Odette - Watch Me Read You Lyrics




Watch me read you
The turning pages of an epic
Dissected hallucinogenic
Black coffee addict
Life, ended lies
Cold on that metal tray
Wasting away
I watch him sneer at me
From beyond the grave
I hear him call for me

Watch me read you
I get scared when it falls dark
The creeping shadows up my arm
The sneaking scarecrows
Work their charm
But circumstantial
The way I blink when you get mad
Feel disarmed when you get sad
But turn to run when we fall back
On old behaviors

When the flavor turns from sweet to sour
That's the hour that I seek
The heavy hearts
And tired retreats
With words of hatred
Watch it seep through skin
Like sap through bark
I cower in the dark
Til your return
When will I learn?

We never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
Breathing the smoke from others mouths and lying in the dirt
So make a promise but then later we can just forget
It's hard to let your breath out when you're used to holding it

She'll go (ohh)
Got out through the window (ohh)
It's her (ohh)
Maybe it's a shadow (ohh)

You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
But when you cry the light reflects and I see you again

"The beautiful colors of the people's faces…"
"…and the way they sat on top of those necks"

Watch me read you
Like words ripped right off the page
Another ghost, another day
Of melancholy, UV rays
And heavy eyelids
You just decided not to care
Compressed your fears
And cut your hair
Lifted your shirt
To find there's nothing there

Now read me:
Red wine, copper stained
With curly hair and crazy eyes
Impulsive mouth
She loves the rain
But not the dark
You feel insane
The overpass is wet with blood
She turns to you to say
"Hey. We can't exist"

And in that moment, it's just bliss
It's like you've missed
A thousand years and as you kiss
It's like you drift
Between here and there
Between real and fake
As I hold my breath I can't see your face
Watch me read me,
Read you, read them, read us:
Everyone's a burning book on
Trust and lust and love and what we are and what we're made of

We never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
Breathing the smoke from others mouths and lying in the dirt
So make a promise but then later we can just forget
It's hard to let your breath out when your used to holding it

She'll go (ohh)
Got out through the window (ohh)
It's her (ohh)
Maybe it's a shadow (ohh)

You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
But when you cry the light reflects and I see you again

So don't just see me
Oh surround me
It's getting harder, babe, to focus on just one thing
It's enigmatic
Truly astounding
The way we stand together
But we are still drifting
You are so absent
But you consume me
And when the sun goes down the night it wraps around me
You try to stand still
I can't help moving
You're like the moon that draws the tide that rushes through me

We never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
Breathing the smoke from others mouths and lying in the dirt
So make a promise but then later we can just forget
It's hard to let your breath out when your used to holding it

She'll go (ohh)
Got out through the window (ohh)
It's her (ohh)
Maybe it's a shadow (ohh)

You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
But when you cry the light reflects and I see you again
(Ohh)
I see you again
(Ohh)

I watch you read me
The burning pages of my life
Reduced to ash and overnight
I find my body
Is not mine





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  1. Eli Clark

    i never thought i'll stumble upon this song again. i got it on my recommendation like 2 years ago when its just 1 month old

