Courting Disaster

from by Laura Joy

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things move a little faster with each day / courting disaster you display your fondness for me carefully / but you really should think twice about how you feel / who you like / and what you dream
I don't flirt purposefully / just not my style / besides I don't think I can do much else than smile /
and I've found this only works for a little while / it only works for those first greetings / theaters are now seating for a show starring me / and my specialties include blushing and stumbling on screen

things move a little faster with each day / courting disaster I display my fondness for you carefully / but I really should think twice about how I feel / who I like / and what I dream

sometimes I stare / ‘cause you can be attractive / but it's far more likely you're just being distractive / you're like rhythms from the floor above / you're the puppy I want to pet but can't love / fun of cuddling will wane making what we have strained / yes, I'm sorry about my accidental innuendoes / I'm surprised you don't complain

just think of how if we start / the many ways it can end / and how right about now we could both use a friend

opposites will attract one way or another / we sway / seek each other's shoulders and just lean /
now that we've thought twice about how we feel / who we like / and what we dream / we can dream / just dream


from Between Our Words, released March 3, 2015



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Laura Joy Chicago, Illinois

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Laura Joy has been known to quell dark, angry bars full of ornery old Irishmen with her brand of acoustic pop. Drawing comparisons that range from Joni Mitchell to Alison Krauss, Laura’s percussive finger picking and buoyant voice have graced audiences from as far as the Sun Belt to the streets of Manhattan. ... more


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