Can't Compete

from by Henrique Couto

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When I met you the damage was already done
but I thought maybe we could still manage some fun
I guess I was just trying hard not to see
how could you ever be expected to want me

I can't compete at all
my personality is taking the fall
I can't compete with you
with all your old habits, what could I do

trying to redefine the word honesty
doesn't comfort you if it burns to pee
I can't be what you need
when i'm already trying to be lou reed

I can't compete with him
you opinions spin on a whim
I can't compete with this
where was that honesty I felt when we'd kiss?

Being a nice guy just sucks so much dick
as the days pass you by it will make you sick
but when you look yourself square in the eye
you'll be comforted in knowing it isn't a lie

I can't compete at all
my personality is taking the fall
I can't compete today
thats why I know that I can't stay

Why did I stay, day after day
How do I get away from you?

Are you even able to miss me when i'm gone
there's always a new guy you can get up on
I'd like to think your heart is soft and beating
lord do I know that love is fleeting


from That's Loud, released April 21, 2011
Henrique Couto on Vocals and Ukulele
Jay Madewell on Drums
Corey Montgomery on Lead Guitar
Andrew Shearer on Bass and Guitar



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Henrique Couto Dayton, Ohio

Henrique Couto is a writer and filmmaker who discovered his love of music later in life, around 22 years old when he had bobbed his head to Mojo Nixon's album "Frenzy" for 22 consecutive hours. When he stopped his constant gyration his mind settled in place and convinced him to buy a ukulele. ... more

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