Consolation Prize

by Kate Sloan

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baby, can you even hear me?
or are you still a million miles away?
'cause physically, i know you're near me
but still you feel a million miles away

and even when my nose is pressed against your chest
a part of me still knows i'm not the one that you like best

i know i'm only a stand-in
here to soften your landin'
i'm a compromise, i'm a sad surprise
but honestly, i'd rather be your consolation prize
than say goodbye
i don't wanna say goodbye

was she the one you're meant to marry?
you wonder that; i'm wondering that too
your easy resignation scares me
you'll never let me keep the best of you

you've lost the one you love, the princess you pursue
but maybe you could love an understudy for your ingenue

i know i'm only a stand-in
here to soften your landin'
i'm a compromise, i'm a sad surprise
but honestly, i'd rather be your consolation prize
than say goodbye
i don't wanna say goodbye

it's agony to me
that i can never be
the one you clearly need

it must be agony to you
but there is something you can do
it's standing right in front of you

heartache hurts, but it's man-made
it's time to rip off the band-aid
no more compromise, no more sad surprise
i honestly don't want to be a consolation prize
so say goodbye
might be time to say goodbye

you let me in, but just a little
you always seemed a million miles away
i'm tired of playing second fiddle
so soon i'll be a million miles away

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released December 18, 2016
Thank you to Brent Black for songwriting guidance!

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Kate Sloan Toronto

20-something from Toronto. Sex journalist by day, ukulele songstress by night. Writes songs about love, sex, fictional characters, and occasionally jellyfish.

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