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by Carella Ross

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    an ever-evolving collection. some of these were apartment & hotel demos done for the fuck of it. every so often i will add a new track to this list.

     

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released August 7, 2010

the album cover is a photo i took of my Olivia lunchbox

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Track Name: When It's Over
when you look into his eyes
it comes to you as no surprise
it's always the same
every time he's out with you
he tries to tell you what to do
you don't need it that way
sometimes you think you're playin' the fool
he's runnin' around breakin' all the rules
somehow that don't seem fair
there's got to be a better way
you know what i'm tryin' to say (bootlickers)

i hope you're with me
i hope you're with me
when it's over
you won't be lonely
you won't be lonely
when it's over

it's over
it's over
it's over

and in the morning when he's gone
please don't sing that sad sad song
i don't wanna hear it
forget about him let him go
it won't hurt what he don't know
what he don't know
what's he tryin' to say to you ??
what's he tryin' to tell you ??
he don't really care
face the truth and realize
you don't need his alibis
no more
no more
no more

i hope you're with me
i hope you're with me
when it's over
you won't be lonely
you won't be lonely
when it's over

it's over
it's over
it's over
Track Name: Blank Generation
i was sayin' let me out of here before i was even born
it's such a gamble when you get a face
it's fascinatin' to observe what the mirror does
but when i dine it's for the wall that i set a place

i belong to the blank generation and
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the _____ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

triangles were fallin' at the window as the doctor cursed
he was a cartoon long forsaken by the public eye
the nurse adjusted her garters as i breathed my first
the doctor grabbed my throat and yelled "god's consolation prize"

i belong to the blank generation and
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the _____ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

to hold the t.v. to my lips the air so packed with cash
then up the flights of stairs and drop it in the vacant lot
to lose my train of thought and fall into your arms' tracks
and watch beneath the eyelids every passing dot

i belong to the blank generation and
i can take it or leave it each time
i belong to the _____ generation but
i can take it or leave it each time

prize
prize
prize
prize
Track Name: Broken English
could have come through anytime
cold lonely puritan
what are you fighting for ??
it's not my security

it's just an old war
not even a cold war
don't say it in russian
don't say it in german
say it in broken english
say it in broken english

lose your father your husband
your mother your children.
what are you dying for ??
it's not my reality

it's just an old war
not even a cold war
don't say it in russian
don't say it in german
say it in broken english
say it in broken english
Track Name: I Would For You
man from the government
man from the tax board
man in the public school
man owns the golden rule yeah

i'm everybody's slave
i made you my slave
you said this I do for you
if it would help to give the world
back what it gave then I would
I would
I would

I would for you
I would for you

you say my eyes are crazy eyes
sometimes they are and so are you
and if you wonder what I would do
i would do anything if I could
you know I would
I would
I would

I would for you
I would for you
Track Name: Bent Cold Sidewalk
upon this key time will slide
beyond the lock you lose your mind
and as our door becomes open
a rush of sound is found inside
creating dreams that pass you by

you may live your life a long long time
but you will never know from where it came
yet all you've seen is what you've wanted to
you're walking forward as you look behind
watching those old memories fade and die

this door is heavy and is deeply stained
with wasted tears that try to fight in vain
you may be sitting feeling quite secure
but listen carefully and this key is yours
for we can lead you far beyond that door

just a bent cold sidewalk
just a bent cold sidewalk
just a bent cold sidewalk
just a bent cold sidewalk

it may be gone
Track Name: Cosmic Dancer
I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was twelve
I was dancing when I was aaah
I was dancing when I was aaah

I danced myself right out the womb
I danced myself right out the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself right out the womb

I was dancing when I was eight
I was dancing when I was eight
Is it strange to dance so late
Is it strange to dance so late

ahh ahh ahh ahh

I danced myself into the tomb
I danced myself into the tomb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself into the tomb

Is it wrong to understand
The fear that dwells inside a man
What's it like to be a loon
I liken it to a balloon

ahh ahh ahh ahh

I danced myself out of the womb
I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself into the tomb
But then again once more

I danced myself out of the womb
I danced myself out of the womb
Is it strange to dance so soon
I danced myself out of the womb
Track Name: Everyday Is Halloween
Well I live with snakes and lizards
And other things that go bump in the night
Cos to me everyday is halloween
I have given up hiding and started to fight
I have started to fight

