She Never Quite Believed You

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And you could turn a sneer into a snarl into a snare
For the heart
And though she knew deep down it was just art
She played her part.
You gasped
And slid your shouts down the old blues harp
Your words wrapped round like lace
A world seen better
From her covered face.

(CHORUS)
Well, her heart was torn in two
But nothing that a mountain or two
Couldn't have moved in you
Why bother with a straight delivery?
When the crooked walks got you lost
At so little personal cost
Well she never
Quite believed you.

She's shaking out her spare change and she’s
Throwing it
Into your beggars cup down
You didn't know what that meant
But you looked it up.
And you found it was a figure of speech long gone
And beckoned
On and on.

She followed like the Queen of Spades
And you tried to evade
The questions that she made
"Did you see me with my shades
pulled tight? Satin dress that didn't fit right
Bottle blonde on blonde for you tonight
Trembling hand next to yours as I drank and I
Saw right through you?

(CHORUS)
Well, her heart was torn in two
But nothing that a mountain or two
Couldn't have moved in you
Why bother with a straight delivery?
When the crooked walks got you lost
At so little personal cost
Well she never Quite believed you.

(HARMONICA BREAK – x2)

In Mexico, ah gentle soul
Mother Mary and a Barbie Doll
Then mystical disclaimer post¬bordello
And you shook out your change and you
Tried to pretend
The feeling was strange
But in the end
It was mutual.
The strokes on your face left her all alone
But the inspiration was second to none
You opened a window to a smash of sunshine
And opened another bottle of wine.

(CHORUS)
Well, her heart was torn in two
But nothing that a mountain or two
Couldn't have moved in you
Why bother with a straight delivery?
When the crooked walks got you lost
At so little personal cost
Well she never
Quite believed you.

Well, she's a widow now, and older than you'd care to imagine
As the wipers scrape down the horizon
You turn around, and there they are
Wife and children in the back of the car.
There's a carpark ahead that someone will understand
So you turn off for refreshments, just like a man.
But you didn't try for closer no matter what you said
You just lent into the mirror with a '50s slick ahead
And you parted
Your soul instead.

(CHORUS)
Well, her heart was torn in two
But nothing that a mountain or two
Couldn't have moved in you
Why bother with a straight delivery?
When the crooked walks got you lost
At so little personal cost
Well she never
Quite believed you.

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from Deal With Your Disenchantment, track released June 1, 2018
Nicole Skeltys

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Nicole Skeltys London, UK

Nicole Skeltys has released 12 albums in styles ranging from electronica, psychedelia and folk rock. This page hosts her folk rock/folktronica output including with the Melbourne based Dust Revival Band and the London/ Los Angeles based The Disenchanted. Latest LP 'Deal With Your Disenchantment' is a 21st century woman's response to Dylan's classic albums of '60s/early 70s, all originals. ... more

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