Jess Scherer - Threadbare

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It was really difficult for me to think of a topic to write about for this challenge. I decided on vulnerability because the idea of recording a song with just me... my voice, my body, my song... made me feel very exposed.

This song is from the perspective of a person in a new relationship. He has a past and a reputation and really doesn't feel like he deserves this new partner that he thinks is wonderful. He is worried that when she finds out more about him, she'll ask him to leave. But part of him almost wants this person that makes him so happy to leave him, because he really doesn't think he's the best choice for her.

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A little peak. Just one more
Tiny bit of trivia to store away.
I feel the push against my doors.
I hear you knocking you can't come in today.

Thought you should know that I'm bad luck
It would be better if I kept away.
But here I am standing dumbstruck by you.
Oh how I want to stay.

But when you see through this show
Will you ask me to go?
though I know that it's true,
Please don't say that I'm not good enough for you.
Now that you know that I care
This armor's feeling threadbare.
Though I think that leaving would be best
If you ask me to stay...
I'll say yes

I'm not proud of my past
And to be honest, you should be afraid.
But I'll answer any question you ask
And hope and pray your love doesn't fade.

But when you see through this show
Will you ask me to go?
though I know that it's true,
Please don't say that I'm not good enough for you.
Now that you know that I care
This armor's feeling threadbare.
Though I think that leaving would be best
If you ask me to stay...
I'll say yes

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from SpinTunes #4: Round 4, released March 13, 2012

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