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lyrics

AUTOMATIC
by Derek Bishop

I was always wearing weights on my feet
All of my excuses all made concrete
The same old reasons cued up on repeat

And you pushed me from the start to disbelieve
Not to accept “not trying” as a defeat
Not to stand still, content with my dreams incomplete

Now, baby, I’m automatic
Every time I explain it to you
You always think that I’m so dramatic
But this is where my life’s lead me to
So now I can’t stand idly by or just sit and relax
’Cause, baby, I’m automatic
And I’m sorry but I just can’t go back

You, you’re always walking faster than me
Are you trying to catch up to where you should be
In the future you used to foresee?

So why couldn’t I just let you go free?
Instead of tethering all those dreams you conceived
On this worn out, broke down version of me?

But, baby, you’re so fantastic
Every moment I’m spending with you
There are times when I’m feeling static
And I’ll blame restlessness on you
But every time I look into your eyes
Please know there’s no regret
’Cause, baby, you’re so fantastic
I’m sorry but sometimes I forget

’Cause, baby, I’m automatic
And every time I explain it to you
You always think that I’m so dramatic
But this is where your love lead me to
No, I can’t sit idly by or just sit and relax
’Cause, baby, I’m automatic
And I’m sorry but I just won’t go back

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from Bicycling in Quicksand, released April 7, 2015

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Derek Bishop New York, New York

Derek Bishop's sophomore album 'Bicycling Quicksand' blends disco, euro-pop, and new wave stylings. The ten-song album features Derek’s trademark energy, showcasing bona fide grooves that harken back to the days when the music was funky and the beats were undeniable. ... more

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