Vanilla (I'm Not Sexy)

from by Marian Call

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD has nineteen tracks -- including three bonus songs only available on the CD or here on Bandcamp -- recorded live in London and Osnabrück. The CD is packaged in an Oasis carbon-neutral recycled digipak, including a recycled bottle plastic tray, with six panels of artwork printed with vegetable-based inks. Album art features photos by Valette Keller, Craig Richmond, Adam Levermore, and Patrick Race, plus doodles by Marian Call. Perfect for signing when you next catch Marian at a show!

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The original studio version of this song appears on the album 'Vanilla.' Obviously.

lyrics

I’m not sexy, but I really want to be
I hear that’s normal for my demographic
I don’t look good in skirts, and even wedges hurt my feet
And I can’t keep a straight face and say ‘orgasmic’

Oh, I’m not hip, but I really want to be
All the bands I like you’ve heard of, and I watch too much TV
And I’m not cute, and I think too hard to be sweet
But not enough to get a real job or converse insightfully –
This is the part where you politely disagree.

My virtues are too dull to entertain,
but you can always count on me.

A nicely balanced budget’s less than thrilling,
and courtesy’s outdated, and sobriety is lame
Reliability is not appealing
But I don’t know any other way to be
I love people and I want them to love me

My virtues are vanilla at best, but you can always call on…

I’ll sing for you, I’ll sing for you
I’ll be the first one by your side
And the last one to leave
I’ll give you everything I’ve got,
I’ll get you anything you need
I’m not much to entertain,
But you can always call on me

I’m sorry I’m not meaner
I’m sorry I don’t bite
I’m sorry I don’t break as many hearts as you might like
I’m not hip or cute or spontaneous or sweet,
And I know that I’m such a fool,
But I’ll love you real good if you’ll let me make
a dumb mistake or two. Oh,

I’m not sexy, but I’ll love you if you let me…

My baby took me out one Saturday night,
and I could tell he could tell I’m a square
I asked him, ‘baby, where are we goin’?’
and he said, ‘apparently nowhere.’
He said-a ‘you don’t bark and you don’t bite,
so what use have I got for you?’
I said, ‘my crimes may not be half so entertaining as yours,
but let me tell you baby what I can do…

I’ll sing for you, I’ll sing for you
I’ll be the first one by your side
And the last one to leave
I’ll give you everything I’ve got,
I’ll get you anything you need
I’m not much to entertain,
But you can always call on me

credits

from Marian Call: Live in Europe, released February 4, 2013

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Marian Call Alaska

Marian Call loves making music for you. She sounds a little like Joni Mitchell meets They Might Be Giants & Regina Spektor for bourbon & laughs. She hails from Alaska but can often be found touring North America and Europe, and she lives on Twitter. Her songs are quirky, geeky, eclectic acoustic confections that taste like vanilla-cinnamon-chipotle something. ... more

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