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Charlatans

from The Book of Waves by Erica Buettner

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lyrics

Our basement apartment, snow piled high against the window We didn’t want to come here, this forest land chose us What a wild setting to test our blooming love

There was a traveling salesman, promised me an early Spring
He lit a conflagration, used my life for the kindling I would have liked to tell you sweetly that I didn’t by in, I was enamored of the gears that he said he could spin

The moment that you let them in they see you your heart on your sleeve It won’t take long to have you pinned by your belief and need to be believed

You said that I was foolish, I couldn’t spot the rotten deal Charlatans will find the soft spots They know the look, they know the feel My lover you’d have me think that you never went door to door Hawking your own brand of burden Greed, seduction, wares of the conqueror

The moment that you let them in they see you your heart on your sleeve It won’t take long to have you pinned by your belief and need to be believed

For the simple promise that you can spin A wheel no human hand can spin People empty out their pockets People show you to their coffers Invite you to their beds And kneel down at your altars For the simple lie that you’ve got it figured out For the strange authority those who think they’re right have over those who doubt The idea you would die for Another’s easy answer The holy grail you’ll never hold Oh the stories you’ve been told

By the ones who say they know you By the ones who say that they can see you By the ones who say that they can show you By the ones who say that they can free you

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from The Book of Waves, released September 20, 2018
Words & Music by Erica Buettner
Arrangement - Pierre Faa
Guitar, voice - Erica
Keys, misc. - Pierre Faa
Bass, drums - Jean Gillet
Hand percussion - James Hart

Recorded and arranged by Pierre Faa (Peppermoon Music) in Paris, France
Mixed by James Hart at LabCentral Studios (New York)
Mastered by Chicky Reeves, Sublime Studios

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Erica Buettner New York, New York

Erica Buettner is a singer-songwriter who moved to Europe at the age of 20 and spent the following twelve years winding her way through Paris all the way to the shores of Portugal before returning to New York in 2016. After illness and putting her music career on hold, Erica's long-awaited second album, The Book Of Waves, was released in October 2018. ... more

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