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Annie - lead vocals (middle 8), snare
Helen - lead vocals
Tim - acoustic guitar
Mike - bass, electric guitars, keyboards, programming
Lizzie van Santen - violin
Nora - purrs

lyrics

My man left me on the side of the road
High and dry with no hope in my soul
In my soul

My man left me on the side of the road
Sick and tired with nowhere else to go
Else to Go

And he drinks and he drives and he
Tells me not to tell my mother
I obliged even though I should have known better
Naivety is a stone cold killer

He said “If you love me
You’ll let me go this far”
Every word was and arrow to my heart
But I’d oblige, he made me lose my mind
Lose my mind

Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh

My man left me on the side of the road
Facing wrong to find my way back home
Way back home

My man left me on the side of the road
Trying to justify myself, oh no
Left me alone

But I’m not obliged to keep up with the pace you take
Or defined as the ruin in your wake
And I don’t need to haul around this weight

I’ve lived and I’ve learned and I know that I know my heart
Nothing more than a car crash from my past
And I am strong and I’m rising up at last
Up at last

Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh

I don’t know if I’ll forgive,
But I know I won’t forget,
Because you tore apart my heart,
And this heart is aching yet,
Do you ever think of me,
Or was I just another ride,
Forgotten with the empties,
Your indemnity, redemption,
Just the roadside going by?

Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh
Woah woah woah oh oh oh

credits

from Eleven Broken Dolls, released March 23, 2019
Word and song by Michael Amos and Helen Ploix, music and arrangement by Michael Amos, Tim Isherwood, Annie Kingsbury, Helen Ploix, and Lizzie van Stanten

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The KIVA Band Oxford, UK

The KIVA Band are a British recording indie/folk band based in Oxfordshire.

They write original material that draws on traditions as diverse as folk, pop, indie-rock, and classical music. Their songs twist and turn in unexpected directions yet always keep melody at their heart. Their words explore life and love, by turns funny, sad, lost, and found. ... more

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