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waitin' to bloom

by Senora May

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All proceeds from this track will be donated to Hope's Wings, a domestic violence shelter in Richmond, KY. For more information, visit www.hopeswings.org or senoramaymusic.com.

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Daddy said I was a flower just waitin' to bloom,
I didn't know just what he meant then, he said I'll know soon enough,
sure as dust settles in an empty room.

Mama said if I was lucky, I just might find
a man love me, one would have to try, try.
She says I won't make a good wife.

Mamaw said if she could she'd make me her girl.
She gives me sweet things, oh, good hugs, no catch.
She likes to read to me, all about guardian angels.

I can't tell her, no, I can't say,
"All of god's angels are busy or they're too far away,
they're busy or they're too far away."

Sissy says if I don't look up they might stop.
I keep my head down, my eyes down, I learn to lie,
"I'm fine, I'm alright." I can't believe they believe me.

Sister Alice says I must be a clumsy girl
only at home 'cause at church, I never fall.
She puts her hands on top of my hands and prays to St. Christopher.

I can't tell her, no, I can't say,
"All of god's angels are busy or they're too far away,
they're busy or they're too far away."

I lie awake at night and think to myself
my own thoughts, in the dark.
Smile of mine, my own mind, they can't take 'em away.

Mamaw said, "Can I have her? I'll take her away."
Mama replied with dead eyes, "She's ok."
I watch the other kids play.

Daddy said I was a flower just waitin' to bloom.
Now I know just what he meant then, he says I'll go soon enough,
sure as dust settles in an empty room.

I can't tell him, no, I can't say,
"All of god's angels are busy or they're too far away,
they're busy or they're too far away,
they're busy or they're too far away."

credits

released October 16, 2020
Senora May - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Michelle Sullivan - Bass, Background Vocals
Emily Harris - Electric Guitar
Chloe Edmonstone - Fiddle
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Sean Sullivan

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Senora May Irvine, Kentucky

"Senora May is an engaging singer-songwriter and compelling onstage performer. She’s an artist whose talent will only grow because she knows so well who she is. Like the best songs, hers become more intricate and remarkable once they’re listened to more often and more closely. She’s like the countryside itself: not easy to define, impossible to tame, and always interesting." -Silas House ... more

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