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Be My Man

from Burning City by Sweet Soubrette

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Official music video: youtu.be/Q3s1gwfbOEk


We don’t talk about it
We just let it loom
Could call it the elephant
In the corner of the room

Standing at a crossroads
Need to make a call
Do we stand together
Or divided do we fall

Look into my eyes love
Take me by the hand
Give it to me honestly
Tell it to me true
What do you want to do
And do you want to be my man?

If you’re not gonna be my man
I don’t know how I’m gonna stand it
Every corner of this land
Will be so desolate and barren
And all the comforts that I know
No they will not help me no
If I’m abandoned
By you baby
Be my man

We don’t talk about it
Unless it’s in disguise
Only ever look at it
Out of the corners of our eyes

Look into my eyes love
We could make a plan
We could make some promises
Tell each other true
What do we want to do
And do you want to be my man?

I dreamed that we were walking
Through the city past apartments
That belonged to you
The world around us changed
With every step we took
I wondered how we’d make it through

I told you that I understood
I needed to go with you
When you went away
The still point that you made
Became the one place where I knew
That I was meant to stay


from Burning City, released January 21, 2014
Ellia Bisker: lead vocals & ukulele
Heather Cole: violin
Mike Dobson: drums
Stacy Rock: backing vocals & piano
Erin Rogers: saxophone
Cecil Scheib: trombone
Bob Smith: bass
John Waters: trumpet

Horn arrangement by Erin Rogers.

Engineered, produced & mixed by Don Godwin (dongodwin.net) at Phantom Center, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Stefan Heger at Fisheye Studios, Cologne, Germany.

All songs written and composed by Ellia Bisker.
(c) 2013 Sweet Soubrette Songs (ASCAP)


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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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