It's Too Late

from by Cathy McManamon

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I’ve never been patient
Hating to wait my turn
Stepping aside for the bolder and prettier girls
Trying to hold on
To the dream that I could be like them
‘Cause the books I read, they told me it was true
And all these years later, I haven’t read anything new

But it’s too late to convince me I might be a princess
It’s too late to help me discover my secret magic skill
It’s too late to make me believe I’m inheriting a kingdom
It’s too late to be my savior in shining armor bright
Go fade into the night

Now I’ve slayed some dragons
And I’ve found a treasure or two
Journeyed to mysterious lands both far and near
Sometimes I’ve been lonely
Sometimes I’ve been afraid
And no fairy godmother came to save the day
Pulled up my own bootstraps and did things my own way

And it’s too late to convince me I might be a princess
It’s too late to help me discover my secret magic skill
It’s too late to make me believe I’m inheriting a kingdom
It’s too late to be my savior in shining armor bright
Go fade into the night

Are you a pirate?
Or a prince, charming and brave?
Did you think you could turn me so easily?
Perhaps you’re a diamond
In the rough, and I am, too
Don’t try to tell me my day will come to shine
I’m used to this roughness, and I’m really fine

Because it’s too late to convince me I might be a princess
It’s too late to help me discover my secret magic skill
It’s too late to make me believe I’m inheriting a kingdom
It’s too late to be my savior in shining armor bright
It’s too late to convince me I might be a princess
It’s too late to help me discover my secret magic skill
It’s too late to make me believe I’m inheriting a kingdom
It’s too late to be my savior in shining armor bright
Go fade into the night
I’ll be all right

credits

from The Fire Inside, released February 3, 2014
Cathy McManamon - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason Neerenberg - harmony vocals, electric upright bass
gundo - piano

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Cathy McManamon Chicago, Illinois

Cathy is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/drummer in Chicago.

She occasionally performs solo, but more often in the trio Random Fractions - formerly known as Three-Fifths (with Jason Neerenberg and Daniel Gunderson), and she is the drummer for the filk rock band Toyboat.

Cathy also facilitates monthly public drum/rhythm jam circles as an Artist in Residence at Life Force Arts Center in Chicago.
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