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There’s a lie that I told to you
That now I can’t tell the truth
And it ate me inside, so one soft drunken night
I slept with a man you knew

Then in the morning I walked home alone
And the businessmen saw my bones
With my skirt in their eyes, they remembered the nights
When they were that man you knew

You told me once
You were happy to have me
But I never gave me away

There’s a lie that I told to you

I would give you my heart, I think
But it’s up in a branch of a tree
It was only to tease when he climbed up the tree
put my heart where I couldn’t reach

I didn’t mind, I adored him so
We forgot, and we left for home
And that was so long ago, now the tree it has grown

And nobody knows my lover is buried underground, nobody knows my lover is buried underground, nobody knows my lover is buried underground

There’s a lie that I told to you.

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from Retired from Sad, New Career in Business, released August 1, 2013

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"her music is like an aging racetrack greyhound; graceful, but still kind of sad."
-Nate Thompson at Allston Pudding

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