Sugar Coat

from by Andrew Howie

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I shouldn’t have believed the lies you told
But hungry for truth I swallowed them whole
It started with a kiss and ended in my shame
Until it was clear there was no one else to take the blame

But still I can't quite bring myself to disconnect
Looks like you took all traces of my self-respect

So tell me your lies, compassionate lies
That patch up the broken bones
Don’t give me the truth, the truth is no use
You can’t roll away these stones
I’m not being held against my will
I know it is foolishness but still
I need the sugar coat without the bitter pill

Isn’t it about time I came in from the cold
Left competitions behind and took back what was sold
She haven’t seen me smile since I made that stuck-up list
The class of ’92 has long since been dismissed

So fuck the Sunday papers and their Christmas prize
And see the veil of tears disappear before your eyes

And tell me your lies, compassionate lies
That batten the hatches down
Don’t give me the truth, the truth is no use
This storm can’t be turned around
I’m not being held against my will
I know it is cowardice but still
I need the sugar coat without the bitter pill

So tell me your lies, compassionate lies
That patch up the broken bones
Don’t give me the truth, the truth is no use
You can’t roll away these stones
I’m not being held against my will
My defences are armed and set to kill
I need the sugar coat without the bitter pill
And if you expect me to make the same mistakes again I will

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from Lonely Hummingbird, released March 7, 2017
Written by Andrew Howie & Amy Allison.

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Andrew Howie Stirling, UK

Andrew Howie (ex-Calamateur) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer & prison/community group music tutor. He combines confessional & empathetic lyricism with acoustic instruments, noisy electronics & ambient textures to create introspective, hook-laden songs about uncertainty, doubt & love. You'll find him either holed up in his home studio or playing in your living room. ... more

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