Back of the House

by Alice Knows Karate

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about

Once upon a time I flew too close to the sun and realized I'm not about that public persona life. Social media has made it feasible to build a "personal brand", but what if I don't want to be a commodity? Can't I just make art?

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Back of the House

I had a dream I was making a scene
I would shake the world with a song
Instead I am reeling
From constantly dealing
With everything that has gone wrong

I gotta rage, so I'm back on the stage
Hoping now you'll give me a chance
But then suddenly you
Point a gun at my shoes
Pull the hammer back and say, "Dance."

So put me at the back of the house, mmm
Put me on the bench
I don't wanna be the show
I just wanna run the show
Put me at the back of the house, mmm
Put me on the bench
I don't wanna be the show
I just wanna run the show

I'm just a thing
I'm a toy on a string
If there ever was any doubt
Reach under my trousers
Move up where my blouse is
And put your hand in my mouth

Those in the know
Oh the hustlin' bros
Say it's worth it all for the fame
But I've painted my face
And I've shown you my lace
And I've had enough of this game

So put me at the back of the house, mmm
Put me on the bench
I don't wanna be the show
I just wanna run the show
Put me at the back of the house, mmm
Put me on the bench
I don't wanna be the show
I just wanna run the show

I got vision,
I, I got vision
I, I'm just in it for the sake of the art

I got vision,
I, I got vision
I, I'm just in it for the sake of the art

I got vision,
I, I got vision
I, I'm just in it for the sake of the art

The Fifth Beatle
The Grim Reaper
The architects of a piece of our hearts

Put me at the back of the house, mmm
Put me on the bench
I don't wanna be the show
I just wanna run the show
Put me at the back of the house, mmm
Put me on the bench
I don't wanna be the show
I just wanna run the show

I got vision,
I, I got vision
I, I'm just in it for the sake of the art

I got vision,
I, I got vision
I, I'm just in it for the sake of the art

I got vision,
I, I got vision
I, I'm just in it for the sake of the art

The Fifth Beatle
The Grim Reaper
The architects of a piece of our hearts

credits

released August 7, 2020
vocals & lyrics: Keiko
aliceknowskarate.com

producer, mix, master: Bansheebeat
www.bansheebeat.net

art: Bianca Calvo
jellyfishflan.com

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