Lyrics

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Armour

 

Have to reel in my heart strings again 

You said forever but now friendship ends 

Why can't you just be my friend? 

Have to pull back my heart strings again 

Have to pack up and hit the road 

I may be your family but I'm also your load 

It's not fair to hide here from cold 

Have to pack up now and hit the road 

Chorus:

Have to put all of my armour back on 

You said you'd be here but you're gone by dawn 

I always knew this would go wrong 

Have to put all of my armour back on 

Have to sleep alone in this bed 

No one promised to stay til they're dead 

Too many words roll through my head 

Sleeping alone here in this bed 

Have to pick all my pieces back up 

You're only here when I’ve a full cup 

I swore I wouldn't let love interrupt 

Now I'm picking my pieces back up 

Chorus

Have to take back all my parts 

You said you're mine but carry three hearts 

So if that's the way our end starts 

I’ll happily take back all of my parts  

Chorus 

Voices

 You're just a voice inside my head 

Telling me to die instead 

Filling me with such regret 

Stack the deck and taking bets 

Chorus 

I'm the broken one you need 

I'm the cancer that you feed 

I will deplete you will deplete you

Just one of the voices in my head 

Telling me to shut up and get dead 

I'm a broken mess you said 

Get dead, get dead! 

Just one of the voices in my head 

Just another day that I regret 

So you're helping me fret 

I'm so sorry, always sorry 

Chorus

Just another voice inside my head 

I can't get out of my bed 

Think I’ll cut myself instead 

See my insides, see my insides 

Just another loud voice in my head 

I'm a lying broken mess 

And I love it I confess 

I’m scared to feel good, scared to feel good

Chorus 

Just another voice in my head 

Just another voice inside of my head 

Just another voice inside of my head. head

Just another voice in my head 

Just another voice inside of my head 

Just another voice inside of my head, head

Outta The Woods

 You walk in streetlight dash between parked cars
From Starbucks to Starbucks and crowded bars
Following a shadow or a neon light

Into the bright twinkle of night

Chorus:
But you’re never really out of the woods, no

It surrounds every town round here, so

Walk a little further and you can know

There’s forest everywhere you go

We dance over concrete jungles now

We tug mother natures breast and her brow

Making ourselves a cancer somehow

Slowing progress and being too loud

Chorus

I try and I cry and fly sometimes

I bide my time and try in these rhymes

Making routines to sort out my mind

Look around, I’m in the woods I find

Chorus

But you’re never really out of the woods, no

It surrounds every town round here, so

Walk a little further and you can know

There’s forest everywhere you go

Tangled Web

 Tap tap tap tap 

Dripping in the sink 

No time left to think 

Always on the brink 

Chorus

Take me apart and put me back together 

Nothing can be for ever and ever 

Make the best parts work like clocks again

Save me from myself my friend 

Snap snap snap snap 

Clicking of the tongue 

The rant is never done 

Tangled web we’ve spun

Chorus

Drop drop drop drop 

Dropping tears like flies 

Wet and reddened eyes 

It seems she always cries

Chorus

Never Mine

 You come and go come and go come and go

Never quite here not gone like indigo

Some can see you some will never know

When when when when you've come to go 

Chorus 

Carry a piece of me round your neck

And one to spin around your finger 

Though our paths are far apart 

A part of me will always linger 

Stay or leave stay or leave stay or leave 

Make me promise you will not be grieved

Steal my heart, an emotional thief

If you stay stay stay stay to leave 

Chorus 

Walk with me, be alone, leave me be

Decision larger than just you and me

What kind of love am I actually 

If I do anything but set you free

Chorus  

Fine not fine, fine not fine, fine not fine 

Nothing to say you were never mine 

If I'd known I wouldn't have wasted time 

So fine it's fine not to be so fine 

Chorus 

Lock Me Up

 

Lock the door but leave on the light I'm gonna be afraid tonight 

Without your arms to hold me tight I hope I make it to morning light

The boogey man comes round here now, I still don't know why or how 

Beneath a cloak and furrowed brow he stares from windows, emits a growl 

Chorus

Lock me up don't tie me down 

Take me to air don't let me drown 

You're my sad eternal clown

I'm so sick when you're around 

So scared at night of what's unseen, so scared by day of all that's mean 

What's in his eye I see a glean, and darker predators on the screen

Be my protector when I take choice, speak for me as I have no voice 

Maybe someday in the sun I’ll rejoice, and walk and talk with ladylike poise 

Chorus

Lock me up don't tie me down 

Take me to air don't let me drown 

You're my sad eternal Clown

I'm so sick when you're around 

Around

Around 

You're around 

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Revolution

 The inside of my head is broken

I feel as if I’m only a token

Of a girl who used to be outspoken

Where ever did she go? 

