Real Life Computer Game

by Emma Dean

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1.
Waiting Room 03:01
If you want to go If you’re sure then say so This world aint gonna wait For a fearful heart that’s running late So make your mind up Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up sitting in the waiting room with no appointment Shake the 8-ball Wake up to it all And get out of your waiting room Love has always won This fear of being with no one Now I will stand my ground I will stand my ground So make your mind up Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up Sitting in the waiting room with no appointment Shake the 8-ball Wake up to it all And get out of your waiting room NA NA NA NA NA etc So make your mind up Don’t be shy now of you’ll wind up Sitting in the waiting room with no appointment Shake the 8-ball Wake up to it all And get out of your waiting room
2.
So the battle has been fought but it seems you’ve just forgot? So let me save you let me save you I will smash this palisade between tomorrow and today Cos the little frown upon your face is based on the fear of being a disgrace Today, but not today, until it all just turns out right I hope the truth just doesn’t bite You’re 25 you’re 32 you’re 54 I’d still love you But that don’t matter, cos I’m not here to review I could’ve been the one who knew you know just the one who wants to screw you So push me away push me away and I’ll say thank you cos I feel I have to Run away just run away until it all just turns out right I hope the truth just doesn’t bite Seize the day but not today – cos someone said a dirty word Against that “piece of you” they heard What What What? You’re going away? You’re going away? I hope you come back the same What What What? You’re moving on up? You’re moving on up in this real life computer game? Today, but not today, until it all just turns out right I hope the truth just doesn’t bite Seize the day but not today – cos someone said a dirty word Against that “Piece of you” they heard Run away just run away, until it all just turns out right I hope the truth just doesn’t bite Seize the day but not today, cos someone said that you were lame At this real life computer game
3.
Do you think that I’m a hopeless girl And I’ll love you forever more? Once I don’t have you I’ll call you back Cos I can’t stand to be alone? I’m teaching myself to read a book And really focus on that book Cos I start to think these crazy thoughts Like “maybe I should just do a puzzle?” and “do you think he’ll marry me?” But what would I say now? Everything is changing now. I know you think I’m over-dramatic Well, I think you’ve got it too easy I’m on the radio in your big automatic And I’ll talk as much as I please! You know you can’t stop me! But what would I say now? Everything is changing now. What would I do if I saw myself standing in line? Cos I deserve better most of the time I don’t have anyone to blame Oh but I can not stand playing this game Do you want me? Or do you want to be free? But what would I say now? Everything is changing now. What would I do if I saw myself standing in line? Cos I deserve better most of the time Cos I deserve better most of the time Cos I deserve better most of the time But I can’t stand to be alone…
4.
Sorry 04:08
I am so sorry that I am so dumb To think that you loved me to think I was wrong And I would have given you everything I would have given you everything So hold down my legs Won’t you please hold down my arms? And don’t let me go out of this room Don’t let me go I am so sorry that I made you wait It was my stupidest doing of late And please when you hug me oh please fill this space Please when you hug me please fill this space And hold down my legs Won’t you please hold down my arms? And don’t let me go out of this room Don’t let me go Don’t let me go Don’t let me go Don’t let me go You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down! You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down! You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down! You’re holding me down and you’re holding me down and you’re holding me down! Little by little these feelings will go And I will be outward again and you’ll know That I am so tiny in the scheme of things And if there’s no impact to your feelings then… Hold down my legs Won’t you please hold down my arms? And don’t let me go out of this room Don’t let me go Don’t let me go Don’t let me go Don’t let me go
5.
If I lose myself try to stop me (stop me) I’m counting like it’s sheep it won’t hurt me (hurt me) If I get in too deep will this burn me (burn me) Will to try be to fail? If I find they are my lovers (lovers) There’s just a few things to discover lover I’d rather drink this stuff alone than have you Feed this virgin throat So if I see this can this really be? If all this is just based around me This dreadful mess branded ridiculous weight on my chest I hope you get what you paid for You get what you paid for… Freedom has lost me somewhere back home (what home?) And what escape I had it’s gone (it’s gone now) Damn this insanity in my blood I’ve torn this stretched skin too many times So if I see this can this really be? If all this is just based around me This dreadful mess branded ridiculous weight on my chest I hope you get what you paid for You get what you paid for… If you want this can you hear me? I’m going too fast my dear me If you want this can you hear me? I’m going to fast my dear me If you want this can you hear me? I’m going too fast my dear me If you want this can you hear me? I’m going to fast... So if I see this can this really be? If all this is just based around me This dreadful mess branded ridiculous weight on my chest I hope you get what you paid for You get what you paid for… X2
6.
Orange Red 03:18
