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"Sweet Potato"
Colour the Small One cover
General information
Artists: Sia
Released: 2004
Genre: Alternative pop
Length: 4:00
Label: Systemtactic · Astralwerks · Go! Beat
Writer(s): Sia · Kevin Kormack · Jimmy Hogarth
Producer(s): Jimmy Hogarth
From the album Colour the Small One
Track listing
"The Bully"
(4)
"Sweet Potato"
(5)
"Don't Bring Me Down"
(6)
Singles:
  1. "Don't Bring Me Down"
  2. "Breathe Me"
  3. "Where I Belong"
  4. "Numb"
  5. "Sunday"

"Sweet Potato" is the fifth track from Sia's third studio album, Colour the Small One.

Lyrics Edit

She cooks you sweet potato, you don't like aubergine
She knows to boil the kettle when you hum bars from Grease
She senses you are lonely but still she can't be sure
And so she stands and waits, stands anticipating your thoughts

How can she become the psychic
That she longs to be to understand you
How can she become the psychic
That she longs to be to understand you

He brushes thoroughly
He knows she likes fresh breath
He rushes to the station
He waits atop the steps
He's brought with him a Mars bar
She will not buy Nestlé
And later he'll perform
A love-lorn serenade, a trade

How can he become the psychic
That he longs to be to understand you
How can he become the psychic
That he longs to be to understand you

So give her information to help her fill the holes
Give an ounce of power so he does not feel controlled
Help her to acknowledge the pain that you are in
Give to him a glimpse of that beneath your skin

Now my inner dialogue is heaving with detest
I am a martyr and a victim and I need to be caressed
I hate that you negate me, I'm a ghost at beck and call
I'm fading and placating, berate myself for staying
I'm a fool
I'm a fool

He greets the stranger meekly, a thing that she accepts
She sees him waiting often with chocolate on the steps
He senses she is lonely she's glad they finally met
They take each other's hands walk into the sunset
Do you like sweet potato?


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