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lyrics

Wasn’t careful what I wished for so I became exactly what I am Prayed not to grow up into a sheep and so I stayed a lamb Would have found myself a nice little mountain-top out of the spotlight But I took a liking to the city life, though it just whetted my appetite Now when I spot a pack of carnivores I know to wear a costume Let them think that the racket that they’re running is the most impressive in the room When we’re not busy proving what we are we’re busy proving what we’re not This empire’s fallen many times each time it got up and forgot

If all roads lead to Rome I guess that’s where I’m going, I guess I’ll go to Rome If all roads lead to hell I guess it’s just as well That I walk the road alone

Paid a fortune that I didn’t have to get myself a trade and education Paid a fortune that I didn’t have to become a big city street urchin Now I’m indebted to a loan shark whose jaws are protected by the government Made a wager with my present for the future but the future hasn’t come here yet And I thought I had the courage to love you for more than what I needed But then the love became a need and in that paradox I saw my love defeated Oh ever since I left you I’ve been bouncing through the system like a pinball Forget the trail of breadcrumbs I stopped documenting each and every footfall

If all roads lead to Rome I guess that’s where I’m going, I guess I’ll go to Rome If all roads lead to hell I guess it’s just as well That I walk the road alone

Roma Termini at midnight I am bleeding in the streetlight Hit put on my head by cupid To have become a traveling bard Bless my bleeding heart I’m either tough or really stupid If all roads lead to Rome I guess that’s where I’m going, I guess I’ll go to Rome But before I knot the rope I have this crazy hope That the road could take me home Within the difference of one letter I could spin the story better And the road could take me home

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from The Book of Waves, track released September 20, 2018
Words & Music by Erica Buettner
Arrangement - Pierre Faa
Guitar, voice - Erica Buettner
Keys - Pierre Faa
Bass - Vincent Mougel
Drum - 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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