I feel like the system is breaking

And too many of us are faking

There’s no giving, far to much taking

Don’t we, don’t we know? 

Chorus:
My head is broke but my heart is fine

The pieces that don't fit are in my mind

We’ll learn our lesson this time

We’re wrong and we can’t go back

I feel like there’s things to be done

War songs to write and be sung

Back when rebellion was fun

Why have we grown so quiet? 

We miss the sweetest sixties

When revolution was still gritty

When did vintage replace thrifty

When did we stop the riot? 

Chorus

You see the writing on the wall 

We are headed for a very bad fall

So let’s squander away it all 

After all it’s only life

We’ve been born into this sin

Where do I start to begin

When the end is what we win 

Cogs in the machine of The Man

Chorus

This Is Where I Am Now (Jake's Song)

 This is where I am now 

And I guess it's just okay 

Mostly sort of normal 

And a darker shade of grey 

This is where I am now 

And I’d rather not be here 

Too much I can’t relate to 

Such happiness 

and cheer

This is where I am now

And I’ve never been elsewhere 

Tying myself in knots 

Of stolen locks of hair 

This is where I am now 

And it used to be so bright 

But the energy it used to hold 

Got burned up in the fight

This is where I am now 

And I don't much want to be 

Closer now to something perfect 

Further and further from me

This is where I am now 

And I guess it's just okay 

Mostly sort of normal 

And a darker shade of grey 

Grey

Grey 

Grey 

Grey

Grey 

Homemade

 I want the one who’ll treat me oh so sweetly 

Take me in with warm heart     and hands 

One who can finally defeat me 

Blends with me like    colored sand 

I want the one who's strong like thunder 

Rattles my bones       oh shudder 

One who's been there, up over and under 

One who will be my rudder, save me from the storm 

Chorus 

I want the one who wants me completely 

Drinks me up like kool aid 

Takes me as I am and as I will be

All of my parts broken 

or Homemade…

Want one who'll keep me warm oh so warm 

One who I’ll save like they do me

Keep each other safe and causing no harm 

While walking side by side   and free 

I want the one who wants to want me 

Wants to love me      simply 

Through a million difficult days 

Late, long, rock and roll nights 

Chorus 

Home made 

Home made 

Home made
 

No Vacancy

 Traveller I’m a motel with no vacancy

You’re a whole chocolate cake when sugars not for me

You’re a drink of cold water on a frozen winter night

You’re a problem that needs fixing and I just can't get it right 

Chorus 

Promise me you’ll promise nothing

And I’ll promise you the same

Take me as I come my love

Some times a bit insane

Cross me off your list my friend
I’m of your troubled past

At least we may act as such

You know we’ll never last

I’m a train with no slowing down, blowing past a link

I’m another supportive meeting when you just need a drink

I’m a broken record player when the tunes were just getting good

You're a dozen car alarms in my bad neighborhood 

Chorus

I’m a truck stop waitress and you’re a fancy ball

You’re a well meaning liar and I’ll take the fall

We’re a mixed up match and nothing ever seems to fit

(Go high) No one is surprised when we can’t get with it

Chorus

You’re a sweet muscle car, I’m a broken bike

I’m a fire roaring gorgeous, you’re trying to get a light

You’re a sad love song, I’m a jaunty little tune

You’re falling out of love just as mine starts to bloom

Chorus 

Last 

Last 

Last 

More Myself

The audience was filled with men

Who laughed at each other's routines 

They were misogynist and racist 

They were crude and they were mean 

Then came my turn to try 

For laughter or reaction 

Quickly half the room dispersed 

To the local white power faction 

To the rest I turned their jokes on them 

And they met me with their laughter 

Rebutted all their worst rape jokes 

My feminist band played after 

I learned a lot of things that night 

About myself, the stage and Barrie 

No matter what they had wanted 

They learned even more about me

Chorus 

And I've never been more myself 

Than on a stage alone in Barrie

Ripping up my insides 

Putting them out on display 

No I've never been more myself than I was

