make it up as you go

by candice kortlever

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released March 7, 2016

Candice Kortlever - vocals, guitar, keyboards, bells

all songs written and recorded by Candice Kortlever

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candice kortlever Melbourne, Australia

writer, world traveller, superhero fan, daydreamer. I like writing catchy songs about terrible things (but sometimes nice things too).

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Track Name: please forgive me
please forgive me
for all the things that i did (not do)
your misconceptions
and all the ways i've offended you

i didn't mean to hurt you
with your twisted perception of me
don't take everything
so personally

try to forget me
and all the things that i did (not say)
all your assumptions
and all the judgements you throw my way

i didn't mean to hurt you
with your twisted perception of me
don't take everything
so personally

la la la la la. ooh.

try to forgive me
i will forgive you
but your double standards
i can't live up to

try to forget me
i will forget you
'cuz your double standards
i can't live up to

i'll try to forget you
and all the silly things you think of me
all your petty little grudges
and your great lack of empathy

i don't mean to hurt you
but you know that i have to leave
so take everything
personally

you take everything
so personally
Track Name: does everyone lose?
you think you really know me so well
but you only see pieces of me
from random little snapshots
from what I choose to share publicly

almost everyone is on it
it's a way to keep in touch with our friends
but it's hard to interpret
this battlefield of social trends

you try to be inspiring
(or bragging and obnoxious)
genuine and honest
(or ungrateful and rude)
on social media
does everyone lose?

we spread our own gossip
(our little media circus)
starting little rumours
(breaking our own news)
a picture says a thousand words
but not always what's true

don't judge me by your assumptions
and I'll forget about your self-serving quips
when we aim to be offended
peace isn't at our fingertips

without human interaction
how can we really tell what we all mean
behind the walls and timelines
everyone remains unseen

we're positive and uplifting
(or bragging and obnoxious)
we're genuine and honest
(or ungrateful and rude)
on social media
what will everyone lose?

and everyone is jealous
(the grass is always greener)
'cuz everyone's living the perfect life
(in someone else's dream)
a picture says a thousand words
they're not always what they seem

of course you're gonna fall apart
when you compare their highs with your lows
one person's mediocre pace
is someone else's lifetime goal

(lalalalalala)

on social media
does everyone lose?
on social media
what will everyone lose?
Track Name: broken
give us an update
we don't care if news is slow
don't have any proof?
just make it up as you go!

let's all jump to conclusions
let's all make a scene
terrorists or conspiracy
there's no in-between

breaking news
is broken

who needs integrity
when you've got speculation
we can spin a story
from our imagination

clear miscommunication
no credible source
those who miss their loved ones
countries on the verge of war

breaking news
is broken

give us an update
we deserve to know
everything about nothing
each scenario

breaking news
is broken
Track Name: loyalties (the fate of the world)
the world thinks I deserve
the role I'm in today
but I have little control over
what I do and say

I was trusted to be wise
keep my eyes on the cause
with little room to navigate
these ancient laws

could I really live 
with one foot in each 
of these two different worlds 
without feeling torn in half

the fate of the world is in my hands
where do I stand, where do I stand

I've been manipulated
used as a pressured pawn
my father has an agenda
and he's taking me along

he says our blood is thicker than
the history of our land
but the more I educate myself
the less I understand

could I really live 
with one foot in each 
of these two different worlds 
without feeling torn in half

the fate of the world is in your hands
where do you stand, where do you stand

I'm torn from two sides
what's fair and what's right
conflicting expectations
when to fight or to flight

I deny your power
your selfish policy 
I need to follow my heart
and set my conscience free

the fate of the world is in our hands
where do we stand, where do we stand
Track Name: today part 2
The first time I saw your face
Was as a painting on the wall
I didn't think you'd be the one
Three months from when we met
You asked me on a walk
And I saw your smile in the sun

It didn't take too long
Before I figured out
That love had taken me by surprise
It took some time before
You said those three small words
But I always saw it in your eyes

And I know it's cliche
But it's our wedding day
We were meant to be together
In every way
It took over four years
To get to where we are here
We were meant to be together
Today

We've been through many trials
Challenges and pain
And there are still hard times in store for us
But each day we face we'll make a
Promise to ourselves
To love, respect, and always trust

And I know it's cliche
But it's our wedding day
We were meant to be together
In every way
It took so many years
To get to where we are here
We were meant to be together
Today

I've spent my life searching for you
Your love makes all my dreams come true
I love you more than words could say
We'll face whatever comes our way

Each time I see your face
It's painted on my heart
And my life will never be the same

When we've seen better days
and when our plans go astray
We are meant to be together
Anyway
Laughter, joy, forgiveness, tears
For the rest of our years
We were meant to be together
Forever

We were meant to be together
Today