Temptress – Ilana Charnelle

From the show Play Nice (2017).
 
I’m oh-so-good at getting real messed up over you
You see right through me and I call it love
Put my heart in your hands
And it’s on fire
 

One day I’ll wake up with the last sad song
That I’ll ever write on the tip of my tongue
But I’ll take what I can
And love the liar

 
A straight-up mess of fraying endings, I
Get all cut up over things that I can’t help
I can’t help myself

 
A temptress
Before I knew what it meant
I’ll make eyes at you from across the room
But you can’t take me home with you
And years from now, with the lights out
You’ll feel my sting from miles around
In your chest, in your skin, in your lungs
I’ll linger on
 

An iron bar inside my chest, well it’s
Just a little baggage that can help attest
To the damage I’ve done
It’s so much fun
 

Looking for love in the wrong places, I’ve
Made a lot out of living straight through hell
I can’t help myself

 
A temptress
Before I knew what it meant
I’ll make eyes at you from across the room
But you can’t take me home with you
And years from now, with the lights out
You’ll feel my sting from miles around
In your chest, in your skin, in your lungs
I’ll linger on
 

I need that spark like most need air to fill their lungs
A thousand matches light me up
Warmed by what I’ve done
I need that spark like most need air to fill their lungs
A thousand matches light me up
Warmed by what I’ve done

 
A temptress
Before I knew what it meant
I’ll make eyes at you from across the room
But you can’t take me home with you
And years from now, with the lights out
You’ll feel my sting from miles around
In your chest, in your skin, in your lungs
I’ll linger on

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