Three Leaf Clover

by Justina Shandler

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3 leaves, 9 songs, infinite love

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released June 7, 2015

All songs written and performed by Justina Shandler -
www.justinashandler.com
Recorded and produced by Camilo Rodriguez - www.camilorodriguezmusic.com
Mastered by Camilo Silva F -
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Album design by Craig Carothers -
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Track Name: Good Guy
Mama raised you right
Always smile and be polite
You are the gentleman who
Held the door as she walked out on you

Since then you’ve courted every girl you find
She might stay until she sees your one-track mind

You might’ve been a good guy all your life
But you never take the blame
You can be a man
I know you have what it takes
Being mean and coming clean
No smile on your face
You might’ve been a good guy
But you made a bad mistake

You said, “Pretty please
Hop in bed, give me a squeeze”
After I quenched your thirst
You walked me out, said, “Ladies first”

At least you thanked me as I left your room
Next time you’ll repay the favor? Oh, how sweet of you

Wake up and see
You’re too kind to yourself
How could it be
That you hurt someone else
So go ahead, defend your good name
Go ahead, pretend it’s okay

You might’ve been a good guy all your life
But you never take the blame
You can be a man
I know you have what it takes
Being mean and coming clean
No smile on your face
You might've been a good guy all your life
But it's time you feel the shame
Of being a good guy who made a bad mistake
Track Name: The Mailman
In the front yard
By the big tree
We rake the leaves
Rolling around
Hear the crackly sound
That autumn brings

In the back yard
'Neath the red sun
We play a game
Called “Find Mom's Wedding Ring”
None of us won

And we wait for the mailman to come
Yes we wait for the mailman to come

On the swing set
Pumping higher
I skin my knees
We take a nap
And gather the sap
From all the trees

In the bathroom
On the step stool
Bubbles in the sink
Mom fills the tub
Gives us a scrub
Cause we really stink

And we wait for the mailman to come
Yes we wait for the mailman to come

Why do all the cars go by
Never stopping to say hi
I love it, Mama sings
When the doorbell rings

In the tree house
Lost my front tooth
To a piece of pie
We wait with the moon
Cause Mama says soon
Her box will arrive

In the bedroom
Once we're tucked in
The cassette plays
Sweet lullabies for
Us to ignore
So we escape

And we wait for the mailman to come
Everyday’s always the same
Cause the mailman never came
Track Name: Outer Space
Never thought I could get away
Felt so restless in my skin
Walls were closing in

But then you opened my door
Talk about a change of pace
Gravity escaped

Now we’re high as the sky
And we just keep floating higher

I’m over the moon
Just sittin’ on stars
You grabbed a ring from Saturn
And gave it to me on Mars

And it all makes sense now
You took me to a new place
My heart’s in free fall
Here in outer space

If our feet should find the ground
May our heads stay in the sky
Problems shrink from up high

Cause everything looks so small
Tiny houses, tiny plans
The world fits in our hands

Oh, they say its cold in outer space
Oh, somehow I’m warm and safe
Track Name: The Things We Buy
You bought a plane ticket to New York
Cause I said I was going
And I wanted you

You held me under the stars
I felt a thing like love, I bought it
Yeah, I bought it

But I know everything now
I know everything now
I bought everything you said

That it was only me who could know you
Only me who could show you love
I never thought that you would lie
Oh, the things we buy

You bought this other girl a drink
Somehow thought that she would want you
Somehow

She left you in the dust
You and your pathetic lust
Then you crawled back to me
I bought your love so easily

But I know everything now
I know everything now
Tell the truth and go to bed

I left everything now
I left everything now
All the voices in my head

Say it was only me who could know you
Only me who could show you love
I never thought that you would lie
Oh, the things we buy

Not a promise that's not cracked on the floor
Not a trace of love in your life anymore

And it was only me who could know you
Only me who could show you love
I never thought that you would lie
Oh, the things we buy
Track Name: Emma
Oh, Emma
Don't you think you need a break
From crying and from hiding all your feelings from his face
And oh, Emma
You can't set everything in stone
Nothing in life is permanent, but he'll always be your home

And I know you're jealous of me
Cause he's sitting right by my side
But I know thoughts of you are sitting right inside his mind

Give it a little time, give it a little time

You can't see the colors, you see in black in white
And you'll never love someone unless they're on your side
Can you fight your eyes with an open mind?
How does it feel to be colorblind?

Oh, Emma
Are you glad to watch him cry?
Preserve yourself, assure yourself you're right to say goodbye
Oh, Emma
You are fragile as can be
Afraid you'll fall apart, you break the things around you easily

And you got inside his mind
Made him thinking he was to blame
For having disobeyed the rules to your own secret game
So bow your angelic eyes
As your feet drag you home
You think you can dance the tango on your very own
Track Name: Chicago Can Wait
They let you know three years ago
Figured I'd pay a visit
Did you think you'd been forgotten?
Pile of bones wrapped in the cleanest cotton

Shutting out the ghosts around
That call out your name
Laughing in the face of fear and woe
You told me you were ready to go

You asked me to stay
I left for Chicago
You said Chicago can wait

Moon was bright, it stole the night
And followed me home
Leaving you alone in your prison
Hope was gone when the sun had risen

I'm haunted by those shiny eyes
That begged me for comfort
But your hands were too weak to hold
And your lips were cracking and cold

You are fading peacefully, I'm told
Track Name: Fuel
How could you not see this coming?
How could I think of you not being mine?
How could I tell you it’s over?
I watched your tears fall one at a time

Since then I’ve been trying to tell you...

You are the fuel I drink
But I run out and I slow down, then I think
Of what I’m missing
You are the fuel
Drink up the fuel
That makes me never wanna leave you

Why can’t I lay down my weapon?
If I drop the gun will you run away?
Why can’t I face you with sorrow?
I know exactly what I need to say

That’s why I’ve been trying to tell you…

You keep me going
You keep me going strong

How could we not see this coming?
How could we fight what we’re feeling inside?
Track Name: Shackles
If you stay forever in arm’s reach
You may never see the sun
I may never walk again

Please don’t tire of having the last word
You’ve surrendered everything
I don’t deserve this victory

So let me be proved wrong
You’ve been used too long

Don’t let me keep these shackles on your feet
Let me keep these shackles on

When you hold my head up, we’re just fine
But the muscles in my neck
Slowly lose the will to fight

You will never question where you stand
And I will never know
When it’s time to go

Come on prove me wrong
You’ve been used too long
I could set you free
If you let me

What can I do without you?
You can be free without me
Track Name: Three Leaf Clover
The first color I saw was green
I was an island in a sea
Of three leaf clovers

I pick them and I keep them near
If I lose one, I don’t shed a tear
A dime a dozen

Everyone else is looking around
For clovers with four leaves
But me, I’m fine just killing time
Collecting those with three
Those people are so lucky
But I will never be empty handed

Some people search the world around
Spending their lives down on the ground
To find something special

I used to share that hopeful dream
I searched but I have never seen
This world of wonder

Everyone else is looking around
For clovers with four leaves
But me, I’m fine just killing time
Collecting those with three
Love comes easily to me
By now it’s all so ordinary

Please don’t leave, I’m holding on
Cause nothing better came along

Everyone else is looking around
For clovers with four leaves
But me, I’m fine just wasting time
Collecting those with three
I don’t think I’ll ever see
A love that isn’t ordinary

I will never be empty handed