The Ballad of Me and My Books

from You Have Queer Street Cred by Sarah Shay

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lyrics

If I said I loved you
Would you believe it
I've said it so many times
But I don't treat you right, it's true
And anyone can see it
Even though you complete my life

You've been living on that shitty
particleboard shelf from Ikea
for ten years or more
Except the fantasy and sci-fi
All crammed on a CD rack I
got for free when I worked at the record store

There's tacky romance stacked
on top of YA paperbacks
Empire Falls next to The Stars' Tennis Balls
Shakespeare props up Scott Pilgrim
My bookshelf's looking pretty grim
And I just don't know what to do at all

EPIC KAZOO SOLO

They say if you love something, set it free
But somehow I doubt all my books
would come back to me
Maybe it's time to grow a pair
Stop piling new books everywhere
I'm a grown up and I could
buy something really made of wood
My books bring me so much joy
It's time they got the real McCoy

Though I know it might cost a bit more
That's what God invented credit cards for

credits

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

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