Straight Vodka: 15 year​-​old blues in 21 year​-​old shoes

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We will meet her in the park
She’ll bring the vodka we’ll bring the dark
We don’t sleep before midnight anymore
We don’t even wake up till after four

She can’t sleep sober or at night
She’s got too many demons to fight
With them in her bed, and him in her head
She’s gotten so sad since the leaves turned red

She says, “September means remembering again.
So I drink straight vodka till I think I have friends.”
Where’d your friends go I just want to know,
Did you not trust them or were they scared of your snow?

Men have left her cut and dried
Too blinded to see her desperate side
She’s so scared of being alone
It wouldn’t have killed you to call her your home

So we will meet her in the bar
She can’t drink vodka because of her scars
Dollar drinks and mint flavoured gum
She told me she swapped her heart out to have more fun.

We’ll all catch up but it’s getting old
She just throws up from all the lies that she’s told
I just hate to see her this way--
I’d give her my liver but a new heart would ease her pain

Is it more fun now you’re 21?
Is it more fun now you’re 21?
Is it more fun now you’re 21?
You let yourself die before you’d even begun


from What Mountain, released August 14, 2015
Ukulele and vocals: Kirsten Bruce
Additional Vocals: Gabriel Soligo and Hannah Wolfe-Parthun



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Luella and the Ladybug Halifax, Nova Scotia

Kirsten Luella Bruce is from worst-case Ontario and making her home in Halifax. She writes songs and poetry of her heart.

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