I'd Rather Be Lonely

by Alyssandra Nighswonger

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This track is part of upcoming EP, When my love knot slips... to be released April 7, 2012 at the Follow Me Along the Sea Vaudeville Spectacular at the Art Theater in Long Beach, CA. For tickets to the show, signed copies of When my love knot slips... and other cool prizes make a $25 donation or more to www.indiegogo.com/follow-me-along-the-sea, the fundraising campaign for Alyssandra's 6 week music-tour-by-bicycle from Seattle, WA to Long Beach, CA!

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Don't call me kid.
I'm not your little sweet girl.
And if you think you want to be with me,
Treat me like a woman,
Making her way across the world.

Don't you put those arms around me.
I'd rather let these shoulders get cold,
Than to get too close
And sway to the rhythm of a heart of fool's gold.

I'd rather be lonely.
I've got better things to do.
Than to waste my time,
What's the point of falling in love, if it isn't true.

So, baby, you're not the one.
But, maybe you're still a pretty nice guy.
Sure, I could hold you fast,
You could tell me everything would last,
But it would all be a beautiful lie.

Well, sometimes, you're the spaniel.
And, sometimes, you're the man.
Well, I don't want to walk in front,
I don't want to walk behind.
I want to march hand in hand.

I'd rather be lonely.
I've got better things to do.
Than to waste my time,
What's the point of falling in love,
Wild and crazy in love,
Madly and stupid in love,
If it's only with you.

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released March 2, 2012
Written by Alyssandra Nighswonger

Vocals and Piano by Alyssandra Nighswonger
Clarinet by Matt Knapl
Upright Bass by Doug Brown
Drums by Travis Christopherson

Recorded by Michael Plell and Casey Gonzalez at Cal State Dominguez Hills

Mixed by Michael Plell

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