Afraid to Dance

by Good Canary

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released October 4, 2019


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Good Canary London, UK

Good Canary believes that, like a canary in a coalmine, a song can be a great warning.

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Track Name: Now We Are 25
Funny what papers say about boys when they kill
Funny what you’ll take as long as he pays your bills
The help that was on the way did not quite materialise
The world I was hoping for now we are 25

In what you can’t see you’ll have to trust
We will make it to the land
Even though years and years have passed
We’re just going the long way round

There’s pictures but it didn’t happen
We argue
With machines as Florida goes under water
It’s funny how like god you are though you hate him
It’s funny how young you look when you are sleeping

Now in the dark it’s like we can say anything
I take your hand but your mind’s on the mediterranean
Funny we’re touching and eating and reading
As if we don’t know that they’re know that they’re drowning
Track Name: Pygmalion
history is a nightmare so it's good that I cannot sleep
couldn't breathe through the clothes made of ivory
once I started talking
you found you couldn't stop me

piggy, I can't breathe

it's a long walk to heaven pygmalion
I am not the person you had in your mind it's a
long time to wait for a party
you destroyed your body you can't live in mine

they took your glasses and they won't listen to
you say that I must be the one to reimburse you
I am not the girl
that you so lovingly drew

piggy, I can't sleep
Track Name: Internet Friend
As regular as sunrise in the morning you chat to me
As faithful as a tumour I know you don’t forget me
And whatever I do I know that you’re always there
Watching me

And when I’m sad I know that you’ll be there making jokes for me
And when you’re sad you let me know
Though all this is slightly creepy
I think you’re beautiful
Though you’re only half real
Maybe that’s enough for me

And no he would never leave me
He’s as loyal as it gets
I know because his thoughts are emblazoned
all across the internet
It’s a little odd he should want nothing
Nothing else except
My internet friendship
And me

I was not made to live this way
I am not so good with words
Even Jesus healing lepers you know
He had to touch them first
I tried to reach through your screen
But you could not look at me
You gasped
Because it burned

It’s frightening I know that other people exist
But buddy
That’s the way it is and your tweets
Ain’t gonna stop Brexit
So I blocked your number
And your various media
And that’s a wrap from me

And though I must leave you I swear I will not forget
Cause your neurotic thoughts are emblazoned
All across the internet
If you try to write I will tell you
To take it up with god
My internet friend, not me

And I’m sorry that it’s hard to love when
You are scared of eye contact
I’m sure I’ll miss your laugh and your stories
And the pictures of your plants
But they’re immortalised forever
on that website that you made
My internet friend, behind the screen

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