  2. Connor Chesner

    She isn’t even singing... this song is garbage

  3. Ohoud Albaloushi

    Watch me read you
    The turning pages of an epic
    Dissected hallucinogenic
    Black coffee addict
    Life, ended lies
    Cold on that metal tray
    Wasting away
    I watch him sneer at me
    From beyond the grave
    I hear him call for me
    Watch me read you
    I get scared when it falls dark
    The creeping shadows up my arm
    The sneaking scarecrows
    Work their charm
    But circumstantial
    The way I blink when you get mad
    Feel disarmed when you get sad
    But turn to run when we fall back
    On old behaviors
    When the flavor turns from sweet to sour
    That's the hour that I seek
    The heavy hearts
    And tired retreats
    With words of hatred
    Watch it seep through skin
    Like sap through bark
    I cower in the dark
    Til your return
    When will I learn?
    We never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
    Breathing the smoke from others mouths and lying in the dirt
    So make a promise but then later we can just forget
    It's hard to let your breath out when you're used to holding it
    She'll go (ohh)
    Got out through the window (ohh)
    It's her (ohh)
    Maybe it's a shadow (ohh)
    You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
    But when you cry the light reflects and I see you again
    "The beautiful colors of the people's faces"
    "And the way they sat on top of those necks"
    Watch me read you
    Like words ripped right off the page
    Another ghost, another day
    Of melancholy, UV rays
    And heavy eyelids
    You just decided not to care
    Compressed your fears
    And cut your hair
    Lifted your shirt
    To find there's nothing there
    Now read me
    Red wine, copper stained
    With curly hair and crazy eyes
    Impulsive mouth
    She loves the rain
    But not the dark
    You feel insane
    The overpass is wet with blood
    She turns to you to say
    "Hey, We can't exist"
    And in that moment, it's just bliss
    It's like you've missed
    A thousand years and as you kiss
    It's like you drift
    Between here and there
    Between real and fake
    As I hold my breath I can't see your face
    Watch me read me,
    Read you, read them, read us:
    Everyone's a burning book on
    Trust and lust and love and what we are and what we're made of
    We never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
    Breathing the smoke from others mouths and lying in the dirt
    So make a promise but then later we can just forget
    It's hard to let your breath out when your used to holding it
    She'll go (ohh)
    Got out through the window (ohh)
    It's her (ohh)
    Maybe it's a shadow (ohh)
    You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
    But when you cry the light reflects and I see you again
    So don't just see me
    Oh surround me
    It's getting harder, babe, to focus on just one thing
    It's enigmatic
    Truly astounding
    The way we stand together
    But we are still drifting
    You are so absent
    But you consume me
    And when the sun goes down the night it wraps around me
    You try to stand still
    I can't help moving
    You're like the moon that draws the tide that rushes through me
    We never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
    Breathing the smoke from others mouths and lying in the dirt
    So make a promise but then later we can just forget
    It's hard to let your breath out when your used to holding it
    She'll go (ohh)
    Got out through the window (ohh)
    It's her (ohh)
    Maybe it's a shadow (ohh)
    You never wanted to be more than just a silhouette
    But when you cry the light reflects and I see you again
    (Ohh)
    I see you again
    (Ohh)
    I watch you read me
    The burning pages of my life
    Reduced to ash and overnight
    I find my body
    Is not mine

  4. Jesse Huston

    My vibe. Amazing

  5. Maddy V

    Wait was odette in a really bad relationship in highschool?

  6. cammy470

    Absolutely hate when this song comes on the radio ! Putrid

    Al Fonse

    What xd

  7. Adrianna Pooler

    Q U E E N 🙉

  8. AKA-LLAMA

    I searched my name and this is what came up

  9. Al Fonse

    Her talent make me cry.
    What a voice and soul :,)

  10. TS MK

    So much better at ×1.25

  11. Magnolia Lee

    ok new fave song

  12. Marina Kaye

    I want to thank NPR from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to this beautiful human being and the masterful music she makes.

  13. Josh Cims

    The library is now open

  14. Josh Cims

    I love getting read to filth ❤️

  15. Steve Stapley

    Just found you on Spotify. Wow! Hooked! Surprised you don't have more subs. Keep going!

  16. William D

    spectacular

  17. Joseph Sowell

    Spectacular, I look forward to hearing where you go...

  18. Ducky Dodo7

    Odette makes beautiful songs which I’m addicted to! I really want to go one of her concerts, but I can’t. I absolutely adore her singing and her style. She is an inspiration to all!

  19. Olivia Andersen

    I love this song 😁

  20. Reuben Carnaby

    She's such a small artist but has better music than most others

  21. Dangely Mota

    I the thumbnail you look Hannah Montana... wait is she naked?!?! Skip to 34 seconds

  22. OustFoX

    Don't hug me I'm scared.

  23. Edith Elischer

    I had shivers through out the whole video. Absolutely love your voice!

  24. Sarah Skelly

    This needs way more views. This song hits so deep...

  25. K Mac

    Shes 🔥

  26. JOURNEY INTO NOW

    Nice video :) Lovvve your accent. following your journey !!!

  27. Fredi May

    <3 this so much - thanks for being such a huge inspiration to me! Hoping to catch you at your Sydney gig x

  28. CluelessBeckie

    I'm obsessed with your music <3 lyrical genius!

  29. AllChemystery

    what a voice!

  30. Noahide

    I don't normally drink black coffee

  31. JustScrolling x

    I just searched for Odette ML and I saw this xd

  32. Sharma ;

    I just heard this entire album on spotify and I'm blown away. Crazy.

  33. Elie Rafiki

    Amazing song, very nice lyrics and clip 😘👍

  34. Ethan D

    First time I heard this song I genuinely cried. It came on Triple J while I was at work & I had to delay a meeting because you could tell I had been crying! Such a masterpiece of emotion & beauty...

  35. Reiane

    Ayeeee Burwood girls!!! Congrats gurl 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉

  36. Helena La Puente

    Im crying this is so beautiful and somehow motivational

  37. El Taylor

    AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!! My dad sent this to me,amazing! <3 hope your career goes well Odette!

  38. Bosley

    thought this was SZA first time I heard it

  39. disapproval central

    i absolutely love this song, so underrated and needs more attention. i heard this in my friend's car and i thought she was kehlani lmaoo.

  40. Laura Calderon

    Am odette!!

