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Cry Baby

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Cry Baby is a song about release - musically, lyrically, and emotionally. Being vulnerable and honest is very important to me, both in my songwriting and in my relationships with friends and partners. While these attempts have definitely backfired, ultimately they have allowed me to better understand my own needs and value my emotions.

In a slight moment of desperation I quickly wrote the lyrics and a harmonic sketch. I liked the idea of setting sappy, gloomy lyrics to an upbeat pop tune, and my bandmates helped me realize this vision with a warm instrumentation and arrangement. Cry Baby was a way of recognizing my hurt feelings while poking fun at them, and dancing instead of sulking.

- via Sophie Ogilvie-Hanson

lyrics

I’m not casual or kind
Enough to love you like I do
I know that you’re not blind you notice
How I look at you
But don’t you know you look at me the same way too?
So, what have I got to prove?
Cry baby
Late night before I go to sleep
I’m stuck with maybe
Not enough to laugh but enough to weep
Cry baby
Either in the park or on the street
I’m stuck here waiting
With not enough to laugh but enough to weep oh

Please don’t mistake my impatience for insult
My pessimism for fright
Distance makes you strong but I’m weak when I remember
Putting on a bright face
And saying I’m alright

Cry baby
Late night before I go to sleep
I’m stuck with maybe
Not enough to laugh but enough to weep
Cry baby
Either in the park or on the street
I’m stuck here waiting
With not enough to laugh but enough to weep oh

Cry baby
Late night before I go to sleep
I’m stuck with maybe
Not enough to laugh but enough to weep
Cry baby
Either in the park or on the street
I’m stuck here waiting
With not enough to laugh but enough to weep oh

credits

from Venus EP, track released February 15, 2017

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