Shadow Box Butterfly

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this song nearly wrote itself- the words flowed instantaneously after I found the chords during an improv song writing session. I wanted very much to capture just one iota of T-Rex and I hope I did in some small way. Dedicated to all those who are finding their true self in a sometimes uncaring world. Be strong, be an inspiration and be yourself. - Robb

lyrics

razorblades and silver sine waves
painted nails and glitter shoe lace
straight jacket escape
walking on the wire
dancing on the marquee
just like Marilyn

She's a boy, a girl, a girl, a boy
seven years she knows just what she knows
and she just hates to stay at home
cuz her mama don't treat her right
and her daddy don't kiss her good night
she just wants to be a butterfly
and fly away

cellophane halo with Christmas lights
shadow box with pictures and some drugs
slicing through the night to find the people
who'll love her for who she is
and who she'll become

She's a boy, a girl, a girl, a boy
seven years she knows just what she knows
and she just hates to stay at home
cuz her mama don't treat her right
and her daddy don't kiss her good night
she just wants to be a butterfly
and fly away

razorblades and silver sine waves
painted nails and glitter shoe lace
straight jacket escape
walking on the wire
dancing on the marquee
just like Marilyn

She's a boy, a girl, a girl, a boy
seven years she knows just what she knows
and she just hates to stay at home
cuz her mama don't treat her right
and her daddy don't kiss her good night
she just wants to be a butterfly
and fly away

credits

from Dying Star, released June 28, 2017
words and music by Robb Donker. Special thanks to Chris Magallon of the Pocket Rockets for lending his superb drum skills. Special thanks to Matt Donaldson for rocking it on lead guitar, electric rhythm and bass guitar.

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Donker Georgia

Donker is a side project of music blogger / podcaster American Robb from American Pancake. Most of the songs come from improv songwriting sessions that are frequently posted on Instagram. The once acoustic only songs expanded into full blown rock band tracks collabing with Chris Magallon (drums) from The Pocket Rockets and former band mate Matt Donaldson (guitars) both in California. ... more

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