Willing Counterfeit

from by Thom Carter



Open, expecting, misappropriated, unrelenting,
Hollow as that old saying about love,

Madam, you’re a car crash waiting to happen,
Like an atom bouncing off the wall,

In collision, with scientific precision,
Into me and my heart just like before,

And do you really need me?
‘Cause in a way I hope you don’t,

The strangely feminist dichotomy,
Of a woman who is taken but wants more,

And who am I to object?
Lets just get on with it,

Who am I to object?
But a willing counterfeit.

‘Turn off the light’, did someone say?
Before your eyes, she fades away,

And now, your hands are full,
With responsibility and with guilt,

With responsibility and with guilt
With responsibility…


from Jacket EP, released July 14, 2014
Words and Music by Thom Carter, Copyright 2014.



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