doppelganger

by Cynthia Lin

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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
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doppelganger 03:10
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
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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
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home 03:20
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
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perfect 03:43
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
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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

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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

Cynthia Lin is a Youtube sensation and modern-day jazz ukulele diva. Through her popular YouTube channel (40+ million views) and approachable teaching style, Cynthia helps people across the world discover the joy of ukulele.

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