Pretty Genius

by Charlee Remitz

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lyrics

Boy I bet they think you been a good boy
And I bet they think you been goin’ to church
You been praying to god instead of breaking my heart
I wanna know what lies you been telling yourselves
I was the one bleeding
But you and your friends victimized yourselves

Play the guitar for me
While I’m naked in the bathtub
Tell me baby, “I like you like this”
When I’m laying face-down on my mattress
A mindless submissive

No, you didn’t like a pretty genius
You wanted a pathetic girl
To pretend to save from the world
You couldn’t save me from a god damn thing
You can’t even save yourself
Go pretend with someone else

Someone else
Someone simple
Blonde hair
A couple dimples
Someone sprightly and dumb
Doesn’t recognize wrong
Someone you can outshine in the name of love
(Love)

I guess you couldn’t take it
My greatness
So, you played the guitar for me
But you never played my music
I said, “Babe, it’s my identity
that you steal when you don’t say I’m a musician
now a mindless submissive.”

Cause you didn’t like a pretty genius
You wanted a pathetic girl
To pretend to save from the world
(You didn’t like a pretty genius)
You couldn’t save me from a god damn thing
(Not a god damn thing, not a god damn thing)
You can’t even save yourself
Go pretend with someone else
you didn’t like a pretty genius
(Oh)
You wanted a pathetic girl
To pretend to save from the world

Four blue eyes
Dark brown hair
They both loved drinking and John Mayer
He was the funniest person in the world
And for a little while
He was her hero
But the monsters rushed in
And ripped through her skin
They were scared of how she’d glimmer when the lights were dim
She was one true thing in a miserable crowd
She’s a musician
Not a submissive
She didn’t need him
And he knew it
God, it drove him mad
(God, it drove him mad)
So, when their lies started a fire
He let her burn and he ran
(And he ran)

You didn’t like a pretty genius
(ooo)
You wanted a pathetic girl
To pretend to save from the world
No, you didn’t like a pretty genius
You wanted a pathetic girl
To pretend to save from the world
You couldn’t save me from a god damn thing
You can’t even save yourself
Go pretend with someone else

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released September 19, 2019
Charlee Remitz - Lyrics, Production
Paul Lapinski - Mix
Maven Mastering - Master

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Charlee Remitz Los Angeles, California

Charlee Remitz is a Los Angeles based dream pop singer, songwriter, producer, and mixer widely praised for her lyrics, which stretch the pop norm.

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