That day

Toronto streets are hard they say

Harder still the folx who live there 

Music makes us all one 

And in the mosh pit life’s fair

Five million in this micro world 

And I have found a few

Who will keep me coming back 

And make me keep my word true

Chorus

There were more gamblers and bingo players

Than I had seen before 

They smoked in packs under neon light

Over under every door 

The hotel staff were brusque and rude 

So was the owner of one bar 

That's the first time that our east coast charm 

Didn't get us very far 

We watched pulp fiction late and night 

On all sorts of drugs and drinks

Had the kind of conversation

That leave you with time to think 

When the boys fell asleep I disappeared 

out into the hall 

I didn't want to let them 

Hear me wail and bawl 

Chorus 

And I've never been more myself 

Than on a stage alone in Barrie

Ripping up my insides 

Putting them out on display 

I've never been more myself 

Then at a vegan punk rock cafe

Where I am the least hardcore 

Meat eater drink every day

I've never been more myself 

Than on a floor in Thunder Bay 

Crying about my mother 

Who’d finally sent me away 

And I've never been more myself

Than I was that day 

Katastrofuck by Linsay Morgan

 Oh I’ve been chasing around my unicorn for days and days and days
So damn hard to catch just like the sun shines rays
Every time I get too close that’s when she tends to back away
I’ve got a gut feeling that this is just a game, she likes, to play

Chorus 

So catch me if you can she screams at me,
I would kill for just one minute, so hold on honey please
I know that there is no hope, that I am plain old shit out of luck
But I can’t help but see the beauty, cause there’s beauty, in a Katast-trofuck

I have run out of fingers and toes to count, the ways
She leaves me flat out on the ground but oh she takes my breath away
I’ve been thinkin that I should fashion a pa-per air plane
Something to keep me going cause I am going in-sane

Chorus 

And oh, how she steals, the room
Oh, how she makes the flowers bloom
Oh, how she makes me sing this god-damned tune
And oh, she just steals the room

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Acceptable

 

Why is it acceptable

To act so reprehensible

Invite yourself to touch

What never will be yours

Why is it conceivable

Every bit believable

Men that I don't even know 

Expect to join me in my bed? 

Why is it unremarkable
But every womans parallel

Another girl chick lady

Abused in work and home

Pre-Chorus: 

It’s not okay 

No it’s not okay

We will fight today

Even if we may

Chorus:

Step on some toes

Kicked out of shows

Break a bloody nose

Until equality grows

Step on some toes

Kicked out of shows

Break a bloody nose

Until equality grooooooooooo-ooooh ohws

Owws 

Ooows 

Instrumental finish x2

2x instrumental 

Why is it acceptable

To act so reprehensible

Catcalling like a dog

At a woman on the street

Why is it conceivable 

Really quite believable 

That five out of one hundred 

Rapists go to trial

Why is it unremarkable 

Every womans parallel

That without a man to protect us

We’re not safe in clubs or bars? 

Pre-Chorus: 

It’s not okay 

No it’s not okay

We will fight today

Even if we may

Chorus:

Step on some toes

Kicked out of shows

Break a bloody nose

Until equality grows

Step on some toes

Kicked out of shows

Break a bloody nose

Until equality grows

Oooooow 

oooooows 

Instrumental finish x2

2x instrumental 

Why is it acceptable 

To act so reprehensible 

Assume every woman a slut

A lesbian or bitch

Why is it conceivable 

All too much believable 

That one in four women here

Have been raped by a friend

Why isn’t it remarkable

Instead every womans parallel

That there’s no end in sight

No matter how hard we fight

Pre-Chorus: 

It’s not okay 

No it’s not okay

We will fight today

Even if we mayyyyyyyyyyyy (go punk) 

Chorus:

Step on some toes

Kicked out of shows

Break a bloody nose

Until equality grows

Step on some toes

Kicked out of shows

Break a bloody nose

Until equality grows

Oooooowwws

Ooooooowwwws

(GO high ) Oooooowwws

Here it goes here it goes here it goes here it goes here it goes here it goes here it goes goes goes goes goes goes goes! 

