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He said “Show me where it hurts
And I promise you I will make it worse"
I’ve laid dead flowers at your feet
I’ve put the red on your lips
And licked the points on your teeth

Your heart is strange like mine
And sometimes it's cruel to be kind
I’ve led you to water and not let you drink
Because sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
It’s cruel to be kind

I’ve seen you bleedin’ on the floor
And I’ve never loved, never loved you more
The crowds all come to gather
When you rise to speak
And they hang on your words
Then they hang on the trees

Your heart is strange like mine
And sometimes it's cruel to be kind
I’ve led you to water and not let you drink
Because sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
It’s cruel to be kind

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from A Collection of Demonstrations and Demons, released August 10, 2013

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The Long Wives Los Angeles, California

The Long Wives is the solo project of Brandy St. John.

"St. John spins haunting yarns, each woven simply with a guitar, piano and her throaty, impassioned voice. She makes beauty like you wouldn't believe." -Mishka

"Brandy's tender 'songs about death and love, and the death of love' bristle with a striking clarity. Songs to love without condition." -Dots and Dashes
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