Strike up a Chord

from by Eliot Rose

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I'm not normally the type of guy
To make a fool of myself but when I see you walk by
I think maybe I should give me foolish side a little freer reign
I get a minute of relief once the moment has passed
And then I spend the next week wishing I had made it last
And thinking 'bout the things I'd do different if it happened again

I try to still the beat of my heart
Because I don't quite know just where to start well
One thing I never lacked was something to say
These words just rattle my bones
I'd rather speak to you in the purest of tones well
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away

I'm not normally the type of gent
To think back on what I said and wonder if it was what I meant
But lately the possibility's been filling my head
Sometimes I'm about to lose my patience
And come right on out and make a declaration
But I stop and I think of all the things better left unsaid

Because now
I try to quiet my chattering mind
And maybe listen to the whispers from the base of my spine well
The only place my thoughts ever got was in the way
These words just rattle my bones
I'd rather speak to you in the purest of tones well
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away

I'm cool, cool to the touch
But if you ask me what it's gotten me
I'd say not much at all
No, not at all

I'm safe, I'm always right
But what good does it do me
When I sleep through the night alone
Feeling like my chances are gone

I'm not normally the type of boy
To make a fool of myself you know I try to act coy
Indiscretion in my facial expressions just isn't my style
But every time when I see you walk by
I think about what it would be like if I were at your side
And when it happens
I can't help but smile

Because now
I try to still the beat of my heart
Because I don't quite know just where to start well
One thing I never lacked was something to say
These words just rattle my bones
I'd rather speak to you in the purest of tones well
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away
Let me strike up a chord and I'll take you away

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from Natural Panic, released November 6, 2013

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