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A Severe Joy

by A Severe Joy

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1.
I Need You Close I’ll pick you up But I’m never gonna let you down You’re out of touch I’m telling every one of my friends I need you close I want to feel the heat of your skin against my tongue Every little bit of my soul turns inside out Screaming from the top of my lungs, “Where did you go?” Am I ever gonna figure it out? You’re out of sight Not out of mind Oh oh-oh I’ll let you drive As long as you don’t take me home Stay out all night I only want to lose control I’m out of touch It’s taken every ounce of my love To get this close, Screaming from the top of my lungs, “Where did you go?” Am I ever gonna figure it out? You’re out of sight Not out of mind Every little bit of my soul falls out of line Falls out of line It happens all the time Happens all the time Happens all the time Happens all the time
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Falling Apart in Reverse Coming together is like falling apart on ourselves Every time we fall in love in reverse All we want to do is hang on tight to our bodies To our bodies, to your body Is my body, still your body? And falling apart is like stumbling around in the dark Never can we see enough of a spark Until we each end up back on top of the other All I want, all I want, all I want, all I want Is what everyone else has All you want, all you want, all you want, all you want Is what nobody else has Is my body, and your body Still our body? Coming together is like falling apart in reverse Every time we fall in love with ourselves All we want to do is hang on tight to our bodies To our bodies, to your body? Is my body, still your body? Are our bodies, still our bodies? Is your body, still my body? Is my body, still your body? Is my body, still your body?
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My Luv 4 $ale Get on your knees, give me some of that, and make it wetter I’m hard to please, just because I aim to make it better It’s not a date, and just because we’re here it’s not a party I slip away, you fill the void with “good.” I’ll say I’m sorry, “I’m sorry”. My love for sale Oh no dear, why you gotta take it that way? Drive it home and barrel through the pain Bring it on, move it along, how’re you gonna take it that way? Ain’t got all day, can’t hold your hand, there goes a fan All I can do is wave My love for sale My love for sale My love for sale My love for sale
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Catapult 04:35
Catapult With a high-grade fever, boiling over Is the urgency affecting your brain? Will the crush let up or will it haunt you? Does it manifest itself in your head Or between your legs? You try to move in close, you try to kiss him. You feel like you’re dying His charming grin, an incredible forearm, a bear or a lion? Does it swing, does it pulse, does it catapult your nerves Does it whisper your name? Is the heavy, heavy, sudden, crazy flutter of your heart enough to shatter your brain The one between your legs? You try to move in close, you try to kiss him, you feel like you’re dying His charming grin, an incredible forearm, a bear or a lion? The way you hold your head, and break a smile, you know he still wants you You want to chase him around for a while, until he becomes you or you become him. Does he move in fast? Does he sweep you off your feet? Do you land on the bed? Does he use his eyes to undress you? He will never leave until he can get between your legs.
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Here Lies Our Pulse When I close my eyes, I want you to come up for air And when I turn around, I expect you to be there If I clear my mind, I wonder what you’ll say to me I’ll try to reach you through my heart, wherever you may find yourself Are you in the past now Are you in the past now How do I get back there? I still don’t know what you meant that day When I feel my pulse, I can’t help but think it slows me down If I could shake my body off, I could merge with you into the ground But I get the sense that something I did pissed you off Was it my conscience or was it the message I was to receive You’re not around now The years have gone by and I was hoping you’d guide me I can’t feel you near me anymore If I meet my death on the day that I may least expect I hope that you’ll be there, to greet me and to settle this I hope you’ll understand; I only meant to capture you What was left of who you were absorbed into the ones you loved Are you in the past now Are you in the past now How do I get back there? I still don’t know what you meant that day
6.
Frank Black Soundtrack I have a secret I can’t wait to tell you To many people here I’ll have to text you I want to sext you all night Sext you all night long I think you dress cool And you’re eloquent But all the ‘Honey’ talk Does not get me hot I want to sext you all night Sext you all night long (x2) I will undress you to my Frank Black soundtrack I will caress you to my Frank Black soundtrack I will confess you to my Frank Black soundtrack Can’t wait to Sext you all night Sext you all night long I’m wanna Sext you all night Sext you all night long I’m gonna Sext you all night Sext you all night long
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Everybody, Hey Oh dear, you tell me what to say You tell me what to say and then you run away Oh dear, you tell me what to do You tell me what to do and then I do it to Oh dear, you tell me when to talk You tell me when to talk and then you shut me up Oh dear, you show me how to move You show me how to move and then you say, “Don’t move.” You show me how to move and then you say, “Don’t move.” Everybody turn around while I turn this on Everybody turn around while I get turned on Everybody, hey (x4) There are wheels inside each and every one of us They keep turning around, they keep turning around Oh dear, you tell me where to go You tell me where to go and then you find me gone Oh dear, you show me how to think You show me how to think and then you ask me how I know Everybody, hey (x4) There are wheels inside each and every one of us They keep turning around, and they keep turning around
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Morgantown by Monorail I want to ride the monorail But I never have the time when I’m passing through Need to get high for the monorail Nyabinghi Dance Hall Days at 1-2-3 Stumble down the hill and then we’ll wind up At the High Life Lounge Malissa, Billy and the baby go On the monorail Audrey and Naomi go, go, go On the monorail Dan, Heidi go, go, go Jason & Tori go, go, go On the monorail Tarik likes to dance to Sandra Black Stumble down the hill where we meet Joyce and Rich at the High Life Lounge Pick a hill any hill; stumble down We’re in Morgantown, Morgantown West Virginia (x3)
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Without 04:09
Without I got a problem I need a friend I got a problem I need a friend I’m begging you, please Please don’t make me go without you tonight I’m begging you please Please don’t make me go without you tonight I know where you want me to be I know where you want me to be I know where you want me to be I got a problem I need to get high Some kind of problem I want to get high I’m begging you, please Please don’t make me go without you tonight I’m begging you please Please don’t make me go without you tonight I’m begging you, please Please don’t make me go without you tonight
10.
Never Will I Make My Move If I do this by myself I will never get in the way A phone call when it’s done Maybe I admire you It’s been a long time You were far Let’s not get too close If I count out all the steps Never will I make my move I don’t feel better When it’s said and done Who loves the one I want? Who wants the one I love? Don’t tell me when to quit I’ll just walk away I admire you It’s been a long time You were far Let’s not get too close Never will I make my move Without you
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This album will be widely available from Nine Mile Records through other digital download services beginning December 6, 2011. Physical CD packages are available directly through this site.

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released December 6, 2011

Performed, recorded, and mixed by A Severe Joy
Additional engineering by Peter McLaughlin
Guest musicians:
Erin McKeown (vocals) and Nick Lamberto (guitar) on "Everybody, Hey"
Michael Merenda Jr. (drum kit) on "Frank Black Soundtrack"
Mastered by Carl Saff
Layout, photos, and design by Stephen Quirk of Factory Portland

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