Old Lady Mary Esther

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You didn’t see me from the other way
But I saw you from the other side
And I was running backwards in rewind
To catch the tail end of the time that I caught your eyes at the finish line

Now I am old and worn
I sit in my chair and watch the people go by
All lively quickened steps they go
And all I do is move my ankles to and fro
To and fro

And i paint a lot of pictures of cats
And knit some sweaters that i can’t un-knit back
And hand them away to the strangers on my street
And hum a tune from long ago
And hum a tune from long ago
Just hoping that a breeze would pass my way
And lift my hair up to the sky and then i’ll say
I got a reason to look up at the sun
I got a reason to hear the birds chirping
I got a reason to hear the pitter patter of the children walking by
And they’re laughing and they’re screaming
And they’re laughing and they’re screaming

I could be just a little old lady who’s angry
But I think I’m scared out of my mind
Or so I’m a child who’s lost his sense of time

Usually I smoke a cigarette or two but I don’t know why
Then i’ll put on some TV show i hate but i don’t know why
Then i’ll cry at a picture that i took but i don’t know why
Then i’ll put on some lipstick that i found
It smells like clay, it’s old
Older than me probably

They don’t seem to notice anymore
They don’t seem to notice
Notice themselves on the run
On the run
On the run

credits

from Sleepwalker, released February 1, 2019
lyrics & melody by mary esther carter
music by brandon lucas green

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Sophomores is the noisy, contemplative musical alias of Brandon Lucas Green. Brandon makes music in Boston, MA, with roots throughout New England, USA.

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