The Key (Different Than I Used to Be)

from by Jennifer Foster



I’m different than I used to be
I don’t follow you around
hoping you will give me back the key
I don’t grovel on the ground

Think what would I say
make up conversations
can’t we have a one to one
get up to your porch
ring the bell and run

I’m smarter than I used to be
but I gotta come clean
got a guilty conscience at the door
and it’s tearing at the screen

Sure I had to throw
teacups at your window
anybody home?
but why’d you have to leave me
sitting on the front lawn
sadder than a garden gnome

Still I’m better than I used to be
yeah I’m stronger than I used to be
I’m not working like a factory for you...

All I wanna do’s forget about that bad scene
hold you in my arms
run into the night, sing up to the street lights
set off all the car alarms

If I ever get my key from you
know exactly what I’m gonna do
make a promise to myself be true
this time.


from Songs From the Alien Beacon, released July 7, 2011
jennifer foster - vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, lowrey organ, ukulele
michael phillip wojewoda - drums, tambourine, phone beeps, glockenspiel
maury lafoy - bass
kurt swinghammer - electric “banjo” guitar, guitar noise solo


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Jennifer Foster Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Foster is a true pop eclectic with a unique point of view. Her latest album, Songs From the Alien Beacon, was made with Canadian producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and earned him a JUNO nomination for producer of the year. This Toronto based artist has two previous albums under her belt and has also collaborated with many others including Ron Sexsmith, Moe Berg, and Melanie Doane. ... more

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