You Got Your Wishes Wrong

from by Erin Ivey & The Finest Kind

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for Michael Jackson and inspired by Sam Phillips


go and turn it all around if you can
turn the whole thing upside down
but when the gig is up and you can't come down
just shake it down, shake it out of this world

go on beat around the bush if you dare
'cause honey what's the rush?
there are games that you can't win
unless you shake it down, shake it out of this world

you made your mark trying to go around and wake the dead
but you got your wishes wrong and they came after you instead

so take it all apart this time go ahead
every angle knows its lines
when it flowers up and won't come down
just shake it down, shake it out of this world


from Broken Gold, released February 22, 2011



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Erin Ivey Austin, Texas

Urban folk singer and Texas Music Magazine Artist of the Year, Erin Ivey is “the queen of Austin singer songwriters" ( She is hailed by the Daily News as “a songwriter of the first order, with her jazz-inflected vocals and seductive melodies.”

A regular Critics' Pick at SXSW Music Festival, Erin Ivey has "become one of our city's biggest critical successes" (KUTX Austin, NPR).
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