What You Had In Mind

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"Incredibly well-written songs and emotionally captivating performances. I'm not sure I can put into words how much I appreciate what you've accomplished...you've got to be buried six feet under not to be moved by the captivating performances. Lyrically, you're working at an extremely high level. It's all so incredibly appealing. Really looking forward to hearing more!"

lyrics

I feel like an old man
Pining for his adolescence
Like a wind-up toy with
Built-in obsolescence

Maybe everyone’s great
When there’s no pressure on
It’s only at crunch time
That we hear your song

And once again, I find I’ve done something wrong
As usual, it hasn’t taken me all that long
But as you shake your head and bring me to task
All I want to do is find the courage to ask you …

Am I the idea you had as a little girl
Am I the hope you kept alive in a great big world
Am I the poem you held close to your chest
Am I what you found when you’d sorted through the rest

You control the conversation
Like a lightly felt ghost
And contribute with all the sincerity
of a talk show host

I feel staked-out, mapped
measured and mined
Like I broke a social contract
I never knew I’d signed

Once again, I find I’ve done something wrong
As usual, it hasn’t taken me all that long
But as you shake your head and bring me to task
All I want to do is find the courage to ask you …

Am I the idea you had as a little girl
Am I the hope you kept alive in a great big world
Am I the poem you held close to your chest
Am I what you found when you’d sorted through the rest

Am I the lyric you scratched out on a pad
Am I everything you couldn’t get from your mum and dad
Am I the thing that drove you on through the rain
Am I the drug that took away a little of your pain

Am I the reason, the wish, the longing, the thought
Am I the solitary moment your pocket-money bought
Am I the daydream you used to get through the time
Am I even close to what you had in mind

So that’s your palette
That’s it, your emotional range
What narrow means
To get your own way

We didn’t get too far
at all today
But I suppose I’ve said
What I came here to say

credits

from The Light​-​Filled Corner, released August 21, 2011
The Grownups with Matt Lewin on guitars and Chris Brown's final mix.

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The Grownups Melbourne, Australia

The Grownups appeared on the Australian independent charts in the late 80s with two singles (Into The Beyond and Snakebite) and an EP. They reformed in the 2010s as a recording-only project. Their debut album, The Light-Filled Corner, features 20-year-old songs alongside recent tracks. ... more

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