These Lips Are Mine

from How To Be Good by Dolly Valentine

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These lips are mine
I say what I want with them
I say what I need to
When I know it’s good and true

We’ve come a long way
Been hiding from a beautiful day
Living in a hard place
Inside our mind and soul

The most important thing
Someone’s ever said to me
Don’t delay your joy, honey
I lost the person who told that to me
You know tomorrow’s no guarantee

Some things never change
Then again nothing stays the same
Why do we hate on the rain
When we know it makes the flowers grow

I don’t know how to be good
I just do what I feel I should
I know my heart is in the right place
And I’m fine to take the long way

These lips are mine
I fight to win with them
Sing what I need to with them
Tell you how I feel about it

Be proud to say
You made it here today
You came a long way
Time is just the price you pay

These lips are mine
These lips are mine
These lips are mine
These lips are mine


from How To Be Good, released August 21, 2020
Performed by Dolly Valentine
Written by Leslie Schott
Produced by Andrew Valenti & Ryan Hadlock
Engineered by Andrew Valenti
Mixed by Ryan Hadlock
Recorded on Cape Cod
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Vocals - Dolly Valentine
Guitars, percussion, harmonica, & synthesizer - Andrew Valenti


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Dolly Valentine

Dolly Valentine is an American singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her music feels like a warm hug - dissolving labels and focusing on our shared humanness. Her debut album “How To Be Good”, produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers) featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered." Her songs ride the tide of a changing world with honesty and hope for the universe at large and the universe in our souls ... more

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