Love Songs (And Other Such Foolishness)

by Shabnam Salek

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released March 14, 2012

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Track Name: Sunny California
you say you'll wait for me
but i don't believe you
how could you faithfully
with all those pretty girls in sunny california

you are the sweetest thing
they won't resist you
you might try to ignore at first
but one day you will meet the girl
who will cause you to forget the girl you used to love
back here on the east coast

i will be freezing here
while you're off tanning
and with a handsome face like that
somebody's bound to scoop you up
and you won't miss me anymore
back here on the east coast

you say you'll wait for me
but i don't believe you
how could you faithfully
with all those pretty girls in sunny california

someone your own age
who lives around you
another girl who can appreciate
your eagerness to please
and you'll forget the girl you left
back here on the east coast

you know i'm coming too
i will be there soon
but even soon might not be soon enough
a lot can happen in a year
and i fear for the worst
back here on the east coast

you say you'll wait for me
but i don't believe you
how could you faithfully
with all those pretty girls in sunny california

you say you'll wait for me
but i don't believe you
how could you faithfully
with all those pretty girls in sunny california
with all those pretty girls in sunny california
Track Name: Samantha
samantha
when i see you pull up on my street
my fluttering heart skips a beat
'cause i know that my love's here to greet me
samantha, samantha

samantha
when in the corner of my eye appears
that familiar cherry veneer
suddenly i'm filled with sheer cheer
samantha, samantha

i feel like i could walk on air
but i wouldn't dare
because you'll take me there instead

samantha
whenever i'm driving in town
i feel like i see you around
but it's just my mind playing tricks now
samantha, samantha

samantha
you always know just where to go
even through rain and through snow
and we'll get there not too fast or too slow
samantha, samantha

i feel like i could walk on air
but i wouldn't dare
because you'll take me there instead

samantha
when i'm riding around with my man
and we get in the backseat to jam
i know that you'll always understand
samantha, samantha

samantha
you carry my heart in your arms
that would be if you had any arms
but you do not because you are a car
samantha, samantha
Track Name: Big Girl
i am a big girl; i know that we can never be
but i will keep dreaming of you and i forever

i am a big girl; i know that we can never be
but i will keep dreaming of you and i forever

i have been inventing and for that i am repenting
or at least i'm trying so that
maybe i'll stop crying in frustration
at my failure of flirtation
i just don't know how to deal
with this situation anymore

but i have got to keep composure; got to get my shit together
or my mind will fall apart
as will any semblance of friendship
that we may have going for us -
i don't want to lose all that
just for a schoolgirl crush

i am a big girl; i know that we can never be
but i will keep dreaming of you and i forever

i can't stand this any longer; we would be so good together
swear to you that it would work out
regardless of our existing
relationship as "just friends" - ha!
social implications be damned
can't we just say "screw the taboo"?

but i have got to keep composure; got to get my shit together
or my mind will fall apart,
as will any semblance of friendship
that we may have going for us -
i don't want to lose all that
just for a schoolgirl crush

i am a big girl; i know that we can never be
but i will keep dreaming of you and i forever

i am
(i have been inventing and for that i am repenting)
a big girl
(or at least i'm trying so that maybe i'll stop crying in frustration)
i know that we
(at my failure of flirtation)
can ne
(i just don't know how to deal)
ver be
(with this situation anymore)

but i will
(i have been inventing and for that i am repenting)
keep dreaming
(but i've got to keep composure; i have got to get my shit together)
of you and i
(swear to you that it would work out)
fore
(i don't want to lose all of that)
ver
(or my goddamn mind will collapse)

i am a big girl; i know that we can never be
but i will keep dreaming of you and i forever
Track Name: We Fit
see that fella tall and lean
he's mighty fine i would be keen
to get to know him; i think we're a good match
he seems like a gentleman
i daresay quite a specimen that
i would like to catch

affable and much in common
bonding over doctor who and
trying to decode the frequent typos
i can see a friendship blooming
wonder if there is more looming
is the time right? oh!

pretty boy so handsome and strong
i hope that you don't get me wrong
but i've noticed you showing affection
would you be so bold as to
ask me if i would go out with you
is there objection?

i'm not sure if we should pur-
-sue it…alright let's do it!

such elation i have not felt
in so long i think i might melt
usually i fail when i'm so direct
i'm so glad you gave me a chance
now, dear, may i please have this dance
we fit perfectly
Track Name: Then and Now
we met each other on a sunny day in august
thought you were cute but didn't expect this, to be honest
just thought i'd be watching some superhero flick
who knew i would find someone with whom i would "just click"

sometimes we disagree over silly stuff
and i might feign anger but you always call the bluff
a playful sparring match with blithe jabs back and forth
any time i spend with you can never be a bore

we bonded quickly over pancakes and doctor who
and our friends were with us and i'm sure they saw it too
you were quite forward and i saw that i didn't mind
you would stay close to me and i would respond in kind

we're running through the city, you're taking the lead
despite my high-heeled shoes i'm trying to match your speed
it's so cold outside and to your arm i cling
but no matter what the weather
when i'm with you it always feels like spring