The Second EP

ALL LYRICS COPYRIGHT The Sitting Room 2020

KITTEN HEELS

Capricious by nature
She stands at the threshold
Her reactions cannot be read

As fickle as Friday
Can’t tell what she’s thinking
“The weekend’s coming” she said

The set of her eyebrows
The squint in the sunlight
Don’t know if I’m welcome or not

Turns on her kitten heels

Capricious by nature
She stands at the threshold
Her intentions cannot be read

Tortured by Tuesday
She stands at the window
Asks me “Is there any more?”

Working the future
She plans to the deadlines
And leaves at five on the dot

Turns on her kitten heels

She turns on her kitten heels
Leaves her bag on the desk
For the last time she walks out the door.
For the last time she walks out the door.

LEFTOVER

Thanks for all the help, much appreciated
Don’t think I tell you that enough
I rely on you to get me out of trouble 
Been taking you for granted
I regret 

Don’t know what I’d do without you
You have the answers I don’t get
I thought you’d always be here
A mistake I made
I regret

Scared that you’ll leave
You’ve had enough of me
Don’t know how to keep you
Don’t know what to say (x2)

The words get stuck before they’re out
I’d rather have the doubt than be sure
You get the energy leftover
That’s not enough for you I know 

Scared…

Thanks for all the help, much appreciated
Don’t think I tell you that enough

LOVE IN A DANGEROUS PLACE

We kissed like MI6
I can’t let on
I just found
Someone who speaks like me

We stared
Open mouthed
Wide eyed
So close
Unfocussed

This is love in a dangerous place

We part
Look around
Slow to see
If the crowd 
Had noticed

We should hide
Lay low like spies
Keep the code
Not let it show
Don’t let them know

This is love in a dangerous place

FIRE SALE

Might have looked like I was giving
But I was taking all the good
Shoplifting from a fire sale
Hiding all I could

Might have seemed like I was caring
But you’ve got it wrong again
I was thirsty I was drinking
Like the desert in the rain

I had to make you feel good
I had to make you want me more (want me more)
But don’t think I’m altruistic 
When I’m selfish to the core (to the core)

It might have looked like I was sharing
And I know you couldn’t tell
Shoplifting from a fire sale
Kept the best all for myself

I had to make you feel good
I had to make you want me more (want me more)
But don’t think I’m altruistic 
When I’m selfish to the core (to the core)

I might offer you some comfort
But only just enough

I had to make you feel good
I had to make you want me more (want me more)
But don’t think I’m altruistic 
When I’m selfish to the core 
But don’t think I’m altruistic 
When I’m selfish to the core (to the core)

CAMOUFLAGE

We wore flowered clothes 
Sat still among painted boats
So the birds couldn’t see us 

People walking by
Nobody spoke
Except to say “It’s lovely”

Well lovely is as lovely does
Nothing’s how it seems
From here it’s not looking so good
The view’s not postcard perfect

Two outcasts from a normal life 
Find peace where they can
Drink it in while the sun shines

We wait under willows
For the leaves to fade and fall
To cover the ground and warm us 

Well lovely is as lovely does
Nothing’s how it seems
From here it’s not looking so good
The view’s not postcard perfect

We wore flowered clothes
Sat among painted boats