Contraband

Story Behind The Song

The anger and confusion that comes at the end of a relationship when communication has broken down and you hold on too long to something that is painful.

Song Length 3:52 Genre Folk - Americana, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving, Poignant Subject Anger, Heartbreak
Similar Artists Victoria Williams, Carrie Elkin, Joni Mitchell, Lu Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Turn back the clock
Give me my time
Give it back to me
Return what is mine
What you stole from me I cannot conceive
All my sleepless nights you would not believe

Out of my fingers
Slipping through my hands
Like some bird with jewelled feathers
Like contraband
Turn back the clock
Give me my time
Give it back to me
Return what is mine

Oh love, what did you say?
Did you say you were staying
Or going away?
Oh love, what did you mean?
Do I read your words
Or the spaces between?

And I gave you my heart
And it didn't even sting
A song and a promise and a fine silver ring
What you stole from me I cannot conceive
I had you down for a lover
Never for a thief

From a clamour of voices
Turn me round in the silence
Turn my body round sideways
In the icy cold flow
They say time will heal
But it's flowing like water
Rolled deep in the river
Like contraband

Lyrics Kirsty McGee Music Kirsty McGee
Producer Kirsty McGee, Barkley McKay Publisher Touch Tone
Performance Kirsty McGee, Mike West, Nick Blacka, Danny Schmidt, Barkley McKay Label Hobopop Recordings
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Delta Burnett Reed Folk Music 7/15/2018

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