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Polaroids

by The MacQueens

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"Polaroids" was written by Liv MacQueen. It's a story of moving beyond trauma, silencing the naysayers and leaving the past in the past.

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So many miles between today and the life she used to know
An asphalt highway paved over yesterday's dreams
All she had left was a cardboard box of faded Polaroids
A freckled girl with sun-kissed braids and wild eyes

Memories sunk deep, secrets sunk deeper
All she knew was she had to leave here
Try to make a life of her own
When your story's got holes, questions unanswered
Local folks will start their own chatter
Colour in the spaces between the lines

On summer nights the taste of sweet tea and the glow of the fireflies
Take her back to that place where her innocence died
She remembers the night The Boogeyman came
Spreading poison in the water
A baby born to a baby, somebody's daughter

Memories sunk deep, secrets sunk deeper
All she knew was she had to leave here
Try to make a life of her own
When your story's got holes, questions unanswered
Local folks will start their own chatter
Colour in the spaces between the lines

Would mama forgive her
Reach her hand up from the ground?
Would Daddy be a better man
And put the bottle down?
Could the preacher by the river
Wash away all of her shame?
Is it enough to know
She's not to blame?

Memories sunk deep, secrets sunk deeper
All she knew was she had to leave here
Try to make a life of her own
When your story's got holes, questions unanswered
Local folks will start their own chatter
Colour in the spaces between the lines
Memories sunk deep, secrets sunk deeper
All she knew was she had to leave here
Try to make a life of her own

Memories sunk deep, secrets sunk deeper
All she knew was she had to leave here
Try to make a life of her own

credits

released September 17, 2021
The MacQueens are Liv & Kris MacQueen
Written by - Liv MacQueen
Recorded, Produced and Mixed by - Kris MacQueen
Vocals by - Liv MacQueen, Kris MacQueen
Keys - Grant Howard
All Other Instrumentation by - Kris MacQueen
Mastered by Andrew Horrocks - AME Recording Studio

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The MacQueens Kitchener, Ontario

The MacQueens are Kris and Livia, a Canadian married music duo (and sometimes six-piece band) known for compelling songwriting, rich vocal harmonies and intricate instrumentation. In August of 2019 they released their first studio album, "You & Me & Everything". Their music is currently in rotation on over 40 radio stations in Canada, including regular coast to coast to coast rotation on the CBC. ... more

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