For Dreaming

from by Roxanne Potvin

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I left school at 17 to see the country's coast
that meant more to me than fancy books smart people wrote
I wish I were a renegade but most the time I'm just afraid

I met my boyfriend getting coins at the laundromat
We live in a three room apartment and we fight a lot
some nights I stay up hoping he won't be coming back

Can't stop a bird from singing
Can't blame a girl for dreaming

I never had much ambition I like to sit around
While everyone's running mad trying to get shit done
I noodle on my guitar eat peaches at the park

To my mother I'm a failure, daddy don't care either way
But at the end our street I know the homeless man's name
I always say hello, hope it brightens up his day

Can't stop a bird from singing
Can't blame a girl for dreaming

One day I'll have a kid and I'll show her the things I know
about kindness and taking time to enjoy whats in front of us
I'll be proud of her I'll be a good mother

Listen to the wine talking I must've lost my head
to go home at closing time with a travelling man
when we leave this place tomorrow could I come with you instead

Can't stop a bird from singing
Can't blame a girl for dreaming

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from For Dreaming, released March 18, 2016

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Roxanne Potvin Montreal, Québec

From the bright, candy-striped grooves that lure us in at the outset to the darkling lavender hues of mélancolie that infiltrate the album like stiff spirits in our pink lemonade, she reminds us that, not only will she always carry a stash of R&B to hit us up with, but she also has a few other tricks up her sleeve. ... more

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