The Mermaids Said No

Film by Freya McOmish
Music Production by Nick Burns

Lyrics
Whenever I get to a tube stop
You pick me up just like that
And whenever I want a food stop
You’re standing there with those
Chicken hands.

Sometimes I think I’m just old news
And you’ve lost your muse.

Then I fell in a bush and I swam in a
lake
I demonstrated a floor routine
That’s already been forgotten.
I danced in the sea and I waltzed in
the waves
I asked for the mermaids to come to
me
Come to me, come to me.

And the mermaids said no.
They let me go
So that I could go back to you.

And whenever I’m running for work
late,
You drop me off just like that
And whenever I’m wearing my beret,
With my patchwork clothes and my
Stegosaurus bag.
Sometimes I think I’m just old news
And you’ve lost your muse.

You tell me no, it doesn’t go.
You say ‘you’re still a catch,
But that doesn’t really match’.
I scream no! Just let me go.
I always go home to you.

So I gave my heart to a leaf on the
ground
And I asked him to keep the peace
That I found.

And the mermaids said no.
They let me go.
So that I could go back. I could go
back.
And no, they let me go.
I always go home to you.

So I’ll dance and I’ll dance
And I’ll sing and I’ll be.
So that you will never get sick of me.
So I’ll dance and I’ll dance
And I’ll sing and I’ll be.
So that you will never get sick of me.
Because I’m great.