• Artist: Johnnye Allee
  • Title: I'm the Apostrophe
  • Genre: Pop - Adult Contemporary
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), All Other
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Uncertainty Questioning, Unrequited Love, Confusion, Truth Honesty
  • Lyrics: I move my mouth, you nod your head Have you heard anything I’ve said? I mean, come on now, what’s the deal? Why don’t you tell me what you feel? I knew the situation going in I guess I thought I’d have a thicker skin I’m the apostrophe I’m there to show what’s missin’ Like Marlon Brando’s stand-in Like some dark shadow creepin’ there ‘Cause when you look at me I know it’s him you’re seein’ And what is so confusin’ I don’t even care We talk in terms too vague to tell And yet it’s spoken all too well Whatever means I might employ I’m just another changeling boy No matter how I try to give to you I haven’t found a way of getting through I’m the apostrophe I’m there to show what’s missin’ Like some big yellow ribbon A marble statue standin’ there ‘Cause when you look at me I know it’s him you’re seein’ And what is so amusin’ I don’t even care I’ll find a star and shoot it down I’ll wear your hair shirt, be your clown I’ll make a friend, I’ll start a war Imagine any metaphor If I could carve your face in ivory What a perfect image that would be I’m the apostrophe I’m there to show what’s missin’ Like Marlon Brando’s stand-in Like some dark shadow creepin’ there ‘Cause when you look at me I know it’s him you’re seein’ And what is so amazin’ I don’t even care
  • Keywords: light, Ballad, Desire, Home, Organic

About Johnnye Allee

Johnnye Allee

Los Angeles, CA United States

"With his solo debut, Unless It Isn't, Allee reveals a stunning suite of songs"

-- American Songwriter

"Songcraft with cinematic touches, intricate, original melodies and winning vocal performances"

-- Music Connection

Johnnye Allee is a recipient of the ASCAP/Sammy Cahn Award for excellence in lyric writing (past winners include John Mayer, Josh Ritter and Lori McKenna). Combining a gentle and fluid voice with acoustic piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and drums, his music is an earthy blend of stripped-down, ...

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