Sneakers on a Wire

from by Kev Corbett

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***Your first crush always sucks.***


Do you know how hard it is to see you in these halls?
Do you know how hard I have been bouncing off these walls?
Do you know how long I have wanted to kiss your face?
Do you know how long I have wanted to make you a place?
and then you float on by with friends
and then it all comes back again
Do you know how fast I'd run away with you?

I am sneakers on a wire
a quiet kid in the corner
And everytime I pass you by
I'm stupid, sick and worn
I don't know what to do
There is just me and this school and you
I drop my lunch on the floor
Go running out the door
To get away from you

Do you know how I need to walk everyday past your house?
Do you know how I feed on every word that comes from your mouth?
Do you know how much time I look in the mirror?
Do you notice how with time it's all getting clearer?
and then you pass a note to your friend
and then the whole world is laughing again
Do you know how sad I always miss you?

I am sneakers on a wire
I am Rumplestiltskin
I'm a firehall catching fire
Titanic sinking
I don't know what to do
There is no one in the world but you
I'm an ugly duckling for now
But I'll show you somehow
That I deserve you


from On the River Off the Lake, track released August 30, 2015
Kev Corbett, Songwriter, guitars, basses
Jason Mingo: Producer



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Kev Corbett Halifax, Nova Scotia

“The man is an exceptional guitar player – for one thing – but also writes extremely clever, finessed, clockwork folk-pop songs whose singable surface belies a tremendous underlying sense of craft. It was really great to see him again.” – Jowi Taylor, Six String Nation

“Well-crafted, skillfully written songs, dazzling guitar playing. Son of a Rudderless Boat is a marvelous listen.” – Penguin Eggs
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