Black Glasses- Angela Aki

Been looping it. For some reason it really speaks to me. I suspect it’s both the tune and the way she sings. She makes part of the song sound so erotic, yet so natural, like it was an interaction between friends. Transcribed by me.

Vocal: Angela Aki
Lyrics: Ben Folds and Angela Aki
Music: Ben Folds (?)
Arrangement: Unknown
Album: Answer

I wear black glasses
Just to frame up me, you see
Fancy window dressing in the mirror glass
I reflect a bigger me

I use them as a curtain
with two holes to see the world
When I’m not too certain
If the real me inside is the one who needs to hide

Chorus: In my glasses I’m the wizard of Oz
You can hear my voice I can hear your applause
Would you see a clown if the curtain came down,
It could all turn around
If I take them off
Would you call them off
If I take them off
Take them off… (echo)
For you

Take them off for you, ou

When I wear black glasses
Am I hiding me, from you
Where’s my lion’s courage and the tin man’s heart to feel
Of being up (?) for you

Chorus: In my glasses I’m the wizard of Oz
You can hear my voice I can hear your applause
Would you see a clown if the curtain came down,
Would you stick around and see me through
See me as you
If I take them off
Take them off… (echo)
For you

Ah aaaaahh (I can’t transcribe this part well)

So I wear, black glasses
Am I hiding me from view?
Chorus: In my glasses I’m the wizard of Oz
You can hear my voice I hear your applause
Would you see a clown if the curtain came down,
Would you stick around, if I take them off
Lose the whole thing off, yeah

Chorus: In my glasses I’m the wizard of Oz
You can hear my voice I can hear your applause
Would you see a clown if the curtain came down,
Would you stick around and see me through
See me as you
If I take them off
Take them off… (x3)
For you

1 Response

  1. Aki April 10, 2009 / 9:39 AM

    I love Angela Aki’s songs – especially this song.
    Thanks for the lyrics :)

    xoxo

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