She (Live)

by Merlot Embargo

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"She" was our entry in the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest by NPR. It's a song about not fitting in and being your own woman.

lyrics

She's a mystery, she's a question mark
She’s an isle of fog in a land so dark
and there along the distant shore
Is her light house

He tries to bring her home but she’s lost at sea
He keeps the light on her but she’s wild and free
and maybe she just likes to ride the waves
of controversy

He can’t rein her in he can’t tie her down
as long as she sees the anchor in his hand
She tries to make him see
To make him understand

She is more than yours, she’s a tidal wave
She could break your shores
change your landscape with her force
She’s a reckoning

You could try to see try to understand
and you’re almost there as she slips through your hand
She could never be defined
by any one man

You can’t rein her in you can’t tie her down
as long as she sees the anchor in your hands
she tries to make you see
to make you understand

No one could ever put her in a box forever,
make her look like all the others,
try to piece her back together
in the image you’d prefer something quiet and demure
safe on your shore
Safe on your shore

You can’t rein her in you can’t tie her down
as long as she sees the anchor in your hands
she tries to make you see
to make you understand

You can’t rein her in you can’t tie her down
as long as she sees the anchor in your hands
she tries to make you see
to make you understand
to make you understand

credits

released June 19, 2018
Scarlet Biberstein (vocals)
Geoff Gross (guitar, vocals)
David Stanton (piano, glockenspiel)
Jeremy Burgan (bass)

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Merlot Embargo Los Angeles, California

Merlot Embargo is a collective of human beings from Los Angeles who use guitars, voices, glockenspiels, fiddles, drum kits, horns, pianos, and bits of junk to create anthems for 21st century ailments. Though Merlot Embargo exists in a modern age of tweets, synth pop and Keurig coffee machines, they seek to create music that is both classic and current. ... more

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