emily curtis

Hindsight

Emily Curtis EP Artwork

1. Fixin to Love You

2. Battleshade

3. Faceless Lover

4. Last Girl Standing

5. Tough Love

 


Lyrics

Fixin to Love You

(Verse 1)
Trying to keep my cool
Every time you come around—ya know it’s like
trying to bottle up lighting
the energy, it’s got my temperature rising
(Verse 2)
what he don’t know
what I’m just not ready to show—but this is how it goes
they say timing’s everything
but I just can’t stop questioning

Chorus 1
How late’s too late
how soon’s too soon
How late’s too late how soon’s too soon
to show you that I’m fixin’ to love you

(Verse 3)
I promise boy that I don’t bite — no
Trying not to wake love till it’s right— that’s right
Redefine the boundary line
Trying not to take what’s not mine
yeah but I just can’t stop questioning

Chorus 2
How late’s too late
how soon’s too soon
to show you that I’m fixin’ to love you
How late’s too late how soon’s too soon
to show you that I’m fixin’ to love you
won’t move too fast we’ll take it slow
won’t move too fast we’ll take our time
I’ll show you that I’m fixin to love you

Bridge
Like trying to bottle up lightning
the energy, its got my temperature rising

Chorus

Battleshade

(Verse 1)
Voices cloud my head
saying who do you think you are
you’ll never get that far
but what they don’t understand
there’s a weapon in my hand
in the color respect demands

(Verse 2)
My walls come crashing down
lookin people in the eye
not afraid to speak my mind
feelings fall far behind
setback and lies won’t faze me
one shade away from crazy

Pre chorus
(woah’s)

Chorus:
Battle shade
color of the blood that’s in my veins
crushing all the doubt that remains
painted on my lips to mask the pain
x2

Post Chorus:
Remember me
say you will
I’ll leave a mark
It won’t fade

Bridge:
shade on my lips that reminds me
fears won’t define me
your sharp words won’t bind me
x2
won’t fade

(Chorus)
Battle shade
color of the blood that’s in my veins
crushing all the doubt that remains
painted on my lips to mask the pain
x2

(Post Chorus)
Remember me
Say you will
I’ll leave a mark
It won’t fade

Faceless Lover

Do I even have a type
Will I find him by swiping right
Some call that desperation, some call it determination
Livin’ in this rom-com world gets me kind of sick
it’s givin’ me those someday blues
feels like a nasty trick

(CHORUS)
I’m sick of crying party girl tears after every fickle fling
the infection of rejection’s strong
showing weakness ain’t my thing
I’m an independent chick
But sometimes I must admit
I hope I see that white horse soon
this one’s just for you- my faceless lover

Now it may seem like I’m coming on strong
but won’t you just play along
my patience might be wearing thin but
I won’t waste time on the playboy trend
the truth is some just see the chase
when they’re looking at my face
some miss me tryn to play it cool
so boy don’t be a fool

(CHORUS)
I’m sick of crying party girl tears after every fickle fling
the infection of rejection’s strong
showing weakness ain’t my thing
I’m an independent chick
But sometimes I must admit
I hope I see that white horse soon
this one’s just for you- my faceless lover

So for now I’ll be you queen of someday
to the rest the one that got away
but when the times right, we’ll both know
cause you won’t want to let me go
(Repeat)

(Chorus)

Last Girl Standing

chorus:
Let’s hear it for the last girl standing
she’s flawless on her own
don’t need no mister right now
seen too many mister wrongs
she sees right through those lyin eyes
she’ll never be tonight’s prize
don’t bother asking her why
ya know why

verse 1:
Stacie’s back on the market
She found her man sneakin around
she isn’t gonna settle
just because she’s s’posed to settle down

verse 2:
She got set up on a blind date
The boy showed up late
She caught him checking out th waitress
He stole some food off her plate
said “baby let’s go back to my place”
Stacy smiled and shook her head
said you can try that on the waitress
and with a wink she walked away

(Chorus)
Let’s hear it for the last girl standing
she’s flawless on her own
don’t need no mister right now
seen too many mister wrongs
she sees right through those lyin eyes
she’ll never be tonight’s prize
don’t bother asking her why
ya know why

(bridge)
Only got one life stay sharp child
one heart, you gotta leave your past behind
You’ll know when it’s the right time
girl you’re doing fine
(Repeat)
Phone conversation

(Chorus)

Tough Love

I’m moving on moving on

It’s been said I need to keep my heart guarded
But did I listen? No
left broken hearted
felt like my pain became another person’s entertainment
I should’ve listened (woah)

[chorus]
I need to let it go
I was headstrong so wrong
now it’s going in a song
maybe now I can break the chains and move on
cause like a wayward child living my life bein’ wild
I’m gettin that tough love, tough love

Held captive by an empty promise and some pretty words
wrong love hurts
Heard the stories of the girl who just becomes an option
I couldn’t be her
believing lies down to my core

[chorus]

(Post Chorus)
Wrong love hurts
wrong love hurts
wrong love hurts

[bridge]
take the empty pages of this life
tell a story of a redeeming love
know this pain only makes me stronger
stronger from this tough love

(Chorus)