Emily

by Alfa

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Love. Jealousy. Longing. A jazz-pop noir story about a woman protecting her love from a dangerous femme fatale.

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EMILY (with chords - so you can play along)

INTRO: C#m G#7 A E – G#7

VERSE 1:
C#m G#7
The glimmer in your eye / the innocent kind
A E – G#7
You’ve got your ways of finding
C#m G#7
A way into his skin / where no woman has been
A E – G#7
Now he’ll spend his days fantasizing

CHORUS 1:
A E G#7
Oh, Emily, everything isn’t so gray
C#m B
I know that you want him
A E G#7
But Oh, it’s breaking my soul cuz you’re taking him in
C#m - B
How badly I need him
A G#7
So now, I’m begging on my knees
E G#7 C#m - B
That you would find a heart to care
A G#7 [hold]
I am warning you Emily… don’t you dare.

VERSE 2:
C#m G#7
You’ve got the gift of youth / and men flock to you
A E – G#7
Ready with promise and candor
C#m G#7
But he’s everything to me / he’s the only thing
A E – G#7
He’s barely a weight on your shoulder.

CHORUS 2:
A E G#7
Oh, Emily, everything isn’t so gray
C#m B
I know that you want him
A E G#7
But Oh, it’s breaking my soul cuz you’re taking him in
C#m - B
How badly I need him
A G#7
So now, I’m begging on my knees
E G#7 C#m - B
That you would find a heart to care
A G#7 [hold]
I am warning you Emily… don’t you dare.

BRIDGE:
F#m
You could go anywhere
C#m
You could do anything
F#m
Take your heart’s desire
G#7
But if it’s him, I’ll open fire.

[interlude – 8 bars] A E G#7 C#m-B A E G#7 C#m-B


LAST CHORUS:
A E G#7
Oh, Emily, everything isn’t so gray
C#m B
I know that you want him
A E G#7
But Oh, it’s breaking my soul cuz you’re taking him in
C#m - B
How badly I need him
A G#7
So now, I’m begging on my knees
E G#7 C#m - B
That you would find a heart to care
A G#7
I am warning you Emily…
A G#7
I am warning you Emily…
A G#7 [hold] C#m
I am warning you Emily… don’t you dare.

credits

released October 27, 2014
Words and music by Alfa Garcia (BMI).
Published by Buttercupjones Publishing (BMI).

Alfa Garcia - Vocals, Guitar
Roberto Cerletti - Drums
Bones Hillman - Upright bass
Marc Lacuesta - Organ, Background vocals

Lead vocals and drums recorded on Blue Microphones at Blue Studios, Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by Adam Swink (Santa Monica, CA) and Marc Lacuesta (Nashville, TN).
Mixed by Marc Lacuesta at The 609, Nashville, TN

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Alfa Los Angeles, California

Armed with a voice, an instrument, and a keen sense of crafting a song, Alfa has been hailed as "an artist who has a spectrum of colors in her palette, a songwriter with a knack for tickling a mainstream ear" (Music Connection) Her songs have been heard on E!, MTV, nationally-released films and Spotify Philippines' Viral Top 50 in 2016. Alfa has opened for Sam Smith, Us the Duo, and Howie Day. ... more

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