from the choirgirl hotel

 

 

 

Track Listing

  1. Spark

  2. Cruel

  3. Black-Dove (January)

  4. Raspberry Swirl

  5. Jackie's Strength

  6. i i e e e

  7. Liquid Diamonds

  8. She's Your Cocaine

  9. Northern Lad

  10. Hotel

  11. Playboy Mommy

  12. Pandora's Aquarium

Spark

she's addicted to nicotine patches
she's addicted to nicotine patches
she's afraid of the light in the dark
6.58 are you sure where my spark is
here, here, here

she's convinced she could hold back a glacier
but she couldn't keep Baby alive
doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere
here, here, here
you say you don't want it again
and again but you don't really mean it
you say you don't want it
this circus we're in
but you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it

if the Divine master plan is perfection
maybe next I'll give Judas a try
trusting my soul to the ice cream assassin
here, here, here
you say you don't want it again
and again but you don't really mean it
you say you don't want it
this circus we're in
but you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it

how many fates turn around in the overtime
ballerinas that have fins that you'll never find
you thought that you were the bomb yeah well so did i
say you don't want it
say you don't want it
say you don't want it again
and again but you don't really mean it
say you don't want it
this circus we're in
but you don't you don't really mean it you don't really mean it

she's addicted to nicotine patches
she's afraid of the light in the dark
6.58 are you sure where my spark is
here, here, here

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Cruel

so don't give me respect don't give me a piece of your preciousness
flaunt all she's got in our old neighbourhood
I'm sure she'll make a few friends
even the rain bows down let us pray as you cock-cock-cock your mane
no cigarettes only peeled HAVANAS for you I can be cruel
I don't know why
why can't my ba.ll.oo.n stay up in a perfectly windy sky
I can be cruel I don't know why
dance with the Sufi's celebrate your top ten in the charts of pain
lover brother bogenvilla my vine twists around your need
even the rain is sharp like today as you sh-sh-shock me sane
no cigarettes only peeled HAVANAS for you I can be cruel

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Black-Dove (January)

she was a January girl
she never let on how insane it was
in that tiny kinda scary house
by the woods
by the woods
by the woods
black-dove black-dove
you're not a helicopter
you're not a cop out either
black-dove black-dove
you don't need a space ship
they don't know you've already lived
on the other side of the galaxy
she had a january world
so many storms not right somehow
how a lion becomes a mouse
by the woods
but i have to get to TEXAS
said i have to get to TEXAS
and I'll give away my blue blue dress
she had a january girl
she never let on how insane it was
in that tiny kinda scary house
by the woods

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Raspberry Swirl

I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
in the garden I did no crime
I am not your senorita
I am not from your tribe
if you want inside her
well,
boy you better make her raspberry swirl
things are getting desperate
when all the boys can't be men
everybody knows
I'm her friend
everybody knows
I'm her man
I'm not your senorita
I don't aim so high
in my heart I do no crime
if you want inside her
well,
boy you better make her raspberry swirl

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Jackie's Strength

a Bouvier till her wedding day shots rang out the police came
mama layed me on the front lawn and prayed for Jackie's strength
feeling old by 21
never thought my day would come
my bridesmaids getting laid I pray for Jackie's strength
make me laugh
say you know what you want
you said we were the real thing
so I show you some more and I learn
what black magic can do
make me laugh
say you know you can turn
me into the real thing
so I show you some more and I learn
stickers licked on lunch boxes
worshipping David Cassidy
yeah I mooned him once on Donna's box
she's still in recovery
sleep-overs Beene's got some pot
you're only popular with anorexia so I turn myself inside out
in hope someone will see
make me laugh
say you know what you want
you said we were the real thing
so I show you some more and I learn
what black magic can do
make me laugh
say you know you can turn
me into the real thing
so I show you some more
and I learn
I got lost on my wedding day typical
the police came
but virgins always get backstage no matter what they've got to say
if you love enough you'll lie a lot
guess they did in Camelot
mama's waiting on my front lawn
I pray I pray I pray
for Jackie's Strength

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i i e e e

with your E's
and your ease
and I do one more
need a lip gloss boost
in your america
is it God's
is it your's
sweet saliva
with your E's
and your ease
and I do one more
I know we're dying
and there's no sign of a parachute
we scream in cathedrals
why can't it be beautiful
why does there gotta be a sacrifice
just say yes
you little arsonist
you're so sure you can save
every hair on my chest
just say yes
you little arsonist
with your E's
and your ease
and I do one more
well I know we're dying
and there's no sign of a parachute
in this chapel
little chapel of love
can't we get a little grace
and some elegance
no we scream in cathedrals
why can't it be beautiful
why does there
gotta be a sacrifice

