Why I Left You Standing Outside Pizza Express

from Sharp Minds, Raised Fists by Gaptooth

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Thank you for your text message, excuse the late reply
I had such a nice evening and you seem like a great guy
Your anecdotes amuse me and you’re into some good bands
But I’m sending you this message in the hope you’ll understand

‘Cause when you leaned in to kiss me I ran off to catch my bus
I had all these nagging doubts that there could be a chance for us
I’m not resigned
To the fate I’m assigned

Love is beautiful, I can’t deny
I remember the dopamine high
The euphoria and pain is second to none
Is it written in biology?
Is it really my priority?
Or just the constant stream of love songs that we all have grown up on?

All my friends are coupled up and they expect me to comply
As if the only way to be someone’s to be somebody’s wife
But I won’t die
I’ve got love in my life

And did I mention I find marriage to be problematic
I think the state should have no say in whose love is legitimate
Race, nationality
Gender, geography

My calculations tell me it’s true
We’re financially safer as two
All those buy one get one frees are wasted on me
But is money a good rationale
Even I am not so cynical
That my affections can be bought so easily

And what if you begin to grate, become right wing in middle age
We’ve got the house, the cats, the kids and it’s too late to disengage
Would I last a week?
Smother you in your sleep?

So you see it’s not your jokes or your misguided facial hair
I’m just not sure I can see myself as one half of a pair
I’m not the romcom sweetheart or the fairytale princess
And that’s why I left you standing outside Pizza Express

Yes that’s why I left you standing outside Pizza Express

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from Sharp Minds, Raised Fists, released October 11, 2019

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Gaptooth, aka Hannah Lucy, is a riot grrrl-influenced electro-pop artist based in London. Her second album, Sharp Minds, Raised Fists, is due out on 11 October 2019.

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