ONE IN FOUR

ONE IN FOUR 

ONE IN FOUR 

ONE IN FOUR 

ONE IN FOUR 

ONE IN FOUR 

ONE IN FOUR 

ONE IN FOUR 

So Go

 The writing is on the wall 

I can see it from afar 

I know just who you are 

From outside to deep deep in 

You've had me hold your pieces

You've had me fix your parts

All of your broken hearts 

I'm there every time it starts 

So go, 

be where I won't be

Go everywhere without me

we’re not really blood, I see

You do better with 

Out me

You’re my everything 

That's what he always said

It runs around in my head 

On the days I can't i leave bed 

So as long as I'm where he puts his dick 

I know he'll stay even when I get sick 

Put up with all my Loki like tricks 

Cause he's so with it 

So go

Be where I can't be

Go anywhere to escape me

We're not really bonded I see 

You do better 

Without me 

So go, 

be where I won't be

Go everywhere without me

we’re not really blood, i see

You do better with 

Out me 

Be where I cannot be

Go anywhere to escape me

We're not really bonded I see 

You do better 

Without me 

Me Too

 Chorus

I'm a sister to many misters with a dark history 

Their worst of stories rarely have to do with me 

But it seems I'm fated to be surrounded in men

With monsters that they have caged deep within  

While I battle monsters in the deep dark of night 

They never come expecting a lady to fight 

It's just the world that's been built, I see 

But I won't let the patriarch own all of me 

So sudden the safety of parental arms was gone

When the curtains of innocence were hastily drawn 

A stack of letters and the confessions they held

He had me read them cause I was so old for twelve 

Daddy's a monster, I’d nearly always known

But at least he had wanted me before I was born 

The letters confessed he’d also wanted my body 

Under 20 pounds and I was already naughty

But daddy says he stopped so I'm supposed to be proud 

Of his sacrifice and restraint, what he didn't allow

His monster inside to do to me 

As he did to the other little girls - I know of three 

Daddy dearest started his path with common problems 

Thinking drugs, booze, sex were going to solve them 

But abuse breeds abuse breeds abuse it's a chain 

His father's father's father used to cause the same pain 

So I'm trying to forgive the man who gave me life 

So broken so shallow, on his fourth wife 

Broken promises, broken brain and broken heart 

Daddy dearest you were so broken from the start 

Chorus

Laid upon at eighteen by a very angry man 

While he had our friend holding both of my hands 

He was getting revenge for my diverting attention 

Our dead friend now, then mentor of self invention 

A fair trade he felt, jealousy for terror 

I still see him behind me when I look in the mirror

Then a month later a man twice my age 

Did things to me I can't even share with this page

He had a pregnant wife, kids at home of course, 

He apologized when caught, he felt fear not remorse 

The most recent of transgressions 

was one I almost don't mention 

Wrapped up in self blame I'm too vexxing, 

he said it's cause I'm too sexy 

He came to massage my back and my shoulders,

But got too distracted by my chest boulders 

When I pushed him off saying no he at last agreed to leave 

Saying he was going home to jerk off at the idea of me 

Then there was a boss at a shady company 

He said he wanted to see more of me 

He treated me well when I was on the road 

But behind closed doors I had to swallow his load

He was 25 years older I couldn't meet his kids

Wouldn't call me his girlfriend or see me out of 700 count threads 

I didn't know at the time what was going on 

He just pressured me and I just went along

What else was I to think I was good for? 

No one had really noticed me before.. 