Well any time, any place, anywhere that I go
All the people seem to stop and stare
They say 'why are you dressed like it's halloween?
You look so absurd, you look so obscene'

O, why can't I live a life for me?
Why should I take the abuse that's served?
Why can't they see they're just like me
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

Well I let their teeny minds think
That they're dealing with someone who is over the brink
And I dress this way just to keep them at bay
Cos halloween is everyday
It's everyday

O, why can't I live a life for me?
Why should I take the abuse that's served?
Why can't they see they're just like me
It's the same, it's the same in the whole wide world

O, why can't I live a life for me?
Why should I take the abuse that's served?
Why can't they see they're just like me
I'm not the one that's so absurd

Why hide it?
Why fight it?
Hurt feelings
Best to stop feeling hurt
From denials, reprisals
It's the same it's the same in the whole wide world
Track Name: Cervix Couch
all together all alone
places can not claim us home
creed of love buzz not our way
singing shapeless as our day

fishwives leave the gutters
mothers leave their sons
while the curious men
with their curious smiles
leave rejected in pairs
one by one
one by one
one by one
one by one

from action not from fear
count us well we're always here
feeding stranger lusts in dark
cornered each in alley park

fishwives leave the gutters
mothers leave their sons
while the curious men
with their curious smiles
leave rejected in pairs
one by one
one by one
one by one
one by one

harps of choruses fill the air
mark of shame already there
streamers flung against the wind
cross our faces we have....have have

from action not from fear
count us well we're always here
feeding stranger lusts in dark
cornered each in alley park

fishwives leave the gutters
mothers leave their sons
while the curious men
with their curious smiles
leave rejected in pairs
one by one
one by one
one by one
one by one
Track Name: Starry Eyes
When she laughs
She's got the power of a child in her eyes
And when you cry now
She'll hold you like a man's supposed to be held
I can't get into words how I feel
Get it right in this song now
I set her free
Needed a friend
To come back to me

Starry eyes
Oh, oh

Standing alone in the light
You could see her cry
With a smile and a wink
And a sparkle in her eyes
She calmly sighed, I will be all right
Hey child you've had to take the pain
Of a man on the streets
You gotta let me in
Needed a friend
Even just for one night
Track Name: Fade Into You
I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take the breath that's true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life you go in shadows
You'll come apart and you'll go black
Some kind of light into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what's not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew

A stranger's light comes on slowly
A stranger's heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then it smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it's strange you never knew
Track Name: Chloe Dancer (live @ A.I.R. Chicago)
Chloe don't know better
Chloe's just like me, only beautiful
A couple of years difference
Those lessons never learned
Did ya know ????
Chloe danced the tables in the French Quarter
She's always been given
so I can't always make her laugh
But I'm proud to say and I won't forget
Time spent laying by her side
And a dream like this must die
Track Name: If You Were Here (live @ A.I.R. Chicago)
if your were here i could deceive you
and if you were here you would believe
but would you suspect my emotions wandering (yeah)
do not want a part of this anymore

the rain water drips through a crack in the ceiling
and i;ll have to spend my time on repair
but just like the rain i'll be always falling (yeah)
only to rise and fall again
Track Name: Jane Says
Jane says
I'm done with Sergio
He treats me like a ragdoll
She hides
The television
Says I don't owe him nothing,
But if he comes back again
Tell him to wait right here for me
Or just
Try again tomorrow
I'm gonna kick tomorrow
Gonna kick tomorrow

Jane says
Have you seen my wig around?
I feel naked without it
She knows
They all want her to go
But that's O.K. man
She dont like them anyway
Jane says
She's goin away to spain
When she gets my money saved
I'm gonna start tomorrow
I'm gonna kick tomorrow
Gonna kick tomorrow

She gets mad
Starts to cry
She takes a swing and
She cant hit
She don't mean no harm
She just don't know
What else to do about it

Jane goes
To the store at 8:00
She walks up on St. Andrews
She waits
And gets her dinner there
She pulls her dinner
From her pocket
Jane says
I've never been in love
I don't know what it is
Only knows if someone wants her
I want 'em if they want me
I only know they want me

Jane says
Jane says