Small Town Girls

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"The slowly raging title track explores how 'small town girls learn to tell big lies,' and deal with the nosy townfolk who don’t have a clue what an interior life is. There’s a bitter triumph here..."

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When things got bad I’d sneak away with a book
Or scribble poems laced with blood and tears
No one thought to ask if something was wrong
While I withdrew to the prison of my fears

Small town girls learn how to tell big lies
When the neighbors know all the details of your lives
And gloss over the heartache in your eyes
Yeah, small town girls have to learn to tell big lies

I’d read all night until the sun scorched my face
And stumble dazed into the hallway
Playing out the colored Classics in my head
While sleepwalking through another shabby day

Small town girls learn how to tell big lies
When the neighbors know all the details of your lives
And gloss over the heartache in your eyes
Yeah, small town girls have to learn to tell big lies

I thought someone was coming to rescue me
A savior or a hero or destiny
I waited patiently, expectantly
And I learned to save myself eventually

Small town girls learn how to tell big lies
When the neighbors know all the details of your lives
And gloss over the heartache in your eyes
Yeah, small town girls have to learn to tell big lies

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from Small Town Girls, released March 1, 2011

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Jessi Robertson New York

In 2011, Brooklyn singer/songwriter Jessi Robertson released a study in memory called "Small Town Girls." On her upcoming album, "I Came from the War," the focus shifts to history, and how the inner and outer conflicts of the past shape a person's present. ... more

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  • Sep 09
    Brooklyn, NY

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