In Like A Lion

from by Kevin Sinclair

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The old idiom "In like a lion, out like a lamb" is used to parallel the capriciousness of a girl I had a big crush on once upon a time ago. This proved unrequited but I think I got a fine song from the experience.

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‘Twas an outstanding effort
Our first and final fling
Were we playing hide and seek
Or some red rover thing

And you stare at me like Pacino
In Godfather Part II
So just sip your cappucino
My brown-eyed baby blue
You came…

In like a lion, out like a lamb
In like a lion, out like a lamb
Be my sunrise gal, I’ll be your sunset man

She’s pretty enough,
But can she fit the bill
He sees her wedding band
Yet he can’t stand still

You seem to me upset
But this I swear
If you’ll kiss me just twice
I could be debonair

In like a lion, out like a lamb
In like a lion, out like a lamb

Only one hour ‘til sunrise
I will pray for you to stay
But this hour is a malcontent
Which is much to my dismay

So I’ll speak to you once more
That this I swear
I’m so dead without affection
It’s too tough for me to bare

So if you’ll clasp my hand
And lay rest my fears
I’ll smile and I’ll realize this
Goodbye trail of tears

credits

from Feral Children's Almanac, released February 20, 2016
Written by Kevin Sinclair
Vocals, Guitar, Djembe: Kevin Sinclair
Bass: Katie Grealish
Special thanks to Lee Taylor for his contributions.

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