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They say fake it till you make it
but what if you never do?
And the world that you've been dreaming of
stays hidden from your view.

I was pretty, very briefly
and monsters noticed, chiefly.
And like shy pretty girls before me
I escaped into sweet stories --

where the damsel's in a white dress
tied up and in distress,
but her wit's so sharp and clever
she wins happiness forever.

I learned to blot the world from view
the awful things that people do
the awful things they did to me
the awful girl I / came to be.

They say fake it till you make it
so I pretended to be fine.
But I could not sell the story
it simply wasn't mine.

Now it's a dress. that. won't. fit.
but I must go on wearing it.
There's no cash for other dresses
I've made too many messes --

slept through all of the alarms
burned through all of my charms
and thought I had a good excuse
but it's the kind that monsters use.

So if my smile is somewhat brittle
you see it matters very little.
Everyone already knows
I'm not the woman I supposed.

They say fake it till you make it
but what they never say
is that fake things are cold comfort
when dreams at last give way.


from Complicated Lady, released October 28, 2014



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The Harvey Girls Portland, Oregon

Melissa Rodenbeek and Hiram Lucke formed The Harvey Girls in August of 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. The group combine the... melodies of bubblegum pop with experimentation in sound. Their music stands as a cross between Prince Paul's production work and the songs of the Shangri-Las. The couple moved to Portland, OR, in 2006 where they remain. Josh Millard joins the couple in their live shows. ... more

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