Tall Poppy

by Hannah Rosa

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released September 27, 2012

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Hannah Rosa Brisbane, Australia

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Track Name: You Chose Me
I hate it when your shoelace comes undone and you don't do it up
I hate it when your hair falls in your eyes and you don't push it out of the way
(Hey hey hey hey)
But most of all I hate it when all the girls in the place look at you
Like they want to eat you up with a dessert spoon (Ooh yeah)

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But I like how you reserve your smile for me
When they all look at you, you don't even see
You've got everything going for you, but you went for me
Out of everyone, you chose me

I hate how you always show up five minutes early
And I hate it when you make me laugh when I'm trying to be surly
I can never stay angry with you for long
But most of all I hate it when all the girls in the place look at you
Like they want to eat you up with a dessert spoon

Chorus

Bridge: Aah

But I like it,
But I like it,
But I like it (etc.)

Chorus x2
Track Name: Let Me Know
The reason I've been acting so distant lately is because I'm still not sure
Because I still don’t know what you want from me, what you want from this, what do you want exactly?

Let me know
What's going on?
In your head, in your heart
What are you thinking about?

You keep on messing me around
And I don’t know what's going down
Baby, just open your mouth and start talking to me, start talkin' and

Let me know
What's going on?
In your head, in your heart
What are you thinking about?

Don't keep me locked out forever
You'll never know how I feel
Don't keep me locked out forever, forever

Let me know
What's going on?
In your head, in your heart, what are you thinking about?
Track Name: When the Lights Go Out
When the lights go out, I'm all alone
It's just me and my head and my thoughts
I don't know where to turn
And this is when monsters come out from under my bed
Oh, I wish I knew how to get them out, get them out of my head

Ooh
Ooh ohhh oh oh etc.

I am haunted by the memories
I should not have said no
Oh I know, I know, I know - I should just let it all go

Chorus

Bridge: Ohhh etc.

When the lights go out, I'm all alone
It's just me and my head and my thoughts
I don't know where to turn…

Ooh
Ooh ohhh oh oh etc.
Track Name: Tall Poppy
Sometimes it's hard to know if it's worth it
Or should I just shut up and go home
Being out here ain't that easy
Wanting to stand tall and proud, and not get shut down

If only I wasn't my own worst enemy
If only there weren't so many people out to get me
(Shrink me down, squash me flat, make me feel small x2)

I've been getting used to taking your crap all the time
And I'm over it
I've been getting used to holding back whenever you're around
And I'm over it

If only I wasn't my own worst enemy
If only there weren't so many people out to get me
(Shrink me down, squash me flat, make me feel small x2)

I am a tall poppy
No, you can't cut me down
I'll just stand up here, tall and proud (x2)

You go around stomping on our sandcastles
Just to make yourself feel tall
If you continue with your childish games
You'll end up alone with no one to play with but your cloud of shame

If only I wasn't my own worst enemy
If only there weren't so many people out to get me
(Shrink me down, squash me flat, make me feel small x2)

I am a tall poppy
No, you can't cut me down
I'll just stand up here, tall and proud (x2)

If only – hold my ground
If only – tall and proud (x2)

If only
If only
Track Name: Liar
I have to say that
I'm one of those people that
Like to joke around instead of facing the facts
Hey, na na na

So this is what this feels like
It feels like déjà vu
I've been holding onto something only it just got ripped away by you
Was nothing of this real then?
Was it just a nice daydream?
Clearly we were on different pages
Nothing was as it seemed

You are just another liar - oh oh yeah
No, you didn't tell the truth - hey hey
And I can't help thinking why bother
Building all this up, if you're just going to break me down
Down down down down, hey hey hey

So here I am in your backyard, stuck in the mud
Yeah I'm feeling kinda silly standing here
On the wrong side of you
I'm the bad apple, in the fruit shop
Which no one wants, and I'll just sit here on the shelf
Until one day, the fruit man comes along
And he'll pick me up, and throw me away

Chorus

Da di da di da da (etc.)

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