Chorus

It all started early, I remember grade seven 

When attention from an older boy was still  heaven 

He wrote in my yearbook that he wanted to do

Rip open panties and feast is what I'll do to you

But my mother found out and wouldn't abide 

No matter how hard is tried to hide 

She asked me what I had done to attract such attention 

I got scolded for years and he got detention 

Some waited longer like my ghidha, that means grandfather 

I was living upstairs from his kitchen with my father 

Renting a room while going to art school 

Still wide eyed, and still such the fool

I went to visit with the ghidha who had me on his knee 

But it turned out he'd always seen me quite differently 

Now at 18 I was old enough to touch 

Where's my hand going? he reached down my pants towards my butt 

But my step father was the first man to touch my ass

No matter how many times I protested with childhood wrath 

It was a love tap he said, and kept on without bother 

Until I told my therapist one day betraying my mother 

Wires behind your eyes

saw it from your first try 

Lots of lemon gin and fuzzy juice, 

no one told me that this was abuse 

Things got blurry, you walked me to Charlotte 

Miranda and Sarah met me Monday calling me a harlote 

I didn't remember enough to tell 

So for weeks I was under your spell 

Maybe the least of my abusers 

A man at work who was a user 

He climbed the minor social ladder

By making my body his humor fodder

Slapped my ass with a fly swatter 

Flipped up my skirt, no farmers daughter

Fishnets, black panties for the world to see 

Parts I hid, parts for me 

There's been at least a hundred random ass slaps

Motorboats, forced kisses more under wraps

Look at how she dresses she deserves this

What girl doesn't want a handsome mans kiss? 

Girls can be a temptress a Magdalene of no virtue 

This is fate if female is how they all see you 

Women are born to be of temptation 

Soft skin, and soft curves begging for molestation 

Mother, slut, prude, never equal an archetype 

At violence free blood shed we become one it brands us for life 

Boys are told to fight, conquer never cry 

Never say you're sad or lonely, it's better to die 

Can't be less than hard tempered steel

For men it's never been okay to feel

So sadness becomes anger a feeling of powerlessness 

Becomes a rage that consumes anothers existence 

Chorus

Finally in Cambodia a monster set me free

By catalyzing my hate and then recovery 

Trusted to keep me safe at Angkor Wat 

Trust my own gut first, I forgot 

Travelling far from any security I scrounged

In these rough tribal jungle grounds 

My guide, a young man, not younger than me 

He quickly decided I was his wife to be

He claimed me, marked me as his own property 

By slipping me something and then mounting me 

You'd think it would be this one I would never forgive 

But he's barely in my mind for all that he did

But I suppose when you’ve lived through the worst 

You don't save much room in your emotional purse 

For rapists too ignorant to know what they’ve done

Like gorillas or cavemen, sex is taken by the dominant one 

Chorus

It Depends

Bad Love Song

You're the weather when it comes to a peak 

The tempest in a mild fall 

And I love you all your warts and all 

You're my hero, borne of my dreams 

The only one who sees my seams 

Doesn't pull at the loose threads

Oh so cautious where he treads 

Chorus 

I will carry your story beside my own 

I will share your load as we walk each other home

If you'll let me, let me in 

I'll forgive you all your sins

I will carry your story beside my own

Partner, lover, friend and mate

Take me as I come be it short and late

You're the keeper of my heart 

You've had it always, since before our start 

You're the one for me my love

Through all our drama you rise above 

I’ll keep you warm safe and dry 

As long I'm still that spark is in your eye 

Chorus 

Highlights and bad days, nightmares and dreams 

You’ll always be there or so it seems

Give me your love, you're space in between 

All the fantasies you don't dare to dream 

Drink up our love, deep and whole

Entwine our hearts, our lives and soul 

You're my keeper, safe and true

How else could I say I love you? 

Chorus 

Be(e) Yourself

 You just be you 

I’ll just be me 

Let's stop pretending 

We live perfectly 

When we're really actors 

And there's no TV 

Keep yourself honest 

Your ego in check 

I’ll do the same try 

To reflect

The moments of honesty we 

String and convex 

A few days of truth 

Then lost in vortex

I don't want a partner with a 

Permanent smile 

Don't need a Knight to 

Carry me a while 

I sort my shit out and 

Push through my trials

Just be who you are and

Stay for a while

None of us are architects of

Our whole world 

There's be gaps and cracks and 

Lies to be heard 

Master of the universe just 

Slave to them all 

Fables and false towers 

Always will fall 

Let's give up before 

We start to crawl 

Towards fallible egotism 

Of hiding our flaws 

Just be yourself 

Got no one body else 

Just be yourself 

Got no one else

Just be yourself 

Got nobody else 

Just be yourself 

Got no one else 

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