Messed Up Valentine

from by Deborah Holland

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Produced by Deborah Holland and Steve Wight
Co-produced by João Pedro (J.P.) Mourão
Mixed by Rob Hoffman and Wendy Waldman
Engineered by Steve Wight and J.P. Mourão
Mastered by Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Inc.

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I don't like roses
I like chocolates way too much
Regret when I finish off the box
And Hallmark cards just end up in the trash
That kind of sentiment can’t last

These are things you already know
When you've lived this long with someone
There's little left to be exposed
But still a secret hangs in the air
It’s not something we want
To share
I may be dressed up
But I’m a messed up Valentine
A messed up Valentine

I used to wonder
Why anyone would quit
After hanging in for so long
But some situations you must experience to get
And then the light goes on

These are words I barely can say
But after all this time together
I cannot look the other way
Whatever I do hearts are at stake
An unbearable choice
To make
Now that I’ve ‘fessed up
I’m still a messed up Valentine

So how’re we gonna spend this holiday
It’s probably our last
We should put our party clothes away
And hold on to each other, hold on to the past

These are tears that were waiting to fall
There’s only so much holding on
The brakes are shot, we’ve hit a wall
Not every patient can be saved
We gotta give up the ghost
Be brave
We gave our best up
I’ll always be your messed up
Valentine

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from VANCOUVER, released June 4, 2013
Deborah Holland: Lead and Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Steve Wight: Drums, Percussion, Piano
J.P. Mourão: Electric Guitars

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Deborah Holland Vancouver, British Columbia

DEBORAH HOLLAND was introduced to the world as the lead singer and songwriter of Animal Logic, (with Stewart Copeland of The Police and jazz bassist Stanley Clarke). She went on to record 4 solo albums, 2 with the folk-Americana "super-group" The Refugees, scored 5 films, and wrote and performed dozens of songs for film and TV. Her new solo album, VANCOUVER, will be released on June 4th, 2013. ... more

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