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"Instead" is a song by the British singer & songwriter Emma Blackery. It is the fourth track from her fourth EP, Magnetised, and was released on May 26, 2017. It is 4:14 in length and was released under Emma's name.

BackgroundEdit

The song is loosely based on her ex-boyfriend Luke Cutforth moving in with his friends and finding a new love interest. Emma sings about how she still hasn't quite moved on from him after 6 months of their relationship, and how she isn't quite ready to see him with another person yet.

LyricsEdit

I don't know how
To let you go it's been six months now
I hear the sound
Of all the rumours about you going round

They say you moved on in just two weeks
How could it be so easy for you to forget me
And now you've moved in with all your friends
And you don't think of me before bed

And you'll be kissing her
When you should be kissing me instead
And you'll be kissing him
When you should be kissing me instead

And in your head
You flicked the switch and called me a friend
You don't love yourself
Enough to keep away from someone else

And your ex girlfriend's asked you out
And I can't see you turning her down
Because you're too scared to be alone
And yet I've been here all along

And you'll be missing her
When you should be missing me instead
And you'll be missing him
When you should be missing me instead

And you keep twisting this
And making me an enemy in your head
So you'll be kissing them
When you should be kissing me instead

I'd rather you be happy
Than make you fall in love with me
But you're thinking of a lover and
I'm thinking that I'll never love again

I'd rather you be happy
Than make you fall in love with me
But you're thinking of a lover and
I'm fearing that I'll never love again

I don't know how
To let you go it's been six months now
I hear the sound
Of all the rumours about you going round

And you'll be kissing her
When you should be kissing me instead
And you'll be kissing him
When you should be kissing me instead

And you keep twisting this
And making me an enemy in your head
So you'll be kissing her
When you should be kissing me instead

TriviaEdit

  • Emma first posted the first version of this song on September 11, 2016 onto her YouTube channel: Vloggery.
  • In the official studio version, the lyric "but you're thinking of a lover and I'm fearing that I'll never love again" was changed for unknown reasons.
Magnetised
Tracklist Nothing Without You - Fixation - Magnetised - Instead - Don't Come Home - Human Behaviour
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