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Her eyes are a hue akin to the lime green of her heart.
He speaks the words she'll like and wants to hear,
Until she starts to resent him, falling for his grace and charm.
Unfortunately he offers his arm.

So they continue on in circles and she blinds herself from life,
But adventure cannot substitute for happiness and its pursuit.
Which they both know to be true - in fact, it's a mantra he lives by.
Her eyes were struggling to cope and he's got her on the ropes.

It's time for life.
And if all she ever wanted was a go at modern strife,
She'll trial life.
She'll cry for life, she'll sigh for life.

And she lets him in on secrets, she resorts to her own past.
He'll listen with a calming bent but beckon with a cruel intent.
But she is happy. For once she is glad she has a friend.
With a philosophy built on mistakes, this is one she has to make.

It's time for life.
And if all she ever wanted was a go at modern strife,
She'll trial life.
She'll cry for life, she'll sigh for life.

So they talk and talk for hours, and then laugh and talk some more,
And the talking leads to touching when she thinks about her life again.
She isn't sorry for her fortunes, but then, what are feelings for?
If not to build regret and pain, then at least to dish out blame.

It's time for life.
And if all she ever wanted was a go at modern strife,
She'll trial life.
She'll cry for life, she'll sigh for life.

And if self-destructive tendencies' her brick wall,
She won't stop 'til she's knocked out cold,
Then say to herself it was out of her control.

When her lime green eyes adjust, she'll finally see what she has done.
She has fallen through a simple trap, unredeemable by looking back.
In the meantime, though, she's joyous; "maybe this new one's the one."
For him it's just a hideaway, and he'll move out in a day.

It's time for life.
And if all she ever wanted was a go at modern strife,
She'll trial life.
She'll cry for life, she'll sigh for life.

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from Cute Kids Don't Sell Records, released December 14, 2013
Jamie O'Brien - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, stylophone.

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Jamie O'Brien Melbourne, Australia

Jamie O'Brien is a multi-instrumentalist who writes and records upbeat, uptempo, acoustic guitar-based folk-punk pop songs about love, lust, loss, and life.

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