On The Stand – Ilana Charnelle

From the album Play Nice (2018).

It’s late on a Sunday, you call from the bar
So I drive for an hour just to be where you are
And when we kiss on the corner, just like I was waiting for
I whisper, ‘I can’t love you so don’t ask me for more’

I thought you knew
I thought that when I told you
You saw the words fall from my hands
Didn’t we have fun
Didn’t we have something
So why do I feel like I’m on the stand
Don’t judge me, don’t judge me
You’ll always know exactly where I stand

Been months since I’ve seen you, I’m hitting my stride
Spots me on the dance floor, she takes me aside
‘You broke his heart, you know you broke his heart’ she calls
And I want to insist, ‘No, the night that we kissed
I told him I couldn’t fall’

Oh

I thought he knew
I thought that when I told you
You saw the words fall from my hands
Didn’t we have fun
Didn’t we have something
So why do I feel like I’m on the stand
Don’t judge me, don’t judge me
You’ll always know exactly where I stand

Don’t judge me, don’t judge me
Don’t judge me, don’t judge me
Don’t judge me, don’t judge me
You’ll always know exactly where I stand

Near on years of silence, and some fumbled repairs
I see you some evening, and god, it’s all there
The way you tell stories and I can’t look away
I’ll always love you, I just couldn’t stay

Oh

I thought you knew
I thought that when I told you
You saw the words fall from my hands
Didn’t we have fun
Didn’t we have something
But then I went and ruined all your plans
Think of me, think of me
You’ll always know exactly where I stand

Published by ilanacharnelle

Your postcard from the past; a vintage inspired crooner straight from the heydays of traditional pop.

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