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words and music by michael billingsley


She walked in the room surrounded by eyes,
Despise, and lies, she smiles.
Original sin, the clothes she came in,
Slowly opening.

An angel no more, her back to the floor,
Time just crawling by.
A carousel ride. Defiling eyes.
Beneath her smile she cries,

“Can you save me?”
“Can you save me?”
“Can you save me?”

She was a victim of the night.
No one to say, “Baby sleep tight.”
When a life starts falling down,
Can you hear it? Can you hear it?

Hero, in love,
Won’t you take me, make me.
Feel my veins grow yearning.
On my knees, please, release me.

This time last year she felt things changing.
A whole new world inside her paintings.
Cuz’ they planned on getting out.
They could do it. Nothing to it.

Hero, in love,
Spread your wings down, save me.
Take me up and away.
Higher, higher, higher.

Bang, bang, bang.
Three shots rang.
Living in dangerous waters.
She was living on the edge.
Trying to make a dime.
She said, “Better you than me.”
Emptying his pockets on the street.

War’s never over, there’s just battles won.
Been going round and round in circles so long.
The plot is sickened with the enemy.
And now our hero’s singing, “Misery loves company.”
As starting over is a fantasy,
Her eyes grow deeper into dark and empty.
The pages turned become the lasting end.
So much for make-believe, we’ve been deceived,
She’ll never be the queen.


from One More Day, released October 30, 2013
Michael Billingsley: male vocals, trumpet
Jarred Antonacci: trombone
Michael Ford: sax, rap vocal
Rob Gardener: accordion
Jason Herrmann: guitar
Meg Moyer-Herrmann: female vocals
Christopher Slone: upright bass
Rob Smith: drums



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