Courtship

by Alma Cook

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released May 24, 2019

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All songs written by Alma Cook. All vocals arranged & performed by Alma Cook. Mixed by Raz Klinghoffer (Los Angeles, CA). Mastered by Karibu Mastering (Ala di Stura, Italy). Artwork by Christo Pluto.

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Track Name: King
I never let the joker out my sight,
Never went broke on an all or nothing,
Never made a bet so out of line
Till I met you & I hit the ground running.

And now I must say,
I’ve never seen so much weakness in one place.
Hey, what’s a 20-inch bicep with no strength?
‘Cause you’ve been wrapping it around all the wrong things.

CHORUS:
And you were singing my praise, saying I'm magic,
And then you turned back—oh baby, what happened?
‘Cause I was all in the minute I found you,
Ready & set & willing to crown you king.

Never should a joker catch my eye,
But I looked over & I caught some feelings.
Saw a couple things that I really liked,
But you got caught up in the big daydreaming.

It’s what you don’t say;
It’s like a pretty black Cadillac with no brakes;
It’s like your girlfriend lying to you boldface;
I’m just a side chick laying down a cold case.

CHORUS

You know it ain't right,
So what you doing now, calling me at midnight?
I’ve done nothing but given you the good life—
I mean, I really would’ve been a good wife, but..


CHORUS 2:
Keep singing my praise, saying I’m magic;
I’ll be keeping my name & kicking this habit.
‘Cause I was all in the minute I found you,
Ready & set & willing to crown you king.

You were singing my praise, saying I'm magic,
And then you turned back—oh baby, what happened?
Go on, give me that lip, give me that passion,
But my baby don’t trip—you know that I’m savage, king.
Track Name: Queen
God played a joke on my vanity;
He granted me a seat at this predictable game.
It goes: You talk me into your fantasy,
Then candidly evict me just as quick as I came.

So is it me?
Is it the human condition?
These boys, they’ve been pushing my limits,
And I agree
That I'm a special edition,
But they’re underprepared & overcommitted when…

CHORUS:
They say
My very presence is a new fascination to them—
But give it one day,
And any second they will lose fascination again.
The story of my life is to play this part;
It wouldn’t hurt me if they only fell half as hard.
Be that as it may,
I learn my lessons, & you won’t see me hanging my head
For what I haven’t found yet.

I mean, showtime will bring out the best of me;
Impressions leave you reeling at the sound of my name.
But like, you never wanted the rest of me;
Your bended knee turned into a cold shoulder in days.

I'm novelty—
There must be something intrinsic
That gets them high in less than a minute,
And I'm a queen,
Yeah, I'm a special edition,
So I don’t know why they get suddenly distant, but…

CHORUS

So is it me?
Is it the human condition?
These boys wanna make me their missus,
But that’s a dream.
Yeah, that’s a beautiful fiction, 'cause
They build me up & tear me down when they’re finished & then..

CHORUS

These boys, they’ve been pushing my limits.
They’re so underprepared & overcommitted as they say…
Oh, tell me what you have to say.
What could you possibly say?
Track Name: Queen (Acoustic)
God played a joke on my vanity;
He granted me a seat at this predictable game.
It goes: You talk me into your fantasy,
Then candidly evict me just as quick as I came.

So is it me?
Is it the human condition?
These boys, they’ve been pushing my limits,
And I agree
That I'm a special edition,
But they’re underprepared & overcommitted when…

CHORUS:
They say
My very presence is a new fascination to them—
But give it one day,
And any second they will lose fascination again.
The story of my life is to play this part;
It wouldn’t hurt me if they only fell half as hard.
Be that as it may,
I learn my lessons, & you won’t see me hanging my head
For what I haven’t found yet.

I mean, showtime will bring out the best of me;
Impressions leave you reeling at the sound of my name.
But like, you never wanted the rest of me;
Your bended knee turned into a cold shoulder in days.

I'm novelty—
There must be something intrinsic
That gets them high in less than a minute,
And I'm a queen,
Yeah, I'm a special edition,
So I don’t know why they get suddenly distant, but…

CHORUS

So is it me?
Is it the human condition?
These boys wanna make me their missus,
But that’s a dream.
Yeah, that’s a beautiful fiction, 'cause
They build me up & tear me down when they’re finished & then..

CHORUS

These boys, they’ve been pushing my limits.
They’re so underprepared & overcommitted as they say…
Oh, tell me what you have to say.
What could you possibly say?

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