Matilda

by Marissa K

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The re-released single off of Marissa's debut EP "Postcards"

Inspired by a childhood favourite amongst 90s kids, "Matilda" is a song written partially of nostalgia, but also of reminding yourself to look at life through the eyes of your inner-child. We often take for granted the wonderful things around us, we forget to ask and learn about things, we forget to play every now and then. It's always a good idea to let yourself be creative and silly and cheesy every once in a while to appreciate the life you've built for yourself and your family.

All proceeds made from this single will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta.

lyrics

Small, wide-eyed, charging in blind with my ambition
My mission: a mystery, even to me
I follow a map that I can't read, I scrape my knees
I'm trip-trippin' over my feet
The sun goes down I'm skip, skip, skippin' on home now
at the end of the day I say

Mommy I'm just like Matilda,
I'm moving the world with my mind
Makin' my doodles jump off the page,
I wage a war, my pen my sword
and I will not gets the mud off my dress
and I'll learn up every word of every song I've ever heard

One short walk, right at the fork now, I'm in New York
How did those lights get there?
Look at that statue, do you dare me to climb the stairs up so high?
What happens if I can't bear to leave the ground?
But I'll come around if you hold my hand and we'll stop at the tip-top
And I'll say

Mommy I'm just like Matilda,
I'm moving the world with my mind
Makin' my doodles jump off the page,
I wage a war, my pen my sword
and I will not gets the mud off my dress
and I'll learn up every word of every song I've ever heard

Oh...
Oh...
Oh...

And when I leave this place,
I hope I leave with a big smile on my face
Hope I don't forget to look at the sky every once in a while
Keep makin' wishes under bridges and trains
Keep dreamin' the day away
Just like Matilda
keep being Matilda...

Oh just like Matilda

Mommy I'm just like Matilda,
I'm moving the world with my mind
Mommy I'm just like Matilda

Mommy I'm just like Matilda,
I'm moving the world with my mind
and I will not gets the mud off my dress
and I'll learn up every word of every song I've ever heard

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released May 31, 2019

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Marissa K Edmonton, Alberta

Marissa K is a vibrant, imaginative singer-songwriter based in Edmonton, Alberta. As a fan of escapism, Marissa strives to transport her listeners through her songs into a unique, colourful world. Her music evokes the vitality and nostalgia of songwriters such as Vanessa Carlton and Sara Bareilles, but has a distinctive, theatrical writing style that is all her own. ... more

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