Rules of Engagement

from by Juliana Finch

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I’d like to let you in
But I’ve met some wolves in sheep’s skin
Seem to be soft and benign
Until they show their canines
Show me those canines

You say you’re not all like that
You say you wear a white hat
Pardon me if I call bullshit
But You’ve had a lifetime to prove it

Don't apologize
Show me what's inside
If there's something you don't like, well, you can rearrange it
The truth is what you do, it's up to you to change it

I'm sorry to say you were taught wrong
There's more than one way to be strong
Stand on the neck of your sister
Or reach out a hand to help lift her
Lift her

You have a key to my heart
But I own the land
You get to hold them sometimes
But these are my hands, these are my hands

Don't apologize
Show me what's inside
If there's something you don't like, well, you can rearrange it
The truth is what you do, it's up to you to change it

In this body since birth
I have to carefully choose every move
Stand my ground, prove my worth
Answer questions that aren't asked of you
If that seems strange
Well we can rearrange it
It's up to you so tell the truth and follow through and change it

You have a key to my heart
but I own the land
You get to hold them sometimes
but these are my hands, these are my hands, these are my hands...

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from Way Down, released April 28, 2018

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Juliana Finch Durham, North Carolina

Pie-fueled indie folk.

Juliana Finch “sounds the way a good bourbon tastes.” A Georgia-based singer/songwriter with strong Americana roots, Juliana earns her spot in a long tradition of storytelling songwriters with a sultry, soothing voice and carefully crafted lyrics. ... more

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