Imposter

Imposter

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Quick write to get on the board!

Thinking this could be a fun uptempo pop rock about one of those relationships you know are ultimately aren’t really about love and are likely bad for you but that you relish the highs and can’t walk away just yet

Lyrics: 

IMPOSTER

V1
she says yes
she says no
she says run
and so I go

she says high
she says low
she says come
and so I show

she’s in control...
I’m in her pull...
in her pull

C
she pretends
she deceives
she spews lies
that I believe
because she is
everything I want
she is still
everything I need

she pretends
she deceives
she spews lies
that I believe
because she is
everything I want
the imposter
of love’s dreams

V2
she says hey
she says whoa
she says how
much that I owe

she says fast
she says slow
she says stop
and though I know

she’s in control...
and I’m still sold...
I’m still sold

C
she pretends
she deceives
she spews lies
that I believe
because she is
everything I want
and she is still
everything I need

she pretends
she deceives
she spews lies
that I believe
because she is
everything I want
the imposter
of love’s dreams

B
she is an imposter of a lover
and someday I will discover
but for now I will embrace
this imposter anyplace

C
she pretends
she deceives
she spews lies
that I believe
because she is
everything I want
and she is still
everything I need

she pretends
she deceives
she spews lies
that I believe
because she is
everything I want
the imposter
of love’s dreams



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Liz! So happy to see you here and such a classic you song! Great short lines that you do so well!

IA's picture

Wow! It's so cool how even reading this it comes off as really uptempo, like you tagged it.

The story is strong. I can feel how I end up in situations like this sometimes, but this goes extra step.

Very well worded!

metalfoot's picture

That lyric is totally a Liz lyric. Nice write to get on the board!

darcistrutt's picture

Is it love or is it infatuation? In either case it feels good at the time. Nicely done!

coolparadiso's picture

For a verse i thought i was on the beatles song book site and had hello goodbye. Then the growly under lyric takes it in another direction. Cleverly pointed.

OdilonGreen's picture

Pretty darn intense; I personally am "hearing" these lyrics less as fun "pop" and more as aggressive guitar rock with an aggressive herky-jerky rhythm, with all the lines starting with "she" providing some powerful momentum. But that's the thing about good lyrics; they can work in lots of different contexts!

JamKar's picture

“ She’s in control and I’m still sold”. Love that line. You’re out of the starting blocks!

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

A great start. The verses and chorus land like a flurry of blows - short, punchy refrains that carry a lot of weight. Can definitely hear a rocking delivery with a tempo like a racing pulse.

Gwyn Jones's picture

I think the bridge puts into perspective what maybe an attraction against one's better judgement which is something most of us can relate to...very rhythmic meter throughout...top notch!

Jibbidy34's picture

There was something sexy and dark about the push pull rhythm of your lyrics. A perfect handshake between what you were saying and the metre, I love it when that happens! It’s like we get drawn in to the song and immersed. I wish more people would consider how devices can work to enhance the song’s effect! Bravo

ChariotBaldwin's picture

Loved this one right away - awesome song to start your 5090 challenge this year. It perfectly captures the head trip of a twisted love affair when your helpless by your hormones and the push n pulling. Can totally relate to this (for my 2nd r'ship) and it can even apply to friendships too - I hope someone puts this to music with you