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This was the semi-martini for the album. Written and recorded in one day. It's a pretty simple and uninteresting conceit, but it turned into a solid jam.

It is about Amelia Earheart! LET THE INTERNET TREND LEGEND ENGINE CHURN

lyrics

I know you see me when you're out on the street
You make me feel like I just can't compete
You say you're trying but it's hard to believe
Have you ever believed in me?
I take a walk, I take a second to breathe
And any minute I'll be on my knees
Cause it's a full-time job to be free
What with everything that you see
So what do you want from me?
I can't take recidivism
So hit me with some criticism
Look at a rainbow through a prism--
All you see is light
Amelia, ameliorate me
Ameliorate me, Amelia
Amelia, ameliorate me
Ameliorate me, Amelia
Oh Amelia

I started thinking that this must be a dream
I know nothing's ever as it seems
But I've got an eagle eye for recurring themes
And that laugh was a big red flag
So now I'm thinking, staring off into space
Cause it's so hard to look at your sweet face
It's just a memory that I can replace
A mark on my piebald past
A question that won't be asked
There's no time for hesitation
Cause I need an emendation
But still you shake with trepidation
Give me what I need
Amelia, ameliorate me
Ameliorate me, Amelia
Amelia, ameliorate me
Ameliorate me, Amelia

credits

from After Mathematics, released February 2, 2002
Graham Smith

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