Marionette

by Violet Mary

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released April 18, 2009

Produced by Mike Muscarella and Violet Mary
Recorded and Mixed by Mike Muscarella at Belly of The Whale Studios, Farmington NY

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Track Name: Black Stones
Black Stones

V: I’ve been waiting for the time
The world tips over on its side
As cars and dust slip past our heads
I’ll reach you
Where the red moon meets the ocean bed
I’ll reach you

C: All the messes that we make
Wounds we leave, the hits we take,
The sky red with open sores
From black stones

V: The locusts’ hum inside our ears
the bedroom hot with ash and tears
There is no safe way out of here
to reach you
I hope you know that I tried
to reach you

C: All the messes that we make
Wounds we leave, the hits we take,
This love isn’t healing though
It’s the end times puppet show

B: Let’s keep each other close
But not for love or faith or hope
To make sure we both go down together

V: When fires burn us to the bone
We’re the ones who break our homes
We’re the ones left all alone
Out of reach

C: All the messes that we make
Wounds we leave, the hits we take,
This love isn’t healing though
It’s the end times puppet show

© Tyler M Gagnon, 02/08
Track Name: Sailing
Sailing

What do you do when the words don’t come?
When the moon goes down and the wine is gone?
Do you cry yourself to sleep while sucking on your thumb?
What do you do when the words don’t come?

What do you do when love grows cold?
Do you give, go home, or just get old?
And the ring around your finger looks less and less like gold
What do you do when love grows cold?

C: Jesus, carry us over this ocean
Jesus, glade beside us over the sea
To where forgiveness, like waves' sweet motion
Wakes us from sleep and blood drops make us free

What do you do when your cross gets too hard to bear?
And your fists fly like bullets spinning in the air?
And it feels like the Father and Holy Ghost don’t care
What do you do when your cross gets too hard to bear?
Lord, this cross is getting pretty hard to bear.
Track Name: Walker, Jesus Ranger
Walker, Jesus Ranger

Where you going with that big fat head of yours?
(Can't keep yourself still)
Must have an iron spine and a heart of gold
(Can’t stop those shifty feet)
How do you keep it balanced there?
(Don’t sneak up like that)
Is it full of devils or full of air?

“Sorry for your hurt,” you said
(I’m sorry too, I’m sorry too)
So sorry for your aching head
(Jesus is just alright with you)
Please tell me how I ought to be
(As long as he’s beneath your shoe)
You always said you never liked me


PRECHORUS

What's your game, Walker?
Silver tongue, red hand for the win?
Saying to yourself 


CHORUS

I'm better
I'm better
I'm so much better than you (2x)
Track Name: Dissemination, Part 1
St. Peter holds out
his lily-robed hand
the saint move to clap
the angels demand
a marionette dance and
a beautiful song (x3)

when you stare at me
with opaline eyes
your lips frame a breath
you beg me to lie
in kisses and vows
and beautiful songs (x3)


the needle meets with
the shadowy groove
the magnets concuss
I finally move
and spin softly through
this beautiful song (x3)
Track Name: Trigger Happy
Trigger Happy

Here’s the wind flashing through the streets,
here’s the ice splashing in your drink
Here’s that secret you meant to keep,
here’s the eye you used to wink

Here’s the dance that was in your feet,
here’s your glass breaking on the floor
Here’s the heart that used to beat,
your tongue’s like a pistol wanting more

Don’t be so trigger happy, don’t be so trigger happy

You say you’ll always need someone
To love while talking through a gun
You say you’ll always need someone
To love while talking through a gun

I can't make you happy
This won't make you happy

You’ve said some biting, acid things,
no forgiveness, no admission
Here’s to melting down your ring,
for giving you new ammunition

Don’t be so trigger happy, don’t be so trigger happy

You say you’ll always need someone
To love while talking through a gun
You say you could use some space
Some day this will blow up in your face
Track Name: Johnny Beats Me Every Time
Johnny Beats Me Every Time

That woman’s like a queen
She skips around the tiles
Wears a long, silk black skirt
And a smile like a child’s

But she’s not so innocent
Won’t want to hold your hand
Leaves halfway through playing chess
‘Cause she prefers Candyland

C:
A good woman is hard to find
Johnny beats me every time
A good woman is hard to find
Johnny beats me every time
I think it’s time I quit this game

You can try, I know you’ll fail
She’s a pearl lain in your hand
Once you close your fingers
She’s jumped and on the lam

Yeah, good love is so hard to find
Bein’ lonely’s just never kind
I’d like to say that I don’t mind
But I do
Track Name: Release
V:
Time never heals
Old scars, fresh wounds
You said you wouldn't change
Not to save me, not to keep me
You left me on the floor
I wasn't what you were looking for
 
C:
I was made for so much more
Than who you said I could be
I was made for so much more
 
V:
Did you think that you could own me?
Did you think that I would stay?
Your nails dug deep when you pushed me away
You wouldn't release until I bled
You left me on the floor
I wasn't what you were looking for
 
C:
I was made for so much more
Than who you said I could be
I was made for so much more
I am not your trinket
You can't place me on your shelf
I was made for so much more
 
B:
Now I'm thinking clear
I see all I'd missed before
Does your conscience bother you
After all this time?