Settle Down

from by Liz Arcane

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The Sun settled for the day
The Moon settle for the night
You settled for her love
Because you seek the quiet life
And I understand, I do, but I could never feel the same as you.

You lock your bedroom door
But keep your front door open wide
So you can let everyone in
But keep a quiet place to hide
And I believe in you, but I can't believe in what you choose to.

And you say Settle Down, Settle Down,
It's good enough for me
Like a spider with a fly, a sailor with the sea
But I'm just here with my good friend, you won't make a settler out of me.

Petals and feather down
Struggle to reach the ground
Unsure if they want to land
And when they do don't make a sound
And that's the same as you, you fall because you think you ought to

And you say Settle Down, Settle Down,
It's good enough for me
Like a spider with a fly, a sailor with the sea
But I'm just here with my good friend, you won't make a settler out of me.

The tart tang upon your tongue
Forgotten taste of being young
Time passes away
You ask for seconds again
And you say, "What's wrong with you?
Who made you the way that you are?"
Well, it was Father Time. But he's no Father of mine.

credits

from The Gunner's Daughter, released July 20, 2015
All lyrics and composition copyright Liz Arcane, violin composed and performed by Sara Mecci, Double Bass composed and performed by James Mason, vocals and guitar performed by Liz Arcane. Brass performed by Sara Mecci.

Recorded by James Mason and Matt Doherty at Island Farm studios in East Molesey, mixed and mastered by Matt Doherty. Artwork by Liz Arcane.

www.lizarcane.com 2015

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Liz Arcane London, UK

Liz Arcane is a singer songwriter living in London, performing as a solo artist and as a session musician and lead vocalist with Amuse Bouche covers band (www.amuseboucheband.com).

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