Touch & Stay

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lyrics

Touch & Stay
© Helen Dorothy (2008)

Neil Young said: “I need a crowd of people but I can’t face them day to day”
Well I know you know what he was trying to say.
Puff, in a cloud smoke I am there, and then I vanish in the very same way
I’d rather that than fight and play when
You’re pacing all over the room
And I’m down on my knees with my fingers madly drumming
I see the flash of panic in your eyes
And I know exactly what’s coming…

Touch and go, or touch and stay
Tell me which one is the way
I should have listened to the warnings
And if you really know
You really want the touch and go
Then go and touch someone else
And don’t come back in the morning

Time and time again you give me the feeling there’s nowhere you would rather be
This cosy life, just you and me
I feel the quickening of your pulse and I know I can’t let this curiosity
Untangle you and set you free
Hey, does your skin not fit, are you turning away, giving me the shoulder
But not to cry on
I hear distraction in your breath as you dream to weave yourself a carpet, a magic one, to fly away on

Touch and go, or touch and stay
Tell me which one is the way
I should have listened to the warnings
And if you really know
You really want the touch and go
Then go and touch someone else
And don’t come back in the morning

Touch and go, or touch and stay
Tell me which one is the way
I should have read all those warnings
And if you’re trying to say
You really want the touch and stay
Then it’s touch and go
But I’ll see you in the morning

And if you wanna say
You really want the touch and stay
Then it’s touch and go
But I’ll be there in the morning

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from Light Time & Sound, released September 28, 2017
Helen Dorothy - vocals, acoustic guitar
Paul Symons - vocals, dobro
Lott - double bass

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Helen Dorothy is “an acoustic folk artist in an honest sense” (NZ Musician, 2009). She writes "beautifully-crafted, intelligent songs rich in memorable imagery" (fRoots Magazine, Jan 2014).

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