I Won't Be Seeing Her Again

from by Duncan Gillies

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She had raven black hair and a small crooked smile
Claws like a cat and the face of a child
I tried to warn myself of the trouble that she'd bring
But she was hard to ignore, like a kick in the shin
Still I think about her every now and then
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

It seems so much about her now is all lost in space
Like the small of her back and the lines on her face
Her small cold hands, her snow-white skin
It gnaws away inside of me like a festering sin
She was looking for a lover, I would have settled for a friend
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

She had a cold, cruel laugh and a smoker's cough
Evil green eyes, but her skin was soft
She had a body straight from heaven but her heart was forged in hell
Which one controlled her mind was sometimes hard to tell
She said I could buy her soul, I said I don't have much to spend
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

She said she'd watched me from afar, I said I preferred to look within
She smothered me with kisses, I tried to shed my skin
I'd built myself a world out of all my shame and fear
All her love and devotion were just too much to bear
She said we were made for each other, I said we'd better fix that then
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

She said she'd always loved me, I said I locked it up inside
She said she had the key, I said that was no great prize
She said she felt she knew me, I said I didn't know myself
She said that was just what she'd expected to hear
I said I'd expected something else
I asked myself aloud how clear a message must I send
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

She tried to make me love her, she played me like a game
She tried to make me suffer, to me it was all the same
She tried to make me weep, she tried to make me laugh
She said she wanted all my loving but I only gave her half
I gave her five-point-five when she thought she was a ten
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

Our love has had its wings clipped though it never really soared
She was looking for excitement, I did my best to keep her bored
She said she wanted romance, I said it didn't suit my look
She said she wanted mystery, I said she'd find it in a book
She said I wasn't worth the effort, I said there's always other men
But I don't suppose I'll be seeing her again

credits

from The Stick Figure Saints, track released April 27, 2013
Duncan Gillies: guitars, vocals. Angel Joseph Gordon: bass, keyboard.

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The Stick Figure Saints Auckland, New Zealand

My name is Duncan Gillies and I have written these songs. I have recorded them in a home studio set-up and have been helped along the way by multi-instrumentalist Angel Joseph Gordon. The tracks were mixed and mastered by Nick Taylor at Sosol Sound and Lance Powell. ... more

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