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Some guys want to control every nuance, want to tell you every answer, want to pat you on the head and hold your hand and spell it out when all you really need is a moment's peace.

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I am sitting in the backseat of my car
I know the chauffeur’s name but I can’t see the car’s direction
Hey mister, give me the wheel
“Hush darlin’, don’t cry”
He said, “Hush darlin’, don’t cry”

Somehow I’m trapped in my own car
Can’t see the chauffeur’s face, he won’t let me sit beside him
But mister, this is my car
“Hush darlin’, don’t cry”
He just said, “Hush little darlin’, don’t cry”

I just want to be the driver
I don’t want to follow your lead
I don’t want your constant guidance
Hey, I don’t want your world
I said hey, I can’t be your girl

We switch places and I’m at the wheel
I know this chauffeur well, he is one bad backseat driver
Hey mister, I’m going insane
“Hush darlin’, don’t cry”
He just said, “Hush darlin’, don’t cry”

I just want to be the driver
I don’t want to follow your lead
I don’t want your constant guidance
Hey, I don’t want your world
I said hey, I can’t be your girl

‘Cause I just want to sit in silence
I don’t want you in my backseat
I am dropping you off on the corner
Hey, have fun in your world
I said hey, I am my own girl

Hey mister, how does it feel?
Hush darlin’, don’t cry
I said, Hush darlin’, don’t cry

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from Rebirth (20th Anniversary Release), released September 15, 2018
Written & performed by Leslie Hudson
4-Track recording by Simon Lebrun
at HSC Project Studio, Hamilton ON

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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