Red Diary Girl

VERSE 1

 

I sit in a circle and close my eyes

Hoping strangers will turn to friends

Fill in the gaps left in my life

Like bullet holes or eaten leaves

I raise my shaking hand

Cry salty tears, across my frown

as everyone pretends I’m upside down

 

**Red Diary calls from a dusty drawer

Back through that life I ride

Hitchhiked for miles, nicknaming friends

Thought tried and true, I never knew

They’d turn me black and blue

To steal the show, you’d never know

Just what they’d say or do**

 

CHORUS

 

They say, They say

You’ll be better off this way, this way

‘cause you’re headed for a fate that takes it all

Make me stop at red, go at green

Dance with faith, do the next right thing

But they don’t see how my curtain calls…

 

VERSE 2

 

Where will she go, this girl of two worlds,

who puts her mistakes to rest?

She’ll rise up strong, yet never belong

A million births, a million deaths

To life she’s just a guest

Forsaking some, she’ll gamble on

Then laugh off all her debts

CHORUS

 

They say, They say

You’ll be better off this way, this way

‘cause you’re headed for a fate that takes it all

Make me stop at red, go at green

Dance with faith, do the next right thing

But they don’t see how my curtain calls

 

 

BRIDGE

 

Red Diary Girl will skip this town

Climb out of the pages without a sound

But how far can you get on a merry go round?

How far can you get….

 

I sit in a circle and close my eyes

Hoping strangers will turn to friends

 

**only sung in live version

Red Diary Girl - Elise
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Elise Wiener  New York, NY    © All Rights Reserved - Content Permitted - 2018       elise@elisesongs.com

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