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This upbeat jazzy and wordy acoustic tune celebrates following one's own convictions despite society's pressures to conform.

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I don't cock my head 13 degrees
And I don't like to purse my lips and take mindless selfies
Oh
It's just not for me and I have tried to appease
These feelings don't seem to want to leave
Nah
They haunt me

Oh
And if you honestly wanted me to be anything but me
Well you brainwashed me temporarily
But I'm awake now hunting my humanity
Ah
And your icons of vanity
I want no part in the insanity
You think I came here for the glamour? Please
Nah
You're wrong

And I know it goes to show that the things of yesterday
Are the old and the cold things tomorrow we will shame
But I'd hoped that the growth of the things we reveled in
Wouldn't be so detrimental to our development

Oh Lord
Give me mercy on this loud soul
Teach me what I don't know
Help me help my lost foes
Give us mercy, mercy, mercy on this tired road
Help this rolling stone find a way back home

Never been a fan of a one night stand
To get my personal fulfillment Mm Mm
It's hallowed from the ceiling
Ah
It's enough for me to understand
That the right connection comes only with commitment Mm Hm
Ooh

So you can keep your romance
And I'll keep my blissful innocence
Away from all your poison
Don't need your insolence
Oh
Guess I'm an old-fashioned lass
Been an old soul since my first breath
And I will be 'til my last dance
Last laugh

You know that I'm no sage
And I sure ain't no saint
But we're rollin' in our graves
Oh when will we repent?

Oh Lord
Give me Mercy on this loud soul
Teach me what I don't know
Help me help my lost foes,
Oh
Give us mercy, mercy, mercy on this tired road
Help this rollin' stone find her way back home

Oh Lord,
Give me Mercy on this loud soul
Teach me what I don't know
Help me help my lost foes
Give us mercy, mercy, mercy on this tightrope
Help this rollin' stone find a way back home
Way back home
Way back home

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from Catherine Lidstone, released May 31, 2017
Written, Performed and Recorded by Catherine Lidstone
Guitar and Vocals by Catherine Lidstone
Composition by Catherine Lidstone
Mixed by Dave Maciel
Photography by Kat Tuohy

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Catherine Lidstone Los Angeles, California

Born and raised in New England, singer-songwriter Catherine Lidstone has been described as deeply resonant, intelligent and haunting. The velvet chocolate timbre of her voice plays brilliantly amidst gripping guitar melodies in both her catchy upbeat numbers as well as her evocative emotional ballads. Her music is featured in multiple independent films, and her first acoustic album is now out. ... more

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