Don't Call Me Cute when I'm Angry

by Patty PerShayla

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released March 10, 2016

Thanks to Lego for allowing me the honor of holding him to take a shameless cat selfie.

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Patty PerShayla Grand Rapids, Michigan

Patty PerShayla is a singer-songwriter from Grand Rapids, Michigan whose musical endeavors landed her somewhere in the realm of acoustic metal. She is known for her powerful voice, her unapologetic lyrics, and her ukulele renditions of heavy metal songs. ... more

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Track Name: Light Pollution
v1. Mimicking
The way I'm breathing
To synchronize your heart with mine
You take my pulse, I'll take my time

To keep it consistent,
Lively, and rhythmic
Though monitors display
My heart rate tracing cityscapes

v2. And oh dear, you shine in the headlights,
While I'm taking hits from the tailpipe
You're all about the loose gravel backstreets
I wanna imprint slabs of concrete

*Chorus*
They say it's just a stage
But the stage is not a waning phase
No, I’m stuck in light pollution
But your eyes so bright and lucid
Make me want to stay
On this side of the milky way

v3. A satellite,
I’d lead a happy life
Though I’ll always come around
To see you shine

When orbits align
But on the colder side
I’d know you're where I belong
But still a passerby
Track Name: When It Comes to You
When It Comes to You
v1. Between you and me
There’s something between you and me
And I’ll call it much too soon
Just like I always do
But when it comes to you
I’m gonna follow through
When it comes to you
I’m gonna follow through

*Chorus*
When it comes to you
I’m gonna follow through

v2. Between you and me
I’d been stepping on my own two feet
I tried to sit this one out
Just keep time and watch the crowd
But you made me move
And I kind of wanted to
When it comes to you
I’m gonna follow through

v3. Between you and me
I’ve been passing your street purposely
And we’ll take every other road
Until I make yours my home
When I’m with you
I can let it cruise
Yeah, when it comes to you
I’m gonna follow through
Track Name: Aglet
v1. I-I didn't know
That you were showing me the ropes
That would soon have me entangled,
Like a damsel on a railroad

I-I couldn't see
You were pulling my heartstrings
Until you left me dangling
Ain't that something, ain't that something?

*Chorus*
Maybe it's time that you and I severed ties,
'Cause I'm starting to feel strangled
By the knots in your cat's cradle
Maybe it's time that you and I severed ties
It's a thick rope and sharp words are dull swords
But I'm ready now to cut the cord

v2. "Watch your step," you said
But it's too thin a thread that I tread
No more walking backward, no
It's time to run with scissors

I'll cut loose the noose you braided
Throw on my shoes, secure my laces
I'm frayed, so afraid,
And babe, I'm jaded*

v3. Now you're the reminder
Wrapped tightly around my finger (x2)**
Track Name: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
*Chorus*
Oh, I'm gonna tuck and roll
Lay me down in the gravel

v1. You're kind, I know your kind
The yellow dotted lines you live by
But I've seen my exit sign
And I wanna thank you for the ride

v2. Sentiment is so irrelevant
Regarding things to come
And benevolence, I say to hell with it
I'll run or I'll go numb
Track Name: Nothing Personal (The Asshole Song)
You've got a tendency of bending things
To see if they will break
And I just breathe, as you're contorting me
Into familiar shapes

But I can sense you're unimpressed
It's not a talent I possess
To sit back and relax
While I'm being compressed

And I can't stand your ampersands
I'm nothing but an afterthought in your hands
And, up until now, they've all been so compliant
But I'm not comfortable standing in the shadows of giants

And it's nothing personal,
But you are kind of an asshole
And I'm not so flexible
But you align me and confine me to your angles

My reflection is distorted when
I look into your eyes
In your trophy case, you'll save my place
As long as I abide

By your mundane chess game
Glass slippers and Mary-Janes
Another plastic mannequin
In your shop window display

I can't think how it would have felt
Sitting alone, up on your shelf
Waiting for the dust to settle in my lungs
But it's unlikely, so unlike me to patiently hold my tongue

Take your comparisons,
I'd much rather have rejection
Did that catch your attention?
What does it take to finally make an impression?
I wonder

You call it a commentary
I say it's unnecessary
If I were to qualify,
I'd hardly even recognize myself

And here, I thought I made it,
Gotta learn to read the fine print
You could open doors for me,
Just not as common courtesy

Don't take my words so hard
Even though each of yours had me seeing stars
And I mean it from the heart
No offense, but I must send my disregards

I can't think how it would have felt
Sitting alone, up on your shelf
So unoriginal
And, up until now, they've all been so compliant
But I'm not comfortable
It's nothing personal
Track Name: Shadow Puppets
v1. Your eyes are glowing bright
Just like lanterns in the night
You manipulate the shadows as they dance around the room
Either shape the darkness or it shapes you
Either shape the darkness or it shapes you

*Chorus*
We are the trick of the light
The figures that it hides behind
Underneath a fort of blankets,
We'll be casting shadow puppets
Well into the night, just you and I
Well into the night, just you and I

v2. Oh I'm the girl who liked to play with matches
And you're the boy who got lost in the trees
Together, we were reborn from the ashes
I'm ever yours, evermore, evergreen
I'm ever yours, evermore, evergreen*

v3. But don't you let the darkness
Ever get to where your heart is,
Oh, I fear we may become our silhouettes
But as long as we're together
We'll be warm and bright like embers,
And we'll wait greet the sun like an old friend
And we'll wait greet the sun like an old friend*