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Mere Mistakes

from Antiques by Martin Lloyd Chitty

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Every night you ask of me
"Is this what love's supposed to be?"
I retaliate "Yes, my dear!
Let me pour you another cup of tea."

Every morning you ask again
"Is this for real or is this pretend?"
I ask you kindly "Calm yourself.
Could there ever be anything else?"

They say that it's supposed to feel right
So why am I so damn scared?
When we're alone on a quiet night
Your heart is beating next to mine
Your flame needs fanning but I'm practically dead inside

Oh girl you were the firebird
You burned so strong and true
But then I built this lovely cage
So that I could forever be with you

I gently put your fire out
And clipped your fragile wings
So we could live in eternal bliss
Or whatever else the future brings

They say that it's supposed to feel right
So why am I so damn scared?
When we're alone on a quiet night
Your heart is beating next to mine
You're sending out signals but I'm never on the line

You told me I was loveless
And that you felt unloveable
I said "I'll give you anything...
but hey I'm not infallible."

But you can recognise mere mistakes
And you're an expert on artifice
You saw me coming a mile away
You felt the shame in every kiss

They say that it's supposed to feel right
So why am I so damn scared?
When we're alone on a quiet night
Your heart is beating next to mine
Your soul's reaching out but I'm not that kind of guy

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from Antiques, released August 24, 2018
Written and performed by Martin Lloyd Chitty

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Martin Lloyd Chitty Lancaster, UK

Martin Lloyd Chitty is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer, based in London and Lancaster, UK. His distinctive strain of atmospheric folk blends lyrical storytelling with impeccably crafted melodies.

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