  41. no el

    Aussie music is the best in the world

  42. 3RZ TURBO

    Beautiful!

  43. Horus Imhotep

    Someone hand this woman a Grammy

  44. Horus Imhotep

    Queening 🔥

  45. jae strawberry

    She’s so underrated, people need to stan talent, they’ missing out

  46. Jorja Woollons

    This is beautiful happy that this is the open troupe dance song

  47. Luis Lobo

    wowwwww, this is so fresh. god damn, it's rare to find something unique these days. <3

  48. Alicia Kate

    Eyessssss!!😍😍

  49. Izzat Itqan

    I was strolling around H&M and heard this song. Then, i realised how quick I am to love something.

  50. kengur

    bolje da odette

  51. Jacksonrobi34

    This is amazing one of my favourite songs you definitely deserve more fame!

  52. Paola Nequiz

    Yo me llamo odette

  53. csy

    Awesome, like reading a poet while singing with so much feelings in it.

  54. _ TheNiftyGal _

    Song's amazing bt I think d vedio could've been better

  55. HerrDrumson

    ziemlich gut

  56. Brian Lee

    I FRICKING LOVE THIS SONG! been listening to it on repeat since the first day I heard it! And I love the music video so much! 😍 She is a gem!

  57. SimeonIsMyName

    Very good!!!

  58. nedia joseph

    watch out.. freelee's coming for you

  59. Human Jenny

    To The Haters Who Disliked This Video You Wouldn't Know Good Music If It Came Up To You And Said "Hey I'm Good Music'' And Even Then You Would Still Dislike It Shame Just Shame :(

  60. Eli

    Wait for it, she will be big

  61. Jason Kuy

    Finally found this song. First heard it on triple j and fell in love with this song

    Alicia Kate

    yeah same

  62. shiozza

    I own half this song's plays on spotify

    Alicia Kate

    lmao same

  63. Ava Rathmell

    This song and video are goals

  64. Mia Bezani

    Absolutely love this, so young and your words are so deep. Ahhh beautiful, love talent. Can’t wait to hear more

  65. Dan

    Love this

  66. Lainey N

    When you can relate to being in this circumstance, the lyrics really speak to your heart. Beautiful. <3

  67. A C

    A poem song. This is so dope. Glad I clicked the recommendation.

  68. Noah Juan

    Can someone tell me a similar song that sounds similar

    zoerxse

    Noah Juan Car Radio by twenty one pilots i reckon

  69. Emily Brown

    Make this woman famous

    Jason Kuy

    Emily Brown music is not just about being famous

    Emily Brown

    Jason Kuy chill bb, im just excited about this girl and the places she gna go

    Jason Kuy

    Sorry bb. But Yeh again great song

  70. Ethan Griffiths

    This girl spittin' bars, son

  71. JellyPaws

    i need this on spotify

    JellyPaws

    wait IS IT ON SPOTIFY

    JellyPaws

    *hyperventilates*

  72. Scott Carter

    This is the sound of 2017 - <3 so much love!

  73. Eloise

    She is litterally an older version of Faith Marie xd

  74. Sembari

    Gosh, you're unbelievably talented. Triple J brought me here!

  75. MonkeyboyGWW

    Who did your hair? it doesnt move

  76. Random Person

    Boring Brit school music

  77. Galantiz Bones

    Love it, until 0:59 to 1:31 . Just didn't feel it.

  78. Austin

    I can't sing so I'll just show my tittys

  79. fuzz

    This song is art.

  80. Ray B

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT freaking beautiful everything, you, the song, the video, EVERYTHING.

  81. Carl Semets

    Herd this on Triple J the other day, amazing

  82. OFFload

    she pretty AF 🔥🔥

  83. Tony Kart Racer

    Is she Black?

  84. Rob Davis

    I can't stop listening to this song! You are certainly an artist odette <3

  85. Katelyn Bertram

    FAVOURITE SONG

  86. Sterlena

    This song is incredible, congrats - you have talent, the real thing

  87. Stalin's Ghost

    Just heard on JJJ I LOVE THIS SONG!!! That chorus I'm in tears!

  88. Jo Dixon

    This song will change people's lives

  89. Rania Omar

    Omg! I remember you from school! Congrats, you've done amazing, I love your voice.

  90. jennifer hall

    Completely blown away from first time I heard this. Thankyou Triple J... without unearthed so much incredible talent would go undiscovered. In my hottest 100 list for sure!!! Thankyou Odette....you are AMAZING!!!

  91. alice

    Are you Georgia?

  92. Tiarni Jaques

    Absolutely beautiful ❤️

  93. Chris Schuck

    I think about a thousand of those views are mine. Can't wait to see her release more stuff.

  94. Eleanor Daniels

    I'm obsessed

  95. Daria Tedling

    heheh 4:20