Scared of Myself

by Scott Watson

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Self-derisory punk pop. We can't like ourselves all of the time and I often don't.

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SCARED OF MYSELF:
Can’t look in the mirror cos I’m scared of myself.
And it's no good blaming anyone else.
When I drink I drink to get drunk.
Collapse on the bed when the last one’s sunk.
My body wants things my mind tries to reject.
In the hopeless quest for other people’s respect.
I tell 'em that I love 'em and I mean every word.
But I harbour ambitions that are so absurd.

Daren't look in the mirror cos I'm scared of myself.
But it's no good implicating anyone else.
Everything I do, I do to excess.
In the hopeless quest to impress.
I tell 'em that I love 'em and I mean every word.
But I've macabre ambitions which should not be heard...

Daren’t look in the mirror cos I’m scared of myself.
And it's no good blaming anyone else.

Won't look in the mirror cos I'm scared of myself.
Spend every day wishing I was someone else.
Everything I do I do to impress.
Yet she turns off the lights when I undress.
My body is a temple no one worships in.
But the church in my mind is full of sin.

Can’t look in the mirror cos I'm scared of myself.
But it's no good blaming everyone else.
Everything I do, I do to excess.
In the hopeless quest to impress.
I tell 'em that I love 'em and I mean every word.

Can't look in the mirror.
Daren't look in the mirror.
Won't look in the mirror.
What lurks in the mirror?
What lurks in the mirror?

(c) 2015, Scott Watson

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released October 15, 2015
Recorded April - September 2015
Mixed & mastered by D.James

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Scott Watson Middlesbrough, UK

Scott is a singer/songwriter based in Teesside.

In the 90s he was a member of Manchester-based My Beautiful Launderette. MBL gigged around the UK and supported bands including Half Man Half Biscuit and Marion.

There was label interest from the likes of 4AD. Steve Lamacq described the band as having 'clever lyrics and neat flouncy pop tunes'.

Scott's influences range from from Abba to Zappa.
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