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Do We Have To Tell Victoria?

from Lonely Boy by Frederick Julius

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lyrics

I know we're broken and it's over.
It's been so hard lately to say it
when both of us are scared.
And she's still smiling like there's nothing wrong.
Always playing, singing -
lighter than the secrets in the air.

Couldn't we just laugh and lie?
Tell her anything to keep her from watching us die?

Do we have to tell Victoria?
It would break her heart into pieces.
Do we have to tell Victoria?
It would tear her apart.
And I'll never do that to her.
Our failure would rip right though her.
And I'll never hurt Victoria.

I know it's pointless to pretend now
and our sadness lately is a sickness
that hangs around the halls.
Is she starting to wonder if there's something wrong?
Is her gentle heartbeat troubled
or does she notice it at all?

It's getting harder to laugh and lie,
but I'll stomach anything to keep from watching her cry.

Do we have to tell Victoria?
It would break her heart into pieces.
Do we have to tell Victoria?
It would tear her apart.
And I'll never do that to her.
Our failure would rip right though her.
And I'll never hurt Victoria.

Quiet footsteps in dark watches of the night -
are you coming to tell me you're thinking it over?
But then she touches my hand and whispers
"Is everything alright?"
and I know I can't tell her.

Do we have to tell Victoria?
It would break her heart into pieces.
Do we have to tell Victoria?
It would tear her apart.
And I'll never do that to her.
Our failure would rip right though her.
And I'll never hurt Victoria.

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from Lonely Boy, released September 15, 2023
words and music by Matt Geiler
©2023 Sick Picnic Music (BMI)
Produced by Mike Post

Lead & Background Vocals, Bass Synth - Matt Geiler
Drums & Percussion - Butch Norton
Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar - Mike Post
Keyboards - Jason Goldstein

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Frederick Julius Omaha, Nebraska

Frederick Julius is underground, lo-fi pop music that conjures the vital sound of early Beach Boys records with lyrics that are visual experiments in the surreal. Each title in the ever-growing Frederick Julius catalogue is written and recorded by Matt Geiler in his sleepy bedroom studio, dubbed The Wonder Room, in Los Angeles, CA. ... more

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