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Scared Of You

by Laura Imbruglia

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TRICKS You deliver bones to me, An undeniable demise hangs quietly. It's intoxicating, that autonomy. We aren’t treating this matter as suspicious. Time is fleeting, the family are religious. And they’re always right on time With something carefully designed. Selling magic but performing... Drain the river dry, dry, dry There’s a mountain and a road off to the side And no point in looking for you, still I tried. Declared it dead when you mentioned the weather. You cared, I bled - it made me feel better. And you’re always right on time With something carefully designed to stick. Selling magic but performing tricks. We aren’t treating this matter as suspicious. Time is fleeting, leave me your dirty dishes. Cos you’re always right on time With something carefully designed to hit. Selling magic, just performing. Selling magic, just performing tricks.
THE CREEPS When I'm out getting dinners Minding my own damn business Out on the town seeing a show It's not for want of trying It's not like I'm still crying But every time I see you, You give me the creeps I wish that I could hide it The pain that you provided comes flooding back and I can't speak I force awful exchanges with all surrounding strangers before I speak to you cos you give me the creeps Why doesn't time heal all unpleasant? Take back your gift of omnipresent These days I love another This shame still makes me shudder I wish it wouldn't hang around. There's something broken in me I guess I need therapy...if after five long years, you still give me the creeps.
GIVE BOYS PINK TOYS Hold a mirror up to your face Should someone else be in your place? When she's walking home at a quickened pace, It’s not cos she’s participating in a race. Give boys pink toys It’s a character-building thing - To stomp, not dance on the ceiling To stare, not glance at our ugly things. It starts when men are children so be better with them. Give boys pink toys
You're Shit 01:34
YOU'RE SHIT Vote on my rights I'll take your advice And hand you the knife To murder my wife You're shit. You're shit. Running the show On thirty below Your salary grows And nobody knows You're shit. You're shit. The rolling heads have knocked over the pins inside the frame you're standing in. The bin is where you're going next, to join the other pieces of shit. You're shit.
DIPTYCH Slow the beating of my heart Oh, repeating counterpart It’s not a trick - we’re a diptych. Every chance you get to go, These branches no longer grow. That’s so unkind. Where’s my sunshine? You tell me you feel it too, I’m still scared of you, Tell me you feel the same. What’s this horror I have found buried in the underground? Why’d you unlock Pandora’s box? You tell me you feel it too, I’m still scared of you, Tell me you feel the same. What if I don’t wanna let you go?
CBT 04:15
CBT Every single morning as I step outside I wonder if I'll ever feel satisfied (I'm middle class, I'm cis and I'm white) Feeling like a cat that's fallen in a bath and just like on the telly, everybody laughs! Funniest home anxiety Lisa says I need CBT Well I dunno, maybe she's right. Jury’s out on whether it is cruel or kind To force a normal life on a creative mind I can try to cooperate Some things are harder to tolerate Take me as I am How would Brian Eno learn to self improve? Ask the Oblique Strategy cards what to do: "Trust in the you of now" That's such a fucking cop out, so I draw again: "Honor thy error as a hidden intention" I can try to cooperate Do you love more than tolerate? Baby, don’t pretend Take me as I am Be a friend You could be all that I needed. You could be.
Shame 02:57
SHAME The mud that sticks in the cracks in the tyres The tiny lakes fighting wild fires The four sad men on the wrong side of the room Getting off getting in the way Waddling wildlife in swift decay Pretty soon you're entombed and behind plate glass And oh, what a legacy - clinging pathetically. I'm glad I'm not your daughter I'm glad I'm not your son I'm glad I'm not your doctor or your God, your shower scum Shame Oh, what a legacy - clinging pathetically to your shame.
CARRY YOU AROUND We don't exist in bubbles and therein lies the problem, I find We intertwine and overlap, we share, We're breathing the same air. And all this hurts my narrow head a bit (a lot) when I forget that every bed I make's a piece of cake and you're eating it too. I try to shrink you down and carry you around. A dollar for every time we lose a fight with our own mind, Say love is blind and justify the times we don't see eye to eye Is it unusual to wish we were built like automobiles? Remove a fuse for everything you wish you don't or shouldn't feel. Imagine miles you might’ve covered if we were thus modified, roboticized, lobotomized... I’m onto something! Try to shrink you down and carry you around, If I could shrink you down and carry you around.
Now I'm Mum 03:06
NOW I'M MUM I was as ready as I'd ever be I'd even say I was almost happy I had a nice big house that wasn't mine En route to good I got stuck in alright Just as Bill Withers said I might I settled in and pondered you I could think of three good men to knock me up It's not something I'd thought about before The mere suggestion made my sisters cackle But I soldiered on undeterred I made some calls, I put the feelers out to see how many good men were about I thought you could brighten up my life If I didn't care about looks And so that's how we both ended up here It's gonna get easier every year You can look after me when I'm dying I could think of three good men to knock me up And if I didn't care about looks? Five And so I settled on the fertile one Now I'm Mum
Casual 04:41
CASUAL I dream of holding you tight, Of rolling around kissing you in the night. Boat trips on turbulent seas, staring at the floating fish coming for me. Can’t recognize fiction from factual. We live together but it’s casual. Dumb internal monologue- I feel envy when you cuddle the dog. Make me aware that you care, Did I just imagine something that’s not there? We have become strictly conceptual, Some days we even make it sexual. News sites spicing up my life, Reading up on how some poor sucker died. Dying to see you again as less than a villain and more than a friend. We have been standing at the precipice for so long I became a nihilist. And if there’s really nothing left for us, when you leave, please leave the dog.


Nick, Alex, Kelly and James for joining me on the musical fun time soul journey friendship train.
Harry Aronsten, The Huxleys and Nick Mckk for the fabulously absurd music videos.
Hugh Boyce for the excellent demos and excellent company.

Rosa Morgan for the beautiful graphic design. Power ballad buddy for life!
Kira Puru and Rex Kane-Hart for making my hunch look photogenic.

Plus: La famiglia Imbruglia, Bron Belcher, Liam Linley, Jon Milne, Georgie McKenzie, Paul Blenheim, Lisa Toone, Al Parkinson, Nicola Gunn, Mayu Kanamori, Jill Chrisp, Gabe Lewis, Alex Lashlie, Loni Thomson, Nik Tropiano, Brian McDonald, Music Victoria, FloodSlicer, The Bundanon Trust, Creative Victoria, Creative Partnerships Australia, City Of Melbourne, Amanda Vitartis, Sarah Guppy and Kara Blakely at This Much Talent, Brent Punshon, Neil Thomason, John Murch, the Pozible pledgers, and all the legends who helped or encouraged me to get this album made.

Scared Of You is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab, City Of Melbourne Arts Grants Program and The Bundanon Trust Artist-In-Residence Program.


released March 29, 2019

All lyrics written by Laura Imbruglia
All music written by Laura except…
CBT (L Imbruglia / L Linley)
Carry You Around, The Creeps (L Imbruglia / A MacRae)
You’re Shit (L Imbruglia / A MacRae / K Dingeldei / J Trewenack)

Design by Rosa Morgan
Album photography by Nick Huggins

Cover photography by Laura Imbruglia (obviously) w/ post by Anne Moffat

Single cover photography by Rex Kane-Hart


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Laura Imbruglia Melbourne, Australia

Australian songwriter Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties, covering a range of genres from folk to throat-tearing punk, dark country, psychedelic rock and everything in between.

Laura’s fourth album “Scared Of You” (produced by Nick Huggins) was released 29 March 2019.
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