Pretty Promises

by Wasp Summer

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Pretty Promises was written as a duet. Wasp Summer recorded two versions, one as a duet with Norwegian-American musician Mark Steiner and one with Samantha singing alone. The track was left off the final version of the 'Close as a Slow Dance' album (A Headful of Bees, 2012) but is released here as an exclusive free download to new mailing list members.
Samantha, Wasp Summer, August 2014

lyrics

Verse 1:
I make you strong, sweet coffee
You give me strong, sweet kisses, oh.
Your legs tucked under a borrowed shirt, in my kitchen oh
Dirty blonde light shows the marks I left on your skin oh
But I can't let you in
No, I can't let you further in

Bridge:
We're less than together
Closer than friends, I guess
Uncertain jumpers on the precipice

Chorus:
Your eyes make pretty promises
That I can't stand by in the day
When you turn your softest eyes on me
Stop it now, I don't want to feel that ache

Verse 2:
We talk about everything
We talk about everything but love
Your sandy head between my breasts. I kiss your forehead oh
And deep in the night, we reach for each other's skin
But I can't let you in
No, I can't let you further in

Bridge:
We're less than together
Closer than lovers, I guess
Uncertain jumpers out on the precipice
Whatever you think you see in my eyes
Don't mention it, please?

Chorus:
Your eyes make pretty promises
That I can't stand by in the day
When you turn your softest eyes on me
Stop it now, I don't want to feel that ache

credits

released August 25, 2014
Samantha Wareing - Songwriting, vocals
Henry Hugo - instruments and production

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Wasp Summer Berlin, Germany

After five years in Berlin, Europe’s grimy,
sleepless City of Fun, Wasp Summer makes
rock that is both agitated and dreamlike, offering grinding bass and taut drums
with spare, spaced-out guitar and
adventurous voice. The songs talk about resilience
and breaking with the past.
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