Pretty Little Soldier

from by Karyn Ellis

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Inspired by Timothy Taylor's novel, "Blue Light Project". Written by invitation for the Vancouver International Writers Festival - Torn From The Pages series.

lyrics

I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I love you so
I’ll shoot you down…

Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
My pretty little soldier. My pretty little soldier.

I’ll shut you down
I’ll cut you loose
I’ll shake you up, I’ll fake you out
I’ll chase you down
I love you so
I’ll shut you up, I’ll shoot you down

Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
My pretty little soldier. You’re my pretty little soldier.
My pretty little soldier.

Everyone’s a winner, babe
You say to yourself when you’re alone again
You could be a stinger, babe
If you cut down the tops… and rip out the chafe

I love you so
I’ll freak you out
I’ll suck you up, I’ll sic you loose
I’ll seek you out
I’ll mow you down
Throw you down
I’ll light you up, nuke you out
I’ll load you up, I’ll strip you out
I’ll ship you out, I’ll shoot you down

Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
My pretty little soldier. My pretty little soldier.

I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I love you so
I’ll shoot you down, shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I love you so
I’ll shoot you down (shoot you down)

Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?

I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I love you so
I’ll shoot you down, shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down
I love you so
I’ll shoot you down
I’ll shoot you down (shoot you down)

Why do we kill the things we love?
Why do we kill the things we love?

credits

from More Than A Hero, released October 22, 2013
Brian Kobayakawa- bass
Gary Craig- drums
James Robertson - guitar
Karyn Ellis - vocal, ac. guitar
Bryden Baird - flugel horn, trumpet
Don Kerr, Dave Bidini - back up vocals
Choir - Josh Matthews, David Oxley, Amy Campbell, Leah Morise, Mike Bourgeault, Shannon Thompson, Evalyn Parry, Ken Fraser, Diane Hamilton, Michael Holt, Chris Warren

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Karyn Ellis Toronto, Ontario

Her songs are at once sad and hopeful; her voice delicate and dynamic. Described as a “gentle powerhouse of a songwriter” Karyn Ellis delivers thoughtful, crafted lyrics about every day wonders, beauty and hope.

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