For a Poet - Single

by Alma Cook

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A sweet mix of pop & soul, "For a Poet" is a will-she-or-won't-she story about accidentally falling in love.


released June 6, 2014

Recorded at Studio 2424 in Chicago, IL.
Mixed by Darien Pasulka.

Vocals: Alma Cook
Guitar: Regi Drake
Keys: Justin Bowse
Bass: Chris Kaczmarek
Drums: Conor Fortune
Sax: Jack Willson


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Track Name: For a Poet
I'm a wary walker, if you notice;
My feet are ever on the ground.
So at the thought that maybe I care for a poet,
They altogether shut down.

Somebody, tell me I'm breathing;
Oh, I don't know why, but I get so shy.
I'm gonna run out of reasons
Not to go on & give you a try. (It's just that you're a…)

Sweet, sweet talker & you flaunt it;
Every color means go.
Even if between the red & the green was the blue you wanted,
You wouldn't wanna go slow.

But I like what I'm hearing,
Got your words so moving, your voice so soothing.
I don't know what I'm fearing,
But I know that I'm afraid of losing you, baby.

I understand if you're getting tired
And if I broke you down to the end,
'Cause when you set my heart on fire,
I just stop-drop-roll it again.
You know I'm kind of a fighter;
I fight to keep me the way I been,
But you're something I could really admire
No matter how I pretend.

I like to think that I'm above my emotions,
Calculated & wise.
So at the thought of my love for a poet,
I wanna cover my eyes.

'Cause how am I supposed to focus?
I can't say no when you look so—oh.
I'm hard-headed & hopeless,
But through it all I want you to know this:


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