Emily Tries

from by Flora Greysteel

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She sits on her shelf in her cardboard slip and cellophane
She's looking down on the other toys
And watching all their childish games

When she's on her best behaviour
She's at war with Mother Nature
Hormonal fixes get you nowhere
But self-control's an issue when you're near her

What's the matter dear?
Is hardwired dogma crawling up your spine?
Don't come closer dear
Because you might slip and lose your peace of mind.

Your moral equation is simply outdated
It doesn't do to come out with it in public
Corsets, suspenders and double entendres
You're working your way through clichés

Put on a dress but it won't touch the ground
Because you've grown, you’ve grown, you’ve grown,
You’ve grown so much that the shelf might break
If you don't decide, decide, decide which side to come
Down with childlike innocence where Mother's word is writ,
But your friends say you're an innocent,
And besides it's so much fun being seductive.

Emily tries
Emily tries
Emily tries
But she misunderstands.

She sits on her shelf in her cardboard slip and cellophane.
She borrows dreams from the other toys
Just to convince them she can play.


from Flora Greysteel EP, released April 25, 2016




Flora Greysteel York, UK

Emily Rowan is a singer, piano basher, uke toter and glitter addict. Simon Bolley is a singer-songwriter who plays drums like the lead guitarist he is. Together they make music that has been described as "beautifully strange", "ecstatic melancholy" and "an emotional candy bar". ... more


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