“Dora” lyrics: “Do I Qualify”

Anne’s manager Krista here. We thought it would be fun to share the lyrics (aka Claire poems) from “Dora,” song by song, leading up to the album’s release next week. Here’s the first in the series, for “Do I Qualify.” We hope you will share in the beauty of Claire’s wonderful words with us! Do you have a favorite line? Post it in the comments below!

Do I Qualify?

Do I qualify as mad for carrying a magnifying glass?
I’m not sure what got me started
I stop to peer at a weed
The rings that wrap a worm
Veins of a wind-blown feather

Do I qualify as vain
Staring in the mirror
Looking into my eyes?
Enquiringly blue irises change color
Depending on the weather

Do I qualify?
Do I qualify?
Do I qualify?

Madness is nothing more
Than a perfection of being alone
We hide so much for fear of losing little
Do I qualify?
Do I qualify?
Do I qualify as mad for carrying a magnifying glass?

Am I professional standing at the sink?
For years my back turned
So no one would see me cry
Do I qualify as mad?
As mad?

What happened to you boys?
Could I ever have loved you enough
So you might not leave at any moment?

Don’t pull the no-goodbye
The no-goodbye
Do I qualify as mad for carrying a magnifying glass?
I’m mad for carrying a magnifying glass
I’m mad for carrying a magnifying glass
Do I qualify?

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