So the world just rolls on by Slow enough to paint the sky orange red Orange red Here take my hand We’ll paint it blue again So my eyes they tell no lie I can see the coloured sky above your head Above your head Here lay on down I’ll feed you Joni’s sound And we can cry…if you like
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Cocaine 02:33
I heard a funny thing today, that I'm addicted to Cocaine But I haven't got the cash, to indulge in those ways I think I need some time to heal, before I take illicit drugs maybe some time as a wanderer, 'though the end will surely come But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could... try something new Gee baby I miss you like you know But this love became a chore Could you try to be a business man and I'll try to be your whore But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could... try something new But you know it is days like these, that I just wish I could... try something new
9.
Henry 04:11
Aching to be in the room 'cos no one can tell me just what to do And everything’s going my way a little too much these days I just don’t know what to do I just don’t know what to do I just can’t think enough of you I can’t think enough of you Aching to feel Satan's breath over my shoulder Saying, “Your demise will be so sweet for the delicate minds that you’ve disrupted like beehives" I just don’t know what to do I just don’t know what to do I just can’t think enough of you I can’t think enough of you I can’t think enough of you Henry I, I don’t know what to do Let us take a walk and talk about the songs that we’ll write for one another And drink mochas with marsh mellows and make snow people in New Zealand Should I overcome this? Have I over sung this? Could this be my big break? Oh who knows for heavens sake? Aching over because lovers say that everything’s ok, when it’s not But are you different do you love me or will you hate me when, when I’m gone? X 2 I just can’t think enough of you I can’t think enough of you I can’t think enough of you Henry I , I just don’t know what to do Let us take a walk and talk about the songs that we’ll write for one another And make mochas with marsh mellows and make snow people in New Zealand
10.
I hope that you are everything that you say that you are But why did you not say anything when I was ignored? I know that I’m young and a little shy and I don’t sit straight But I’m a nice girl I want them to know that I’m a nice girl Why did you ask me to come? Why did you ask me? Why did you ask me to come? Why did you ask me? All of my friends say “well done” before when I ask them So tell me you like it when I sing jazz…I like to sing jazz But why did I ask you to come? Why did I ask you? Why did I ask you to come? Why did I ask you? I know you’re wanted, I know all this stuff But don’t let them look at me like I’m not good enough My body froze it was just my luck There I was at the end of the table pretending that I could relate to them… I change all the time but that night I stayed where I belong I hope you don’t mind that I’m just a girl who likes to write songs Why did you ask me to come? Why did you ask me? Why did you ask me to come? Why did you ask me?
11.
Dry Land 05:12
You were the only one who knew me The way I thought it should be But one day you took my little hand And plummeted us both in to dry land How did we let ourselves slip away I know it to be oh my big mistake Sometimes all it takes if for someone else to run from you to make you find yourself Do you even know this I can’t tell? Now all I need is time just on my own To get used to this body and it’s knew home Just thought I would say ‘thanks’ as I go on my way Please tell me to stay Do you even want that anyway? Do you have anything to say? Do you even want that anyway? I froze up like a cube of ice But even though you were so untrue Somehow you could melt me like you do Darn it darn it darn it you… You were the only one who knew me The way I thought it should be But one day you took my little hand And plummeted us both in to dry land
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Falling Solo 05:28
thought you'd saved me from falling solo but i was busy playing marco polo i used to think i could write about love but nothing's more wrong than a fearful poet someone move me between these feelings and punctuate this hope i'm stealing i'm so guilty, without to meaning to be just one more mess that needs cleaning up someone stop me just like i've dropped me and i will swollow the whole world laughing but don't get me wrong, it's kinda funny when something solid now runs like honey

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released November 14, 2008

Emma Dean: vocals, piano, violin
Tony Dean: drums and percussion
Dane Pollock: guitar
John Turnbull: bass guitar

Backing vocals Emma Dean, Tony Dean, Ben Stewart
Guest backing vocals on track 5: Jacob Diefenbach
Guest backing vocals on track 12: Angie Miles
Cello on tracks 5. 6. 9. 10 and 12: Helena Redmond
Cello on tracks 2, 3, 4 and 7: Sophie Adamus
Original cello parts on tracks 1, 3 and 8: Laura Driver

Produced by Ben Stewart and Emma Dean
Recorded by Ben Stewart assisted by Pablo Vergego at 301 Byron Bay
Recorded at 301 Byron Bay, Massive Masters and Studio on baileys
Hidden track "Falling Solo" recorded live at Massive Masters
Mixed at Massive Masters
Mastered by Matthew Redlich at Massive masters

Photography by Ricky Sullivan
Graphic Design by Brad Jones.

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Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. When not on stage,
she is a passionate advocate of the magical healing qualities of group singing, and proudly leads a colourful community choir called Cheep Trill who she considers to be her extended family.
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