What's the Matter With You?

from Perfection At It's Best by Illiteratty

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She had cheeks like a rose but everybody knows
That Sonia was a wild child
Sonia was a wild child
So her transgressions were compiled

You know she had to make amends cause when she hugged her friends
She didn’t want to let em go
No she didn’t want to let em go
Until her mama told her no

She said look at Richard he’s the perfect little picture
Of the way a child ought to be
Yeah he’s the way a child ought to be
And he doesn’t make trouble for me

She said Sonia oh Sonia can’t you see
You gotta learn to act decently
Or they’re never gonna let you be
And Sonia why do you do these things to yourself?
Why can’t you act like everybody else?
What’s the matter with you?
What’s the matter with you?

So then Sonia was cool til she saw him after school
Then she threw Richard in the bay
Yeah she threw Richard in the bay
Now Sonia has to go away

The judge said “I understand she’s completely out of hand
So we got to do what we should
Yeah we gotta do what we should
Cause she’s a danger to the public good”

So then Sonia was in juve but she made an angry move
So they threw her in a padded cell
Yeah they threw her in a padded cell
It was a tiny perfect hell

They said Sonia oh Sonia can’t you see
You got to learn to act decently
Or they’re never gonna set you free
Sonia, why do you do these things to yourself?
Why can’t you act like everybody else?
What’s the matter with you?
What’s the matter with you?

Everybody said when they found her dead
That Sonia was a wild child
Yeah Sonia was a wild child
So her transgressions were compiled

And they said Sonia oh Sonia can’t you see
You got to learn to act decently
Or they’re never gonna let you be
Sonia why do you do these things to yourself?
Why can’t you act like everybody else?
What’s the matter with you?
What’s the matter with you?
What’s the matter with you?

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from Perfection At It's Best, released July 27, 2019

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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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