Perfekt World

by Clara Lofaro

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released April 4, 2008

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Clara Lofaro New York, New York

Clara Lofaro is a CanadianPop Songstress who uses her empowering vocals and songwriting as a vehicle to embrace our differences through music. With six Toronto Music awards and hundreds of song placements on television and film under her belt, Clara Lofaro is redefining what it means to be a pop singer and in-demand songwriter. ... more

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Track Name: Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Clara Lofaro

You still want someone to cradle you
As you rocket to the moon
While everybody’s watching
You’re in a big balloon
You hide behind a cloud to think
While they all think you’re gone
Treasure-hunting paradise
And bringing presents home

Chorus:
And it’s a hard, hard line to keep hummin’
It’s been a long, long time a comin’
When the moon, moon goes a missin’
I’d like to hold onto the good times
When all of the angels in my life
Kiss me and tell me…
We’re birds of a feather babe.

Ba-ba-bara-ba-ba-bara-ba-ba-ba-ba (2x)

You take a step outside the sky
And wonder to the ground
If all that you were searching
Will ever make a sound
You wonder if the dragon flowers
Will ever know your name
Why all the greatest memories
Never choose to stay

Chorus…
Ba-ba-bara-ba-ba-bara-ba-ba-ba-ba (2x)

Bridge
And I see now, we all live…
In our own world
Our complicated something
In our own world
Making the best of what we find
In our own world
The clocks just go on ticking
And the only thing we’re missing
Is our life.

Chorus (2x)
Ba-ba-bara-ba-ba-bara-ba-ba-ba-ba (2x)
Track Name: Bitch Go Off
Bitch Go Off
Clara Lofaro

You made me push
You made me scream
You made me beg to show you what I mean
You made me fight
You made me crawl
I had to scratch my way through your wall

Think you’re so cool
Well, I’m not blind
Didn’t your father teach you to be kind
Bitch Go Off
Save your day
Shine up all your shoes
And walk away

Hey!

Chorus:
There’s no pretendin’ ‘cuz I won’t be spendin’ my time with you
I’m just to busy now don’t have a tizzy, babe don’t be blue
Don’t mean to scare you but I am prepared to if you don’t move
I may be smilin’ but I’m reconcilin’ all I been through
YOU MADE ME

You made me laugh
You made me crush
Then like a pussy you put up a fuss
Say I’m too wild
Not yours to tame
Don’t spoil my fun if you don’t wanna play

HEY!!

CHORUS

Bridge:
Where’s your whistle
Where’s your fiddle
Where’s your camera
Come and see this Bitch Go Off

Where’s your saddle
Where’s your paddle
Where’s your ladder
Come and see this Bitch Go Off
Come and see this Bitch Go Off
Come and see this Bitch Go Off
Come and see this Bitch Go….

CHORUS
Track Name: No Way Home
No Way Home
Clara Lofaro

Gray skies, blue birds
Outcast their backdrop
Stairwells and alleybies
Riddled with Picasso’s art

CHORUS
I write on these sidewalks
I paint on this grass
I sing to the bluebirds
I live an outcast
With No Way Home

Endless dirt roads
Freedom is winding by
Seems life’s a crossroad
Forever asking why

CHORUS
I write on these sidewalks
I paint on this grass
I sing for my mother
I live off your cash
With No Way Home

BRIDGE
You don’t wanna marry me
I’m not the kind of girl
To give birth to a family
To leave them insecure
You don’t wanna marry me
I live my life too fast
To be your mother and your friend
To trust our love to last
Past…

Gray skies
Past many stairs
Through meadows and graveyards
Past airplanes and dragon flowers
All I have is my brave heart

CHORUS
I reign on these sidewalks
I feed on this grass
I dance with the bluebirds
I savor the past
With No Way Home

Bridge…


I reign on these sidewalks
I smoke up this grass
I reach for my father
I beg love to last
Past No Way Home.
Track Name: Waterfall
Waterfall
Clara Lofaro

I bleed for you
From this seedy room
I will flee for you
Pave the way to a new day

I conceive with you
All I’d never do
I believe in you
This will stay, Oh let it stay

There’s nothing in this world that can begin to
Explain the way my heart is tangled in two
I’ll scrawl under this waterfall
And start a river of it all
Until it paves a channel home to you

