fell for your face
from the moment we met
I fell for this taste
this taste to forget
gone are the days
that I used to fall
into a daze
to know you but

But love love love is not for me
it's just a game you see i'm free
i'm just not made up that way
I dance dance dance around this room
i'll make you smile I hope it's soon
and if you do I will stay a little longer
but you know
in the morning you will go
and all of this will simply slip away
but i won't-no not even for a moment
let's try and stay awake

And first love's trouble for the ones who always walk above
where sometimes hearts will come undone before our heads catch up
we've no chance
of staying up here
this slow dance
will take us dear

But love love love is not for me
it's just a game you see i'm free
i'm just not made up that way
I dance dance dance around this room
i'll make you smile you'll make me swoon
and if you do I will stay a little longer
but you know
in the morning you will go
and all of this will simply slip away
but i won't-no not even for a moment
let's try and stay awake

I fell for your face
but your face isn't real
it's just made up of traces
of how I long to feelvgg
Track Name: Keep Her
Here’s a song for anyone
Who’s lost themselves and come undone
And dulled the lust til it was love
It’s better to be numb

None will show what time has tried
Til someone’s heart becomes their mind
She’s just like everyone outside
What damage can she hide

--chorus--
And just when you’ve done all you can to break her
Take her by the hand and tell her that you love her
Tell her she’s magi cal
Don’t break her bones use words instead
You’ve got to get inside her head
To keep her by your side in bed
--
Here’s the girl so full of guilt
And here’s the house that promise built
This is the word that kept her still
That lay her back to rest

Here’s the maiden all forlorn
You kiss her just when trust is worn
The past so easy to ignore
She’s torn

--
And just when you’ve done all you can to break her
Take her by the hand and tell her that you love her
Tell her she’s magi cal
Don’t break her bones use words instead
You’ve got to get inside her head
To keep her by your side in bed
--

Here’s a song for anyone
Who’s torn her down then built her up
But these mistakes can’t be undone
Don’t follow when she runs
Track Name: This Boy
This Boy

I felt him under my brains
and then I tried to pick him up and then
I looked inside of his mouth and then
I though I might throw up

but I'm so in love with this boy
so in love with this boy

I thought that i
could talk to him
and maybe he would care

but then I ended up
pretending like
I wasn't even there

and still I'm so in love with this boy
so in love with this boy

and maybe if we went somewhere
maybe he would probably stare

at my beautiful dress coz I am cute
and nobody can deny that
I guess I'm a fox
that's how I scoot
nothing's really wrong with that

but so in love with a boy
so in love with this boy

I walk into the kitchen with two plastic cups
and one of them's for you

and I see you in the corner
with a smile on your face
and you're talking to loo oo oo oo oo oo oo

but I pretend I don't care
try not to stare
and quickly double my plastic cups

and open the fridge
and make a drink
and turn to some guy and say
what's up?

But he doesn't compare to that boy no
nothing compares to that boy

maybe if we took some time
maybe we would speak in rhymes
and he would say

i think you are hot and i would cough
cus that would make me really nervous
he wouldn't care and stroke my hair
and tell me that he's at my service

and i would be loved by this boy
perfectly loved by this boy

he doesn't even really see me
cus if he did he'd want to be with me

but i'm up for a fight i'm walking out
i didn't give up i'm just so active
places to go and people to see
i'm sorry if i seem distracted

but i'm in love with that boy
kind of in love with that boy

so i walk through the room
and i say goodnight to you
but just when i think it's all over
i feel his hand on my shoulder

oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhh
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