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Therapy

by Teddy Blanks

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You had your hands in your pockets I had you in my arms again We need a new phase, baby Don't you tear me down now Don't you tear me down now What makes you think you can shock me? You were my teenage drama queen You've got me where I want you Don't you tear me down now Don't you tear me down now Oh no, not this fight again This confrontation at the end This scene is old, this plot is thin Don't nobody ever win These empty streets are all you know In cold weather, your winter gloves will do just fine Stand firm and quit that shakin' Take a look around, girl Damn, we built this town, girl Put on your winter gloves and just walk on home Calm down, I'm not your father Not anything you had in mind Not burning on the dance floor Too busy to play now Too polite to say now I hear you laugh in photos From far away, I feel you post up on my wall I know you're cold and lonely I did not reject you We're all adults here, let's act accordingly Put on your winter gloves and just walk on home Sprawled out on my bed alone I'm instant stream -- I'm in the zone with Seeley Booth and Dr. Bones Get up on that microphone Oh no, not this fight again This confrontation at the end This scene is old, this plot is thin Don't nobody ever win Put on your winter gloves and just walk on home We bring the rubble in after the fire We go to therapy We try to figure out why We bring the rubble in after the fire We go to therapy We make a mess of our lives
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Like a spoiled little boy, I get so upset All these pop songs I put up on the internet: They never turn out right They never make much news You're in LA, in a hotel, giving interviews All night on the phone like a teenager, I am imagining you, asleep in my bed Cut to a fantasy sequence, establishing themes that run through and words left unsaid Oh, we'll be kissing on the magazine We've got the easy life and we won't feel guilty no more You'll be kissing on the movie screen and I will survive 'cos the film's almost over Climb on down from that movie screen Baby, we will be famous friends Reach out and touch me as if you were already mine Take my pulse Watch my weight Settle down, sugar, stand up straight If you doubt my conviction I will do the twist You oughta hear my heart, girl It sounds like this— From the other side of the country, armed with your big yellow eyes, you ended up here Come, put your body above me Lean in real close and I'll whisper, "Home," in your ear Oh yeah, they scream out at you every day They want your marginalia shot right into the sky My love will make them go away My arms will cover you We will stay right here forever Climb on down from that movie screen I know we will be famous friends Reach out and touch me You are already mine Fold up like an accordion Saunter back to me Stumble over your thoughts again Listen carefully
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I'll be your published novel Your vanity remodeled I come to you naked and bleeding like any other evening So sober I can feel your every move So cold I'm frozen, I can't disapprove I ask you plainly and honestly You cover, calmly and comically I'll be your secret project Your lust restrained by logic You'll hear the beat beside me but you will never find me You showed up late to the party here, made up but stumbling everywhere You went through all of my dresser drawers Well, did you find what you were looking for? Turned around Settled down Girl, don't front We're never gonna have the love we want While you're here, let's be clear Let's be blunt We're never gonna have the love we want
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The girl is carefree and joking The girl is full of love And we could measure her commitment, couldn't we? Or the lack thereof I could see it all coming The night is looking grim We're gonna end up with a stain around our mouths She's gonna end up with him I want someone to thrill me, then submit to me totally, taken by surprise I want everyone close to me to promise me they'll stand by me, promise not to die Forgive the girl She's a lonely sinner in a perfect world The girl is climbing the ladder The girl is dropping names Is she shallow, or does she just know what she wants? Are those things the same? Success won't make her immortal Love won't make her whole We're gonna end up with a chain around our necks The girl is in control Come on, everyone close to me, soak up my anxiety -- make me change my mind I want you to seduce me, abuse me and abandon me, then come back to life Forgive the girl She's a lonely sinner in a perfect world Forgive the girl It's a mixed-up muddled-up shook-up world Thrill me and submit to me and then abandon me I need somebody -- Take my anxiety
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Love is in the claws of a career Shaken by discretion, stirred by fear It ain't what you said, babe, it's your tone Can we be alone? Baby, put your fingers in my face Everything is cool, there's no complaints Just a little sin, and then, atone Can we be alone? Oooh, maybe your movement has mistaken me Isn't it weird how it's shakin' me? Instead of having coffee, stay in bed Think of all the ways that rumors spread Maybe it's a game, it's how I'm known Can we be alone? Some of us will wear a dozen rings Some will get their kicks from smashing things Some will get together, briefly bone But everyone's alone Oooh, maybe you're movement has me terrified Isn't it weird how I shake inside? Love is in the clause, it's every word Generally speaking, it's preferred if everything is hashed out on the phone But can we be alone? And now that I'm accustomed to your flair and every little summer dress you wear, I intend to find out how they're sewn when we are alone Oooh, maybe your movement makes me disappear Isn't it weird how I'm shakin' here? Along with your movement, baby Alone with your movement, baby
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Go away, for a day I will find you Try to escape. Well, okay I will find you From the start, through my heart I will find you Want you back, heart attack I will find you You know you love to try to hide from yourself You know you love me You know you drive me up these walls You know you love me I tell myself I'll never fall in love I'll never fall in love again I'm looking down and I'm feeling low I'm sick of all my skin Go away for a day I will find you Try to escape, relocate I will find you From the start, through my heart I will find you Want you back, heart attack I will find you --- You've been gone far too long I will find you
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When do you want? When do you need? When do you dream of me? On softer days, I imagine you live in another city now, stocking cap on in the summer I picture you at forty, bragging about our glory days You ain't heavy, you're my brother And someday at my wedding, there would be no excuse not to reconcile You'd be my best man When do you want? When do you need? When do you dream of me? Would you still be around now if your father was a kinder man? Would you be married like your brothers? And all the women that you loved, would they forgive you all your debts if you had been a truer lover? Should we just chalk it all up to you were never prescribed the right medicine? No. Reach out your left hand. When do you want? When do you need? When do you dream of me? If I can't have you you shouldn't bother You were my brother This, that and the other

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released May 7, 2013

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Teddy Blanks Brooklyn, New York

Teddy Blanks is a singer-songwriter who composed the score for Lena Dunham's debut feature Tiny Furniture. Blanks is also the co-founder of CHIPS, a Brooklyn graphic design studio. In 2009, he released a solo EP, Complications, inspired by the medical writings of Atul Guwande in the New Yorker. He will release his new album, Therapy, on May 7, 2013. ... more

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