And all I need to know babe

(Is) Will you catch me when I’m fallin’
Give me somethin’ to hold onto
You just scream my name
And I’ll aim for you
You could wrap your arms around me
Feel like somethin’ good has found me
You just scream my name and I’ll be waitin’

I will breathe you in
Do it all in sin
Take this begging heart
And make it sing, Oh let it sing

You will have me then
Where the river bends
On this jaded stone
We’ll let it all go again

There’s nothing in this world that can begin to
Explain the way my heart is tangled in two
I’ll scrawl under this waterfall
And start a river of it all
Until it paves a channel home to you

And all I need to know babe

(Is) Will you catch me when I’m fallin’
Give me somethin’ to hold onto
You just scream my name
And I’ll aim for you
You could wrap your arms around me
Feel like somethin’ good has found me
You just scream my name and I’ll be waitin’

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Blue
BLUE
Clara Lofaro

It’s alright boy
I’ll be doin’ fine boy
Though I’m standin’ at the crossroads
And I don’t know what to do

I’ve a blue heart
And it’s a late start
Suck another cigarette
And try to follow through


It’s alright babe
We’ll be doin’ fine babe
Though it’s better than it’s ever been
It’s still not right

Oh I am careless
Yes, I am fearless
Oh, I know that you can’t win,
Fighting your whole life

CH
He listens
He cares
Tells me that he’s goin nowhere
The sound of his voice,
Like he hasn’t got a choice

He gives me his time
Holds his breath to wait for mine
He quiets the noise
Like it’s what he most enjoys….
We’ll be doin’ fine


It’s alright child
We’re doin’ fine child
Though I’ll never feel quite high enough,
I owe it to be true

Guess I am hopeless
In this solace
The odds were built only to lose
And I may break down tonight

CHORUS
Track Name: Perfekt World
Perfekt World
Clara Lofaro

Vs:
If it were just you and me
The birds and flees
No big big house
Or limousine
Would you still follow me through town
Glad I’d be around

If I had no news for you
No fancy words
No high, high hopes
Or black and blue pearls
Would you still call me every day
Be sure that I’m ok

CH:
It’s not fair to say it’s easy to be who I am
And the world will make you crazy if you give it all you have
What don’t love you’ll make you stronger
Now I’m stronger than a brick
If you could listen to my heart
I’d give you it

Vs:
If there were mouths to feed
A size fourteen
A piano room with dusty dreams
Would you still look at me that way
Before you went away

If I never married him
But loved his boy
Had our ups and downs
No perfect joy
Would you still hold your head up high
Conjure up some pride

CH:
It’s not fair to say it’s easy to be who I am
And the world will make you crazy if you give it all you have
What don’t love you’ll make you stronger
Now I’m stronger than a brick
If you could listen to my heart
I’d give you it

BRIDGE
Where did we go wrong believing in this Perfect World
Where all our mothers and daughters we perfect girls
Where did we go wrong believing in this perfect life
Where all our fathers and brothers were always right
Vs:
If I never climbed that mountain high in Spain
Looking down from the aliens window pain
Would my fantasies still run
Leave the open world undone

If I never wrote the song that bought our freedom
By a long, long river close to home
Truth is I don’t know how to get there
I don’t know what it is

CHORUS
It’s not fair to say it’s easy to be who I am
Though the world has made me stronger,
It’s still stronger than I am
What don’t love you’ll make you crazy
Now I’ve fallen like a brick
If you could crawl under my heart
I’d give you it

If you could listen to my heart
I’d give you it
Track Name: Don't Punish Me
Don’t Punish Me
Clara Lofaro

He’s runnin’ down the highway
With ribbons in his hair
Bumpers going sideways
Feathers everywhere
He wants to catch the world by storm
Wants life to take a chair
Bumpers parting sideways
Feathers stop and stare

“I’ll meet you at my funeral.” he says.
You can’t stop me here alive or dead
I need some help, a doctor or a priest
Don’t punish me. Help me out or leave

CHORUS
Ooo…Don’t punish me
Ooo…For what you see
Ooo…Don’t punish me
Ooo…You’re blind to be
Ooooo- Punishin’ me

You see I was a doctor before I was a priest
Found my faith in healin’, lost it in disease
I traveled all this country, to find it all the same
I give you tears for laughter, come now let it rain

