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lyrics

There are sharks in my pool
and I think they're just playing mean and cruel
but it makes me sad that I can't swim
and ask my friends 'round to jump on in

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert – sugar and spice, they'd eat me alive

There are hawks in my sky
and they are swooping as I pass by
The thickness of my skin don't count
when they're scratching at my eye

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert – served with a warm chai, they'd eat me alive

Now it's time to call or fold
To turn the young in to the old
To turn the weak in to the wise
The circus freak with no disguise

'Cos if I trusted them to not eat me alive, eat me alive
I would be desert served with a warm chai, they'd eat me alive

There are sharks in my pool
and I think they're just playing mean and cruel
but it makes me sad that I can't swim
and ask my friends around to jump on in

credits

from Dr Dream and The Imaginary Pop​-​Cabaret, released November 14, 2010
Emma Dean: vocals, piano, keyboard, violin
Tony Dean: drums (tracks 3, 4, 6 & 8), backing vocals
John Turnbull: bass guitar
Ben Stewart: bass guitar (tracks 4 & 6), drum programming, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, salt & pepper & sugar

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 & 9 music and lyrics by Emma Dean
Track 5 music by Emma Dean, lyrics by Emma Dean and Ben Stewart
Tracks 3, 6 music and lyrics by Emma Dean and Ben Stewart
Track 10 music and lyrics by Ben Stewart

Produced by Ben Stewart and Emma Dean
Recorded by Ben Stewart at Ultrasonique Audio, The Old Museum and The Mobile Hotbox
Mixed by Ben Stewart at Massive Masters and Sounds Like Butter
Mastered by Matthew Redlich @ Massive Masters
Graphic Design by Ben Stewart
Photography by Kate Davies @ KD Photography

Additional Credits
Sincerely Fearful video clip directed by Jonny Williams
Stuck in the Mud video clip directed by Eric Figeuroa
[Full video clip details on Videos page]
Digibooks designed by Paul Murray

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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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