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Second Grade

from Songs of Defiance by John Shields

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lyrics

In the schoolyard, we would play
Me and Ashley every day
Back in Clovis second grade
Second grade
So, Brittney was Ashley’s friend
I had Brandon and Quinn
I’d do math work for all of them
All of them

I like-liked Ashley, Brittney like-liked me
Ashley like-liked Harrison, I’m as jealous as can be

So I bought her a ring
It was plastic from a vending machine
It was U.S. flag-themed
Flag themed

Happenstance eroded, I wasn’t a real person yet
And I assume that most of us feel the same
Happenstance eroded, I wasn’t a real person, yet
For years my eyes were darkened with shame

Ashley was a queen
Of mixed signals, threw the ring
In the trashcan of all things
She could do
But then Ashley agreed
To kiss me behind the swings
I was nervous… excitedly

Recess bell sounded, we made our way to the scene
We closed our eyes together and what happened was a dream

I kissed Ashley, then Brittney
Jessica, Audrey, Maya, Emily, and Quinn

Happenstance eroded, I wasn’t a real person yet
And I assume that most of us feel the same
Happenstance eroded, I wasn’t a real person, yet
For years my eyes were darkened with shame

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from Songs of Defiance, released October 9, 2020
John Shields: Vocals, Backing Vocals, Wurlitzer, Bass, Organ, Synthesizers, Clarinet, Oscillator
Dwight King: Drums
Luisa Marion: Violin
Emily Jenkins: Cello
Produced / Engineered by John Shields, Seth Howard
Mixed by Dwight King, Joshua Brown
Recorded at Temple Recording Studio
Mastered by Edsel Holden III at Red Act Studios

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