Come now let it rain

This doctor had a baby, tried to make her mine
Raised her right on Sundays, girl kept crying all the time
She thought that I would listen, thought that I would care
Too busy healing nothing, taught her a life unfair

CHORUS

You listen to a doctor
You bow down to a priest
Appreciate a mother
Leave a drag queen beggin’ please
I tell you I’m not crazy
Just wakin’ up too late
Take me out or leave now
But don’t punish me

See, she wen’t runnin’ down the highway
With ribbons in her hair
Her mother didn’t listen
Her father didn’t care
She thought she’d catch the world by storm
Thought life would take a chair
Bumpers going sideways
Feathers everywhere
Bumpers going sideways
Feathers Everywhere
Bumpers going sideways
Feathers everywhere

CHORUS
Track Name: Fall
Fall
Clara Lofaro

Won’t you come down off that ledge
I’m not tryin’ to make you fall
Come down off that ledge
You don’t have to try that hard

There’s an anniversary gonna pass us by
On that snowy day
Let the snowflakes go down slow
Cuz he’s not coming out to play

Come down off that ledge
I’m not tryin’ to make you fall
Come down off that ledge
You don’t have to try that hard

And you work til it hurts and you drain every bit
Of distance between you and love
And you pay what it takes to redeem every break
That builds you a life in this world
And you fall

She came down off that ledge
On that winter day
She came down off that ledge
No, she’s not coming out to play

And the train tracks call your name
As you hustle up a fight
Oh, the tunnel’s all a glow
But there’s no train tonight

So you walk home til morning
And the city’s breaking down
Oh, the ghosts keep you moving
When there’s no one around

You call out her name but it’s not the same
And the ocean is starting to cry
For the fight fought for good and the lady who stood
Alone in an indulgent crowd

You try to forget that there’s nothing left
To give you a reason to live
You try to pretend you’ll see her again
As you open your arms and dive in

Oh, we work ‘til it hurts and we drain every bit
Of distance between us and love
And we pay what it takes to redeem every break
That builds us a life in this world
And we fall
We Fall
We Fall
We Fall
Track Name: Fever
Fever
Clara Lofaro

You burned the pictures
You watched them crumble
You caught a fever
Now it is gone

You called me princess
Though indirectly
I caught the fever
Now it is gone

It is gone
It is gone
I caught the fever
Now it is gone
It is gone
It is gone
You burned the picture
Now it is gone

You watched a filmstrip
She smelled just like me
You got the shivers
They quickly passed

You wrote a letter
I cried a little
You mailed a tissue
But they were gone

They were gone
They were gone
You mailed a tissue
But they were gone
They are gone
They are gone
You got the shivers
Now they are gone

You healed my memory
You cleansed my body
We let it linger
For much too long

My heart won’t see you
My hips don’t feel you
You said forever
Forever’s gone

Now, it’s gone
It is gone
We let it linger
Now it is gone
It is gone
It is gone
You said forever
Forever’s gone
It is gone
It is gone
I caught your fever
Now it is gone
It is gone
It is gone
You burned the picture
Now it is gone
Track Name: Tractor
Tractor
Clara Lofaro

Ma, my hair is longer than it’s ever been
I’ve done it all backwards as I work at this machine
This machine called living- that is just getting by
This broken-down tractor that keeps me alive

The drain sifts my efforts, I forget how to breathe
I forget this is worth it, there is nothing that I need.
Never known an easy battle, never walked a straight line
And it takes too much out of me, just to survive

CHORUS
You caught me on my last rope
Waiting for the crane
To blow me away
Handed me your last hope
Waiting til I try
And I don’t know why…

All that was so precious is nothing to me now
There’s no more room for bullshit, the bittersweet’s gone sour
Catch up all the birdies and crush ‘em in a cage
I’m not going to hold my waste, I know that I can’t save them-

Chorus…

Roamed the dirt to find someone who’d love and let me be
One who’d look me in the eye and kiss me as I bleeded (pause)
His fragrance warms my soft spot, it lives in my hair
There to give me one more chance, we both know life’s no fair
As you…

CHORUS
Catch me on my last hope
Waiting for the crane
To blow me away
Handing me your last rope
Waiting til I try
And I don’t know why
Don’t know why...