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lyrics

TAFFY
by Derek Bishop

I’ve still got the imprints left from your last bite
And I’m trying to carry on and let it heal, despite
The fact that I can’t get away and you’re eyeing me at night
You’re not worth the energy
But still I’ve got to fight

I’m pulled in all directions yet I don’t get a say
When I speak my mind it doesn’t matter anyway
They say it’s a blessing to be needed every day
But you’re needlessly distressing
So just get on your way

Go ahead and pull
Stretch
Chew me out
To you I’m only taffy and you’re in a sugar drought
Even if you’re satisfied
And there really is no need
There’s a yearning deep inside you
Because all you do is feed on me

I know that I present myself all dressed up for delight
I’m reliant on attention and always driven to excite
But that’s not an invitation for you to gnaw at me at night
So don’t mistake my bending
As a sign I think you’re right

Go ahead and pull
Stretch
Chew me out
To you I’m only taffy and you’re in a sugar drought
’Cause even if you’re satisfied
And there really is no need
There’s a yearning deep inside you
Because all you do is feed on me

And how does it taste, all this time we waste?
All you do is feed on me

You’ve left so little substance of me to fletcherize
You wonder why I’m bitter – it should come as no surprise
With only strands of me connecting
And no sign of compromise
I see it’s never-ending
And I guess it’s my demise

Go ahead and pull
Stretch
Chew me out
To you I’m only taffy and you’re in a sugar drought
’Cause even if you’re satisfied
And there really is no need
There’s a yearning deep inside you
There’s a burning need that’s driving you
There’s a burning need inside of you
Because all you do is feed on me

How does it taste, all this time we waste?
How much more can I take before I break?

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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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