I Don't Wanna Be a Housewife (for Someone Else's Family)

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lyrics

I only feel this way when I am too long on my knees
(And the pads would go to waste otherwise)
The heels look mean but they make it hard to leave
(And easier to trip the landmines)
I take a deep breath in and then forget how to proceed
(I've forgotten to exhale so many times)
I guess I'll get it in the next life

I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
Keeping the sarcophagus clean
I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
For someone else's family

They didn't hire me for wits or observation
(I'm sorry, did you see your shoe's untied?)
For richer or for power, I in somnolent starvation
('cause they never saw my hungry eyes)
There's no fault behind it, I put pride into my patience
(They'd have to hurt me otherwise)
I only hope they never realize

I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
Not a single one of them looks like me
I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
For someone else's family

I never lied to you, I never stole
And if any other way should rot my soul
I only gave the blues to the toilet bowl

There are a hundred ways to resign
(Most likely you'll have yours and I'll lose mine)
Thanks for your thoughts, but I'm feeling fine
(And I don't think that I'll try suicide)
And if I'm saying it in semaphore or something like
(You gotta watch the vegetative eyes)
Then I'm just dreaming of my days on the Maginot line

I don't wanna be a housewife
I don't wanna be a housewife
And once I've fulfilled my half-life
Are they gonna make glue from me?
But don't they look so dapper in their fine evening trappings
Oh, I need to know what happens when they all turn seventeen
I've already lost too much time
Already lost too much time
'ready lost too much time
For a second glance from him to me

credits

from Stories of Earth, released May 13, 2016
Clint Degan - vocal, guitars
Cullen Corley - drumkit
Kirsten Lamb - upright bass
Daniel Harris - guitars
Tim Lillis - organ, piano
Christie Beaulieu - vocal
Yasmin Solomon - vocal
Amy Alvey - violin
Isabella Mija Reyes - violin
Mariana Szalaj - violin
Michael Hustedde - violin
Elizabeth Moore - viola
Junko Fujiwara - cello
Adrian Zemor - cello
Michael Padgett - alto saxophone
Amelia Gould - trumpet
Bryan Murphy - trumpet
Sarah Gagnon - horn
Derek Lewis - horn
Paul Fleming - trombone
Jerome Stover - tuba

Recorded by Jack Younger at Watch City Studios
Mixed by Jon Taft at New Alliance Audio
Mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East

Produced by Jack Younger and Clinton Degan

Song by Clinton Degan
Arrangement by Degan/Corley/Lamb/Harris/Lillis/Younger
Orchestral Arrangement by Clinton Degan

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