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lyrics

There’s no money in my pocket
Because I’m playing the guitar
There’s no money in my pocket
Still we might get far
And there’s no future in the spotlight
Because I’m doing this for free
Got my polished up cheap shoes
Second hand best dress
There’re no faces in the doorway
Maybe one or two
I promise to always see you
Cause I’m a needle in the haystack
And I’m doing this for you
But I have wishes of a good life
Palace on a hill
Memories haunt me still
Of my mama saying none left
The house is built on sand
Money had all dried up
Because they’re doing this for free
Because they’re doing this for them
Waiting for a paycheque
Big break, broke still
Gotta your own way
Get right up again
Cheap rent, all spent
Because I’m playing the guitar
Wide eyes, deep set
Because I’m doing this for free
Mind is saying give up
And this heart is feeling low
But my body’s moving go go
Because I’m not finished yet

credits

from Contrite Elegant Rebel (PCD02), released March 3, 2011
Elizabeth de la Rey - Vocals, guitar, composition
Emile de la Rey - String arrangement, electronica, beats

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Porcelaintoy Wellington, New Zealand

Porcelaintoy, an indie electronic musical collaboration between Elizabeth De la Rey and Emile De la Rey.

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