14 & Fiery

she is 14 and fiery
wide-eyed and aware
soulful delivery, cute dreadlocked hair
and a voice that channels historical stages
and songs that hang loose in the air
she is contagious
I want to protect her like a big sister
there are bloodhounds and weasels
they’re sniffing at her, they are evil
they look for the well-formed but mouldable youth
they want the sweet faces
but the ones who don’t yet know their own truth
they want the ones whose voices channel historical stages
and songs that hang loose in the air
they want contagious
and even if they only find a little bit of it
they will gladly manufacture the rest
they only need a few key ingredients
for that sticky, sweet recipe of success
they are relentless
this is precious
she is precarious
we’ve got to hold her from the snakes
why don’t you leave her alone and let her grow up?
she needs schooling and heartbreak and parties and laughter
and more fodder for songs to hang loose in the air
it’s only profit you bastards are after!
beware
14 and fiery, she is 14 and fiery
but not quite as fiery as her wannabe big sister
bewareshe is 14 and fiery
wide-eyed and aware
soulful delivery, cute dreadlocked hair
and a voice that channels historical stages
and songs that hang loose in the air
she is contagious
I want to protect her like a big sister
there are bloodhounds and weasels
they’re sniffing at her, they are evil
they look for the well-formed but mouldable youth
they want the sweet faces
but the ones who don’t yet know their own truth
they want the ones whose voices channel historical stages
and songs that hang loose in the air
they want contagious
and even if they only find a little bit of it
they will gladly manufacture the rest
they only need a few key ingredients
for that sticky, sweet recipe of success
they are relentless
this is precious
she is precarious
we’ve got to hold her from the snakes
why don’t you leave her alone and let her grow up?
she needs schooling and heartbreak and parties and laughter
and more fodder for songs to hang loose in the air
it’s only profit you bastards are after!
beware
14 and fiery, she is 14 and fiery
but not quite as fiery as her wannabe big sister
beware

H2O
All In the Family

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