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Allison Scola: Music

Shacked Up in Brooklyn

(Words and music by Allison Scola and Janie Barnett)
Allison Scola: lead vocal, clarinet
Janie Barnett: acoustic guitar
Steve Jabas: electric guitar
Mark Verdino: electric bass
Dave Mancuso: drum kit
Evija Kiger: violin
Jeanne LeBlanc: cello

String arrangement by Janie Barnett
Clarinet arrangement by Allison Scola and Janie Barnett
Produced by Janie Barnett
Engineered and mixed by Jon Gordon
Published by Allison Scola (BMI) and Minor Regrets Music (ASCAP)

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I usually wouldn’t start
Wouldn’t entertain a thought in my heart
But time spent together drew me into a dream

I know you are a taken man
Shacked up with silverware in Brooklyn
But I can’t seem to get my head ‘round your ways

Chorus
Now’s just not the time for you and I
Now’s just not the time, I have to deny myself
‘Cause as much as my heart is free to fly
You, Sweet, are shacked up in Brooklyn

The revelation of secret thoughts
Intoxicates me, binds me in knots
But the pulse in my chest is bitter sweet

Your hands on my back firm and strong
Help me forget all this is wrong
But my conscience says, we’re better than this scheme

Chorus

My affinity for you is deeply sincere
My passion for you won’t disappear

Chorus