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Mostly Fictions

from With The Sentimentals by Vanessa Peters

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One of a handful of songs I wrote at the beginning of 2014 that were all thematically related. I was trying to find the courage to let go of the past and move forward. It's tough to do and especially so in the first days of a gray and cold new year that feels much like the year prior. The old title was "The Historian Lets Go."

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the books i've read clutter my head
with a few small facts but mostly fictions
and i've learned enough to know how this will go
it's not hard to prophesy this prediction

and it was tattooed on my face
even my freckles spelled out your name
and I don't know how you could look away
while my heart went up in flames

but sometimes it goes out with a whimper not a bang
sometimes just a flicked switch but it goes out all the same

and it's over now, the light has gone out
you never will out run it so you might as well just be done with it
leave all that regret behind and just move on

and study the past
memorize your past if you want to but
don't doom yourself to relive it and
do not cling to it

and sometimes it goes out with a whimper not a bang
sometimes just a flicked switch but it goes out all the same

cause it's over now, the light has gone out
it's over now, the light has gone out

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from With The Sentimentals, released January 20, 2015

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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