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Liquid Diamonds

surrender then start your engines
you'll know quite soon what my mistake
was
for those on horse back or dog sled
you turn on at the bend in the road
I hear she still grants forgiveness
although I willingly forgot her
the offering is molasses and you say
I guess I'm an underwater thing so I
guess I can't take it personally
I guess I'm an underwater thing
I'm liquid running
there's a sea secret in me
it's plain to see it is rising
but I must be flowing liquid diamonds
calling for my soul
at the corners of the world
I know she's playing poker
with the rest of the stragglers
calling for my soul at the corners of the world
I know she's playing poker
and if your friends don't come back to you
and you know this is madness
a lilac mess in your prom dress
and you say
I guess I'm an underwater thing

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She's Your Cocaine

She's Your Cocaine
She's Your Cocaine
She's got you shaving your legs
you can suck anything
but you know you wanna be me
put on your makeup boy
you're your favourite stranger
and we all like to watch
So shimmy once and do it again
Bring your sister if you can't handle it
she says control it
then she says don't control it
then she says you're controlling
the way she makes you crawl

She's your cocaine
your Exodus laughing
and she knows what you are
so shimmy once
and do it again
Bring your sister
Bring your sister
if you can't handle it

If you want me to
Boy I could lie to you
you don't need one of these to let me inside of you
and is it true that devils end up like you
something safe for the picture frame
and is it true that devils end up like you
so tied up you don't know how she came

She's your cocaine
She's got you shaving your legs
she got you liking mine back
got me takin it in
getting mine back
lasting mine evil
I'm taking my easel
and I'm writing good checks
you sign Prince of Darkness
try Squire of dimness
please don't help me with this

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Northern Lad

Had a Northern lad
well not exactly had
he moved like the sunset
god who painted that-
first he loved my accent
how his knees could bend
I thought we'd be ok
me and my molasses
But I feel something is wrong
But I feel this cake just isn't done
Don't say that you Don't
and if you could see me now
said if you could see me now
girls you've got to know
when it's time to turn the page
when you're only wet
because of the rain
you know it's time to change
he don't show much these days
it gets so fucking cold
I loved his secret places
but I can't go anymore
"you change like sugar cane"
says my northern lad
I guess you go too far
when pianos try to be guitars
I feel the west in you
and I feel it falling apart too
Don't say that you Don't
and if you could see me now
said if you could see me now
girls you've got to know
when it's time to turn the page
when you're only wet
because of the rain
you know it's time to change
when you're only wet
because of the rain

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Hotel

Met 'em in a hotel
Beneath ground
tell him he's missing
tell me this is one for
Lollipop Gestapo
You were wild
where are you now
you were wild
where are you now
give me more
give me more
give me more
I have to learn to let you crash down
I have to learn to let you crash down
I have to learn to let you crash
Met 'em in a hotel
Met 'em in a hotel
you say he's the biggest thing
there'll be this year
I guess that what I'm seeking
I guess that what I'm seeking
isn't here
Met him in a hotel
Met him in a guess world
guessed anyone but you
you were wild
where are you now
you were wild
where are you now
give me more
give me more
give me more
I have to learn to let you crash down
where are the velvets
where are the velvets
where are the velvets
when you're coming down
HOTEL
you were wild
where are you now
you were wild
where are you now
King Solomon's Mines
Exit 75
I'm still alive
I'm still alive
I'm still alive

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Playboy Mommy

In my platforms
I hit the floor
fell face down
didn't help my brain out
then the baby came
before I found
the magic how
to keep her happy
I never was the fantasy
of what you want
wanted me to be
Don't judge me so harsh little girl
so you got a playboy mommy
but when you tell em my name
and you want to cross that
Bridge all on your own
little girl they'll do you no harm
cause they know
Your playboy mommy
but when you tell em my name
from here to Birmingham
I got a few friends
I never was there was there when it counts
I get my way
you're so like me
you seemed ashamed
ashamed that I was
a good friend of American soldiers
I'll say it loud here by your grave
those angels can't
ever take my place
somewhere where the orchids grow
I can't find those church bells
that played when you died
played Gloria
talkin bout
Hosanah
don't judge me so harsh little girl

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Pandora's Aquarium

Pandora
Pandora's Aquarium
she dives for shells
with her nautical nuns
and thoughts you thought
you'd never tell

I am not asking you to believe in me
Boy I think you're confused
I'm not Persephone
foam can be dangerous
with tape across my mouth
these things you do
I never asked you how

Line me up in single file
with all your grievances
Stare but I can taste
you're still alive
below the waste
ripples come and ripples go
and ripple back to me

Pandora
Pandora's aquarium
she dives for shells
with her nautical nuns
and thoughts you thought
you'd never tell
Line me up in single file
with all your grievances
Stare but I can taste
you're still alive below the waste
ripples come and ripples go
and ripple back to me
I am not asking you to believe in me

Boy I think you're confused
I'm not Persephone
She's in New York somewhere
checking her accounts
The Lord of The Flies was
diagnosed as Sound

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