The Way I Glow

from by The Doubleclicks

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This song was written as part of the Song Fu 2012 Songwriting challenge. The prompt was to "Write a Song about Bioluminescence."
Record a podcast in which we discuss the process of writing this song with Ken Plume and Molly Lewis here: www.asitecalledfred.com/songfu2012/

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It's a loud and crowded party
and it's so dark that people find it hard to see
But I can clearly tell
that you're avoiding me

I catch you at last and I finally try
asking why you left without saying goodbye
but you shield your gaze from the light
emitting from my mouth and eyes

I just want to love you but you can't see me for who I am
You'll never look past my appearance and into my soul
I could be there for you and I'd make you proud you were my man
and you might learn to like the way I glow

They call me a failed experiment of science
they say my parents didn't know what they were tryin'
But maybe I'm just more evolved
Think of the problems GFP could solve

You say my DNA's not the issue (it's not)
you pretend this is a regular fight (your'e not listening)
But what does she have that I don't;
except a visage without light

At the end of the night, when I order a drink
People stare at me there and I start to think
That this might be what it was like
to be the missing link

I just want to love you but you can't see me for who I am
You'll never look past my mutations and into my soul
I could be there for you and I'd make you proud you were my man
and you might learn to like the way I glow

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from Song Fu 2012, track released January 25, 2012
Song by The Doubleclicks.

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The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of Portland-based sisters who sing about Dungeons and Dragons, Mr. Darcy, and Dinosaurs.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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