Picking Up The Pieces

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lyrics

It’s the same situation every time he finds a woman with her guard down
You tell me that it’s different, I don’t see the way he treats you when I’m not around
Are you under the impression that it’s honourable intentions that are on his mind?
Don’t think you can blame me for the limits to my sympathy this time

I wonder what trick makes it hard to resist being blinded by his confidence
Does he tell you he needs you, make your mind believe that it all makes sense?
Can’t you see he’s a faker, a user and a taker of your pride?
The look in his eye shows the others on his mind tonight

I should and I could, I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
You won’t find me picking up the pieces this time
And I should and I could, I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
You won’t find me picking up the pieces this time

I know habits can be hard to break, tell me, what’s so good about a boy who misbehaves?
You have a need to find a man you can tame?
Maybe I should just hide all the thoughts I think as I watch you sinking
And I’m hoping you’ll finally see
If you’re sick of feeling lonely, he’s no cure, just more disease

I should and I could, I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
Well you won’t find me picking up the pieces this time
I should and I could, I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
You won’t find me picking up the pieces this time

I should have maybe kept this all to myself
I would have if this had been anyone else
But he’s trouble, so you better start saving yourself
Saving yourself

I should and I could
I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
Well you won’t find me picking up the pieces this time
And I should and I could
I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
You won’t find me picking up the pieces this time

I’m not picking up, picking up, picking...
I should and I could
I don’t and I won’t
Sit here telling you I told you so
You won’t find me picking up the pieces this time

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from Thom Lyons, released November 13, 2012
Thom Lyons: Vocals, Guitar
Peter Rodocker: Guitar
Jeremy Gibons: Bass
Anders Bergstrom: Drums, Percussion
Jeff Simpson: Piano

Written by Thom Lyons (C) & (P) 2012 Thom Lyons Music (ASCAP)

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Thom Lyons Portland, Oregon

Thom Lyons is a singer songwriter born and raised in London who, in 2011, packed a suitcase and a guitar and traveled some 5000 miles to start a new life in the beautiful city of Portland Oregon
Employing a combination of beautifully crafted songs and a staggering voice that can jump from a weathered baritone to a soaring falsetto, Thom has been winning over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic
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