The Heroine

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The city is war-torn
And nearly impassable
I act the lovelorn
Dramatically laughable

You said you’d come see me
Here underground
Now it’s closing night
You can’t be found

I go through the motions again and again
But you are not here to see them
I go through the emotions again and again
And this time I actually feel them

I play the heroine
I play to their sympathies
I say the sweetest things
To command their empathy

I asked just one thing of you, to be here
Did I not let it slip that I was sincere?
That was my best poker face, trying not to care
I watch and I wait while you never appear

And though I’ve been spoiled by pretty privilege
I am no child throwing a fit
I could write the book on disappointment
And you’d be the final chapter of it

So you’re a coward or
Could never love me
Or you have fallen
To the enemy

All these people came all this way
Faces stained with loss but smiling as they’re crying
I would rather see you laugh at my tragedy
Than choke on these tears while I’m curtsying

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from The Fires I Started, released August 16, 2012
Trumpet by Perrish

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Unwoman San Francisco

Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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