All I Want to Do is Read a Book

from by Soy La Vid

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I am the most internally conflicted person in the room
But my cotton candy face will lead no one to assume
That my chest is a churning, roiling, burning cement mixer
So I smile just like we practiced in the mirror for the picture

When all I want to do is read a book
From cover to cover
My introversion makes me a pretty bad party guest
But an attentive lover

No one likes the music that I put on for the background
No one seems to notice that I’m upstairs; not coming back down
You laugh at things to which I relate and it’s doin’ me in
Can we pretend that you empathize or at least cognitively understand

Yeah this party wears me out; I only know so much about the weather
A small child that can’t be left unattended; wrapped ‘round you – I’m a tether

I open my mouth to let you in on the turmoil but I’m cut off
I don’t have the confidence to break in and pick up where I was cut off
I’ve got this enigmatic ocean that’s inside of me that I don’t understand myself
So maybe instead of trying to wade you through it I should place it on the shelf
And quit.

No one can tell I’m sentimental inside
Pull the trigger but it sits just like seaweed in the tide
No one can tell I’m sentimental inside
I yank the floodgates open but the flood it subsides


from Egocentric in the City, released September 6, 2013



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Soy La Vid Indianapolis, Indiana

Soy La Vid is the musical whimsy of Mark Abdon. Graduated from DePauw U. and now hailing Indianapolis, IN - current interests include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, tall mountains, Jesus, living in the 'hood, and his wife Laura.

Musical parents include the unlikely matrimony of such persons as Iron & Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, The National, George Winston, Sarah McLachlan, Hammock, and yes... Enya
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