What Would It Be & Why?

by Alexandra Tayara

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The inspiration for this song came from starting out in a relationship and wishing I could just jump to the end where we're comfortable with each other, skipping the awkward initial interactions of getting to know one another. It's also about imagining being able to look back from that point and wishing I could know what I to tell myself now to make everything feel better. A lot of times I worry needlessly, and things are never as bad as they seem in the moment. I try to look forward to the part where I know everything's going to be okay.



Let’s save romance for later when we’re old in our skin
So little time left that there’s none to pretend
We’ll giggle at nothing, eat cookies in bed
And hold hands because we’re best friends.

I’ll remember a time I thought mornings were it
Couldn’t finish a soda or a cigarette
Start watching a movie and stop halfway through
Day was shit by the afternoon

And I and I and I

I’ll think of myself as if I were a child
Wanting for freedom and running so wild
If I could tell myself something to help
What would it be, and why?

And why, and why and why
Why, Why
What would it be and why

When a day is a lifetime and dark is the grave
There can’t seem to be any other way
So tired in the light, eyes won’t close at night
There’ll be nothing left to fight


released April 20, 2015
Recorded and Produced by George Miadis, 2015.


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Solo singer-songwriter from Seattle, WA by way of Denton, TX.

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