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Be honest, be straight:
Do you wanna make a colossal mistake
As much as I do? Oh, I do
You wear an honest face
Do you wanna lay the world to waste
As much as I do? Oh, I do

I’d like to say my head was steady
This guilty script unready
This dead-end trip unthought—or not—

The world is asking for it
Such an insane involuntary scream
The world is begging for it
Almost as loud as me

Don’t hide it, don’t lie:
Do you have a pretty face and sick mind
As much as I do? Oh, I do
If I’m right, and you’re in
You better like a good sin
As much as I do. Oh, I do

I’d like to say I’m in the right
The time more day than night
My head more clear than rot—or not—

The world...

We’re in for it now, oh god, we’re in for it now
But why would we ever want a way out?

The world...


from From The Mouth Of Paris EP, track released August 5, 2009
words & music by Mieka Pauley & Brian Cassagnol




Mieka Pauley Brooklyn, New York

Mieka Pauley possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris. ... more

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