What You're Selling

by Melanie Peterson

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03:19
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY DAY WHEN I SAW HER STANDING IN THE RAIN A YOUNG GIRL WITH HAIR OF FLAMING RED IT WAS KNOWN AROUND SHE CAME FROM THE TROUBLE SIDE OF TOWN AND FOLKS THOUGHT IT BEST TO JUST LEAVE HER BE BUT THAT DID'NT SIT WELL WITH ME LILIAN LILIAN TAKE IT FROM ME YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LONELY ANYMORE LILIAN LILIAN WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND YOU CAN COME ROUND KNOCKING ON MY DOOR OH LILIAN I ASKED HER INSIDE TO WARM UP AND GET DRY AND SHE COULD SEE I MEANT HER NO HARM SO WITH A FURROWED BROW SHE CLIMBED THREE STEPS INTO MY HOUSE AND BEFORE I COULD SAY PULL UP A CHAIR SHE WAS ALREADY SITTIN' THERE LILIAN LILIAN TAKE IT FROM ME YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LONELY ANYMORE LILIAN LILIAN WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND YOU CAN COME ROUND KNOCKING ON MY DOOR OH LILIAN she spotted my guitar stared at it real hard said she always wanted to learn how to play I said this is your lucky day AS THE WEEKS FLEW BY LIKE STORM CLOUDS SCUDDIN' CROSS THE SKY WE LIT A FIRE SO BRIGHT THE WORLD COULD SEE WHO LILIAN WAS BORN TO BE LILIAN LILIAN TAKE IT FROM ME YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LONELY ANYMORE LILIAN LILIAN WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND YOU CAN COME ROUND KNOCKING ON MY DOOR LILIAN LILIAN TAKE IT FROM ME YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LONELY ANYMORE LILIAN LILIAN WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND YOU CAN COME ROUND KNOCKING ON MY DOOR OH LILIAN
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What You're Selling (Peterson/ Girio) It's best you leave your key on the table It's best you turn and walk out the door Leave me here in peace, if you are able Cuz I'm lower than I've ever been before I'm so low and brokenhearted and you're just getting started Don't you plead and don't you cry I can't take another lie What you're selling I no longer buy Best you take your picture off of the shelf I don't want to see it anymore I believed you when you said forever I don't believe in forever anymore I'm so low and brokenhearted and you're just getting started Don't you plead and don't you cry I can't take another lie What you're selling I no longer buy Daddy said a cheat's always a cheater Truth be told, he knew about that first hand How I wish I'd listened to my father But I was too young then to understand I'm so low and brokenhearted and you're just getting started Don't you plead and don't you cry I can't take another lie What you're selling I no longer buy What you're selling I no longer buy
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03:19
It's hard to say How this came to be Lying here with you So close to me Caught up in your arms Tangled in your sheets Lying so close I can feel you breath And I don't know how you did it But you really caught my eye No I don't know how you did it Once bitten twice shy you woke me up brought me back to life led me out into the sunlight been so long since my heart crossed my mind now I'm knocking at your door scene of the crime I'm pulling you out into the moonlight been so long since my heart crossed my mind I open up Like never before When I'm in your arms Behind closed doors I'm as free as air High as a kite Never felt so real Never felt so right And I don't know how you did it But you really healed my pain No I don't know how you did it Lit a fire in my veins you woke me up brought me back to life led me out into the sunlight been so long since my heart crossed my mind now I'm knocking at your door scene of the crime I'm pulling you out into the moonlight been so long since my heart crossed my mind Falling, falling, falling for you you woke me up brought me back to life led me out into the sunlight been so long since my heart crossed my mind now I'm knocking at your door scene of the crime I'm pulling you out into the moonlight been so long since my heart crossed my mind It's hard to say How this came to be Lying here with you So close to me

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released November 15, 2018

Melanie Peterson
What You're Selling

Performed by:
Melanie Peterson
Mitch Girio
Peter Collins
"Lucky" Pete Lambert

Recorded, mixed and mastered by M. Girio at The Slow Cooker, Canada

Songs written by M. Peterson
except What You're Selling - M. Peterson/ M. Girio

Cover photo: Martin Obern

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Melanie Peterson Toronto, Ontario

This Saskatoon born Toronto-based singer-songwriter has quietly become one of the bright lights on the Toronto folk scene. With her aching vibrato and prairie roots, her work has been consistently praised by listeners and music critics alike. She has been deemed “Mary Poppins with a broken heart” by BBC & looks forward to the upcoming release of her new single "We Got This". ... more

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