The Girl and the Glass

by Ange Takats

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The girl and the glass

My papa was an anxious man,
he taught me how to worry.
My grand-mama thought life was dark,
and wished that death would hurry.
With other nanas baked short bread,
and pretty cupcakes,
my grandma shared her meals on wheels,
with me on Saturdays.

Oh what’s a girl to do -
when the glass is half empty that is given to you?
Oh what’s a girl to do -
when the glass is half empty that is given to you?

And then I met a Buddhist man,
who lived in Bangkok.
He saw my cup half empty,
and offered to fill it up,
with whisky and with wisdom,
and with words from hippy songs.
He showed me how the flowers bloom,
before they move along.

Oh what’s a girl to do –
when the glass is half full that is given to you?
Oh what’s a girl to do –
when the glass is half full that is given to you?

In the years that followed,
I met a few young men.
They told me they were thirsty,
and so I handed them,
my cup to drink – expecting they would take a few small sips.
Who would have thought,
they’d skull the lot,
and toss me in a ditch?

Oh what’s a girl to do –
when love leaves a glass that has nothing for you?
Oh what’s a girl to do –
when love leaves a glass that has nothing for you?

I stood before the mirror,
and took a steady look.
I borrowed from the library,
an Eckhart Tolle book.
It said that happiness was just –
going with the flow.
And so I thought it might be time,
for me to let go.

Oh what’s a girl to do –
without a glass to gaze into?
There’s nothing left to do –
for the girl and the glass are now one not two.

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released May 1, 2012
Written and performed by Ange Takats

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Ange Takats Australia

One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene – Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song.

Her second album Arva mixes Americana folk with the sounds of 1930s jazz … think Joni Mitchell meets Billie Holiday with the Andrews Sisters on backing vocals. It was recorded and produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations).
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