Olly Olly

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Olly Olly is a single by NENW: Written by Phoebe Spier. Produced by Phoebe Spier, Zach Dunham and Lee Howard.

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i want more but you ignore
seems your tolerance for pain’s much higher than mine
'cause i am sore from this dull roar
and here i thought i was being careful this whole time

i have built these walls up around me
i’ve never been on the other side
but i’m coming out to look for you
in the dark of the night
we were perfect on the playground
how did we mess up real life
olly olly oxen free
i don’t want you to hide - anymore

i adored but i kept score
‘cause i never quite believed in this, even at our best
i implore to help restore
i’ll forget the rules, forget the cheater, forget forcing you to test

i have built these walls up around me
i’ve never been on the other side
and i’m bundled up to look for you
in the cold of the night
we were perfect on the playground
how did we mess up real life
olly olly oxen free
i don’t want you to hide - anymore

all these years i’ve stood guard
left me exhausted, left me scarred
always wondering when you would make a break for it
the chains are off, the door is open
and my heart may still get broken
but i’m asking you to stay with me and make a go of it
or let go of it

i’m tearing down these walls around me
i’m stepping out on the other side
wanted you to be here waiting
to show the way towards the light
it’s time to build up my expectations
about what’s wrong and what’s right
olly olly oxen free
i do not want to hide anymore

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released October 22, 2013
Phoebe Spier
Zach Dunham
Lee Howard

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Zach Dunham

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