We Are Not Archetypes

by Simeon

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released April 21, 2017

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Simeon is a singer/songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar and a thousand pretty melodies. Simeon has ran around four continents, sprinkling fairy dust and writing about the extra-ordinary human condition. She sings with heartfelt lyrics and pared back vocals, influenced by an eclectic record collection & trips on the back of a motorbike ... more

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Track Name: A Liar
I don't know how to close my ears or close my eyes
But I don't think that I could take it if you were to criticise
If you were to criticise

I do not wear the thickest of skins
I find I take in sunlight better if I keep it thin but you call it sensitive
You call it sensitive

I sang soprano in the choir
But I've always been a liar
I've always been a liar

I know you can't place me right
If only I'd be simple and stay in one box in plain sight
But we are not archetypes
We are not archetypes

I sang soprano in the choir
But I've always been a liar
I've always been a liar

Do you think I am a pretty girl?
Or am I more a femme fatale?
I'm stronger than you'd ever think and somehow I'm still delicate
I'm the child, the tower, the empress, and the world

But since I'm both a virgin and a whore
I'll be the sun, the star, the moon, and I'll be more
And if you refuse to see that I'm the hero and the beast
Then you're the fool and I'm an alto now for sure

I sang soprano in the choir
But I've always been a liar
I've always been a liar
Track Name: Somewhere I Can Smile
Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking of you baby take me somewhere I can smile
Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking of you baby take me somewhere I can smile

Oh but I know you've been
To a lot of places and you've seen a lot of things
So take me somewhere I can sing

Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking of you baby take me somewhere I can smile

Oh somewhere where man will love the earth on which he stands
Somewhere where no-one feels the need to claim the land
Take me to the water, to the art, to the sand
Take me to the mountains baby take me by the hand

Oh somewhere where trees are worth more than their paper
Show me that this isn't human nature
Take me somewhere people recognise that love is greater
Take me somewhere I can smile

Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking no-one else is really thinking much at all
Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking there are people who just wanna watch us fall

Oh but I know you've been
To a lot of places and you've seen a lot of things
So take me somewhere I can really sing

Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking of you baby take me somewhere I can smile
Lately I've been thinking
Lately I've been thinking of you baby take me somewhere I can smile
Take me somewhere I can smile
Track Name: Mean Hearted Woman
People pleaser, a little teaser
Have you seen her recently?
Always smiling, so exciting
Mystifying frequency

I've been told that I'm a mean hearted woman
And I've been told I burn like ice
Can you see that it's flawed?
Do they know I'm a fraud?

Your false adoring is getting boring
Just ignoring is hard to do
When you're so entitled you'd think it's almost primal
So forgive me when all I wanna do is take you
Down down down down down a peg or two

And then I'm told that I'm a mean hearted woman
And I'm told I burn like ice
Can you see that it's flawed?
Do they know I'm a fraud?

So just smile for me baby
Oh smile for me baby if you think I've got you wrong
Oh smile for me baby, I bet you've got a pretty one

And then you wonder whyI'm a mean hearted woman
You wonder why I burn like ice
Can you see that it's flawed?
Do they know I'm a fraud?
Track Name: The Sirens
Tell me stories of magic, elves and princesses
I don't need no witnesses to know it's all true
Go towards the forest and I promise that they're waiting there for you

He tells me stories of pretty girls with pretty voices
I dream sometimes but I've made my choices
So I follow through; never will I frolic in the forest or be courted by you

If it's a secret then you must already know
I like you better when you're wearing all your clothes

He left without warning, he left me betrayed
He left me in mourning and now I feel strange
My sister warned him that I'd never stay
And I planned to return but it's better off this way

Tell me stories of magic, elves and princesses
I don't need no witnesses to know it's all true
I can hear the sirens singing, they're singing, they're singing...