Earnest

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lyrics

Let’s pick a month – let’s say July
And choose a piece of furniture
Then clear it and replace it with a frame
A photo behind broken glass
Of somebody quite middle class
Who stares at the horizon
Like an ad for a designer from Fitzroy
So the audience can understand I used to love that boy

I’m tired, very tired
I’m so tired of the world
And you can tell how tired I am because
I’m telling you, and when I look outside it’s prob’ly raining
I stare silently at bricks
Because I’m tired and no one can comprehend how tired I am
And so I play a chord for far too long
At some strange point within the song and
Stare out looking bored for an uncomfortably long time…

…and hoping that will prove to you I’m…

I’m earnest, very earnest
Much more earnest in my earnestness than
All the earnestness you think you’ll be
Although I’m only seventeen
I’ve seen so much and loved so much that
I’m convinced I’m weary and I’ll never love again
And you can tell how much I’ll never love
Forever never love
Because I play guitar and I’m sitting on a stool
So it’s difficult to tell if I’m pretentious or I’m cool

I walked through fields of rolling, finite, infinite, fantastic, furry,
Fantasy with fanta in my hair
Wait, I think that was a dream
I really should stop eating cheese
I’ll make seem more resonant by
Dropping all my consonants and
Errywo ill eee Iii eeeerreeee shooting stars
….and surely that will prove to you

I’m earnest, very earnest
Much more earnest in my earnestness and
All the earnest in the world is mine
Although I am not very old
If this single is going gold
I must convince my audience that I am really sad

And that you can
Never see the things I’ve seen, the tragedies I’ve seen
Like that time that I fell over in the quadrangle at school…

It’s difficult to tell if I’m pretentious or I’m cool
If I end on a major seventh chord, you’ll think I’m jazzy too…
Only an ARIA will tell if I’m a wanker or I’m cool

credits

from Fox Poncing, released May 17, 2017
Geraldine Quinn - vocals
Steven J. Hearne - all instrumentation

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Geraldine Quinn Melbourne, Australia

Geraldine Quinn is a multi-award-winning writer-actor-songwriter-rock cabaretiér. She's been nominated for 14 Green Room Awards (winning 2), 2 Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Awards (winning in 2011), Best Cabaret in Adelaide Fringe (2013), 2 NZ Fringe Awards (2014) and is a Moosehead Award recipient (2011 and 2014).

She's healthily enamoured of David Bowie and not at all obsessed.
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