are we fine yet?

by Shotgun Tori

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1.
You brushed past my ego today Sometimes I push too hard & so you run away You said I'm done with all these childish games we play But I love you so please make it easier to stay Addicted to the way you made me feel You were my dust haloed saint but you were real I said I love you and I wore it on my sleeve But somehow that made it easier to leave Chorus: would it make a difference if I was older? Would it make a difference if I was thin? Could you love the weight upon my shoulders? Babe I love and I love and I love the skin you're in Nights that end in screams and slamming doors You've lost your patience by the 7th time I call It's late and we've been hours at this brawl but I won't sleep til I know what it's for Chorus I worry when I haven't seen your face Neurosis do not give a girl much grace You said I love you but I really need the space And I'm struggling so please get off my case Chorus
2.
You open the door, you've got no shoes on Your jeans a contrast to your skin and I am so turned on You welcome me in, I've been out of the game so long Don't know where to begin but I've been told this is wrong been told this is wrong So we're talking bout the weather and whether my lover knows I'm here Cause we're crossing social boundaries and the punishments severe Sitting round the fire I see you lean in And I turn away cause my hearts not mine to give away You're deliciously French yet you speak the same language as me This is one of those times that I wish I was a little more free I wish I was free So we're talking bout the weather and whether your wife knows that you're here Cause we're crossing social boundaries and the punishments severe Well long we've been friends But over the side of a boat You kissed me hello and the chances of staying just friends seems remote I'll keep it inside, I'm not looking for trouble but there's a mounting urge to cross that line To fall, to fall, to tumble. So we're talking bout the weather and whether our friends know that we're here Cause we're crossing social boundaries and the punishments severe
3.
these birds 03:14
These birds are a reminder of who you used to be uncaged and unfettered, so wild and so free See I know I was your captor and your guilt was the key But my heart was too heavy for one bird to carry It's like a war here and there are minefields everywhere And there are no war heroes, only senseless fear And we're the cowards doing what we can to survive and there are no war crimes cause here no-one's fine We put out some papaya to see the best ones fly Like anything that matters, unbidden you came by and danced upon my landscape I hope you don't blame me for breathing in your goodness and leaving nothing free It's like a coal mine and there is methane in the air And you're the bird no longer singing You're the warning to beware And we're the miners dashing from the underground, There're no survivors cause here no-one's found. These birds are a reminder of footsteps in the snow of love in pink striped kitchen and how I let you go See I know I was your captor and your guilt was the key But my heart was too heavy for one bird to carry It's like a war here and there are minefields everywhere And there are no war heroes, only senseless fear And we're the cowards doing what we can to survive and there are no war crimes cause here no-one's fine
4.
(the) flood 03:36
It's a pitt & I keep dragging you in and it's my failing that makes you think that you have sinned And I am am ever full of sorries cause I'm ever full of you & it's me that holds us back from moving on. And the fights become the ride to the madness that's inside And I am tearing through the layers til there's blood and it bites to just let go waiting for the storm to follow Seems I'm holding off the rescue til the flood It's a swamp and I keep pulling you under It's my forevers that make you think that you must run And I am ever pleading guilty cause I am ever full of guilt and it's me that's blocking out the passing sun Bleeding. Bleeding on the run. And the fights become the ride to the madness that's inside And I am tearing through the layers til there's blood and it bites to just let go waiting for the storm to follow Seems I'm holding off the rescue til the flood It's an abyss and I keep slipping through the cracks I think unworthy and so I'm often seeing lack And I am ever blaming needy cause I'm ever full of need And its me that stole the future from the seed. And the fights become the ride to the madness that's inside And I am tearing through the layers til there's blood and it bites to just let go waiting for the storm to follow Seems I'm holding off the rescue til the flood Seems I'm holding off the rescue til I'm buried in the mud. Seems I'm holding off the rescue til the flood.
5.
Swimming in a sea of doubt I thought I heard you call my name But that was just my nerves on speed again Oh if love was just the enemy then I never would feel safe And I'd have to turn to music or therapy again Chorus: oh I thought I'd turn to music when I lost you Oh I would have turned to therapy too But now it seems that exes are no longer taboo Cause my best friend and my band And my therapist Are fucking you Now is it so unreasonable to want one lover at a time Cause I feel a little judged wanting only you as mine Now I know that times are changing and perhaps I'm way behind But I think you stole the music and I want my peace of mind Chorus cut off all my routes to air and now there's nowhere left to turn Whoever said that life was fair has a thing or two to learn Nowhere to turn Chorus

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My debut EP "are we fine yet?" finally available online for purchase.

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released November 1, 2011

Music & Lyrics by Shotgun Tori except "(the) flood" music by Shotgun Tori, Karryn Austen, James Botes. Arranged by Ludwig Bouwer

Recorded & Mixed by Ludwig Bouwer at One Big Room Studios. Mastered by Michael Nicholson.

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Shotgun Tori Johannesburg, South Africa

Shotgun Tori is, at heart, a storyteller, a woman with a voice and a guitar, her subject matter approached with an interesting, occasionally humorous, yet always insightful life view. Her touching, raw vocal delivery is both tender and powerful, and listeners are left with no doubt that she sings straight from her heart. ... more

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