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about

Dedicated to Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (1892-1950).

lyrics

Oh, Vincent
Your matriarchs didn't have luck at home
Your mother and hers raised their kids alone
They sent their shiftless men packing off
No wonder you wanted better odds

Oh, Vincent
You made all the girls at school swoon and sigh
The redhead they all wanted to be like
and to be near

Oh Vincent, you had it all
What else could you want
Burning your candle at both ends
You did it all
All the boys and the girls
around your little finger
With beauty and talent and wit
and luck at first

Beautiful, this day
Beautiful, this day
Beautiful, this day
No matter

Oh, Vincent
You traveled the world with your lovers
Left him at home writing letters, begging
You to return to your Steepletop
Wanting you near but you
just couldn't stop

Oh, Vincent
When you lost your world that night, didn't it sting
Couldn't find solace in anything
Your head full of what was gone up in flames
Even the morphine could only ease the pain

Oh Vincent, you had it all
What else could you want
Burning your candle at both ends
You did it all
All the boys and the girls
around your little finger
With beauty and talent and wit
and luck at first

Beautiful, this day
Beautiful, this day
Beautiful, this day
No matter who has died

credits

from You Have Queer Street Cred, released March 5, 2018
Written by Sarah Shay.
Produced by Sarah Shay and Nathaniel Johnstone.

Lead vocals: Sarah Shay
Cello: Unwoman
Piano: Jake Sele

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