Nothing to Offer

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Standing on the sidewalk with a cardboard box of bits
Just quit another job I probably could’ve lived with
Coming in early to do more than I’m told to
Though I know I’m not wanted

My bank account is draining, my wallet’s getting thin
I have to live and eat, and no money’s coming in
It’s time for letters and resumes of white lies
Though I know I’m not wanted

I’ll crunch any sum or lemma set in front of me
I’ll pick up new systems quick and teach my students patiently
Set me up alone, shut in an office out of sight
And I’ll put in whatever time it takes to get my job done right, but

These days smarts and sweat don’t sell
Just good cheer sells, and boosts in morale
But I don’t whistle while I work
And I don’t smile much
So I’ve got nothing to offer

These days smarts and sweat don’t sell
Brains and honest work go rancid on the shelf
I don’t joke around at lunch time
or speak sweetly
So I’ve got nothing to offer

It’s time for letters and resumes of white lies
I've got nothing to offer

It’s time to paint myself up pretty, put a front on
Fake I’m something softer

credits

from Night Bird Singing, released December 14, 2018
Written by Pippa Hoover.

Pippa Hoover - lead vocals, cello
Kate Rhudy - backing vocals
Joseph Terrell - guitar
James Wallace - drums
Alex Bingham - bass

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jerry Brown at Rubber Room Recording Studio in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Pippa Hoover Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Pippa Hoover is a Chapel Hill-based singer-songwriter and cellist with sharp lyrics and soulful sound. Her songs are introspective, off-beat, and express a deep love for the natural world. Her sound features catchy melodies, classical-inspired cello solos, and hints of country, 60’s girl band pop, and R&B. ... more

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