doppelganger

by Cynthia Lin

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A fiercely independent artist, Cynthia took on the role of main producer and arranger on her second album Doppelganger, released in October 2007. The combination of eclectic sounds, poignant stories, and an intimately acoustic version of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" has attracted critical praise for Doppelganger, including recognition as one of AsiaXpress.com's "Top 5 Asian American albums of 2007."

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released October 8, 2007

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Cynthia Lin San Francisco, California

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Cynthia Lin is a singer, songwriter, vocal coach, and ukulele teacher based in San Francisco. Her new album Midnight Echoes, released July 22 2014, features the Blue Moon All Stars, her 8-piece Bay Area band. The band will tour southern California in September. Thanks to our Kickstarters for helping to fund the new album and the music video for Zombie Heart - check it out! ... more

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Track Name: skipping in nyc
skipping in nyc

i was skipping down the sidewalk on 6th avenue
everybody looked at me like i was looney tunes
they didn't understand
i didn't have a care
they put their noses in the air
they didn't know

i was in love
i was in love
i just realized it

i found myself skipping down to Chinatown
on the sidewalk there it's easy to get pushed around
i stopped so i could get
a tshirt made in red
a message i could wear
so everyone would know

i am in love
i am in love
i took me by surprise
the way i suddenly realized
i am in love
i am in love
i just realized it
today i'm in love

yesterday i was not in love
yesterday i simply cared for you
but today today in the dirty subway
my heart beat in a brand new way

so now everybody knows why i skip around
they smile and nod instead of looking down
they understand why i
can't keep my skip inside
and rather than a shout
i move my legs about

i am in love
i am in love
i just realized it today
i am in love

and when you see me skipping up to you
you'll realize the change my heart's been through
and you'll say you'll say in your savoir faire way
that you love me too

side by side we skip back down to Chinatown
i throw my brand new tshirt on the ground
we get new tshirts made
which accurately say
so everyone can read
so everyone can know

we are in love
we are in love
we are in love today
we are in love
Track Name: doppelganger
doppelganger

don't try to erase me
it's time that you face me
but i'm not a ghost
i'm not your memory

i'm not your conscience
although you sure need one
you pretend you don't see me
but i'll make you see yeah
i'll make you see

i know you feel me
in another universe
you're the real me
and though you deny it
wish that i were untrue
you know that i'm
the real you

i told your boyfriend
about your insecurities
told your mama
about your dirty deeds

told your exes
about the web of lies
about the other guys
about your alibis
all your flimsy alibis

i know you feel me
in another universe
you're the real me
and though you deny it
wish that i were untrue
you know that i'm
the real you

i'm the real you the real you
you don't wanna see
i'm the real you
you don't wanna see

i know you feel me
in another universe
you're the real me
and though you deny it
wish that i were untrue
you despise me
wish you could exorcise me
don't try it
just think what might happen to you

because i'm the real you
Track Name: water torture
water torture

like water torture
is your love
drip drip drip
but i won't break

waiting for the waterfall
waiting to feel all
you are holding back
behind those trembling walls

words you've never heard
slip from my mouth
and they flow can't stop it no
it's too late

waiting for the words to burn
hoping to hear them in return
i said too much
and now i'll pay

now i'll pay
waiting
waiting

eyes wide open
waiting for the
moment hoping
waiting words un-
spoken growing
rising slowly
rising surging
mounting
over
flow
overflow
waiting
waiting

like water torture
is your love
drip drip drip
but soon you'll break
soon you'll break
Track Name: home
home

here i am again
cigarette on my lips
waiting for your call

here i am again
restless
waiting for you
to come home

here i am again
take a long drag
just to hear it crackle
and watch it burn

here i am again
and you know i hate waiting
but you need me and i need you
and i'll be here

when the stage is empty
and the high has fallen away
when you leave the screaming masses
when you're sick of accolades

when you need some honesty
when you need to rest your bones
when you think of me
i'll be here
your home

i'll be your blanket
i'll cover you and keep you warm
i'll be your shelter
from the likes of any storm

i'll be your stereo
i'll sing in both your ears
i'll be your everything
i'll be right here

you know a house is not a home
and homes are rare to find
won't you let me be yours
and you can be mine

you can be my honesty
you can help me rest my bones
you can be my home
sweet home
Track Name: perfect
perfect

i'm obsessed
everything perfect
perfect grade perfect record
never late never second

always first
first is best
always best i'm obsessed
always best nothing less

perfect love
perfect life

where is my perfect love
where is my perfect love
where is my perfect love
my love should be perfect

i have come to expect
everything perfect
perfect is hard
but i am strong

and it's a cold cold place
when you can't satisfy yourself
when you can't satisfy yourself
satisfy yourself

perfect love
perfect life

where is my perfect love
my love should be
my love should be
everything

i have come to accept
nothing is perfect
perfect does not exist
perfect does not exist

forgive me
Track Name: end of the line
end of the line

the bus don't stop here no more
everybody's dead or dying or gone
even gus at the general store
cashed in his five and dime and moved on

little sue ann says dad
why don't you move in with us
well why should i go changing things now

i was born in this town
and i'll die in this town
i won't let my people down
i grew up in this town
at the old mill playground
riding the merry-go-round

i play organ for father jim
next sunday makes 45 years
every week he looks a little more grim
until we have our sunday beers

he says livin alone
since ginny's passed on
well maybe it's time we moved out

i was born in this town
and i'll die in this town
i won't let my people down
we grew up in this town
at the old mill playground
riding the merry-go-round

the bus don't stop here no more
i guess that's the end of the line
they got no one to come out here for
so i'm staying put till it's my time