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Killing Time

Killing Time is a song by Atlanta musician DeDe Vogt. DeDe is a
true Atlanta musician - a major part of the local music scene. She
has played bass for a number of bands, from Indigo Girls to Boink Dee
Deek, to Kristen Hall's former band OK Fine to the Paper Dolls, for
whom she wrote this song. She helps local talent, too - recording
demos and such... And she's a fine singer/songwriter in her own
right - she puts on an interesting set featuring covers from 30's
blues to Joni Mitchell to Led Zeppelin, as well as her own originals,
which are pretty damn good. And she has a really unique style of
guitar fingerpicking - I've never seen anything like it. She also
plays a mean mandolin. And, she's a pretty funny lady, from what
I've observed. Anyway, the girls did this song in 1987. It was kind
of a trade, actually - the girls did the Paper Dolls' Killing Time,
and the Dolls did Amy's Blood and Fire. (MANGLED it, if you ask me
- though I kinda liked the Dolls, even despite that. At least, I
liked two of their covers - Nancy Sinatra's These Boots are Made For
Walkin', and Jimi Hendrix's Fire. ) Anyway...
Killing Time.
Who is counting sleepless nights?
Who is counting letters I meant to write?
Who is counting at all?
If you are, I look pretty small
But no matter what I do
If I couldn't be call you mine
If I couldn't be with you
I'd just be killing time
You went searching for me in the night sky
And when I burned away, you wondered why
Well, I'll tell you, babe, I could not bear to stall
I fell too fast, I fell too far
Big, big fishes in little ponds
I've seen them walk around with magic wands
There ain't no magician hidden inside of me
So no matter what you hear, I hope you see
That just when I'm trying to be tall
That's when I end up looking pretty small
No matter what I do
(And you know I will burn)
If I couldn't be call you mine
(Like a star in the sky)
If I couldn't be with you
(All I'd be doing is)
I'd just be killing time

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