I actually had to speak to the police about the lyrics to this song. LOL. I felt like it was my Salman Rushdie moment albeit on a much smaller scale. At this time, I had a stalker and was exploring those issues ("art as therapy"). Tons of fun!! See the lyrics to "Sweetheart Come on" and its references to Stockholm Syndrome..


You could say it makes you feel
more lustful and wicked and savage.
Too trustful and sinful to manage.
And your luck is all up to the planets.
Our love is so battered and damaged.
It’s like a child being born on a whim.
Let the fights now begin.
Who can you trust anymore?
Who can you trust when you’re poor?

I can wreck it if you want it. I can take your dreams away.
My pawns are at the ready; my armies are on the way. Hey hey.

You could swear it makes you
explode into a rage or a fling
but on your finger there’s no diamond ring.
Just tell me; I’ll do anything.
I’ve been practicing for forgiving.
It’s like courage let loose from a word
swooping down and then up like a bird.
Who can you trust anymore?
Who can you trust when you’re poor?

My spies are on the lookout for anything you might do.
Don’t you have any doubt that I’m always watching you.
I don’t care what it costs me; I won’t live a life like this.
You will regret you lost me; I assure you I’ll be missed.


from RADIO FRIENDLY FIRE: Demos 2013​-​14, released December 20, 2014
Written, recorded, and not very produced by Mackenzie Kristjon.



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