New Cell Phone

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lyrics

New beginnings – a new cell phone number
It's a big deal
To change one’s cell phone number
Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people have had this number,
Family, friends, business associates, clients, ex-lovers, new lovers, robots, husbands, credit card collectors, ex-husbands, acquaintances, all had this number

I wanted this change, and I am relieved for this change,

My ex-husband has asthma, he's allergic to the cats
so there's no more long family dinners here at our flat
Yes, it’s time for a change
Blank Slate

I am grateful for everything I have
And I am
Undoubtedly blessed
all true
And yet, I still have one small problem

The feelings keep coming
The feelings keep coming
Like the rain keeps coming
trains keep coming
Like the snow keeps coming
seasons keep coming
And I am so stubborn
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way

But the
feelings keep coming
The feelings keep coming
Like time keeps coming
Like the sun keeps coming
the moon keeps coming
the earth keeps spinning
grass keeps growing
And the bills keep coming
the years keep coming
love keeps coming
laughter keeps coming
And the tears keep coming
Like I keep coming
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way

Yes, I changed my cell phone number today
The one that I got 8 and 1/2 years ago
During that summer

When on a hot solstice eve
Destiny barged in and changed the course
Like a professor fed up, bored,
Might change his course
After years of teaching the same course
He decides, of course,
That a new curriculum is what is needed!

so too did Destiny call for a change in the curriculum of my life

after all, new facts have come in.
The old ones no longer relevant
Just like in those times of yore
When what was flat was round and what was round was found
To be the cause to sound -- heretic, sinner, witch,
Subsequently causing them to pound the ground
With what is known as a martyr

And the martyr in this case, my case,
was sadly
someone in my family
Or perhaps it was the entire family.
Not really sure
But I know that
Change had descended upon us
Like a little bomb
A smart bomb targeted specifically for our home

The feelings keep coming
The feelings keep coming
Like the rain keeps coming
trains keep coming
Like the snow keeps coming
seasons keep coming
And I am so stubborn
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way

But The feelings keep coming
the feeling keeps coming
Like the sun keeps coming
the moon keeps coming
the earth keeps spinning
grass keeps growing
And the bills keep coming
the years keep coming
love keeps coming
laughter keeps coming
And the tears keep coming
Like I keep coming
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way

But the feelings keep coming
The feelings keep coming
Like time keeps coming
Like love keeps coming
Like change keeps coming
Like I keep coming
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to look their way
I just want to turn away
I don’t want to feel

credits

from SPEAK DELUXE, released February 28, 2013
Lead Vocal: Marla Mase
Effects: James Dellatacoma
Guitars: Tomás Doncker
Violin: Alan Grubner
Bass: Booker King
Back-up Vocals: Heather Powell, Tomás Doncker
Drums: Tobias Ralph
Keyboard: Nick Rolfe
Percussion: Daniel Sadownick

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Marla Mase New York, New York

Marla Mase is a writer/performer from New York City. She writes songs, plays, erotica, blogs, & poems. She is known for her provocative performance style, intelligent lyrics & is regarded as a musical pioneer by her peers. Her songs are a fusion of rock-n-roll, spoken word, funk, punk, and Global Soul. Marla is backed by the Tomás Doncker Band and is signed to True Groove Records. ... more

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